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July 15, 2019

Welcome to #Music Monday! Featuring: WHEN I SAY JUMP

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By: Nick Manduley

Columbia, South Carolina-based post-hardcore outfit When I Say Jump completely flies off the handle their debut record “Separation Anxiety.” Released back in January, the eight-track album offers a unique blend of hardcore, emo, and pop punk. The opening track “Debby Drowner” immediately throws the listener back to the mid-2000s “mall emo” days, when albums like My Chemical Romance’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” and Fall Out Boy’s “From Under The Cork Tree” topped the charts. However, it isn’t before long that the vicious screams and biting guitar riffs begin incorporating into the mix, and the result gives those aforementioned iconic albums a run for their money.

“I’ve Been Skipping the Bus, but This Day Pass Is Burning a Hole in My Pocket” showcases the band in this heavy light, as well as their witty lyrics fueled by raw emotion. “This Gun’s Just A Conversation Piece” features brutal vocals and ripping guitar work that’s reminiscent of bands such as Every Time I Die or My Chemical Romance. “Dishonest Love” is another emotional track that tackles themes of betrayal from friends with splintering guitar riffs that explode into a melodic chorus. Tracks such as “Cry, Wolf” shows a bit more of the band’s dynamic, opening with a soft droning guitar against a light synth composition, with emotionally charged vocals courtesy of vocalist Brennen Monk. This release definitely makes it clear that the boys in When I Say Jump aren’t messing around; they’re a band with a mission to make music that’s not only amazing, but sends a real message as well.

Fans can expect a new music video before the year is out, as the band has been working with director Jaiden Frost. “Separation Anxiety” can be found on major streaming platforms, and is available for the “name-your-price” option on the band’s bandcamp account. Listeners will also find the band’s heavily scream-ladened cover of Lil Nas X’s hit “Old Town Road” available for download.

July 8, 2019

Welcome to #Music Monday! Featuring: KISSIES

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By: Nick Manduley

Asbury Park hardcore punk outfit Kissies released a new single, “Angley,” on June 17th. The song, named after guitarist Alex Angley, was released as a means of raising funds for the guitarist’s debt from the legal system. “Angley” is a short track; clocking in at just under a minute, the four-piece bombards the listener with screamed vocals and vicious, dissonant guitar riffs. The noisy guitar tones and precise rhythmic execution makes it very clear that this band is something to keep an eye on in the heavy music community. Guitarist Kevin Henson and bassist Luke Hendriks (of Teenage Halloween) provide amazingly visceral vocal performances, as well as a politically charged spoken word section courtesy of Hendriks. The track is available on their bandcamp account for one dollar (as part of the preorder for their upcoming EP “S”, due out August 10th), with the self titled EP being available the “name-your-price” option, providing fans with the option to donate if they feel so inclined.

Kissies emerged on the D.I.Y. New Jersey punk circuit in 2018, playing shows in the area and blowing show-goers away with their raw, noisy, scream-ladened brand of hardcore. The band, describing their sound as “queer skram,” dropped their debut self-titled EP on March 5th, 2019. The band’s songwriting thematically deals with the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community as well as mental health. The band will be next performing July 10th at Chamber 43 in Highland Park, New Jersey with other talented local acts such as Sunrot, Miriam, and North Carolina-based death metal act Basilica.

June 20, 2019

Lindsay’s Untitled Rock Mag Feature Silver Relics on Album Recap

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Lindsay’s Untitled Rock Magazine recently included Silver Relics’ “Generic” on last month’s new album recap. Check it out here.

June 19, 2019

River Beats Shares Feature on Silver Relics’ Debut Album, “Generic”

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River Beats recently shared a feature on Silver Relics’ newest album. Check it out here.

May 12, 2016

Juliet K Goes On The Hunt For Brooklyn’s Best Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

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Folk artist Juliet K did a really fun and unique piece for Music4Breakfast, where she and her band went on a journey to find the best Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Head HERE to check out the full article and follow them on their journey and see which sandwich ultimately emerged as the victor!

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April 7, 2016

AntiQuiet Features Juliet K

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“I have been playing this record on repeat since I discovered it, Juliet’s beautifully well-trained vocals and the modernized mutation of classic folk-based instrumentation make All Unforgivable Things a very special and captivating release.”

AntiQuiet recently featured Juliet K and her song, “All Unforgivable Things”; they had nothing but wonderful things to say! Click here to check it out.

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March 5, 2016

What I Would Change About The Music Industry: Pay To Play

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Infectious Magazine recently introduced their latest editorial feature: What I Would Change About The Music Industry.

The first edition of this feature focuses on Pay to Play, and why it needs to end in the music industry. Check out the article here!

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February 6, 2016

New Noise Magazine Features Vox Vocis’ Second Tour Diary

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“This show was a lot of different things for us; our first time in Oregon, our first show in Oregon, our most flexible promoter (double booked the night, but moved things around so events happened,) and a reunion.”

New Noise Magazine featured Vox Vocis’ second tour diary just yesterday. Click here to check it out.

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January 26, 2016

ShuffleBeat Music Features Vox Vocis

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“We want them to hear the narrative we wrote. It’s music we’re really proud of, with each song having its strengths, just like a story would. So we want that to come across.”

ShuffleBeat Music featured an interview with Vox Vocis, as well as an album review, just last week. They had nothing but nice things to say, including an extra incentive to buy the album ShuffleBeat Music happens to adore, “If you buy the album and send me proof, I’ll send you a thing of Oreos. Not joking. And who doesn’t love Oreos?”

Check out the interview here and the album review here.

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January 20, 2016

Showspark Features Shadow of Whales

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“We tour as far as we can with the money we have, we owe at least that to our fans and we won’t stop until we tour the world.”

Showspark recently featured Shadow of Whales on their Daily Feature, giving insight into the band’s goals, happenings, and much more. Check it out here.

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