BULLY DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RUNNING”

BULLY DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR 
RUNNING
SOPHOMORE ALBUM LOSING 
OUT NOW ON SUB POP
Bully released their sophomore album, Losing via Sub Pop Records this past fall to critical acclaim with UPROXX naming it one of the best rock albums of 2017. Today, they are debuting their new music video for single “Running.” The video, which was shot in Nashville and directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, is a stylized take on early 90’s videos.  Without being too on the nose, the imagery explores how we run away from our feelings and how the media portrays millennials and youth.
WATCH RUNNING HERE

Losing was recorded in Chicago at Electrical Audio, recorded and engineered by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno and is available for purchase here.Losing is the follow up to Bully’s critically acclaimed debut Feels Like. Bully is made up of founding members Reece Lazarus, Clayton Parker and Bognanno.
“The bass hops around nervously in nearly constant eighth notes, with drums syncopated against it à la the Police; a guitar on the left offers a neat new-wave hook while another one on the right grumbles occasionally with dissonant, distorted squawks. And as those tensions flare into multiple little crescendos, the singer Alicia Bognanno gets herself more and more worked up.” –New York Times
 
“Instead of recreating the Rorschach blot scream-a-thons of the ’90s, Bully choose to inflate that decade’s raw timbre with words that feel intimate and necessary.” 
-Pitchfork
 
“Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.” –New York Magazine
“full of tough-earned wisdom and egalitarian rage, Losing is a high-energy, high-impact emotional workout for everyone involved.” –Wired
“Expect lots more of Bognanno’s sharp, cynical emotional insights and impassioned yells, all backed by Bully’s gnawing, ’90s-inspired sound.” -SPIN
“The record once again faces down youthful angst, but with a notable growth in Bognanno’s maturity” –Consequence of Sound
“Alicia Bognanno has a way of channeling her inner struggles into tightly-constructed and toiled-over rock songs with a classic touch.” 
Stereogum
 
“Losing is another blast of raw, Singles-era guitar rock that captures what made the debut so appealing.” Under the Radar
“Bognanno explores a lot of loss, diving headfirst into the complicated emotions associated with death, heartbreak, isolation and more. The result is an especially personal effort, a batch of songs that are blistering and angst-ridden, but which still boast a wink toward playful pop. Bognanno’s not wrong when she says it tops Feels Like.” –Nashville Scene
BULLY – LOSING
BY PATTY SCHEMEL
In rock – as in life – change is unavoidable, often painful, but ultimately necessary, and Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully have dealt with a lot of it since their debut record
Feels Like hit in 2015. Now with a new label and another couple years worth of life experience, the 12 new songs on Losing feel like perfect anthems for a generation still learning to harness the power of resistance. With a vocal style that is as pretty as it is powerful, and emotionally resonant lyrics, Alicia channels the loss of innocence and reveals a raw honesty in songs that are distinctly hers.
I love Bully the way I love Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and the Breeders. Their sound takes me back to the stripped down and thoughtfully engineered songs that haunt me long after they’re gone and never get old. Another good reason to be with Sub Pop, who have always been associated with music that is built to last.
I feel like all my best work has been born of heartbreak and upheaval; maybe most musicians feel that way. “The title of the record –Losing – kind of says it all,” Alicia says. “After being on the road so long and coming back to Nashville we all had a lot of changes going on in our personal lives that we were trying to deal with / adjust to and that was really the motivation for this one.”
“Feel the Same” is about being stuck in the claustrophobia of a manic state of mind. It’s Alicia’s favorite song to scream. “Seeing It,” she says, is about the unique anxiety and vigilance about personal safety that comes with being a woman: “Such a blurring place to be / stuck in your own body.” Lately Alicia has been lending her voice as an advocate for gun control, women’s rights and speaking out in support of animal rights. In some ways my generation were in a bubble in the 90s; I never gave any thought to what Bill Clinton was up to, for instance – but in 2017, Losing sounds like a personal and necessary call to arms to me; we need rock n roll now more than ever.

MOANING ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM!


The impassioned, self-titled debut from Los Angeles-band Moaning will be released March 2nd, 2018 worldwide through Sub Pop

Moaning

On March 2nd, 2018, Moaning will release their impassioned self-titled debut on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop.  The 10-track album, featuring the “Don’t Go” along with highlights “Artificial,” “The Same,” and “Misheard,” was recorded and engineered by Alex Newport in Los Angeles.

Moaning have delivered a charmingly chaotic, black & white visual for “Don’t Go,” which was directed by Michael Schmelling. The video stars the band and a few of their dear friends, and was shot in Los Angeles in the waning days of summer.

Watch official video for “Don’t Go”

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Wolf Parade – NEW ALBUM!! NEW VIDEO!!

WOLF PARADE’S CRY CRY CRY IS OUT NOW!

PRAISE FOR WOLF PARADE

“…Their best yet,” ****The Guardian

“A dark and beautiful reunion record”SPIN

9/10Drowned in Sound

“Cry Cry Cry is 21st century rock at its most delectably omnivorous [8/10].”Uncut

“Cry Cry Cry is fully and completely a Wolf Parade record. The band not only sounds like itself, it sounds as good as ever.” [8.5/10]Under the Radar

Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, the band’s excellent fourth album, is out now on Sub Pop / Rhythmethod.

In celebration, Wolf Parade dropped a new long-form video entitled “Cry III (King of Piss and Paper / Artificial Life)” during their Indieheads AMA.

WATCH HERE:

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DUDE YORK SHARE VIDEO FOR “BLACK JACK”

FLOOD Magazine premiered the trippy new music video for “Black Jack,” the bombastic opening salvo from Dude York’s full-length Sincerely, which was released earlier this year.

 

“[Dude York] delivers brisk pop-rock melodies with metal flourishes and arena-rock theatrics.” — The Chicago Tribune

“Bands like Dude York, alongside Mitski, Angel Olsen or Hardly Art label mates Tacocat and Chastity Belt, seem like the most likely way forward: rock music that touches on modern concerns, is forthright instead of vague and offers perspectives other than the male gaze.” — The Seattle Times

“The 13 tracks on
Sincerely, are, in contrast to their booming, brash arrangements, plainly vulnerable, truthful and deal with familiar feelings of quarter-life malaise.” — Paste

“Dude York’s pleas for the crowd to move closer are getting increasingly desperate.” — The Onion




METZ share new video for Cellophane – album out now!

Today the Toronto noise-rock-punk trio METZ release their ferocious (Steve Albini-produced) third album Strange Peace! 

“The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty,” Edkins explains. “They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”

To celebrate they have released a video for “Cellophane”, Watch the discombobulating black-and-white clip for “Cellophane” below.

 
METZ is Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass). 

BULLY release new single for RUNNING – new album LOSING out October 20th on Sub Pop

BULLY, NEW ALBUM LOSING OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SUB POP.
Bully are back with a new album, more powerful and hard hitting than ever. Now on Sup Pop worldwide, Losing will be released October 20th. Off the back of the first single “Feel The Same” which had critics and fans alike raving about its intensity, the band are offering another glimpse into the new album releasing the new song “Running.” Alicia Bognano explains the meaning behind the song telling us, “Overall, Running is about shamelessly keeping yourself distracted or making up excuses to avoid processing certain emotions.”
LISTEN TO RUNNING:

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Losing has all the hallmarks of an iconic album and on the band’s sophomore release, they’ve landed harshly in the adult world, and are facing the brutality of life. New York Magazine tipped the album in the Fall Music Preview writing “Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.”
Press For “Feel The Same”:
“”Feel The Same”….also plumbs an uncomfortably static state of mind. But this time Bognanno doesn’t try to lighten that feeling-instead, she intensifies it.” – Pitchfork 
 
“Though a relatively quick 2:22, it perfectly catches the feeling of having your mind overtaken by barrage of useless thoughts as backing vocals pan left and right.” – Consequence of Sound 
 
“The track is Riff Central (population: Bully), and features Bognanno’s rasping, urgent vocal spitting out lyrics about boredom and stasis over a raging blow of an instrumental that’s all frustration and released repression.” – Noisey 
 
“‘Feel The Same’ is a two-and-a-half minute jolt of energy, layered with catchy hooks and the singer’s penetrating howls.” – Paste
 
“A quick blast of fuzz that recalls Sonic Youth at their most compact and Live Through This-era Hole.” – Spin
 
“A ragged and propulsive rocker that serves as a great introduction to a great band.” – Stereogum 
 
“The new track is a tightly compact punk rock eager that carries some major, vintage Sonic Youth vibes.” – Uproxx
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