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SOUNDBITES — A Roundup of Music News from around the Buffalo Scene

(EDITOR’S NOTES — Bands across the scene in Buffalo have been working on, and releasing, new music at a furious pace. In an effort to keep up with what’s happening, 1120 Press, on occasion, will be publishing ‘Sound Bites’ to highlight what’s brand new, and what’s coming, as it relates to recorded music. Feel free to give us a heads up at … ** New music, and news relating to music releases only; please do not send information relating to shows.)


Those rambunctious lads from Pretty Good State University, which just performed three shows in five nights at Mohawk Place, will release a new single tomorrow, Friday July 12. The song is called Anteater. Pre-save it right here right now. And while you’re at it, go see PGSU live at Mr. Goodbar on Friday night. (See flyer HERE)    


Yesterday, Buffalo’s Smitten for Trash posted to its Insta page on message that said “Surprise, Surpise” in announcing their new album … and well, yeah, surprise, surprise, indeed. Titled ‘Lose, Lose..’ the album has now dropped on Bandcamp and will soon be released on other streaming platforms as well. The folk punk band once again worked with Doug White at Watchmen Studios on the new LP. Listen to and buy the new album HERE. It’s an excellent record.


Roger Bryan and the Orphans will be releasing a new EP on July 23. Titled ‘Days or Nights,’ the record features five new tracks and will be available on both digital platforms and vinyl. ‘Remind Me,’ the advanced single from the upcoming EP can be heard HERE. Meanwhile, RBATO will be hosting a record release show at Mohawk Place Aug. 2. Buy tickets to the show and buy the band’s merch while you’re there. Get on this record when it drops and watch for more on the new EP at 1120 Press as its release date draws near.


Buffalo death metal band Morgue Terror has released a new single titled “Neanderthal,” the lead up to the group’s forthcoming Aug. 23 release of its second EP “Violent and Murderous Thoughts,” recorded at Watchmen Studios with Doug White. According to the band’s socials, the new song includes a guest appearance by Chaney Crabb from the band Entheos. Check out ‘Neanderthal’ HERE. If the riffs on this track don’t have you banging your head, you might be dead.


ThinkSoJoe, aka Joe Kent, released a new single today titled “I Don’t’ — a song about those ‘friends’ who wind up stabbing you in the back, so you fantasize about beating them with a baseball bat. Yeah, we’ve all been there. The guitarist for The Living Braindead, ThinkSoJoe takes on the vocals on this solo effort, delivering them in an angry rapid-fire style. If the rhythm of Ministry’s Jesus Built My Hotrod had a kid with John Lydon’s sneering vocals circa Public Image Limited, their offspring would be ‘I Don’t.’ And that’s a good thing. Get on this new song. Check out ‘I Don’t’ HERE.


Davey Harris, the prolific solo artist and former drummer for indie Buffalo band The Tins, has released a new EP. The six-song record is titled Animals Vol. 1 and is available on the streams. Check it out HERE. Harris will be performing music from the EP at Mohawk Place on Saturday night.




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