The Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock/emo band Tigers Jaw formed sixteen years ago. Over the years, Tigers Jaw has undergone numerous changes to their creative ways and seeing changes to their lineup over those years. Tigers Jaw is now formed of vocalist and guitarist Ben Walsh, vocalist and keyboardist Brianna Collins, bassist Colin Gorman, and drummer Teddy Roberts. The band returned to their roots by writing and recording their sixth studio album -and their first for Hopeless Records. Music producer Will Yip, a longtime friend, and collaborator of Tigers Jaw provided his duties to produce the entire effort once again.
Originally, this year would’ve seen Bayside, the distinguished punk rock, pop-punk, and alternative rock band from Queens, New York, commemorate their twentieth anniversary of being a band. Alternatively, Bayside took to the recording studio earlier this year during their newfound time off in a way to keep their creative minds rolling. The band conjured up the third installment to their Acoustic series of releases. Their brand new EP, Acoustic Volume Three, features five songs. The first is a brand new track, while the remaining four tracks on the EP are acoustic reimagined versions of beloved fan favourites from their impressive, storied twenty years to date as a band.
The question on hand is if Fame On Fire is a cover band. Simply put, no. It’s something the band doesn’t want to be labeled because they’re absolutely not a cover band. The West Palm Beach based band is a genre-defying four-piece outfit who are, like many other bands pushing the boundaries of rock, hip-hop, pop, and metal on their debut album, LEVELS. The band’s music has quite the resemblance of popular genres on the radio today, but with a heavier spin to it. The band, who consists of vocalist Bryan Kuznitz, guitarist Blake Saul, drummer Alex Roman, bassist Paul Spirou, wrote, recorded, and produced the album on their own, and in their own studio. This left the band with full reign to their creative choices on the album.
Following a successful 2019 with the release of their EP, Retrograde, the Los Angeles trio have readied the release of their debut album, Brand New Vision. Point North is made up of vocalist Jon Lundin, guitarist Andy Hershey, and rounded out by drummer Sage Weeber. The trio’s debut album was entirely self-produced by Lundin, who has produced many artists at his own studio, Pastel Recording Company. Brand New Vision is the album the band have always strived to create as musicians.
Stand Atlantic have been riding a large, wild wave of success since September 2017 with the release of their second EP, Sidewinder. Just over a year later, the four-piece followed up with the release of their debut album, Skinny Dipping, in October of 2018. Both of these releases have lead Stand Atlantic around the world and back following two years of nonstop touring their hard work, resulting in headlining many sold out shows around the globe in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and naturally their home country of Australia.
The band is no stranger to the spotlight being shined on them over the past two years, but with their second album, Pink Elephant, the band came demanding to have the spotlight be theirs going forward. Pink Elephant is Stand Atlantic’s most strong, bold, experimental, and unapologetic album to date. The band put everything on the line and wrote an album so honest that they don’t care what anyone else thinks about these eleven, quite personal tracks. Once again the band entrusted Stevie Knight to produce their new effort. Knight is best known for his production work with artists such as With Confidence, RedHook, and performing in his own band The Dead Love.