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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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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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