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Interview: A Hero A Fake and the Joys of Metalcore and Mosh Pits

Christopher Karr

The band A Hero A Fake meet their demise at the hands of a supermodel armed with scissors, tree branches, and a wooden plank. There’s a lot of blood — little is left to the imagination. You can’t say they didn’t warn you. There’s a message scrolled at the beginning of the music video for their new single, “Dead and Done,” that’s read aloud by the ominous voice of the narrator: “Tonight’s presentation,” we’re told in capital letters, “contains depictions of human horror and the atrocities commited [sic] during the violent massacre of A Hero A Fake one evening in June...."

The High Achievers of Royalty Storm the Music Scene

Sam Chapin

The Royalty is a hard band to pin down. At times they sound like Vampire Weekend, or else like Marilyn Monroe. They can go from channeling Beach House to the Crystals without taking a breath. They sound like a band straight out of the ‘60s or ‘70s that built a time machine and started listening to St. Vincent and Weezer (two of the band’s major influences). Royalty’s front-lady, Nicole Boudreau, recently spoke with Highbrow Magazine.

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