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New Single & US Tour From Scarves

Seattle Based Math Rock new comers, Scarves, are hitting the road with a brand new single and their first full US Tour. With an exciting end to the year ahead of them, Scarves are preparing fans and listeners for their upcoming LP, Dinner Dates for the End of Days.

Due out on September 28th, marking this release as their first with Good Eye Records, will see release digitally and on vinyl, including a limited “Green/Blue” Smoke color run of the album. The brash, emo threesome includes frontperson/founder Niko Stathakopoulos, Cael Watts (drums) and Nessa Grassing (guitars).

Not only have the announced a brand new album, and embarked on tour, Scarves have also released their first track off of the LP. “Arrow” is classically and thematically Scarves - leaving listeners excited for what is coming next.

Check it out streaming on Soundcloud below!

The song just debuted yesterday on KEXP airwaves, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it. tay tuned for more from Scarves and be sure to follow them on their socials below. Dinner Dates for the End of Days is out September 28th and is the ninth release from Good Eye Records.

Scarves links: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Spotify

Exclusive Premiere: Secret Nudist Friends Share 'Met You At That Show' With The Hook

Photography:  Jeanette D. Moses

Photography: Jeanette D. Moses

Straight out of the Philadelphia scene, Secret Nudist Friends have been making waves with their good vibes and good music. The garage/post-punk/surf trio is excited to premiere their newest track, "Met You At That Show," here at The Hook!

Based in Philadelphia, with strong roots in the Brooklyn and Philly scenes, Secret Nudist Friends was originally, the Brooklyn based bedroom project of Edward Krosney of The Fancy Balloons. Krosney teamed up with former bandmate Matthew Klauser to bring the project to the live stage, and thus the band went on to feature several lineups until they met Brian Hullihen, who brought new life and collaboration to the project. Recently, Krosney has passed the project over to the loving hands of Klauser and Hullihen who make up the new trio with bass player Andy Slepman.

SNF states that they "draws its sound from the psych rock roots of the 60s, such bands as the Zombies, Beach Boys, and Beatles, as much as current garage and psych groups such as Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Thee Oh Sees." The band has released several singles, an EP, and are working to release a full length in 2017. (Woohoo, that's this year)

Check out this exclusive premiere below!

The smooth track is an exciting establishment in a series of upcoming events for SNF, including a release show on March 6th at the Tralfamadore, which kicks off a month long SXSW tour! "Met You At That Show" vibes so hard as spring approaches, and relives that fateful experience of meeting someone at a show (do you know that experience, we do).

The track was written and performed by Secret Nudist Friends, with Matty Klauser -(vocals), guitar, Brian Hullihen (drums), and Andy Slepman (Bass). And in the usual DIY fashion, the single was recorded January-February 2017 at Tralfamadore in South Philly!

If you're stoked on Secret Nudist Friends (like we are), then you should check out their upcoming tour dates, and then check out their social media to keep up on all things SNF!

Secret Nudist Friends: Facebook // Bandcamp

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

Earth Heart Announce Album & Share Single

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Hailing from Boston, the garage-rock group Earth Heart has announced their first full-length LP, Homesick. The album is due out on August 5th and they've just shared their first single from the record, the title track, “Homesick.”

You can listen to “Homesick” here!

The song has a raw, lo-fi, garage-rock energy that is sure to translate to the full album. It's worth a listen!

The band formed in 2013 when lead singer/guitarist Katie Cordiner met drummer Matt Axten at All Asia Cafe in Cambridge, MA. She was looking for a drummer to play at her solo show the next day, and he agreed to accompany her. They continued to play music together as a duo and became Earth Heart. They toured throughout the Northeast at venues like TT The Bears Place, Middle East upstairs, O'Briens, Out Of The Blue Gallery, and Zuzu.

They've recorded a few EPs before heading into the studio for their first full-length. It was recorded in January of this year at Napoleon Complex in Somverville, MA. Recently, while they were recording, they recruited Natan Keyes as a bassist. 

Keep an eye out here for more information about the upcoming album, and make sure to follow these guys on their social media below!

Earth Heart:  Website // Facebook