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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 enjoy what you […]

Exclusive: Mariner - "Fight Or Flight" Single Stream

In case you missed our previous coverage, Mariner is a brand new Californian pop punk band, which formed earlier this year. Following the release of a solid demo EP, we're premiering the band's new single, titled "Fight Or Flight". Make sure to catch them on tour with Give And Take and Safe To Say, and listen to the single below if you enjoy Neck Deep or Knuckle Puck.

Exclusive: Thieves - "Colorchange" Studio Video

We've been friends with Thieves for almost as long as this website has existed, and it's been a privilege to watch the band evolve and work on each release. The band's latest, Colorchange, is a step forward from the previous ambitious release, Achiever. I have a hard time finding similar bands to compare Thieves to, but take that as an incentive to check them out […]

Exclusive: Smalls - "We're Taking It Back" Single Stream, Interview

Right off the bat, Smalls has been making waves across the country's local music scenes, ever since the release of last year's debut release, Expecting The Worst. The band has continued to gain momentum, being picked up by veteran label Negative Progression Records to release a new EP, The Same Mistakes. Today, we're presenting a new single, titled "We're Taking […]

Exclusive: Short Stories - "Here's To Hoping" Music Video

Short Stories is a promising up-and-coming quintet from San Diego that has the potential to join the ranks of the underground scene's established acts, akin to Major League or Knuckle Puck. Mixing gritty, heartfelt vocals with an emo-tinged personality on a solid pop punk foundation, the band's debut EP, When Love Is Lost, shouldn't go unheard. Today, we're excited to […]

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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/Developer
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, Focused Minds, Paint It Black, H2O, Gorilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds, Say Anything
Education: Bachelor of IT at Flinders University
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: 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
Connect: Twitter

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