FLUSH!! – “Change With a Shout”
Get ready for another over the top RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Formed in Seoul, Korea in 2015, FLUSH!! is a straight edge hard-core punk that follows the spirit of staying away from alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. “Change With a Shout” is their first full-length album. Check out their positive, lyrically and socially critical messages with fast, pop punk music as a base. About to go on a tour of Europe next week, go check out FLUSH!! if you can…
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Sisters MEG AND DIA Frampton have been in the game since 2007. The Utah duo have an impressive record under their belt including work with Warner Bros Records and successful solo careers with seven #1 radio hits across SE Asia, writing music for huge names in the business, and owning/operating a coffee shop. The return of MEG & DIA with a surprise release “happysad, is their first full length since 2011! The album is a collaborative effort between the two after having parted and gone their separate ways since the band disbanded – find out more at PURE NOISE RECORDS!
FETISH features legendary POISON IDEA members Steve “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford and Eric “Vegetable” Olsen, and later-era Poison Idea guitarist Brandon Bentley, but it also includes members of the Portland punk rock machine that is LONG KNIFE, Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid. Besides Hanford, FETISH is rounded out by fellow “War All the Time”-Era Poison Idea member Eric “Vegetable” Olsen, and was formed with members of fellow Portland, Oregon punk rock trailblazers Long Knife after Hanford spent 7 years in a state prison for a string of robberies. A vehicle for redemption and major personal change, Hanford spent the years writing and recording nearly 13 albums worth of music, in forms of various projects and concepts, as detailed in a full feature about him published recently in Kerrang! Magazine “World Easter” was produced by Steve Hanford, engineered by legendary producer Billy Anderson – this is a debut album destined to set a very high standard out the gate in the band’s discography, sonically, featuring prime choking vocals and a vicious onslaught of new material. Get some over at BLACKHOUSE RECORDS!
For his Rap side he goes by RETRO, but he’s also a member and the producer of Los Retros, a R&B/funk band signed to STONES THROW RECORDS. Odd, enigmatic, he’s been called one of the best…check out the latest from RETRO today on 12ETRO DISCOS!
ARCADE HIGH is a 2 man electronic duo hailing from Pittsburgh, PA and “New Impressions” is their 4th full-length record. It features artwork by James White aka Signalnoise and was mastered at Preference Mastering. ARCADE HIGH seamlessly meld neon-soaked 80s electronica with pixel-packed synths all while delivering stunning vocal arrangements reminiscent of times gone by. “New Impressions” was designed to achieve a balance between their love for retro sounds and modern bangers on the dance floor.