American Thrills Debuts New Album’s Fourth Single

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American Thrills is giving audiences yet another preview of its latest album, which the band hopes to release later this year through Wiretap Records.

The band premiered the latest single from the record, whose release date is under consideration, Tuesday in the form of ‘Maybe You Were Right About Me.’ The song is the fourth single behind ‘Ivy League Swing,‘  ‘Misfires,‘ and ‘Alive and Well‘.

The musical arrangement featured in the new song is a familiar pop punk style composition. At times it lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Newfound Glory and at others to works from the likes of Sum 41. Still at others, there is a seeming influence of Jimmy Eat World.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s debut. The lyrics provided with the song seem to hint at the song being an introspective look by one person at how some people change and how others don’t and how some people live up to certain expectations but not always in a good way. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

In other news, American Thrills is scheduled to perform at this year’s Fest 20. The festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 28-30 in Gainesville, FL.

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Wiretap Records Adds Timeshares To Its Roster; Band Debuts New Single, Video

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Up-and-coming punk band Timeshares has a lot to celebrate lately.

The band recently signed a record deal with independent record label Wiretap Records, which will see the band release its new album through the label. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Siren Sound‘ and its video Wednesday.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is a familiar pop punk style composition. At points throughout the song, it does seem to throw back to some of the pop punk sounds of the mid to late 90s, which will certainly engage and entertain plenty of audiences in itself.

The song’s lyrical theme is an introspective story according to bassist/song writer Mike Natoli.

“I had just moved back to my hometown and got reluctantly dragged to my 10-year high school reunion,” Natoli said. “While I wasn’t necessarily questioning myself, it still managed to stir up some weird thoughts and feelings about what I was doing with my life.

“I wanted to write about the subject from the reverse perspective of “A Plea From A Cat Named Virtute” by The Weakerthans and make it a proposition to my golden retriever Buddy. This wild idea that we could trade lives and he could go out on my adventures while I got to blend in with the scenery and not talk to anyone was something that seemed mutually beneficial.”

The lyrical theme plays directly into the song’s video, which finds Natoli taking a walk with his dog as he sings and the song plays over.

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

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American Thrills Debuts New Album’s Third Single

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American Thrills is giving audiences another preview of its latest album, which the band hopes to release later this year through Wiretap Records.

The band debuted the as yet untitled album’s second single, ‘Ivy League Swing‘ Friday. The song is the album’s third single behind the recently premiered singles, ‘Misfires‘ and ‘Alive and Well‘.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s latest single presents a familiar melodic punk style approach and sound. It throws back to the pop punk sounds of the 90s. The band talked about that in a playful statement about the song.

“We reached out to Fred Durst to do guest vocals on the track but he ghosted us,” the statement reads. “This song is best enjoyed in JNCO Jeans while watching Are You Afraid of the Dark. Got some big 90’s vibes.”

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s debut. From what can be understood in the song, the immediate inference is that the song centers on the all too familiar theme of relationships. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

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Reminders Debuts New Album’s Third Single, Companion Video

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Reminders offered audiences yet another preview of its new album this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Post Paris Blues‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Best of Beach Punk, which is scheduled for release April 1 through Wiretap Records and Venn Records in the U.K. Album pre-orders are open in the U.S. and UK.

The album has also produced the single,  ‘If You Want It (Don’t Let Me Down)‘ and its companion video, and the lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Post Paris Blues’ is a DIY/garage punk style composition. That is evidenced through the rough, gritty sound that permeates the arrangement. The especially present bass line in this song and its sound plays into that sound, as does the distinct vocal style.

Front man Leo Dyke talked briefly about the song’s arrangement in a recent interview.

“As a three-piece it can be quite difficult to sound like a full band sometimes,” he said. “This song makes me want to be in a three-piece forever. With guitar, bass and drums firing on all cylinders like in this song, you really don’t need anything else.”

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement is existential to a point, according to Dyke.

“I wrote this song on the stroke of turning eighteen and it’s about being truly honest with yourself about what you want,” Dyke said. “I think with social media it is so easy to plug into somebody’s life and compare it to yours and romanticise it. It can be a really dangerous thing to do, but it’s a very easy trap to fall into.

“This song came about because I was unhappy with a girlfriend at the time, and I saw an Instagram post from a girl I used to see and her new boyfriend in Paris,” added Dyke. “I guess at the time I wished I were him, or at least in their position, and the song recounts some of the fond memories I had with her, whilst feeling a little uncomfortable that it was so long ago, and yet here I am, still thinking about it. I felt as though I was missing out on so much, and I’d love to be in their position, reeling with ‘Post Paris Blues’.

The video for ‘Post Paris Blues’ features the band performing its new single in a tight studio setting and blends that footage with the story of what is seemingly the band members recalling their own childhoods. That is this critic’s interpretation.

In other news, Reminders is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The band is taking some time off before continuing the tour, which now starts March 29/ Tickets for the tour’s remaining dates are available here and the tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

29/03/22 – Southampton, Heartbreakers (w/ Bad Nerves)

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

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Camiches (CMXS) Signs With Wiretap Records; Premieres New Album’s Lead Single, Video

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Punk rock outfit Camiches (CMXS) announced Wednesday, it has signed a record deal with independent label, Wiretap Records.

The deal will see the band release its new self-titled EP later this year through the label. The EP’s release date is under consideration.

In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered the EP’s lead single, ‘Durmiendo En El Camino‘ and its companion video Wednesday. Roughly translated, the song’s title is ‘Sleeping On The Road.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sleeping On The Road’ is a familiar style presentation that will appeal to pop punk and emo punk fans alike. That is evidenced in the specific sounds of the vocals, bass, and guitar. It is akin to so many of the band’s counterparts within the punk and emo realms, such as Touche Amore, Title Fight, and Basement.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement presents something of an existential nature, according to guitarist/vocalist Sinuhe Lopez.

“’Durmiendo En El Camino’ is a song about adolescence from the perspective of a middle-aged adult,” Lopez said. “Every adult misses the lifestyle, feelings, experiences, and vitality of struggling and searching for meaning or direction. Adolescence is one of the most fun, crucial, spotted and determining stages in anyone’s life; hence the concern and motivation to write about its benefits.”

The video for ‘Sleeping On The Road’ would seem to coincide with the song’s lyrical theme as a driver picks up a group of unidentified individuals during his ride. Audiences are left to assume that the individuals that the driver picks up are perhaps his former self from years ago. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

More information on Camiches’ (CMXS) new single, video, and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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American Thrills Debuts Forthcoming Album’s Second Single

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Independent punk rock band American Thrills is hoping to release its debut album this fall through Wiretap Records.

In anticipation of its release, the band premiered the album’s second single, ‘Misfires‘ Friday. the band debuted the as yet untitled album’s lead single, ‘Alive and Well‘ in December.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Misfires’ is an edgy composition. The minor chords used throughout the song and the very staccato nature of the guitar line and vocals does well to help address what seems like a familiar theme of a broken personal relationship in the song’s lyrics.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s premiere. That leaves the interpretation here to be that of this critic.

In other news, American Thrills has a trio of live shows lined up for the month of March. The live dates are noted below.

3/18 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT

3/19 Hotel Vernon – Worcester, MA

3/20 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

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Reminders Debuts New LP’s Second Single, Companion Video

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Punk band Reminders debuted the second single from its new album and the song’s video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘If You Want It (Don’t Let Me Down)‘ and its companion video Friday. The song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Best of Beach Punk, which is scheduled for release April 1 through Wiretap Records and Venn Records in the U.K.

Reminders premiered its new album’s lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video last month.

The musical arrangement featured in Reminders’ new single is a change of sound and style from the band’s then latest single. Where that song was distinctly energetic in its approach, this song’s arrangement is more contemplative, even with its energy. It is still infectious with its instrumental and vocal harmonies.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the premiere of the band’s new single and video. This critic’s own interpretation from what can be deciphered sans lyrics, is that it is sung from the standpoint of someone who does not want others to have certain expectations of him. That person just wants others to be there for him as he tries to be there for them even being who he is. Again, this is just this critic’s interpretation.

In other news, Reminders is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The band is taking some time off before continuing the tour March 30. Tickets for the tour’s remaining dates are available here and the tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

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

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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

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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:

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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:

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