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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

The Stolen Announce I'm So Dead Tour With Mike Schiavo

Photography: Felipe Gomez & Kenny Lewis

Photography: Felipe Gomez & Kenny Lewis

The Stolen, a pop-rock band based out of New Jersey consisting of Dom Cuce, Rob Chiarappa, Kevin Smart, and Mike Chiarappa are setting out on the I’m So Dead tour with Mike Schiavo in support of their new record! 

The tour starts July 3rd in Boston and will make it’s way down the east coast. The band's EP, I’m So Dead, premiered on TWIST magazine back in April. The 5 song EP has a heavy 90’s influence while still being modern pop and R&B, and features lead single “Can’t Get Enough”.

If you like bands like The 1975, The Maine, and The Summer Set then you will definitely like The Stolen, with hooks and lyrics sure to get stuck in your head! The band says they wanted to create a record that grooves musically, but also expresses the personal and drastic changes that they had gone through this past year.

This album is drenched in personality while being nostalgic and melancholy all at the same time. You can now stream the EP on TWIST MAGAZINE and check out the music video for “Can’t Get Enough” here!

For more on The Stolen, check out their links below! Tour dates below also!

The Stolen: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Muscle & Marrow Announce Tour Along With New Song

Experimental soft-metal duo Muscle & Marrow have announced a summer tour throughout North America in support of their upcoming sophomore album Love, due out May 27th.

The tour runs from early July to the beginning of August, where they will be supporting artists such as Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies! 

In addition to the tour announcement, they've also released another song from the album for your listening pleasure! 

The song is “The Drooling Mouth” and it is one of their more powerful tracks from the album. The hook is melodic and the instrumentation is droning, while Kira Clark's vocals are hypnotic throughout. 

You can check out the song above and you can pre-order Love from Flenser. 

Here's the tracklist from Love:
1. My Fear
2. Black Hole
3. Womb
4. The Drooling Mouth
5. Sacs of Teeth
6. Bereft Body
7. Light

Here are the tour dates if you're planning to catch these guys live!

MUSCLE & MARROW - ON TOUR w/ Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies
July 5 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
July 6 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
July 8 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 9 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
July 10 Omaha, NE @ Reverb
July 11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
July 12 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
July 13 Detroit, MI @ El Club
July 14 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
July 15 Montreal, QC @ La Salla Rossa
July 16 Hudson, NY @ Half Moon
July 19 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
July 20 Providence, RI @ Aurora
July 21 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
July 24 Washington, DC @ DC9
July 25 Raleigh, NC @ Cats Cradle Back Room
July 26 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 27 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
July 29 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
July 30 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
August 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
August 2 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
August 3 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
August 4 San Francisco CA @ The Chapel
August 5 Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
August 7 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
August 8 Seattle, WA @ Barbosa

Make sure you follow Muscle and Marrow on their social media as they prepare to release the album!

Muscle & Marrow: Facebook // Bandcamp

Wreck & Reference Announce Album

Wreck and Reference, the California duo of Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner, have announced their third LP!

Indifference Rivers Romance End is due out July 22nd through The Flenser, and is a collection of songs about discussing purpose and the lengths a person can go to for their love-life. The album takes a nihilistic stance on these themes, while also creating a sonic landscape of experimental synth noise pop. 

Check out the track-list below!

1. Powders
2. Flight But Not Metaphor
3. Ascend
4. The Clearing
5. Liver
6. Modern Asylum
7. Manifestos
8. Bullwhips
9. Languish
10. Unwant

The dark pop tone of Wreck and Reference has been building over their career as an experimental synth band since their formation in 2011, when they  also released their debut EP, Black Cassette

Their first single, “The Clearing,” is out and available to stream on Soundcloud or Youtube!

The album is available to pre-order now here, and you can keep on their social media for future announcements and new singles!

Wreck and Reference: Facebook

One Gone Thus Premiers New Video

LA two-piece One Gone Thus, who play an exhilarating brand of experimental electronic post-hardcore, have put out a new lyric video for their song “Self & Soul!"

A self-proclaimed “studio project,” consisting of guitarist/vocalist/programmer Ryan Sabouhi and guitarist/vocalist Greg Eagle, the band aims through their lyrics to address the message that “all things are impermanent and subject to change”.

Check it out below!

The video comes at the heels of the announcement of their upcoming EP, aptly titled Impermanence, which comes out on June 3rd. It will be available for free on their Bandcamp, which currently holds a 75-cent single called “Porcelain."

Of the EP, Eagle exclaims that it is “comprehensively DIY and we are both extremely proud with what we have made and accomplished thus far. We care about the message that we send because it carries with it an immense weight and responsibility and though it’s obviously meaningful to us, we hope that others will be able to find meaning in it as well.”

Here at The Hook, we're looking forward to hearing what One Gone Thus has in store! The band hopes to bridge a gap between commercial accessibility and creative experimentation as they move forward. The band will strive to create a new and meaningful experience for their listeners, as they value their ability to impress unique ideas upon their captive audience, and they're just getting warmed up.

Check out the band’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest One Gone Thus news and follow them on Soundcloud to hear more of their music as it comes out. Stay tuned!

Death Koolaid Releases New Music Video

London, UK hardcore punk-rockers, Death Koolaid ,have released a crazy new music video for their song “Emmeline."

From their upcoming album, Death Koolaid Vol. 2, which hits stores in July, the song is gratingly groovy and refreshingly weird. The trippy video was directed by Brendan Cleaves, filmed by Laura Bellingham, edited by Greg Hays, and colored by Oliver Gill.

Watch the band tear it up below!

The band says this of the video: “We wanted to do a performance video but hate performance videos. We wanted to stay away from that classic good looking, fancy lighting, slick style performance video we so often see too much of. So we came up with this idea. We wanted it to create motion sickness, headaches, and dizziness. We also did it on a tiny budget, with just the director, the DP and us all crammed into a tiny room. Not only that, we thought to make it more intense for us, we put a time limit on the shoots duration to three hours. Get in, go mental and get out. Pretty much our mentality squeezed into the whole experience and visuals. We use a homemade camera rig for many of shots as nothing out there could achieve the look we wanted. The song is also bonkers, so it all came together quite well.”

The entirety of their first EP, Death Koolaid Vol. 1, is currently available for free download until the release of the new one! You can grab the EP here. Released in 2014, the EP met success and features their song “The Second Rule”, whose music video won a UK MVA in October of that year. 

The band, which consists of vocalist Siren Psycho, guitarist/bassist Roy Darkwater, “The Crowman” on guitar, and “The Crossman” on drums, formed in 2013 to play their brand of Rob Zombie-esque heaviness. They’ve been touring all over the UK since the release of their EP, and they were even the first punk band to grace the stage of a Brighton and Hove Pride festival. They even won a UK Emergenza Battle of the Bands in 2015 and took the title of Best New Band at the Pure Rawk awards. They’ve been owning the scene since their inception, with no plans to stop any time soon.

Follow these oddballs on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at their very own website to keep up with all their glitzy, ghoulish greatness, and be sure to check out their Soundcloud and YouTube to hear more monstrous mayhem. 


Nevruary Releases Sophomore Album

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Nevruary, a Pop-Rock group from Los Angeles, has released their second album, Noegenesis

Since 2013, Nevruary has been delivering stadium style anthems with a relaxed pop rock groove. The first single of their new record was released on April 29th, and you can check it out below along with a stream for the rest of the album! 

"The Runner" is electronic, but also acoustic, relaxed, mesmerizing, and soulful. “This is Nevruary: a band rooted in rock but not limited to the genre.”

Check out the track-list below!

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1. Jupiter
2. Crest Point
3. Untamed
4. The Runner
5. Alone To Lead
6. No Strings
7. Backslide
8. Steep Faith
9. Distraction
10. Under Microscope
11. In Black and White
12. Unsatisfied

All of Noegenesis is available for listening and stream! You can check back soon for an upcoming tour date announcement!

Nevruary: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Muscle & Marrow Release New Single

Alternative, experimental metal duo Muscle & Marrow have released “Bereft Body”, the third single from their upcoming LP, Love! 

The album is due for release on May 27th. Muscle & Marrow's first LP, The Human Cry, received critical acclaim upon its release in 2014. This follow-up has been highly anticipated. 

This single is a somber, beautiful dirge that continues to showcase the band's experimental tendencies, feeling less like a traditional metal outing and making the sound more open, haunting, and surreal. Lead singer Kira Clark's echo-y and dream-like vocals make a strong impression on this track as the varied instrumentation from Keith McGraw builds to a climactic finish. 

The song furthers the themes of the upcoming album, love, decay, death, and a topic that is close to Clark's sensibilities, the idea of femininity. “It’s cathartic and alluring for me,” she says, “to delve into feminine madness because, of course, that character is inside me somewhere all of the time and to give her permission to surface in my art is powerful.” 

“Bereft Body” is available to listen to here! You can pre-order Love here, also!

Love Tracklist:
1. My Fear
2. Black Hole
3. Womb
4. The Drooling Mouth
5. Sacs of Teeth
6. Bereft Body
7. Light

For more information on Muscle & Marrow, check out their social media below!

Muscle & Marrow: Facebook // Bandcamp

All Your Sisters Announce Album

Photography: Olivia Lee

Photography: Olivia Lee

Weird, surprising, and undefinable darkwave band, All Your Sisters, have announced a new LP!

Uncomfortable Skin is set for release on June 8th, and All Your Sisters recently released a single from the album! "Open Wide" is an interesting track for the band to release - steeped in nostalgia, but entirely contemporary and it seamlessly shifts between genres, yielding a sound that is both brooding and catchy.  

Check out the Soundcloud stream below!

Jordan Morrison, the frontman of All Your Sisters, had a major influence on the dark lyrical content. He says this about this experiences: "I was 19, living in Las Vegas and driving an ambulance. I became a full blown paramedic by the time I was 23. I eventually moved to Reno and worked for a few more years. The job started to wear on me. I saw the worst things you can imagine. People in their worst, most vulnerable states. There was definitely no sign of a god anywhere. I can't un-see a lot of what I saw. These images might be in my head forever. So the feelings from it kind of sneak their way into the lyrics”.

You can check out the track-list for Uncomfortable Skin below!

Track List:
1.  Nothing Is Sacred
2.  Open Wide
3.  Black God
4.  Heater
5.  Loss
6.  Remains
7.  Filled With Waste
8.  Shame
9.  No Hope
10.  Reconcile

Keep an eye out on the band's website for more updates!

All Your Sisters: Facebook

Backwordz Shares Music Video

Burgeoning like wild flowers into the music scene, Huston, Texas bred hardcore metal/hip-hop clan, BackWordz releases their “Statism” music video.

Directed by Albert Gonzalez and features a guest performance from Craig Mabbit of Escape the Fate. You can check it out below: 

Delivering a sound never herd before, the group uses their music, not for the enjoyment of hyper-poetic language or for the sake of sake of congratulating themselves on their ability to deliver chilling verses or puppeteer the limbs of a crowd.  They focus on moving people in other ways, swaying their perceptions instead of their bodies, introducing them anti-state and liberal ideologies. In his verse in “Statism,” lead vocalist and rapper, Eric July stated:

    I’m on a life mission to abolish all the government

    It’s dumb and I’m beyond pissed
    So we’re going to cut to the chase and get rid of metaphorical nonsense
    None of that eloquent bogusness
    I want you to know what it is sucka kid, y’all people keep voting in

    They rob, kill, and steal by the day
    I’d be a buffoon to trust the state
    You’re a tool and fool. Just keep taking the bait
    Making mistake, after mistake, after mistake
    Believe me, this ain’t the typical “Oh the government’s corrupt.”
    Bro, that’s too easy
    You gotta take responsibility because you willingly
    Give power to the state, when it’s the state that is your enemy

These verses epitomizes the groups mission: advocate for the examination of the power dynamics between the government and the people. July stated: 
     "Alex and I are hardcore libertarians and we want to spread the message of liberty within     our music, as well as speak on the dangers of The State. It seems that so many people     our age have been brainwashed into supporting government expansion; today's music     artists in general tend advocate for big government. We are that dissenting voice and     we wanted to make it known with 'Statism.' The music video consists of us wearing the     colors that represent different types of anarchy. The black and yellow being the most     prominent, because we are for the most part anarcho-capitalists.

    We want the state to be abolished, and we want you to know why. I think the coolest thing about us, is that Alex and I actually know what we're are talking when it comes to economics and politics. This makes our lyrics far more in depth and thought provoking. We don't just talk about it during election time, or high-side on the internet to sound as if we are a lot smarter than what we are..We actually live this."

BackWordz released their first track just a year ago in 2015, but they’re more than equipped to excel in the music industry. The group assembled under the conditions of hard work and dedication, composed of experienced musicians who have performed in several tours.  “Statism” is the second song on their album, Veracity, which will debut this summer. 

Learn more about this stellar group by checking out their social media!

Backwordz: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Van Damsel Releases Debut Album

Pop/Rock act Van Damsel has recently released their self-titled full length album!

The band, consisting of bassist Matthew “Renny” Rennehan, drummer Matthew Barron, guitarist Rich Bregoliss, and singer Sebastien Ste Marie. They've performed with acts such as Tokyo Police Club, Mother Mother, and Yukon Blonde! The group is known for their energetic and electric live performances.

Filled with 80's-influenced synth pop and different styles and tones, Van Damsel has something for everybody! Their singles are memorable and infectious, taking influence from popular bands such as Phoenix, The 1975, and PHASES with their retro sound. This is a band you want to keep your eyes on!

You can check out the Van Damsel track list below!

VAN DAMSEL - Tracklist
1. Foreword
2. Domino
3. Caught
4. Best Of Everything
5. Sophia
6. The 21st Century
7. Circular Symphony
8. Jericho
9. People In The City
10. Post Script
11. Sentences

Van Damsel are supporting this release with a Canadian tour throughout the months of April and May - check those dates below!

Van Damsel On Tour:
April 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
April 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 4 - Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Cave
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week
May 7 - Montreal, QC @ Hemisphere Gauche
May 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert
May 14 - Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
May 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
May 20 - Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Loplops
May 27 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack's
May 28 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

The album is available on Spotify and iTunes for listening!

For more on Van Damsel and what they're up to, we have their links below!

Van Damsel: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud

In Letter Form Releases Single

Bay Area quartet, In Letter Form, treated listeners to a track off of their upcoming release!

"Face In The Crowd," comes off of the group's upcoming album Fracture. Repair. Repeat. and is an exciting single for fans and listeners to experience. The single is a psychedelic, indie purgatory you can get so easily lost into - which is made clearer by In Letter Form's drawn inspiration: Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Echo and the Bunnymen.

Imagine post punk and synth pop, which is everything I've been looking for in music lately (let's be real.) But, you don't have to imagine because you can just check out the stream of "Face In The Crowd" below!

The upcoming album will explore the whirlwind of emotions that come with grieving and repairing, which is why the foursome considers their formation a fortunate turn of events, as they were all experiencing heartbreak on some level when they came together!

Indie Minded wrote of In Letter Form, “theirs is that rare, reverential sound that not only makes you want to revisit classic artists, but pushes you to want to know more of the story behind the intriguing new band inspired by them.”

You can check out the track-listing below for the May 20th release of Fracture. Repair. Repeat.

Track List:
1. Face In The Crowd
2. Won't Get The Best Of Me
3. Wait Now
4. Audio Drones; Adagio For Terror
5. Terror (is a State of Mind)
6. High Line
7. Edison's Medicine
8. 111
9. Rain Prelude
10. Reflecting The Rain
11. Mal de Mer


Besides the release of their new album, In Letter Form also has tour dates available, and we highly recommend you go and check this group out! Dates below!

In Letter Form Tour Dates:
5.21 New York, NY @ Pianos
5.28 Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedros
6.4 Mountain View, CA @ Shorline BFD
8.27 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

Otherwise, you can check out In Letter Form on social media!

In Letter Form: Website // Facebook // Soundcloud

Death Index Head On North America Tour

In support of their debut album, Death Index has begun their North American tour!

They kicked off their first ever tour at the Cake Shop in NYC on April 21st!  The band, which features members Carson Cox (Merchandise, Neon Blud, Church Whip) and Marco Rapisarda (La Piovra, Sgurd, Archaic), are set to tour North America April 21st through May 4th! Then they head off to Europe May 12th through 28th!

Their debut album, Death Index, was released back in February! The album boasts simple synth lines and manic guitars swirl heavily throughout, while Carson’s infectious vocals serve as an impressive anchor through the encompassing hills and valleys! You can purchase the album, or stream it on soundcloud!

Otherwise, check out the tour dates below!

North American Tour:
April 21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
April 22  Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
April 23 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
April 24 Toronto, ON @ Void / Faith
April 26 Chicago, IL @ 2040
April 27 St Louis, MO @ Blank Space
April 28 Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s
April 29 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Mess Around
April 30 Raleigh, NC @ Ruby Deluxe
May 1 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
May 2 Washington, DC @ Cafe Saint-Ex
May 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi
May 4 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
European Tour Dates:
May 12 Turin, IT @ Astoria
May 13 Marina Di Ravenna, IT @ Hanna Bi
May 14 Venice, IT @ Ve Hc Fest
May 15 Milan, IT @ Ligera
May 17 Antwerp, BE @ Music City
May 18 Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
May 19 Leeds, UK @ Temple Of The Boom
May 20 London, UK @ DIY Space
May 22 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
May 23 Copenaghen, DK @ Underwerket
May 24 Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
May 27 Wien, AU @ Venster99
May 28 Zagreb, CR @ Mochvara

For more on Death Index, check out their social media!

Death Index: Facebook // Bandcamp

The Energy Releases New Album

The Energy, a Brooklyn-based four-piece rock band with a signature throwback style, is streaming their new album When We Were Young on Under The Gun Review.

This release is The Energy's 5th studio album!

The Energy is Adam Wolfsdorf (vocals), Ian VanderMeulen (guitar), James Clifford (bass), and Zachary Thomas (drums). They've been featured on MTV, ESPN, Nextflix, and other big networks. They've been supported by 3 Doors Down, Vertical Horizon, and Eve 6. They headlined the 2011 New York City Marathon and they've showed no signs of slowing down their adventures in the spotlight. 

Their newest single "Free" is a 90's-style pop/rock hit about following one's freedom. Singer Adam Wolfsdorf said that "'Free' tells a story for everyone - a story about finding expression and voice in a world that can limit exactly that.  Free is about breaking through the should's and should not's about arriving home."

Head on over to give their new album a listen! The album is out today April 23rd!

Follow these guys on social media for more info and cool tunes!

The Energy: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Summer Scouts Share New Music Video

PA-Based power-pop group Summer Scouts have released a music video for their new singl, "Vessels." 

This video is in the build-up to the release of their next album, Furthest Reach, due out May 20th. This debut album follows the releases of 2014's The Distance and 2015's Deep Breath, which have both received critical acclaim. 

Summer Scouts describe "Vessels" as a song about dealing with the loss of a parent:
"Family life and norms change dramatically after the death of a parent. The home itself takes a drastic shift in its overall aura, a shift that slowly continues for years after the death, forever losing its original feeling. While the family’s personalities experience alterations as well, the house itself holds the significant, glaring symbolism of this dark familial change. “Vessel” visits this feeling that no one in the family wants to face and confronts it in an emotional conversation between the singer (an affected family member) and the house."

Summer Scouts will hit the road for a tour to promote and to preview the songs from Furthest Reach, starting on April 23rd in Woodbridge, CT at the Amity Teen Center. The tour heads around the Northeast, so check their website for details and updates - or you can check out our previous article with all of their tour dates here!

You can follow Summer Scouts on social media and you can check out the video for "Vessels" above!

Summer Scouts: Website // Youtube

Roanoke Release Single To Support The Flint Water Crisis

With the help of Cadence & Cause, Roanoke - the emerging Folk/Americana band from Nashville, Tennessee, prove to be activists by releasing their new single, “The Light” in order to raise money and awareness for the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Compelled by her own empathy, lead vocalist and Michigan native, Taylor Dupis teams with other artists to donate to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund. All donations made will be used to aid, develop, and help provide crisis response, childhood education and student support services, pediatric medical home access, adolescent behavioral health services, access to and education about nutritious foods, safe and healthy home environments, and research for the children who live in Flint.

Dupis states, "Water is something that many people take for granted. It is an essential part of every living beings life, and for most people in America, healthy drinking water has always been extremely accessible. What if one day you woke up and you did not have healthy drinking water to keep you going? What if, as a mother you did not have earth's most essential mineral to give to your children? Most people do not have these fears, but for the people of Flint, these fears are all too real. Growing up just an hour from Flint, this tragedy holds a special place in my heart. Something so preventable has caused so much pain to the Flint Community, and we are happy to do anything to help the cause. We hope that our donation will bring "The Light" to the people of Flint and anyone effected by this tragedy."

The group began as a duo, consisting of a lead singer and guitarist, Joey Beesly and Taylor Dupist , and then grew to a five man band with the joining of drums, banjo, and harmonica player Kyle Breese, mandolinist and vocalist, Zach Nowak, and violinist, Jo Cleary, coming together to create a signature, enchanting sound. The narrative-drive, culturally influenced, non-fictitious nature of their tunes is most evident in their song, “Heavy Goodbyes,” a song about heartbreak, in “Jordan” which discusses the complications of having faith, or in their debut album, Roanoke which is expected to be released by May 5, 2015.

Be a part of the Flint Water Crisis solution by downloading “The Light” on

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

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

Andrea Nardello Streams Album Early

Philly native and Folk singer Andrea Nardello released her new EP for stream on April 15th!

Coming off a series of tours to promote her last EP, Andrea Nardello has been experiencing success, opening for Brandi Carlile, Tony Lucca, Gabe Dixon, Ron Pope and Emerson Hart! She's been compared to singers like Melissa Etheridge for her open, confessional style. She sings with passion and invites the listener to empathize and relate to her lyrics. Andrea's refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. Andrea is once-again collaborating with trusted producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Josh Joplin) for this emotional new EP, Fire.

The EP is now available for purchase on iTunes! Check out the track-list below!

Fire: Tracklisting
1. Fire
2. Leave The Light On
3. F**k It
4. August Nights
5. Hope For Better Days
6. Make It Hurt Less
7. When The Darkness Comes

For more info on Andrea Nardello, take a gander at her social media!

Andrea Nardello: // Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // SoundCloud

Creepers Release New Song

Creepers, the San Francisco Bay psychedelic post-rock band formed in 2010 by Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy of Deafheaven, just released a new single today! Not only did the the band, which includes guitarist Chris Natividad (Golden Drugs, Useless Eaters), bassist Andrew Oswald (Recorded Fell Voices, Ash Borer, Black Spiritual, +more), and synth/electronics expert Ross Peacock (Mwahaha, Clipd Beaks), release the superb single, but they also announced tour dates to boot!
The tour will bring them to venues around the northern East Coast, and they will be playing dates with the bands No Joy, Sad Actors, and PC Worship, to name a few. You can see the full list of dates below:

Creepers tour dates: 
4.30 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ No Joy, Cool Angels
5.1 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ No Joy, Sad Actor
5.2 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint w/ tba
5.3 Allentown, PA @ The Alternative Gallery w/ Planning for Burial
5.4 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets w/ Twin Foxes, Snowplows
5.5 Jamaica Plain, MA @ Deep Thoughts w/ New England Patriots, PC Worship
5.6 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Bar

As we said earlier, these tour dates were released along with a song, entitled “Lost”. It stands alone, having not been released with their debut LP Lush, but it does so effectively. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, the single adventurously leads the listener through different realms of existence, breaking down and building back up with increased vigor at each turn, returning to the opening passage at the half-way point just before climbing into a glorious, phase-laden jam-out just as the time passes five minutes.

Given that the band’s Facebook page labels their genre as “drug visions”, the structure of the song makes sense: the way in which the it goes through waves of heightening intensity and then comes back down, eventually ending as gently as it begins, is similar to how people experience psychedelics. This feeling is aided by the enigmatic nature of the chords they make use of, as well as the reverb-laden vocals, which float through the song as though to sooth the listener on their journey through the song. 

Will this single precede another official release? That remains to be seen. Their LP, Lush, which was released on October 28, 2014, is available for stream here for those who were left craving more. “Lost” feels a more matured effort than a majority of the album, but it definitely proves an interesting listen.

Keep up with Creepers on their Facebook, and check out All Black Recording Company, who the band releases their music through, for more intriguing up-and-coming acts.

DALEK Shares New Single


New Jersey based progressive hip-hop trio, Dalek share their new single, “Control,” from their first album in six years, Asphalt for Eden! They also announced their record release show at The Bell House in NYC on April 22, 2016. 

Check out the Soundcloud stream for "Control," below!

For the past decade and a half, the group has been known for their old-school-street poetry influenced language and delivery underscored by enticingly alarming, sinister sounds. 

They’re eccentricity manifests most in their full-length albums: Gutter Tactics (2009), Abandoned Language (2007), Absence (2005), From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots (2002), and Negro Necro Nekros (1998) - all of which were released through Ipecac Recordings. Dalek supported these albums on tour for a decade, and has performed with many influential artists!

That includes, (but is not limited to) KRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Mastodon, and Fantomas. 

After taking a break from the tour, the group was revived and reformed by virtuoso and producer, DJ Dalek creating a new line-up. This consisted of DJ rEk, who works the turn-tables, as well as co-producer Mike Manteca who manages samplers and effects. The trio united to share their original, experimental sub-hip-hop genre through their long anticipated album, Asphalt for Eden

Check out the track list below!

1. Shattered
2. Guaranteed Struggle
3. Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left)              
4. Critical
5. 6dB
6. Control
7. It Just Is

For more information on Dalek, check out their social media!

DÄLEK: Website // Facebook

Saniyé Release New Single

Award winning singer and songwriter from Germany, Saniyé, celebrated the release of her new single, “Man Out of You,” at New York City’s annual Pillow Fight Day last Saturday. The song is the first release of her album, Lets Play, due for debut any day now via 6/8 Records.

“Man out of You,” seeps with sensuality and sultry, a cohesive fusion of jazz and pop genres. Saniyé's collection of awards include Lennon Songwriter Award and the Fox NY television’s Star of the Day Award. While she is from Germany with some Turkish ancestry, she was raised in New York, and has worked with Grammy award winning producers including Mark Plati, Philip A. Jimenez, Henri Scars Struck and Greg Calbi on her debut album, When I Don't Sleep.

Check out the music video below! 

For more information on Saniyé, check out her social media links below!

Saniyé: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud