Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Release Tuesday : September 18th

As most of you know, new albums are generally released on (surprise!) Tuesday. I just wanted to take a break from homework to suggest a few albums that came out today.

The first being From The Screen To Your Stereo: Part 2 by New Found Glory.

This is a full-length follow up to the first From The Screen To Your Stereo EP that came out in 2000. On it, you'll find 11 covers of songs off of some of the more recent movies to come out, as well as some classics. Standout tracks are "The King Of Wishful Thinking" from Dirty Dancing, "Kiss Me" from She's All That, and "Love Fool" from Romeo + Juliet. The things that standout most on this album of covers is the list of guest vocalists. Adam Lazarra from Taking Back Sunday, Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional, Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy and many many more. Even Lisa Loeb contributes guest vocals to a cover NFG did of her song, "Stay". All in all a very fun cd.

Below is the video for their first single, Kiss Me:

Next is the new album by Motion City Soundtrack, Even If It Kills Me

If you've never listened to Motion City Soundtrack, there is no better time than now to start. They are an extremely fun, witty, nerdy kind of pop-rock band. They have one of the most energetic live shows I've ever seen, and their music always leaves a smile on my face.

Below is a video of their first single off this release, Broken Heart:

And last, but certainly not least is Rise or Die Trying by Four Year Strong

The thing I really love about Four Year Strong as while their music is heavily influenced by pop-punk bands that have been there and done that, they find a way to keep it fresh. The dueling vocals have been done a million times, but that doesn't mean that they don't do it well. The fact that a lot of their songs have a bunch of hardcore breakdowns and amazing drum fills keep their music refreshing to me. I guarantee if you give it a chance, you'll be screaming the words in your car when you drive around.

What is this 2002? Three bands in a row that could easily fall under the pop-punk category? You're damn right. I will always hold a special place for the music that I grew up with and honestly if it wasn't for this type of music, I'd probably still be listening to Limp Bizkit.

Check out the video below of a song off their new album called Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die:

As always, thanks for taking the time to check this thing out and since MTV.com is streaming the new Foo Fighter'a album, I'll be posting a review for it in the next couple of days.

NFG on Myspace
Motion City Soundtrack on Myspace
Four Year Strong on Myspace

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