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Album Review: Super American ‘Tequila Sunrise’

The popular Los Angeles rock band the Eagles sang about a “Tequila Sunrise” on their Desperado album back in 1973.  This Friday, Sept. 14, Buffalo NY Indie rock duo Super American are releasing their debut album of the same name —Tequila Sunrise, via Take This To Heart Records. This time around, the record delivers a 13-track set of catchy songs and memorable lyrics perfectly matched to any non-committal, slacker, equipped with an ironically soft spot for falling in love. The record manages to remain upbeat, in what otherwise could be a…

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Unsigned Spotlight: We Were Once (Alt Rock – North Carolina)

There are so many beauties in music. It transcends time. It transcends age. It transcends genre. It transcends language. It also transcends religion. Fayetteville, North Carolina’s We Were Once may be a Christian rock band at heart, but this is a band and sound I would highly recommend to any alt-rock fan regardless of your religious beliefs. We Were Once released their debut EP Piece By Piece in September 2014 and have made big waves throughout both their local rock scene and the Christian music scene, winning Rockshop’s Battle of…

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LIVE REVIEW: The Sick Tour w/ New Found Glory and Bayside

They say that seeing your favorite band from high school as an adult is a life changing experience. They’re not wrong. When I saw Bayside and New Found Glory on the same ticket, I screamed out loud. It was a pop-punk dream come true. Opening for them was William Ryan Key, that concert goers would recognize and the former frontman of Yellowcard. Key took to the stage with just himself and his guitar and played through his entire EP, Thirteen. He knew he couldn’t get off the stage without playing…

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Kate Nash Releases New Album, Hits the Road

Kate Nash, a singer-songwriter hailing from England, has released a new album entitled “Yesterday Was Forever” and is set to hit the road for 21-date Canada-North America Tour starting in April. Additionally, she released a video for the single “Life in Pink” and tackles the topic of mental illness in her life. “I need the bunnies in my brain and the wild parts of me that send me into the black holes,” she said about the concept of the video, “and I also need the self care routine and to…

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Warped Tour Announces Lineup For Final Cross-Country Run

After much anticipation of who will be performing during the final full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour, we finally know. In a video posted on the tour’s Facebook page, you watch as a mural featuring the infamous inflatable schedule is created, while Movement‘s song “Daylily” plays in the background. As the song builds, the mural gets closer and closer to being finished. With a few swooping shots, we are finally shown who will be gracing the stages this summer! You can see the full lineup below, as well as…

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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Forts Like Vana

Every once in a while you come across a new artist and think know they’re going to be massive, and soon. That’s exactly what came to my mind upon hearing Nashville alternative pop trio Forts Like Vana for the first time. The band’s first single, “Love You Right”, released on January 10 and has amassed over 10,000 Spotify plays in just over a month. As proof that the hype train is only just getting started, Forts Like Vana released their brand new EP, This + This = That, on February…

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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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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 : 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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