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.

Polica- “You Don’t Own Me”

Check out Polica’s cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me,” which they have included as a bonus track on the recently released deluxe edition of their latest album “Shulamith.” It’s quite a departure from their typical style, and is actually pretty true to the original version. Lead singer Channy Leaneagh’s unique vocal style works especially well for this particular song, lending it a slightly darker, more alluring edge.

Stream it here:

Light Years- “Acoustics” EP

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Light Years will be joining the Warped Tour for several July and August dates as part of the Acoustic Basement. They just released a three track acoustic EP that’s available to download via Paper and Plastick for the mere cost of $1. The bands’ songs translate especially well to an acoustic format, and these recordings poignantly recast the earnest, reflective qualities that made their 2013 full length debut, “I Won’t Hold This Against You” such a standout album.

If you enjoy acoustic versions of rock/emo/punk songs or just appreciate thoughtful pop punk that’s a little more mature and more nuanced than a lot of the more popular stuff, you’ll want to check out Light Years and download “Acoustics.” I promise you it will be a dollar very well spent.

You can stream the EP here via Absolute Punk

Also, be sure to catch Light Years on one of the following Warped Tour dates:

July 12 | Long Island, NY | Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
July 13 | Hartford, CT | Xfinity Theater
July 15 | Pittsburgh, PA | First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 | Cincinatti, OH | Riverbend Music Center
July 17 | Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) | Blossom Music Center
July 18 | Detroit, MI | The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 19 | Chicago, IL | First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 20 | Minneapolis, MN | Canterbury Park
July 22 | Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) | Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 23 | Virginia Beach, VA | Farm Bureau Live
July 24 | Atlanta, GA | Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 25 | St. Petersburg, FL | Vinoy Park
July 26 | West Palm Beach, FL | Cruzan Amphitheater
July 27 | Orlando, FL | Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 29 | Nashville, TN | Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 30 | Milwaukee, WI | Marcus Amphitheater
July 31 | Kansas City, KS | Sandstone Amphitheater
Aug. 2 | Salt Lake City, UT | Utah State Fairpark
Aug. 3 | Denver, CO | Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

Kleerup & Lykke Li- “Until We Bleed” (JacM Remix)

I was delighted to stumble upon a slightly more chilled out remix of one of my favorite electropop songs, Kleerup and Lykke Li’s “Until We Bleed,” which was originally released in 2009. JacM has given the track a softer, slower beat, which works quite well with Lykke Li’s vocals.

If you’re into chill electronic music with vocals or if you’ve been loving Lykke Li’s new album, you’ll want to check this one out for sure.