The Spill Canvas initially began as a solo project for singer-songwriter and guitarist, Nick Thomas. The South Dakota native wrote, performed and produced his first widespread album, Sunsets & Car Crashes, released by 111 Records in 2004. After which, the act officially transitioned into a four-piece band, later recording their dynamic full-length debut, One Fell Swoop, in 2005 alongside producer, Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids). In 2006, The Spill Canvas signed to Sire Records, releasing their major label debut, No Really, I'm Fine, in 2007. Produced by Neil Avron (Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, The Wallflowers), the album climbed to No. 2 on Billboard's Heat Seekers chart with the single, "All Over You." After a departure from the label and a short hiatus, the band self-released Gestalt, with the single "To Chicago" reaching number one on PureVolume. With much anticipation, the band jumped back into the studio, releasing their first new music in five years, a three-song collection, Hivemind, July 2018. The Spill Canvas are actively recording a full length to be released this upcoming winter.
The combination of energy and sincerity has long been the hallmark of Punchline, a Pittsburgh, PA band that prides itself on constantly trying to craft honest and meaningful songs. In an era of short attention spans, their new album LION is a testament to their commitment to creating a truly memorable musical journey. The largely self-produced roller coaster ride starts with the album’s first single “Friend From The Future”, an upbeat yet emotional punk rock song that is sure to appeal to both the band’s longtime following and new listeners alike. The distinctive voice of singer Steve Soboslai offers thought-provoking lyrics paired with infectious melodies, challenging those who cannot seem to see the present tense for what it is — an opportunity to make a change and make a difference.