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Archie Alone Releases "Motives"

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Since truly forming in early 2012, Archie Alone has been connecting with audiences with their impassioned blend of emo and post-hardcore. Comprised of Nicole Mesce (vox/guitar), Cindy Ward (vox/guitar), Tony Mastrolia (bass) and Pete Clark (drums), the band is now getting ready to release a new, 6-track, self-titled EP!

In anticipation for the new EP, Archie Alone has recently shared their brand new track, "Motives." You can check it out streaming below!

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Ward says “Motives,” the EP’s lead single, “is about trying to establish genuine relationships with others. Then becoming disappointed because most people are concerned with only getting what they want instead of reciprocating an altruistic friendship.”

Look for Archie Alone out September 30th via self-release and be sure to follow the band on any of their social channels detailed below.

To keep up with Archie Alone and their latest updates, check out their social media down below!

Archie Alone: Facebook

Counterfeit Culture Release "Apothecary" Music Video

Post-hardcore group Counterfeit Culture recently released a music video featuring Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse, for their single, "Apothecary." 

The video showcases a violent relationship which highlights the message of the band's recently released EP titled, DeathwishDeathwish dropped August 1st and was produced/engineered by Armellino and gives off the melodic metal vibes and harmonious vocals that will remind listeners of This Or The Apocalypse.

Watch the new music video for "Apothecary" below and stream the rest of Deathwish HERE.

Guitarist, Patrick Robertson talked about the video saying, "This music video is the most meaningful thing of the whole release for all of us. We spent so much time planning out the storyboard, and drove all the way to Lancaster, PA to film part of it. Of course having our good friend Ricky Armellino in it makes it that much more special to all of us. We wanted to follow up on our music video for X, and put out something that's just as impactful. Alec and Kiera, the actor and actress in this video did an absolutely amazing job portraying an abusive relationship. This is a culmination of all our hard work, and we hope everyone can get something out of it!"

Check out the video up above, and for more on Counterfeit Culture, check out their social media down below!

Counterfeit Culture: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Funeral Attire and With Sails Ahead Announce Northeast Summer Tour

Two of the Northeast's rising bands are coming together to head out on tour, and we're really fuckin' stoked on it.

Massachusetts based screamo band, Funeral Attire, and New Jersey based progressive rock group, With Sails Ahead, have joined forces to create a Northeast Summer Tour Lineup that is something you definitely don't want to miss. You can check out the lineup above, featuring 9 separate dates from August 12th to August 20th.

Funeral Attire released a split EP in March with I Dreamt The Sea from Long Island, including a track featuring Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy. Funeral Attire have been featured on Alternative Press as well as Alternative Press’ writer-curated “AP Discover” Spotify playlist. With Sails Ahead recently finished tracking a six song EP produced by Kevin Antreassian from The Dillinger Escape Plan to be released late 2017.  

Music by Funeral Attire and With Sails Ahead can be found on all major digital retailers and streaming platforms. 

To keep up with these up & comers, check out their social media!

Funeral Attire: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
With Sails Ahead: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

New Single from SØF Out Now

Spunky pop artist SØF has released a new single about amphetamines. Yes, that’s right, amphetamines. The song is called “The Rush,” a fitting title, and comes from the artist’s experiences in college, when she noticed her classmates start to get wrapped up in the workings of a drug-fueled society.

“The Rush” follows the release of three other singles in 2017, and it continues SØF’s ambition of trying to break away from the teen pop persona she had in the younger days of her career. The new single is catchy and fast-paced, and the subject matter is certainly distinctive from SØF’s other music. 

Check it out here, and check out "Ghosts" previously released below!

About the song, SØF said, “I really wanted to write about something different and give myself a challenge.” With “The Rush,” she breaks away from her typical songs about love and relationships. She says it’s also her favorite song lyrically, which makes it worth listening to. SØF blends genres and has a knack for singing fast and rapping, as well as remaining unique and unapologetically herself in the world of mainstream pop.

She’s one to watch out for in the future.

Give “The Rush” a listen below, and you can also check out some of her other previously released singles. 

SØF: Facebook // Website

Electric Halloween An Experience Not To Miss

Still looking for something to do this upcoming Halloweekend? We know you've got a really solid costume idea and no where to show it off.

We'll meet you over at Electric Halloween, a three day music/camping fest that takes place right in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. You want spooky, Electric Halloween has spooky. Entering it's fifth year, the three day festival is sure to have something for everyone. During the day you can expect traditional Halloween activities such as face painting, pumpkin carving, tarot reading, mummy wrap game, and more! 

It's like a three day long Halloween party, October 28th - October 30th!

According to the event page, there will even be a magic show, fire spinners, and artists painting live on stage. Not to mention costume contests, apple cider, and best of all: live music. Electric Halloween is unique because it offers not just camping, but also 60 of the best bands within the tri-state area! Consider every genre on the spectrum represented, post hardcore, metal all, jam, electronic, you name it! 

Check out the flyer below!

We're all about the local scene here at The Hook, and we're stoked to be getting some coverage on Electric Halloween! The festival is located at Paradise Lakes Campground on Route 206 in Hammonton, NJ, and tickets are still on sale, check out the prices below!

3 day passes: $60
Day Passes: $30

Camping is included with all ticket purchases, and there is a $5 parking fee, but re-entry is free! Which is a huge steal if you ask us! We're not gonna miss this, and neither should you. Check out the links below for more on Electric Halloween, and get your tickets fast!

An event that's sure to be a really spooky time & Hook Approved!

Electric Halloween: Website // Facebook