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STREAM : Icarus The Owl – “Failed Transmissions”

Portland, Oregan natives Icarus The Owl are gearing up for their fifth album release this winter entitled Rearm Circuits. The unique band, consisting of Joey Rubenstein on guitar/lead vocals, Jake Thomas-Low on bass, Rob Bernknopf on drums and Tim Brown on guitar/vocals, grew up on those sounds of late 90’s punk that has strongly influenced their direction as a band since their formation in 2009. Vocalist Joey Rubenstein shares, “I grew up listening to fast and melodic punk music. Late 90’s Fat wreck and Epitaph bands were my lifeblood. We wanted to capture the…

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STREAM: Sianvar “Psychosis Succumbing”

Post-hardcore supergroup, Sianvar, released a new song titled “Psychosis Succumbing.” The song is the second single off the band’s impending debut full-length release, Stay Lost. The song’s aggressively smooth sound creates a demeanor that is not always explored in post-hardcore bands. With beautiful instrumentation that comes across as groovy meandering, the song shows a careful, and catchy, mixture of prog-rock, experimental rock, and post-hardcore influences. Sianvar is made of up Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance, Donovan Melero of Hail The Sun, Sergio Medina of Stolas, and Joe Arrington and Michael Franzino of A Lot Like Birds….

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Behind The Curtains Media Announce SXSW Showcases

Behind The Curtains Media, SwitchBitch Records and Rocker Stalker have partnered to host two, free, action-packed South By Southwest showcases. The showcase will kick off on March 17 with a 16-band bill at Hole In The Wall in Austin, Texas. Some of the groups scheduled to play are progressive rock outfits Hail The Sun, Oranges, Icarus the Owl and Stolas, as well as the gritty rock n’ roll of The Courtesy Tier, The Skulx, Flannel Mouth, Good English, and The Wans. On March 18, there will be a day show from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. at Big Bang Bar. This showcase will…

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Will Swan (Dance Gavin Dance) Starts Label; Sign Stolas

Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance has begun a new label called Blue Swan Records, and signed Stolas, who will release their first single, “Medusa” featuring Kurt Travis on Feb. 14 and  their debut full length on March 14. The album will feature guest vocals from Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds and Hail The Sun. Check out the track list and tour dates after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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