Boys Of Fall Announces Details For Album Release Preview Events

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Boys of Fall is inviting audiences to take part in celebrating the release of its new album, Distance.

The band will hold three ticketed events this month to celebrate the album’s release, which is scheduled to drop Nov. 20 through InVogue Records. The events — Nov. 17, 18, and 19 (each at 9 p.m .ET) — will feature full performances of the album, as well as question and answer sessions with the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at the album’s creation.

Early bird tickets are available through the band’s official website for $8.

Distance has produced four singles leading up to its release: ‘Worth It,’ ‘Distance,’ ‘Overthinking,’ and ‘Midnight.’

 Pre-orders are open for Distance.  the album’s track listing is noted below.

Track Listing

1. Distance

2. Midnight

3. Worth It

4. Mad Sad

5. Little Disaster

6. Rain

7. Heavy Hearts

8. False Love

9. Overthinking

10. Closure

More information on Distance is available along with all of Boys of Fall’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.boysoffallband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/boysoffallband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/boysoffallband

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Boys Of Fall Debuts New Single, ‘Worth It’

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Boys of Fall debuted the latest single from its forthcoming album this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Worth It‘ Friday. The song is the fourth and final single from the band’s forthcoming album Distance, which is scheduled for release Nov. 20 through InVogue Records. Its premiere follows the debut of the album’s other three singles, ‘Distance,’ ‘Overthinking,’ and ‘Midnight.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Worth It’ is a familiar style presentation that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and My Chemical Romance. The song’s lyrical content meanwhile, presents a message that will connect with just as many listeners.

 Pre-orders are open for Distance.  the album’s track listing is noted below.

Track Listing

1. Distance

2. Midnight

3. Worth It

4. Mad Sad

5. Little Disaster

6. Rain

7. Heavy Hearts

8. False Love

9. Overthinking

10. Closure

More information on Distance is available along with all of Boys of Fall’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.boysoffallband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/boysoffallband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/boysoffallband

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Discrepancies’ New Album Is An Aptly Titled Record

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Independent rock band Discrepancies is quite the interesting act.  The up-and-coming quartet has only been in existence since 2013.  In the short time since its formation, this little band that could has proven itself one of the next big names in the rock community. That is evidenced through the facts that since its formation, the quartet has played some of the nation’s biggest concert festivals, garnered thousands of streams for its singles and videos, and even released two successful studio recordings – an EP and an album.  Now this Friday, the band will look to continue its meteoric climb with the release of its aptly titled second album (and third overall studio recording) The Rise.  The 10-song record has already produced five singles, each of which has done its part to prove the band’s place in the rap-rock community.  They are just a part of what makes this 33-minute presentation such an entertaining and engaging record.  That is because they only show one side of the record, so to speak.  ‘Put ‘Em Up (Dub Flow)’ shows another side to the album.  It will be addressed shortly.  ‘Blame Me,’ the album’s penultimate entry, is another notable addition to the record.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Left To Drift,’ which comes early in the record’s run, is one more important addition to the album.  It shows yet more depth to the record and will be discussed later, too.  When it is considered along with the other songs noted here, the album’s singles and its remaining two songs, the record in whole becomes a presentation that proves Discrepancies’ star truly is on the rise.

Up-and-coming rock band Discrepancies is unquestionably one of the next big names in the rock community to watch for 2020 and beyond.  The five singles that the record has already produced have shown that the band can easily hold its own within the rap-rock and nu-metal communities.  They are not all that the album has to offer, though.  There’s also a touch of some more pure rap alongside the band’s rock influences in ‘Put ‘Em Up (Dub Flow).’  Yes, the rock element is present here through the guitar and drums, but that aspect plays more of a supporting role alongside front man ATG Metcalf and guest rapper Dub Flow’s rhymes, and their pairing with the song’s bass and keyboards.  The rhymes that the pair spits are collectively a message of self confidence.

The noted lyrical theme is inferred right from the song’s outset as the lead verse states, “Corny a** rappers/Gettin’ hyped up by mascots/Claimin’ that they have guac/I call them have nots/Put ‘em in a super soldier, figure four/Until they give me mad props/Things get intense and the caps lock/Lately I feel a bit offline/But I gotta get at it/It’s all mine/Now hundred percent ground…These critics are drillin’ me/I’m not the enemy/I’m just a victim of hard times/Our message is vivid/It might take a minute/’Cause we gotta fit it in small minds/I try to keep it classy/’Cause I’m not into fashion…They don’t like the way we mix it up/They want to send me packin’…”  Some of the lyrics here are tough to catch, considering the speed at which the lyrics are delivered at some points.  However, enough is decipherable that it can be inferred here that this is someone who is fighting plenty of odds, but is still standing strong.  It’s a familiar topic in the rap and hip-hop world, and is no less engaging here than in any other song.  The inferred theme is made even clearer in the song’s second verse, which states, “I you’re ready to feel the rush/That’s what’s up/Feel the adrenaline building up/Hit the clutch/even if you think everything sucks/Put ‘em up/’Cause if you don’t give a damn/We don’t give/a/f***.”  The song continues in similar fashion from there, giving the musical middle finger to all of the naysayers out there while also continuing to remind listeners to not give up.  It collectively makes for a strong statement that will resonate with listeners long after the song ends.  When this familiar lyrical theme is considered along with its companion musical content, the whole of the song becomes even more notable.  Collectively, they make the song just one of the album’s most standout songs.  ‘Blame Me’ is as notable as ‘Put ‘Em Up (Drub Flow).’

‘Blame Me’ stands out in that its musical arrangement is not the standard rap rock style presentation that has been so prevalent in most of the album’s singles.  Rather, this song boasts more of an aggro-rock style complete with not just Metcalf’s rapping, but also more clean singing vocals from guitarist Addison Bracher.  The combination of the two elements joins with the subtle keyboards and the drums to lend the arrangement to a comparison to works from the likes of Nonpoint, Stuck Mojo and Linkin Park.  When the aggression in the song’s musical theme couples with its lyrical counterpart, the whole of the song becomes even more engaging and entertaining for listeners.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Blame Me’ is certain to resonate with listeners in its own way as it takes on those people who live to make everyone around them miserable.  That is inferred clearly in the song’s lead verse, which states, “I’ve watched you/Interrupt nonsense/Set it on fire/Creating your own problems/Complain that it burns/But still refuse to drop it/If you want to leave my day in ruin/Well, mission accomplished/Offer you the blueprint/All you do is knock it/Allergic to the solution/Addicted to the conflict/Drop it/Listen to something I can’t rock with/I love you to death/but your attitude’s toxic/Stop it/Why you gotta wreck my day/Save all that negative energy and step away/Why you searching for the sympathy I guess you crave…”  The last line in this verse is tough to decipher without a lyrics sheet to reference, but that is beside the point.  Enough of the lyrics are understandable at this point to make clear the noted theme.  The song’s second verse follows in similar fashion, noting, “I promise if you let it/I swear this world will drown you/let go of the drama/You really seem to be bouncin’/Listen/Doesn’t always have to come down to bringin’ yourself down and everybody around you.”  Again, here is that noted message as clear as day.  The song’s subject then goes on to state, “I need to cut you out.”  This is important in that it puts out there that this is someone who is at that breaking point with someone in a highly toxic relationship.  It doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship.  It could just be a general plutonic relationship.  Lots of people out there have been in the noted scenario.  It is certain to make the song that much more accessible for listeners.  In turn, it proves even more why not just the song, but the album, too, is so hard hitting.  It is just one more of the album’s most notable works, too.  ‘Left To Drift’ adds even more depth to the album.

‘Left To Drift’ stands out perhaps more than any other arrangement in Discrepancies’ new album in that it presents a distinct progressive metal sound.  The heavy, guitar-driven work immediately lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of TesseracT, Periphery, and Meshuggah.  What’s really interesting here is the juxtaposition of that sound against the clean vocals.  It makes for such a powerful impact.  In relation, the song’s lyrical content makes for its own powerful impact. 

Right from its outset, the song’s lyrical theme hints directly at the familiar topic of a broken relationship as Bracher sings, “Oh what a beautiful lie/To give a heart with no trust left inside/They say…the truth it sets and feels like I’m dead inside/Let the waves wash over my skin/Let the tide pull me in.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Oh what a colorless lie/to trust a love that left you torn inside/You feel you’ll never be worthy/Do you/You fear there’s no room for you left in their hearts.”  This again comes across as someone addressing another who is dealing with some heavy thoughts and emotions as a result of very negative interactions in the past.  The lines that follow add to that statement even more.  All things considered, the heaviness in the song’s lyrical content couples with the heaviness in the song’s musical arrangement to make the song in whole its own unique presentation that makes the album even more engaging and entertaining.  When the song is considered along with the other songs noted here, the album’s singles and its two remaining tracks, the record in whole cements Discrepancies’ place as one of the next big names in the hard rock and metal community.

Discrepancies’ sophomore album The Rise is an impressive return for the band.  It is a presentation that certifies the band’s place among the next generation of hard rock and metal acts.  That is proven not only through the rap-rock style singles that the album has already produced, but also through the songs noted here as well as the album’s other two singles.  They collectively present The Rise as a record that is quite diverse in its content.  That diversity and the accessibility of the record’s lyrical content comes together to make this record a solid success from beginning to end.  They make the record a sign that this band’s fame is in fact on the rise. 

More information on Discrepancies’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news online at:

Websitehttp://www.discrepanciesmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Discrepancies

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Discrepanciestv

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Qualia Inks Deal With InVogue Records; Debuts New Single, ‘CVLT FICTION,’ Companion Video

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Independent metalcore band Qualia debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘CVLT FICTION‘ Thursday. The video and single are the band’s debut for InVogue Records, with whom the band recently signed a new record deal. The video features a variety of goth-themed visuals, such as front man Steve Edridge viewing visions in a crystal ball, a “mystic” dressed all in black offering him an apple in her darkly lit store, which also features an animal skull, and tarot cards.

The musical arrangement featured in Qualia’s new single is a distinct metal/emo-core style composition, what with the balance in the clean and screaming vocals, the heavy guitar and bass, and the punch of the drums. The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s heavy, melodic rock arrangement will reach its own share of listeners with its contemplative content.

Eldridge was upbeat as he talked about the debut of Qualia’s new single.

“It takes a village to raise a child,” he said. “The same can be said for a song, band, or business. This song was a proof of concept, to prove to ourselves that we were adequate and that collaboration is absolutely necessary to create something meaningful. I feel comfortable speaking for my bandmates when I say that we couldn’t have done this on our own and we are so proud and thankful for everyone that’s apart of this,”

‘CVLT FICTION’ is available to stream and download here.

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Qualia_IL

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Discrepancies Debuts ‘Crawling Back’ Video; Announces New LP Release Date, Specs

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Discrepancies debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Crawling Back‘ Thursday.  The song is the fifth single from the band’s forthcoming album The Rise, which is scheduled for release Oct. 23 through InVogue Records.  Its debut follows that of the album’s singles ‘Blame Me,’ ‘Light Up The Dark,’ ‘Undertow‘ and ‘Control.’

The video for ‘Crawling Back’ follows a young man who has lost a loved one to an undisclosed health concern.  The young man watches the woman die as she lays in her bed, connected to an IV unit.  Meanwhile the band performs its new single in various rooms in the house.

The song’s visuals tie in to the song’s lyrical theme, to a certain extent, as front man Antonio Metcalf explained in a recent interview.

“This one is about being in love with someone so deeply while understanding you have to let them go,” he said.

‘Crawling Back’ is available to stream and download here.  The track listing for ‘The Rise’ is noted below.

‘The Rise’ Tracklisting:

1 Undertow

2 Control

3 Left to Drift

4 All My Love

5 Put ‘Em up (Ft. Dub Flow)

6 Can You Feel It?

7 Crawling Back

8 Light up the Dark

9 Blame Me

10 Forever

More information on Discrepancies’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news online at:

Websitehttp://www.discrepanciesmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Discrepancies

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Discrepanciestv

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Boys Of Fall Debuts ‘Distance’ Video

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Emo band Boys of Fall debuted the video for its new single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Distance‘ Friday afternoon.  The song is the lead single from the band’s sophomore album by the same name.  Distance is scheduled for release Nov. 20 through InVogue Records.

The video features the band performing its song together on a darkened soundstage and combines that with a story about a couple whose relationship has clearly come to its end.  It tells the story of the relationship from beginning to end through a montage of shots, ending with the man catching his girlfriend (wife?) in bed with another man.  The imagery illustrates the song’s lyrical content, which itself plays into the album’s overall theme of distance and how it applies to life.

Front man Michael Martenson discussed the noted theme in a recent interview.

“Distance really talks about change,” he said. “The lengths we travel in our lives through so many situations that bring you to where you are now. It’s very personal to all of us and was the most honest expression of who we are as a band today.”

“Distance is the album title and opening track,” added Martenson. “It is everything we wanted to be as a band and exactly how we wanted to start the album. We wanted to bring the listener in to understand the story and let the emotion build and lyrics carry you through the song. Distance sets the tone for the entire record and was very unique to us and what we’ve done before. It wasn’t your typical album opener and that’s what we loved about it.”

Additionally, Martenson discussed the album’s creation during his interview.

“Distance was such a different experience and journey than I ever would have imagined going into an album,” he said. “Every band progresses and changes over time and we all collectively felt like this was the album we were supposed to make all these years. It blends the catchiness and grooviness we’ve always tried to capture while diving more into our heavier/emotional roots.”

‘Distance’ is available to stream and download herePre-orders are open for Distance.  the album’s track listing is noted below.

Track Listing

1. Distance

2. Midnight

3. Worth It

4. Mad Sad

5. Little Disaster

6. Rain

7. Heavy Hearts

8. False Love

9. Overthinking

10. Closure

More information on Distance is available along with all of Boys of Fall’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.boysoffallband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/boysoffallband

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Until We Get Caught Debuts ‘Fading Out’ Video; EP scheduled For Release This Month

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Independent rock band Until We Get Caught is scheduled to release its new EP, Surface this month.

In anticipation of the EP’s release, the band recently premiered the video for the record’s latest single, ‘Fading Out.’  The EP’s track listing is noted below.  The record is scheduled for release July 31 through InVogue Records.

 

‘Surface’ Tracklisting:

1 Ghost

2 Fading Out (feat. Kellin Quinn)

3 The Surface

4 Burn For Me

5 One Of Us

 

The video features the band’s members — Aleks Gershman (screams), Chris Brady (clean vocals), Ricardo Garcia (guitar), Dino Zawadski (bass) and Chris Petrocci (drums) — performing their respective parts in and around their homes and going about their daily lives under lockdown.

The song’s musical arrangement is a composition that will appeal to fans of music in the metalcore and emocore realms while its lyrical theme will connect with its own share of audiences.

‘Fading Out’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Until We Get Caught’s new single, video and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://untilwegetcaught.bandcamp.com

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

 

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Saiah Debuts New LP’s Lead Single

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Independent singer-songwriter Saiah is giving audiences their first taste of his new record.

The Arizona-based performer debuted his new single ‘Heart(break)‘ Thursday.  The song is the lead single from his forthcoming EP Honest Red, which is scheduled for release this year through a partnership between InVogue Records, No Name Records  and Black17.  The album’s release date is under consideration.

The song’s musical arrangement presents a familiar emo/screamo style approach while its lyrical theme works in partner with that stylistic approach.

Saiah discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a brief statement in a recent interview.

“Having a heart(break) isn’t that bad when you’re close to losing yourself and forgetting what loving yourself means,” he said.

More information on Saiah’s new single is available along with all of his latest news at http://twitter.com/iloveyousaiah.

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Discrepancies Debuts ‘Undertow’ Video

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Discrepancies is reminding audiences to keep their heads up, even when things get tough.

That message is presented in the band’s latest single ‘Undertow.’  The band debuted the video for the new single Apr. 9 through InVogue Records’ official YouTube channel.  The song’s musical arrangement is another solid rap-rock style work that will appeal to fans of bands, such as P.O.D., Skindred and Linkin Park.  Its lyrical message, as noted, focuses on staying positive in the toughest situations.

Front man Antonio Matcalf talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“Undertow’ is about not letting discouragement get in the way of progress,” he said.  “There will always be obstacles, but the hardships are’t what define us.  It’s about what you did to overcome.”

The message is a tries and true theme that regardless of one’s taste in music, is one that listeners of all ages will appreciate, especially in a time such as now.  It reminds listeners in no uncertain terms that, “It’s never been about the fall, it’s about what happens when you get back up.”

Directed by John Fleischmann, the video delivers its message by presenting a hockey game that goes right down to the final seconds, before one team wins, thanks to its perseverance.

The debut of the video for Discrepancies’ new video comes more than two months after the band debuted its first single of the year, ‘Control.’  ‘Control’ is available to stream and download now through SpotifyGoogle PlayAmazonApple Music and YouTube.

More information on Discrepancies’ new single, live dates and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://www.discrepanciesmusic.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Discrepancies

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Discrepanciestv

 

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He Is We Debuts New Single ‘Amazing Grace’

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He Is We released its first new music in two years this week.

The group released its new single ‘Amazing Grace’ Friday.  Not to be confused with the popular hymn of the same name, this song shares only a name with that work.  This song presents an arrangement that will appeal widely to fans of Owl City while its lyrical theme will appeal to fans of love songs.

‘Amazing Grace’ is available to stream and download here.

He is We singer Rachel Taylor said in a recent interview, she was appreciative for all of the support that fans of He Is We have provided her and the band.

“Regardless of how far I’ve tried to run from this industry, the unconditional support has pulled me back in and reminded me of why it is I need music,” she said.  “I’m blown away that I’d given up on myself, and the heartbeat of He Is We never gave up on me.  The fan base kept air in my lungs and brought me back to life.  I just want to hug every person who held me together when falling apart became so easy.”

InVogue Records is handling the release of He Is We’s new single.  Company Owner Nick Moore offered praise for the group as he talked about the label’s part in the single’s release.

“I’ve been a huge fan of He Is We for years, so having the opportunity to release this new single, I couldn’t pass it up,” he said.  “I’m really excited to be working with Rachel on this new chapter of music she is creating.”

He Is We released its debut album in 2010.  The album accumulated more than 100 million streams following its release.  The group’s sophomore album followed in 2017, and pulled in almost 50 million streams.

More information on He Is We’s new single is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heiswe.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/heiswe

 

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