Stream Braid’s “No Coast”


Midwestern emo rockers Braid will release their first full length album in 16 years on July 8, and you can now stream the album via NPR.

I’m really loving the album so far. Standout tracks include anthemic, emotion fueled numbers like “Bang!” and the title track, the power pop driven “East End Hollows” and the slower, more somber closing track “This Is Not A Revolution.”

Head to NPR and stream the album before purchasing it on 7/8.

You Blew It! “My Name Is Jonas” (Weezer cover)


In anticipation of their Weezer tribute EP, “You Blue It,” Florida emo rockers You Blew It! are now streaming their cover of “My Name Is Jonas.” It’s a pretty straightforward cover that’s true to the original and packs just as powerful of a punch.

Frontman Tanner Jones had this to say about covering one of this iconic band’s most memorable songs:

To say that My Name Is Jonas is an imperfect song would be the biggest lie of all time and is probably the easiest way to out yourself as a clear poseur. This made covering it very tough. After hours of pulling our hair out, we realized that altering it just for the sake of change might be borderline sacrilegious. For good conscience, we decided to keep the song as is, and bow our heads in respect for a song that begs nothing but tribute.” (via USA Today)

If you’re looking for an instant shot of nostalgia, stream the song here via USA

Prawn- “Thalassa”


I was going to try to write this without using the term “emo-revival…” Oops. Sorry, I guess I just couldn’t help myself. But seriously, if you’re into that whole scene or whatever, I highly recommend checking out Prawn’s latest song, “Thalassa,” from their upcoming album, Kingfisher (out Aug 12). The jangly, somewhat more poppy quality of this particular song, and the vibrant horn section that so nicely highlights it, bring to mind a more upbeat, balls to the wall version of American Football.

Stream “Thalassa” here, via Noisey, and get psyched about the new LP.

Slow Magic- “Girls”

Masked Producer Slow Magic is about to release a follow up to his 2012 debut, “Triangle.” The first single from the upcoming album, “Girls,” is now available to stream on Soundcloud. The song is built from a loop and has a pulsating, shimmering, intriguingly catchy quality that reminds me a bit of Odesza.

If you like Odesza or other similar electronic artists such as Flume, Chrome Sparks, or even Phantogram, you’ll want to check this out.

Jimmy Eat World Announce “Futures” Ten Year Tour


Jimmy Eat World just announced a Fall US tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album “Futures.” Double LP reissues of “Futures,” “Clarity” and “Static Prevails” and T-shirt/vinyl bundles will also be available at

Fall Tour Dates:

10/2 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater –

10/3 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades –

10/4 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera –

10/7 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater –

10/10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s –

10/11 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater –

10/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s –

10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall –

10/15 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club –

10/16 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater –

10/17 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater –

10/18 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel –

10/20 Westbury, NY – Space at Westbury Hall –

10/21 Norfolk, VA – The Norva –

10/22 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz –

You Blew It- “Surf Wax America” (Weezer cover)


“Surf Wax America” was one of my favorite songs in middle school, and I, like so many others, listened to the Blue Album like it was my full time job during my early teenage years. So needless to say, I was stoked to see that one of my new favorite bands, You Blew It! are releasing a Blue Album tribute EP called “You Blue It.”

Frontman Tanner Jones had this to say about why they chose “Surf Wax America” as one of the covers for the EP:

We chose “Surf Wax” because it’s a really great song, plain and simple. We didn’t want to do singles from the record, and luckily “Surf Wax” is one of those cuts that could have held its own as one, but seemed untouched enough to allow a fresh perspective on it. Not that we or any other band could, but we really didn’t want to try and out-do Weezer. Our goal was to add our touch to Blue, but first and foremost, we wanted pay tribute to the songs themselves in the most respectful way possible. “Surf Wax” is a great example of that I think.” (via Stereogum)

The EP will be released on 8/12 via Topshelf. Pre-order it here.

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties- “St. Joe Keeps Us Safe”

The Wonder Years’ frontman Dan Campbell just released another song from his new side project, “Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties.” His debut album (out on July 8th) is a concept album about the worst year in the life of a fictional character named Aaron West.

Stream the new song “St. Joe Keeps Us Safe,” along with two previously released songs, “Divorce and The American South” and “You Ain’t No Saint” below:

This Will Destroy You- “Dustism”

Texas post-rockers This Will Destroy You are set to release “Another Language,” their first LP since 2011’s “Tunnel Blanket” on 9/16. “Dustism,” the first single from the album, is now available to stream. The song takes an interesting, compelling trajectory. It starts slow and steady, with an almost soothing wall of sound that gradually builds in intensity. It then fades way back to near silence before building back up again to a swelling climax.

If you like instrumental/ post-rock in the style of Explosions In The Sky, you’ll definitely want to listen to “Dustism” at least a few times in a row.