My Kid Brother – Self-Titled EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Genre: Pop Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Rock

Label: Fearless Records

Leesburg, Virginia’s own My Kid Brother has been leaving their mark in the industry the past four years, which saw the band earlier this year sign to Fearless Records for the release of the newest collection of music. Fast forward six months and the rock band is ready to release their self-titled follow up to their 2017 debut album, Baltimore Street Rat. My Kid Brother is made up of members Christian Neonakis, who handles lead vocals, guitar, and bass, Piano Whitman tackling the piano, synths, and backing vocals, Dylan Savopoulos on guitar and backing vocals, Richard Smith on both bass and guitar, and finally Sam Athanas behind the drum kit. The band’s brand new effort was produced by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman of the alternative rock band Partybaby.

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RØSÉ – Are You Tired? (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 8, 2020

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Rock

Label: Independent

The American singer-songwriter Hannah Collins, or now better known under the moniker RØSÉ, has released her debut single to the world with absolutely no help from a record label. Her first ever single under her new project is titled “Are You Tired?” and it debuted at number two on the iTunes rock charts. Additionally, the single also received immediate airplay on SiriusXM’s Octane. The production on “Are You Tired?” was handled by both Madatracker and Devin Bronson, who has previously worked with artists such as Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, and Demi Lovato.

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Movements – No Good Left To Give

By Samuel Stevens & Mikey Jablonski

Release Date: September 18, 2020

Genre: Emo, Alternative Rock

Label: Fearless Records

The Southern California four-piece outfit are ready to take another whirl at releasing personal and real music with the release of their second album, No Good Left To Give. The band has had a very successful five years since forming in 2015. They’ve saw themselves on countless tours and have successful music releases over the years. The band cemented themselves within the scene with their debut EP Outgrown Things in 2017, but their follow up debut album Feel Something was next level for the band. To date, Feel Something has accumulated approximately forty million streams. No Good Left To Give is once again recorded along side their longtime producer Will Yip, known best for his work with other artists such as Title Fight, Turnover, and many, many more.

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Ihsahn – Pharos EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 11, 2020

Genre: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

Label: Spinefarm Records, Candlelight Records

Ihsahn, best known for his work in the Norwegian black metal band Emperor, has returned with his latest EP, Pharos. It’s his second EP release of 2020 that follows Telemark, which was released on February 14th. Unlike on Telemark, which seen Ihsahn return to his black metal roots, Pharos shows a lot more of Ihsahn’s creative exploration into a progressive rock and metal sound with some elements pulled from all over the musical spectrum like classical, jazz, and pop. The EP features three brand new original compositions that are accompanied by two covers, A-Ha’s “Manhattan Skyline” and Portishead’s “Roads.” The EP was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown at this home studio with additional drums laid down by Tobias Solbakk, of the band In Vain at Juke Joint Studio.

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