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Before You Exit.  If you haven’t heard of them before, commit that name to memory.  Like other bands we love here at StorkMusic, Before You Exit is from Florida.  The band is made up of three adorably talented brothers: Connor, Riley and Toby McDonough.  Check out their Katy Perry ‘Roar’ cover below!

The band released a new EP February of this year, which you can buy here!  If you like Allstar Weekend and All Time Low, make sure to give the boys a listen.  BYE just finished touring with Cody Simpson and Ryan Beatty.  We see big things in their future, get their EP so you can tell everyone else you knew about them first.

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Jamestown Story is a talented duo made up of Brandyn Anderson and Dane Schmidt. Fans of Sing It Loud and Finest Hour will be pleased to know that the twosome is made up of former members of both!

Their album, A Walk Through Time, will be available tomorrow on iTunes, so make sure you swoop by and grab a copy between your hours of Thanksgiving gluttony.  Think of it as practice for your Black Friday shopping!

In the meantime, check out their website and listen to some of their music here.

EDIT: OUT NOW! Pick it up on iTunes here!

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Alert for Ronnie Radke’s new album “The Drug in Me is in You” with his band Falling in Reverse. It will be available as of July 26th, 2011. Of course, plenty has already been leaked on YouTube. When they released the song “Listen Up”, I have to admit I was not very impressed. My expectations were low and I figured he had changed a bit as an artist or was aiming for a new sound. However, They released the song Raised by Wolves” as a single, and it surpassed my previous expectations. He carries the old ETF sound with a new edge. I am greatly anticipating the official release of their new album. And better yet, THEY’RE GOING TO WARPED! Obviously, I have planned to see them and cannot wait. If you liked Escape The Fate with Radke in it, you will love this band. I do.

check out Raised By Wolves:

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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

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.

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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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