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ALBUM REVIEW : Black Veil Brides “Vale”

The leather-clad heavy rockers of Black Veil Brides are back with their fifth full-length album Vale released on January 12, 2018. With Vale being one the first few rock records of 2018, I was curious to see what this addition added to the already expansive discography of BVB, and what it would bring to the rock genre in the new year. On the first listen, Vale plays out as a combination of 2013’s Wretched & Divine and Andy Biersack’s solo record The Shadow Side, as musically the albums share a lot of similarities and themes. From showing…

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WATCH : HOLLAND – “Neverland”

The music industry is unique and ever-changing, and a singer from Korea has sparked a new following. Korean singer and songwriter Holland has recently made headlines for being considered the first ‘openly gay idol’ to debut within the heavily competitive music scene. By coming out and embracing his sexuality, many fans in Korea and around the world believe that Holland could be a catalyst for the still rigid Korean society and views on homosexuality. The newcomer released his first single “Neverland” on Jan. 21, kicking off the new year with…

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WATCH : Rivals “Over It”

Unique pop-rock powerhouses, RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records. RIVALS hail from Los Angeles, CA, where the band was formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Chamberlain, and guitarist Micket Woodle. Driven by Wolfe’s strong vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP…

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STREAM : Troye Sivan “The Good Side”

The second single from the Australian singer Troye Sivan’s upcoming album has surfaced. Entitled “The Good Side”, Sivan pulls a complete 180 from the intensity of first single “My My My”, using much softer vocals and light instrumentals to accompany. “The Good Side” highlights the struggle of a relationship, as the lyrics suggest an apologetic tone; “But I sympathize and I recognize/And baby I apologize/ That I got the good side/ The good side of things,” he sings on the chorus. The track was written by Troye, Leland and Allie X with writing and production by Ariel Rechshaid, Bram…

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STREAM : Bad Fortune “Vicious Cycle”

Ex-Crown The Empire vocalist Dave Escamilla has been hard at work producing new music for his project Bad Fortune alongside Paul Bartolome. After the successful promotion of their first single “Save Me“, Bad Fortune has shared a second track entitled “Vicious Cycle”. “Vicious Cycle” is available to stream now online and below the jump. Check it out now as we hope more music from Bad Fortune comes soon! Please follow and like us:

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Tiny Moving Parts Announce Tour Alongside Oso Oso and Mom Jeans

Fans of pop-punk… rejoice! Tiny Moving Parts are kicking off a MASSIVE North American tour this spring and are bringing along some interesting guests, Oso Oso and Mom Jeans. The tour starts later this month on January 25, 2018 and hits various dates and cities throughout North America including Chicago,IL, Columbus, OH, Las Vegas, NV and ending the tour in Lawrence, KS in March before taking the tour overseas. Tiny Moving Parts have gained a wide-fanbase since their debut album, ‘This Couch is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013. They…

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WATCH : Percival Elliot “Forever”

Formed by the belief that true friends can create something meaningful, Olly Hite and Samuel Carter-Brazier united to grace audiences with their poignant lyricism and neo-nostalgic melodies with the unique band,  Percival Elliot. Named after Hite’s great-grandfather, Percival Elliott, born in 1883 was an inventor who created one of the first ice-cream emporiums in Brighton. After discovering a dusty box of trinkets in the back of Hite’s family attic, the untouched time capsule unveiled Elliott’s mysterious inventions, engraved ice-cream paraphernalia, haunting photographs and time-honored war medals. The imagination began to whirl…

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STREAM : Loyals “Hold On”

Nashville natives LOYALS (Andrew Gomez (guitar), Evan Thon (bass), and Dane Allen (vocals, guitar)) have shared their latest single, “Hold On” and announced their debut self-titled album will be out February 2nd, 2018 via Tooth & Nail Records. LOYALS have shared their thoughts on the upcoming record, stating: “This album was made in a time when there was a lot to be thankful for and a lot to be hurt about. We tried to create a sound that is the most tailored to who we are and what we like as possible.” “Hold…

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WATCH : Fall Out Boy “Church”

As Mania is officially available worldwide today, Fall Out Boy adds another creative music video to their repertoire to aid the highly anticipated album. While the other music videos for the singles like “Wilson ( Expensive Mistakes)” and “Last of the Real Ones” featured the iconic purple llamas paired alongside Mania‘s promotion, “Church” does not. Instead, “Church” gives off more of the vibe of the music videos from 2013’s Save Rock & Roll, where a story could be unfolded throughout. It’s a cool and aesthetically pleasing video, with religious imagery, FOB performances and even the…

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Album Reviews Alternative 

ALBUM REVIEW : Fall Out Boy – Mania

Fall Out Boy has been one of the few bands that still commands attention in both the pop and rock worlds. From their notable celebrity in the early 2000’s pop-punk scene to their growth post-hiatus with 2013’s Save Rock & Roll and follow up American Beauty/American Psycho, Fall Out Boy have proved their versatility and staying power again and again. With their new adventurous album Mania officially released through Island Records, the band showcases once again what it takes for an iconic rock band to break into the pop charts and remain relevant. Frontman and…

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