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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Secret Tree Fort

Standing out as an acoustic artist can be tricky. Some folks hear the term “acoustic” and immediately think slow guitar plucks, soft vocals, earnest lyrics, and that’s about it. Skyler Truth, aka Secret Tree Fort, blows that perception away with his special hybrid of raw acoustic emo and undeniable pop-punk catchiness that chills and thrills in equal measure. Secret Tree Fort’s 2018 EP, titled Willow, sees Truth pouring his deepest, often darkest emotions on the line for everyone to see and feel. These five songs are built on deeply introspective…

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Album Review: Rise Against – ‘Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1’

The day Rise Against posted a teaser video on Youtube, with a reimagined version of “House on Fire,” from their 2017 Wolves album, I scoured the internet for more details. I’d been waiting on an acoustic solo Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) album for years, and had missed the boat on the 2013 Revival Tour with him, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), Toh Kay (Streetlight Maniefesto), and others. Fail. If you’ve seen Rise Against live in concert, you might have experienced the lighter side of the punk rock Chicago…

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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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WATCH : Picturesque “Honestly” (Acoustic)

Picturesque share their brand new acoustic video for “Honestly,” a melancholy and devastatingly beautiful song chronicling lead singer Kyle Hollis‘ relationship with his mother. The track comes from the band’s debut full-length album, Back To Beautiful, which was released earlier this year via Equal Vision Records. Hollis spoke happily about the new arrangement of the song, stating that, “We’ve had a lot of fun reinventing some of these old songs while we work on new music to release in 2018. We hope you enjoy!” With 2018 kicking off in just a few weeks, Picturesque will…

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WATCH: Real Friends, “Keep Lying To Me (Acoustic)”

As part of their recent “Something Old, Something New” series, Real Friends stripped down one of their recent singles and captured the footage. Their acoustic rendition of “Keep Lying To Me” from The Home Inside My Head – complete with adorable cats in the background – can be seen after the jump! For more Real Friends, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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Pierce The Veil Release New EP

When Pierce The Veil released their latest album Misadventures, “Today I Saw The Whole World” quickly became one of the fan favorite tracks on the album. So much so that the PTV guys decided to offer a new EP for fans! The EP is titled Today I Saw The Whole World EP and features the original track and an acoustic version. Check out the details in a tweet from PTV after the jump! For more Pierce The Veil, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like…

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WATCH : Picturesque ‘Unannounced’

Rock outfit Picturesque are currently out promoting their tour with Secrets throughout September and October, but for the fans, the band always has something special up their sleeves. After releasing their debut LP, Back to Beautiful earlier this year on July 14, 2017 through Equal Vision, the boys from Houston, TX are making a name for themselves within the scene. Lead and characterized by Kyle Hollis‘ vocal range, Picturesque are using their own influences within the scene to artistically blend elements from hard rock and pop alike in their sound. While gearing up…

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WATCH : Stand Atlantic ‘Sidewinder’

  Australian three-piece, Stand Atlantic are making some huge buzz in the pop punk community and music scene. With their debut EP coming September 15, 2017 titled Sidewinder through Rude Records. With the album promotion the trio; Bonnie Fraser (vocals), Jonno Panichi (drums), and David Potter (bass), have been featured on various outlets such as Idobi Radio and Alternative Press to debut singles “Mess I Made” and “Coffee At Midnight”, stating the band’s unique attributes to the pop punk genre. Now comes their latest single and title track of the album, “Sidewinder” in a…

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WATCH : Waterparks – “21 Questions”

The trio from Houston, Texas just keep on giving, from announcing a huge fall tour to new music videos, Waterparks are on top of it all. Most recently, the music video for “21 Questions” off of their debut album Double Dare surfaced on the web via Equal Vision Records… and us fans couldn’t be happier. With “21 Questions” being one of the more stripped down tracks off of the record, the video compliments the aesthetic of simplicity. Featuring a stripped down set, cool video editing and of course, the amazing Awsten…

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WATCH: As It Is, “Hey Rachel (Acoustic)”

While promoting their latest album, okay., As It Is stopped by Hot Topic headquarters. The result? An exclusive acoustic take on one of their newest hits. The group performed a stripped down version of “Hey Rachel.” It adds emotional weight to the already impactful song. Check it out after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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