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MINNEAPOLIS, MN | AUGUST 27th, 2021 - Metalcore band Common Choir have released their new single and music video "Deformed//Devoid," available on all digital platforms NOW. The track kicks off with an immediate burst of energy and blinding performance scene. According to the band, "Deformed//Devoid" is a small window into the struggle to find a purpose in life, and ultimately a narrative about the harm that diving into the negative crevices of your mind can cause. The band explores the concept of self-hate and self-esteem on "Deformed//Devoid," all while maintaining their signature high-energy edge, bold instrumentation, and powerful vocal performance. About "Deformed//Devoid", the band states:
We’re very excited to finally release “Deformed//Devoid” into the world, this song in particular has been a labor of love and contains part of the Common Choir sound that we’re extremely enthusiastic about exploring as the band evolves. We’re confident that listeners new and old will be as excited about this sonic evolution as we are and can’t wait for everyone to hear it!
Common Choir is a metalcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, focused on creating intense, energetic music that people from all walks of life can connect with. The name “Common Choir” is derived from the phrase “preaching to the choir” and speaks to the relatability of the messages and emotions poured into the bands music and live performances. Exploding into the underground metal scene with no established backing the band has quickly made a name for itself with impeccable and energetic live performances across the midwest since 2016.
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CLEVELAND, OH | AUGUST 27th, 2021 - Emo alternative band This Summer have released their new single "The Rabbit Hole," available on all digital platforms NOW. “The Rabbit Hole” leads off their upcoming debut album (more info TBA), and introduces their new music in an emotionally captivating light. According to the band, "The Rabbit Hole" is a reflection of coping with PTSD, specifically living with a loved one with substance abuse issues. The lyrics depict a scene of watching someone slowly deteriorate as your tolerance for their reckless decisions grows thin, as well as coping with the loss of said loved one due to their dependency. A fresh take on their revamped, modern rock sound, "The Rabbit Hole" finds This Summer in their most genuine state - gripping, open, and incredibly bold. About "The Rabbit Hole", the band states:
We’ve come to a new understanding of what our sound should be, I think The Rabbit Hole accentuates that perfectly and will be a turning a point for this band. All the singles off the new album really show how far we’ve come as songwriters since our EP and how we’ve grown together as a band. We’ve not only strengthened our sound, we’ve become closer friends.
This Summer are entirely their own. The five-piece emo/alternative band from Ohio aims to remain diverse, keeping Midwestern emo influences in their sound while simultaneously having fun with being gutsy.
In need of a reset, This Summer swapped their nostalgic hard rock sound in early 2020 for an angstier, feisty, modern clash of driving melodies and emotionally gripping vocals. The band has not been shy about bringing deep and emotionally enriching lyrics to the modern rock scene. Looking to destigmatize the issues of depression, abuse, regret and longing, This Summer brings these human emotions to the forefront of their lyricism in hopes of connecting with listeners on an engaging level.
Unable to access a studio, the band’s current lineup initially spent the start of the COVID-19 pandemic recording, completing an EP in just 2 months. Their new tracks placed emphasis on retaining the cozy feeling of nostalgia and implementing soft colors into their branding. Their new single “The Rabbit Hole,” released on August 27th, is filled with dark emo flavors, accentuating the band’s ability to evolve past nostalgia. A fresh take on Midwestern rock, This Summer is always expanding.
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ST GEORGE, UTAH | AUGUST 20th, 2021 - Pop punk band The Robot's Guide To Living have released their new single "Cure Me," available on all digital platforms NOW. The band's first offering with their refreshed lineup, "Cure Me" is an ambitious take on multi-generational rock. Daring, striking, and punchy, "Cure Me", shows The Robot's Guide To Living at their most authentic. Digging into multiple eras of pop punk, The Robot's Guide To Living is excited to share their next string of releases with edgy ears. About "Cure Me", the band states:
This is the first song we’ve written with our new line up, and their various ranges of influences are definitely heard throughout it. We aimed to have a fun song with catchy melodies and poignant lyrics. Brian always writes about his personal life experiences, but does so in a way that anyone can listen and relate to it.
The Robot’s Guide to Living is a multi-generational pop punk band stemming from Southern Utah. Forming in 2007, the band’s original line up signed with independent punk label Dook Records. Shortly after their debut release, they embarked on a long hiatus before returning once again in 2018 as a duo. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the remaining two members sought out new members to fill out the line up, and began to write fun, catchy rock music to release in 2021, including their new single “Cure Me”.
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NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 13th, 2021 - Alternative rock outfit Wave Break have released their new single "Manic Dreams," available on all digital platforms NOW. The second offering off of their upcoming sophomore EP, "Manic Dreams" is a bold, punk-fused open diary. Lead vocalist Kelly Barber punches into a personal story on "Manic Dreams," singing about a scary experience with an online stalker. Finding raw power through the song's aggressive instrumentation, Barber reclaims her personal narrative. Although yet to be announced, Wave Break's new EP, and its first two singles, are unavoidable rock ear candy. About "Manic Dreams", lead vocalist Kelly Barber states:
This song was written about an experience with an online stalker that I had. This person basically repeatedly harassed me in a seemingly sexual way and when I went to the police to get help, they said they couldn’t do anything. This song is about me taking my power back and saying that I’m going to find another way to put an end to it.
Wave Break’s history is long and complicated, but there is one thing that has always been the same: frontwoman Kelly Barber has always been the driving force. After a series of lineup changes, she found herself as the only one in the band. Instead of calling it quits, this time she decided to continue on her own. 2018’s debut EP Armory introduced the band with a fierce, lively sound that spread messages of strength and vitality. They quickly found support from outlets such as idobi Radio and New Noise Magazine, and went on to tour the northeast US. They also performed alongside various bands and artists such as Boys of Fall (InVogue Records), Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas), Secrets (Made In The Shade Records), and Kulick (RCA Records) to name a few.
Throughout 2020, Barber was hard at work on Wave Break’s followup EP, due out in fall 2021. The record blends elements of bands and artists such as Avril Lavigne, Acceptance and Rise Against to form a unique brand of melodic alternative rock, utilizing punchy instrumentation, dynamic vocals and melancholic lyrics. It explores the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and situations, and the impact on mental health as you’re finding them.
Barber, having named the band after overcoming adversity, is fiercely adamant about carrying that torch. Wave Break was built with a fire that cannot be extinguished, and it’s burning brighter than ever before. Her goal is to inspire others to take their lives by the reins and to push through whatever obstacles lay ahead; nay, break them. All she needs is time.
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NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 13th, 2021 - Pop/rock vocalist Camille Peruto has released her new single "Pretty on the Outside," available on all digital platforms NOW. A stirring introduction to her new LP cycle, "Pretty on the Outside" rests fearlessly in a somber acoustic pop/rock realm, reminiscent of early 2000's powerhouses Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. Carrying haunting undertones, the song unexpectedly evolves into a grungy, potent punch of its own, growing in edginess throughout. "Pretty on the Outside" is a new taste of pop for Camille - and listeners get to enjoy the undertaking with her. About the single, she states:
“Pretty on the Outside” is a very new sound for me. I’ve always identified as a pop/rock singer songwriter, but this song (and upcoming album) is a lot darker and more real than anything I have ever released. The song is about how we see everything from an outside perspective but we never truly know what someone else is thinking or feeling. “Pretty on the Outside” will set the stage for the album as a whole, which focuses on taking negative situations and looking at them in a brighter light.
Pop vocalist Camille Peruto creates music that captivates and mesmerizes her audiences. Her music has been played on popular Philadelphia radio stations including WXPN, WMMR, WSTW, and 104.5 (Philly’s Alternative Rock). Her award-winning sophomore album, “From the Sea to the Sky” is swathed with hazy and dream-like, haunting sounds that lightly buffer the overtly pop-driven songs. In 2019, Camille released her single, “Silver Lining” which was the first song to hit over 1 million streams for the songwriter.
Each new single and album takes you on a musical journey, each uniquely different but made of clever metaphors, memorable hooks, and vivid lyrical imagery. Drenched in fiery spirit and energetic drive, Camille’s upcoming new music is all uniquely different, but composed of clever metaphors, memorable hooks, and vivid lyrical imagery.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN | AUGUST 10th, 2021 - Metalcore band Common Choir have announced the upcoming release of their new single "Deformed//Devoid," available on all digital platforms August 27th. About the single, the band states:
Deformed//Devoid is a small window into the struggle to find purpose in life, and ultimately a narrative about the harm diving into and constantly living in the negative places of your own mind can cause. It’s often said we are our own worst critics and this song explores that idea from the perspective of a person beginning to succumb to the weight of self-hate and self-judgment over a completely internalized issue with their perspective of self and world at large.
Common Choir is a Metalcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota focused on creating intense, energetic music that people from all walks of life can connect with.
The name “Common Choir” is derived from the phrase “preaching to the choir” and speaks to the relatability of the messages and emotions poured into the bands music and live performances.
Exploding into the underground metal scene with no established backing the band has quickly made a name for itself with impeccable and energetic live performances across the midwest since 2016.
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