Punk

Den "Blackout"

Noise Rock trio Den recently released the first single, "Blackout", from their forthcoming EP "Beyond The Lantern Fire".

This is the work of Adamn Harris, Dylan Piskula, and Ian Piirtola.

   

Aunts crack and sizzle in new EP "The Last Great Place"

BOOM! POW! KABAM! That is how the music of Hartford’s Aunts cracks, and more so in their latest record The Last Great Place. “Open Space” erupts in such fashion that nothing is missing: from the revved-up electric guitars to the classic pop-punk screams that move in unison with the powerful rhythms of the track, all exists vivid as can be. “Canon” brews for a while, very hot and all, as it eventually pours out a furious drum pace sizzling. “Zihuatanejo,” an ode to the band’s last EP, lets the softer side of pop-punk show with sweet hooks that beg you join in. Overall the record is a refreshing listen for all who love this brand of alt-rock worth discovering time and time again; stream “Canon” below for a punchy good time. - Rene Cobar

   

Sprues & Runners offer an emo treasure in new EP "Trips To The Caribbean"

Emo music seems a rarity in the days of overproduced dream-pop hits, and so an EP like Sprues & RunnersTrips To The Caribbean takes on the form of a treasure chest found in a cove breezy with 2003 winds. The furious pace of “Red Teeth,” with its serrated screams and eruptive drums, comes after a curious serenity where surf-rock influences sway you gently, and then ultimately swing you violently. “The Opening” lets the instruments fly, and embraces that thin film of garage comradery that also propelled emo to the top of the charts oh not so long ago. There is no doubt that there are still treasures to be found out there in the sonic isles of the modern world, here is one that Providence’s Sprues & Runners are offering a clear map to. Listen to the euphoric breakdown in “Cactus” streaming below. - Rene Cobar

   

Kali Masi "Square Pegs"

Kali Masi recently released a collection of demos, covers, voice memos, and bedroom recordings called "Square Pegs". This is the first new release from the group since their acclaimed 2017 album Wind Instrument.

This is the Math Rock of John Garrison (Drums), Sam Porter (Guitar and Vocals), Wes Moore (Guitar and Vocals), and Anthony Elliot (Bass and Vocals).

   

Lights Over Bridgeport "Morning In Chicago"

Lights Over Bridgeport has released the opening track and lead single, "Morning In Chicago", from their forthcoming album, Better This Way, which is due out May 22nd.

This is the Pop Punk of John Hamlin (Guitar and Vocals), Kevin Jamroz (Drums), Miko Ramirez (Guitar), and Kurt Miller (Bass).