Scott Sellers is best known as the guitarist and vocalist of early 2000's melodic pop-punk band Rufio. Since their disbandment, Scott has been pumping out songs himself that are reminiscent of his days in Rufio, only with a little more pepper to make sure you feel the edge. We had the honor of releasing his most recent record, "Being Strange" this year, but Scott has quite a few more albums of new songs on his bandcamp that he records and produces himself.
Nights Like Thieves is a band from Southern California that combines a mixture of upbeat and downtempo rhythms with emotional melodies that hearken back that nostalgic emo/punk/rock sound with a modern vibe. Check out their recent press here!
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Lost In The Sun from Phoenix, Arizona plays heartfelt Americana with a tinge of Alt Rock that will give even the most conditioned suburbanite nostalgia of back roads and countryside sunsets.
The idea of “Lost in the Sun” had been a conversation discussed many times by Anthony and Kelly. Anthony and Kelly had grown up together because their fathers were best friends since high school. They spent many summers together in Up North Wisconsin, and shared a great friendship and love for music. In the fall of 2010, one year after the band formed, the foursome began to talk about recording their second full-length album. After much discussion, Chad approached his good friend, Bryan Sandell of Operation Records about recording the bands album. Bryan was currently in the process of recording another artist, but welcomed the idea.
Refined in the varying climates around Albuquerque, NM, Crushed!? uses hardcore, post punk, math rock, and emo influences to create sporadic dance beats, chaotic breakdowns, and hard hitting choruses.
Crushed!? is known around the Albuquerque area for their work and efforts put into cultivating the local scene as well as accomodating fellow touring artists that come to New Mexico from all around the world. The band's live performance have been compared to At The Drive-In, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and even The Chariot by attendees, while sonically being compared to artists like The Mars Volta, Thursday, and Minus The Bear.
Live session from 7th Circle Music Collective in Denver, CO
The Talking Hours are an electronic rock duo from Albuquerque NM, formed in 2015 by Karie and Mauricio Paez. An expression of life. An expression of love. It is the journey into our past, present and future. How far can two people take music without the restraints of genre. It's about being and staying true to yourself. It's about adapting to the world around you. It's about art, passion and dedication. It's about knowing yourself and forgiving yourself. It's about resilience, the capacity to recover from difficulties and toughness through compassion and understanding. We are the future.
"They play what they want, how they want, give not a fukk, and do it from a place in the heart. Throughout the course of the album you’ll hear bits of punk, crossover, NWOBHM, speed metal, a touch of doom, pre-punk, and straight up fast rock-n-roll, produced with a gritty, dirty, perfectly dystopian and classic *(that damn word again), true rock-n-roll grit. It’s something rare, something special." Vincent Daemon
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Pushing the limits on 80's rock with punk rock vibes and tempos from the 60's, Redbush creates a refreshing yet excitable mesh of their own sound with witty lyrics, catchy riffs, and face melting shredding.
With roots in the Bay Area metal and Albuquerque punk scenes, Russian Girlfriends strikes a careful balance between raw youthful energy, infectious melodies, and thoughtful, story-driven lyricism.
The band formed in 2014, comprised of Albuquerque local scene veterans and ex members of Koffin Kats, Adam Hooks and his Hang-ups, and Glitter Dick. The original lineup; Adam Hooks as lead vocalist, Ian Jarrell and Colin Dowell on guitar, and Jeremy Keith on bass, was completed when Sasha Horn (drummer for Heathen, Novembers Doom, and Forbidden.) joined as the band’s drummer.
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