Premiere:: “4.24.16″ – Greg Cote & The Real Life Friends

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Sometimes even the best of us need a little help. For Houston singer/songwriter Greg Cote, the solo life was one he had become accustomed to, but when it came time for his next project, an EP titled HTX slated for a July 30th release, he knew he’d need a hand. Greg Cote & the Real Life Friends is a project packed with self-awareness and sincerity, and “4.24.16” showcases this level of openness and honesty. For fans of anyone from Ramshackle Glory to The Front Bottoms to Bayside, this sweltering summer that we’ve been dealing with is about to get a whole lot cooler. Give a listen to “4.24.16″ below!


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Video Premiere:: “Waste Away” – Faithless Town

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Building toward their second full-length album, we’ve teamed up with Atlanta-bred Faithless Town to debut the visual stream for their lead single “Waste Away.” Whether it’s the dark, heavy verses or the light, airy chorus, frontman Gene Owens’ vocals help craft a sound that is part Bruce, part Bowie, the 80’s, 90’s, and modern mainstream all blended together.

Owens shared with us how the track came to be. “After discovering them at a big outdoor music festival, I spent a lot of time listening to The National. I fell in love with their last album Trouble Will Find Me. One day during that period I sat down and starting strumming the guitar and before long I had “Waste Away.” The song evokes the imagery of a hopeless office worker that feel disenchanted with life and wants more than anything to escape in search of something better. With the production we looked to a lot of Smiths records to emulate how Johnny Marr would overdub multiple guitars to create a dreamy, lush soundscape.” Check out the visual stream for “Waste Away” below and keep your eyes peeled for Faithless Town’s full-length album Empires, to be released on June 2nd!