Interview: Colorblind vocalist Travis Moseley on snappy new single, “Stay”

Austin, TX-based post-hardcore outfit Colorblind have just released their newest single/music-video, “Stay.” The brooding piece blends poppy production with a bouncy beat, and has a contagious chorus that doesn’t take long to get stuck in listener’s heads. We got to speak with vocalist Travis Moseley on the new song, whose video just premiered on the prestigious BVTV Music YouTube channel:

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Interview: Apple Sauce on their weirdness, the Italian music scene, more

When it comes to weird bands, I’ve been front and center for more than a decade. Genres are overrated, and I love when bands forego confining themselves to just one. In the case of Apple Sauce, it’s hard to confine them to a handful. They sound like The Contortionist mingled with I See Stars and Iwrestledabearonce crashed the party. I wanted to learn more about the young Italian band, so I had some questions for them:

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Exclusive Interview: inthebackground press forward on new album “The Dash Between Years”

inthebackground is a genre-defying five-piece instrumental rock group hailing from Riverside, California. Their eclectic compositions often draw strongly from the propulsive rhythms of math rock, while infusing them with a fresh melodic sensibility all their own. They have performed alongside artists as varied as Strawberry Girls, Kurt Travis, and Amarionette.

Five years after the release of their debut EP, Away With Words, the band is finally back with their debut full-length release, titled The Dash Between Years. I had the privilege of sitting down for an extended conversation with the entire band in advance of the album’s release. The Dash Between Years drops Thursday, August 20, and you can check it out (and pick up some great merch designs) on Bandcamp.

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Can Musicians Thrive Without Live Shows? Here’s How

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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