Can Musicians Thrive Without Live Shows? Here’s How: An Interview w/ simpl.

This is just about the hardest time in recent history for a band to get the ball rolling. Or is it? simpl., run by Anthony Pacheco, has spent this year boosting new artists’ performance in a significant way. He’s also sent me some of my favorite new bands to cover, like Properties of Nature and Roman Pilot. Today, simpl. shares some insight on how to grow in the daunting early phase of a band’s lifespan in an interview!

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S’efforcer is prog metalcore bliss on new EP “Life)•(Less” (review)

We Are Triumphant is making somewhat of a comeback in 2020, with great stuff from Coletta, Osatia, and more from a newly-solidified roster. As such, I took interest in seeing what else was in store from them, and came across S’efforcer. Apart from having a unique band name, they’ve got a tight metalcore sound that is to die for these days. I’m looking forward to hearing more in their new EP, Life)•(Less. Though the band’s solid debut full-length (2017’s Survive​}​•​{​Discover) earned the band some early accolades, their upcoming EP capitalizes on their strengths to create something that fans of intelligent, heavy music should be paying attention to.

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Royal Hearts – “Within Reach” (review)

My discovery of Royal Hearts came from a Twitter follow of all places. This band’s social media presence is quite excellent, interacting with their fanbase consistently and amicably. I’ve noticed a few bands operating like this, from Easy Way Out to The Seafloor Cinema. Bonding with potential fans is great, but how does the music pan out? Let’s take a look at their debut EP, Within Reach.

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New Music Friday is in full effect with new Misery Signals, In Hearts Wake, The Fall Of Troy, + more

There’s a few Fridays every year where it feels like a ton of amazing albums/EPs come out. Earlier this summer, we had an awesome day in June 5th (Currents, END, Emery, etc.) and today we have a wild amount of new releases – almost too many to track. Here’s some of our highlights:

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