Eft Mega

Mega Awesome Music Discovery: An interview with Evan Baken of Eft Mega

EftMega, a radical new, artist and consumer-friendly digital music store has just launched at With the goal of becoming the go-to destination for all things independent, including metal, punk, emo, hardcore and more, EftMega provide a new platform for artists to sell music, retain rights, and control exposure and offers consumers a discovery system that properly connects fans to music and creates … More »

Muscle Beach

Stomping Grounds: Derek Arrieta (Muscle Beach) on Denver, Colorado

(Photo by Greg Mason) Muscle Beach’s self-titled debut album is out December 4 on Sailor Records. The full-length documents the sound of what local Denver weekly Westword named “Denver’s best hardcore band.” Influenced by Fugazi and Refused, Muscle Beach pounds out driving, rocking jams that are full of arena-ready hooks, residing somewhere in the realm of The Bronx and Kvelertak.  Muscle Beach was recorded, mixed, and mastered by … More »

Pete Astor

Pete Astor shares “My Right Hand” from forthcoming Spilt Milk LP

Pete Astor has announced a new album, Spilt Milk, which will be available February 12 via Slumberland Records. Spilt Milk is the brand new album from indie auteur Pete Astor, previously of The Loft, The Weather Prophets, and other esteemed acts. It was recorded onto ½ inch tape at the home studio of James Hoare of Ultimate Painting, The Proper Ornaments and Veronica Falls, with James playing guitar, bass, drums, … More »

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders reveal cover of Dire Straits’ “So Far Away”

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders have revealed their cover of DIre Straits’ “So Far Away.” Their Playmates LP is out now on Fat Possum. A national tour kicks off next week (dates below). 12/1: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right 12/2: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge 12/3: Washington, DC @ DC9 12/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy 12/7: Chicago, IL … More »

The Casket Girls

The Casket Girls to release split EP with Stardeath and White Dwarfs

Casket Girls will release a split EP with Stardeath and White Dwarfs which features two new songs from each band. The retail version will be released on Record Store Day (November 27, Black Friday) on pink vinyl via Graveface Records. The Casket Girls is a three-piece band hailing from Savannah, GA. Comprised of Ryan Graveface (Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Marshmallow Ghosts, Dreamend), who writes … More »

Chain Gang Grave

Andrew Lanza (Chain Gang Grave) on Brooklyn, New York

This young band of native Brooklynites, hailing from the “uncool” south end of the borough, pounds out raw hardcore punk, caked in an almost psychedelic layer of noise. Deep in the grime, all sorts of things appear: nods to progressive metallers Voivod and primitive death metallers Autopsy lurk beneath the more obvious punk, death-rock, and noise-rock references – The Birthday … More »

The Saturday Giant

On The Shoulders Of A Giant: An interview with Philip Cogley of The Saturday Giant

(Photo by Mark Elliot) Having total creative control and the ability to tour whenever one wants to is perhaps the shortlist of things every musician dreams about. While Columbus-based artist Philip Cogley, who performs under the moniker The Saturday Giant, admits he has these freedoms, and figuring out how to get there has been a learning experience and an exploration … More »

El Gant

El Gant lets off full clip on Spray Music EP

El Gant’s tough new EP, Spray Music, is a celebration of rapid-fire bars, boisterous production, and dizzying rhymes courtesy of a Brooklyn MC whose name you’ll remember once “All We Know” knocks through your speakers. Gant is bolstered by the heavyweight instrumentals supplied by 42 Keez, who has previously worked with his fellow Chicagoans such as Twista and YP. But on Spray … More »

Northbound announces December tour dates (2015)

Animal Style Records welcomed Boca Raton, FL’s Northbound to their roster earlier this year. The label re-released a reworked version of 2014’s Death Of A Slug in June. The album is available for Order now. Fresh off a tour with Man Overboard in November, Northbound will head out for some solo/acoustic dates in December. Shows listed below. DEC 10 – … More »