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HECTORINA premieres music video via GHOST CULT

"Up and coming Charlotte, NC based rock band Hectorina is dropping a new album, Muck, this Friday, June 1st. In advance of the release, the band has partnered up with Ghost Cult to drop their new music video for their song ‘Beyond The Trees’.

The band commented:

Written during the 2016 election cycle, this album is inspired by the sound and attitudes of 90’s post-rock, post-punk and classic pop rock. Muck explores repetition, despondence, and trying to find peace of mind in this murky modern America.”

Calling to mind the best indie and alt-rock bands from the 1990s, Hectorina seamlessly filters these flavors into a sound uniquely their own. They have performed with many high-profile acts including Sylvan EssoBlitzen Trapper, and The Ataris, and even created a rock opera Collywobble. They have also appeared at Hopscotch Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Indie Grits Film Festival and more events. You can follow the band order their new album from Bandcamp: When you preorder vinyl from http://hectorina.bandcamp.com/ you’ll receive (1) a mix cd-r of outtakes, b-sides and demos (2) a custom lyric sheet and (3) stickers with your purchase."

- GHOST CULT MAGAZINE

Wreath of Tongues drop digital 45 via MetalInjection

New York's Wreath Of Tongues continue to blow my mind every time I check in on them. Like the perfect soundtrack to a bloodbath killing spree, their songs are filled with more angst and hate than most humans can handle, and rarely ever comes up for a breath of air. They're easily one of the most violent sounding bands I've heard to come out of the big apple, and I can't wait for them to knock you in the face.

That's why I'm beyond stoked to premiere their latest offering, in the form of a 45 called Like Rats. Which means not only one, but two songs for your disgusted pleasures! Both songs contain the unrestrained level of raw aggression I spoke about earlier, and if you're into that sort of thing, buy the damn thing right now!

Wreath Of Tongues comments on the track meanings:

Reprobate – "When you wake up and it seems as though the universe keeps playing sick joke after joke on you: that's this song. Not a lot changes for people who are just trying to get by and live simple lives. More and more just keeps getting shoveled on top."

Enemy – "The sick, broken, boring and bored go out of their way to create drama where there is none. No matter where you go, you'll find these people in every nook and corner of life. How you handle these people that want to rattle your rage due to their own inadequacies is your choice."

Pre-order your copy of Wreath Of Tongues' Like Rats via their Bandcamp Page right now, or grab it for the official release this Friday!

- Frank Godla, MetalInjection

Meghann Wright Releases New Single "California" via Blacktop Records

Founder Meghann Wright released new single "California" Friday February 23 via Blacktop Records.

Meghann was on tour and just coming out of a tumultuous toxic relationship when she met her friend Zac Maloy, seasoned Nashville songwriter. Meghann and Zac wrote "California" within 15 minutes of meeting each other and it took about 30 minutes all together.

Listen or buy wherever you like to jam new tunes:

SPOTIFY  ITUNES  BANDCAMP 

THE MORNING SEA Releases New Single "Listen, Love"

January 23, THE MORNING SEA celebrated the release of their new single "Listen, Love" to a packed Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan NY. Ear To The Ground featured the lush song on their Folk Playlist:

"Just listen to that harmonica, will ya? This is a wonderful song by a talented rising band. They remind me a little of how I felt when I first heard St Paul de Vence some years ago. It’s almost chamber folk in the composition and performance style. Whatever you call it, this is beautifully intriguing music. I love the harmonies and strings by equal measure." - eartotheground

AUSTIN LUCAS new studio album with STEVE ALBINI, WILL JOHNSON

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Stars align. Be it cosmic or divine intervention, there comes a time when the chips fall in your favor, the light shines in the shadows or even on a dog’s hindquarters. For newly energized folk/punk mainstay Austin Lucas, that time is now. The singer/songwriter just entered Electrical Audio in Chicago with everyone’s favorite jumpsuit-clad audio genius, engineer extraordinaire Steve Albini.

The cantankerous Shellac and Big Black frontman, who also boasts studio credits with the likes of Nirvana, the Pixies, PJ Harvey and the Stooges (among manyothers), will guide the process with accompanying artistry from former Centro-matic main man Will Johnson, as well as Lucas’ family members, most notably Austin’s father Bob, a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer known for his work with Alison Krauss. Todd Beene (Lucero, Glossary, Chuck Ragan) will be handling pedal-steel duties as they all team up for (and as) Immortal Americans.

“In my estimation, there isn’t a single human being alive who has been responsible for recording more music that I love (than Albini),” says Lucas. “As I can say with certainty that I’ve never poured more of myself into a collection of songs, I can’t think of anyone who I’d prefer to have at the engineering helm. This project has been a long time in the making, and I’m excited to finally be headed into the studio with so many amazing people. This album will be a new direction for me, in a way only hinted at before on (2009’s) Somebody Loves You.”

2018 promises to be a big one for Last Chance Records, as the label announces an acoustic Lucas LP, Field Recordings, followed later by Immortal Americans. When asked if having Albini, Johnson and Co. involved in the making of Immortal Americans means that things will be getting loud and fuzzy or, instead, a bit more laid back, Lucas responds, “Yes.”

As you digest that, here’s an added bonus for your listening pleasure: a stripped-down, acoustic version of one of the songs from Field Recordings that will be revamped and fleshed out for Immortal Americans: “Killing Time.” Enjoy it here.

—Scott Zuppardo

BASK Rip the WEEKLY RIFF at CMX via Gear Gods

Asheville, North Carolina young guns Bask are in the midst of a Heavy year. Earlier in March, they dropped their sophomore sonic excursion, Ramble Beyond, while they’re currently in the midst of a US/Canada run with Gear Gods favs Pallbearer and Kayo Dot.

So we’re stoked that while the band stopped off at one of the best music stores in the country, Chicago Music Exchange, they had some time to shoot us a little riff demonstration, for the song “In the Black Fir.” Check that out below, along with the remaining dates on their Pallbearer tour, which hits Quebec City tonight.

BASK with PALLBEARER and KAYO DOT:

Friday 9/1/17

@ L’Anti  Quebec City, QC

Saturday 9/2/17

@ Bar Le Ritz PDB  Montreal, QC

Sunday 9/3/17

@ Gino’s  Portland, ME

*No Pallbearer*

Tuesday 9/5/17

@ Brighton Music Hall  Boston, MA

Wednesday 9/6/17

@ Metro Gallery  Baltimore, MD

Thursday 9/7/17

@ Hopscotch Music Fest CAM  Raleigh, NC

Friday 9/8/17

@ The Masquerade  Atlanta, GA

Saturday 9/9/17

@ Concourse at The International  Knoxville, TN

WREATH OF TONGUES Premiers New Single "Golden Shroud" via Metal Injection

WREATH OF TONGUES Brings the Face pummeling With "Golden Shroud"

"The New York-based four-piece, Wreath Of Tongues, are about to unleash a new EP called Out With The Good, and it is fierce as fuck! With a dash of grind, punk, death, and math punching through your speakers, WOT mixes shit up with sharp turns and keeps you moving.

I'm excited to share the premiere for "Golden Shroud", a pummeling track that will make you an instant fan of what these guys are doing" - Frank Godla. Metal Injection [Full Article]

Wreath of Tongues (ex-Hivesmasher) premieres new single via Metal Insider

Metal Insider premiered Wreath of Tongues "frantic new single" from the upcoming album Out With The Good (July 21 2017). Check it out!

http://www.metalinsider.net/premieres/track-premiere-wreath-of-tongues-unleash-frantic-title-track

Folk Music, Bitcoin, and Liberty: Tatiana Moroz' New Album KEEP THE FAITH Out Now

Tatiana Moroz powerful new album is available now wherever you stream or purchase music. 

Entrepreneurial Indie Artist and Libertarian Icon Tatiana Moroz Releases Powerful New Album Keep The Faith

Crypto’s leading musician is funding her new album Keep the Faith with her invention TATIANACOIN

New York, NY - March 31, 2017-  Tatiana Moroz, the libertarian singer-songwriter and Bitcoin pioneer today released her new album Keep The Faith. Her first studio album in 5 years kicks off an upcoming crowdfunded tour of advocacy and music.

Tatiana said, “This album is really special to me because it represents resilience. Despite all the slings and arrows thrown my way the past few years, I have emerged stronger and more confident in my quest to help better humanity through music, culture, and technology. The album shows how I ‘Keep the Faith’ and stay true to myself and the values I have in the face of adversity. These are tumultuous times, and staying truly committed to doing what's right can be challenging, but in the end, it is the only way to live.”

Tatiana is funding the album and tour through an independent crowdfunding effort on her site www.tatianacoin.com. Throughout the campaign, Tatiana has been sharing exclusive content with her fans and followers including FB live videos, weekly Tatiana Show episodes, and in- studio performances of singles from the album. Keep the Faith  themes include freedom and peace, as well as advocacy for alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht, and using technology as a tool for independence.

“Mainstream music used to challenge us to push our culture forward, but these days it is very homogenous. Artist coins put the power back in the hands of curators and empower free speech. For example, I decided to use a drawing of me made by Ross as my album cover to make a statement against the US government’s unfair prosecution of a non-violent offender who was handled with well publicized corruption and constitutional violations. It’s immoral and as an artist, I have an obligation to stand up and say: ‘no more’,” Tatiana said. "My single, “Silk Road,” is dedicated to Ross and our plight for securing his freedom."

Live studio performance of “Silk Road”: https://youtu.be/avToLPdSerk

Tatiana continued, “TATIANACOIN marks the first artist coin: a digital currency that removes the middle-man and smooths contracts, payments and communications. The platform I use, Token.fm, puts the power of music back into the hands of the fans and content creators, enabling true ownership by leveraging of Blockchain technology. Fans can now be directly responsible for their artists’ success, participate in an ecosystem that allows for direct communication and engagement, and can own digital music that can be traded, shared, streamed, and sold while not violating artist copyright. Artist coins will enable songwriters, record labels, and publishers to seamlessly register their work, view tamper-proof payment contracts, and distribute songs with all the splits built in. This will streamline the licensing process and ensure all the parties are fairly compensated.”

Tatiana has so far performed songs from Keep the Faith all over the world and will continue her tour across North America and Europe later this year. (Please find a complete list of upcoming events here: http://tatianamoroz.com/events/.)

“This tour and album will be the most significant part of my journey as an artist. The overall goal is to digress from the financial and social pitfalls prevalent in today’s music industry by giving the power and the rewards back to the artist and fans. Equally important to me is educating and inspiring up-and-coming artists to use this technology and the voice of the crowd to their advantage,” concluded Tatiana.

Reviews:

“Yes, Tatiana's music puts on display some powerful chops. More importantly, her talent has a profound authenticity and sincerity that is so rare today. It comes from the heart, and touches the heart for that reason. One listen makes you a believer.”

“Tatiana Moroz’s anticipated new album “Keep the Faith” is packed with beautifully produced songs that showcase her passion for freedom, while cataloging intimate chapters of her life.  The title track ‘Keep the Faith’ grips you and won’t let you go, while classic tracks like ‘Same Side,’ ‘Safe with You,’ and ‘Make a Youtube Video’ get the full production treatment they rightly deserve.  Songs of love, loss and forgiveness mingle with liberty anthems and calls for justice like ‘Silk Road.’  Southern rock and folk influences lay the foundation for Tatiana’s signature smooth and passionate vocals, carrying her message in ballads of peace. A deeply personal album, I highly recommend it.”

  • Jordan Page, renowned musician advocating freedom

“Gorgeous New Jersey singer-songwriter, political activist and crypto-currency pioneer “Tatiana Moroz is back in a big way with the EP release "Keep the Faith". The collection of five tracks carries with it the sweet singing, catchy melodies and passionate themes tinged with fiery advocacy for individual liberty and fairness amidst the turbulence of modern America.

This patriotic troubadour has further matured as a songwriter without losing any of the appeal of her earlier work or her conviction in fighting for what she believes in. "Keep the Faith" is an essential musical document chronicling personal struggle and reaffirmed commitment to liberty as related by one of its signature personalities.”

  • Jason Daniel Baker, Music Critic

Fans can purchase Keep the Faith and TATIANACOIN in bitcoin and in US dollars on Tatiana’s website. For more information, visit http://www.TatianaCoin.com.

Hear the new album Keep the Faith: https://soundcloud.com/tatiana-moroz/sets/keep-the-faith-march-31-2017-release-date/s-W8UtQ

Live studio performance of “Safe With You”:  https://youtu.be/bLTCVSAE87A