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Politically Charged Classic-Inspired Rock: A Fragile tomorrow “It’s Better That Way”

If you’re a big fan of rock’n roll that’s got some edge to it, we are happy to introduce you to A Fragile Tomorrow. The band has just released their latest album, the aptly titled “It’s Better That Way,” an album chock full of rolling, rock goodness paired with some bitingly political songwriting.

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Simply said, this album absolutely rocks. Arrangements on songs like “All Signs Lead To Amsterdam,” are comfortably familiar but with just enough extra pizazz thrown into the mix to keep things interesting.

In fact, many songs on the album have this distinct element of familiarity to them, while still keeping an experimental feel. We wouldn’t go out on a limb and call it an experimental album, however. On the contrary, for the most part, “It’s Better That Way,” sticks to its roots quite well, with moments of musical brilliance throughout.

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As a result, you get an album that’s a fun romp through different soundstages and musical atmospheres that are hard to find elsewhere. It definitely helps that every song is competently performed to its full potential, as testament to the talent on board in the band.

Of course, you can’t go on too long without addressing how A Fragile Tomorrow is a very politically charged band, but truthfully, it doesn’t matter all that much. After all, bands using rock music as a platform for political opinions is nothing new. The Clash were famous for pushing their anti-authority thoughts through song, and things aren’t too different here.

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Songwriting is politically charged and biting, especially on songs like “Lost In Art,” while never becoming too overbearing. A big emphasis is placed on the music simply sounding good first, as opposed to just being as political as possible. Thus, you get an album that’s political, but also true to its roots as a rock album. We can imagine even people who aren’t big fans of politics getting a kick out of this album from its music alone. It’s praiseworthy for sure, especially considering a lot of the musical shovel-ware out there.

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Overall, we give “It’s Better That Way,” a hearty recommendation. If you’re into classic-inspired rock with some fresh new twists, this is what you’re looking for. Bonus points if you enjoy more political albums.

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About A Fragile Tomorrow:  Members of AFT are founders Sean Kelly, Brendan Kelly, and Shaun Rhoades, as well as new additions Josh Kean (Electric Century -Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance, Sub Pop/Kill Rock Stars indie legend Danielle Howle) and Peter Holsaple (dB’s, R.E.M., Hootie and the Blowfish, Continental Drifters) . AFT (Dom Kelly, Sean Kelly, Brendan Kelly and Shaun Rhoades) released 4 albums (Wishful Thinking, Beautiful Noise, Tripping Over Nothing and Be Nice, Be Careful) before releasing their independent Music award winning debut album Make Me Over for MPress Records and Generation Loss. They have collaborated and recorded with Indigo Girls on several projects, and have shared stages with artists including Indigo Girls, Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Matthew Sweet.

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FOUND is the Latest Release from Hip Hop Rap Phenom

 This brilliantly talented recording artist’s lyrical prowess is masterful; lyrically he uses his platform to express relatable sentiment which is always in tune by the timeless vibes of classic Hip Hop. Yet, RUGGO does so much more than just assimilate former sounds. He packs in plenty of wavy melodies which sweep along with the atmospheric layers of rhyming. Inspired from a plethora of experiences RUGGO  writes his own music that reaches out to the new or seasoned fan of Hip Hop/Rap.  RUGGO gives you a raw melodic vibe.

Listen to the the song wherever you stream or via the link

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https://open.spotify.com/track/0akimkBsYve9oiQirW1ELp?si=88f66fd118714561

Also known as  Ryan Sheerer hails from  Sylmar California, starting rapping at the age of 13 and started performing at 14.   RUGGO has opened for artists such as B-Real of Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, WC, and many others at The Wire Entertainment’s 2018 WestCoast Summerfest. He has also performed at many events locally with artists from the Lifetime TV Show- “The Rap Game”, and most recently has become the youngest artist to secure a residency at After Church LA,  curated by Multi-Platinum & Grammy Award winning Producer, MyGuyMars. He has been featured on the AfterChurch platform since August 2019 and is currently performing at select venues, when invited,  in addition to his continued AfterChurch residence.

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Awfully Good Records Founder Eric Walden Introduces New Rock-Based Website

Eric Walden has spent the last decade working as an accomplished marketing executive across multiple industries, including music, entertainment, and enterprise. He has helped countless brands scale their digital and social media presence through his work. His efforts have led to record-breaking sales and cost-saving milestones via unique SEO, PPC, and influencer marketing approaches. In addition, Walden credits his creative background for consistently creating out-of-the-box strategies that help artists and brands achieve impactful results.

A lifelong interest in music led to Walden creating By The Barricade, a website dedicated to discovering emerging and established artists across multiple genres, including rock, metal, punk, and indie. The site also includes e-learning content from industry experts and leaders in the music realm. Walden’s vision is to empower and educate future industry and upcoming musicians alike.

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Walden is also the founder of Awfully Good Records, which released music from artists such as Firing All Cylinders, Filmspeed, and others. Walden’s past and continued work with brands and e-commerce clients always include an all-inclusive approach, which takes each project from inception to completion. His efforts are in-line with the latest digital trends & best practices.

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When Walden isn’t leading his fully remote marketing team and building winning strategies for clients, he spends time volunteering as an event planner, executing campaigns for multiple child activist groups.

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