Bad Suns exploded on to the scene with their single, “Cardiac Arrest” off their debut 2014 album Language & Perspective. Since then, the band followed up with a sophomore record titled Disappear Here in 2016. Finding a balance between clever 80’s post-punk and modern indie rock, Bad Suns has layers and layers of hooks that are sure to get stuck in your head. Watch the video for their latest release,”This Was A Home” above.
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Inside a dingy club sits two stacks of amplifiers and more pedals than a space shuttle, with a single coiled cable coming from the amp. This is the machine used by Randy Randall, guitarist of experimental lo-fi duo No Age, with bandmate Dean Spunt. Both were former members of the band Wives, a hardcore punk band based out of Los Angeles. No Age released several limited run EPs on vinyl with various labels and is known for their unique videos, visual art, performance art and exhibitions, that have featured artists like Devendra Banhart. Currently, Randy Randall is working on a new debut solo ambient record for Danger Bird Records for Spring 2019 titled Sound Field: Volume One. Catch No Age on tour here and check out the video for “Send Me” above.
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Oakland based garage rock band Destroy Boys have been rattling stages and festivals since signing with Uncool Records. Playing SXSW House of Vans in 2017 and releasing their limited run on vinyl of Crybaby/Vixen this year, the group has been infectiously turning heads after a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Vi Mayugba rips heavy punk hi-fi riffs on guitar, while Alexia Roditis blend of cynical haunting lyrics encapsulates the dark, sometimes funny feeling about being young and not always fitting into the cookie cutter mold of yuppie culture. Watch the video of their single “American River” above.
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The Dillinger Escape Plan
Almost undefinable and relentlessly brutal, combining post-hardcore, crushing metal riffs, and a manic energy stage presence, few bands have the stamina and energy to keep up with a diverse chaotic high energy set of Dillinger Escape Plan. Not being afraid of being different, the band even added jazz time signatures to an already complex sound, finding a balance to the metal orchestra. In 2016 the band released their sixth studio album titled Dissociation, which led to the news of their farewell tour in 2017, after which the band took an indefinite hiatus. Despite the disbanding, the music continues to be an inspiration to up and coming bands, who wish to create their own careers with the tenacity and genre-bending ability Dillinger Escape Plan captured.
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Real Friends tackle the universal feeling of appearing to have everything together aesthetically, while struggling on the inside with their single “From The Outside” of their new record Composure. The band released their new album while out on the last full country Vans Warped Tour over the summer, playing to energetic sweaty kids in amphitheaters and parking lots all over the country, on the main stage. Real Friends new sound showcases their ability to deliver a catchy song without relying on the overused generic pop-punk tricks and letting the instruments breathe between a mature vocal performance from Dan Lampton.
Eric Haines from Real Friends has been recently playing an Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine, Check out the guitar here.
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For your viewing pleasure from the Ernie Ball archive, go behind the scenes of Warped with Eric Haines of Real Friends.