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Sean McVerry plays with consumerism in his new video "Burning Out"

You’d be hard pressed to find a music video that’s as anxiety-driven as Sean McVerry’s recently released “Burning Out,” a narrative short film of sorts that explores what happens when everything goes completely wrong. Shot as a side-by-side comparison over the course of a day, “Burning” shows several key moments, contrasting positive outcomes with negative ones, with the latter sequence of events coalescing with McVerry driving away in a Hyundai from an angry mob. The final moments frame the music video as a tongue-in-cheek commercial for Hyundai itself, a parody of the solutions offered by consumer goods to life’s problems. Against the humor of these video, the track itself is bombastic synth pop jam, complete with percussive electronic beats and '80s influenced textures; these elements all heighten the drama of McVerry’s lyrics and vocal performance, contributing to a final output that is as explosive as it is perfectly weird.

McVerry will perform at Rockwood Music Hall on December 12th. Watch the video for "Burning Out" below. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt), Photo by Jesse McFadden

Todd Kessler "One More Note"

Todd Kessler has released beautifully cinematic video for song “One More Note”. The song is taken from his 2017 LP, About Memory.

You can catch Todd at Montrose Saloon on December 22nd with Jared Rabin and Donnie Biggins.

New Music Video: "Sink" - Buddie

The quartet of Buddie has a new single, “Sink,” and its accompanying video. The song exhibits a relatable sense of isolation and awkwardness, even when surrounded by friendly faces. That self-aware nature of seeing yourself from the outside looking in amid social settings flips the track into an anthem. Depicting the characters mentioned in the songs chorus, while sitting around a fire and relaxing, the video, directed by Andrew Silverman (Bigmouth Philly), is a humorous take on those moments when one becomes entrenched in their own insecurities. Buddie is set to perform this Saturday, December 8 at No Face Studios, with Twiin, LunchBox President, and Reaux Freeman.

Deeper’s West Coast Tour

Deeper has announced that their first ever West Coast tour will kick off in early 2019 in support of their most recent self-titled album and featuring The Districts. The band recently performed their latest single from the album, “Pink Showers”, for BreakThruRadio, and you can watch that performance below.

You can find all of the dates below, and help them kick off the tour on January 11th at Sleeping Village with The Hecks.

Mon. Jan. 14 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Tue. Jan. 15 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Thu. Jan. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Fri. Jan. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
Sat. Jan. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
Mon. Jan. 21 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Tue. Jan. 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Wed. Jan. 23 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
Fri. Jan. 25 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Sat. Jan. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
Mon. Jan. 28 - Eugene, OR @ Hifi Music Hall
Tue. Jan. 29 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Wed. Jan. 30 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
Fri. Feb. 1 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
Sat. Feb. 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mon. Feb. 4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Fri. Feb. 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Sat. Feb. 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

New Music Video: "Nothing Is Real" - Eric Slick

“A song cycle about the first Jewish American matador, Sidney Franklin,” Bullfighter, the forthcoming EP from Eric Slick, was co-produced by Michael Johnson (Ape School), and is slated for release via Boiled Records on January 18. Strings, piano, and percussion collide in an ominous illusion, breaking reality on its lead single, “Nothing Is Real”. Those menacing tones are realized in the song’s video, which was animated and directed by Slick. There’s a dramatic grace to the imagery, with its impending implications hanging in the balance, seen from various angles. You can catch Eric Slick at Johnny Brenda's on Sunday, January 6, as part of a lineup that also includes Mdou Moctar and Skyler Skjelset.

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