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DuJour: Zac Farro Is More Than The Drummer From Paramore

I truly believe that magic happens during a live concert. There has to be magic for an audience to fully lose themselves in an artist’s words or a beat or a moment. According to Zac Farro, drummer of iconic pop rock band Paramore, and frontman of experimental musical project HALFNOISE, there is less and less magic during live shows and he is out to conjure that fading light. “People tend to wait for the song they know and they expect the band to play it,” he says of certain live shows.

Zac Farro is More Than The Drummer From Paramore

Low Dose share video for “Legendary Divorce” in advance of west coast dates with Cherubs

Today, Philadelphia quartet Low Dose premiered their video for “Legendary Divorce” with New Noise Magazine in anticipation of their run of tour dates with Cherubs in October and November. Watch it here.

In the event that you aren’t familiar with Low Dose, the band just released their self-titled debut via Brutal Panda/Knife Hits Records in March. The record was recorded and mixed by Steve Poponi (Fight Amp, Psychic Teens) and mastered by Dave Downham (Creepoid, Beach Slang). RFFO: Nirvana, Bikini Kill, Metz, Slint.

Video Premiere: Low Dose – ‘Legendary Divorce’

Celtic Vocalist LEAH to Release “Ancient Winter” Winter-Themed Album on November 15

After a crowdfunding campaign that far exceeded the goal, symphonic/Celtic vocal goddess LEAH has revealed that her upcoming winter-themed album, Ancient Winter, will officially see release on November 15.

Says LEAH, “Now that the crowdfunding campaign is complete, I’m really excited to focus on the release of this album in November. My closest colleagues have told me this album might be some of my best work yet. Regardless, I hope this new music will make the coming winter season much more magical.”

PALE GREY LORE: “The Rift” Video From Psychedelic Doom-Bringers Now Playing

New Noise is currently hosting the visual companion to PALE GREY LORE’s “The Rift.” The clip comes by way of the Ohio-based psychedelic doom group’s latest full-length, Eschatology, released earlier this month via Small Stone.

Video Premiere: Pale Grey Lore – ‘The Rift’


Orchestral indie-pop duo, The Brilliance, announce their single, “World Keeps Spinning,” ahead of their sophomore album Suite No. 2: World Keeps Spinning: An Antidote to Modern Anxiety, due out January 10th, 2020.

Premiere: The Brilliance – “World Keeps Spinning”

Midtown Social Pays Tribute to The Stud (Famous SF Queer Venue)

Sun-soaked California retro-soul band Midtown Social unites a fractured San Francisco with a love letter to its hometown on their latest studio album, Fantastic Colors, due out nationwide on Valentine’s Day 2020. While San Francisco undergoes swells of monumental change to the point of rendering the city unrecognizable, Midtown Social offers a compassionate reflection of its true love for San Francisco with Fantastic Colors. Midtown Social drops four singles leading up to the release of Fantastic Colors with their latest track “Savoir Faire” set for release on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Best Ex Regrets “BAD LOVE”

“Bad Love” is a melancholic, dark pop song that revels in minor keys while Mariel Loveland’s clear and emotive vocals tell the universal story of poor decisions turning into bad love. “Honestly, my entire life, I’ve wondered who the heck is the type of person that drinks cocktails at hotels in Manhattan. Yet, I somehow found myself there, stirring the ice in my $20 cocktail and thinking about why I’m always following the type of love that I know is going to hurt me,” she admits introspectively. Currently working on new music, the follow-up to her debut EP ICE CREAM ANTI-SOCIAL (2017), Loveland is diving even deeper into indiepop, a move that may surprise some old fans of her former band Candy Hearts. What she has created is music that has more in common with Jenny Lewis and Carly Rae Jepson than Paramore

For Skope: Music video of Felix Cartal’s meaningful “Over It” ft. Veronica [out now]

The video depicts the story of a woman letting go of a past love by reliving the passionate and adventurous memories of her youth, drawing the viewer in with emotional and realistic vignettes. Please find press assets below as well as my previous message.

EEVA Shares Video for Debut Single ‘Jimmy From The Gym’ and Announces First London Show

We’ve all met a Jimmy from the gym. The guy who walks up when you’re on your spinning bike, and tries to get your number? That’s Jimmy. Leaning over for a chat when you’re lifting weights — also a Jimmy. The man who wants to help you stretch? TOTAL Jimmy.

Erich Mrak explores the ennui of life in the city on emotive hip hop track

Hip-hop artist Erich Mrak is releasing murky new pop track, ‘City Lights’. Teaching himself to make beats when he was 13, Mrak absorbed the hip hop, RnB and pop records that he grew up listening to on the streets of Toronto. Experiments with loops and samples quickly turned into song writing that became an outlet for Erich in the better part of his teen years.

Gabrielle Aplin & JP Cooper release gorgeous ‘Losing Me’ piano version

Gabrielle Aplin has released a beautiful live piano version of her new single and collaboration with JP Cooper, ‘Losing Me’.