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Lights & Motion premiere new song “Snow”

A few days ago we posted about Deep Elm recording artist Lights & Motion and the first two songs from his upcoming new album Save Your Heart. The anticipation for this post-rock epic continues to build as a third song from the album has been released.

Titled “Snow”, the song elaborates on the beautiful soundscapes painted by the first two tracks, giving the listener a continued sense of awe as you progress through the album. The more than 6+ minutes is just another piece of the Lights & Motion puzzle, one that will unfold in its final state when Save Your Heart is released November 12th.

Listen to and purchase the track below (all three songs play below, hit the ‘forward’ button to skip to the third track “Snow”).

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Listen to new Lights & Motion songs

Deep Elm recording artist Lights & Motion is gearing up for the release of his new album Save Your Heart and is now streaming the first two tracks from the epic outing.

Lights & Motion is musical savant Christoffer Franzen, a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, engineer, mixer and the namesake of this extravagant post-rock project. The deeply personal project is Franzen’s musical extention of himself, one he hold closely to the heart;

[quote]”A year in the making and a many lonely nights have crystallized themselves into my new album Save Your Heart. In January, I gathered the courage to release my debut Reanimation and I haven’t stopped since. In fact, I’ve barely left the studio all together. This isn’t just music to me. This IS me. This is me doing the thing I love and sharing the things that I am most afraid of. Save Your Heart is about not giving up on those things that make you lose track of time, feel alive and realize there is something that you were born to do.”[/quote]

The album is due out November 12th and the first two tracks are available for streaming below.

“Heartbeats”

“Ultraviolet”

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Listen to Bad Religion’s Christmas album

As weird and distressing it is that the band that so boldly features the crossbuster logo decided to record a collection of Christmas songs, it is moreso that after listening to them, you realize they aren’t so bad.

Bad Religion’s Christmas album. Yep, it happened. It’s out now on Epitaph and you can stream each track through the YouTube playlist above. The songs include their renditions of traditional Christmas songs “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”, “Come All Ye Faithful” and “Little Drummer Boy” to name a few. The set also includes the Andy Wallace mix of their Recide For Hate song “American Jesus”.

I really wanted to hate this but I don’t.

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Listen to the new Polar Bear Club song “Upstate Mosquito”

Rochester/Syracuse post-hardcore band Polar Bear Club have released the first song from their upcoming new album Death Chorus titled “Upstate Mosquito”.

The album is due November 19th on their freshly signed-to label Rise Records (who have signed almost every band under the sun in the past few years). Death Chorus is the follow up to their 2011 album Crash Battle Guilt Pride.

Are you feeling this new jam? What happened to their vocals? Where’s all the gruff?

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Listen to Strung Out’s cover of “Soulmate”

With Fat Wreck’s A Tribute To Tony Sly, the label has given fans a chance to hear many different interpretations of Sly’s work by many of his close friends and contemporaries. It’s a great cause and a way for fans to remember some of the great songs Sly wrote through his years as frontman for No Use For a Name.

To help spread the word of  the release, Strung Out’s rather magnificent cover of No Use For A Name’s “Soulmate” is now online for you hear.

Has anything ever sounded so glorious?

No one does melodic urgency as good as Strung Out and with “Soulmate” being right up their (velvet) alley, this cover is a perfect amalgamation of the great qualities that both bands possess/possessed.

A Tribute To Tony Sly is available starting today via Fat Wreck and proceeds from the release will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.

If you were ever a fan of No Use For a Name, buy the record as the digital download is only $10.

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Listen: Convaire – “Talk In Technicolour”

Sydney electro foursome Convaire recently released their new single “Talk In Technicolour”, and it’s a sound that oozes disco smooth. Fitting perhaps for the coming summer nights, the single was recorded by Simon Todkill (Kanye West, Mark Ronson) and is the follow up to their debut single “Gate Track”.

Check out the new single below and if you’re so inclined, pick up a copy on iTunes.

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