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July 2015

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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New Video: "Gumdrop" - Pinkwash

Warm florescent flashes of color highlight the duo of Pinkwash aka Ashley Arnwine and Joey Doubek as they perform in the video for “Gumdrop”. Featured on their recently debut LP Collective Sigh, available via Don Giovanni Records, the song accentuates the band’s ability to instantly develop a combative heavy groove. That explosive energy can release aggression while providing a mesmerizing fireworks-like sonic display. 


New Track: "One of Every" - Son Step

Enjoy the gentle gliding tone of “One of Every”, the latest single from experimental-pop trio Son Step. The song is by the soft pulse of keys and percussion washed over with vocal harmony creating daydreaming atmosphere. It’s featured on the band’s forthcoming Natural Majique LP, which will be released on May 27. Bourbon & Branch hosts Son Step’s record release show May 28 with Minka, and Circadian Rhythms. (Album Art by Nicholas Bohac)

New Track: "Ft. Wayne Mermaids" - Honey Radar

Honey Radar will release their latest album Blank Cartoon via What’s Your Rupture on May 20. “Fort Wayne Mermaids”, the new song from Jason Henn and Co., balances soothing vocals over the groove created by merging twisting guitar lines and the steady snap of the backend. However in a flash, just as you begin to sink in to it’s over.  Honey Radar is scheduled to perform a record release show show at Kung Fu Necktie on May 31, with Telepathic, People Skills, and Life Stinks.

New Nick Millevoi Album Available for Streaming

Guitarist Nick Millevoi dips his feet into a myriad of musical of outlets (Many Arms, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel,  Hollenberg-Millevoi Quartet etc.) So, it’s not surprising when one hears that he’s releasing new material. His forthcoming album Desertion, will be released via ShhPuma /Clean Feed May 20. It is currently streaming over at Noisey.  Melodically smoothing over a union of Americana and psych-rock, the record ventures onto boundless terrain beautifully experimenting while hinting at the familiar. 

New Track: "Decade of Nothing" - Blood Sound

“Decade of Nothing,” the new single from the trio of Blood Sound, hits a solemn yet pleasant tone befitting the current aesthetic outdoors. The insistent movement created by synth, percussion and bass is enhanced by the grimness of the track's vocals. The song will be available for purchase/download this Friday, May 20, and will be featured on the group's forthcoming EP that is due out later this year. Catch Blood Sound with Gwenno tonight at Boot & Saddle.



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