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Meet Orlando’s JANANI

Janani LogoThey’re a talented rock group from Orlando just bursting with potential and are on the cusp of releasing a fantastic new track “First To Fall.”  The song features scorching guitar riffs, thunderous drums and rock solid bass, but is highlighted by the powerful soulful vocals from Janani.  We’ll share the single right here on release day, Friday, February 3rd.  In the meantime, let’s meet the band.

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New Music from Auditorium

Never Wrote A Diver A Poem – Auditorium

Today’s Song of the Day is a nicely produced spotlight on the talented young Spencer Berger, aka Auditorium. “Never Wrote A Diver a Poem” features soaring harmonies, subtle piano and sumptuous vocals. It’s the second song of the recently released The First Music.

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RIP Butch Trucks

RIP Butch Trucks, Longtime Allman Brothers Drummer

RIP Butch TrucksI suppose it is ineveitable as our classic rock heroes close in on their 70’s (and 80’s), but it’s never easy losing a rock music legend.  Today the ock universe lost the man who defined Southern Rock drumming.  Butch Trucks was the freight train who powered  Suthern Rock pioneers as one of their original drummers.  He passed away earlier today of unknown causes.

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Speaker First: Anthem – New Rock from Indonesia

Speaker First: The Anthem – Our Rock Song of the Day

Speaker First - The AnthemHappy Hump Day – we have a first for you here at Rarasfarm; our first featured song from Indonesia.  “The Anthem” from Speaker First is a hard-driving, invigorating track with a distinctly “American rock” vibe to it.  The band offers up a handful of influences, and two of them strike close to home, as their raucous sound comfortably reminds me of Wolfmother and BRMC.

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Iron Maiden Roar Back

Iron Maiden Announce North American Tour

iron maiden tourThey are one of the biggest heavy metal acts ever, and the timeless Iron Maiden are headed back on the road again. Their summer tour kicks off in Bristow, VA on June 3rd and runs through the end of July with a final date in Brooklyn. In between, they hit Tampa’s Amalie Arena on June 11th. Fan club presale begins on Feb. 24th with public sales on January 27th.

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Give Me Peace on Earth

Avett Brothers Give Me Love: Song of the Day

Avett Brothers Give Me LoveI’ll keep this one short and sweet.  The Avett Brothers are uber-talented. George Harrison wrote some amazing music.  The world today can use some hope and unity.  This weekend, the Avett Brothers masterfully covered a Harrison classic and decided to take an optiistic outlook on life.  Thank you!

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New Maine Music + Tour News

New Maine Music, Tour Dates and News

New Maine MusicThe Maine surprised fans earlier today with the release of a brand new single, “Bad Behavior.” (Hear the song below).  They also shared info on their forthcoming album release for their new album, Lovely Little Lonely and published their North American tour dates.  And if that wasn’t enough, they also shared a fun little bio that is posted below for your viewing enjoyment.

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Heart.Beat.Here – Dashboard Confessional

Heart.Beat.Here – Rock Song of the Day

Heart.Beat.HereDashboard Confessional gave us a nice surprise today when they unexpectedly announced the release of a new EP of covers. titled Covered + Taped. The EP includes songs by The 1975 (“Sex”), Julien Baker (“Sprained Ankle”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), and Sorority Noise (“Using”).  And, as an added bonus, they’ve included a free download of previously unreleased “Heart.Beat.Here.?

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