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Broadside’s Summer Stained

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Song Title: “Summer Stained”

From The Album: Paradise

Single Sentence Singles Review: “Summer Stained” is a melodic rock tune that pays homage to Broadside fans and the symbiotic relationship between artists and the people who follow their work with a passion.

Beyond The Track: Currently on tour in Europe, the band will soon return to the States for the final Vans Warped Tour. For tour dates and info, visit here.

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Somme’s Self-Titled Debut

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Artist: Somme

Album: Self-Titled

Reason We’re Cranking It: The kind of EP that makes you wish the artist stretched it out to long play status, this self-titled debut from multi-instrumentalist Jordan Cantor has the flavor of Lorde, the attitude of Pink, and the open wound lyrical insight of a vulnerable Patti Smith. Come get Somme!

What The Album Tells Us About Her: San Diego native Cantor puts each of her skills to work here, cementing herself as a serious artist to watch. Although the EP proves she is a musical force to be reckoned with, she’s still very young, making it scary to think just how good she will be as those skills become even more seasoned.

Track Stuck On Repeat: There’s nothing ordinary about “Ordinary Fools,” a song that will add an exclamation point on your day and carry with you into the night, should you let your brain hold onto the beat.

Coming To A City Near You: Keep track of upcoming tour dates here.

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Aisha Burns’ Where Do I Begin

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Song Title: “Where Do I Begin”

From The Album: Argonauta (art pictured at left)

Single Sentence Singles Review: Intimate and insightful, “Where Do I Begin” is actually the perfect place to begin exploring an artist who floods emotion into every aspect of her songwriting, making listening to her music a soul-stoking experience.

Beyond The Track: Aisha Burns’ Argonauta is due May 25th on Western Vinyl. Tour dates, including her upcoming record release show, can be found here.

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Sunset Radio’s 1957

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Song Title: “1957”

From The Album: Album forthcoming. (Slated for October ‘18)

Single Sentence Singles Review: Summer is upon us, and with a great summer comes great music, which Sunset Radio delivers on with this pop-punk, fun-filled track about friendship.

Beyond The Track: The upcoming album from Sunset Radio is a follow-up to their 2017 debut, Vices. To stay up on the latest news for all things Sunset Radio, including tour dates, check out their official Facebook page here.

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Graveyard’s The Fox

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Song Title: “The Fox”

From The Album: Peace (art pictured at left)

Single Sentence Singles Review: Fueled by powerful vocals and a barrage of heavy guitar melodies, Graveyard’s latest single pulls us deep into a foxhole, and frankly, we don’t care if we ever come out, because it rocks in here!

Beyond The Track: “Peace” is due to drop May 25th on Nuclear Blast. Graveyard, Swedish in origin, are hitting the European and UK tour scene with dates that have already been announced, which you can check out here.

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Alice Boman’s Heartbeat

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Song Title: “Heartbeat”

From The Album: (released as a single)

Single Sentence Singles Review: As far as the senses are concerned, music is designed to directly influence you through sound, but “Heartbeat” transcends that and becomes something you can feel… goosebumps!

Beyond The Track: If you live in the States and you were hoping to catch Boman live, you’re fresh out of luck for the time being. Keep an eye on future tour dates here!

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Simian Mobile Disco’s Murmurations

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Artist: Simian Mobile Disco

Album: “Murmurations”

Label: Wichita

Reason We’re Cranking It: Even though we’re not scientists by trade, we still appreciate a good experiment, and experimenting is exactly what the duo of James Ford and Jas Shaw have become so adept at doing, only their research isn’t conducted in a lab with variables, but instead, in a studio with sounds.

What The Album Tells Us About Them: Not having a signature sound that will pin them to their own sonic past gives them the freedom to shape themselves into whatever they want in the future. Creative diversity is part and parcel of the Simian Mobile Disco experience. “Murmurations” is as different as its predecessor as it will be of its successor.

Track Stuck On Repeat: A trickling tromp of a journey through an ‘80s landscape, “We Go” is the longest (time-wise) track on the album, but also the longest (lasting) track as well, setting up shop in your brain and leaving its crackling neon sign on OPEN at all times.

Coming To A City Near You: Unfortunately Simian Mobile Disco had to cancel their U.S. tour. Shaw is currently undergoing chemotherapy for a rare disease called AL amyloidosis. Thoughts and prayers to he and his family and we look forward to him returning to the road!

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Homesafe’s Run

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Song Title: “Run

From The Album: One (art pictured at left)

Single Sentence Singles Review: “Run” is a song about not running from what life throws at you, and with this pop-punk track full of melodic vocals and heavy guitar riffs, you’ll feel like you can face anything that life dishes out!

Beyond The Track: One is due June 29th from Pure Noise Records. Homesafe is hitting the road this summer with Hot Mulligan, Heart Attack Man and Jetty Bones. Check out the upcoming dates here.

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Blue Heaven’s Shade

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Song Title: “Shade”

From The Album: Volume One (art pictured at left)

Single Sentence Singles Review: An infectious groove combined with Levi Miller’s sugar-coated vocals makes this a poppy mood-altering pill worth popping.

Beyond The Track: Volume One drops June 15th from No Sleep Records. An East Coast tour is already under way, with dates listed here.

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Brother Dege’s The Shakedown

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Song Title: “The Shakedown” live/solo

From The Album: Farmer’s Almanac (art pictured at left)

Single Sentence Singles Review: Close your eyes while “The Shakedown” takes you on a voyage into the deep south with Brother Dege’s bluesy vocals and slide guitar as your soundtrack – it’s impossible not to stomp your boot to the beat.

Beyond The Track: Farmer’s Almanac drops June 1st from Psyouthern Records and coincides with tour dates across Europe and America. For a full list of live dates, click here.

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