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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Counterfeit Culture Release “Apothecary” Lyric Video Featuring Ricky Armellino

Post-hardcore act Counterfeit Culture has released their second single, “Apothecary” featuring Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse. The new lyric video talk about the purpose of the band’s message and the severity of domestic abuse, which is a reoccurring theme in the group’s newly announced, debut EP, Deathwish, which is set to release August 1st.

“Each of our music videos/songs have a message pertaining to an issue in society, (drug abuse, domestic abuse, etc), and our vision is to be more than just musicians, we want to be activists. The four of us want to help shift focus onto more important issues and prevent further damage to those who are lost or unheard,” says, vocalist, Nick Broglio.

In early 2017, the quartet went into the studio with Armellino (This Or The ApocalypseCurrents), who produced and engineered, what is now Deathwish. Mixed and mastered by Taylor Lawson (PeripheryDarkest Hour), the group shows promise with more to come after the release of this three track EP. Pre-orders are available at Counterfeit Culture‘s web-store.

“This EP has been a very emotional release for us. The feelings that went into each song have come from experiences in our lives and in the lives of people around us. Our goal is to portray those difficulties that we and others face in an attempt to shed light on real-life issues in society,” Broglio comments.

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One Last Shot Premiere Music Video Ahead of Warped Tour Run

Horror-infused punk/screamo band One Last Shot from Syracuse, NY has released a new music video for their single “Grim Reminder”. The track premiered on the Vans Warped Tour website in anticipation for the group’s appearance on the festival this year. In the video, the band conceptualizes the idea that people are often afraid to express themselves the way they want to in life, due to the fear of judgement and ridicule.

The smiling masks & matching shirts represent how people wear fake smiles on their face and dress the same to fit in,” says vocalist Jeremy Romance. “Even though they may want to express themselves differently, deep down inside, they’re afraid of doing so. At the end of the video they force the masks on us, symbolizing that some people would rather us be like everyone else, instead of expressing ourselves the way we actually feel.”

The video was shot by B-horror director Ron Bonk (She KillsNight of the Strange) and the comes from One Last Shot’s latest concept album The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends. The “Poet” character is loosely based off Romance’s own struggles with life and death. At age 17, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has no cure and requires daily medication in order for him to stay alive.

The Death of a Poet & All of His Friends is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Upcoming Warped Tour Dates: 
7/7 – Camden, NJ 
7/8 – Wantagh, NY 
7/8 – Hartford, CT 
7/10 – Scranton, PA

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Outer Glow (ex-I See Stars) Announce Debut EP “Lunar // Effect”

North Carolina metal outfit Outer Glow has announced their debut EP titled, Lunar // Effect, set to release June 30th. Formed in July of 2016 by Zach Johnson, the former I See Stars vocalist, the band has continuing to build their fanbase by releasing three singles, which are featured on their upcoming EP. After leaving I See Stars, Johnson commented, saying,

“I See Stars was a huge part of my life that I’ll never forget or regret. It truly was a dream come true to travel the world and play the tunes we wrote together. The end of my career with I See Stars at first was pretty rocky and it was hard for me not to be bitter, until I seen them play a show without me and saw how happy they were and I knew it was for the best. Outer Glow has been so amazing. It’s the first time I’ve ever had the freedom to express myself lyrically and emotionally and that’s something I’ve been waiting for my whole life. Every member of I See Stars is a composer as well, so sometimes writing songs got very emotional to people’s attachments to their art, with Outer Glow it just seems to click. Everybody is pretty good at letting go of ideas if it doesn’t pass the democracy of the band. Especially the song “Monsters” I wrote lyrically about struggles with growing up in a broken home and having negative traits of your parents or family. I personally didn’t grow up in a broken home but a lot of my best friends did and I’ve been around it and have seen how much of an influence it can have on people. I’m super excited for everybody to hear what the other guys and I from Outer Glow have put together for our EP, Lunar // Effect. We all put so much time and effort in composing this Ep and I’m beyond thrilled with how it turned out. To wrap things up I’d just like to thank everybody who has ever supported my music career including my friends and family and I See Stars. I love you all and wouldn’t be able to do what I do without you guys.”

Outer Glow are set to perform their CD release show on June 30th at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. Watch Outer Glow‘s latest single “Monsters” off the upcoming EP below.

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Outer Glow is a 6 piece North Carolina Metal band formed in July of 2016 with Chris Watts and former I See Stars vocalist Zach Johnson. The band began an aggressive online campaign via social media to get the word out about the band which at the start also had Outline & Color bassist Michael Skaggs who later left the band. The band went to release two debut singles in 2016 ‘Sycophant’ and ‘All That Talk’ which featured Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King, With new members being rotated in the lineup settled with dual frontmen Chris Watts/Zach Johnson, Guitars featuring Kandon Monk and Paco Vergara who also does cleans, Bass with John Hicks and Drew Knoeller on drums. The band later announced their debut EP ‘Lunar//Effect’ for 2017 with the single ‘Monsters’ which was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem. The release date of June 30th also coincided with the band’s debut show in Greensboro, NC.

Defy The Tide Release “Traced In Flames” Music Video

CB Entertainment‘s melodic metal quintet, Defy The Tide has released a new music video for their current single “Traced In Flames“. The song comes from their four track EP, Soteria which was produced by John Burke of Vibe Studios and released this past April. With the powerful vocals from Carly Rose and the heavy melodic riffs, Defy The Tide is showing much promise to the future of metal.

“Love isn’t always easy or pretty or what you may think you want it to be. But love is strong and bold and daring and not something that you can easily forget or let go of. Live through love because love never dies.” -Carly Rose (Vocalist)

Soteria is available on iTunes and all other digital music retailers. Watch the new video “Traced In Flames” below and stream the single on Spotify or Apple Music.

About Defy The Tide:

Defy the Tide was founded in May of 2014 when vocalist Carly Simon-Warneke and was assisted by local friends in recruiting guitarists Jesse Scott and Matt Friede along with drummer Luke Tenley.

After signing with CB Entertainment in 2016, they entered Vibe Studios in Cleveland, OH with producer John Burke to perfect the latest EP effort “Soteria”. Debuting with over 300 copies in their first week and immediately performing at SXSW in Austin, TX the band continues to progress forward with fast paced momentum.

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The Plague Release New Single “Not The Only One”

Freshly launched experimental pop-punk band The Plague has released “Not The Only One”, the second single from their forthcoming debut EP Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E. The track is a follow-up to “Danger“, a single that racked up over 34K plays on Spotify in two weeks and charted in the iTunes Top 50 Hot Tracks. “Not The Only One” is a heady song about addiction, recovery, and the need to move on from toxic relationships.

Frontman David Adam Monroe says “It was difficult and scary because I wasn’t sure that I was ever going to find anybody that I could relate with and was afraid I was gonna be alone. I thought I wouldn’t find anyone that would appreciate me for being myself. The chorus is me telling myself that it’s going to be OK. On the other hand, I wrote the song so long after the situation and after I had already found those relationships, so in that way I was writing it for other people who are in that situation and need encouragement.

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 the band’s own label Recover Records.

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Lane Change Release Official Music Video for “Floodwater”

Phoenix, AZ based rock quartet Lane Change has released the Official Music Video for “Floodwater”. Directed by RedBlackFilms, “Floodwater” is off of their recent four track EP, RISE.

Even to the four of us in Lane Change, “Floodwater” means something different each time we play it. We really wanted to write a song that reflected everything we saw going on in the world, but didn’t want tell the listener how to feel. In the concept for the video, we set out to capture the energy and message of the song visually to compliment the sonic element. We really wanted the ending to leave the viewer feeling a positive emotion no matter what the song and video meant to them.. We tried to focus on the live performance aspect while adding in a minimal, but yet emotional story line. We couldn’t be more excited with the way it all came together! – Lizzie Shafer (Bass and Vocals)

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LANE CHANGE is a rock quartet from Phoenix, Arizona. Led by a dual vocal powerhouse in Myles Vann and Lizzie Shafer, the band’s infectious guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and pounding grooves breathe new life into the rock genre. Straightforward lyrics are soulfully delivered, and their complex harmonies create a fresh yet familiar sound. Rounding out the line-up is guitarist Jake Galambos and drummer Cameron Holladay, blending a mix of influences into an exciting and eclectic musical journey.

The road to LANE CHANGE began in 2013 when four musicians came together for the one thing they had in common: their passion for music and performing. Although their musical tastes were as diverse as their backgrounds, they soon found that their commonalities would allow them to focus their efforts as one collaborative unit instead of four individuals.

Founding Member, Cameron Holladay was diagnosed with Autism when he was 6 years old. For years he unsuccessfully searched for activities and hobbies that would put him in a place to establish social relationships with others. When he was 10, he found that place…behind a drum set. Over the next 3 years, he would quickly hone his skills by studying the influences that came before him. Developing the techniques of John Bonham and Ginger Baker, and the mirroring the stage presence of Keith Moon, Cameron quickly became one of the most in demand drummers among his peers. However, he soon realized that his style of playing was not necessarily a good fit for their desired directions. “I’d played in a handful of bands, but I was never able to find a deep musical connection or common interest. I needed to be a part of group that was on the same page as me.”

Ready to start a new project, a friend of the family suggested he check out another performer on the Phoenix scene, Myles Vann.

Myles had been involved in various musical theater companies around the valley, as well as filling in as a Karaoke host when needed. He was no stranger to the stage. His musical roots were planted in his hometown of Chicago, and were nurtured by his Father who sang in the local church choir, and his grandmother who introduced him to The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye. At the time Cameron went to go see him perform, Myles was singing in a popular local R&B group and he blew the scouting, young musician away! After the set, they made an instant connection, bonding over favorite bands, songs, and singers. “It was immediate,” says Myles, “I knew we had to do something together, but I wasn’t sure about being a rock singer. Cam was, and I decided to trust him.”

So with a heartbeat and a voice in place, the two began their search for the sound. After, working with a few guitarists, the duo had not yet found someone who could accompany both the soulful stylings of Myles vocals with thunderous crashing of Cameron’s Drums. They sent out an A.P.B. throughout the local music community to find their man.

Jake Galambos is a Georgia native who began his musical career in his school’s orchestra playing the instrument that nobody else wanted to, upright bass. While in school his family decided to head west. Jake brought his knowledge of musical notes with him and decided to add 2 more strings to his education as he began playing guitar in college, where he graduated with a degree in composition. With a degree in one hand and a notebook full of half completed songs in the other, he returned to Arizona. “I was teaching lessons at a studio, and one of my colleagues handed me a flyer, and said, ‘this sounds like you.’ It was a list of influences, styles, desired experience, and what they were doing. It was me! Cameron recalls the “audition” as if it was yesterday. ““We made him learn three songs, and we plowed through all three, but we knew as soon as we finished the first song this was our guy.”

After performing as a successful cover band around town with various bassists for some time, the trio was ready and eager to open up Jake’s notebook and start working on original material. While there were some successes everyone agreed that they were still missing “The Hook.”

While attending college, Jake took a musical and personal interest in one of his colleagues, Lizzie Shafer. Lizzie had left home to pursue her passion for singing. In the process of studying to become a classically trained opera singer, she was required to learn to play a wide range of instruments. Jake’s confidence in Lizzie’s musical ability convinced him to mention her to Cameron and Myles as a solution to finding a permanent bass player. “Jake and I were dating at the time, and while I sang, played guitar and piano, I had never picked up a bass. He asked me if I would be willing to learn. I was looking for an original project, and I’d seen these guys play live. How could I say no”? Lizzie remembers. “When I first mentioned Lizzie to the band they were hesitant to bring on a female with no bass experience. Not to mention bringing in a relationship is always a wild card, but when they heard her play and sing, they knew she was the missing piece.”

LANE CHANGE had found its “Hook”!

The rhythm section of Cameron and Lizzie is as tight as it can get, which allows guitarist, Jake Galambos, the freedom to interpret or create songs as it best suits a 3 piece band. The band has found a way to maximize both Myles’ and Lizzie’s vocal talents in everything they do. Whether it be writing new songs or working up some of their favorite covers, that is the element that makes the LANE CHANGE sound. “Most bands are lucky to have one person strong enough to front the band vocally”, says Myles “We have a double barrel aimed at you! The dynamic and diversity that allows really puts us in a unique position”.

LANE CHANGE recently released an independent, self-titled debut album in 2015. They recently released a follow up EP, “RISE”. “RISE” is a 4 song work that strongly showcases each member of the band and their individual contribution to the unit. “We utilized more production on this effort in an attempt to produce a fuller sound, but while still keeping it as live sounding as possible” admits Jake.

While the band continues to write and record new material, it is their live performance that separates them from others. Their live show is an engaging, high energy, concert-like experience that pulls you in and does not let go. “We have been accused of using backing instrument and vocal tracks in the past, because people can’t believe we move around like that, and we can still hit our parts”. Lizzie admits. “I guess that’s a compliment”?

LANE CHANGE has performed nearly 200 shows for crowds of 50 to 10,000 people, and they have become one of the most in-demand and talked about acts in the Southwest United States. Audiences are not only buzzing about their musicianship and diversity, but also the energy and passion in which they deliver every performance. “No one ever leaves one of our shows without a feeling of W.T.F was that?” Cameron exclaimed. “We really believe that there is still a place in the industry for a kick butt rock and roll show with tasteful music and lyrics you can actually understand”.

As the band continues to grow, their chemistry on and off stage is non-manufactured, honest, and undeniable.

“We are a family as much as we are a band” says Myles. “We know that we were meant to take this ride together, and we could not be happier or more excited!”