LANY Returns to New Haven

By Paula Araujo

Fresh off the stage from a weekend at Governor’s Ball in NYC, LANY rocked a packed house on Tuesday, June 5th at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT. Warming up the crowd was Colouring a band hailing from London. LANY hit the stage with a visually pleasing aesthetic and played crowd favorites such as “Pink Skies,” “ILYSB,” and “Super Far.”

State Champs NYC Pop Up Shop Success

By Paula Araujo

Upon the release of their upcoming album “Living Proof” New York natives, State Champs have been promoting the new record across the country. On Saturday, June 9, they held a pop up shop in NYC. The special event featured exclusive merch, early copies of the album, and the fellas themselves. Fans were treated to tote bags and posters upon arrival. The event also included a first look at their brand new music video for “Our Time To Go.” The evening was filled with fans filtering in and out as the band hung around inside and outside the store to give hugs, take photos, sign autographs, and chat about the new record. The fans were excited and eager about the new music just as much as the band was. They band shared their sentiments about the release and collectively agreed on “Frozen” being one of their favorite tracks.

Listen to the new record out Friday June 15. Catch them in LA on Friday for another exclusive pop up or this summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

Premiere: Between Giants “Nevermind”

By Paula Araujo

Just last spring, Between Giants made their debut and since then it’s been an adventure filled with growth both personally and musically. Today marks the start of a new chapter with the release of their single Nevermind featuring Kalimur.

The song takes the listener on a vivid dream-like journey, with the production giving off vibes of a distant memory while the lyrics paint a clear picture in the mind of emotions and turmoil. In the chorus, singer/songwriter Tyler John, explains, “[This] is my favorite portion of this song, because it is a scene by scene recreation of a real life event.”

While the song is about the struggles of vulnerability and opening up, the honesty in the lyrics is something Tyler is most proud of. He admits the biggest challenge with this track was, “Ironically, opening up and admitting to the world that I have issues with opening up.”

On how the song came about and its inspiration, Tyler shares, “I have trouble articulating my feelings a lot of the time. I am not really sure how it got this way, but I am petrified of being vulnerable. On the positive side, I am excellent at self-sabotaging my most meaningful relationships. Nevermind is my expression of wanting to say more but being unable to put myself on the line and pushing people away because of that.”

Luckily, Tyler was able to find comfort in this track by collaborating with his former band, Kalimur. Tyler gushed saying, “Brett is literally one of the best human beings on this planet. He makes everything better. Shameless plug but follow them on insta, @Kalimurband

Nevermind is just a taste of what’s to come for Between Giants. Fans can soon expect a full length record, Jupiter later this year along with a fall tour.

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