NEOROMANTICS Premiere New EP “Homecoming”: OUT NOW

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Rock band NeoRomantics blend well-structured indie rock with emo elements on their brand new EP “Homecoming,” out TODAY on all streaming platforms. The 5-track collection acts as a beautiful contrast of sorts; while arranged much like a pop record, it is far from one. The record’s lyricism delves into an array of personal topics about relationships, including abandoning those that are toxic, growth, and parental influence on trust. “Homecoming” is the perfect display of the band’s eclecticism, particularly the lead single “Concentrated,” initially released in January. A well-produced and sleek combination of 2000’s emo and mainstream indie rock elements, “Homecoming” is sonically pleasing to the ear, heavy on the heart, and simultaneously thought provoking.

Based in Tulsa, OK, NeoRomantics, four piece rock outfit, was founded by Hagen Pavey and Daniel Anthony Castleberry, in the summer of 2014. Along with staking a claim in their hometown, becoming the first local band to sell out the Tulsa venue, The Vanguard, they have created a following throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country with their shimmery, textural rock sound. Ever since they began touring in the spring of 2016, following the release of their first record ‘Dearly Beloved’, the band has served as ambassadors to the Tulsa scene on the road as well as lending a hand in building the DIY scene at home. In January, 2018, NeoRomantics resurfaced with their single ‘Concentrated’, a darker, more mature take on their previous work which landed them a nod from Alternative Press. Their new EP, ‘Homecoming’ (2018), as unconventional as it is pop-structured, floats somewhere in the space between indie-rock and the emo revival. “Homecoming” is available NOW.

NEOROMANTICS Official Channels:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp | Spotify

 

DEADPOOL 2 Finds Deviant Artists for Exclusive IMAX Poster!

20th Century Fox, IMAX and DeviantArt have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to find the perfect deviant artist for the DEADPOOL 2 Official IMAX Poster! Deviants were able to see five beloved ‘celebrity’ artists put their own spin on a fan-favorite superhero in DeviantArt’s first ever invite-only competition.

Fans are encouraged to take a selfie with the official IMAX poster when they spot it in select IMAX theaters (U.S. and Canada.)

Meet the artists and check out the winning posters below!

1ST PLACE WINNER – ANDY FAIRHURST – Will be printed and displayed in select IMAX theatre lobby cases in the US and Canada.

You can check out more of his work here: andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/

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2ND PLACE WINNER – JOHN GALLAGHER – On opening night (5/17), fans who experience Deadpool 2 in select IMAX theatres will receive this art as an exclusive mini poster. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: uncannyknack.deviantart.com/

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3RD PLACE WINNER – PATRICK BROWN – Starting 5/18, fans who experience Deadpool 2 in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive this art as an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Rewards Center. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: patrickbrown.deviantart.com/

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HONORABLE MENTION – JARREAU WIMBERLY

Jarreau is a freelance illustrator and the majority of his work is in the fantasy and sci fi genres. He believes in telling a great story while conveying emotion and excitement through his images.

You can check out more of his work here: reau.deviantart.com/

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COMPETITOR – ALICE X. ZHANG

Alice is a full-time freelance illustrator with an enduring interest in cinema, comics, and pop culture.

You can check out more of her work here: alicexz.deviantart.com/

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DEADPOOL 2

Release: May 18, 2018

SYNOPSIS: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

 

DEADPOOL 2 Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Deadpool

Artist to Watch | Part Two : AMBER RUN

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Three years ago, my niece introduced me to a song called “I Found” by a band I’d never heard of. I was immediately hooked on the sound they had together, so I checked out their EP’s and looked up their name, AMBER RUN.

I decided to feature Amber Run as my “Artist to Watch” back when I was first starting my blog around the same time (you can read that original post HERE). Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait long for a full-length album because their first was released on April 27, 2015. Their debut album, 5AM, doesn’t have one weak song on it, and I definitely think you should check it out! Here’s the track listing for the deluxe version of 5AM:

  1. Found
  2. M.F. (Interlude)
  3. Spark
  4. Hurricane
  5. Noah
  6. Pilot
  7. C.F. Interlude
  8. 5AM
  9. Just My Soul Responding
  10. Good Morning
  11. Shiver
  12. See You Soon
  13. Don’t Wanna Fight
  14. Where Do We Go From Here
  15. Little Ghost
  16. Heaven
  17. Kites

Their second full-length album, For a Moment, I Was Lost, was released in 2017 and here’s the track listing for that one:

  1. Insomniac
  2. No Answers
  3. Island
  4. Stranger
  5. Fickle Game
  6. Haze
  7. White Lie
  8. Perfect
  9. Dark Bloom
  10. Machine
  11. Are You Home?
  12. Wastelands

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If you haven’t heard them yet, do yourself a favor and check them out. You can thank me later. Also, if that weren’t enough, they have an EP titled The Assembly that will be released on May 11, 2018!

You can find more information about Amber Run by visiting their website HERE.

Here’s the video for the song that got me hooked on this incredibly talent band. Check it out and let me know what you think!

 

THE STRUTS upgrade London show due to overwhelming demand | #thestruts #music

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LIVE IN LONDON ‘FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY’

**VENUE UPGRADE** DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Monday 18th September **Tickets on sale NOW** https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-struts-tickets?omq=the%20struts

BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ WATCH HERE

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
“OUR FAVOURITE SONGS RIGHT NOW!”
“Like the Strokes reborn as Queen super-fans – right down to singer Luke Spiller’s amazingly spot-on Freddie Mercury impression.”

Due to overwhelming demand, The Struts’ exclusive UK headline show on Monday 18th September – announced last week for The Garage, Islington – will now be at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.

Already proving to be the hottest ticket in town, the flamboyant four-piece stride back across the Atlantic to play in London in celebration of their brand new single ‘One Night Only’, ahead of their massive US tour with Foo Fighters in October.

The recently-released lyric video captures the band in true rock’n’roll style, and is the perfect taster for their hugely anticipated second album, due next year. It’s the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 debut Everybody Wants.

WATCH ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ HERE

Having recently played to over 60,000 fans supporting The Who in Quebec to a rapturous reception, and being included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Playlist alongside the likes of NIN, Chance The Rapper and St Vincent, The Struts’ meteoric rise continues a-pace. ‘One Night Only’ has set fire to American radio and looks set to be the breakout hit of the summer.

The single has been greeted with rave reviews in the UK with Kerrang magazine devoting two pages to the band’s magnificent return and The Sun declaring, “’One Night Only’ is an anthemic and bombastic tune inspired by the glory days of British glam rock.”

Classic Rock claim, “The Struts continue their inexorable march to world domination with [their] effervescent new song… a typically huge chorus and bits that sound like Queen and little bits that sound a bit like Coldplay, machined-tooled for swaying audiences and drunken, communal singalongs”, whilst music blogs across the spectrum have been hailing the genius of the new single.

The Struts are Luke Spiller, Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ SPOTIFY / GOOGLE PLAY / APPLE / AMAZON LINK HERE

 

Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Snapchat: TheStrutsSnap

 

ARTIST TO WATCH: WENS | “Bones” @wensmusic #music

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If you know me at all, you know how much I LOVE finding new artists to listen to. Thankfully, I also have great taste in TV shows that introduce me to a plethora of amazing new music every week!

Last week was no exception, as I learned about a new artist, WENS. Her track, “Bones,” was featured on an episode of Teen Wolf and it’s been stuck in my head ever since!

To the left is the track artwork featured on Apple Music and below is the audio for the song on YouTube. This song has a blend of R&B and almost alternative vocals on top of a hip-hop influenced track. It’s a creative fusion of incredible sounds and I can’t wait to hear more from this Los Angeles native.

You can find WENS on Twitter HERE and you can check out the song below:

NEW MUSIC: HARRY STYLES | ‘Sign of the Times’ Single

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Ladies and gents . . . the long-awaited first single from the One Direction heartthrob, Harry Styles, has been released today!

Following in the footsteps of his band mates (most of them, anyway), Harry has released ‘ Sign of the Times’ on April 7, 2017. Strange to know that there are thousands of young girls losing their minds today because of it – my niece included! It’s interesting how different their musical styles are, isn’t it? Harry Styles with this 80’s rock style single, Niall Horan released an acoustic style ‘This Town,’ Louis Tomlinson released an electronic/dance vibe single ‘Just Hold On’ with Steve Aoki and we’re still waiting on Liam Payne to release something! We also saw Zayn Malik branch out on his own with a different style as well.

I also find it interesting that this is the one boy band who has seen ALL members branch out to do their own thing. Not even my beloved *NSYNC did that!

Anyway, Harry will be performing ‘Sign of the Times’ on NBC’s Saturday Night Live this Saturday, April 15. You can also check out his upcoming movie, Dunkirk, which will be in theaters this SUMMER, July 21, 2017.

So here is the audio “video” released on Harry’s VEVO channel:

Latino artist Jiovanny Lopez draws the world-famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Young Latino artist, Jiovanny Lopez is conquering Hollywood once again with his illustration of some of the world’s most recognized characters: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Jiovanny Lopez is making a name for himself through his portrait drawing of some of his favorite idols and celebrities with the goal to personally deliver these drawings to them. To date, he’s achieved this with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Thalia, Eugenio Derbez, Canelo Alvarez and Frank Grillo, among others. Currently, he has teamed up with Paramount Home Media Distribution in anticipation of the Blu-ray/DVD release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Jiovanny shares his film-inspired artwork and invites everyone to follow their dreams and exercise their passion for art.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is now available on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD! #TMNT2

Below is a time lapse video of his drawing:

 

If you’d like to follow more of Jiovanny’s projects, below is his social media information:

Instagram: @AsDrawnByJio
Twitter: @AsDrawnByJio
Facebook: Facebook.com/AsDrawnbyJio

Young Artist Jiovanny Lopez creates drawings inspired by THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR #thepurge

Young Artist Jiovanny Lopez shares his creativity through drawings inspired by THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR


The successful franchise that electrified an entire culture and earned over $200 million in worldwide box office, expands its film universe with The Purge: Election Year from Universal Pictures.

Young Mexican artist Jiovanny Lopez is a big fan of the film series The Purge. For this reason he made several drawings to support the release of The Purge: Election Year. Jiovanny began drawing 2 years ago when he broke his collar bone playing Futbol. He turned to art as a form of therapy. In recent months he has managed to meet his favorite celebrities like Chicharito, Thalia and Eugenio Derbez through his artistic talent.

In support of The Purge: Election Year Jiovanny completed two drawings; one that highlights the iconic masks of this new film, something that the series has become famous for; as well as an additional sketch of actor Frank Grillo who is the main actor in all three installments and one of his favorite actors. Jiovanny mentions that this series has always inspired his creativity due to the impactful visuals and the legendary masks which have very well become characters in itself.

Just in time for the release of The Purge: Election Year, we invite you to enjoy the following time lapse video and photos showing the process as Jiovanny Lopez completes the Lady Liberty mask as seen in the film.

You can check out more of Jio’s drawings on his social media platforms:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiPWU8Z5W60CDiRLEZBTLTw
Instagram: @AsDrawnByJio

The Purge: Election Year is in theaters this Fourth of July weekend.
#ThePurge

ARTIST TO WATCH: @Pentatonix

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For some people, a cappella music is an acquired taste.  For others, like myself, I can get lost in it.  As someone who spent middle school and high school in chorus and drama, I know how difficult it is to perform songs a cappella…especially if someone is off!  For Pentatonix, they make it seem so incredibly simple.  Their arrangements and covers of songs are so intricate and flawless.

They won the third season of The Sing-Off and have been working non-stop ever since.  With a chart topping Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me and a handful of EP’s, we’re finally getting a full-length album with original songs!  Check out their first original song off the new album and also a cover of Where Are U Now below?

 

 

You can find more about Pentatonix by visiting the following links:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Official Site

ARTIST TO WATCH: RAY BOUDREAUX

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Hey there!!

So I have another suggestion for new music!!  If you’re a fan of The Voice (team Blake), you might have heard the name Ray Boudreaux.  If you’re not, and you haven’t…you should!!

Ray is a Louisiana native and has an incredibly soulful voice.  A true talent, in my opinion.  I always find it refreshing to come across an artist who is all about the music, and this one is no exception.

Please check him out and get ready to buy his single, “Even If I Tried” once it’s released! I’ve attached a YouTube video of him singing the song live, so enjoy it!

 

You can find Ray at the links below:

facebook.com/RayBoudreauxOfficial
twitter.com/rayboudreaux
instagram.com/rayboudreaux

 

Artist to Watch: @MattMorris – “How Many Hours?”

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Hey everyone!

So, admittedly, I’m one of those people who likes to steer clear of the news due to the immense amount of negativity that seems to be reported lately.  Especially the odd headlines that come out of my lovely state of Florida.  However, it’s hard to ignore the headlines about the amount of black lives that are taken by the hand of white cops.

Now, I’m a white hispanic (who doesn’t look hispanic in the slightest), and racism is one thing that I detest against ANY race.  Why should you be looked at differently because of the color of the skin you were born with?  The color of your skin should NOT determine the treatment you receive from others.  Your actions and behavior should be the deciding factor, and there are shitty people in EVERY race.

With that being said, as today marks the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, I heard a song that was released last night via Twitter and SoundCloud by one of my favorite artists, Matt Morris.  You may not be familiar with him (yet), but let me tell you why you should change that.  Matt Morris is mostly known as a producer and songwriter for many well-known artists.  He has also released solo projects on Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records, as the two have been friends since their days on the Mickey Mouse Club.  Matt is honestly one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter because he’s not afraid to speak his mind on so many issues we face today.

So, first and foremost, head over to his Twitter page and hit the ‘Follow’ button, and you can thank me later!  Second, press the play button on the SoundCloud box below to hear “How Many Hours” and then tweet me to let me know what you think!  You can also check out his official site HERE, and Flock of Geese, when it’s completely up and running.  Don’t forget, you can also hear his solo music on iTunes/Apple Music HERE.  😄

It’s sad that a song like this had to be made, and Matt’s words are haunting, but his voice is truly beautiful.  I can’t wait to hear more from him. 🎵

https://soundcloud.com/flockofgeese/how-many-hours