Exclusive: Lawskof - "Suck It Forever" EP Preview

Most current pop punk bands are pretty light on the punk, and then there's Lawskof. Sporting a sound that's reminiscent of Rufio and A Wilhelm Scream, the band continues to venture into a niche that's noticeably underpopulated right now, with its upcoming EP, Suck It Forever. Today, we're giving you a taste of what's to come with two brand new singles, "Victory […]

Exclusive: Threads - "Fall Apart" Single Stream

Within its fundamental confines, today's melodic hardcore is considerably diverse. Some of the more-traditional styles bring to mind Defeater or Touché Amoré, while others are associated with contemporaries such as Hundredth or Stick To Your Guns -- but Threads manages to fall somewhere in between. A year after its debut EP, the band has signed with Broken Rim […]

Exclusive: Shirts Vs. Skins - "Phantoms" Single Stream

On the heels of releasing its debut LP, Hold Nothing Dear, just over a year ago, Shirts Vs. Skins is already preparing to drop its new 12-song album, titled The Things We Leave Behind, on November 11th. To celebrate the occasion, we're premiering the band's new single, "Phantoms".

Exclusive: The Offseason - "I'll Never Leave" Music Video Premiere

We've got a special Halloween treat for our readers in the form of The Offseason's music video for a new single called "I'll Never Leave". Directed by Erik Rojas and Matt Ciampa, the video sees its protagonist being literally haunted by a Jack Skellington look-alike that… never leaves. Earlier this month, along with the release of the first new single since May […]

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 […]


More Than Sound Collective (formerly 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.


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
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• 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
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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
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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
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, Descendents, 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
Education: AEMT at South Texas College
Contact: Twitter