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In Loving Memory Release Official Music Video for “Nomad”

In Loving Memory has released the official music video for their single, “Nomad,” off of their 2017 EP, Introspective. Originally premiered on Alternative Press, “Nomad” is dedicated to lead singer Naveed Stone’s parents and the sacrifices that they made immigrating from Bangladesh to create a better life for their children.

“A big part of why I want to be a musician is to honor and do justice to the immense sacrifice my parents gave for my sister and I. They risked everything leaving their lives behind to come to this country from Bangladesh, just to have children who could reach a level of success and stability that they could not have.” – Naveed Stone

“Many kids from my demographic are discouraged at a very young age, by their families and the world around them, from pursuing artistic careers. We internalize that we’re not meant to succeed in the arts because we look different, or we don’t have the money and connections that others do,” the singer says, “I want to be the first of my kind to be a face and a voice in the pop/rock/metal facets of the music industry.”

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Originally the solo project of vocalist Naveed Stone, In Loving Memory did not have its true beginning until the addition of drummer Thomas Diognardi and guitarists Vito Racanelli and Jon Conway. The three found Naveed through his YouTube videos, and thus began In Loving Memory’s full band lineup. They hit the ground running with their powerful debut single, “All Systems Go” in November 2014. The single was written to deliver the band’s mission to create music that strikes the perfect balance between innovation and accessibility, with the result of genuine music that is enjoyed by the trained musician and the casual listener alike. Their Debut EP, Stand My Ground, was released in summer 2015 through online retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.

During fall of 2015, In Loving Memory had the opportunity to open for Time Flies and Walk the Moon at Stony Brook University’s Back to the Brook fall concert, performing for 750 people, making it their biggest crowd to date. After spending the rest of the year promoting their EP release, the band took their live show on the road and embarked on the Black Sheep Never Sleep tour the following spring. After dazzling audiences across the country with their signature sound, In Loving Memory went on to release their experimental and heartfelt 2nd EP, Introspective, in June 2017. After rigorously promoting Introspective on various dates of Vans Warped Tour, In Loving Memory celebrated the release by headlining the renowned Gramercy Theatre in New York City to an audience of 450 people. The band cemented its spot as one of New York’s rising stars by headlining the first ever sold out local show at Revolution Bar in Long Island, to a crowd of 500 people. The band will continue to promote the Introspective EP and get ready to tour in 2018.

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The Damn Truth Release Official Music Video for “White Lies” Off of ‘Devilish Folk;’ US Tour Dates Announced for Winter 2017-2018

Montreal based, blues-infused rock band The Damn Truth are back at their devilish ways with the release of the video for “White Lies,” off of their sophomore LP, Devilish Folk. The gritty, heavy grooves of “White Lies” is a raw. indie rock masterpiece that is perfectly paired with visuals by Fatty Soprano and Shutterr.

The Damn Truth have also announced their first US Tour kicking off on the (Sold Out) Rock Legends 2018 Cruise (Sammy HagarBad CompanyUriah Heep, and more) and will spend the next two months making friends across the U.S. with their high energy rock’n’roll.

Catch The Damn Truth LIVE:
12/08 @ Jewel Music Club – Manchester, NH
12/16 @ Widowmaker Lounge – Carabasset, MN
01/26 @ Java Barn at St. Lawrence University – Canton, NY
02/09 @ FLX live – Geneva, NY
02/12 @ Preservation Club – Knoxville, TN
02/15-19 @ Legends of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL
02/21 @ Vista Room – Decatur, GA
02/24 @ Curtain Club – Dallas, tx
02/25 @ Fitzgerald’s Bar – San Antonio, TX
03/09 @ Arcadia Blues Club – Arcadia, CA
03/10 @ The Pour House – Paso Robles, CA
03/22 @ El Corazon/The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
03/23 @ The Garages – Beaverton, OR
05/04 @ Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY

Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis MorrisetteArcade FireBryan AdamsThe Guess WhoBTORush and many more.

Well, now there’s a new name you can add to that list; The Damn Truth.

Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plant and Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.

The band is here to introduce their new album (their 2nd), Devilish Folk, meet their American fans, and promote the new single, “White Lies”.

But the journey to get here has been a Behind The Music tale of drama, misfortune, and lucky breaks.

For example, you could say there’s nothing more rock n’ roll than your van blowing up in the middle of your biggest national tour to date. Unless of course, you’re The Damn Truth, and you’ve barely escaped with just the clothes on your back while most everything else is up in flames. And, oh yeah, it’s pitch black in the middle of nowhere in the northern Canadian backwoods. And you’ve got your 3-year old son and his babysitter also on board. And, did we mention it’s in the middle of winter – A Canadian winter.

“We had literally just driven out from a garage in the last town where the mechanic told us everything was fine. Thank god this car drove up beside us on the highway – waving their arms frantically – and told us that the van was on fire . We stopped, got as much stuff out as we could, and then literally watched the van blow up in front of us; all our gear – gone.” remembers drummer Dave Traina.

Nothing has ever come easy for The Damn Truth, but for every adversity there has been some unexpected reward. In this case, they quickly scrambled a funding campaign that raised over ten thousand dollars within 24 hours. The experience brought out the best from their fans and the local community and a renewed faith in the power of music. The tour continued. The shows – and their belief in rock n’roll – got stronger.

And now The Damn Truth are set to do it all over again (except for the blowing up part, of course).

A lot of good things have happened since then for the Montreal based quartet such as singer Lee-la Baum turning in a heart-stopping vocal for an Yves St Laurent TV commercial- their new perfume, Mon Paris, that is rolling out worldwide. The vocal (a cover of “Love Is Blindness” by U2) has had such an impact, raking in over 400K views, thousands of comments, emails and orders have come in from around the globe, exposing the band to a wide audience of new “Truth Seekers “.

The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock ,but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, what makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.

Devilish Folk mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black KeysPearl JamArctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2Lana del RayStone RosesFlorence & The Machine, and others.

The Damn Truth have always been a self-contained unit; producing their own records, videos, and hanging out old-school after a show; meeting the fans one by one.

“We’ve had to work hard every step of the way,” says lead guitarist Tom Shemer. “But that’s ok. People know it’s real when they come to the shows”.

Part of that ethos is the family vibe amongst the band; Tom and Lee-la travel with their 3-year old son “there has never been a choice in the matter. Rock n’ roll has always been our lives and his too. He’s been on tour since he was 2 months old. “ says Lee-la

The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la’s powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that’s both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.

“Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock’n’roll attitude,” says Lee-la, “and he was my first real rockstar crush!”

The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.

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Hogan’s Goat Release Official Video for “Annie Off The Rails” From Debut, Self-Titled Album

Nashville based rock band Hogan’s Goat has released the Official Music Video for their single “Annie Off The Rails”. Originally premiered on Huffington Post, “Annie Off The Rails” is off of Hogan’s Goat’s self titled, debut album.

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Hogan’s Goat tracks mud on your clean carpet. Located in Nashville, TN the band slithers in the swamps of Rock N’ Roll/Metal. A shotgun blast away from the big leagues, HG released their debut album in July of 2017. The band received 20+ reviews, all with high marks. With sites likening them to Guns N’ Roses, Mastodon, Red Fang, and Clutch, the band has the utensils necessary to stir the cauldron. Hogan’s Goat is bound to “usher in a new era of music.” [Kenny Larson, The Gauntlet]

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Alien Knife Fight Revisit Bourbon Princess Roots with Visually Stunning DIY Video for “Clocks”

 Indie Art duo Alien Knife Fight may be best known for their punk tinged blues styling, and front-woman Monique Ortiz for her mastery of the bass guitar in all forms, but the intensely creative Texas pair’s aesthetics transcend both medium and genres, as is showcased in their newest music video for “Clocks”. The video, filmed entirely on an iPhone with artistic direction and editing by the couple themselves, was actually created as a vehicle for an earlier track of Ortiz under her previous project, Bourbon Princess, off of debut album Stopline. The original 1999 recording, paired with striking visuals, caught the attention of elite taste making site mxdwn, who enthusiastically premiered the video.

“The video, like many other productions from the band, was made in a completely do-it-yourself fashion on a cell phone. Despite the low-budget techniques used in making the video, the visuals are a stunning accompaniment to this slow, downtempo electronic track.” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

“I always wanted to do a video for this song, and others in my back catalog, but never had the necessary technology or means until now. This is a song I’ve continued to perform over the years, in a variety of projects, and we’ll be resurrecting this and a few other Bourbon Princess songs for Alien Knife Fight’s next live set. Better late than never.” – Monique Ortiz

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The Veer Union Release Official Lyric Video for “Last Regret” Off of Upcoming ‘Decade: History of Our Evolution’ Box Set

Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has released the Official Lyric Video for “Last Regret” off of their forthcoming box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution.

“I think we can all relate to at least one time in our lives where we wish we could have just made a better decision than the one we made in the past; in retrospect, as an artist, those mistakes that we make are also the same things that inspire us to make music from the depths of our hearts” – Crispin Earl

Click HERE to Pre-Order ‘Decade: History of Our Evolution’

The Veer Union also have pre-order bundles available including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016 (including new acoustic recordings of their hit singles “Seasons,” “Bitter End,” and many more. As well, there will include reproduced, newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons”
and “Darker Side Of Me.”

The Veer Union Epic Evolution Tour Dates:
12/08 @ Mercersburg Mansion House – Mercersburg, PA
12/09 @ Monraes – Penneville, NY
12/30 @ Evening Star – Niagara Falls, NY
12/31 @ TBA – Philadelphia / Easton, PA
01/02 @ Irish Wolf – Scranton, PA
01/03 @ Whislky Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
01/04 @ Empire – Akron, OH
01/05 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
01/06 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
01/07 @ TBA – St. Joseph, MI
01/09 @ TBA – Lafayette, IN
01/10 @ Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
01/11 @ TBA – Rockford, IL
01/12 @ Penny Road – Barrington, IL
01/13 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
01/14 @ Hijinx – Fort Atkinson, WI
01/16 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
01/17 @ Cafe Acoustic – St. Joseph, MO
01/18 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
01/19 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
01/20 @ TAB – Omaha, NE
01/24 @ TBA – Grand Junction, CO
01/25 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denverr, CO
01/26 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
01/28 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
01/30 @ Limelight – San Antonio, TX
02/02 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/03 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
02/06 @ TBA – Flagstaff, AZ
02/07 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
02/08 @ TBA – San Diego, CA
02/09 @ Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
02/10 @ TBA – Modesto, CA
02/11 @ Holy Driver – Sacramento, CA
02/13 @ TBA – Eugene, OR
02/15 @ Rock Hard PDX – Portland, OR
02/16 @ TBA – Spokane, WA
02/17 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

In 2016 Lead vocalist Crispin Earl took a rather unique approach to coincide with the concept of the album, Decade. He took the opportunity to reproduce five unreleased songs which were written prior to the first
incarnation of The Veer Union in 2004, bringing them back to life, as well as combining five brand new songs to bridge the span over a DECADE. Now, with the BOX SET release of Decade: History of Our Evolution, The Veer Union will continue this theme by Crispin reproducing the five remaining songs as well as adding five brand new songs again proving that The Veer Union can stand the test of time by incorporating the original vision of the band and blending it with the current incarnation. Decade: History of Our Evolution truly takes the listener through a musical and emotional journey that represents all that is The Veer Union.

The album was self produced and written by Crispin Earl.

Crispin Earl recently started his own Record Label, Rock Shop Entertainment (RSE) and this will be the labels first ever worldwide release! Crispin says, “in the past I have had the pleasure of working with many great people at various record labels and learning from some of the best in the industry. At this point in my career I feel the most important part of being an artist is not having someone impeding on the creative process and now with ROCK SHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE), I will have the creative freedom to do as I wish in all creative aspects which is what makes this one of the most exciting releases of my entire career.”

Members:
Crispin Earl
Ryan Ramsdell
Dan Sittler

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A Foreign Affair Release Official Music Video for “Passing Through”

Sacramento Alternative Rock Band A Foreign Affair has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Passing Through.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Passing Through” is the first single off of their forthcoming LP, Empty Houses, due out November 25th.

“Passing Through is a song about trying to latch onto meaning in life as we go through the moments that challenge us as individuals.” – A Foreign Affair

Track List:
1. I’m Your Ghost
2. Passing Through
3. A Girl from the Sky
4. Awake
5. Empty House

A Foreign Affair is an alternative rock band based out of Sacramento California. This dynamic group offers clean guitar verses accompanied by electronic nuances and hard hitting choruses. All the while vocalist Alex Strobaugh belts emotionally driven melodies to soothing hooks that soar over the bands instrumentally driven music.

Alex Strobaugh – Vocals
Jared Cambridge – Guitar/Synth
Nick Blevins – Guitar
Jordan Hoover-Bass/Vocals

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Modern Mimes Cover Iconic “I Don’t Wanna Be Me,” & Type O Negative Enthusiastically Approves!

Fort Lauderdale based Future Goth duo Modern Mimesrecently covered epochal Goth Metal legends Type O Negative’s 2003 “I Don’t Wanna Be Me,” and paired it with a visually alluring music video, and not only did the iconic surviving members approve, but quickly promoted the single and video ahead of release.

“This is great-this band Modern Mimes approached this cover just as type o would have: changed the tempo and feel of it and made it their own. Tones and mix are great as well. It sounds as if Type O did a cover of Type O. Amazing job. I love this. Its better than our version.” – Type O Negative Facebook

The Florida Based Modern Mimes is clearly here on business! Originally formed in late 2014, their creation can be best described as “future goth,” a term they coined to explain their fusion of soaring guitar, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious evocative lyrics, and catchy pop sensibilities.

Modern Mimes consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling and Ernesto Paez on the double neck guitar bass. Ernesto came from the world of touring US extensively in heavy bands where Adi was a solo singer/songwriter. This teaming has created a conduit for the wellspring of creative and ambient offering that is Modern Mimes.

Unrestrained by genres or trends, Modern Mimes is the perfectly cathartic reflection of the inner workings of Adi and Ernesto, who are creating these sounds with the intention of inspiring listeners to journey through their subconscious and look within. Thei debut, Wake Up, is the 9 track concept album released in early 2017, which sets the tone and standard of their continual elevation. Catch Modern Mimes Live and discover what the others already know!

“This is one of the more talented and infectios bands we’ve found in recent years. Safe to say we’re big fans.” – Dom Smith (Soundsphere Magazine)

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