Moth Wings Release Music Video for “Sleepy Eyes”

Texas-based Moth Wings is an over the top rock band, ready to prove that they’re more than just loud. The Houston natives released their new single “Sleepy Eyes,” a chilled out departure from their usual abrasive sound, accompanied by a stop motion music video. The track is from the new mixtape DragonFruit, out yesterday.

Frontman Spencer Fort says “When I went into ‘DragonFruit’ I spent a lot of time talking back and forth with myself. I remember asking myself ‘Really? We’re going to put the guitars down already?’ And though it is not a permanent move by any means, it was still weird to start up a release with little to no guitar tracks. That’s why we’re treating it as a Mixtape more than an actual album, because I want the chance to express a side of myself that isn’t masked so heavily in loud drums and distortion.

This Mixtape is to be listened to more like a letter, from me to you,” Fort continues. “I didn’t clutter it up with noise and theatrics because I want people to be able to sit down and actually listen to what I’m saying, hopefully find a relation to it, or let it speak to them in a way that I haven’t been able to previously. Some moments of ‘DragonFruit’ felt like an open nerve to record, and all I can ask is that someone understands it. This is my most honest work.

DragonFruit is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Connect with Moth Wings:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Advertisements

Blessing A Curse Release Music Video for “Every Single Lie”

Orlando-based metalcore band Blessing A Curse has released their new music video, “Every Single Lie”. The track comes from their latest album Satisfaction from the Vengeful, released on Smartpunk Records last year.

Lead Guitarist Brandon Swanson says “It’s a song written about the struggles and hardships of our day to day life, not just as musicians but as people. This song is for anyone who’s been promised something that never came true and lost the will to keep fighting. We were all in a pretty dark place when this album was written, and I think this song especially reflects that.

The new album Satisfaction from the Vengeful was produced by Andrew Wade and the video for “Every Single Lie” was shot by Bryce Hall (The Summer Set, Wage War) at a live show in Florida.

Satisfaction from the Vengeful is available now on iTunes.

Connect with Blessing A Curse:
Facebook // Twitter //Instagram

Mike Mangione & The Kin Release New Single “Riding Down”

The orchestral folk/rock group Mike Mangione & The Kin will be releasing their new record But I’ve Seen The Stars on October 20th, but you can hear their new single “Riding Down” below.

Mangione says “The song is based out of the classic question of who am I, what am I and where am I going? Roots music has a long tradition in dealing with either running toward or away from light/darkness. This song swims in the same waters. In this case the protagonist is fighting to break out and run towards the good and he knows that when he finally gets free the hounds will be howling.

Up until 2014, Mike led the group Mike Mangione & The Union, alongside his brother Thomas. After they dissolved, Mike began spending time in the Northwoods of Wisconsin to focus on writing his fifth studio record. In addition to having his brother in the fold, Mangione was in need of an accomplished rhythm section for the project. He reached out to friends, Josh Collazo (drums) and Seth Ford-Young (bass) of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Later, Mangione was introduced to Chauntee and Monique Ross of the band Sistastrings. Their musicality on violin and cello, as well as beautiful vocal harmonies won Mike over. Having two sets of siblings in the group sparked the new moniker Mike Mangione & The Kin and resulted in a gentle, shining new effort.

Mangione says “When we recorded ‘Riding Down’ we were in the big room, studio room B, at United Recording in LA. It was my brother, Tom and I, on the side, facing Josh and Seth. The song was just a guitar riff at that time. I expressed a loose vision to them, referencing Howlin’ Wolf and Wille Dixon. Right away they caught on, set the groove and we were off. We had it recorded within 30 minutes.

But I’ve Seen The Stars is available for pre-order now on iTunes and includes an instant download of “Riding Down”.

Upcoming tour dates: 
Sep 16th @ The Abbey Fest – Paoli, Pennsylvania 
Sep 28th @ Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA 
Oct 4th @ Shitty Barn Concert Series – Spring Green, WI 
Nov 17th @ Anodyne Coffee – Milwaukee, WI

 

Connect with Mike Mangione & The Kin:
Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

The Plague Celebrate Adversity on New Single “Make Me Over”

Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague‘s debut album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E will arrive on October 13th, but you can catch their new single “Make Me Over” below. The pulsating rock track is about how life can throw you curveballs that expose your weaknesses and help you grow.

Frontman/producer David Adam Monroe says “Sometimes the hardest thing to do in difficult times is celebrate the wisdom that you’re getting from the situation. This song is about celebrating forces beyond your control guiding you to being a better person. In my life, all the best things that happened to me, whether it be my relationships with friends and family or perspective that I’ve gotten overtime, have been a result of things that I didn’t plan. When I take a step back, I can appreciate the pain that I’ve been through in my life and I thank god for it.

Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E will be released via Recover Records, a label owned and operated by the band themselves. Monroe is no stranger to the business side of music, producing records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson), and serving as an A&R rep for Victory and Torque records. Before that, Monroe led the band Third Estate who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts such as Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and My Chemical Romance.

After 20 years in the music industry, Monroe sought to create a project that would spread a message of hope, and to rebel against these growing self-destructive ideals. “In the early days, most of my experience in the music industry seemed plastic and fake. Every time I got involved in something that seemed like it was going to take off, I was very concerned about the situation. Music is important to me, but so is being kind and loving. I didn’t feel I could make the world a better place with those opportunities, whereas working in a basement on this record has already done more for me spiritually than any work in the past.” says Monroe

“Make Me Over” is available now on iTunes.

Connect with The Plague:
Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Lydia Can’t Breathe Unveil Music Video For “Adventure Out”

Florida based hard rock outfit Lydia Can’t Breathe has released their new music video for “Adventure Out“. The single comes off of their upcoming record, Tastes New, which is set to release October 10th. The new release marks the band’s third full length album and features a slightly changed sound aimed to assure new listeners from a wider audience.

“We are proud to announce the video release for “Adventure Out” the first single off our upcoming album Tastes New. The song was written after a night out with my drummer Josh. It is based on a guy meeting an attractive female while out with his friends. After pursuing her, the two hook-up however the guy moves on quickly and she is left upset thinking about what they could have had. We wanted to write something relatable from both perspectives. As an example of how love can be cruel and one sided at times. This song is ultimately about the trials of finding love and realizing things are not always what they seem.” – Vocalist, Kyle Bolduc

The party-antic band is currently on the “Last Get High” tour in support of the new record. You can catch them at one of the remaining dates below.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
Friday, September 1, 2017 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Hutchinson, KS @ The Rusty Needle
Sunday, September 3, 2017 – Wichita, KS @ The Street Bar
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Friday, September 8, 2017 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – San Marcos, TX @ Kiva Lounge

Check out Lydia Can’t Breathe‘s new music video below and pre-order Tastes New HERE.

Connect with Lydia Can’t Breathe:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Today, rock music and metal music seem to have been masked, manipulated, and drawn with every characterization possible. With genres of stagnate duplications and pools of curiously aggressive music addicts, the looming fans looking for an outlet have come to find Florida quartet Lydia Can’t Breathe. Over the past few years they have made a lot of noise in the metal scene. While constructing a sound unique to the usual genre classifications, this metal/rock band from Florida defies the normal sound with an exciting mixture of growling vocals, natural vocals, driving an over tone of heavy break downs with catchy progressions.

Lydia Can’t Breathe is an American rock band from Central Florida. It consists of Kyle Bolduc (lead vocals), AJ Murphy (guitar), Josh Runfeldt (drums), Ryan Cowell (guitar) and Shad Roundy (bass). All the band members were born in the United States. Lead singer Kyle, is known widely among Lydia fans for his unique views that are expressed outspokenly in his lyrics. Along with their inapprehensible behavior while performing, together their styles combined make up Lydia Can’t Breathe.

Lydia Can’t Breathe has caused mayhem with bands such as; Otep, Mushroomhead, New Years Day, Stolen Babies, Soulfly, Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Oceano, Prong, Kill Whitney Dead, The Wretched, Skum of the Earth, Last Chance to Reason, SWWAATS, The Autum Offering, The Demonstration, Hell Within, The Architect, and Sleeping Giant. More recently, LCB toured the U.S. with Mushroomhead and Otep in 2013. Also alongside Hed PE and DOPE in 2014, while promoting their second full length studio album “Time.”

The element of variety and level of experimentation in Lydia Can’t Breathe’s music has made them difficult to classify, but Lydia Can’t Breathe for the most part, has maintained a single style throughout their body of work. Their genre has been termed alternative metal, alternative rock, rock, experimental rock, hard rock, heavy metal, stoner metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock.

Sea In The Sky Announce Debut Full Length ‘Everything All At Once’

Alternative rock quintet Sea In The Sky has announced their debut full length Everything All At Once which is set to be released September 29th. Produced and engineered by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios and mixed and mastered by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio, the musicians show off their maturity after releasing their previous three EPs.

“‘Everything All At Once’ showcases a blend of musical styles we’ve all been influenced by. In turn, we hope to influence our fans to be adventurous when exploring music.” – Guitarist, Jakob Bray

On the new album, Everything All At Once, the band showcases their melodic, progressive guitar work with smooth, soaring vocals, which will quickly remind you of band’s like, CHONDance Gavin Dance, and Polyphia.

Hear the band’s self-titled single, “Everything All At Once” below.

Connect with Sea In The Sky:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp

Though the band may hail from the quieter parts of the Bay Area. SEA IN THE SKY is anything but soft-spoken. Founded in July 2012 as an instrumental quartet, SEA IN THE SKY quickly began making a name for itself with the release of its first self-titled EP (May 2013). SEA IN THE SKY’s versatility was evident on those first compositions, but it wasn’t fully realized by the progressive music world until the December 2014 release of Serenity, the band’s second EP. Incorporating subtle nods to both jazz and funk into its progressive material, the group’s ability to dance on the lines between genres brought it widespread local and online recognition, including praise from renowned publications. This time period also found the band solidifying its reputation as an incomparable live act. SEA IN THE SKY played numerous of shows throughout the SF Bay.

In 2015, SEA IN THE SKY introduced vocalist Sam Kohl to the lineup, expanding the band’s sound and adding an entirely new facet to its distinctive approach. After Jakob Bray joined the mix as the band’s new guitarist, SEA IN THE SKY proceeded to record and release a third EP, Visions, which has already garnered acclaim from numerous media outlets. Dense and heavy, but also ethereal and light, SEA IN THE SKY is a unique voice in the progressive music scene as a whole.

Indie Rock Trio Ledges Release “Snow”

Ahead of the release of their debut album Homecoming, Ohio-based indie rock trio Ledges has released a new single titled “Snow”. The airy slice of dreamy, piano pop is about not forcing your views/beliefs onto others.

Frontman Andy Hoffman explains “I was in a weird spot emotionally and processing a lot when this song was written, so the words came quickly and easily, which is rare for me. It’s about the struggle that comes from forcing the big and broad experience of God, faith, love and relationships into our narrow internal perspective of those things. A reconciliation of sorts. Often times when things don’t fit, we have a choice to make; We can either be open to new ideas and expand our perspective, or we can be closed off and watch our worldview shatter.

Homecoming was originally intended to be an EP, but as the band began recording demos they realized that the story needed to be told in the form of a full-length album. Once the ideas were formed, they took multiple treks to Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, where producer Will Hess helped shape the sound of the new album. It’s gritty, but smooth. Filled with big moments, but also quiet reflections. The new record proves to be a brutally honest tale and every detail is a reflection of each band member’s thoughts and experiences.

Pre-order Homecoming before it releases on 9/1.

Upcoming tour dates: 
Aug. 18 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe 
Sept. 24 – Cincinnati @ Midpoint Music Festival 
Oct. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room 
Oct. 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater 
Oct. 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog

Connect with Ledges:
Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram