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Growing up, Sundays were always fun TV days because of Kung Fu Theater and Cinema Sunday. So today we have a John Carpenter film, so stick around for Eclipse, LA Guns and Europe!
But first… Hear N’ Tell!
Neon Coven release single “Dead To Me”
Neon Coven, the darkwave, alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA, featuring Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Adler, Lynam) and Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Faster Pussycat) has released the single “Dead To Me”via New Ocean Media. The song is from the band’s debut full-length album Future Postponed which was released this past Oct 2020.
Let’s take a listen and I’ll tell you more after…
Here’s Neon Coven and their new single “Dead To Me” right here on Hair Metal mixtape
That was Neon Coven and their new single “Dead To Me” from the band’s debut full-length album Future Postponed which was released this past Oct 2020.
Neon Coven is comprised of Anthony Montemarano (vocals), Jacob Bunton (Keyboards/guitar/bass), Ace Von Johnson (guitar), and Kyle Cunningham (drums).
The band’s debut full-length album Future Postponed was released this past October 30th. Produced by Jacob Bunton, the album features 11 tracks ranging from songs about survival and balance to emotionally charged anthems of empowerment. The songs live in the space between challenging the need for certainty and, ultimately, learning to accept uncertainty.
“Future Postponed is set to inspire, intrigue and terrify all at once,” states guitarist Ace Von Johnson. “The material within runs a musical gamut, in which we as a band proudly exercise our ability to take bold strides in diversity. From dance-pop to goth rock, each song will take you twisting down a new road. I’ve worked on a lot of albums in my career, and thus far, this is the one I’m most proud of.”
From Los Angeles, CA, Neon Coven abandoned much of the ethos of the tradition of heavy rock to create an intellectual and theoretical sound, linked to an emphasis on anthemic, synth-heavy dance-music. The band came together when Von Johnson, Bunton, Montemarano and Cunningham formed the band as a side project on the suggestion of a mutual friend. “We were all on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise,” explains Bunton. “Our mutual friend April Lee said, ‘you guys should start a band.’ Ace and I had been friends for years, and we both met Anthony on the cruise. After we got back to LA, we started writing songs whenever our schedules would align.”
The band released their first EP Risen in 2017 containing the songs “Bleeding Love” and “No One Knows You’re Dead,” both appearing in the horror movie Hesperia. The band followed the EP with a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again” in 2018. In 2019, the band released its second EP, The Haunting.
There you have it folks! What did you think?
Sound Cloud: www.soundcloud.com/neoncoven
…And that was your Hear ’N Tell!
OK, Mixtapers! It’s Sunday Cinema time! It’s Kung Fu Theater Time! Actually, today’s feature film is a John Carpenter classic called “They Live”. They Live (titled onscreen as John Carpenter’s They Live) is a 1988 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by John Carpenter, based on the 1963 short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning” by Ray Nelson. Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster, the film follows an unnamed drifter who discovers through special sunglasses that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to consume, breed, and conform to the status quo via subliminal messages in mass media.
So here’s Def Leppard with God’s of War off of 1987’s Hysteria, Right here on Hair Metal Mixtape!
That was Guns N’ Roses and Rocket Queen from their 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction.
The album was released to little mainstream attention in 1987. It was not until the following year that it became a massive commercial success, after the band had toured and received airplay with the singles “Welcome to the Jungle“, “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine“. It topped the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling debut album of all time, as well as the eleventh best-selling album of all time in the United States. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling records of all time.
And that is today’s Hair Metal Mixtape #350 – They Live!
It was nice to see two worlds collide that I consider big parts of my life. Again, music and film. Thanks for tuning in and thanks for sticking around. I appreciate and respect your time.
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