Our new video for ”There Was A Light (It Went Out)" directed by Erik Rojas premiered earlier today over at BrooklynVegan. Head there to see what they had to say about it (spoiler: it’s good).

This is the 3rd song we’ve released from Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt so far (see also: "Pipe Dreams" via Noisey,"Head Noise" via AVClub) and we’re now less than 2 weeks away from its release!! You can still preorder an LP or CD via No Sleep Recordssuggested if you don’t wanna miss that red & white vinyl w/ black splatter – or come see us at one of a still-growing list of tour dates this summer/fall.


Yo this has a wild amount of notes and that’s tightttt.

hey this is late. but maybe someone hasn’t seen it yet?

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Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.

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*NEW* Death Injection - Cut You Out

Failure #4 is a brand new three song cassette from Boston’s Death Injection titled, Don’t Care. If you liked the demo, these songs are a huge step forward. Raw, uncompromising hardcore punk in the vein of bands like SSD, Deathwish, DYS, ect. Expect this thing to drop in the coming weeks with the Brain Slug 7”.

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Aviator Joins the Family


We are pleased to welcome MA’s own Aviator to the No Sleep family. Look for their new LP later this year.


Make sure you follow the guys on their socials to stay updated on all things Aviator. InstagramTwitter / Tumblr / Facebook

Check out one of their music via their Bandcamp here.

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Thanks for all the support, everyone!
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Harold’s Hooligans(of the week):

Band: Aviator

Song: Denial Is Despondency

From T.J. Copello(vocals):

"This song was written about a close friend who, at the time, was going through a pretty serious identity crisis and depression. Nearly everything described in the song was exactly as I and others observed through the course of a few months before he moved away. I envisioned his apartment, his clothes, his actions, his habits. I envisioned what others had said about him. I told the story in the first person, even though there was no way anyone could ever know what was going on inside his head but him. I did this for a reason. Because to me, it was almost like he was always judging himself as if he were someone else observing his behavior. I wrote what other people thought and felt as a result of his actions, through his eyes. What’s sort of funny about this song was that, at the time I didn’t realize it was sort of foreshadowing the events in my life to come over the next couple years, some I’m still dealing with currently. When I first wrote it, it screamed my friends name, likeness, situation. Now, whenever I play it back, I just see my own."

Download this song and previous material from the band here!

Pick up ‘I’m Not The Lonely One’ on 12” vinyl from out web store!

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This is our quadrant of the upcoming 4-way split between us, Native Wildlife, Glass Lungs and Killing Thing. We recorded it a little over a month ago while we were on tour, pretty much live in studio at the University of Southern Mississippi. Kinda different, but we really like it.

Reblog or you’ll be haunted by a spooky dæmon! We don’t like it either, but we don’t make the rules.

New joint. Also check out this boring video of us playing it live in studio, for all the ~*haters*~ who ~*doubt us*~



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Listen/download: Covers by Aviator

1. Sleepwalk Capsules (At The Drive-In)
2. They Don’t Understand Us At The Academy (Piebald)
3. Entrance Of The Elected (Bear Vs. Shark)
4. Be Here Now (As Tall As Lions)
5. Never As Tired As When I’m Waking Up (LCD Soundsystem)

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'hey, we're bees' is probably the calmest reaction ever to this situation

The gang is more worried about Carlos’ shit puns than being bees


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Aviator - Sleepwalk Capsules (At the Drive-In cover)

Five-piece post hardcore outfit Aviator are scheduled to release a new EP full of covers next Tuesday, January 14. Other songs that are to appear on this EP are the following:

Bear Vs. Shark – “Entrance of the Elected”
As Tall As Lions –…

My band did something fun and not that sad for once. check it out!

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In Defense Of Outrage: A Response



We’re pretty sure that, by now, you’ve heard about the female crowdsurfer who planted an unwanted kiss on vocalist Parker Cannon during The Story So Far’s show in Houston last week. In fact, we know that you’ve heard about it, because an astounding number of you liked, reblogged and shared our news post on the story.

Yesterday, we published a piece from Editor-in-Chief Erik van Rheenen titled In Defense Of Boundaries, which addressed the unspoken contract between band and fan. But working on that piece got us wondering — why is it that this particular story has blown up the way it has? What does the overwhelming interest we’ve seen in this story tell us about our scene?

We don’t think there’s a single answer to that question — it’s the result of many factors. But one of those factors sticks out like a sore thumb. Today, in the next piece in our In Defense Of… series, senior Staff Writer Jesse Richman asks why we’re so outraged… or more pointedly, why are we only getting outraged now?

Related Stories:
In Defense Of Boundaries 
Never Do This At A Show, Ever

by Jesse Richman, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Let me preface this by making one thing clear: Erik van Rheenen is 100 percent right. (So are most of our readers, judging from the feedback to both his In Defense Of Boundaries piece and our original news post on the incident). It’s unequivocally not OK to kiss someone without their consent, whether it’s in a private room or on a stage in front of hundreds of people.

But what is it about this particular incident that has it racking up an astounding 1,600+ likes and reblogs on our site? Why did it generate 800 comments in a thread on AbsolutePunk? Or, to break out of our own bubble for a bit, why did a similar (if more salacious) on-stage assault of rapper Danny Brown earlier this year spawn a thousand thinkpieces?

Why is it that a quick peck on Parker Cannon’s lips generates twice the buzz as a story about New Years Day’s Ash Costello being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a member of Blood On The Dance Floor? Why is it that, when Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts details her own experiences with ingrained sexism in the scene, not only does it barely register a blip on the radar, but inevitably draws the sort of commenters who insist on proving her point via their own cluelessly sexist feedback? And why is it that it never stopseven when you’re Hayley Williams, Queen of the Punk Universe? (Or Florence Welch, or Lady Gaga?)

Why is it that when the drummer for Bellwether is accused of sexual assault, so much of the Internet leaps to his defense, or calls for prudence, as though false rape accusations aren’t astoundingly rare? I’ve never been a teenage girl, but I imagine coming forward as a rape victim doesn’t win you any popularity contests in high school, and takes roughly a metric fuckton of courage.

Why is it that we have no qualms calling Cannon’s assailant a “bitch,” a “fucking slut,” and a “fangirl” (because only female fans do fucked-up things, right?), as if her actions, wrong as they were, give us some kind of free pass to say shit we know is deeply awful?

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