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The Grascals – When I Get My Pay

There’s a little bit different of a sound on the latest disc from Bluegrass supergroup The Grascals. That can be heard on the opening title cut. It’s a little more gritty than what you might have expected from the band in the past. Jamie Johnson offers one of his most spirited vocal performances on the cut. However, that being…
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Braids Announce Spring Tour and Release 2014 Video Trailer

After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker  in 2011, and hot off the heels of their 12″ single In Kind // Amends, BRAIDS have returned with their new LP Flourish // Perish out August 20th on Arbutus Records. Flourish …
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Introducing Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing

by Courtney Duka Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing. Ruuuuuuuude. You can imagine the almost-hot mess I found myself in when doing some background work on these guys. My fear of the unknown was backed by a dirty mind when clicking on …
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Introducing I Know Leopard

by Kellianne Wong I know leopard. Wait, what? You know leopard? I Know Leopard. It’s not a new language or an up and coming pop star but SURPRISE SURPRISE a five-piece indie pop band from Sydney. Their name derives from a comical situation …
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Vid O’ the Week – Tom Lark

Tom Lark is back, this time with the live clip to his banging Dole-life anthem, Go Get A Job, recorded live at Roundhead Studios in Auckland for bFM. “This song is about apathy, and being unemployed, and enjoying the liberties of being unemployed but ultimately being frustrated because you don’t have any money”. True words from New Zealand’s Tom Lark. This is his SECOND Vid O’ the Week on Happy, cos he’s just that good…
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Introducing Hyla

by Sarah Kristine There seems to be an unlimited amount of musical success being produced from the wondrous lands of Perth, WA. HYLA are on that success list (note: the list is not in any order of talent). These strapping young men all …
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Introducing The Mohawk Lodge

by Ben McDermott  Canadian indie rock definitely appears to be enjoying it’s well deserved time in the limelight right now. Take the example of Vancouver based The Mohawk Lodge, fronted by Ryder Havdale. Steadily verging on the likes of Neil Young …
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Round Hill Music and Trey Bruce Join Forces In a Worldwide Exclusive Publishing Deal

Round Hill Music is excited to announce signing an exclusive worldwide publishing deal and joint venture with songwriter/producer Trey Bruce. “I’m really excited to be represented by this group of talented executives and music shepherds. In some ways Round Hill is a …
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Cactus Honey – Groovy Life

Taking nothing away from the sounds that fans are hearing every day on the radio in 2014, but there is somewhat of a disconnect with the 35 and over demographic. We’ve lived life, been knocked around a few times – whether it be of our own doing or not. Enter the duo of Kim McLean and Eve Selis. There’s not many references to…
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The Isaacs Pick Up Five Absolutely Gospel Music Awards

The multi-award winning family group, the Isaacs were at it again. The first family of Gospel Music was honored at the Absolutely Gospel Music Ovation Awards last night in Smyrna, TN. Picking up four awards for the evening, the Isaacs …
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ANTI-MORTEM Members Share What It Means To Be “Southern”

Native Oklahoman quintet and saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM are set to release their debut album, New Southern, on April 29th in North America.  To help introduce you to the mindsets behind the music, Nuclear Blast asked these long-haired Southern gents to discuss the meaning of a Southern heritage, …
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Ray Price’s Final Project Is A Best Seller in Less Than a Week

On this final encore project on AmeriMonte Records, the Country Music Hall of Fame legend Ray Price proves that country fans and the industry still has a place for the trailblazers that laid the foundations for the genre.  With the …
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THE CHIMPZ Reveal Upcoming Self-Titled EP Details + New Lyric Video for “War Machine”

SoCal rap-metal band THE CHIMPZ are pleased to announce brand new details on their upcoming, adrenaline-injected self-titled EP, hitting stores on May 13, 2014. The EP will include the band’s latest single, ‘War Machine’, which you can watch an exclusive lyric video for now via PureGrainAudio.com. …
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Leopold And His Fiction Wins Acclaim On U.S. Headline Tour And Adds New Dates

As word continues to spread about Leopold and his Fiction’s roof-raising performances at SXSW and on the road, the band has extended its current U.S. headline tour into June. See below for itinerary. “Coldplay and Imagine Dragons take over SXSW, but it’s Leopold and His Fiction that …
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SALIVA Debut New Track ‘Lost’ – Listen Exclusively via Billboard Magazine

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rockers SALIVA are pleased to reveal a brand new track, entitled ‘Lost’, exclusively viaBillboard.com today! ‘Lost’ appears as track #4 on the band’s highly-anticipated upcoming release Rise Up. ‘Lost’ is being streamed along with a detailed interview with new vocalist Bobby Amaru. …
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Darius Rucker Joins Dan Rather on AXS TV’s ‘The Big Interview,” Monday, April 21

2014 GRAMMY® Award-winner Darius Rucker sits down with legendary newsman Dan Rather for an in-depth, hour-long interview about his successful country music career on AXS TV’s popular series THE BIG INTERVIEW, Monday, April 21 at 8pE/5pP. During their candid discussion, Rucker reflects …
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MTV Iggy Features Video for “Ace” From Honduras

The story of Honduras isn’t necessarily a new one, but if the internet age has taught us anything, new isn’t always better. What was once the product of two kids from Columbia, MO simply trying to re-imagine themselves in New …
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SINNER SINNERS Reveals Brand New Single and Music Video for ‘No Hard Feelings’ Today

Today, LA via France’s rock n’ rolling couple SINNER SINNERS are teaming up with LA Music Blog to premiere their brand new music video for the single ‘No Hard Feelings’. Check out the awesome video via LAMusicBlog.com now! SINNER SINNERS’ full-length album XI will hit digital stores on Monday, April 21, …
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THE NEARLY DEADS: New Single “I SAID” + Kickstarter + Paper Dolls Tour 5/15-6/3 + PrideFest June 7

Alternative rock outfit The Nearly Deads issued “I Said,” the first single from their highly-anticipated debut album Invisible Tonight, on Tuesday April 8. Stacked with emotional strength and brimming with confident self-awareness, PureVolume premiered the song, anointing  ”I Said” as “a defiant piano-driven anthem”. In conjunction …
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Finch’s “Say Hello To Sunshine” (’05) Out on Vinyl June 10; Now Available For Pre-Order

Finch’s second studio album, 2005′s “Say Hello To Sunshine” will be released for the first time ever, as a double album vinyl set on June 10 via ShopRadioCast. Pre-orders are now available here. “Say Hello to Sunshine”, the follow-up to the California post …
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