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Capitol Offense release punishing new single, “Captive”

Decatur, Illinois’ Capitol Offense have released a new song, titled “Captive,” featuring Bryan Prosser of The JïG. BRP is excited to offer an exclusive premiere of the music video for “Captive” below, filmed by EasterDaily (Errick Easterday).

The video features footage from live performances, including the band’s tour with War Prayer last month. “Captive” first enthralls listeners with shredding guitar, followed by fierce vocals, relentless bass, and blistering drums. Just when it can’t get any heavier, a piercing guitar solo takes over, leading into a crowd-killing breakdown.

Vocalist Tyler Brown explains: “Corruption and hatred are things that have played a huge role in this past political year and this song just tackles all my feelings, frustrations and distrust with everything that’s taking place around us right now. We got a chance to work with Errick Easterday (EasterDaily) for our video, and get one of my best friends Bryan Prosser from The JïG on a guest spot. We’ve been sitting on this song for sometime now, and we couldn’t be more stoked to finally get to show everyone a bit of what we’ve been working on these last few months.”

Capitol Offense will release two new songs on Moral Dissension, the band’s split with Bruise that is scheduled to drop in March 2017. Following the release, Capitol Offense will hit the road with Bruise for a Midwest run. More details to be released soon.

Check out the album art for Moral Dissension below.

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Capitol Offense was featured on “BRP’s Most Anticipated Music of 2017.” Check it out here.

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Written by Chelsea Scofield

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Krelboyne premiere darker, heavier new single— “The Beauty of Not Feeling Anything”

Central Illinois’ Krelboyne released “The Beauty of Not Feeling Anything,” a single from their upcoming EP Ghost of an Empire. The EP drops this Friday, February 3 via Error Records (Digital/CD) and Sonic Dust Records (Cassette). BRP is excited to offer an exclusive premiere of the song below. Check it out and share your thoughts with us!

The single first captures you with its catchy guitar riffs and vocals that’s sure to stop Brand New fans in their tracks. The tune then keeps you listening with explosive drums, bass that won’t quit, and harsh screaming filled with raw emotion.

Bassist Tyler Day explains: “‘The Beauty of Not Feeling Anything’ is a song that has evolved a lot since we started working on it. It’s a song about unhealthy relationships with yourself and with others, which is a recurring theme on this record. Our new EP is darker, heavier, and more personal than anything we’ve put out in the past.”

If you’re interested in pre-ordering Ghost of an Empire, click here!

To accompany their release, Krelboyne will embark on a 12-date tour, kicking off on February 3 in Champaign, Illinois at Blips N Chitz. The band will perform with We Love You at The Green Room in Muncie, Indiana on February 4 and with Forever Losing Sleep at Chalk Zone in Cape May, New Jersey on February 10. The full list of tour dates are shown below.

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Written by Chelsea Scofield
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Undeserving release “Sympathy”—a new jam for shoegaze fans

Bloomington, Illinois’ Undeserving released a new song today, titled “Sympathy.” The track is off of their upcoming self-titled EP, the band’s first release with Ghost Town Records. From new music to lineup changes, Undeserving have experienced it all in the last few months. BRP’s Chelsea Renee Scofield sat down with vocalist Christopher Biggs and guitarist Greg Tracy to discuss their impending EP, the new lineup, Title Fight covers and everything in between.

[Photo cred: Errick Easterday]

Explain the meaning behind “Sympathy” and why you chose to write and record the song.
BIGGS: Sympathy” is pretty straightforward, it’s one of the slower shoegaze songs off of the record [laughs]. When I wrote this song I was in a very dark place and I wanted to write about it. This song is about not feeling like you’re good enough to be with someone, so you change how you are to please that person.

What can you tell us about the upcoming EP? What can fans expect from it?
TRACY: A mix of influences and no one solid sound throughout. Part of this is due the fact that Undeserving and what we wanted to do was so different and new to us. We all come from bands that have never went for this sound before. The actual five-track EP was musically written in two days over a couple hours in my apartment.
   Not only were these songs written in a couple days, but it was almost a full year ago. So these are old songs finally being released. I wrote all the guitar and had Dalton start on drums. We’ve spent the last seven months playing these songs live since then. We never took the time to record because honestly we were to busy with playing shows.

You guys have been dropping hints about a possible record deal, what’s up with that?
BIGGS: We’ve been working with Ghost Town Records, based out of Wisconsin. They’re a start-up label doing some really cool stuff for some upcoming bands and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them.

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The band has faced some lineup changes lately, but that didn’t stop you guys. What can you tell us about these changes?
BIGGS: We’ve been going through some lineup changes with the recent departure of our second guitarist Kyle Hughes. I sing for the band, Dalton McKinley plays guitar, Greg Tracy plays guitar, Daniel Ledbetter (MethXDealer, Krelboyne) is on bass and Cory O’Connor plays drums for us. We also have Josh Kayne (PINE), who fills in for drums when Cory is not able to play.

The cassette for this release looks sick. Who did you work with to release this EP, and who was in charge of design?
BIGGS: This tape is being put out through Ghost Town Records and was designed by Eyetooth Collective, I believe. I had the idea of the grey with swirl to match the album art which was done by Trae Roberts (Hogarth, Bruise) while we were actually in the studio. We love that dude and he worked so hard making this sound exactly how we wanted. Big props to Trae—that man is a machine and every band he touches is gold. Shout out to Hogarth and Bruise. Solid ass bands.
We also had Derrick Goodson of No Victory design the tape sleeve for us. All the homies from the hardcore scene have helped us so much and we’re so grateful.

Serious question, are you guys going to cover Title Fight?
BIGGS: We’ve talked about covering Title Fight many times. We’ve even been accused of stealing Title Fight riffs, so we might as well [laughs].

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Written by Chelsea Renee Scofield

Photos by Errick Easterday

 

 

 

 

Oceans Grey premiere “Eat Me Alive,” vocalist Trae Roberts announces tour dates, EP, more

Oceans Grey have just released their highly anticipated single, titled “Eat Me Alive.” BRP’s Chelsea Renee Scofield sat down with vocalist Trae Roberts to discuss the band’s new single, their upcoming EP, their fall 2015 tour and more!

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So, this is the band’s second release since Simon Says. For this single, how have you guys improved your sound? What sets this single apart from the songs off Simon Says or your other single, “Cut Ties”?
ROBERTS: I feel in this new song we’ve brought in a little more of a matured sound. We took a lot more time in and out of the studio to pick at the song and throw in every little thing we wanted for it to come out exactly how we wanted.


You described this newest release as the band’s “hardest hitting song to date.” Does that also mean that you would consider it the band’s best work?
Absolutely!


The single is titled “Eat Me Alive.” What does the song mean, lyrically?
Though the lyrics sound kind of indirect, the song is about growing up with mental disorders (ADHD, ADD, bipolar disorder) with doctors putting you on a bunch of medicines that you don’t think are necessary.


Will this single lead to the band’s second EP or maybe a full-length?
We plan to have a longer EP released early 2016.


What does the remainder of 2015 hold for Oceans Grey?
We’re going on our last tour of the year [dates listed below] and taking the rest of this year to sit back and crack down on writing for this new EP. BRP


Oceans Grey tour dates:
10/9 PLAINWELL, MI @ BAD X SPORTS
10/11 LOUISVILLE KY @ SPINELLI’S DOWNTOWN
10/12 TENNESSEE, TBA
10/13 DOTHAN, AL @ THE DOTHAN PLUGHOUSE
10/14 MISSISSIPPI, TBA
10/15 SHREVEPORT, LA
10/16 AUSTIN, TX @ DIRTY DOG BAR
10/17 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ NESTA DIVE BAR
10/18 DENTON, TX @ MOONSHINE SHACK
10/19 OKLAHOMA CITY, TBA
10/20 SHIPMAN, IL @ SHIPMAN COMMUNITY CENTER

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Check out Oceans Grey’s music here: https://oceansgreyin.bandcamp.com/


Written by Chelsea Renee Scofield