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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Vault 51 Release “Wildfire” Music Video

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 MusicSpotify 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.

Stepping Sideways Release “Path Of The Hero” Lyric Video

American rock quintet Stepping Sideways has released their new lyric video for their debut single, “Path Of The Hero“.

Produced by Jonathan Dolese of Konkrete Studios, the debut single serves as a driving force in what’s to come from the band’s upcoming EP set to release later this year.

“We are all incredibly excited about the release of our lyric video for “Path Of The Hero”. This song is about the many difficulties that we face during our life here on Earth. In dealing with these challenges we have all had moments where we have come to a crossroad and are in need of guidance. It is during that moment in time that we need to be shown the “Path Of The Hero”.” – Guitarist, Joey Vasatka

Watch the lyric video for “Path Of The Hero” below. The single is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Stepping Sideways is an American rock band from New Orleans. They are a diverse group of individuals who come together to create a unique sound by blending powerful vocals, driving bass and drums, catchy dueling guitar melodies and harmonies as well as ambient undertones.

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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Skatepunk Band Ate Bit Release Music Video for “Back to the Loser”

Gritty NY-based skatepunk band Ate Bit released their debut album No Space Like Home last November and today you can watch the music video for the single “Back to the Loser”. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Real Friends), the fast and brash song is a throwback to bands like Millencolin and would easily fit on a Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack.

This song is about going back in time and telling yourself that your future sucks when you get older, but you’re so thick headed that you don’t listen and just go down the wrong path anyway,” says drummer Ryan Rostad.

In the video, the band gets into a fight and break up to go their separate ways. Most of the members end up with terrible jobs and alcoholism, but bassist Charlie Montleon finds success as a male model. The video was shot in NY by Dillon Eckes of DX Films.

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VVomen Release Music Video for Fervent New Single “Cadence and Carousel”

Poetic post-hardcore band VVomen (pronounced “wim-in”) has released their debut music video for the single “Cadence and Carousel”. The track comes from the Sacramento quartet’s EP Moving On, which will be released independently on July 21st.

“Cadence and Carousel” is lumbering punk song about a couple’s first dance at their wedding. Vocalist Tim Bastiaans explains “Though you’re excited and happy about being married, you’re also worried about what you can provide to the relationship. The intro is based heavily on ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ by HP Lovecraft which is about an underwater village. I was reading a lot of Lovecraft at the time and I just thought it sounded cool.

Visually, the band conceptualizes an alternate Stranger Things-esque world and the need to rescue someone that is trapped there. They also incorporate giant, handmade papier-mache heads and a grim reaper antagonist.

Moving On‘s six songs could be classified as post-hardcore, in the way early At The Drive In is post-hardcore, mixed with just a bit of Jawbreaker. The earnest, speak/shouting style vocals are emotional, but not emo. The music is angular and lurching, but unabashedly melodic and catchy. It was produced/engineered by Pat Hills at Earth Tone Studios (Tera Melos, SHARKS) and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

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