Hearts Like Lions caught our attention last year with their single “Once Dead, Now Alive,” and earlier this year, the band successfully crowdfunded their first EP, These Hands. Mixing influences from indie rock bands like Indian Lakes, Circa Survive, As Cities Burn or Manchester Orchestra, these Long Beach natives are sure to be turning heads this year. This is one of the most beautiful handfuls of songs I have heard this year.
Multihyphenate vocalist-actor-musician-entrepreneur Danny Worsnop can't cool off as his main gig, Asking Alexandria, releases their sixth studio album, 'Like a House on Fire'Full Feature More from Asking Alexandria
"Music is our everything; we live and die for it. It’s our way to be human, so making songs that make that deep human connection is really important for The Used." In a new age of releasing music in a socially-distanced world, Bert McCracken and The Used face the challenge of human connection when physical connection is taboo. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt dives in with McCracken about The Used's new album, Heartwork, his absence on social media, and why 2020 will be the year of rice.Full Feature More from The Used
"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.Full Feature More from Neck Deep
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.Full Feature More from Amy Sciarretto