Albums Out This Week
There are a couple new releases coming out this week! Read below to read the album details and where you can purchase them!
UM Review: Four Year Strong -‘Go Down In History’
Four Year Strong - Go Down In History
Label: Pure Noise Records
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Reviewed By: Alison Yeung
Four Year Strong’s latest album release, Go Down In History, is very upfront and almost inspirational when conveying their message to audience members to put oneself above all else. Short and straight to the point, the lyrics are most often strongly delivered through heavy notes, played by Dan O’Connor(guitar), Alan Day(guitar), Joe Weiss(bass), and Jake Massucco(drums), and uniform vocals performed by O’Connor and Day.
The Veronicas Release Single “You Ruin Me”
Australian pop duo, The Veronicas have returned with their new single “You Ruin Me” from their third album which will be released via Sony Music sometime this year. “You Ruin Me” is a piano driven ballad, showcasing the duo’s voices, sometimes in vocal harmony simply. The simplicity of the song, is a great comeback single for the girls who’s 2007 hit single “Untouched”is referenced to as the sisters breakout single was commercially successful world-wide landing at #17 on the Billboard Charts.
Purchase the single on iTunes and watch the music video below!
The Veronicas Are Back, Tease Single “You Ruin Me”
Kinnecom Signs To Imminence Records, Announces Debut LP ‘Virtual Gravity’
Emerging North Carolina alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom has signed to Imminence Records. Kinnecom is the solo side project of Motiv (formerly named Motivational) guitarist Andrew Kinnecom.
Of the signing Kinnecom says, “This album is one of my biggest accomplishments as an artist, and it’s quickly grown into a dream come true. With that said, I know that in order to go through with this release, I’m going to need it to be in the right hands and I will need it to be alongside dedicated workers that I can trust. Imminence Records is the perfect label. The owner of Imminence and I have grown alongside each other in the industry, and I’m excited to not only see where we will take this album, but also where it will take us.”
Kinnecom will be releasing his debut full length album Virtual Gravity on November 11th via the label. Check out the albums artwork and track list below!
Alexa Ferr Releases Single “No Good”
Alexa Ferr has released her new single “No Good” which premiered on Best Fan. Ferr brings back an ‘old school’ sound from the 90’s, mixed with new beats/harmonies, that tells the relatable story of boys trying to flirt with girls who give in even know they are just “no good”.
Ferr explains further: “I am so excited about this fun end of summer jam song that is definitely one for my girls out there who know what it’s like to be in those situations.” The track was co-written by Ferr and produced by LA Production duo, The Invaders (Josh Levi, Blake McGrath, Ashley Roberts). The track premiered on BEST FAN, stream “No Good” below!
UM Review: Sumo Cyco -‘Lost In Cyco City’
Sumo Cyco – “Lost In Cyco City”
Record Label: Sony Music
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Reviewed By: Kathleen Carpo-Garcia
In terms of independent artists, Sumo Cyco has been doing pretty well for themselves. Since forming in 2011, the band has played festivals such as NXNE and Vans Warped Tour. Last year, Sumo Cyco was crowned the winners of Indie Week Canada and travelled to Ireland to participate in Indie Week there.
Former pop rock princess Skye Sweetnam, who now goes by the stage name “Sever,” fronts the group. How many punk-metal bands do you know of that are female-fronted? Not too many, I bet.
UM Review: Chiodos -‘Devil’
Label:Razor & Tie
Release Date:February 25th, 2014
Reviewed By: Danielle Burch
Call them come back kids, Chiodos recent release “Devil” puts the Michigan band right back where they left off. The album is a triumphant return for now squeaky clean singer Craig Owens.
The band’s last album Illuminaudio wasn’t terrible, but it was a letdown. It’s no wonder considering the departure of Owens left the four remaining members without the voice that made the band insanely popular. But with differences aside and the band back together with original drummer, Derrick Frost, this post- hardcore band has put their best foot forward into the path of a better and brighter Chiodos.
UM KOI Fest: Who To See
KOI Music Festival will be kicking off it’s three day festival in Kitchener, Ontario tomorrow. The UMusicians team has put together a list of bands that you should check out during the festival’s three day run. Check it out below!
Matty Mullins Streams “By My Side” From Solo Album
Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins is streaming “By My Side” from his debut solo album which will be released on September 23rd via Rise Records. Stream “By My Side” below!
Matty Mullins Debut Solo Album Details
UM Review: Wildlife -‘On My Heart’
Wildlife -On My Heart
Label: Wax Records
Release Date: March 5th, 2013
Reviewed By: Amandah Opoku
A follow up to 2010’s Strike Hard, Young Diamond, “[On My Heart] answers a lot of questions Strike Hard, Young Diamond asked, and presents new ones” says vocalist Dean Povinksy. Povinsky further comments that On My Heart “is an essay on the HEART” and is seen throughout as the band doesn’t hold back and writes about everything in relation to the heart, the good, the bad and in between…they don’t hide anything at all. The four piece composed of Dean Povinsky, Graham Plant, Derek Bosomworth, Dwayne Christie have geared their souls, which is illustrated through the album as the band stay humble to the raw, honest and emotional aspect of their songs that every fan has fallen in love with.
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