Press Release: Power Trio Tarah Who? Gears Up To Release Their Newest EP “64 Women” On February 22nd, 2019

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

People have been describing Tarah Who? as “If Motörhead was fronted by Alanis Morissette”. The band recalls 1990s alt-rock and grunge’s tradition of balancing integrity with tuneful songcraft. And the energetic trio is very excited to showcase this sound with their upcoming EP “64 Women”, slated for release February 22nd, 2019.

Touching on a grungy rock sound that shares equal parts originality and familiarity, Tarah Who?’s female-fronted versatile style is heavy, melodic and encompasses anthemic song structures and songwriting. Lead by front-girl and band founder, Tarah G. Carpenter, she has teamed up with producer Jason Orme (Alanis Morissette guitarist) to compile a collection of tracks that showcase’s the band’s effective signature sound and boasts some of their best work to date. Comprised of 5 new authentic tunes with big, heavy, fast paced guitars and a driving, punchy rhythm section, “64 Women” puts a fresh hypnotic spin on yesterday’s and today’s iconic rock eras with a vast array of multifaceted elements that are contributed by each band member, and shines through as a whole collectively as a solid chemistry with each track that plays out. Tarah’s vocals are one of the central cornerstones to every song and projects an onslaught of energy and unwavering passion. With lyrical concepts that delve into story-telling methods that widely range from a series of topics, she never fails to grab your undivided attention with her ability to tell a compelling story and keep you on the edge of your seat. The band’s rhythm section, comprised of female-drummer/backup vocalist, Coralie Hervé, along with bassist/backup vocalist, Joey Southern, cruises through the tracks with loud, vicious tempos, dynamic fills, and rhythmic riffs that tie each song together and bring an unwavering presence of heavy energy to the band’s overall style on the EP. It’s a record that will feed the insatiable hunger of their current fan base, and amaze new listeners that discover them for the first time and leave them all hankering for more.

The loud and heavy power trio has been an industry buzz since their inception into the market and really hit the ground running throughout 2018; successfully touring the west coast last April and the east coast in July. Now with their heavily-anticipated new EP being geared up for release, the band has acquired a residency in January 2019 at the Redwood Bar in DTLA to promote the new record and will have an official release party in Los Angeles on February 23rd, 2019. In support of the record, they will be heading out in March 2019 to tour the Southwest. They will also be heading overseas to Europe in June and July 2019 to perform tour dates in France and the UK.

64 Women” officially drops on February 22nd, 2019, and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms, as well as their live shows. Their first anchor single “Numb Killer” from the EP, will be releasing January 11th, 2019, and will be accompanied with an official music video. Mark your calendars!

Connect with Tarah Who?:

  • Official Website: http://www.tarahwho.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tarahwho/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarahwho/?utm_source=ig_embed
  • Twitter:https://twitter.com/TarahWho
  • Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Q7WuoNQUT5rfvo83edxNR
  • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tarahwho
  • Bandcamp: https://tarahwho.bandcamp.com/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqh-A49-N88

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Press Release: Trey Wonder Set To Release His Sophomore Album “The Ghost Of My Father” On November 23rd

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Grungy, versatile and unwaveringly charismatic with his viscerally multi-genre Indie/Punk approach, Hawaiian island-based artist Trey Wonder is geared up to release his sophomore record The Ghost Of My Father.

If Weezer and Radiohead started a 90s-era punk band, then Trey Wonder would definitely be recruited as their lead singer. And the brilliance of both groundbreaking signature sounds is what The Ghost Of My Father brings to the table. We have a collection of tracks that dynamically blend an edge-of-your-seat Indie sensibility, and several elements of punk, grunge, and an eclectically melodic style that is reminiscent of several rock eras.

Each self written and self produced track is comprised of a clever mixture with musical elements that include melodically versatile vocals, loud and crunchy guitar progressions, a tight knit pounding rhythm section and dangerously catchy choruses. He’s an original in his own right, but still can be heard as recognizable among the drawn influences from some of yesterday’s and today’s rock icons. You never hear the same thing twice, but you can tell it’s the same artist commanding the wheel, and the infectiously catchy overdubs in every chorus will stick with you throughout the record even after it’s over.

On top of this record being a follow up to Trey‘s predecessor Nice Fish, this new album is also an attribute to his father, and is being released on the anniversary to his death on November 23rd. This record is for any avid Indie Rock listener that yearns for the glory days when punk was actually good, and wasn’t afraid to show its melodic side. The Ghost Of My Father will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms on Friday.

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Artist Review: The Blankz – “(It’s A) Breakdown” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Thrusting back to the good old days when the Vans Warped Tour actually booked real punk rock bands, The Blankz prove with their new single “(It’s A Breakdown)” that punk is not dead, and never was in the first place.

If NOFX and Pennywise had a baby, The Blankz would be a definite DNA match. But even with influences like that, this band’s driven and powerful punk rock approach hones a craft that is in their own right and really gives punk fans a breath of fresh air; as well as a reminder that one of the best genres of music is still alive and kicking even more than before.

With a catchy synth part that perfectly parallels the melodic verses, the crunchy guitar chugs and tight rhythm section really kicks this track into overdrive and leads a hook that’ll stick like glue in your head even after the song is over. It has great power chord progressions with exceptional vocal melody arrangements that punk rock is known for, and really gives a nod to the 90s to early 2000s era of bands from Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords in particular.

Another notable quality about this single is the band’s authenticity – where excellent songwriting is high on the priority list and doesn’t require post-production noise or smoke screens to keep the listener distracted from a mediocre song. There are no one-trick-pony methods or theatrics at all, just an in-your-face punk song with that edge-of-your-dear feeling that is rare in today’s era of music.

For any fan of true punk rock, “(It’s A) Breakdown” is an absolute must-listen in every way. It’s that sound you’ve been yearning for, a reminder that true punk rock exists, and that its legacy will continue no matter what garbage is being shoved down everyone’s throats on mainstream radio. If punk is your thing, then The Blankz will become one of your new instant-favorites. You’ll be glad you discovered them.

The single is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. Be sure to pick up a copy and experience “(It’s A) Breakdown” for yourself!

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Press Release: Trace The Sidewalk – “Simply Livin’” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Energetic, grungy, rhythmic and melody driven, Trace The Sidewalk has everyone singing along to their anthem “Simply Livin'”.

A two-man international powerhouse comprised of Dean Ferrito (UK) and Matthias Niehues (USA), their versatile collaboration on this track brings us back to iconic music eras where effective songwriting and melody placement was high on the priority list.

With 90s-style production value showcasing this song’s grungy rock signature sound with an upbeat flavor, “Simply Livin'” and its unwavering catchiness has that staying power – where the song stays with you even far after it’s over. You might still be humming in your head or even putting it on repeat relentlessly, regardless – this jam completely sticks in your head with that staying power. And that’s a rare gem in today’s modernized music realm.

Reminiscent to the song title, one of the best components of “Simply Livin'” is the simplicity itself, as well as authenticity. The duo brings forth a style that has soaring guitar progressions, a thriving rhythm section and catchy vocal melodies with a 90s rock sensibility that leaves you wanting more – and they don’t need post production theatrics or one-trick-pony methods to keep you interested. Just authentic songwriting and brilliant melody choices that will have you singing along from the very first listen.

This track is Trace The Sidewalk‘s debut single, and just one of eight original tracks that’s going to be on their debut album slated for release Christmas Day of 2018. It’s gonna be a rockin’ holiday!

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Press Release: Bound By None releases “The Descent” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

If you love old school hardcore and early 2000s Punk with today’s elite production value, then Bound By None‘s “The Descent” will punch you in the throat.

Going back to the glory days of high-velocity power chords and gang vocals, “The Descent” is absolute proof that punk is not dead, and never was in the first place. Armed with a punchy rhythm section, glass cutting guitar progressions and melodic vocals that have a razor’s edge, Bound By None delivers up elements of old school punk (ie: Suicide Machines – “Destruction By Definition,” The Descenedants, Pennywise…) and gives the genre amazing continuity and a fresh face.

The band is extremely tight and well rehearsed. We have a drummer that cruises through each measure with precision, accuracy and relentless energy. And that’s the key word for this band – ENERGY. Lots of it. This song is definitely one for the books if you’re looking for the next best sports-arena anthem, or even perhaps a wrestling match. Either way, this song grabs you by the neck and refuses to let go.

Seriously, if you’re into true punk rock without the “indie” or “pop” flavors, then Bound By None‘s “The Descent” will be your new favorite track. And this band will be at the top of your favorites. The single is currently available on digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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Press Release: 125 And I Love You – “Skeptics” LP + signing with Death Punk Records

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

125 And I Love You announce signing with Death Punk Records; Listen to their new Album “Skeptiks” Now!

Michigan’s newest Pop Punk duo have announced they’ve signed on with Death Punk Records, and have just released a new album under the label.

Skeptiks” out October 1st 2018 has hit stores to great acclaim. With 2 tracks on Radio Stations in America and Australia, this album proves to be an instant Pop Punk classic. Drawing comparisons from Blink-182, Alkaline Trio, and A Day To Remember, it’s no wonder the band accumulated nearly 1,000 plays on SoundCloud in one night.

125 And I Love You is a Mid-Michigan Pop Punk band based out of Pewamo, Michigan. Founded in 2018 by Vocalist/Guitarist Trevor Thelen and Bassist Doug Fox, the duo combine the attitude of old school Pop Punk with a modern twist. Lyrically the band has been known to hit every base tackling topics of Depression, Suicide, Heart Break, Existential Crisis and the occasional song about Bar Romance.

125 has songs that fit the spectrum from Serious (Brooks Was Here) to Comedy (Roses For Grandpa) and has a song for everybody. You can stream “Skeptiks” on Deathpunkrecords.com and for a short time you can get the album for free on Bandcamp! Please get in touch with Trevor at 125andiloveyou@gmail.com for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of Skeptiks.

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Artist Review: Suburban Vermin

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


An energetic old-school stylized punk rock trio from Seattle with chicks filling the guitar and drum roles? Sign me up.

Just like Dead Kennedys before them, this punk trio has the ability to draw you in just with their controversial band name alone: Suburban Vermin. Witty, clever, and eye-brow raising, the curiosity to hear them just becomes morbid.

So after doing just that, I couldn’t help but admire this band’s instant-classic sound that leaves you relieved that bands like Suburban Vermin still exist. A band that is 100% authentic, and keeping the music that Seattle is known for alive and well. Their sound is a plug-in-and-just-fucking-play kind of approach without the need of any kind of synthesized theatrics; straying far from mainstream antics.

And that’s what punk has always been about, and for a band in this era to still stick with that same formula along with the values that corroborate it makes Suburban Vermin a band that deserves undivided attention from all true punk/Seattle-scene fans out there that still remember that the scene where this band comes from was, and always will be, iconic. And Suburban Vermin belongs in that collection of bands that have contributed to the genre and music scene as some of the most influential.

The production value is a perfect showcase of their authentic and traditional persona as a band, and the male and female vocal leads compliment their sound beautifully and add a very charismatic and signature style that also gives them a lot of room for versatility as well. Basically, if you’re a fan of the Seattle scene’s most influential bands (both mainstream and underground), then Suburban Vermin is a band you’ll be adding to your list of favorites. They’re a rare gem, and a breath of fresh air that true punk rock is still alive. It’s bands like them that keep it not only alive, but going strong as well.

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