Category Archives: Album Release

Album Preview: Like Pacific – “In Spite Of Me”

Canada is churning out some of the best pop punk that we’ve probably ever heard.  Like Pacific are gearing up to drop their sophomore album “In Spite Of Me” on July 27th via Pure Noise Records.  When asked about the new record, singer Jordan Black said “When we wrote Distant Like You Asked, I felt super proud of writing an entire full length album but was very nervous. In Spite of Me means more to me than anything I’ve ever done creatively. We worked super hard writing and recording this album. The hardest I’ve ever personally worked.”

The new album has 10 brand new tracks including “Sedatives,” “Had It Coming,” and the title track “In Spite Of Me” which all showcase the high octane, in your face whether you like it or not energy of the new album.   “In Spite Of Me” is a natural progression both lyrically and musically for one of the hardest working pop punk bands in the scene today.

Watch the brand new video for “Self Defeated” below!

Pre-order your copy of “In Spite Of Me” on iTunes or Amazon now.  Catch Like Pacific on tour with Seaway and Bearings across Canada this Summer!

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The Vamps Announce US Tour

The Vamps are coming back to America for a huge headlining tour this Fall!  Hot on the heels of the release of “The Day Edition” of their latest dual album “Night & Day,” the guys are finally bringing their arena rock sound back to the states.

James, Brad, Tris, and Connor are bringing their friends New Hope Club and HRVY so be sure to get to the show early!  Album + presale ticket bundles begin Tuesday July 24th at 10am local venue time while general public tickets go on sale Friday July 27th at 10am local venue time.

The Vamps USA 2018 Tour ft. HRVY + New Hope Club
Sept 15th – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 16th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Sept 18th – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – The Belasco Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 25th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Sept 27th – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Sept 30th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets 
Oct 2nd – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 3rd – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy tickets 
Oct 4th – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 

Watch the brand new video for “Just My Type” now!

Grab a copy of “Night & Day” on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour.

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YUNGBLUD Releases Debut Album “21st Century Liability”

Dominic Harrison, professionally known as YUNGBLUD is coming out of the gates swinging with infectious poppy melodies and hip hop beats contrasting with dark angsty lyrics on his first full length album.  He’s had major success with tracks like “I Love You, Will Ya Marry Me” which documents the tragic love story of a man who proposed to his girlfriend with graffiti on Sheffield’s Park Hill bridge.  YUNGBLUD also has two tracks, “Falling Skies” and “Tin Pan Boy” featured on the 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 soundtrack.

With a debut album just released through Locomotion/Geffen Records, massive crowds at the final cross country 2018 Vans Warped Tour, and word of mouth praise from every corner of the globe, YUNGBLUD is destined to be a star with a great career on the very near horizon.

While the album has radio friendly bouncey pop tracks like “Die For The Hype,” YUNGBLUD’s wide range of influences are apparent through the entire album with few tracks sounding the same.  He uses this to his advantage and created his own brand of genre bending tracks including the album title track, “21st Century Liability” which draws influence from early 90s hip hop drum loops, crunchy grunge rock guitars, and enough angst to power a whole city.

YUNGBLUD just dropped a music video for his latest single, “Medication” directed by Adam Powell and takes a wild medicated trip.  Watch the video below!

If you missed YUNGBLUD playing Vans Warped Tour, you have another chance!  He’ll be hopping back on Warped Tour from July 26th – 31st.  He’s also hitting a whole bunch of cities for the “21st Century Liability Tour” throughout the US including a stop in NYC.  Check out all of the dates HERE!

Grab a copy of “21st century liability” on iTunes and Amazon or stream it on Spotify!
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Album Preview: Homesafe – “One”

Homesafe are Pure Noise Records’ latest hot ticket band to watch in 2018.  You probably caught them when they opened for Free Throw or Boston Manor this past Spring or on Slam Dunk this past May but Homesafe are breaking out on their own. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago and comprised of Ryan Rumchaks (bassist, Knuckle Puck), Tyler Albertson, Emanuel Duran, and Joe Colseby, Homesafe are dropping their new full length album, “One,” on June 29th through Pure Noise Records.

Every song on this album is a banger drawing inspiration from their 90s forefathers while managing to keep their sound fresh and relevant.  You’ll want to blast this record as loud as you possibly can while racing down the highway with all the windows down.  It’s THAT good!
The first singles, “Stay Away,” “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams,” and “Run” are early indicators of just how good this band is.  Homesafe are bringing back the fuzzy grunge sounds made famous by Queens Of The Stone Age and Foo Fighters, “One” is an album of epic proportions.
Stand out tracks like  “Say Something” and “Time Ain’t Free” are driving forces on the album bringing us to the album closer, “fin.”  This is one of the best, if not the best album closers we have ever heard. “fin” is a bittersweet instrumental piano track.  This is one of the best, if  not the best album closers we have heard in a very very long time.
Watch the official video for “Stay Away” below.

Pre-order your copy of “One” on iTunes and Amazon!
Catch Homesafe on their headlining Summer tour with Hot Mulligan and Jetty Bones.  Check out all the dates and grab your tickets HERE!
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MILKK Release Sophomore EP, “If You’re Reading This, I Love You”

MILKK are a Nashville, TN based alt-pop trio dropping their sophomore EP titled “If You’re Reading This, I Love You.”   Hand picked to open for one of our former Artist To Watch artists, The Stolen on their upcoming US tour, MILKK will be your new favorite band very very soon.

“IYRTILY” is only four songs but make no mistake – those four tracks are jam packed with silky synths, smooth vocals, and grooves that you’ll want to play on repeat forever.  It’s hard to pick a favorite because each song has such a different mood but they effortlessly melt together to make one solid EP.  “I Hate This Song” takes a hard left mid song bringing in some dark heavy fuzz but the effortless switch is exactly what made us fall in love with this band.

Sophomore slump, who?  MILKK are at the top of their class with the new EP.

Watch MILKK’s debut music video for “Leaving” below!

MILKK’s new EP “If You’re Reading This, I Love You” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.  Grab a copy so you can sing along on tour!

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Somme Releases Debut Self Titled EP

Somme is ready to take the spotlight with her debut self titled EP.  Jordan Cantor, professionally known as Somme, has been playing guitar since she was 6, started writing songs a few years later, and then mastered the drums and bass by the tender age of 12. After performing in the indie rock band Traffic Bear in high school, Jordan enrolled in The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU but decided to take an internship at Killphonic in Los Angeles for first hand industry experience.  Since moving to LA, Jordan created her art-pop persona Somme and began writing what would be her debut EP.

Jordan Cantor embraces her new identity Somme, drawing inspiration from the greatest female songstresses and powerhouses like Robyn, Lorde, and of course Fleetwood Mac.  She spent a year and a half writing and recording songs for her debut and strips away layers exposing the most vulnerable parts creating a debut that is equal parts beautiful, heart wrenching, and soulful.

Watch the official video for “Ordinary Fool” below.

Stream her debut EP, SOMME on Spotify or grab a copy on iTunes or Amazon!

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Shawn Mendes Announces Summer 2019 World Tour Dates

Shawn Mendes is prepping for the release of his third studio album on May 25th but he gave us something better – A TOUR!!! It’s for Summer…..2019.  While that seems like a long time away, this gives you time to pick out that perfect outfit!  Shawn’s already released two tracks from his new album and they’re UHHHMAZINNGGG!! He keeps getting better with every new song and we’re sure the arena tour is going to be one for the books.

Sign up for a Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale code HERE to get the first crack at tickets.  All poster and merch purchases on ShawnMendes.com between May 8th and May 13th come with a merch presale ticket access code.   General pre-sales and VIP package pre-sales begin Saturday, May 12th, while general on sales begin Saturday, May 19th.  Check out all of the tour dates below!

Shawn Mendes: THE TOUR 2019
March 7th – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 10th – Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
March 11th – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, German
March 13th – Oslo Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
March 15th – Ericsson Globe – Stockholdm, Sweden
March 16th – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
March 18th – Lanxess Arena – Koln, Germany
March 19th – Accorhotels Arena – Paris, France
March 21st – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
March 23rd – Unipol Arena – Bologne, Italy
March 24th – Pala Alpitour – Turin To, Italy
March 26th – Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Spain
March 28th – Altice Arena – Lisbon, Portugal
March 30th – Sud De France Arena – Montpellier, France
March 31st – Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland
April 2nd – Tauron Arena Krakow – Cracow, Poland
April 3rd – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
April 6th – SSE Hydro – Glasgow, UK
April 7th – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
April 9th – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
April 10th – First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK
April 13th – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
April 16th – The O2 Arena – London, UK
April 17th – The O2 Arena – London, UK
June 12th – Moda Center – Portland, OR
June 14th – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
June 16th – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
June 19th – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
June 21st – XCEL Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
June 22nd – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
June 27th – Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL
June 30th – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
July 2nd – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
July 5th – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
July 8th – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
July 9th – Gila River Arena – Glendale, CA
July 11th – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
July 13th – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
July 16th – Vivant Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
July 19th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
July 20th – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
July 22nd – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
July 23rd – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
July 25th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
July 27th – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
July 28th – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
July 30th – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
July 31st – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Aug 2nd – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Aug 5th – Little Ceasars Arena – Detroit, MI
Aug 6th – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 10th – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Aug 13th – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C.
Aug 15th – TD Garden – Boston, MA
Aug 21st – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC
Aug 24th – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Watch the official video for “In My Blood” below!

Preorder a copy of Shawn Mendes’ self titled album on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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