• "The Apology Tour, featuring Nick Diener from the Swellers, have announced their new album, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, and with the announcement are premiering their new song, “Not That Far.”
    The self-proclaimed sludgy-synthy band’s new album is set to be released Sept. 15, and ahead of its release, we caught up with the band to talk more about what inspired the track, with a peek at what we can expect from the new album.
    Preorders for This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things are available here, and you can stream "Not That Far" below:"

    The LP is limited to 200 copies on Orange vinyl and will be released on September 15 via SYG Recs.

  • The Apology Tour To Release Debut LP (and more) Via Save Your Generation Records

    Save Your Generation Records is excited to announce a partnership with Michigan/Chicago based band, The Apology Tour. The Apology Tour is the newest project to rise from the ashes of Flint, MI's The Swellers. Nick Diener is joined by his best friends and scene vets Mark Michalik (Kid Brother Collective) and Michelle Lukezic (the Conqueror Worm) to round out the sludgy, synth laden rock group.

    The Apology Tour's debut 10 song LP is set to be released on orange vinyl via Save Your Generation Records on September 15, 2017. The band has previously released 2 singles, You Know What You Did and Anneliese. These 2 tracks have been remixed and mastered for the LP release and the LP versions are currently available for PAY WHAT YOU download via Bandcamp as the "2 Songs" EP and will be streaming via all major outlets very soon.

    In addition to the LP, SYG and The Apology Tour will be releasing the "2 Songs" EP on a very limited run of clear square 7" lathe cuts. The 7" will feature artwork from Lukezic with a screen printed B-side.

    Follow Save Your Generation and The Apology Tour on Twitter to keep up with info on both releases!


    The Apology Tour will be joining Direct Hit!, Almost People, braidedveins, The Bigger Empty, Forest Green, Lawnmower, Hidden Hospitals and more at Vehicle City Fest June 16-18 in Flint, MI.
  • We are super excited to be bringing you the first premiere from "Basement Punk", the third solo album from Ryan Allen under the Extra Arms flag.

    After two critically acclaimed albums of hooky and emotional power pop, Ryan Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now!, current co-frontman of Destroy This Place) is releasing his third solo album on Save Your Generation Records this September. The latest under his Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms moniker, "Basement Punk" finds Allen once again doing what he does best, writing tunes that are both wistful and clever, nodding to a certain style of fuzzy jangle-pop that brings to mind 90s faves like the Lemonheads, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub.

    Punktastic is hosting the premiere for "Alex Whiz", and can be heard right HERE! The 11 song power pop gem is set to be released 9/30/2016 and the CD's can be ordered by visiting Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms on Bandcamp

    The CD release show will be happening at The New Way Bar in Ferndale, MI on September 30th. RA&EA will be joined by Fawnn and SYG buddies Lawnmower.

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  • After two critically acclaimed albums of hooky and emotional power pop, Ryan Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now!, current co-frontman of Destroy This Place) is releasing his third solo album on Save Your Generation Records this September. The latest under his Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms moniker, "Basement Punk" finds Allen once again doing what he does best, writing tunes that are both wistful and clever, nodding to a certain style of fuzzy jangle-pop that brings to mind 90s faves like the Lemonheads, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub.

    More information on pre-order and an album stream to come, so for now check out last year's "Heart String Soul", and get ready to get down to "Basement Punk" real, real soon.

    You can find Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms on Facebook and Instagram

    2016 Save Your Generation Records
  • "It’s impossible not to be excited by Michigan four-piece Little American Champ. From the opening moments of the adrenaline inducing ‘Media In, Media Out’, the first track on their long-awaited debut full-length, ‘Vacation Ending’, the band definitively cement themselves as key players in the Midwestern punk scene. The track remains persistently in a heightened state, verging on a crescendo that never materialises. Far from frustrating, it’s testament to their ability to play with emotions. A perfect beginning to a record that mixes honest punk with emo sensibilities, similar to a raw Hotelier." - Ben Tipple, Punktastic
    Lansing, MI punk vets, Little American Champ are releasing their first LP, "Vacation Endind", after a handful of killer EP's. Punktastic premiered the lead track "Media In, Media Out" along with an interview from bassist, Alex Janis.

    Head over to Punktastic to stream the new jam: "Media in, Media Out" from Vacation Ending by Little American Champ

  • Save Your Generation Records and Little Heart Records have teamed up for the release of a new 4 song split 7" from Lansing, MI's Hot Mulligan and Everyone Leaves from Columbus, OH.

    Modern Vinyl is premiering one track from each band, check it out here.

    Side A: Everyone Leaves
    Tired Life
    Little One

    Side B: Hot Mulligan
    Shaylee, Shanel

    You can preorder the 7" on 3 different variants, Opaque Green, Blue and Purple. Pressing is limited to 500 copies total. Digital album is due out 3/11/16 and vinyl due out on or around 5/1/16.


  • This is the final installment of AOTY lists. Today we get lists from Travis Bravender of Lawnmower, Alex Janis of Little American Champ and Tony of SYG Recs.

    Travis Bravender of Lawnmower

    1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
    2. Ryan Adams - 1989/Blue Light/Burn In The Night/I Do Not Feel Like Being Good/Willow Lane
    3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
    4. Beauty Pill - Describes Things As They Are
    5. Ought - Sun Coming Down
    6. Grimes - Art Angels
    7. Dream Version - Beginners
    8. Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
    9. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
    10. Juliana Hatfield Three - Whatever, My Love
    11. Mountain Club - Time Waits For No One
    12. Bully - Feels Like
    13. Destroyer - Poison Season
    14. The Sidekicks - Runners In The Nerved World
    15. Twerps - Range Anxiety
    16. Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin Down
    17. Stove - Is Stupider
    18. G.L.O.S.S. - Demo
    19. Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You
    20. Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv

    Alex Janis of Little American Champ

    Top Ten of 2015 (In No Particular Order)
    Title Fight- Hyperview
    Timeshares- Already Dead
    Turnover- Peripheral Vision
    The Sidekicks- Runners in a Nerved World
    Self Defense Family- Heaven is Earth
    Diamond Youth- Nothing Matters
    Cloakroom- Further Out
    Pet Symmetry- Pet Hounds
    Get Bent- Discography
    Oso Oso- Real Stories of True People, Who Kind of Looked Like Monsters
    Notable EPs of 2015
    Rozwell Kid- Good Graphics
    Lowercase Roses- S/T
    Bobby Meader Music- Sometimes I Wish You’d Tell a Lie
    You Blew it!- Pioneer of Nothing
    Braid- Kids Get Grids EP

    Tony of SYG Recs

    This was a weird year in music for me. I think I’ve listened to more new music than I ever have before and I’ve never felt more disconnected from a lot of the albums that are topping lists all over the internet. In a year that super emotional, exceptionally literal indie ruled the school, I found myself going back to (mostly) EP’s that were short, sweet and catchy as hell. So, in no particular order...(most are links)

    This guy rules so hard. I expect big things are going to happen for him soon. Reminds me of The Loved Ones and Against Me!

    The children of all children

    Another one we released and I’m not sorry for having it on my list. This is just the beginning for these guys as they are starting to find their sound and getting better and better.

    Campfires is as good of a song that was recorded this year. I cannot wait to hear more.

    These songs were already 2 years old by the time we got it out but they didn’t change how much I liked them. Lawnmower was my most listened to artist on Spotify this year.

    (can also be included on my 2016 list, NEWS coming soon!)

    Really cool emo doing the revival thing right. FFO: SDRE

    Mostly because it reminds me of Sheryl Crow and she rules.

    Straight forward catch nu emo-pop that I couldn’t stop listening to for the last six months.
  • Check out these lists from members of Hot Mulligan and Backpacks. Hot Mulligan released 2 EP's in 2015, Fenton and Honest & Cunning. Backpacks released their breakout EP Still Life this year as well.

    Chris Freeman of Hot Mulligan

    1. The Cardboard Swords' ST 
    2. Heck No, Nancy - The Obsessives
    3. Back on Top - The Front Bottoms
    4. Peripheral Vision - Turnover
    5. Harmlessness - The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
    6. The Story So Far's ST
    7. No Closer to Heaven - The Wonder Years
    8. Painted Shut - Hop Along
    9. The Sea of Trees - Secret Grief
    10. Dear Fate - The Fever Haze

    1. Homegrown - Well Kept Things
    2. Still Life - Backpacks
    3. Drugs - Kayak Jones
    4. Best Worst Birthday Ever - Charmer
    5. The Great and Terrible - Everyone Leaves

    Yong Los of Backpacks

    After weeks of careful consideration and sleepless nights, I have completed my list.

    Full Length:
    1. Title Fight -- Hyperview
    2. Citizen -- Everybody is Going to Heaven
    3. Turnover -- Peripheral Vision
    4. Julien Baker -- Sprained Ankle
    5. The Obsessives -- Heck No, Nancy
    6. Forced Order -- Vanished Crusade
    7. Light Years -- I'll See You When I See You
    8. Freedom -- USA Hardcore
    9. Pinegrove -- Everything So Far
    10. Seaway -- Colour Blind

    1. Head North -- Bloodlines
    2. Hot Mulligan -- Honest & Cunning
    3. It Looks Sad. -- Kaiju
    4. Gold Route -- I'm Just Killing Time
    5. Dingus. -- I Was Never a Boy Scout
  • We reached out to some of our bands and label friends to contribute their lists of what they thought were the best releases of the year, we'll be sharing them over the next few days this week.

    Zack Parr of Have Fun Records
    Here's my top 15 of 2k15:

    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    Fiesta Bizarra - Sadness Sorrow Imathgination
    The Armed - Untitled
    I Hate Sex - Circle Thinking
    Milo - So the Flies Don't Come
    bansheebeat - Lumine
    Cult Leader - Lightless Walk
    Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon
    2 8 1 4 - 新しい日の誕生
    Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?
    TWIABP - Harmlessness
    No Devotion - Permanence
    Deathdealer. - Tragically Human State
    Ostraca - Deathless
    Disasterpeace - It Follows OST

    Rob Castellon of Wiretap Records
                20. Title Fight – Hyperview
          19.  Ordinary People – Nothing New
              18.  Fidlar – Too
              17.Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool?
    16. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
    15. Diamond Youth – Nothing Matters
    14. Spanish Love Songs – Giant Sings The Blues
    12. Teenage Bottlerocket - Tales From Wyoming
    11. Dustin Kensrue – Carrie The Fire
    10. Success – Radio Recovery
    9. Donovan Wolfington - How To Treat The Ones You Love
    8. Spraynard – Mable
    7. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
    6. Timeshares - Already Dead
    5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    4. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
    3. Rocky Votolato - Hospital Handshakes
    2. Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
    1. Turnover – Peripheral Vision
  • Creep over to our BANDCAMP store for our holiday Red Light Special CraZySeXySaLe. ALL* physical releases are NAME YOUR PRICE! You can pay as little as $1 for a 12"LP (or more if you want).

    *NOTE: Jawbreaker Tribute and Backpacks "still life" excluded.
  • Save Your Generation Records is excited to announce the plans for new release due out early Spring 2016.

    One year ago today Hot Mulligan left the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and headed to Toledo, OH to record their first EP, Fenton, with Mat Kerekes of Citizen. After self-releasing the 3 song EP digitally, we brought them on-board and added an acoustic version of "Buy A Fire Extinguisher..." for a CD re-release with new artwork by Johnny Mason.

    During that same recording session for the acoustic "Buy A Fire Extinguisher...", Hot Mulligan tracked 4 new songs with Josh Frost at The Elephant Room in Pontiac, MI. The result of that session became "Honest & Cunning" and was released at Bledfest 2015.

    Fast forward one year from Toledo and we're stoked to announce the release of "Hot Mulligan : Year One". We'll be combining the first 2 EP's on a single sided vinyl record with a screen printed B-side and brand new artwork from Joel Funk of 36 Vultures music blog and Dead Bee Design. The pressing will be limited to 200 copies with an expected release early Spring 2016.

    To top it all off, we'll be donating all profits from the pre-orders to fantastic service known as Punk Talks! Sheridan Allen describes Punk Talks as "my idea to eliminate the idea that you need to be miserable to be creative. I also work to promote education and awareness of mental health and self-care for everyone, with a special emphasis on music professionals."

    Check out Punk Talks for more info! and follow them on Twitter
  • Preoders are now available for Backpacks new EP 'still life'. The first single "Bloom" is now streaming at Dying Scene.com.

    The 4 song EP was recorded in Pontiac, MI at The Elephant Room with Josh Frost. The CD EP is slated to be released November 6th via Save Your Generation Records. All preorders come with a limited edition drink koozie featuring the SYG logo and a fun design from the band.


  • SYG Recs Releases TV Dinner Vol 2 (4 Way Split Series)

    Save Your Generation Records is excited to announce the release of TV Dinner Vol 2, the second installment in their 4 way split 7" series (Vol 1 featured The Swellers, Hung Up, Lobby Boxer and 1876). This edition of the series includes two bands on loan from North Carolina's Self Aware Records in Viewfinder and Totally Slow, as well as SYG roster band Lawnmower and Flint MI's Teaheads.
    The full 7" is currently streaming at Punk News.
    Lawnmower and Viewfinder turn in 2 new 90's fuzz rock inspired jams on Side A. Meanwhile, Side B has Totally Slow offering up a remastered version of one of their old classics in "Everybody Give Up" and Teaheads close things out with the Rolling Stones inspired jam "Lately".
    TV Dinner is now available for PREORDER HERE and is set to be released August 21st. Lawnmower's new LP "Major Head Injury" is also set to release on the same date and available in a preorder bundle with TV Dinner 2.
    Side A
    Lawnmower - Straight Lines
    Viewfinder - Running From The Ground
    Side B
    Totally Slow - Everybody Give Up
    Teaheads - Lately

  • It's been a long time coming! It has been nearly 16 months since we've heard new music from Lansing, MI's Little American Champ. In that time they seem to have grown and expanded their sound and while the tempo may have slowed a bit, all the energy is still there. This 3 song EP see the now 4 piece taking on an indie/emo style similar to The Sidekicks or The Hotelier.

    Head over now and download the new EP here.

  • Absolute Punk is hosting the exclusive stream of Hot Mulligan's acoustic version of "Buy A Fire Extinguisher Before You Need A Fire Extinguisher" recorded with Josh Frost at The Elephant Room in Pontiac, MI.

    You can also now preorder 'Fenton' from SYG, here.

    The EP was originally released digitally in November 2014. The first 3 songs were recorded with Mat Kerekes in Toledo over Halloween 2014.

    'Fenton' will be followed up by the new EP, 'Honest & Cunning' set to be premiered with Under The Gun Review on May 18th prior to the bands set at this years Bled Fest.