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My Thanks to E.R.I.E

My thanks to E.R.I.E for sponsoring the website this week. E.R.I.E recently released their new album, Don’t Wanna Live, Don’t Wanna Die, on Bandcamp and it’s the kind of album that so many of the readers of this website are gonna love. It’s for fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, and Frightened Rabbit and is lush with addictive progressions and alternative undertones. Looking for something to check out this weekend? Take a listen on Bandcamp.

E.R.I.E Release New Album

E.R.I.E have released their new album, Don’t Wanna Live, Don’t Wanna Die, on Bandcamp. The album is for fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, and Frightened Rabbit and is lush with addictive progressions and alternative undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of pop-rock anthems befit for basements and festival stages alike.

My Thanks to Welcome to Geekdom

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Deanna Chapman for many years now. We’ve worked together on various projects, been on each other’s podcasts, and developed a nice online friendship. She has a podcast called Welcome to Geekdom that dives into movies, books, tv shows, comic books, and so much more. It’s a great show created by a dedicated and driven individual. The time and effort she puts into making this show is inspiring and all the episodes that have been released show that.

The podcast has been going strong since 2016 and there are a whole bunch of new guests lined up for 2020. If you’ve never given it a listen, now’s a great time to subscribe and get lost in geekdom.

Some episodes you may enjoy:

Basically, if you like awesome pop-culture stuff, there’s a chance it’s been talked about on this podcast. All of the links to subscribe in your favorite podcast player can be found here.

Welcome to Geekdom: A Podcast You’ll Like

Welcome to Geekdom is podcast that dives into movies, books, tv shows, comic books, and more. It’s hosted by Deanna Chapman, who you may recognize as a contributor on this website and previous guest-host on the Encore podcast. The podcast has been going strong since 2016 and there are a whole bunch of new guests lined up for 2020. If you’ve never given it a listen, now’s a great time to subscribe and get lost in geekdom.

Some episodes you may enjoy:

Basically, if you like awesome pop-culture stuff, there’s a chance it’s been talked about on this podcast. All of the links to subscribe in your favorite podcast player can be found here.

My Thanks to Chase Tremaine

Chase Tremaine has sponsored the website multiple times now and one of the reasons is because he’s been a longtime member of the community and really gets what we’re all about and what kind of music our readers are into. Which is why you should check out his new debut solo album, Unfall. The album is streaming everywhere now (and also available on CD, following a successful Kickstarter thanks in part to Chorus.fm users), featuring ten songs of emo lyrics, math rock guitar riffs, boy band harmonies, and indie-pop textures.

Working with producer Empty Isles (Tooth & Nail Records), Chase sought after the balance of emo-pop and modern rock perfected by artists like Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, and The Academy Is…, resulting in tracks ranging from the Copeland-like “Worth the Wait” to the Thrice-influenced new single “Honest Tree.” With hopes that this album will not just spotlight himself but also contribute to the growth of his local emo/pop-punk scene, Chase would love to hear from fellow lovers and makers of modern emo music. Email music@chasetremaine.com to discuss collaborating, writing about your music on his website, or purchasing a physical copy of Unfall.

Listen to the album now on all streaming platforms.

Chase Tremaine Releases ‘Unfall’

Following 13 years of playing guitar, bass, and drums for assorted pop, rock, punk, and hardcore bands, Chase Tremaine released his debut solo album, Unfall, on January 24th. The album is streaming everywhere now (and also available on CD, following a successful Kickstarter thanks in part to Chorus.fm users), featuring ten songs of emo lyrics, math rock guitar riffs, boy band harmonies, and indie-pop textures.

Working with producer Empty Isles (Tooth & Nail Records), Chase sought after the balance of emo-pop and modern rock perfected by artists like Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, and The Academy Is…, resulting in tracks ranging from the Copeland-like “Worth the Wait” to the Thrice-influenced new single “Honest Tree.” With hopes that this album will not just spotlight himself but also contribute to the growth of his local emo/pop-punk scene, Chase would love to hear from fellow lovers and makers of modern emo music. Email music@chasetremaine.com to discuss collaborating, writing about your music on his website, or purchasing a physical copy of Unfall.

Listen to the album now on all streaming platforms.

My Thanks to John Allred

I listen to every artist that sponsors this website. I like to know what kind of style of music they’re playing and how I think it’ll fit with our audience. After hearing the new album from John Allred, I added multiple other albums from his discography into my collection on Apple Music. From the two cover EPs, to his latest album, I genuinely enjoy it and think it’ll be right up the alley of anyone that likes the kind of music we cover here.

John is an independent singer/songwriter of 19 years and has been working on this album for the past three years. He’s opened for everyone from Blink-182 (he even covered “Dammit”) to Matt Nathanson and has influences ranging from The Counting Crows to Jimmy Eat World.

The album is available now on all streaming platforms.

John Allred Pre-Orders 50% Off

John Allred will be releasing his new album, Anchor, this Friday. John is an independent singer/songwriter of 19 years and has been working on this album for the past three years. He’s opened for everyone from Blink-182 (he even covered “Dammit”) to Matt Nathanson and has influences ranging from The Counting Crows to Jimmy Eat World.

You can pre-order the album right now on iTunes for 50% off, and you can get a taste of the album’s sound on his website.

My Thanks to Albums

I’ve always been the kind of music fan that likes to listen to albums. I’ve never been one for picking out random songs, or putting things on repeat, or building giant playlists of things in shuffle order. I like putting on an album, sitting back, and listening front to back. That’s why I was really drawn to the iOS app, nicely named, Albums.

Albums is an album-focused music player for iOS. It is the perfect companion for music nerds who use Apple Music (or have a local library) and really love to listen to albums as a whole. They just launched version 2.0 and it’s available as free download.

The app is built for those that want to listen, specifically, to albums as a whole and be able to find them and consume them in an easy manner. In addition to offering features like album shuffle, the app also hooks into MusicBrainz and Discogs to pull in production credits, release dates, and record label. It also makes the most of the latest iOS features, like Siri Shortcuts, Dark Mode, and context menus. And, the latest update has an in-app purchase to use built in Last.fm scrobbling.

Check it out now on the App Store.

Albums: The Album-Focused Music Player for iOS

Albums is an album-focused music player for iOS. It is the perfect companion for music nerds who use Apple Music (or have a local library) and really love to listen to albums as a whole. They just launched version 2.0 and it’s available as free download.

The app is built for those that want to listen, specifically, to albums as a whole and be able to find them and consume them in an easy manner. In addition to offering features like album shuffle, the app also hooks into MusicBrainz and Discogs to pull in production credits, release dates, and record label. It also makes the most of the latest iOS features, like Siri Shortcuts, Dark Mode, and context menus. And, the latest update has an in-app purchase to use built in Last.fm scrobbling.

Check it out now on the App Store.

My Thanks to Out of Service

My thanks to Out of Service for sponsoring the website this week. If you’re a longtime member of our forums, you’ll recognize the username Teebs41, and he’s a part of this band and where I first heard about them.

The band just released their new album, Burden, to all streaming services. The record is a three-act concept record about suffering from depression (Threshold, Sleep, Ash), deciding to get help (Stories, Chemicals, Burden), and learning to live with your mental illness (Trauma, Uneasy, Tomorrow).

Burden was mixed by Nathan Hussey (All Get Out) and mastered at Vu Du Studios by Frank Mitaritonna. It is a synthesis of the band’s raw emotional energy and indie sensibilities. The first single, “Stories,” features Madeline Finn (Envoi) who blends her soaring vocals to amplify the emotive energy of the song.

Out of Service Release New Album ‘Burden’

Out of Service have released their new album, Burden, to all streaming services. The record is a three-act concept record about suffering from depression (Threshold, Sleep, Ash), deciding to get help (Stories, Chemicals, Burden), and learning to live with your mental illness (Trauma, Uneasy, Tomorrow).

Out of Service is an indie rock outfit from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. After a decade-long hiatus, Out of Service reformed in 2016 with its original lineup of Mike Capuano (vocals), Bryan Williams (guitar), Ken Bond (drums), and Brian McGovern (bass). Settling into the chemistry they had from years of writing and performing together, the band released its first full-length album, Morning, in 2018. Soon after the release, Radio 104.5 Philadelphia selected Out of Service as a top 4 Philly-area band based on the strength of Morning and their regional fan base. At live shows, Out of Service has built a loyal following as the result of their dynamic brand of intensity and musicianship. The band has been booked at some of the most storied Mid-Atlantic venues with acts like Mat Kerekes (Citizen), All Get Out, Shortly, and Valencia.

Building upon this success, the band completed their forthcoming sophomore effort, Burden. Burden was mixed by Nathan Hussey (All Get Out) and mastered at Vu Du Studios by Frank Mitaritonna. It is a synthesis of the band’s raw emotional energy and indie sensibilities. The first single, “Stories,” features Madeline Finn (Envoi) who blends her soaring vocals to amplify the emotive energy of the song.