Patent Pending’s cover mashup, “Wasted/Wake Me Up,” is one to add to your summer jams playlist. It’s not heavy, but it sure is fun to listen to and to watch. The music video is imaginative and playful and even runs in reverse. If you’re feeling like you need a pick me up, check out this music video!
The pop hit “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) has taken over the nation and even inspired a series of memes because of how viral it’s gone. New York rock band In Loving Memory just put a heavy spin on the song and it’s just as if not more addicting than the original. Check out the music video for the song below and give the rest of In Loving Memory’s discography a listen!
We got to chat with Alesana vocalist Shawn Milke on their 10-year anniversary tour celebrating their 2006 release On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax about the past, present and future of the band. Milke discusses where the band were circa 2006, the choices they made to get them where they are today, and what is in store for the next record (which is already underway).
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Treehouse by I See Stars is a curveball from the band. It’s the first album the band released since the departure of members Zach Johnson and Jimmy Gregerson, and all the members really stepped in to fill in the gaps. The band did a fantastic job of progressing their sound but still sound like I See Stars (most clearly shown in the single “Mobbin’ Out”), which is something a lot of bands have been failing at lately. They have perfectly showcased the sound they were reaching for in songs such as “Calm Snow” and “Everyone’s Safe In The Treehouse,” proving the band really went all out on this record. Fans of old I See Stars may be skeptical of Treehouse at first given that it’s less shredding and more pop, but if you give it a chance, you’ll realize I See Stars really has something special with this release.
by Trey Ruiz
Video correspondent Mike McNamara is totally, 100%. completely, absolutely and unforgivably serious when he reviews the new Issues record, Headspace. Haven’t heard the album yet? Watch it. You have heard the album? Watch it and see your feelings get put into words. Funny words. Inspiring words. Words to shake the foundation of the world.
By now the story is legend: The newest Pierce The Veil record, Misadventures, took several years and several thousand miles of traveling the country for Vic Fuentes to finish. After delaying the release of the record time and time again, it’s finally here, and thankfully it was worth the wait and the Kerouac-esque drama.
Before becoming an international pop sensation, Fall Out Boy was another budding pop punk band in the underground music scene. This I Hate Heroes cover of “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” pays tribute to not only the 2013 version of the beloved band, but with it’s metalcore twist, reminds us that FOB helped influence a ton of musicians outside the mainstream. The I Hate Heroes cover stays true enough to the original, but makes the famous chart topper something to get down and dirty to. Check it out! And catch I Hate Heroes on tour if you can!
A large portion of Our Last Night’s discography is dedicated to covering pop songs. And for good reason: They’re damn good at it. Their latest cover video is of Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.” Check out the heavy spin OLN put on this chillin’ beat, and let us know what you think! ‘Cuz our name’s Blurryface…
So a bunch of covers of The Weeknd‘s smash single “The Hills” have been surfacing lately, but here’s one you may not have known about that seriously rocks. They key to a “great” cover and not a “good” cover is reinvention and reinterpretation. Something You Whisper definitely achieve both these goals by blending the original track with some suspenseful rock ‘n’ roll elements. Electronic backbeats and soft melodies meet new heaviness and even a devilish little guitar solo for some super satisfying tension. Check out the video below and compare it to the original and let us know what you think!