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.
Chicago, IL based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALIVE ALONE has announced the release of their upcoming new album, Therapy. Due out June 30, 2020, Therapy was produced by Grammy winning record producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, System of a Down, Vampire Weekend).
“Therapy is an exploration of human emotion, journey through depression & mental health treatment. It tells a story that starts with loss, spite, & hopelessness, and leads toward hope and healing.” – ALIVE ALONE
ALIVE ALONE is a 4 piece alternative heavy rock outfit from the southside of Chicago, Illinois. They have toured the United States & Canada for the last five years with acts such as I Set My Friends On Fire (Warner Music Group), Knockout Kid (Bullet Tooth Records), CHALLENGER (Standy Records), & Neurotic November (Victory Records). They have also been featured on publications such as Bus Invaders, Musically Fresh, & New Noise Magazine.
Following the single debut of Making Eyes, ARCHERS have officially released their second EP, NEW NORMAL and it is currently available on all platforms. The new EP gives listeners four completely brand-new songs, and two remastered versions of their past single releases, Black Lung and Bleed For This.
Releasing a new album every 2 years since 2014, Hail the Sun is back for more in 2020.
Announced in a social media post late Tuesday, the band’s newest album is all set to be released to the world. The band feels that it’s their best work yet, a bold claim considering the band’s unbelievable backlog. Jams like Wake‘s “Human Target Practice” and Culture Scars‘ “Paranoia” are memorable pieces of art, not to mention their discography’s deep cuts like POW! Right in the Kisser‘s “Sleep Now, and Forever Wet Your Dreams” are fantastic on their own.
Personally, I am all for a band backing their work hard enough to claim that it has never previously been superior. I look forward to new Hail the Sun whenever it gets its release this year!