10 new songs you need to hear this week
[Photos by: Bloods, Wallows/Alexis Jade Gross, Northern Faces/Shervin Lainez]

You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one, concise list. Scroll below and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more!

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  1. Festive People — “Pumice”

Utah psychedelic indie band Festive People released their latest track “Pumice.” Detailing the parallel relationship between love and erupting volcanoes, “Pumice” drips with ’70s disco and driving rock. The single is from the band’s upcoming album In The Black, out Aug. 3.  

  1. Actor Observer — “In Your Ways”

“In Your Ways” is a new, refreshing track in the genre of post-hardcore. With intricate guitar work and a melancholy vocal performance by frontman Greg Marquis, the band deliver a suspenseful bridge only for it soon to erupt into a wave of emotion and relief. “In Your Ways” is from the band’s debut album Pareidolia, available Aug. 24 on No Sleep Records. You can preorder your copy here.

  1. If Not For Me — “First One’s Free”

Perfect for fans of Memphis May Fire and August Burns Red, this doomy metalcore outfit are full of energy and slick basslines. With crisp, clean vocals (and screaming, of course) alongside interesting riffs and an unexpected bridge, “First One’s Free” keeps the listener on their toes. You can pick up If Not For Me’s album Capture The Current, out now, here.

  1. You Vs Yesterday — “My Mistake”

Featuring Will Pugh, the frontman of Cartel, You Vs Yesterday’s newest track exemplifies the band’s melodic vocal composition that can be compared to that of Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. The track was also produced by Pugh.

  1. Wallows — “Uncomfortable”

Teaming up with Levi’s, Wallows released a new rendition of their song “Uncomfortable.” Originally packed with electric guitar and a sound reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys, Wallows’ acoustic take on “Uncomfortable” gives the band an authentic glow. You can watch the original version of “Uncomfortable” here, and you can pick up a copy of Wallows’ latest EP Spring here.

  1. Bloods — “Feelings”

From their forthcoming EP Feelings, Blood’s title track is a fun, upbeat fuzzy bop, perfect for the last few days of summer. “Feelings” features foot-tapping guitar riffs and riot grrrl punk vocals that are completely irresistible. Feelings will be out on Share It Music Aug. 17. You can preorder your copy here.

  1. JEFF The Brotherhood — “Parachute”

JEFF The Brotherhood are expanding their horizons. Will soft lulls and hollow guitar riffs, JEFF are trading their signature loud, fuzzy garage-rock bangers for something dreamy and sweet. Nestled in a blanket of synth and horns, “Parachute” is reflective of a clear new direction for the band. “Parachute” is from the band’s forthcoming album Magick Songs. You can preorder the album here.

  1. Northern Faces — “Firecracker”

From Northern Faces’ upcoming sophomore album Fingers Crossed, the indie-rock band just dropped their latest single “Firecracker.” “When you begin to doubt your own direction, it’s easy to assume others around you are doubting you, too,” vocalist Bryan Shortell says of the track. “‘Firecracker’ is about feeling that pressure, anxiety and paranoia. It’s sort of a strange feeling thinking ‘the whole world is against me…including me.’” You can preorder Fingers Crossed, out Aug. 24, here.

  1. Color Killer — “Down With Winter”

The youngest band ever to play Warped Tour just released their debut album Generation Z. Still in elementary school, Color Killer are a punk-rock band who take influence from bands such as Green Day, blink-182 and the Descendents. See? Punk isn’t dead. It’s just really, really young. You can pick up Color Killer’s latest album here.  

  1. Lonewolf — “Faint”

Cleveland nü-metal band Lonewolf covered the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on the anniversary of his death this week. Watch the tribute above. If you or a loved one are experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK(8255).