Electro-acoustic artist Ligyro has posted three tracks from the upcoming EP, The Counter which is due out on Pattern Hungry Records this winter. You can check out the songs here.
Japanese melodic hardcore act Easel has posted a demo track entitled "Uso wo tsuita kimi ni." The band claims to contain current and ex-members of This Age, Eulogies For, And Believe, and Shook Ones, and draws influence from Lifetime, Rise Against, Kid Dynamite, Shook Ones, Go It Alone, Saves the Day, Strike Anywhere and Gorilla Biscuits. You can stream and download the song at the band's MySpace page.