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Album Preview: Bearings – “Blue In The Dark”

Ottowa based pop punk band Bearings have had an incredible year and they’re getting ready to skyrocket their blend of bouncey emo rock into the stratosphere with their eagerly awaited debut full-length album Blue In The Dark due out October 12th on Pure Noise Records.  Since releasing the “Nothing Here Is Permanent” EP in September 2017, the quartet have quickly become one of the most buzzworthy bands in the underground pop punk scene.

Bearings’ debut album will hook you from the first song and have you singing along the entire time.  In an era where too many bands have resorted to a shorter record format with too much filler, Bearings are bringing back the “all killer, no filler” approach.

Each song on Blue In The Dark propels the record ahead and lyrically tugs on your heartstrings.  “Beautiful Places” tackles the feeling of not being enough, whatever that means to you, while “Stuck In A Doorframe” chugs along from the first note and is easily one of our favorites on the record.  Other stand out tracks on the records include the 90’s Alt Rock infused “Careless Clarity,” the dreamy, steel string acoustic “Tide,” and blissfully happy “Eyes Closed.”

Watch the brand new video for “Aforementioned” below.

Bearings hitting the road with Roam & Like Pacific for the “Hopeless Noise Tour” kicking off on October 5th in Chicago.  Check out all the dates below and grab your tickets now!

Hopeless Noise Tour 2018 ft. Roam & Like Pacific
Oct 5th – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Oct 6th – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Oct 7th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 9th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Oct 10th – The Rino – Kansas City, MO
Oct 12th – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Oct 13th – The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 15th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 16th – Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
Oct 18th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
Oct 19th – 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
Oct 20th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Oct 21st – The Underground – Mesa, AZ
Oct 23rd – Come & Take It – Austin, TX
Oct 24th – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
Oct 26th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 27th – Sound Bar – Orlando, FL
Oct 28th – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
Oct 29th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 30th – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 1st – Middle East – Cambridge, MA
Nov 2nd – Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Nov 3rd – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 4th – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 6th – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
Nov 8th – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
Nov 9th – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON

Pre-order bundles are available now and include an exclusive splatter vinyls, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, dad hats, and bundle exclusive t-shirts.

Pre-order your copy of Blue In The Dark on iTunes and Amazon or listen to the pre released tracks on Spotify!

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MILKK Are “Thinkin Bout U” In New Video

MILKK teased a new single all week and they surprise dropped the music video ahead of the release on Friday!  Singer Pat Kiloran goes through the motions to try and win back his girl in the video for “Thinkin Bout U.” The single take video was written by Pat Kiloran who also co-directed the new clip with Dawson Waters.   Following their last EP, MILKK are hinting at even more new music and the video finishes with a cryptic, single line of text reading “Welcome To My Headrush.”

MILKK just wrapped up a tour with The Stolen and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the rest of the year!  If the new single is any indication, MILKK will be taking over your playlists very shortly, if they haven’t already.

Watch the video for “Thinkin Bout U” below!

Grab a copy of “Thinkin Bout U” on iTunes and Amazon or stream it on Spotify now.

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Pale Waves Release Debut Album “My Mind Makes Noises”

Manchester outfit Pale Waves just dropped their debut album “My Mind Makes Noises” to rave reviews and ushers in a brand new era of dark synth.  Pale Waves have proven that they have the ability to masterfully blend silvery synths and polished pop hooks into their own new vintage style.

Each track on this exceptional debut album is unique in its own right.  Lyrically, this album touches on everything from love and loss, to feeling so insecure about yourself and wondering if you’ll ever be loved by anyone again.  Pale Waves crafted an album that will stand the test of time and certainly passed our “drive fast down the highway with all the windows down and the radio up” test.

Pale Waves are coming back to North American this Fall with tons of headlining dates across the US.  Tickets are on sale now!  Check out all of the dates below.

Pale Waves Fall 2018 Tour
Oct 26th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 27th – Trees – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Oct 31st – Crowbar – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 3rd – The Social – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Nov 6th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 7th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 9th – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
Nov 10th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Nov 11th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 12th – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – The Sinclair – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 15th – Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – Corona Capital – Mexico City, MX – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – Madison Live – Covington, KY – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Skully’s – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Nov 21st – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 23rd – Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
Nov 24th – Amsterdam Hall – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Slowdown – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets 
Nov 26th – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Nov 28th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Neumos – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 1st – Venue – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets 
Dec 2nd – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Dec 6th – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Dec 7th – The Irenic – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “One More Time” below!

Grab a copy of “My Mind Makes Noises” on iTunes or Amazon now or stream on Spotify so you can sing along on tour!

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The Faim Announce “Summer Is A Curse EP” Due Out Sept 7th

Australia is really kicking it up a notch with their music exports lately and The Faim are ready to take the world by storm.  After working with massive names like Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, snagging co-writes with Ashton Irwin of 5SOS (“Summer Is A Curse”) and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (“Saints Of The Sinners”), The Faim tapped legendary producer John Feldmann for their debut “Summer Is A Curse EP” due out September 7th.

The Faim aren’t letting anything stand in their way and have already racked up an impressive 3.5 million global streams on Spotify on their last single, “Summer Is A Curse.”  The band just unveiled their newest  pop friendly single called “A Million Stars” and displays frontman Josh Raven’s powerhouse vocals.

When asked about the new EP, the band said “To say we’re excited about releasing this EP is an understatement. More than just songs, to us these six tracks are a window into our world. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the community around us and welcome you all on this beautiful journey. We’re proud to be able to share our music with you and hope you enjoy listening as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it.”

Listen to “A Million Stars” below on Spotify!

The “Summer Is As Curse EP” will serve as a prelude to The Faim’s hotly anticipated debut album expected in 2019 and will include five brand new tracks that show off their stadium ready sound, impressive songwriting chops, as well as their pop-punk energy and infectious hooks.

The Faim are currently on tour in Europe through October. Check out the tour dates below and grab your tickets now!

The Faim Fall 2018 Tour Dates
Sept 15th – Academy – Dublin, Ireland – Buy Tickets 
Sept 17th – SWX – Bristol, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 18th – Engine Rooms – Southampton, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 19th – The Waterfront – Norwich, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 21st – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 22nd – Leeds University Stylus – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – O2 Ritz Manchester – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – Riverside Newcastle – Newcastle, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 29th – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
Oct 2nd – Trix Club – Antwerp, Belgium – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – Melkweg OZ – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
Oct 5th – Die Kantine – Koln, Germany – Buy Tickets 
Oct 11th – Yoyo – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 

Be sure to grab a copy of the smash single “Summer Is A Curse” on iTunes and Amazon and don’t forget to pre-save the brand new EP on Spotify  so you can be among the first to have all 6 tracks instantly!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview In Real Life

It’s been officially one year now since In Real Life were formed!   Sergio Calderon, Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, and Michael Conor were the finalists on ABC’s “Boy Band” last Summer.  It’s been a crazy year for the guys who are gearing up for a headlining tour that will take them across the US and even around the globe this Fall!  They’ve released four tracks so far and promise even more new music is on the way. In Real Life celebrated a year together by performing for one of their biggest crowds yet at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in New York.

We chatted with the boy band before they took the stage and found out who they’d fangirl over.  They even showed off their boyband moves and did a perfect New Kids dance.  Watch our interview below!

Check out In Real Life’s Tour dates HERE!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview AJ Mitchell

AJ Mitchell is set to take over your heart and your playlist.  He just dropped his debut major label EP, “Hopeful,” on Epic Records in July, after gaining a solid fanbase through his short videos posted on Instagram.  AJ started playing music at a very young age and soon branched out into songwriting and composing.  He’s already gathered over 35 million streams on his tracks and has had sold out shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York.  AJ played in front of a huge crowd at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in New York, winning over the crowd with his infectious pop sound.

We chatted with AJ before his performance and got to know more about the up and coming pop star.  Watch our interview and get to know more about AJ!

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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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