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PREMIERE: Lyra Star Releases Debut Solo Track “Devil’s Game”

Singer-songwriter Lyra Star sprinkles a little bit of magic into every song she creates. With her debut solo release, “Devil’s Game”, an ethereal, folk masterpiece rich with influence from her inspirations Imogen Heap and Tori Amos, Star has set the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible year. On March 2nd, she’ll release her debut solo album,  A Thousand Dreams. Recorded at Soundwire Studios in Fairfax, CA, this new collection of celestial songs comes complete with lush orchestral arrangements and Star’s magical signature vocals. “A Thousand Dreams” is a collection of songs that…

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PREMIERE: Amanda Rose Riley’s “Sharing a Stage” (RIYL: Allison Weiss, Michelle Branch, Frank Turner)

Infectious is proud to partner with newcomer Amanda Rose Riley (RIYL: Allison Weiss, Michelle Branch, and Frank Turner) for the premiere of her debut track, “Sharing a Stage” off the upcoming full-length, Secrets I Told to a Sound Hole. The song is an ode to Frank Turner, a personal hero of Amanda’s, as well as someone she’s shared the stage with. There are even a few FT lyric references in there for diehard fans. “Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll agree that an album about my journey with music wouldn’t be complete…

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Pinegrove Announces Second Leg of US Tour

When New Jersey-based Pinegrove announced a fall US tour back in July, the reaction was split between ecstatic fans and those upset they did not live in the Western states that the tour would reach. Today, those sad fans can rejoice after Pinegrove announced the second leg of this tour, one that will reach a large majority of the East Coast. Please follow and like us:

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Mental Health Matters: “You Are Not Your Pain”

There’s a notion at open mics, DIY spaces, and the backstage areas of larger venues: that the only difference between eccentric and insane is your talent. That there’s a fine line between madness and genius. That great inspiration can only come from great pain. Whatever made Van Gogh cut his ear off is also what let him make beautiful paintings. Suffer for art. We romanticize it. The 27 Club is a higher honor than living to Leonard Cohen’s age. The true rockstar: desperate and angst-ridden, smashing TVs in hotel rooms,…

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Mental Health Matters: Using Your Given Voice To Battle That Pesky Inner Voice Of Doubt

It’s difficult enough to explain depression & anxiety to someone who doesn’t suffer from it. Add in the element of having an artist’s mind, and that explanation gets even blurrier. With the, seemingly unnatural, marriage of business & creativity, the triggers that can set off an episode can be odd & infinitely varied. However, the tools that an anxious songwriter, like me, have at their disposal are powerful & unique. For instance, in October of 2016, with the soundtrack of Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore’s voice in the background, I…

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WATCH: Shane Henry “Save Me” Music Video

Small town Oklahoma had no idea what they had in store when singer-songwriter Shane Henry began writing music. Henrey just released a music video for his song “Save Me” which is featured on his upcoming album Light In The Dark. Shot deep in the desert, among the Wichita Mountains, the song tells the story of a long spiritual battle full of loneliness and desperation. Blues and rock are becoming more common together; and, thankfully Henry and his band do it well. With their classic blues riffs and solos, they show how…

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WATCH: Danny Worsnop, “High”

Danny Worsnop may be busy tearing across stages with his Asking Alexandria bandmates, but he also recently released a solo album despite his busy schedule, titled The Long Road Home.  The first single “Mexico” already received the music video treatment. Now, another cut from the album, “High,” has as well. It is a somber clip that illustrates the song’s theme – having it all and losing it – very well. Check it out after the jump! For more Danny Worsnop, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD…

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