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Video Premiere: Detroit Rebellion - 'See You Next Year' via New Noise Magazine

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Providence, Rhode Island duo Detroit Rebellion has premiered a video today for the title-track single off their upcoming album, See You Next Year, today via New Noise prior to the album’s arrival, August 24 on Bodan Kuma.  

Discussing the single, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste stated, "This song is about what it is to be in fashion - that it often seems more important to be part of something new than of lasting value. We shot the video in what we thought was an abandoned mill area. When security surrounded us they said… We've seen people with drugs back here, guns back here, but we ain’t never seen nobody in no space suits before.”

MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine Premiere Detroit Rebellion's video for "Black"

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MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine have the pleasure of premiering the video for “Black,”

Detroit Rebellion just released a video for “Black,” a track from sophomore album See You Next Year, out August 24 on Bodan Kuma. Jeff Toste, the frontman of the Providence, R.I., garage/blues duo, says the song “is all about getting screwed and the nature of evil.” Given the track’s subject matter, the video—directed by Toste—is the perfect fit. 

Together, MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine premiered the video, which offers spurts of post-punk energy, touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation. This is what the duo had to say about it:

“‘Black’ is a song about getting screwed and the nature of evil. We actually almost got arrested shooting the video; police said they got about ten 911 calls about a guy in a devil mask on the highway.”

Detroit Rebellion Announce Sophomore Album, See You Next Year, out August 24

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“Detroit Rebellion are not from the Motor City but they do kinda sound like the could be. Their sound is less Jack White however and maybe more early Beck.” – BrooklynVegan

Providence, Rhode Island duo Detroit Rebellion has announced their sophomore album, See You Next Year, will arrive August 24 on Bodan Kuma, sharing a lyric video for the track “Wrong Number”.

The follow up to their 2017 debut album, The Man, See You Next Year continues to find singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste exploring a world of gritty blues and garage rock with drummer Micaiah Castro.  Taking their name from the violent upheaval that shook Detroit in the summer of 1967, Toste felt it an appropriate label for a genre of music created to simultaneously sooth the soul, as well as wrestle with the problems that troubles it.

See You Next Year takes the energy and the attitude up a notch, immediately obvious on lead track, “Wrong Number”, which is driven by frantic vocals and spirited drum work, delivered like a jab in the face.  Spurts of post-punk energy, timely touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation mark tunes like the three-minute blast “Black.” While See You Next Year is more raw and aggressive than its predecessor, it never strays too far from moody, thinking-man’s blues, with its hints of jazz and haunting guitar. It is a record for which the right energy outweighed precise lyrical clarity, harkening back to traditional blues in spirit, if not necessarily in structure.


See You Next Year track listing:

01.  Wrong Number
02.  Troubadour
03.  You’re Going South Tonight
04.  Black
05.  When The Finger Points At You
06.  See You Next Year
07.  Snake Eyes
08.  Storyteller
09.  The Bug Jar
10.  Spit Fire
11.  Put On A Show
12.  Graveyard Blues

PopMatters debuts KAT MEOZ's Richard Brautigan inspired video for "Here I Wait", directed by Kansas Bowling

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LA garage rocker Kat Meoz (f.k.a. GRIT) is prepping her new EP, Here I Wait, and PopMatters has the premiere of the video for the title track, directed by frequent collaborator Kansas Bowling. 

The video, inspired by San Francisco-based writer Richard Brautigan (Trout Fishing in America, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966), finds Kat searching for an important artifact in the late author's legacy. You can watch the video exclusively on PopMatters here.

As Kat describes it: "Originally I was supposed to play the role of the ingénue searching for Willard, retracing Brautigan's real life hangouts, as well as the locations where his book covers were photographed. However, since Kansas has read every book and poem by the author, it made more sense to me that Kansas play herself and I play the many Brautigan babes who graced the covers."

Actor James Kirkland, whose resemblance to Brautigan is strikingly uncanny, agreed to star in the Nor Cal adventure. We read Brautigan novels aloud in the car, and listened to rare recordings of the author and his friends reciting his poetry. My favorite, “Love Poem", made it into the end of the video, read aloud by Brautigan himself."

Kat's forthcoming release, Here I Wait, will be out on 1/26 and is available for pre-order now. 

WATCH: Kat Meoz "L.A. Don't Love You" Premiere via Troma Entertainment

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The legendary (and infamous) Troma Entertainment has premiered the newest video for Kat Meoz's single "L.A. Don't Love You".

Shot by acclaimed director Kansas Bowling (Troma's B.C. Butcher) and featuring Troma's own Lloyd Kaufman, the video pays homage to Kenneth Anger's infamous novel Hollywood Babylon, showcasing the darkness and exploits of the glamour "Old Hollywood." The song itself is a blistering anthem of self doubt in the City of Angels, which is a fitting soundtrack to the gritty, frenetic video. 

Kat Meoz's latest release, L.A. Don't Love You is out now.