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My Thanks to Songkick Live and Dashboard Confessional

My thanks to Songkick Live and Dashboard Confessional for sponsoring the website this week. Songkick Live teamed up with Dashboard Confessional to release an incredible live performance on YouTube. If you haven’t seen this yet, you gotta check it out.

Dashboard Confessional played an amazing career-spanning set, including songs from their recently released Crooked Shadows album. The fan Q&A portion was curated by emo authority Washed Up Emo, which has also been posted online by Songkick.

Watch Dashboard Confessional’s Songkick Live Performance and Q&A

Concert discovery app Songkick has posted the entirety of their recent Songkick Live session with Dashboard Confessional on YouTube. Songkick Live is a free concert series where some of an artist’s biggest fans, and Songkick trackers, are invited to watch an intimate performance, complete with free food, drinks, and the chance to engage with the artist after the set via a fan Q&A and photo meet & greet.

Dashboard Confessional played an amazing career-spanning set, including songs from their recently released Crooked Shadows album. The fan Q&A portion was curated by emo authority Washed Up Emo, which has also been posted online by Songkick.

My Thanks to Foxera

My thanks for Foxera for sponsoring the website this week. Foxera just released a new video for their song “Memories” featuring Tilian Pearson on vocals. I read multiple people in our forums talking about how this was one of their favorite songs Tilian’s been featured on in years. So, that already makes this worth checking out, but if you think you’ve got some vocal chops yourself, the band is also currently looking for a new singer. They plan to record a collection of songs with producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, I See Stars, Veil of Maya, Asking Alexandria) in the near future and are searching for “the voice of their band.”

Curious for more information? Check out their website.

Foxera Release Video for “Memories;” Looking for Vocalist

Foxera have debuted their video for “Memories.” The song features a collaboration with Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance on vocals. When describing the song and video the band said:

The song reflects on the moments in our lives that feel like we aren’t in control of our hardships and struggles. We must remind ourselves to choose to focus less on what we can’t change and more on what we can. The video catalogs the confusion felt when those moments and our memories get the best of us.

Foxera are a melodic rock band out of Phoenix, AZ and are currently getting ready to record a diverse collection of debut songs with producer Taylor Larson (Periphery, I See Stars, Veil of Maya, Asking Alexandria). They are on the search for the voice of their band and encourage anyone interested to visit their website to learn more, contact the band, and preview their other songs.

My Thanks to Babygotbacktalk

My thanks to Babygotbacktalk for sponsoring the website this week. So, it’s the weekend, you’re looking for something new to listen to, right? If you’re into bands like The Matches or Chumped, this is going to be right in your wheelhouse. It’s clever, violin-powered, and the band described it as “D-I-Why?-because-we-gotta punk,” which is just damn good copywriting if you ask me. You can grab the EP right now on Bandcamp, and, at the very least give a song or two a spin.

Babygotbacktalk Release New EP

Babygotbacktalk are a violin-powered, coed, multiracial D-I-Why?-because-we-gotta punk quartet from New York City. On April 14th the band released their new EP, Up in Open Arms, on Bandcamp. If you’re into bands like Chumped, The Matches, or similar artists, this is going to be right in your wheelhouse.

Check out “I Guess This is Glowing Up” and then download the EP.

Side Project Release New EP

Side Project are a pop-rock band from Leicester, UK and they will be releasing their debut EP, The Shapes and the Colours, this Friday, April 13th. You can stream “Dance the Night Away” to get a good idea what the band sounds like. Think anthematic rock music with big choruses and a summer vibe.

Their EP is available early on their webstore and if you’re looking for something new to spin as the weather starts to warm up a little bit, this should do nicely.

My Thanks to Pylons

My thanks to Pylons for sponsoring the website this week. The band just released their sophomore album, Macro Eye Close Up, which rips its name right from the center of the first song on the record, “Page Torn Down the Middle.” At under twenty minutes, the album manages to hone in on consistent stability, and an expansive sound, panning out and pulling in from an array of influences. Teetering somewhere on the brink of punk, alternative and rock ‘n’ roll, the dual vocal band utilizes their female/male fronted dynamic to give their listeners something both refreshing and reminiscent. Macro Eye Close Up earns itself upon the initial listen, and each and every one that will inevitably follow.

You can check them out on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

Pylons Release Their New Album

Pylons’ sophomore album, Macro Eye Close Up, rips its name right from the center of the first song on the record, “Page Torn Down the Middle.” At under twenty minutes, the album manages to hone in on consistent stability, and an expansive sound, panning out and pulling in from an array of influences. Teetering somewhere on the brink of punk, alternative and rock ‘n’ roll, the dual vocal band utilizes their female/male fronted dynamic to give their listeners something both refreshing and reminiscent. Macro Eye Close Up earns itself upon the initial listen, and each and every one that will inevitably follow.

You can check them out on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

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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.