Lisle Engle Steps Out from Behind the Scenes with Incisive and Socially Aware Title Track, “Medicine Man”!

Lisle Engle sun and rocks CC 23
Burbank, CA based multi-instrumentalist, sound-designer / supervisor / composer, singer-songwriter, and President of TFK Studios LISLE ENGLE has released his poignant and timely official music video for “Medicine Man,” the title track off of his recently released album. Featuring crunchy bass and rhythm guitar by ENGLE alongside soaring guitar riffs by Bill Angarola and Pete Sjostedt from Muck and the Mires, plus high energy vocal performances by Angarola, Kristen Kohary, and Paul Grubb, “Medicine Man” is a seamless melding of Alternative Pop Rock post-modernism and old-school guitar rock intensity, evoking a superficially unlikely but satisfying union of Peter Gabriel, The Black Crows, and Cheap Trick.

player

Best known for his prolific sound design and re-recording mix work, LISLE ENGLE has been involved with such iconic films as the 2013, Academy Award nominated and BAFTA and Golden Globe winning American Hustle, bombastic, the highly anticipated 2003 Freddy vs. Jason, and 1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me comedy classics (sound effects editor) as well as such modern and incredibly popular TV shows as Arrested Development (sound editor, re-recording mixer), Riverdale (re-recording mixer), and and The Flight Attendant (re-recording mixer), which is reflected in the layered soundscapes and tight sound design of Medicine Man.

Medicine Album Cover Master 2

Track List: 1. Can You Call Me 2. Do Or Die 3. Experts 4. Medicine Man 5. Sick of Shining the Lights on You 6. Disengaged 7. Painted On

Purchase Stream Medicine Man Online:

APPLESPOTIFYAMAZONYOUTUBE

“At the end of 2020, I had a couple of weeks off and decided to turn my thoughts about this crazy Covid Pandemic into a collection of songs. Everything poured itself out of me during sessions at home and at my studio and hiking in the mountains above Burbank. These songs cover the gamut of emotions from trying to connect with loved ones in the hospital, to feeling disengaged from life, to hoping for a vaccine, to dealing with people wearing masks, to listening to experts and Instagram pundits talk and talk with conflicting messages, to the political landscape that seemed to intensify the harsh political divisions we are seeing in our country these days. Medicine Man hits all of those things.” – LISLE ENGLE

Fiesty One

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Lisle Engle has been writing and performing for 35 years. He began in the early 80’s, honing his vocal abilities in the local club scene of Savannah with his cover band The Vital Signs. He founded his first original band, The Promise, while attending Boston University. They played many shows on the East Coast, including the Boston clubs The ParadiseThe RatThe Channel, and Bunrattys; as well as NYC dates at China ClubLimelight, and CBGB. After college, The Promise moved to Los Angeles, seeking fame and fortune. They played hundreds of shows all over the city, such as The Whiskey-A-Go-GoClub With No NameEnglish AcidThe Roxy, and Lingerie. The Promise later evolved into a project called HEAD, which got very close to the fabled big record deal but ultimately disbanded when they weren’t picked up.

After a short jaunt to Florida to produce a CDROM project, the world’s first interactive, multimedia concept album, Welcome To The Future, Lisle quickly returned to LA to form a new group including the amazing violinist Dorian Cheah, bass player Giuseppe Patane, and drummer Steve Holmes. They played all over the city and had a residency at the Cat Club for a year on the world famous Sunset Strip. They produced an album, California Miles, which garnered critical success but ended as its members pursued other endeavors.

In the last few years, Lisle has played in several band lineups, including a collaboration with well-known LA producer and studio engineer Matt Gruber, which produced the Mad West album, These Are The Terms. Mad West was about to play their first show when the Covid lockdowns arrived, closing all venues. The project ran out of steam over the interim and Lisle decided to once again strike out on his own with his latest solo endeavor, Medicine Man. Inspired by the events of 2020, Medicine Man is a record of observations of humans experience, the media, science, government, and how the events of the pandemic affected and continue to influence our lives.

Medicine Man contains 7 songs and runs 30 minus in length. It is a high-energy, politically and emotionally charged rock record with amazing lead guitar performances from a group of some of the best players in Los Angeles, including Bill AngarolaReza MoosaviJeff MileyChris Rife and Richard Dugay, as well as a special appearance from Pete Sjostedt, and vocal appearances by Jenny Lobel and Kristen Kohary; keyboard contributions appear courtesy of veteran Hollywood sound designer and synth collector Charles Maynes. The record was produced by Lisle Engle and mastered at The Manor Studios by Matt Vowels of the goth band Black Angel. If you are looking for some rocking new tunes with insight, social commentary, and emotional power; as well as killer rock production and many “guitar hero” level performances, Lisle Engle’s Medicine Man is definitely an album that you should check out for the new year!

FACEBOOKYOUTUBE

VEIO Release Official Music Video for ”Janus”!

gel veio-2

Portland based Heavy Alternative Rock band VEIO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Janus.” The single was produced by Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, I Declare War) at Interlace Audio in Portland. “Janus” is a fresh sound for the band and the next evolution in VEIO’S unique sonic alchemy.

player

“Janus is a song about trials and tribulations of the past, present and future. We’ve overcome a lot of adversity in our time as a band and the song is about us trying to endure and overcome.” – VEIO

Veio Janus 1

Purchase / Stream “Janus” Online:

AppleSpotifyAmazon

122490009 203336764530752 1981338282829109775 n

Veio melds alt-rock’s anthemic allure to the exhilarating adventurism of prog metal like few before them.

The roots of Veio – a name taken from an ancient Etruscan city – reach back to the childhood musical collaborations of Cam and Brett Byrd (vocals/guitar and drums respectively). The brothers formed Veio after college, with the lineup completed by bassist Kris Lewis 5 years ago. With the 2017 debut album Infinite Light / Desperate Shadows and tireless touring efforts with the likes of Seether, Tremonti, and RED, the band earned legions of loyal fans. The band’s follow up 2020 album, Vitruvian, saw its first single, “Flare of Defiance,” storm the Billboard Rock Chart and entered Active Rock Radio’s Top 30.

Now a part of the revamped Silent Majority Group (Paramore, Creed, Sevendust), Veio’s music is garnering lofty comparisons to the thoughtful, artsy rock of Tool and A Perfect Circle, along with Thrice’s muscular, ultra-authentic optimism and the technical yet tuneful prog metal of Tesseract and Mastodon.

“We’ve always strived to have a unique sound that a mainstream audience can enjoy while still being mainly influenced by prog and metal bands,” Lewis states. “We hope both sides of the spectrum will enjoy the new music.”
Consistently creating soaring, singable material without compromising their love for odd time signatures and challenging polymeters, Veio displays the single-minded talent, passion, and work ethic to remain a chart fixture for years to come.

SHAREFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM

Houston Based Artist Blends Folk And Reggae

Houston folk and reggae artist Alex Addy has released his new album The American Dream, featuring the lead single title track. The album was written, recorded, and produced by Addy himself in his home studio over the last 4 years. “This record was written and recorded as I was realizing my own version of the American Dream,” explains Addy.  “It is somewhat satirical and a musical documentation of my journey of the search for the American Dream.

The album was picked up by Punkerton Records who have released it to all major streaming platforms.

You can hear the song on SPOTIFY or watch the video on YouTube below:

Currently, Alex Addy goes by Mr. Addy.  He is going on his sixth year teaching 2nd graders how to rock.  Lately, he thinks he is Bob Marley crossed with Bob Dylan.  From the looks of it he will be making records until he dies.  Check out his fifth album “The American Dream”, which is available now.

Connect with Alex Addy:
Spotify / Apple Music / Facebook / YouTube

Toronto Rock Act ‘Wages’ Against The Machine

Toronto, Ontario Alt-Rock band, Cruel Hope, has released their debut single, “Wage Slave” fresh off their EP, I’m Not Sick. The track is a driving, hard rock anthem on an issue in the forefront of many people’s minds these days: the dwindling patience of a working-class who find themselves overworked, underpaid, and hungry – perhaps for something more than what you can find in the grocery store.

Lyrically, the song offers a biting commentary on the issue. “Wage Slave” speaks to the maddening frustration felt by today’s working-class as we are forced into ever-worsening working and living conditions,” says frontman Liam Horrigan. “It also cautions those in power that there is a limit beyond which working people cannot be further exploited and that they will soon reach it.” 

The song was recorded and produced by Kyle Marchant and is the first track to be released from the band’s upcoming EP, I’m Not Sick

Listen to “Wage Slave” on SPOTIFY or watch it on Youtube below:

Columbus Punks Drop Debut Album

Columbus, OH, punk rock band, The Plan B’s, have released their debut EP, Catch A Break on Punkerton Records. The release features their first single, “Scrapbook of Scars.” “It’s our first offering,” says the band of the release. “We’re nervous but glad it’s finally out in the world!”

Scrapbook Of Scars” is a short, punchy, punk rock anthem highlighting many of the injuries band members have received at various shows throughout the years. “The EP features songs about everything that happens in the pit,” says the band. “Whether in the pit or dealing with day-to-day life, this ep is about getting the shit kicked out of you, dealing with problems, and coming back for more.” Heavily influenced by the likes of Operation Ivy and NOFX, The Plan B’s Catch A Break is an offering that brings you right back to that classic East Bay punk sound.    

Catch A Break is out now on Punkerton Records.  Listen to “Scrapbook of Scars” on SPOTIFY or on Youtube below:

The Plan B’s formed in July of 2019. With an eclectic mix of old-school pop-punk, punk rock, and a hint of grunge. The Plan B’s bring an energy and sound all their own.

The Plan B’s is: 

Joe Ziadeh – Lead Vocals
Matt Bentley – Bass
Josh Treadway – Guitar and Backing Vox
Scott Marks – Drums


Connect With The Plan B’s:

SPOTIFY   /   INSTAGRAM   /    FACEBOOK 

LIVES LOST ISSUES URGENT PLEA FOR “BRIGHTER DAYS”

Hummelstown, PA post-hardcore band Lives Lost has released their newest single, the heavy yet melodic “Brighter Days”. The track is an alternative post-hardcore banger that showcases the band in their element.

The song represents the culmination of years of songwriting. “I have written probably 100 songs through the years and so far this is easily one of my favorites I have ever written,” says vocalist and guitarist Tanis Pellegrini, “I’m so fed up with the state of the world, and our planet is dying at a faster rate than it should due to human intervention. This song is about that desire to stop pretending that nothing is happening and fucking doing something about it so we and future generations can have more, brighter days.”
 “Brighter Days” is a stand-alone single, being released on New Year’s Eve. This is the band’s fourth release of 2021, following up Forward Yesterday (April), Lost (August ), and Crisis (August). Along with the single, the band has also released a teaser for their upcoming music video. “It was the best video experience I’ve ever had.” says the band, “Robert McCoy shot and directed the video which is entirely us performing the song in our local park. We had a really good time and chose to hold out on doing a video in the park until the winter to not interfere with local wildlife.”

Listen to “Brighter Days” on SPOTIFY or watch the teaser video on YouTube below. 

Lives Lost; This is a phrase most commonly used as a euphemism for the number of deaths in a situation. In this instance, this phrase represents a Central PA rock band comprised of seasoned musicians Tanis Pellegrini (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Aaron Perry (Guitars), Alan Thompson (Drums, Backing Vocals), and Josh Krizan (Bass, Backing Vocals). The members of Lives Lost come together with the common goal of forging their own destiny by not just writing music but crafting an experience and initiating a collective movement to change the world through action and music.

Lives Lost Is:

Tanis Pellegrini- Lead Vocals, Guitar 
Aaron Perry – Guitars
Alan Thompson – Drums, Backing Vocals
Josh Krizan – Bass, Backing Vocals
 

Connect With Lives Lost: 

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /       INSTAGRAM   /    FACEBOOK   /   YOUTUBE

St. Louis Act Wes Hoffman Releases Pop Punk Bliss

St Louis punk scene veteran Wes Hoffman has just released his latest single “For What It’s Worth”. The track is being released under the banner of Wes Hoffman & Friends and features Émilie Plamondon on vocals. “This song is about losing people in your life and having to carry on without them,” says Hoffman. “We had a great experience working once again with Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios and we’re thankful to have had Émilie Plamondon lend us her voice for the bridge and final chorus. It’s an emotional, energetic song and a blast to play live!”

“For What It’s Worth” is part of an ep entitled Rewrite The Story, due out in January. “Rewrite the Story was written during a very transitional period in my life,” Hoffman explains. “It’s about letting go of what was, being at peace with what is, and looking forward to what will be. It’s all about believing that we all have the ability to rewrite our own story.”

Hoffman, who also runs a popular Instagram account and podcast that highlights the local scene in St. Louis, called 314 Punk, has released a video to go along with the single. “This is a mini-documentary about our first show back since taking a break because of the global pandemic. It was filmed and edited by Dane McCrary of All Day Photography. This perfectly encapsulates the spirit and energy of our band. We had so much fun making it and it gives you a glimpse of our relentless live-show energy!”

Listen to the song now on Spotify or watch the video on YouTube below.

An active member of the St. Louis and Midwest punk scenes in the early 2000s, Wes Hoffman took a hiatus from music for several years before coming back into the fold. 

In 2017, after a few musical collaborations with drummer Justin Unterseh, Wes decided he couldn’t keep the music bottled up anymore and began releasing songs again.

With a passion for punk beats, loud guitars, and a penchant for honest, emotional lyrics, Wes is back with his friends and ready to share his most meaningful songs in 2021. 

The band looks forward to releasing an EP in early 2022. They also plan on playing a string of shows throughout the midwest and a few festivals in 2022.

Connect With Wes Hoffman and Friends:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TWITTER  

Independent Florida Band Reaches #1 On Billboard

Modern hard rock outfit Voxx has debuted on top of Billboard’s “Most Added” chart with their new single, “Never Look Back”. The track is a riff-heavy rock banger, perfect for modern rock radio. 

VOXX is a Hard Rock from Tampa created in 2019 by Regis Vox after he decided to change the format of it from a solo project to a full band. Voxx recently performed at the 2021 Blue Ridge Festival and has been picked as one of the four finalists to perform as part of “The Next Big Thing” in Tampa this November! Along with the single, Voxx has released a music video, directed by Thomas Crane of Kill Devil Films. You can listen to the song on Spotify now or watch the video on YouTube below:

Connect with Voxx:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   REVERB NATION

Miami Pop Singer Releases Sexy New Single

The new single ‘Magnet’ from American tenor turned pop-star Bielfield is a head bop or a pop song. The track has a sexy smooth after dark vibe that that sounds like it was tailor made for radio. “Magnet is about not measuring yourself down,” explains Bielfield. “Going forward taking the steps to making yourself happy. Everyone needs some positivity.” 

For Bielfield, the song is about a push towards positivity. “Right now we’re moving into the age of Aquarius and it’s about synergy; new alignment,” he explains. “Especially with all the hate spiraling through social media, I want to make music that sends out peace, love and inspiration to everyone but specifically to those that need it the most.

Bielfield teamed up with chart topping writer / producer duo the Banton Brothers and multi platinum producer Dr.R to create this instant classic. “I remember, we were heading back from the studio the day before our session with Bielfield and the chorus/ hook just came to us in the car almost like it was dropped into our lap. Straight away we knew it was going to be something,” explains the Banton Brothers. “That night we couldn’t stop working on it and penning ideas for different sections. When Bielfield and his team got to the studio the next morning we were so excited to show them what we had cooked up! We started playing it together and worked it from there, ideas and concepts were flying everywhere the energy was crazy in the room! 

The Miami native and Tenor, Kyle Bielfield, is an international recording artist and performer. Mr. Bielfield has released recorded music with labels such as Sony Music, Universal (Decca), Bentley Records, and Delos Music distributed by Naxos Classics.  With a Masters degree in Opera from The Juilliard School and a Bachelors of Music from New York University, Kyle Bielfield has won several awards, including the honor of having his first professional recital engagement in Alice Tully Hall. Mr Bielfield was privileged to originate the role of the “Boy Angel” in Du Yun’s Pulitzer prize winning  “Angels Bone”, which was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.

Kyle Bielfield has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York City. He has also performed in productions and galas with major companies including New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Opera Philadelphia, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, New York Festival of Song, American Lyric Theater, BOP in Montreal, Philadelphia Opera, and The Florida Grand Opera.

Connect With Kyle Bielfield:
https://bentleyrecords.lnk.to/Bielfield-Magnet
https://www.instagram.com/Bielfield/ 

Columbus band Cotter releases emo punk “All In My Mind”

Columbus, Ohio’s emotionally charged pop-punk band Cotter has just dropped their latest single “All In My Mind”. The track begins with clean arpeggiated guitars and earnest vocals before kicking in with the full band. With a singalong chorus and a driving backbeat, the song will remind listeners of classic artists of the genre like Mayday Parade or Jimmy Eat World.

“All In My Mind” was actually the first song songwriters Howard Mesharer and Zach Lukkarila ever wrote together, as well as Cotter’s first song ever. “It was rerecorded and expanded into a full band song, rather than being acoustic,” explains the band. “The song is about being ghosted by someone you’re into.

Cotter showcases sincere sentimentality through a veil of shreddy, pop-punk anthemicism. Named in memory of a late friend who had tragically succumbed to a battle with depression, the band sets its foundations in relatable themes that cover a wide spectrum of emotionality and lived experience. For “All In My Mind” Cotter once again teamed up with Will Deely of Beartooth and Adam Gilbert of Starset. They previously collabed on the single “Keep Driving” earlier this year. 

Formed mid-2019 as an acoustic act by long-time musical collaborators Howard Mesharer (vocals) and Zachary Lukkarila (guitar/vocals), the full band lineup evolved later that year with the addition of Kyle Spears (guitar), Ethan Geist (bass), and Andrew Brzeczkowski (drums). The complete collective took the stage for their first live performance that December, securing the experience just ahead of 2020’s crowdless era.

Cotter officially debuted within the broader alternative music scene the following September, dropping the single, “Clumsy,” weeks ahead of their five-track EP, On Sunset. Drawing on balladic melodies, post-hardcore aggression, and everything in-between, the tracklist serves as an eclectic display of 2000s emo-reminiscent sonic stylings—but not without a fresh breath of modernity.

Connect With Cotter:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TWITTER   /   TIKTOK    /   WEBSITE

###

College Radio Brings Us “Better Daze”

Pop Punk outfit College Radio has just dropped their latest track, the absolute banger, “Better Daze”. For the band, the single represents a bigger outlook on the phrase Better Days but for these guys, it’s very much more of a “Better Daze”. “We wanted to put our own twist on it,” explains the band. “We all have good days, we all have bad days, but every once in a while, we need Better Daze.

The track was mixed and Mastered by John Espy, engineered by Cade Miller and features a music video filmed and edited by Richard Roosien with assistance from Audrey Wimberly. “We got to live our throwback 2000’s pop-punk dream in this music video,” explains the band. “There’s a bunch of early 2000’s movie references crammed in as well if everyone can find them!” You can watch the video below:

Hailing from the Gloomy Emerald City of Seattle, College Radio have made a name for themselves with catchy choruses, hard-charging drums, and soaring harmonies. They combine classic old-school pop punk with an unexpected alternative twist, while making songs that are fresh, but instantly familiar. With the release of their new EP “I Used To Get Messed Up”  on Third String Records as well as “Growing Pains” and recent Release “11:59”  College Radio have proven themselves to be one of the premier punk acts of the PNW.

College Radio is:

Gordon McPherson – Guitar/Vocals

Evan Stewart – Bass/Vocals

Mike Steeze – Drums

Melvin Smith – Lead Guitar


Connect With College Radio:

https://linktr.ee/CollegeRadiopnw

Big Pop Traverses Interstellar Time Portal In Ambitious Episodic Musical Mini-Series

Akron, Ohio indie pop-rock supergroup Big Pop, has just dropped their debut single, the instantly catchy, attitude-driven “Can’t Even Tell“. “It was written about somebody that fell madly in love with some hip androgyne on a college campus somewhere.” explains the band.

“Can’t Even Tell” is the first part of an ambitious seven-part music/video series, with each song being released as a single.  Group founders Corey and Jeri wrote the songs by passing them back and forth between each other before the band was even formed. “It was all written during the Covid-19 pandemic so that vibe definitely hangs over every song,” says the band. “The seven-part music video we’re making plays out like an episodic mini-series, following a band who gets lured into an interstellar time portal by a mysterious figure and his henchmen!

Indeed, the “Can’t Even Tell” music video follows a band shooting their first music video. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious figure known as “Kron” is plotting something nefarious. With the help of his henchman Agent Collins, and the video’s director, Corey, Jeri, Cody, and Samantha find themselves stumbling into an interstellar time portal instead of celebrating the making of their first music video at a bar! You can watch the video below:

Big Pop is a diverse Akron supergroup who are music-obsessed perma-children that have an itch to push modern music to a new level. Started as a remote side project during 2020’s pandemic by Corey Jenkins and Jeri Sapronetti. They started sending demos back and forth, and when Jeri broke her foot skateboarding after visiting Cars’ singer Benjamin Orr’s grave, she and Corey started working closely on making songs to pass the time.

Both were deeply invested in their bands at the time; Corey with power-pop outfit Fancy Legs, and Jeri with long-running Akron rock/psych band Time Cat. Early 2021 saw the break up of Jeri’s band, still with a show at a huge outdoor venue on the books. As soon as Time Cat ended, Jeri called Corey and they pulled the trigger on forming their group to play this big show only three months away. One week later, Big Pop had a name and a full band.

The pair tapped a group of experienced, diverse, and talented individuals with backgrounds in music including rock, hip-hop, pop, and metal. With a humongous sound, cleverly crafted pop songs, and lush vocal harmonies, Big Pop is a brand new band that will get inside of your head and blow your mind. 


Robert Keith (bass guitar) formerly played in popular Akron group, The Dreemers, and currently runs a recording studio; the Electric Company. Samantha Grace (synth, vocals), is a classically trained vocalist who plays guitar, piano, and viola, and also performs and records as a solo artist. Holbrook Riles III (drums) is a human-metronome-beat-maker supreme and has played with a head-spinning number of artists, including rappers Floco Torres and Jul Big Green. Cody Miller, who rounds out the group as their shredding 3rd guitarist, has spent much of his musical career in metal bands as well as working as an audio engineer in a local studio.

Corey Jenkins (guitar/vocals) and Jeri Sapronetti (guitar/vocals) met ten years ago and bonded over their mutual obsession with David Bowie. Over the years, they have spurred each other on with their insatiable desire to keep making music and live the dream. 

Connect With Big Pop:

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /  TikTok – @bigpopthaband

LUCIBELLE Drops Shimmering Alt-Pop Gem “Dibs On U”

Macon, GA alt-pop trio Lucibelle have just dropped their latest single, the shimmering alt-pop “Dibs On You“. The track features a slightly new direction for the band as they continue to perfect their indie-leaning alternative pop sound.  

Lyrically, the song is about a long for connection. “When I wrote the lyrics for Dibs On U, I thought of close friendship, the kind that you feel a void for when they’re over,’ explains vocalist Ryn Elise, “Your childhood best friend is probably not your best friend today, but you probably still think back on the good memories and miss the people you were when you were close.

This is Lucibelle’s first single as a newly formed trio, after adding drummer Colin Vana. “Colin added a much-needed element to the band,” explains Robert Clayton Sandifer Jr. “He brought energy and steered us toward a rock feel.” 

After deciding to expand her singer-songwriter solo career, lead vocalist Ryn Elise founded LUCIBELLE alongside guitarist and producer, Robert Clayton Sandifer Jr. in 2019, moving from dreamy, experimental and vocally driven vibes toward an Alternative Pop sound. In 2020, Colin Vana joined the project as the official drummer, solidifying the project as a three-piece band. The band is currently writing an EP album which is set to release in early 2022, with a single (co-written by the three band members) just released on October 20, 2021. The new song, ‘Dibs On U’ has ushered in a new upbeat and powerful sound that is sure to catch the attention of fans and new listeners alike.

Connect With Lucibelle:

LINKTREE

THEM DAMN KINGS Announce 2021 Tour Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME

Georgia based hard rock / metal band THEM DAMN KINGS have announced that they have been added as support on LA alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming US tour. The first leg of the tour will feature direct support from Ovtlier, and on the second leg from Oh! The Horror. Also joining the tour are punk upstarts Pushing Veronica. All tour dates are listed below.

Tickets for all shows are available at: GeminiSyndrome.com

“We are so F@#!’n ready to hit the road with Gemini Syndrome, it’s been far too long since we’ve been able to bring you guys pure unadulterated rock n fk’n roll!” says vocalist / guitarist Jef Rhodes. “No more pandemivision! No more BS! See all of you down the road!”

THEM DAMN KINGS will be road testing songs from their as-of-yet unreleased debut album Rise Up. The album features the tracks ‘Throw It Away’ and ‘Yesterday’ which were released to US metal radio late last year, and saw the band conquer the national Metal Contraband radio charts. As a special bonus for fans, the band will be selling a limited number of advance CDs of the Rise Up album online, and at all shows while on the tour. CDs will be available online at the band’s merch store: https://them-damn-kings-.ecwid.com

Rhodes adds, “After almost two damn years I’m excited and proud to finally announce our album Rise Up is available for your listening displeasure. I’m beyond excited for you guys to hear the record and even more excited to be bringing you a taste of the album to the stage!”

THEM DAMN KINGS is the hard rock wrecking machine created by guitarist / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Jef Rhodes. Jef is a long time professional Front Of House engineer, and backline tech who has over two decades of international touring experience with such bands as: OpethCradle of FilthHighly SuspectLacuna CoilWatainMayhem, and others.

By enlisting former Lacuna Coil drummer Ryan Folden, the pair have recorded RISE UP, a monster of a debut album that sounds both new and exciting – while simultaneously reminding listeners of that golden age of the early ‘90s when Hard Rock, Metal, and Grunge ruled the late night rock clubs of the world.

A debut single “Throw It Away” was released in October 2020. “It was the first song written for the record. It makes me wanna get on a motorcycle and ride even though the song has nothing to do with that.” says Jef. “It’s about tossing away your fears in an abstract sort of way.” The track was quickly followed by anthemic ‘Yesterday’ which garnered the band their first international radio play, and media support.

Jef has assembled a killer live band – and the group are ready to hit the road!

Jef Rhodes – Vocals / guitar
Lando Carter – backing guitars
Ja Ja – bass
Todd (Toddzilla) Taylor – Drums

THEM DAMN KINGS Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME Fall 2021 tour dates
10/28 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Joel’s 4Corners *
10/29 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center *
10/30 – Racine, WI – Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) *
10/31 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory *
11/02 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern *
11/04 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop *
11/05 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works *
11/06 – Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s *
11/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance *
11/09 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground *
11/10 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
11/12 – Johnson City, TN – Capones *
11/13 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger *
11/14 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks *
11/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

11/17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/18 – Baton Rouge – Basin Music Hall

11/20 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/22 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

11/23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/24 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go

11/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
11/27 – Reno, NV – Reno Brewhouse

* Direct support is Ovtlier
Direct support is Oh! The Horror

THEM DAMN KINGS Official
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

“Run Wild” With Circadia’s Latest Single

Circadia has released their newest single, “Run Wild”. The track is a cover of the For King & Country song of the same name. “This song is my favorite For King & Country song and they are my all-time favorite band,” explains Circadia. “I chose to do my own version of the song for a few reasons: One, to get For King & Country’s attention, Two, because what this song means and speaks about is simply to go for gold, reach for the stars, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your dreams in life.  Your anxiety, fears, and questioning whether you’re good enough… they’re all lies that your brain and others are telling you. We are made to Run Wild, live free, and love strong!

For the track, produced by Newkirk Productions, Circadia brought in Moriah Jane, a Mezzo-soprano with the  Cleveland Chamber Choir who has recently featured as a soloist in Haydn’s The Creation, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Handel’s Messiah. “Working with Moriah was a real treat,” says Circadia. “Not only is she one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, but she’s loads of fun to be around! On top of that, she has a beautiful voice!

The experience was exciting and new for Moriah as well.  “Working with Circadia has truly opened my eyes to the amazing modern music industry,” she says.  “I had been stuck in a choral music bubble and never really experimented with modern music twists. It was a blast to record with Circadia and watch the magic unfold! I am very thankful for this opportunity and look forward to working together in the future.” 

Along with the single, Circadia has also released a music video for “Run Wild”, which you can watch below:

Circadia is an electronic pop-rock artist hailing from Ravenna, Ohio. All of their lyrics are positive and uplifting. Find out more about Circadia at the links below:

SPOTIFY    /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TWITTER   

Hockey-Themed Punks Drop Vinyl Release Of CBGB and PRB Shows Spanning 16 Years

Legendary Long Island punk band Two Man Advantage is releasing a live vinyl album featuring two live performances, separated by 16 years!  Side A captures a show live at the legendary punk venue CBGB in August of 2002., while Side B is live at the Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas in May of 2018.

Released on Florida punk label DXPC Live, the album is pressed on 3-Stripe in Red, Black and White and features a special fold over cover, allowing people to choose the black and white cover that looks like an old V.M.Live cover, or reverse it and show the live photo cover.

For DXPC Live, the decision to release the live album was an easy one. “I had heard of 2MAN, but I had never seen them, so when this punk kid named Jizm asked me to book a show for 2MAN in Baltimore I didn’t quite know what to expect.  2MAN showed up, and I was honored that they did since they had been offered a chance to play the Hardcore Super Bowl in DC that same night with The Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, and many, many, many more. They turned down the offer because they felt they owed it to me. What followed was a beer-fueled, cheesecake-covered, sweaty mess of some of the best punk rock I’ve ever seen!”

To promote the release, Two Man Advantage has released a live video of  “Zamboni Driving Maniac”, a single about a drunken Zamboni driver that landed the band in hot water upon its release. “The Zamboni company genuinely hates the song. When the studio version came out Zamboni looked into suing 2MAN.” says the band. Indeed, a Los Angeles Times article quoted a spokeswoman for the company as saying:

” “We’re taking a look at that with our trademark attorney”. Part of the company’s concern, Jensen said, is whether the song “implies an unsafe activity.” Part of what is upsetting the Zamboni Co. is the fact that the song has been played in hockey arenas all over North America.”

The video was made by No Vacancy Media by compiling a montage of video footage found online. You can watch the video below:

Together for more than 20 years, Two Man Advantage is the world’s premier hockey punk band. Known widely for their explosive live performances, the band has been featured in some of the country’s most high-profile media outlets: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, ESPN, and their music has been played in numerous NHL arenas.  Through it all, they remain true to their underground roots and continue to play dive bars, DIY spots, and punk houses across the country in support of their numerous full-length LPs and other releases. The album is available for pre-order now at DXPCLIVE.com.  

Generation Underground Announces New EP

New Jersey hard rock trio Generation Underground has just announced their upcoming EP, Kold Blooded Vol. 2. The EP was almost two years in the making due to some conflicts with the band’s previous manager and booking agent. The single, “Pass The Needle”, is available now on all major streaming platforms.

Thematically, “Pass The Needle” is all about moving on from bad situations. “ “Pass The Needle” was inspired by me watching some of my friends continuing to abuse drugs and believing that I needed to join them in order to write good music,” explains singer and guitarist Mike Florentine. “The song focuses on my journey to slowly rid myself of those toxic relationships and no longer associate with those people who were a bad influence in my life.

Connect With Generation Underground:

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /  WEBSITE

STFLR Shares New EP “A Collection of Bad Ideas”

Long Island pop-punk outfit STFLR has dropped their Sophomore EP, A Collection Of Bad Ideas. The 4 track EP features the single “Looking For Answers”, which is the culmination of the EP and one could argue the culmination of this era of the band. “This track was a collaborative effort by the whole band and that teamwork really shines through on the track,” says the band. From the opening riff to the cry-for-help ending, “Looking For Answers” is STFLR’s most mature and honest song yet. “The song feels like a goodbye,” explains the band. “While we don’t know what we’re really saying goodbye to, it feels like a chapter that has ended and it’s time to move on.

Lyrically, the single comes from a personal place. “Nick wrote the lyrics when he found out that he was going to be a dad and the feelings that followed were captured in the lyrics. All the insecurities and fears that come along with becoming a parent were poured into this track and we really feel it could be the best song ever written by any band, in any decade, in perpetuity until the end of time.” 

The EP was recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte (drummer of Moon Tooth) at Westfall Recording Studios in Long Island, New York.  Thematically, the album deals with subjects ranging from regret, being taken advantage of, inadequacies. “The pandemic and quarantine were hard for a lot of people, ourselves included,” says the band. “Add becoming a new father in these uncertain times to the mix and you have yourself a whole new set of challenges and uncertainties. It’s safe to say our mental health suffered the last year and a half, but the art that has come from it is some of the most honest and pure stuff we have yet to put out.

Formed in the fall of 2019, STFLR started out more as therapy than a band for lifelong friends Nick Lopardo (vocals), Yianni Hansen (guitar), and Anthony Guiffrida (guitar). When their first EP was released, the trio realized they had found the release they were looking for and made STFLR a full-time band. With the addition of childhood friends Angelo Rodrigues (drums) and Mike Moran (bass), STFLR took shape to the lineup today. With catchy hooks and relatable lyrics, STFLR has proven that pop punk can be more than songs about leaving your hometown or leaving your girlfriend. Striving for a brand new sound aided by years of experience, STFLR is a breath of fresh air the scene needs. STFLR doesn’t worry about following typical song patterns and just write what they want to listen to. Having fun is their priority and having that positive energy allows them to freely explore all aspects of songwriting.

Connect With STFLR:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM    /   YOUTUBE  

New Music: Virginia Beach Post-Hardcore – Emerege Restless

Virginia Beach post-hardcore band Emerge Restless has just released their debut album, Ursus Maritimus. The album was mostly written during the COVID pandemic, forcing the members apart. “It was tough, but the music and collaboration really united us,” says the band. “It started with some rough tracks of “Venom” and another song we cut called “Rosedale Cemetery” being passed back and forth. We eventually brought in Vincent, who was super ecstatic to drum full-time, along with Rich, joining on guitar. Almost 3 years later, we finally had the set of songs we think really represent our sound.

The album features the singles “Venom” and “Bethel, Believe“. With “Bethel, Believe”, Emerge Restless wanted to come out of the gate swinging. “This is our first full length, after a long hiatus from writing together,” says the band, “While we’re all more mature and more polished, we didn’t want to “go soft” and instead we pulled all the punches. We wanted the opening track to slap like an anthem; to announce to the world “we’re back and we still hit hard.” 

Ursus Maritimus contains 10 tracks and is released by Sonic Decoy Records.  

Emerge Restless is an American post-hardcore band originally formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA by former In Cynthia’s Diary members Eley (Vocals), Chris Coykendall (Guitar/Bass/Vocals), and Rich Potts (Guitar/Bass/Vocals). After a long hiatus, the group brought in long-time friend Vincent Kondas (Drums) to complete the outfit. 

Emerge Restless brings forth a presence that is fierce and unwavering, blending elements of progressive guitar-driven rock with a unique, fresh take of dueling clean lead vocal harmonies into a cohesive heavy rock experience. The resulting tone elicits recalls to the band’s influences including acts such as Deftones, Emery, Hopesfall, Thursday, and more.

For more information on Emerge Restless:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   WEBSITE

Surviving December Gets Back Together For “Falling Apart”

Hailing from Torbay, England,  pop-punk band Surviving December has just dropped their newest single, the rock tinged pop-punk track “Falling Apart”. Lyrically, the song is a snapshot of the world today. “It’s a song that encourages people to look in the mirror and realize you can walk away from the crowd, to not be part of the issue,” explains the band. “Falling Apart” was the first track Surviving December worked on as the world started back up from the global pandemic. “It was because of how proud we were of the sound and the whole production we decided to push on and produce an album,” said the band. Of course, lockdown provided its own set of hurdles. “The song was a massive learning curve, recorded in our respective houses across the country we built up the track and sent it to our producer who knocked it all together.”

The track is part of the new album The Narrative, out now on Regent Street Records. It was Produced by Josh Norton-Cox and follows a character through a stage of their life. Musically, the album pulls together various styles of playing, with a pop-punk edge with guitar lines reminiscent of the late 70’s early 80’s with a darker more modern undertone.

“Falling Apart” is accompanied by a lyric video, which you can watch below.

Surviving December transports the listener back to a simpler time with their eclectic musical mix of pop-punk-rock. The band’s roots reach back to 2005 when brothers Mark and Jason Hobbs first started writing music in a dingy Devon basement alongside Chris Golden and Josh Norton-Cox. Fast forward 15 years to 2020, and Mark, Jason, and Chris found themselves rekindling their partnership during the strange era of Covid-19.

Now joined by Gemma Patten, Tom Crossman, and Ryan Wighton, and with original member Josh returning as producer, this unique six-piece line-up has fused their refined musicianship, while staying true to their founding influences of Blink 182, The Ataris, Senses Fail, and New Found Glory. The result is a vintage and truly authentic sound, given a contemporary twist by their trio of vocalists.

For more info on Surviving Devember:

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /   INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE

APPLE MUSIC   /   TWITTER   /   WEBSITE

BRITISH ALT-COUNTRY KATIE O’MALLEY PRESENTS MYSTERIOUS, MAGICAL “DEVIL’S GOT A HOLD”

Manchester, UK based blues-rock singer-songwriter Katie O’Malley has just released her latest single, the alt-country-tinged “Devil’s Got A Hold”. The track opens with a stand-up bass and acoustic guitar before sonically blooming with electric guitars, keys, and drums, all providing a low-key, atmospheric music bed for Katie’s sultry vocals.

“I love horror/thriller films and wrote this song about the  supernatural elements you normally find in horrors,” explains Katie, “The mystery is the best part of any good horror, and the woman in the story represents a mysterious magical being and everything that intrigues you to want to know more.”

“Devil’s Got A Hold” is the third single of a  3 track EP of the same title, which will be released in November of 2021. The EP features O’Malley’s full band including Richard Neal (electric guitar), Luke Dodd (electric guitar), Steven Taylor (bass), and Aaron Youd (drums). The EP was engineered by Adam P Gorman.

Along with the single, Katie has released a music video, directed by Didzis Starasins and filmed  & edited by Imaging House.  “It was a fun shoot,” says Katie, “We filmed in Macclesfield Forest and at my boyfriend’s grandma’s house!  I loved her retro 70s kitchen and knew I had to create a music video in there at some point and this song was so perfect. She has had so many trinkets everywhere and it was like a creative gold mine for myself and the videographers.” You can watch the video below:

With a voice that pours with emotion and fills a venue, Katie O’Malley and her hip-swaying Americana band have played across the UK. Hailing from Manchester and proud northerners, they describe their sound as mix of country, folk, soul & blues. Their 70’s inspired music takes you on a journey of mournful melody to punchy beats and gravelly powerful vocals with a sense of Stevie Nicks meets the blues. Together, they have received airplay from Amazing radio USA, BBC  Introducing  UK, supporting top ten album-selling Beth Rowley. 

Although 2020 has had many setbacks for artists, it’s not stopped Katie from releasing new music with the release of her third E.P ‘Wild West’  and new single ‘Taste the Dirt’ being backed by Chris Country Radio, Louder Than War and BCMA.

Katie also teamed up with Adam Lewis from Manchester band The Watchmakers. Together they created their song “Piece Of The Pie” which was featured on the hit Netflix film “Kissing Booth 2” gaining over 66 million views in its first few weeks of broadcast.

Connect With Katie O’Malley:
 

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /   YOUTUBE   /   WEBSITE

Alt-Country Act The Typical Tohnsons Releases Poignant Lyric Video For “Optimistic Nihilism”

The Typical Johnsons have released their newest single, the roots tinged alt-country track “Optimistic Nihilism”. “This single was written initially about some extremely painful real-life events, but after the song was realized in its recorded form we realized there were some universal truths in the song that others could relate to,” explains the band. “This is about the distance that grows between those we care about in our lives and the way we all deal with the human condition in our own way.”

Recorded by Patrick Himes at Reel Love Recording in Dayton Ohio. The track is a single off of the upcoming album “South of Somewhere Real“, a 12 track full-length due out this December on Punkerton Records. “Although this has been two years in the making, these songs feel more pertinent and relevant to us now than they ever did.” says the band. 

This will be the band’s third full length, following their debut album The Sailor & The Siren (2016) and  Rust Belt Renaissance (2017) as well as two eps, In Other Words (2018) and Wreckage (2019). Along with the single, The Typical Johnsons has also released a lyric video for “Optimistic Nihilism“. The band used the format of a lyric video to help convey the feel of the song more than any live-action video ever could. You can watch the video below.

A little bit of Rock N Roll, a little bit of old time Country Music, mix in some Punk influence and some Roots Americana music, throw all that into the blender and you have what someone much smarter than the band described as “Dirty Northern Folk Rock”. 

The music of The Typical Johnsons leans in a lot of different directions but isn’t necessarily codified by any of them. With influences ranging from Johnny Cash and  Drive-By Truckers to Social Distortion and Neil Young, there is something for everyone and each listener takes something different away with them.

Named after an idea that we’re all the same and that we all have the ability to get up and play and perform and write what we feel. The Typical Johnsons stand for the regular person playing guitar in the basement or banging away on the drum kit out in the garage on the weekend. The Typical Johnsons are the guys who get excited when they learn a new chord progression or bass line for a new song and so are their fans. They are Lo-Fi, if you will, regular typical people.

Heartland, grassroots, coming at you from the ground up, call it what you want, but it sounds like middle America to their fans.

The Typical Johnsons are:

Jeremy Siegrist (Lyrics / Guitar)

Lynne Siegrist (Vocals)

Jeffrey Brogan (Bass)

Connect With The Typical Johnsons:

SPOTIFY      /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /      WEBSITE

Ohio MC Master Puff Drops Lyrical Gem “Playing Rich”

Hailing from Massillon, Ohio, hip-hop artist Master Puff has just dropped his latest single, “Playing Rich”. The track, produced by LANCEXCV, mixed & mastered by Conz, features Puff’s lyrical acrobatics over a chill flute loop and sparse percussion. A video is in the works.

Lyrically, Puff speaks on the ills of stunting without means. “I saw an artist I used to look up to go broke from a gambling addiction,” explains Master Puff. “Even after losing his savings, he still tried to live the extravagant life he grew accustomed to. All I saw was somebody trying to play rich instead of holding themselves accountable. Like Marshawn Lynch once said, “Take care of your chickens“.

Master Puff is a linguistic gymnast, or “A  rapper on a balance beam” as he puts it. Teetering between charmingly witty and over-the-top, he has been one of the fastest-growing artists in NE Ohio since early 2020. He secured a sponsorship with Acathla Clothing in  March of 2021, due to his rapidly growing fanbase, before releasing any music on streaming services! Master Puff is an example to follow for any artists on the come-up, and also one to watch out for.

For more information, check out Master Puff on the following links:

SPOTIFY   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TWITTER  

Alt rockers Emma & The Fragments – “Proper Everything”

London, UK alternative indie rock band Emma and the Fragments have released their latest single, “Proper Everything”.  The song starts off with a driving backbeat intro before cranking down into a jazzy riff for the verses, making a great music bed for Emma’s crystal clear vocals. The track is tied together by a strong, feel-good hook, ready for alternative radio!

Lyrically, the song was inspired by Victoria Park in London. “The title of the song came first, a made-up phrase said by Emma at a rehearsal to describe something that was the best,” explains the band. “The song was inspired by Victoria Park and uses the imagery of the park to describe falling in love. The lyric ‘Smile Til It Hurts’ was taken from the track and has been used for a title for the upcoming EP.” 

“Proper Everything” is It is the 4th single from the forthcoming EP ‘Smile ‘Til It Hurts’. The EP will be released with one additional track this Fall.

Along with the single, the band has also released a fun animated music video. “We basically created cartoon versions of ourselves playing live in the park,” says the band. “Which we think fits with the fun energy of the track!”

Connect with Emma And The Fragments:

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /   INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TWITTER   /   WEBSITE

Pop Punkers College Radio Drop Anthemic banger “11:59”

Seattle alternative pop-punk band College Radio has just released their newest single, “11:59”. The track has an over-distorted, bouncy pop-punk feel reminiscent of 2000’s pop-punk along the lines of Green Day, with a walking bass line and a sarcastic chorus about “feeling fine” during the chaos of the current world.

Lyrically, the song is about the band’s feelings on last year’s lockdown. “This was one of the first tracks we recorded during the pandemic and it really showcases how we felt and how the world really felt,” explains the band. “Singing this one is our bass player Evan. He really hit the nail on what 2020 was like for pretty much all of us.”

“11:59” was engineered by Dane Stafford and mixed and mastered by John Espy. Along with the track, College Radio has also released a new music video. “This makes it the third video shot in our bass players house!”, says the band. “It was shot by our great friend King Zabb and we got wild in this one!” You can watch the video below:

Hailing from the Gloomy Emerald City of Seattle, College Radio have made a name for themselves with catchy choruses, hard-charging drums, and soaring harmonies. They combine classic old-school pop punk with an unexpected alternative twist, while making songs that are fresh, but instantly familiar. With the release of their new EP “I Used To Get Messed Up”  on Third String Records and “Growing Pains” College Radio have proven themselves to be one of the premier punk acts of the PNW.

Check out College Radio at the following links:

SPOTIFY   /   FACEBOOK   /   INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /    TIKTOK   /    TWITTER

Metalcore Act drops bloody fun Zombie-Comic themed video

Hailing from Washington, DC, post-hardcore singer/songwriter/producer Jamie Stoffa has just dropped his latest single, “Day 52”, a dark, heavy song about the apocalypse. Musically, the single gives off the feeling of impending doom from the first chord and never lets up.

Stoffa recruited his good friend Billy Tagg to co-write and produce the song. Tagg also performed rhythm and lead guitars. “It all started on day 52 of lockdown. I had sent Billy a drum track titled “Day 52” that I had created to nothing but a click track,” says Stoffa. “In a day or two, he responded with a perfect guitar part in my opinion. To me, the opening chord just says doom or dread every time I hear it, and that’s what I was hoping he’d create.

“Day 52” is being released with a comic book lyric video featuring illustration by Lawrence Crow. “The video features a comic book that dives deeper into the story,” explains Stoffa. “It was written by me, but the amazing illustration was done by Lawrence Crow and the video was done by Poseidon Media.

For more information on Jamie Stoffa:

SPOTIFY   /   APPLE MUSIC   /    FACEBOOK   /    INSTAGRAM   /   YOUTUBE   /   TIKTOK   /   WEBSITE

MAGNOLIA BAYOU Releases Official Music Video for Heavy Rock “Train Don’t Stop”!

Crop-Magnolia-Bayou-Train-Dont-Stop-

Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released the official music video for their new, heavy rock single, “Train Don’t Stop”. Recorded at Natchez Sound Studio, produced by Burne Sharp, and mixed by Jacquire King/Nashville, “Train Don’t Stop” premiered on ROCK & BLUES MUSE.

“A couple of years ago, we had some issues with band personnel. We promptly had a meeting to rectify the issues. During that meeting, our manager made the statement “This train don’t stop for anyone or anything.” Being floored by that statement, singer Drew Fulton jotted it down in his notes for potential use in a future song. Fast forward to 2020 and a worldwide pandemic took the world by storm. The lyric “This Train Don’t Stop” just kept knocking on our door. This song is the 2021 anthem for the people who have just had enough. Despite the odds, we won’t stop.” – MAGNOLIA BAYOU

player

“’Train Don’t Stop’ proves that rock and roll is still very much alive, at least in the hands of Magnolia Bayou. When these four plug in and play, you can’t help but believe in them. If you live for loud, passionate blues/rock, you’re going to want to get behind this band and this song. Do yourself a solid and get onboard right now!” – ROCK & BLUES MUSE

Click to Download / Stream “Train Don’t Stop” Online

Album Artwork

Track List:
1. Dig Deep
2. Sleepin’ In The Dog House
3. Sugarspell
4. Preachin’ Blues
5. Hands In The Dirt
6. From The Other Side
7. The Robber
8. Hurricane
9. Tupelo
10. Sweet Magnolia
11. Thieves

Click to Purchase / Stream “Strange Place” Online

116338852 2698512033750407 1364566927495959212 ncropped

Forged in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Magnolia Bayou’s sound is appropriately reminiscent of the golden age of Rock N Roll, and it is simultaneously flavored with a heavy, southern swagger that is distinctively theirs. Their bluesy aura can be traced back to the group’s origins, where they submerged and steeped themselves in their home state’s profound musical wealth; covering the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House and so many more.

Like their musical forefathers, the band spent three years blazing their way through juke joints along the Mississippi Blues trail, before independently recording their debut album in 2018. After its release, they spent the last three years extensively touring the surrounding south, traveling as far as the midwest and the pacific northeast. In that time, they’ve supported many acts such as Whiskey Myers, Wet Willie, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fantastic Negrito, Tyler Childers, Ian Moore, Aaron Lewis, Bishop Gunn, Black Stone Cherry and most recently Buckcherry. They are set to open for Nightranger at the annual HWY 30 music fest in Filer Idaho on June 24th, of 2021.

In May of 2019, Magnolia Bayou set out to record their follow up album, Strange Place, at Natchez Sound Studio with Bishop Gunn’s very own Burne Sharp at the helm. The record is now available everywhere.

“Echoes of The Rolling Stones, Hendrix & early Aerosmith that come roaring out of your speaker… Strange Place is a transcendent blast of Rock & Roll with Southern Swagger and by any measure, Magnolia Bayou is one of the most crucial bands blowing up in the USA right now” – Rock & Blues Muse

7a44b2 b3da1ceb3383453eae555ea867d3fe4a mv2

SHARE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

Sydney Sherwood, Semifinalist of Cover Nation’s Sing it Forward Challenge Awarded Mentorship Session with GRANDSON with Music Video for Poignant, Acoustic Version of “Creep”!

182510963 307808890755775 875785804088105232 n

New Jersey based Singer / Songwriter SYDNEY SHERWOOD recently teamed with guitarist Ron Haney to release a touching, acoustic version and music video for her single, “Creep.” Featured as a submission to the 2021 Cover Nation Sing It Forward contest, garnering the talented artist a prestigious Mentorship Session with Canadian American singer / songwriter GRANDSON. Filmed by Mike Gillette and produced by Erik Romero, “Creep” is off of Sydney’s new, sophomore EP, Headspace.

Acoustic Player

“With the ‘Creep’ video, we had a three hour window to complete it, so when we got into the studio we were super focused and finished in only two takes! I love how it turned out and I’m thankful because putting this video together led me to being chosen as one of the eight semi-finalists for the Sing It Forward Challenge which benefitted NAMI. When I did my session with Grandson, we got to watch my video and he gave me some great advice for future performances and it was awesome to get to speak with someone who has a lot of knowledge and is so sure of himself and his artistry. Grandson is someone I really admire in the industry and I’m glad I was able to have my mentorship session with him because we love to write about real life situations (our battles with mental health, life experiences, etc.) so we really clicked and got along great. It was such a cool experience and I’m grateful I got to be a part of something that merged two of my biggest passions: being a musician and being an advocate for mental health.” – SYDNEY SHERWOOD

Mentorship

“I thought [the mentorship session] was awesome, [Sydney] brought so much soul to the project and I’m sure I’ll be seeing [her] rock stages for a long long time!” – GRANDSON

sydney 02 estrada font 3000

Track List:
1. Wolves
2. Let Me Down
3. Creep
4. Born to Roll
5. Horizon’s Edge
6. All The Aces

Purchase / Stream Headspace Online!

APPLE | SPOTIFY | AMAZON

Photo Apr 26 5 02 43 PM

“Sydney is rock’s answer to pop’s P!NK or country’s Carrie Underwood, she exudes all the power and confidence and sings with no-nonsense authority, all while remaining firmly situated in heavy alternative rock. Sydney Sherwood cannot be merely compared to female singers of her generation and writes and performs with a conviction that fans of 3 Doors Down or Daughtry would instantly recognize.” – Joe Makoviecki (Singer, songwriter of Jackson Pines)

Photo Apr 26 5 03 24 PM

Sydney Sherwood is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Sydney began singing and playing guitar as a way to express her emotions after her brother was diagnosed with cancer.

Since her brother’s diagnosis, being a childhood cancer advocate has become a big part of Sydney’s life. She has performed and spoken at many childhood cancer events over the past twelve years and continues to be a voice for all children with cancer, as well as their siblings.

Sydney began writing her own music when she was 13, and on March 3, 2019, she released her first EP, Beauty from Ashes. Her release show was held at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. In 2019, Sydney also received a golden ticket to Hollywood from American Idol celebrity judges Katy PerryLuke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

Over the course of the pandemic, Sydney has been writing and recording her new album, Headspace, which will be released February 27, 2021.

Sydney’s goal is to touch the lives of others through the music that she writes, as she takes inspiration directly from her life experiences.

SHARE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

IMMERSER Release Official Music Video for “Transmute”!

Transmute-Cover-Final

Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official music video for “Transmute.” Produced and Engineered by KANE CHURKO at the Hideout Studio in Las Vegas Nevada, “Transmute” is the debut single written and performed by John Logan Parsons III.

Player

“Transmutation is the psychic ability to transmute one substance into another”. – IMMERSER

Download / Stream “Transmute” Online:

APPLE | SPOTIFY | AMAZON

1st choice

Immerser is a dynamic, hard rock, solo project featuring the powerful music of John Logan Parsons III. The goal of the Immerser project is to bring meaning to a melody. As an artist John L Parsons III isn’t afraid to explore the deepest parts of the subconscious. Immerser songs deal with some of life’s darkest places, yet there is always an energetic undercurrent of optimism, spirituality, and love running throughout. The result is a passionate mix of alternative, pop, grunge, and metal. Immerser is music that a listener can connect with and find deeper meaning in. With the recent enlistment of world renowned producer Kane Churko who has worked with some of today’s biggest artists including – In This Moment, Gemini Syndrome and Violent Idols, Immerser is certainly a musical force to be reckoned with. Immerse yourself and transmute!

1012414 ImmerserLogoTrace 06 031921

SHARE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

THE LA MAYBE Release Official Lyric Video for “Peace of Mind”!

Profile Pic

Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official lyric video for their uplifting, anthemic new single, “Peace of Mind.” Designed by Dallas, the band chose a lyric video for “Peace of Mind” to focus on the lyrics and message of the song.

‘Peace of Mind’ is a song about struggling with addiction. Battling your inner demons can be hard, but we all just want to come out the other side with a little peace of mind. More than anything, this song is a message of hope. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!” – DALLAS DWIGHT

Player

Advance Praise for Dirty Damn Tricks:

“Dirty Damn Tricks rules from beginning to end, so be sure to listen straight through so you don’t miss crucial deep cuts like “Fake” and “Up Next To You.” The L.A. Maybe could be the most important band in the USA right now just because they get rock and roll so right. The band’s grasp on what needs to happen to keep rock music moving forward while keeping its spirit alive is intuitive and on target. You have GOT to hear this record.” – Rock & Blues Muse

“The quality of the song writing on offer here is impressive for a new band with a debut album, and there really isn’t a weak track on “Dirty Damn Tricks”. “Oh Sugar” is a song that has the lot, dripping in swagger it is the perfect summer rock song. “Piece of Mind” is bluesier and slower yet not quite a ballad, “Sweet” comes complete with a vocal that could cut through most things whilst “Up Next To You” rounds it all off in style.” – Get Ready to Rock

“A screaming voice, powerful riffs, bold lyrics – that’s classic rock. If you loved the long haired guys of the 1970’s and 1980’s, you should definitely dare a listen to Dirty Damn Tricks. The album comes with a high potential for you that you will enjoy these tunes. I definitely had a lot of fun!” – Flyctory

“To sum up, if you like the aforementioned AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses or even Van Halen, you will love this album. It perfectly showcases the incredible versatility of these fine musicians as they draw on a number of musical styles whilst retaining their own definitive sound. I have no doubt listening to this that these guys will put on an incredible live show and I’ll certainly be first in line for a ticket!” – Rockasaurus

Dirty Damn Tricks Album Art

Track List:
1. Mr. Danger
2. Sucker Punch
3. Oh Sugar
4. She’s Reckless
5. Peace of Mind
6. 6. When I’m Gone
7. Take Me Away
8. Sweet
9. Fake
10. Up Next To You

Download / Stream Dirty Damn Tricks Online:

APPLE | SPOTIFY | AMAZON | SOUNDCLOUD

LAM-1

The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding LAM to your record collection.

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band back him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.

LAM firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the New Wave of Classic Rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment.

Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new.

SHARE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM