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Tribute by Tribute   FOR FANS OF: CAPSIZE, GIDEON, AND BALANCE & COMPOSURE   Tribute is a melodic/post-hardcore band from Poughkeepsie, New York. Gaining their influences from bands like Balance & Composure and Linkin Park, Tribute breathes a breath of fresh air into their local scene. The band found a place in their scene quickly; lineup changes, new releases, and even a short hiatus didn’t stop Tribute from becoming a   Read More ...

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Rating: 9/10   DEARIST is an rock band out of Wolverhampton, UK. I caught wind of them from a little band called Kyoto Drive which I became of fan of when they were around. I followed them through the split/hiatus and one day an email landed in my inbox from vocalist Adam Binder, introducing me to his new project Dearist. They had a couple of tracks posted in late 2013   Read More ...

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For a Few Seconds, Came Harmony by TOY MOUNTAINS Rating: 9/10   For Fans Of: letlive, Arcane Roots, Touche Amore   Endlessly trawling Facebook rarely turns up anything than a couple Vines, an indirect status or two and a Buzzfeed article. In summary, nothing of particular interest. But once every so often, you’ll find something golden. Cue stumbling across Toy Mountains and me being dragged out a daydream to take   Read More ...

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  ALTERNATIVE POST-ROCKERS WAYPOINT TO RELEASE NEW EP, ‘CREATURE OF HABIT,’ ON NOVEMBER 18TH   Alternative Post-Rock band Waypoint has announced plans to release a new EP titledCreature of Habit on November 18th via Seattle based independent label Spartan Records. The band has also launched a pre-order for a limited edition 10” vinyl edition of the record today, which is available now at http://spr.tn/creatureofhabit.   Hailing from the Jackson, MS, Waypoint is a four-piece band made up of   Read More ...

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  Daisyhead, made up of Zach Chiarizzio (bass/vocals), Michael Roe (vocals/guitar), Curtis Durard (guitar) and Chad Burroughs (drums), formed in 2012 and has quickly become one of the most promising new bands in the emo/alternative rock revival scene. The band’s sound takes listeners back to the heyday of the 90’s post-hardcore/alternative rock and early 2000’s era of Revelation Records while injecting their own unique edge and style. Following the recent   Read More ...

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Review: 9/10   WOLVES AND MACHINES is an alt-rock band from Saginaw Michigan. Their new album “Since Before Out Time” was released on March 14th 2014 and is the band’s (technically) fourth release.   The songwriting, the melodies, the ups-and-downs, and all the little things in between make this an absolutely great alt-rock album. Not too heavy, not too light, high quality and brilliantly executed on all fronts. Let me   Read More ...

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Click the image to proceed to the next. Photos by Scott Ruggles – AmpKicker.com   This was an amazing show and I was so excited to cover it. I was trying hard to focus on taking photos and being in the front of the stage rocking out. Balance was amazing, and Manchester Orchestra was incredible as to be expected. Both bands bring so much raw energy to the live shows   Read More ...

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  Off of their album Year Of The Snake released March 4th 2014.   Year of the Snake is Silver Snakes‘ first full-length in nearly three years, following 2011’s Pictures of a Floating World (as well as 2012’s Old Light single and last year’s split EP with Souvenirs and Sundance teaser). Their sophomore effort builds on the promise of those releases, delivering a heavy, uncompromising, metallic post-hardcore/alternative hybrid experimentally touching   Read More ...

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Founded in 2008,  Waterbodies is an alternative rock trio from St. Catharines, Ontario. Their latest album The Evil We Know is the band’s fourth release of pure indie-rock brilliance.   Here’s the video for “Borgata” from the album The Evil We Know True to Waterbodies DIY nature, the video for “Borgata” was created entirely by the members of the band, as was their first single “How to Burn Bridges”. The   Read More ...

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Mansions has been on heavy rotation recently here at AmpKicker. They’re an amazing trio out of Seattle with the polished Indie-Rock sound.   For Fans Of: Balance and Composure, Manchester Orchestra, Weezer.     Order HERE: http://bit.ly/zd4HXu iTunes: http://bit.ly/GBj4P7    

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  The independent scene continues to flourish exponentially as technology improves and record labels become obsolete. 2013 showcased the dedication and passion that still exists for bands to continue to make music regardless of record contracts or fame and money. These guys do it for the music, and spreading the music within themselves to all those that are willing to hear.   Here are my pick for those who carried   Read More ...

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