Interview: John Notto and Justin Smolian of Dirty Honey (New Album: Dirty Honey)

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After garnering national acclaim off of their 2019 EP, hard rock band Dirty Honey are finally set to release their first full-length album on April 23. Originally scheduled to record the album in Australia in the spring of 2020, Dirty Honey were forced to put their plans on hold after the travel restrictions were implemented due to Covid-19.

In a conversation with Parklife DC’s Chris Smyth, Dirty Honey guitarist John Notto and bassist Justin Smolian explained how the forced downtime actually helped them become a better band, and in turn allowed them to create a better record. The pair spoke about the entire preproduction and recording process, which famous musician was recording in the studio beside them, and their plans for potential upcoming tours.

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Song of the Day: “The Men Who Rule the World” by Garbage

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Garbage (Flyer courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Garbage will share their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters on June 11 via Stunvolume/Infectious Music.

The record’s debut single “The Men Who Rule the World” and its accompanying mixed media video — created by Chilean film director, animator, and painter Javi.MiAmor — are out now.

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Song of the Day: “On the Way Downtown” by Dave Alvin

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Dave Alvin (Photo by Chip Duden)

Legendary troubadour Dave Alvin shares the Victor Krummenacher-directed video for “On the Way Downtown,” in memory of Gene Taylor, Chris Gaffney and Amy Farris.

The track appears on Dave’s The highly praised album, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings.

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Song of the Day: “Drugs in California” by Transviolet

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Transviolet (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)

After a successful catfishing on a musician networking website, Sarah McTaggart began to collaborate with producer and bassist Mike Panek across the world, and over the internet writing the beginnings of what would eventually become Transviolet.

Transviolet recently released a new single, “Drugs in California.”

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Livestream Preview: The Distillers @ Veeps, 12/18/20

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The Distillers (Photo courtesy Cosa Nostra PR)

Legendary LA punk quartet The Distillers announce that they will spread holiday cheer across the land with their aptly named The Distillers Very Special Christmas Special, Baby It’s Covid Outside global streaming event via Veeps on Friday, Dec. 18.

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