Reminders Announces Debut Album Release Date; Debuts Albums Lead Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Independent punk band Reminders is scheduled to release its debut album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its album, Best of Beach Punk April 1 through Wiretap Records (U.S.) and Venn Records (U.K.). In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video Wednesday.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Carousel’ is a work that will appeal easily to fans of the pop punk from the mid to late 1990s. The song’s lyrical theme is a contemplative commentary about life in general according to front man Leo Dyke.

“I would literally sit and watch the wheels go round, having mundane, dull thoughts while getting sunburnt and watching other people enjoy their summer,” said Dyke. “Everyone’s on a different carousel—it’s a metaphor asking if the routine you’re stuck in that’s going round and round will ever break, or if you just sit there and let it continue to happen.”

The video for ‘Carousel’ features the band in a basement setting as it performs its new single. The presentation seems to help illustrate the DIY approach taken to the song’s musical arrangement and that is so familiar with so much punk rock.

In other news, Reminders has announced a new live run. The tour is scheduled to launch Feb. 10 in Worcester, Drummonds and to run through April 9 in Brighton, The Pipeline. More dates are expected for announcement soon.

The band’s current live dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

10/02 – Worcester, Drummonds

11/02 – London, New Cross Inn

12/02 – Bristol, The Crofters Rights

19/02 – Isle of Wight, Strings

30/03 – Northwich, The Salty Dog

31/03 – Leeds, Boom

01/04 – Newcastle, The Black Bull

02/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

04/04 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

09/04 – Brighton, The Pipeline

More dates TBA

More information on Reminders’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of Reminders’ latest news at:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmndrstheband

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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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Talk Show Host Takes On Police Violence In New Single

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Talk Show Host premiered its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Warmest Condolences‘ Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Mid-Century Modern, which is scheduled for release June 4 through Wiretap Records. Its premiere comes more than a month after the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Blood in the Sand‘ and its video. Additionally, it comes less than a month after the band debuted the album’s second single, ‘Crisis Actors.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Warmest Condolences’ is an upbeat, pop punk style composition. Its light, happy sound is meant as an intentional contrast to the song’s lyrical theme, which focuses on police violence. The contrast of the serious topic and lighter musical arrangement is meant to highlight the cynical, sarcastic tone in the noted discussion.

The band addressed that lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Warmest Condolences’ is a driving, catchy summer jam about guns that somehow fire themselves and the cops who just can’t seem to figure out why!.” the statement reads. “Bop your head to an indictment of our capitalist police state & the never-ending cycle of grief & misery upon which it feeds!! IT’S A GOOD TIME, I SWEAR.”

‘Warmest Condolences’ is available to stream and download through Spotify and the band’s official Bandcamp page.

The track listing for Mid-Century Modern is noted below.

‘Mid-Century Modern’ Track Listing:

1. U A$Shole!

2. Blood in the Sand

3. Crisis Actors

4. Warmest Condolences

5. Sorry, My Mistake

6. Syntax Error OK

7. Up to No Good

8. Too Many Problems

9. The Ballad of Jack Nance

10. Lame Duck

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

Websitehttps://talkshowhost.ca

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/talkshowhost.ca

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/talkshowhost_ca

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Lost In Society Debuts New EP’s Lead Single

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Punk rock band Lost in Society premiered the lead single from its new EP this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Say Anything‘ Thursday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming EP, Stay Jaded, which is scheduled for release June 18 through Wiretap Records.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Say Anything’ is a driving composition. The combination of the instrumentation and front man Zach Moyle’s vocals lend the song to comparison to works from Rancid.

According to comments from Moyle, the song’s lyrical theme centers on a relationship-related topic.

“Recorded mid-quarantine, ‘Say Anything’ is the first song written and produced in our own studio space,” he said. “The song covers the anxiety of opening up and showing vulnerability in a relationship. I tend to have a habit of shutting down when faced with difficult conversations, so this song hits on those frustrating moments.”

More information on Lost in Society’s new single and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/lostinsociety

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American Television Releases New Covers Collection EP; Debuts Video For Black Flag Cover

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Punk rock band American Television released its new EP, Adolescence Friday.

In celebration of the EP’s release, which came through Wiretap Records, the band premiered the video for its cover of Black Flag’s song, ‘Nervous Breakdown’ Saturday.

The band’s DIY-style video features the band members — Steve Rovery (guitar, vocals), Jerred Lazar (guitar, vocals), Bryan Flowers (drums), and Edwin Wikfors (bass) — each being themselves as Rovery and Lazar go kind of crazy.

American Television’s take on ‘Nervous Breakdown’ stays largely true to its source material. The only difference between the two renditions is that the original work has more of a Sex Pistols type sound thanks to its production. American Television’s rendition by comparison has a somewhat richer sound even despite its still raw sense.

‘Nervous Breakdown’ is just one of the covers featured in the five-song record, which is in fact a collection of covers. The band also takes on songs from Operation Ivy, Green Day, Bad Religion, and Fugazi. The EP’s track listing is noted below.

Track List:

1 · Nervous Breakdown (Black Flag cover)

2 · Officer (Operation Ivy cover)

3 · American Jesus (Bad Religion cover)

4 · Merchandise (Fugazi cover)

5 · Brain Stew / Jaded (Green Day cover)

Adolescence is available to order here.

More information on American Television’s new EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://amtv.bandcamp.com

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

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Talk Show Host Debuts New Single, ‘Blood In The Sand,’ Companion Video

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Independent pop-punk band Talk Show Host debuted its latest single this week, along with the song’s companion video.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Blood in the Sand,’ Friday, along with the song’s video. The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Mid-Century Modern, which is scheduled for release in June through Wiretap Records and Disconnect Disconnect Records. The album’s exact release date is under consideration.

The track listing for Mid-Century Modern is noted below.

‘Mid-Century Modern’ Track Listing:

1. U A$Shole!

2. Blood in the Sand

3. Crisis Actors

4. Warmest Condolences

5. Sorry, My Mistake

6. Syntax Error OK

7. Up to No Good

8. Too Many Problems

9. The Ballad of Jack Nance

10. Lame Duck

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Blood in the Sand’ is a catchy, up-tempo pop punk opus. The infectious choral element and guitar arrangement pair with the solid but simple time keeping to make for plenty of appeal. Fans of bands, such as Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory, and The Dangerous Summer will especially enjoy this musical presentation. The song’s lyrical theme makes for its own interest.

Front man Chris Veinot discussed the song’s lyrical theme and its video during a recent interview.

“The lyrics recount the plot of a non-existent delinquent teen movie I dreamed about during a full moon, something from the mid-to-late 60s that could’ve been directed by Al Adamson or Ray Dennis Steckler,” he said. “The title doesn’t sound like what the song sounds like, but it was the name of the picture in the dream. We might have destroyed the fabric of space & time if we’d changed it, y’know?”

“The video has nothing to do with the song and everything to do with the fact that we are still under lockdown and all we have footage of is cats,” added Veinot. Sincere apologies to all the dog persons.

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

Website: https://talkshowhost.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talkshowhost.ca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkshowhost_ca

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Moldy Roses Signs To Wiretap Records; Releases Self-Titled EP

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Wiretap Records’ artist roster expanded again this week.

The label announced Tuesday, it signed independent pop punk band Moldy Roses. The band’s signing makes it label mate to the likes of In Parallel, Taken Days, and Mercy Music.

Along with the signing, the band also released its new self-titled 7″ picture disc this week. The record is available here. The band debuted the video for two of the EP’s songs — ‘Bleach‘ and ‘Millenial Falcons‘ — last year. The musical arrangements featured in both songs are works that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Sum 41, New Found Glory, and Good Charlotte.

According to front man Quintin Manchester, ‘Bleach,’ ‘Millenial Falcons’ and the EPs are examples of Moldy Roses’ infancy.

“These are the first 3 songs ever recorded by Moldy Roses,” he said. “We had a total blast recording this EP in the early days of the pandemic and we feel insanely lucky to have had Kyle McAulay of Spanish Love Songs engineer and produce it for us. I first met Kyle in 2017 at a SLS show in Fullerton at Programme. Spanish Love Songs had just released ‘Giant Sings the Blues’ digitally through Wiretap. That is still one of my favorite records ever, So all these years later, partnering with Wiretap records was a total no brainer!!”

More information on Moldy Roses is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://moldyroses.bandcamp.com/releases

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

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Taken Days Premieres Debut Album’s Lead Single, Companion Video

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Independent punk band Taken Days is giving audiences their first preview of its debut album.

The band unveiled lead single ‘How’d It Come To This?‘ from its album Every Second… Friday along with the song’s video. The album is scheduled for release March 19 through Wiretap Records.

‘How’d It Come to This?’ is a catchy pop punk style composition that will appeal to fans of more well-known pop punk acts, such as Blink-182, All Time Low, and New Found Glory. The song’s lyrical theme focuses on the all-too-familiar topic of a broken relationship.

The video for Taken Days’ new single puts the band into a recording studio, performing the song for what is supposed to be an uptight record executive who initially lambasts the band. The portrayal itself makes for its own entertainment. The band’s own performance leading into the song will make for its own laughs, too.

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

Website: https://takendays.net

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

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Space Cadet Debuts New Single, ‘Bad Luck,’ Companion Video

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Independent indie/college rock band Space Cadet debuted its latest single this week along with its companion video.

The band debuted its new single ‘Bad Luck‘ Friday along with its companion video. The song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album Lion on a Leash, which is scheduled for release March 26 through Wiretap Records. The pair’s debut follows that of the album’s lead single ‘Forever For a While‘ and its companion video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bad Luck’ is a distinct retro-garage rock style composition that is grounded in its simple guitar line and solid time keeping. The sound of the whole makes the use of vintage footage of a live concert work even better, as it really does throw back to the sounds of the 1970s and 80s. The concert footage in question is assumed here, to be that of the band from an earlier age.

The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement will connect with listeners in its own right.

Lion on a Leash will feature guest appearances by Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Dag Nasty, Minor Threat), Mike Sneeringer (The Loved Ones), Matt Olsson (Dave Hause, Frank Iero, Brian Fallon), and Chris Gonzalez (The Explosion/The Loved Ones).

More information on Space Cadet’s new video, single, album, and record deal is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/spacecadetband1.

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Wiretap Records Adds Space Cadet To Its Roster; Band Announces New LP Title, Release Date; Debuts Album’s Lead Single, Video

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Things are looking up for indie/college rock act Space Cadet as 2020 winds down and 2021 nears its opening.

The band announced this week that it has signed with independent record label Wiretap Records. The band’s addition to the label’s roster puts the act alongside bands, such as Aree and the Pure Heart, In Parallel, and 18th & Addison.

With the signing, the band has announced it is expecting to release its new album Lion on a Leash March 26 through Wiretap Records. The album was produced by Pete Steinkopt (Bouncing Souls).

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band has premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Forever For A While’ and its video Tuesday. The single will be available to stream and download starting Friday here.

Vocalist Matt Hock shared his thoughts on the album and single in a recent interview.

“By the time the world shut down, we had four songs written and ‘Forever For A While’ was the first,” said Hock. “We just kept pulling at that thread, experimenting more and more until we had an album. In a very real way, the song was the catalyst for all of that, and for the band itself. But it can also just be seen as what happens when obsessive lunatics get their hands on some reverb pedals.”

The video for ‘Forever For A While’ features Hock and his band mate David Walsh performing their new single against a backdrop of very psychedelic imagery, such as random art work, video altered nature scenes, and mirrors in which the duo appears.

As noted, the musical arrangement featured in ‘Forever For A While’ presents a sound that echoes the indie-college sounds of the late 80s and early 90s. That is evident through the pairing of the vocals and guitars with the bass and drums. The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement will connect with listeners in its own way.

Lion on a Leash will feature guest appearances by Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Dag Nasty, Minor Threat), Mike Sneeringer (The Loved Ones), Matt Olsson (Dave Hause, Frank Iero, Brian Fallon), and Chris Gonzalez (The Explosion/The Loved Ones).

More information on Space Cadet’s new video, single, album, and record deal is available along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/spacecadetband1.

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