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Never Loved get “Charged” in new video

Equal Vision alternative rock trio Never Loved have released the new video for their track “Charged”. It’s quite a burner too!

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Equal Vision alternative rock trio Never Loved have released the new video for their track “Charged”. It’s quite a burner too!

Taking cues from alternative rock’s heyday of the 90s, Never Loved come bringing loud guitars and sweeping harmonies to the backdrop of mid-tempo song structures. Remember those great alternative bands of the 90s? Never Loved certainly do. What a terrific song.

The song comes off the band’s recently released self-titled EP which you can pick up via Equal Vision. The band worked with producer Matt Squite (All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday) on the EP, something vocalist Camerson Knopp says helped the band tremendously;

“Working on these songs with Matt Squire not only helped bring the EP to another level, but also made us become better musicians/writers.”

Never Loved are currently on the road across North America all through the months of March and April.

Check out the video for “Charged” below:

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Strung Out pull curtain on “Under The Western Sky” video

Strung Out tap David Lynch vibes on new video

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In preparation for their new album, Strung Out have released a new song and video. Titled “Under a Western Sky”, the song is the second to be released ahead of their upcoming 9th studio album, Songs of Armor and Devotion. The video was directed by vocalist Jason Cruz who says the video was in tribute to filmmaker David Lynch and one of the central themes of the new album- America;

“Under the Western Sky’ was inspired by the films of David Lynch and my favorite subject: America. I have neither pride nor disdain for the environment I was raised and continue to create in. The things I see and feel are all just colors on a palette to be used any way I see fit.”

The new album is the follow-up to 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta and is due for release August 9th via Fat Wreck. The album is also the first without long time drummer Jordan Burns, who departed the band in 2018. Burns was replaced by Runaway Kids drummer RJ Shankle.

Out of the two songs released thus far, “Under The Western Sky” has us most excited for the new record- all fire and melody; trademark Strung Out.

Strung Out have a North American tour lined up for September through November with The Casualties.

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Joywave get Zapruder on new “Like A Kennedy” video

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Rochester indie rockers Joywave have unveiled the video for the track “Like a Kennedy”. The video features visual commentary on the current wave of violence, taking on the famous Zapruder video of the Kennedy assassination.

Joywave founder Daniel Armbuster has said that the bands decision regarding the video was very much in tune with today’s political climate; “Nobody is surprised by the violence and no action is taken each time that it occurs. The violence is allowed to just continue and continue and continue. Obviously that is very relevant to where we’re at now. Every time there’s another mass shooting, all these people die, and you know, thoughts and prayers. And nothing changes.

“Like A Kennedy” is the band’s latest single, their first new material since 2018’s “Blastoffff”. Regarding the song, Armbuster has said the new single is about the endless wave of media and content we are all faced in today’s frenzied landscape of 24 hour news and social. The song is about the exhaustion and burnout;

“It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps. It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity.”

We do indeed Daniel. We do indeed.

Joywave last released a full length album, Content, in 2017.

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