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Mat Kerekes drops new music video and other news you might have missed today

April 25, 2019
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Awaken I Am shared an emotional new music video—plus, don’t miss a special announcement from SAUL. Check out the news you might have missed below!

1. SAUL sign to Spinefarm Records


SAUL signed to Spinefarm Records. “We have dedicated our lives to the music and idea behind Saul,” brothers Blake and Zach Bedsaul says. “We prepared, hoped and worked diligently toward the day that we could take the leap to the major stage. Today is that day. Signing with Spinefarm/Universal is an honor. It is amazing to have a like-minded label backing us at 100%. It’s a life-changing experience.” They previously released their debut single, “Brother,” with an accompanying music video which can be watched here.

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2. Post Malone to headline Days Of Summer Cruise Fest

Days Of Summer Cruise Fest will be headlined by Post Malone, Cardi B and City Girls. The cruise leaves Miami June 28 and returns to port July 1. In addition to the performances, the cruise will be offering a variety of parties and activities including meet-and-greets, comedy shows and panels. More information and tickets can be found here.

3. Awaken I Am drop new music video

Awaken I Am shared a touching new video for “The Stages Of Grief.” The track is taken from their upcoming EP, The Beauty In Tragedy, which is dedicated to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley. “The love that we all shared with Connor ran so deep,” drummer Luke McKenzie says. “With such a sudden loss, we never got the chance to let him know how much we loved him, how proud we are of him and how we cherished the final times we spent together. This recording was the hardest thing we have ever had to work through and move forward from. ‘The Stages Of Grief’ is self-explanatory. We are working through all of this and finding our way of saying he will always be loved and always missed.” The EP is available for preorder here. They embark on tour tomorrow supporting Secrets on their North American tour. Tickets are available here and dates are below.

04/26 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
04/27 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
04/29 – Tucson, AZ @ House of Birds
04/30 – Mesa AZ @ The Underground
05/01 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot
05/03 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar & Live Music Venue
05/04 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
05/05 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/07 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s Sports Bar
05/08 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

4. Mat Kerekes releases new music video

Mat Kerekes dropped a new video for “Hawthorne,” taken off his most recent solo album, Ruby. The music video was directed by Johnny Chew and features an animation of a man walking through a dark world with montages of dark objects dispersed throughout. Ruby is available now on all streaming platforms. Kerekes will be touring with his band Citizen through next month and part of June. Dates can be seen below, and tickets can be found here.

05/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
05/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
05/12 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

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Written by Alyssa Quiles