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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...
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...
9 Fall Songs To Add To Your Playlists
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9 Fall Songs To Add To Your Playlists

After a long hot summer, the seasons have begun to shift so we decided to take a look at nine song options you may want to consider adding to your playlist(s) this fall. 9. Broken Bells "October" Broken Bells is a duo made up of producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. "October" appears on their debut album which was released in March of 2010. While not released as an official single, it's a great option for inclusion on any fall-themed playlist. Check out "The High Road" and "The Ghost Inside" from this album too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0dP1zb-Os 8. Zac Brown Band "Colder Weather" "Colder Weather" is the second single from Zac Brown Bands' 2010 album You Get What You Give. You may recognize the actor that appears in the music video. "Thor" ak...
The Foxies Release Infectious Pop Punk Single
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The Foxies Release Infectious Pop Punk Single

Nashville-based trio The Foxies have released an infectious new pop punk single called "I Don't Wanna Want It". The catchy, uptempo track will be featured on their new album Who Are You Now, Who Were You Then? that's due September 23rd. Photo Credit: Libby Danforth The Foxies are Julia Bullock, Jake Ohlbaum, and Rob Bodley. They've released a steady stream of EPs in recent years and have built up a dedicated fanbase. With the release of their debut full-length album, they teamed with a revolving lineup of collaborators in Los Angeles and Nashville. They'd often lay down tracks in their home studios first before bringing it all together. Ohlbaum came up with the melody for "I Don't Wanna Want It" during a drive to a studio session. The release comes on the heels of the previous...
7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar
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7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean festival season is in the rearview mirror. Here's a look at 7 September music festivals to consider. 1. Life Is Beautiful Music Festival Date: September 16-18th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Founded in 2013, the Life Is Beautiful Music Festival takes place in downtown Las Vegas. According to their website, they've brought more than 570 musical acts, 113 art installations, 124 comics, and 36 philanthropic partners to the area with a goal of celebrating community. Artist highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant Click here for full lineup info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHl-UWqvtHg 2. Riot Fest Date: September 16-18 Location: Chicago, Illinoi...
Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album
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Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album

Swedish punk rockers Venerea have unleashed a new album that feels nostalgic yet fresh. Euro Trash features high-octane songs like "Blind Faith", "A Case of Corona" and the summer anthem "Summer of 94". We're hearing influences from bands like Bad Religion, The Offspring, and Green Day. And our only regret is that we're just discovering them now. Venerea formed out of Malmö, Sweden in 1991 and according to their bio, will be around until the end of time. Frankly, we love the optimistic outlook on their future. Their dual guitar/dual vocal approach results in a full melodic sound that is infectious. Recorded In Sweden The band fancies themselves as punk rock storytellers. The material on Euro Trash covers topics from humorous to political. Everything from tales of their mus...
The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album
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The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album

The new Gorillaz album Cracker Island officially has a release date. The 10-track collection is loaded with unique collaborations and is sure to defy genre classification. The highly anticipated project will be released on February 24th. This is the eighth studio album from the popular animated band founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Expect guest appearances from artists like Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo Beck, and Bad Bunny. The latest single "New Gold" features Tame Impala and Bootie Brown (The Pharcyde). The album was recorded in both London and Los Angeles earlier this year. The Gorillaz co-produced with eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr. New Gorillaz Album Formats Cracker Island will be ...
The Blue Stones Release Infectious Single “Good Ideas”
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The Blue Stones Release Infectious Single “Good Ideas”

Alt-rockers The Blue Stones have released a new single on the heels of a successful six-week headlining tour across America. "Good Ideas" is set to appear on their brand new studio album which will be out later this year. Pretty Monster also includes "Don't Miss" which dropped earlier this summer. The Blue Stones consist of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier and are following up on their successful 2021 release Hidden Gems. "Good Ideas" was co-produced by WZRD BLD, known for their work with Highly Suspect and iDKHOW. Earlier this year they spent more than a month working with a series of different producers to perfect Pretty Monster. They were looking to capture the passion and adventurous spirit of their live shows on the album. When it came to "Good Ideas", Jafar had this to...
What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert
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What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert

Credit - John Mark Arnold on Unsplash Jack White has been out on the road this summer supporting his latest album on his 'Supply Chain Issues' tour. If you have been to one of his shows anytime over the last few years, there is a good chance that your concert experience was different than any other time in this century.  The reason being is that Mr. White wanted his concerts to be a 'phone-free' experience. How was this accomplished?  He employed the technology of a company called Yondr. If you are at all like us, you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Yondr?". https://twitter.com/eclecticmess/status/1562272201851666432 The company was founded way back in 2014. We never would have guessed in 2014 that artists would start banning cell phone use at t...
Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

This fall is shaping up to be an excellent season for new music. Here's a look at 5 September album releases that should be on your radar. Streaming is fine but please consider supporting your local independent record store. 1. YUNGBLUD YUNGBLUD Release Date: September 2nd YUNGBLUD will release his third studio album on September 2nd. The self-titled release will feature stand-out tracks like "The Funeral", "Don't Feel Like Feeling Sad Today" and "Memories" featuring Willow. He's set to perform a series of low-key shows at US record stores in September before moving on to performances on big stages at Riot Fest, Louder Than Life Fest, and Firefly. Artist links: Website, Instagram & Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02T6xLNXEE0 2. Ozzy Osbourne Patient Numb...