Sunday, July 29, 2012

Minus The Bear Release "Steel and Blood"

Below, you can listen to a new song from Minus The Bear, called "Steel and Blood".  The song comes from their new album Infinity Overhead, which drops on August 28th.  Definitely check it out!

Hans Zimmer Shows He Is All Class with "Aurora"

Hans Zimmer has composed a new song, called "Aurora", which is dedicated to those who were affected by the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado.  More details about the song can be found on his Facebook page.  You can either purchase the track on iTunes, or you can donate a minimum of 10 cents for the track here.  All proceeds will be donated to the Aurora Victim Relief organization.  This just goes to show how classy Hans Zimmer is.

The track itself is a beautiful, yet haunting blend, of choral singing mixed with slow themes of "Rise" from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack.  Definitely donate to this wonderful cause.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lyric Video for As I Lay Dying's "Cauterize"

As I Lay Dying have released a lyric video for their first single, "Cauterize", from their upcoming album Awakened, that drops on September 24th.  Check it out below.  Boom!

Preview Collapse Under the Empire's "Fragments of a Prayer"

Collapse Under the Empire have released a trailer for their upcoming album, Fragments of a Prayer, which can be viewed below.  You can also head to their website where you can hear snippets of all the tracks on the album, as well as preorder the album.  Also, head here to listen to the first single from the album, called "Closer".  Really looking forward to hearing the whole thing!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Preview Circa Survive's "Violent Waves"

You can now hear 30sec clips over at Amazon UK of Circa Survive's upcoming album, Violent Waves, which drops on August 28th.  Having heard these new clips, my anticipation of this album has skyrocketed.  Really, really looking forward to this one!

Anchor & Braille Release "In With the New"

Anchor & Braille, the side project of Stephen Christian from Anberlin, have released a lyric video for a new song, called "In With the New", from their upcoming album, The Quiet Life, that drops on July 31st.  I really enjoyed this song a lot.  Looking forward to listening to the whole album.  Definitely check it out!

New Track From Collapse Under the Empire

Collapse Under the Empire have released a new track called "Closer" on SoundCloud.  I'm not sure if this will be on their upcoming album Fragments of a Prayer, but it's pretty cool nonetheless.  Check it out below!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Classic Crime Release "Heaven and Hell"

The Classic Crime have released yet another song, "Heaven and Hell", from their upcoming album, Phoenix.  The song is a bit more downtempo, but has a pretty sweet jam in the bridge.  So far, I'm liking what I've heard from this album. Check out "Heaven and Hell" below!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Collapse Under the Empire Release "Dragonfly"

Instrumental rockers, Collapse Under the Empire have released a new song, "Dragonfly", which you can listen to below.  You can also download if for free here.  They released this song to satiate those waiting for their upcoming album, Fragments of a Prayer, set to drop in September. Can't wait for the album.

However, it should be noted that "Dragonfly" will not be on any albums.  So, definitely check it out!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Listen to Some New Tracks by Abel

You can now stream two new tracks by Abel over on Bandcamp, as well as preorder their new album, Make It Right, which drops on September 18th.  I found myself really enjoying the songs quite a lot.  Definitely putting this album down on my "anticipated" list. Definitely check it out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Andain Ask You to "Turn Up the Sound"

Electronica duo Josh Gabriel and Mavie Marcos, otherwise known as Andain, have released a new song from their forthcoming album, called "Turn Up the Sound", this week.  The track is pretty awesome, to say the least.  I've attached the newly released video for the song below.  Enjoy!

I also quite like this remix version for when I go running!

Now, if they would just release their new album already!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Listen to Another Song From The Classic Crime

The Classic Crime have released yet another lyric video for a song from their upcoming album, Phoenix.  The song is entitled "Beautiful Darkside" and sounds like typical The Classic Crime -- which is a good thing.  Check it out below!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stream Tigers On Trains' New Album "Foundry"

You can now stream and purchase Tigers On Trains' new album, Foundry, over on Bandcamp.  Tigers On Trains is the side project of Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs from The Republic of Wolves.  The album has some really nice indie, folk sounds.  Definitely check it out!

Stream The Gaslight Anthem's "Handwritten"

You can now stream The Gaslight Anthem's new album, Handwritten, over at NPR.  Sounds absolutely fantastic!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Album Trailer for Minus the Bear's "Infinity Overhead"

Minus the Bear have released a new album trailer for their upcoming album, Infinity Overhead, which drops on August 28th.  The trailer features a snippet of the song, "Diamond Lightning", which will be on the new album.  Rolling Stone also has a premier of the song, "Lonely Gun" off of the album here.  You will also be able pre-order the album on their website at some point today.

I'm definitely looking forward to Infinity Overhead, and the released music sounds great!  Have a watch below!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stream The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack in Its Entirety!

You can now stream Hans Zimmer's entire score for the The Dark Knight Rises, via the player below, which has been brought to us by the folks over at Empire.  All I can say is that it's absolutely amazing.  Can't wait to get my pre-order from iTunes to hear the three additional tracks.  And, I can't wait to finally see this movie! Have a listen below!  You won't regret it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Featurette for the Score of Looper

Below you can watch a pretty cool featurette (originally posted on Ain't It Cool News) on the score of the Looper soundtrack, composed by Rian Johnson and Nathan Johnson.  In this featurette, Nathan shows how he found various abstract sounds for the soundtrack.  You will also get to hear one track, called "Time Machine", at the end of the video.  The track is pretty cool, so I'm very interested to hear the whole soundtrack.  Have a watch below!

Stream a New Song from The Classic Crime

The Classic Crime have released a lyric video for a new song, called "You and Me Both".  This is the first song to be released from their new album, Phoenix, which drops on August 14th.  Check it out below!

What I've Been Listening to Recently...

Hey all,

I know it's been a while since I've written a review of an album.  So, I figured I'd list the albums that I've been listening to on a regular basis this week.  Definitely have a listen to all of them!

Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight Rises (soundtrack, previews)
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (soundtrack)
Make Do And Mend - Everything You Ever Loved (punk, rock)
Wolves at the Gate - Captors (hardcore, rock)
Dead Sara - Dead Sara (rock)
The Early November - In Currents (rock)
American Gospel - Tall Tales, Vol. 1 (indie, rock, jazz)
Fear Factory - The Industrialist (industrial metal)
Jody Wisternoff - Trails We Blaze (electronica, house)
Andain - Turn Up the Sound (electronica)

UPDATE: Preview The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack

The Water Tower Music website for The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack has been updated so that you can now listen to a 1:30 sample of each track.  Check it out here!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Caspian's "Waking Season" Coming This Fall

Below you can find a short trailer for the upcoming new album from instrumental progressive-rockers, Caspian, called Waking Season. The album is set to release sometime this Fall.  Really looking forward to this one.  Their previous album, Tertia, was pretty amazing.  Can't wait to hear more from the album!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Stream The Early November's "In Currents"

The Early November are back after their split in 2006 with a new full length album, In Currents, set to drop on July 10.  Even though the album doesn't release for another week, you can now stream the album in its entirety here or below.  I really liked their stuff pre-2006, and what I've heard so far of this album is really good. Definitely check it out!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More Previews of The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack

More previews are beginning to pop up for The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack, composed by Hans Zimmer.  I have two sets of 30sec clips below.  You can also listen to 1 minute clips here.  I am so hyped for this movie.  I already have my tickets to see The Dark Knight triple feature on July 24 at the local theatre here in Munich!

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