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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The Carolyn Debuts ‘Heavy Eyes’ Video; Launches New Coffee Line

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Pop punk band The Carolyn debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Heavy Eyes‘ Thursday. The video features the band members — Andrew Patrick (vocals, guitar), Oliver Conlon (bass, vocals), and David Mulazzi (drums) — together in a warehouse type setting.

The musical arrangement featured in this song, the second from the band’s debut album This Will Begin To Make Things Right, is a work that will appeal to fans of Jimmy Eat World. That is evidenced through the melodies crafted in the guitar line and harmonies from the bass. Patrick’s vocals add even more to that appeal.

According to Patrick, the song’s lyrical theme tackles the topic of sleep deprivation. Ironically the band has launched its own coffee line, named after the group’s new single.

Patrick talked about the connection between the song and coffee line in a recent interview.

“Oli and I rely on caffeine to get through our daily routine; therefore, it made sense to name this endeavor after a song which speaks to that,” he said.

Conlon expanded on Patrick’s comments.

“Revisiting ‘Heavy Eyes’ with a new video and coffee blend was instrumental in making me realize I really need this band,” he said. “This is what I do. If I keep focusing on this, I’m at least moving forward in something I can control.”

The Carolyn’s new coffee blend is available as part of a bundle that includes a copy of the band’s new album and t-shirt. The bundles are available here.

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

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/thecarolynmusic

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