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Author: Ambur Masen

Wave journalist. Lightwood Press founding editor. Alternative rock, wave, dark pop, & everything in between–find her favorites highlighted in “Breaking Waves” and “Release Radar’s Greatest Hits”.
ICYMI: Alt Rock Band Autopilot Dropped a New Video For Their Energetic Single, “Feverish Dreams”.
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ICYMI: Alt Rock Band Autopilot Dropped a New Video For Their Energetic Single, “Feverish Dreams”.

Today, Canadian alt-rockers Autopilot surprised us with a cool new video for their latest single, "Feverish Dreams". The band is currently on tour in North America, but their busy schedule certainly isn't getting in the way of their creativity! Check the video out on YouTube, below. Autopilot's "Feverish Dreams" official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K3tHkPCnNU While the single was originally released back in October, it's always a treat to see continued support and media coming out for a song after it drops. I especially loved all the creative camera angles and close-ups the band chose to play with throughout the video. It really let us get up close and personal with their performance and think on all the little details they chose to inc...
Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]
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Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]

Seldom does an artist make such an impression on me that their release dates get written on my literal calendar... and I will openly confess that I wrote down the release date for On Ephemeral Wings as soon as w/out announced it. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going to miss this one, and I made it my mission to ensure that you wouldn't miss out, either. Even if electronic music isn't your usual cup of tea, you should make an exception for this EP. Read on to find out why. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out, now streaming everywhere. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out is a 6-track EP released by Perfectly Imperfect on November 17th, 2022. In anticipation of its release, the artist teased audiences of what's to come with two singles: "Cloud Angels" and "Feeling of The Win...
Breaking Waves: Yama on Human Error//, War Dubs, Pantheon & More. [interview]
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Breaking Waves: Yama on Human Error//, War Dubs, Pantheon & More. [interview]

"Wave encapsulates the whole range of the human experience, from love to grief. There is something that your heart can relate with somewhere in this scene." - Yama on "what does Wave Mean To you?" If there was an award for 'busiest wave producer', it might have to go to Yama this year. In the past few weeks alone, the dude has released two singles, hosted a vibe.digital podcast, and has been promoting the hell out of North America's first-ever wave festival, Pantheon. Before that, Yama was spearheading the coordination of said festival, as well as the annual 'war dubs season' that we all know and love. If you're unfamiliar with Yama, you're in luck. I connected with the artist a little while ago and was able to ask him some questions about all the different roles he takes on i...
Human Beings: We’re Finally a Community Again. #sixseasonsandamovie 
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Human Beings: We’re Finally a Community Again. #sixseasonsandamovie 

Human Beings– it’s time. We’re heading back to Greendale. The Community movie is here. #sixseasonsandamovie  The Community Movie as Announced via Twitter: https://twitter.com/CommunityTV/status/1575856260850733057 https://twitter.com/joelmchale/status/1575852929415671808?s=20&t=OyNNAN01H8jzdgdLHVAlOw September closed out with the best possible news. The cult favorite comedy, Community, announced via Twitter that its prophesied movie is happening, at long last. With the announcement came confirmation that many of the original cast members are already on board, including Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash. The original series' creator, Dan Harmon, is also returning to franchise, as well as the or...
Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]
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Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]

"I describe wave to people who are new to it by explaining that wave music all exists in the same science fiction / fantasy universe, and isn't married to a tempo or drum pattern [...]"- Nick Neutronz Sometimes we come across a track that hits us and it sticks with us for well over a week. One that keeps you up at night. Recently, for me, that was “North Node” by Nick Neutronz. Check it out on SoundCloud, below: https://soundcloud.com/nickneutronz/north-node?si=e14d1dfbf0474d0cacff87c818fce16c&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing I kept finding myself drawn to long walks, to meditating in the woods, to these massive, lingering moments of pondering... all because of this track. Sometimes even instead of writing, I had to p...
Saint Slumber Returns– HALLELUJAH! [New Track Friday + An Interview!]
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Saint Slumber Returns– HALLELUJAH! [New Track Friday + An Interview!]

(c) Saint Slumber “Life is good. And we’re never going to take this– you know, playing live music– for granted ever again. You never know what show is going to be your last show."Joshua Perna Saint Slumber, the patron saint of synergy, corn, and phenomenal tunes, is gracing us with yet another summertime banger. Check out these teasers of "HALLELUJAH (NOTHING MATTERS)" from the band on TikTok and find out why I'm so excited about this. I can already tell it's going to be an absolute bop. Be sure to stick around after for some other updates from 'the best band you've never heard of', including the transcription of a little chat between us all at The MilkBoy in Philly from earlier this summer. The Prayer of Saint Slumber: HALLELUJAH, NOTHING MATTERS...
Breaking Waves: M!NGO & “Faded”, SoundCloud Surprises [interview]
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Breaking Waves: M!NGO & “Faded”, SoundCloud Surprises [interview]

"...Wave, to me, is a huge community of people that all love sounds..."-M!NGO, 2022 You ever thank an artist for releasing something? Yes? No? --Well, that was me with M!NGO this week. We’ve hit the midway point in our #gothgirlsummer and ya’ll, let me tell you, I was really thinking I wasn’t going to make it.   At least, that’s what I would tell you if you had asked me earlier this week how I was doing. I’m still melting- and life is still chaos- But, then-- I got a little notification that Mr. M!NGO put together a playlist of “THINGS U MAY HAVE MISSED” on SoundCloud and it turned my whole week around. https://soundcloud.com/jmingo/sets/things-u-may-have-missed That’s not all– If you checked Spotify this week, you’ll notice that he graced u...
Welcome to the Church of Saint Slumber.
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Welcome to the Church of Saint Slumber.

Last month, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Malibu x Saint Slumber x Moonroof live show in Philly. Needless to say, it was an incredible time. To tell you the truth, I was only familiar with one band going in: Saint Slumber. I've been following them since 2020. And by following, I mean that they haven't left my "On Repeats" since November 14, 2020. I had never seen them live before, but they topped my concert bucket list. So I was pretty excited for this one, folks. I was almost nervous-- how do you prepare for a show that's got YEARS of anticipation behind it? And on their end, having been away from the stage for over 800 days-- how can a band meet fan expectations after all this time? But the only question I had leaving Philadelph...
NYC, Don’t Miss the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party This Week.
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NYC, Don’t Miss the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party This Week.

Listen up, New York! We got one hell of an event happening this Wednesday night: the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party. Regardless of if you're in town for NFT NYC or not-- if you've got time 10PM-4AM... You are not going to want to miss this. Check out this teaser video released by the curator, RANDOM GHOST. Then read on to learn more about the incredible lineup for the event. AKA the reason why I am so excited to get down to NYC... despite the hours of trains involved. But it'll be so worth it. Get your tickets here. Cyberpunk Vol 4 Instagram Announcements: View this post on Instagram A post shared by RANDOM GHOST (@rndmghst) View this post on Instagram A post shared by RANDOM GHOST (@rndmghst) ...
Breaking Waves: Fyoomz & “Invisible Touch”
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Breaking Waves: Fyoomz & “Invisible Touch”

"Wave exists in the collective subconscious of every avid electronic music fan. People who take an active interest in Wave are among those same fans, except they’re awake." — Donald // Fyoomz 🌊🌊🌊 (@fyoomz) April 12, 2022Twitter It was my lucky day on Tuesday. When I woke up, feeling well enough to write, I found a new Fyoomz drop--all at once!! And let me tell you—“Invisible Touch” is a whole vibe. It kept me going literally all day. You should check it out, especially if you need an intense pick-me-up. It's all that and more. https://open.spotify.com/album/2F0YZkPricVTNeeBYydGd3 https://twitter.com/fyoomz/status/1534179687089557505 Describing the track on SoundCloud, Fyoomz says, “This is my take on a classic trance tune from Bobina and Ferry Cors...