new music friday

No Depression Premieres BEiTTHEMEANS Full EP, Out Friday via CORNELIUS CHAPEL RECORDS

BEiTTHEMEANS' breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic rock'n'roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios, the album has a rock solid radio quality showcasing the Alabama trio's dynamic blues-infused yet melodic metal songwriting with lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working-class blues to the occult. They procure austere yet dark, southern rock-n-roll in a black metal vein. A true power trio that stays on the road and has been paying their dues for over a decade picking up voracious fans along the way.

"'The Black (2018)' was recorded on a Neve, it's the best we’ve ever sounded in a studio. I wanted to make the strongest album I could imagine. You could hear this song on the radio, but it’s not cheesy. Strong so you couldn’t refuse it. A stepping stone to get people to go back in time and check out what we’ve done for years and years." The band adds. “I want people to make what they want of the songs, I hope they don’t take where they come from or even where they live for granted because it’s something special. Being in a band you’re just going off hope that something works. I got the idea to write “Alabama Calling” when I was driving home from tour and “Sweet Home Alabama” came on and I just wanted to write about how it made me feel… No matter who you are you’ll miss home. With "Blue Collar", it's kinda a working-class song. Seems like everything's coming at you constantly. We realize that none of us are more important than the song. We’re gonna die and be forgotten about. But the song is gonna live on. Those things are always gonna be here. In between now and then just chasing the neon rainbow living the honky tonk dream. I’m just a nobody trying to be somebody. If it’s in your blood you just gotta do it.”

Do it, and do it well. It's about time there's been a broken mold in the chasm. BEiTTHEMEANS combines sonic forces for a refreshing take on power blues and down-home, power-driving rock'n'roll. A mere cycle through the EP below explains that in droves, far better than any hack writer sitting at a keyboard. Y'all enjoy...

 

Out 8/31 on Cornelius Chapel Records, get some here! Catch them on the road starting next week with like-minded Swedish metal gods Mustach.

 

LOS BUNGALITOS Official Music Video and Album Pre-order Live Now

LOS BUNGALITOS just premiered their new music video for "Inconsequential Words" via Metal Injection. Get this track instantly when you PRE-ORDER the new full-length album digitally, "NUEVA INGLATERRA", for just $8 or more (Name Your Price).

Available on Vinyl and Digital formats on September 7th, 2018. Track LOS BUNGALITOS' shows near you. 

BEiTTHEMEANS drops new video for "The Black (2018)" via New Noise Mag

Watch the new music video directed by VIDEO RAHIM (Mastodon, P. Diddy) for BiTM new single "The Black (2018)"

The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Alabama Calling, which is scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 through Cornelius Chapel Records. You can pre-order the EP here.

The band will be hitting the road this fall with Mustasch for 30 dates.

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BEiTTHEMEANS breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic southern rock and roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios by Joe Viers (Marshall Tucker Band, Lydia Loveless), the album has a solid radio rock quality showcasing the Alabama power trio’s dynamic blues-infused melodic metal songwriting and electrifying performance. With lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working class blues to the occult, they’ve been described as “Tom Petty and Clutch writing songs together” (Marty McCoy, Bobaflex), and have been featured on the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy.

For fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, SRV, 16 Horsepower, QOTSA, Kings of Leon, and Mastodon.

Connect with the band: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

AUSTIN LUCAS Premieres new single via American Songwriter

On August 17, Austin Lucas will release a new album, Immortal Americans. Following 2016’s Between The Moon And The MidwestImmortal Americansmarks Lucas’ first release since parting ways with label New West Records, and also follows major life events like Lucas’ finding sobriety and helping his partner get through cancer.

Lucas co-produced Immortal Americans with Will Johnson, known for his work both as a solo artist and with the band Centro-matic. The famed Steve Albini recorded and mixed the album.

Ahead of Immortal Americans‘ release, Lucas has shared the album’s title track. “Immortal Americans” begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.

“This song is dedicated to the outsiders and ‘freaks’ who grew up in small towns and the rural countrysides of America, the folks who discovered themselves and suffered for it when their identities fell outside of the mainstream,” Lucas says. “Hated at school, misunderstood at home, singled out by cops, chased through alleyways, and attacked by classmates and neighbors—too many of us experienced an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary childhood. However difficult these early experiences were, many of us were fortunate enough to find like-minded people. We created lifelong bonds, weathered numerous trials, lifted each other up, and became stronger, more compassionate human beings. I wrote this song for us.”

- American Songwriter

2017 GrindEthos Wrap Up

This year GrindEthos turned a year old! Big thanks to all of our artists and staff for making 2017 a killer year. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Bask released Ramble Beyond via Self Aware and This Charming Man to critical acclaim and shot a Gear Gods Weekly Riff at Chicago Music Exchange on their U.S. tour with Pallbearer

Tatiana Moroz self-released her liberty album Keep The Faith and traveled the world teaching artists about cryptocurrency 

Austin Lucas toured the US and EU and recorded two albums - Field Recordings on his own in a chapel in Wisconsin, and Immortal Americans with Steve Albini and Will Johnson, both to be released in 2018

Wreath of Tongues and Merchant Mariner both released debut albums to critical acclaim

The Morning Sea recorded two albums to be released in 2018 and played countless shows in New York

Stonecutters toured the U.S. sharing stages with GWAR, Obituary and more, as well as funded their upcoming 2018 studio album through a successful pre-sale campaign, also featured on Gear Gods

Founder Meghann Wright self-released "Heroes" and Blacktop Records released her song "California" alongside Lisa Loeb, Jonah Matranga. Both songs were produced by Zac Maloy in Nashville TN. She also facilitated The City & The Heart's 4th compilation album release featuring independent female-identifying singer-songwriters in NY benefitting Safe Horizon

The roster continues to grow with new artists like Los BungalitosSally Morgan and Old Heavy Hands who you will be hearing more from in 2018.

Last but not least, GrindEthos welcomes Dani Mari to the team!

Thanks for making 2017 rad, hears to a rockin' 2018!

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GrindEthos

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

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