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Six Days ‘Til Sunday Release Official Disease Music Video

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
Six Days 'Til Sunday Release Official Disease Music Video

Hard rock band Six Days ‘Till Sunday have released the official music video for their new song, ‘Disease.’ The track is featured on the L.A.-based band’s debut album, ‘Predetermined,’ which is now available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon. The video for ‘Disease’ was shot over two days in Hollywood, with director Tom Von Doom. The helmer utilized live footage from Six Days ‘Till Sunday’s debut show at the Whisky A Go Go, as well as conceptual footage. The song tells the story of an apocalyptic circumstance that plays itself out over and over again. The members of Six Days ‘Till Sunday include: Starlin Cross – Lead Vocals – Guitar  [ Read More ]

Sandlot Heroes Entices Fans to Come Back with New Single

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Sandlot Heroes Entices Fans to Come Back with New Single

Sandlot Heroes is enticing fans to ‘Come Back’ with the release of their new single. The three piece rock band, which hails from Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, stepped into the studio in December 2012 to write new songs and creatively evolve towards the next level. ‘Come Back’ was released today as on their label, Sandlot Heroes, LLC. ‘Come Back’ was written after Sandlot Heroes toured America with such bands as Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, The Wonder Years and Bowling For Soup. After spending most of last year writing songs that would distinguish them from traditional pop-rock, the band is planning to release many more singles this year. Sandlot  [ Read More ]

Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted by lonnie On December - 29 - 2013 0 Comment
Kanye West

Unfortunately deemed as the year of the “selfie” and “twerk”, 2013 also marks a time when radio-friendly artists actually made “good” music. Infectious, yet not overly repetitive songs from Fall Out Boy, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce and Avicii restored my faith in commercial music. As these singers rose to stardom this year, some past favorites plummeted with lackluster releases, such as Lady Gaga’s “Applause”, Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”. In every defeat, there’s a winner and thankfully new artists, such as Lorde, Haim, Jake Bugg and Sky Ferreira, made 2013 one of my favorite years for music. So congratulations to those on Shockya’s Top 10 Albums  [ Read More ]


AWOLNATION have just released their 2-CD Limited Edition Deluxe package of their blockbuster debut album, “Megalithic Symphony” through Red Bull Records. The limited edition package includes 32 tracks, the first disc containing the original studio album and the second disc featuring AWOLNATION’s rarities like the latest single, “THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT,” “Some Kind of Joke” and “Everybody’s Got A Secret” and B-sides such as “I’ve Been Dreaming” and the fan favorite song, “MF.” The two-disc set will also contain live tracks, remixes with Kendrick Lamar, Borgore, Dan The Automator and Robert DeLong. Enclosed in the package is an official AWOLNATION jacket patch and a limited edition AWOLNATION surf wax comb. You can preorder  [ Read More ]


If there’s one thing that’s awesome about “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films, it’s that they always have great soundtracks. Of course, there’s more to love about the films than the soundtracks–like the story, characters, art design, and acting prowess–but, the soundtracks bring everything to life. If you’re excited for the upcoming film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” you’ll get even more excited when you see this music video for “I See Fire,” the song that will play over the end credits of the film. I’m already a Sheeran fan, but I think I became an even bigger fan after watching this video. According to,  [ Read More ]


Artist Of The Week: Deer Tick

Posted by lonnie On September - 25 - 2013 0 Comment
Deer Tick

With fall officially kicking off this week, you, Shockya readers, no longer have to justify your choice of listening to dismal playlists in the blissful summer days. It is finally acceptable to crank up those moodier tracks. So, you can retire your pop tunes or at least save them for an exceptionally happy day because rock music is at the forefront of this season and leading the way is the folk rock band, Deer Tick. Fronted by singer/song-writer and guitarist, John McCauley, Deer Tick dropped their fifth studio album, “Negativity”, this past Tuesday, September 24th, via Partisan Records. As an avid fan of all things “McCauley”, which include his other  [ Read More ]

Artist Of The Week: MS MR

Posted by lonnie On September - 11 - 2013 0 Comment

Nowadays, it is almost second nature to drown out vocals with a flood of instrumental sounds. As if auto-tune wasn’t helpful enough, these artists rely all too often on beats to fill the emotional void in their vocals. According to radio charts, this tactic can be deemed as successful, but when a talent dares to perform a track live, falling flat on stage commonly occurs (cough, cough Miley Cyrus). So, let’s introduce you, Shockya readers, to the New York based duo, MS MR, a group who fearlessly expresses a “pop” sound that rests heavily on raw vocals. Comprised of Lizzy Plapinger, the “MS” (vocalist), and Max Hershenow, the “MR” (producer),  [ Read More ]

Coldplay Atlas Hunger Games Catching Fire Lyric Video

I’m sure fans of “The Hunger Games” feel honored that Coldplay’s first song created specifically for a film soundtrack would be for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” I myself have been really interested in hearing what the song would be. Now, we can all listen together now that the official lyric video for the song, “Atlas” has been released. If you’re a fan of Coldplay, then you already know they are great if you need a big, epic, awesome sound. There are only a few bands out there with a cinematic sound, and Coldplay happens to be one of them. Personally, I think “Atlas” is a song that has turned  [ Read More ]

Artist Of The Week: Pickwick

Posted by lonnie On September - 3 - 2013 0 Comment

Pop music has become all too commonplace these days. Yes, I do occasionally enjoy belting out to Katy Perry’s “Roar” or Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” or Lady Gaga’s “Applause”, but as the seasons change, my playlists must follow suit. Shockya readers, it’s time to say so long to the carefree summer days and usher in the distressed fall days with more thought provoking and less auto-tuned music. Note that this pop music “jab” is mostly directed at the now infamous Cyrus, who was far from serious with her performance of “We Can’t Stop” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. So, let’s ditch the “twerk” and welcome the tunes from  [ Read More ]

Artist Of The Week: Justin Timberlake and ‘N SYNC

Posted by lonnie On August - 26 - 2013 0 Comment
Justin Timberlake

While I am all about giving Shockya’s “Artist Of The Week” to fresh-faced singers, every now and then a seasoned talent deserves to dethrone the youngins and retake the title. So, my apologies to the next Ray-Ban, Converse and flannel clad outfit because Justin Timberlake and his ‘N SYNC pals triumphed to the top this week with their performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. As a teenager during the ‘N SYNC pop reign, I will always have a “soft” spot for this quintet, no matter how much they have tipped the scale since the 90s. Determined to be “different” from the other Juicy Couture donning teens, I sided  [ Read More ]

Artist Of The Week: Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga

Posted by lonnie On August - 13 - 2013 0 Comment

Pop sensations, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, will unexpectedly be going head to head in the coming weeks on the Billboard charts. Perry’s new single, “Roar”, hit the digital market on August 12th. Due to the release of uncut versions of Gaga’s “Applause”, she dropped her single on August 13th, instead of its original date, August 19th. While I am sure Gaga and crew are disappointed with the track’s leak, the early arrival placed against Perry’s tune showcases two entirely different directions for the pop genre and will undeniably benefit the category as a whole on the charts. What’s wrong with a little team success over solo triumph, especially when  [ Read More ]


Artist Of The Week: CHVRCHES

Posted by lonnie On August - 6 - 2013 0 Comment

Electro-pop music has finally been justified with the Scottish outfit, CHVRCHES. The group, which consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals), Iain Cook (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, vocals), doesn’t abuse their instrumental privileges by flooding tunes with clumps and clumps of beats. Instead, the trio has the ideal mix of catchy melodies, memorable lyrics and vocal intonation. CHVRCHES will be a breakout band of 2013 and their experimental sound will keep them afloat in this industry for many years to come. Let’s address one obvious outlier, the “V”. CHVRCHES is pronounced as “churches”, but to avoid the Google search clutter, the outfit opted for a letter replacement. Smart and  [ Read More ]


Happy Wednesday, Shockya readers! Placing “happy” adjacent to a workday might read like an oxymoron, but any form of encouragement midweek helps. Thanks to the Nashville quartet, Machines Are People Too, you can now replace “Happy Wednesday” with something a bit more personal like, “Do What You Love”, which is the lead single off of their sophomore EP, “Nickels & Dimes”. Rounded out by the songs, “Get Up”, “Wait”, “I’m Alright”, “Can’t Keep Running” and “Our Time”, the EP dropped July 23rd and is available for purchase on iTunes. Baeble Music recently premiered the music video for the first single, “Do what You Love”. The track, which is already infused  [ Read More ]

Artist Of The Week: Fifth Harmony

Posted by lonnie On July - 24 - 2013 0 Comment

Before reading about the “Artist Of The Week”, you, Shockya readers, deserve to be warned. This week’s selection is filed under my guilty pleasures aka a band associated with the pop genre. Admitting to liking this category could lead to social music suicide, but who doesn’t enjoy belting away to an empowering and corny tune every now and then? So, turn your indie rock frowns upside down and listen to the latest single, “Miss Movin’ On”, from X Factor alum, Fifth Harmony. As an avid fan of “The X Factor,” I firmly believe the reality competition churns out artists that harbor the utmost quality in the music industry, the entertainment  [ Read More ]


Top 10 Albums Of 2013 (So Far)

Posted by lonnie On July - 19 - 2013 0 Comment

Eclecticism seeps throughout my list of “Top 10 Albums Of 2013”. So far, this year has seen established artists drop new albums, which broadens their “own” music palette, but also expands the stifling ways of their overall genres and “newer” talents, who shock listeners with their bold debuts. 2013 has been far from a letdown musically, which only made compiling this list more difficult. Check out my “Top Ten” below. 1. Daughter “If You Leave” Daughter (also known as Elena Tonra) takes the NO.1 spot with her debut album, “If You Leave”, which dropped March 18th via 4AD. Yes, collectively the album is instrumentally, vocally and lyrically somber, but through  [ Read More ]

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