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My Thanks to the ‘Who Will Survive’ Book

My thanks to this week’s sponsor, Chris Vuoncino, who just released the new book, Who Will Survive. The hook for this novel is that it’s inspired by the music of Murder by Death and it’s now available for purchase in paperback and for the Kindle via Amazon.

The blurb for the book reads:

It’s late in the night at Bart’s Saloon, a seedy hangout on the outskirts of small town. The drinks are flowing, patrons are laughing and the Devil himself is at the center of attention. The night seems set to end without conflict until three gun shots ring out and leave the Devil a bloody mess, just a few steps from making his exit. Jack didn’t know he would be pulling the trigger when he entered the bar that night, but he felt justified in his actions as he made his way out the back door of Bart’s. What Jack could not have known, is that the Devil’s idea of revenge is far deeper, far crueler and more far fetched that anything he could imagine. One man’s actions will reverberate throughout a seemingly innocent town and everyone will be forced to fight off their demons, those which haunt them internally as well as externally.

The author received the blessing of the band in creating and publishing this story.

‘Who Will Survive:’ New Book Inspired by Murder by Death

Chris Vuoncino has released the new book, Who Will Survive, inspired by the music of Murder by Death. The story of Jack, the Devil, and the small town that is forced to face their demons is now available for purchase in paperback and for the Kindle via Amazon.

The blurb for the book reads:

It’s late in the night at Bart’s Saloon, a seedy hangout on the outskirts of small town. The drinks are flowing, patrons are laughing and the Devil himself is at the center of attention. The night seems set to end without conflict until three gun shots ring out and leave the Devil a bloody mess, just a few steps from making his exit. Jack didn’t know he would be pulling the trigger when he entered the bar that night, but he felt justified in his actions as he made his way out the back door of Bart’s. What Jack could not have known, is that the Devil’s idea of revenge is far deeper, far crueler and more far fetched that anything he could imagine. One man’s actions will reverberate throughout a seemingly innocent town and everyone will be forced to fight off their demons, those which haunt them internally as well as externally.

The author received the blessing of the band in creating and publishing this story.

Isaiah Dominguez Releases New Album ‘Holy Ghost’

With Holy Ghost, Isaiah Dominguez has taken personal experiences and packaged them in a way that seem strangely familiar. There is a familiar comfort in his choruses and a vague recollection of memories that align with his lyrics. Dominguez has markedly set himself apart from his past with this collection of songs and created a sound uniquely his own. His blend of nostalgic 80’s rock and contemporary alternative marry perfectly with his independent, solo-songwriter style. The record starts strong with a fist-pumping pop-rock staple and doesn’t let up until the last note rings. If you’re looking for an album that is equal parts “windows down, road trip” and “nostalgia inducing introspection,” Holy Ghost is an absolute gem to add to your playlist.

Check it out at Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play.

Isaiah Dominguez Releases New Song “When I’m Gone”

In an era where so many bands are creating their 1975 sound-alike records, Isaiah Dominguez has found a way to marry an ambient, 80’s inspired ballad, with a modern alternative twist. His new single, “When I’m Gone,” gives listeners a ballad rife with lush chorus driven guitars while still staying true to himself. Describing the process, Isaiah said, “It was really important for me to sound like myself, no matter how much this track wanted to deviate to the ‘Spotify sound’.” The single was mixed by Rian Dawson (All Time Low/Track Happy Studios), and released on Evergreen Noise Records today. The song comes from the full-length album due out next week. The single’s pulsing bass line and ethereal instrumentals makes it an ideal late-night, mood-setting tune.

Stream the song on Apple Music, Spotify, or Google Play.

Listen to Isaiah Dominguez’s New Single

On Friday Isaiah Dominguez released his new single “Used to Be.” The song comes from the upcoming album, Holy Ghost, due out June 28th via Evergreen Noise Records.

“Used To Be” is a marriage of dynamics and lyrical depth. While the choruses soar in a major key and echo a familiar sentiment, the verses reveal a darker, more introspective message. While the general structure and lyrics can be attributed to the growth of Isaiah Dominguez as a songwriter, the song really took flight with the production of Rian Dawson (All Time Low, Track Happy Studios) and the guest vocals of Dan Swank (Egocheck). Together, they created a deceptively catchy single, anchored by a “call and response” that is reminiscent of emo/pop-punk bands in the early aughts. Isaiah has always prided himself on being open and honest in his lyrics, but this song seems even more vulnerable than before. This combination paves the way for an edgier take on the “singer/songwriter” genre. The result is a tune you’ll want to crank the volume and roll down the windows for.

The song is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play.

Isaiah Dominguez Releases New Single “Used to Be”

Today sees the release of Isaiah Dominguez’s new single “Used to Be.” The song comes from the upcoming album, Holy Ghost, due out June 28th via Evergreen Noise Records.

“Used To Be” is a marriage of dynamics and lyrical depth. While the choruses soar in a major key and echo a familiar sentiment, the verses reveal a darker, more introspective message. While the general structure and lyrics can be attributed to the growth of Isaiah Dominguez as a songwriter, the song really took flight with the production of Rian Dawson (All Time Low, Track Happy Studios) and the guest vocals of Dan Swank (Egocheck). Together, they created a deceptively catchy single, anchored by a “call and response” that is reminiscent of emo/pop-punk bands in the early aughts. Isaiah has always prided himself on being open and honest in his lyrics, but this song seems even more vulnerable than before. This combination paves the way for an edgier take on the “singer/songwriter” genre. The result is a tune you’ll want to crank the volume and roll down the windows for.

The song is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play.

My Thanks to Craig’s Brother

My thanks to Craig’s Brother for sponsoring the website this week. I still remember buying this band’s album at the only store near me that carried early Tooth and Nail Records’ albums. Well, they’re back with a new EP, Devils in the Details, and you can grab that at all digital retailers or a physical copy from their webstore.

The album is also available on all digital platforms and the new song “Follow Your Heart” was recently featured on the “New Punk Tracks” Spotify playlist. The album was mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room.

If you're looking for some melodic pop-punk in the vein of Inspection 12, Dogwood, and MxPx, this should be right in your wheelhouse.

Craig’s Brother Release New EP

Craig’s Brother released their new EP, Devils in the Details, on May 3rd through Indie Vision Music. The album is available digitally and on CD and tape through the IVM webstore.

The album is also available on all digital platforms and the new song “Follow Your Heart” was recently featured on the “New Punk Tracks” Spotify playlist. The album was mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room.

If you’re looking for some melodic pop-punk in the vein of Inspection 12, Dogwood, and MxPx, this should be right in your wheelhouse.

Check Out This Senses Fail Tribute Album

Pacific Ridge Records have released a 23-track Senses Fail tribute album on Bandcamp. The album is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. You may remember when Forever Starts Today released a video for “Family Tradition” off of this compilation earlier this year.

Some of the other notable artists include: Knockout Kid, Alteras, Gold Steps, Rough Start, and Chin Up, Kid.

The label has also released tribute compilations in the past for bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Get Up Kids, The Movielife, Alkaline Trio, and many more. You can check out all of those on Bandcamp as well.

Pacific Ridge Records Releases Senses Fail Tribute Album

Pacific Ridge Records have released a 23-track Senses Fail tribute album on Bandcamp. The album is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. You may remember when Forever Starts Today released a video for “Family Tradition” off of this compilation earlier this year.

Some of the other notable artists include: Knockout Kid, Alteras, Gold Steps, Rough Start, and Chin Up, Kid.

The label has also released tribute compilations in the past for bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Get Up Kids, The Movielife, Alkaline Trio, and many more. You can check out all of those on Bandcamp as well.