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GIDEON RELEASE SINGLE & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘MORE POWER. MORE PAIN.’

Alabama metalcore warriors GIDEON — drummer Jake Smelley, vocalist Daniel McWhorter, guitarist/vocalist Tyler Riley, and bassist Caleb DeRusha — have announced their new album MORE POWER. MORE PAIN. The album arrives on March 17 via Equal Vision. Pre-order it here.Today, the band has shared the video for “Too Much Is Never Enough.” Watch it here.

Beards. Boots. Breakdowns. And a 10-gallon hat. It’s a Southern-fried beatdown destined to ignite mosh pits from coast to coast, thanks to the thunderously chunky breakdowns with extra grit and girth. Overall, the song is a pummeling blast of vicious, metal-tinged hardcore, all acerbic guitars and chugging riffs over which McWhorter viciously spits, “Nothing was given to me / That shit was earned / The hard way.” It’s a line that sums up not just the song, but also much of the album […]

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SHALLOW POOLS SIGN TO EVR AND RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “SAY WHAT YOU WANT”

Equal Vision Records and Boston-based indie-pop quartet shallow pools are excited to present “Say What You Want,” the band’s first song for the label and an anthem that was birthed out of a show and Pride event that sparked protest. Co-written with LGBTQ+ trailblazer and PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn, “Say What You Want” is a powerful assertion of identity underpinned by the serious message at its heart. “I feel like we always want to make some kind of statement,” says vocalist Glynnis Brennan, “and after that show we wanted to write something that basically said ‘Fuck the haters’. As members of the LGBT community, this song just feels really important to us.” 

The music video itself is about breaking […]

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YOUNG CULTURE RELEASE NEW RECORD, ‘YOU HAD TO BE THERE’

Equal Vision Records and New York-based pop-punk trio Young Culture are excited to announce the release of You Had To Be There, the band’s brand new full-length album (stream and purchase HERE). Recorded with Anton DeLost (State Champs, Silverstein, Mayday Parade) in Toronto, ON, it feels like the trio — vocalist Alex Magnan and guitarists Gabe Pietrafesa and Troy Burchett — are coming down from the lovestruck high of a year ago marked by the band’s Godspeed EP. Although similarly dramatic with catchy surges of unabashed emotion, You Had To Be There features a melancholy rush of energy with shadows that lurk within the foundations of these 10 songs. 

Check out the brand new music video for the album opener “Not In Love” via Wonderland Magazine HERE and on YouTube HERE. The trio had the following to share about the band itself […]

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CHERIE AMOUR RELEASE DEBUT RECORD, ‘SPIRITUAL ASCENSION’

Baltimore-based quartet Cherie Amour released their sweeping debut album Spiritual Ascension on Equal Vision Records. You can stream and purchase the album here. The release is accompanied by an official video for focus track “God Be A Woman”, which you can watch here. Cherie Amour has built hype throughout the year with a series of bombastic singles that have garnered them acclaim from fans and critics alike. “Losing Control”, “Sin City”, “Letting Go”, and “Love’s Not Your Thing” gave fans a taste of the creative diversity that shines brightly on their debut full length, paired with official music videos that introduced the distinct personality and style of the group.

Spiritual Ascension is a creative tour de force that effortlessly explores the sonic landscape of punk rock, pop-punk, electronic tinged pop and hip hop. All 11 songs are absolutely dripping with attitude, […]

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THE NIGHTMARES SIGN TO EVR & RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “FROM ABOVE”

UK noir pop outfit The Nightmares have unveiled their new single and video “From Above”. The track is appropriately fitting for spooky season, detailing the love story between a human and a vampire. Lush vocals and shimmering guitars give way to an emo-alternative meets darkwave approach, creating a sound that lies somewhere between acts like AFI and Depeche Mode. The release of the song comes alongside the announcement of the band signing with Equal Vision Records and Venn Records (UK/EU).  

Speaking on the story behind “From Above”, the band elaborate:

“On the surface, ‘From Above’ is a song about a human that falls in love with a vampire. And despite the inevitable pain, they want nothing more than to be bitten in […]

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YOUNG CULTURE RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “WHISKEY”

Equal Vision Records and New York-based pop-punk trio Young Culture are excited to present “Whiskey,” the latest single to be lifted from the Friday, November 11 release of You Had To Be There, the band’s forthcoming full-length album (pre-order and pre-save HERE). A moment on the upcoming LP that parts ways with the band’s fiery brand of uplifting pop-punk for a more plaintive, country-leaning ballad about the pains of missing someone, “Whiskey” is yet another example why You Had To Be There is shaping up to be one of the most exciting rock records of 2022. Stream “Whiskey” on YouTube HERE and on all platforms HERE. 

Recorded with Anton DeLost (State Champs, Silverstein, Mayday Parade) in Toronto, ON, it […]

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CHERIE AMOUR RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “LOSING CONTROL”

Baltimore-based quartet Cherie Amour released a blazing new single and visualizer “Losing Control”, which will appear on their upcoming album Spiritual Ascension due out November 4th on Equal Vision Records. You can stream the song and watch the official visualizer here. The band has built hype throughout the year with a series of singles that have garnered them acclaim from fans and critics alike. “Sin City”, “Letting Go”, and “Love’s Not Your Thing” (all produced by Alan Day of Four Year Strong) will appear on their upcoming album and prove that Cherie Amour have perfected their self described ‘nu-punk’ sound. You can pre-order and pre-save the album here.

“Losing Control” is Cherie Amour’s fourth single of the year and showcases the band’s ability to explore the sonic landscape between rock, pop-punk, EDM and hip hop. Their newest song is absolutely dripping […]

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NO DEVOTION RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘NO OBLIVION’

No Devotion––the trio made up of vocalist Geoff Rickly (of Thursday), bassist/producer Stuart Richardson, and guitarist Lee Gaze––are proof that lightning can, in fact, strike twice.

Today, after seven years since their Kerrang Album Of The Year-winning debut comes No Oblivion, the band’s long-awaited new album and personal experiment gone public. Recorded and produced/mixed by Richardson, the album follows a string of extremely unfortunate events after the release of 2015’s Permanence.

Together, the members reimagined the project as a private vault where they could store some of their most personal experiences and sounds. That is… until now. What they’ve spent years creating solely for one another and the joy of the process is now No Oblivion, and the resulting record is a blinding feat––its songs are deeply-rich in texture, innovative […]

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YOUNG CULTURE RELEASE SINGLE & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘YOU HAD TO BE THERE’

Equal Vision Records and New York-based pop-punk trio Young Culture are excited to announce the Friday, November 11 release of You Had To Be There, the band’s forthcoming full-length album. Recorded with Anton DeLost (State Champs, Silverstein, Mayday Parade) in Toronto, ON, it feels like the trio — vocalist Alex Magnan and guitarists Gabe Pietrafesa and Troy Burchett — are coming down from the lovestruck high of a year ago marked by the band’s Godspeed EP. Although similarly dramatic with catchy surges of unabashed emotion, You Had To Be There features a melancholy rush of high-octane energy with shadows that lurk within the foundations of these 10 songs. 

Stream the album’s new single, “Kinda Over It,” a song about the shadiness, the back-and-forth and unnecessary headaches of a relationship that’s not quite a relationship, on YouTube HERE and on all platforms HERE. The […]

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ARMOR FOR SLEEP RELEASE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, ‘THE RAIN MUSEUM’

It’s been 15 years since the last record from Armor For Sleep, but the band has remained a staple of many of their fans’ daily listening routine. Today, the seminal post-hardcore act made their highly-anticipated return with The Rain Museum, a 12 song collection that is equal part beautiful and devastating. The Rain Museum is an album that was initially intended to be a straight-up concept album based off of a short story penned by frontman Ben Jorgensen. The concept was built around a post-apocalyptic world where weather no longer exists on planet earth and people come to a mysterious museum in the middle of the desert to look back on what life used to be like. Originally planned as […]

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