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Jazz Singer-Songwriter Sarah Bernadette Turns a New Leaf on Debut Full-Length

Jazz singer-songwriter Sarah Bernadette’s debut full-length album ‘New Leaves,’ out now, vividly paints the changing of life’s seasons with artful ease.

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Jazz singer-songwriter Sarah Bernadette’s debut full-length album New Leaves, out now, vividly paints the changing of life’s seasons with artful ease. Going through those coming-of-age feelings like finding love, losing it and then reconnecting with yourself, New Leaves is a cross-between the effortless lyrical relatability of Taylor Swift and those jazzy earworm hooks from Lake Street Dive.

Detailing the emotional highs and lows of navigating love as a young adult, she skillfully weaves together the imagery of plants and their congruity with the human experience throughout the album. Every track is a metamorphosis demonstrating growth, change, withering or renourishment. Her single “Green” “refers to botanical analogies surrounding the excitement of new love as told by growing plants together with a new person,” she explains. “‘What Did I Expect?’ is the flipside to ‘Green’ – what happens when we don’t continue to nurture the growth and new life we have created together?”

Taking listeners from the sultry paradise that is “Drink Me In” to the brokenhearted freedom found in “Lonely With You,” there is an underlying journey of self-discovery which Bernadette candidly presents. The album also includes Bernadette’s first Spanish-language release, “Pintaste La Ciudad,” a poignant track that explains her shift in outlook from color to black after a breakup. In summation, she says, “New Leaves explores love found, love lost and self-love rediscovered underneath it all through self-reflection.” Hoping to foster connection through her music, the singer-songwriter was intentional with the album’s thematic structure and botanical symbolism which serve to create a stronger message overall. “This album marks the beginning of me believing in myself and my emotions, and I hope it can spark the same feeling in my listeners.”

Sarah Bernadette is a New Jersey-born singer-songwriter whose music fuses pop, jazz, and R&B influences to create a unique sound. She has her master’s degree from New England Conservatory in Contemporary Improvisation (’21) and her Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Voice Performance from Berklee College of Music (’18). Her music is deeply personal; through her writing and her performances, she hopes to form meaningful connections with her audience and listeners. She is an expressive performer and improviser with a love for jazz voice. Sarah has worked with Kathleen Flynn, Dominique Eade, Cristi Catt, and more recently Grammy-winner Cecile McLorin Salvant, whom she considers one of her biggest musical inspirations.You can find Sarah Bernadette’s music on all streaming services, including her most recent releases: “in/process” and her single, “Green”. Stay tuned for her first full-length album, New Leaves, coming May 27.

Cover art for ‘New Leaves’ by Sarah Bernadette

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Joseph Luca Drops Second Installment of EP Series ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’

Joseph Luca has shared the newest installment in his three-part EP series, ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death),’ out now via ONErpm.

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Joseph Luca, photo by Ryan Berry
Joseph Luca, photo by Ryan Berry

Joseph Luca has shared the newest installment in his three-part EP series, PART 2: Ouroboros (Death), out now via ONErpm. The new five-track project follows last year’s entry, PART 1: Ouroboros (Life).

Via PART 2: Ouroboros (Death), Luca embarks on an introspective odyssey, navigating a profound shift from idealism to realism amidst the intricate realms of Love, Loss, Life, and Death. This segment unfurls as a deeply personal expedition, charting Joseph’s inner struggles and triumphs within a complex tapestry of emotions and experiences.

At the core of Luca’s journey lies a series of poignant moments, where the collision of his ideals with life’s stark truths serves as the beginning catalyst for deep self-reflection. His once unyielding idealistic perspective begins to fracture when confronted with the profound depths of life’s challenges.

It’s a journey steeped in introspection, where Joseph confronts deep-seated fears, insecurities, and long-held beliefs, leading him toward an unburdened and authentic self. Ultimately, “Ego Death” surfaces as a central theme in PART 2: Ouroboros (Death). Luca undergoes a profound shedding of outdated perceptions and attachments, cultivating a newfound resilience rooted in the acceptance of life’s impermanence. This theme highlights the intricate dance between upheaval and personal growth, emphasizing the immense capacity within individuals not just to endure but ideally, to evolve.

PART 2: Ouroboros (Death) Track Listing:

1. I Can Pull You Up
2. Peter
3. Just Go
4. Dirty Laundry
5. My Best Dancing Shoes

Joseph Luca ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’ EP album artwork

Joseph Luca ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’ EP album artwork

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Three Second Kiss Releasing First LP in Twelve Years via Overdrive Records

Three Second Kiss is back after 12 years, the band sets out to release their newest LP, From Fire I Save The Flame later this year.

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Three Second Kiss, photo courtesy of Three Second Kiss
Three Second Kiss, photo courtesy of Three Second Kiss

This is not a self-celebratory message. This is not a reunion. This is not even a proper press kit. These lines are just to communicate details related to the production of a record. Because Three Second Kiss is back after 12 years with a new work. An infinite amount of time when compared to the times of the contemporary music market. A chasm. But what was up to Three Second Kiss?

“In fact, we never stopped.” comments the band, talking about what is about to become the new chapter in their career. Twelve years between their previous: “Nine tracks that do not pick up the band’s musical discourse where it was left off. At least to our ears it doesn’t sound the way we were.” stress the members of Three Second Kiss.

As active as the trio was initially, in 1993, Three Second Kiss is happy to share the details of their signing announcement:

“We are happy that this album is coming out on Overdrive Records. We believe that the people who work there are driven by a sincere passion for the most direct and incisive music. We got to know some members of this family and we think we share the same musical history; we grew up with the same sounds and a sincere and unmediated attitude towards the musical world.”

After all, the time issue has never been a concern for Three Second Kiss, who has always operated autonomously and independently. This time, however, time has run fast. And there is not much to say about that. The members stress:

“These are the pains (many) and joys of adult life. We stopped when life forced us to stop. We regained purpose and cohesion when environmental circumstances and harmony got flowing again. And from the chasm, we have risen again.”

Three Second Kiss would release their newest LP, From Fire I Save The Flame later this year. Follow the band on social media and subscribe to Overdrive Records to get all the newest details.

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Bayside Announces ‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive’ Due April 5th

Esteemed punk act Bayside is thrilled to announce their forthcoming album ‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive.’

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Bayside, photo by Will Buckley
Bayside, photo by Will Buckley

Esteemed punk act Bayside is thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive. The highly anticipated record serves as a follow-up to their dynamic 2019 release, Interrobang, and features tracks from the previously released The Red and The Blue EPs as well as six brand new songs. These new songs see the band continue to captivate with a mix of introspective storytelling and a powerful blend of punk, rock, and metal. There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive is set to leave an indelible mark on the music scene, solidifying Bayside’s position as one of the most influential bands of their generation.

Fans can stream Bayside’s haunting new single “The Devils” and can pre-save/pre-order There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive, out digitally on April 5th and physically on May 10th.

On the new single, frontman Anthony Raneri shares:

“We just wanted to write a ripper that keeps you on your toes. The chant was a melody that I kept humming to myself when I was walking my dogs. I put some words to it and we were going to use it as a bridge. We loved it so much we thought the song had to start that way.”

Fans can hear new music live for the first time on Bayside’s forthcoming North American headline tour. The Worse Things Than Being Alive tour, kicking off on April 3rd in Pittsburgh, features support from Finch, Armor For Sleep, and Winona Fighter.

Raneri adds:

“We’re so excited to be touring with a couple of real pioneers in this genre. It’s been close to 20 years since we played a show with either band. So excited to finally run it back.”

Additional stops on The Worse Things Than Being Alive tour include Baltimore, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and more. Tickets, including VIP packages, are on sale now at: www.baysidebayside.com.

Bayside ‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive’ album artwork

Bayside ‘There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive’ album artwork

Tour Dates:

April 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
April 4 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
April 5 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
April 6 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
April 7 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
April 10 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
April 12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
April 13 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
April 14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
April 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
April 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
April 19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 20 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
April 21 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
April 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Events Center
April 27 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
April 29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 1 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall +
May 4 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 +
May 5 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner +

+ – Indicates no Winona Fighter

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