February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of great tracks released over the past few weeks. Here’s my round-up of the best singles and music videos put out this month!
Knuckle Puck – Indecisive
Chicago pop-punk band Knuckle Puck are returning with a new EP, Calendar Days / Indecisive, on March 17th, and this is one of the titular tracks. The melancholy lyrics and acoustic vibes make it a perfect track to listen to with a mug of hot tea or coffee in this February weather.
All Time Low – Dirty Laundry
I’ll be honest and say that the first two thirds(ish) of this track didn’t inspire me very much, but the guitar solo leading into the final chorus turned Dirty Laundry around for me. I’m looking forward to hearing their upcoming seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, set to be released on June 2nd.
Cover Your Tracks – Striking Matches
Cover Your Tracks is a band formed from the ashes of a number of failed bands, such as Woe, Is Me, Decoder, and Cursed Sails. The result is a great hardcore track with a smattering of electronic breaks and a catchy chorus.
Imagine Dragons – Believer
I’ve been a big fan of Imagine Dragons for a long time, and I really enjoyed their second full length record, Smoke + Mirrors, which came out back in 2014. Believer has me excited for a potential third album on the way.
Taking Back Sunday – Call Come Running
This track is from Taking Back Sunday’s latest record, Tidal Wave, and I featured Death Wolf, another song from that album, back in the September 2016 edition of X incredible tracks. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve heard from this album, so Call Come Running definitely deserved a feature today.
While She Sleeps ft. Oli Sykes – Silence Speaks
To me, While She Sleeps has been an inescapable part of the British metalcore/hardcore scene, so to see them collaborating with Oli Sykes, one of the most recognisable front men in the industry, is a pretty big deal. I’ll be honest and say that I never used to be a big fan of this band, but Silence Speaks has made me reconsider my opinion. I look forward to hearing While She Sleeps’ upcoming third full length album, You Are We.
Pierce The Veil – Floral And Fading
Pierce The Veil’s Misadventures was released last May, and Floral And Fading is the latest single to be released from the record. The video, set in an American 1950s bowling alley, is great fun to watch if only because of bassist Jaime Preciado’s afro.