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Album Review: The Faim – “State Of Mind”

Australia’s latest export, The Faim are kicking off a massive tour with fellow Aussie pop punk band, Stand Atlantic hitting cities across North America and both bands are poised to take the American scene by storm.  The Faim just dropped their hotly anticiapted debut album, “State Of Mind” today, Friday, September 13th via BMG and we can’t wait to see them translate these songs to their high octane live shows!

Consisting of lead singer Josh Raven, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, guitarist Samuel Tye, and Drummer Linden Marissen, The Faim’s debut album brings together all of the elements they’ve showcased in previous releases like “Saints of the Sinners,” “Midland Line,” and “My Heart Needs To Breathe.” The record perfectly displays the band’s ability to seamlessly flow from big gang vocal choruses in “Humans” to arena sized tracks that would be right at home in MSG like “Buying Time” which echoes early Panic! At The Disco.

“We wanted to show the variety of skills between the four of us,” says Stephen. “We wanted to stick true to our roots and where we came from, which is essentially just us being able to explore the passion and love we have for music,” Josh adds. “But we also wanted to experiment and to have fun with the songs.”

The record also features tracks like “Tongue Tied,” which is a heart pumping radio friendly track along side piano driven, introspective tracks like “Infamous” and “Where The River Runs.”  The band’s influences are prominent and frequently displayed with co-writes from the likes of Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Ashton Irwin from 5SOS, and Mark Hoppus from Blink 182.

The title track, “State Of Mind” closes out the record with singer Josh Raven forecully begging the listener “take a seat and let me introduce myself…” and flows along like a burning river of emotion.  The track clocks in at 4:41 making it the longest song on the record with a searing guitar solo to finish out an incredible debut effort from one of the most promising new Australian bands.

Listen to “State Of Mind” on Spotify now!

The Faim are heading out on a co-headline tour this Fall with Stand Atlantic hitting cities across the US! Check out the dates HERE and get your tickets before they sell out.

Make sure you grab your copy of “State Of Mind” on Amazon or Apple Music and stream it on your favorite streaming platform so you can sing along on tour.

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Hunter Hayes To Release “Wild Blue: Part I” Album on August 16

After nearly 4 years since dropping his last album, the wait is finally over!   And we mean over – Hunter Hayes is dropping his new album, “Wild Blue: Part I,” TOMORROW, August 16th!   Hunter shared the big news on an appearance on the TODAY show earlier this week.  He also dropped the title track of the album, “Wild Blue,” which you might have heard if you caught Hunter on the Closer To You Tour earlier this year (IT’S SO GOOD).  If not, listen to the track now!   The song, and the album, are all about finding yourself and the true feelings of freedom and lightness that go along with it.


We’re even more excited because “Part I” means there is a “Part II” and maybe even a “Part III” on the way, which means even more new music from Hunter!   What was the reason for such a long wait?  Hunter took his time to really write everything on his own and make his most personal and honest record yet.  He initially set out with the mindset of creating an album that no one would ever hear, which gave him the freedom to be as honest and real as possible.   This honesty really shines through on tracks like “Dear God” and “My Song Too.”

Hunter Hayes “Wild Blue: Part I” Tracklisting
1. “Madness”
2. “Wild Blue”
3. “Heartbreak”
4. “One Good Reason”
5. “Dear God”
6. “Loving You”
7. “My Song Too”
8. “One Shot”
9. “Night and Day”
10. “Still”

You can pre-save the album on Spotify now!

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Chase Atlantic Announce Sophomore Album, “Phases” Out June 28th & Summer Tour

Chase Atlantic are gearing up for a huge Summer! The Aussies just announced a massive headlining tour hitting cities across North America ahead of the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Phases,” due out June 28th, 2019.

When asked about the album, frontman Mitchel Cave said, “This album feels as though it is truly a work of astronomical measures,” he adds. “It’s the first time we were able to honestly and openly hone into something so monumentally special and raw without compromising even an inch of our integrity as artists. We’ve developed a completely new sound within a matter of months that has never been tapped into before. Chase Atlantic is now dwelling within a realm of its own; it’s both scarily isolating and blissfully euphoric at the same time. Welcome to a whole new era.”

Mitchel, Clinton, and Anthony are taking their friend Lauren Sanderson along for the ride as well!  Presales begin Tuesday, April 9th and general tickets go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10am local venue time so be sure to grab yours while they last.  VIP packages are also available and include meet & greet photos with Chase Atlantic, exclusive signed tour poster, VIP laminate, and early entry into the venues! Check out all of the tour dates below!

Chase Atlantic “Phases Tour” Summer 2019
June 14th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
June 17th – Bogart’s – Cincinnatti, OH – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Exit/In – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
June 19th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
June 22nd – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets 
June 24th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
June 25th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
June 27th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
June 28th – Regent Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
June 29th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
July 1st – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 
July 2nd – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
July 5th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
July 6th – Summit – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
July 8th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets 
July 9th – The Granada – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets 
July 11th – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets 
July 13th – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets 
July 15th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
July 16th – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
July 19th – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
July 20th – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
July 23rd – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
July 25th – The Fillmore – Silverspring, MD – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Like A Rockstar” below.

Grab a copy of the “Don’t Try This” EP on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify so you can sing along on tour!

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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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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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Jon Bellion’s “Glory Sound Prep” Is Officially Open!

GRAMMY Award winner Jon Bellion just officially opened the doors to “Glory Sound Prep” and welcomed students and fans alike inside the carefully crafted world!  His new album, out today, takes his sound to the next level and proves why Jon is in a lane of his own.  Our favorite track is “Adult Swim,” which Jon calls a “microtape,” is like 3 tracks perfectly mixed into one song.

Jon also dropped an exclusive limited merch run for GSP that includes t shirts, hoodies, hats, and more.  Click HERE to grab a piece and wear your GSP merch with pride.  Products are available for a limited time only as Jon wanted to keep prices low for the fans.

Listen to “Stupid Deep” below!

Stream to the whole album on Spotify and grab a copy on iTunes or Amazon now.

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