Reckless Kelly Debuts New Album’s Latest Single, ‘North American Jackpot’

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Reckless Kelly debuted the latest single this week from its forthcoming album American GirlsAmerican Jackpot.

The band debuted the song ‘North American Jackpot‘ Thursday through Taste of Country.  The song’s musical arrangement boasts a modern country music sound that any country music purist will appreciate.

Founding member and vocalist Willy Braun talked about the song’s lyrical content in a recent interview.

“Writing ‘North American Jackpot,’ I kept hitting a wall with the verses and the theme,” he said.  Trouble was, I kept going back to my first idea,a story about my grandparents, which wasn’t really going anywhere, but I couldn’t get away from it.  I thought I’d have to scarp this one till it made sense …the problem was I’d already started writing the rest of the album and was close to being finished, but the title track, ‘North American Jackpot,’ wasn’t close to being completed, and far from the cornerstone it needed to be.  I called Jeff Crosby, songwriter extraordinaire from the Gem State, asking for help.  The next day he sent a nearly perfect verse that got me out of the rut and on the right track.  I wrote a second verse almost immediately and we polished it up in Boise a couple weeks later.  I had my cornerstone.”

The debut of ‘North American Jackpot’ comes almost a month after the band debuted the double album’s lead single, ‘I Only See You With My Eyes Closed.’

The four-minute opus is everything that audiences have come to expect from Reckless Kelly over the years, in terms of its musical and lyrical content.

The band members discussed the song’s creation in a recent interview.

“I wrote the beginnings of a second verse on a long van ride after being woken up by the church bells next door in Nuremberg, Germany, and out of one of those lucid dreams where you don’t really know whether you’re awake or not,” said band founder and front man Willy Braun.”

Braun continued, “I wanted the song to have the same feel as those dreams when you drift from one thing to another, so Cody [Braun, Willy’s brother and Reckless Kelly co-founder] and Charlie Sexton played some spooky ambient stuff on top of Jeff Crosby’s main guitar track and we faded them all in and out to try to get that lucid half-dreaming half-awake effect.  There’s a lot going on, but Jim Scott did an excellent job mixing the track to capture that dreamlike vibe.”

The track listing for American Girls American Jackpot is noted below.

 

 

Track Listing:
American Girls
1. I Only See You With My Eyes Closed
2. American Girls
3. All Over Again (Break Up Blues)
4. Miss Marissa
5. Lonesome On My Own
6. Anyplace That’s Wild
7. Lost Inside The Groove
8. No Dancing In Bristol
9. Don’t Give Up On Love
10. My Home Is Where Your Heart Is
American Jackpot
1. North American Jackpot
2. Thinkin’ ‘Bout You All Night
3. Tom Was A Friend Of Mine
4. 42
5. Mona
6. Another New Year’s Day
7. Grandpa Was A Jack Of All Trades
8. Put On Your Brave Face Mary
9. Company Of Kings
10. Goodbye Colorado
Reckless Kelly will continue its tour in support of American Girls American Jackpot next week in Fort Smith, AK.  The band’s current schedule takes it through Aug. 1 in Joseph, OR and features performances in cities, such as Fort Collins, CO; Austin, TX and Stanley, ID.
The band’s tour schedule is noted below.
Tour Dates:
3/5: TempleLive – Fort Smith, AR
3/6: The Brendon McLarty Memorial Foundation Concert – Oklahoma City, OK
3/7: Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AR
3/13: House of Blues – Houston, TX
3/14: Cook’s Garage – Lubbock, TX
4/11: Bluebonnet Festival – Burnet, TX
4/17: Fiesta Oyster Bake – San Antonio, TX
4/18: Main Street Arts Festival – Fort Worth, TX
4/20: Larry Joe Taylor’s Music Festival – Stephenville, TX
4/23: Washington’s – Fort Collins, CO
4/24: Stargazers Theatre – Colorado Springs, CO
5/29: Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
6/4-5: Mountain Village Resort – Stanley, ID
6/6: Washington County Fairgrounds – Cambridge, ID
7/29: McMenamin’s Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA
7/31: Tower Theatre – Bend, OR
8/1: Back Country Bash – Joseph, OR

More information on Reckless Kelly’s new album, tour and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://www.recklesskelly.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/recklesskelly96

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/recklesskelly

 

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The Dodies To Perform Live Next Week; Band Debuts Video For New LP’s Lead Single

Independent stoner rock outfit The Dodies will be in the Middle East next week.

The performance, scheduled to take place March 5 in Israel, is in support of the duo’s forthcoming album It’s One Hell of a Ride, which is scheduled for release April 24.  Along with its forthcoming performance, the duo debuted the video for the album’s lead single ‘Boiling Point’ Feb. 21.

The video pits the duo — Yoni Avvitan and Ran Aronson — on a sound stage performing its new song against a video screen that plays a variety of images behind the men.  The song’s musical arrangement immediately lends itself to comparisons to works from The Darkness.  The song’s lyrical content was personal, according to Avvitan.

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“I wrote the song when I was really depressed and felt nervous about having no sexual interaction with any woman in my early twenties,” he said.  “I felt like I was in some sort of crossroads, like something drastic had to change in my life because I’m about to reach my boiling point.”

Aronson, in talking about the video, said, “We always through ‘Boiling Point’ needed a southern style video, but producing the clip in Israel forced us to be creative.  The result is this self-aware humoristic wacky thing, which we’re way proud of.”

It’s One Hell of a Ride was co-produced by Avvitan, Aronson and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses).

More information on The Dodies’ new single, video, upcoming live performance and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://thedodiesband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedodiesband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thedodiesband

 

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Debut ‘Hourglass’ Video

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations debuted the video for the group’s latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new song ‘Hourglass‘ Friday.  The song is featured in the group’s latest album 50 Foot Woman (2019).  The video presents the band performing its new single — its third from the album — in a studio setting, all in black and white.

The soulful song presents an arrangement that any r&b fan will appreciate just as much as fans of music lovers in general.  The song’s lyrical content, which centers on the all-too-familiar topic of a broken relationship, will connect with any listener.

Hannah Williams & The Affirmations debuted the video from the album’s title track/album opener, on Sept. 18.  Its debut was followed Oct 15 with the debut of the video for the album’s second single, ‘I Feel It.’

Hannah Williams & The Affirmations are scheduled to continue touring in support of 50 Foot Woman this spring, with a new leg of dates scheduled to launch March 6 in Girona, Estonia.  The tour is scheduled to run through July 11 in Birmingham, UK and feature performances in cities, such as Margate, UK; Annonay, France and Haarlem, Netherlands.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 

 

HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS ON TOUR!
Mar 06 2020 ES, Girona, Black Music Festival
Mar 26 2020 FR, Romans, La Cordonnerie SMAC
Mar 27 2020 FR, St Germain en Laye, La Clef
Apr 17 2020 FR, Le Teil, La Cave à Jazz
Apr 18 2020 FR, Annonay, La Presqu’île
May 01 2020 NL, Alkmaar, Secret South Festival
May 02 2020 NL, Hengelo, Heartland Festival
May 05 2020 NL, Haarlem, Liberation Fest
May 31 2020 UK, Margate, The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender
Jul 10 2020 UK, Reading, Readipop Festival
Jul 11 2020 UK, Birmingham, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

More information on Hannah Williams & The Affirmations’ upcoming tour dates, music and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://hannahsoulwilliams.bandcamp.com

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HWAffirmations

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HWAffirmations

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Afraid Of Ghosts Debuts ‘No Hero’ Lyric Video

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Afraid of Ghosts debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The independent electro-pop outfit debuted the lyric video for its song ‘No Hero‘ Thursday.  The video’s debut comes roughly three weeks after the band debuted the single. The band also made the song available through various digital platforms this week along with debuting the song’s new lyric video.

The song’s musical arrangement will appeal to fans of acts, such as 21 Pilots, Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco.  The song’s hopeful lyrical content will reach an even wider range of listeners.

According to information presented in a news release distributed about the song, “Everyone has ghosts they run from, and internal struggles that haunt them, and pop newcomers Afraid of Ghosts tell their own story about wrestling with demons.  With a fresh take on electro-pop, the mysterious super group take on love, loss and the darker aspects of the human experience.  The lyrics are heartfelt and raw against an undeniably catchy musical backdrop, but it’s not all gloom and doom; within their story lies a glimmer of hope.”

More information on Afraid of Ghosts’ new single is available online along with all of the group’s latest news and more at:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/afraidofghosts

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Afraid_OFGhosts

 

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Etherius Debuts ‘The Rivers Of Sand And Blood’ Video

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Metal outfit Etherius debuted the lead single from its new album this week.

The band debuted the video for the song ‘The Rivers of Sand And Blood’ Friday through Metal Injection.  The video places the band in a large junkyard as it performs its new instrumental track.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album ChaosOrderRenewal, which is scheduled for release April 17.

Etherius guitarist Jay Tarantino talked about the video’s treatment in the interview with Metal Injection.

“The idea for ‘The Rivers of Sand and Blood’ video was to create a visual that was fast-paced and chaotic to match the intensity of the music,” he said.  “Tom Flynn, who has worked with Lamb of God, Ice-T and Buckcherry among others, shot and directed it.  He did an amazing job capturing the energy we were going for.  It was also a lot of fun to smash a bunch of equipment with a sledgehammmer.  The engines and heavy machinery featured in the shots really emphasize the industrial ambient sounds going on throughout the song.”

 

 

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ChaosOrderRenewal. was co-produced by Tarantino, Etherius drummer Zaki Ali and guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi.  Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within) mixed and mastered the record.  Along with co-producing the album, Vivaldi also makes a guest appearance on the song ‘Unity in Darkness.’

The track listing for ChaosOrder. Renewal. is noted below.

 

 

Chaos. Order. Renewal. Track listing:
1. Rise of Sirius
2. The Rivers of Sand and Blood
3. The Omnipotent
4. Pyramid of Mirrors
5. Unity in Darkness (feat. Angel Vivaldi)
6. The Eye of Ra
7. Bringer of Light

Tarantino spoke highly of the album during his interview with Metal Injection.

ChaosOrder. Renewal. has something for everyone,” he said.  “Whether you like metal or not, or whether or not you are a musician, the music has elements that anyone can appreciate.  It’s more aggressive than our previous release, but there is still plenty of melody.  We cut out the filler and get right to the point on every song.  These songs were meant to be played live, which you can see and hear for yourself on our U.S. tour.”

Etherius is scheduled to launch a tour in support of its new LP March 15 in Amityville, NY at a benefit concert to raise funds for people battling cancer.  Following that performance, the band will take time off to rest and recharge before launching a full-on tour April 9 in Denver, CO.  The tour is scheduled to run through April 29 in Seattle, WA.  It features performances in cities, such as Asheville, NC; Lakewood, OH and Clifton, NJ.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

 

ETHERIUS tour dates:
4/9 – Denver, CA @ Marquis Theater
4/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music
4/11 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
4/13 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
4/14 – Lakewood, OH @ Phantasy Concert Club
4/15 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
4/16 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy
4/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
4/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Motlight
4/21 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
4/22 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
4/23 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
4/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
4/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
4/26 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go
4/27 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
4/28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
4/29 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur

More information about Etherius’ upcoming album and tour is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.etherius.bigcartel.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EtheriusBand

 

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The Beautiful Mistake Debuts ‘East of Eden’ Video

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The beautiful Mistake debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘East of Eden‘ Wednesday.  The video, directed by Andy Lara features a man, played by Nathan Armstrong, out in a remote desert setting, seemingly searching for something along the way as he goes from one empty, dilapidated house to another.  It is not entirely clear what the man is searching for, though it seems that he is reliving the same scenario time and again.

The song’s musical content will appeal to fans of Underoath. Its lyrical content will generate its own share of interest.

‘East of Eden’ is featured on the band’s forthcoming EP You’re Not BrokenI Am along with the EP’s lead single ‘Memento Mori.’  The video for that song debuted Jan. 31.

You’re Not BrokenI Am is scheduled for release March 27 through Wiretap Records (USA) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK/EU).

The Beautiful Mistake is scheduled to perform live at the annual Furnace Fest in support of its new EP this fall at the annual Furnace Fest Sept. 18-20 in Birmingham, AL.

The band will join the likes of Andrew W.K., Hot Water Music and Norma Jean at the festival.

Ticket information and more for the Furnace Festival is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://furnacefest2020.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/furnacefest2020

 

The last time audiences heard from The Beautiful Mistake was in 2004.  The band released its album this Is Who You Are that year.  The album was released through The Militia Group.  Prior to its release, the band released its debut album Light A MatchFor I Deserve To Burn in 2002.  Along with those two albums, the band also released two EPs.

More information on The Beautiful Mistake’s upcoming EP, its upcoming performance at Furnace Fest and more is available online now at:

 

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Thebeautifulmistakeofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/TBMistakeBand

 

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Slave Revolt Debuts ‘Organic Robot’ Video

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Independent hard rock band Slave Revolt is streaming its new video now.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Organic Robot‘ Feb. 21.  The video, which crosses footage of the band performing its new single in what looks like a run down, graffiti-laden building with footage of mechanical parts running.  The musical arrangement echoes influences from Fear Factory, but the lyrical content is not explained in the press release distributed about the video’s debut.

‘Organic Robot’ is available to stream and download here.

The debuted of the ‘Organic Robot’ video comes two months after the band debuted the lyric video for its then latest single, ‘Open The Heavens.’

More information on both singles is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.slaverevoltrock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slaverevolt

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SlaveRevoltRock

 

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