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Tidal Wave – Our Silhouettes (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 10, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock, Art-Rock

Label: Independent

The Toronto seven-piece art-rock outfit Tidal Wave has finally shared their brand new single, “Our Silhouettes,” after many release delays. Most of these delays that hit the band over the last nine months are a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The brand new single was formerly scheduled for release in March. Since, the band has remained hard at work on their songwriting and recording, and even tinkering around with their own well-defined sound.

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Mollo Rilla – Viva El Camino

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 4, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock

Label: Seeing Red Records

Ohio alternative rock quartet Mollo Rilla is set to release their sophomore album Viva El Camino, the follow-up to their impressive 2019 self-titled debut album. Mollo Rilla’s core mission is one of musical freedom that effortlessly combines a large-ranging list of musical elements all the way from Latin to rockabilly, surf to hip-hop, and even all the way to the genre of disco. The band’s lyrical themes also focus on a large-ranging list of topics such as their feelings, their thoughts/beliefs on freedom, fantasy, faith, and love. The band’s brand new album was recorded at the Hobby Shop Recording Studio West in Los Angeles that lead them to enlist producer Andrew Murdock, who has some credits with Godsmack and Powerman 5000 to name a few, as well as renowned music engineer Bil Lane, who has worked with major hitters in the industry like Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne.

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Blue October – This Is What I Live For

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 23, 2020
September 18, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock

Label: Up/Down Records

The Texas alternative rock band Blue October was established by singer-songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Justin Furstenfeld, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye twenty-five years ago. Their currently rounded out by bassist Matt Noveskey and guitarist Will Knaak. The band, most notably frontman Justin has been through a lot over the years. Justin’s struggles with mental illness and drug addiction -along with his road to sobriety- are on display in their documentary, Get Back Up, that was released earlier this year. This Is What I Live For is a statement to the seven years documented in, Get Back Up. Their tenth full-length album was self-produced by Justin himself and additionally engineered by his music partner Eric Holtz at Justin’s own, Up/Down Studios.

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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Razzmatazz

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 23, 2020
October 16, 2020

Genre: New Wave, Indie Pop, Electronic Rock

Label: Fearless Records

Salt Lake City’s I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, or iDKHOW for short, is the new wave/pop duo made up of frontman and multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weekes, alongside drummer Ryan Seaman. Both Weekes and Seaman made waves in music before iDKHOW’s inception in 2016 with their respective previous acts Panic! At The Disco (2009-2018) and Falling In Reverse (2011-2017). Both Weekes and Seaman have accomplished a lot as musicians over the years. However, Weekes alone picked up both gold and platinum plaques as the key songwriter to Panic! At The Disco’s chart-topping 2013 album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! In the last four years, the duo has been composing and performing as iDKHOW have shared the stage with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Billie Eilish, The 1975, Dashboard Confessional, The Killers, and Blink-182, to name a select few.

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