The last couple years have seen a lot of change for Las Vegas’ sonically eclectic Amarionette. After undergoing a significant sound change, parting ways with their original vocalist, and recently seeing the departure of their longtime drummer, the band has continued to persevere with the release of their new “Evolution” EP, out on Friday, August 23. I spoke in-depth with guitarist Nick Raya about the band’s creative process, some of the new songs, and where they hope to go next.
I Prevail, Issues, and Justin Stone brought the heat to Old National Center in Indianapolis, IN on August 8th. The packed tour featured I Prevail still riding high off the success of their sophomore album Trauma, Issues are continuing to support their newest single “Tapping Out”, and the music scene was introduced to the talented Justin Stone. Our photographer Mya Tolliver caught all the action.
It’s been nearly a decade since Canadian post-hardcore icons Alexisonfire last released new music. In that time, the band has broken up in 2011, played a farewell tour the following year, and then reunited in 2015, continuing to play festival dates while repeatedly emphasizing that they were taking things slowly, with no immediate plans for new music. And with Dallas Green’s City and Colour project finding more success than ever, many fans have had little hope that new music would ever arrive.
Post-hardcore has had some fantastic releases during 2018, but before you make your end of year lists, you definitely need to hear If I Were You’s newest album “Inner Signals”. Ever since forming in 2011, the Poughkeepsie native band has been consistently putting out quality material, and with this being their fifth overall release the band decides to try some new things while sticking to their own unique take of post-hardcore. Recently I had the chance to talk with drummer/vocalist Randy Pasquarella about a number of topics including who their biggest influences are, favorite touring memories, and what they feel separates them from other bands in the genre, along with a bunch of other topics. If I Were You just dropped ”Inner Signals” today, December 18th, so if you like what you hear be sure to support the guys by giving them a like on Facebook and purchasing the album via iTunes, Bandcamp, or merch!