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Simon has spent the last two-plus decades in the music industry as a program director, DJ, influencer, voice-over artist, and band manager. He's passionate about introducing music fans to talented artists who are flying under the radar (but potentially deserving of your attention). Avid sports card collector. Pizza lover. Microbrew connoisssoir.
Interview: Clyde & Gracie From The Band Lawrence
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Interview: Clyde & Gracie From The Band Lawrence

Lawrence has experienced a lot of firsts this year. First performance on national late-night television, their first Coachella performance and they're just getting warmed up. They'll be closing out the year in style with a trio of festival-style shows at Brooklyn Steel but more on that in a few moments. We had a chance interview Lawrence and catch up with Clyde and Gracie. Here's what they had to say. On The Success of "Don't Lose Sight" While Lawrence released "Don't Lose Sight" as a single in 2021, it's been taken to a different level of success. The acoustic version went viral earlier this year. And millions of views and streams later, the song has been exposed to a whole new audience. You may also have seen/heard it in a recent Microsoft commercial. Here's what Clyde and Gracie...
Interview: Echlo’s “Soul Savant” Music Video Debut
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Interview: Echlo’s “Soul Savant” Music Video Debut

The elegant dark pop track "Soul Savant" by Echlo was recently released to the public. Now, the visually stunning music video for the song has debuted and is worth experiencing. www.echlomusic.com With stories about her experimentation with polyamory, anti-establishment tales that some might consider conspiracies, the inability to commit to one love, the rejection of modern media and propaganda, and the conviction that mental illness is a sane response to a sick society, ECHLO is determined to push back against the expectations of an all-too-often inhumane society. We recently caught up with her to gain some insight into the inspiration behind the song, more details on the video itself, and when we can expect the new album to be released. Stay in touch with Echlo by following al...
13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit
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13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit

The popular show Stranger Things has been one of the biggest hit series for Netflix since it launched in the summer of 2016. Someone should give whoever has been selecting the music for the show a huge raise. Season after season, the soundtrack has been setting the mood. Here are 13 different songs to revisit (and where to find them) if you've been following along. 13. The Bangles "Hazy Shade Of Winter" Written and performed by Simon & Garfunkel, the song was originally released in the fall of 1966. The Bangles recorded a cover for the Less Than Zero soundtrack which was released in 1987. Their version peaked at #2 on the Billboard Chart. Watch: Season 1, Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk 12. Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"...
Five New July Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five New July Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

July is shaping up to be a strong month for new music releases. Here's a look at five albums you should be ready to consume. We understand you're probably going to stream music. But, we do consider physical album copies an important part of the listening experience too. So thank you to those who support your local record shop. Check out some honorable mentions below our top 5 and don't forget to drop us a comment below if we missed anything you're looking forward to. 1. Metric Formentera Release Date: July 8th Metric returns with their 8th studio album Formentera. It's their first new release since 2018s Art of Doubt. They're heading out on a North American tour beginning in early August and running through late October to support the release. Artist links: Website, Instagra...
Alt-Rock Trio Capital Theatre Release Video For “Fait Accompli”
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Alt-Rock Trio Capital Theatre Release Video For “Fait Accompli”

New Zealand-based alt-rock trio Capital Theatre has released its debut album. Their captivating new music video accompanies the buzzworthy single "Fait Accompli". This edgy yet melodic band is one to keep an eye on, we're expecting big things to come. Photo Credit: Robert M. Knight Capital Theatre was formed in 2019 by longtime friends Adam Stevenson (vocals, guitar, piano), Paul Reid (drums, vocals), and Roy Oliver (guitar, vocals). They've got some heavy hitters in their corner. The new album A Hero's Journey was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Mike Clink. He's known for his work with bands like Guns N' Roses, Megadeth and Steve Vai. The album's lyrical content is based on the mythological book The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. The 10-song collection...
Nothing More’s Spirits Album Drops October 14th
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Nothing More’s Spirits Album Drops October 14th

Rockers Nothing More has announced the pre-order for their new album. The highly anticipated "Spirits" is set for release on October 14th. Accompanying the announcement is the release of the lyric video for the hard-rocking title track. Photo Credit: Jody Domingue 'The new single follows the successful "Turn It Up Lie (Stand In The Fire)" and "Tired of Winning". "Spirits" has everything to do with alcohol according to frontman Jonny Hawkins. When you drink liquor, it has been said that you are welcoming that pneuma (spirit) into your body. Most of us have seen and experienced how alcohol (or rather ‘al-ghawl,’ which means demon/spirit) can make us feel. It’s almost as if we turn into someone else when too much of the spirit has been consumed. Sometimes it’s eye opening and can ...
Hard-Hitting Jane N’ The Jungle Single “Dirty Dog” Available Now
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Hard-Hitting Jane N’ The Jungle Single “Dirty Dog” Available Now

Jane N' The Jungle has come out swinging with the release of their new single "Dirty Dog". The uptempo rock track carries a strong message that shouldn't be ignored. Photo Credit: Jim Louvau Front woman Jordan White confronts the issue of her own sexual assault in the lyric content of the song. She penned the lyrics at a local watering hole while trading stories with the talented Ayron Jones. Lyrics like "felt so gross and so small, like a Dirty Dog" carry a heavy weight. But these types of heavy topics shouldn't be ignored. In fact, I can't think of a better place to express them than an aggressive rock song like this. Jane N' The Jungle is fresh off the release of their Ocean Creatures EP. They jumped right back in the studio so that the talented White along with Brian Dellis...
Wolf Rd Drops Pop-Punk Anthem “Way Down”
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Wolf Rd Drops Pop-Punk Anthem “Way Down”

Wolf Rd is back with a banger of a new single in the form of "Way Down". The band just celebrated the single drop with a big release show at Chicago's Bottom Lounge. Photo Credit: Kelley Curran "Way Down" taps into a little bit of everything I like about the pop-punk genre. It has catchy melodies, heavy guitar breakdowns, and lyrics with depth. The song is about picking up the pieces after you've had your heart broken. Frontman Chris Hoffmann had this to say about the track. "Way Down" is fast and dancey and energetic because it’s not about staying down when you feel bad – it’s a song about pulling yourself up, putting yourself back out there, and being determined not to let your past or other peoples’ opinions determine how you’re going to live your life. Goodbye, and good rid...
Ed Kowalczyk Re-records Vocals For “Lightning Crashes” Remix
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Ed Kowalczyk Re-records Vocals For “Lightning Crashes” Remix

Canadian DJ Avira has built up a reputation in recent years for remixing classic songs. Up next on his agenda is a remix of an alt classic from Live. "Lightning Crashes" was one of the biggest songs of the 90s and it's been reborn as an EDM song. Listen: Lightning Crashes Remix I wasn't sure what to expect when I first read about the project. And I must admit I wasn't sure what to think after my first listen. But I went into the experience with an open mind. Live was (is) a huge part of my musical DNA. Ultimately I approve and after a few more times on repeat, I can't stop listening. AVIRA has taken the original and effectively paid tribute while instilling a modern sensibility. This version of "Lightning Crashes" is sure to connect with music fans despite genre preference. ...
Ian Flanigan’s New Single “Last Name On It” Available Worldwide
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Ian Flanigan’s New Single “Last Name On It” Available Worldwide

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ian Flanigan is back with a brand new single. "Last Name On It" is a fun upbeat country tune that has the potential to be one of this year's signature songs. www.IanFlaniganMusic.com Flanigan has been honing his craft on the road for the last decade. His iconic whiskey-smoked voice and memorable performances have played a big part in earning fans across the country. In 2020 he was spotted by a talent scout from NBC's The Voice. This led to his first network television appearances and exposure to a whole new audience. Selected as a member of Team Blake, Flanigan would go on to place third in the popular primetime singing competition. The experience led to the debut single "Grow Up" featuring Blake Shelton himself. New Album Coming Later ...