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Unsigned Spotlight: Guss Royall (Waterloo, IA)

In recent years we’ve seen a notable and refreshing surge in bands wearing their classic rock influences on their sleeve, helping connect the next generation to many of the greats we and our parents listened to. Greta Van Fleet is a large-scale example, but another up-and-coming quartet is bringing back classic bluesy-rock vibes and mixing it with their own modern alt-rock sound for a highly memorable blend. Enter Waterloo, Iowa’s Guss Royall. The “about” section of the band’s Facebook page makes it clear in just a few words what Guss…

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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys to Release Album with New Band The Arcs

Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist of the blues-rock band The Black Keys, has announced the release of a single through his new band The Arcs. The 7” vinyl single “Stay in My Corner” with B-side “Tomato Can” is set to release May 2 through Nonesuch Records. Vinyl lovers beware, because the only way you’re going to get this single is to go out to your favorite independent record store; this will be a small release. The Arcs have announced that their debut album will be released in the late…

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STREAM: Violent Femmes’ New Single “Love Love Love Love Love”

15 Years: That’s how long Violent Femmes fans have been waiting for new material. This week the fans got what they wanted when the band released a new single titled “Love Love Love Love Love” on Soundcloud. The song strays from their acoustic-punk origins, with a slower paced Burbon Street-esque folk-blues style, yet it still carries the same amount of passion that they’ve had for 35 years, with Gordon Gano’s nasaly/angsty vocals and Brian Ritchie’s strong and distinct bass-lines. The song is the lead single off of their new EP, which…

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