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Industrial Pop Outfit AESTHETIC PERFECTION Reveals Eccentric Music Video for “Gods & Gold”, Featuring Guitars by Richard Z. Kruspe of RAMMSTEIN

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Los Angeles-based producer Daniel Graves has been turning heads with his addictive industrial pop project, Aesthetic Perfection, for nearly two decades. Since forming in 2000, Graves has released five full-length albums, numerous singles and music videos, all the while reinventing what it means to be a dark electro artist. Blending industrial, pop, goth, and everything in between, Aesthetic Perfection defies definitions in a world that demands them.

Today marks the release of the visually stunning and eccentric new music video for “Gods & Gold“, an instantly gripping industrial pop crossover anthem with an unforgettable hook that listeners will be humming for days. The track features scorching guitars by the inimitable Richard Z. Kruspe of Rammstein, who adds an extra aggressive punch to the tune. Watch the deliciously avant garde video now via Alternative Press HERE.

Aesthetic Perfection mastermind Daniel Graves says about “Gods & Gold“:Gods & Gold was a very challenging song for us to work on. I really wanted to push the envelope here and try something new. We’d been tinkering with it for quite some time and it was just coming up short. Once our friend Richard Kruspe expressed interest in playing on the record, I instantly knew he was the missing puzzle piece. I didn’t even realize I’d had his playing style and vibe in mind when I was writing the track until that very second. Then BOOM, just like magic it all came together. It instantly became our favorite song and obvious choice for the first track on the album. Of course, we’re all enormous Rammstein fans and honored to finally work with Richard in a professional capacity.”

Aesthetic Perfection Into The Black

Gods & Gold” is cut from Aesthetic Perfection‘s fifth and latest studio album, Into The Black, which hit stores everywhere on March 29 via Close to Human Music. Featuring an all-star cast of collaborators such as the aforementioned Richard Z. Kruspe, Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand, Into The Black is the most mature Aesthetic Perfection album to date. Fans can order Into The Black and “Gods & Gold” now via Apple Music, Amazon and Bandcamp. Physical editions and merch are available HERE, and the album can be streamed via Spotify.

Into The Black features acclaimed drummer Joe Letz, recognized for his work with artists such as Emigrate (also featuring Richard Z. Kruspe), Combichrist, Wednesday 13, Genitorturers and several other top heavy music artists.

Dark and gritty, yet undeniably catchy and melodic, Into The Black builds upon the band’s past while solidly keeping its eyes focused on the future. From the haunting electronic melodies of “Supernatural” to the twangy guitars of “Echoes“, from the punch-to-the-gut beat of “No Boys Allowed” to the soaring highs of “Mourning Doves“, Daniel Graves takes the transgressive art form known as industrial pop to the next level.

Aesthetic Perfection will head out on a full North American headline tour beginning September 6, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will feature support artist Empathy Test and will visit over a month’s-worth of cities, coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on October 19. See below for all tour dates, and visit Aesthetic Perfection‘s website HERE for tickets and HERE for VIP information.

Aesthetic Perfection Into The Black Tour

Aesthetic Perfection Tour Dates with Empathy Test:

September 06, 2019 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
September 07, 2019 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
September 08. 2019 – Rock House – El Paso, TX
September 12, 2019 – Amp Room – San Antonio, TX
September 13, 2019 – Elysium – Austin, TX
September 14, 2019 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
September 15, 2019 – The Church – Dallas, TX
September 17, 2019 – The Goat – New Orleans, LA
September 18, 2019 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
September 19, 2019 – The 926 Bar – Tallahassee, FL
September 20, 2019 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
September 21, 2019 – Will’s – Orlando, FL
September 24, 2019 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
September 25, 2019 – Fallout – Richmond, VA
September 26, 2019 – Dangerous Pies – Washington, DC
September 27, 2019 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
September 28, 2019 – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
September 29, 2019 – ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA
September 30, 2019 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
October 01, 2019 – Coalition – Toronto, ON
October 02, 2019 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
October 03, 2019 – The Event Center – Cincinnati, OH
October 04, 2019 – Small’s – Detroit, MI
October 05, 2019 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
October 06, 2019 – Club Anything – Milwaukee, WI
October 07, 2019 – Warehouse – LaCrosse, WI
October 08, 2019 – Red Sea Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
October 09, 2019 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
October 11, 2019 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
October 12, 2019 – Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
October 14, 2019 – Pub 340 – Vancouver, BC
October 15, 2019 – Highline – Seattle, WA
October 16, 2019 – Paris Theater – Portland, OR
October 18, 2019 – Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA
October 19, 2019 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA

Aesthetic Perfection is:

Daniel Graves – Vocals
Elliott Berlin – Keys & Guitars
Joe Letz – Drums

Aesthetic Perfection Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube



Spencer Sutherland Premieres New Music Video For “Wallpaper”

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Los Angeles, CA — Soulful pop singer-songwriter, Spencer Sutherland, has released the official music video for his single, “Wallpaper.” The new offering just premiered exclusively on Idolator and can be viewed HERE.

“The ‘Wallpaper’ music video is really saying ‘whatever’ to all the stress in life,” says Spencer. “The video is basically showing how easily your brain can play tricks on you, and then there’s a little twist at the end. I love poking fun at ‘serious’ things because life is not that serious!”

Wallpaper” appears on Spencer’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, which was released last month via BMG. The five-track effort is an introspective journey that spotlights his signature tone and falsetto, reminiscent of the 60s with stripped-down 80s-inspired production. Listeners can hear traces of his major influences on the record, ranging from Marvin Gaye and Bruno Mars, to Prince, Elvis, and The Temptations. Spencer’s honest and relatable approach to lyrics, in tandem with his powerful live performances, culminate in what is being lauded as a fresh new sound in pop.

NONE of this has been about you Track Listing:

1. Sweater
2. Freaking Out
3. NONE of this has been about you
4. Wallpaper
5. It May Sound Strange

Stream + Download EP:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon
Pandora | Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL

Spencer kicked off 2019 with a bang and is an artist on the rise, to say the least. After inking his first major record deal, he unveiled his infectious lead single, “Sweater,” which scored impressive Apple Music playlisting including Breaking Pop (Global), Best of The Week (#2 spot), Hot Tracks (#1 Pop spot), Top Songs–Pop, and Beats of the Week. The smooth and lush title track from his debut EP also landed on Apple’s The A-List: Pop (Global), Pure Pop 50, and Breaking Pop (Global). Additionally, Spencer racked up his first New Music Friday playlisting on Spotify with “Freaking Out,” his vulnerable and vibrant latest song.

Spencer played his first ever sold out headline shows earlier this year in New York City and Cincinnati and is currently on the road supporting Jack & Jack on a massive tour across North America. The trek stops in Orlando this evening and hits major cities including Atlanta, New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and more.

I’m so excited to be on tour with Jack & Jack,” says Spencer. I have so much respect for them, and the shows have been crazy. 2019 is turning out to be an amazing year!

A full list of dates can be found below, with tickets available to purchase HERE.

Spencer Sutherland Tour Dates (supporting Jack & Jack):

April 18 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
April 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
April 20 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
April 21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
April 23 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
April 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 25 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
April 27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
April 29 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 1 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze Plaza
May 5 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Spencer will be releasing his sophomore EP later this year and is currently working on his full-length debut album. Stay tuned for more news to come.

About Spencer Sutherland

Based in Los Angeles by-way-of Ohio, Spencer Sutherland began to garner mainstream recognition in 2017 with his single, “Selfish,” which was heard on multiple Apple Music Pop Playlists, Sirius XM-Venus, Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio stations. This led to iHeartRadio’s Elvis Duran selecting Spencer as The Today Show’s ‘Artist of the Month,’ followed by him earning a spot among the Top 5 finalists for iHeartRadio + Macy’s Rising Star competition. He was also the first American to compete on the X Factor UK and landed as one of the top 12 finalists on the show.

Spencer Sutherland Music Videos:

Freaking Out | NONE of this has been about you
Sweater

Spencer Sutherland Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube



The Party After Debut “Philophobic” On Valentine’s Day

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Omaha, NE based, alternative rock group, The Party After,
have released a debut single, “Philophobic” on Valentine’s Day. They quickly teamed up with director/producer David M. Weiss and producer Angela Root with D.M.Weiss Productions to pair with the song a music video that would inspire humor through creative visual themes and a song that digs deep into the unpleasant sides of attraction.

The Party After Philophobic Video Still

This new tune, mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominee Tom Ware at Warehouse Productions, is a story of the darker side of love and of the negative emotions that can come attached to it. The video revolves around a newly formed relationship between the mythological beast known as Sasquatch and a beautiful, blonde woman (Gina Comparetto) who seems poised to turn this hairy wonder into her ideal man. Watch the video HERE.

The power trio was formed initially as a four-piece in 2011 under a different name, but after tumultuous events on the road to stardom, the remaining three members have rebranded and are getting ready to hit the ground running yet again. Along with a new batch of hard-hitting, catchy tunes, the group has brought their live show to an energetic level that contagiously keeps the party rocking. The Party After has plans to continue releasing more singles, and possibly more video content, before the end of the year. If they come near you, don’t miss the chance to see this party in action!

The Party After Is:

Jared Gottberg
Tony Bates
Derek Talburt

The Party After Online:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube



Jocelyn Releases Debut Single, “Speak Up,” And Announces Signing To BMG

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Los Angeles, CA – BMG is excited to welcome Jocelyn to the recorded music family! The Omaha-based singer/songwriter unveiled her debut single, “Speak Up,” last week, which is available to stream/download HERE. The official music video is also out today and can be viewed HERE.

“You may not know Jocelyn yet, but you will.” – Omaha World-Herald

The uplifting and infectious track was co-written in Los Angeles with producer/composer, Denny White, (The Fray, Tiësto) and chronicles a personal bullying experience she endured and how she worked to overcome it. With its righteous chorus, catchy guitar work, driving bass, and bombastic beat, listeners can hear traces of her major influences – from Shawn Mendes and Gabrielle Aplin, to Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran.

“ ‘Speak Up’ is about turning negativity into positive energy instead of letting the bullies drag you down,” says Jocelyn. “It’s about realizing that you are your own individual, so speak up and live by example.”

Jocelyn’s powerful voice, mesmerizing stage presence, rhythmic guitar playing, and tireless work ethic puts the heart into Heartland, utilizing her natural talent and mature perspective to connect with listeners no matter what venue she plays. Her career began to take off when a viral video for her original song, “Just Like Everybody Else,” went viral and brought her worldwide attention. Soon she was performing on TV for Steve Harvey’s Showcase” at the world-famous Apollo Theater and for Darius Rucker on an episode of “Celebrity Undercover Boss,” in addition to garnering notice from media in her hometown. She’s also become a staple in her local music scene, recently winning Best Pop Artist and Artist of the Year at the Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards.

“Soulful yet spirited acoustic pop” – The Reader

Jocelyn is currently working on her first full-length album and will be releasing more music throughout the year. In the meantime, stay connected with her on her socials below.

“She’s a showstopper—and a guitar-wielding poet of sorts.”Omaha Magazine

Jocelyn Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube

Feature photo (top) by Jonathan Weiner

The Faim Premiere Official Video For “A Million Stars” With Ones To Watch

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Los Angeles, CA – Today, The Faim have teamed up with Ones To Watch to premiere the official video for their latest single, “A Million Stars.” Watch it exclusively HERE. The video was filmed in Berlin, Germany and follows frontman Josh Raven as he reminisces over a past love interest. “A Million Stars” also appears on the band’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, which serves as a prelude to their hotly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for release in 2019.

More The Faim Videos:

Saints Of The Sinners | Midland Line | Summer Is A Curse

“ ‘A Million Stars’ isn’t only about appreciating the person you’re with or the location you’re in, it’s about being free of the world’s distractions and valuing the little details that make a memory unique. I believe we’re defined by our reactions to these moments,” says Josh. “This video represents the double-edged sword of sharing perfect memories, but being thrust into a situation where cherishing them might not ever be possible. It’s a reality anyone faces when you’re away from loved ones, friends or even a familiar place.”

Confirmed to Support HANDS LIKE HOUSES on Fall U.S. Tour

In other news, The Faim is excited to announce their first ever U.S. tour, supporting fellow Aussie natives, Hands Like Houses, in November and December. The group will also share the stage with Emarosa, Devour The Day, and Arlington. The trek begins and ends in California, kicking off in San Francisco on Saturday, November 10th and wrapping in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 9th. The run of dates also hits major cities including Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Atlanta.

The Faim is also currently on tour in Europe supporting Against The Current, which concludes in Paris next week on Thursday, October 11th. A full list of shows in included below, with all tickets available for purchase HERE.

Since the release of their new EP, The Faim have clocked an impressive 8+ million total global streams, as well as over 5.5 million globally on their smash single, “Summer Is a Curse.” The band’s music has also landed on notable Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Rock This, The New Alt, Top of the Morning, The Scene, and New Noise.

The Faim Tour Dates:

10/3/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg ^
10/5/18 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine ^
10/6/18 – Berlin, Germany @ Gretchen ^
10/7/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich ^
10/9/18 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere ^
10/10/18 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp ^
10/11/18 – Paris, France, @ Yoyo ^

11/10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
11/12/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
11/13/18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
11/16/18 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
11/17/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
11/18/18 – Indianapolis, IL @ The Emerson Theater *
11/19/18 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s *
11/20/18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
11/21/18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s *
11/23/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/24/18 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
11/25/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore *
11/27/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage *
11/28/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
11/29/18 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown *
11/30/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *

12/01/18 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar *
12/03/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
12/04/18 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill *
12/05/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall *
12/07/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
12/09/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *

^ w/ Against The Current
* w/ Hands Like Houses

 
The Faim "Summer is a Curse" EP cover

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Pandora 
Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL

The Faim Online:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Black/Doom/Punk Duo MANTAR Release New Music Video for “Seek + Forget”

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Monstrous black/doom/punk chimera MANTAR have released the official video for another brand new song off of the band’s new album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, set to be unleashed August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out “Seek + Forget” here:


In case you missed it, watch the intense new music video for the track “Age of the Absurd” here.


MANTAR The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze Album Art

New Album, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, out August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast

Multi-Format Pre-Orders & Merchandise Available Here

About Mantar

Hailing from Northern Germany, MANTAR have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty-year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn (NL), Wacken Open Air (D) and Maryland Deathfest (US). They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.
The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze is a title in-keeping with MANTAR‘s symbolic obsession with fire on albums previous; this time disavowing mankind’s tendency to blindly follow those that would lead us into oblivion. This isn’t necessarily a political statement; more a morbid fascination with current smoldering tensions that threaten to set the minds of the masses on fire.
MANTAR recently announced the first leg of their European tour for November/December 2018 – see below for all dates:

MANTAR Tour Dates:

MANTAR, SKELETONWITCH, EVIL INVADERS, DEATHRITE

17.11.2018       Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
19.11.2018       Musikzentrum – Hannover, Germany
20.11.2018       Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
21.11.2018       Turock – Essen, Germany
22.11.2018       Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
23.11.2018       KJH Hallschlag – Stuttgart, Germany
24.11.2018       Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
26.11.2018       Backstage – Munich, Germany
27.11.2018       Arena – Vienna, Austria
28.11.2018       Explosiv – Graz, Austria
30.11.2018       UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
1.12.2018         SO 36 – Berlin, Germany
8.12.2018         Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany

MANTAR is currently on the road, playing select club shows as well as Europe’s biggest festivals. See dates below:

Cold Summer 2018

27.07.2018         Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia
03.08.2018         Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany
05.08.2018         Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France
10.08.2018         Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal
12.08.2018         Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018         Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany

!!!NEW!!!
25.08.2018         Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding the release of The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze.

More MANTAR Videos:

‘The Spell’ lyric video
‘Cross The Cross’ music video
 ‘Era Borealis’ stream video
‘Schwanenstein’ stream video
‘Praise The Plague’ stream video

MANTAR Online:

www.mantarband.com | Facebook | Nuclear Blast