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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE DIP/LOVE DIRECTION

Founded in Seattle, Washington in 2012, R&B / Funk band The Dip was formed when Tom Eddy, Mark Hunter, Jacob Lundgren, and Jarred Katz from Electropop band Beat Connection combined forces with Brennan Carter, Levi Gillis, and Evan Smith (aka The Honeynut Horns) to form a new group that would take the musicians in a new and exciting direction. Initially, the group’s members came together to play house parties for their University of Washington friends. [...]

By | July 12th, 2024|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SLAYER/THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY (LIVE AT THE FORUM IN INGLEWOOD, CA)

When someone mentions Thrash Metal, the first three band names that come to mind are Slayer, Slayer, and Slayer. Sure, the band are considered part of Thrash Metal’s ‘Big Four’ (alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax) but, unlike the other three, Slayer has never strayed from the genre that they helped define. This is a band that bleeds passion and integrity: their unwillingness to cavort with compromise has helped secure their place in Rock history. If [...]

By | July 5th, 2024|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WASHED OUT/NOTES FROM A QUIET LIFE

Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Ernest Greene, Jr. is better known professionally as Washed Out. Dubbed ‘the godfather of Chillwave’ by Pitchfork, he has spearheaded a musical movement that blends modern technology with songs that incorporate nostalgic feelings of ‘70s and ‘80s music. Initially, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and was intending to find a job as a librarian. Instead, he began producing songs in his home studio. After working [...]

By | June 28th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WASHED OUT/NOTES FROM A QUIET LIFE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JIM LAUDERDALE/MY FAVORITE PLACE

Veteran singer, songwriter, and musician Jim Lauderdale is an American icon. A major inspiration to Bluegrass, Country, and Americana artists that have followed in his wake, Lauderdale may not have scaled the heights of the Billboard charts as an artist, but his influence has loomed large ever since he first came to prominence in the late 1980s. However, his musical journey began many years before he landed his first record deal. Raised on Country Music [...]

By | June 21st, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JIM LAUDERDALE/MY FAVORITE PLACE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAYSEEKER/REPLICA

Post-hardcore band Dayseeker was formed in Orange, California in 2012. Founded by Rory Rodriguez (vocals), Alex Polk (guitar), Gino Sgambelluri (guitar), Andrew Sharp (bass), and Mike Karle (drums), the group immediately began working on a series of demos, many of which were for songs that would eventually end up on their debut album. The band’s demos and live performances caught the attention of InVogue Records, who immediately signed the band. The group released their debut [...]

By | June 14th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAYSEEKER/REPLICA

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE GHOST INSIDE/SEARCHING FOR SOLACE

Formed in El Segundo, California in 2004, Metalcore band The Ghost Inside was founded by vocalist Jonathan Vigil, bassist Tyler Watamaruk, guitarists Josh Navarro and Ryan Romero, and drummer Anthony Rivera. Originally calling themselves A Dying Dream, the group released their first EP, NOW OR NEVER, in 2005.  The following year brought the departure of Romero, Navaro, and Watamaruk and the release of a new version of their NOW OR NEVER EP on the Mediaskare [...]

By | June 7th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE GHOST INSIDE/SEARCHING FOR SOLACE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JPEGMAFIA/ALL MY FRIENDS ARE CORNBALLS

Flatbush, Brooklyn-born rapper, singer, and producer Barrington Hendricks is better known by his stage name, JPEGMafia. After moving to Alabama and then Louisiana, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served a tour of duty in Iraq. During this entire journey, he became interested in music, first branching out into production. His unique style of creating beats confused other rappers so he began laying down raps on his own production. While stationed in Japan, [...]

By | May 31st, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JPEGMAFIA/ALL MY FRIENDS ARE CORNBALLS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: GIRL AND GIRL/CALL A DOCTOR

Formed in 2020 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Girl and Girl is an Alternative Rock band founded by vocalist Kai James, lead guitarist Jayden Williams, drummer Melissa ‘Aunt Liss’ James, and bassist Coby Williams (Jayden’s brother). However, Coby’s tenure with the band would not last long and he was soon replaced by Fraser Bell. The quartet’s line-up is unique as it features vocalist Kai James Aunt Liss on drums. She initially joined temporarily until they [...]

By | May 24th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: GIRL AND GIRL/CALL A DOCTOR

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SLASH/ORGY OF THE DAMNED

Rock guitarist Saul Hudson is better known by his stage name, Slash. Although he first came to prominence in 1985 with Guns N’ Roses, he’s had a long career playing with several other high-profile rock acts. Born in Hampstead, London, England, his musical journey began after he had moved to Los Angles, California and intended to form a rock band with his friend Steven Adler. Since Slash didn’t play an instrument at the time, he [...]

By | May 17th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SLASH/ORGY OF THE DAMNED

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AMEN DUNES/DEATH JOKES

Singer, songwriter, and musician Damon McMahon is better known professionally as Amen Dunes. His musical career began in 1989 when his group Stand Proud released two cassette-only titles in 1988 and 1989. He and his brother Alexander – who was also a member of Stand Proud – formed the band Inouk and released one album, NO DANGER, and several EPs in 2004 before calling it quits. His next project was a solo album, MANSIONS, released [...]

By | May 10th, 2024|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AMEN DUNES/DEATH JOKES