59X Records Announces Date, Specs For Second Annual Festival

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Independent record label 59X Records is doing its part address mental health concerns nationwide.

The label is addressing the concerns with its annual 59X Festival. Now in its second year, the festival is scheduled to take place Feb. 27. Tickets are available here, and 100 percent of sales for the livestream festival will go to benefit the nonprofit 320 Changes Direction. The program is geared toward addressing mental illness and related factors, such as homelessness, military service, and the economy.

Neon Dreams will headline the upcoming concert. The band was awarded the title of Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards.

Also scheduled to perform at the virtual festival are: The Carolyn, Viper Club, Heathersett, Shoegazers, Hoity-Toity, Rough Dreams, Taylor Sackson, Misty Eyed, The Killakee House, Black Suit Youth, and Snailmate.

59 X Records founder Peter Catalano addressed the festival in a prepared statement.

“We’re thrilled to bring back 59 X Fest in 2021 as a virtual livestream,” said Catalano. “Our fest in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic so we began plans to host something virtual in early 2021. The bands and artists jumped right to help us make this fest special and different. Due to everyone being spread out across the US and Canada, we wanted the world to see our artists and friends behind the scenes in their own creative spaces, even if that meant just filming with an iPhone. It speaks to the culture here at 59 X Records that we are really proud of.”

Ami Rogers, Festival Organizer and Vice President of Operations and Artist Development at 59X Records expanded on Catalano’s comments as she addressed the partnership with 320 Changes Direction.

“Seeing musicians, fans, and the rest of the world continue to struggle with mental health throughout this global pandemic has been difficult for everyone,” said Rogers. “In the absence of live shows, we were compelled to use whatever platform we could to raise awareness and funds for 320 Changes Direction.”

More information on the second annual 59X Records Festival is available along with all of the label’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.59xrecords.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/59xrecords

Twitter: https://twitter.com/59xrecords

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Black Suit Youth Debuts New Single, ‘Survivor’s Guilt’

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Independent rock band Black Suit Youth debuted its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Survivor’s Guilt‘ Thursday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album The World is Almost Over, which is slated for a spring release through 59X records. its release follows that of the album’s lead single/title track in October.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ is an acoustic presentation. Its simple guitar approach, paired with the mournful vocal delivery sound gives the song a sound that will appeal very much to emo fans.

According to front man Bryan Maher, the lyrical content featured alongside the song’s musical arrangement came from a personal place.

“It’s a song about two buddies of mine, Mark and Mike (who was Black Suit Youth’s original bassist).,” he said. “I miss Mark and Mike the most out all of those I’ve lost. The first verse is a reflection about Mark when we were teenagers, and the second verse is about Mike and I growing apart before his untimely death and the total shock of it.”

More information on Black Suit Youth’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://blacksuityouth.bandcamp.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackSuitYouth

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blacksuityouth

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