Rock Lobsters, what could that be lingering around the station at ACRN? Is it hope? We’d like to think so. The music world seems to be slowly on its way back from the standstill of the pandemic due to the massive vaccine rollout and the joy that summer tends to bring to everything. Unfortunately, we won’t be back in person for this year’s Lobsterfest. Instead, we’ll again be sticking to the virtual format that we adopted for the Battle of the Bands and ACRN Prom. Four artists will be featured on the bill: Jetty Bones, Sun Boats, Warp and Wastemen. You won’t want to miss what these groups will bring to the table. The sets will be released one at a time on ACRN’s YouTube channel, starting on April 23 and going until May 1.
My Bloody Valentine announced Wednesday their signing to Domino Records and the recording of two new albums for 2021 via The New York Times. The shoegaze pioneers also released their full catalogue for streaming services and a reissue series for their previous records on vinyl.
By Paul Nern, Contributor
Athens-based project Beach Girl announced Monday the upcoming release of a new single, “I Do It Like That… You Love It?”
Wednesday marked the start of Brick City Records’ ”Singles Week”. Four of Brick City’s artists will each have a single debut throughout the week, ending Tuesday.
Fellow Rock Lobsters, we here at ACRN have worked hard to persevere through the obstacles that the global pandemic has thrown at the music world. In November, we successfully put on our annual Battle of the Bands, which was conducted remotely through pre-recorded live sets. We are continuing this virtual format with this year’s Prom. Three amazing local artists will be featured this time with all sets having been recorded at Ohio’s Scripps Amphitheater. Join us for the premiere this Saturday on ACRN’s YouTube Channel.
Canadian singer-songwriter Chase Cohl announced the release of her newest EP, Dear Dear: Volume 1, which is due out March 19. She also released a video for the lead single of the project, “Take It Like A Man”.
Julien Baker performed “Hardline” on Tuesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The single opens Baker’s newest album, Little Oblivions, which Matador Records released Friday.