BackStory: Hollerado’s “Americanarama”


In this installment of BackStory, Menno of Canadian rock band Hollerado tells us the story behind their song “Americanarama,” which appears on their current release Record in a Bag. You can catch them live on tour NOW, and enjoy a taste of what they do right here… Basically the song is part of this story

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BackStory Bonus!: These United States’ “Old John Chapman Takes a Good Long Walk”


In this bonus episode of BackStory, friends of the site and former Artists in Residence These United States share the story behind their song “Old John Chapman Takes a Good Long Walk.” Their six-week tour starts this Thursday in Chicago. You can find dates and info at or Most people know John Chapman,

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BackStory: Italian Japanese’s “Jeremiah”


In this episode, the guys from Italian Japanese share the lyrics to “Jeremiah” and the song’s backstory. Jeremiah is about my friend’s younger brother. His name was actually Lance. We were all very close, like family. At the age of 4, Lance was diagnosed with leukemia. He developed many issues along with the leukemia and

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BackStory: Orange Avenue’s “Just Refrain”


In this installment of BackStory, Florida’s Orange Avenue shares the story and video behind their song “Just Refrain.” This is the first song and also our first single that we are pushing right now that is off of our EP titled RESET.  We shot a video for this song at Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s nightclub called Whiskey

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