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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...
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...
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...
Fitz And The Tantrums Bring The Summer Vibes On “Sway”
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Fitz And The Tantrums Bring The Summer Vibes On “Sway”

Fitz and the Tantrums are back with a new single called "Sway". The upbeat track is their first new material in three years and is just oozing with summer vibes. The accompanying music video is a feel-good nod to the 1950s. While the band plans to release more new music later this year, the new track sets the table nicely for a busy summer tour schedule. Through June 25th, Fitz and the Tantrums are on a co-headlining tour with St. Paul & the Broken Bones. From there they've got about a month off before heading back out with Andy Grammer beginning July 29th. The co-headlining tour will run through an August 27th show at the legendary Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Fitz and the Tantrums are known for their danceable anthems and have scored a number ...
Magnolia Park’s ‘Heart Eater’ EP Is A Pop Punk Masterpiece
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Magnolia Park’s ‘Heart Eater’ EP Is A Pop Punk Masterpiece

The new EP from Magnolia Park is out now. Heart Eater is an action-packed four-song EP loaded with special guests. The only complaint that comes to mind is the fact I didn't discover these guys sooner. Magnolia Park first popped on my radar in March when vocalist Joshua Roberts teamed up with 408 on the pop-punk anthem "Mark Hoppus". The song made some waves even catching the attention of the Blink 182 vocalist/bassist himself on Twitter. Leading up to the release of Heart Eater, they dropped singles with members of Bad Suns, Mayday Parade, and former skateboarder/YouTube star Chad Tepper. Fast forward to Friday and the release of the EP, they dropped their strongest track to date. "Serious" is the one song on the EP that doesn't have a guest appearance. And just goes to show they...
Infectious New Vance Joy Album + Single Available Now
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Infectious New Vance Joy Album + Single Available Now

Music from Vance Joy and summertime go hand in hand. His new album In Our Own Sweet Time is available now. To coincide with the release, he's dropped the infectious new song "Catalonia". Joy recently returned to the stage with a series of much-talked-about performances. He'll be following up shows at the Beach Life & Bottle Rock music festivals, with a full tour in early 2023. The headlining jaunt will kick off February 7th at The Met in Philadelphia before crisscrossing the US and parts of Canada. He'll wrap things up on February 25th at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. New Vance Joy Album Third Studio Album In Our Own Sweet Time is the third full-length studio effort from Vance Joy. He broke out in 2014 with Dream Your Life Away on the success of singles like "Riptide" a...
Mothica’s New Album Nocturnal Due July 1st
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Mothica’s New Album Nocturnal Due July 1st

Alt-pop artist Mothica's highly anticipated sophomore album is set for release. Nocturnal will be available worldwide on July 1st. Along with the announcement she's dropped two new singles simultaneously. She'll be heading out on tour with Coheed & Cambria this summer but more on that in a moment. Mothica released her debut album Blue Hour in 2020. The project was inspired by the sky's final moments before darkness. She followed that up with an EP in 2021 called forever fifteen. According to a recent press release, on Nocturnal she focuses on nighttime and her strange relationship with sleep. A lot of the songs touch on darkness and being self-destructive. "Blue Hour’ was a transitional moment where I got sober. I was more of an emotional wreck, trying to figure out my lif...
Blue October Fall Tour Dates Announced
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Blue October Fall Tour Dates Announced

An initial run of Blue October fall tour dates has been announced. If your city isn't on the list, don't fret. Additional shows are expected to be announced sometime soon. In the meantime, pre-sales are underway and VIP packages are now available. This new tour follows a summer run of concerts performing with Goo Goo Dolls. A collaboration that was supposed to happen in 2020, was rescheduled until 2021 and eventually moved to the summer of 2022 for obvious reasons. The tour kicks off July 15th in Idaho and will run through September 24th in Buffalo. Closing night will be a big hometown show for the Goo Goo Dolls. From there, Blue October headline shows will pick up nearly a month later. Blue October's latest album This Is What I Live For spawned the Top 10 hit "Oh My My" and s...
Punk Rockers Handheld Pay Tribute To John Candy In New Music Video
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Punk Rockers Handheld Pay Tribute To John Candy In New Music Video

Canadian punk rockers Handheld have delivered the John Candy tribute you might not have realized you needed. "Leaving Candyland" is a fun up-tempo homage to one of comedy's true legends. The music video features band members dressed up as a number of Candy's classic movie and television characters. How many can you spot? A Canadian Tragedy is the first new album in 14 years from Handheld. They formed in 1998 out of Ontario and are known for their loud, fast, and melodic punk rock jams. Fans of bands like Bad Religion, NOFX and Rise Against will feel right at home. We're hearing a hint of Blink 182 on "Leaving Candyland" too. And it's not just what appears to be a similar sense of humor. Handheld released six albums/EPs over a 10-year period from 1998 to 2008. From there they we...