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ALGB 003

Alt/Punk Vol. 2

Released: March 2014

Featuring tracks taken from the latest releases of; Bad Ideas / Kissing Booth / Dogbreth / Trampoline Team / Hung Up / Evacuate The Fallen / Growing Up A Ghost / My Sleepless Youth / Accidente / Boys / American Haiku

Download via Bandcamp (free) or via Noisetrade (free)

What We're About

A Lonely Ghost Burning's carefully curated compilations aim to serve as a gateway into newly released albums, EPs and demos that have our unreserved backing. There's no filler, no reputations, just great music from records that deserve all the extra exposure they can get.

The Download

Free download from Noisetrade contains all tracks in MP3 format, while the free download from Bandcamp contains all tracks in the format of your choosing. If you like what you hear, show the artists some love, either socially or monetarily. All the links you'll need are below, along with a few words on the record that each track comes from. All tracks appear with explicit permission from the relevant band/artist.

Future Plans?

All being well, our next volume of beautiful songwriting types will be appearing before the end of April, with the next alt-punk offering pencilled in for May. Follow us at the usual places for updates.

1.) So Wrong

Bad Ideas

Bad Ideas

Self Released (March 2014)

Idiosyncratic mix of punk-rock theatrics and breezy power-pop which I portend has a greater than ninety-five-percent chance of instigating repeat listening. As a stand-alone track, So Wrong ups that chance to nigh on a-hundred-percent. (Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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2.) Resilience

Kissing Booth

Kissing Booth

Midnight Funeral Music (December 2013)

Just as adept at writing slow, hopeful musings as they are a good melody, dual-fronted Melbourne quartet Kissing Booth have put together a masterfully restrained record that perfectly utilises the talents of both vocalists. Be forewarned however, the lightly gravelled tones of Grace Lawry are more than likely to make your heart skip a beat. (Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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3.) Too Much Too Fast


Sentimental Health

Lost Sound Tapes / Plan-It-X Records (Nov 2013)

An oddly kindred spirit of an album, the introverted and understated Sentimental Health is bright, cheerfully naive and of an endearing, affable disposition. More bands like this please.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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4.) I'm So Popular

Trampoline Team

Velveteen Dream

Pelican Pow Wow Records (February 2014)

Velveteen Dream strikes me as a record on the verge of being acceptable to play in a diner. I mean, it’d probably piss off the majority of the clientèle, but there’s a fun, carefree attitude to its speedy, surf-enthused garage-rock that seems fitting of a place where the staff should be serving on roller-skates. Huge potential.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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5.) A Minds Way Away

Hung Up

A Minds Way Away

Save Your Generation Records (December 2013)

The super catchy debut from Michigan quartet Hung Up legitimately ticks all the necessary pop-punk boxes while adding some sparing but well-timed shouts and a believable, not unwelcome touch of vocal and lyrical spite.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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6.) Touch The Sky

Evacuate The Fallen

The Coast, The Sea

Self Released (March 2014)

Combining the melodic nous of Tonight Alive, the slightly heavier intentions of To Paint The Sky and some well integrated electro elements, The Coast, The Sea provides a clear demonstration of Evacuate The Fallen’s crossover potential. A possible breakout band of 2014.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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7.) Know Better

Growing Up A Ghost

Do Something

Self Released (February 2014)

Rocking some expertly cool and accessible mathy melodies, the debut EP from Cincinnati trio Growing Up A Ghost dazzles with modesty; a musically tight and impressively assured accompaniment for a sunny day.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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8.) Colors

My Sleepless Youth

New Streets, To Come Back Home

Self Released (November 2013)

Debut record from Italian post-hardcore quintet combines a super distinctive tone to the clean vocals, a clear commitment to the shouty parts and an ear for a melody. It’d likely be considered lazy of me to say that it’s a must for fans of Alexisonfire and From Autum To Ashes, but…(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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9.) Rejas de color


Amistad y Rebelión

Self Released (January 2014)

Mainly sung in Spanish and thus serving as hugely compelling proof of the power of superior melodies, the fast-paced sophomore effort from Madrid punk-rockers Accidente is liable to have you singing along, even if, like myself, you are an ignorant Englishman with no notable foreign language skills. Really high quality stuff.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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10.) Sundae Skool



Bloated Kat Records (November 2013)

Attitude-laden, terrifically melodic and high-tempo first recordings from Cincinnati’s Boys, which, accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders and a middle-finger salute, provide the perfect response to life's annoyances.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

11.) Shakey Ground

American Haiku


Little League Records (November 2013)

The latest from Denver natives American Haiku is the kind of record many of us probably wish we could pull off; an uninhibited expression of emotion that can gently capture the intimacy of a moment before letting loose on an obstinate train of thought without so much as a hint of whiny self-importance.(Jamie Downes // 17/03/14)

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