BALTIMORE, MD | DECEMBER 16, 2016: Baltimore’s Megosh is thrilled to release their debut full-length album, titled Apostasy, today. Along with the release, the band has unveiled the official music video for the album’s leading track, “Checkerboards and Cigarettes,” directed by Jonathan Thorpe. The video is reminiscent of favorite childhood cult films like The Goonies and follows the band as they explore an abandoned warehouse, in seek for answers about an old town legend. Their first release since signing with Outerloop Records, Apostasy has been garnering rave reviews across the board, being hailed as inventive, risk-taking, and defying musical expectations. Drawing musical and vocal comparisons to Coheed and Cambria (Alternative Press), Fall Out Boy and The Color Morale (Metal Hammer/TeamRock), Apostasy is laden with 14 hyper-melodic rock tracks. Substream Magazine has stated, “fans of inventive indie rock and progressive post hardcore (anything from the Dear Hunter to Tides Of Man) will likely find themselves adding Megosh to their list of favorite up-and-coming bands.” Check out the official music video for “Checkerboards and Cigarettes” here. Josh Grosscup of Megosh had this to say about the “Checkerboards and Cigarettes” music video:
“The a la Goonies video is a masterpiece in our minds. It’s the happiest we’ve ever felt before, during or after a shoot. Jonathan Thorpe is a genius and an amazing director. It was such an easy process working with him. Best video by far.”
With a set of high-energy intelligent songs, Megosh has notably exploded on to the scene. Their music is melodic with post-progressive elements and frequent forays into the territory of alternative metal, but with an undeniable pop sensibility. Megosh somehow fuses these eclectic ingredients into a surprisingly cohesive stew – a sound that is clearly their own. Impressive and complex instrumental material will certainly appeal to the musician but, with Megosh, song craft still reigns and their creative use of rhythm and catchy melodies are certain to captivate a wide audience. On top of all this, the front line serves up tasty three-part harmonies, something rarely heard on today’s rock scene.
Head here to watch the official music video for “Checkerboards and Cigarettes.” Megosh’s debut full-length album, Apostasy is out now via Outerloop Records and can be purchased or streamed on all platforms here.
Megosh – Checkerboards & Cigarettes [Official Music Video]