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TRACK PREMIERE: Nathan Leigh “The Things We Do” Features 

TRACK PREMIERE: Nathan Leigh “The Things We Do”

The best way to get you past that mid-week slump is hearing a new tune. And here at Infectious, we have the perfect song to help you muster up the strength to make it to the weekend. Nathan Leigh’s new track “The Things We Do” is quite personal. He draws inspiration from a tough time in not only his life, but the lives of others too. You can check out the song below, as well as a quote from Nathan himself. 

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What I Would Change About the Music Industry: Bands Who Resist Labeling Their Sound Features News What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About the Music Industry: Bands Who Resist Labeling Their Sound

No one likes being labeled. Being pigeon-holed into a certain category of anything can be frustrating. Here’s the thing though, from a radio personality, concert photographer, promoter, music reviewer, and live show booking agent standpoint, labels are needed. I’m not talking about record labels, but rather, providing the people with some sort of description or label of your sound. Imagine this. You’re a concert promoter. Or you’re a street team member. And you have no idea what kind of band (insert super generic-sounding band name here) is, so you go…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself Features News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself

As anyone who has made a full-length album before will tell you, it’s a HUGE undertaking – emotionally, financially, and in the sheer number of hours required.  I just released my first full-length album Green Hearts at the end of January after raising money through crowdfunding.  In addition to self-releasing it, I’ve been doing my own PR for the release (on top of a demanding day-job).  Suffice it to say it’s been a busy year!  I have learned so much, but the most important thing I’ve learned throughout the entire process…

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Booth’s Self-Titled Debut Features Track-By-Track 

ALBUM PREMIERE: Booth’s Self-Titled Debut

There’s no better time for new music than the first day of Spring. The weather is finally starting to warm up – at least in some parts of the country – and bands are gearing up to bombard us with new jams. One band that’s hoping to be on your radar this season is New Jersey’s own Booth. The hardcore trio will be releasing their debut self-titled EP on March 24th, but because they love you so much, we have an exclusive early stream of it for you all to enjoy….

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The Austin Musician’s Struggle: “A story about being from Austin for us is about trying to leave Austin.” Indie Music Cities Series News Rock 

The Austin Musician’s Struggle: “A story about being from Austin for us is about trying to leave Austin.”

You can find a gig in Austin seven days a week. This most attractive quality of the Austin music scene is also its most detrimental. It’s hard to stand on Red River and see past 6th St and over the hill country. For many artists that’s attractive enough, especially when it takes at least five hours to drive out of Texas in any direction. It’s a trip watching your band fall into their nook of the Austin music scene. It’s just as cool seeing where your contemporaries land. We’ve had the…

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Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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7 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Season Alternative Folk Indie Lists Lists Pop Punk Singer/Songwriter 

7 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Season

It’s holiday time! The Christmas trees are up, people are opening presents left and right, and Christmas music is playing through every store. We’ve compiled a list of new Christmas songs for you to listen to while you’re getting some last minute gift wrapping done, while you’re driving over to see family, or while you’re sipping on some hot chocolate.

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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized Features What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Digitized and Desensitized

One of the things I dislike most about the music industry is also something I really enjoy, so I suppose I’ll have to be the objective Devil’s advocate – or just seem contradictory. What I’m talking about here is technology in distribution. Basically digital music. To preface what follows: when I say I dislike these things, know that my band uses all the digital platforms for our music, and I’d like to think we use them well. But my complaint is that technology has made so much music available that…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient Features Guest Blogs News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient

Over the past four years, our band has played some of the largest music festivals in the country, been featured on EMG TV, snagged 14 sponsorships within a few months time, had music on The Today Show, The Food Network, NFL Total Access, & more. One specific thing that has drastically helped our career is our un-compromised resilience. I’ve been playing in bands since I was 14. When I turned 18 I left my life behind and moved to Minnesota to start a new one. I had no connections, and…

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TRACK PREMIERE: Guytano “Fall Back In Your Arms” Alternative Features 

TRACK PREMIERE: Guytano “Fall Back In Your Arms”

It’s amazing how much of an impact pain and contemplation can have on a person. Minnesota alt-rock quartet, Guytano, were inspired by those very feelings on their latest song, “Fall Back In Your Arms.” With an artistic flair reminiscent of The Killers and The Fray, the band bring their melancholic story to life with a narrative about defeat and the struggle of waiting for someone that may never come back. The piano-led ballad is complemented by a mid-tempo poppy sound that would be perfect for any college alt-rock radio station. “It…

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