standby records


November 27th will see the debut EP release from Whispers of Wonder entitled The First Year. Today the band is exclusively premiering the track “Attempt to no Avail” – listen BELOW! The band commented on the track: “‘Attempt to no Avail’ is about facing a challenge that you cannot seem you overcome, and about finding the courage and strength within yourself to be strong and hold on to what you know is right.”

Freshman 15 are a pop/punk band that infuses harmony and humor into their music. Recently released album, Here’s To Feeling Good, Freshman 15 will be touring with one of their hereos, Bowling For Soup. PureGrainAudio sat down with vocalist Davey Fortner about the band’s current plans. Read on to find out what Freshman 15 have to say about the goofy funny things they do while not playing music.

Hopes Die Last is a post-hardcore metal band imported from Rome, Italy. After several successful albums and tours under their belt, the band will be releasing a brand new effort titled Trust No One, this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th. Vocalist Daniele Tofan sat down with PureGrainAudio to discuss the buzz surrounding their upcoming release.

StandBy Records is an independent rock/metal label from Cleveland, Ohio that has propelled the careers of several notable artists including Emarosa, Before Their Eyes, and most recently metal heavyweights Black Veil Brides. Black Veil Brides have become a juggernaut on the Billboard charts and received numerous awards and accolades. At the company’s helm is StandBy Records CEO and Owner Neil Sheehan. As the music business continues to evolve, Sheehan’s company has remained relevant with their finger-on-the-pulse of industry trends and by nurturing and developing upcoming bands. I took some time to have a chit-chat with Sheehan about what’s going on with the music industry and his record label and artists.