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INTERVIEW: David Orton & Brandon Eisenbeis Of Varsity Week Interviews 

INTERVIEW: David Orton & Brandon Eisenbeis Of Varsity Week

Infectious Magazine’s Sami Marshall had the pleasure of talking to David Orton and Brandon Eisenbeis of the alt-pop foursome Varsity Week just two days before the release of their debut EP If You Only Knew. The three of them chatted about LA motivation, hilarious delicacy confusion, and what song you need to be jamming out to this summer! You can find the full exclusive interview after the jump! You can hear more from Varsity Week buy purchasing a copy of their EP here. Also, be sure to check out our review of If You Only Knew here. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Varsity Week – If You Only Knew Album Reviews Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW: Varsity Week – If You Only Knew

If you’re looking for a summer record to jam out to that sounds like the perfect mashup of all your favorite bands, then look no further than LA’s own Varsity Week and their debut release If You Only Knew. The 5-song EP is packed with beats that are sure to get you moving and lyrics that are bound to be stuck in your head for days.

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Identify What You’re Thinking & Feeling In The Moment Features The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Identify What You’re Thinking & Feeling In The Moment

Building a career in the music industry is difficult. Being in a working band is difficult. Writing and crafting sincere, yet marketable songs is difficult. All of this would be IMPOSSIBLE if you don’t have a highly developed sense of how to clearly communicate with all parties involved. It took awhile to figure it out, but I’ve learned that listening more and speaking directly and articulately, will move you forward faster by avoiding problems before they happen. Before we get too far here, I am no expert. I’m still learning,…

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TOUR DIARY: Eidola – Week 1 Features News Post-hardcore Tour Diary 

TOUR DIARY: Eidola – Week 1

Progressive post-hardcore and Utah-based outfit Eidola are currently embarking on a nationwide tour with Capsize and Hail The Sun. The band will be giving us the inside scoop on all their tour adventures with weekly diary installments and pictures. This week, Eidola highlights the first week’s events! Check out the diary entry after the jump! Eidola released their new album To Speak, To Listen on June 2nd. You can purchase a copy here. Their current tour runs until June 24th. A full list of remaining dates are listed below! To see Eidola live, you can…

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Bands Covering Bands: Blonde Roses Talks About Kitten News 

Bands Covering Bands: Blonde Roses Talks About Kitten

Musicians are just like you and me. They listen to other bands and are inspired by each other’s work. Molly Portier of the alternative blues rock outfit Blonde Roses is no exception to this rule. Check out the interview below where she talks about her fascination with Kitten. Learn why she believes Kitten stands out above the boy’s club and why you should be listening to her right now!

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Get It Together Features Guest Blogs Post-hardcore 

Get It Together

“My drummer forgot his snare, can he use yours”? Seriously, this happens. A lot. And I don’t mean to take a dig at drummers here with this. You can interchange any member and any piece of equipment in that statement and it would be just as relevant. I’ve been touring for the better part of the last decade, and in that time I won’t say that I’ve seen it all. But I’ve seen my damn fair share. At the end of the day it boils down to how you approach…

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MY FIRST TIME: Lilac Lungs Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Lilac Lungs

Hi! We are Lilac Lungs and we’re going to talk a little bit about our first time writing, recording, and then releasing a full length album. None of our members had ever been through the process of writing a full length album. Music has been apart of all four of our lives ever since we could remember, so it’s very interesting and weird that none of us had ever recorded a full length before. At the same time, none of us would’ve wanted to experience it with anybody else. All…

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Let’s PLAY: Fighting The Phoenix Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: Fighting The Phoenix

We have reached the end of our Let’s PLAY feature and we are concluding it with one amazing band! Metal five-piece Fighting The Phoenix have been rocking the Ernie Ball competition and are currently sitting nicely in the top 20. Check out our exclusive interview with the Colorado band below. And you can also find all the info you need to get these guys to the Warped Tour mainstage after the jump!

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Finding The Right Fit For Your Label Bands Covering Bands Features Guest Blogs 

Finding The Right Fit For Your Label

One of the most crucial aspects of running a label is signing the right bands. You need to see talent where others don’t, and then know how to capitalize on it. The first time I heard about Household was from one of Blood & Ink’s former bands, Comrades. Joe, the guitarist/vocalist, told me they were young, but brought something really special to the table. After a few emails with Household, I took a trip up to northern Virginia to see them open a show for Comrades in someone’s garage. There…

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Let’s PLAY: Hylian Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: Hylian

The Ernie Ball PLAY! contest is wrapping up in less than two weeks, and we have yet another amazing band competing for the chance to play the mainstage to introduce you to! Say “Hello!” to Hylian. This Utah five-piece has been taking the competition by storm and staying in the top 10 for quite some time now. Check out our exclusive interview with Hylian below! You can find all the info you need to keep them at the top after the jump!

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