Song of the Week: Matt Megrue – “Afterglow”

Charleston, SC songwriter Matt Megrue is releasing new music that blends punk, Americana and 80s pop into one blend. Check out his track “Afterglow” from his new album “The Mourner’s Manual.”

Megrue has fronted the Atlanta pop-punk outfit, The Unusual Suspects, to the indie rock stylings of Loners Society. Now with his first LP, he describes it as an experience where you think less and feel more emotions, ranging from loss, love, anger and hope.

“Afterglow” reminded us of a band like The Killers with its upbeat synth pop wave style and introspective lyrics that take multiple listens to fully immerse oneself in. Megrue has a calming voice that amps up with excitement as the song flows through with its optimism and nostalgia driven narrative.

If you’re in South Carolina, be sure to check out Matt Megrue on the road on select dates from March 6 to May 18:

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Twin Seas Premieres Video for “Surf Wave” Announces Complete Fall Tour Dates

Twin Seas have shared a new music video for their single “Surf Wave” from their album self-titled debut album coming out on Sept. 29. Check out the west coast lifestyle video here:

Hailing from East-LA and inspired by 80s new wave, 60s psychedelia and their own Latin roots, Twin Seas was created by Eduardo Bueno and Jose Cruz who later enlisted Fabian Marquez and Carlos Canovas. Together they have created a fresh soundscape with “Surf Wave” that leads the listener on a voyage of warm tones and sun-kissed melodies. After forming in 2016, Twin Seas have made a name for themselves in the LA indie rock scene, playing to excited, energetic, and loyal audiences all over the SoCal area. In a short time, the band has perfected the art of live performance.

Twin Seas completed their self-titled record earlier this year at their home studio at La Mina, in the neighborhood of City Terrace. For this debut, they recruited the help of vocalist Chrisol and the rhythm section from Chicano Batman who are both featured on the record. The band’s distinct sound, dubbed “New Wave-Dream Pop”, is sure to provide the quintessential soundtrack for a summer day.

Check out tour dates below:

10/1 – DBA Residency
10/8 – Redwood Bar
10/13 – Halloween Civic Center
10/14 – Orale Fest @ The Vortex
10/26 – Epic Bar
11/5 – DBA Residency
11/8 – Off Beat Bar
12/3 – DBA Residency

Stay up to date with Twin Seas at Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, and their official site.

Josh Jacobson’s Debut EP “First Light” Coming Out in September

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Josh Jacobson’s debut EP “First Light” is coming out in September. Check out the single “Tethered” from the EP here:

“Tethered” showcases Jacobson’s soulful vocals and dreamy tones developed by bells, trumpet, violin, and synths. The EP acts as a gateway into the inner workings of Josh during an emotionally impactful time in his life–relating to his fans in an organic way without having to reveal details beyond the emotion of each song.

“’Tethered’ is at its core a song about coming to terms with the fact that even the most meaningful connections can be temporary… but on a deeper level it’s about the whole concept of learning to live in a state of constant flux,” Josh said.

Josh has toured at SXSW and headlined for big-name festivals such as Miami Music Week and a Northside Festival showcase at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Throughout his touring, he has proven to be a sensation on stage that goes beyond what you hear on record. Josh will be playing a few select shows in October. Check out the dates and venues below:

Oct. 5 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL

Oct. 7 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

Oct. 14 – The Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

To stay up to date with Josh Jacobson, check him out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, InstagramiTunes, and his official site.

Inner Wave – New Album Release

Inglewood-native neo-psychedelia five-piece band Inner Wave have released their sophomore album “Underwater Pipe Dreams” on August 25. Check out the single “Eclipse” here:

The group has spent three years putting together the 18-track album that combines trance and psychedelic influences together to create something new and alluring. The single “Eclipse” is a pop sounding, upbeat number with delicate vocals and summery guitar playing that has a classic feel but modernized with tightly-produced drums.

Another single from the album is “Buffalo,” a synthesized journey through star-seeing landscapes of rainbow colors and slow-swaying beats. The band’s unique sound has attracted many new listeners, leading to their album release show at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana to be sold out.

Inner Wave has steadily grown their fan base, touring with indie rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave, playing sold out shows and garnering over 100,000 plus monthly plays on Spotify. Fans can’t get enough of Inner Wave’s synth-rock and Latin style Hip-Hop sounds.

“‘Underwater Pipe Dreams’ was a name that initially came up as a joke, but the more I saw those words together the more I liked it,” said Songwriter Pablo Sotelo. “Underwater is a nod to Lil Ugly Mane’s ‘Underwater Tank’ song that was released in 2014. Pipe dream is a phrase that means an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme. A fantasy something that will most likely never happen. That is how I felt about a lot of things during the making of this album. Whether it was a relationship I was in that was on the verge of ending, my future career in music and the uncertainty of it, the outcome of all these plans I wanted to see through (including finishing the album) felt like a long-shot.”

Stay up to date with Inner Wave at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, and their official site.

The Max Tribe – New Album Release

Boston-based indie band The Max Tribe have released their debut album “Retrofit” on August 18. Listen to their single “Yellow Pages” here:

The album “Retrofit” takes its name from taking something old and revitalizing it with the addition of contemporary parts. The band does this with their ability to take classic rock influences to create new psych-Blues and Soul indie rock similar in sound to The Black Keys or Morning Jacket. The album was recorded over the course of 15 months at 1867 Studios in Boston, a massive building that once served as a Masonic Temple but now houses the collection of vintage recording equipment.

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Image via The Max Tribe

“These songs transpired through strife, love, heartbreak, and mystery, conditions we all relate to,” The Max Tribe said. “The sound of the record cultivated from old techniques with a retrofit approach. We sought out to take vintage sounds and modernize them. The theme or concept of the record is revealed most in the production. We recorded most of the album in an old Masonic Temple built in 1867. This is where the album ultimately got its color and conviction.”

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Image via The Max Tribe

The band was born in 2013 when vocalist and Nashville-native Austin Max united with drummer Conner Kessler at music school in Boston. For more than a year they developed a psych sound playing around New England. Together they linked up with keyboard player Noah Lubert and bass player Rafael Minerbo in 2016, completing the group’s signature psych sound.

Stay up to date with all things The Max Tribe at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and their official site. Also check out tour dates below:

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