The Maguas Debuts New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Independent rock band The Maguas premiered its new single and video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Shapeless‘ and its video Tuesday. The song is taken from the band’s next record, on which the band is working.

The musical arrangement featured in The Maguas’ new single is a catchy, infectious composition. It is grounded in its guitars and vocals. The overall sound and stylistic approach will appeal to fans of bands, such as The Story So Far, The Wonder Years, and The Menzingers.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the single’s debut. However, the lyrics provided with the song’s video infers that the theme in question centers on a broken relationship. It is unclear whether that relationship is romantic or familial, but the emotional depth in the lyrics and their accessibility will resonate with audiences.

The video for ‘Shapeless’ is a simple presentation. Directed, shot, and edited by Alex Zarek, it features the band on stage in an aged auditorium setting as it performs its new single.

In other news, The Maguas is scheduled to launch a brief tour next month beginning Oct. 14 in Boston, MA. The short run is scheduled to wind down Oct. 23 in Oneonta, NY. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

UPCOMING 2021 TOUR Dear Youth & Outatime!

10/14 – Boston, MA @ Sammy’s Patio

10/15 – Scranton, PA @ Stage West

10/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9

10/17 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

10/20 – Akron, OH @ Musica

10/21 – Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl

10/23 – Oneonta, NY @ Black Oak Tavern

More information on The Maguas’ new single, video, and tour schedule is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://themaguas.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themaguas

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Deviates Premieres ‘The Liar’ Video; New LP Now Available

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Independent punk rock band Deviates premiered the video for its latest single to kick off the weekend.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘The Liar’ Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s new album, Holding Out, which released today. The album has also produced the singles, ‘40 Days and 40 Nights‘ and ‘Wasted.‘

The video for ‘The Liar’ mixes footage of the band performing its new single in what looks like a warehouse setting that is well-lit by a group of lights, and the story of a young man who apparently is recollecting his friendship with another young man. The imagery is meant to seemingly translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

Front man Brian Barbara said of the song’s lyrical theme, “The liar only tells you what you want to hear. Don’t listen to the liar.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Liar’ is much like that of the album’s other singles. The vocals and instrumentation immediately lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Offspring and Pennywise.

In other news, The Deviates is scheduled to hold a headlining show Dec. 11 and to perform on a series of dates next month with Pennywise. Tickets for all of the shows are available here.

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deviatesband.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/deviatespunk

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Another One Down! Debuts New Single, ‘Headspace’, Companion Video

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Independent pop punk band Another One Down! debuted its latest single and companion video this week.

The band premiered its single, ‘Headspace’ and the song’s video Thursday. the song is featured in the band’s forthcoming debut album, A Bitter Descent, which is scheduled for release Nov. 5. Pre-orders are open now.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Headspace’ is pure pop punk. That is evidenced through the vocal delivery style and overall instrumentation.

The band addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Headspace’ is about trying to cope with a mentally overwhelming situation that consumes every fiber of your being,” the statement reads. “Specifically, it is a reflection of a breakup and an attempt to erase the memories and words said from the forefront of your mind. Going back and forth between somber laid-back verses and colossal choruses, the song is as emotional as it is catchy.”

More information on Another One Down!’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anotheronedown_

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Deviates Takes On The Negatives Of Addiction In New Single

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Independent punk rock band Deviates is giving audiences another preview of its new album.

The band premiered the album’s new single, ‘40 Days and 40 Nights‘ Tuesday. The song is the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Holding Out, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17. A limited run of translucent blood red vinyl pressings (approximately 500 copies) is scheduled for release Nov. 15.

The premiere of ’40 Days and 40 Nights’ comes less than a month after the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Wasted‘ and its companion video. The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is everything that any punk purist will appreciate with its high-energy guitar riffs and time keeping.

Front man Brian Barbara addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“40 Days and 40 nights began to take shape twenty years ago,” he said. “The song is a true representation of Deviates. The lyrics address the ongoing struggles and losses associated with addiction and sadly, ring truer every day. Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. Despair is real. Pick up the phone.”

In other news, Deviates is scheduled to join Pennywise for a handful of live shows this fall. The bands’ dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Dead Kennedys + Slaughterhouse)

10/8 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + The Line) (SOLD OUT)

10/9 – Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Pennywise + The Line)

11/5– SOMA – San Diego CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + Urethane)

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deviatesband.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/deviatespunk

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Deviates Premieres New Single, ‘Wasted,’ Video; Announces New Album Details

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Independent punk rock band Deviates released its first new music in 20 years this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Wasted‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forth coming album, Holding Out, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17. A limited run of translucent blood red vinyl pressings (approximately 500 copies) is scheduled for release Nov. 15.

Holding Out is only the third album from Deviates. It consists of a total of seven songs.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasted’ instantly lends itself to comparison to works from Offspring. That is made clear through the vocals, guitar, bass, and drums collectively. No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the premiere of the song and its video.

Speaking of the video, it is a simple presentation. Meant to present a DIY style look, the video features the band performing on stage in a small club setting as the song plays over that visualization.

In other news, Deviates is scheduled to join Pennywise for a handful of live shows this fall. The bands’ dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Dead Kennedys + Slaughterhouse)

10/8 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + The Line) (SOLD OUT)

10/9 – Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Pennywise + The Line)

11/5– SOMA – San Diego CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + Urethane)

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.deviatesband.com

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

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Lovebreakers Debuts ‘Primary Colours’ Video

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Lovebreakers’ recently released single, ‘Laura‘ apparently was not the last from its forthcoming debut album.

The band announced in March, that the song in question was the last from its new album, Primary Colours, which is scheduled for release Friday through Wiretap Records. However on Monday, the band released the video for what is now the album’s fifth single in the form of the album’s title track.

The premiere of ‘Primary Colours’ follows — again — that of ‘Laura,’ as well as that of the songs: ‘Family Man,’ ‘Horizons,’ and ‘Eye Roller,’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Primary Colours’ is a catchy pop-rock style composition. The light guitars and vocal delivery hints at a 1980s rock influence. More specifically, it lends itself to comparison to perhaps work from the J. Geils Band.

No information was provided in the press release announcing the debut of the band’s new single. A close listen leads to the belief that the song’s lyrical theme focuses on perhaps just he need to get away from all the negativity surrounding one’s self. That is just this critic’s own interpretation.

The video for ‘Primary Colours’ features the band’s member performing the new song in front of a green screen. The screen in question places imagery, such as palm trees, the open road and various geometric shapes behind the band members.

Pre-orders are open for Primary Colours through the band’s official Bandcamp page, and on vinyl in the U.S. and UK. More information on the band’s new album, single, and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://lovebreakers.co.uk

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/LOVEBREAKERSband

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Typhoid Rosie Takes On Toxic Relationships In New Single; Band Announces New LP’s Release Date, Title

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Independent punk rock band Typhoid Rosie unveiled its latest single over the weekend.

The band premiered its new single ‘Queen of Swords‘ Saturday. The song is the title track from the band’s forthcoming album, which is scheduled for release Aug. 13.

The band’s new song features a catchy, upbeat musical arrangement. Its choruses and hooks are instantly infectious in their “poppy” approach and sound.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement addresses the familiar topic of navigating toxic relationships and self-preservation, according to front woman Rosie Rebel.

“Sometimes you just gotta cut a mother****** out of your life,” she said. “Your survival, evolution, and the growth of your soul may one day depend upon whether or not you can turn your back on toxic situations. Those of you who dabble in tarot know that the Queen of Swords is not to be f***** with. She is the kind of person you want on your side. She is very loving until you put her in a position where she must choose between toxicity and her own self-love-she will always choose herself. Because my heart is so pure I didn’t always see the bad and malicious intentions of others headed towards me.”

Added Rebel, “Sometimes being so naive and following your heart blindly can lead you off a cliff. Not every person comes to the table with love in their hearts and that is why you always need to pay attention to the red flags and be ready to make your well-being your greatest priority. Like the airline safety cards say, “Your oxygen mask first”. I have overcome a great deal of pain and tragedy in my life, and if I could tell you two words that I needed to hear, in my greatest hour of need —those words are: “Get up.” I want you to see yourself in the boxing ring of life and I want you to scream these words like your life depended on it. May this song be just the rocket fuel you need.”

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

Website: https://typhoidrosie.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/typhoidrosie

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Superbloom Releases Three-Song “Live” EP Ahead Of New Album’s Release

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Independent alt-rock band Superbloom is continuing to build excitement over its new album.

The band premiered its three-song EP, Live at Studio G Tuesday. The EP features performances of three singles from the album’s new album Pollen — ‘Pollen,’ ‘Mary on a Chain’ and ‘Whatever’ — performed at Studio G in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Pollen is scheduled for release June 1.

The band addressed the EP’s release in a prepared statement.

“Recording at Studio G was a dream,” the statement reads. “We’re huge fans of live studio recordings like Audiotree, KEXP and Live at Studio 4 and we sort of threw ourselves at the idea with our own resources. The studio itself is unreal and [engineer] Jack [Counce] is a longtime friend of the band. We spent the day hanging out, messing with tones, playing through the songs and eating pizza. Can’t imagine a better day for a band.”

Along with the performances featured in the band’s new EP, Pollen also features the single, ‘Muzzle.’

More information on Superbloom’s new single, video and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/superbloomnyc.

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Authority Zero Announces Release Date, Specs For New EP; Premieres Lead Single’s Lyric Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Authority Zero is scheduled to release its next studio recording this month.

The veteran punk outfit is scheduled to release its new EP, The Back Nine April 30. The five-song EP was produced by Cameron Webb (Sum 41, Pennywise, A Day to Remember, Motorhead, Megadeth).

Front man Jason DeVore said in a prepared statement, the record’s songs follow a central lyrical theme.

The Back Nine EP is a catalogue of five songs that exude heavy rhythm, melodies, and a strong and passionate lyrical content,” he said. “They are songs directed toward right and wrong with intent to lift people up with hopes of a better future and mindset during our recent events and darker times.”

The track listing for The Back Nine is noted below.

‘The Back Nine’ EP Track Listing:

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

Fire Off Another

The Back Nine

Seas and Serpents

Have You Ever

In anticipation of the five-song record’s release, the band debuted the lyric video for the EP’s lead single, ‘Fire Off Another‘ last month. The video features the song’s lyrics presented against a post apocalyptic backdrop that includes imagery, such as children climbing on and riding tanks, war planes flying over a mountainous landscape, and a nuclear bomb blast as the song plays over the imagery.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Fire Off Another’ is, as DeVore noted, an upbeat composition. The stylistic approach, what with its vocals, heavy guitars, and solid time keeping lends itself to comparison to works from Offspring.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Fire Off Another’ would seem to tell the story of two people who are in a non-stop argument with one another over an unknown topic. Considering the visuals used in the song’s lyric video, the assumption has to be made without any explanation from the band about the song, that the song addresses the division between Americans over so much going on in the world today.

Additionally, the use of the children in the video perhaps is meant to illustrate how the arguing makes grown-ups seem more like immature children. That is all just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as gospel.

In other news, Authority Zero has also announced two new live dates. The dates, scheduled to take place this summer, are noted below.

Upcoming shows:

June 10th Rocky Point Mexico

June 18th Marquee in Tempe, AZ

More information on Authority Zero’s new single, EP and more is available online now at:

Websitehttps://www.authorityzero.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorityZero

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Authority_Zero

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WRTHLESS Addresses Mental Health Issue In New Single, Video

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Pop punk band WRTHLESS debuted its latest single and its video last week.

The band debuted its single, ‘Dislike‘ Thursday, along with the song’s companion video. The song is featured in the band’s debut EP, which released last year.

The musical arrangement featured in WRTHLESS’ new single will appeal to much of the pop punk and emo that filled out the late 90s and early 2000s. Listeners can hear elements of bands, such as Blink-182, New Found Glory and others of that ilk throughout the song.

According to comments from man Jordan Day in a recent interview with The Noise, the song’s lyrical theme touches on a topic that will resonate with many listeners.

“‘Dislike’ is one of the first songs we had written before COVID and it was also one of the first songs we had written with [guitarist] Connor [Anderson] after he joined the band,” he said. “It has a lot more hard-hitting and personal themes that we don’t usually go into. It comes from a place of low self-esteem and just not caring about yourself. Waiting for opportunities to arise rather than going out to create them for yourself. This is something we feel everyone goes through a lot more than people care to admit.”

More information on WRTHLESS’ new single and video is available along with the band’s latest news at:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrthlessmusic

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