The Australian alternative R&B trio Chase Atlantic has returned with their third album, Beauty In Death. Since forming in 2014, the band has released seven EPs, two full-length albums, and accumulated over two-hundred million streams on Spotify. The band has always pushed themselves creatively forward for every release. At the start, Chase Atlantic was a much different band than they are now. They once were pop-rock, but as they matured over the years, the band’s musical style followed. Chase Atlantic has always mixed elements of their rock influences by blending them in with elements of hip-hop. Now they’ve upped their game again by incorporating even more hip-hop and surrounding sub-genre elements into the mix. Adding all the new layers into their signature sound, Chase Atlantic pushes their sound further, for what is their most striking release yet. Following the same suit from the past nine releases, Beauty In Death was again self-produced by the trio.
The New York City-based rock outfit The Pretty Reckless -made up of vocalist Taylor Momsen, guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon, and drummer Jamie Perkins- have returned with their fourth full-length album, Death By Rock And Roll, after a dark few years for the group. The band’s twelve-year journey has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs and they have used some of the recent downs to write their most ambitious, truthful, and emotional album to date. Death By Rock And Roll was recorded in a few different studios for well over a year and co-produced between Taylor, Ben, and their longtime friend Jonathan Wyman.
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Spencer Charnas, the horrorenthusiast that leads the horror-themed metalcore/post-hardcore band Ice Nine Kills. We talked about Halloween, all of his favourite horror movies, and The Silver Stream. Yesterday, Ice Nine Kills released their second live album of the year I Heard They KILL Live!! that debuted alongside their Livestream experienceThe Silver Stream, all in time for Halloween.
The Boston, Massachusetts Metalcore/post-hardcore based band Ice Nine Kills have released their new and their second live release this year, I Heard They Kill Live!! The live record was recorded at their sold-out home state show in Worchester, Massachusetts, live at The Palladium on the night of November 30, 2019. This live album particularly features a majority of tracks from their 2018 album The Silver Scream, as well as fan favourite tracks in the likes of “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage,” “Hell In The Hallways,” and also includes a cover of Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash hit “Thriller.” The live audio on I Heard They Kill Live!! was recorded by Elmo Ortega, produced by frontman Spencer Charnas, and finally mixed by Steve Sopchak.
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.