TBP Listens: Shorebreak - Fall

Shorebreak is a pop punk band from my home town of East Islip, New York.  I've known most of the guys for close to eight years and have had a front row seat to the evolution of their sound.  Last month we saw the band release the first single off of their new EP, Misdirection.  I think it's safe to say that I'm not the only one who was caught off guard with this track.  Shorebreak comes right out of the gate with a killer catchy pop punk track in the vein of State Champs, Stickup Kid, and The Story So Far.  A pretty sizable change in sound from their last EP, Displacement, which drew comparisons to early 2000s pop punk, as well as, current bands like Such Gold. 

I was lucky enough to get an early listen of Misdirection and I can promise you it will not disappoint.  While we wait for Friday's official release, we have another single off the EP titled Fall for you to check out.  Check out the video below and click the link below for a free download.  Be sure to let us know what you think and be sure to pick up Misdirection for free this Friday, December 18th via their Bandcamp.  The release show for Misdirection will be on February 5th at Amityville Music Hall and more info can be found here.


TBP Listens: Vol IV - ABSCXND3NCE Guest Mix

I met Dan years ago through the local hardcore scene.Over time we've always enjoyed our side conversations that typically revolved electronic and ambient music.About a year ago he started releasing some music under the name ABSCXND3NCE.Over the past few months his sound has evolved dramatically and I could tell our tastes were heading in similar directions.It seemed like a logical decision to reach out to Dan and see if he'd want to contribute to the TBP Listens Series.Within two hours of reaching out I had a fully functional WAV file sitting in my email ready to be posted.Be sure to check the mix below, followed by one of his most recent singles, "Beneath."

T R A C K    L I S T I N G :
balam acab - motion
sun glitters - tell me, why you
burial - shell of light (shlohmo rmx)
chrome sparks - losing u
bonobo - eyesdown (machinedrum)
holy other - touch
lil sad - saw u leave
caribou - can't do without you (extended)


TBP Listens: Volume One

Music plays a huge part in the creative aspect of my everyday life.  Every single visual you see come through this brand or my freelance work, is inspired by sound in one way or another.  TBP Listens will be a rolling series of mixes and artist features posted exclusively on the TBP blog and Soundcloud.  This first entry in the series is a fifty-seven minute mix of what I've been jamming lately, all blended together in one clean downloadable file.  This mix hits all aspects of the ambient, electronic, rock and hip hop music that's been in my ears the past few weeks.  Throughout the hour long audio adventure you'll hear tracks from everyone from Basement to Raider Klan and Allan Kingdom to Whirr.

So sit back for an hour, sip on some cold brew, and get some shit done.  Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think / who you'd like to hear in the next mix!

Thanks for listening,
Charles Mertens
The Beaten Path Distribution