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Collective Fear is Faced “Today”

Collective Fear of L.A. release “Today,” the opening track from this alternative artist’s 2023 sophomore EP “Truly Free At Last?”

Collective Fear - Truly Free At Last? - album art with spring flowers.

Infusing elements of rock, post-hardcore, synthpop, electro, and shoegaze, “Today” by Collective Fear is the promise that you’ll hear something that resonates with you among the four song EP, released by Candlepin Records earlier this month. 

Alternative is almost certainly the easiest genre for the band’s banner to fly under. For all the genres represented by the music of Collective Fear, they are something entirely different. They could be considered experimental except for the fact that they are so clearly experts at tying all their influences so neatly together with a ribbon of pop sensibility.

“Today,” the opening track from “Truly Free At Last?” carries an edgy weight while also exhibiting a feel that is anthemic, optimistic, and inspiring. Find it and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture Spotify playlist.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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Betty Who, headliner of Kinetic Presents Pride Month event

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As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

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