Monday, August 2, 2021
Today, pop-rock trio Waterparks debut a brand new single and video, 'You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)', off of their forthcoming album, Greatest Hits , out May 21st via 300 Entertainment - WATCH HERE. The video, directed by Erik Rojas & Awsten Knight, comes on the heels of the track release this past Wednesday, which was the latest installment of Waterparks Wednesdays - where the guys debut a new release on Wednesdays leading up to the album. 'You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)' is a super energetic track complete with hi-fi sonics and a hard-hitting beat. The guys' personalities shine through in this fun video - bouncing between vignettes all while rocking out to killer drum beats and Awsten's striking vocals.
When asked about the track, Awsten said, “The Number 103 is a 2007 American thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and directed by Joel Schumacher. Jim Carrey stars as a man who becomes obsessed with the 103 enigma once he reads about it in a strange book that seemingly mirrors his own life. The film was released in the United States on February 23, 2007. This is the second film to pair Schumacher and Carrey, the first being Batman Forever. The film grossed $103 million, and has an approval rating of 103% on Rotten Tomatoes.”
"You'd Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)" is the follow up to the recently released "Numb" and the Daft Punk-esque "Snow Globe". With the massively anticipated Greatest Hits album release date nearing, fans are excited for a new body of work - the band is ready too, and they are revving up for a whole new era! Last month, the guys went on *virtual* tour for their livestream performance - The Anti-Tour, which was a great way for the guys to connect with fans and share live music, even if they couldn't do it in person. The band is gearing up for an upcoming performance as part of The Wiltern Livestream Series on June 4. Waterparks have also rescheduled their Europe headline tour for 2022 and have just been confirmed to play at the 2021 Slam Dunk Festivals! Waterparks are definitely back in full force and ready to share more of their brilliant music with fans.
Waterparks never sit still. The Houston trio—Awsten Knight [vocals, guitar], Otto Wood [drums], and Geoff Wigington [guitar]—manically move forward, shucking and jiving between fits of rock, alternative, and electronic with pop ambition and hip-hop’s bold and blatant disregard for the rules. As they usher in the Greatest Hits era, the band only pick up the pace. Waterparks has garnered a cult following for their animated musical stylings. 2019’s FANDOM elevated them to new critical and commercial peaks. Marking a series of career bests, it landed at #2 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart, granting their first Top 40 debut on the Billboard Top 200. KERRANG! rated it “KKKK” and MTV admitted, “We have no choice but to stan.” As the band nears 400 million cumulative streams to date, it yielded fan favorites, including 'I Miss Having Sex But At Least I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore,' 'Turbulent,' and 'Watch What Happens Next.'
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Listening to songs like the schizophrenic jangle art-punk "Fellini's Dreams" and smashing jammer, surf punk-esque "Ego Arcade" from Brazil-based Herzegovina and I am pleasantly, ecstatically (in fact) transported to proto-punk, pre-new wave, art-punk sounds circa 1973 to 1979. Within the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Crespo (guitar/vox), Marcello Fernandes (bass) and Mario Mamede (drums) have been creating their post-punk abstracted sound since 2016.
As I listened to these two songs that sit smack dab in the middle of their latest album "Emergency" and the divergent mix of tracks prior and after like the jagged surreal "Black Cat" or the bottom-fed bass/guitar assault of the title track or the dark horror pop affection of "Intoxicação" (which is deliciously mind-blowing), I thought of an amalgam of so many artists I love like Television, Devo, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and even early Talking Heads.
Herzegovina will take you on a surreal journey full of dark turns and sharp edges. I am digging the ride.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Killer Kin is a screaming, sonic, rockin’ waltz that actually rolls; garage-punks claiming to be the descendants of Arthur “Killer” Kane make rock n roll feel dangerous again.
Frustrated duo Mattie Lea and Chloe Rose write ball-breaking, black leather sporting, soundtrack-to-your revenge songs. In 2018, the pair formed the band, recruited the rest of the gang, and it began to burgeon and burn.
Notorious for these untamed exhibitions the Kin sate a deep-desire for reprisal, retribution, revenge, and will cut the words from your motor mouth and brandish a blues that will make you want to bounce to the beat in your black boots.
In 2021 the band will release their debut vinyl 45 called Sonic Love on Pig Baby Records, which will be followed up by a full length in early 2022 the Killer Kin is COMING FOR YOU!
Monday, July 5, 2021
Dwelling from Detroit, The Stools are a bluesy punk trio. Think Nuggets vs. Killed by Death.
This is the kind of mangled barking terrifyingly manic garage that the Midwest pumps out better and more consistently than anybody and The Stools seem to be challenging every one of us to a frenetic fistfight for top spot.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Emerging Singer/Songwriter Robert Eberle is set to release his new single Novocaine to Spotify and all the major services today Friday April 30th, 2021.
Produced by Donnie Klang, (The winner of MTV’s Making The Band and the producer who has worked with artists like Madison Beer and Sky Katz) Novocaine is Eberle’s second single release this year.
Featuring elements of Lofi-Pop, Alternative & Pop Rock to create a dark, but upbeat vibe, “Novocaine” is ultimately about a relationship falling to pieces. Picture this, you’ve just gotten out of a relationship that was very all over the place all the time. After the breakup, you can’t figure out whether you love or hate the person. You keep going through the memories that you made together and realized that person really just numbed your pain.
Influences from an eclectic group of artists such as FINNEAS & Billie Eilish all the way to Madison Beer and Panic! At the Disco have helped to create Eberle’s genre bending darker-alternative to traditional Pop Rock.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Following on from the highly anticipated and very successful previous releases, including the anthemic "Grow Up", the candid "Right Here With Me" and the vicious "A Shortcut", pop punk/metalcore quartet Octopus Montage is now back with a fourth brand new single, which aims to further establish and confirm the quality of the group's activity, musicianship and likeability - "Dopamine"! Creating a captivating blend of vocal passages, dynamic guitars, a prominent rhythm section and an abundance of talent and character from the musicians, "Dopamine" showcases the more personal nature of the group through the peculiar composition and the genuine sincerity and realness of the utilized lyrics, all further highlighted by the accompanying video’s nature and specifics.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Love For Boulder ft. Kitchen Dwellers // THSWKD: Phil Lesh 81st Birthday Celebration, The California Honeydrops, We Will Get By // UPCOMING: Lael Neale, Andy Frasco, Backline Presents: Set Break, + more
In the aftermath of the mass violence in Boulder, victims need immediate and long-term support. The Colorado Healing Fund provides a secure way to donate to the victims of these tragedies through victim service partners that identify victim needs and fill in the gaps to help.
To raise additional funds these artists, and many more, have contributed to an Online Auction hosted by Positive Legacy that will begin tomorrow at noon MT and run through 5PM MT on Sunday night.
Subscribe now via The Relix Channel on Twitch, to watch and donate now to support The Colorado Healing Fund.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Today, Nova Miller, is gifting fans with the edgy music video for her girl power anthem "Man's World," - watch here. The dynamic music video for "Man's World" shows Nova in a new light, proving her power and boldly stating that she doesn't need to rely on anyone-- especially a man. The Man's World video embodies the song's theme that women are capable of anything a man can do and more. "Man's World" features epic instrumentals and poignant lyrics about self-validation and independence. The song has a vintage sound and challenges the antiquated idea that a woman needs a man to be happy. This video is passionate, forceful, and is all about female strength-- it's a woman's world!
"Man's World" comes off of Nova's latest EP, The Passion, released in October. The EP features 8 brilliant pop anthems to dance to, blast at a party, or get in your feels to, hitting on themes of self-love and girl power. She is a standout talent with a sound that seamlessly blends new school pop with a retro aesthetic, elevated by her soulful voice and her undeniable charm. Her music takes inspiration from 60's era groups and makes use of classic strings and harmonies that make her stand out from the crowd. Nova Miller's striking personality and show-stopping vocals have earned her popularity on TikTok (@novamillermusic) with 2.2 million followers and over 24.1 million likes. Nova uses TikTok to connect with fans and show off her acoustic capabilities and range.
Music is a cornerstone in Nova Miller's life. Her remarkable story includes her sleeping in her father’s guitar case backstage while on tour with her parents and performing for the Crown Princess of Sweden. Discovered by former artist turned music executive Lolene in a Stockholm dance studio at age 12, Nova has spent much of her life in the studio or on stage and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The multi-instrumentalist and 8 octave vocalist quickly learned that dealing with opinionated personalities and constantly being underestimated in the music industry was a daily occurrence, but learned to find strength in those experiences. “As girls, we have to be better, we have to do more to be seen. I'll take that fight. I'll work a bit harder, and I'll prove myself.” At only 19, Nova has an unwavering sense of identity and a strong-minded lyrical narrative that gives her music passion and heart. Her empowering lyrics, perfect pitch, layered over shimmering splashes of pop make Nova Miller a unique force in music.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
War For The World from FIERCE HEART is available EXCLUSIVELY on DARK STAR RECORDS/SONY/UNIVERSAL, is now available at https://smarturl.it/fierceheart.
"This beautiful song tells a timeless story of love from the point of view of a rock musician on tour. For all the romantics out there like myself, we are pleased to bring you this brand new video from FIERCE HEART. “Lost Inside Your Love” is a song that’s written for lovers everywhere - so turn down the lights, turn up the music, and have a happy, romantic Valentine’s day! - Rex Carroll
The response to "War For The World" has been fantastic...
Then in 1986, Rex Carroll formed the successful group Whitecross and also played in the critically acclaimed band King James while the New singer for Fierce Heart Robert Reynolds headed up the band Grave Danger from L.A.
Following the original Atlantic album release AOR BLVD Records contacted Rex for an official, sanctioned re release. This project became a springboard, with a performance that followed at the Melodic Rock Festival. Fierce Heart was the surprise hit of the festival with fans turning out in droves, demanding the permanent reformation of the band and a new album.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
2021 brings new talent to light without wait. Singer/Songwriter Chris St. John just released "I Called You Rose", the first single from his upcoming debut album- "I'm Dreaming". The song is a mix of stylistic flavors including soothing vocal tones reminiscent of James Taylor and Jackson Browne, as well as vintage country rock vibes like troubadours of the 1960's Gene Clark and John Martyn. It's a very tight and perfectly produced single with great harmonies, stellar arrangements and fantastic guitar solos. John's mellow mood and musicality is remarkably fresh and enticing for this brand of songwriting. It is not any sort of replica of previous artists but brings forth a new 'sound' to kickstart the new year. 2020 was all over the place and music listeners are in need of some focused direction.For those who prefer softer and comforting singers that write lyrics we can all relate to, Chris St. John is here to swiftly provide that. I look forward to the full length which features 13 originals and a cover version of The Grateful Dead's "Ripple". The complete album release is expected in early February 2021.
“I Called You Rose was the last song I wrote for the album”, said St. John “It came fast and I could not get it out of my head. It’s a song about falling in love and breaking up – with alcohol. I like that it’s upbeat and has a happy ending. I pray this song for everyone who finds it hard to put the bottle down.”
Over the last quarter century, Singer/Songwriter (and former Judge) Chris St. John has truly led a diverse and successful professional career in the field of law. Now, his dream of lateral success in the music business is starting to become a reality, with the release of the instantly satisfying first single “I Called You Rose” available this Friday Jan 15th, 2021 on Spotify and all the major music services.
St. John has been a practicing attorney for 26 years; a former judge and prosecutor; worked in the State Department, participating in the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit in 1987; and lived, studied, and taught in China later that year. He was also a Congressional Aide and is now a volunteer firefighter.
In 2015, he and his friend started a not-for-profit charity called HALO Missions, which provides medical care, clothing, food, farming equipment, and surgeries for AIDS orphans and the extreme poor throughout Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
“My professional career is what I do. These songs are who I am. They are about my personal life. The songs have been written over about 30 years, with four new ones written in the last several months to finish up the album,” he added.
The topics include the loss of love at a young age; the loss of his parents; the birth of his son John (now 17) and life with his wife of 27 years Elisabeth; a surprise DNA discovery; a serious illness where he was put in a medically induced coma, and a nurse sang him back to life; the loss of a young relative in a car accident and the subsequent climb out of depression; alcohol addiction and recovery; and a gift from his grandmother that he intends to return to her someday.
“The title of the LP is ‘I’m Dreaming’ because some of these songs were dreamed up and written down when I awoke. And there are so many references to dreaming in the album. I guess I like to dream. People have told me I should write a book or make an album. This is both to me.”
The album will and individual songs can be downloaded for purchase from iTunes, Spotify, and all other musical platforms shortly. These first listens are offered as a gift.