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Rise Rock n’ Shine: Elephant Stone + NeverWake

A good song can cure any case of morning blues.

It’s time to Rise Rock n’ Shine…

Who: Elephant Stone has taken some time away to explore other projects—but now that they’re back the psych-pop band is here to trip you out with brand new tracks.

What: Swim along the dreamy waves of “We Cry For Harmonia”, taken from the band’s new album Hollow.

Why: We like starting our day with this dreamy little tune. It makes us feel like we’re in our own opening montage. What adventures await this episode day? Who knows but at least it started with a great lil’ tune.

FFO: idobi Anthm

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“‘We Cry for Harmonia’ was the final piece of the puzzle for the Hollow song suite. Based on a cycle of 4 chords, it’s slight variation of the chorus for Keep the Light Alive… I’ve actually had the chord progression lying around for 8 years or so… I just never knew what to do with it. I like the cyclical nature of the song and how it constantly unravels. Lyrically, it’s everything coming full circle for humanity… they escape a dying planet to just arrive on another…” – Rishi Dhir, vocals/bass/sitar for Elephant Stone

Who: Active rock with a dark edge is the sound that landed Pittsburgh’s NeverWake on stage with The Veer Union. It sent them to rock Carolina Rebellion and it followed them into the studio for their forthcoming EP.

What: Wake up and smell the guitars. “Call Out My Name” is here to start your day the badass way.

Why: If you feel like growlin’, headbanging, and singing along, “Call Out My Name” delivers. A gloomy vibe hangs over the hard rocking track and it brings along a sense of urgency. Turn it up when you’re working out, rocking out, or driving out to work.

FFO: idobi Howl

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“When it’s over, it’s over. That’s what ‘Call Out My Name’ is all about. We’ve all been in bad situations that we were lucky to escape whether we know it or not. This song reflects on the struggle that we all have to return to those places. Memories can be strangely misleading. Sometimes they leave out the bad and only show you what you want to see. This song is a reminder that what’s in the past is dead and buried, and no matter how much it may call you back, it’s best to leave things be.

This song is a little different than others because it can be openly interpreted by anyone in almost any situation. I personally deal with anxiety and depression a lot in my life and that’s what I like to write about. Quite frequently in our songs you’ll hear maybe what sounds like an argument or a standoff between people, but mostly these are written as arguments with myself. I like to personify my mental struggles, stand in front of them, and get a really good look. This helps me say what I need to say. But with ‘Call Out My Name’ we really tried to open up the audience and how they perceive the song. Not everyone has these specific internal struggles like I do, but they do have struggles. If we can help them, we’ve succeeded.

This is the second single we’ve released off our upcoming EP Misguided. All the songs on the EP were produced by our good friend and amazing musician John Moyer, bass player of Disturbed. We’re super excited to have everyone hear what’s coming next.” – Johnny DiCarlo, lead vocals/lead guitar for NeverWake


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