TEENAGE HEART, in partnership with Performer Magazine, is proud to present STILL
BEATING, a free online-only compilation featuring 27 New England punk, rock and heavy metal bands. Each
act was hand selected to represent the pulse of the Boston area. Notable acts include: Tijuana Sweetheart,
CHEECH, Refuse Resist, AGE RINGS, Jason Bennett and many more. From political battles and physical
altercations to haunted houses and video games, STILL BEATING is a journey through the hearts and
minds of New England’s underground music community.
Based in Jamaica Plain, TEENAGE HEART has a punk rock history with 15 physical releases and countless
shows booked under their banner. For STILL BEATING, the label looked outside the box by adding doses of
metal, hard rock and even folk to the compilation. "I initially wanted an even distribution of styles, so no
one genre stood out above the rest," executive producer Joshua Bottomley states. "STILL BEATING shows
different sides of the underground music scene. In the future we want TEENAGE HEART to represent all of
the hardworking and unsung musicians of Boston and beyond." TEENAGE HEART founder Brian McCaffrey
has similar sentiments, "These songs are the here and now of what's going on in our backyard. You can
see these bands in small venues in the area for not a lot of money on almost any weekend night." While
many of the bands on STILL BEATING hail from The Hub, a few acts stretch into the outskirts of The Bay
State into Connecticut and Rhode Island, making STILL BEATING a New England compilation.
Performer Magazine is a go-to-guide for independent musicians. It is with this ethos in mind that the
publication paired up with the long-standing label. "To be involved in a project like this is right up our
alley," Performer’s editor-in-chief Benjamin Ricci comments. "For over 20 years, promoting independent
and DIY artists is what Performer Magazine has been all about. We hope that [STILL BEATING] gives these
artists the exposure they deserve, and introduces them to a new fanbase here in New England and around
the country, as well."
To access the STILL BEATING compilation, please visit: http://www.performermag.com/stillbeating