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Unsigned Spotlight: Ode To No One (NY Alt-Rock)

It seems this statement becomes more critical with each passing year, but truly in 2019, it is more important than ever to stay socially and politically – and yes, musically – informed by facts and driven by hope, positivity and equality. New York-based alt-rockers Ode To No One have all these qualities and more in spades, using their platform to take action by advocating for the power of love and the strength in diversity. Ode To No One’s latest single and music video, 2018’s “One and the Same” (check it…

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Hardcore News Rock 

Stray From The Path Announce Album Release Shows

Stray From The Path have a new album, Only Death Is Real, due September 8th. They have released a couple of singles from the effort, but have even more in store for fans to celebrate the release. The group will play two album release shows in Connecticut and New York, with END serving as support. Check out all of the details in an Instagram post from Stray From The Path after the jump! For more Stray From The Path, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please…

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News Rock 

STREAM : Mainland “Permission Slip”

Brooklyn, NY based rockers, Mainland, have just released their newest track entitled “Permission Slip”. With a new set of songs bringing the airy pop and rock mix to their performance, foursome Mainland are reminiscent of some rock greats like The Cure, developing their sound for a new direction. Frontman Jordan Topf speaks about the new track as being a creative release from previous works stating, “This is the first of a collection of songs that we’ve recorded completely on our own and we found it inspiring to have zero creative boundaries. The…

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Features My First Time 

MY FIRST TIME: Mike & Matt Gevaza – Continental Recording Studio

The first full length album that we recorded at Continental was the self­titled release from Brooklyn­ based indie rockers John Severin and the Quiet 1s. At the time we were at our gritty Van Dam Street location in LIC. Continental Recording Studio started in Greenpoint, NY in 2008, where we worked endless days and nights honing our craft. We eventually expanded to a location on Van Dam Street in Queens and eventually to our current location is just off of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. During the early 2010’s we were experimenting heavily with…

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News Pop Punk 

Firestarter Announce Summer Tour With Living Means

If fun times and fantastic pop punk music are what you’re looking for this summer, then you’re in luck! New York pop punk foursome Firestarter have just announced a short summer tour with Living Means. The tour begins on June 21st in Binghamton, New York and concludes on June 26th in Stanhope, New Jersey. You can check out a full list of dates and venues after the jump! To see these bands live, you can buy concert tickets here. To hear more from Firestarter you can purchase a CD here. Keep up with Firestarter by…

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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. Please follow and like us:

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News Singer/Songwriter 

STREAM: Brian Kapler “Falling Apart”

Brooklyn, New York singer-songwriter, Brian Kapler, released a new single titled “Falling Apart” this week. Kapler, who previously fronted pop rock band Permanent Me, decided to focus on his own solo career following the band’s break up. The musician’s decision to do some soul searching and reinvent his sound is starting to pay off. “You got me falling apart, and in the morning you go and break my heart,” Kaper sings in the heart-wrenching song that sounds so much more developed than most solo projects.  “But the clock ran away with all of…

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Indie News Rock 

Emergency Protocol Release Sophomore EP ‘Tell Them Diz Sent You’

New York math rock group, Emergency Protocol released their sophomore EP Tell Them Diz Sent You on Tuesday, March 22. The band, who have been compared to Balance And Composure, Coheed and Cambria, and Glocca Morra are starting to take the East Coast by storm. Emergency Protocol’s debut album, Silent Sounds was released in October 2014, and has been kicking it since then. Check out a stream of the EP, below. Tell Them Diz Sent You is available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp.  To hear more from Emergency Protocol, you can purchase a CD here or…

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Alternative News Pop Punk Rock 

Good Charlotte Announce New Album and Live Dates

Good Charlotte are all set to make their full return with their first single being released on April 4 and as of yet undated release for their 6th studio album. The band are still yet to finish recording, but the record is confirmed to go out through the band’s label MDDN and will be distributed by Kobalt. Album and tour pre-sales will go live on Good Charlotte’s website Wednesday. They will be hitting four cities in the US between April 18 and April 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Washington, DC – New York,…

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PRODUCT REVIEW: The Music Box – April

All jokes aside, The Music Box was not fooling around with their April box! From CDs to stickers, and download cards to candy, I received enough new music to distract me from all those unnecessary April showers. Take a closer look at all the wonderful goodies I was sent after the jump! Also, be sure to check out each one of the bands I mention, and head over to Facebook to give them each a “Like.” If you are interested in subscribing to The Music Box, you have a few options. First…

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