When Michigan’s Fireworks announced an “indefinite hiatus” in 2015, it seemed to spell the premature end of one of punk/emo music’s most promising new acts. 2014’s Oh, Common Life saw the band juxtaposing frontman David Mackinder’s emotive tales of heartache and loss with an expanding musical pallet of indie rock influences — and just as they seemed poised for a breakthrough, they were gone.
Recently the post-hardcore band Too Close To Touch has released yet another single titled “Burn.” Following their previous single, “Before I Cave In” that was released in late November, we are pretty sure you’re going to like this single just as much as the others.
With a melodic instrumental piece that carries vocalist Keaton Pierce’s emotion-filled vocals, you will find yourself wanting to head-bang and scream the lyrics but also cry at the same time. My favorite lyrics from the song personally are “Deep in the cracks you left in me, I bury a belief that keeps me sane. More than a phase I’m done pretending, why try to hide this fragile state?”
The pop punk band, The Story So Far (signed to Pure Noise Records) has released a new song, “Navy Blue”. If you’re like most of The Story So Far fans and you couldn’t stop listening to “Clairvoyant” when it was released in 2013, you will be pretty stoked to know that they’re putting out a 5 song acoustic EP and will be out on June 10th of 2014. You can preorder the EP here.