Brazilian Ska-Punk Band Abraskadabra Debut New Music Video

Brazilian ska-punk band Abraskadabra is gearing up to release their new album Welcome next month, but today you can see the music video for their latest single “The Dream.” The video is a wild ride inside the head of their vocalist Du, depicting a collection of different dreams he has had (which makes you wonder what the hell he’s eating before bed).

Video director Guilherme Lepca says “The process of making the videoclip was inspired by the 80’s punk movement aesthetics (specially Dead Kennedy’s gig posters) and also by 30’s horror movies. Our objective recording the clip was to catch the process of making a new album in a rented house and also the vibe of the band. By mixing noisy pictures, non sense collages and parallaxes we wanted to give the clip a dreamy and dynamic narrative/look.

The new album Welcome delivers Abraskadabra’s own vision of the ska punk essence. Written as a whole band, they searched for a raw punchy sound while exploring the full capacity of melody. Instead of recording in a traditional studio environment, the seven-piece ensemble crammed themselves into an old house and captured everyone’s feelings and motivations in the moment.

Arising in mid-2003, the band has toured all around Brazil and the US, sharing the stage with legends like Bad Religion, Rise Against, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, and many more. In 2014, the band’s cover of No Use For Name’s “Not Your Savior” was featured in the Fat Wreck Chords doc A Fat Wreck.

It isn’t just the 15-years on the road that settle the power and unity of Abraskadabra, but also the energy and passion they put into the music they create. Being friends first and putting together one of the most interesting punk bands in Brazil.

Upcoming Shows:
4/13 – Fri – Boston, MA @ O’Briens
4/14 – Sat – Brooklyn, NY – TBA
4/15 – Sun – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/17 – Tue – Detroit, MI @ The Painted Lady Lounge
4/18 – Wed – Chicago, IL @ Liars Club  
4/20 – Fri – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note
4/21 – Sat – Dallas, TX @ Ska By Ska West
4/22 – Sun – Austin, TX @ Kick Butt Cafe
4/24 – Tues – Phoenix, AZ – TBA
4/25 – Wed – Las Vegas, NV @ Evel Pie
4/26 – Thur – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
4/27 – Fri – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
4/28 – Sat – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
4/30 – Mon – Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe
5/01 – Tue – Seattle, WA @ The Kraken Bar
5/02 – Wed – Boise, ID – TBA
5/04 – Fri – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
5/05 – Sat – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective
5/24 with Less Than Jake @ Hermes Bar in Curitiba

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Crazy Town Announce Early 2018 Tour with Davey Suicide and Loaded Guns

Crazy Town has announced the ‘Born To Raise Hell Tour‘ for early 2018 with Davey Suicide and Loaded Guns. The month long tour will begin in Warrendale, PA on February 15th, making its way through the midwest and down south before wrapping back up to the east coast, ending in Manchester, NH on March 15th.

Check the dates below for a city near you.

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Captain Squeegee Release New Music Video for “Our Children”

Psychedelic indie rock band Captain Squeegee have made a name for themselves in Arizona over the years for their over-the-top music videos and their latest release, the delightfully strange “Our Children,” does not disappoint. It is the first single from their upcoming EP Harmony Cure, a collection of punk rock showtunes due to release on January 26th via 80/20 Records. The uneasy anthem is about passing on a broken world to the next generation as vocalist Danny Torgersen charismatically belts optimistic lines as “And when our children hang out, I hope they save the world. I hope they know about our weapon. And drop it again, that harmony cure.” In order to balance out the serious subject matter, the band opted for Sci-Fi references, 90’s hip hop aesthetics, and even wheeled out a freakin DeLorean in the video.

Our previous videos always told a narrative story and had a plot, kind of a guided journey, and I wanted this one to be a sensory overload, ‘what the f*ck kind of video.’ I wanted this video to make a lot less sense than other videos.” said vocalist Danny Torgersen.

Harmony Cure was produced, engineered and mixed by Bob Hoag (The FormatThe Ataris), the same person behind the band’s 2013 full-length To The Bardos!. The five wickedly clever tracks hover over funk, ska, prog, rock, jazz and everything in between. “It’s about finding hope through song, confronting the demons of the 3D world with HARMONY,” says Torgersen. “A sonic swim through the unsettling swamps of time, age, death, dying art, & the future of Earth. You know, whatever. That’s kind of why we also named our new beer (by SunUp Brewing) after the album…it’s like, ‘dude I know, being human is crazy… here just drink this it might help’

Pre-order Harmony Cure here, which will also be available on vinyl.

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Unlocking The Truth Release New Music Video for “My Chains”

By now, the story of teenage metal trio Unlocking The Truth (who walked away from a seven-figure deal with Sony) is well known. After years of media excitement, late-night TV appearances, and breakout sets at Coachella and Bonnaroo, the band’s debut album Chaos was finally released independently last year. The Brooklyn-based band is now back with a new music video for their latest single “My Chains”. The video (directed by JP Brasca) cuts through much of the hype surrounding the group and shows a different side of the band.

We wanted the video to show that Unlocking The Truth has more to offer than just a good song,” says guitarist/vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse. “The video and song both push the envelope for ‘the norm’ in metal music. It’s fresh. It’s new. It’s MY CHAINS!

The track is a soulful metal hybrid, co-produced by Brickhouse (and Kenta Yonesaka, Germano Studio NY), who says “The meaning of ‘My Chains’ will be different for everyone, but there’s a line in the song for everyone. Think about it. We all have chains in life. It could be somebody or something we use as a crutch to help us get through life and loosen those chains.

“My Chains” is available on Spotify and iTunes.

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Rock Band Chil Shares 5 Ways to Make Your Band a Business

In honor of National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Ohio-based rock band Chil has shared their list of tips for running your band like a business. The quartet has premiered a brand new music video and single to accompany the piece, the effortlessly cool and catchy “Something to Live For”.

These are the tools that we’ve utilized in Chil to grow from a band into a business,” says vocalist/frontman Nick Batton. “With every project that we work on, we look at how we can make each of these sections more effective, resulting in a superior end product. We hope that you will find success using these tips.” Read the full list of tips on Alternative Press.

Chil will be supporting the new single with a headlining gig at Musica in Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1. The band has also launched an IndieGoGo Campaign to help fund their trip to The Motor Museum Recording Studio, Liverpool’s most iconic studio, where they will work alongside producer Al Groves (Arctic MonkeysOasisThe 1975The Black Keys).

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Sibling Industrial/Punk Rock Trio Remnants of Hope Release New Music Video

Atlanta-based industrial/punk rock trio Remnants of Hope has released a music video for their new single “Bloody Murder” from the upcoming EP Grim Tides. The aggressive track straddles the line of real life atrocities and a mirroring, fictional post-apocalyptic setting where the band attempts to be fighters for the greater good.

We’re sick, sick of how terrible everyone is to each other,” says guitarist Nykii Nightmare. “This song is our response.

Remnants of Hope consists of three young brothers who began releasing music in 2014 with their debut single “Symphony of Sorrow.” The home-schooled teens were raised in a musical household, even performing in a cover band with their father before branching off to create their own sound. Since then, the siblings have been steadily releasing music and sharing the stage with acts like Farewell My LoveFamous Last WordsEyes Set to KillWednesday 13, and many others.

“Bloody Murder” will be available on the Grim Tides EP, set to release in late January.

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Lydia Can’t Breathe Release NSFW Claymation Video For “Tastes New”

Florida rockers, Lydia Can’t Breathe has unveiled their new NSFW claymation video for the title track off their new album, Tastes New. The video showcases the band’s creativity as it comes in claymation form and tells the tale of two lovers meeting and growing old together.

“Tastes New is the title track of our new album as well as our first love song. We usually write about smoking weed, movies, or partying so this was a new thing for us. It’s about how when you first meet someone and fall in love how awesome it is. It’s like eating something that tastes amazing for the first time!” – Vocalist, Kyle Bolduc

Be sure to check out the video below and purchase Tastes New HERE.

About Lydia Can’t Breathe:

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.

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