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Chicago-based JC Brooks is set to release a new album, The Neon Jungle, on April 7, 2017 via Rock Ridge Music. JC Brooks makes soul-infused, genre-bending music that is energetic and kinetically charged. “It all started out as an effort to merge post-punk and soul, but it’s grown into so much more than that,” says vocalist/lyricist/ bandleader JC Brooks. “I feel like we carry that ethos with the genre-mixing blend of soul music we write, and the punk aspect is more about our DIY determination to get out there onstage and engage with our live crowds on a visceral level.”

Read more: JC BROOKS TO RELEASE THE NEON JUNGLE IN APRIL

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Lawrence, Kansas duo Arc Flash are set to release Carbon Copy, their full length debut on March 31st via High Dive Records (The Conquerors, Rooftop Vigilantes, Psychic Heat) and today they are sharing the record's first single, "Earls". The duo of Mark Rockwell (drums) and James Thomblison (guitar/vocals) who also play in garage psych band Psychic Heat, have been generating a buzz throughout the scene thanks to their unique brand of "space punk" and "mutant pop". Full of blistering punk energy, infectious hooks, and raw fuzz, the band’s sound is as explosive and aggressively catchy.

Read more: "Mutant-Pop" Duo Arc Flash Announce Debut Album Carbon Copy

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Chicano Batman will release Freedom Is Free next week (March 3) via ATO Records but you can listen to the album in full courtesty of NPR's FIRST LISTEN. Produced by Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs) the album foregrounds the soul and R&B elements of the band's sound, truly captuing the band's live energy, bringing their aesthetic goals to life. Oliver Wang at NPR urges you to, "Dive into a sound that blends Rio de Janiero's tropicalia, Lima's cumbia, and American soul and funk."

Read more: CHICANO BATMAN NATIONAL TOUR STARTS TONIGHT

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Continuing their streak of producing critically-acclaimed collaborations, Subliminal Records boss Erick Morillo and rising star Junolarc join forces on their latest release “Don’t Belong,” out now. Their fourth release together, “Don’t Belong” starts off with a deep and dark intro that slowly builds alongside vocalist Ora Solar’s rich and haunting tones. A seductive and sublime cut of tech house, “Don’t Belong” is filled with atmospheric textures and pulsing bass.

Read more: Erick Morillo Releases New Single "Don't Belong" with Junolarc

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