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The Meltdown 3.121


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.121

This week I have a Halloween themed show featuring music from Swarm of Bats, Celebrity, Sparta, Stavesacre, and more.

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The Meltdown 3.120


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.120

This week I have music from The Emo Diaries. That’s right, a whole show dedicated to Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries compilation series

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The Meltdown 3.118


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.118

This week I have new music from Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease, Cursive, Pohgoh, mewithoutYou, Thrice, and more.

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The Meltdown 3.102


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.102

This week I have music from Pop Unknown, Rival Schools, mewithoutYou, Copeland, and more.

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The Get Up Kids Announce Kicker


The Get Up Kids recently announced that they were signing to Polyvinyl Records. Today they followed up that announcement with the introduction of Kicker, their new ep out June 8th. You can pre-order that record on vinyl or cd at https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/product/kicker. The band also released the first single from that ep called Maybe. You can listen to the track below.

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The Meltdown 3.97


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.97

This week I have music from Lovedrug, Poor Old Lu, Sense Field, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and more.

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Favorite EP’s/7″‘s from 2017


There was a TON of great music in 2017. I personally listened to 168 new release this year. And I had 70 records competing for my Top 30 favorite albums. So this year, for the first time, I have a separate list just for EP’s and 7″ records.

Honorable Mentions:
Petal – Comfort
Strengthen What Remains – 2017 Promo
Teen Divorce – Almost Heaven
Zao – Pyrrhic Victory
Household/Infinite Me – Split

15. Colder Planets – Sad Nature

Sad Nature is 3 songs of Rainer Maria inspired twinkly slow jams. https://colderplanets.bandcamp.com/album/sad-nature

14. The East – Lipstick & Moonshine

The two songs from Italian emo outfit The East are soaring anthems that excite me for more music from the group. https://bethshalomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lipstick-moonshine

13. Blind Lion – Spring

Spring was the third ep from Blind Lion in their seasons series (Bummed we never got the Summer ep) and it was easily the best of the series. https://blindlion.bandcamp.com/

12. No Vacation – Intermission

California surf rock meets dream pop. https://novacationgrrl.bandcamp.com/album/intermission

11. Madison Minor – The Not So Evil Robot

The second of three ep’s released by Australia’s Madison Minor is full of upbeat, 2000’s style emocore. RIYL Hawthorne Heights https://boyonastringmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-not-so-evil-robot-ep

10. Lightcliffe – Mistakes I Seem to Make

London’s Lightcliffe released 2 songs earlier this year that remind of American Football, if American Football was a straight forward rock band. https://lightcliffe.bandcamp.com/

9. Hands – New Heaven/New Earth

It’s nice to see Shane Ochsner go a little heavier this time around. And it’s nice to have another Hand’s 7″.

8. Expert Timing – Selective Hearing

Expert Timing falls somewhere between power pop and emo. The songs are hook driven pop gems! https://experttiming.bandcamp.com/album/selective-hearing

7. Dear Seattle – Dear Seattle

Hook driven rock that sounds like Nirvana inspired emo. https://dearseattle.bandcamp.com/

6. Better Than Mending – Treatments

One of two ep’s released by UK post hardcore band Better Than Mending. This is the more melodic of the two records. Both are worth your time! https://betterthanmending.bandcamp.com/album/treatments

5. For Everest/Carb On Carb – Split

For Everest follows up last year’s brilliant We Are At Home In The Body with two fantastic songs on this split. They teamed up with New Zealand’s Carb on Carb. https://foreverest.bandcamp.com/


4. Citysick – Thanks For Trying


Thanks For Trying came out in January and remained one of my favorite ep’s throughout the year. https://citysickca.bandcamp.com/album/thanks-for-trying

3. Old State – Weight

Old State is carrying the torch of bands like Thursday and Thrice. Beautiful quiet, introspective moments that explode into full-throated screaming emotion. https://oldstate.bandcamp.com/

2. Glacier Veins – Dreamspace

Glacier Veins was my love at first listen band last year. An artist not to miss. They had to albums on my favorite releases list. This year they signed with Common Ground Records and released a fantastic ep called Dreamspace. This band has yet to disappoint me. https://commongroundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dreamspace


1. Baggage – The Good That Never Comes


A band from Michigan writing about how Flint has been left for dead and donating all the proceeds of that album to get clean water to citizens in Flint. Oh, and the songs will blow you away. Baggage just opened for Jimmy Eat World! This ep is incredible and blew me away instantly. https://baggageband.bandcamp.com/

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