Pop Rock Band SWIM Drops New Single “The Chase”

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NY-based indie pop rock band SWIM have released their new single “The Chase,” out on all digital platforms NOW. The track, a fun and energetic piece written collectively by the band, blends together various elements of mainstream pop, rock, and indie. “The Chase” is quite nostalgic, speaking of personal doubt in a relationship, while also piecing together each band members’ instrumentation to create a sleek, cool fusion. About the single, the band states:

The Chase was written by all members of the band, slowly coming together as they wrote each section of the song. The song speaks to uncertainty and doubt that one may feel in a relationship, while struggling to make it through. What started as a simple chord progression would be recorded and polished over the course of the year to become the version that is released today.

SWIM is an indie pop-rock band established in Stony Brook, New York. Voted one of the Top 10 bands on Long Island during the summer of 2017 in Newsday’s Band Battle, SWIM has been active at venues across Long Island since 2015, following the release of their first, self-titled EP, even performing at notable local venues like 89 North (Patchogue), Revolution (Amityville), and the Rainbow Stage at Heckscher State Park. Friends since high school, SWIM has steadily grown their fan-base performing from local Long Island venues to national stages such as SXSW in Austin, TX. 2017 saw the release of Finally, Someone, SWIM’s sophomore effort. Debuting a fine-tuned, focused bid at powerful, alternative rock laced with heavy pop overtones, the record features six tracks which promise to deliver a non-stop groove and revolve around the themes of love lost, love found, and love longed-for. The album has been premiered on local radio stations like 90.1 WUSB, and several online stations. Their last single “Heartbeat Connection” has earned over 200,000 listens on Spotify. SWIM’s thought lyrics, pop melodies, and rhythmic guitar and bass accompaniments tip their hat to indie rock influences like The Strokes and The Kooks, while staying true to the group’s unique brand of pop, heavily influenced by the likes of The Lumineers, Bleachers, and Coldplay. “The Chase” is available on all digital music platforms NOW.

 

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JULES WALCOTT Premieres New Single “First At The Altar” With Music Video

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At just 19 years old, alternative dark pop vocalist Jules Walcott is out for vengeance on her second single, “First At The Altar,” out now with a corresponding music video. An alternative and metal vocal veteran, Walcott comes from a history of being a frontwoman. Now placing her primary focus on her solo endeavors, the Long Island native is rapidly evolving into her own artistry, a sleek combination of both her original rock origins and modern dark pop. “First At The Altar” is a glistening example of what Walcott embodies as a solo entity; anger, yet grace, power, and a refreshing amount of rawness for such a young writer. Her debut single “Please Leave A Message,” released earlier this summer, was built upon a viral Instagram video of Walcott singing an Evanescence song earlier this summer. The video was a clear representation of her raw talent, which she carried over into the studio to begin creating a hazy, meticulous, almost sinister production style with engineer/producer Okan Kazdal (NEVRLANDS). Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Walcott’s rising solo career is that she went against the current, moving from band to solo instead of the opposite way around. “First At The Altar” gives listeners an eerie taste of her upcoming EP, as well as a clear picture of her artistic style. About “First At The Altar,” she states:

“First At The Altar” was lyrically one of the most exciting, yet challenging songs I have ever written. Written in my perspective about the time I was cheated on in a relationship, the writing process of this song was clearly driven on the emotion surrounding this experience. As I started writing the song, my goal was for it to be a diss at the person who cheated on me. As I kept writing, I began to discover that I wasn’t writing a diss track, I was writing about the inner conflict I constantly struggle with, where I let some else’s actions take control of my life.”

Alternative dark pop Jules Walcott is already known for her raw, silky and sincere vocals. Originally the frontwoman of a Long Island-based hard rock band, Jules decided to combine her natural rock roots and passion for pop music to create a uniquely eerie solo endeavor in the first quarter of 2018. After going viral on Instagram shortly after with her stripped back 60 second cover of an Evanescence classic, Jules began experimenting with synth pop, alternative, and electro influences on her debut single “Please Leave A Message,” recorded and produced by Okan Kazdal (NEVRLANDS). The release proved to solidify Walcott as an uprising pop contender, garnering over 40,000 views on YouTube alone and sparking new inspiration to expand on her mysterious, siren-esque artistry. Just 19 years old, she released her second solo single, “First At The Altar” to digital platforms on 9/14/18, which fuses together her rock origins and her now-familiar  grim synth sounds. “First At The Altar” is available on YouTube and all digital streaming platforms NOW.

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‘OLD 37’ Returns to Long Island, NY

“Official Selection” 
Macabre Faire Film Festival
Special Midnight Screening
Jan. 16

Now Available For Purchase
On DVD At Over 2,400 Walmart Locations Nationwide
& Video On Demand

“OLD 37” is revved up to return to Long Island, NY where it was filmed entirely.

After previously premiering in theaters on Long Island for a week-long special event, the horror flick is gearing up to screen as an official selection at the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

Fans will have a chance to watch “OLD 37” on Jan. 16 at midnight in the Amphitheater Room of the UPsky Hotel.

Since its formation in 2012, the festival has established a reputation for showcasing films with a focus on horror, sci-fi, fantasy and all things macabre in a respectful and nurturing environment for film junkies and critics alike.

For more information on the Macabre Faire Film Festival and to purchase tickets, please visit: macabrefairefilmfest.com.

Festival Name: Macabre Faire Film Festival
Festival Date: Saturday, January 26th
Location: Amphitheater Room at UPsky Hotel | 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway | Hauppauge, NY
Time: 12 a.m.
Festival Website: http://www.macabrefairefilmfest.com

Dubbed as new and noteworthy on iTunes, indie-horror film OLD 37 is officially available for purchase on DVD (via Epic Pictures & Anchor Bay Canada).

Thrill-seekers can pick up a personal copy in-store at over 2,400 Wal-Mart locations across the US.

Alternatively, the film can be purchased on demand via Dish, Verizon Fios, Charter, Sudden Link, Media Com and many more to come.

“OLD 37” is also available to stream via iTunes (New & Noteworthy), Amazon Instant, Google Play (Top Horror Releases), Vudu, Vimeo, FlixFling, Xbox,and Playstation.

For more information, please visit: old37themovie.com.

“OLD 37” is the last ambulance ride you’ll ever take.

The film takes you on a journey through the lives of careless selfish teens and how two psychotic brothers (Kane Hodder + Bill Moseley) intercept emergency calls in their father’s old ambulance to perform their own heinous medical procedures.

The two worlds collide. When a shy girl-next-door becomes their latest target, she turns the tables on her captors to fight for her survival.

Fast paced and blood soaked, “OLD 37” taps into the most basic human fear, vulnerability.

The words “don’t worry I’m a paramedic” will make you think twice before dialing 9-1-1.

Fans can take their first look into the film by watching the official trailer now, here: bit.ly/OLD37_Trailer.

Already featured by Fangoria, MTV, The Insider, J14 Magazine, DreadCentral, BloodyDisgusting, IHorror, HorrorHound and more, the star cast also includes Brandi Cyrus, (Hannah Montana, Zoey 101), Caitlin Harris (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Olivia Alexander (Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, Killer Eye), Maxwell Zagorski, Maggie Williams (Audition), Ben Schneider, Mindy White (States, Lydia), Sascha Knopf (Shallow Hal, Expiration Date), Ken Simmons (Kick Ass), and more.

Musicians featured within “OLD 37” include The Used, Circa Survive, Night Riots, States, Death On Two Wheels, Sheppard, Survival Guide, DariusTX, and Emii.

“OLD 37” was written and produced by Paul Travers, stemming from a nightmare he had. With music composed by Darius Holbert (Hobo With A Shotgun, World’s Greatest Dad, Cedar Rapids), and blood, guts and scares provided by Brian Spears and Pete Gerner (We Are What We Are, Late Phases, VHS), this team is ready to bring the sirens

For more information on OLD 37, please visit:

What The Press Is Saying About OLD 37…

“A blood-soaked, slasher fan’s wet dream that promises to satiate every hardcore horror aficionado to the core.”

– Matt Boiselle, Dread Central

“It’s a match made in Hell when Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder team up to play barbaric brothers.”

-Michael Gingold, Fangoria

“OLD 37 is a frightening and effective piece of independent horror cinema.”

-Timothy Rawles, iHorror

“OLD 37 is a welcomed addition to the Horror genre. It stays true to a classic ’80s Slasher with a gritty feel and has enough brutality to please gorehounds whiles stimulating viewers looking for something more.”

– Frank Malerba, Cryptic Rock

“The choice of music throughout was outstanding and sometimes it was like watching one big masochistic music video. The use of heavy-duty industrial tunes was a perfect accompaniment in watching a pair of psycho paramedics finishing off casualties.”

– Amanda Hunt, Scream Horror Magazine

“OLD 37 will make you think twice about dialing 911.”

– James Shotwell, UnderTheGun

“OLD 37 comes through with in-your-face visceral horror.”

-Jason Hignite, HorrorHound