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NEW THIS WEEK: Hopeless Records

NEW THIS WEEK: Hopeless Records

Fresh off signing to Hopeless Records, Chicago-based singer/rapperdying in designer has shared a brand new music video for his hit single, “Lately” via Sad Chill – a leading discovery source for the emo trap, bedroom pop, and chill vibes. Fans can watch it now here:
On “Lately” – the first track to hit over a million streams, dying in designer Bobby O’Brien laments, “This was my worst fucking year. I could drown in my own tears.” Stripping out all pretension and leaving raw vulnerability, dying in designer admits freely to dealing with suicidal thoughts.

“Lately was written like a suicide note. I was in a very toxic relationship, which put me in an extremely dark place,” he shares. “I want to help people who feel the way I have felt. I want to be a role model to these broken kids around the world. I want these kids to know that it’s okay to feel down sometimes – emotions are real and will always be universal. I want my music to save lives.”

For Chicago-based singer/rapper, dying in designer, 2018 was the hardest year of his life. Fully-consumed by a toxic relationship that ultimately led to immense pain, heartbreak, depression and suicidal thoughts, vocalist Bobby O’Brien, used every ounce of pain and sorrow to create music that pulled him back into the world. The result is a lyrically gut-wrenching, honest, raw portrait of emotion backed by catchy melodies, cathartic 808s and breakdowns.

Theatrical and genre-effacing New Jersey quintet Vanish have dropped their debut full-length album, Familiar Faces today. Today’s release via Hopeless Records sees the band experimenting with more synth, louder voices and more trap influence thanks to crossover genre experimentation of ever-writing vocalist Pat Hamilton who vows never to fall into a minor-key rock rut.

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On today’s release, the band shares “We are very grateful for the support we’ve received along the way that allowed us to create this album and we’re extremely proud of the result. We hope there’s something on this album that anyone could relate to and enjoy.”

Previously released singles “Role Play”, “I’m All Out of Swipes”, “dontwaitforme” and this week’s “Under Water// On Fire” have all been seeing incredible success at radio and streaming services. With adds to Apple Music playlists like Breaking Hard Rock, Spotify playlists like Crash Course and The Scene, Music Choice’s Emo x Screamo Channel, SiriusXM’s The Emo Project and idobi Radio, fans worldwide have been able to discover this exciting young band.
Familiar Faces is available to stream and purchase today at

Track Listing

1. Ouija Cult
2. Somebody Else
3. Role Play
4. Familiar Faces
5. The Sound of Violence
6. dontwaitforme
7. Under Water // On Fire
8. I’m All Out of Swipes
9. Slip
10. Distance, Disappear
Inspired by early ‘00s cabaret-esque post-hardcore, modern trap and musicians more likely to spill their guts on a stage floor than to hide behind a microphone, the members have never fit in with their peers and don’t intend to with their music. “I remember going to shows and seeing bands being super dull on stage, then seeing [those] who would go onstage and put everything into their performance. I never wanted to be someone who didn’t look like he was portraying what he’s saying,” says vocalist Pat Hamilton, effectively explaining both the Vanish live experience and the stinging emotional honesty in their music.


Vanish – Familiar Faces – out TODAY!!
Lotus Eater – Social Hazard – out 03/29/2019
The Wonder Years – Live At Maida Vale – out 04/13/2019 (RSD)
The Used – Live At Maida Vale – out  04/13/2019 (RSD)
New Found Glory – From The Screen To Your Studio Part III – out 05/03/2019


w/ Beartooth, OM&M
04.15 Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial
04.16 Ottawa City, ON @ Bronson Center
04.17 London, ON @ London Music HallTAKING BACK SUNDAY
04.21 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04.22 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04.24 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
04.26 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
10.27-10.28 Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music HallHOLD CLOSE
w/ This Wild Life, Sleep On It, Crooked Teeth
04.23 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
04.24 Toronto, ON @ Hard LuckTRASH BOAT
w/ Movements
05.16 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
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