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Dan Schenker's A.I.-generated Collection of Artwork Inspired By Elements from The Interrupters' New Album In The Wild (Hellcat Records)

BONUS A.I. Original: "Punk Rock Princess" (ART CREDIT: Dan Schenker) It all started back in April when renown New Jersey-bred Ska-core/Punk pioneers FOLLY (@follynj) randomly a series of eerie, yet completely striking and utterly compelling imagery to their somewhat newly-active Instagram page. FOLLY wrote, "Our talented photographer @heydanschenker entered FOLLY lyrics for A.I. to conjure generative art. We're absolutely fascinated with this artistic movement (despite its controversial nature.) What incredible visual witchcraft and digital sorcery this is!" It was accompanied by eight odd, creepy, and compelling images conjured up by fellow New Jerseyan Dan Schenker with assistance from Artificial Intelligence or A.I.—alright, all I can think of whenever I hear "A.I." is that awful Microsoft A.I. commercial featuring Common waving his ahnds around! So, to make a long story short, I reached out to Dan via email, told him how much I dug his FOLLY A.I.
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3 Feet High & Rising: Bay Area Emos Little Low Preview Debut EP Reasons to Grow with Single "I Am Not" (Wiretap Records)

Little Low, L-R: Mike Assatly, Christine Atturio, Kris Moya & Eric Pocock (CREDIT: Kelly Sullivan) Little Low hails from The Bay Area, formed by guitarist and vocalist Christine Atturio (Save Ends,) drummer Mike Assatly (Spirits, Beartrap,) guitarist Eric Pocock ( Discourage ,) and bass player and vocalist Kris Moya (Jabber, Long Knives.) Originally started as a solo project in Boston by Atturio, Little Low released a self-titled EP of acoustic songs in 2020. After a move across the country in 2021 and missing the comradery of a full band, Atturio & Assatly asked Pocock & Moya to join the band and Little Low was born anew. After recording at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio with Jack Shirley in early 2022, the band is set to release their Reasons to Grow EP of five new instant classics this fall; with each member bringing their unique background to the table—Little Low melds driving Hardcore drums, sparkly Emo guitars, melodic bass lines, and infectious hooks and harm

Ant Jones Discusses THE RUSTY NUTZ's Debut Full-length We tried to make it big but something somewhere went wrong and we can't work out what that something is (Lavender Sweep Records)

THE RUSTY NUTZ are a feedback driven noisey five (or six?)-piece from Swansea, Wales, UK. Heavily influenced by the weird, the wonderful, and downright odd! A band not afraid to speak out about what they believe in: shut down pubs, microwaves, marbles, and pre-historic monsters in man-made lakes. The band's debut album, We tried to make it big but something somewhere went wrong & we can't work out what that something is, sees a world-wide release today, August 1, 2022, on over 20 different musical formats, via the Lavender Sweep Records label. This album has been many, many years in-the-making. To celebrate the occasion, THE RUSTY NUTZ & Lavender Sweep will be releasing the album on a different format every Friday for the foreseeable future. THE RUSTY NUTZ formed as an Experimental Punk four-piece in 1998. The band recorded and released several hundred songs on cassette between 1998-2002 before splitting up. Although, several rumors have stated that the band never b

The Abruptors Share "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards" Music Video from Forthcoming Album Noticeably Cheerless (Asian Man Records)

The Abruptors (CREDIT: Chris Graue) New York-based Ska/Rocksteady group The Abruptors have returned to release their new single, "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards," via Asian Man Records. An ode to the people in their lives that are better left behind, this is the lead single off The Abruptors' forthcoming album, Noticeably Cheerless. The new single is unrelentingly upbeat in the face of its sore subject matter and its accompanying video by fellow musician and director Chris Graue (Lo(u)ser) mirrors that perfectly. In-between clips of the band performing on stage, you can catch shots of them riding a miniature train, juggling, and getting into hijinks with goats. The black-and-white video radiates a light-hearted, optimistic attitude that is woven throughout the song. "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards" is an allusion to popular series Schitt's Creek and features a host of horns by their resident saxophone sovereign and lead vocalist, Toni LaMantia, alongsid

Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway Emerge from The Upside Down with STRANGERS: Back to The Lab EP (RandomBeats & Soul Mates Records)

As we all well know by now (or SPOILER ALERT:) Stranger Things is a Science-Fiction/Horror web television series created, written, and directed by The Duffer Brothers and executive-produced by Shawn Levy. The show was released as a Netflix original series premiering on July 15, 2016. The show takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the early-to-mid-1980's. When a young boy vanishes, Hawkins becomes embroiled in an extraordinary mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying super-natural forces, and one strange little girl... Mega Ran released STRANGERS in 2017 and a follow-up is upon us! Inspired by the events of the record-breaking fourth season of Stranger Things (seriosuly, no SPOILERS here,) RandomBeats & Soul Mates Present: Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway's STRANGERS: Back to The Lab, a follow-up to Ran's 2017 STRANGERS EP. STRANGERS: Back To The Lab by Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway Featuring production work from DJ DN³, Lost Perception,

Guitarist & Founding Member Gerald Thomas Talks HOURGLASS Discography Re-issue, New Material & Future Plans (The Witzard Interview)

HOURGLASS 2022 line-up (CREDIT: J.P. Pierre) HOURGLASS were a Buffalo, New York-rooted Hardcore Punk/Emo band that was only active from about 1994 or '95 'til 1997. They recently re-formed and re-issued their near-complete discography on Immigrant Sun Records, plus, have signed with HellMinded Records to release some forthcoming new material. HOURGLASS's core line-up includes Michael "Mike" Zebrowski, Gerald Thomas, William "Billy" Wachowiak, and Marcus Nati and for this re-formation, added newest member Aaron "BEERWÜLF" Ratajczak . Some of the more seasoned Hardcore die-hards/regular readers ehre may recognize BEERWÜLF's name from his involvement with Bleed for Me, The Bonesaw Romance, Every Time I Die, Face The Panic, Goodbye Cruel World, Kid Gorgeous, Killshot, Lockjaw, Orations, P*ssing Match, Rhinoceros, and/or The Telltale Signs. We had a chance to speak with guitarist Gerald Thomas on the heels of Discography and prior to the impe

Titus Andronicus Share "(I'm) Screwed" Music Video & Announce New Album The Will to Live & 2022-23 World Tour (Merge Records)

Titus Andronicus (ILLUSTRATION: Nicole Rifkin) Esteemed East Coast Rock titans Titus Andronicus have announced the long-awaited release of their seventh studio album, The Will to Live, out via Merge Records this September. It was produced by Titus Andronicus singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles and award-winning Canadian producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) at the latter's Hotel2Tango Recording Studio in Montreal, The Will to Live is heralded by today's premiere of the stirring first single, "(I'm) Screwed," listen now at all streaming services. An official music video from director Ray Concepcion—which finds the band performing on a flatbed truck during The Independence Day Parade in the band's hometown of Glen Rock, New Jersey. Stickles elaborates, "in "(I'm) Screwed," we are introduced to the narrator of The Will to Live at the moment he realizes the walls are closing in. Be it real or