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AMUSE

LIFE SUCKS E.P.

Amuse was formed by lifelong friends Kaine Gibson (guitar) and Mike Muse (bass). In 2007 Amuse recorded their first EP “Tosche Station Lot Lizards” at Sonic Iguana Studios. The band continued doing shows and gained some recognition in their hometown area.
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AMUSE

Amuse was formed by lifelong friends Kaine Gibson (guitar) and Mike Muse (bass). In 2007 Amuse recorded their first EP “Tosche Station Lot Lizards” at Sonic Iguana Studios. The band continued doing shows and gained some recognition in their hometown area.

In 2012 Amuse recorded a follow up album titled “Love Songs For Your Dad” at Wes Deboy Studios in Indianapolis. After some touring the band quickly fell to a standstill with adulthood and the distance of then drummer Weston Jordan.

In late 2015 after strong bonds were built again with Muse and Gibson, it was clear that the desire to play music was still strong. Drummer Keith Tajc was recruited. Now with a new dynamic and a newer sound the band went  full throttle. The new songs have been well received and the band has been playing shows all over the Midwest and surrounding areas and somewhat gained a name for themselves. The new EP showcasing the new music is slated to release Aug 4th through Showoff frontman Chis Messer’s label “Dodgeball Records” followed by a follow-up LP through the label as well.

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Decent Criminal

Bloom Out Oct 13th

While blending elements reminiscent of 90’s alternative, garage rock, surf punk and power-pop, California’s, DECENT CRIMINAL, offer catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that’s playfully compatible while still feeling inadvertently raw.
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Decent Criminal

While blending elements reminiscent of 90’s alternative, garage rock, surf punk and power-pop, California’s, DECENT CRIMINAL, offer catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that’s playfully compatible while still feeling inadvertently raw. After the release of their self titled record in 2016, Decent Criminal is preparing to release their follow up record “Bloom” in October of 2017.

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SHOWOFF

Back in the late 90’s, Showoff was the first band to be produced by the now legendary John Feldmann. As a result, they went from a fresh-faced local Chicago band to signed by a major label with little time to catch their breath. While they celebrated a relatively huge success with their first release, they succumbed to the typical major label woes and never got to release their 2nd album due to legal red tape.
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SHOWOFF

Back in the late 90’s, Showoff was the first band to be produced by the now legendary John Feldmann. As a result, they went from a fresh-faced local Chicago band to signed by a major label with little time to catch their breath. While they celebrated a relatively huge success with their first release, they succumbed to the typical major label woes and never got to release their 2nd album due to legal red tape.

As these things go, the dust finally settled and in mid-2014 the band reformed with a mostly original lineup. One thing remains constant: They are all huge fans of the music they create, and feel that they are absolutely at their peak when they are working together to make each song all that it can be. It was a no-brainer to get into the studio and record this latest batch of songs, and they hope you’ll agree that they’re about to release our best work to date.

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The Holy Dark

Formed by songwriter John Miller, The Hoy Dark’s “Pretty Little Bird” was recorded in 2017 at Toadhouse Recording Studios with Adam Pike in Portland, Oregon. The album explores the mysterious and often times bewildering complexities of human emotion.

The Holy Dark has a “sounds like folk but feels like soul” stage presence which is highly regarded as a must-see performance.

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The Holy Dark

Formed by songwriter John Miller, The Hoy Dark’s “Pretty Little Bird” was recorded in 2017 at Toadhouse Recording Studios with Adam Pike in Portland, Oregon. The album explores the mysterious and often times bewildering complexities of human emotion.

The Holy Dark has a “sounds like folk but feels like soul” stage presence
which is highly regarded as a must-see performance.

Previously performing under his own name, John Miller started releasing full-length studio records in 2009 with his first chapter “Shades of Autumn Everywhere” which was recorded in Morgan Hill, California at dB Sound Studios with Ben Whittaker. This first installment immediately put him on the local radar.

John Miller continued as a solo outfit for the release of his second full-length studio record “Beneath The Willow” which was also recorded with Ben Whittaker in 2012.

By this time it became clear that Miller’s next steps would lead him into something very new and much larger.

With inspiration by the cosmically profound poetry of Tracy K. Smith The Holy Dark found it’s name and is releasing “Pretty Little Bird” with the support of Showoff frontman Chris Messer’s label “Dodgeball Records” on October 31st of 2017.

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