Tonight, we invite you to kickoff the night right with some new music from Talk to the Stranger. Vocalist Samuel Laponis spoke to HM Magazine about the background behind the song they’re debuting, “Blank Faces”:

The meaning of this song comes from an observation of our current generation. It tells the story of someone observing our generation and seeing nothing but people who are unable to think for themselves and forge their own identity, while questioning his own identity as well. We want this song to be left open to interpretation, and let this listener decide what this song means to them personally.  We are extremely excited to be sharing this with our fans not only because we feel very strongly about this message, but also because this was the first song we wrote after our guitarist returned from a year long deployment with the Navy. All of the passion for music we had built up after a year of getting by with a guitarist at the other end of the globe was poured into this song.



Righteous Vendetta

Not Dead... Yet

After canning the entire album in 2015, Righteous Vendetta is ready to release 'Not Dead Yet' and prove they're still thriving. We recently got to sit down with Ryan Hayes, vocalist of Righteous Vendetta, to discuss the band's upcoming album, life in the Mountain West, and how the pandemic has him venturing into country music songwriting.


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Neck Deep

The Pop-Punk Silver Lining

"I would hope from all of this madness we will come out of it and we're better equipped to understand and have compassion for each other." Releasing a new album during an historical epoch is certainly unique, and, for Neck Deep's 'All Distortions are Intentional,' the band looks to the future with a hopeful – and, yes, unique – approach.


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Amy Sciaretto

PR in the Time of Pandemic

No one knows artists better than Amy Sciarretto, industry veteran and President of Atom Splitter PR. So when the world hit pause and artists had to call an audible, there is no one better to talk to about how those bands are pivoting in a new reality. Sciarretto talks to us from her own home in New Jersey about how the pandemic is affecting artists, their process of undergoing transition, and how it's going to change music – maybe in great and unexpected ways.


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