10 Questions with Aree and the Pure Heart

EDITORS NOTE:  This is an interview that Dave (Oklahoma Lefty) did with Aree of Aree and the Pure Heart back in 2015.  Aree and the Pure Heart just recently signed with Wiretap Records so I thought now would be a good time to re-publish it.

Aree and the Pure Heart’s debut EP Heartsongs is nothing short of brilliant.

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Single Review: “We Should Have Won” by Textbook

Title:  “We Should Have Won” (BandCamp, CD Baby, Spotify)
Artist:  Textbook (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTubeBandCamp, Spotify)

In celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band, Chicago, IL’s Textbook have released a new single “We Should Have Won” a song that is as much a lament as it is an anthem.

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EP Review: ‘Death Ride’ by Don’t Make Ghosts

download-1Title:  Death Ride (BandCamp)
Artist:  Don’t Make Ghosts (Official, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, BandCamp, SquareUp)

Oklahoma City’s Don’t Make Ghosts debut EP Death Ride is nothing short of spectacular.  The five-song EP beautifully mixes elements of melodic post hardcore, classic rock, and anthematic punk resulting in a sound that is heartfelt, energetic, uplifting, poignant, fresh, and familiar all at the same time.

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10 Questions with Shallow Cuts

10 Questions with Shallow Cuts

Hailing from San Diego, Ca and Minneapolis, MN and boasting members of Dan Padilla, Madison Bloodbath, Dear Landlord, and Gateway District, Shallow Cuts is a powerhouse of a band that perfectly and precisely mixes elements of melodic punk rock, classic arena rock ‘n’ roll, and power pop.  The band released their full-length debut, Empty Beach Towns, in June on No Idea Records and will be playing this year’sAwesome Fest in San Diego in September and The Fest in Gainesville, FL in October.

This interview was conducted via email with J. Wang and Matty July 2 – 27, 2016.

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EP Review: ‘The Great Thieves Escape II’ by Walk the Plank, No Fun, Such Gold, Harker

The Great Thieves Escape IITitle:  The Great Thieves Escape II (No Panic Records, Flix Records, BandCamp [No Panic])
Artists:  Walk the Plank (Facebook, BandCamp), No Fun (Facebook, BandCamp), Such Gold (OfficialFacebook, Twitter,Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr), Harker (Official, Facebook, Twitter,InstagramBandCamp, SoundCloud)

The Great Thieves Escape II is a four-way split from No Panic and Flix Records featuring Walk the Plank, No Fun, Such Gold, and Harker.

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