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Interview: Veara on member changes, touring, and next album

If you're in tune with Veara on its social media pages, you would've noticed that the band is back at full speed with big plans for the future, having already started working on its third album. Following the release of its sophomore LP, Growing Up Is Killing Me, on Epitaph Records and some brief downtime, Veara is undergoing a revamp of sorts. The band's lead vocalist […]

Exclusive: Wickerwolves - "Snake" Single Stream

For years, the Midwest has been renowned for its talented emo acts, with bands actively aspiring to create something similar in today's scene. Embracing the '80s post-hardcore-driven sound, Indiana's Wickerwolves (featuring Grey Gordon) is gearing up to release a split with Fossil Youth on September 16th through Take This To Heart Records. Today, we're premiering […]

Exclusive: Landscapes & Skylines - "Departure" EP Stream

If you can picture a sonic blend of Balance And Composure and Touché Amoré, the result may be similar to Landscapes And Skylines' upcoming EP. Produced by Kennedy Studios in Boston, MA, Departure marks the NYC quintet's first official EP, landing them where they want to be. The effort will be released on Tuesday as a free download through the recently […]

Exclusive: Cross Check - "You're Killing Me Smalls" Single Stream

Today, we're premiering a new single, titled "You're Killing Me Smalls", from Upstate New York's up-and-comers in Cross Check (formerly known as Inflicted). You might find yourself reminiscing of early-2000s pop punk bands, to the tune of Autopilot Off and Sugarcult. The song is also available for download on Bandcamp.

Exclusive: Guts - "House Of Cards" Single Stream

Following a brief break, Guts recently announced the release of its second EP, titled Matches Malone, on Don't Leave California Records. To celebrate the occasion, we're premiering a new single called "House Of Cards", where the band continues to output material influenced by '90s seminal pop punk acts, to the tune of MxPx, with a modern spin. If you […]

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More Than Sound Collective (formerly xEasycorex.net) was founded in 2008 as a community to share music downloads from bands all over the world, with fans of the pop punk/hardcore genres. Over time, our team and objectives have grown and evolved, leading us to new ways of supporting the music we love. Though we maintain our focus on exposing talented local bands, we also provide you with the latest news, reviews, and everything else in between from an extensive list of bands, including some of the scene's more influential acts.

Staff

Mario Parra

Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Position: Manager, Editor, Web Designer
Favorite Bands: blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, Latin For Truth, Lost Years, Half Hearted Hero, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Living With Lions, Light Years, All Heart, Act As One, Worthwhile, In Her Own Words, For The Win, Neck Deep, Class Picture, Such Gold, Senses Fail, The Ghost Inside, Vanna, Trapped Under Ice, Expire, Backtrack, Incendiary, Paint It Black, H2O, Gorilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds, Say Anything
Education: Bachelor of IT at Flinders University
Contact: Email, Twitter
• Interviews by Mario
• Reviews by Mario

Alissa Reynolds

Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Position: Photographer/Videographer
Favorite Bands: Bon Iver, Title Fight, Third Eye Blind, Joyce Manor, Wavves, The Replacements, Basement, Daylight, Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Grips, Lemuria, Copeland, Brand New, Operation Ivy
Education: Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Contact: Website, Facebook, Twitter
• Galleries by Alissa
• Videos by Alissa

Christopher McPartlin

Location: Ballston Spa, NY, USA
Position: Photographer
Favorite Bands: Transit, blink-182, The Menzingers, The Ghost Inside, The Front Bottoms, The Story So Far, Fireworks, The Almost, Stick To Your Guns, Such Gold, Citizen, Vanna, August Burns Red, The Wonder Years, Balance And Composure, Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves, The Gaslight Anthem, Koji, Into It. Over It.
Education: AAS in Media Arts & Communications at SUNY Adirondack
Contact: Website, Facebook, Twitter
• Galleries by Christopher

Larry Wentworth

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Position: Photographer
Favorite Bands: The Ghost Inside, Vanna, Parkway Drive, Northlane, Turnover, Basement, blink-182, Lions Lions, The Acacia Strain, Transit, The Wonder Years, The Chariot, Balance And Composure, Bring Me The Horizon, Defeater, Enter Shikari, Every Time I Die, The Devil Wears Prada, American Nightmare, Memphis May Fire, Rotting Out, Such Gold, Meshuggah
Education: Photography at Bridgewater State University
Contact: Website, Facebook, Twitter
• Galleries by Larry

Donzor

Location: Garden Grove, CA, USA
Position: Photographer/Videographer
Favorite Bands: More Than Life, Life Long Tragedy, Lydia, The Carrier, Minus The Bear, Dead Swans, Landscapes, Basement, Killing The Dream, Converge, Ceremony, Soul Control, Verse, Miles Away
Education: Graphic Design at Cypress College
Contact: Website, Facebook, Twitter
• Galleries by Donzor

Aaron Akeredolu

Location: London, England, UK
Position: Writer
Favorite Bands: Fireworks, The Starting Line, Bangarang!, Saves The Day, Bad Brains, The Movielife, Circle Jerks, Comeback Kid, Crime In Stereo, Braid, Late Nite Wars, Citizen, The Smiths, With The Punches, This Time Next Year
Education: English Literature at University Of Northampton
Contact: Facebook, Twitter
• Reviews by Aaron
• Interviews by Aaron

Ryan McGrath

Location: Forked River, NJ, USA
Position: Writer
Favorite Bands: The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Brand New, Texas Is The Reason, The Menzingers, Title Fight, Joy Division, Lifetime, The Front Bottoms, Basement, Sunny Day Real Estate, Pedro The Lion, The Cure, Jawbreaker, Descendents, I Am The Avalanche, The Gaslight Anthem, Modest Mouse
Education: Journalism at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Contact: Facebook, Twitter
• Reviews by Ryan

Josh Jurss

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Position: Writer
Favorite Bands: Motion City Soundtrack, Into It. Over It., Dikembe, No Use For A Name, Modern Baseball, Third Eye Blind, Frank Turner, Butch Walker, The Swellers, Dads, Foxy Shazam, Say Anything, Polar Bear Club, The Menzingers, Dillinger 4, August Burns Red, Fireworks, The Get Up Kids, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Saves The Day, Fall Out Boy, Lucero, Basement
Education: Music Production at McNally Smith College of Music
Contact: Twitter
• Reviews by Josh

Bernardo Vela

Location: Edinburg, TX, USA
Position: Web Sorcerer
Favorite Bands: Brand New, Bloc Party, Streetlight Manifesto, Catch 22, The Wonder Years, Four Year Strong, In Her Own Words, With The Punches, Underoath, Protest The Hero, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Dance Gavin Dance, Glass Cloud, Hands Like Houses, A Loss For Words, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, NOFX, RX Bandits
Contact: Twitter

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