Tag Archives: Exploding in Sound Records

Stream Water From Your Eyes’ ‘All A Dance’ for Free

Brooklyn-via-Chicago duo Water From Your Eyes have shared a free stream of the title track from their album All A Dance, out on January 19 via Exploding in Sound Records.

This follows the release of ‘We’re Set-up’ from the album;

This is the follow-up to their Long Days, No Dreams. Nate Amos and Rachel Brown formed Water From Your Eyes in 2016.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Dirty Dishes’ ‘Lackluster’

The Bradford Krieger-directed video for NYC’s Dirty Dishes‘ ‘Lackluster’ features shots of the band’s singer Jenny Tuite interspersed with a collage of colorful images.

The track can be found on the band’s debut album Guilty, out now on Exploding in Sound Records. The band split the recording of the album between LA and Boston. Producer Chris Thompson recorded Guilty in his garage.

Catch Dirty Dishes on the following dates;

08/26 – Columbus, OH @ 934 Gallery
08/27 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
08/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA  @ Kung Fu Necktie
08/31 – Washington, DC @ Dew Drop Inn
09/01 – Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel Arts Collective
09/02 – Boston, MA
09/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale w/ Haybaby, Soft Fangs & Human People


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Stove’s ‘Stupidest’

Vegetables take their revenge in the video for Stove‘s ‘Stupidest’, the latest single from their debut album Is Stupider, out now on Exploding in Sound Records.

The album was written and performed in its entirety by Stove Van Borden, aka Steve Hartlett. He tool the songs that he had written for his previous band Ovlov‘s sophomore album into a new vision with a rotating cast of musicians. He recorded the tracks by himself over the course of three days, concluding on 4/20.

Stream Big Ups Before a Million Universes for Free

Big Ups have shared a free stream of their sophomore album Before a Million Universes ahead of its March 4 release date on Exploding in Sound Records.

They also recently unveiled the video for ‘National Parks’;

The track is a tribute to the sacrifices that frontman Joe Galarraga’s made in raising him.


The band’s four members met studying music technology at NYU, drawing inspiration from everything they saw in NYC, both good and bad.

Catch Big Ups on the following date;

03/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/09 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
03/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Station
03/11 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
03/13 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
03/14 – Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
03/15-19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Oxford, MS @ Cats Purring Dude Ranch
03/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
03/29 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
03/30 – London, UK @ The Lexington
03/31 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
04/01 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
04/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
04/04 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
04/05 – Paris, FR @ Mecanique Ondulatorie
04/06 – Brussels, BE @ VK
04/08 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
04/09 – Eindhoven, NL @ Area 51 Skate Park
04/10 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
04/11 – Vienna, AT @ B72
04/12 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
04/13 – Mila, IT @ Ligera
04/14 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
04/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
04/18 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
04/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
04/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ OT301

Stream Two Inch Astronaut’s ‘Personal Life’ for Free

Two Inch Astronaut have shared a free stream of the title track from their forthcoming third album Personal Life, out on February 5 on Exploding in Sound Records.

The band also shared a free stream of ‘Good Behavior’;

The new release finds the band mixing in pop ballads with their jagged hardcore. Two Inch Astronaut have been around in one configuration or another since 2009 but the band had its beginnings in the early 2000’s as a guitar and cello(!) duo before settling on their current incarnation.

1. Good Behavior
2. Sexual Prince of the Universe
3. At Risk Student
4. Submission
5. A Happy Song
6. Personal Life
7. Topper Shutt
8. Andy’s Progress Report
9. Good Companion
10. Woodstock ’99

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Swings’ ‘Tiles’

Washington, DC’s Swings have shared the Maggie Menditto-directed video for ‘Tiles’ from sophomore album Sugarwater, out now on Exploding in Sound Records.

It’s also available on cassette via Como Tapes.

Singer and guitarist Jamie Finucane and percussionist Dan Howard first met via middle school baseball and bassist Zach Lewton joined the fold.

Sugarwater is the follow-up to their debut album Detergent Hymns.

Stream Gnarwhal’s ‘Anal Riffage’ for Free

Nashville, Tennessee’s Gnarwhal have shared a free stream of ‘Anal Riffage’ from their forthcoming album Shinerboy, out on June 23 on vinyl via Flannel Gurl Records and on cassette via Exploding in Sound Records.

Stream Pile’s New Single For Free

Image courtesy of the Brixton Agency

After making a name for themselves in the Boston underground with their 2012 debut Dripping, Pile have shared a free stream of their upcoming single featuring ‘Special Snowflakes’ and ‘Mama’s Lipstick’ via their Bandcamp.

The single will be released on March 11 via Exploding in Sound Records. The band recorded the two tracks with production duo Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick (Fat History Month, Speedy Ortiz, Ugh God) at Philadelphia’s The Sex Dungeon, the same studio where they recorded Dripping.

According to guitarist/vocalist Rick Maguire, the complex yet meticulous track is about, “the trouble with putting any stock in the opinions of strangers.”

‘Special Snowflakes’ has become a staple of Pile‘s chaotic live set in recent months. Speaking of which, the band has live dates coming up;

02/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen w/ Roomrunner & Multicult
03/06 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/07 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03/08 – New Orleans, LA @ The Saturn Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/10 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair III
03/12 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/13 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/14 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/15 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/16 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
03/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz
03/20 – Iowa City, IA
03/21 – Omaha, NE
03/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fuck Mtn.
03/23 – Marquette MI
03/24 – Chicago IL
03/25 – Pittsburgh PA
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Swearin’ & Gunk
03/30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Disco Doom, Ovlov, LVL UP & Krill

Stream Kal Marks ‘Life Is Murder’ For Free

Boston trio Kal Marks have shared a free stream of the title track from their sophomore full-length record Life is Murder ahead of its September 17 release date on Sophomore LoungeMidnight Werewolf, and Exploding In Sound Records.

Stream Porches’ ‘Headsgiving’ For Free

Image by Heather Craig

Brooklyn quintet Porches has released a free stream of the track ‘Headsgiving’ from their forthcoming album Slow Dance in the Cosmos, out on August 27 on Exploding In Sound Records.

Porches is the latest project from prolific singer Aaron Maine, this is his eighth album in six years. Porches had its genesis after Maine returned from a four week tour with Ramona Cordova and he discovered a Casio CA-110 keyboard and started recording songs onto a four-track, something he found to be a refreshing departure from his previous projects.

Porches quickly become his priority and Porches released three EPs in 2011 and a 15-minute tape in 2012. Since then, the band has become a fixture on the NYC scene.

Check out the trailer for a documentary about Porches tour (Now seeking funding on Kickstarter!) as well.