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Exclusive: Life On The Sideline - "Honesty Is A Dying Breed" Single Stream

Hailing from Granby, CT, Life On The Sideline is a pop punk band at heart, but not strictly. Gathering influences from across the board, the band's new dynamic sound is comparable to Misser and The Early November. Below, you'll find the upcoming album's title track, "Honesty Is A Dying Breed", which comes out next Tuesday on Take This To Heart Records. Digital and […]

Exclusive: Such A Mess - "Good Intentions" Single Stream

Southern California's Such A Mess has been a band for almost five years and, even though they haven't been overly active lately, they're back with an exciting release, titled Good Intentions Giving Way. The 9-song album, which was recorded with producers Johnny Liu (Stanley And The Search) and Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, Shai Hulud), will be out on April 29th […]

MTS Collective Presents: North American Sweethearts Tour

We're excited to announce that, next month, our friends in Knockout Kid and Rydell will be playing shows along Canada's eastern seaboard, with Harbour and Banner Year on select dates. Knockout Kid will then continue onto northeastern US, wrapping up in Detroit, MI.

Exclusive: Meridian - "Reformation" EP Download

The modern melodic hardcore scene is consistently flourishing, and every now and then we're exposed to bands that immediately stand out for offering something fresh, yet familiar. Poughkeepsie, NY's Meridian is a prime example, and being recently picked up by Victory Records serves as further evidence. The band is currently writing its new full-length record, […]

Exclusive: Lawskof - "Ohio City Is Killing Me" Music Video

In case you've missed our previous coverage of Lawskof, this should catch your eye (and ears). Sonically, this melodic punk quintet brings '90s punk bands (think Lagwagon and Propaghandi) to mind, with a modern twist. Today, we're premiering the music video for a brand-new single, titled "Ohio City Is Killing Me", which is also up for download on Bandcamp. The band […]

Exclusive: Give And Take Music Video Premiere, Signing Announcement

Give And Take is a growing pop punk band that blends hardcore and emo elements and has the potential to reach the heights of other current acts. Today, we're premiering the quartet's new music video for "No Place Left To Stay", which will appear on the sophomore EP, Noteworthy (whose title also serves as a fitting description), on February 11th via […]

Exclusive: Grandview Upcoming Album Details, "In Good Company" Single Stream

Massachusetts isn't particularly known for its indie/emo scene, but Grandview has the potential to change that. The band's debut full-length, titled Everything Between Paint And A Wall, will be released on December 17th, and it'll quickly appeal to avid listeners of other current emo revival artists, such as Citizen. Today, we're premiering the first single, "In Good Company".

Exclusive: CTF - "You Got Your Woody Allen In My Gerard Butler" Video Commentary

Back in April, Count To Four released its debut full-length, Between Two Cities, and today we're shining the spotlight on the band again with a video commentary for "You Got Your Woody Allen In My Gerard Butler". The band is in the process of posting a new video for each song on the album, so keep an eye out for the rest.

Exclusive: Daisyhead - "Sun" Single Stream

Daisyhead, a new emo rock band from Nashville, has been receiving some well-deserved attention as of late. The four-piece has already dropped two outstanding singles, and today we're premiering the third, titled "Sun". The EP's sound, akin to Balance And Composure and Daylight, is sure to please fans that look for something more. Don't forget to pre-order the 7" here […]

Exclusive: Video Interview with Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré

LA post-hardcore quintet Touché Amoré's third LP, Is Survived By, is a magnificent album of the year contender and a standout in the band's discography and across the scene. To support the release, the band recently kicked off their tour with AFI in Minneapolis, MN, where we caught up with frontman Jeremy Bolm and talked about his perspective on the band, his […]

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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: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Position: Manager/Editor/Designer
Favorite Bands: blink-182, New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Latin For Truth, Half Hearted Hero, Such Gold, Living With Lions, All Heart, Act As One, Worthwhile, In Her Own Words, For The Win, Neck Deep, Lost Years, Class Picture, Basement, Say Anything, Senses Fail, Vanna, The Ghost Inside, Expire, Backtrack, Focused Minds, Paint It Black, H2O, Descendents, Gorilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds
Education: Bachelor of Information Technology at Flinders University
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• 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
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• 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
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• 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
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• 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
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• 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
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• 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
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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
Connect: Twitter
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