Tag Archives: Pop Rock

Interview With Wild Truth’s Nick Gargiulo and Will Beasley

By Samuel Stevens

The 2021 press image of Richmond, VA alt. rock/pop rock band Wild Truth. Photo credit to Alexander Jawfox.
Photo courtesy of Alexander Jawfox.

On April 2nd, the Richmond, Virginia alternative rock/pop-rock trio released their debut EP, Drift. Roughly a week shy of the release of Drift, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gargiulo and bassist Will Beasley to discuss the new EP, their musical/songwriting influences, why the band chose Beasley to produce the debut effort, and more.

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Wild Truth – Drift EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: April 2, 2021

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

Label: Open Your Ears Records

The Richmond, Virginia alternative rock/pop-rock trio Wild Truth are releasing their long-anticipated debut EP for Open Your Ear Records titled, Drift, on April 2nd, 2021. Wild Truth, made up of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gargiulo, bassist Will Beasley, and drummer Clayton Sargent formed in 2017, already knowing each other for over a decade while performing in numerous other bands such as mOcean, Amorella, and Lifewalker -all of varying genres. By forming Wild Truth, the three set themselves out for a fresh start and a way to begin to push their creativity to new heights. The producing and mixing duties on Drift are entirely handled by the band’s own Will Beasley.

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Interview With Elder Abuse Frontman Alex Guidry

By Samuel Stevens

Photo by Hold Fast Photography

To end off 2020, Manitoba’s own Elder Abuse released a three-track teaser EP, Take It Easy, via Little Rocket Records. I had the fortunate pleasure of asking the band’s frontman Alex a handful of questions about the band’s collaboration with The Flatliners and Hot Water Music’s Chris Cresswell, the differences of their past releases to their new EP, and much more!

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Raz – Be Okay (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Genre: Hip-Hop

Label: Lost Poet Records

Rapper/Songwriter Raz from Toronto, Ontario, is continuing to make his presence known within the Canadian music and Canadian rap scenes with his brand new aspiring single, “Be Okay.” His brand new single is an infectious blend of hip-hop and pop rock music that’s soaked in the warmth of the summer sun. Raz wrote the track as an ode to the summer while intertwining the hopefulness and some positivity out of the darkness of this wildly turbulent year into song. “Be Okay” was co-produced by music producers Taabu and Andrew Falcao after Raz heard the original production in an Instagram post from Falcao. Raz and Falcao had one sitting in the studio with Taabu to finalize the instrumental on the single and recorded the vocals as well in one recording session.

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UPSAHL – Young Life Crisis EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 30, 2020

Genre: Indie Pop, Rock

Label: Arista Records

The 21-year-old indie-pop artist Taylor Upsahl, or better known by her stage name UPSAHL is back in the spotlight with her second EP, Young Life Crisis. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, music has always been around Taylor since quite a very young age. Both her grandmother and grandfather were music teachers. She’s also the daughter of rocker Mike Upsahl, who is currently part of the rock band Surf Through Death. Her father was formerly in the rock band High Horse and the post-hardcore band Stereotyperider. This guided Taylor on a path in music following the family trade and eventually beginning to write original music at a young age as well. Young Life Crisis was written by accident in the middle of the COVID-19 quarantine, then shortly later recorded in UPSAHL’s childhood bedroom in Arizona.

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