27
Aug

The Jazz June reveal artwork and release date for new album

Aside from the small, but so very sweet, taste of new material from The Jazz June we got when they released their split with Dikembe, there has not been new material from the band in 12 years. There have been mentions of a full-length album coming from the emo pioneers, but nothing was set in stone until now. “After the Earthquake” will be out on Nov. 11 via Topshelf Records. Check out the album artwork and the track listing below.

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27
Aug

Cold War Kids announce fifth LP

For some reason, it seems like Cold War Kids haven’t done much for a while. Aside from the release of a recent single “All This Could Be Yours” about a month ago, the band has stayed relatively quiet. All that is about to change as they have just announced their fifth studio album. “Hold My Home” will be out on Oct. 21 via Downtown Records. Check out the video for “All This Could Be Yours” below as well as their upcoming tour dates.

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27
Aug

Pre-order for the future Pianos Become the Teeth LP go live

One of the biggest news breaks of the week was the announcement of Pianos Become the Teeth signing with Epitaph Records after years with Topshelf Records. Along with the signing news came the announcement of the band’s third LP “Keep You” and the album’s first single “Repine.” The new, scream-less record is set to drop on Oct. 28. Head over to Noisey to check out the new single. Be sure to check out the pre-order for the album here as well.

26
Aug

Old Flings signs with Animal Style Records

It’s been two years since Old Flings have released their debut album “Spite” with Self Aware and Bitter Melody Records. The trio has changed up their label and have been added to the Animal Style Records roster with news that they are currently writing their sophomore LP expected to be released in 2015. Until then, the guys are set to play The Fest in Florida. Just in case any of you are lucky enough to make it to that glorious weekend.

26
Aug

MisterWives premiere new video for their single ‘Reflections’

If you’re looking for some soul-inspired indie pop that really lives up to that “pop” genre, then MisterWives will be where your search ends. The trio, that has yet to release a proper album, is making their waves by getting onto the festival circuit early and just announcing that they’re supporting twenty one pilots for their nationwide tour. The New York-based band has also just released a video for their popular track “Reflections.” Check it out over at BuzzFeed.

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25
Aug

Somos releases video for ‘Lives of Others’

Somos are fresh off their run of tour dates with I Am the Avalanche and are set to play a few dates on the more east side of the country. For now, the guys have released a new video for their track “Lives of Others” off their debut LP “Temple of Plenty” out now via Tiny Engines. Check it out over at Brooklyn Vegan or just below.

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25
Aug

Tiny Moving Parts share new track from upcoming LP

Aside from being awesome and including a dog in their promo photo, Tiny Moving Parts also make good music. You should take that into consideration since the three-piece will be releasing their new LP “Pleasant Living” on Sept. 9 via Triple Crown Records. They’ve put out a new single “Whiskey Waters” which you can check out over at Brooklyn Vegan or just below. We also have their upcoming tour dates with Dads as well.

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25
Aug

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas announce fall tour dates, debut album out now

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are quite new, but are already getting their share of critical acclaim from the likes of NPR and The Wall Street Journal. Their debut album “Secret Evil” is out now via Instant Records. According to their Facebook page, they fall under dark soul and gothic pop. In case you don’t really have an idea of what that sounds like, head below for a taste. You can also check out all their tour dates as well.

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24
Aug
24
Aug

Courtesy Drop to release new EP with Animal Style Records

Nashville quartet Courtesy Drop have announced the release of a new EP. “Stabilize” will be out on Oct. 28 via Animal Style Records. The vinyl release will be in 12” format with the a-side being the new EP and the b-side being the previously digital only release “The Quack Doctor’s Sakura Blossoms.” Check out the EP’s artwork and track listing below.

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About Us

Everyone knows that scene from “Taken” where Liam Neeson mentions having “a very particular set of skills.” We at Unplugged were able to relate to that statement, albeit on a less “badass” level. We were working for publications that weren’t challenging us and began getting bored with our own design, writing and photography abilities.

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. We wanted to showcase local acts and write about national bands we are into. Most of all, we wanted to immerse ourselves in the music community by using the abilities we already have.

Each month we interview local artists here in Sacramento, as well as national acts that we feel are worth sharing. We write about albums and topics we believe people may like. We share our stories and the stories of musicians we want everyone to know about. What started off as a simple endeavor is now a 20-page outlet for our creativity, and for musicians to have a voice in our local scene and share what they do.

Unplugged is:
Co-editor-in-chiefs: Steven Condemarin and Alisha Kirby
Writers: Josh Jurss, Daniel Romandia, Ashli Jade, Jorden Hales
Copy Editors: Robert Aguilar, Megan Houchin
Photographers: Allen Dubnikov, Jesika Gatdula, Elmer Martinez
Contributors: Kendra Beltran, Eric Delgado

Unplugged Magazine Issue 18