TAKE THE DAY Release Official Music Video for “Save Me Now”

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Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their new single, “Save Me Now,” co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. The official music video for “Save Me Now” was directed and edited by Chris Dawson.

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“We tend to write a lot about heartache and loss. We’ve all been there, and we think it helps us heal. Here’s a high energy track to help you through. Don’t be afraid of the dark…” – Take The Day

Download / Stream “Save Me Now”:

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 In the Fall of 2010 singer Kenny Waring approached drummer Matt Circle with the idea of putting together a band. Like most musicians, they had known each other and played together in local area rock and metal bands for years. They knew they wanted to write music that was heavy with lots of hook, but it also had to be “radio friendly”, and it had to have a current sound. With Adam Easom on guitar and Rick Harrington on bass, they are currently the heavy-hitting hard-rock powerhouse, Take The Day.

Take The Day has performed at various showcases and regional music festivals and has shared the stage with many national acts including Pop Evil, SAUL, Gemini Syndrome, Monster Truck, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, Bobaflex, No Resolve, and Blameshift, gaining them the reputation as a must-see live act, and quickly bringing them attention as a major contender in the Midwest active rock scene!

Take The Day continues to break the boundaries every day with thousands of followers on social media, over 200,000 streams on Spotify, and over 500,000 combined views on YouTube. Take The Day believes in what they do and continues to deliver catchy anthems with soaring choruses proving to the world that they are not just another local band, but that they truly have what it takes to be the best in today’s industry.
Catch Take The Day in the spring of 2019 on “The Fire Inside Tour“.

“Take the Day hits hard with funky melodic grooves and soaring vocals!” – Jimmy Beattie / Lead guitar, Seasons After

“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.” – EarArt London

“Seriously, one of the best submissions I’ve had, and one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard!” – Bailey / (Formerly of KQRA Q102.1 FM)

“Smoothly executed. Great energy.” – Zak G. / Senseless Underground

“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.” – Muttley / (Formerly of KJML ROCK 107.1 FM)

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Tonight Alive Bring The Get Free Tour to Millvale 3.1/Co-Headlined with Silverstein and support from Broadside and Picturesque

Tonight Alive are celebrating their worldwide charting positions for Underworld. Including the #1 Australian Artists Chart and #11 ARIA Albums Chart in Australia, #4 Current Alternative Albums, #5 Record Label Independent Current Albums and #11 Top Current Rock Albums in the United States, #3 Rock Albums, #6 Independent Albums and a Top 100 Albums spot in the UK while rounding out the Top 50 on Canada’s Alternative Charts, it was an incredibly successful week for the band’s first release on Hopeless Records (UNFD in Australia and New Zealand.) Already heralded by press as some of the band’s best work to date, Underworld is available today on  Spotify,  Apple Music and  iTunes. Physical albums and merch bundles are available at http://smarturl.it/TAUWmerch.
This success has been echoed across radio with Underworld being chosen as Triple J Radio’s feature “album of the week” and the band’s latest single, ” Disappear” premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. Streaming services have been showing their love to the single along with “Crack My Heart” and ” Temple.”  Songs from Underworld have been featured in over 15 Spotify-owned playlists across the platform including New Music Friday, The Scene, Rock This and Crash Course and the band’s monthly listeners have reached nearly 900,000.
Most recently, Tonight Alive released “Crack My Heart,” the brand new single from upcoming album Underworld. On the track, Singer Jenna McDougall shares “The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart. The lyrics follow my conversation with a ‘winged man’, a conscious figure, who offers space and safety to do my healing with. In my experience, when you are seen as your authentic self by another, you come to recognise your reflection more accurately and lovingly. Crack My Heart is a tribute to the way that love from the divine masculine elevates and holds space for the divine feminine to flourish.” Fans can head to http://smarturl.it/CrackMyHeartVideo to check out the accompanying music video.
WhoTonight Alive and Silverstein with Broadside and Picturesque
What: The Get Free Tour
WhenThursday, March 1st, 2018 – Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm
Where: Mr. Smalls Theatre – 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209
Howhttps://tonightalive.com/
Tonight Alive, the now 4 piece since departure of guitarist & writer Whakaio Taahi is composed of vocalist Jenna McDougall, rhythm guitarist Jake Hardy, bassist Cameron Adler and drummer Matt Best. After self-releasing the EPs All Shapes & Disguises and Consider This in 2010, Tonight Alive released What Are You So Scared Of? in2011/2012.  In 2013 the band released The Other Side. The band also contributed the song “The Edge” to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack before releasing their third full length album, Limitless in 2016.

LGBTQ Music Vote Nominee- Reigen (Troye Sivan-esque) New Single/Free Download with Arthur Indrikovs- (James Arthur, Jess Glynne, Calvin Harris)

REIGEN
“How To Make Love”

The New Single Out 26th Jan 2018
FREE DOWNLOAD

“Gorgeous, poised vocals over a gossamer production” – BBC Radio 6Music

Pop with a left field feel that seems to play the game by its own rules” – Clash Magazine

The LGBTQ Music Vote Nominee, Reigen, is a Houston native who relocated to Brooklyn to advance his career as a singer/songwriter and producer.  Reigen’s delicate falsetto vocals and synthy RnB style in his song, “Weekend,” earned global blog attention in 2017. His new single, “How To Make Love” is a blend of new wave and modern pop that draws worthy comparisons to Years & Years, Sam Smith and Troye Sivan.

In times where there seems to be a constant threat of war and negativity, Reigen shares a gift with the world in the form of ‘How To Make Love’ as a free download. It opens with his trademark falsetto voice, breathing evocative lyrics. The minor tonality of the song, and the underlying heartbeat-like kick drum throughout the song echoes the everyday threat of war with big political heads currently in power. A warm synth leads up to the chorus, offering hope and security while the harp provides serenity during the choruses.

“How To Make Love” was written, performed, and produced by Reigen, then mixed and mastered by Arthur Indrikovs (James Arthur, Jess Glynne, Calvin Harris).

Weeks of late night panic attacks and no sleep, unimaginable news echoing in my head, feeling angry. They say love conquers all – how do we make love in a time of war?

 

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Reigen – How To Make Love
https://soundcloud.com/reigen/how-to-make-love/

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POWER TRIP Announces North American Tour With Sheer Mag, Fury, And Red Death As Support

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POWER TRIP has announced a new set of headlining North American tour dates late this spring with Sheer Mag, Fury, and Red Death. Check below for a full list of dates, and watch for more tour dates to be announced. All tickets for the new headlining dates are now on sale HERE. See a newly unleashed tour trailer HERE.
POWER TRIP‘s breakthrough album, Nightmare Logic, earned an overwhelming amount of love across the board, ranging in praise from The New Yorker to a Pitchfork’s Best New Music, to countless best-of/year-end lists The band was awarded the Best Metal Album Of The Year from Loudwire and song placement in the WWE.
Find POWER TRIP’s Nightmare Logic at YouTube HERE, Spotify HERE, iTunes HERE, and at the Southern Lord US store HERE and European store HERE.
POWER TRIP Tour Dates:
1/13/2018 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
1/18/2018 Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, DE ^
1/19/2018 Tivoli Ronda – Utrecht, NL ^
1/20/2018 Eventwerk – Dresden, DE ^
1/21/2018 Backstage – Munich, DE ^
1/22/2018 Komplex – Zurich, CH ^
1/23/2018 Schlachtof – Wiesbaden, DE ^
1/24/2018 Sono – Brno, CZ ^
1/25/2018 Stadthalle – Lichtenfels, DE ^
1/26/2018 De Mast – Torhout, BE ^
1/27/2018 Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, DE ^
1/28/2018 02 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK ^
3/11/2018 Live Music Hall – Koln, DE #
3/12/2018 Turbinenhalle 2 – Oberhausen, DE #
3/14/2018 KB – Malmo, SE #
3/15/2018 Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm, SE #
3/16/2018 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO #
3/17/2018 Arbis – Norrkoping, SE #
3/19/2018 Cable Factory – Helsinki, FI #
3/21/2018 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE #
3/22/2018 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK #
3/23/2018 Huxleys – Berlin, DE #
3/24/2018 Täubchenthal – Leipzig, DE #
3/25/2018 Progresja – Warsaw, PL #
3/27/2018 Roxy – Prague, CZ #
3/28/2018 Majestic – Bratislava, SK #
3/29/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU #
3/30/2018 Simm City – Vienna, AU #
4/01/2018 Tvornica – Zagreb, HR #
4/02/2018 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SI #
4/03/2018 Phenomenon – Novara, IT #
4/04/2018 Komplex – Zurich, CH #
4/06/2018 Sala Santana – Bilbao, ES #
4/07/2018 Teatro Barcelo – Madrid, ES #
4/08/2018 Sala Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES #
4/10/2018 L’Usine – Geneva, CH #
4/11/2018 Tonhalle – Munich, DE #
4/12/2018 LKA-Longhorn – Stuttgart, DE #
4/13/2018 Bataclan – Paris, FR #
4/15/2018 Trix – Antwerp, BE #
4/16/2018 O2 Academy – Bristol, UK @
4/17/2018 O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK @
4/19/2018 O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK @
4/20/2018 Academy – London, UK @
4/21/2018 Academy Brixton – London, UK @
4/27/2018 Welcome to Rockville Festival – Jacksonville, FL [info]
4/28/2018 Fort Rock – Sunrise, FL
4/30/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
5/01/2018 Saturn – Birmingham, AL *
5/04/2018 Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/05/2018 Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
5/06/2018 Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA *
5/07/2018 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
5/08/2018 The Black Cat – Washington, DC *
5/10/2018 Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY *
5/11/2018 Paradise – Boston, MA *
5/12/2018 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *
5/13/2018 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *
5/15/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI *
5/16/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
5/18-20/2018 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH [info]
5/19/2018 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL *
5/20/2018 Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN *
5/21/2018 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB *
5/23/2018 Louis’ – Saskatoon, SK *
5/24/2018 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB *
5/25/2018 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB *
5/27/2018 Modified Ghost Festival III – Vancouver, BC [info]
5/28/2018 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA *
5/29/2018 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
5/31/2018 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA *
6/01/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA *
6/02/2018 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA !
6/03/2018 Soma – San Diego, CA *
6/04/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ *
6/05/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM !
6/07/2018 The Mohawk – Austin, TX !
^ w/ Hatebreed, Madball, Terror, Broken Teeth, Insanity Alert
# w/ Trivium, Venom Prison
@ w/ Trivium, Venom Prison, Code Orange
* w/ Sheer Mag, Fury and Red Death
! w/ Sheer Mag and Red Death
 

The Brothers Reed – Pittsburgh performance @BlackForgeCoffee

The sibling acoustic duo from Southern Oregon, The Brothers Reed, are on a two-month national tour promoting their brand new album “Three” set to release on Jan.6th. They are performing at Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh on February 15th.

“Their melodies make their music exceptional” – Natalie Johnson (music editor for Sneak Preview)

“…intoxicating sound a light in the darkness of the song craft” – Josh Gross (album review in Rogue Valley Messenger)

Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.

            With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.  

Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original.   Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

            Winners of 2014’s “Road to Nashville,” competition as well as finalists and crowd favorites of Britt Festivals 2015 “Rising Stars Contest,” the Brothers Reed have quickly risen to regional renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. Their sophomore full length, Monster In My Head (released March 2016), is a power-punch follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed debut, Sick As Folk. Moving away from the stripped down approach of Sick As Folk, Monster In My Head combines full band instrumentation with the finest elements of folk, rock, R&B, country and reggae, to create a record that at 17 tracks is an ambitious yet fluid piece of work. The album also marks the group’s first effort at collaboration and features several guest artists including Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills and Nash; Ray Charles; Jazz is Dead), T.J. Eilers (Synrgy, Buckle Rash, The Illies) and Ambur Rose (Roses and Whiskey).

All aspects of the brand including management, website design, graphics, and album production (engineering, recording and mixing) is done completely by The Brothers.  

Find tour dates, merch., and videos at www.thebrothersreed.comSick As Folk and Monster In My Head are available on iTunes, Spotify, and also at www.thebrothersreed.com

 (Photo courtesy of Daniel McCarty of Focal Fire Productions)

 

Ghost Release Live Double Album Ceremony And Devotion

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – DECEMBER 8, 2017 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released a live double-album entitled Ceremony And Devotion.The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunesSpotifyAmazon, and Google Play.

Watch a new music video for live album track “Absolution” HERE.


Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” colored vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-Shirt, will be available exclusively in the Ghost ShopHERE.
Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.
Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades.
Tracklisting
01 – Square Hammer
02 – From The Pinnacle to the Pit
03 – Con Clavi con Dio
04 – Per Aspera Ad Inferi
05 – Body and Blood
06 – Devil Church
07 – Cirice
08 – Ghuleh
09 – Year Zero
10 – Spöksonat
11 – He Is
12 – Mummy Dust
13 – Absolution
14 – Ritual
15 – Monstrance Clock
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CHRIS CORNELL RELEASES NEW SONG ‘THE PROMISE’ TODAY

CHRIS CORNELL RELEASES NEW SONG ‘THE PROMISE’ TODAY!

FEATURED IN FORTHCOMING FILM THE PROMISE STARRING CHRISTIAN BALE AND OSCAR ISAAC

PROCEEDS TO INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE 

Chris Cornell releases a new original song entitled “The Promise” today. Chris wrote the song for the forthcoming feature film The Promise, starring Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and Golden Globe winning actor Oscar Isaac. The Promise is directed by Terry George and will be released in theatres on April 21, 2017 by Open Road Films.

Chris has unveiled a lyric video for the song today which can be seen HERE and the song is now available at all streaming services and digital retailers:

iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/iTunesThePromise

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/ThePromiseApple

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ThePromiseSpotify

Chris will donate his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Chris’s involvement in The Promise stemmed from his close friendship with the film’s producer, Eric Esrailian. Having married into a Greek family, Chris had been exposed for years to stories about similar treatment suffered by the Greeks at the hands of the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire. “If it’s something you or your family members went through, it’s something you’re faced with confronting on a daily basis,” he said.

Immersed in these stories and after further research, he was inspired by the strength and perseverance of those who were affected by these tragic events. Chris aimed to help tell the story of the film, but also to connect it to the kind of brutality we still face today.

“The film and plot are your band mates and the song has to be true to the story and the characters in it,” he added. “’The Promise’ to me is mainly about paying homage to those we lost in the Armenian Genocide, but it’s also about shining a light on more recent atrocities. The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. Unfortunately, the words ‘never again’ seem like just words when we recall these mass executions of the twentieth century, as well as renewed racism and prejudice around the world. Even in the US, the warning signs – isolating groups based on race and religion – are evident. We really need to tell these stories and keep telling them in as many different ways as we can. As humans, we have a tremendous capacity to trudge ahead in our lives and not look at the difficult and challenging moments… but I think it’s important. Educating ourselves on the past is the best way to understand the present and avoid future atrocities by understanding and intervening. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.”

Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road, The Shore), The Promise takes place in 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medial student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photojournalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale) has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.

To watch the trailer for the film, click HERE and for more information on the film visit http://www.thepromise.movie.

Aisha releases “Fake”

aisha-fakeAisha showcases her creative and unique British spin on American style RnB. The self-admitted perfectionist believes that the UK scene is dominated by urban rap and grime and lacks more soulful RnB sounds, which is what has prompt her to create ‘Fake’.

‘Fake’ follows the story of Aisha’s ex-boyfriend, a compulsive liar, who cheated of her compatible times. She perfectly depicts the relationships storyline and expresses her emotional anger with confidence and elegance.

Aisha grew up listening to American RnB and soul artists such as Lauryn Hill, Faith Evans and Alicia Keys, which shines through her single in regards to her vocal projection and control.

‘Fake’ is out now!

Listen on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-110741001/9-aisha-fake

Available on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fake-single/id1190409472

Pandora Rolls Out the Next Generation of Its Artist Marketing Platform

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OAKLAND, Calif.–Oct. 17, 2016– Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, today revealed the next generation of its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a powerful evolution of Pandora’s unique suite of marketing tools that includes Artist Audio Messages, Featured Tracks andAMPcast. The redesigned platform makes it even easier and faster for artists – emerging to megastar – to grow an audience, track progress and connect with fans on Pandora.
Learn more about Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform: https://youtu.be/LzE-Pdr5qpc
In addition to providing valuable data about how an artist’s music is performing on Pandora, AMP now features a dynamic feed of an artist’s campaign activity as well as performance metrics and suggestions for new campaigns. AMPcast, in limited release since it launched earlier this year, is now open to all artists. Its new features give artists the ability to geotarget Artist Audio Messages, share these messages via social networks or save draft messages to edit at a later time – all from the Pandora mobile app.
“Our mission has always been to offer every artist the opportunity to find their audience on Pandora – a fan base of more than 78 million of the most engaged listeners in streaming music today,” said Sara Clemens, chief operating officer and head of Pandora’s Music Maker Group. “AMP eliminates guesswork, helps break new artists, surfaces new music from established artists and creates new revenue streams.”
To promote singles, albums, shows or tours, artists can design and schedule integrated campaigns on AMP leveraging a combination of tools that drive listener engagement:

* Artist Audio Messages: Let artists record a short audio message, customize the message with images or calls to action, set it to play before or after a specific track and geotarget fans in specific markets.

 

*Featured Tracks: Give artists the ability to promote a new single widely across Pandora and receive real-time feedback such as thumbs up or down and station creations to gauge listener affinity.

 

*Ticketfly Integration: Prompts artists to promote shows at Ticketfly venues via Artist Audio Messages, automatically provides a “click to buy” link and suggests dates for airing and geotargeting the message based on the event location.

“AMP is proof of Pandora’s commitment to improving the lives of musicians and supporting our industry. It’s the most targeted and efficient set of promotional tools available and it helps us reach a massive audience. The latest updates actually make it even better and we will use it across our roster to let fans know of initiatives and to break new artists,” said Avery Lipman, president and co-founder of Republic Records. “Ariana Grande recorded a series of Artist Audio Messages to support the release of Dangerous Woman that encouraged listeners to preorder the album. The click through rate – a staggering 8.1 percent – was five to seven times what we saw for social and paid channels and drove significant preorders. Other emerging bands like Marian Hill are also using AMP and are thrilled with the results they’ve seen with products like AMPcast.”
Over the past two years, Pandora has invested in helping artists connect with their fans at scale. The company introduced AMP in late 2014, Artist Audio Messages in early 2015 and AMPCast in early 2016. Pandora also acquired Next Big Sound to help artists quantify the value of other channels including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and this August, introduced three Next Big Sound charts:Trendsetters, Predictions and Top Spins. To date, more than 6,000 artists are using AMP to make critical career decisions and more than 5,400 Artist Audio Messages have been heard by Pandora listeners nearly half a billion times.
For AMP how-to videos, case studies and more, visit http://ampplaybook.com

 

RADKEY Announce Fall Headlining Tour (12/7@Brillobox Pittsburgh) – New Album “Delicious Rock Noise” Out November 11th

With less than a month until the release of their new album, Delicious Rock Noise, RADKEY have announced a US headlining tour for the Fall. Joining the band on these dates are fellow Another Century labelmates The Fame Riot. The upcoming trek kicks off in Colorado Springs, CO on November 11th – which coincides with the release date of the new record. A complete list of dates for the tour can be found at the end of this press release.

RADKEY is also featured in the next issue of Alternative Press, as part of the publication’s “AP Recommends” section. Hear what the leading voice in alternative rock music has to say about the band’s upcoming record:

“Now entering their early twenties, their new record, Delicious Rock Noise, sounds far more mature than their ages would belie. Vocalist/guitarist Dee Radke has a deep and energetic baritone that glides over riffs that’ll have you jumping up and down. His brothers Isaiah and Solomon lay down a tremendously groovy rhythm section, rounding out a powerhouse that sounds so much fuller than just three brothers from Missouri.”

RADKEY – “Dark Black Makeup” (Official Music Video)
Delicious Rock Noise is available for pre-order via CM Distro (which offers multiple bundle options) and various other music retailers. All digital pre-orders come with an Instant Grat download of the track “Dark Black Makeup”.  A complete list of pre-order options can be found below.

Pre-Order Links
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNcmdistro
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNiTunes
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNamazon
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/RadkeyDRNspotify

“Delicious Rock Noise is the album we’ve always dreamt of making. Since we were old enough to even think about stuff I think. It was really important to make an album the way we believe rock records should be made, and that’s pretty much writing anything you feel like writing and then recording it because you feel that it rocks exactly the way that you needed it too. Delicious Rock Noise is everything that we are, and we feel so lucky to have been able to make it just the way we wanted to.”
RADKEY – Headlining Tour w/The Fame Riot

Friday, November 11th – The Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
Sunday, November 13th – Neurolux (Boise, ID)
Wednesday, November 16th – High Dive (Seattle, WA)
Thursday, November 17th – Hawthorne Theatre – Lounge (Portland, OR)
Friday, November 18th – The Boreal (Eugene, OR)
Saturday, November 19th – The Ritz (San Jose, CA)
Sunday, November 20th – Neck Of The Woods – Downstairs (San Francisco)
Monday, November 21st – Resident (Los Angeles, CA)
Tuesday, November 22nd – Soda Bar (San Diego, CA)
Wednesday, November 23rd – 191 Toole (Phoenix, AZ)
Friday, November 25th – Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)
Saturday, November 26th – Sundown @ Granada Theater (Dallas, TX)
Sunday, November 27th – Sidewinder – Insider (Austin, TX)
Tuesday, November 29th – Hi-Tone (Memphis, TN)
Wednesday, November 30th – The Saturn (Birmingham, AL)
Thursday, December 1st – Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta, GA)
Friday, December 2nd – Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC)
Saturday, December 3rd – Comet Ping Pong (Washington, D.C.)
Sunday, December 4th – Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuesday, December 6th – Studio @ Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Wednesday, December 7th – Brillobox (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thursday, December 8th – Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)
Friday, December 9th – The Pike Room (Pontiac, MI)
Saturday, December 10th – The Brass Rail (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Sunday, December 11th – The Stache (Grand Rapids, MI)
Tuesday, December 13th – Cobra Lounge (Chicago, IL)

Civil Youth Announce ‘Behind the Echoes’ Tour & Release “Follow Me” Live Performance Video

CIVIL YOUTH ANNOUNCE
‘BEHIND THE ECHOES’ TOUR & RELEASE
“FOLLOW ME” LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
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Watch “Follow Me” Live Performance Video HERE
Stream Who Rescued Who on Spotify HERE
Dates and Information for the ‘Behind the Echoes’ Tour Below
PHILADELPHIA, PA | SEPTEMBER 15, 2016: Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthmade noise touring the country this summer, opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots and AWOLNATION, and amazing fans with their energetic live performance. Today, Civil Youth is thrilled to announce they are continuing the journey on the ‘Behind the Echoes‘ tour, spanning the East Coast and Midwest. Dates and ticket information can be found below. With the announcement, the band released a thrilling live performance reel featuring their hit track, “Follow Me” to show the fans  the mesmerizing, percussion-soaked atmosphere to expect from a Civil Youth show,  view here.
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10/16 – Washington D.C. @ The Pinch
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
10/22 – Orlando FL @ Back Booth
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/29 – Columbus, OH @ King Ave 5
10/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
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Civil Youth – “Follow Me” Live Performance Video
More About Civil Youth:
CIVIL YOUTH is an indie alternative/rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA. Since their debut in March 2015, Civil Youth has toured nationally and is currently venturing on their 6th U.S. tour. After the release of their debut album, Disguised In Color, Civil Youth has garnered airplay on 134 FM radio stations, landed sync licensing with major networks including MTV, VH1, and E!, and received national press in Alternative Press Magazine.  The band has since released their second full-length album,Who Rescued Who, as well as an acoustic album titled Ossein.

What started as an outlet for lead singer Michael Kepko to express his anxiety and depression while living in Boston, has evolved into a cultural movement backed by a community of thousands of supporters who identify with Civil Youth’s lyrics and music. Civil Youth inhabits each stage with light-up drum solos, crowd chanting, instrument swaps, and stage acrobatics. Between heavy guitar riffs, and poetic rapping, fans of all ages can find a way to connect with Civil Youth. Within a year, Civil Youth has surpassed the caliber of “local band,” making their name known across the United States.

Check out Civil Youth’s latest release, Who Rescued Who on Spotify here.

Civil Youth Online:
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Snapchat: CivilYouth

Jacob Whitesides Releases Debut Album ‘Why?’

WHY? DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON ITUNES SINGER/SONGWRITER CHART
PERFORMING “LOVESICK” ON NBC’S TODAY ON SEPTEMBER 14 AND ABC’S LIVE WITH KELLY ON SEPTEMBER 15
 
 
LOS ANGELES, CA –  September 9, 2016 –  Jacob Whitesides today released his highly anticipated debut full length album WHY? via his own Double U Records. The album debuted at no. 1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and is available now HERE. To celebrate the release ofWhy?, Jacob will perform the album’s lead single “Lovesick” on NBC’s TODAY this Wednesday, September 14 and on ABC’s Live with Kelly this Thursday, September 15. Tune in to NBC at 7:00amand ABC at 9:00am* to catch the performances.
*Check local listings
Why?, produced by Nashville-based David Spencer, showcases the soulful singing and songwriting of an 18-year old whose independent approach has captured the attention of critics and industry tastemakers as well as connecting with millions of fans around the world.
The album is a powerful thirteen-track collection of songs, brimming with standouts like the finger-clicked soul-pop of “Lovesick” (“A fun song about getting in trouble with your girl”) and “Focus,” which reflects on the stress of a love in our current culture of distraction. Whitesides’ songs are, by and large, heartfelt and relatable. Sometimes they’re lighthearted, but even when they’re upbeat, there’s often another level to the lyrics as the listener dives deeper into the music.  “Love Slow” was inspired by the struggle of being 18 and in a relationship, and on “Bury Our Love” when he sings, “I was old before I was young” the line rings particularly true, echoing his musical talents and accomplishments.
Why? is the follow-up to Whitesides two chart-topping EPs A Piece of Me and Faces On Film (both which stood for days at #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart in 2015). A Piece of Me produced the unintentional hit “Not My Type At All.” The track became the No. 1 most requested on Radio Disney and received heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s “Coffee House” alongside such heavyweights as Coldplay, Paul Simon, and Ray LaMontagne. Additionally, Jacob enters his debut album campaign as the only artist to be chosen as MTV’s “Artist to Watch,” Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing,” Pandora’s “Artist to Watch,” and Spotify’s “Artist to Watch” for 2016, all concurrently.
Later this month, Jacob will embark on a fall tour supporting Ben Rector. A list of dates can be found below. Tickets and on-sale information can be found at www.jacobwhitesides.com.
Thu, Sep 22 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Fri, Sep 23 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
Sat, Sep 24 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
Thu, Sep 29 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Fri, Sep 30 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Sat, Oct 01 House of Blues – Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
Thu, Oct 06 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Fri, Oct 07 Oklahoma Christian University Edmond, OK
Sun, Oct 09 Rudder Auditorium College Station, TX
Fri, Oct 14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Sat, Oct 15 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
Fri, Oct 21 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Sat, Oct 22 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Sun, Oct 23 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
“He’s built a massive following across social media, which has helped skyrocket his original songs on the Top 40 and singer-songwriter charts.”

Rolling Stone
 
“There is no stopping this humble heart throb.” Teen Vogue
 
“Warning: you are about to fall head-over-heels in love with Jacob Whitesides.” MTV

Make your Monday a little smoother with Stonecold from Machine + Heart

unnamed-9Let us make your Monday a little smoother with this rich and dreamy new track from machineheart, fresh from Spotify’s New MusicFriday playlist…
 
Listen to “Stonecold” 
on Soundcloud HERE and Spotify HERE.
Interview premiered the new track, declaring the “incisive lyricism and honest vocals certainly herald an artistic evolution for the band.”

COUNTDOWN: NYC/Boston Hardcore Band Breaks Up; Flatspot Records Reissues Demo On Vinyl

Boston/New York City-based hardcore outfit COUNTDOWN has ended their run as a band in recent days while on tour. Luckily, Flatspot Records has just re-released the band’s demo on vinyl, immortalizing the tunes in a proper format.
unnamed-1Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN ‘s sound reflects the works of Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Leeway, and Outburst, while adding their own fresh twist on the timeless punk sound. With half of the members residing in Boston and the other half in NYC, the band still left their mark on the scene with a wide array of tour actions, capturing the attention of the US hardcore scene, and self-releasing a demo. Flatspot Records picked up the act to officially re-release the songs to a wider international audience.
The Flatspot Records vinyl issue of COUNTDOWN’s self-titled demo is available at THIS LOCATION; the digital at iTunesSpotifyBandcamp, and more.

Alt-Metal Band BLACKMORE Reveals New Guitar Play-Through Video for “God Sells” via Gear Gods

Today marks the release of thrash-influenced alt-metal group BLACKMORE‘s new albumNEO. The primarily Armenian-American band, featuring Greek lead vocalist K’noup of global rock artists Viza, have the album available for purchase now via their website here. There, you can also purchase official BLACKMORE merchandise. You can also stream the album today via Spotify.
In celebration of NEO‘s release, the band is pleased to reveal a brand new guitar play-through and gear review via Gear Gods. Take a look/listen here: http://geargods.net/playthrough/blackmore-god-sells-guitar-playthrough/
As depicted in the video, guitarist Vahan Aslanyan performs with a PRS CE 24 with a bolt on neck, maple neck and rosewood fret board with 85/15 pickups. Guitarist Shaunt Sulahian performs with an Ibanez JS Series Satriani Signature with a Floyd Rose bridge, maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
There’s more where that came from! Last week, BLACKMORE released another play-through video for their new track “Tsunami” via their YouTube page:https://youtu.be/vxCa0FVIzXc
More visuals are available now via BLACKMORE, including their heavy-hitting music video for the track “72”, produced and directed by Noel Ross: https://youtu.be/MZp2ypW4EsI
A “72” music video behind the scenes clip is also available for viewing:https://youtu.be/VSiWzhYhR_M
 
BLACKMORE began introducing fans to NEO last summer by releasing one new track from the album per month. NEO was produced by Yury Anisonyan and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering (Faith No More, Sepultura, Halford, Cynic).
Stay tuned for more coming from BLACKMORE soon!
 
BLACKMORE is:
Vox: K’noup
Guitars: Shaunt Sulahian
Guitars: Vahan Aslanyan
Bass: Andy Terzyan
Drums: Vinny Mezian
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John 5 Visits Planet of the Apes for New Video

The latest video in a monthly series of releases from guitarist John 5 pays homage to the legendary sci-fi characters of Planet of the Apes with his new single “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”.

Either click on the image to watch or click here.

The song is available for purchase wherever digital music is sold.

 

 

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Joey Groon Announces Partnership With Streaming Service Spotify

On January 15th and February 15th this year, upcoming Scandinavian R&B/Pop act Joey Groon will release a set of international remixes in partnership with world leading streaming service Spotify.
 January 15th, a dubstep remix named “Virgins With Rifles” produced by Scandinavian engineer SIDELMANN (Ida CorrFedde Le GrandShakira) will be exclusively released on the Spotify platform worldwide. 
Furthermore on February 15th a Pop/R&B remix named “Love Train” produced by renowned Japanese producer Ryuichiro Yamaki (Kumi KodaKana Nishino) will be released on Spotify worldwide.
The new releases were mastered by renowned mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2Depeche ModeKaty Perry). What this partnership furthermore provides of new disruptive strategies, will be revealed during 2014.
 
First Spotify Exclusive Release “Virgins With Rifles” is already available on the platform: http://goo.gl/ssDmtT
 
 

Follow Napalm Records “Best of Rock and Metal” Playlist on Spotify

 

  

 

For the first time ever Napalm Records music is available on Spotify.  In conjunction with this occasion, Napalm has put together a special playlist NAPALM RECORDS Playlist – The Best in Rock and Metal.  This playlist currently features thirty tracks from Napalm’s most popular artists and up and coming bands.  As new albums are released, the playlist will be updated accordingly.

 

Make sure to follow the playlist on Spotify and be on the lookout for new music from Huntress, DevilDriver, Monster Magnet, The Answer and more!

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.napalamrecords.com

http://open.spotify.com/user/napalm-records/playlist/3q5aD0WMPKTkf9GCHkdbOW

Win a Trip to See DANKO JONES and VOLBEAT in NYC from Spotify and Skullcandy

DANKO JONES will head out on their long-awaited full North American tour with headliners Volbeat on March 6th! Get your tickets now – tickets are selling fast for this tour and many dates have already completely SOLD OUT! As of yesterday, Fort Wayne, IN and Philadelphia, PA are now completely SOLD OUT. The tour features the U.S. touring debut of new drummer Atom Willard (The Offspring, Angels & Airwaves, Rocket from the Crypt). See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and stay tuned for more being added soon.

It was recently announced that the New York City, NY date of the upcoming tour is sold out, as well. Don’t lose hope in catching the show yet – Spotify and Skullcandy are flying out* one lucky winner plus a friend to see the sold out show in New York City on April 9th AND meet the band. Accommodations for the winner will also be provided.

Entry requires Spotify. Get it for free here.

1st prize: 2 round trip plane tickets to New York (*from contiguous United States), 2 tickets to the show and meet & greet with DANKO JONES, hotel for one night + custom DANKO JONES Skullcandy headphones + 6 months Spotify premium

2-5 Runner up prizes: 2 tickets to any Volbeat/DANKO JONES show in the US (March 6th – April 11th, 2013) + meet & greet + custom DANKO JONES Skullcandy headphones + 6 months Spotify premium

For more information on the contest, visit the official DANKO JONES website here.

This weekend, DANKO JONES will head out with the Soundwave Festival! The fest kicks off in Brisbane, Australia this Saturday, February 23rd and will tour through major Australian cities into the month of March. All dates are currently SOLD OUT. While in Australia, DANKO JONES will also be performing two dates with Duff McKagan’s Loaded in Sydney and Melbourne. See below for details.

The first single cut from the band’s new album Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, ‘Just A Beautiful Day’, is now DANKO JONES ‘s biggest single in the US to date! The track is current at the #28 spot on the Active Rock charts. To purchase the new album visit iTunes or Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

DANKO JONES is known around the world as a literary and musical “jack-of-all-trades”! Make sure to check out his outspoken podcasts as well as his brutally honest weekly HuffingtonPost.ca blog encompassing every subject from “How Rock n’ Roll is Starbucks Coffee?” to “How American Idol Killed the Music Star”.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
2/23 Brisbane @ Soundwave RNA Showgrounds ***SOLD OUT***
2/24 Sydney @ Soundwave Olympic Park ***SOLD OUT***
2/25 Sydney w/ Duff McKagan’s Loaded Manning Bar
2/28 Melbourne w/ Duff McKagan’s Loaded Gershwin Room
3/1 Melbourne @ Soundwave Flemington Racecourse ***SOLD OUT***
3/2 Adelaide @ Soundwave Bonython Park ***SOLD OUT***
3/4 Perth @ Soundwave Claremont Showground ***SOLD OUT***

DANKO JONES 2013 Direct Support Tour Dates with Volbeat:
3/06 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
3/07 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
3/09 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
3/10 El Paso, TX Speaking Rock Entertainment Center – FREE SHOW
3/11 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
3/12 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
3/14 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
3/15 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
3/16 Anaheim, CA House of Blues ***SOLD OUT***
3/17 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
3/19 Boise, ID Revolution Center
3/20 Missoula, MT The Wilma Theater ***SOLD OUT***
3/22 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market ***SOLD OUT***
3/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
3/24 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
3/25 Prince George, BC CN Centre
3/27 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
3/28 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre ***SOLD OUT***
3/29 Medicine Hat, AB Cypress Center ***SOLD OUT***
3/30 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
4/01 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center
4/02 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
4/03 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights ***SOLD OUT***
4/05 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
4/06 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s ***SOLD OUT***
4/07 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
4/09 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre ***SOLD OUT***
4/10 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
4/11 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero ***SOLD OUT***

Make sure to keep up with DANKO JONES online:
http://www.dankojones.com
http://www.facebook.com/dankojones
http://www.twitter.com/dankojones

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY Launches Spotify App

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is proud to announce the launch of its official Spotify app offering over 20 million Spotify users access to tons of entertaining and informative features from the most successful and fascinating acts in metal, prog, rock, punk and hardcore.

One of the app’s primary features are playlists which are continuously updated by both artist and label contributors. Some of the first playlists to be spotlighted are by Anders Friden (In Flames), Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Bleed From Within. Check out playlists to see who inspired your favorite artists and who they’re currently listening to.

For fans that are more genre inclined, each label from THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is featured with its own section. Each label will list brand-new releases, news pieces, tour dates and offer shopping capabilities directly from CMDistro.

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY consists of primary rock and metal label Century Media Records (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy), prog leaders Inside Out Music (Devin Townsend, Steve Hackett, Riverside, Transatlantic), alt prog label SuperBall Music (Trail Of Dead, Dredg) and punk rock specialists People Like You Records (Broilers, Mad Sin).

So, check out our new label app and enjoy the diversity and quality of our artists and labels in the best possible way on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/app/metalofthecentury

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY online:
http://www.centurymedia.com

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Spotify is available in 17 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia and New Zealand, with more than 20 million active users, and over 5 million paying subscribers. http://www.spotify.com

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SMACK + LAUNCH SNOWBOARDS Present: LIVE LIKE A PRO SWEEPSTAKES

Enter to Win the Ultimate Snowboarding Experience, Launch Gear and more!

Download a Free 15-Track Digital Sampler, A Soundtrack for Shredding the Slopes this Winter!
SMACK teamed up with LAUNCH SNOWBOARDS to bring you the Live Like a Pro Sweepstakes. Fans can enter for a chance to win the ultimate snowboarding experience including airfare & hotel for two at Mammoth Ski Resort in Mammoth, CA, as well as free boards and gear from Launch Snowboards!

ENTER TO WIN THE LIVE LIKE A PRO SWEEPSTAKES HERE

SMACK’s December/January double issue featuring Soundgarden on the cover is on shelves now and includes a free 15 track digital sampler of new music curated by Launch Snowboards, the ultimate tuneage for the slopes!

For more great music, check out the What’s the SMACK Best of 2012 Playlist on Spotify.

What’s the SMACK?!:
SMACK Guide is a free monthly college publication like no other featuring exclusive music and entertainment content available at college universities, bookstores and independent retail stores nationwide. In addition to music news, concert reviews, and TV, movie, and video game coverage, SMACK features monthly college profiles written by college students “For Students By Students.” The full color 40+ page publication has a circulation of 70,000 and publish 10 issues each year.

Consumers can find out which local retailers stock SMACK with the SMACK store locator. Retailers can carry SMACK free of charge and can sign up to order stock here. For monthly sweepstakes, free digital samplers, and the latest information on SMACK, check out the SMACK Facebook page.

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About Launch Snowboards:
With industry expertise and a distinct thoughtfulness towards the craft of board making, Launch has sold out every season, doubled its production each year and most importantly, earned the praise and loyalty of professional and beginner riders alike. Understanding that being a rider transcends the slopes, Launch also has a growing apparel line of tees, hoodies, cuts and sews, headwear and limited edition lines.

The Launch philosophy is simple – to pay attention to the essentials of construction and shape – and is grounded by years of research. Launch is among the first and still one of just a few companies to use bamboo in its boards. With the utmost value for durability and responsiveness, Launch boards have snap, hold pop, and have wider stance options. From novice riders to professionals, the feedback is unanimous: there is no experience quite like riding Launch. Visit online here: launchsnowboards.com

OTHERWISE Announces New Tour Dates

Sin City rock act OTHERWISE has been on the road since the release of their debut album, TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES, and has released a handful of new US performances that include various radio shows and dates with 3 Doors Down and Daughtry.

TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES was released earlier this year, landing a #2 debut on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and has since sold nearly 25,000 albums. The band has had widespread radio success with their first single “Soldiers,” which became the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane channel. The track peaked at #19 at Active Rock radio and has sold over 75,000 singles to date, making the band the top selling debut rock act of 2012.

OTHERWISE recently released their newest single “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” and since, the track has been rising up the charts at Active Rock Radio. A heartbreak anthem, the single tells the familiar story of a bitter break up:

In conjunction with the single, vocalist Adrian Patrick has put together a playlist of his top break up songs. The list is on Spotify and can be seen and heard here: http://open.spotify.com/user/otherwiseband/playlist/498rbPfgGpIhijsVzhoMrX

Tour Dates:
11/28/12 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore (w/ 3 Doors Down, Daughtry)
11/30/12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Convention Hall (w/ 3 Doors Down, Daughtry)
12/01/12 – Binghampton, NY @ Broome Country Arena (w/ 3 Doors Down, Daughtry)
12/02/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
12/04/12 – Hagerstown, MD @ Break Away II Sports Lounge
12/05/12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
12/07/12 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria’s Expo Gardens – WIXO’s Nutcracker 12
12/08/12 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room Lounge
12/11/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
12/12/12 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
12/14/12 – Luzerne, PA @ Brews Brothers West (w/ Pop Evil)
12/15/12 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – WCCC’s Christmas Chaos (w/ 3 Days Grace, All That Remains, Hinder, Fozzy)
12/16/12 – Pennellville, NY @ Moniraes
12/19/12 – Johnson City, TN @ Capones (w/ Pop Evil)
12/20/12 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
12/21/12 – Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
12/22/12 – Bay City, MI @ State Theatre – WKQZ’s The Rock Show Before Christmas (w/ Pop Evil, Charm City Devils)
12/31/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (w/ Buckcherry, Pop Evil)