The Early November have posted their new video for “Decoration,” and just in time for Halloween! Check out the video below.
As part of the old Drive-Thru roster, New Found Glory were kings among their peers. Hell, even traditional punk bands enjoyed their company as opposed to other acts of the same nature. It all seems like so long ago. Times have changed and somehow, New Found Glory, despite all their previous success, still haven’t seemed to catch on to the younger generation.With their constantly maturing sound, chances of that happening are slimming, but if we can keep getting records as good as this one, I don’t care. People still tend to write them off, though. New Found Glory are ready to prove they’re beyond “just a pop-punk” band on their newest full length, “Coming Home.”
The first and most notable change is vocalist Jordan Pundik’s vocals. Long have complaints about his voice being too nasally come from critics and fans alike, but no more. Jordan’s new style has him singing in a lower octave and taking full advantage of his new found range. To help him along, the band are playing in lower keys and it’s only helping the songs more and more.
The album plays through like a nostalgia trip while still managing to sound fresh at the same time. The mid-tempo “Oxygen” opens it all, already signaling a change in the music itself, but when “Hold My Hand” starts, shades of New Found Glory’s traditional pop-punk shine through. First single “It’s Not Your Fault” helps showcase the new maturity in the band’s songwriting abilities and even tugs at the heartstrings. Title track “Coming Home” is definitely classic New Found Glory with it’s bounce-along verses and huge chorus. The rest of the disc keeps combining everything there was to love about the band before and all of the new elements that help raise them above the crowd.
“Coming Home” is an album that I can see people over thirty listening to with no problem. It has enough to offer younger and older generations and still be able to please them. Usually, New Found Glory albums are perfect summer soundtracks, but I’m really enjoying spinning this one with the fall weather that’s rolled in. For some reason, I think this album is going to be underappreciated, so I urge everyone to take a listen and then spread the word about how awesome this record is.
2. Hold My Hand
3. It’s Not Your Fault
4. On My Mind
5. Coming Home
6. Make Your Move
7. Taken Back By You
8. Too Good To Be
9. Love and Pain
10. Familiar Landscapes
11. When I Die
Here are some albums in stores tomorrow.
Dead Poetic – Vices
Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Casket Salesmen – Sleeping Giants
Deftones – Saturday Night Wrists
Scars Of Tomorrow – The Failure In Drowning
Prize Fighter Inferno – My Brother’s Blood Machine
Aiden – Rain In Hell CD/DVD
Demon Hunter – Triptych (Deluxe Edition) CD/DVD
Endwell – Homeland Insecurity
Four Letter Lie – Let Your Body Take Over
Moros Eros – I Saw The Devil Last Night And Now The Sun Shines Bright
River City High has been a band going at it for years but has never really been mainstream or hugely popular, which is funny because they have plenty of single worthy songs on the records they put out. If you have not heard of River City High then I urge you to go check out the newest release, or anything you can get a hold of.
I guess the thing with the new record “Not Enough Saturday Nights” is that it is just more material from the band not different material. That isn’t a bad thing, but the record just doesn’t really offer anything new. The songs while all slightly different, flow nicely and keep the record moving. Rarely becoming dull.
The vocals and the summer melodies are the best part of River City High by far. The scratchy vocals are very reminiscent of Rancid’s “Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦And Out Come The Wolves” and man do I love the way the vocals sound. The melodies on most of the songs are ones that beg to be played on a summer blowing through. River City High keep the hooks coming all through out “Not Enough Saturday Night’s”. Like I said earlier if you have not heard of the band before please go check them out. The band plays some good catchy rock n roll. If you have heard of the band before and are a fan, then you should still be fan because there isn’t anything here that they probably haven’t done already.
1. Dogwood Queen
4. Pass That Riff
6. We Want the Radio
7. Run Run Run
8. A Better Day
9. The Hard Way
10. Be There
11. This Times the Last
12. Makes No Difference
The band is streaming about 7 songs on their Purevolume Site
Takeover Records will be revealing the top ten finalist for their third annual “Sign My Band” contest.
After collecting thousands of demos from the Warped Tour and via mail, Takeover Records will be revealing the ten finalists for their third annual Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Sign My BandÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? contest on December 1st. The finalists will be voted on by the public at PureVolume.com, and the winner will receive a three-month sponsorship from Ambiguous Clothing, recording time at The Wedge Studios, and candy from Wonka Candy. The winner will also have a chance to be signed by Takeover, and will be presented to a panel of independent labels, including The Militia Group, Fat Wreck Chords, Hopeless Records, Epitaph, and more.