Sounds of the Underground have officially released their debut episode featuring a reunion with Drive-Thru Records alumni, Halifax. The band performed their flagship single “Sydney,” which has sold over 60,000 copies to date, and also sat down for an interview where they discuss the reunion as well as the very heated topic of pineapple on pizza.
The inaugural episode also features an interview and live performance from August Burns Red, Craig Owens‘ project badxchannels, and The Wildfires Projekt.
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Sounds of the Underground is the first and only alternative music show focused on exposing up-and-coming artists while showcasing them alongside major artists and international talent. Developed by Johnny Zirkel, and airing on CBS, Sounds of the Underground is seeking to bring music to a starving audience once more.
Tired of typical music industry politics keeping bands from growing, Zirkel decided to develop the show as a way to give artists of all levels the opportunity to reach new fans based solely on talent and drive, and nothing else. With the decline of festivals focused around the genre, Zirkel hopes that Sounds will fill that gap to help artists and fans connect and build relationships with each other once again. The ‘underground’ scene is not dead, and they are here to make sure it stays alive.
“Not one artist on Sounds Of The Underground had to do anything other than be talented and driven to be on the show,” Zirkel tells Alternative Press in the official announcement. “They didn’t have to pay anything or sell tickets or win a contest or have a crazy number of followers or have a label. They just had to be talented and driven.”
Other acts expected to appear in the series include: Frank Iero, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sleeptalk, and more.
Episodes air in select markets on CBS, with nationwide availability the following Saturday on YouTube.
CBS Boston – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 1:37am EST
CBS Pittsburgh – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 2:07am EST
CBS Baltimore – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 2:07am EST
CBS Minneapolis – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:37am CST
CBS Denver – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:44am MST
CBS Chicago – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:42am CST
CBS Los Angeles – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 at 2:05am PST
All episodes to be streaming on YouTube the following Saturday at 10am EST!