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Fearless records has set the release date for Punk Goes Pop 4 for November 22.  Go Radio’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’ will also be featured on the album, as well as on their deluxe Lucky Street release.

Punk Goes Pop 4

01. Love The Way You Lie – A Skylit Drive

02.  Yeah 3X – Allstar Weekend

03.  We R Who We R – Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

04.  You Belong With Me – For All Those Sleeping

05.  Rolling In The Deep – Go Radio

06.  Til The World Ends – I See Stars

07.  Just The Way You Are – Pierce the Veil

08.  Runaway – Silverstein

09.  Fuck You – Sleeping With Sirens

10.  Super Bass – The Downtown Fiction

11.  Roll Up – The Ready Set

12.  Little Lion Man – Tonight Alive

13.  Last Friday Night – Woe, Is Me

Pick it up 11.22.11!

Fearless Records has announced dates for their Fearless Friends tour! Unlike last year’s more pop collaboration of Go Radio, Every Avenue, Artist vs. Poet, Mayday Parade, and Breathe Carolina, the label has decided to showcase their more alternative bands.  Check the list for a tour date near you!

11.09 Orpheum Theatre @ Flagstaff, AZ

11.10 Roxy Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA

11.11 Soma @ San Diego, CA

11.12 Glass House @ Pomona, CA

11.13 Ace of Spades @ Sacramento, CA

11.14 Hawthorne Theatre @ Portland, OR

11.15 El Corazon @ Seattle, WA

11.16 Knitting Factory @ Boise, ID

11.18 Club Sound @ Salt Lake, UT

11.19 Marquis Theatre @ Denver, CO

11.20 Granada Theatre @ Lawrence, KS

11.21 Station 4 @ St. Paul, MN

11.22 Bottom Lounge @ Chicago, IL

11.23 Magic Stick @ Detroit, MI

11.24 Opera House @ Toronto, Canada

11.25 La Tulipe @ Montreal, Canada

11.26 Gramercy Theatre @ New York, NY

11.27 Palladium @ Worcester, MA

11.29 Mr. Smalls  Theatre @ Pittsburgh, PA

11.30 Peabody’s @ Cleveland, OH

12.01 Recher Theatre @ Towson, MD

12.02 Theatre of Living Arts @ Philadelphia, PA

12.03 The Canal Club @ Richmond, VA

12.04 Amos Southend @ Charlotte, NC

12.05 Firestone @ Orlando, FL

12.06 Revolution @ Fort Lauderdale, FL

12.08 Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA

12.09 Rocketown @ Nashville, TN

12.10 Pop’s @ East St. Louis, IL

12.11 The Marquee @ Tulsa, OK

12.12 The Door @ Dallas, TX

12.13 Warehouse Live @ Houston, TX

12.14 White Rabbit @ San Antonio, TX

12.15 Open Gate Church @ El Paso, TX

12.16 The Marquee @ Tempe, AZ

Follow @Fearlessfriends and visit Fearless for more details!

~T

This band instantly became one of my obsessions. I found them whilst searching for similar music through youtube and such and somehow landed on this gem. When looking back at their older albums, I found that they progressively got more.. “intense”, if you will. Yet, they have not lost their marvelous cleans. I highly suggest this band if looking for something new that also fits snuggly in your comfort zone. That only applies if your comfort zone somehow intertwines with mine… but still. Listen to them and let us know what you think, good, or hateful, it’s all amusing to read.

I suggest you check out their most recent album The Hollow (Released in April 2011), especially the song “The Sinner“.

If you like: Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Miss May I,Devil Wears Prada, Letlive, The Color Morale, Of Mice And Men, Woe Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.

Genre: Rock/Post-hardcore

Albums and Ep’s: Inception (2006–2007)

Sleepwalking (2008–2009)

Between the Lies (2010)

The Hollow (2011)

Record Labels:

Trustkill (2007–2010)
Bullet Tooth (2010)
Rise Records (2011–present)

 

~R

If you enjoy Escape the Fate, especially their sound in Dying is Your Latest Fashion, then these bands may also be a pleasure to your ears.

1. Oh Sweet Ransom: Upon first listen, this band immediatly reminded me of Escape the Fate. Their vocals sound highly similar, with a bit of screams blended in. My personal favorite is The Arsonist Vs. The Assassin. It shows this similarity in great highlight. Lyrically, they also have a lot in common. This song, and a few others, seem to tell a tale of tragedy that the listener can apply in their own way. This is unique in the music industry, because a lot of more recent songs have shifted away from telling stories and headed in the direction of just expressing an emotion or thought.

2. Black Veil Brides: Personally, I don’t really enjoy them. However, I can see the resemblance to E.T.F. It’s nothing against their style, I was just not hooked by this particular band. On the contrary, they have gained many new fans in recent years, due to their ability to be similar to well known bands while throwing in their own twist. “Knives and Pens” is where I would start to gain familiarity about this band. Their overall sound is quite similar to E.T.F, but the signer has a particularly unique voice, in my opinion.

3. Lovehatehero: This band is not AS similar as the previously listed, but if you enjoy E.T.F you might have an interest in lovehatehero. I suggest checking out the song “Echoes”. Their singer has a fantastic voice, which gives the band its own edge. Composure of their music is somewhat similar to E.T.F.

 

~R

Band: Letlive

Albums:

1)Exhaustion, Saltwater, and Everything in Between (2004) At One Records

2) Speak Like You Talk (2005) At One Records

3) Fake History (2011 Re-release Epitaph)

Members:

Jason Aalon Butler – vocals
Jean Nascimento – guitar
Ryan Jay Johnson- bass
Jeff Sahyoun – guitar
Anthony Rivera – drums

Genre: Post- Hardcore

If you like: Confide, Broadway, Decoder, Architect, Lovehatehero

This band is somewhat unique to the post-hardcore setting with their powerful lyrics. They don’t hold back as they criticize many aspects of humanity. In the album “Fake History” they do not fail to have variety. Some songs are purely headbanging while others carefully combine cleans and screams. Their transitions are especially creative. In general, this album will leave you with at least something to appreciate.

Because A Day To Remember is my favorite band, I tend to know and enjoy many bands with a similar sound/style. Not all the bands with similarities have the exact same sound, but they all have preferable qualities in common. As they have developed, their sound has changed. The bands mentioned here might be similar to their old or new style, with some being comparable to both. Bands are presented in no specific order of similarity. They are especially recommended for those who like A Day To Remember or other post-hardcore bands, but are also helpful in experiencing or gaining new music tastes. I suggest you give them all a chance, no matter how different your current preferences are.

Asking Alexandria– A little heavier than A Day To Remember, but still sharing many qualities, is Asking Alexandria. They are considered metal-core by most who enjoy them. I suggest them if you enjoyed the songs: Sticks and Bricks, Heartless, Shot in the Dark, 2nd Sucks, and Start the Shooting.

Four Year Strong- This band can basically be described as A Day To Remember without the screaming. The album most similar to A Day To Remember is “Enemy of the World”. They carry a more pop punk style, while still remaining lyrically strong. If you enjoy A Day To Remember’s most recent album, “What Separates Me From You” then you will appreciate their style.

Close To Home- This generally unknown band is highly similar to A Day To Remember. They have slightly less screaming, but their instrumentals sound nearly identical, which is very obvious in the beginning of their song “Headphones”. They have a slightly more upbeat style, similar to easy-core.

Chunk! Captain No Chunk- Chunk has a unique name, with a style to match. They have been compared to A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, and Set Your Goals. Their cleans are most comparable to Set Your Goals. They would also be considered a pop-punk/easy-core band. An upbeat sound, combining a few screams, high energy instrumentals, and a solid delivery make this band enjoyable and unique. For some, they have an acquired taste, but I have personally grown to like their sound. For first time listeners I suggest the song “Born For Adversity”.

Close Your Eyes-  Close Your Eyes has made me learn to appreciate Christian bands. They do not shove their beliefs down your throat, and instead leave many of the lyrics up for interpretation. I met the lead singer during their concert with A Day To Remember. They are a down to earth band who is doing what they love. Their second album, “We Will Overcome” is the most similar to A Day To Remember. One thing that stands out most about this band, setting them apart from a lot of similar bands, is their clean vocals. There is a very original sound to their lead singer’s vocals.

Adept- I instantly fell in love with this band when I heard them. They manage to bring an intense, yet upbeat sound to their music. Their album “Death Dealers” is my favorite, and I suggest starting there when checking out this band. They are similar to A Day To Remember in terms of genre, but have a less pop-punk sound, carrying a more metal-core/solid post-hardcore sound.

Confide- There have been many rumors that this band broke up, but they still have two fantastic albums to offer. “Shout the Truth” and their most recent album, “Recover” are two albums you must hear. They are more similar to Asking Alexandria in “Shout the Truth” but toned down their screaming and sound a bit more like A Day To Remember in “Recover”.

Our Last Night- This band truly perfected its style with its most recent album “We Will All Evolve”. They are very comparable to A Day To Remember’s album “For Those Who Have A Heart”. They are a personal favorite because of how their cleans and screams fit together, along with their catchy beats, and lyrics. Their development as a band from the past is tremendous, and impressive.

We Came As Romans- We Came As Romans is somewhat of a blend between Asking Alexandria and A Day To Remember. They added some synthetic sounds that A Day to Remember lacks, and don’t really contain any pop-punk. Their ratio of screams to cleans is similar to A Day To Remember’s. I am interested to see how they will change in their upcoming album. As of now, they have a gratifying sound, but still have many areas that could use slight tweaking.

Some bands similar to A Day To Remember that I am not well- versed on , but still enjoy, include: Farewell to Freeway, Hopes Die Last, Kid Liberty (VERY similar to Four Year Strong), Oh Sweet Ransom, Run Into The Shadows, and Parkway Drive.

~R

Check out the site https://storkmusic.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/similar-bands-a-day-to-remember/ for some more bands like A Day To Remember!

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