DELUXE EDITION OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT NOVEMBER 19
BRKN LOVE, the brainchild of Toronto native Justin Benlolo, released their self-titled debut album earlier this year via Spinefarm Records. On November 19, the band will release a deluxe edition of the record, featuring four newly recorded tracks.
Today, the band shared the song “Crush.” Listen here.
“We’ve all had a crush before — whether it be on a particular person, an inanimate object, or in this song’s case, illicit drugs,” says Benlolo, sharing insight into the song’s weighty subject matter. “I knew this person back in high school and I guess you could say they were the first junkie I ever met. I was struck by their everyday life — constant back and forth of relapse and resolve. The song is written from the perspective of this person and how I saw them deal with their struggles. It’s a serious subject matter, and as a band, we all hope that we can help anybody who is struggling with addiction of any kind. The song is meant to shed some more light on the many problems teenagers and young adults face.”
Previously, BRKN LOVE shared their cover of Bishop Briggs’ “River.”
The album, produced by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights), was recorded live to tape, preserving a raw and real feeling in the riffing tempered by relatable and emotional lyrics.
The deluxe version of BRKN LOVE is available for pre-order here.
BRKN LOVEDELUXE TRACK LISTING:
“I Can’t Lie”
“I See Red”
“Flies in the Honey”
“In Your Hands”
BRKN LOVE ONLINE:
EMPLOYED TO SERVE SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “PARTY’S OVER” — WATCH
SUPER LIMITED 7″ VINYL RELEASE INCLUDES THE B-SIDE “HARSH TRUTH (RELIVED)” FEATURING STRAY FROM THE PATH’S DREW DIJORIO
The time to rage has ended… sort of!
UK quintet EMPLOYED TO SERVE have released the video for their absolutely vicious new single “Party’s Over.”
Employed to Serve know no way to go other than hard. Therefore, the message of “Party’s Over” is equally as hard-hitting.
“‘Party’s Over’ is about the fast decay of the unsustainable world we live in,” says singer Justine Jones. “Frustratingly, despite our best efforts, the quest for a sustainable way of living feels hopeless due to what humanity deems a birthright rather than a luxury. What we think we need in order to live just does not seem compatible with our ecosystem, making me feel like we’re aliens that have taken the planet hostage.”
“Party’s Over” will be available on red and blue 7″ vinyl — limited to only 500 copies and never to be repressed. The 7″ includes a re-worked version of “Harsh Truth,” which features Stray From the Path’s Drew Dijorio.
Pre-orders, including exclusive t-shirt designs, are here.
7″ INCH TRACK LISTING:
“Harsh Truth (Relived)”
Employed to Serve released their third album Eternal Forward Motionin 2019. It received critical acclaim from The Guardian, Revolver, and more.
SELF-TITLED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 30
BLACK FOXXES have shared the video for new single “Jungle Skies,” which is taken from their self-titled third album, out October 30 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm/UMG.
Watch the video for the intensely intimate song here.
“‘Jungle Skies’ is a song written about depression. I wrote this song the week before I had to shave my head because of the treatment I am on,” says singer Mark Holley. “It’s the happiest I’ve ever been about any lyrics I’ve ever written. It’s a song about the dark, but also about rebirth and learning to love and accept yourself. I hope it can connect with some of you that are going through your own personal battles.”
Black Foxxes is a complete refresh for the band and boasts their most vibrant and free-thinking material to date.
BLACK FOXXES TRACK LISTING:
“My Skin Is”
“The Diving Bell”
ABOUT BLACK FOXXES:
Over the course of two albums (2016’s I’m Not Well and 2018’s Reidi), Black Foxxes main man Mark Holley established his band as a potent creative force, carving out a signature spot on the emotive rock ‘n’ roll map backed by strong, growing support from fans and media alike.
With singles/videos such as “Husk,” “I’m Not Well,” “JOY,” and “Manic In Me,” the clip for which was filmed in Iceland, a key source of influence for Album 2, it became increasingly clear that Holley is an artist prepared to shed protective layers — an artist with plenty to say and a particular way of tapping into thoughts, feelings and fears.
And now, with Album 3, the Bristol-based singer/songwriter/guitarist has done even more to bind music and personal message into a cohesive body of work — nine compelling tracks recorded quickly with a brand new rhythm section (drummer Finn McClean and bassist Jack Henley, a longstanding friend), plus a trusted team member in producer/mixer Ade Bushby, who helmed the desk on both previous outings.
From the very start, the intention was to keep instinct, musical integrity and the chemistry between the players right at the fore, with no second-guessing of the market and no attempt to stem or to edit the musical flow —a flow that takes in synths, distorted vocals plus a battery of left-field sounds (inspired by Bristol’s alternative DIY culture), along with a broader range of lyrical subject matter.
After 18 months spent searching for that “magic sweet spot,” this is Black Foxxes in the raw, unfiltered, unfussed with.