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Hope Vista Shares Brand New Single

One of the hardest working women in music & a peer I admire greatly, Hope Vista has been spending her downtime productively, and with Hope, there never is downtime (lucky for us).

Her first solo release since 2015, Hope now spends the majority of her time leading her full band VISTA. “Skin & Bones” is due out on December 28th, and harkened to be the only release from her solo act in the foreseeable future.

About the single, she states, “For the last three years, my life has been VISTA. It will remain VISTA, and that will always be my main priority. While VISTA is focusing on writing, I wanted to share with you all a song I wrote this fall that I felt was important to share. I have no further plans to release any other solo music again, but I felt this one was special.”

December 28th, we expect you guys to be right here for “Skin & Bones” debut! The single is a tantalizing teaser not only as a solo single, but for the future of VISTA. We can’t wait to see & hear what happens as the year ends with this fast moving, hard working band & artist.

Check out their social media links below to stay in touch!

Hope Vista: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Flounder Warehouse Shares 'Better Now' Music Video

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An ode to the freedom of life & love & music is Flounder Warehouses most recent endeavor with their music video, “Better Now.”

The fun loving band has a fun loving track, one that takes on the challenges of happiness, of pursuing something you love no matter what - and we can’t stop listening. The jazz infused pop track is an effortless listen which makes it easy to add to any playlist you’ve got going right now.

Check out the fiery tune devoted to life itself down below!

About the track, the band said, “This video is completely absurd --- a series of scenes in which I have the time of my life while doing silly things. At one point I dance with an enormous rubber ducky on the beach. It was really fun. The project came together when I was talking to my brother, Alex, on the phone and he said, "Let's do another music video." I had no idea about what, and I hadn't written a song in a year. So the prompt he gave me was: "Write a summer song that doesn't use the word 'just.'"

Turns out, I use "just" a lot in my songs. So that part was challenging. The rest was natural. It's the second video I've collaborated on with my brother, who is the videographer and director -- it's really special bringing our passions together into these projects. After watching this video, I hope people feel inspired to be themselves, spread good vibes always, and choose to live out their dreams no matter what.”

We feel pretty good, what about you? Check out the music video & spread some love with Flounder Warehouse! We’ve got their social media links down below!

Flounder Warehouse: Facebook

I The Victor's "Tongue & Stutter" Fall Jam You're Looking For

I The Victor are the Atlanta Based New Comers sure to rock your socks this Fall.

With a running start into the game this year including a tour with The Orphan The Poet, support shows with Vinyl Theatre and Vesperteen, a DIY west coast tour, and a handful of slots on Vans Warped Tour this past July. The solo project was created by Atlanta’s Rebecca Ramos, who co-produced “Tongue & Stutter” in addition to directing, writing & editing the music video.

Check out the music video below!

The track is the lead of three singles and videos to precede a new EP in early 2019.

About the single, Ramos states: “Tongue & Stutter is about individuality, really. We’ve been playing it live for a little bit and I always sum it up as a song about growth and making the intentional decision to be who you are and not be afraid of some of the risks that may come with that. I’ve grown so much since past ITV songs, I just wanted to write about not being as afraid to dive into the unknown, especially if the driving force is being more free and better off for it. There are dozens of little moments in the lyrics that mean the world to me or that exemplify little breakthroughs — not trusting a phone is in reference to my newfound disregard for social media and the numbers game, getting out of ‘the woods’ and into my own life instead of following people’s opinions and living for others, etc. I feel like Tongue & Stutter really led me through some growth I didn’t realize I needed; each section is it’s own little betterment of my headspace and that’s why I’m so excited to have it lead off this whole new era for I The Victor.”

To follow this exciting sky rocket of I The Victor, check out their social media below!

I The Victor:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

"Didn't Ask For A Dime" From Goodnight/Goodluck Out Now

Philadelphia's own Goodnight/Goodluck are celebrating the second release off their upcoming EP - missing, is expected out on May 12th. In the meantime, fans can enjoy and appreciate their latest release off of the EP, "Didn't Ask For A Dime."

A self-recorded four-track demo was released in April 2017, and picked up the very next day and favorably reviewed by WXPN's The Key. Buoyed by the positive reception and a string of well-received live performances, the band recorded their debut EP the following winter with Joe Reinhart (Hop Along/Algernon Cadwallader) at The Headroom in Philadelphia. goodnight/goodluck is Sarah Puleo, Eric Zrinsky, Ed Taylor, Jayson Verdibello, and Alex Brown, together they create a sound that is electric, fun and feel good.

Check out the track streaming below!

The track is a folksy, easy going and mixes an interesting set of voices and sounds together to create a catchy fusion. missing is being released on May 12th - the release show is at Boot & Saddle with openers Secret Americans and WAX WAV. With "Didn't Ask For A Dime" boasting itself over a month in advance for listeners, goodnight/goodluck have given fans and listeners plenty of time to hype themselves up for the release!

We sure as heck couldn't be more excited to see, and hear, what is to come. Check out their social media down below to follow goodnight/goodluck on their journey!

Goodnight/Goodluck: Spotify // Facebook // Instagram // Bandcamp

Exclusive Premiere: War Twins Share New Single "American Kids"

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LA Natives and iconic two piece War Twins are up to bat with their fiery new single, "American Kids." After touring non-stop and calling their van home for the last 5 years, the duo partnered with the famously innovative producer, Sylvia Massy (Tom Petty, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers),  Massy was able to capture and accentuate the combination of raw emotion and radiant energy of several of War Twins songs in a quick week of recording.

We've got this hot new single streaming below via Spotify!

After having spent the last few weeks touring the Northeast, including our home city of Philadelphia just yesterday, War Twins should be celebrating this release by relaxing and enjoying their hard work!

Definitely check out the single streaming on Spotify, and checkout War Twins social media down below to keep up with everything they've got going on!

War Twins: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

The Foxfires Share Brand New Music Video With Listeners

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New York indie favorites, The Foxfires, have been busy releasing new music in 2018 - and we couldn't be more hype about it.

With nearly five years of hard work under their belts, The Foxfires have recently shared a lighthearted, good spirited new music video for their track, "Don't Give Up." Following their mantra of feel good tunes, The Foxfires won't disappoint you with this one!

Check it out below!

With the help of good vibes and friends, The Foxfires have created a sweet hearted little music video for fans and listeners that speaks on both their talent as well as their fun, and easy going nature.

To keep up with The Foxfires, check out their social media down below!

The Foxfires: Facebook // Twitter // Website

New Single From Foxanne To Knock Your Socks Off

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In anticipation of their upcoming EP release, Hafling, Foxanne is celebrating the new year with new music and we couldn't be happier! The Brooklyn 3-piece took inspiration from a night spent with someone not so worth spending time with - which we basically all can relate to.

"Whiskey and Strawberries" captures the essence of that feeling, and bottles it up for one heck of a listening experience. Lucky for you (and us) we've got it streaming below for you via Soundcloud!

Lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Foxanne is supported by synth player Michael J Harris and Julliard trained percussionist Andrew Funcheon. The band are regulars around the east coast, especially Philadelphia and New York City. With a sound like that can you blame them?

Of course we're excitingly awaiting Hafling, but until then, stream this bad boy and check out Foxanne's social media down below to never miss an update!

Foxanne: Instagram // Youtube

Exclusive Premiere: Serencia Shares 'I Touch Heaven'

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What kind of Valentine would we be if we weren't giving you a gift? Well, don't you worry, we didn't forget - and neither did Pennsylvania favorites, Serencia; because what better gift is there than the gift of music?

The 4 piece indie/folk band from Lancaster, PA is comprised of Derek (Vocals-Guitar), Lily (Cello), Hannah (Vocals), and Bryce (Guitar). Together, with AGL Sounds, Serencia made their most recent album Morning Blues, which released in November of 2017. Both Morning Blues & their first album, A Leap of Faith, A Violent Shove, are available for stream & download. 

However, we're not here to talk about that - as much fun as it is. We're here to exclusively bring you a Valentines Day dreamboat of a song. "I Touch Heaven" is Serencia's latest release, a tribute to Grandfather, Dick Hanna, and his original song "I Touch Heaven (With My Hand)" recorded in the 1980's. 

Check it out exclusively streaming below via Serencia's bandcamp & The Hook Journal and get the tissues ready!

The sweet, somber track is right in line with Serencia's current sound - a perfect addition to the discography and collection they're currently building. 

"This song is especially important to me, it is a song that my Great Grandpa wrote back in the 1980's and had pressed onto vinyl. I've always loved the song and wanted to honor his work by bringing it to a new generation. Lily (Eckman) and I originally recorded it on our first album A Leap of Faith, A Violent Shove, but since we added Bryce (Sadler) and Hannah (Hensely) and had such a great experience working with AGL Sounds on our new album Morning Blues, it felt like this was a great time to revisit this song as a full band interpretation," says Derek Paris Frantz of the revival track.

So, spend this Valentines Day with someone or something you love, put on "I Touch Heaven" and drink lots of water. Check out Serencia on their social media, and definitely check out their most recent album release Morning Blues if you dig this. Otherwise, as always, thanks for reading and make sure to catch up on their social media links to never miss a moment!

Serencia: Facebook

The Clydes Get In The Halloween Spirit With New Single

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"The Vampire of Hanover" is The Clydes Halloween contribution, and the third and final single off of their upcoming full-length, So The Story Goes, due out on October 20th via Mint Records.

Check it out below!

The song premiered on New Noise Magazine where the band shared, "Brian, our guitarist, likes to read about crime, and he came across an article in the New York Daily News about this guy, Fritz Haarmann. He was a German serial killer known as the Vampire of Hanover. He handed Brent, our lead singer, a tape of a song he was working on and showed him the article and said, 'Write about this.' Brent wrote the lyrics from the killer’s point of view. That became 'The Vampire Of Hanover,' the song. Brian feels it’s one of his best pieces of music he’s written. The rest of the album is more uplifting – songs about standing up for yourself and trying to find the best version of yourself. It’s our fifth recording overall and our second on Mint 400 Records. But we feel it’s by far our most complete work."

To keep up with the upcoming release as well as the other cool stuff The Clydes are up to, check out their social media below!

The Clydes: Facebook

The Major Minor Announces October Tour

Detroit pop-punk outfit The Major Minor is pleased to announce their second tour in as many months. This second tour, which is happening in October, follows the still happening In Pop Punk We Trust Tour that will go through the rest of this month.

Both tours are promoting the band's six track label debut, entitled Different Light. The EP is full of emo dipped pop-punk that harkens back to the middle 2000s.

Check out dates below!

"This is one for the books! Playing some venues we've only seen on the internet with amazing line ups. Best thing about tour is waking up in a different city and networking with new musicians about their scene. Come talk to us next month!” says vocalist Dan Amaro.

To stay up to date with The Major Minor, check out their social media below!

The Major Minor: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Violet Sands Share New Video

Following the June 30th release of their debut album, Hotel, Violet Sands are now sharing a futuristic noir music video for hit single “Drive.” The video, directed by Christian Haberkern, draws on the band’s nostalgic 90s influences and perfectly captures the mood of the song.

We follow the journey of a girl (actress Julia Vasi) through vibrant desert landscapes toward the Violet Sands Hotel, which is enhanced by Haberkern’s stunning visual effects.

Check it out below

The video premiered with One’s To Watch who hailed it saying, “Violet Sands perfectly encapsulates the magic of driving with no sense of direction or destination.” The song ‘Drive’ was started while Derek was still living in California, and it kept a lot of its warm, desert-highway vibe as it traveled to Brooklyn.

Check out “Drive” and be sure to follow Violet Sands on any of their social channels detailed below.

Violet Sands: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud // Spotify

Weird Owl Announces 'Bubblegum Brainwaves' Out October 13th

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Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl has announced a new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves
due out October 13th.

The band's sixth release in a decade, it's an album about cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty, condensed into consumable song formats and structures. Touching on themes of war, dystopias, and crumbling reality structures, it's highly informed by the current political climate and finds the band continuing to push themselves into new realms!

Check out the lead single off the upcoming album below!

Bubblegum Brainwaves was recorded and produced by Psychic TV guitarist Jeffrey Berner and features a guest appearance by the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. It's currently available for pre-order digitally and on CD & limited-edition pink vinyl. 

Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Releases Music Video

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Imminence Management Group's synth-rock/post-hardcore outfit Brighter Than A Thousand Suns has recently shared their brand new music video. "What's Inside" is the second single and music video from the recently released EP entitled The Way Out.

Check it out below!

"When writing “What’s Inside”, I was thinking a lot about alienation and how, in the name of acceptance, we often live our lives as the people others wish us to be, squelching and squandering a lot of our potential. Nathaniel Branden once said “Do not allow anyone to tell you for what purpose you should live. To be happy and fulfilled, you do need a purpose, but let it rise out of who you are.” This song is our anthem to that idea,” says Randy Roswell (Guitars/Programming/Synthesizers).

To keep up with Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, check out their social media down below!

BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Album Announcement Comes From Roam Along With New Single

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ROAM has officially announced they are releasing their second album titled Great Heights & Nosedives on October 13th, 2017 via Hopeless Records. The first single from the album, "Playing Fiction", premiered in the UK on BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and can now be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the music video for it below!

Alex Adam (Guitar / Vocals) explains the thinking behind the track, "Playing Fiction is really a song about pretending, and the realization that things aren't always how they seem. Maybe you're pretending you're ok, saying nothing's wrong when it actually is, or, as is the case in Playing Fiction, you're pretending a relationship hasn't run its course when it has.

The video for the song centers around myself and Costello walking through a town with strange scenes appearing as the day progresses. It all builds towards our realization that we're stuck in a fairytale daydream, and we end up being a part of the fantastical world. It was a lot of fun to shoot with all our friends and some cheeky special extras in various costumes. We'll let you guess as to their identities..."

The album is now available for pre-order through the band's site, or on iTunes with an instant grat download of "Playing Fiction" here.  

SAD Marquise Anticipates New Album With Single, 'Watercolor'

In anticipation for his latest EP, iPhone Pop, due out tomorrow on August 18th, SAD Marquise recently released a track to hype up listeners - and "Watercolor" is just a precursor to what we can expect from the upcoming release!

Check out the single below!

The smooth track highlights on R&B and electro-pop in a way that feels seductive and exciting. SAD Marquise brings in a retro type wave style of music that feels refreshing, especially as the end of summer dwindles down.

Check out the track above, and stay tuned for the release of iPhone Pop tomorrow!

To keep up with SAD, check out his social media below!

SAD Marquise: Facebook

Debut EP Out Now From VANISH

Post-hardcore band VANISH is recently celebrating the release of their debut EP, From Sheep to Wolves, with Outerloop Records. Produced by Johnny Franck (Attack! Attack!), From Sheep to Wolves is filled with six dynamic tracks for fans of bands like Pierce the Veil or Ice Nine Kills, while presenting a unique, theatrical take on their genre!

Check out a stream of the EP below!

On the EP's release, the band stated, "[We] hope everyone enjoys our music as much as we enjoyed making it. VANISH FOR WARPED TOUR 2018. Thank you Jackie Chan we love your karate."

From Sheep to Wolves is out now via Outerloop Records and can be purchased here. Follow VANISH online for new music, announcements, shows, and more.

VANISH: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

No Such Animals Share Brand New Music Video

New Jersey locals No Such Animals have been hard at work creating new music, and are stoked to finally share a brand new music video with listeners and fans alike!

A music video for their single, "Sold" is in anticipation of their forthcoming EP, "Create T.V." and an all at once emotional, groovy, easy listen. The video is mostly distorted images of the band playing, which feels right. They remind me a little bit of a more chill The Bravery.

Check out the video below!

No Such Animals is a project spearheaded by vocalist and guitarist Ryan Romanowski, which has culminated over many years of cassette tape recordings and and private late night bleacher performances. Driven by nostalgia and recognizing the timelessness of early rock music, the band has breached the surface when the three remaining members, Mike Cavalli, Mike Roshe and Bill Grainger discovered something special by chance through social media.

Upcoming shows for No Such Animals can be found below!
July 28 – Bayville, NJ at Fubar
August 4 – Manhattan, NY at Connolly’s Klub 45 w/ Hat Trixx. The Commotions

You should stick around for their upcoming EP release, and check out No Such Animals' social media below to keep up!

No Such Animals: Facebook // Instagram

Demure For Sure's New Single 'It's Magic' Not To Be Missed

Straight out of a time machine from the 80's comes Demure For Sure and their latest, and last, single, "It's Magic." The final single off of forthcoming EP, Tie-Dye Shadows, the electronic pop track is a hodge-podge of unreal musical entities. 

Check it out below!

The track premiered on New Noise Magazine where Demure For Sure (real name Zach de Sorbo) shared, "'Tie-Dye Shadows' is colorful while dark. There isn’t necessarily a specific theme to the album, it’s more of an exploration of themes that came from directional indecision over a period of time. Despite the variety of the songs, they feel somehow feel intertwined now. There’s something that strings them together."

Check out Demure For Sure's social media to keep up with what they're up to, and definitely check out the new single!

Demure For Sure: Website

Sun Kin Share 'Under Standing Waves' With Listener

After a premiere on Impose Magazine, Oakland's Sun Kin is sharing "Under Standing Waves" with listeners everywhere. The project consists of Kabir Kumar (lead vox, guitar) along with Kevin Lehner (guitar), Phil Di Leo (keys and guitar), Nick Blossom (drums), and Bryan Lovett (bass), and eccentuates an electrifying post-pop sound that fits right in with this new music renaissance we're experiencing. 

Check out the single below!

While the song was being written, Kabir’s Nani (maternal grandmother) passed away suddenly from a stroke, and the song feels lit with her vivid passion and pride for making her loved ones feel loved, even thousands of miles away. "Under Standing Waves" follows and is paired with Sun Ray's recently released single, "Bijak."

To keep up with Sun Kin, check out their social media below!

Sun Kin: Facebook

Rent Party's New Single 'Involved' Out Now

Philadelphia's own Skylyne Records are proud to support Maryland innovative rock band, Rent Party. The band is celebrating the release of their brand new single, "Involved," which you can check out streaming below!

The black and white video exudes a type of contagious confidence that makes "Involved" a must see and hear video.

The band is made up of lead singers, guitarists Finn Cohan and Ryan Conway as well as Michael Silverglade on bass and Jack Kessler on drums. Formed in 2016, the guys mashed together blues and alt-rock styles to create their unique sound. The band’s first demos were released on Soundcloud in the beginning of the year with new music being released throughout 2017!

To keep up with Rent Party, check out their social media below!

Rent Party: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter