Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks


Five great tracks to get you through this week.

Signs – Captives

This right here is what really good post-hardcore sounds like. This band takes the best parts of the 2000s post-hardcore explosion and adds their own modern spin on it to perfection. This guy has a brilliant voice, so unique and powerful, and his lyrics hit hard: “There’s so much time left / But time scares me the most / Counting down the days until / I am not alone.” If you’re a fan of Picturesque, The Plot In You, or old Emarosa, this is for you.

Genre: Post-Hardcore


Nitroglycerin – CrazyEightyEight

Jarrod & Friends continue to impress me. I never expected them to be as good as they are, and this song is no exception. Driving, pounding and unrelenting, Nitroglycerin picks up where their previous EP left off. This song hits really hard, featuring clear influences from Underoath but not being redundant of them. Lauren’s vocals are incredible, she is a phenomenal vocalist and could skyrocket to the front of the genre if this band becomes a full-time gig. Keep doing your thing Jarrod.

Genre: Post-Hardcore


Kill All My Friends – Void of Vision

This song hits so hard and features the best of what metalcore can be. These guys have such incredible energy as clearly shown in this music video, and they write such catchy, heavy instrumentals. The breakdowns are phenomenal and prove that Australia is still at the top of the metalcore game. The final minute is phenomenal, transitioning from a well-executed breakdown into a downtempo one… gah, it’s so well done.

Genre: Metalcore


Take It Easy – Kytes

Really catchy, relaxed tune. Shame it came out in December instead of summertime, but it’s a great song nonetheless. This song vibes hard, with tropical sounds mixed with electro influences and vocoder stylings. Though it comes off as a little sloppy in moments, overall its a very enjoyable song that takes heavily from the tropical house influence while still being original.

Genre: Electro Indie Rock


April in Houston – SWMRS

Swmrs are the new band on the FBR block, and they’re poised to follow in the footsteps of Twenty One Pilots. Blending a mix of 2000s pop-rock (think Third Eye Blind) and modern alternative rock (Cage the Elephant), Swmrs have a fresh sound that feels like a revelation the music world that’s been so badly needed for so long. This song is incredibly catchy and has such a creative driving force behind it that I often find myself coming back to it.

Genre: Pop-Punk/Alternative Rock


Thanks for checking out another post about incredible new music. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you like, as long as you support it.

If you wanna hear more, here’s a Spotify playlist with all the songs I’ve ever featured. Throw it on shuffle and find something new.