Author: Dom Vigil

Strand of Oaks Party At Monster Lake

Strand of Oaks, the internationally critically acclaimed musical project of Tim Showalter, has released a new single, “Party at Monster Lake” today. The song welcomes his fellow misfits and outcasts, exalting the bond of chosen family and the rejuvenating force of community. Seamlessly blending folk influences with rich, psychedelic synths, the song takes listeners on a transcendent journey, where every note resonates with the vibrant spirit of unity and acceptance. The song is off Strand of Oaks’ eighth studio album, Miracle Focus, out June 7th via Western Vinyl. The album marks a bold departure from Showalter’s previous introspective and deeply…

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Sadie Jean You Don't

Gold-certified alternative pop songstress, Sadie Jean has released her latest single, “You Don’t” today. The track will be featured on Simple Like 17 (Deluxe), the follow-up to Sadie’s debut EP, out May 17th. Unparalleled intimacy underscores her delicate folk instrumentation and universally relatable storytelling. On the track, finger-picked guitar perfectly complements her breathy delivery and open-hearted songcraft. Lyrically, she tries to grasp on to the threads of a fraying relationship as she exhales, “I just want to hold you close, even when it feels like such a nightmare.” Emblematic of her uncanny ability to project emotion, you can feel the…

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Fontaines DC Starburster

Fontaines D.C. have announced their highly-anticipated fourth album, ROMANCE, out August 23rd via XL Recordings. ROMANCE marks the band’s first album with producer James Ford and is without a doubt their most assured, inventive, and sonically adventurous record yet. It’s set to build on the success of the Dublin-made, now London-based band’s acclaimed 2022 album Skinty Fia, which reached number 1 in the UK and Irish album charts and saw the band receiving a host of accolades including “International Group of the Year” at the 2023 BRIT Awards. Heralding Fontaines D.C.’s latest creative (r)evolution is the explosive lead single “Starburster.”…

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20 Years Of Tears Tour

The 20 Years Of Tears tour, a once-in-a-lifetime 56-date, U.S. trek featuring varying line-ups surrounding core co-headliners Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Saosin and Anberlin, kicks off this June before wrapping up in mid-September. JT Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights vocalist and the architect behind the tour, as well as the co-founder of the ongoing Is For Lovers Festival, explains the inspiration for this not-to-be-missed touring event, which sees his band playing their debut album, The Silence in Black and White, in its entirety: “20 Years of Tears is a celebration of the genre that raised an entire generation, with basement-born bands to stadium…

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Ice Nine Kills In This Moment Tour

Ice Nine Kills and In This Moment have announced the Kiss of Death Tour Part 2, a sequel. The two bands will join forces once again to bring their spectacular and highly acclaimed live shows together this summer in 21 cities across the country. Joining Ice Nine Kills and In This Moment on The Kiss of Death 2024 Tour will be Avatar and TX2. Speaking on the announcement of the tour, Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, shares, “The Kiss of Death tour with our friends, In This Moment, last year was one for the books… We’re excited to continue…

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The Early November The Fool

Alternative rock group The Early November have released “The Fool”, the second single from their forthcoming Self-Titled album, out June 14th via Pure Noise Records. In tarot, The Fool symbolizes the embrace of new beginnings and the willingness to take risks. However the band’s latest single speaks to getting so caught up in the way things are that you almost miss those moments. Listen to it now below. “This song taps into the repetition of cycles we go through on the journey of life, and sometimes how we’re so ingrained in these cycles we don’t even notice when an opportunity…

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Underoath 20th Anniversary Tour

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of They’re Only Chasing Safety, Underoath have announced The 20th Anniversary Tour, hitting the EU, UK and US this summer and fall. The band will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a unique fan-voted set every night. Underoath says, “Twenty. Years. This is going to be like nothing we’ve ever done. They’re Only Chasing Safety in full every night plus *another* set of songs voted on by each city. Every song from every album over the past 20 years will be on the table. Let’s get nuts.” The band is offering VIP…

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UZ barnacle boi Venom

Trap pioneer UZ has teamed up with burgeoning producer barnacle boi for their debut collaboration, “Venom,” on Monstercat Uncaged. Driven by a similar musical harmony, UZ stumbled upon barnacle boi’s work on a track shared via social media. As the duo connected, barnacle boi laid down a dark and heavy foundation, setting UZ up to fuse his energetic soundscapes with elements reminiscent of 90s rave stabs. The outcome is a heavy-hitting masterpiece that showcases a solid blend of their styles driven by a deep, dark energy and an electrifying allure. Speaking about the collaboration, UZ shares, “I saw this thing…

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Never Better Baby Outlive

Never Better Baby, the solo moniker of Amy Hoffman from Future Teens, has released their new single, “Outlive” today. Trading the arena indie rock sound for a much for lo-fi bedroom pop world that still feels like it could fit into the soundtrack for Garden State, the emotional new song is sure to relate to anyone who has lost someone close to them. Listen to it now below. Speaking about the song, Amy said, “‘Outlive’ came from a night my fear of losing people I love spun so far out of control that my evangelical roots came out of retirement.…

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Wardruna Red Rocks

Wardruna have announced their only US performance on October 3rd, 2024 at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will be featured as a special guest during this event. The show is part of an extensive world tour in 2024 and 2025, where the band is set to perform in selected venues and theaters across Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and more. These include performances at prominent venues such as Royal Albert Hall in London and the Oslo Opera House. Wardruna will also make their long-awaited and first ever appearances in Australia, New Zealand and Latin…

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