Looking for a new artist or two to add to your summer playlist? Well The Sound Alarm enlisted the help of Smoke Season to share their Six Los Angeles Bands To Watch. As an indie group who took the scene by storm last year, they know a thing or two about being a band to watch. With picks ranging from tracks to dance to to artists you must see live, there is something for nearly every music fan in this Six Picks!
Nearly every band name has a story to go with it. For Western Education, it was how they described their sound during one of their first practices. They went back and forth on the name until deciding they liked the name for the acronym “WE” promotes their togetherness. So we asked Will Hunt, Western Education’s bass player, and connoisseur of band-names, chimes in on six important things…
Everyone has something they believe in, a cause to fight for or a dream to mutative them. For Ostrich Run they are working to use music to promote charity. So much so they have founded their own charity the Ostrich Farm Foundation. As they work to use music to promote charities we asked them to share their six reasons why they think music and charity go together.
William Beckett (who many of you may know as the front man of now-defunct The Academy Is…) was kind enough to sit down with us for a video interview at the Atlanta stop on the “Reunion Tour 2014,” which was headlined by We Are The In Crowd. William discusses his thoughts on going solo, changes he has noticed during his tenure in the music industry, why he opted to sign to Equal Vision Records, and much more.
Fearless Records has signed The Color Morale. The Rockford, IL five-piece is currently recording their fourth studio album, Hold On Pain Ends. The Color Morale formed in 2007 and have released three albums to date, We All Have Demons, My Devil In Your Eyes, and Know Hope. The band are confirmed for a full summer on the entire Vans Warped Tour 2014.
Virginia’s own The North are celebrating the release of their single “Always Have A Backup Plan”. With the single suggesting The North knows a thing or two about backup plans, The Sound Alarm decided to put it to the test. In this unique Six Pick we presented The North with six scenarios ranging from power outages, forgotten birthdays to zombie virus outbreak and asked The North to share…
“For our picks we decided not to go with just typical classics everyone would expect. These are songs that we really enjoy and love for a variety of reasons, that we wouldn’t mind calling our own.” – King The Kid
Touring in a van can mean hours of open road and little to do. Fake Shark – Real Zombie! have a secret for fighting off boredum – listening to comedy recordings. Do you have a long drive ahead? Well, we have you covered! The guys share their six favorite listens and why.
Jordan JAE is one motivated and talented young lady. Started singing at 7, wrote her first song at 9 and recorded at SlumboLabs at 13.Now at just 14 years-old Jordan continues to see even more success. With such motivation to pursue her passion from a young age, it was only fitting we ask Jordan her Six Reasons Why You Should Pursue Your Passion. Her reasons can apply to any passion…
You Me At Six will kick off a US headlining tour, starting April 21 in Los Angeles, CA. A limited number of pre-sale VIP Meet & Greet packages are available now. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting tomorrow, Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. You Me At Six are touring in support of their fourth album, Cavalier Youth, which was released on January 28 via Prospect Park. Download Cavalier Youth today on iTunes.
Miss May I have released a music video for “Gone” from their forthcoming album, Rise of the Lion. Watch it now on YouTube. The album hits retailers on April 29 via Rise Records and is the follow-up to follow up to their 2012 release of At Heart. Pre-orders are available on Merchnow. The band will head out on the Rise Of The Lion: Up Close and Personal tour in support of the release. Pre-sale tickets are available today.
Asking Alexandria have released a lyric video for their cover of “Closer” (originally performed by Nine Inch Nails). The track is featured on the upcoming Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes 90′s Vol. 2, which is set for release on April 1. Special pre-order bundles for the compilation are now available both physically with Merchnow and digitally on iTunes. What do you think – did Asking Alexandria do the song justice?
South Florida’s Rescue Kid (ft. ex-Hey Monday guitarist, Mike Gentile) will release the Re-Ignite EP on March 25, 2014. Re-Ignite features six original songs from their April 2013 release, Ignite, one new track titled “Beneath The Li(e)lac Tree,” and three acoustic tracks “Secrets,” “The Distance,” and “Make You Mine” featuring Jordan of The Ready Set.