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ChrisHoepfl

Indie singer Chris Hoepfl releases introspective solo album, ‘Memoir’

This year has been amazing so far for music releases. Our current favorite bands are releasing new albums along with those we thought lost to the void of hiatus or the once-final “break-up.” But we must not stop seeking out new music each and every day as well. On Monday, May 30, Chris Hoepfl—frontman of […]

10 Years Later: The Sound Of Animals Fighting’s ‘Lover, The Lord Has Left Us…’

“Lover, the lord has left us,” answered Charlemagne, though he wasn’t sure if Penelope could hear him, “if ever the lord was here.” – “Charlemagne & Penelope” by Chris Haynie We all have that band or artist which opened our eyes to the broader spectrum of what music is capable of being. From getting a […]

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Night Verses announce ‘Into The Vanishing Light,’ stream “A Dialogue In Cataplexy”

It’s almost been a solid three years since Night Verses‘ mammoth debut Lift Your Existence was released, and now we finally have word of their highly-anticipated follow-up, titled Into The Vanishing Light. The new record—produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure)—will be released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an […]

REVIEW: Say yes to Bent Knee’s ‘Say So’

Artist: Bent Knee Album: Say So Label: Cuneiform Records Genre: Orchestral Avant-Pop What’s in a name? That’s one of the age old questions, isn’t it? In music, a name can reflect many things; the overall aesthetic of an artist/group, a reference to a concept, or even just a hint towards a style or genre. I […]

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Some refreshing alternative: Secret Space’s “I’ve Come Around”

Equal Vision Records has always housed some of the indie world’s most unique up-and-coming artists. Ten years ago, they were bringing us albums such as Chiodos’ All’s Well That Ends Well, Coheed’s Good Apollo I, Circa Survive’s Juturna and The Fall of Troy’s Doppelganger. Those are all bands that went on to become serious contenders […]

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Watch teens battle tiny “Bratzis” in new trailer for Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers’

If you’ve seen any of Kevin Smith‘s recent films, you know they’re a bit on the odd side. Some, like Red State (2011), cover more serious source material, where others, such as Tusk (2014), are a bit more on the dark comedy side. Yoga Hosers, will follow Tusk in what Mr. Smith calls his “True […]

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letlive. share second new single, “Reluctantly Dead”

“You can tell me that they came here to protect you. But I would rather run, because now the law results in my death.” Someone recently asked, “Where are all the revolution songs?” In an age filled with bipartisanship and political rage, many musicians seem reluctant to touch on the subject aside from a casual […]

REVIEW: Lines In The Sky’s ‘Parallel Travel’ is almost great

Artist: Lines In The Sky Album: Parallel Travel Genre: Progressive Rock Label: Faster Steps Records What a time to be alive! We live in an age where any talented musician in the world can make themselves available to be heard by the entirety of the human population. Well…except for people who don’t have internet access. […]

REVIEW: We grieve with Greaver on immense full-length, ‘The Faun’

Artist: Greaver Album: The Faun Genre: Post-Hardcore Label: Cardigan Records At one point in our lives, we all love someone or something. And at another point we all lose that someone or something. This is the circle of life. As Mr. Vonnegut so aptly put it, “and so it goes…” Music has the power to […]

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Bayside announce seventh LP ‘Vacancy,’ Fall headlining tour

We all know Bayside by now. If you never heard “Devotion and Desire” on a random Warped Tour sampler over the years, then you’ve probably been living beneath an igneous formation deep beneath the earth’s crust. Today, over on their Facebook, the band announced their seventh studio album, Vacancy, will be released on August 19 […]

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Greaver stream intense new concept album ‘The Faun’

Concept bands are becoming a regular thing. Story-driven music can either be horribly cliche or can add a whole new layer of thought and texture to a band’s sound. Enter: Greaver, an aptly named five-piece post-hardcore band from North Carolina who have all the tools they need to deliver a much needed punch to the […]

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UK up-and-comers ZOAX rock through new video for “Roses All The Way”

The UK has never failed to deliver fantastic rock music. From the ’60s onward, band after band and artist after artist hailing from “across the pond” has charted all over the world. After playing huge shows last year with bands like Enter Shikari, Arcane Roots, and Feed The Rhino, London newcomers ZOAX are getting ready […]