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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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DNCE Share “Blown” From Debut Album

DNCE are on a hot streak and we are loving every second of it!  Joe, Jin Joo, Jack, and Cole just dropped a brand new song called “Blown” off their highly anticipated debut album due out November 18th.

The new song is pure pop fun with a lot of funk infused in for maximum DNCE-ability!  “Blown” will definitely get the crowd moving and shaking this Winter when DNCE make special appearances on iHeartMedia’s “Jingle Ball” tour around the States this December.  Listen to the new track below!

Preorder your copy of DNCE’s self titled debut album on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Nathan Sykes Announces “Unfinished Business” Track Listing

It’s been a long time coming but Nathan Sykes debut album, “Unfinished Business”  is almost here!  The album is set to be released on November 4th, 2016 and while the UK gets the chance to pre-order the album first, the US will have to wait a little bit longer as usual.  While we wait, check out the track listing below for “Unfinished Business!”

Nathan Sykes – “Unfinished Business” Track Listing
1. Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
2. Kiss Me Quick
3. Money
4. Freedom
5. Twist
6. I Can’t Be Mad
7. There’s Only One Of You
8. Famous
9. Give It Up (ft. G-Eazy)
10. More Than You’ll Ever Know
11. Over And Over Again
12. I’ll Remember You

Nathan’s new song “Twist” is available as an instant grat track for UK pre-orders and the US gets a special live video of the song from his sold out Gramercy Theater show!  Watch the video below or listen to the single on Spotify.

UK pre-orders are available on iTunes and Amazon.

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Farro Release Video for “Home”

Farro recently debuted a brand new video for a new track called “Home” on Youtube featuring Josh and his acoustic guitar against some beautiful winter-y mountain scenery.  “Home” swells and floats along effortlessly all while hearing the chord changes on the strings and a steel pedal for good measure.

The band also released the official track listing for their debut album, “Walkways” due out February 5th, 2016.  Pre-order the album now and receive “On A Wire” instantly!  Check out the track listing below.

Farro – “Walkways”
1. Cliffs
2. On A Wire
3. Dear Love
4. Walkways
5. Islands
6. Lose You
7. Tiger’s Eyes
8. Color Rush
9. Say The Word
10. Home

Watch the video for “Home” below!

Preorder Farro’s debut album “Walkways” on iTunes now!

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