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July 2015
Overwatcher
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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Creature from Dell Pond

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You can catch Creature for Dell Pond at ECO on August 14th and at The Dollhouse on August 15th.

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Vamos and Ego Release Event

The local label Maximum Pelt Records is having a free double LP release event at Empty Bottle on Monday, August 3rd. They are releasing the debut full-length album, Spiderbait, from Vamos, and the latest album from Ego, Economy. Also appearing will be Modern Convenience and Foul Tip.

Below is the new video from Vamos for the album's title track "Spiderbait".

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The Kickback

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You can catch The Kickback at The Hideout on Sept 17th for a huge release party featuring The Noise FM, Mutts, Archie Powell & The Exports, The Hudson Branch, and Abraham Levitan (of Baby Teeth). The band has special packages on their website where you can preorder the album and get a ticket to the release event.

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