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Album Review: William Ryan Key – ‘Thirteen’

There’s a place off Ocean Avenue, you know the one — we were both 18 and it felt so right sleeping all day staying up all night. In Spring 2017, pop punk rockers Yellowcard announced their farewell tour. Tears were shed as the violin shred for the last time on stages all across the world. Now, a year later, vocalist/guitarist William Ryan Key is releasing a new solo debut EP, Thirteen, out May 25 via Lone Tree Recordings. Key and his fans may no longer be 18 anymore, but after nearly two…

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PREMIERE: Lyra Star Releases Debut Solo Track “Devil’s Game”

Singer-songwriter Lyra Star sprinkles a little bit of magic into every song she creates. With her debut solo release, “Devil’s Game”, an ethereal, folk masterpiece rich with influence from her inspirations Imogen Heap and Tori Amos, Star has set the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible year. On March 2nd, she’ll release her debut solo album,  A Thousand Dreams. Recorded at Soundwire Studios in Fairfax, CA, this new collection of celestial songs comes complete with lush orchestral arrangements and Star’s magical signature vocals. “A Thousand Dreams” is a collection of songs that…

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PREMIERE: Amanda Rose Riley’s “Sharing a Stage” (RIYL: Allison Weiss, Michelle Branch, Frank Turner)

Infectious is proud to partner with newcomer Amanda Rose Riley (RIYL: Allison Weiss, Michelle Branch, and Frank Turner) for the premiere of her debut track, “Sharing a Stage” off the upcoming full-length, Secrets I Told to a Sound Hole. The song is an ode to Frank Turner, a personal hero of Amanda’s, as well as someone she’s shared the stage with. There are even a few FT lyric references in there for diehard fans. “Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll agree that an album about my journey with music wouldn’t be complete…

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Album Review: Noah Gundersen ‘White Noise’

Seattle indie singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen released his third studio full-length album, White Noise, via Cooking Vinyl on Sept. 22. The release verges on the edge of a concept album, with its inspiration and namesake being the idea of sensory overload — fear, anxiety, desire, lust, and love. “White Noise is the place between waking and dreaming, where the edges blur and the light is strange. It’s a car crash, it’s a drowning, it’s everything all the time,” Gundersen said. Having seen Noah Gundersen’s name around a lot leading up to the release,…

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Dashboard Confessional Announce New Album, Premiere Single

It’s a big day for Dashboard Confessional. The group not only have a new label, as they signed to Fueled By Ramen, but they also have some new music to share. Dashboard revealed they will release a new album called Crooked Shadows on February 9th. To give fans a taste of what to expect, they also premiered a new single, “We Fight.” Check out all of the exciting details after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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PREMIERE: Gold Man “Play The Fool”

Indie pop artist, Gold Man, is on the fast track to the top. With a musical style reminiscent of John Mayer and James Blunt, the Los Angeles-based solo project has been making waves with his acoustic musings and passionate singalongs. Today, we are excited to bring you Gold Man’s first single off his upcoming album Maybe Being Me Is Just Enough. Gold Man’s previous beachy vibe is being replaced by a more mellow, funky sound, and it is no more evident than in new song, “Play The Fool.” The single is…

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STREAM: Maggie McClure “Coming Home”

Americana pop artist Maggie McClure released a new song titled “Coming Home.” The song tells a beautiful and nostalgic story about returning to the place you’re from. The song was written in half an hour, while McClure was visiting her hometown in Oklahoma after being gone for a while. “It was most definitely a scenario of a stream of consciousness writing,” she said. The song features driving drum beats and catchy vocals layered over hand-claps and melodic guitar rhythms. The resulting piece is a happy and upbeat song that we can all relate to. “Coming…

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STREAM: Michelle Branch “Hopeless Romantic”

If you don’t know who Michelle Branch is, it’s time to find out. The singer-songwriter announced her upcoming full-length titled Hopeless Romantic which drops on April 7. In anticipation of the album, Branch released her first single which is none other than title track “Hopeless Romantic.” The new album marks the artist’s first release in 14 years. Branch signed to Maverick Records at 17 and went on to sell 2 million copies of her album The Spirit Room. Pre-orders for the new album are available now. You can purchase a CD here.   Please…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley”

The past few years have been full of self-discovery for singer-songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse. Few people can pack up their bags and go from the U.K. for California for six weeks. San Francisco was calling and that’s where Fieldhouse went. Please follow and like us:

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SayWeCanFly Announces New Album

After keeping quiet for a little while, SayWeCanFly, also known as Braden Barrie, has some awesome news for fans. In addition to touring with Johnnie Gilbert and Social Repose this fall, a new album is on the horizon. On November 4, SayWeCanFly’s new album Blessed Are Those will drop. The release is under Epitaph Records, and Barrie has released a music video for the lead single “The Space Between Our Eyes.” Check out all of the exciting details below! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!…

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