War Generation Start Somewhere Never Surrender War Generation is a new band from Jon Bunch (Sense Field, Further Seems Forever) and Brad Lehmann (Maylene & The Sons of Disaster). Its melodic punk or fans of Further Seems For Ever, Rise Against and Hot Water Music https://www.facebook.com/WarGenerationLA Rise Records CD | LP
Lakes Start Again Watford's Lakes are back with their second LP 'Start Again' which sees the band build upon their expansive and dense sound captured on 'The Constance LP' by adding more instrumentation and storytelling to their music. In 2020 Lakes took the end of the world as a time to formulate new ideas ready for their follow up and fired by a strong DIY ethic they began collecting ideas and songs. Those ideas and stories are here for you now. Start Again is a bold, creative and fulfilling record with timeless appeal. It's simply a great record and we can't wait for you to hear it. Big Scary Monsters LP
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Illusory Walls EU exclusive LP is on 'olive green' coloured vinyl. The HUGE new album from the emo / progressive-rock outfit TWIABP... Fans of Foxing, American Football, Tigers Jaw and Pianos Become The Teeth should check this out. From its massive scope to its resilient humanist idealism, “Fewer Afraid” conveys just about everything this band has ever excelled at. If TWIABP were seeking a capstone for their career, they could not do much better than this. Particularly when paired with “Infinite Josh,” it could easily be the sound of a band sticking the landing on their entire discography. Yet if those liner notes are to be believed, this crew has no interest in stopping, and Illusory Walls is no concluding statement. Good. The world needs bands this over-the-top, this in love with their own vision, unafraid to whip up a racket as big as their feelings and ideas and fully capable of bringing it to pass. - Stereogum EPITAPH CD | LP Pre-Order
Johnny Goth / Molly Drag Split A split 7" from Molly Drag and Johnny Goth. Molly Drag is the solo project of Ontario musician Michael Charles Hansford and Johnny Goth is a California songwriter. Both acts occupy the same continuum of lo-fi pop, featuring dreamy guitar-scapes and distant, wandering vocals that would sound right at home on nu-emo labels like Run for Cover and Birdtapes. Mutant League Records 7"
Dan Campbell Other People's Lives Banquet exclusive LP is on 'blue and green triple button' coloured vinyl, /500. The debut solo album from the excellent Dan Campbell, you'll recognise his impassioned vocals and storytelling from his work in The Wonder Years and Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties. Dan Campbell is a storyteller moonlighting as a songwriter and this is his first time releasing music under his own name. You might know him from his work in The Wonder Years or Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties. This is him by himself, mostly. Some friends helped. They were kind to do so and they added a lot of depth to the songs—strings and drums and keys. If Dan were writing this—and he totally isn’t—he’d want to say thank you to all of them for their contributions. This project started in the early days of quarantine. In a bid for purpose and structure, Dan began writing songs for and about people—learning about their lives, endlessly asking after details and telling their stories. The songs he’s written let you look through narrow openings into the quiet, milestone moments in the lives of strangers. The songs he’s written let you inhabit those spaces, briefly and silently. The songs he’s written let you inhale through someone else’s lungs and feel what weight that air adds to your body. Other People’s Lives is his debut record and it is available for you to listen to right now. LP Pre-Order
Mom Jeans Sweet Tooth Banquet exclusive LP is on 'bone' coloured vinyl. /300. The third full length album from the awesome indie-punks Mom Jeans. Following on form 2018's Puppy Love. Fans of Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Oso Oso and Microwave should check this out. The track services as the introduction to this quasi-conceptual masterpiece; an amuse-bouche of angst and self-discovery. It’s a true structural departure from the garage emo-punk Mom Jeans has been making since 2016, leaning all the way into the radio hits and deep cuts from bands like Third Eye Blind, Blink 182, Oasis, Fountains of Wayne, and more. One listen will snap brains back to the best parts of Fall Out Boy's Under the Cork Tree and Weezer's Blue Album; every single song has one (or more) of those “moments” that’ll make you stop dead in your tracks and replay. “Those hits by Blink-182 and Green Day, all those bands, it’s just hooks for days and really excellent songwriting,” says vocalist Eric Butler (he/they). “They really just tried to write incredible songs that would get stuck in people’s heads, so we wanted to try our own version of that. Ear candy is the goal, so Sweet Tooth is the record.” The result of Mom Jeans' expedition into the Golden Age of snotty pop-punk and cheeky radio rock is a 13-track hit of musical ecstasy, crammed with delicious guitar crunch and infectious melodics beneath teen-to-young adult angst and gleeful abandon. Wax Bodega LP Pre-Order
Fuckin Whatever Fuckin Whatever A supergroup project formed by Anthony Green of Circa Survive, Adam Lazzara and John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and additional percussion from Benjamin Homola of Grouplove! It all started on the 2016 Taste Of Chaos tour. After Green wrapped his opening set with Saosin each night, itching to play more music, he started setting up impromptu acoustic gigs in the parking lots after his set. One night, his restless energy led to an impromptu backstage jam session with Lazzara, Nolan, Homola, and others––except there were no instruments involved. Using just their voices and a stomp or two in lieu of percussion... before they even realized it, Fuckin Whatever was born. Born Losers Records 12"