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WATCH ME BREATHE Teams with The Label Group / INgrooves & TAG Publicity

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has announced that they will be partnering with The Label Group / INgrooves and TAG Publicity.

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From the very beginning, Watch Me Breathe has been all about honesty and authenticity. Lead singer Jake Aaron Ward formed the band in 2017 purely out of frustration. “As a solo artist, I just got fed up with trying to write music only to please other people. Watch Me Breathe is really an experiment that says: what would I write if nobody else was listening?”

The results of that experiment have been surprising. In the short time since the release of their debut LP, The Lighter Side of Darkness, in February 2018, Watch Me Breathe has already accrued well over 150K views on YouTube and over 50K streams on Spotify…and the numbers keep growing.

When it comes to making albums, this particular band has an unusual process not unlike that of Tame Impala or Bon Iver: Ward (a proficient multi-instrumentalist) writes, performs, records, mixes, and masters every song entirely by himself, in his own California home studio. He jokingly explains “I just kind of suck at collaborating.” He cites an eclectic range of influences, including Peter GabrielThe PoliceImogen HeapGoo Goo Dolls, and a whole slew of underground progressive metal bands that have helped shape his unique guitar parts and complex rhythmic patterns. In concert, the band performs as a power trio, with Ward covering guitar and lead vocals, while bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward handle the rhythm section.

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CARPATHIA Releases Lyric Video for “Sacrifice” Off of Upcoming ‘1912’ EP

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Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal CARPATHIA has released the lyric video for, “Sacrifice,” off of their upcoming EP, 1912, due out 6/10/2019.

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1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.” – CARPATHIA

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A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it’s not that simple. Once you’ve found that ‘sound’, it becomes impossible to ignore that you’re now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project. Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason’s humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a backseat when he steps behind his drumkit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew’s life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew’s charismatic humor filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trialing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha’s history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.

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WAKE UP HATE Releases Official Music Video for “Deep Sleep”

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Orlando, FL based Alternative Rock Band WAKE UP HATE has released the official music video for the title track off of their debut EP, Deep Sleep.
“We started Wake Up Hate set on creating something unique and fresh for hard rock fans to listen to. We aim to push the boundaries of rock to new limits and break the monotony of rock bands trying to do what’s already been done before. 2019 will be flooded with new music. We’re just getting started.” – Jake Adkins (Vocals)

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“If you like modern metal rocks with a radio-friendly sound, Wake Up Hate is for you. I hear a lot of similarities to the almighty Linkin Park. Mind you, their not ripping off the aforementioned masters of angsty metal, but they manage to challenge a lot of the same emotions and feelings throughout this EP. There’s a little bit of pop edge here and there to drop everything down a bit, only to build it back up to a frenzy with a heavy rock beat. Lyrically, Wake Up Hate seems to be more mature than many of the bands out there now and musically they’re very tight and synced on this outing. They have a very mature sound for a debut release. The band holds a lot of promise for the future with great tracks like ‘The Cycle”,’ ‘Deep Sleep.’ and ‘Love Me Like A Hurricane.’ Rock radio should take notice of these guys. Don’t be surprised if you hear these songs on your local rock station. Wake Up Hate is primed for the majors.” – XS Rock

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Track list:
1) The Cycle
2) A New Way to Hate
3) Over the Edge
4) Deep Sleep
5) Love Me Like a Hurricane
6) Not Worth Saving
7) Blind Apologies

Click to Download / Stream ‘Deep Sleep’ EP Online

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Wake Up Hate is an American rock band made up of vocalist Jake Adkins, guitarist Matt Browning and drummer Triston Blaize. From heavy riffs to ambient cleans, they are pushing the boundaries of today’s rock music and creating something new for listeners worldwide. Their debut single “The Cycle” is taking the rock world by storm with over 60,000 streams since it’s release in late December, 2018. The band has just finished their debut EP Deep Sleep which is set to release May 17th of this year.

Releasing hit after hit, month after month, Wake Up Hate is proving to be the rock band you want to watch in 2019.

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ICON FOR HIRE Announce Summer Dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR

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Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.

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“We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe.” – ICON FOR HIRE

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Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Hell – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
07/21 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
07/23 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
07/24 @ Sonia – Boston, MA
07/25 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
07/26 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
07/27 @ The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
07/28 @ The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
07/30 @ Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH
07/31 @ Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN
08/01 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
08/02 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA
08/03 @ The Garage – Burnsville, MN
08/04 @ Roxy Bar – Shawnee, KS
08/06 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
08/07 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
08/09 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
08/10 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
08/12 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
08/13 @ Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
08/15 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
08/16 @ Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
08/17 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
08/19 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
08/20 @ TBA – San Antonio, TX
08/21 @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
08/23 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
08/25 @ TBA – Nashville, TN

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Track List:
1. Demons
2. Get Well II
3.Happy Hurts
4. Pulse
5. Supposed to Be
6. Bam Bam Pop
7. Under the Knife
8. The Magic
9. War
10. Too Loud

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Track List
1. Supposed to Be
2. Demons
3. Pulse
4. The Magic
5. Happy Hurts
6. You Were Wrong
7. Too Loud
8. War
9. Under the Knife
10. Here We Are
11. Get Well
12. Invincible
13. You Can’t Kill Us

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Despite their name, ICON FOR HIRE aren’t indebted to anyone but their fans. Since forming in 2007, the duo—singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have amassed a legion of followers who have connected with not only the band’s genre-bending sound, but also their honesty. That soul-baring spirit and realism is at the heart of everything Icon For Hire do, and it’s front and center on their latest Billboard-charting release, YOU CAN’T KILL US

Produced by Mike Green (Gwen Stefani, All Time Low) and funded by fans through Kickstarter on a campaign that raised $127, 200—making it one of the year’s highest-raising music campaigns—the self-released album marks a brand-new chapter for the band.

Blending hard rock, hip-hop, electronica and pop into an anthemic swirl of both melody and muscle, You Can’t Kill Us isn’t only a modern sounding record—it’s awash in lyrical themes that tap into the times as well. Addiction, depression and self-worth are all topics Ariel addresses and these themes reverberate loudly in today’s tumultuous, judgment-first culture.

After all, having survived the record label system and reemerged stronger than ever, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.

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AUTOPILOT Releases Official Music Video for “Undisguised”

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Canadian Alternative Rock Band AUTOPILOT has released the official music video for their single, “Undisguised.” Directed by Kevin Van Witt, “Undisguised” is off of the band’s latest album, Afterglow.

“We don’t need these walls between us!” lyrics in “Undisguised” from Autopilot, a song that bridges the feelings of the times with modern rock vibes. It’s a song that questions why do we put up walls when love is what we really want.

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“After 20 consecutive shows on tour we had a few days off in NYC to shoot the video for Undisguised. Director Kevin Van Witt captured the contrast of the lyrics with empty streets in a condensed and often chaotic city.” – Autopilot

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1. Modern Age
2. Weightless
3. Undisguised
4. Living Dead
5. Afterglow
6. Without a Dream
7. Domino
8. Poison Pills
9. Hurricane
10. Crooked Lines

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Over the last few years, Canadian alternative rock band Autopilot has become a staple in the Saskatoon indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US. They’ve been praised for their tireless work ethic by publications like Canadian Musician Magazine, who called them “quite possibly one of the hardest working bands in the country.”

Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences. The release of their new single “Undisguised” following the success of preceding singles “Living Dead” and “Weightless”, is proof positive of this growing momentum.

Marlon Harder, the driving creative force behind Autopilot, has a knack for finding beauty in simple moments, and hope in the challenges life tends to bring. Inspired by the early writing of Modest Mouse, he seemed to know very quickly what he wanted to do in life. After the release and College radio buzz of their first record Now It’s Time You Know What We’re Losing For, unexpected illness struck, effectively putting the band on the back burner for the foreseeable future. But he never quit writing. Health improved, lineups changed, and in 2013 they teamed up with S.J. Kardash for the release of Diamond Rough, a sophomore full-length forged in the fires of struggle, faith, and growing maturity. The record widely expanded their media exposure across North America; in print, online, commercial rock radio, CBC, podcasts, and through licensing placement on major US television networks.

Their 2015 release, Desert Dreams, reunited the band with Kardash, and represented a significant leap forward in both the ever expanding sound, and rapidly growing fan base the band had built strongly upon with 2013’s Diamond Rough. Along with debuting on Earshot’s Top 50 chart, Desert Dreams received heavy rotation on The Verge, Sirius XM’s Iceberg Radio, and garnered the attention of New York’s prestigious CMJ; while securing the band showcases at Toronto’s CMW and Indie Week festivals, AYE Fest in Cincinnati, Fairfield Revival Festival in Minnesota, and opening doors to tour extensively in the United States.

Autopilot has always been a dedicated touring band. In support of Diamond Rough, Desert Dreams, and the 2017 release of the single “Hurricane” / “Crooked Lines“, the band spent countless months on the road touring across Canada and the United States. These tours have included stops at Jersey Shore Festival, Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a mainstage performance at Mesa Music Festival in Arizona supporting hard rock legends P.O.D. October 2018 marked the release of Afterglow, which chartered in the top 200 on the NACC North American College Charts as well as specialty radio in the US.

The future is truly wide open for Autopilot. Everything they’ve learned is on the table for 2019 while they continue to promote the release of Afterglow. They are casting their net wider, and going all in. Never content to sit still or play it safe, they’ve crafted a remarkable live show, and plan on spending as much time over the next year as possible, getting the new songs in front of as many new fans as they possibly can.

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WAKE UP HATE Releases Official Music Video for “Love Me Like a Hurricane”

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Orlando, FL based Alternative Rock Band WAKE UP HATE has released the official music video for “Love Me Like a Hurricane.” Directed by Eric DiCarlo at Square Up Studios, “Love Me Like a Hurricane” is off of the trio’s upcoming, debut EP, Deep Sleep, which releases May 17, 2019.

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“We wrote Love Me Like a Hurricane about how looking for love can be like trying to find water in a drought. The song talks about a past relationship gone wrong from the perspective of someone who wants to try to make it work again, for better or for worse. ” – Jake Adkins (Vocals)

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Track list:
1) The Cycle
2) A New Way to Hate
3) Over the Edge
4) Deep Sleep
5) Love Me Like a Hurricane
6) Not Worth Saving
7) Blind Apologies

Click to Pre-Order ‘Deep Sleep’ EP

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Wake Up Hate is an American rock band made up of vocalist Jake Adkins, guitarist Matt Browning and drummer Triston Blaize. From heavy riffs to ambient cleans, they are pushing the boundaries of today’s rock music and creating something new for listeners worldwide. Their debut single “The Cycle” is taking the rock world by storm with over 60,000 streams since it’s release in late December, 2018. The band has just finished their debut EP Deep Sleep which is set to release May 17th of this year.

Releasing hit after hit, month after month, Wake Up Hate is proving to be the rock band you want to watch in 2019.

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Migrant Motel is Back with New Single and Video, “Different Kind Of Leather”

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Alt power rock duo Migrant Motel explodes back on to the new release radar today with the launch of their newest single, “Different Kind Of Leather.”

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The band aroused both critical and popular acclaim with the release of their debut album Volume One in the fall of 2017. That album included their electrifying hit streaming single, “New Religion,” along with key tracks like “Physical” (featured on NPR’s Alt Latino) and “Snapshot.”

Lots has happened in that year and a half; the band moved to L.A. from Boston; played iconic venues such as Whisky A Go Go, Troubadour, and Viper Room; received airplay as part premiere Rock station KLOS’s Next 2 Rock competition, opened for bands like Café Tacvba in Boston, Badflower in L.A. and Diamante Eléctrico in Monterrey.

2018 was also a year of writing and producing new material and also consolidating their management team with industry veterans Marya Meyer (UMG Latin Am) and Rob McDermott (Linkin Park) and partnering with digital distribution and marketing company, ONErpm.

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The rock & roll alt power duo composed of David Stewart Jr, the US-raised/Peruvian-born (bass, vocals) and Chava from Mexico City (drums) is a band formed at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This international collective has achieved an enormously unique sound featuring a combination of old school pedal/amp tricks and cutting edge live looping both in studio and live. Their debut album, in collaboration with Norwegian producer Peder Etholm Idsoe, “Volume One” has been hailed as “a cross between Lenny Kravitz and Prince… Emotive, sexy and cleverly written” and the single “New Religion” was featured on 6 Official Spotify Playlists, including Dirty Rock, New Noise, LatinX Indie and Rockin’ and remains strong, closing in on 700k streams.

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