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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]
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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...
Sorry It’s Over Confronts Addiction On New Single “Dog Daze”
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Sorry It’s Over Confronts Addiction On New Single “Dog Daze”

Alt/pop concept act Sorry It's Over has released a new single called "Dog Daze". The band, formed by Louis Petrella continues to pick up steam with more than a half million streams on Spotify to date. We caught up with Petrella to learn more about "Dog Daze", his songwriting process, and what inspired him to start playing music in the first place. You can connect with Sorry It's Over for additional updates on their website, Facebook and Instagram pages. On your new song "Dog Daze", what's the inspiration behind the song? Musically, "Dog Daze" was a pretty simple song that I came up with rather quickly a couple of years ago. Just going back and forth with two major 7 chords on the guitar. I had the basic idea of how the song should go pretty quickly but what took a little lon...
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...
Rockers At-Risk Youth Release ‘On A Wire’ EP
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Rockers At-Risk Youth Release ‘On A Wire’ EP

Colorado-based rock band At-Risk Youth has released their brand new EP On A Wire. The group was founded by vocalist/guitarist and primary songwriter Mark Foreman and drummer Ryan Hartline. The talented duo joined forces with bassist Ali Belone to round out the lineup. We had a chance to catch up with Foreman to gain some insight into the recording process, what inspired him to begin playing music in the first place, and which musicians continue to bring him inspiration. Check out the new EP below and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Is it true the title of the EP comes from a Metric song? What's the inspiration behind that? Yes, the title comes from a lyric in Black Sheep, one of the two covers on the EP. We really wanted to use o...
Patrick James Band & Tayla Rees Release “Anyway” Music Video
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Patrick James Band & Tayla Rees Release “Anyway” Music Video

The music video for the buzz-worthy collaboration featuring Patrick James Band and Tayla Rees has officially debuted. The duo came together to collaborate on "Anyway" after connecting in the studio. James is an industry veteran performer, songwriter, and producer and Rees is a rising star. We were able to catch up with James (a.k.a. Pat Gasperini) to gain some insight on the release, find out how it all came together and what he has planned next. How did this powerful collaboration with Tayla Rees come about on "Anyway"? I wrote "Anyway" a while back and has always been a special song to me and knew someday it would be released as a single. I’ve been producing, developing, and co-writing with Tayla Rees for nearly three years. She's opened for the PJB and I've pulled her up...
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...
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...
“Inspiration Leads Me Everywhere”: Chats with Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber, King Leer]
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“Inspiration Leads Me Everywhere”: Chats with Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber, King Leer]

Attention: if you've read "Ode To Youth//... Joshua Perna" in full, then you can skip this piece. This article contains the same interview & is for everyone who just wants to dive straight into the interview with Joshua Perna. I don't blame you, of course! You know what you want... and he's got some really great points on all things dealing with creative burnout, working as an independent musician, artistry, social media and more! "While you might not be spending money, you are. You're spending your time. And that is not a renewable resource. Your energy is finite."Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber / King Leer] What initially started this feature was something that Joshua Perna had said in a Discord group chat message a few months before this talk of YOUTH// cancellati...
Breaking Waves: Just Connor & “Hyperstrike”
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Breaking Waves: Just Connor & “Hyperstrike”

Considering it has been almost exactly a year to the day since I first spoke with Just Connor about his music, I think it's only right to do this first issue of Breaking Waves about him... Especially since today is the day that the first Just Connor track of 2022 drops! Please go ahead and stream "Hyperstrike"-- I promise you, it will send you on a gorgeous sonic journey. It's what I've had on repeat all morning. By the time you reach the second drop, you will realize that no one does wave music quite like JC. That's what I realized a year ago, and have realized time and time again, on my "journey through wave". I say it like that because that's what this has felt like--a journey. Ever since that first conversation with JC, it has felt like I've been on a journey to discover w...