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John Floreani debuts “Echoes”

John Floreani has dropped his brand new single, “Echoes”, and has announced that his debut album, titled Sin, will be out on June 7 via Hopeless Records.

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The longawaited return of John Floreani is here! Having previously released a singular EP, (Terrace, 2014) and a single, (“Cleveland OH”, 2016) under the mantel of Little Brother, Floreani has been playing the same songs for so long now, fans have been going insane waiting for this.

Floreani has obviously been preoccupied with the near non-stop touring that has come with his band Trophy Eyes’ rise to world domination, but managed to fit in the time last year to finally record the album that everyone has been patiently waiting for. Speaking as a long term fan myself, it is incredible to finally be able to hear what he has been sitting on this whole time.

Floreani has dropped his brand new single, “Echoes”, and has announced that his debut album, titled Sin, will be out on June 7th via Hopeless Records.

“Echoes” is definitely a step-up production wise for Floreani, and is definitely a step away from the predominately acoustic sound he has utilised in the past. Seemingly now using a lot of synth and drums, as well as the acoustic guitar, it all combines to create an enormous sounding yet soothing anthem about a struggling relationship.

His vocals are soft and harmonious, and make you feel like you’re floating on a cloud. Dreamlike yet simplistic, the atmosphere “Echoes” creates is fantastic, and I already cannot wait to hear the rest of the album.

Check out “Echoes” below. You can pre-order Sin here.

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Hangtime share “Can I Take You Out” video

There’s no escaping the 90s sound

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Not too long ago we had a short chat with Canadian pop-punk band Hangtime about their new EP and the video for the track “One Nine Nine Five”. The aptly titled song is a throwback to a pop punk thought long gone but as this Toronto band will attest, is by no means dead. Now the band have debuted their new music video for the track “Can I Take You Out”; a sweetly romantic, melodic pop punk ode.

The track is a cut from their 2019 EP Invasion, which you can pick up via Bandcamp. Hangtime have a couple of upcoming Canadian shows on the horizon; with all the details available on their Facebook page.

When we spoke to the band and where their sound comes from, guitarist/vocalist Warren Gregson explained their influences;

“There’s no escaping the 90s sound I’m afraid, that’s just who we are. Actually, our biggest influences go back further than that. Most of us were first listening to bands like ALL, Misfits, Dag Nasty, Big Drill Car, Bad Religion, Doughboys, Nils… etc, back in the 80’s. I suppose that’s where the 90s sound for many other bands originated as well.”

Check out the new video and let’s reminisce about some good old school pop punk.

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Longwave return with “If We Ever Live Forever”

Longwave still know how to make an impression

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New York indie rockers Longwave are returning with their first album in a decade. Titled If We Ever Live Forever, the album is the follow-up to 2008’s Secrets Are Sinister. The band have recently been releasing new music over the last year, with the single “Stay With Me” hitting airwaves in October of last year. Longwave have now revealed the music video for the new song “If We Ever Live Forever”, which you can view above.

If We Ever Live Forever is due for release October 25th via Bodan Kuma Recordings and will be followed by a short run of dates through the eastern side of North America. You can pre-order the new Longwave album from the band’s webstore.

Longwave first burst on to the scene with 2000’s Endsongs, but really started making waves with their 2003 release The Strangest Things (which included the hit single “Tidal Wave”). The latter was the band’s major label debut for RCA Records. We last covered Longwave in 2005, reviewing their terrific album There’s A Fire.

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