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Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: DBMK – “Tough”

October 7, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

The frustrations of the frontline employee can be almost too much to bear. Florida alt-pop duo DBMK’s newest single “Tough” was borne of this frustration.


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Bluprint – “Home”

September 23, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

Slowly the sheen of sweat on foreheads is being replaced by beanies as we move to a much needed autumn. Denver-based Bluprint has the perfect transitionary treat with “Home”, the first single off their upcoming Lost Summer EP. “Home” is a pop-punk jam that hits hard from the beginning and never lets up. Per drummer […]

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Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Magic Sugar Coffee – “Blkout” ft. Joshua Howlett

August 5, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

Magic Sugar Coffee opens their brand-new single “Blkout” with a drum-pounding, electric explosion like a caffeine syringe straight to the eyeball. This song epitomizes the definition of their jittery moniker. As it progresses, the strumming and breakdowns hook your early 2000s pop-punk senses. Is that a note of New Found Glory I’m hearing? Maybe a […]

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Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: One Flew West – “The Blur”

August 5, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

With anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers ruining our chances at a return to “normal” and the Delta variant on the surge, we could all use a little musical catharsis. “The Blur” delivers in a bristly pop-punk way that seems perfectly timed. Northern Colorado’s One Flew West explains, “‘The Blur’ was the first song we wrote and put […]

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Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Love Again – “Saratoga Streetlights”

July 29, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

Record-setting heat demands pool parties which, in turn, demand pool party tunes. “Saratoga Streetlights” is an ice-cold jam ready to complement your beach ball antics and water balloon skirmishes. As the band states, this song has been released “just in time for summer” and we couldn’t agree more! San Antonio-based trio Love Again refer to […]


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: As Time Fades – “Invisible” ft. Elbow Room

July 15, 2021 | By Briton Alexander

“Invisible” is clever. As a pop-punk banger, it would be easy for As Time Fades to rest on the laurels of the track’s catchy hook and euphoric breakdown. But the real beauty of “Invisible” is the clever way the music gives life to its lyrical meaning.


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Wavy Trees – “Nobody Cares”

June 3, 2021 | By Maddison Kate

Los Angeles based band, Wavy Trees is reminding us that we need to stay focused on what matters in their new song “Nobody Cares”. They put it simply by stating, “Everyone has a story but not everyone is in the best chapter of their story, so ‘Nobody Cares’ is a call to all to take a second to help each other in these fast times we are living in.”


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: KINGS – “ur a good bye”

May 27, 2021 | By Maddison Kate

The pain that comes with loss is something that most of us can relate to. However, there is a feeling just as relatable, but so much more freeing – realizing that the loss was one of the best things that could have happened to you. KINGS sums up that exact feeling in a beautiful way with her new song, ‘ur a good bye’.


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Remember What Matters with “Burnt Orange” by Real Talk

March 18, 2021 | By Emillie Marvel

“Burnt Orange” is a phenomenal, heart-felt song. It also kind of feels like a knife in the gut and a shoulder to cry on at the same time. That’s a little confusing, I know, but we’ll get there.


Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: My Kid Brother Dreams Up a Live Performance of “Pastels”

February 25, 2021 | By Emillie Marvel

My Kid Brother’s live performance of “Pastels” sits somewhere at the intersection of basement show and subconscious adventure.