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The Reds, Pinks & Purples Supporting Destroyer on May East Coast Tour

Today The Reds, Pinks & Purples announces its first east coast tour ever as a band, with dates supporting Dan Bejar’s Destroyer in May.

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Today The Reds, Pinks & Purples announces its first east coast tour ever as a band, with dates supporting Dan Bejar’s Destroyer in May. The band’s most recent releases are the Dust In The Path of Love EP and last year’s They Only Wanted Your Soul mini LP on Slumberland.

Tour Dates:

Thu 2/16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
Thu 5/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
Fri 5/5 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Sat 5/6 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle #
Sun 5/7 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall #
Mon 5/8 – Baltimore, MA – Ottobar #
Tue 5/9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom #
Thu 5/11 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #
Fri 5/12 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios #

* = w/ Rex, Chime School
# = w/ Destroyer (solo)

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Dawson Fuss Premieres His Children’s Book-Inspired EP ‘Maybe’

Dawson Fuss’ amalgam of pop and alt-rock surfaces sounds like it’s made of authentic emotions and polished with vulnerability.

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Dawson Fuss, photo by Serena Chen
Dawson Fuss, photo by Serena Chen

Two years in the making, indie-pop/alternative artist Dawson Fuss introduces his new EP, Maybe, whose title track was produced by multi-platinum producer Teal Douville. Maybe was inspired by a story from a children’s book that Fuss’ father read to him – Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth.

Fuss explains:

“It was one of my dad’s favorite stories to read to me because he always wanted me to make the most of every situation, good or bad, and that’s what the song is about. It’s a Chinese farmer fable where all these things happen that may be good or bad luck, depending on one’s perspective. Every situation we face can be seen as good or bad, depending on how we respond to it. It’s the ultimate expression of the glass half full, glass half empty idea.”

A sophomore in the Modern Artist Development and Entrepreneurship (MADE) program at the prestigious Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Fuss will release an emotionally charged, autobiographical 9-minute short film he co-directed on March 1. The film chronicles his growing up in Santa Barbara and his relationship with his father, as well as his getting a tattoo of ‘Maybe’ on his shoulder while explaining the philosophical implications of the word.

The title track opens on light, wavering tones, followed by Fuss’ pensive, evocative voice, imbuing the lyrics with feelings lying somewhere between wishful and apprehensive. The bridge elevates the song to the contagious chorus, where Fuss conveys his bemused response to the mysterious ambiguity of life.

“Maybe it’s just part of life / And maybe that makes it okay / Maybe they call it goodbye / Cuz maybe it’s harder to stay / Maybe, maybe.”

Of the other four tracks on the EP, produced by Jaron Crespi and James October, high points include “Growing Pains,” with its gentle, poignant intro that mousses up to heavy layers of rock dynamics. The ebb and rise of the tune and Fuss’ expressive vocals shape an enticing appeal that is hard to resist.

Drenched in darker hues of anguish, revealing the ache of a broken heart, “Oblivious” burns with seething emotions. Weighty vocal harmonies emphasize the profound depth of love’s capacity to wound.

“You give me all your attention / Act like it’s only a friendship / Why would you torture me like this / Are you really that oblivious?”

Dawson Fuss’ amalgam of pop and alt-rock surfaces sounds like it’s made of authentic emotions and polished with vulnerability.

Maybe Track Listing:

1. Life Sucks
2. Say The Words
3. Growing Pains
4. Oblivious
5. Maybe

Dawson Fuss ‘Maybe’ [EP] album artwork

Dawson Fuss ‘Maybe’ [EP] album artwork

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Chorus of Courage Project Shares “Sweet Little Hummingbird” Single

Chorus of Courage share first song, “Sweet Little Hummingbird,” from collective project that aims to give a voice to survivors of violence.

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Chorus of Courage shares the first song, “Sweet Little Hummingbird,” from the collective project’s upcoming recording, which aims to give a voice to survivors of violence. The Single reflects the lived experience of storyteller Denyse, as interpreted by Toronto folk singer-songwriter Julian Taylor.

The song will be featured on the collaborative album Always By Your Side, due out on March 22nd (via Dare to Defy Records). It is a moving record that stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of all voices and advocates for a world where voices are heard, honoured, and empowered.

Chorus of Courage is a space created to hold and honour the voices and stories of survivors of violence. They came together and became friends and allies – a supportive family. They created a home to explore some of the most difficult experiences one can imagine – a retreat – and did it with love, music, silence, acceptance, guidance, connection, and movement, hand in hand. This project explores the entire spectrum of emotions that are felt through the unique experiences of the ones to honour – the storytellers.

The essence of the project lay in creating a dynamic conversation through music. Initially, the five songwriters collaborated closely with the storytellers to translate their experiences into songs. These songs, along with letters from the storytellers, were then shared with the allies. In response, allies contributed their songs, fostering a unique call-and-response exchange of emotion and empathy. Through this musical dialogue, the project aims to inspire, amplify voices, and catalyze positive change, uniting participants in a shared journey of resilience and hope.

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Levitate Music & Arts Festival Returns for its 11th Year!

Levitate Music & Arts Festival has announced it will be returning for its 11th year this Fourth of July weekend in Marshfield, MA.

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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2024
Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2024

Levitate Music & Arts Festival has announced it will be returning for its 11th year this Fourth of July weekend in Marshfield, MA. The Marshfield Fairgrounds will host the likes of Sublime with original members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Tash Sultana, Mt. Joy, the Dirty Heads, and many more.

The music festival originally started as a surf shop’s 10-year anniversary party and is now the premier boutique music and arts festival for the region. The festival features national and local acts while including the arts with vendors and installations throughout the grounds. The festival is a family-friendly event, including a kids zone with interactive activities.

On top of bringing together the East Coast community, one percent of each ticket sold will go to the Levitate Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by creating and conserving access to music, art and the outdoors.

With the reunion of Sublime and several powerhouse appearances, this year’s Levitate is sure to be a must-attend event. The festival runs from July 5th through the 7th, 2024. Tickets are on sale now here. See you there!

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