18
Oct

Gates releases new track just before debut release date

Tired of Gates news? Well, the answer is probably no and if it’s yes, blame the New Jersey band for being so productive. The guys are releasing their debut album “Bloom & Breathe” next Tuesday, Oct. 21 via Pure Noise Records. Head over to New Noise to hear the final single from the record “The Thing That Would Save You.” Find all their upcoming tour dates with Foxing and more below.

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18
Oct

MAE keyboardist launches Indiegogo for side project

My God, It’s Full of Stars is the side project of Rob Sweitzer, the keyboardist for the influential MAE. After a tumultuous few years, Sweitzer is ready to share his project with the world. He plans to release the first EP “M29” sometime in 2015, but needs help from fans. Sweitzer has created an Indiegogo project to raise money for recording, vinyl pressing and merch costs. Head over here if you’d like to help and look below for the project’s first demo “Lightness of Being.”

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17
Oct

We are the Willows share second single from upcoming LP

You’d expect a band with six members to have a rather large sound and so it isn’t wrong to expect the same from We are the Willows. They definitely deliver on that expectation with what could be described as an orchestra for the indie crowd. The band has released the second single “Picture” from their forthcoming debut album “Picture (Portrait) Pt.1,” which is set to release on Nov. 4 via The Homestead Records. Head on over to Brooklyn Vegan to see what we mean by “an orchestra.”

17
Oct

Listen to the debut LP from Wayne Szalinski in full

We’ve been keeping a close eye on any information regarding the debut full-length from Michigan math rock outfit Wayne Szalinksi. You can catch a review of the album and an interview in the future. Until then, do yourself a favor and go listen to “Black Mirror” now. The album is set to drop next Tuesday, Oct. 21.

17
Oct

'Entrances & Exits' from Tiny Moving Parts gets the video treatment

Does something seem a little off about that picture of Tiny Moving Parts? It’s not just the absence of that rad dog in their usual promo photo, but the fact it isn’t them at all. The photo is actually a still of three bobble heads replicas of the band that they sent into space. Yeah, wee aren’t making that up. Watch the video for “Entrances & Exits” below for proof. While you’re down there, you’ll be able to find the dates for their upcoming tour with Dads. Their latest album “Pleasant Living” is out now on Triple Crown.

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16
Oct

Better Off shares new track from upcoming 7”

There is something dark about calling your song “Meth Head.” That goes for the latest single from Better Off. “Meth Head” appears on the band’s “Meth Head” 7” which will be out on Oct. 27 via Equal Vision Records. Listen to it here and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates with the likes of New Found Glory and Real Friends below.

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16
Oct

Native America releases ‘Digital Lobotomy’ from new album

Something tells us that the guys in Native America have similar influences to the guys in Wavves, but are more about the good vibes than the surf. That’s what it seems like with the band’s latest single “Digital Lobotomy” which you can listen to below. The single appears on the New Orleans quartet’s debut studio-length “Grown Up Wrong,” set to release on Nov. 18 via Inflated Records.

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15
Oct

Owen releases own take on Against Me! for cover album

Most, if not all of you know that Owen is the solo project from the influential Mike Kinsella. Kinsella has been a part of bands like American Football, Owls and the much more current Their/They’re/There. It’s safe to say that he knows music. Which means that his cover album “Other People’s Songs” is bound to be a good one. Listen to his cover of “Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart” from Against Me! below and be on the look out for the album on Dec. 2 via Polyvinyl Records.

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15
Oct

Watch Gates work on limited vinyl release with teaser

The Jersey boys in Gates are putting in some extra work for the vinyl release of their debut LP “Bloom & Breathe.” The guys have handcrafted a special scree-printed dust jacket that is limited to only 200 copies. Watch the teaser video below that shows the band working on packaging. Be sure to also check out their upcoming tour dates with the likes of Foxing and Pianos Become the Teeth. “Bloom & Breathe” will be out on Oct. 21 via Pure Noise.

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15
Oct

Somos signs with No Sleep, plans for new split and LP

Somos has been making their way towards the top of the alternative, indie, punk band scene rather quickly. This year alone they have released their debut LP, toured extensively and have now signed with a new label. As of today, the Massachusetts band is a part of the No Sleep roster. Along with the signing has come news of a new split to be released early next year and a second full-length soon to follow. Check out their upcoming tour dates with Modern Baseball below and be on the look out for their soon-to-be released split with Sorority Noise, out on Nov. 4 via Bad Timing Records.

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Unplugged Magazine was established in January, 2013, because of our combined love of journalism and music, and from our selfish desire to share the music we enjoy. In the beginning, we interviewed local artists here in Sacramento as well as national and international acts that we felt were worth sharing. We wrote about albums and topics we believed people might like, and we shared our stories and the stories of musicians we wanted everyone to know about.

We still do all those things, except now, instead of waiting to publish a 20-page zine on the first of each month, we've begun dedicating our time solely to this site so that we can bring it all to you as soon as we can. Unplugged is an outlet where musicians, writers and photographers can come together and share what they're most passionate about. We hope you enjoy.

Unplugged is:
Co-editor-in-chiefs: Steven Condemarin and Alisha Kirby
Writers: Kendra Beltran, Ashli Jade, Josh Jurss, Daniel Romandia, Rachel Rosenbaum Copy Editor: Megan Houchin
Photographers: Joseph Garcia, Jesika Gatdula, Lauren Setnicky

Unplugged Magazine Issue 18