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MY FIRST TIME: Henry Chadwick Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Henry Chadwick

I went about recording this EP in a fairly solitary and semi unconventional fashion. All of the ideas for the songs on the EP were conceived on an acoustic guitar. Once I had a basic song outline or feel I’d started building a demo in the computer. I would blend organic and electronic sounds, using the programs Reason and Digital Performer in conjunction. I liked doing it this way because I could build layers and change arrangement ideas with relative ease. This way, I knew if an idea was working…

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PLAYLIST: idobi’s Man Of The Hour Features Playlists 

PLAYLIST: idobi’s Man Of The Hour

What I love about Pat’s playlist is that I can tell that all these artists have been influenced by all the bands he loved while growing up. The pop punk scene is an honest and energy-driven music that later spawned variants of that. Some include different elements to their music, but I just know we all come from the same place. – Sébastien Lefebvre

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MY FIRST TIME: Summer Wars Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Summer Wars

Summer Wars as a band are still somewhat early on, so to play such renowned festivals like South By South West, and So What?! Fest so soon in our career was amazing.  We are from Raleigh, NC so we drove down to Austin, Texas and played a show case on a Saturday night for our booking agency Circle Talent Agency.  It was right downtown on 6th street at a place called The Dirty Dog, it was a 500 capacity venue and it was basically sold out, absolutely the biggest show…

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PLAYLIST: Inspiring & Supportive Features Playlists 

PLAYLIST: Inspiring & Supportive

We decided to do a playlist about the bands who not only inspire us, but also support us through an online community. They are bands that share in our struggle and understand our sacrifice. We wanted to give them a chance to gain exposure for their music. They’ve all worked very hard and deserve to be heard, so we wanted to use this opportunity to showcase their amazing music. You can check out each song below or listen to the playlist in it’s entirety here. 

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: To Live As Wolves –  Breakneck Road Features Track-By-Track 

TRACK-BY-TRACK: To Live As Wolves – Breakneck Road

Breakneck Road tells the story of a misguided youth that is going through the process of letting go of his past. From beginning to end, depression to hope this album shows the different phases of emotion that most struggle with today. The record treads through the feelings of doubt, loneliness, pain and hope tied together in five songs.

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MY FIRST TIME: Jim Monaghan From Hoboken Hi-Fi Studios Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Jim Monaghan From Hoboken Hi-Fi Studios

Long before I made a living recording reggae music, I was a punk rocker.  I was also into traditional Jamaican Ska so it was only a matter of time that I would find reggae.  The first recording that I heard other than random Bob Marley and Sublime tunes was a tune called “Skinhead Revolt” by Joe the Boss.  I must note that this was recorded in 1970, long before Skinheads were racists.  They were young black and white British youths who were working class citizens that identified with the sounds…

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What I Would Change About The Music Industry: The Indie Vocal Sound Is Annoying Features What I Would Change About The Music Industry 

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: The Indie Vocal Sound Is Annoying

The indie vocal sound is annoying for both listeners and sound engineers, especially in live settings. I’ve heard it a million times. Everyone’s doing it. Please stop it. What is the “indie vocal sound”? It’s a heavily layered lead vocal effect. It includes digital distortion, digital delay and digital reverb. Here’s a male and female vocal example:

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Songs That First Influenced Hungover To Start Playing Music Features Playlists 

Songs That First Influenced Hungover To Start Playing Music

As millennials, we were lucky enough to grow up during the Golden Age of Pop-Punk/Emo. This playlist is made up of songs we first heard in our youth that inspired us to pick up our instruments. Each one had (and still has) a huge impact on the music we make today. The nostalgia was all to real when we were putting this together.

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Melodies For 5:15 Features Playlists 

Melodies For 5:15

Our newest single “Ghost Town” is centered around our desire to live a life we are passionate about and invested in, not one that quits and goes home at 5 pm. This playlist is just a collection of jams that encourages us even at 5:15, ’cause we know we are human beings full of life, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can check out the full playlist after the jump.

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