ALBUM REVIEW: Monuments – In Stasis


In the four years since their last album release, change has once again been a huge factor for Monuments, in terms of the band themselves and their peers around them. With the change of vocalist Andy Cizek replacing Chris Barretto and long-term guitarist Olly Steele leaving the fold, time has also seen the other bands equally noted for the young djent movement taking force largely move away from it. Monuments on previous efforts were one of the few that have remained fairly rigid in their sound (as strong as that sound and their output has been).

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #467: James Shotwell of Haulix


Matt and Curtis welcomes in James Shotwell of Haulix to discuss his career, the platform that bolsters the music industry from bands to journos, and much more! Dumb and Dumbest #467 is streaming now and it’s an interview with about James Shotwell of Haulix! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #466: Why Cover Art Matters


If your album cover game is weak, you will sell fewer albums and also be a laughing stock. Matt and Curtis talk about this and more in a new podcast. Dumb and Dumbest #466 is streaming now and it’s about Why Cover Art Matters! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #465: Establishing A Good Working Relationship


Matt and Curtis talk about the fundamentals of good teamwork between bands and music industry professionals. David has a really interesting journey and shared a lot of cool insights. Dumb and Dumbest #465 is streaming now and it’s about Establishing A Good Working Relationship! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #464: David Wu of Riffshop


Matt and Curtis talked with YouTuber and music educator David Wu about Riffshop! David has a really interesting journey and shared a lot of cool insights. Dumb and Dumbest #464 is streaming now and it’s an interview with David Wu of Riffshop! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #463: Jessie May of Turkey Vulture, Alt Ctrl and Metalhead Money


Matt and Curtis chat with Jessie May of Turkey Vulture, Alt Ctrl, and Metalhead Money. Turkey Vulture’s new album Time To Pay is out now! Dumb and Dumbest #463 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Jessie May of Turkey Vulture, Alt Ctrl, and Metalhead Money! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #462: Artist Manager Brady Deeprose (Conjurer UK)


Matt and Curtis chat with Brady Deeprose of Conjurer UK all about his music career, and his work as a band manager. Dumb and Dumbest #462 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Artist Manager Brady Deeprose (Conjurer UK)! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #461: Why Bandcamp Matters


Matt and Curtis go deep on why your Bandcamp game needs to be on point for success. Dumb and Dumbest #461 is streaming now – Why Bandcamp Matters! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media).
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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #460: Spotify Growth Hacks


Matt and Curtis share their best hacks for your band to get more spins on Spotify. Dumb and Dumbest #460 is streaming now – Spotify Growth Hacks! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media).
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