Canadian electro-rock duo Chapellz has released a music video for their single “Passion”. The song will be on the band’s upcoming debut EP The Notone releasing on 9/1 and is a dramatic love story between a starlet and a common man.
“The video was inspired by 40’s Film Noir,” says Ced Chapellz, the producer and guitarist for the band. “They fall in love and get married. A few years later, the sudden death of her husband left her with questions and a deep depression. She died old at her home with her broken heart. She never knew who or what had killed her late husband. The ending is the starlet returning to life in the present times (2017) she runs into a man andgets a feeling of deja vu. She felt like she knew him, but has no idea who he is, like a ghost she ones knew.“
The Notone will be available on all digital retailers on 9/1.
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California chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann‘s new record Voice Memos is truly a “behind the looking glass” attempt at self-discovery. In an effort to give the listener a better understanding of the record’s message, Ryann has released an accompanied video for each song, all filmed by Darius Turbak. It begins with the silhouetted title track and leads into the wavy, atmospheric pop single “For Real” featuring rapper Airospace.
Another special guest on the record includes “Like I’m Gonna Die” featuring Samantha Stone. The mood within the song’s lyricism is lonesome, sorry, and bitter, and is a constant question of purpose. When writing it, Ryann had been in a state of exhausted hopelessness. It’s a story on reflection, days in which she dealt with intense depression and endured a period of binging. “I had brought so much ill will upon myself to alleviate my own pain, at some point I felt destined to fail so I no longer wanted to try. ” says Ryann.
Although her music has a conscious hip-hop quality, Ryann first recognized her passion for music after seeing the My Chemical Romance video for “Helena” and watching Gerard Way’s emotionally intensive delivery. She consumed a healthy dose of rock and hardcore in the years to follow, but when her father, a rap/R&B producer, encouraged her to branch out, that’s when she really began to grow as a multi-instrumentalist. The new record is Ryann’s effort to find where she stands in a world with social and racial turmoil, and how her empathy plays a role.
Voice Memos is available now on Bandcamp.
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Comic book series The Realm has enlisted the musical services of Joplin, MO’s indie pop darlings Me Like Bees to put together the soundtrack for the upcoming release. Today, we have the music video for the first of five singles “The River Divides” coincides with the comic’s first issue being released on 9/13.
The post-apocalyptic high fantasy comic series is be distributed by Image Comics (known best for The Walking Dead) and is about a group of people who are constantly coming to grips with a hostile new world, all the while struggling with their checkered pasts that pale in comparison to the horrors they are forced to survive daily.
Vocalist Luke Sheafer says “When I wrote the lyrics, I was imagining salty, war-ready people who lamented the world they now live in, while also pining for their former lives, as bogged down with worries, regrets, and fear as they may have been.“
Comic creator Jeremy Haun told Alternative Press “The band and I actually come from the same small town. A mutual friend sent over Me Like Bees’ first album ‘The Ides’ just before it came out a few years ago. I put it it on while I sat drawing comics. I played through. Several times.“
This soon turned into a friendship between the band and Haun, which led to many talks about future collaborations. Haun says they kept doing the “We need to work together!” thing for awhile until about a year ago. “I started working on this comics project The Realm and thought we could collaborate on a song for the project. Luke thought about it, pitched it to the band, they were in. They put together ‘The River Divides’ and it was everything I wanted it to be. It stood on it’s own as a song, but then worked perfectly as a theme song for the project. It was like the opening credits theme to an HBO series or Netflix show.”
Read the complete interview at Alternative Press. For more info and to check out the comic when it releases on 9/13 visit http://www.realmcomic.com/.
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LA-based electro-pop quartet Sleeptalk‘s debut album has arrived via Artery Recordings and the band has released an accompanying music video for the single “Bright Eyes”. The short and crisp track is an innocent song about an infatuation that finally blossoms.
Vocalist Anthony Fitzpatrick says “It’s about being with the girl you have wanted to be with for so long and realizing you both were meant to be together.“
The video uses footage the band shot while they were on their most recent tour. Hotel room jam sessions, meeting fans, and parking lot footraces gone wrong are a few highlights.
After self-releasing their debut EPs Pure, a straight-laced indie rock offering and Young, the more experimental spaced-out release, the band sought to marry the best qualities of both on Sleeptalk. Fitzpatrick says “It has exactly the sound we were searching for, it’s not rushed or forced in anyway.”
Sleeptalk is available now on iTunes, MerchNow, and all other digital retailers.
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8/4 Hollywood CA @ The Troubadour
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Rock quintet Vault 51 has released a music video for their new single “Wildfire“. The colorful aesthetic reoccurs in the band’s new video, along with trippy camera effects which represent time slipping by.
“Wildfire, at its core, is a song about a relationship. For us, the song was less about a romantic relationship, and more about the relationship we had with our label, our EP, and everything we’ve been through. The video begins with me staring into a clock as it’s melting away in my hands. That clock is actually the exact same clock we have on the cover of our album and is essentially a representation of the EP in itself. In this scene, time is practically slipping through my fingers as if to represent the amount of time that went into the entire process of actually being able to release our music. So much of our time was completely wasted and taken from us. We were forced into a situation where we could either give up, or rebuild and start over. That’s exactly what we decided to do.”
-Landon Jones (Vocalist)
The song comes from their debut EP titled, Kid which is out now. You can stream Kid on Apple Music, Spotify and watch the full visual of the EP here.
“’Kid’ basically is a resemblance of our youth and innocence. This EP is essentially the story about the start of someone’s life and how in the beginning — it seems so easy. We don’t truly understand until you’ve grown and woken up to the fact that the world (society as a whole, politics, and mass media) is so plagued with corruption and slander. It just makes you want to return to a simpler time when you were younger, and indifferent to time– When you were just a ‘Kid’.” -Alex Garmon (Bassist)
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Vault 51 is an alternative rock quintet from Atlanta, GA. Despite facing many obstacles that would force most to disband and move on, the group instead chose to persevere and press on with what they set out to accomplish. After years of developing their unique sound, Vault 51 is thrilled to release their debut EP ‘Kid’, available July 20th, 2017.
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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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 Format, The Ataris), the single has already received local praise from AZCentral, Phoenix 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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