Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

Staff Picks: October 2015


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  • Lady Gaga: “Til It Happens To You”

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    Public Service Announcement-type songs can go one of two ways. The wrong way can cause them to become overly-dramatized to the point that the message gets lost and they become ‘another song about bullying, domestic violence, etc.’ But when done the right way, a PSA song can be extremely powerful and inspire those to make…

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  • Valleys Announce “The Netflix & Chill Tour” With Revision, Revised


    The Scoop: North Carolina metalcore band, Valleys, have announced a co-headline U.S. tour with Revision, Revised called “The Netflix & Chill Tour” sponsored by Digital Tour Bus. For more about the band, follow them on their Facebook page. The Spin: Take a look at the tour dates below and find out when it rolls to…

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  • Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom


    Trevor Powers is no stranger to change. In fact, the man behind the indie-pop powerhouse Youth Lagoon embraces it with the most open of arms, taking it like cream and sugar with his morning coffee and going on about his day. His audience, for the most part, has the same reaction to Youth Lagoon’s ever-evolving…

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  • 7 Minutes in Heaven: Surprises Galore!

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    On a regular Tuesday night in Cleveland, 7 Minutes to Heaven turned up the volume and got down to the business of fun. Timmy Rasmussen (vocals/guitar), Alex Rogers (vocals/bass), and Justin Mondzak (guitar/vocals) thrilled the audience with their signature alternative rock sound and surprises around every corner. Surprise #1: It’s a video shoot! The show…

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  • Lions Lions Releases Video For “Between Us”


    The Scoop: Boston rock group, Lions Lions have just released a video for their track “Between Us”. “‘Between Us’ is our favorite track we’ve written to date. Every band is constantly working towards finding their ‘sound’ and we truly feel this song is a step in the right direction for Lions Lions.” – Brandon Davis…

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  • Ex Nations Releases “More Than Four” For Family Friend Battling Leukemia

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    The Scoop: Indie band from Richmond, Virginia, EX Nations wrote significant tune called “More Than Four” that was released in the spirit of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The group who personally wrote and recorded this song for Abby, a sweet and lovely 16-year old family friend who is currently battling Leukemia. The band had this…

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  • Northernmost Pinedale

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    I always think that EPs can truly showcase an artist’s talent and potential more than a full album, purely because they have to constrain their music to fit a 3, 4, or 5 song time frame. Massachusetts alternative five-piece Northernmost uses their newest EP Pinedale to reel in their listener and remind of the sheer greatness of having…

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  • Watch Disclosure’s Clip For “Magnets” Ft. Lorde


    The Scoop: has released a new video from their sophomore album, Carcacal that was just released a couple days ago for “Magnets”. This track features Lorde as well who also appears in the video. The Spin: Watch the video for the track below. Get Caracal now on ITunes Have some news of your own? Spill…

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