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California Metalcore/Post-hardcore Revivalists SeeYouSpaceCowboy & if i die first Join Forces for "bloostainedeyes" from A Sure Disaster Split EP (Pure Noise Records)

SeeYouSpaceCowboy & if i die first are two California-based bands who are currently making, for lack of a better term, late 2000's MySpace/Hot Topic-era Metalcore & Post-hardcore revival music. SeeYouSpaceCowboy (SYSC) play a gritty, Grindy, Metallic, theatrical version of Screamo they're calling "Sasscore," not entirely unlike what you would have seen on Warped Tour during its heyday or heard blaring from the muffled speakers at your local mall's Hot Topic. SYSC hail from San Diego and consists of frontwoman Connie Sgarbossa, her brother and guitarist Ethan Sgarbossa, bassist Taylor Allen, and drummer A.J. Tartol. if i die first (IIDF) on the other hand, hail from Los Angeles and consists of John Villagran, Kevin O'Neill, Morgan Braden—better known as Lil' Lotus, Lil' Zubin & Nedarb Nagrom, respectively—Derek Bloom, and Travis Richter. A Sure Disaster by SeeYouSpaceCowboy / If I Die First IIDF's members have collectively played,

Wavves Return with New Dave Sitek-produced Single "Sinking Feeling" & Colorful Music Video (Fat Possum Records)

CREDIT: Jesse Lirola Last night, without any prior wanrning, Wavves released a brand new song to Bandcamp, Spotify, and other like-minded digital streaming services. "Sinking Feeling" is, actually, Wavves' first proper single since their 2017 album, You're Welcome and their first with Fat Possum Records since 2010's King of The Beach. Last we heard from Wavves, they were actively planning a KING OF THE BEACH 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR, but that, like most things, was cancelled, re-scheduled to 10-11/2020, and has now, seemingly, been postponed indefinitely. Wavves' current line-up now consists of Nathan Williams, Stephen "Stevie" Pope , Alex Gates, and Ross Traver formerly of Culture Abuse. For lack of a better term, Wavves have always kinda been one of those "buzz" bands who have remained very popular within the Indie Rock blog circuits; frontman Nathan Williams even has/had a number of side-projects including both Spirit Club & Sweet

Mike Park's The Bruce Lee Band Returns with Politically-charged Song "Division In The Heartland" from New Album/EP (Asian Man Records)

The Bruce Lee Band 2021 Line-up (CREDIT: @supercoolnstuff) The Bruce Lee Band is a long-standing Ska/Punk band from the mind of Asian Man Records' founder and former Skankin' Pickle sax player Mike "Bruce Lee" Park. Since his time spent with Skankin' Pickle between about 1989-97, Park has spent time playing with The Chinkees, KEMURI, Kitty Kat Fan Club, Maguma Taishi, Ogikubo Station, and one-off Shaken 69. The Bruce Lee Band's various iterations through the years have all primarily featured Mike Park, along with various bands acting as his backing band, including Less Than Jake, RX Bandits, and Death Rosenstock. Thus, the most recent line-up of The Bruce Lee Band consists of Mike Park, along with Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Potthast & Kevin "The Guch" Higuchi. In 2019, The Bruce Lee Band returned with their first proper release since 2014's Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend, a 12-inch/digital EP entitled Rental!! Eviction!! Division In The

PURE HEEL Group Chat-style Text Interview with Doughy Ramone, The Claw, The Mangler, Captain Annoying & The Boy (Irish Voodoo Records)

@pureheel 🐃 Buffalo Hardcore 💪 (SOURCE: @irishvoodoorecords) PURE HEEL makes feverish, brashly unfiltered, unadultured, unapologetic, unabashed Wrestling-inspired Punk/Hardcore music. Not unlike SPAZZ, Los Crudos, Ultramantis Black, The Ultimate Warriors, God's Hate, F*CKED UP, The Mountain Goats, Open Mike Eagle, Andy "The Butcher" Williams of Every Time I Die, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Action Bronson, KŌYŌ, Fozzy, The Mighty Jabronis, Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, KUARANTINE, John Cena, The Miz, The Misfits, Smoke DZA, Mega Ran, Griff/Scorcese, Code Orange, Weezer, and Zoogz Rift before them, HEEL often take stylistic cues from the WWF/WWE. "Listen up, milkmaids. PURE HEEL is here to make your insurance rates go up, your property value go down, and your dreams crumble. I, The Captain have assembled the finest crew of mutant bruisers to dominate all oncomers, big or small..." "Whether it is by the big-backed brawn of Doughy Ramone or the 190-p

"NOW! That's What I Call A Metal 90's Club Mix" (Two Minutes to Late Night Bedroom Cover) Featuring Alexis Krauss, BOOTS, Izzy Fontaine, Ghost Funk Orchestra & More

Ever since this seemingly unending Global Pandemic and Nation-wide Stay-at-Home/Shelter-In-Place orders started nearly a year and some change ago (wow!) Jordan Olds, otherwise known as Gwarsenio Hall, and Drew "Hollywood" Kaufman and their rotating cast of characters at Two Minutes to Late Night have been releasing Heavy Metal-leaning Quarantine covers. Generally, uploaded to YouTube on a weekly basis, largely done for free, and directly supported by fans on Patreon , Two Minutes to Late Night (or 2M2LN) have successfully covered everyone from Anthrax to Steely Dan. 2M2LN's ripping and roaring often feature Gwarsenio Hall on co-lead vocals, along with a long list of backing musicians, who have previosuly spent time playing with Mutoid Man, Thou, Baroness, Clutch, Sleigh Bells, Slipknot, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Rise Against, PUP, and much, much more. For this week's THIRTY-SEVENTH Two Minutes to Late Night Bedroom Cover, which they're calli

Haj of dumhi Speaks On The Airing of Grievances, Fermented Spirits' Like Minds, Charles Only's One Eighty Four, Shanti's Rebuttal & More (The Witzard Interview)

dumhi ORIGIN STORY: I started making beats around 2002, I guess. I had no intention of doing anything with it, except having fun. At that point, I, personally, knew no one that did music stuff. 2003-ish to 2005, I started meeting some other folks who did music in various capacities like Shameless Plug/Charles Only, Flud, Mash Comp/Wise, MicheleQJ. A lot of us met through sharing demos and talking sh*t on okayplayer.com. That was such a great place to meet [people,] at the time. A lot of [people] were on there, also, just starting their music and learning and we were all hype to talk to each other about it. This is where I met the Tanya Morgan guys and E L U C I D and I used to send my horrible early beats to Nicolay [The Foreign Exchange], via AOL Instant Messenger and we would sit there doing stuff like that until 3:00am every night. Then, on the weekends, I would get up with Plug, Flud, Mash, and whoever else might be around and we'd drink and make jokes and make songs. I,

Mello Music Group Releases Music Video for "Conjugal Visit to The Prison of The Mind" from 2014 Blu-produced EP Homeboy Sandman is the sandman

"Homeboy Sandman's favorite song is "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Stevie Wonder. His second favorite song is "I Know You, I Live You" by Chaka Khan. His favorite Michael Jackson song is "Lady In My Life." He prefers [A Tribe Called Quest's] Low End Theory to Midnight Marauders, but adores both," details Sandman's Bandcamp page. Homeboy Sandman's two most recent albums—Dusty produced by long-time collaborator Mono En Stereo (formerly rthentic RTNC) and Don't Feed The Monster entirely produced by Quelle Chris—were released by Mello Music Group. Prior to those aforementioned 2019-20 releases, Sandman had long been signed to Stones Throw Records, who issued his albums First of A Living Breed, Hallways, Kindness for Weakness, and Veins between 2012-17. Stones Throw additionally released a handful of Homeboy Sandman EP's including Chimera, Subject: Matter, All That I Hold Dear, Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent, White Sands, hi