Interview: Rebuilder on debut album, the importance of kickflips, and future plans

We recently made some new friends in Boston's Rebuilder, and we'd like for you to get to know the band and its new album, Rock & Roll In America, a little better. The record is a high-spirited, heartfelt, no-bullshit punk rock effort that will speak to a lot of people. Check it out and our conversation with guitarist/vocalist Craig Stanton below, and if you're interested, grab a […]

Exclusive: Sleep On It - "Dwell" Single Stream

Chicago's Sleep On It is still relatively new to the scene, but the band is already on the verge of dropping its sophomore EP, titled Safe Again, which was recorded with Paul Leavitt (This Time Next Year, Have Mercy). The six-song effort is a talented manifestation of today's pop punk/indie styles, which will hopefully propel the band into the next level. Before it's officially […]

Exclusive: No Tide - "Inverted" Single Stream

Since pairing up with Take This To Heart Records, No Tide has been steadily unveiling new material and demonstrating consistent improvements. Next up, the Lincoln, NB trio will be releasing its new LP, Death Of The Sun, on June 30th, which can be pre-ordered here. Produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Transit, Polar Bear Club), the songs build on the Daydream EP's […]

Exclusive: Firestarter - "Headstones And Old Bones" Single Stream

If Firestarter called it a day, they'd do so knowing that they've crossed off most things that an independent pop punk band would aspire to accomplish, but the Albany, NY quartet still shows no signs of slowing down. On June 23rd, they'll be dropping their fifth release, titled A Life Inconsistent, which was recorded by Jay Maas (Seaway, State Champs, Counterparts) […]

Exclusive: Cross Check - "Better Off" Music Video Premiere

Upstate, NY's Cross Check is returning with its second effort, titled Adversity, on May 5th--and better than ever. It's common for young bands to find success in taking on a sound that's similar to whoever's big at the time, but Cross Check has taken a slightly different path, sounding more like they'd fit in the early 2000s scene. We've got the first taste of the upcoming EP […]


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
• 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


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