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BITTER BRANCHES RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, ‘YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE FAILURES’

Post-hardcore outfit Bitter Branches shared their highly anticipated new album Your Neighbors Are Failures on Equal Vision Records. Vinyl and merch are available here. The album is also available as a limited edition red/white vinyl variant available for purchase through BrooklynVegan. Comprised of Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape), guitarists Matt Ryan (Calvary) and Kevin Sommerville (Lighten Up!) along with drummer Jeff Tirabassi (Walleye) and the inimitable Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Paint It Black) on bass, the group continues to push the boundaries of their genre to give the listener something special – an exploration of the musical pedigree the groups legendary lineup has honed throughout years of touring and recording.

Throughout 10 caustic tracks, Your Neighbors Are Failures explores themes of societal anguish, emotional turmoil and a jaded sense of self with […]

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GLACIER VEINS RELEASE INTROSPECTIVE NEW SINGLE, “EMBERS”

Dream punk band Glacier Veins are reconnecting with nature in latest single “Embers.” The song, inspired by smoke-filled skies caused by widespread wildfires in 2020, reminds us that we have the purpose and power within our lives to create a more meaningful space for ourselves and the world around us. Listen now at glacierveins.lnk.to/embers. “Embers” comes from the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album Lunar Reflection, set to be released on March 11th via Equal Vision Records. To pre-save or pre-order the record, please visit: glacierveins.lnk.to/lunar.

On the new single, lead singer/guitarist Malia Endres shares: “I wrote ‘Embers’ during some intense wildfires in Oregon. I was looking for a symbolic purpose of the fires to help balance out the fear and uncertainty […]

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SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS RELEASE SINGLE & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘OUT OF LIGHT’

Today, scene legends Scary Kids Scaring Kids released their highly anticipated new single and video “Knock It All Down” ft. Lil Lotus, available to stream here. The band has also announced Out Of Light, their first new album in over a decade, available May 27th from Equal Vision Records and Velocity Records. Preorders are available here. Each track on the album will incorporate a guest vocalist to compliment the bands classic, pulverizing sound.

“Knock It all Down” takes the listener on a sonic journey that ebbs and flows between soaring vocals, angular guitars and a crushing groove. Guest vocalist Lil Lotus demonstrates an impressive ability to explore the emotional nuances between post-hardcore and screamo with a performance that is as aggressive as it is melodic. The anthemic chorus and razor sharp riffs are a return to form for […]

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HOT WATER MUSIC DROP NEW SINGLE, “LOCK UP”

Equal Vision Records and acclaimed punk band Hot Water Music are excited to present “Lock Up,” the newest single to be lifted from the Friday, March 18 release of the band’s brand new studio album, Feel The Void (pre-order HERE). Recalling an old European tour memory, vocalist/guitarist Chris Wollard remembers the demeanor of members of his touring party being one of extreme mental and physical exhaustion. Finding it within themselves to carry on, “Lock Up” reveals this continued need to persevere in all aspects of life during those moments when it becomes the most challenging. “The pressure is immense to keep moving forward no matter what, so you have to develop a sort of tunnel vision and just try not to think about it,” Wollard says. “But there will be a point, no doubt […]

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AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘JETTISON’

Legendary Belfast, Ireland based instrumental outfit And So I Watch You From Afar has shared an ambitious new multimedia album Jettison. The latest offering from the group will is available on Equal Vision Records in partnership with Velocity Records.  Through 40 minutes of sonic exploration spread across nine distinct parts and a visual accompaniment by artist Sam Wiehl, Jettison traverses the various shades of ASIWYFA’s euphoric instrumental output. The Arco String Quartet adds moments of ethereal elegance, juxtaposed against cryptic dialogue by Emma Ruth Rundle and Neil Fallon throughout the album, which is available to stream and purchase here.

Intricate guitar work, angular percussion and nuanced spoken word parts defined the sonic arsenal of the new albums focus tracks. “I Dive Pt1” & “II Dive Pt2”, “III Lung” and “IV […]

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DEAD AMERICAN RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘NEW NOSTALGIA’

SoCal based post-hardcore outfit Dead American released their highly anticipated album New Nostalgia on Velocity Records and Equal Vision Records, available to purchase and stream here. The band has also shared a new video for focus track “Not Buying In”, which can be viewed here. The members – Cove Reber (vocals), Chad Rexton (guitar), Steve Pollock (guitar), Josh Latham (bass, vocals), and Kyle Rosa (drums) are inspired by the classics of their genre but looking to the future with their latest album. The band considers themselves students of the Warped Tour Era, with a palpable amount of  influence taken from artists such as Underoath, My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, and New Found Glory mixed with their own original sound and notable musical achievements.

Across 13 tracks, New Nostalgia lives up to it’s […]

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WILLIAM RYAN KEY RELEASES NEW EP, ‘EVERYTHING EXCEPT DESIRE’

WILLIAM RYAN KEY is proud to release his brand new third solo EP Everything Except Desire, out now via Equal Vision Records. Preceded by singles “Face In A Frame” and “Brighton,” the  new music has received praise from critics, with New Noise Magazine stating, “This release shows a softer and more experimental side to his musical ability and paints a new picture for the singer, songwriter, and producer.” Speaking about prior single “Brighton,” CelebMix noted, “We are obsessed with the airy and textural track which pushes Key further left from his past duties in the band Yellowcard.” Digital Journal added “Key allows his rich, resonant voice to shine in on ‘Brighton.’ It stands out sonically and lyrically; moreover, it garners two thumbs up.” 

“Ever since I started making my own music, I think I’ve been […]

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ZERO TRUST RELEASE EMOTIVE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO, “DEAD ISSUE”

Experimental hardcore outfit Zero Trust shared their emotive new single “Dead Issue”, out now on Equal Vision Records. The band is a coalition of NJHC and NYHC talent, featuring vocalist BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot, Ghidrah, GMK) guitarists Zack Thorne (Bulldoze, Agents of Man, Skarhead) and Mike Milewski (Bulldoze, Homicidal), bassist and backing vocalist Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria) and drummer Evan Rossiter (Full Scale Riot, Organyc). The group pushes the boundaries of hardcore, metalcore and jagged alternative rock, creating music that is intensely melodic while remaining undeniably aggressive.

“Dead Issue” showcases the band doing what they do best –  meshing complex lyricism and soaring vocals with lighting-in-a-bottle instrumentals rooted in hardcore and alternative rock. The angular riffs weave in and out of the melody with caustic results,  supported […]

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DESTROY REBUILD UNTIL GOD SHOWS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “DESTINY”

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) have released a new single and music video for “DESTINY” which fans can see here: velocity.lnk.to/DESTINY 

It is their first release since 2011’s acclaimed self-titled debut album. Craig Owens is once again at the project’s helm and has orchestrated a band that is sure not just to catch your attention but also keep it. 

“DESTINY” is a hard-hitting track that expertly blends the nostalgic alternative rock sound with enough modernity that’s sure to appeal to many different listeners. 

Watch the music video for “DESTINY” here: https://youtu.be/APPtUOvaRpg 

D.R.U.G.S are set to co-headline The Velocity Records Tour 2022 presented by Revolver Magazine with Scary Kids Scaring Kids with support from Secrets, Dead American and Glasslands. The tour will kick off […]

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GLACIER VEINS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “AUTONOMY”, AND ANNOUNCE ALBUM

Dream punk band Glacier Veins have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album Lunar Reflection, set to be released on March 11th via Equal Vision Records. Lunar Reflection serves as the follow up to 2020’s The World You Want to See, and sees the band turning inwards to gain a better sense of self. Fans can check out lead single and music video “Autonomy,” as well as pre-order the record, now at glacierveins.lnk.to/lunar.

“Lunar Reflection is an album about going inward to create a better understanding of oneself through reflecting on one’s relationships with other people and with the world that we live in,” shares vocalist/guitarist Malia Endres. “The Moon carries extensive symbolic meaning, and the journey through and connection with the […]

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