New Music Monday SOTD: Sir Sly – High
Los Angeles pop-rockers, Sir Sly are back with a compelling follow-up to their 2013 smash “Gold.” Landon Jacobs’ showcases a more dynamic and exciting range on his vocals on “High” and Sir Sly demonstrates they’re a band that continues to grow.
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Teen Divorce – Almost Heaven EP Review
Jacksonville Florida emo/punk pop trio Teen Divorce dropped their self produced debut EP Almost Heaven, late this winter, in the midst of 2017 tour leg. The record has a unique and nostalgic feel despite a fairly modern indie sound. It’s heartfelt and almost accidentally catchy. Their music is obviously genuine and I see a lot of potential in their work as they move forward through upcoming tour dates and a future full length record.
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Floral and Fading – New Music from Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil recently debuted a music video for their new, and charming as hell, pop punk track, “Floral and Fading”. It’s a classic emo hit that might seem shockingly overproduced and synthy if you aren’t used to Fearless Records, but there is something to be said for that sticky sweet and nostalgic 3rd wave emo sound. Lighthearted delivery of suicidal lyrics, a music video that nods to “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, and the never forgotten “woah-oh” laced breakdown together are oddly classic at this point.
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Ingenue assaults your headphones as a long rush of fuzz and distortion but gradually transforms into a slick indie rock offering. The song is a meandering track that demands attention and delivers a creative vibe much different than anything else on the markets these days. At times, I felt like I had my ass parked on a huge bass speaker in the corner of the dance floor at The Revival in Philadelphia listening to a killer new wave dance party.
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Glazzies Spill Video
They are the pride of Sag Harbor, NY, and one hell of a fun band. The Glazzies, a hard-hitting Alt-Rock duo are riding the success of their recently released Kill Me Kindly album. Today, they’ve delivered a compelling and entertaining new video for their song “Spill.”
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Gutxi Bibang – System of a Gun
True story: I just had diversity training this week at the office, and it was very impactful to me. I honestly never thought of myself as biased against any group of people because of race, ethnicity, religion, etc., and then I saw an email with new music from Gutxi Bibang. What did I do?
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New Def Leppard Video – “We Belong”
We’ll keep this one short and sweet. Def Leppard continues to put out new rock ‘n roll that matters. Their newer music is comfortably reminiscent, but with a fresh feel. They are buoyed by the fact that in this their fourth decade of rock, they are still touring and playing with virtually the original lineup.
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Sonitus Kleptocracy Interview
North East London rockers Sonitus have just released their compelling new EP Kleptocracy. The seven song offering reveals the depth and diversity of the band. Their music is impossible to classify in a neat little bucket, but it’s good stuff and interesting as hell. Listen to the album stream below, but first learn how the band themselves classify their sound, and gain some more insight into the new release.
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