Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! Cries Power

Hozier lets a single ray of light into a dark room and all of a sudden this album is a beacon of hope in a modern apocalyptic world. It is important to note that although this album highlights the doom and gloom, there is still warmth in humanity; sometimes it’s just difficult to see.

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ELLA VOS SHOW PREVIEW

Ella Vos is an American pop singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Ella is embarking on her North American tour this spring, stopping in Austin, TX on April 3 at Emo’s. Her EP, Watch and Wait, is out now and available on all streaming platforms and she just debuted her video for the song “Empty Hands.”

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Take Me Out In Style: Foster The People Drop Their Most Career Defining Song Yet

“Style” seems to be derived from their post-punk and alternative rock influences. The band took to small clubs for the past two summers to rework songs they love from artists like Gang of Four, The Ramones, and Joy Division. In the Sacred Hearts Club environment they only played a few of their own tracks, giving the spotlight to their covers. “Style” carries the energy Foster The People had in a sweaty, tight club in it’s music and lyrics.

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Moontower Promotes Creative Communities With “Lay With Me”

Indie-electronic band Moontower seeks to tell stories to their growing fanbase all over the world, from their home city of Los Angeles to my suburban town in South Carolina. Jacob Culver (vocals and guitar), Tom Carpenter (bass), and Devan Welsh (guitar) set themselves apart from other storytelling bands by releasing their songs as episodes of a musical sitcom, each album a different season. Their most recent track, “Lay With Me,” connected a community of listeners through a creative street team.

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Out of Left Field: Baby Boys Mix Music and Mad Science in Debut EP, I’m Set

They are forever formed into something totally other than their respective original states. This is what Baby Boys have crafted with the spontaneity of I’m Set: a catalyst for pure noise that cannot be distilled or recreated, just complex, raw, touching music from three talented artists who are sure to continue evolving the soundscape of their beautiful and strange world into the future.

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I’m Still a “Sucker” for the Jonas Brothers, Even After All These Years

I was nervous about listening to “Sucker”, I was afraid that the new Jonas Brothers wouldn’t hold the same bright and enticing feeling they had held for me as a kid. Yet after listening, I can confidently say that if this comeback graces us with a tour, you’ll most definitely see me, sporting a new tour tee, giddily watching the stage, and screaming every word back to the ‘new’ Jonas Brothers.

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Neon West Drop New Single, 'Body'

“Body” perfectly embodies the mentality one might have after a really obvious breakup. In a sea of songs which sing of heartbreak-ish despair, “Body” swims straight to the top, offering a different way of regarding the manner entirely. With undeniably infectious synth riffs layered over more tentatively hopeful chord progressions, the texture of the song begs its listeners to dance along.

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HAAS’ Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

HAAS is considered a pop/rock project that has tones similar to the band Paramore. It’s upbeat and guitar heavy, with lead vocalist Sam Haas’ powerhouse vocals working up to the emotional release of the chorus. This song will make you want to take a late night drive and belt the lyrics as loud as possible.

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Party's Over: A Chat With The Velvet Hands

The Velvet Hands is an indie rock four piece from Cornwall, England known for heavy riffs and energetic live shows. Logan had the chance to talk with guitarist Dan Able about the band’s most recent success and what’s in store for the future.

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Better Oblivion Community Center: Melancholia, Hope, and Everything In Between

Though the opening track may seem like it’s setting a dark tone for the rest of the album, it’s really just opening a discussion and an exploration of helplessness and hopelessness, elaborating on how to work through them and go on with life.  In fact, the album as a whole feels like looking into a broken mirror and still being able to see the best pieces of yourself; it’s trying to stare through the overall brokenness of the world and find the spots of light and joy that are still out there.

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The Catfish and the Bottlemen Comeback: "Longshot"

Almost three years after Catfish and the Bottlemen’s sophomore album—The Ride—dropped, they finally announced a new release. Initially, I was ecstatic! I’ve been a big fan of Catfish and the Bottlemen since The Balcony, so the prospect of new music after so long was a surprising, exciting, and equally terrifying. Many fans were excited, but what if we were let down again?

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"Enough was Enough”: The Killers Call Out Social Injustice in Powerful New Single

Known for their upbeat rock anthems like “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young”, The Killers shifted gears into a soulful, piano ballad for “Land of the Free”. And while you might not be hearing it at every party you go to for the next 15 years (we’re looking at you, “Mr. Brightside”), the message is deep and undoubtedly one that will stick with you.

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