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New Track: "of Iron" (Feat. Gozu) - Acid Orphan

Acid Orphan, a.k.a. Andrea O. Bullard (of Etheric Felines), recently released a new single. DJ Diabolic handles production on “Of Iron,” which also features Gozu. Envisioning a time-traveling, alternative reality of living during the time of Genghis Khan, the track exhibits authoritative aggression. This storming delivery is compounded by the rock/hip-hop hybrid beat, injected with noise, as the percussive push remains omnipresent. An attacking intensity permeates within an energetic exuberance.

   

Alan Goldsher The Pocket and The Other Pocket

Bassist/Producer/Writer Alan Goldsher is preparing to drop two album’s, The Pocket and The Other Pocket, on July 22nd. This is bass driven, sample-filled electronic funk that spans decades. Through out the 30 tracks there are elements for ’70’s funk, ’80’s Hip Hop, and ’90’s Trip Hop and Electronica.

Below is the single, “Red Sauce”, from The Other Pocket.

   

Anyone Anyway's "If I Could Unlearn You" is a rare emo treat for gloomy minds

We miss emo, plain and simple, take it to the bank and rage (or cry) with us. Groups like Anyone Anyway are keeping the genre that burgeoned in the Midwest during the second half of the ‘90s alive. The band from Providence is adept at infusing angst and sensitivity into its cyclone of dazzling drum fills, fuzzy basslines and electrifying guitar riffs that jolt the body into chaotic movement. The vocal acrobatics from lead singer Nick McCarty complete the cathartic experience the band promotes by delivering the intensity the genre demands. The group’s latest single “If I Could Unlearn You” showcases the band’s passion and makes good on a commitment to surrender to the sound. The accompanying music video is as tragic as the song itself, and that is just perfect. Bask in the gloom of “If I Could Unlearn You” below. - Rene Cobar

   

New Music Video: "Anna" - The Menzingers

The Menzingers recently shared a new video for “Anna,” the lead single from their forthcoming Will Yip-produced album Hello Exile. The imagery candidly chronicles one’s movements throughout the days and nights in the city. It's a video-diary of longing, which demonstrates the void created by missing an integral part of your life. The band is slated to perform at Franklin Music Hall on Friday, November 29, as part of a lineup that also includes Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse. The band also announced that Hello Exile is due to drop on October 4 via Epitaph.

   

Jacob on the Moon “Surface"

Jacob on the Moon has released two outstanding singles, “Surface” and “Again”, over the last couple of weeks building to a debut EP later this summer. His brand of Chill Bedroom Pop is perfect for warm Chicago summer’s filled with beaches, backyards, and strolling down sidewalks.