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Life Size Models Release Official Music Video For "Polar Nights"

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San Jose indie-rockers Life Size Models premiered their official music video for “Polar Nights” this past Sunday on Soundwaves TV! The video is filmed entirely in San Francisco with the band walking the streets while enjoying a fun day exploring the city. Please give the video some love and feedback and share with your friends!

San Francisco’s Alt105 Radio continues to play the single Sunday nights during their Soundcheck program, so thanks for tuning in and requesting it!

You can listen and buy “Polar Nights” on all outlets, including Spotify and SoundCloud!

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Frantic Romantic's "Ready To Go" Cover Premiered on Soundwaves TV

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Our friends at Soundwaves TV premiered Frantic Romantic’s newest music video for their cover of Republica’s “Ready To Go” last night! The video was filmed in my backyard and really captures the live performance aspect of the band, especially the commanding presence of lead singer Mr. Kerosene.

Personally, I think the band did a great job capturing the original songs energy, yet still making it their own. Curious to hear what you all think of it!

The single will be out on all outlets this week, including Spotify and Apple Music! Next Sunday June 23, Soundwaves TV will feature Frantic Romantic’s interview with them, so tune in at 7pm PDT!

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Levi J Releases "Time Slips By" Single

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This past Friday, San Jose singer/songwriter Levi J released a new tune called “Time Slips By,” which features the talented Shiloh Mae. Opening with a strong guitar riff and some harmonica, the song leads into a beautiful melody and heart-felt lyrics of a personal love story. Shiloh adds a touch of femininity with her soft rich voice that really completes the song. It’s a easy listen and another solid single by one of my favorite local artists.

“Time Slips By” is available on all outlets, so give it a listen and let me know what you think!

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Life Size Models Release New Single "Polar Nights"

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San Jose indie rockers Life Size Models released their new single “Polar Nights” today! The song deals with the delicate topics of mental illness and depression that affects so many people, a disease that has taken the lives of a few close to the band members.

Not only is it a great ear-worm with an important message, it also samples a Ted Talk by Jake Tyler about depression, which adds a unique element to the tune that really hits hard on how depression can affect people.

“Polar Nights” is available on all outlets, including Spotify and SoundCloud, and has garnered some wonderful press from both PureGrainAudio and the Silicon Valley Metro. I highly recommend reading both articles as it gives some great insight on how the song came about, what it means to the band, upcoming shows, and what the future holds for LSM. Plus tune into ALT 105.3 Radio next Sunday to hear “Polar Nights” on Soundcheck!

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"Rocketship" Video Features Frantic Romantic As Aliens Landing On Earth

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Alt-pop/dream-rockers Frantic Romantic released their newest single “Rocketship” with an awesome music video reminiscent of the 80’s movie Earth Girls Are Easy. The video, directed by Nic Domaguing, stars local model/actress Victoria Barajas in your typical aliens meets earth girl fashion, with gold jumpsuits and a funny dinner scene that will make you smile. Stream the single on Spotify and don’t forget to follow/subscribe/like the band on their social media channels!

In other great news, Mr Kerosene & Rube Walker perform at Festiarte, el punto del arte in Tijuana Mexico this weekend, courtesy of El Topo Records, as well as on June 22 in the downtown festival.

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JWB Premiere Their First Single "Start Today"

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San Jose acoustic-pop trio JWB released their first single “Start Today”! The song is a beautifully composed tune in tribute to Harvey Wichman, who’s beautiful poem “Dreamer” inspired the song. It’s a lovely melody with a positive message that gets stuck in your head. I’ve been meeting with the band regularly to give them advice on releasing music and social media best practices and they’re doing a great job telling their amazing story. I’m highly impressed with them and expect big things to happen for them if they continue to work hard at it.

You can listen to the song on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes.

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Levi J Releases "My City" Single & Video

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My good friend and talented singer/songwriter LEVI J released his new single “My City” today and it’s amazing! I instantly bonded with Levi when I met him back in November 2017. He came to one of my house shows ready to network with everyone there with such confidence, eager to impress me, which he obviously did. He played me his songs the following day and I really dug his style. It’s great to see him write even better songs now and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for him and the talented musicians playing with him. I’m also honored to be one of the voices in the group “hey” you can hear halfway into the song. Check out “My City” on all outlets! Levi also released video for the new song filmed in downtown San Jose with live footage from Art Boutiki show a few months back. And yes, that’s my in the audience singing along to one of his songs.

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Frantic Romantic Rerelease Victoria Trap Album & Announce Santa Cruz Show

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San Jose dreampop quintet Frantic Romantic are rereleasing The Victoria Trap album which was previously available under their old band name Skyway View. The Victoria Trap features some of the band’s best singles including “Made of Glass,” “Crimson Petal,” and “Never Let Me Go.” The band is premiering one single every week day from February 14 to February 28 on their YouTube, starting with “Wilted Heart,” which appropriately surfaced online on Valentine’s Day. The full album will be out February 28th on Spotify and all major outlets.

Frantic Romantic also announced their first Santa Cruz show on Saturday March 2nd at Blue Lagoon with Threat To Self and Birdo.

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Frantic Romantic Release The Wolf In Newest Song & Video

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Amping up for a wild Friday? So is this werewolf. Watch his night out on the town in Frantic Romantic’s latest music video “Un Lobo Entre Nosotros.”

The video follows a lonely wolf creeping the city streets and causing some trouble, as well as the band and friends dressed in various animal heads jammin’ out to the song. Not only does watching the video make you wish you’d been at the video filming in your own animal spirit mask, but it also conveys that there’s a little wolf in all of us.

Stay tuned for another awesome video coming this Spring with the release of their full new album!

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Frantic Romantic Premiere "Celestina" Single With Animated Video

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San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their newest single “Celestina” today with an awesome animated video created by lead singer Mr. Kerosene!

Middle Tennessee Music premiered the video with a raving review stating:
“California based rockers Frantic Romantic emanate the essence (and a charming nostalgia) for the magical process of music discovery during an era now simply referred to as the ’90s. They are that band you stumbled upon in a shitty dive bar one random night with whom you uncontrollably fell in love with. Their songs were included on those mixtapes you carefully curated and handed to your girlfriend(s). They are the band you tried to emulate with your middle school buddies during talent shows. They are rock and roll from a gradually distancing era of music history that many of us hold near and dear to our hearts.“

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Frantic Romantic Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos With New Song/Video

In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their second single and music video today with an awesome premiere in No Depression magazine! Writer Mary Roberts states:
“With Alt-Pop hooks, the group easily wins over your heart and your ears which does the soul good. Vibrant melodies take over the track as it captures the nature of the band and also the video. Bound to win you over, Frantic Romantic quickly proves they have staying power in the modern era.“

The band was lucky enough to get another write-up via Music Existence, who’s writer Stephen Vicino wrote:
”The video not only shows the essence of the group in song, but also as a visual masterpiece. Their sonically alluring sound blends perfectly with a strong melodic flow that resonates throughout. The video perfectly captures the essence of the song with solid instrumentation and intriguing vocals which helps to convey the story of the piece.”

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Frantic Romantic Release "At Night" Single & Video

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San Jose’s new dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their first single “At Night” today with an awesome music video! Thanks to PureGrainAudio for debuting the band’s moody song about solitude, as well as the incredible artwork of their upcoming album.

Lead singer Mr. Kerosene talks about the making of the video in the article, stating:
”We really wanted to play into the title and the mood of the song, which is basically bleak solitude. The whole band is separated, playing this song in their version of the same room.”

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Stream Till I Fall's New EP + Release Show Announced

The new Till I Fall record is available now everywhere music is streamed!  To see the album's magic come alive, don't miss their EP Release Show on Friday May 12 at Forager in downtown San Jose!

Big thanks to local newspaper Metro for showing some love for the new EP:
"Till I Fall capture that anger with their punchy sound. There’s the galloping Blink-182 drumming, the cranked guitars and the overlapping, nasal melodies, which mirror a head swimming with so many thoughts, it’s impossible to grasp at any single one."

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Citabria Playing Live 105 BFD Local Band Stage

Live105 radio just announced that Citabria will be playing the Soundcheck local band stage at BFD on Sat June 10th at Shoreline Amphitheatre!  These San Jose electro-rockers will be playing along side Death By Firework, Hot Flash Heat Wave, The New Up, Birthday, Cemetery Sun, Nine Pound Shadow, Picture Atlantic, and Silent Pilot.

For more info & full festival line-up, see below!

Main Stage: General Info | Phoenix | Franz Ferdinand | Cold War Kids | Milky Chance | Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Bud Light Festival Stage: General Info | Taking Back Sunday | Marian Hill | New Politics | Highly Suspect | LP | Mondo Cozmo | SWMRS | Missio | WATERS | Dreamers

Subsonic Tent: General Info | Getter | Whethan | Phantoms | Powers | Dimond Saints | Pusher | Wingtip | HIGHSOCIETY | Opia | Qrion | Aaron Axelsen | St. John | DJ Dallas

Local Band Stage: General Info | Silent Pilot | Picture Atlantic | Nine Pound Shadow | Cemetery Sun | Birthday | The New Up | Hot Flash Heat Wave | Citabria | Death By Fireworks

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