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Jack & Jack Announce Debut Album & World Tour

Jack and Jack just performed at the MTV EMA’s this week and dropped a MASSIVE announcement that fans have been waiting patiently for.  The duo’s debut album “A Good Friend Is Nice” will be released January 11th, 2019 after years of singles and EPs!

Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson also announced a huge headlining world tour kicking off in Europe in February and bringing the best friends across the world and through North America by early Spring 2019.

Check out all of the tour dates below and grab your tickets when they go on sale!

“A Good Friend Is Nice” World Tour 2019 ft. Jack&Jack
Feb 21st – Melkweg Max – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – La Madeleine – Brussels, Belgium – Buy Tickets 
Feb 23rd – Le Bataclan – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 
Feb 25th – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – X-tra – Zurich, Switzerland – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Carlswerk – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets 
March 2nd – Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden – Buy Tickets 
March 4th – DR Studie2 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Buy Tickets 
March 5th – Vulkan – Oslo, Norway – Buy Tickets 
March 7th – Heaven – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
March 8th – Birmingham Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets
March 9th – Manchester Academy 3 – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
March 11th – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland – Buy Tickets
April 2nd – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets
April 3rd – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
April 5th – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
April 6th – Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
April 7th – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
April 9th – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
April 10th – The Belasco Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
April 11th – City National Grove – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
April 13th – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ – Buy Tickets
April 15th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
April 16th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
April 18th – Plaza LIVE – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
April 19th – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
April 20th – The Cowan – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
April 21st – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
April 23rd – The Filmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets 
April 24th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 25th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 26th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 27th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
April 29th – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
April 30th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
May 1st – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
May 3rd – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
May 4th – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
May 5th – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets

Album pre-orders are available now and include exclusive merch items like dad hats, hoodies, vinyl, and more on the official Jack&Jack webstore.  You can also pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon or pre-save it on Spotify!

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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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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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Hot Mulligan Release Debut Album, “Pilot” March 23rd

Hailing from Northern Michigan, pop punk band Hot Mulligan are set to drop their highly anticipated debut album on March 23rd through No Sleep Records.  The four friends set their sights on world domination for 2018 and they don’t show any signs of slowing down.  Hot Mulligan’s first two singles off the new album are a taste of the high quality music they’ve got in store for the future. From their lyrics to their live show, Hot Mulligan are already making a name for themselves as an artist that you can’t ignore.

If the first two singles from “Pilot” are any indication, Hot Mulligan are going to have a permanent spot on our playlists for a long time.  The raw vocals match perfectly with the young bands’ musicality – something that usually takes a few records to nail down. Hot Mulligan hit it early on, setting themselves up for a solid career.

Be sure to catch Hot Mulligan on tour with Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor through April! Check out the dates below.

Hot Mulligan Spring Tour Dates 2018
March 14th – Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
March 15th – Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON
March 16th – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 17th – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
March 18th – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
March 20th – Revolution Bar – Amityville, NY
March 21st – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 22nd – White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
March 23rd – Union Stage – Washington, D.C.
March 24th – Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
March 25th – The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
March 27th – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 29th – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV
March 30th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 31st – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
April 2nd – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Theater – Las Vegas, NV
April 3rd – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
April 4th – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
April 5th – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
April 6th – 89th Street OKC – Oklahoma City, OK
April 7th – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
April 8th – Deluxe @ Old Nat’l Centre – Indianapolis, IN
April 10th – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
April 11th – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
April 12th – Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH
April 13th – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
April 14th – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
April 15th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
April 17th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
April 18th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
April 19th – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
April 20th – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
April 21st – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

Listen to “The Soundtrack To Missing A Slam Dunk” by Hot Mulligan below.

Pre-order your copy of “Pilot” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Album Review: “Camila” – Camila Cabello

We’ve all read the stories of that one member going solo to pursue their own music. Some flop and some float.  Camila Cabello, like her many predecessors, is most certainly floating right now!  Her impressive debut solo album, simply titled “Camila” clocks in a brisk 37 minutes of pure bliss.

While most of the narrative of Camila’s departure from having to harmonize with four subpar singers played out through 2017, she announced that she was releasing her debut solo album.  As the album started to take shape and singles were released, new music was spilling from writing sessions among other things forcing the original release date to get pushed back.

All of this gave Camila full control over an album that would introduce her to a whole new audience. The album title changed, the sound of album changed, Camila released her now platinum single “Havana”, and ditched songs co-written and produced by the slick-ricks in favor of a sound that’s much more Cuban influenced, and much more distinct to the rising star.

After 4 or 5 full album listens, there is not one track on this album that we would dream of skipping! Each track has its own story and Camila navigates her way through all 10 tracks, ranging from Latin infusion to wistful piano ballads like a pro.  “She Loves Control” is an early front runner for our favorite track. Produced by Skrillex, “Control” is definitely a “boss b*tch” track without being loud and in your face. It makes you want to hit the dance floor and what else – control it!

“Consequences,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “Real Friends” slow the album down on the back half, giving Camila a chance to fully wear her heart on her sleeve.  On the hauntingly hollow acoustic “Real Friends,” you can hear just how much LA takes a toll on someone who has a pure heart and desire to make those real connections that you can only find in those who stuck by you when you were at the lowest points in your life.

Camila’s ability to make you feel every emotion at once is on full display on “In The Dark” – easily our number one favorite track on this entire album.  “In The Dark” is where the real heart shines through asking “Who are you in the dark? Show me the scary parts,” you almost start answering her back because you don’t want her to keep wondering about you.

After forcing you to reach inside and dig deep, Camila closes her impressive debut album with a sultry synth twinged track “Into It.” This track makes us lose all control and dance like the weirdos we are, like nobody’s watching!

As a whole, “Camila” is a slow burn full of red hot tracks that could all very well be singles in their own right.  Don’t believe us? Pick up a copy of “Camila” on iTunes or Amazon and we dare you to not dance along!

Chase Atlantic Announce Headlining Tour; Debut Album Out October 6th

Chase Atlantic are setting their sights on playlist domination for the Fall.  The Australian trio just announced that their debut album will be released on October 6th! We’re stoked to hear what Chase Atlantic have been cooking up in the studio and if it’s anything like parts one, two, and three – the album will be a smash! They masterfully mix rock and hip hop elements to create their own dreamy genre of trap.

Mitchel, Clinton, and Christian are currently on tour with Sleeping With Sirens but soon they’ll head out on a headlining tour of their own.  Check out the tour dates below and stay tuned for more to be announced soon.  Tickets go on sale Wed Sept. 20th at 10AM local time!

Chase Atlantic – Fall Tour 2017
Oct 22nd – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Parish Room @ HOB – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – Space – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 28-Nov 1st – Warped Rewind – New Orleans, LA – Book A Cabin
Nov 12th – Rockwood Stage 2 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets

Make sure you pre-save Chase Atlantic’s debut album on Spotify.

Grab a copy of Parts One, Two, and Three on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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Friday Five: Simple Plan Songs From NPNHJB

You will always love the music that you liked when you were 13.  This is one of the most true statements we have ever heard! Simple Plan, as bizarre as it sounds, has had a profound effect on us…well one of us anyway.  They’re the reason we picked up the guitar, the reason we wore those huge khaki shorts with tall tube socks, Vans, and Role Model clothing.  Yeah….we were super fangirls for SP, complete with an email address dedicated to Seb’s eyes!  We won’t get into that now though.  Here is our Friday Five favorite deep cuts from the Canadian band’s debut album “No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls” which they’re currently playing in full on the 15th Anniversary Tour!

“Meet You There”  – This is one of the  songs on an album full of angsty emo teen songs. No matter where life takes us, we’ll always meet Simple Plan there.

“My Alien” – It seems like every good pop punk band need a song about aliens, space, and/or  girlfriends. SP hit all three targets.  Thy went and got the Astronaut kit so if you can provide the rocket, they’ll be with their beloved 4 leg/2 armed girlfriend again.

“You Don’t Mean Anything” – When your two favorite singers collab on a single, that’s definitely going to be your favorite song! Joel Madden from Good Charlotte lent his vocals to the third track on SP’s debut album and we’re still surprised this was never a single.

“The Worst Day Ever”  – If you thought “I’m Just A Kid” was emo, this song takes the cake for being one of the most emo songs we have ever heard.

“One Day” – The acoustic picking in this song sounds out of place with the rest of the album if you’re not looking at the big picture of early 2000s music. SP really are masters at their craft because if you just heard this song with no context or name attached, chances are you might not realize it’s the same band that wrote “I’m Just A Kid.”  This is still one of our favorite emo deep cuts, hands down!

Grab a copy of NPNHJB on iTunes or Amazon if you lost your copy, broke it from over playing it, or just want a digital copy.

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