Photo By: Ross Theisen
Miss May I gives us the newest single from the upcoming Curse of Existence album today.
Miss May I vocalist Levi Benton shares "This song ‘Free Fall’ is our open invitation to anyone who wants to take that leap they never had the courage to take. When you reach the edge of a journey you have struggled to travel through and you back out before the final step, this is your chance to take that leap off the edge and see where the journey takes you. I know the popular term for this is ‘imposter syndrome’ and for anyone who has felt the relief of pushing through, this song is your anthem."
Watch "Free Fall": https://youtu.be/c6Z6VxOey-c
Buy "Free Fall" here: https://bfan.link/MMI-free-fall
Pre-order Curse of Existence here: https://bfan.link/curse-of-existence
Curse of Existence, the seventh studio album from MISS MAY I, explodes with the life experience of an established band, the uncertainty of mental health struggles, the isolation of the global shutdown, and the perspective gained from the most extensive time away from the road of each man’s adult life.
"Curse Of Existence is exactly what it reads, the curse we have in our existence. This doesn’t mean anything strictly negative, but it covers all existence that is the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, the sorrow and the joy. Everything that comes with life comes with a lesson and a price and that is what we have put into this new album. It tells our lessons over our lives that have shaped us and have brought us to the very bottom of our lowest low and the tallest point to our highest high. We know the reflection we all went through during the world coming to a halt and that experience brought a lot of these sheltered emotions to light!" - Levi Benton
Produced by Will Putney (A Day To Remember, The Amity Affliction, Every Time I Die), Curse of Existence is the sound of five people prying victory from the jaws of defeat. Unbroken by isolation, fearless in the face of fear, MISS MAY I wrestle with demons real and imagined all over the album.
The Curse of Existence Tour
09/01 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
09/02 Springfield, MO – The Riff
09/03 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/04 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/06 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
09/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
09/08 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/14 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/15 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
09/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/18 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
09/21 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
09/23 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
09/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/28 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
09/29 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
09/30 Horseheads, NY – The L
10/01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
10/02 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Photo By: F. Scott Schafer
In ode to one of the most influential cinematic releases ever to grace the silver screen, Hitchcock's 'Psycho', overlords of Slashercore, Ice Nine Kills, have released the gruesome, cinematic music video accompaniment to their song "The Shower Scene". Watch the brand new video HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on their new release, Ice Nine Kills frontman and creative visionary, Spencer Charnas shares:
"While paying tribute to perhaps the most influential horror film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s, Psycho, we simultaneously continue the INK Horrorwood Saga we began exactly a year ago to the day. Will this be the end? Or is the next chapter just right around the cororner…"
The video For "The Shower Scene" stars Ice Nine Kills Scream Queen, Nadia Teichmann and Victoria Potter Worsnop along side beloved horror movie figures Joe Bob Briggs (Martin Scorcesse’s Casino, The Last Drive In on Shudder), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2), Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects,) and Ricky Dean Logan (Freddy’s Dead, Back To The Future series).
"The Shower Scene" is featured on Ice Nine Kills phenomenally successful album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood. Released in October 2021, the album scored Ice Nine Kills their first Top 20 position (#18) on the Billboard Top 200, topped the Digital and Current Hard Music charts, hit Top 5 on the Current Rock, Independent, Current Albums, and Album Sales charts and has clocked up 100 million cross-platform streams to date and 12.5 million YouTube views for singles “Hip To Be Scared”, “Assault & Batteries”, “Rainy Day”, "Funeral Derangements" and "Take Your Pick".
As is now tradition in the Ice Nine Kills universe, the band have also released a KILLER, limited edition 'Psycho' themed Nightmare On The Ninth merch capsule. Fans can purchase HERE whilst stocks last.
Ice Nine Kills will hit the road next month for The Trinity Of Terror Tour which will feature the unholy triumvirate of Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, and Black Veil Brides and will be the first time ever that fans get to see all three bands on the same stage each night.
For tickets and full information on the newly released RIP packages, visit www.trinityofterrortour.com.
2022 “TRINITY OF TERROR” TOUR DATES:
#Radio Show | *Festival Date | + Not A Live Nation Date | (October 7 – No Black Veil Brides)
August 30 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
September 3 - Omaha, NE - Liberty First Credit Union Arena
September 4 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
September 6 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Expo Center
September 7 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
September 9 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
September 10 - Alton, VA - Blue Ridge Rock Fest*
September 11 - Asheville, NC - Exploreasheville.com Arena
September 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
September 14 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
September 16 - Bonner Springs, MO - Azura Amphitheater
September 17 - Saint Charles, MO - The Family Arena
September 18 - Cincinnati, OH - ICON at The Andrew J Brady Music Center
October 7 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock*
October 22 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young*
October 23 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young*
October 29 - Las Vegas, NV - When We Were Young*
October 31 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
November 1 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center+
November 05 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
November 07 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 08 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
November 10 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
November 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
November 13 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
November 15 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
November 17 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Arena+
November 18 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena+
November 19 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
November 21 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
November 22 – Rochester, NY – The Armory+
November 23 – New York, NY – HULU Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 26 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
November 27 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Ampitheater+
November 29 – Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena+
December 11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
December 12 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater^
Russian Deathcore demolishers, Slaughter To Prevail, have dropped brand new track "1984" today, their first new music since their critically acclaimed 2021 release, 'Kostolom'. The new track comes accompanied by an official music video which can be viewed HERE or by clicking the image below. Find the track on your streaming platform of preference HERE.
Speaking on the the band's latest release, frontman Aleksandr "Alex Terrible" Shikolai shares
"This song I wrote when war got started. I can’t stay silent about all this situation. We made a simple video clip just to say what we think about the war and wanted to post it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it didn't work out quickly. This song is not the usual. It's not like us. But this is the cry of my soul. War is always a huge tragedy for everyone. Please stop the violence and this war. I know many of you wanted to hear something different from us. But right now we want do it this way and sounds like that. This is our message. I am from Russia. I love my country, I love our fans from there and I can’t believe it goes so far from 2014. God save us all. Stay human."
Slaughter To Prevail released their debut EP, 'Chapters Of Misery' in 2016 and followed with their debut full-length album, 'Misery Sermon' in 2017. They released stand alone singles "Agony" and "Demolisher" in 2019 and 2020 respectively, followed by their second full-length, "Kostolom" released last year to huge critical acclaim with Revolver describing the album as "one bloody deathcore barrage after another" when including it on their 25 Best Albums Of 2021 list and Metal Injection stating that "Kostolom proves that Slaughter to Prevail can get hooky without getting wimpy". Kostolom spawned massive hit singles "Baba Yaga" and "Zavali Ebalo".
The band are one of the most popular and heavily featured bands within the YouTube 'reacts' community, on account of vocalist Alex Terrible's insane vocal abilities and his own YouTube channel which has over 922k subscribers. To date, the band have clocked up an impressive 36.5 million YouTube views and 305 million cross-platform streams.
Expect more from Slaughter To Prevail soon.
Photo By: Abby Milligan
Boston, Massachusetts-based emo band Sounds & Scenarios have just releases their latest EP, “Cherry Blossom Season."
The release contains the anthemic hooks and intricate instrumentals the band is known for, while also showing the new direction they’ve taken with their sound as of late and bringing forth some of their most open, introspective lyrics yet.
"Cherry Blossom Season is our most important release, from a lot of different standpoints. Musically it’s the tightest we’ve been and the most collaborative we’ve been, lyrically it’s the most honest and real we’ve been, and as a whole, this is the perfect snapshot of what we can do. It’s got the hooks, the intricate instrumentation, and a lot of heart to it,” the band says about the EP, “As a whole, we’ve never been prouder of anything else we’ve done. This new direction has been in the works for awhile now, and we’re so glad it’s finally come into fruition. Because of Cherry Blossom Season, our future has never been brighter.”
Click the image below to listen to Cherry Blossom Season!
About Sounds & Scenarios:
Originally starting out as a solo project, Sounds & Scenarios is an alternative/emo act from Boston, MA, blending influences of pop punk, arena rock, 80’s pop, and other alternative genres. Though there have been some lineup changes throughout the years, the lineup currently consists of guitarist/vocalist Tyler Chase, guitarist Braeden Rawa, and bassist Avery Jones.
LORNA SHORE announces The Pain Remains North American headline tour today. The band will be joined by Aborted, Ingested, AngelMaker and Ov Sulfur starting on October 21st in Philly and wrapping on November 20th in Montreal. VIP ticket packages will be available to purchase for each show, which will include a ticket to the show, meet and greet with Lorna Shore, an exclusive VIP t-shirt, a souvenir laminate with a lanyard, a signed poster, a tote bag, an enamel pin and early entry. General admission tickets go on sale starting August 5th at 10AM local time (ticket links below) and VIP tickets will be available on August 4th at 10AM ET/7AM PT, HERE.
“We are excited to celebrate the release our new album ‘Pain Remains’ across the US alongside some of our favorite bands. This tour allows us to put on a performance we feel this record deserves while giving fans an experience to remember,” states LORNA SHORE guitarist Adam De Micco.
Pre-orders for Pain Remains, which is set for release on October 14th via Century Media Records, are available starting today in various formats, with the CD Digipak and all initial runs of the Gatefold 2LP coming with a special matte/glossy varnish. Pre-orders are available, HERE. See below for a list of all the various formats.
500x Gatefold opaque hot pink-white-black marbled 2LP at lornashorestore.com
500x Gatefold ultra clear 2LP at lornashorestore.com
500x Gatefold clear 2LP at CM Distro Wholesale EU and CMDistro.de
500x Gatefold transp. orange-red marbled 2LP at Impericon
500x Gatefold transp. red-black marbled 2LP at EMP
500x Gatefold transp. highlighter yellow 2LP at centurymedia.store
500x Gatefold transp. black ice 2LP at Revolver
1500x Gatefold white 2LP at US Indie outlets
Ltd. Gatefold black 2LP
Before LORNA SHORE hits the road for their North American headline tour, the band will be in Europe for a handful of summer festivals, a tour with Parkway Drive and While She Sleeps and co-headline dates with Tesseract. See below for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates.
LORNA SHORE Tour Dates:
European Summer Festivals:
06.08.22 (SE) Rättvik - Dalhalla Brinner
10.08.22 (CZ) Jaromer - Brutal Assault
12.08.22 (BE) Kortrijk - Alcatraz Open Air
13.08.22 (UK) Catton Hall - Bloodstock Open Air
19.08.22 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08.22 (DE) Trier - Summerblast Festival
21.08.22 (FR) Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
Co-Headline European Shows w/TESSERACT:
05.08.22 (NO) Oslo - Parkteateret - SOLD OUT!
07.08.22 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset - SOLD OUT!
09.08.22 (PL) Warsaw - Proxima
As I Lay Dying, Ten 56
15.08.22 (DE) München - Backstage
16.08.22 (CH) Lyss - Kulturfabrik
Parkway Drive European Tour 2022
w/While She Sleeps
09.09.22 (DE) Leipzig - Quarterback Immobilien Arena
10.09.22 (CZ) Prague - Forum Karlin
12.09.22 (BE) Brussels - Forest National
13.09.22 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Rockhal
14.09.22 (DE) Frankfurt - Festhalle
16.09.22 (CH) Zürich - Samsung Hall
17.09.22 (DE) Munich - Olympiahalle
18.09.22 (AT) Vienna - Stadthalle
20.09.22 (DE) Berlin - Velodrom
21.09.22 (DE) Hamburg - Barclays Arena
23.09.22 (NL) Amsterdam - AFAS Live
24.09.22 (DE) Dortmund - Westfalenhalle
25.09.22 (DE) Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
27.09.22 (FR) Paris - Zenith
30.09.22 (UK) London - Alexandra Palace
01.10.22 (UK) Manchester - AO Arena
02.10.22 (UK) Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
03.10.22 (UK) Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
The Pain Remains Tour
October 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TICKETS HERE)
October 22 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre (TICKETS HERE)
October 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (TICKETS HERE)
October 24 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (TICKETS HERE)
October 25 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre (TICKETS HERE)
October 26 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (TICKETS HERE)
October 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven) (TICKETS HERE)
October 28 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (TICKETS HERE)
October 29 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey (TICKETS HERE)
October 31 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (TICKETS HERE)
November 1 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center (TICKETS HERE)
November 2 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater (TICKETS HERE)
November 4 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (TICKETS HERE)
November 5 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (TICKETS HERE)
November 6 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post (TICKETS HERE)
November 8 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (TICKETS HERE)
November 9 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (TICKETS HERE)
November 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (TICKETS HERE)
November 12 – Denver, CO – Summit (TICKETS HERE)
November 13 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (TICKETS HERE)
November 15 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge (TICKETS HERE)
November 16 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (TICKETS HERE)
November 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (TICKETS HERE)
November 18 – Mckees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre (TICKETS HERE)
November 19 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (TICKETS HERE)
November 20 – Montreal, QC – L’astral (TICKETS HERE)
Photo By: Mike Elliot
Today, indie-rock trio Goldpark — the project of Nashville-based musicians Wes Hunter (vocals), Andrew Smith (guitar) and Kyle Neblett (drums) — return with their new single, “I Guess It’s Never Enough.”
Following recent singles like “Covered in Sunshine” and “Lady Lightyear,” “I Guess It’s Never Enough” is another catchy rock tune that oozes rock & roll attitude. Atop grooving instrumentation, Wes’ euphoric vocals deliver lyrics about rising above gossip and betrayal. “No one likes to be talked about. Especially when it’s all lies,” Wes writes.
Goldpark released their debut EP, 'Goldpark One,' in August 2021 on Hazel Street Records. Now, after nearly a year of touring around the US with a mix of solo shows, support gigs and festival slots, the trio are ready to share a whole new collection of songs. "[This EP] is special for so many reasons,” they remark. “We had the right songs, the right producer, and the right spirit. This body of work is the best representation of who we are and where we are going. We hope this EP makes people smile.”
Listen to "I Guess It's Never Enough" on all streaming platforms:
Goldpark Tour Dates
August 10 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
August 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo *
August 12 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Salon *
August 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
August 18 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers *
August 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ponyboy *
August 21 - Waco, TX @ Common Grounds *
* = supporting Stephen Day
DANCE GAVIN DANCE Hit Biggest Ever First Week Sales As New AlbumJACKPOT JUICERDebuts at #8 On The Billboard Top 200
Monday, August 8th, 2022 - Dance Gavin Dance, have topped multiple charts and landed in the upper echelons of the Billboard Top 200 once again with their biggest ever week 1 sales for new album "Afterburner" (via Rise Records). The album has seen the band hit their first ever Top Ten debut as it enters the Top 200 at #8 with over 33,500 album equivalent sales. The album also hit the #1 spot across the Top Alternative and Top Rock charts, #2 on the Top Vinyl chart, #3 on Top Album Chart and #5 on Top Album Sales Chart Stream and purchase the album HERE.
Speaking on their phenomenal first week sales Dance Gavin Dance share
"Thirty-three thousand total albums sold in the first week! Thank you for tremendously supporting "Jackpot Juicer," our 10th studio album.
This has been our highest charting album to date and the first time that Dance Gavin Dance has entered the Billboard Top Ten--a huge accomplishment for any artist.
Thank you for sticking with us. This album and its success is forever dedicated to the memory of Tim Feerick."
Dance Gavin Dance announced the release of, 'Jackpot Juicer', back in April. The band released four singles prior to the album dropping - “Synergy” feat. Rob Damiani of Don Broco, “Pop Off”, "Die Another Day", "Cream of The Crop" and "Feels Bad Man". To date the album has clocked up 31.6 million streams and 5.4 million YouTube views since release.
Dance Gavin Dance are currently on their mostly-sold-out 'Evening With Friends Tour'. This special run of dates is giving fans a unique Dance Gavin Dance line-up, with Andrew Wells taking over clean singing duties, Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya stepping in to cover Andrew’s guitar duties and some special guest performances by former Dance Gavin Dance frontman and frontman of Royal Coda, Kurt Travis, for select songs. Full routing for the remaining dates below, tickets available from www.dancegavindance.com
Mon. 08/08/22 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Tue. 08/09/22 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Thu. 08/11/22 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Sat. 08/13/22 Boston, MA - Big Night Live
Sun. 08/14/22 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Tue. 08/16/22 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
Wed. 08/17/22 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri. 08/19/22 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Sat. 08/20/22 Chicago, IL - House of Blues - Chicago
Mon. 08/22/22 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Wed. 08/24/22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore San Francisco
Texas-based metal quartet SUDDEN DEAF will release the new energetic single "Mind Control" on August 19th, 2022.
The band comments:
“We are beyond thrilled to announce the release of our second single "Mind Control". This song centers around losing yourself to passion and finding freedom within yourself. Take a listen, stream, share and turn it up loud.”
Landing after the previous single “Headhunter” back in February of 2022, "Mind Control" showcases another side to their sound. Traditional and classic rock elements power through the new release with fast-paced distorted riffs, soaring vocals harmonies and groove motifs. SUDDEN DEAF's energy is relentless throughout, seeing the track carry an unceasing momentum. The instruments combine to construct an unbreakable wall of sound, while each element is carefully balanced to create a charismatic impact.
The band are busy working on their debut album, while making sure to carefully tease something different with each single drop. Sit back and enjoy the sheer impressiveness of SUDDEN DEAF's sound. Allow the compelling nature of "Mind Control" to draw you in, it'll leave you wanting more.
Listen to the band's previous single "Headhunter" here: https://youtu.be/eIE42Bvt9HY
Drew Potter--- Lead vocals and Bass
Dylan Bigelow--- Guitar
Alex Turner--- Guitar
Max Cortez--- Drums
Dance Gavin Dance Drop New Single "Cream of The Crop"; New Album 'Jackpot Juicer' out July 29th via Rise Records
hart topping post-hardcore outfit, Dance Gavin Dance, have dropped the fourth single from their imminent new album, 'Jackpot Juicer' (out July 29th via Rise Records). The track is titled "Cream Of The Crop" and is accompanied by a visualizer which can be viewed HERE or by clicking the image below. Find the new track on streaming platforms and pre-save the new album HERE.
Dance Gavin Dance announced the release of their brand new album, 'Jackpot Juicer', back in April. The three previous singles, “Synergy” feat. Rob Damiani of Don Broco, “Pop Off” and "Die Another Day" have clocked up 11.5 million streams and 3.5 million YouTube views since release. 'Jackpot Juicer' follows Dance Gavin Dance's enormously successful 2020 release, ‘Afterburner,’ which topped charts and debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 with a digital only release. 'Jackpot Juicer' will be released on July 29th via Rise Records. Pre-Order bundles were launched the same day and saw a sell-out of 7 different vinyl variants already. Remaining pre-orders are available now HERE.
Dance Gavin Dance will be heading out on the road next week for the 'Evening With Friends Tour'. The special outing will also provide fans with a unique Dance Gavin Dance line-up. Guitarist Andrew Wells will be taking center stage to take over clean singing duties, Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya will be stepping in to cover Andrew’s guitar duties and the band will be joined by former Dance Gavin Dance frontman and frontman of Royal Coda, Kurt Travis, for select songs. The 21- date trek starts on July 26th with a very special, intimate show at infamous Sunset Strip venue, The Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles which was previously announced and sold out in less than 3 minutes (a portion of the proceeds from this show will go towards Musicares) and will wrap on August 24th in San Francisco at The Fillmore. Full Routing below:
About Dance Gavin Dance
Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. The group has amassed over 1.4 billion global streams, and 1.2 million album equivalent units sold across their catalog in the US alone. With hundreds of thousands of rabid fans engaged with Dance Gavin Dance on socials and their very own festival event, Swanfest, which sold out its inaugural edition in 2019 and is slated to see a triumphant return in 2022 in the band's hometown of Sacramento this April, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.
Dance Gavin Dance released their ninth studio album, Afterburner, in April of 2020. Since its release, the album has clocked up 135 million streams and topped a multitude of charts on two separate occasions, once with it’s digital release hitting #14 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 across the Current Albums, Alternative, Billboard Top Albums, Digital, Current Digital Albums, Rock, Heavy Rock and Current Independent Albums charts and again when the physical version was released several months later due to the pandemic, when it hit #1 across Vinyl, Internet, Alternative, Rock, Hard Music, Independent Current Albums, #3 Top Current and Billboard Top Albums and #47 on the Billboard 200 charts. This past Christmas, the band surprised fans with a special holiday gift by dropping ‘Afterburner (Instrumental)’ on streaming platforms. It was previously only available via a Target exclusive double disc CD.
The Afterburner 2021 US Tour, although being one of the first coast-to-coast indoor tours to hit the road post-pandemic, was successfully completed and saw Dance Gavin Dance sell a whopping 78,500 tickets across 33 shows making it the band's biggest tour to date.
As the undeniable statistics keep mounting up, the fact becomes more and more clear that Dance Gavin Dance are becoming one of this generation's most popular and enduring forces from the world of heavy music. As Pollstar put it in their recent feature on the huge success of the tour - "Sacramento, Calif.-based Dance Gavin Dance is not just any band."
K-pop’s latest sensation P1Harmony (피원하모니) returns to the scene with the release of a six-track mini album, “Harmony: Zero In” accompanied by the drop of a brand new music video filmed in Los Angeles for their new single “Doom Du Doom.” “P1Harmony kicks off new era with 'Doom Du Doom,'” PAPER Magazine shares in their US editorial debut for the new project. All this follows the band’s comedic entry into late-night television on The Daily Show (watch here), a recent music drop with R&B sweetheart Pink Sweat$ (listen here) and a successful US headline tour which sold out in less than 30 minutes.
“Harmony: Zero In” (listen on Spotify & Apple Music) incorporates the band’s signature harmonizing and captivating raps while playing with a fresh sound. Opening track “Black Hole” captures an edgier vibe while tracks like “Different Song For Me” showcase a more raw and emotional side of the boys. The six-piece boy group, who sing, co-write their lyrics, and are famed for their choreography, prove their undeniable coolness and confidence in “Yes Man” and the track aptly named “Swagger.”
P1Harmony describe the project as relaxed, fun and colorful and for that reason it’s already started to garner attention from the tracks which have been previewed with drops all week before releasing the official music video for the single, “Doom Du Doom” today alongside the mini-album release available on all DSPs.
The playful “Doom Du Doom” video (watch here) features the band as award-winning, not-so-typical athletes in a futuristic sporting competition while also showcasing their impressive moves – and even a new signature dance! The beat is empowering and anthemic, an overarching theme that P1Harmony is known for!
The mini-album marks the beginning of the band’s new Harmony series/chapter following the release of the band’s Disharmony 3-part series. P1Harmony member Keeho says, “This album is about freedom and individuality and how we are going to go about living in this new world we created for ourselves, the new rules we are going to make, and how we’re going to live amongst each other – and how to live in harmony. We’re experimenting with a new genre and new style so we hope that our P1eces will like it. It’s going to be fun to watch and see P1Harmony in a new setting and atmosphere. We hope you like it as much as we enjoyed making it!”
P1Harmony members (Keeho, Theo, Jiung, Soul, Intak & Jongseob) who range in age from 16-20, release catchy pop songs paired with electrifying dance choreography which has put them on the map garnering attention from the NY Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, TIME, Billboard, Forbes, NME, Teen Vogue, HYPEBAE, Refinery29. The video for their last single "Do It Like This" has over 8 million views and they also recently dropped a new collab with Pink Sweat$ titled "Gotta Get Back” which follows the boy groups millions of streams on a cover of his song “At My Worst”. The band was named "Best Rookie of the Year'' at Korea's 2021 MAMA Awards and there’s only more to come.