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Alcoa Stream “Always Chasing Me,” Announce March Tour

Earlier in the week, Alcoa joined forces with Ghettoblaster Magazine to premiere yet another new single off their forthcoming full-length, Parlour Tricks. Titled “Always Chasing Me,” the outfit’s latest offering is a slow-burning ballad laden with remorse, and will no doubt prove a welcome addition to the group’s already airtight catalogue. Stream it after the […]

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Alcoa Release New Track, “All Dolled Up”

After a successful hip surgery thanks to a successful PledgeMusic campaign, Derek Archambault, singer of Defeater, is ready to get back into action with Defeater as well as his alt-country side project Alcoa. After sharing details regarding the project’s second full-length album, Parlour Tricks, a couple weeks back, the band has teamed up with our […]

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Alcoa Shares Details On New Album, ‘Parlour Tricks’

After releasing an EP and starting a PledgeMusic campaign to fund his surgery for hip replacement, Defeater‘s Derek Archambault is ready to continue his side project, Alcoa. Today, the band has announced details regarding their second full-length album, titled Parlour Tricks, which is slated for a February 24 release via Bridge Nine Records. Some instruments […]

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Front Porch Step Announces First Headlining Tour, Streams New EP

Having finished his run on the Pure Noise Records Tour not too long ago, singer-songwriter Jake Mcelfresh, also known as Front Porch Step, has announced that he will be heading out on his first ever headlining tour in February of next year. The emo/indie acoustic musician will be supported by Have Mercy, (who have hinted […]

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Defeater’s Derek Archambault Releases EP and Launches Fundraiser to Pay Off Surgery

In hopes of getting his personal medical situation sorted out, Defeater and Alcoa frontman Derek Archambault has decided to turn to his family, friends, and fans to financially support his upcoming hip surgery bill through a PledgeMusic fundraiser. Archambault’s condition was made public within the past year through a Facebook post which essentially told fans […]

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Kyle Florence’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

When I first sat down earlier in the week and began compiling my favorite albums of 2013, I had grand aspirations. I intended to compose a poignant piece of literature; a perfectly concise, beautifully cultured work of art. Yes, through the power of the written word, I would illustrate the life-altering potential of each of […]

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Adrian Garza’s ‘Best of 2013’ In Music

Well it’s that time of the year where we in the music world collectively follow through to toss in our 2 cents worth of opinions (once more) by means of our “best of” lists. After much thought about it – and believe me, I’ve been working on my list since last month – I’ve finally […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Defeater/Alcoa’s Derek Archambault

Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity of interviewing Derek Archambault as he pulled double duty on The Vans Warped Tour where he performed for both Defeater as the band’s vocalist and his solo project, Alcoa. During that time, Archambault told us a lot about his future plans for Alcoa, some of the trademark aspects […]

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Soundsupply Selling Vans Warped Tour Bundle

Soundsupply is selling a digital bundle of ten albums from various bands on this year’s edition of Vans Warped Tour for only $15 until June 16. For those not familiar with Soundsupply, here’s how it works: every week, a bundle of five or ten albums is solid for $10 or $15 respectively with full approval […]

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STREAM: Alcoa – ‘Bone And Marrow’

Did you know that Defeater frontman Derek Archambault moonlights as solo singer/songwriter with a distinctly countrified bend? It’s true! He’s calls his side gig Alcoa and he just released his project’s debut LP Bone and Marrow. That seems to be the trajectory for the lead singers of punk (and in this case, post-hardcore/screamo) outfits, does it […]

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Warped Tour Announces Acoustic Basement Bands

One of the things that made the Vans Warped Tour of 2012 so memorable was the inclusion of the Acoustic Basement stage. The haven of shade and stripped-down sets makes its return this year, and with that comes in a slew of artists who are either branching out in their respective side projects or dedicated […]

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REVIEW: Alcoa – Bones and Marrow

Artist: Alcoa Album: Bones and Marrow Label: Bridge 9 Defeater is a hardcore band that’s been on the rise over the past few years. With their release of Empty Days & Sleepless Nights in 2011, the band grew exponentially in their popularity. They are fast, aggressive and just an overall intense emotional experience. When I […]