Los Angeles, CA — Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), has unveiled his new single, “Half,” today. The new offering is an emotive electro-pop track, laced with soothing beats and catchy rhythms.
“I started building a studio and I wanted to put some beauty in the empty space. Matt Malpass (FEVER 333, Issues, Andy Black) came over and we made a batch of songs. ‘Half’ was my favorite. Fortunately, Rise Records was down with putting it out right away. I’m looking forward to building up an album’s worth of work over the coming months,” says Tilian.
Fans can listen to “Half” HERE and stream/download the song on all digital retailers HERE.
“On his new album, the singer affirms that no matter how many years go by, a true artist can always find a new frontier, not just to explore, but to conquer.” — Alternative Press
Tilian’s summer headline tour is also underway, which hits Atlanta this evening at The Masquerade. The slew of dates also runs throughout the southern U.S. before wrapping on the West Coast in Sacramento on Thursday, 8/22. Tilian is touring in celebration of his latest album, The Skeptic (Sept. 2018 via Rise Records), which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Chart and racked up 1.5 million total streams in just its first week alone. Tickets to all of the remaining shows can be purchased HERE, and a full itinerary can be found below.
“Explosive, emotional and absolutely stunning, every single track on The Skeptic shines for an entirely different reason.” — The Prelude Press
Tilian is currently working on his next solo album, with more information to be revealed soon. In the meantime, stay up-to-date with him on his social media platforms below.
“There’s no need for skepticism when it comes to the talents of Tilian Pearson.” — The Noise / Live Nation
Tilian Headline Tour Dates:
8/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 8/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey 8/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall 8/13 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre 8/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum 8/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 8/17 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group 8/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 8/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock 8/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour 8/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Providence, Rhode Island-based modern metalcore upstarts Absence of Despair have made waves in the scene since their formation in 2008, but are set for national acclaim with their brand new album, Desolate, scheduled for release on September 13, 2019. The album features 12 brand new, heavy-hitting anthems that showcase this hard working up-and-coming band’s undeniable raw talent. Ripping, intense metal grooves blended with addictive hooks poise Absence of Despair‘s Desolate as an undeniable metalcore favorite of 2019.
Desolate pre-orders are available here via the band’s website, and will be available via all digital retailers very soon.
Today, Absence of Despair are thrilled to reveal the first single cut from their upcoming album, entitled “Bite My Tongue”. Fans can witness the brand new, high octane music video for the headbang-inducing track now:
Watch New Music Video for “Bite My Tongue”
The “Bite My Tongue” video was shot by Matty LaBonte of Crown Media Collective.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“The main concept of the video is to not be taken over by anxiety, but to overcome, and breakthrough it. Crown Media Collective did a fantastic job on the video. They were able to purge the anxiety concept well with the static televisions placed around us.”
Desolate immediately bursts into a brutal assault of fast-paced grooves on the album’s opener, “ESC”, and continues to traverse a melodic-yet-darkened metalcore landscape on tracks like “Bite My Tongue” and “Godkiller”. Anthemic tracks such as “Fearless” and “This Reckoning” solidify the band’s keen ability to write unforgettable hooks without sacrificing sinister riffage, while “Lost & Hopeless” provides an example of Absence of Despair‘s more extreme side. Beyond these tracks, there’s even more to love on Desolate.
Vocalist Joe Reynolds says: “Desolate is focused on gaining the strength to look at obstacles in your life and overcome them. Each song represents a different side or emotion of a person and tells the story of what’s going through their head. At the end of the day, we want the listener to find meaning in themselves and the world around them.”
Desolate was recorded, mixed and mastered by Josh Schroeder (For The Fallen Dreams, King 810, The Color Morale) at Random Awesome Studios in Midland, Michigan.
Bassist Rob Bryant says:“Josh Schroeder really brought possibilities to light for us musically, helped shape the songs the way we needed them to be, and brought us out of our comfort zone. He pushed us, and helped us push ourselves into creating what we feel is our most dynamic and heavy hitting project yet.”
Desolate Track Listing:
1) ESC 2) Bite My Tongue 3) Wild 4) Godkiller 5) Fearless 6) Lost & Hopeless 7) This Reckoning 8) Die Primitive 9) Shadowbreaker 10) I Am Catastrophe 11) The Skin We Live In 12) Pathwalker
Absence of Despair will perform at the Providence, Rhode Island date of the Summer Slaughter tour, taking place on August 2 at Fete Music Hall. For more information, visit this link. The band is currently booking fall tour dates in support of Desolate.
Absence of Despair endorses Fishman, GHS Strings, Empire Ears, Coldcock Whiskey, InTune Guitar Picks and Sennheiser.
Stay tuned for more tracks and videos coming from Absence of Despair soon!
Absence of Despair Is:
Joe Reynolds: Vocals Tyler Caruso: Guitar/Vocals Dillon DeSimone: Guitar/Vocals Rob Bryant: Bass Mike Perrotta: Drums
First Full-length Record, State of Mind, to Be Released September 13 via BMG
Los Angeles, CA — The Faim have shared “Humans,” the first single from their forthcoming debut album, State of Mind,which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG. The track was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus. Stream and download “Humans” HERE, and pre-order/pre-save State of MindHERE.
“ ‘Humans’ is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are,” the band explains.
The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year and wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind. Over the course of two years, the group worked with numerous writers and producers to craft a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. The tracks, recorded mostly in Los Angeles in various studios, reveal how The Faim has evolved since their inception. The lyrics come from emotions or experiences personal to the musicians as a whole, with each song centering on an idea that’s relatable to both themselves and their listeners. Overall, State of Mind reveals a band on the rise, and a group of artists who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together and create a community.
“We write from an honest place, and that’s something we always want to stay true to,” says frontman, Josh Raven. “It has to resonate with us for it be relatable to our fans. On this album it was about connecting with ourselves and exploring our influences and our own talent. If we stick to who we are and what we feel, hopefully everyone else will find something in the music too,” he elaborates.
State of Mind includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles“Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional standout songs on the album.The complete track listing can be found below.
State of Mind Track Listing:
1. Tongue Tied 2. Humans 3. Summer Is a Curse 4. Beautiful Drama 5. Buying Time 6. Infamous 7. Amelie 8. Words Apart 9. Where the River Runs 10. State of Mind
About The Faim:
Over the past year, The Faim has built up a strong following around the world, from Australia to Europe to the States. They’ve performed at Download Festival, Slam Dunk, and Reading & Leeds, and toured with PVRIS, Against the Current, Sleeping With Sirens, and Andy Black. In 2018, The Faim performed 100 shows across three continents and 13 countries, while in 2019 the band embarked on their first headline tour, selling out shows in cities like London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. “Summer Is a Curse” has become a bona fide hit Germany, hitting No. 12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio in 2018. The track, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit No. 2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The group also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola’s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.
The Faim Is:
Josh Raven / Lead vocals Sam Tye / Guitar Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Los Angeles, CA – BMG Recorded Music is excited to announce the new partnership with indie label, Tiller Inc., and the signing of Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Ellen Krauss! With her self-taught talent and captivating way of delivering norm-challenging messages, the outspoken 18-year-old pop promise is a fresh example of the young DIY generation. Ellen’s new single, “On The Bus,” a teenage love song about unrequited love, is out today and is available to stream and download HERE.
Before releasing any music, Ellen received praise from music icons Carly Rae Jepsen, Max Martin, and Laleh when she was awarded Rookie Artist of the Year at the Denniz Pop Awards in Sweden. Her debut single and LGBTQ acceptance anthem, “The One I Love,” has already racked up over one million total global streams since its release in April and was added to over 1,500 playlists so far, including Spotify’s New Music Friday (Sweden).
Since the age of four, Ellen has been one with the guitar and spent the majority of her youth secretly writing songs in her room at home in Stockholm, or in South Africa where her family occasionally lived, drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as Ed Sheeran, King Princess, Dire Straits, and Bruce Springsteen. She is a playful, charismatic, and emotional storyteller who uses her songwriting to challenge the norms that today’s youth is fighting. She is outspoken about LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and pushes back against the traditional social structures that a young girl should fit into.
Ellen will be releasing more music throughout the year, with her first EP currently in the works. She also just made her U.S. live debut last night in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café. Keep up with Ellen on her socials for more music, touring updates, and additional exciting news to be announced.
The Los Angeles based band called Highland consists of a drummer from Fargo, a guitarist from Santa Clarita, and a vocalist from San Diego. They all have a deep love for pop-punk, metal, and alternative music, which brought them together via Craigslist.
Highland made their music industry debut in October with a cover of Mason Ramsey’s “Famous”, where they successfully transformed a viral country tune into a hardcore banger. Their track gained momentum, and was recognized by major Spotify playlists, racking them up with more than 75K streams on their first ever release.
After taking some time to write and record, Highland is here with their single, “Growing Up”. Their powerful drums, clean vocals, and stellar guitar get you addicted to their sound. They have a ton of music in the works, as they are ready to deliver only the best to their fans. Stream it HERE.
Los Angeles, CA – Emerging Australian pop-rock quartet, The Faim, is excited to kick off 2019 with their new single, “Fire.” Forbes premieres the track today HERE, describing it as, “a driving, indie-pop earworm…with potential to take hold of an arena-sized crowd.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Linus (blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Palaye Royale), the song is saturated with addictive pop-beats and dazzling guitar riffs, with the spotlight on frontman Josh Raven’s soaring vocals. Overall, “Fire” captures the band’s infectious, magnetic sound that has been building momentum and resonating with fans across the globe.
According to Josh, “The concept behind ‘Fire’ is about how dedicating yourself to achieve your dream can affect your relationships with those closest to you, be it family, friends, or loved ones. When you fully believe in something that you’re working towards, it can become an addiction. You become so focused on what you plan to achieve that you lose sight of what’s happening around you. This is what ‘fire’ refers to in the song: that burning passion to create, express ourselves, and grow as musicians that we can’t put out even if we tried.”
After a short holiday break following the group’s inaugural U.S. tour last year, The Faim wasted no time getting back on the road. The four-piece recently wrapped the Australian leg of their first ever headline run, resulting in sold-out shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and their hometown of Perth. Their European headline trek also commenced last week, with dates in London, Southampton, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Hamburg already completely selling out. A full routing is included below, with tickets available HERE.
“Due for a commercial breakthrough” – Idolator
The Faim unveiled their debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, last year (Sept. via BMG), along with four stellar singles, “Saints of the Sinners,” “Midland Line,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “A Million Stars.” Since then, the outfit has seen massive growth across their digital platforms, racking up over 16 million total global streams and clocking over 11 million on “SIAC.” They’ve also toured exhaustively worldwide, supporting PVRIS, Sleeping With Sirens, Against The Current, Lower Than Atlantis, The Dangerous Summer, Hands Like Houses, and PVMNTS, and playing European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Slam Dunk, and more.
“The Faim’s debut marked the first chapter in what is bound to be a grand story of one of alternative rock’s greatest bands.” – Live Nation’s Ones To Watch
The Perth natives originally got their start with renowned producer, John Feldmann, who was so impressed with their early demos that he invited them out to Los Angeles to record with him. There they enlisted the help of several notable co-writers, including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer. They also recently collaborated with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Dave Bassett (Vance Joy, Bishop Briggs), and Neal Avron (Linkin Park, Weezer).
“There’s something so honest, so earnest about The Faim’s sound, you can’t help but feel it.” – idobi
The Faim is currently working on their debut album, which is slated for release later this year. Stay tuned for more news to come!
The Faim Headline Tour Dates:
1/30/19 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
1/31/19 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
2/2/19 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Think Tank
2/3/19 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion
2/5/19 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts
2/6/19 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
2/7/19 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
2/8/19 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg Upstairs
2/9/19 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
2/11/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
2/12/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
2/13/19 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
2/14/19 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
2/15/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
2/17/19 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
2/18/19 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
2/19/19 – Milan, Italy @ HT Factory
2/20/19 – Paris, France @ Les Étoiles
2/22/19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
2/23/19 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Club
The Faim Is:
Lead vocals / Josh Raven Guitar / Sam Tye Bass, keyboard / Stephen Beerkens Drums, percussion / Linden Marissen
American Singer/Song-writer Joe Settineri has released the official music video for his deeply moving new single, “Batman Cries.” Originally premiered on CelebMix, “Batman Cries” was directed by Jared Cordes.
“The new video for Batman Cries explores the inner superhero in us all — the strong, inner-spirit that fights for us and keeps us moving, dreaming, and striving. It’s about the eventuality that even our strongest self needs to be reassured, lifted up, and cheered on. It’s about being down – seriously down – with seemingly no way up and finding that inner strength to go forth. When a superhero is down, it tears us apart, but when that superhero is us, it’s a matter of life and death.” – Joe Settineri
“In terms of musicality, “Batman Cries” is a powerful single and Settineri has been able to convey his emotions well. The sincerity that one finds in his lyrics is also visible in his vocals and the music video. The music video is an addition to the conversation around embracing one’s self and Settineri’s song is an interesting take on the concept.” – CelebMix
Originally from the mid-west, Los Angeles based singer songwriter Joe Settineri was a late bloomer. After the music world wooed him away from a finance career, and years spent being one of a handful of go-to singers in Los Angeles, Settineri established himself as an exceptional singer-songwriter in 2009 with his widely praised first studio album, Stay (LML Records). His second full studio album, Beyond Your Control, was released 2014 and followed up by his most recent EP, Be The One in 2017.
Joe’s newest singles, “Hello Goodbye,” “Batman Cries,” and “Oxygen,” all collaborations with multi-platinum Nashville-based producer Mike Krompass (Smash Mouth, Nellie Furtado), are slated for release in Summer and Fall 2018.
Joe lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two children.
Los Angeles, CA — Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian Pearson, is excited to share his new single, “Cocky,” out today via Rise Records. The track is an upbeat, infectious alt-pop anthem, bound to be a staple on summer playlists. The accompanying music video is also out today, which features Tilian and his love interest on a picturesque road trip throughout San Bernardino and Crestline, California. Watch it HERE.
New Album, The Skeptic, Due 9/28 – Available for Pre-order Here
Tilian is also pleased to announce that his third full-length studio album, The Skeptic, is due this fall, confirmed for release on Friday, September 28th. The record is rounded out at 10 tracks and complete with a solid mix of pop-punk and indie-pop offerings. Fans can pre-order it HERE.
“Musically and in my personal life, I kept thinking, ‘I’ve got to find and explore some new ground,’ ” says Tilian. “I’ve always been so much more questioning than most people around me are. I never really bought into things the way 90% of the crowd does. That sentiment communicated the idea of The Skeptic to me,” he adds.
The Skeptic Track Listing:
1. Made of Plastic
4. Handsome Garbage
5. Hold On
6. Blame It On Rock n Roll
7. Let Her Go
8. Drunken Conversations
9. Right Side
10. Ghost Town
North American Headline Tour Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco
After touring non-stop with DGD, Tilian will head back out on the road next week, kicking off his North American headline dates at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar on Thursday, August 23rd. The stint hits notable stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Toronto, before wrapping in Denver on Sunday, September 23rd. Former DGD vocalist, Kurt Travis, will provide direct support with his new band, Royal Coda, along with Sunsleep and another special guest (TBA). Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased HERE, and a full itinerary is included below.
Tilian Tour Dates:
8.23.18 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
8.24.18 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
8.25.18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8.26.18 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
8.28.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
8.29.18 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
8.30.18 – El Paso, TX @ The Perch
8.31.18 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s
9.01.18 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
9.02.18 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group
9.04.18 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
9.05.18 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables
9.06.18 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9.07.18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9.08.18 – Nashville, TN @ The End
9.09.18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9.11.18 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9.12.18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
9.13.18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9.14.18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
9.15.18 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
9.16.18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9.18.18 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
9.19.18 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
9.20.18 – Berwyn, IL @ Wire
9.21.18 – St. Paul MN @ Amsterdam
9.22.18 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
9.23.18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
PHOENIX — Touring alternative singer-songwriter, Emric‘s new single “Go Down” will hit the internet on August 15th. Be the first in line to experience this powerful message that “to live a full life, you must go down into your darkness”.
Painting a profound atmosphere with his gritty, signature soulful vocals, Emric’s talent is on display as he steps away from guitar, and makes “Go Down” his first piece written on piano, featuring intense synths and hard-hitting stomps.
Having made himself a home in Arizona, Emric will be celebrating his new single release party in Phoenix at the Listening Room on Friday, Aug. 24th at 7pm. Joining him will be alternative pop band Spar Afar.
A dynamic pop solo artist based in Arizona, Emric has appeared on the 2017 Van’s Warped Tour, and opened for such national touring bands as Puddle of Mudd. In 2015, he released a three-song EP, where he received praise from noted producer Stuart Epps (Led Zeppelin, George Harrison) for his single “Set Me Free”. What makes him unique is how he brings his music to life with an ecletic soundscape and gritty, soulful vocals.
Los Angeles-based Fate DeStroyed is a commanding new metal force that was formed and fronted by the talented and alluring Franccesca De Struct. In mid-June, the band released their striking single, “Break Free”, which has since garnered over 250,000 streams/video views via YouTube, Facebook and Spotify combined!
Today, Fate DeStroyed is pleased to reveal the lyric video for their menacing, metallic second single, “We Fall”, cut from their upcoming self-titled EP.
“We Fall” can also be streamed via Spotify now and is currently featured on the New Metal Tracks playlist. Other “We Fall” streaming platforms, including iTunes and Google Play, can be accessed here.
Fate DeStroyed frontwoman Franccesca De Struct says, “‘We Fall’ is a warning to those who spend time consumed by regret. It is a song about looking back at the people, places, and choices that we have made and realizing that while we obsess over things we cannot change, the world continues to turn and pass us by.”
Self-Titled EP Coming Soon
Fate DeStroyed‘s upcoming self-titled EP is co-produced by the band and Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy, The Dreaming). More information regarding the release of the EP will be revealed soon. Fate DeStroyed is breaking ground with a fierce take on the metal status quo, with influences ranging from Deftones to Trivium to Nine Inch Nails. Combining raw emotional lyrics and powerful vocals with visceral guitars and driving synths, Fate DeStroyedcreate an audio assault that bridges the gap between hard hitting 90’s industrial rock and modern heavy metal.The band features current and former members of Green Jelly, Matriarchs, The Dreaming, KUZA, 7 Days Away and Dirty Machine.
Fate DeStroyed Will Perform on Several Shows This Fall
See below for a full listing of dates:
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 w/ Orgy, The Crowned & Motograter 9/29 – Edwards, CA @ Wasteland Weekend – www.wastelandweekend.com/tickets/ 11/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go w/ Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide, Mortis, The Rhythm Coffin & Dusty Mitchell