YOURFRENDS Debut Video Sends Strong Message

YOURFRENDS have recently their first official video for their song “Chicago Kid” from their upcoming project titled “Just Mondays.” Check out the song below:

Directed by K Shack, the video shows off the YOURFREDS members in the city streets bringing to light the hardships that everyday Chicago kids must face growing up. The violence in the urban landscape is an uneasy and dangerous place and the song shows of the group’s ability to raise awareness important issues about their roots. Just as there’s no “I” in team, there’s no “I” in YOURFRENDS, and the group is working together to create art as a holistic team.

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Photo via YOURFRENDS

The trio consists of Thee Unique, Franchika and Tyler, they started under Chance the Rapper’s guidance and are clearly capable of combining strong messages mixed with creativity. To stay up to date with YOURFRENDS, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud.

Rural Alberta Advantage – New Single Release

Rural Alberta Advantage released their new single “Brother” in anticipation on their upcoming album “The Wild” coming out Oct. 13. Check out the video below:

The three-piece band consists of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch, known for delivering folk songs that stem from humble places and touch the heart. They went on the road to try out new material last year and using the experiences from their live set into the studio. In addition to “Brother” the band has also released singles “White Lights” and “Beacon Hill” that will surely intrigue fans old and new to their new 10-track album. When making any record, Edenloff said he does not follow a theme or plan but rather letting the music dictate where it should naturally go and “The Wild” is no different.

The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song “Stamp”), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. They have previously released three albums on Saddle Creek: “Hometowns” (2009), “Departing” (2011) and “Mended With Gold” (2014).

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Image via Rural Alberta Advantage

Stay up to date with the Rural Alberta Advantage at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their official site. See them in person on their upcoming tour at these following dates:

TOUR DATES
Oct .20 – St John’s, NL, Club One
Oct .21 – Halifax, NS, Halifax Pop/MultiPurpose Centre
Oct .24 – Ottawa, ON, Bronson Centre
Oct .26 – Waterloo, ON, Maxwells
Nov. 2 – Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
Nov. 3 – Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
Nov. 4 – New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 6 – Washington, DC, Rock n Roll Hotel
Nov. 7 – Ashville, NC, Mothlight
Nov. 8 – Atlanta, GA, The Earl
Nov. 10 – Nashville, TN, The High Watt
Nov. 11 – Memphis, TN, Hi Tone
Nov. 12 – Dallas, TX, Dada
Nov. 13 – Austin, TX, Barracuda
Nov. 16 – Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
Nov. 17 – Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
Nov. 18 – San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA, Neumos
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, BC, Commodore
Nov. 25 – Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov. 27 – Red Deer, AB, Red Deer Memorial Centre
Nov. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Union Hall
Dec. 1 – Saskatoon, SK, O’Brians
Dec. 2 – Winnipeg, MB, Pyramid
Dec. 3 – Minneapolis, MN, First Ave
Dec. 6 – Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor – New Video Release

Detroit Psych-rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor released a new trippy and artistic video for their single “See you in the Mourning” from their upcoming album “Lavender Blood” coming out on October 27. Check out the sublime video here:

The single is the second track from the group’s upcoming album “Lavender Blood,” and it’s about the last conversation had with a friend before their passing. The song features a classic guitar within a textured and layered rhythm section that is perfect for hypnotic swaying to in the spacey night.

The band’s fourth album feeds on the blend of blissfulness and terror, a departure from their previous release “Desert Brain.” The new album was recorded in a remote lodge nestled in the woods of northern Michigan, taking advantage of the building’s large cathedral ceiling and open floor plan to a unique experience that fans will surely enjoy.

The band have shared the stage with the likes of The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind and played festivals such as Mid-Point, Montreal Distortion Psych Fest, SXSW, and CBGB Music & Film Festival.

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Album cover for “Lavender Blood” by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Stay up to date with Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, YouTube and their official site.

Aubergine MACHINE – New Single Release

Aubergine MACHINE, consisting of multi-platinum selling producer Ian Carey and newcomer vocalist Shanti Ellis, has released the new track “U People” off their “Wildlife EP.” Check out the mystical song here:

“U People” begins with beautiful haunting vocals that sets the mood fitting of an ethereal wildlife setting. The slow-paced electronic beats by Ian add a free-flowing trance that really brings the song together. For an out-of-body experience, be sure to give this track a listen.

Aubergine MACHINE formed in 2012 with the intention of blending in a multitude of genres and influences they both picked up on their own distinct world travels. In their own words, they said: “We make music, love life and laugh sometimes. We are Aubergine MACHINE.”

To stay up to date with all things Aubergine MACHINE, be sure to check them out on Soundcloud, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Four Star Riot – New Single Release

Alternative rock and power pop group Four Star Riot have recently released the new single “Torn & Tattered” from their forthcoming album “Waves” to be released Sept. 2. The catchy feel-good anthem of the summer has arrived. Check out the song here:

The Clearwater, Florida-native band consists of Steve Alex on vocals and rhythm guitar, Finn Walling on lead guitar and vocals, Aaron Akers on bass and vocals, and Mike Chilton on drums and vocals. They have become synonymous with merging rock and pop in a way that fans of both camps can enjoy together.

“Torn & Tattered” was written while the band waited out a record-breaking 22 continuous days of storm last year. It is a relationship song that compares the ups and downs to stormy nights that clear the morning after.

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Four Star Riot – Courtesy of The Planetary Group

Four Star Riot has been on the rise lately, having its music played on ESPN and MTV and having their song “Something So Right” featured on the blockbuster film Deadpool.

In past years, Four Star Riot has performed at SXSW, 97X Next Big Thing, 98Rock Livestock, as well as the Atlantis Music Fest and the Florida Music Festival. They have opened for Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Train, Lit, Living Colour, Eve6, Jimmy Eat World, and many more. They are currently touring in Florida so be sure to check them out live if you get the chance. Here are the dates below:

Sat. July 23 – Skipper’s, Tampa, FL (w/ American Supermodel, Save The Radio)
Thur. Aug. 04 – Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa, FL (Rock The Park event w/ Extra Celestial)
Sat. Sept. 17 – Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin, FL
Sat. Oct. 8 – Skipper’s tribute show (more info tba)

To stay up to date with all things Four Star Riot, check out their website, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and listen to other songs from their discography on iTunes. The first single “Waves” was released earlier this year. If you missed out on this catchy tune, catch up now: