Sam Bender

Radio Promoter, Crowd Control Music

Location icon United States of America

Writer. Musician. Hoosier.

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Girlieaction
08/10/2015
Sharkmuffin Exclaims "Tampons are for Sluts" on Jezebel, Debut LP Out Today!

Brooklyn based garage rock trio Sharkmuffin creates super-heavy, jagged, and exceedingly catchy punk rock, which recently was named by Billboard as being one of the "20 All-Female Bands You Need to Know". Experienced guitarist Tarra Theissen (vocals/guitar) and Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) jammed in punk paradise Asbury Park in 2012 and have continued to play together ...

Girlieaction
09/21/2015
Carroll Goes on Graveyard Jaunt in "Alligator" Video + Debut Album Out Now

When rock bands break up, the last straw is always the same. Love, drugs, busses, airports, euphemistic "creative differences." Clashing egos. It's dull, it's repetitious. The difference is what holds them together, be it for long, fruitful careers or for brief flashes of brilliance. Minneapolis-based Carroll, one of the most ...

Girlieaction
09/04/2015
k-os Releases Can't Fly Without Gravity via Dine Alone

In the year 2015, the only thing that moves faster than our current rate of quick-click musical omnivorism is our eagerness to regurgitate what we've already digested. Nostalgia is the natural, kneejerk reaction to a present that feels so accelerated and uncertain; no one's buying new music anymore, but you'll ...

Girlieaction
08/05/2015
Sharkmuffin Streams New Album on Consequence of Sound Ahead of Release + Tourdates

Brooklyn based garage rock trio Sharkmuffin creates super-heavy, jagged, and exceedingly catchy punk rock, which recently was named by Billboard as being one of the "20 All-Female Bands You Need to Know". Experienced guitarist Tarra Theissen (vocals/guitar) and Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) jammed in punk paradise Asbury Park in 2012 and have continued to play together ...

Girlieaction
08/28/2015
k-os Streams New Album "Can't Fly Without Gravity" on Consequence of Sound

Toronto legend k-os' insightful approach to music making has proven he is an artist with boundless limits, and certainly not one that appeases to fluctuating mainstream trends, in which his 2005 Grammy Nomination can attest. It's been 10 years since k-os' transformative sophomore release, Joyful Rebellion, and the artist has spent the past decade trying to explore the movement of hip-hop into infinite new possibilities.

Girlieaction
09/03/2015
Farao's Debut LP Streaming w/ The New York Times + Fall Tour Kicks Off 9/15

Hailing from the 500-person mountain valley village of Ulnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Farao, aka Kari Jahnsen, seamlessly blends transitive indie rock with starry electronics, creating intricate, enchanting music that reflects the dramatic yet serene environments of her origin. Today she reveals "Hunter ," the first single to follow her critically ...

Girlieaction
08/20/2015
Amy Bares It All In Karmin's New Lyric Video

Show full Bio Exposure is nothing new to Karmin, the pop duo consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. Their double-platinum hit "Brokenhearted" off their 2012 EP Hello skyrocketed the band, catching an appearance on Saturday Night Live, accolades from Diplo, Questlove, and The Game, and a Rolling Stone cover, even as they continued their pop conquest with more singles that followed.

Girlieaction
08/18/2015
Brick + Mortar Premiere 'Brighter Than the Sun' Video on PopMatters

John Tacon and Brandon Asraf have truly been building a movement. Spreading a message of empathy, positivity, and self motivation...The two artists have been playing gritty, bright yet sinister, witty alternative pop for inspired audiences throughout the country. John Tacon started by playing in a few short lived bands. He ...

Girlieaction
09/01/2015
Bikini Kill Reveal "Ocean Song" w/ The New York Times + RGSN Reissue Out Sept. 22

Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is ...

Girlieaction
08/10/2015
Sharkmuffin Exclaims "Tampons are for Sluts" on Jezebel, Debut LP Out Today!

Brooklyn based garage rock trio Sharkmuffin creates super-heavy, jagged, and exceedingly catchy punk rock, which recently was named by Billboard as being one of the "20 All-Female Bands You Need to Know". Experienced guitarist Tarra Theissen (vocals/guitar) and Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) jammed in punk paradise Asbury Park in 2012 and have continued to play together ...

Girlieaction
09/14/2015
Revisit 'Weird Science' with Story of the Running Wolf's New Video

Blending 80's influences like Depeche Mode and New Order with pumping, high energy dance tracks, LA-based duo Story of the Running Wolf has staked its claim at the crossroads of Retro and Future, delivering an experience that has been described as "an intergalactic John Hughes party on Neptune."

Girlieaction
09/17/2015
Brick + Mortar Deliver Emotional Video for Hollow Tune with Out Magazine

John Tacon and Brandon Asraf have truly been building a movement. Spreading a message of empathy, positivity, and self motivation...The two artists have been playing gritty, bright yet sinister, witty alternative pop for inspired audiences throughout the country. John Tacon started by playing in a few short lived bands. He ...

Girlieaction
09/16/2015
Carroll Streams "Expansive" s/t Album on Consequence of Sound

When rock bands break up, the last straw is always the same. Love, drugs, busses, airports, euphemistic "creative differences." Clashing egos. It's dull, it's repetitious. The difference is what holds them together, be it for long, fruitful careers or for brief flashes of brilliance. Minneapolis-based Carroll, one of the most ...

Girlieaction
09/10/2015
Carroll Premieres Ethereal "Green Acres" on Pure Volume

When rock bands break up, the last straw is always the same. Love, drugs, busses, airports, euphemistic "creative differences." Clashing egos. It's dull, it's repetitious. The difference is what holds them together, be it for long, fruitful careers or for brief flashes of brilliance. Minneapolis-based Carroll, one of the most ...