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American Standards Get Extremely Personal With New Record ‘Anti-Melody’

Photo Credit: Jacob Reynolds

American Standards usually center their records around social commentary, and while there is still a healthy amount of that on the Arizona band’s new record Anti-Melody, they’ve also endeavored to try something completely new for them. As tragedy after tragedy befell the band members during the writing process of this record, they realized that they couldn’t put out an honest album without being open about their personal experiences.

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Ghost Key Vocalist Austin O’Brien Opens Up About Depression With New Record

Photo by Rich Weinberger, Casket House & Co.

Fortunately, mental health issues like depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are getting more awareness. More people are opening up about their struggles and trying to get rid of the stigma that depression isn’t a serious clinical problem. Ghost Key vocalist Austin O’Brien is one of those people. With the band’s new record, If I Don’t Make It, coming out on February 17th via InVogue Records, he finally shares his own story.  

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RECORD REVIEW: Emarosa – ‘131’

131 is Emarosa‘s follow up album to Versus, which already proved they’re a force to be reckoned with. With their latest release they continue to impress and prove they can produce consistent, good quality material.

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Something More, In Theory To Play ‘Let’s Move Cities’ Benefit Show


This Sunday, December 13th, the non-profit organization If I Die Young will be holding a benefit show called Let’s Move Cities at the Foxhole Lounge in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The show will feature bands like Something More and In Theory as well as guest speakers to bring awareness to subjects like addiction, self-harm, suicide and depression. If you’re in or around the area this weekend and are looking for something fun and worth while to do, go see some live music and support a good cause.

Guest Speakers
Kevin Barnett (founder / president of If I Die Young)
Dan Gray (sponsored skater of Wisdom Skateboards)
Molly Hudelson (founder / editor-in-chief of Circles & Soundwaves)
A graduate of Teen Challenge Philadelphia

Something More (Bel Air, MD pop-punk)
In Theory (playing acoustic – Swedesboro/ Mullica Hill, NJ alt/ emo/ punk)
Kevin Burke (playing full band – Long Island, NY rock / pop)
Dreamers, Like Us (Scranton, PA experimental alt-rock)