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Month: September 2022

B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)
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B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)

'Vengeance,' the directorial debut of 'The Office' star B.J. Novak, is a sharply observed Texas-based noir that explores more territory than you might expect. Novak wrote, directed, and starred in this darkly comic thriller as somewhat of an aimless journalist named Ben Manalowitz looking for his ticket to success. B.J. Novak and Boyd Holbrook star in 'Vengeance' (Focus Features) An Unexpected Trip to West Texas His career is on a decent path, but his ambitions are higher. His love life is fleeting, with an iPhone full of women that he identifies mostly by where he met them to jog his own memory. Callous and selfish, his tendency is to sacrifice genuine relationships for brief moments of pleasure. Ben's life changes when he gets a phone call from a man named Ty (Boyd Hol...
Art Rock Trio Palaye Royale Unveil “Lifeless Stars”
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Art Rock Trio Palaye Royale Unveil “Lifeless Stars”

Talented art rock trio Palaye Royale have released their highly anticipated new single. On top of that, they've announced the release date for their new album. "Lifeless Stars" will be included on Fever Dream and will be released on October 28th. If you're just getting to know Palaye Royale, their music can be described as equal parts brit-pop, glam rock, and art-punk. It's a family affair as the band was formed in 2008 by three brothers Remington Leith (vocals), Sebastian Danzig (guitar), and Emerson Barrett (drums). Sebastian, the oldest of the Kropp brothers, was born in Canada but they moved to Las Vegas shortly after birth. As teenagers, they moved to Los Angeles where they paid their dues in the local rock 'n' roll scene. On The Road Over the years they've developed a...
Weapons Of Anew Release High Octane Single “Break The Ties”
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Weapons Of Anew Release High Octane Single “Break The Ties”

Rockers Weapons Of Anew have re-emerged with a recharged lineup and a brand new single. "Break The Ties" will appear on the band's new album due in 2023. The track is their first release with new singer Richie Hume and drummer Lun'iah Fontana. This will be the second studio album for Weapons Of Anew after releasing The Collision of Love and Hate in 2017. A planned 2020 album release was delayed due to the onset of the pandemic. They did release a single from the project at the time, a cover of The Chainsmokers' "Sick Boy". The track had success on rock radio charts and has accumulated more than a million streams to date. The band would undergo lineup changes in 2021. They opted to re-record songs for what will be their 2023 release, The Art of War. Getting To Know Weapons ...
PODCAST: The Subways Revisit ‘The OC’ + Announce Album Release
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PODCAST: The Subways Revisit ‘The OC’ + Announce Album Release

British alt-rockers The Subways recently appeared on a popular podcast recounting their appearance on the FOX television show The OC. Welcome To The OC, Bitches is hosted by Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke. The podcast takes the audience back to the early 2000s when The OC was one of the biggest hits on television. The Subways are part of an exclusive club of musicians who performed on the show. The Bait Shop was a fictional venue that also saw performances from The Killers, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, and others. Billy Lunn (vocals, guitar) and Charlotte Cooper (vocals, bass) appeared with Bilson and Clarke to talk about their experience on The OC and what they have coming next. You can watch the full episode here. And you can relive their performance via The Subways ...
The Stone Foxes Drop Standout “Time Is A Killer” Single
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The Stone Foxes Drop Standout “Time Is A Killer” Single

San Francisco-based rock band The Stone Foxes have unveiled a 'killer' new single. "Time Is A Killer" is set to appear on the upcoming release of On The Other Side. The album drops on November 18th and is their first in more than six years. Artwork: Spence Koehler The Stone Foxes consist of the Koehler brothers with Shannon on vocals, drums, and harmonica and Spence on guitar and vocals. On The Other Side is described as a 'cinematic western rock & roll soundtrack to pull you through when the journey gets rough'. Time Is A Killer We're hearing a variety of influences on the new track "Time Is A Killer". While the Black Keys and Jack White influence shines through, they've carved out a vibe that's all their own. When it comes to the meaning behind the track, things get a ...
Toadies Release ‘Damn You All To Hell’ EP
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Toadies Release ‘Damn You All To Hell’ EP

EP Artwork 90s alt-rock icons the Toadies have released a new EP. The release is in conjunction with the launch of their 25th-anniversary Rubberneck tour. Best known for their smash hit "Possum Kingdown", the new EP features several previously unreleased songs including a David Bowie cover song. Damn You All To Hell features three songs recorded during the sessions for their latest studio album The Lower Side of Uptown which was released in 2017. The fourth song ('Forgiven') was recorded back in 2008 during the recording of their No Deliverance album. Toadies On Tour The band faced some challenges in holding the tour in the first place. Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek had this to say about the multiple attempts to head out on the road. "This tour was originally slated to g...
Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection
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Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection

The Foo Fighters have announced a new greatest hits collection and there's no shortage of material to choose from. In the wake of the tragic passing of long-time drummer Taylor Hawkins, the 19-song album will be available on October 28th on Sony Legacy Records. SONY Legacy Records Nirvana disbanded in 1994 after the death of Kurt Cobain. From there, Dave Grohl fielded offers to play drums with a number of high-profile acts. Instead, he entered Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington, and recorded what would become the Foo Fighters' debut album. This led to a storied career that included 10 studio albums, sold-out tours, a few documentaries, and even a mockumentary. The band has amassed an impressive 15 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2...
‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)
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‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)

The character of I.M. Fletcher, aka Fletch, began with series of mystery novels released by Gregory Mcdonald starting in 1974. That original novel was adapted for the big screen in 1985 with Chevy Chase taking on the titular role of an unconventional investigative reporter. Known for his comedic prowess, Chase helped cement the character into the realm of pop culture. After an ill-fated sequel in 1989 that was not based on an existing novel, Fletch's big screen adventures ended even though there are 11 existing books in the series. There has been talk of trying a cinematic reboot for years, but it took actual decades to get off the ground. Jon Hamm stars in 'Confess, Fletch' (Paramount/Miramax) 'Confess, Fletch' is based on the second book in the series, originally published...
You Me At Six Drop Energetic New Single “No Future? Yeah Right”
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You Me At Six Drop Energetic New Single “No Future? Yeah Right”

English rockers You Me At Six have dropped a high-octane new single ahead of their run of U.S. tour dates. "No Future? Yeah Right" will be included on the band's eighth studio album which is due in 2023 on Rise Records. Truth Decay Artwork The new album Truth Decay follows 2021's SUCKAPUNCH which hit #1 in the UK. The new single "No Future? Yeah Right" features special guest Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari on vocals. The song encourages listeners to stand up for themselves and features a soaring powerful chorus that'll drag you in. You Me At Six vocalist Josh Franceschi had this to say about the new material. Sometimes we find ourselves under the spell of others’ insecurities & if you let people hurt you, they will. Nothing is more disappointing than discovering someone’s tru...
Toad The Wet Sprocket Frontman To Release New Solo Album
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Toad The Wet Sprocket Frontman To Release New Solo Album

Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Philips will release his first solo album in five years this fall. There Is So Much Here will be released on November 4th via Compass Records. In addition to the album announcement, he's released the first single from the project called "Big Changes". Photo Credit: Chris Orwig Phillips got his start as lead singer & songwriter for Toad The Wet Sprocket. They formed in the mid-1980s and rose to fame on the success of singles like "All I Want", "Walk On The Ocean", and "Fall Down". What I didn't realize until doing homework for this article was that their name was inspired by a Monty Python skit according to Rock & Roll True Stories. Like many quirky band names, it wasn't meant to be permanent, but it stuck. And the rest, as they say, is his...