When Issues released their much-hyped single “Flexin” on Friday, the third taste of their upcoming album Beautiful Oblivion debuted to the most polarized reaction in the “Warped Tour scene” in recent memory. As of the time of this writing, the music video was sitting about 3,100 likes and 2,400 dislikes on YouTube, and the fanbase’s comments were all over the map… with some instantly connecting with the song, and others insisting the band had “sold out”. No favors were done to the public reaction by the delirious fever dream of a music video, which features an elderly Tyler Carter breaking out of an assisted living home.
Happy Album Release Friday! Every (well, almost) Friday, we bring you a handful of albums we’re digging that just so happened to drop the same day. The first day of February brings us a few strong early AOTY candidates in UK hardcore band Ithaca’s debut album, progressive dream-thrash (yes, it’s a genre) Astronoid’s stunning sophomore album, Issues frontman Tyler Carter’s solo full-length debut, and a few more. In short, it’s a pretty exciting release day in what’s often a barren month (and season) for new record releases.
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Having crossed paths many times over the years, the careers of both Tyler Carter and the late Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans have become almost interwoven in the modern post-hardcore scene. A short time ago, the Issues frontman released a new video honoring Kyle, where he talks about Kyle’s life and that his untimely death is, in his words, “hard to accept”. It’s a genuinely heartfelt video, so if you have the time to watch it, it’s highly recommended.
We Came As Romans will be celebrating the life of Kyle Pavone with a special tribute show on October 28th. The lineup includes August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs; Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins; I Prevail’s Eric Vanlerberghe, members of Born of Osiris, For Today, and Nick Sampson. For more info, visit the Kyle Pavone Foundation.
There’s a reason Jonny Craig has garnered so many fans throughout his career. He is undeniably one of the best vocalists at the moment. Slaves is the perfect next step for the him as he is accompanied by an amazing band.