Happy end of the year! This year has been a great year for music to say the least. Lots of good music has been released, both big and small artists. One of my favorite bands this year that I think might have some crossover appeal with other writers and readers of this site, is the Republic of Wolves from Long Island, New York. They have been around long enough to release an EP and put their first full length out in 2010. Combining styles of indie and early 2000s emo/post punk, they are a band that is poised for bigger things in the coming years. No Sleep Records never ceases to impress me with the way they run their label. For anyone who likes following smaller bands and watching them grow, this is a band to bookmark. If you are not aware of them give them a shot now. Below is a cool video they did for the song, “Oarsman” and I think it is a terrific song. A bit of a roller coaster-type song that also has lots of passion. Have a safe and wonderful new years eve! See you guys next year!