Van Alden, the deep, pop-noir music project of Los Angeles-based artist and clothing designer, Paul Abrahamian, announces his new video, “Stay,” from his upcoming, sophomore EP, due out June 21, 2019 with a premiere on EARMILK.
A follow up to his self-title 2018 release, the new EP is a strong showing of a fully-modern singer-songwriter, bent on expressing life’s more intense and complicated emotions from loss, memory, to freedom despite pain. The dark, moody, and synth-heavy sounds make the record feel like a lonely 3AM smoke on a rooftop in L.A.
The sonic palate of the record is a mixture of many of the bands influences, such as James Blake, The Neighbourhood, Bon Iver, Chet Faker, and Caribou. This wide range of inspirations push genre-blurring to the max and result in an edgy, dark energy that pervades the record.
Abrahamian garnered the public’s eye with his appearance on two seasons of CBS’s hit series, Big Brother. The new record serves as a juxtaposition of the perceived idea of Abrahamian as a “reality star” to his identity as a music artist, allowing established and new fans to see another side of his personality, artistry and energy that translate into an undeniable live show. Tracks like “Otherside,” “Boheme,” and “Never Die” are cinematic, living in their own all-encompassing world into which listeners are instantly pulled. Those who only know Abrahamian from his time on reality television, will be pleasantly surprised by the artistry displayed by Van Alden.
Van Alden is set to perform live throughout the Summer in support of the new release.
Here’s what was played this week on THE ASYLUM (click here for podcast):
The Other Side [Live] by The Winery Dogs
Back In the Day by Billy Sheehan
Thunder by Richie Kotzen
Welcome To Fat City by Crobot
Omen by The Damned Things
Dance by Myrath
Machi Bhasad by Bloodywood
KARATE by BABYMETAL
Better Off Without by Arrival Of Autumn
Citadel (Galantia Pt. 1) by Tanith
Fireseeker by Visigoth
Stranger in the Room by Night Demon
Damnit, Lana! by Valence
Kai Tangata by Alien Weaponry
World Gone Mad by LIFE OF AGONY
Crown of Lies by Mothership
Humanicide by Death Angel
Last Man Standing by Overkill
War by Borders
Raven’s Flight by Amon Amarth
Villany by Dark Sky Choir
You & Die by Dead By Wednesday
Follow The Liter by Stagger featuring Ethan of Scars Of Envy
One Last Breath by Scars of Envy
As I Catch My Breath by Charred Walls Of The Damned
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
We’re Not Gonna Take It / See Me, Feel Me [Live] by The Who
Welcome To Silvertown
Move Like A Ghost
Diablo, Take Me Home
I Got A Drum
The Witching Hour
I Feel Dangerous Around You
The Death Or Glory Gang
Why Do You Refuse To Die?
Heart Of Mine
5/28 Milan, Italy @ Rock In Park Festival
6/2 London, England @ Camden Rocks Festival
6/8 Saint-Laurent des Cuves, France @ Festival Papillons de Nuit
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH To Film Video For “Fell In My Hole” Taken From New Album “When The World Becomes Undone”
New Zealand based thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY have released a brand new single ahead of their first-ever headlining tour in North America. The track, titled “Ahi Kā” premiered today exclusively via Billboard, and marks the first new material from the band since their 2018 debut album, Tū. Listen to the song HERE.
5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Southern California alternative rock 4-piece Bristol To Memory has signed with Wiretap Records and will release their label debut later this summer.
Check out the most recent single/music video “Wrapped Up” here.
The band will release “Into You” the first single off their upcoming LP in June.
Combining elements of alternative rock, indie, and pop punk, Bristol To Memory’s sound is influenced by bands such as The Get Up Kids, Brand Newand Saves The Day.
First formed in 2005, their name originates from the cross streets in Santa Ana where front man Rory O’Connell, brother/bassist, Kealan O’Connell and their childhood friend, drummer, Alex Buster, grew up. Rounded out by Daniel Wonacott (former guitarist for Finch) Bristol To Memory is now stronger than ever. Their musical compositions and collaboration evoke a feeling of nostalgic excitement with their dynamic guitar progression, thrilling choruses, and poetic lyrics.
Touring the United States, Canada and most recently Mexico City, Bristol To Memory has performed on noteworthy stages such as the Vans Warped Tour, SXSW Music Festival, House Of Blues, The Roxy, and The Whiskey.
Bristol To Memory’s music has already been licensed for several national television networks such as MTV, The Oxygen Channel, and Fox Sports West with the Los Angeles Angels Baseball Club.
Receiving the award for ‘best punk band’ from OC Weekly in both 2014 and 2015, Bristol To Memory has gained a reputation of one of the foremost up and coming bands in Southern California. With five solid EPs of material already under their belt, Bristol To Memory recently wrapped production on their first full-length album produced by their own lead guitarist Daniel Wonacott. The album is scheduled for release in August 2019 via Wiretap Records.
JUN 14 Fullerton, CA- The Slidebar (‘Into You” single release show)