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Check Out "The Sand Song" From Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott introduces brand new song "The Sand Song" for listeners. The smooth, folk inspired song is the perfect introduction to a cool spring evening. 

Check out the stream below!

In celebration of "The Sand Song," Lauren Scott will be at Connie's Ric Rac in Philadelphia, PA for Femme Freedom. Check out the event here.

Influenced by artists such as Laura Marling, Dan Auerbach, and Lianne La Havas, Lauren Scott creates soulful music that is earnest and enchanting. Lauren has been playing in and around Philly since 16. Her progressions dynamic and enthralling. She has also played at World Cafe Live, and Musikfest, as well as a variety of spaces along the East Coast. "The Sand Song" is just the beginning for Lauren, as she plans on releasing her debut EP "Stuck in Time" in the fall of 2017.

To keep up with Lauren Scott and her upcoming adventures, check out her social media below!

Lauren Scott: Facebook

The Walking Tree Make Huge Announcements For 2017


New York based alt-rockers, The Walking Tree, have dropped their latest single, “Here Again There Again” ahead of their forthcoming EP, Cyclone Baby, which is due out in March, and it is pure energy! 

Remaining true to the rock they grew up on, The Walking Tree channels bands like Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and The Vines, among others from that era of music, and really harnesses what made their music so good; no fancy gimmicks or over the top production, just really well written, in-your-face rock songs. “Here Again There Again” is the perfect example of this, and you can listen below!

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The song was recorded live while the band played together in the same room which really helps capture that authentic and raw rock feeling which helped lay the entire foundation for Cyclone Baby. 

Founding members and brothers Warren (guitar/vocals) and Kevin Trunk (drums) along with good friends Mike DiVittorio (bass) and Raffi Froudjian (guitar) have been killing the DIY scene since 2011, and although Cyclone Baby promises to be their most polished release to date, the band still has been completely hands on with every aspect of the record. This hard work and dedication translates extremely well to everything they touch and breathes a sense of real energy into what they create. We here at the Hook are extremely excited for their upcoming release and have been listening to “Here Again There Again” non-stop since we got it. 

With the release of Cyclone Baby in March, 2017 looks to be a very big year for The Walking Tree. Be sure to stay updated on anything and everything The Walking Tree does through their social media and of course here at The Hook.

The Walking Tree: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud // Site

Audience Killers Share New Album & Debut Video

Synth-pop band Audience Killers released their debut full length album Floating Islands through their independent label Trii House, while the Latvian group also premiered their music video for “Sounds Like You” from Nothing But Hope And Passion on May 19!  

Audience Killers debut EP Footprints And Heart was put out in July 2012. Since then, The band has performed across Europe at The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Music Festival, and Tallinn Music Week. They also released a standalone single, “Two Bare Feet.”  

Audience Killers produce a fluid blend of synthpop and electropop, reminiscent of Mew and Passion Pit. Their record Floating Islands delivers warm, spacey synths, dreamy guitar lines, and ethereal vocals. It’s an attempt to prove a single person can affect numerous lives in a positive way. 

The “Sounds Like You” music video follows young girl traveling across the Newfoundland countryside, slinging a lost star over her shoulder. When the story reaches it’s climax, the girl releases the star into the sky. Director Seb McKinnon explains, “To me, the video is about rekindling lost hope. A fall, and a rebirth. Sometimes, we have to let go of something that brought beauty into our lives. To move on can be difficult, but a necessary act for new hope to bloom.”

Check it out below!

A debut full length release and new music video marks a major step for the promising Latvian band. Check out their social media!

Audience Killers: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Summer Scouts Announce Debut Album

Summer Scouts, the five piece from Allentown, PA, gears up to release their album, Furthest Reach on May 20, 2016. The group formed in 2013 and has been preparing this masterpiece for three years now, with the intentions of making music that has emotive instrumentals and catchy hooks. 

With a sound completely organic and like no other, they are best known for their mix of pop and post-rock. Before the album releases, the band will bless their fans with a sneak-peak of the album on their tour. That begins on April 23, 2016 in Amity Teen Center in Woodbridge, CT, then will be heading to New Jersey, Long Island, and Upstate New York. While the finale will take place in Pittsburg, PA just before their album release.

The album consists of ten tacks including “Olympic White,” - a tune that created a lot of buzz in 2015. Check out the track-list below!

1. Diamond Days
2. Seafoam
3. Olympic White
4. Vessel
5. Once Lived
6. April
7. Carry On
8. Telepathy
9. Flares
10. Fight Off All The Years

For more info on Summer Scouts, take a peek at their social media!

Summer Scouts: Website

Roanoke Release Debut Single

Straight out of Nashville, Tennessee, Roanoke announced the release of their first track off of their upcoming album!

"Jordan," is the Americana/Folk group's first track off of their anticipated self-titled album in April! Today they partnered with The Boot to debut the song! Roanoke sounds like The Civil Wars, The Head and the Heart, as well as The Lumineers - which should get fans amped for Roanoke which comes out on May 13!

You can check out the stream of "Jordan" here.

"'Jordan' is about the personal journey to find faith and redemption. Everyone makes mistakes, and the search for forgiveness is often being sought after, whether it be through faith, love, family, etc. 'Jordan' explores the personal search for forgiveness, and the ultimate realization that you cannot find true forgiveness until you forgive yourself." - Taylor Dupuis

Check down below for the tracklisting off the upcoming album!

1. Jordan
2. The Light
3. This Love
4. Without You
5. Heavy Goodbyes
. Interlude/Mountain Man
7. Trouble
8. Losing You
9. Makeup
10. Red and Gold
11. Never Gonna Love Again

For more information on Roanoke and what they're up to, check out their social media below!

Roanoke: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // SoundCloud