Weird Wednesdays: 7/16/14


Now, we know this may feel a bit odd but let’s try something new. It’s Wednesday and if you don’t know by now, today is the day we toss some new material your way that may not cross your ears otherwise. Before we begin, we must let you know: THERE ARE NO BREAKDOWNS IN TODAY’S MUSIC. But hey, we still think you might like these songs anyways.

After listening to today’s batch of tunes, tweet us at @thenoise and let us know which songs you enjoyed the most. We may be able to pass it on to the band themselves. We have connections.


Ghost Parade- “Low”

Ghost Parade is a young group of progressive rockers out of the San Francisco area. With an upbeat and emotive sound that reminds us of bands like Thrice and Anberlin, Ghost Parade is definitely an up-and-coming act to watch out for. With a new album set for 2015, you can get a taste of what’s to come by checking out their five-track EP Foundations on Bandcamp. For now, enjoy the lively track “Low.”   

Cloud Nothings- “I’m Not Part of Me”

Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Cloud Nothings is one of the most well-known yet also under-the-radar acts around. Earning well-deserved love from the likes of Spin, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, Cloud Nothings’ new album Here and Nowhere Else is fantastic. Offering a more punk than pop pop-punk sound, Cloud Nothings is refreshing and something your ears will enjoy for years to come. 

Gnarwolves – “Tongue Surfer”

Besides having one of the coolest names around, Gnarwolves also makes really rad music. Drawing similarities to pop-punk heavyweights The Wonder Years and The Story So Far, this UK crew of skateboarding bandits play a blend of fun, loud and catchy songs that has helped build their reputation here in the U.S. To hear more from Gnarwolves, check out their latest album The Chronicles of Gnarnia.   

From Indian Lakes – “Breaking My Bones”

With the amazing taste of the 2012 release Able Bodies still lingering on tongues of supporters, From Indian Lakes has been causing quite the stir as fans patiently wait for new music. Set to release their Triple Crown Records debut album Absent Sounds in October, fans are chomping at the bits to hear it and we don’t blame them. If Absent Sounds is anything like their 2012 single “Breaking My Bones,” we are all in for a delightful treat. If you like what you hear, the band is currently on tour with RX Bandits and the Deer Hunter. You can check out the tour dates here.   

PUP- “Guilt Trip”

Oh Canada, we thank you for what you have blessed us with in the band PUP. Formally known as Topanga, this Toronto four-piece offers a tough and rugged punk sound that is also well-polished with a splash of pop. It’s noisy and in-your-face but also takes a backseat to allow for fun and appealing sing-a-long choruses. PUP delivers a sound most of us have never heard before, but definitely want more of. For more on PUP, check out their debut self-titled release here.