Tonight Alive are back with their new album, Underworld. This album is clearly an evolution in the band’s sound as much as it is an evolution in lead singer Jenna McDougall’s mindset.
Underworld is highlighted by McDougall’s vocals, vocals that are illuminated in the best way possible through a crystal clear recording with no apparent studio trickery. The album was largely recorded in Thailand with Dave Petrovic and it highlights the band’s growing maturity — delving into concepts such as depression and negativity with honesty and hope.
Sleep On It are making winter fun again with their debut full-length Overexposed, which came out last month on Equal Vision Records. I recently sat down with the band to talk about their new album and their plans for 2018.
Waterparks are on the verge of something big. After spending the last year and a half climbing the ranks of the pop-punk scene with their debut Double Dare, the band is slated to release their follow-up, Entertainment, on January 26th via Equal Vision Records.
I recently sat down with the band’s lead singer, Awsten Knight, and he is careful and thoughtful in his responses to questions about his band’s sophomore effort. If you watch carefully, you can see that Knight doesn’t want to reveal too much too soon. Viewers can see his excitement bubbling just beneath the surface. He reveals that the band is trying new things; spicing things up with synthesizers and taking a step beyond their previous work.
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. Here they are for your viewing pleasure:
The Wu-Tang Clan have been together since 1992 and are about to release their new album, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, on October 13th. At Riot Fest, Wu-Tang Clan performed to a massive crowd and I had the chance to sit down with DJ Mathematics, RZA, and Cappadonna to talk about the new album, the first track “People Say,” and much more.
Bayside have been going strong since 2004, but it was the band’s 2007 release, The Walking Wounded, that solidified their place in the alt-rock scene. The New York-based band decided to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the album with a small club tour. I sat down for a video interview with lead singer, Anthony Raneri, prior to the first night’s show at the Ottobar in Baltimore, Maryland.
I recently hit up Alternative Press’ Music Awards and interviewed a whole bunch of artists on the red carpet. You’ll find links to all of the video interviews below. Enjoy!
I recently attended Warped Tour and interviewed a whole bunch of artists. You’ll find links to all of the video interviews below. There’s quite a few!
A Lot Like Birds from Sacramento, California are self-described as “Progressive/Post-Whatever/Experimental.” The band recently released their fourth album, DIVISI, via Equal Vision Records and I had a chance to catch up with them at Baltimore’s Metro Gallery to talk about their new album.
Emarosa are stronger than ever and lead singer Bradley Walden is as impressive vocally as he is a showman. His vocals bound around almost as much as he does across the stage, on top of the stage, and in the crowd.
Since releasing 131 last year, fans have anxiously been awaiting a rumored EP of remixes. The band are taking a break from the craze of Warped Tour this summer to work on the remixes. In my latest interview the band also mentions they will begin recording in June. They have no preconceived notions going into the studio. Songs could go jazz, gospel, or full-on MJ (more so?).
Pierce the Veil have been going strong for ten years now. The band is comprised of singer Vic Fuentes, guitarist Tony Perry, bassist Jaime Preciado, and drummer Mike Fuentes. The band has endured exactly zero line-up changes. This is a testament to the bond this fun-loving four piece has. While some old bands are back doing ten year album anniversary tours, Pierce the Veil are playing songs from their first album A Flair for the Dramatic on its We Will Detonate Tour.
This new interview is a retrospective of sorts. In under twenty minutes the band discusses their inception, their side projects, sources of inspiration, their song writing process, and what’s next.
Angelica Garcia has a voice wise beyond her years. The twenty-two year old was uprooted from her Los Angeles home when her family moved to Accomac, Virginia. The Garcia’s moved into a two hundred year old gothic brick home, whose spirits clearly had an affect on the burgeoning singer-songwriter.
Angelica Garcia embraces the solitude to write and record demos for what would become her debut album Medicine for Birds. The album delicately meshes Americana and blues though tales of bad dating (“Orange Flower”), growing up (“Little Bird”), and dealing with otherworldly spirits (“The Devil Can Get In”). Garcia’s demos featured shoebox drums, harmonica improv, and creaking doors. Her next album will focus more on the singer’s Latin roots.
I had the chance to talk with Angelica for a new video interview.
In the fall of 2016, Touché Amoré released their fourth album, Stage Four, on Epitaph Records to critical and fan acclaim. In January of 2017, the band released a video for the song “Benediction,” further detailing the loss lead singer Jeremy Bolm experienced when his mother passed away from cancer.
I had the chance to talk with the band before their recent show at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.
Despite line-up changes that would decimate other bands, Dance Gavin Dance have been together for over ten years. They recently solidified their place in the post-hardcore scene with the release of Mothership. I had the opportunity to talk with founding guitarist Will Swan and drummer Matt Mingus about the new album, and ask them some questions about their music video legacy.
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. Here’s the second batch:
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. I’ll be breaking these down into two posts, but here’s the first batch:
Anthony Green’s new solo album, Pixie Queen, comes out on Friday. In this video interview, the singer-songwriter talks about love, family, addiction, mental health, and how they all found their way into his music. Green, in his music and in person, is candid, frank, and honest. He is also currently on tour to support this new album and the live show is a cross between a fireside sing along (fans literally joined armed and swayed in Baltimore) and a psychedelic rock trip. You’ll find the interview below.
The Heirs are an alternative-electro pop band fronted by siblings Savannah and Brandon Hudson. The band has previous festival experience and are now making waves on Warped Tour thanks to their new single “What You Want.” I had a chance to speak with the band on the tour and you can find that interview below.
The Color Morale are attacking Warped Tour with a vengeance and fans are anxiously awaiting the band’s new album, Desolate Devine, due out August 18th on Fearless Records. On separate dates of Warped I spoke with lead singer Garret Rapp and unclean singer and guitarist Aaron Saunders about the upcoming album.
Sleeping With Sirens are moving across the country all summer long on the Warped Tour in support of their album, Madness. I caught up with the band on this year’s tour, and a video interview with the guys can be found below.