WAIVER – “Right Here” (Video Premiere)

Waiver

Today is a great day to share the latest music video from emo/punk band, Waiver, called “Right Here.” The song does its best to recapture that Warped Tour spirit, and is sure to make you reminisce about the best days of the punk scene. The band shared, “’Right Here’ is a song about being alive in the present moment, being content with being exactly where you are, right here, right now. ‘Right Here’ is a song that gives light to the spiritual reality of our lives. Lyrically, ‘Right Here’ is a reflection from the journey of awakening to a new reality, a reality that gives light to a higher part of yourself and this world, a reality that gives you a lighter and more content perspective to deal with the issues in our life.” The single comes from their forthcoming EP, Eyes Wide Open, that releases on March 24th. If you’re ready to discover your next favorite band, you’ve come to the right place.

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Ghost Love – “Mourners Disco” (Song Premiere)

Ghost Love

Today I’m thrilled to share with everyone the latest single from synth-pop band, Ghost Love, called “Mourners Disco.” This 80’s-esque track that strays somewhere between Tears For Fears and CHVRCHES, is sure to be the perfect addition to that playlist you’ve been crafting. The track comes from the upcoming album of the same name, and will haunt you in the most beautiful way. Vocalist David Rancourt shared:

The song deals with the pain of loss and grief after my mother passed away but also the desire to transcend the pain and to keep dancing and celebrating her life through it. She supported me when I came out as queer and showed me to navigate difficult times in my life so really the song is a tribute to her strength and guidance. It also speaks to the desire to sometimes hold on to the pain or grief as it is the only feeling that sometimes reminds us of the person that we have lost.

If you’re ready to embrace the darkness, Ghost Love are here for you.

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Raised On TV – “Mr. Blue” (Song Premiere)

Raised On TV

Today I’m thrilled to share with everyone the latest single from indie rock band Raised On TV, called “Mr. Blue.” For those unfamiliar with the band, they were formed by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood in 2016, and now includes bassist and keyboardist Chris Clark. The band shared this about the latest single, “Mr Blue is one of those songs where it’s hard to say exactly what it’s about. It’s part of our fourth full length album Strangers in Pictures due out in Spring of 2023 in collaboration with Sell the Heart Records, and it’s very much in line with what we were going for with this album. A sort of refined rock sound that wasn’t too gritty, but also very driving, and very fun to play live. Keaton has a guitar from his childhood named ‘Mr Blue’ so that’s partly where the song got its name. Lyrically, the song touches on being young and stupid, falling on your face, and figuring out how to get back up again. A music video was shot for this song where the band becomes a ‘Power Rangers’ type group and fights weird alien forces. That will also be out soon!” If you’re ready to discover your next favorite band, you’ve come to the right place. You can also support this artist by purchasing the song here.

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Ivory for Mastodon Debuts

Apps

The iOS Mastodon client from the makers of Tweetbot (RIP) is now available on the app store. MacStories has a great review of the 1.0 launch:

Given Tapbots’ pedigree, it’s no surprise that Ivory is an elegant, tasteful take on displaying Mastodon posts in a reverse-chronological timeline. And considering how most client experiences right now are mimicking a Twitter-like design (not just on iOS), it’s no surprise to see Ivory 1.0 rely on the core structure and layout of Tweetbot. At a glance, the app looks very similar to its dearly departed avian cousin: on iPhone, you have a set of customizable tabs at the bottom of the screen; on iPad, there’s a narrow set of tabs on the left edge of the screen with the ability to display a secondary column for another view on the right. In both apps, you can tap a title bar element to switch between timeline views; in Ivory, unlike Tweetbot, you don’t switch between lists but you cycle through the home, local, and federated timeline of a Mastodon instance instead.

If you’re not on Mastodon yet, I highly recommend checking it out and moving off Twitter. You can follow Chorus and myself, and we can always use more music fans over there as well.