Category Archives: Album Release

Album Preview: Chase Atlantic – “Phases”

“Heaven is calling my name // I’m going through phases” croons Mitchel Cave in the title track off Chase Atlantic’s sophomore effort, “Phases” due out June 28th via BMG/MDDN.  Chase Atlantic, consisting of lead vocalist Mitchel, his older brother Clinton, and Christian Anthony are classically trained musicians who put their obsession with programming to the test when they started creating their own beats and eventually forming their own brand of hip-hop, pop, and rock.

Chase Atlantic’s sophomore album starts off with a slow build intro that’s a fun little taste of what these guys are able to create without lyrics. Clinton, Mitchel, and Christian really show their true production value by creating their own world for the album to exist in and bring it to life on tour.  These guys take pride in bending whatever rules there are and making everything their own.

After premiering a few new tracks on tour, “Angels” and “Heaven And Back,” Chase Atlantic have a cult following with fans eagerly awaiting the second they can have studio versions of tracks, no matter how high quality live recordings are.  Danceable beats paired with dark lyrics are what fans have come to expect from the Aussie group.

“No Rainbows,” “I Never Existed,” and “I Don’t Like Darkness” drift along like smoke throughout the album, intoxicating the room and drawing you into Chase Atlantic’s relaxed and introspective headspace.  “Heaven And Back” is the best example of what Chase Atlantic truly do best: craft a perfect driving song that makes you want to floor it on a neon lit city street in an expensive foreign sports car.

Mitchel, Clinton, and Christian have figured out how to tap into the feels in a way that doesn’t come off contrived.  “Even Though I’m Depressed” rounds out the record and is possibly the best representation of how we’re all feeling inside.  Lyrically, they tapped into exactly how many people feel everyday, put it into words, and are sharing the darkest part of their mind that many artists are afraid of sharing.

Chase Atlantic poured their everything into this record, and that will no doubt propel them in the stratosphere.  Catch them on the “Phases” Tour now with Lauren Sanderson. Check out all of the dates HERE!

Watch the official video for “Love Is (Not) Easy” below!

Pre-order your copy of “Phases” on Apple Music or Amazon and pre-save the album on Spotify now before the album drops on June 28th.

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Album Preview: Telltale – “Timeless Youth”

Richmond, VA is proving itself to be a breeding ground for pop punk standing toe to toe with NY/NJ, Florida, and SoCal areas.  Telltale are releasing their second EP, “Timeless Youth” on Friday, April 26th through SharpTone Records.

Telltale’s sophomore EP draws inspiration from the likes of New Found Glory, Broadside, Neck Deep, and Blink-182 capturing the youthful angst of growing up in a small town and desperately wanting to leave.

“What We Life For” is packed with catchy riffs and a danceable bridge that will have you speeding down the freeway with the windows down all Summer long.  Followed up by “Letting Go,” Telltale introduce sachrine elements of country storytelling and cadance into their reportoire with an arena sized sound.

When asked about the record, singer John Carter said, “Growing into your late teens and early twenties, you lose a lot of friends in more ways than one. You take blame for mistakes that aren’t yours and you forget what it’s like to know the freedom of naivety. ‘Timeless Youth’ is about retaining a sense of wanderlust, even when you feel confined to a certain path.”

Telltale hit a comfortable stride with self depreciating, scream-along choruses in “Dazy” and “Rose” while closing the album with a slower introspective track, “Hereditary” that picks up and releases all of the built up tension and emotion in one fell swoop.

Telltale haven’t been around as long as some of their peers but they can teach them all a thing or two about catchy hooks and a live show that’s a force to be reckoned with.

Watch the official video for “Timeless Youth” now.

Grab a copy of “Timeless Youth” on iTunes and Amazon, or stream the album on Spotify!

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TOMORROW X TOGETHER Announce Debut US Showcases

BIG HIT Entertainment’s latest K-Pop boyband and currently the highest selling rookieK-pop act of 2019, TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) just announced a string of debut showcases across the United States!  TXT have been riding high with major success across the world and now they’re looking to take over the US airwaves like their counterparts in BTS.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, read as ‘tomorrow by together’, have come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow. Composed of five members, SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, HUENINGKAI, the band is full of bright and playful energy, where each member is different from one another, shining in their own way to create synergy.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER are hitting major cities across the US this May starting in NYC and stops include Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Orlando.  Check out all of the dates below and be sure to grab your tickets because these shows will sell out fast!

Tomorrow X Together Debut US Showcases 2019
May 9th – Playstation Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
May 12th – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
May 14th – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Center Stage Theater – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
May 19th – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
May 24th – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “CROWN” below.

Grab a copy of TXT’s debut album “The Dream Chapter: STAR” on iTunes or Amazon, and stream it on Spotify!

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Album Preview: Emarosa – “Peach Club”

Emarosa are on the verge or releasing something special.  The musical climate is shifting and Emarosa are ready to be a part of the genre bending movement.  Known for their post hardcore sound, Emarosa don’t want to be pigeon holed as a one trick pony.  The band are set to release their highly anticipated fifth full length record, “Peach Club” on February 8th through Hopeless Records.

Bradley Walden & co have been moving towards a more pop friendly sound but don’t discredit the band for ditching crunchy guitars for saxophone solos and dance floor anthems.  “Peach Club” is the natural progression from “131,” ready to sky rocket the Kentucky bred group into the big leagues.   Emarosa teased the new record with new tracks “Don’t Cry,” “Givin’ Up,” and “Cautious” but they saved the best for the record.

“Peach Club” is full of fun tracks you can bop along to, but we can guarantee you’ll be blasting this record with the windows down and the system all the way up.  “Get Back Up” is a motivational mid tempo track directly followed by the retro, sunny riff and synths on “So Bad” which already has a place at the top of our playlist!

Bradley lets his guard down on “xo” showcasing his earnest vocals with just a solo electric guitar which is one of the highest part of the entire record and such an honest departure from what fans have come to expect from Emarosa.  But don’t let that track fool you, these guys bring the heat back with “Hell Of It” and keep that energy moving towards the album closer “Wait, Stay.”

Emarosa aren’t bidding farewell to their old sound, they’re just building on their experiences and refusing to stay stagnant.  “Peach Club” is the welcoming of a new era both for fans and the band.

Watch the visualizer video for “Get Back Up” below.

Be sure to pre-order “Peach Club” on iTunes or Amazon and grab a pre-order bundle HERE that includes exclusive merch like crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, an “xo” pendant necklace, vinyl, and more!

Emarosa are playing select US Cities to celebrate the release of “Peach Club.” Check out the dates below!

Emarosa – “Peach Club” USA Album Release Shows
Feb 7th – Club Red – Mesa, AZ – Buy Tickets 
Feb 9th – The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
Feb 14th – Anna O’Brien’s – Honolulu, HI – Buy Tickets

Pre-order your copy of “Peach Club” on iTunes or Amazon now and receive 4 instant grat tracks so you can sing along!

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Jack & Jack Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album, “A Good Friend Is Nice”

They’re just two best friends chasing the same dream.  Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson just dropped their hotly anticipated debut album, “A Good Friend Is Nice” through Island Records.

The duo’s album was definitely worth the wait!  Featuring several new tracks like “Lotta Love,” “April Gloom,” “Pose,” and the long awaited “Day Dreaming,” the album is filled with signature upbeat party tracks but Jack & Jack are throwing their hats in the ring with mid tempo tropical jams like “Promise Me” and “Barcelona.”

Once the album hits it’s stride, we’re treated to the two stand out stracks, “Used To You Now” and “Meet You In The Sky.”  “Used To You Now” is a sultry track about getting into a routine with your new flame and being scared of falling in love with someone again while “Meet You In The Sky” brings a fun dance groove to get us out the winter rut we’re stuck in.

Listen to Jack & Jack’s debut album “A Good Friend Is Nice” on Spotify now!

Grab your tickets to see Jack & Jack on tour kicking off in February in Amsterdam, taking the guys through Europe and the UK and hitting the US through April. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now but not for long!  Check out all of the tour dates here.

Pick up a copy of “A Good Friend Is Nice” on iTunes , Amazon and all platforms now so you can sing along on tour!

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Chase Atlantic Drop “Don’t Try This” EP

Chase Atlantic dropped their highly anticipated “Don’t Try This” EP and it’s already climbing to the top of the charts. The EP has a few songs that fans are familiar with like “You Too” and “Like A Rockstar” which were instant grat tracks, but there are a few new songs that Mitchel, Clinton, and Christian teased in the weeks leading up to the release.

“Devilish” quickly became a fan favorite when the band used the track as an interlude during their sold out world tour in 2018 and the studio version is everything we could have hoped for from the Aussies!  Highlighting their songwriting and production skills, this EP was completely self-produced and features the young artists’ genre bending sound showcasing their wide range of influences.

The rest of the EP shines through a cloud of smoke bringing emotions and the band’s melodic side to the forefront on tracks like “Lust” and “What U Call That.”  “Lust” is the EP’s R&B closer with a bright guitar, trap beat, and a romantic saxophone solo from Clinton.  This might be the closest that Chase Atlantic have come to dropping a modern day love song and we’re loving it!  The “Don’t Try This” EP is a precurser to their upcoming sophomore album slated for release later this year with hints of extensive touring in the near future.

Listen to “Don’t Try This” on Spotify below!

Be sure to grab a copy of “Don’t Try This” on iTunes and Amazon!

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Florida Georgia Line Announce “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” Summer 2019 Tour

Florida Georgia Line just announced a massive Summer 2019 Tour featuring our favorite up and coming country artists like Dan + Shay, Canaan Smith, and Morgan Wallen!  The “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour” is hitting major cities across the United States all Summer long including their own festival, FGL Fest in Indianapolis on Sept 7th which sounds like the best festival ever.

Tickets for the “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour” go on sale January 25th with more information coming soon.  While you wait, get to know country’s newest artist to watch, Hardy, who will be supporting the tour from June 13th – Aug 9th, while tried and true favorite Canaan Smith is slated to hop on the tour from Aug 15th through Sept 28th.  Check out the tour dates below and pre-plan your Summer right!

“Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour” 2019 ft. Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay
June 13th – Walmart Amphitheatre – Rogers, AR
June 14th – Dos Equis Pavillion – Dallas, TX
June 15th – BankPlus Amphitheatre @ Snowden Cove – Southaven, MS
July 11th – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
July 12th – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
July 13th – BB&T Pavillion – Philadelphia, PA
July 18th – Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion – Bangor, ME
July 19th – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
July 20th – Northwell Health @ Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
July 25th – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
July 26th – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC
July 27th – PNC Music Pavillion – Charlotte, NC
Aug 1st – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 2nd – KeyBank Pavillion – Burgettstown, PA
Aug 3rd – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Aug 8th – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Aug 9th – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
Aug 15th – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitehater – Syracuse, NY
Aug 16th – The Pavillion @ Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Aug 17th – HersheyPark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Aug 22nd – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Aug 23rd – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
Aug 24th – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Lake, NY
Aug 29th – Coral Sky Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Aug 30th – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Aug 31st – Cellairis Amphitheatre @ Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Sept 7th – FGL Fest @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, IN
Sept 12th – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 13th – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
Sept 14th – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
Sept 19th – Ak-Chin Pavillion – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 20th – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
Sept 21st – Glen Helen Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Sept 26th – Toyota Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA
Sept 27th – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Sept 28th – FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA

Check out Florida Georgia Line’s Announcement from Twitter below!

Pre-order Florgida Georgia Line’s forthcoming album “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” due out February 15th through Big Machine on iTunes and Amazon now!  Grab a pre-order bundle from the official FGL site for exclusive merch including an autographed vinyl test pressing, FGL lawn chair, flask, camping lantern, and more!

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