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Adventure Cat Records Announce New Releases

The management company behind some of your favorite bands (Neck Deep, Tonight Alive, As It Is, With Confidence) have launched an artist friendly, independent, record label called Adventure Cat Records. As part of KMGMT’s commitment to build a supportive community for their favorite genre of music, they invite you to check out their first releases from Capstan (out now) and Summer Wars (out 2/16).

Check out a lyric video for Summer Wars’ “Out of Touch” and stream the entire Capstan EP on YouTube.

Thank You to Michael Duncan (Producer, Engineer, Mixer)

Finding the right producer or mixer is absolutely key when recording and releasing your music. And just as important is finding someone that you can trust and work with to help meet your vision. Michael Duncan is a professional mixing engineer and record producer located in New York City and he’s currently offering some special pricing to those interested in his services.

Over the past few years, Duncan has worked in numerous studios alongside Grammy Award-winning artists, independent bands, and everyone in between. Some of his credits include Ra Ra Riot, Atlas Genius, High Highs, Cruisr, Ian Axel (of A Great Big World), Spencer Ludwig, Farah Siraj, Joshua Winstead (of Metric), Kisses, and many more.

Send him an email or visit his website for more information.

Michael Duncan Offering Mixing and Mastering Deals

Michael Duncan is a professional mixing engineer and record producer located in New York City. He’s currently offering special deals on mixing, mastering, and remote recording services for your next album, EP, single, or even demo. Over the past few years, Duncan has worked in numerous studios alongside Grammy Award-winning artists, independent bands, and everyone in between. Some of his credits include Ra Ra Riot, Atlas Genius, High Highs, Cruisr, Ian Axel (of A Great Big World), Spencer Ludwig, Farah Siraj, Joshua Winstead (of Metric), Kisses, and many more.

Send him an email or visit his website for more information.

My Thanks to Mutant League Records

My thanks to Mutant League Records for sponsoring the website this week. The label recently celebrated a 5-year anniversary and released a free compilation as a celebration. First, a huge congrats to the label for making it five years. I know how much time and effort went into getting here. Second, go grab the compilation on Bandcamp. It’s free, and full of new music to check out.

Mutant League Records Releases Free Compilation

Mutant League Records are celebrating their 5-year anniversary by giving away a free compilation album with music from Belmont, Crywank, Lucky Boys Confusion, and more. You can get this compilation right now on Bandcamp. Mutant League owner, Nate Steinheimer, commented on the label’s anniversary:

Really proud/shocked to still be able to release music under Mutant League five years into it. From pawning my stuff early on just to be able to afford postage for our records, to watching MLR bands perform sold-out shows and transform their music into a career; it’s been an bizarre but remarkable experience that I wouldn’t trade for a big house or bag of money.

You’ll find the full track listing below, so make sure you download the free compilation to discover a bunch of new bands.

Artist Vice Release Debut EP

Artist Vice are a rock trio from Charlotte, NC made up of long time friends Alex Stewart (vocals/guitar/piano), drummer Austin Eller, and bassist Josh Geddings. They have been playing music and touring over the past decade in different projects but recently joined forces to create Artist Vice. The outfit recently released their debut EP, Jot it Down, Get it Out, to showcase their uplifting brand of rock ‘n roll. Stream “Cleared for Landing” on YouTube to get an idea what the band’s all about.

You can find the EP on Spotify, Bandcamp, or Apple Music.

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My Thanks to Awaken I Am

My thanks to Awaken I Am for sponsoring the website this week. The band released their new album, Blind Love, yesterday, and you can check out the single “Wolves” to get an idea what it sounds like. The album was produced by Taylor Larson (From First To Last, I See Stars, Periphery) and if you like what you hear you can grab it right now.

The band will be touring Japan starting on September 27th and all the tour dates can be found here.

My Thanks to Vinyl, Me Please

My thanks to Vinyl Me, Please for sponsoring the website this week. Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club and they call themselves “the best damn record club.” After reading a few forum members talking about being members, it seems like that is a fair claim. People that have already signed up say good things about it and that’s really all you can ask for in an endorsement.

How’s it work? Every month, Vinyl Me, Please features one album that is essential to the modern vinyl collection and sends it to thousands of members worldwide. Each record is pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please members with features you can’t get anywhere else (things like bonus tracks, inserts, colored variants) and comes packed with a 12”x12” album-inspired art print and custom cocktail pairing recipe.

Find out more information and sign up for a no contract, no strings, you can cancel anytime plan on their website.

Vinyl Me, Please: The Best Damn Record Club

Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. The best damn record club, in fact. Every month, Vinyl Me, Please features one album that is essential to the modern vinyl collection and sends it to thousands of members worldwide. Each record is pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please members with features you can’t get anywhere else (things like bonus tracks, inserts, colored variants) and comes packed with a 12”x12” album-inspired art print and custom cocktail pairing recipe.

Find out more information and sign up for a no contract, no strings, you can cancel anytime plan on their website.

My Thanks to Noiselab

My thanks to Noiselab for sponsoring the website this week. Noiselab is a community of Ableton producers and electronic musicians offering online courses to help you learn the software. If you’re interested in learning Ableton, check this website out. Courses range from “music theory for electronic musicians” to introductory courses teaching the basics of electronic music production.

Noiselab: Ableton Live Tutorials

Noiselab is a community of Ableton producers and electronic musicians offering online courses to help you learn the software. Courses range from “music theory for electronic musicians” to introductory courses teaching the basics of electronic music production. This first course “Electronic Music Production Level I” is available to take for free:

This is the first course in our 3-part series. We’ll cover what a DAW (digital audio workstation) is, why Ableton Live is a unique DAW, and the difference between the Session View and Arrangement View. We will also teach you how to work with MIDI instruments, audio material, and much more.

All instructors are either Ableton Certified Trainers or successful producers with impressive industry credentials. You can find out more information at the Noiselab website.

My Thanks to Isaiah Dominguez

My thanks to Isaiah Dominguez for sponsoring the website this week. Isaiah just released his new EP, Waking Up, on Spotify and Bandcamp and if you’re looking for a new album to toss into rotation over this long weekend, I think you should give this one a look. The songs have a breezy singer-songwriter feel that goes along perfect with an end of summer day.

You can also find Isaiah Dominguez on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and own website.

Isaiah Dominguez Releases New EP ‘Waking Up’

Isaiah Dominguez has released his new EP Waking Up on Spotify and Bandcamp. The album is Isaiah’s most polished record yet. He took the time to produce and track the entire record by himself, with only a couple trusted friends tracking drums (Relient K’s Ethan Luck) and mixing (Jordan Renshaw). The end result is an honest piece of pop-rock with a raw “Springsteen” edge. Look for Dominguez’s music, self-professed “Nostalgia-Tinged Rock n’ Roll,” on Spotify or purchase the record on Bandcamp.

My Thanks to Off Island Ghost

My sincere thanks to Off Island Ghost for sponsoring the website this week. This duo recently released their new EP, Impossible Things, and after checking it out I immediately added to my Apple Music collection. It’s good! It’s got a nice little mix of modern and early 2000’s alternative rock thrown in. It’s definitely worth giving a look.

You can check out a lyric video for “Wildfire” on YouTube. And the EP is up on Spotify and iTunes.

Off Island Ghost Release New EP

Off Island Ghost are a Milwaukee duo who just released their new EP Impossible Things. The four song EP is now available on Apple Music and Spotify and can be described as melodic alternative rock with an early 2000’s vibe. Think Jack’s Mannequin meets Death Cab for Cutie with some Airborne Toxic Event thrown in.

The four song EP was produced, engineered, and mixed entirely by the band over the course of six months, and you can check out a lyric video for “Wildfire” on YouTube to get a feel for the band and EP.