ZIMINY – “Summer Nights” (Video Premiere)

Ziminy

Today I’m pleased to premiere the new lyric video from ZIMINY, the electro-synth project from former AWOLNATION bassist Dave Amezuca. This song, “Summer Nights” has a vibe fully entrenched in the 60’s-80’s noteworthy artists such as Elton John, The Doors, Chicago and David Bowie, but with a more modern twist.

Amezuca has drawn inspiration from other modern artists such as Cage the Elephant, Tame Impala, as well as his old stomping grounds in AWOLNATION. Amezuca had this to say about his current project’s direction:

It’s strange it’s taken 10 years of playing music professionally to sit in the chair that sort of started it all for me. I would consider the direction of the sound direction-less, or no genre, as I have so many influences that will inspire a different shade of a song. To start things off, I wanted to introduce something that feels old and new at the same time. There’s a clear 80’s formula found in ‘Summer Nights,’ however I hope the take away is that of a fresh perspective. I was inspired by Stranger Things. You feel like you’ve been transported to the 80’s, but at the same time you also know it’s 2020. It’s just works, and you love it. That was my approach with ‘Summer Nights.’ However the Love Language LP covers many different textures, feelings and attitudes. My inspirations are varied so I wanted to bring them all together in one place. I’m very eager to share this music with the world 

If you like this song as much as I do, you can pre-save the track on Spotify. ZIMINY’s debut LP, Love Language will be available everywhere music is sold on August 21st.

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Rational Anthem – “Unimaginary Girlfriend” (Video Premiere)

Rational Anthem

Today I’m proud to premiere the latest single from Rational Anthem called “Unimaginary Girlfriend.” The band, who are originally from Florida, are set to release their new record It’s Only Permanent on November 1st via A-F Records. This video captures the band’s energy from their live shows and their great personalities.

If you like what you hear, pre-orders are now up.

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Leather Bound Crooks – “Summer Nights” (Video Premiere)

Leather Bound Crooks

Today I’m proud to premiere the latest video from Leather Bound Crooks called “Summer Nights.” The band mentioned in a recent interview that, “We really wanted to create a chill end of summer vibe. The song is central to a summer love and the tones and melody create this blissful atmosphere. We’re glad the lyric video is able to reflect the track’s aesthetics so well.” Leather Bound Crooks’ latest record, Breach, is available on all streaming platforms via Forward Pace Records.

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Sun Cycles – “Bang Bang” (Video Premiere)

Sun Cycles

Sun Cycles, the solo project of Jessica Hottman of The Hottman Sisters, released her latest single “Bang Bang” last week. Today we’re excited to premiere the track’s video. “Bang Bang” is, if you’ll excuse the pun, something of a banger, and I think fans of artists like Betty Who or Halsey would find a lot to love in the indie pop song. Hottman describes the song as:

A song about falling fast in love. It tells the tale of how we often play youthful games, in an attempt to ignore how we really feel. The bridge of the song is that moment when we let go and dive headfirst into those feelings we have, which are often inescapable anyway.

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Russian Girlfriends – “Redfield” (Video Premiere)

Russian Girlfriends

From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Russian Girlfriends and I are excited to premiere their new music video for the single, “Redfield.” Rich with religious imagery detailing lead vocalist Adam Hooks’ realizations that his upbringing as a pastor’s son may not be the best fit in his personal life, this video rocks with the immediacy of bands such as The Bouncing Souls and Anti-Flag.

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Chorus TV: Punchline

Punchline

Punchline’s most recent tour found them supporting their longtime friends and influencers, Less Than Jake. The Pittsburgh, PA quartet performed a half hour of catchy tunes, from early fan favorite “Heart Transplants” to material from their latest album, Lion, along with a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Sound System” for the ska loyalists.

Enjoy their full set live from College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on April 16, 2019.

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Moss Jaw – “What Is Your Composition?” (Video Premiere)

Moss Jaw

Moss Jaw dropped their debut Embody this past April, and it’s one of the more unique albums I’ve heard this year. An ambitious blend of emo, punk, dream pop, and slowcore, it’s the sort of genre roulette LP bands don’t usually attempt until they’ve established themselves a bit more, but it pays off in spades for the Kalamazoo, MI, four-piece. Case in point is “What Is Your Composition?,” the band’s latest single, the J Ludeker-directed video for which we’re excited to bring you today. Check that out below and be sure to give Embody a listen if you like what you hear.

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Ancestors Index – “Do You Remember?” (Video Premiere)

Ancestors Index

Last month, we premiered the lead single from Ancestors Index’s Ghost. Today, we’re excited to bring the video for the band’s latest single, “Do You Remember?” It’s the album’s closer, a beautiful ballad dotted with strings and acoustic guitars. Check that out below and give Ghost a listen on Ancestors Index’s Bandcamp if you’re interested.

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The Republic of Wolves – “Colored Out” (Video Premiere)

The Republic of Wolves

The Republic of Wolves recently filmed a video for an acoustic/alternate version of “Colored Out.” Today, we’re happy to bring it to you. The song comes from the band’s recent album, Shrine, which recently made it onto our top albums of 2018 (so far) list.

The band has been working on some new acoustic/alternative versions of other songs from the album that may see a release in the future, and, if you haven’t checked out their new album yet — you should.

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