Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, alternative/punk band Aim High mixes the rawness of punk rock with the refreshing hooks of Top 40 Pop. Paying attention to both the harder and softer sides of alternative culture, the band nails this juxtaposition with their unique blend of conversational lyrics and in-your-face guitar riffs. Aim High’s lineup consists of Calebjustcaleb on vocals, Logan Pierce on drums, Steven Howard and Tristan Auman on guitar, as well as Morgan Johnson on bass. Each member is influenced by a variety of different genres and artists, which continue to drive the project’s fresh sound.
What if someone, or something, from your past, returned to invade your present reality? Electro/rock band LOWBORN‘s new single and video “The Grave” depicts the return of someone who was supposed to stay buried. With their top single “Crazy” recently surpassing a million streams, LOWBORN’s perfected production continues to build in “The Grave” – dropping July 17th across all platforms followed by the official music video July 31st!
Let’s be honest here: it’s hard to stand out in the metalcore and post-hardcore genres. It often feels like every good idea has been done already and that the genre has reached its logical end. Canadian post-hardcore / metalcore / everything-in-between rockers Honour Bound are a reminder that fresh new voices DO exist…they just might be hiding in the woods up north somewhere.
They just dropped new single “Brittle Bones” and it’s a clear indicator that Honour Bound bring a welcome and refreshing energy to their genre. Leading with melodic, flowing chords and sung vocals, Honour Bound recall something like mid-period Bring Me the Horizon (think the more mellow parts of Suicide Season or There is a Hell) crossed with Haste the Day. The track—the opening salvo to a six-song, self-titled EP due out July 27th—quickly gets down to business and takes a turn for the heavy, shifting to growled vocals and chugging breakdowns.
“The lyrical themes of this song can talk about how a band can get you off of your bullshit, and how it pushes us further to be better musicians and bandmates. It’s largely about coming out of yourself from depression or inaction. Musically, we just wanted to do our part to compliment that theme; and try to emulate Lee’s (singer) emotional vocals with the music. We wanted to explore the melancholic- yet- hopeful vibe of the message.” – Nick Carrier (guitar)
Perhaps the most impressive thing about “Brittle Bones” is that it is the first song the world has ever heard from the fledgling band. The way they combine the shimmering, melodic textures of Emarosa, Haste the Day and Crown the Empire with djent-influenced low end is indicative of a bright future—unlike the forefathers of the sound, Honour Bound may not have an awkward phase to grow out of, or a scene phase to grow into.
The bands self-titled EP will be released on July 27th. For now, stream “Brittle Bones” here and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
After bursting out of the gates with their fiery debut single and video for “Anvil”, New Jersey pop-rock band Jet Jaguarare back to deliver us a charismatic love song; “The One”. The song looks into the failure of a past relationship that felt like the be-all-end-all, the last first kiss, the person who was supposed to be (dare we say it) “the one”. In this new single, Jet Jaguar explores a familiar feeling of heartbreak and vulnerability that pairs perfectly with guitarist / singer Pete Zen’s soft, pleasant vocals and charming lyrics.
We’re stoked to bring you the world premiere right here, right now!
“‘The One’ is a song that dives into the topic of an on and off-again relationship, and how sometimes things just don’t work out.” – Pete Zen
Bursting at the seams with with upbeat riffs, clean guitars and singalong worthy vocals, Jet Jaguar‘s “The One” is a windows-down pop-rock jam for the next time we’re allowed to go on a road trip. Pre-save the single here: https://ffm.to/theonejj.opr