Chapellz Release Music Video for “Passion”

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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Chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann Releases New EP with an Introspective Video Series

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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Me Like Bees Team with Image Comics in New Music Video

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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The Plague Release Touching New Single “Will You Ever Know Me”

Fresh off their run with Music Saves Lives on Vans Warped Tour, Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague has released their latest single “Will You Ever Know Me”. The track is a very personal story about frontman David Adam Monroe’s relationship with his father.

He was diagnosed with cancer at a time where our relationship was not at a strong point,” says Monroe. “The song is about grieving the loss of a relationship, when part of you wants to keep hope alive.

“Will You Ever Know Me” will be on The Plague’s debut album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E, releasing on October 13th via Recover Records. While out on Warped Tour, the band distributed 22,000 samplers including their singles “Danger,” “Not The Only One,” and “Fallen.” The proceeds were donated to the Music Saves Lives foundation.

Before starting The Plague, Monroe led the band Third Estate who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts such as 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.

“Will You Ever Know Me” is available track now on iTunes.

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Sleeptalk Release Music Video for Crisp New single “Bright Eyes”

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 iTunesMerchNow, and all other digital retailers.

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Amber Ryann Releases Underwater Music Video for New Single “For Real”

California chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann‘s new record Voice Memos will arrive on August 4th, but today you can hear the first single “For Real” featuring rapper Airospace. The wavy, atmospheric pop track swims in a subterranean vibe, beginning with a delicate guitar lick that is soon washed out by Ryann’s lyrics that tackle some heavy emotions.

The track is about opening up and feeling weighed down by the stigma that comes with talking about the issues you constantly suppress,” says Ryann. “Feeling no sense of comfort in the people that you don’t think can understand your struggle and only finding solace in the people that find themselves in the same type of distress. This video depicts a world between “peace of mind” in my own thoughts and preconceptions and instills a feeling of urgency to relieve those thoughts and gasp for air.

Although her music has a Lorde meets Halsey 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.

Pre-order Voice Memos now on Bandcamp.

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Indie Rock Trio Ledges Soar on Piano-Laden New Single “Nothing To Say”

Akron, Ohio indie rock trio Ledges will release their debut album Homecoming on September 1st, but today their soaring, anthemic new single “Nothing To Say” can be heard on Spotify. Beginning with a piano melody fit for a wine bar, the track quickly launches into the indie/alternative sound the band cultivated on their 2014 debut EP The Indian Summer, while introducing a touch of 80’s pop production. Homecoming is a story that follows a character on a journey through doubt, love, loss, and redemption, and “Nothing to Say” is the 3rd scene of that story.

Frontman Andy Hoffman explains “In the song, the character stumbles out of the cold into an old school cabaret bar. There he meets this beautiful girl and thinks that she’s the answer to his problems, but it’s just infatuation and even though he knows that to an extent, he still pursues the girl. The simple lyrics and upbeat vibe of the song are meant to represent that first moment when you meet someone and it’s all superficial emotions/feelings and there’s not much to actually say (hence the title of the song).

Homecoming was originally intended to be an EP, but as the band began recording demos they realized that the story needed to be told in the form of a full-length album. Once the ideas were formed, they took multiple treks to Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, where producer Will Hess helped shape the sound of the new album. It’s gritty, but smooth. Filled with big moments, but also quiet reflections. The new record proves to be a brutally honest tale and every detail is a reflection of each band member’s thoughts and experiences.

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