Pyrite Sidewalk

Today, HM is proud to premiere the full stream of Pyrite Sidewalk’s upcoming release, rôr′shäk, a day before it’s released. The California-based alternative rock band has a throwback New Jersey/Long Island-influenced sound, with nods to the ’00s post-hardcore and alternative scene.

We spoke with vocalist Jake Stai about the release:

We’ve been working extremely hard on this record, and we’re very excited to hear our fans’ feedback on ror’shak’. We tried to be as real as possible, and we’re excited to have this as our debut with Manic Kat Records. There’s an amazing team behind us who share our passion for this album. We are stoked to see what we can accomplish this year.

The band was founded in 2011 and recently signed with Manic Kat Records for the EP release.


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Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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