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Marcus Alan Ward Releases "Devil In Popular Culture"

A new single from multi-instrumentalist artist Marcus Alan Ward has been released! It's called “Devil In Popular Culture,” and it's a flowing, funky soulful alt-rock track that blends a genre mishmash with insightful commentary about our culture-based society.

"I think it taps into an increasing paranoia and cultural unease that's present in 2016," Ward says about the new single. "Sonically, it's a healthy mix of soul, garage rock, electro and beyond. I had a lot of fun with this one."

You can check out “Devil in Popular Culture” right here!

This is Ward's second single this year, coming after the release of “Little Sunshine” back in August.

You can check out the music video for that here!

After releasing his acclaimed album, Last Night I Grew Tentacles, in 2014, Ward decided to forego focusing on album releases and instead concentrate on releasing individual songs to make each new release a unique experience.

Make sure to check out Marcus Alan Ward on social media to stay connected with his upcoming projects and announcements!

Marcus Alan Ward: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

King Shelter Announce West Coast Tour w/ Sticky Fingers

King Shelter, Orange County's premiere “salad rock” group, are about to undergo a short West Coast tour with Australian band Sticky Fingers. The band is looking forward to this tour to bring their unique sound on the road. 

The band has recently released a new music video for their single 'Preoccupy.” You can check that out right here!

Indie Shuffle described the sound of “Preoccupy” as “several familiar pieces of different styles of songs that you're heard before mixed into one song that makes sonic love and produces a pleasantly audible baby.”

King Shelter's whole thesis is that no one person is more important than anyone else, especially in this artistic realm. They aim to make music that stands alongside the people listening, not above them. Hecocks states: “If we want things to be better, then we have to do it. Change happens by people doing things, by people disregarding classes and associations. I want people to see what is important. People are important, art is important, output is important, YOU ARE IMPORTANT." 

Here are the tour dates:
9/30/16 @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA | 9pm
10/1/16 @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA | 8:30pm
10/2/16 @ The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA | 8pm
10/5/16 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR | 9pm
10/6/16 @ The Crocodile, Seattle, WA | 8pm 

You can follow King Shelter on their various social media sites to check out their stuff and keep up with new announcements as they happen. 

King Shelter: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

RVLS Releases "Heathens" Cover Music Video

Californian alternative pop group RVLS, hot off of their big 2016 Light Me Up US tour, have released a new music video. The video is a cover of the Twenty One Pilots song, “Heathens,” presented in RVLS' unique power-alt style. The video features footage from their tour, showcasing their high-energy performances.

Lead vocalist from RVLS, Kalie Wolfe, said the following about the new video: Honestly it just felt right, I heard it and instantly hit up my guitar player Micket and he had it back to me within an hour. I came in same day, did the vocals and then sent the tracks off to Cody Stewart (The Browning) to get it mixed and mastered, was a couple day process. It just was right.”

In 2015, RVLS released Haunted/Hunted, a 6-song EP of deep, personal tracks about moving past set-backs. The band's music is about working hard to reach your goals and to keep pushing on. They released a music video for the title track, “Haunted/Hunted,” which you can check out right here!

The band has finished recording their first full LP, but not much else is currently known about it. Check back here for additional information, or follow the band's social media to keep up-to-date!

RVLS: YouTube // Facebook // Twitter

Four Star Riot Share New Track

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Tampa alt-rock pop group Four Star Riot has released a new single off of their latest album, Waves. The new single is called “Empty Space.” You can listen to it right now for free on SoundCloud!

“Empty Space” is a tight, catchy rock song about a personal journey as one is growing up into adulthood, maneuvering around the changes in your way of life. It's full of energy and passion and you'll be singing it all week long!

Waves is set to release on September 2nd via Vital Records. 2016 has been a great year for Four Star Riot after their song “Something So Right” was featured in the soundtrack to the box-office smash hit Deadpool as well as several television appearances on ESPN and MTV. 

Give them a look and follow them as they lead up to the release of the LP!

Four Star Riot: Website // Facebook // YouTube

Trophy Eyes Drop New Single from Upcoming Album

Newcastle Australia based alt rockers Trophy Eyes have just dropped a new single, entitled “Heaven Sent,” from their upcoming album Chemical Miracle. 

The Aussie quintet formed in 2013, releasing their debut album Mend, Move On in late 2014. Chemical Miracle is the follow up to that album and is set to drop on October 14th of this year. The band already has quite the following with a whopping 31k likes on Facebook! They’re even currently on a sold out tour of Australia!

“Heaven Sent” is the second single from Chemical Miracle with “Chlorine” getting a video release at the beginning of August.

Listen to “Heaven Sent” right here!

"Heaven Sent is like an 80's montage of every relationship I've ever had. It starts out all sweet and innocent, until they finally work me out, and then ends in a flaming plane crash catastrophe. Not just the long term relationships, either." - Frontman John Floreani

Chemical Miracle tracklist:

1. Chlorine
2. Counting Sheep
3. Nose Bleed
4. Heaven Sent
5. Rain On Me
6. Chemical
7. Breathe You In
8. Home Is
9. Miracle
10. Suicide Pact
11. Daydreamer




Trophy Eyes are just about to embark on an extensive US tour, and chances are you’ll be able to catch them in your hometown! Check out the dates below!

Trophy Eyes Tour Dates:
Sep 11 - Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS  
Sep 13 - The Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
Sep 14 - Webster Hall - New York, NY  
Sep 15 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA        
Sep 16 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY  
Sep 17 - Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY
Sep 20 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD        
Sep 21 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA  
Sep 22 - The Beacham - Orlando, FL   
Sep 23  - 1904 - Jacksonville, FL        
Sep 24 - Boone's - Charleston, SC  
Sep 26 - The End - Nashville, TN   
Sep 27 - The Ready Room - St Louis, MO        
Sep 29 - Deluxe at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN        
Sep 30 - Mr Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA  
Oct 01 - Double Happiness - Columbus, OH  
Oct 02 - Northside Yacht Club - Cincinnati, OH  
Oct 04 - Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY  
Oct 06 - The Opera House - Toronto, Canada    
Oct 07 - The Crofoot - Detroit, MI   
Oct 08 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL     
Oct 09 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10 - The Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE  
Oct 12 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT   
Oct 14 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct 15 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR  
Oct 16 - CATALYST - Santa Cruz, CA  
Oct 17 - Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA  
Oct 18 - Vinyl - Las Vegas, NV  
Oct 19 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA  
Oct 20 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA  
Oct 21 - Nile Theatercase - Mesa, AZ  
Oct 22 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
Nov 05 - The Workers Club - Launceston, Australia   
Jan 14 - Unify Gathering 2017 - Tarwin Lower, Australia

For more on Trophy Eyes, check out their social media below!

Trophy Eyes: Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp

I The Mighty Make Big Announcements

Oil In Water is the title of the newly announce EP from San Francisco based alt rockers, I, The Mighty. The EP is set for release on September 2nd, days before the band's exciting fall tour with Dayshell, Artifex Pereo, and Picturesque!

Oil In Water will feature five totally reworked and re-imagined tracks from their full-length album, Connector. Fans are able to hear a track from the EP right now! “Andrew's Song” is available for streaming here!

Lead singer Brent Walsh says this about the concept for the new EP: “The idea behind the Oil In Water EP was to take some of our favorite tracks on our latest album Connector and re-imagine them in various different genres. Arranging and recording this EP was a ton of fun and allowed us the opportunity to explore a wide range of musical styles that we hadn't before as a band. The first release is a predominantly a cappella version of “Andrew's Song,” a track that never quite received the spotlight we wanted it to have." 

I, The Mighty has been around since 2007, consisting of Walsh, Ian Pedigo (guitar), Chris Hinkley (bass), and Blake Dahlinger (drums). Their sophomore LP, Connector, was released in 2015 to great praise. The lead single, “Playing Catch with .22,” was well-received from many publications including Fuse, Guitar World, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and New Noise Magazine.

For tour dates, check them out below!

I, The Mighty Fall Tour Dates (with Dayshell, Artifex Pereo, and Picturesque):
9/9 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/10 - Portland, OR @ Analog Café
9/11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/14 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes
9/15 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
9/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/17 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/18 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
9/20 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
9/23 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/24 - New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
9/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9/26 - Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
9/27 - Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole
9/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/30 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/1 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
10/4 - Nashville, TN @ The End
10/5 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Parish Room)
10/7 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
10/8 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Patio Bar
10/9 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
10/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/13 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/14 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

Keep track of the band's activities during their upcoming album release and on their tour with their social media sites!
 

I the Mighty Links: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

HEIRSOUND Announce Debut EP

HEIRSOUND, the colorful alternative pop duo of Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen (formerly of Love, Robot) have just announced their upcoming debut EP!

The release is called Merge and it is set to come out on August 5th!

The band has been releasing music videos from the album. Each song represents a color, which represents a theme. The color theme is present in the music videos. You can watch the videos for “My Own” and “Do It Over” right here!

Petersen and San Román formed HEIRSOUND in December of 2014 as the two were moving on from previous musical outlets.

The band has said that “this EP represents to us both the collaboration of two artists from different hometowns, as well as a metaphorical bridge from both of our older bands' previous sounds to what HEIRSOUND is now. As our old bands were more heavily rock-influenced, this EP has both elements of that as well as more electronic sounds letting long-time fans ease into this new sound." 

Keep an eye out for more music videos in the lead-up to the release of Merge. Here is the tracklist, along with the corresponding color theme to each song. 

Merge Tracklist:
1. Choke - RED
2. My Own - BLUE
3. Slow Motion - ORANGE
4. Hoods Up - PURPLE
5. Fell Again - GREEN
6. Do It Over - YELLOW








Here are social media links for HEIRSOUND! Check 'em out!

HEIRSOUND:  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Semiotics Release Music Video

Photography: Jason Paul Renna

Photography: Jason Paul Renna

Local New Jersey grown band, Semiotics, just released a brand new music video this week for their track, "Cheers Me Proper."

"Cheers Me Proper" comes straight off of their most recent EP, For How, which released in October 2015. The music video is a beautiful non-romantic (and awkward, and goofy) ode to playing basement shows - the guy on the phone, beer as donations, and a whole lot of tomatoes - and you should definitely check it out below!

While you're at it, just check out For How because that's also some super stellar alt-rock/emo music you can vibe to. Semiotics is also gearing up to go and play some shows with Brackish - check out those dates below (on the coolest poster I've ever seen).

For more info on Semiotics you can check back here where we'll be checking out their newest EP, and learning more about Semiotics - or you can just go straight to the source and check out their social media!

Semiotics: Facebook // Bandcamp // Soundcloud

The Stolen Release Music Video

Due out on April 8th, The Stolen are amping up to release their upcoming EP, I'm So Dead!

In preparation for this, the NJ pop-rock locals partnered with Buzznet for the exclusive first look at their "Can't Get Enough" music video. The debut track is off the EP resonates with the band's progression to integrate 90's rock with a modern pop and R&B twist reminiscent of The 1975, The Summer Set, and The Maine.

Check out the video for "Can't Get Enough," on Buzznet!

The EP will feature five brand new tracks which were produced and engineered by Rob Chiarappa and Mike Oettinger at Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, NJ and Cannon Found Soundation in Union City, NJ.

Track listing:
1: Narrow Lense
2: I'm So Dead
3: Can't Get Enough
4: Skeleton
5: White Dress

The band had this to say about the EP, "We wanted to write a record that told a story of personal/drastic change that happened this year. We wanted to write a record that grooves. We took influence from 90's rock to modern pop to R&B. With a year of hardship and a larger musical palette, it gave us more to color with for this record."

The Stolen is also currently on tour - and you can check out those dates below!

Tour Dates:
Mar 31 - Toronto, OH @ D-Beatstro
Apr 1 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Apr 3 - Berwyn, IL @ Wire
Apr 4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dame
Apr 6 - Kent, OH @ The Outpost
Apr 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Apr 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr 12 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch
Apr 15 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Apr 16 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Refuge
Apr 18 - New York City, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall

For more going on with The Stolen, peep the social media below!

The StolenWebsite // Facebook // Twitter

Night Argent Deconstructs Track

On March 24th, Night Argent debuted a deconstructed version of their track, "Nothing More Beautiful." 

The track is from their upcoming self-titled EP, and has been a hit with listeners - amping people up for Night Argent's April 22 release. Night Argent stripped down the song, adding a cello and vocal beatbox accents, giving the original arena rock song a saucy, seductive feel. 

"A couple months ago our manager asked us if we'd be willing to put together an acoustic version of our first single 'Nothing More Beautiful' as a bonus track for our EP. We loved the idea, but didn't want to play the exact same arrangement as the original just on acoustic instruments. We wanted to take the sound we created and deconstruct it, rebuild it with a new arrangement, and a completely new vibe. 'Nothing More Beautiful' has always had a big sound, so we decided to challenge ourselves and bring out a more chill and raw ambience to the track, while maintaining the emotional impact of the original." - Chase Manhattan

You can check out the track above on youtube!

For more info on Night Argent, check out their social media below!

Night Argent: Website // Facebook // Twitter // YouTube // Instagram