Dear Lil Peep. You’ll likely never see this, but I hope you’ve found peace. A cursory listen to any of your songs made me realize you were hurting – badly. But I hope you know the impact you made in your short 21 years of life will save many more than you ever thought possible.
Southern California musician Chanta has carved out a name for himself with the instrumental band inthebackground, blending soothing melodies and technical excellence with a strong emotional center. Today, he steps out on his own for the first time with the premiere of his new single “Saint St.” I got the opportunity to catch up with Chanta to ask him about the song, and hear about his artistic process.
Fresh off the release of their Standby Records debut album Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things, Sink In are excited to premiere their new video for the song “Get Out” – and we’re stoked to be partnering up with them as well. The band, who have played shows with the likes of Emery and Relient K, are clearly making some moves to round out 2017. Lying somewhere between alt-rock, pop-punk, and pop-rock, Sink In create music that’s as anthemic as it is catchy.
You can check out the video below, and you’ll want to stay tuned for what the band is going to be up to in the next few months, as well.
A few days ago, the Vans Warped Tour officially opened up their annual poll, crowdsourcing the bands that fans want to see on the 2018 edition of the summer festival. While it’s certain that thousands of submissions will be sent in, we’re issuing our own submissions of the bands we’d like to see, with our unscientific formula. The following bands have a recent record out, have one coming out soon, have a strong work ethic, and/or are touring heavily with some serious buzz surrounding them. We’re also including a specific reason or two why these bands should be on the tour. It also goes without saying that these choices are fairly realistic, considering that Vans Warped Tour is often the event that really “breaks” certain bands into the public consciousness. The notion of “deserving” an opportunity like this is up for debate, but all these bands have reasons why they should be playing big stages.
10 Bands, 50 bands, 100 bands, fuck it, man
Let’s just not even discuss it, man