Low Standards, High Fives – How Personality Works 12″ EP (Various Labels)

Low Standards, High Fives are coming back with another brilliant material that will amaze all the admirers of alternative, indie rock, and emo music. This Turin, Italy-based quintet evolves as time passes by, and their previous recordings such as Revolushhh EP, Enough EP, Are We Doing The Best We Can, and Monument Lake House are… Read More Low Standards, High Fives – How Personality Works 12″ EP (Various Labels)

Scary Hours – Margins CD EP (Engineer Records / Pyrrhic Victory Records)

Scary Hours is a singular punk rock machinery entirely operated by Ryan Struck. Growing up in Northern Jersey, Ryan experienced working with various hardcore and punk rock groups, which helped him out to become an accomplished singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The variety of genres shaped his music taste throughout the years, so you may hear… Read More Scary Hours – Margins CD EP (Engineer Records / Pyrrhic Victory Records)

Bobby Singer – Salvation LP (Various Labels)

Bobby Singer is a one-man emotional post-hardcore band emanating from Limoges, France. The band carries the name of the Supernatural character Bobby Singer but is not associated nor thematically carries the storyline of the series. Everything from musical performance on all the involved instruments to the production and mastering is done by Olivier, who’s also… Read More Bobby Singer – Salvation LP (Various Labels)

Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

Ways Away is a brand new supergroup comprised of some renowned musicians, well-known for being an integral part of some legendary pop-punk and hardcore punk bands for decades. The group consists of Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack, Racquet Club, Solea) on guitars, Jesse Barnett (Stick to Your Guns, Wish You Were Here) on vocals, Ian Smith… Read More Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

Tired Radio – Patterns CD (Engineer Records)

What started as a solo project, soon become a full-time band when Anthony Truzzolino joined forces with a drummer Kevin Daly. With his experience in writing profoundly emotive, depressive, sad lyrics and composing melancholic soothing melodies, Anthony compiled eight appropriate compositions for his debut mini-album. Kevin was a perfect addition to the lineup, and with… Read More Tired Radio – Patterns CD (Engineer Records)

The Fall Of Troy – Mukiltearth LP (Big Scary Monsters)

The Fall Of Troy is a longstanding post-hardcore trio from Mukilteo, Washington. The group has it’s ups and downs since their formation in 2002, but the trio always delivered top-notch recordings to the broader auditorium. So far, they published records such as a debut self-titled full-length album, Doppelgänger, Ghostship Demos EP, Manipulator, Phantom On The… Read More The Fall Of Troy – Mukiltearth LP (Big Scary Monsters)

Death Of Youth – Suburban Dystopia 12″ EP (Engineer Records)

Death Of Youth searched for the formula to blend the essence of emotive hardcore with detailed harmonizations, characteristic for a newer school of melodic hardcore. This South East London based group ultimately succeeded in their strivings with their second recording named Suburban Dystopia. Whoever attempted to merge down these two similar genres, acknowledges this is… Read More Death Of Youth – Suburban Dystopia 12″ EP (Engineer Records)

Come The Spring – Echoes CD (Engineer Records)

Echoes is a third album by Brighton-based alt-rockers Come The Spring, but I would not necessarily classify them as an alternative rock band, because there’s certainly more than meets the eye. Sure, they contain all the possible qualities of a classic alternative band, but for me, they’re more into emo/indie group sound than the remaining… Read More Come The Spring – Echoes CD (Engineer Records)

Amalia Bloom – Maiden Voyage CD (Engineer Records)

Amalia Bloom originates from Vicenza, and Maiden Voyage is one of their latest offerings to the broader audience. This Italian emotive post-hardcore quintet has been active for a while, paving their way to the top with a profoundly melodic, but yet delicate approach to the genre. The group worked hard since the formation at the… Read More Amalia Bloom – Maiden Voyage CD (Engineer Records)

Red Light Runner – Under The Weather CD EP (Engineer Records)

If you followed a couple of previous articles, perhaps you already notice that Engineer Records is entirely into melodic punk rock, pop-punk, emo, indie, and alternative. Judging by the batch of compact discs I’ve got for an in-depth examination, the label specializes in profoundly melodic music that soothes the soul. That’s the case about the… Read More Red Light Runner – Under The Weather CD EP (Engineer Records)

Low Standards, High Fives – Are We Doing The Best We Can? CD (Engineer Records)

Despite being published two years ago, this release is still worth mentioning on our pages. It’s as much relevant as it was on the day this material Engineer Records decided to release it. Low Standards, High Fives hails from Turin, Italy, and this quintet performs in such characteristic configuration. The band consists of three vocalists,… Read More Low Standards, High Fives – Are We Doing The Best We Can? CD (Engineer Records)

Chief State – Tough Love 12” EP (Mutant League Records)

Chief State is a Canadian uprising pop-punk quintet originating from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group has been operating for a while and recorded some decent recordings in the following years. Singles such as I Just Need Some More Time, The B-Sides: I Just Need Some Time, and Nothing More Than This gathered them a notable… Read More Chief State – Tough Love 12” EP (Mutant League Records)