“The Single” – New Music Video From Female Fronted Band, Be All, End All

Article by Kyla Wyllie

Someone tell me what’s in the water at Play-Yah Records, and where can I get some for myself? Yet another band paving the way for girls in music, the San Diego natives of rock band, Be All, End All, recently released their debut music video for their song, “The Single.” Directed by Christopher Macken (who also directed A Blessing In Disguise, by Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why) and produced by Zak Mouton & Ryan Frailich of Play Yah Records, the video follows lead singer Carls Vertongen, who plays an on-duty lifeguard, throughout her day as she is constantly pestered by one of the beach-goers (played by lead guitar, Jack Severson). Switching back and forth between the band and the beach, this music video is not only well made, but entertaining to watch. Now I won’t spoil the plot for you, but lets just say things don’t end well for Severson. Continue reading

Ride Into The Sun – A Photo Essay

Photography & Passage by Billy McColl  

Here is a selection of some of my best, most recent work. The song, “Ride Into The Sun,” by The Velvet Underground, represents my pieces well. Although it was released as a demo, the song is one of my personal favorites, and is definitely worth a listen. It speaks of how unimportant you really are in a whole city of other people.

The message is from an individual’s point of view. My photos represent the story of each individual as if they were singing the song themselves. They wander the city on their daily commute, trying to live life as comfortably as possible in the city. Each one seeks an escape from the busy city, “the sun.” Continue reading

“Drive”- Debut Album From Sidewatchers

Article written by Autumn McDonald

We bring to you yet again another talented group from Play Yah Records.
Self described as garage surf, barbie punk, and prom rock, Sidewatcher is a three piece band from Detroit, Michigan. We’ve talked before on the site about the need for female fronted bands and with Zoë Kissel singing and playing guitar, Sidewatcher is a perfect example. Luckily for us, September seventh Sidewatcher is releasing their debut album titled “Drive”. Every track on the album packs a punch of a punk rock guitar and powerful and raw attitude filled vocals. Even the tracks with no words at all like “Raw Hide” pack that punch.

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