Ways Drop New Music Video For “Death Row”

French alternative metal quintet Ways, have premiered their brand new single and music video for “Death Row”. The single comes from the group’s upcoming record titled, AFTERMATH set to release March 15th.

“We are very excited for everyone to finally see the music video for our first single of our new EP, “Aftermath”, says guitarist, Nicolas Reignier.

With the new album, the band brings their beliefs to the table in the new album which speaks of the many problems we see today including global warming, animal cruelty and much more.

Reignier continues, “The single titled, “Death Row” and was written by us when we were going through a time where we felt the emergency of the situation of animals life. We wanted to write something that spoke exactly how we felt. This song is about fur and, by consequences, about animals mistreatment. We don’t understand why a lot of animals are kill for their fur… Most people of the world don’t need fur for protect to the cold, we have a lot of alternative clothes for that. This just for fashion and is cruel.”

Check out “Death Row” below.

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The Sewer Rats Release “Too Punk For You” Music Video

Fusing pop punk, 1950’s aesthetic, and American coastal living, German band The Sewer Rats have released a music video for their new single “Too Punk For You.” The video was directed by Michael Winkler at Iconographic.

This is our second time working with Michael, he also did our ‘I Don’t Like You (When Your Girl’s Around)’ video,” says vocalist/guitarist Chris Gin. “He is such a passionate and cool guy and working together just felt really good and natural because he totally knew what we wanted. He knows where we’re coming from and has the same type of 90’s skateboard/punk rock background so the result just completely blew our minds. We had so much fun doing this video since getting into a band fight in a pool has always been on our wishlist. Also, the guy in the video is his dad and his name is Horsti. They both went to Florida to shoot and Horsti even got his first ink in the video. Horsti is so rad. We’re stoked on Horsti!

“Too Punk For You” comes from the band’s stylish, 1950’s soaked new album Heartbreaks and Milkshakes and follows up the single/video “I Don’t Like You (When Your Girl’s Around).” The trio walks a line between Stray Cats-cool, early 90s Social D, and old-school pop punk. They describe themselves as “Mike Ness and Brian Setzer hanging out with Hank Williams, listening to the Ramones while skateboarding and drinkin’ beers on a hot summer night,” a description that doesn’t disappoint. Delivering slicked-back juvenile sing-a-longs about lost love and moving back in with your parents (again), The Sewer Rats are ready to skate their way into your heart.

“Too Punk For You” and the new album Heartbreaks and Milkshakes are available now on Rookie Records via Spotify and iTunes.

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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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White Knife Study Release New Single and Music Video “Ghosts”

If you’re a fan of dark, existential indie rock like The National and CHVRCHES, then you may have just found your next favorite band. The Portland-based, synth-driven indie rock group White Knife Study has debuted their new single and music video “Ghosts”. The quintet, who borrow their name from a winning hand in the board game Clue, has released their second single, following up the towering synth track “The Quiet“.

‘Ghosts’ is about a guy realizing he isn’t where he thought he’d be in life at this point, but what he has is pretty close to perfect,” says vocalist Sean Howland. “The video was my way of showing that concept visually. It seems dark and cold, but gradually you come to see that you had all you needed.”

The video was shot by Scotty Fisher of Sleeper Studios in Howland’s backyard and was done in one continuous shot. “We actually shot the video to a sped up version of the song and then slowed it down to get a more dramatic effect in the movements,” says guitarist Bryan Calhoon. “Everyone in the film are real friends and family. No actors. We shot this video on the same day as our first video, so it was a pretty long 17 hour day of filming.

White Knife Study formed from the ashes of the heavy, guitar-driven group DIVIDES. The alternative/hard rock band began in Alaska, but later made the move to Portland to make touring easier. After taking a break, a few of the members wanted to create a new project with the ambiance of big synths and hooky choruses. They found kinship with members of another Portland via Alaska band called The Hoons and so White Knife Study was born. The band enlisted producer Casey Bates (Portugal. The ManGatsby’s American Dream) to help bring this new sound to life. The band plans to begin work a full EP this spring.

“Ghosts” is available on Spotify.

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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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Tonight We Stand Release “I Will Rise, You’ll Fade Away” Music Video

Italian metalcore outfit Tonight We Stand has released a new single accompanied with a music video titled, “I Will Rise, You’ll Fade Away“. The single follows up on the band’s debut EP, Redemption, which was released at the beginning of 2017.

Our new single, “I Will Rise, You’ll Fade Away”, which talks about the abandon of the children by their parents from the view point of the children, is a major improvement from our debut EP ‘Redemption’,drummer Alex Murello commented. The song itself has a more defined and original sound, opening the gates for what to expect from our upcoming debut album. It perfectly blends and describes the style of Tonight We Stand.

Blending melody driven guitar attacks and sing-a-long epic melodies with old school metalcore power, Tonight We Stand looks to make a worldly impact in 2018.

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Pop Punk Band Bleacher Days Release Music Video for “Some Strain of You”

Boston-based pop punk band Bleacher Days has arrived with a new music video for their single “Some Strain of You”. The track comes via the band’s new EP I Only Saw True Purpose that was produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy WivesLions Lions).

The EP as a whole is essentially chronicling the end of a 7 year relationship I was in,” says vocalist Wren Mohammed. “‘Some Strain Of You’ functions as the moment you realize future plans you may have envisioned with someone simply aren’t gonna go the way you planned all this time, while also working as a criticism for someone using substances (be it drugs, alcohol or even an over usage of escapism such as television or video games) to deal with those negative emotions, as well as criticizing your own naivety. Those things, though they may numb the pain, are simply not healthy for you in such large and frequent doses. You’ve got to rid yourself of bad habits for yourself, and no one else.

When asked about the video, Mohammed told Idobi “Honestly the video was kind of spontaneous. We hit up our boy Dan Fried (Just Fly Casual) and sent him the song, not really knowing what we wanted to do with it. He had the idea of shooting the gang in some cool spots. So we brainstormed and just went to some places around Massachusetts we thought we look cool on camera haha. It all worked out because we ended up going places where we all had some memories with certain people that we didn’t exactly want to think about, and we managed to make new memories through shooting the video. So like recording the EP itself, the experience was wicked cathartic. It’s a real good look into who we are as people and how interact with each other. Some of our friends even make some guest appearances in it!

Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour this December with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will start in Stroudsburgh, PA and end in Attleboro, MA on 12/16 (full list of dates below).

In its first year of hard work, Bleacher Days has made an immediate impact on New England shows, rallying bands together and promoting in person on their way to selling out a 250 cap room with their most recent headliner. A feeling of camaraderie consumes the room when the band takes the stage and the relationships within the band run deeper than the band’s one year age would suggest. Longtime friends, past musical projects, and once abandoned ideas is what brought Bleacher Days together.

I Only Saw True Purpose is available now on Spotify.

Tour Dates: 
12/9 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
12/10 Chicago, IL @ Township
12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Marshall’s Locker Room
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge
12/13 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
12/14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
12/15 West Haven, CT @ The Cave
12/16 Attleboro, MA @ Patterson Creations

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