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New in the KUCI Punk Library
July 7, 2014
by: Tommy DeSilva

Heart To Heart - Dulce - [Purenoise Records]
Heart To Heart is a 5 piece hardcore/punk band from Pismo Beach, CA. After completing an extensive touring schedule, Heart To Heart decided to finally get back into the studio where they recorded their newest album Dulce. While the band has previously been known for having a raw and hard edged sound, they have now opted for a more dark and polished sound. They now sound like a post-hardcore band more than anything else. Some of the bands who I can compare them to include; Balance And Composure, Being As An Ocean, Troubled Coast, and Citizen. While the work of Dulce may be conflicting from the band’s previous work, it shows how they have matured as a band and how they have developed into better song writers. Tracks to definitely check out on this record include; “AMF,” “Mentirosa,” “Firefly,” and “Yours Truly, You.”

Vanna – Void - [Purenoise Records]
Vanna is 5 piece Post-hardcore band from Boston, MA. Their new album Void is a loud and hard-edged record that makes the listener want to get up and start a pit. Characterized by heavy breakdowns, screaming vocals, and melodic choruses, the sounds heard on this record can compared to those of more melodic hardcore acts such as Comeback Kid, Counterparts, and No Bragging Rights. Some of the songs on this album also have a more post-hardcore feel to them that can be compared to artists such as Being As An Ocean, Balance And Composure, and Troubled Coast. Tracks to definitely to check out on this record include; “Void,” “Toxic Pretender,” “Yüth Decay,” and “Pornocopia.”

The Story So Far – Songs Of – EP - [Purenoise Records]
The Story So Far is a 5 piece Pop Punk band from Walnut Creek, CA. Their new EP Songs Of is an acoustic EP that features 5 songs, including 1 new song as well as a cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting In Vain.” On this EP, the band experiments with a new softer sound that can’t be heard in previous recordings of theirs. While it is different from what Story So Far fans would expect, Songs Of is still a good listen can definitely be appreciated.

Rescuer - Anxiety Answering - [No Sleep Records]
Rescuer is a 4 piece Post-Hardcore band from Tampa, FL. Their new record Anxiety Answering is a pretty solid album that can be labeled as a mix of 90’s emo and present-day hardcore. Characterized by screaming vocals, melodic guitar lines, and emotional lyrics, the sounds heard on this record can be compared to those of many other notable post-hardcore acts such as; Touché Amoré, La Dispute, Pianos Become The Teeth, and The Goodtime Boys. While this band is relatively unknown, I feel that they have the potential to become a prominent force in the hardcore/post-hardcore scene. Tracks to definitely check out on this album include; “White Noise,” “Out Of Focus,” “Relief,” “Canvas,” and “Matrimony.”
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