Skatepunk Band Ate Bit Release Music Video for “Back to the Loser”

Gritty NY-based skatepunk band Ate Bit released their debut album No Space Like Home last November and today you can watch the music video for the single “Back to the Loser”. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Real Friends), the fast and brash song is a throwback to bands like Millencolin and would easily fit on a Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack.

This song is about going back in time and telling yourself that your future sucks when you get older, but you’re so thick headed that you don’t listen and just go down the wrong path anyway,” says drummer Ryan Rostad.

In the video, the band gets into a fight and break up to go their separate ways. Most of the members end up with terrible jobs and alcoholism, but bassist Charlie Montleon finds success as a male model. The video was shot in NY by Dillon Eckes of DX Films.

Get No Space Like Home on Bandcamp and iTunes.

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VVomen Release Music Video for Fervent New Single “Cadence and Carousel”

Poetic post-hardcore band VVomen (pronounced “wim-in”) has released their debut music video for the single “Cadence and Carousel”. The track comes from the Sacramento quartet’s EP Moving On, which will be released independently on July 21st.

“Cadence and Carousel” is lumbering punk song about a couple’s first dance at their wedding. Vocalist Tim Bastiaans explains “Though you’re excited and happy about being married, you’re also worried about what you can provide to the relationship. The intro is based heavily on ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ by HP Lovecraft which is about an underwater village. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft at the time and I just thought it sounded cool.

Visually, the band conceptualizes an alternate Stranger Things-esque world and the need to rescue someone that is trapped there. They also incorporate giant, handmade papier-mache heads and a grim reaper antagonist.

Moving On‘s six songs could be classified as post-hardcore, in the way early At The Drive In is post-hardcore, mixed with just a bit of Jawbreaker. The earnest, speak/shouting style vocals are emotional, but not emo. The music is angular and lurching, but unabashedly melodic and catchy. It was produced/engineered by Pat Hills at Earth Tone Studios (Tera Melos, SHARKS) and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

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The Plague Release “Fallen” with Celestial Lyric Video

Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague has released their latest single “Fallen” along with a celestial lyric video. The visual (created by Black Sheep Media) takes the viewer aboard a bio-mechanical mothership while detailing the song’s message of trusting your sense between right and wrong.

I wrote this song after my first band broke up,” says Frontman David Adam Monroe. “We toured for 10 years and without that band I didn’t know what to do with my life. I started following a voice inside me that was figuring what is right and wrong, I started following a higher power. I learned a lot about human potential for courage because I had to take a lot of risks and fight against a lot of forces telling me not to change and grow.

Monroe’s first band, Third Estate, appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts like Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and My Chemical Romance. After their disbandment, Monroe began producing records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson), and served as an A&R rep for Victory and Torque records.

“Fallen” will be on The Plague’s debut album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E, releasing in the fall of 2017 on Recover Records. You can purchase “Fallen” now on iTunes.

Catch the band at Vans Warped Tour on July 13th in Darien Center, NY.

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Jeremiah Child Releases New Single”Forgive Me”

Cleveland rapper Jeremiah Child has released his new single “Forgive Me” today via a Youtube Stream Video. You can check out the video below.

The song was produced by Lance Waste for Heart Riot.

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Fairy Bones Find an indie-pop-meets-ska Groove on New Single

Arizona-based alternative quartet Fairy Bones has released a fast-paced music video for their latest single “No One Can Suffer Like I Can”. Underneath the nihilist title, lies a sarcastic track pointing out that everyone is fighting different battles of different magnitudes. Vocalist Chelsey Louise addresses her own struggles with depression with a self-effacing sense of humor in the song.

I’ll tell myself, ‘Suck it up b—h, there’s so much worse happening in the world.’,” says Louise. “But I realized, if I don’t help myself first, I’m cornering myself into being useless to others. I need to save myself before I can save anyone else. I use humor to mask the fact that I’m ‘suffering.’ So do others. Misery loves company and all that. It’s kind of nice when someone else understands that. Just ’cause I post something nihilistic doesn’t mean you need to be worried. I’m still working this all out myself so I don’t want to come off like I have all the answers, or any answers for that matter, but that’s where I’m at in my head right now

The song drives along at full steam before the unexpected payoff of a chorus drops in, leaving you to bob your head along with the pop-friendly hook. Produced by Bob Hoag (The FormatThe Ataris), the single has already received local praise from AZCentralPhoenix New Times, and Fox Ten Phoenix. “I didn’t want to explain away the song with a convoluted storyline,” Louise says of the video (directed by Jeremy Tremp). “The song means one thing to me, but I wanted anyone to be able to apply it to their situation and the video doesn’t rob you of ‘your’ meaning. It also shows off our hometown, where I believe you always end up in shitty times. Also, I’ll take any chance to drive a cool car.

“No One Can Suffer Like I Can” is available on all digital retailers here.

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Futurepunk band The Plague Release “Danger” Music Video

Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague has released their debut music video for the single “Danger”. Released last month, the post-apocalyptic track comes from the group’s upcoming EP Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E and has already racked up over 78K plays on Spotify. In an effort to continue their DIY approach (the band releases all their music on their own label Recover Records), the trio enlisted their longtime friend Scott Hamilton to shoot the video.

Frontman David Adam Monroe says “We got something gritty that we are pumped about and hopefully our fans enjoy seeing us play for the first time!

Monroe wrote and produced the entire song himself, which should come as no surprise as he has produced records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson). Before getting into the production side, Monroe was in the band Third Estate, who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts like Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and MCR.

Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E will be released in the fall of 2017 on Recover Records.

Catch the band at the Buffalo, NY stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July 13th.

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Sleeptalk Release Music Video for Dizzying New Single “Young”

Electro-pop quartet Sleeptalk from Los Angeles has released a new music video for their single “Young”. The track comes from their debut self-titled album that will be released on July 28th via Artery Recordings, which includes a combination of remastered versions of songs from their earlier EPs as well as brand new tracks.

Vocalist Anthony Fitzpatrick says “This song is about a specific night where 10 PM turned to 5 AM within minutes. It’s about those nights where the only thing to look forward to is the rest of the night. The type of night when congenial is not only a word but a lifestyle. Stumbling around, lighting continuous cigarettes and enjoying a group of friends where nothing can go wrong, except the end of the night.

Pre-orders for Sleeptalk are available now on iTunesMerchNow, and all other digital retailers.

Tour Dates:
7/7 – Kansas City @ The Riot Room
7/8 – Cleveland OH @ The Smposium
7/9 – Columbus OH @ Donatos
7/12 Nashville TN @ The High Watt
7/13 Atlanta GA @ The Vinyl
7/14 Tallahassee FL @ The Wilbury
7/15 St Pete FL @ Lucky You
7/17 Fayetteville North Carolina @ The Drunk Horse
7/20 – Dallas TX @ Dirty 30
7/23 Austin TX @ Sidewinder
7/24 Houston TX @ Walters Dwntwn
7/25 Tempe AZ @ 51 West
8/4 Hollywood CA @ The Troubadour

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