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BOSTON, MA | AUGUST 24TH, 2018 - In contrast to the track’s title, Boston-based alt pop/rock trio shallow pools stay high above water with their new single “Sinking,” out TODAY. The follow up to their debut single “It’s A You Thing.”, which was released earlier this summer, “Sinking” focus on the daily struggles that come with general anxiety. Their sound continues to expand on influences of both pop rock and alternative, while maintaining meaningful (and painstakingly relatable) lyrics. shallow pools has kept busy as of lately - the trio has played a slew of shows with national touring acts, such as Smartpunk Records’ RIVALS, around the state of Massachusetts, premiering their upcoming Fall EP tracks to new audiences. “Sinking” kicks off with a pulsing guitar riff, demonstrating the band’s clear alternative inspirations, but quickly mellows out throughout the verses, eerily replicating the emotional rollercoaster experienced in anxiety. It’s clear that shallow pools knows what they’re advocating, but especially seeing as the band strives to promote inclusivity in their art, the trio are undeniably authentic in their lyricism and instrumentation. Recorded at Reclaim Studios, the trio hopes to continue promoting their brand of inclusion through their 5-track EP later this fall. About the release of “Sinking”, the band states:
““Sinking” is about the struggles of dealing with anxiety and the challenges it brings on a daily basis. The song explores the fear of opening up to others and asking for help."
shallow pools is a three-piece alternative/pop rock band from Massachusetts consisting of Jess Gromada (guitar), Glynnis Brennan (vocals, bass), and Ali Ajemian (drums). The trio became friends in 2012, and started out playing acoustic covers for fun around their hometown. In early 2016, the group decided it was time to give songwriting a shot. They released an EP under a different name and played at notable Boston venues including the Middle East Downstairs and Upstairs, O’Brien’s, and the Hard Rock. As the group continued to evolve and grow sonically and aesthetically, a change in name was inevitable and in April of 2018 shallow pools surfaced. With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, shallow pools offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative and pop rock. They use music as a form of therapy, and lyrically draw inspiration from their own hardships ranging from loss, to strained relationships, to depression and anxiety. The group wants to establish a welcoming environment for people of all ages, sexualities, and gender identities. They understand the importance of LGBTQIA+ and female representation and hope that embracing their own identities will inspire others to do the same. After solidifying a new name and musical direction, the trio recorded with Chris Curran at Reclaim Music Studios in Thompson, CT. shallow pools plans to release their debut single “It’s A You Thing.” in mid-July, and a five song EP in the fall. Shortly after the release of “It’s A You Thing.,” shallow pools will be opening for national touring acts such as VISTA and Walkney. “Sinking” is out NOW.
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN | AUGUST 25TH, 2018 - Emily Morrone is authentic. Her new EP “My Way,” out TODAY, is the perfect example of her own personal evolution in music. Released to coincide with her live performance at Bloomington PRIDE, “My Way,” a 7-track EP, puts on display an extensive amount of growth since April alone; her last EP, “Blooming,” was released just 4 months ago. But “My Way” showcases a new passion for this young alternative pop vocalist; live looping, as a one-woman band. This record, compared to her last, switches from an acoustic-driven singer-songwriter persona to an upfront alt pop-R&B-synth-based mixture, one that’s all her own (literally), as he brings these songs to life in her live performances, which feature a MIDI keyboard, her acoustic guitar, and her voice, all looped through a simple pedal. Her transformation came naturally as she continued to expand her knowledge on the software program Logic, but with “My Way,” she successfully translates her live performances to recorded tracks, giving listeners a collection of tracks that perfectly exemplify who Emily Morrone is as an artist now. About the release of “My Way,”
“I am so excited to share the My Way EP with the world. I am finally making the kind of music that I want to make as an artist. This EP is a blend of dance-pop and R&B, and the songs tackle issues like equality, political climate, love, and of course, doing it My Way.”
Emily Morrone is a 21 year old alternative pop vocalist and LGBTQ+ advocate based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her debut 7-track EP, “Blooming,” was released earlier this year, compiled of 7 singles she had released since 2015, and featured an acoustic-pop/soul sound heavily influenced by artists such as Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran. Over the years (and through much experimentation), Morrone’s musical direction took a drastic turn as she continued to learn about the use of a loop pedal, which quickly became a staple in her one-woman-band live performances. Her new EP, “My Way,” demonstrates her passion of this unique feature in her live performances, featuring prominent elements of dance-pop and contemporary R&B. Citing artists such as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Ariana Grande as major influences for her new music, Emily's live performance and new music both utilize a MIDI keyboard with Logic software, a guitar, and vocals. Her intricate performances, now in sync with her recorded music, create an innovative path for Morrone to walk. “My Way” is out NOW.
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BOSTON, MA | AUGUST 17TH, 2018 - An aptly named record, “Armory” is the debut EP release by pop punk quartet Wave Break, fronted by lead vocalist Kelly Barber, out TODAY. The 6-song collection, centrally themed around confronting your demons head on, uses a wide range of metaphors for a variety of different weapons, stemming inspiration for the title “Armory.” Barber, also the band’s lyricist, has embarked on a long journey to reach this release; originally a solo artist, she transitioned to Wave Break on a mission to front a project that accurately reflected her musical inspirations and passions. All 6 songs on the track were written about the different facets of experiencing personal doubt, persevering, and introspection. Primarily a pop punk record, Wave Break’s sound, most definitively showcased on the final track “Circles,” is a spot on representation of their live show; straight-forward, raw, and authentic. With production kept to a minimum, “Armory” can clearly put the band’s instrumental talents on display, as well as the integrity in Barber’s vocals. About the release of “Armory”, the band states:
"The name Armory came from the fact that most of the songs on the EP have lyrics that are somewhat violent in nature. They refer to guns, bombs, and fires, and use those as metaphors to compare to inner struggles or disputes with other people. The message of the EP is essentially to put down your weapons and talk to people as people, but when it comes to dealing with yourself, you should do what you've gotta do to overcome your demons."
Wave Break, a metaphorical term meaning to overcome adversity, is an apt name for the newly-formed Boston-based band. Founded in April 2017 by lead singer/rhythm guitarist Kelly Barber, their lyrics centralize on the theme of standing up to societal or social barriers. The band blends elements of post-hardcore, pop punk and emo rock for a sound that's all their own. Since then, the band has opened for artists such as Oh, Weatherly (Hopeless Records) and Centerfolds (CI Records), been featured on the Undiscovered Sound, and featured in many press articles and Spotify playlists. Their second single "Plaster City," an anthem about standing up for yourself against those who try to tear you down, released on February 16th and was immediately added to regular rotation on idobi Radio. The music video for the song premiered on New Noise Magazine and quickly garnered over 2K views. The band will release their debut 6-song EP "Armory" on August 17th and tour the northeast in support of it. “Armory” is available NOW.
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“Plaster City” music video
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“Muscle Memory” sounds very seasoned, but it’s your debut single. How long did you work on this specific track for?
It’s actually a little bit weird to think about how long we’ve had Muscle Memory for. It was written before Like Satellites was even a band initially, and then it was the first song that Like Satellites looked at when it was initially formed. Our lineup was totally different than it is now, and I’m so grateful for the guys who worked on Muscle Memory. Overall there was probably about a year’s worth of work put into getting this song right from when it was first conceptualized before Like Satellites was formed to when we finished recording with Sam Guaiana in studio.
Oh, and thank you! That’s really nice of you to say.
Why was this song chosen as your debut single over any other track?
Muscle Memory is very much the start of this band’s story. It wasn’t just a choice was made because of what it sounded like, it was something that we wanted to get out into the world first so people would have a sense of what we came out of. Thankfully it’s also a really fun song to sing along to or play live, so that worked out. There are a couple of tracks that go with it that are in our set list right now and it really tells the story of where we came from, but only if you know what you’re listening to.
What was the band’s overall goal in releasing this single? Were there any milestones you hoped to hit with the release?
We wanted to just get out there, you know? We wanted to get people listening and start playing shows so that when we move on to other things with the band there are people there to listen. One of the biggest goals was just creating a base that would come out to shows and listen to our music, and we’ve managed to do that which is incredibly cool.
Now that it’s out, are there any plans to film a music video for “Muscle Memory”?
Maybe! We’ll see what the future holds for it. Right now we’re more focused on new music than anything else, but there’s been some interest in a video so we’ll see.
Do you plan to release a follow up single, or is there an EP in the works?
The plan right now is to hopefully record an EP this winter. We aren’t totally sure how many tracks yet, but we’re hoping to have some new stuff out to everyone by early summer. The songs we’ve worked on are being road tested right now, we just finished a little run of shows opening for Carried Away, The Wildhood, and then Calling All Captains so we’ve definitely got some stuff we’re working on to make our sound as cool as it can be when we do get in to record again.
What’s the overall goal for Like Satellites as a band? What do you want to accomplish?
At the end of the day we want to make music that people are listening to. We’d really like to eventually be able to just do the stuff that we love instead of working two jobs. It’s really hard being a start-up musician! I feel like people don’t talk about that enough. Wherever the music takes us we just want to be able to make it full time and meet the people who are coming out and supporting us.
Please list all socials and links to music!
facebook - facebook.com/likesatellitesband
Instagram - instagram.com/likesatellitesband
Twitter - twitter.com/LikeSatellites_
Youtube - bit.ly/wearelikesatellites
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/7hZXXNuawGxwQrCi8maTBJ?si=8azDxwNvR-2WQGOCLV3-VQ
Bandcamp - likesatellitesband.bandcamp.com
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/muscle-memory-single/1391269765
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Like_Satellites_Muscle_Memory?id=Bt4p3tmjqpgktrqxpe4ng4p33jm