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Dashboard Gives Props To Higher Power For Spidey Song

When the powers-that-be asked Dashboard Confessional’s frontman if he would pen a tune for the “Spider-Man 2” soundtrack, Chris Carrabba had just one question. And it wasn’t about money, deadlines, or a particular feel that they were looking for. “Do I get to see the movie early?” asked the admitted comic-book geek. After receiving an affirmative response to his query, the rest was all downhill. “I was a big fan of ‘Spider-Man,’ the comic-book, and I thought the first movie was brilliant,” Carrabba said. “Spider-Man is such an underdog, but he makes good. I always liked that.” Carrabba already had… Read more »


Fireworks Share Vinyl Release Of “Higher Lonely Power”

Perhaps one of the most underrated bands of the last decade, Fireworks hit their stride in the early 2010’s with two iconic albums, Gospel in 2011 and Oh, Common Life in 2014. Just when we thought they were in their prime, they sadly disappeared. However, in 2019 they returned after an eight year hiatus with their single “Demitasse“. The song came with fascinating teasers, including a personal beliefs survey. Fans were super stoked that we may be getting an album or EP in the following months, but then we all know what happened in 2020. Another few years went by… Read more »


illuminati hotties Wants To Feel Your “Power” On New Single

illuminati hotties, aka producer extraordinaire Sarah Tudzin, released the title track from her highly-anticipated upcoming album POWER. Preceded by the single “Didn’t” featuring Cavetown, the full record is set to be released on August 23 via Hopeless Records. “‘Power’ is a reckoning with mortality,” Tudzin says. “It was the song I avoided writing every time I sat down with a guitar until it finally fell out of me. In it I’m asking over and over, how am I supposed to participate in earthly existence after the passing of my mom, who so selflessly gave me her confidence, who instilled my power? There is… Read more »


illuminati hotties Launch ‘POWER’ LP With New Single “Didn’t” Featuring Cavetown

Following the release of “Can’t Be Still,” illuminati hotties, aka Sarah Tudzin, has launched into a new album era with the announcement of her forthcoming full-length POWER. The 13-track collection is scheduled to arrive via Tudzin’s own label, Snack Shack Tracks, and Hopeless Records on August 23.  Acting as the second glimpse into her forthcoming release, illuminati hotties has also dropped her latest offering, “Didn’t,” featuring Cavetown. Arriving with a sun-soaked, accompanying music video shot through the streets of Los Angeles and featuring comedian Caleb Hearon, the visual adds to the playful tone of the glistening track. Tudzin shares on… Read more »


Neck Deep Drops “Dumbstruck Dumbf**k” Video, Shares Self-Titled LP

Today is a grand day for alternative album drops, and that includes the self-titled Neck Deep album, their fifth studio record. Their unapologetic, raw pop-punk skills on the record were teased with singles “It Won’t Be Like This Forever,” “We Need More Bricks,” “Take Me With You,” and “Heartbreak Of The Century.” Additionally, the band premiered their music video for “Dumstruck Dumbf**k” one day ahead of Neck Deep‘s release. The new cafe-themed music video sees the UK-based quintet highlight long-term love over uncertain lyrics. “Do you like who you are?/I really like who you are/I’m alright if you are/I think… Read more »


Neck Deep Drops Poignant New Single “We Need More Bricks”

UK rockers Neck Deep are getting us ready for their upcoming tour, with their new single “We Need More Bricks.” The track is will appear on their upcoming self-titled album, set to drop via Hopeless Records. One of the things that stands out in their new music is the message of fighting for what is right. Singer Ben Barlow says that the new song is the best the band has been, political-wise, “touching on everything from the monarchy, immigration, protest laws, and international wars. We find ourselves at a cross-section in the zeitgeist where bricks could be used to build… Read more »


Bearings Announce Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Departure From The Band

Pop-rock band Bearings has just announced that their guitarist, Ryan Fitzpatrick (aka Fitz), has parted ways with the band. In a heartfelt statement posted on social media, the musician is transparent with fans regarding his reasons for leaving and thanks the Bearings team for allowing him to fulfill his musical dreams. “This hasn’t come as an easy decision, but I’ve recently come to the conclusion that it’s time for me to part ways with Bearings,” Fitzpatrick’s statement begins. “This band has brought an overwhelming amount of joy into my life over the past 5 years, and I will forever cherish… Read more »

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