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Born Cages Tease New Music

Local rockers Born Cages have been cooped up in the studio working on their follow up to “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” and they just teased some brand new music in anticipation!  We’ve been craving new tunes from Vlad, Matt, and Dave and fingers crossed we won’t have to wait much longer!  Check out their studio update below.

Grab a copy of “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Born Cages Announce Fall Tours With Family Force 5 & The Lighthouse and The Whaler

Born Cages have been conquering the Warped Tour crowds all summer long and making plenty of new friends along the way!  Vlad, Dave, and Matt are ready to take on the music world this fall with two tours. The NYC indie rock band just announced two fall tours – one with The Lighthouse and The Whaler and another with Family Force 5.  Both tours will take all bands involved around the United States beginning in September.  Check out the dates for both tours below!

Born Cages & The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Sept 14th – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Sept 15th – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Barboza – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Sept 21st – Dante’s – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – The Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Club Bahia – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Sept 29th – Mohawk – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 2nd – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct9th – Toquet Hall – Westport, CT – More Info  *Born Cages Headline Show*

Born Cages & Family Force 5

Oct 16th – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA – Buy Tickets
Oct 17th – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Oct 18th – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Oct 21st  – HOB Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 22nd – HOB Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – 89th St. Collective – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 27th – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Oct 29th – The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Exit / In – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 1st – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for “I Just Want The Truth, Baby” below.

Pick up a copy of “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Born Cages Release “I Just Want The Truth, Baby”

Born Cages just released a brand new track from their highly anticipated debut album called “I Just Want The Truth, Baby.”  The track is available for instant download when you pre-order their debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes.  The intense slow burning single shows off lead singer Vlad Holiday’s haunting vocal style.

The band recently played their way to SXSW this year with DREAMERS and The Kickback.  If you’re heading to any of the Van’s Warped Tour dates across the US this summer, stop by and check out Born Cages’ set – they’ll be on the tour all summer long!

Watch Born Cages perform “I Just Want The Truth, Baby” at the famous Maxwell’s in NJ below.

Be sure to pre-order Born Cages debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or pick up an exclusive bundle on BornCages.com.

To learn more about the band, check out our interview with lead singer Vlad Holiday HERE!

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The Friday Five: SXSW Edition

South By South West (SXSW) is about to descend upon Austin, TX next weekend bringing musicians and industry tech heavy hitters to the city.  Every year, SXSW is known to feature the best artists on the edge of breaking it big and also getting smaller artists some BIG exposure.   SXSW Music runs from March 17th – March 22nd.  Check out our Friday Five acts to check out at SXSW 2015!  Visit SXSW.com for schedule info.

1. Born Cages
Indie rock outfit, Born Cages are currently playing their way to SXSW but once they get to Austin, Born Cages are set to play a showcase or two.   Pre-order the debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or BornCages.com for exclusive pre-order bundles!  You can also get “Rolling Down The Hill” for free on iTunes until March 17th.

2. North Of Nine
We’ve loved Jackson Guthy ever since we jammed to “Pretty Lady” on several stops of the Big Time Rush Tour.  We love his new band, North of Nine, just as much.  If you’re into fun pop-rock, this is the band to check out.  They just released their debut EP, “Alive,” earlier this week!  Watch the video for “Can It Be You?” below.

3.Sam Hunt
Pretty sure we don’t need to explain why you need to see Sam Hunt. Just throw on a clean t-shirt and a shot of cologne, and go.

4. Catfish and the Bottlemen
The British indie rockers just wrapped up a sold out tour across the US, and are about to embark on another sold out tour across the UK.  We’re betting their SXSW showcase will be a hot ticket, too!

5. Wild Party
We’re suckers for clever pop songs, and Wild Party craft some seriously catchy tunes.  They just wrapped a tour with band of the moment Catfish and the Bottlemen, and are about to join Meg Myers on a Spring tour.  Pickup a copy of their debut album “Phantom Pop” on iTunes now!

Born Cages To Release Debut Album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” On June 2nd

Born Cages just announced that their hotly anticipated debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” will be released on June 2nd, 2015!  Rejoice further because pre-orders for the album are available on iTunes now, with 4 songs available for instant download.  The album cover features art work from Matthew Cooper who has credits ranging from Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, to Paul McCartney and The Kills.

The album features hits from “The Sidelines EP,” and new fan favorites the band have been test driving in their live shows.  Check out the official track listing below!

Born Cages “I’m Glad I’m Not Me”  Track Listing
1. Rolling Down The Hill
2. Bigger Than Me
3. Don’t Look Back
4. Moving On
5. I Just Want The Truth, Baby
6. Give Me A Smile
7. Caiti
8. Metaphor
9. Dirty Money
10. Volcano
11. Green
12. Finding Beauty In A Broken World

Pre-order bundles are also available on BornCages.com with extras like physical copies of the album, t-shirts, and even a crew neck sweatshirt!

Don’t forget that Born Cages are playing their way to SXSW this year, as well as a full summer run on this years Warped Tour!  Check out their upcoming tour dates with Dreamers HERE.

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Born Cages Announce Spring Tour With DREAMERS

Festival season is fast approaching.   We’re sure you’ve noticed the array of fringe-y accessories as well as denim cut offs and floral print everything hitting stores.  NYC pop rock group Born Cages just announced a March tour leading up to SXSW in Austin this year with DREAMERS and The Kickback.   Sounds like a dream tour lineup to us. Check out all of the tour dates below!

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DREAMERS & Born Cages ft. The Kickback Tour 2015
March 4th – Canal Club – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
March 7th – Savannah Stopover – Savannah, GA – Buy Tickets
March 8th – Purgatory @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 10th – Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN – Buy Tickets
March 11th – Vinos – Little Rock, AR – Buy Tickets
March 13th – Vanguard – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
March 14th – 35 Denton – Denton, TX – Buy Tickets
March 15th – Green Room – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
March 17th – Korova – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
March 18th – SXSW – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 19th – SXSW – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 20th – SXSW – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 21st – SXSW – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO – Buy Tickets
March 24th – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets
March 25th – Slowdown – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
March 26th – Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
March 27th – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
March 28th – Donatos Basement – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for Born Cages’ new single “Rolling Down The Hill” now!

Check out the new single from DREAMERS, “Wolves”

Be sure to follow Born Cages, DREAMERS, The Kickback, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite artists.

Photo credit: Nicole Mago

Born Cages Release “Rolling Down The Hill” Video

NYC’s Born Cages released the official video for their new single “Rolling Down The Hill” over the weekend.  Watch the video below!

You can catch Born Cages’ Vlad Holiday performing an acoustic set at Rockwood Music Hall this Tuesday Nov 4th.  Tickets are available HERE or $16 at the door for this 21+ show.  The full band is having a show at Rockwood on December 2nd!

Grab a copy of Born Cages’ new single “Rolling Down The Hill” on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along!

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The Friday Five: CMJ Artists To Watch

CMJ Music Marathon is a week long festival that literally takes over any and every music venue in NYC.  It’s an entire week filled with seminars on the music industry, concerts, and new emerging artists playing pop up shows all around the 5 boroughs.   It’s worth checking out a showcase or two, and we suggest staying to catch all of the artists – you never know, you might just find your new favorite band!  One of us worked the festival last year and it was one of the most fun experiences we’ve ever had!  Here are our top five picks for bands to catch at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon.

1. Born Cages
Coming back for round two at CMJ, Born Cages are ready to hit the ground running with their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill”.  The band are playing a few shows for CMJ this year so be sure to catch them this year.

2. We Are Stations
Playing their first CMJ festival this year, We Are Stations aren’t afraid to give it their all.  Armed with a Foo Fighters sound and positive songs that can turn that frown upside down, this is a show you don’t want to miss at CMJ this year.  When we spoke with the band over the summer, they teased each other as well as a possible EP!

3. The Ugly Club
If you like Walk The Moon, there’s a chance you might like The Ugly Club.  Despite their name, the band is actually really easy on the eyes but that’s just an added bonus.   Spot one of their stickers around the five boroughs and tweet a picture of it- there could be a surprise in store for you!

4. The Rare Occasions
Continuing the grunge trend in 2014, The Rare Occasions are here and they’re going to take over your playlists one song at a time. The bands latest single is huge and we will definitely have this in heavy rotation in the fangirl offices!

5. Bailen
Bailen (previously The Bailen Brothers), is made up of twin brothers, their sister, and a family friend and honorary Bailen.   They first caught our attention when they opened for CMJ alumni AJR earlier this year.   If you like infectious melodies and harmonizing siblings, Bailen is definitely worth checking out.  

The Friday Five: 5 Songs Currently On Repeat

Whether we hit “replay” on our AppleTV to rewatch Sam Hunt’s live performance videos, or someone catches us humming 5SOS’s new single, we all have those songs that we can’t stop listening to.   This week’s Friday Five is a short playlist of the songs we just can’t seem to get enough of!

1. Jake Miller – First Flight Home
On the heels of his new single “First Flight Home”, Jake Miller announced that he would be playing at Miami’s Y100 Jingle Ball 2014 – something he says has been on his bucket list for a long time! Watch the official video for “First Flight Home” below.

2. Sam Hunt – Break Up In A Small Town
Sam Hunt is being billed as a “soon to be superstar”, and when we caught him opening for Kip Moore on the CMT “Up In Smoke Tour” we fully agreed.  Sam is set to play Emporium on Long Island in November and he’s one artist we will gladly go to “almost the Hamptons” for because he’s THAT good!

3. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Good Girls
Jingle Ball is the perfect exposure for the Australian pop punk band to potential fans that might not realize they actually do like guitar driven music!  5SOS are scheduled to perform at a bunch of annual jingle ball festivities around the United States in anticipation of their huge summer 2015 headlining tour!

4. North Of Nine – We Ride
Jackson Guthy’s new band North Of Nine hit the ground running with a single and a video for “We Ride”.  While the band aren’t touring just yet, they’re looking to the future and something big could be on the horizon for them.

5. Born Cages – Rolling Down The Hill
Local indie band, Born Cages are a fangirl favorite and not just because of their sleek sound, churning out catchy song after catchy song. Their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill” is getting added to a bunch of radio stations and it’s definitely a fun song during live shows!  Born Cages are slated to play two showcases at CMJ in New York this October.


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Born Cages Release “Rolling Down The Hill” And Announce US Tour Dates

Born Cages just released their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill” and just when we thought the live version was good…the studio version blows it out of the water!  And if a new song isn’t enough, the band announced a string of US  Tour dates.   Listen to the studio version by firing up your Spotify account!  Or watch a live performance of “Rolling Down The Hill” below.

Be sure to catch Born Cages live this September in a city near you!

Born Cages Tour Dates
Aug 23rd – Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY – Free!
Sept 5th – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 9th – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY  – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – Heirloom Art Theater – Danbury, CT – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – Anchors Up – Haverhill, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 14th -Radiant – Nutley, NJ – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Paychecks – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH  – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH- Buy Tickets
Sept 21st  – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Brewhaus – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – Crocodile Rock Cafe  – Allentown, PA  – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of “Rolling Down The Hill” on iTunes now!

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