Sponsor: Oliver Low Releases New Song

Oliver Low

Oliver Low from Milwaukee, WI has just released his brand new single “Fool’s Gold”, now streaming everywhere.

Produced by Alex Dezen (The Damnwells, Simple Plan, Justin Bieber), mastered by Whynot Jansveld (Andrew McMahon, Matt Nathanson, Butch Walker), the song has Jimmy Eat World/Goo Goo Dolls influences sonically, with some modern Taylor Swift influence lyrically and melodically, which builds with each chorus to a big release at the end.

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Sponsor: ‘The Futile’ – Now Available Everywhere

The Futile

Dane Johns new book, The Futile, is now available everywhere.

The quick pitch: In a near future world, where critics of the authoritarian leader are imprisoned and media has become a state sponsored tool for repression, one young punk rock band goes on the road to start a revolution with their music. An early reader review called The Futile, “Hunger Games on the Warped Tour.” Written with plenty of humor and heart, The Futile is ultimately a book about how people have the power to change themselves—and the world—even in the darkest of times.

Dane shared this background of the novel:

I played in middling emo/punk/rock bands through most of my late 20s and early 30s, so a lot of The Futile is pulled from those experiences, just those feelings of self-doubt, exhaustion, and “Am I delusional?” humiliation mixed with the best times of your life, riding around in a smelly van with your least/most favorite people in the world who you are so annoyed with one moment, but the next, you find yourself so filled with love for them that it could make you cry. That’s where The Futile started, but then as I learned more about the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot, and saw the continual escalation towards fascism in my own country, the world of The Futile began to take shape a bit more. Despite the heavy themes at times, I believe The Futile is cathartic and hopeful. Plus, there are a lot of run-on jokes like any good band should have and plenty of subtle (not always so subtle) references to punk/emo bands I love like Colour Revolt, Death Cab for Cutie, Foxing, Now, Now, mewithoutYou, Pussy Riot (of course), The Copyrights, and a bunch more.

Get more information, and order the book, at Dane’s website.

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Sponsor: Baby Got Back Talk Release “Season Premiere”

Baby Got Backtalk

Baby Got Back Talk’s latest single “Season Premiere” is out now on all streaming platforms. AfroPunk says “on their latest, the unfairly catchy “Season Premiere,” the quartet turns to possibly the least pop punk lyrical themes–wisdom and maturity–and in doing so crafts one of their best songs to date.” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming EP, Existential Shred, due out September 9 on Wiretap Records.

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Sponsor: The Comfort Release “Supernova” feat. AJ Perdomo

The Comfort

The Comfort have released “Supernova” featuring AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer.

The Comfort are back with their first new music in over two years. This is the third single from their upcoming album Experience Everything. Live and Die. Brisbane’s The Comfort first cemented their status in the music world with their far reaching Love EP (5+ million streams worldwide), then explored the limits of their creativity with their debut album What It Is To Be (“a beautiful, exhilarating and revelatory rock record that dives deep into our subjective journey for meaning, purpose and self-discovery” – Hysteria Magazine), before leaving us with the devastating single “Pain,” a brutally honest anthem for mental health. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Thrice, Circa Survive, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Don Broco. Now, they want to show you everything they’ve experienced through the journey of life and death.

Watch the video for “Supernova” and pre-order the new album.

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