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Press Release Roundup: May 26

posted May 29, 2017, 10:24 am by Carlita | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | comment Leave a Comment


Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Friday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

MoogFest

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Attending our second MoogFest this month, the move to Durham provided a different vibe this time around. In a larger urban center than its previous hub, Asheville, the switch helped elevate the profile of the electronic music fest which continues to rise each year. Featuring events all over the city such as Michael Stipe’s art installation ‘Jeremy Dance’ being played on the windows of the American Underground, Sound Installations with Moor Mother and sold out workshops on techno-shamanism by Elizabeth Traina, the action packed agenda yielded cool moments. Whether you attended talks with Michael Stipe, Flying Lotus and Colin Wolfe, peeped performances by DJ Chela and ZenSoFly, Suzi Analogue, King and DJ Premier or sampled Moogs to your heart’s content at the pop-up shop, was inspiring to see electro nerds and neophiles from near and far united for the love of the art.

Mercy John

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Today Mercy John dropped a music video for Back Home, the second single of his album This Ain’t New York which was released on Butler Records in February 2017. In this video you can see the band return from a nocturnal adventure. Only in the last seconds of the video you can see what happened that night.

To shoot the video the band had to plant over 1000 flowers a while ago. Now these flowers started to blossom the last shot could be made. The flowers form the words Mercy John, together they cover over 40 square meters! Danny van der Wielen, also responsible for videos off Bewilder, Lea Kliphuis and Clean Pete directed the video.

In February 2017 Mercy John’s This Ain’t New York was released. The album did receive great reviews and was Album of the Week on Dutch national radio stations Radio 1 and Radio 2. Right now Mercy John is playing a Dutch club tour and booked for prestigious festivals like Paaspop, Naked Song Festival and Heartland Festival.

Nighon

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Nighon has now released their second album “The Somme” through Inverse Records. Nighon was formed in 2008, in Pietarsaari, Finland. The sound is a blend of extreme metal and symphonic movie music, that appeals to a wide group of people, ranging from fans of Dimmu Borgir, Rammstein, all the way to Amaranthe. ”This is absolutely our most ambitious work thus far and a giant leap forward!”, says guitarist and composer Björn Johansson.

Nighon released its first album ‘Cor Oblivionis’ in 2014 on Univocal Music, and their first music video ‘Ex Tenebris Lux’ the same year. The band has performed with bands like myGRAIN, Magenta Harvest, Finntroll, Kill The Kong and Arkentype. Nighon will perform at the legendary Finnish metal festival Nummirock this summer.

Mr. Byrd

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The story of songwriter Jeremy Byrd is that of a classic Southern upbringing, major label disillusionment and, ultimately, finding one’s voice through it all. As a member of the Verve-signed The Bridges at a very young age, along with his sisters, Byrd jammed in a lifetime’s worth of highs, lows and in-betweens all by the age of 23. Once the dust had finally settled on the big ticket promises of The Bridges, Byrd took a job cooking at a coffee shop while keeping his guitar and family close. Joined by his sisters on gorgeous harmonies, Jeremy is now readying to share his debut release as Mr. Byrd, the Steel Cold Train EP.

“I’m from Alabama, Cold Water to be exact,” shares Byrd. “Just about 5 miles away from the Talladega Speedway. I was plucked from Orlando and dropped in nowhere Alabama when I was eleven, when my dad decided to start a church with another pastor in 2001. I never really like that town. Never really liked the people who lived there. I did find joy in my family and songs and some close friends I made who, like me, also played guitar. This became very much my life. When i was seventeen I joined my sisters band, a vocal group writing and performing original songs and hailing some attention from nearby cities; Birmingham and Atlanta. I was the drummer. We wrote prolifically. I learned structure and melody from sitting in with them while they hammered out each bar of music. I had ideas of my own, and eventually my ideas would become the fresh sound we wanted to portray. Though it did take some years.”

It was after that time that Byrd would reconvene with his sisters and producer K.S. Rhoads where the fabric behind Steel Cold Train would fall into place. “I guess it’s funny though, I used the band that drove me to and then away from music to bring me right back into it. I just can’t seem to get away from these girls. The songs themselves come from years of sitting in the background, patiently waiting, and/or processing heartbreak.”

Look for more from Mr. Byrd leading up to the release of the EP, out June 16th.

DAGNY

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Hailing from Tromsø, Norway — Dagny (Norvoll Sandvik) has consistently impressed ever since her breakthrough debut single ‘Backbeat’ towards the end of 2015. Daughter of jazz guitarist/composer Øystein Norvoll and jazz singer Marit Sandvik – in many ways, Dagny’s music reflects her personality – a quirky, endearing pop sound infused with a huge dose of contagious youthful optimism.

Dagny quietly sent shockwaves throughout the music industry in 2016. After a high-profile Beats 1 premiere by tastemaker Zane Lowe, ‘Backbeat’ transformed into a veritable smash, racking up a staggering 30 million Spotify streams as Apple, Spotify, and Tidal pegged her as an “Artist To Watch” and Interview Magazine, NME, Nylon, Forbes, and more lauded her upon the release of debut EP ‘Ultraviolet’.

Dagny’s story is just beginning to unfold. With a marathon of touring planned and more music on the horizon, she’s got a big year ahead. “Every time I release something, it feels a little bit more like me,” she leaves off. “I grow as an artist. “It all comes from the songs. I hope people can listen to this and feel happier. I really just want to inspire confidence. Maybe you put on my music and can walk with your head up a little higher—or run down the street naked.”

The Builders and the Butchers

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Portland-based folk-rock band, The Builders and the Butchers, are now exclusively streaming their forthcoming, fifth album, The Spark, on PopMatters. Listen HERE. The album is due out Friday, May 19th on Badman Recordings Co., and this record will be the band’s third release with the label. The CD and LP are available for pre-order through Badman, and can be purchased.

NPR says, “The Butchers will return with The Spark, which carries on in the group’s tradition of tightly wound roots music that never feels tethered to a single era.” The band’s latest music video, “No Grave,” premiered recently on American Songwriter, who says the clip “takes the term “spaghetti Western” pretty literally.” Consequence of Sound, who debuted the band’s single, “Never Tell,” call the song a “stomping, banjo-led number about the afterlife and a showdown with the devil.”

Their last album was also hailed by Consequence of Sound, who said, “The Builders and the Butchers make records the way the bards used to pass on stories. They’re poetic and captivating, and do to songwriting what Clint Eastwood does to movies,” and this new record follows the same, narrative-driven path.

With comparisons to The Decemberists coming from Pitchfork and The Washington Post, among others, their brand of folk-rock is best served live. Audiences can look forward to lively performances, where fourth wall is broken and the audience is able to participate in call and response sing-a-longs. Sometimes the band will hand out instruments for fans to play, and they’ll even get down off stage to perform right on the floor.

The Builders and The Butchers formed in 2005. Ryan Sollee fronts the band, sings and plays guitar, joined by Willy Kunkle (bass, guitar, vocals, percussion), Justin Bair (drums, backup vocals, percussion) and Harvey Tumbleson (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals, percussion). The Portland-based band gained a strong following after years of playing anywhere and everywhere across the city. They quickly grew to become one of the most exciting live bands in Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The band toured throughout the US and Europe from 2007-2012, playing music festivals, such as Sasquatch and Lollapalooza, and acting as support for Portugal. The Man, Heartless Bastards, Amanda Palmer and Murder By Death. To support their forthcoming release, The Spark, the band will be playing their first US and European tour in multiple years.

This new album features a wider array of sounds and shorter, impactful songs, while remaining a Builders’ record at heart. The process of creating The Spark was the longest of any Builders’ record to date. They spent the last five years writing the music and a year mixing. With several band members living out of state (Justin in Colorado, Willy in Malta, Harvey in Washington and Ryan and Ray in Portland), many parts were recorded remotely. Drums and much of the electric guitar were recorded at Revolver Studios and the rest was laid down piece-by-piece and mixed by Edgar McCrae at his home studio. Influences for the record range from Tom Waits to The White Stripes.

Moglii

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After releasing debut solo single “Girl” in February, wunderkind producer Moglii is back with “Away From Me”, his latest offering from upcoming debut solo EP Naboo, to be released via Majestic Casual Records later this year.

Following on from a steady stream of singles, including “Tonic Water” with Novaa, and “Breath” featuring Island Fox, the German producer and jazz pianist continues to pair his signature mix of analogue and electronic production on “Away From Me”, to create a wonderfully textured, intricate soundscape, resplendent with throbbing synths and break beats, for which Moglii is quickly becoming recognised.

‘Away From Me’ is about an elapsed relationship. I intended to express a feeling of being faint, and sing about lost illusions. t’s very much about movement in this song. The edgy verse then leads into a halftime refrain, in which all the accrued emotions can be seen to be discharging. To me it’s a melancholic, but simultaneously harmonious song.” – Moglii

Moglii collaborates with old friend Tonio Geugelin, who brings a classical influence to this track with his violin strains, bringing the single into a more dynamic realm with the contrast of natural strings and electronic sounds.

The single was released alongside a visual tour diary, filmed and produced by Christopher Behrmann whilst on tour with German band OK KID last month.

Grayson Gilmour

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Wellington musician Grayson Gilmour’s work as an award-winning film composer, acclaimed solo musician and member of cult post-hardcore group So So Modern has seen him stretch his wingspan wide. Now returns with the latest single – ‘Blow Back’ off his upcoming album Otherness.

His signature elegant, inventive composition and innovative musicianship throws graceful shadows on all he lends his ear to, his penchant for lush harmonic explorations of acoustic and digital soundscapes the cornerstone of his reputation. His 2014 record Infinite Life!, nominated for ‘Best Alternative Album’ at NZ Music Awards, and the Taite Music Prize, was released while completing his Masters in Composition. “Who else writes tunes as achingly beautiful as these?” sighed Nick Bollinger in The Listener. “Not many people around here, that’s for sure!”

Two years later and Grayson is on the brink of unveiling his new record Otherness – due out July 14 on Flying Nun Records. The first glimpse of the album came with the gentle dancefloor shuffle and rallying mantra of ‘Hundred Waters’, released with a 360° spatial audio-video directed by Parallel Teeth.

Second single ‘Blow Back’ is an immersive bed of lush strings and hocketing synths; a late-night (or early morning) love song, bodily motions abstracted as Gilmour’s voice whispers, “exhale”.

Ozuna

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Elite Media & Marketing (EMM), one of the world’s leading concert producers in the USA and Latin America announces more dates of “Odisea,” the first official world tour by urban Latin music phenomenon Ozuna. The USA portion of “Odisea” starts on May 19 and will reach over 25 US cities with more stops to be added. Tickets are now sale for most cities at various ticket outlets. See https://www.facebook.com/OdiseaWorldTour/ for dates, cities and ticket information for all stops in the US portion of the tour.

Ozuna is a true music maven and an online powerhouse with millions of followers. His rise to the top of the music charts has reached unprecedented proportions. After the official video release of “Tu Foto” on YouTube it began trending #3 globally, reaching more than 13 million views in a weekend and becoming one of the most successful releases by an independent Latin artist.

Jessie Galante

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The cross-continental produced CD “The Show Must Go On” takes soul rock singer Jessie Galante on new journey in honor of late husband double platinum producer Larry Swist.

The full-length, 11-track album release, “The Show Must Go On” was recorded in various cities and countries from NYC to Rome. The album embodies a universal flare of many genres, all embracing Galante’s distinctive soulful voice.

Larry Swist’s (Lou Gramm, Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Tina Turner) production is augmented by a high-profile international team of songwriters, performers, producers and mixers. Jack Daley-bassist (Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone); Rob Bailey – guitarist (Anastacia, Aerosmith) and guitarist Marc Ribler (Mitch Malloy, Lee Aaron).

Mixing several tracks is 14 time Grammy-award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Eric Clapton, One Direction, Michael Jackson, Madonna).

Swist’s European production team includes Dutch luminary guitarist Joop Wolters; from Italy singer guitarist Roberto Sterpetti (San Remo, Benedetta Giovagnini); singer Enrico Scutti (Figure of Six) and singer, keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Fergie Frederiksen, Neal Schon, Joe Lynn Turner, Glenn Hughes), guitarist Mario Percudani (Mitch Malloy, Ted Poley, Hungryheart), bassist Anna Portalupi (Hardline, Tarja Turunen) and drummer Alessandro Mori (Glenn Hughes, Ted Poley).
Included is a new track with Galante’s dynamic production team inspired by members of her musical family; (LA) film composer, orchestrator, performer Rossano Galante (Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine, The Shallows, Avengers); (NYC) recording, production,producer, performer, Giuseppe Galante, including performances by Carmelo Galante, Joey Jr. Galante and Charlie Galante.
Also included are Buffalo born legendary bassist, Billy Sheehan (Talas, Van Halen, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs); Buffalo, NY engineer Mike Rorick (Living Colour, John Jessel-Toto, Ani DiFranco) with Galante’s vocals produced by multi-platinum award winner Armand Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Denny Laine).

Sløtface

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Norway’s Sløtface have a live-wire energy and introspection beyond their years. Today, the band are announcing their highly anticipated debut album ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ – and sharing new single and first track to be lifted from the album, ‘Magazine’.

The band’s debut album, Try Not To Freak Out is nothing short of a massive rock record – one that weds the pop nous of Robyn and Blondie to the exuberant, freewheeling attack of bands like Joyce Manor and Little Big League. Guitars gleam, choruses soar, and Halvard’s racing drums exude pure adrenaline.

It’s a record made for the height of summer, for punching a pillow, or for drowning out the rest of the world. And it’s all the better for Sløtface’s unique lyrical perspective; Haley’s lyrics aren’t explicitly gendered, but she transcends indie rock bravado and self-pity, and instead dismantles the patriarchal structures that hurt everyone.

Rosie Carney

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Check out Rosie Carney’s latest video for “Awake Me” below!

Hayden Calnin

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Aussie Singer, songwriter AND producer Hayden Calnin won approval from the masses after the release of his well anticipated two-part album ‘Cut Love Pt. 1 & 2’ saw him gain support from the industry in the likes of Pigeons and Planes and Earmilk – the latter describing his music as a “beautiful piece of 7 minute art”. No stranger to having his music streamed on international TV, the LP still has Hayden in high demand with the artist landing himself syncs on shows Teen Wolf, The Fosters and a finale slot on The Vampire Diaries (oh the perks of famous fans) all within the last six months. Add a sold out London date on his first ever EU/UK tour and Hayden’s success is bitingly obvious… maybe we should all start making two part albums.

Apparently, wowing us twice just wasn’t enough. Hayden is back and ready to (delicately) crash into us with new single ‘Waves’.

The song, taken from Hayden’s upcoming EP ‘Dirt’ which is due to be released this summer was mixed and mastered by the highly renowned Andrei Eremin, who has worked with artists such as Chet Faker and Miami Horror. ‘Waves’ offers up 3 minutes and 33 seconds of translucent electronica and takes a more serene tone than some of his darker previous work. The track see’s Hayden’s hauntingly serene vocals meander through bars of piano and synthesized harmonies – only reinforcing former comparisons to the likes of Bon Iver and M83. This time however, molded with the pure delicacy of Birdy.

Hayden’s music explores levels deeper than it’s obvious aural pleasure. According to him ‘”Waves’ and the upcoming EP ‘Dirt’ as a whole are an exploration of mental issues in youth and young adults. Your twenties are hard. It’s a time when you feel pressure to become something you may not always feel ready to become and a time that those pressures of not knowing who you are can take a toll on your well being”.

Penny Police

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Having been nominated for Denmark’s prestigious Gaffa award for Best Female Artist twice in three years in 2012 and 2014; and having been the recipient of the Bands of Tomorrow ‘Pop Artist Of The Year’ award in 2013, Penny Police’s releases to date have been showered with four and five star reviews across the board that laud her musicality, and her ability to conjure melodies so light, pure and delicately delivered as though they were made from the hydrogen atoms teased from a teardrop.

With her personalized brand of poetic and ambient art-pop, Marie Fjeldsted (aka Penny Police) is an artist so steeped in empathy, warmth and humanity you’d be forgiven for thinking she’d seen the inside of your private journal. Her warm, almost whispery voice gently guides the listener through her ballads, songs which are often based on found footage: conversations overheard, television clips – pieces otherwise forgotten.

While quick to profess her love for the music of Ane Brun, and coming from an imaginary family tree that might also include Susanne Sundfør and Lydmor at their most intimate, Marie has always drawn inspiration more from her own life than any heroes. She has a unique ability to distil a rainbow of emotions into a few lines, and an uncanny knack for writing songs that cut through the static of life and hit you beneath the ribcage. Writing primarily around the keyboard, that combination of pure voice and lyrical clarity, blended with her own musical eccentricities, keeps on making her new fans. Following one London show last year the NSPCC adopted ‘I Do Care’ as the anthem for their ‘Safe and Sound’ campaign online, and on TV across the UK.

New single ‘Fool Like Me’ is a gem of minimal electronics meeting orchestral sounds in a very beautiful mid-point with vocal similarities to Lana Del Ray and follows ‘No Horizon’ which has been gaining P6 plays in Denmark and praiseworthy quotes from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit and Amazing Radio in the UK. Both are taken from the forthcoming highly anticipated ‘Penny Police’ EP due out later this year.

Electric6

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Consistently releasing a mind-bending album every year since 2005, they’ve spiced things up with a heavier dose of atmosphere and textures on Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres, their twelfth studio album, which All Music Guide heralds, “Electric Six can still make albums that show they have life left in them, and as someone once said, partying well is the best revenge.” And party is what Electric Six does best with their raucous and often highly entertaining live shows.

The band will kick off a North American Summer tour on June 2 in Newport, KY, playing tracks from Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres as well as their tried and true best, including “Danger! High Voltage”, “Gay Bar”, “Down at McDonnelzzz” among may others. Their critically acclaimed debut album FIRE peaked at #5 on the U.S. Dance chart and would later reach gold certification in the UK. Since then, the band has gone on to release twelve albums including Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres, a live album/DVD that was funded via Kickstarter and continues to tour both nationally and globally.

Coucheron

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Having already provided the production behind the wonderful “Childhood Dreams”, Coucheron has teamed up with fellow Norwegian ARY once more on a brand new single. “High By The Riverside” is very much the sound of 21st century dance pop; 808s blare across the track, with Coucheron adding an array of speaker-bouncing synths sounds, and adding plenty of drops for good measure.

And then there’s the voice of ARY. While her vocals are occasionally given some pitch-bending treatment by Coucheron, the singer is allowed to give her lightest pop vocal to date and it perfectly suits the song’s summery vibes. “I’ve been fortunate to work a lot with ARY this past year, mostly on her stufff,” Coucheron tells us. “But in this case we both felt this would be a song for me. I immediately bonded with the storytelling in this song, and felt it belonged in my universe, so I did my best to compliment her beautiful vocals.”

EXPULSION

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Relapse Records is proud to announce the official signing of extreme metal act EXPULSION. The newly formed group features members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome and numerous others. The band has shared the full details of their debut album Nightmare Future due out July 14th on CD/LP/Digital.

Hear the track “Altar Of Slaughter” now at the link below:

INTEGRITY

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Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume.

A music video for the song “I Am The Spell” directed by frontman Dwid Hellion can be viewed at the link below:

Marlene Enright

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After a busy end to 2016, including an appearance at The Other Voices Festival, Cork based artist Marlene Enright releases her debut solo album, ‘Placemats and Second Cuts’.

Marlene Enright has a charm and an undeniable songwriting talent. Her solo debut showcases her passions and influences. Written and recorded over a year, the result is a melange of the heavy grooves of RnB, the warmth and nostalgia of great folk songs and the richness of thickly layered harmonies of artists such as Bon Iver and Feist. Enright harnesses all of her influences and delivers her own brew of a life being lived and expressed with touching honesty through the gloriously realised medium of her own thoughtfully crafted songs. It is the sound of modern roots music evolved as it has over decades to something that is unmistakably 21st Century, a sound that is infused with contemporary pop while still carrying echoes of the past.

The title, ‘Placemats and Second Cuts’, a line from the outro of the album’s closing song, is fitting, for this album offers depth and introspection. Says Enright,”Hindsight has made me realise that it’s a much more self-reflective album than I initially realised. It speaks of self-doubt, dancing the fine line between feeling comfortable in your own skin and feeling totally lost at sea, indecisiveness, the battle between strength and weakness, passion and apathy, belonging and isolation and self-acceptance.”

While Enright has been looking back and self-reflecting, her work urges her forward. The release of ‘Placemats and Seconds Cuts’ on May 26th follows the success of her previous band The Hard Ground seeing the singer’s star steadily rise, as listeners embrace her unfeigned confessional.

‘Placemats and Seconds Cuts’ will be released Friday May 26th.

Joey Stux

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Peep this Charlie Puth remix by Joey Stux!

Kevin Maines and The Volts

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Genre-bending southern-soul powerhouse Kevin Maines and The Volts gets ready to release Raiders On The Southern Wild on June 15, 2017. The album, which spans the entire spectrum of soul/blues music, is the second collection from Kevin Maines, and his first since putting together his current backing band, the Volts. The album will be available on iTunes.

The album, which contains 4 previously released singles, comes amongst a steady flow of summer shows, kicked off with a south eastern tour beginning May,18th. The band will end the tour with an official album release show on June 17th in their hometown of Orlando, FL.

Raiders On The Southern Wild ranges from deep and dirty Duane Allman-esque slide guitar licks to gospel-inspired falsetto singing. Kevin just doesn’t play in southern soul traditions- he consumes them, spits them back at you and makes you take note, leaving listeners wanting to praise a higher power, drink, dance and confess.
Effortlessly gliding between soul, blues, rock, gospel, jazz and funk influences Kevin creates his own sub genre. Composing stories with cleverly crafted lyrics and creating a passion for the plot with his instrumentation, it is almost impossible to listen to Raiders On The Southern Wild without feeling something.

Kevin’s southern upbringing is front and center throughout the album. Coming to terms with the fluidity of who we are, the faith tinged “Holy Roller” is lead by Kevin’s preaching soulful lyrics which juxtaposes with sensual guitars riffs. The melancholy “Bourbon And Wine” combines gospel and blues like it was a match made in heaven. The beautiful “Midnight Slim And The Lonesome Road” is filled with musings about finding one’s faith, restraint and youth before it is too late, and offers hope for redemption.

Three Way Plane

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Three Way Plane is a post-hardcore/indie/punk trio from Athens, Greece. Since 2004 they have released 2 EPs, 2 full length albums and a 7″ single. They have done many gigs and have opened for favorite bands like Savage Republic, Senser & Gallon Drunk. Their new album entitled “Your Kingdom, My Life” is out now on digipack CD and is going to be released soon on vinyl too!

Trü

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Most have us have been there before; the bleary-eyed, endlessly enthusiastic “we should totally do that!” conversations that occur after a long night out and a few too many drinks. Such was the case in October of 2015 when Pat Defrancisci (guitar/vox) and Keith Williams (guitar/vox) got to chatting at a friend’s wedding despite both already being in other bands.

The NJ-based duo would get together to co-write a few songs, and just like that, Trü was born. Rounding out the lineup with Cindy Ward (bass/vox) and Steve Cerri (drums) and two demos later, the newly minted band is now gearing up to drop its proper, self-titled debut EP out June 9th.

Upon first listening to the four-track Trü, it becomes immediately apparent why the already-occupied quartet of assembled talent have gone all in here. Golden hued melodies and crunchy guitars call to mind the best the 90s had to offer with the poppier inclinations of Weezer meeting the emotional swells of Built To Spill. Or as the band puts it themselves more simply, “sad music for sad people.”

Look for more from Trü leading up to the release of the EP, out June 9th via Destroy All Monsters Records!

Adrian Marcel

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Adrian Marcel demonstrates what happens when you can’t stop thinking about your ex and your mind begins to play tricks on you in the new video DIRECTED BY FIFTH SCIENCE FILMS for his lead single, “Imagination”. The trippy and cinematic visual features Adrian hallucinating/daydreaming about his ex that he can’t seem to get over. Unable to stop fantasizing about his old love, Marcel sends a series of texts and let’s just say he doesn’t get the response he was looking for!

Adrian Marcel recently released his debut album, GMFU (Got Me F*cked Up), which s executive produced by musical legend and Grammy Award winner, Raphael Saadiq. Most recently, the Los Angeles Times praised the album for taking R&B back to the basics and for making a project more focused on good music then trends. The LP, which bolsters production from No I.D. (Jay Z, Kanye West, Vince Staples), SHONUFF( Dr.Dre, Neo) Deputy (Rihanna, J. Cole) and Raphael Saadiq himself along with a guest appearance from hip-hop legend, Too Short is nothing short of socially tantalizing. Reclaiming the feeling of late 90’s & early 00’s R&B (think Donell Jones meets Ginuwine) without feeling dated nor contrived!

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