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Sarantos Releases A New Music Video in Clay Animation Style For The New Pop Summer Love Song “Easy To Believe”

Sarantos has tried a wide variety of music videos but the story always seems to be at the heart of them. Sarantos is all about the lyrics so this is no longer a surprise to fans. Adding a visual element has always been important to Sarantos and this is why a new music video is released every single month, unlike other artists who only release one or two with each CD (which is released every 3 years on average). Fans want more!

This new music video is in a clay animation style and there are subtle innuendos throughout the video that give fans a clue into the true nature and life of Sarantos. Real life is often very different than the things we see on a screen in a movie, TV show, cell phone or iPad. Sometimes there is loneliness. Sometimes there is a struggle within to be a better person, friend, spouse or parent. Every day brings new challenges. There is love, hope, frustration, the list is never-ending. What we must never forget is that we each write our own story!

Of course with the new Superman vs Batman movie coming out next year and the trailer being released this week at Comic-Con, there is a humorous moment in this video when Sarantos new band is revealed to the world – is that really Batman?? Sarantos continues a unique journey to the amazement of critics everywhere who urge him to give up or stop (kidding of course).

Sarantos tell fans in this video it is ok to be infatuated, to fall in love or even to get your heart broken. Our lives are our own. Love is everywhere all around us. Love is the glue that bonds the world and pushes it forward.

“This music video is a first for me,” says Sarantos. “Because I release a new music video every single month and because the story is the key, I am always looking to try new things. Of course, given that I am an indie artist, I have budget constraints that are very real. Nevertheless, I want to give my fans something to watch and enjoy for a few minutes each month. I want them to look forward to the quote, the type of video, wonder whether I will be in this one or not, and obviously to think about the story and all the various ways it can be interpreted. Hopefully they enjoy this video with its love story and appreciate the few subtle humorous references.”

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Easy To Believe

Verse 1

Staring at the ocean, heart really feels broken
The night looks down at me, everything feels like a distant memory
It was so long ago, I felt cold and so alone
Buried inside of me, but the words still got out of me

Verse 2

That one fateful night, you made it all feel right
The way you looked up to me, the feeling just seemed
Yes I went down that road, but quickly realized I did not belong
You made it easy to believe

Chorus 1

How easy would things be?
It’d be so easy to believe
In you I could truly see
My dream turned to reality

Funny how quickly things can change
What a way to come undone
I carelessly believed
It was easy to believe!

Verse 3

That one beautiful morning, you made me wanna stay
The way you played with my hair, you really seemed to care
I fell, hard for you
I believed it was meant to be, that fate would be so easy

Chorus 2

How easy would things be?
It’d be so easy to believe
In you I could truly see
My dream turned to reality

Funny how quickly things can change
What a way to come undone
I carelessly believed
It was easy to believe!


Easy to, believe
So easy to, believe

Chorus 3

How easy would things be?
It’d be so easy to believe
In you I could truly see
My dream turned to reality

Funny how quickly things can change
What a way to come undone
‘Cuz I carelessly believed
You were so damn easy to believe…

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Them Howling Bones is a blues-rock band from Los Angeles, CA, featuring Armando (bass), Collin (drums), Pedro (vocals), and Mitch (guitars). The first song they performed was the Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues”; it wasn’t until afterwards that they decided to form a band. With strong blues influences and a traditional rock n roll blend, Them Howling Bones has arena rock heft in a modern music world lacking muscle. Their eyes are already on the prize, a stadium gig — and are working towards filling up the seats, one fan at a time.

Metal Empire: Would you care to introduce yourself for our audience? What is your name and what do you do?

Them Howling Bones: Hey there! We are Them Howling Bones out of Los Angeles, CA. We are a whiskey drenched rock n’ roll and bringing old classic sounds back with a modern spin. Living and breathing rock n’ roll, we are willing to travel near and far to spread our passion for true rock music. We are filled with musical muscle, substance, and an appreciation for the glory days of rock music, when having fun jamming with your friends was more important than image, ego and growing bank accounts. Our blues rock approach to music will take you back to the glory days of rock n’ roll, when groups like The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Cream were the backbones of rock music.

Metal Empire: What is the band up to at the moment? Is there something you’re working on currently?

Them Howling Bones: We just released or first Debut 7” vinyl available for purchase on, which features two of our singles off of our debut self-titles EP, “Left for Dead” on Side A and “Follow You Home” on Side B. We are currently getting ready for a West Coast tour starting in early July. We also just finished our next EP titles “Dolres” that will be coming out last summer/early fall.

Metal Empire: Tell us about the music you make, how would you describe your sound?

Them Howling Bones: If we had to describe our sound in one sentence, it would be dark pop, rock n’ roll with garage electric creeps, in a nor film set in the deep south.

Metal Empire: Can you talk about your production process? How do you go about writing new material?

Them Howling Bones: The production process was different for each album. It starts with the songs that are typically written by Mitch Micoley who comes up with a riff or concept for a verse/chorus skeleton. Our singer Pedro Torres helps us sift through riffs to come up with one that can make a good Them Howling Bones song. Then, as an entire bank, we work it out and arrange it, to get each part down. Once we have an EP or set of songs, we take them to the studio where we do live drums and bass for our rhythm tracks, all to two inch tape. Mitch then adds his guitar overdubs, and Pedro adds his Vox. When we are all happy with the final outcome, we take everything to PIE studios in New York to have them mixed and mastered.

Metal Empire: What and who are some of your major influences? Please give a few details about what you enjoy about creating music and what inspires you to make it.

Them Howling Bones: Some of our major influences are Love, Cab Calloway, Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, Syd Barrett, Buddy Miles, The Kinks, & T Rex. We have always wanted to do the band thing and write songs. All of us at an early age have had a passion for music and have been doing it ever since.

Metal Empire: What’s your favorite thing about playing live?

Them Howling Bones: The energy of a great, rowdy crowd. When the we are killing it and the crowd is feeling it and singing with the band, it is the best thing ever.

Metal Empire: Have you played any shows or toured alongside any major artists? Are there any shows that come to mind that you feel make a great story? If so, tell us about it.

Them Howling Bones: Where to start…One gig that sticks out the most, is a year or two ago when we played at the Lighting in a Bottle Festival. We got there early in the day with a handle of whiskey. After drinking all day in the hot sun, we finally went on stage around 12:00; mind you we may have been slightly intoxicated. We were playing through our set passing a whiskey bottle across the stage and threw the crop the crowd, back on stage. It was a really fun moment. After we played we all went our separate ways enjoying the festival festivities. I (Mitch) ended up driving home through the desert at sunrise. We all thought someone took Pete home, but at lass, he was left behind. I got a call the next day from him saying “Dude, I’m stranded in the desert, you gotta come get me,man!” Long story short, I found my singer sitting on a bench wearing all black in the hot desert head, and rescued him; fun gig…

Metal Empire: Is there any band or artist you would give anything to play a show with? If so, who are they and why?

Them Howling Bones: Hanni El Katib. To us, he is doing everything we are trying to do right now. He has such a fresh new sound; super cool stuff.

Metal Empire: What are you hopes for the future? Where do you see yourself as an artist this time next year or the year after?

Them Howling Bones: We hope to keep recording and releasing better and better music, keep hitting the road, and get over to Europe and Japan. We want to keep building our fan base and performing great shows.

Metal Empire: If I was to turn up at a show, what should I expect from you in terms of music and showmanship? Is there any crazy stuff you do to pull the crowd?

Them Howling Bones: If you turn up to a show, you can expect a rowdy crowd. The music is always better live in my opinion, than recorded. There is just an energy when you’re playing live that is only at the gig. You will see a lot of hip shaking. You will also see stage antics and a lot of fun with the band. More than likely, you will see Pedro in the crowd singing and doing shots with everyone. It is a good time; come down!

Metal Empire: What do you think about music piracy, do you think it effects music sales negatively, or do you think there is another cause behind the current drop in record sales?

Them Howling Bones: This is quite a hard questions. Of course music piracy effects music sales negatively (In terms of the physical song form as a master). If you don’t have to pay for it, why would you? As a band, we want as many people as possible to hear our music, however they can. With that being said, we here have spent countless hours and dollars on these songs with no idea if we will make money. Music and art in general isn’t a need, like food is.

Metal Empire: There is a lot of talk about the downfall of the music industry as a whole, do you believe this is the case, or do you believe it is evolving? What do you feel could improve the situation?

Them Howling Bones: I have no idea…All we do is DIY, so I can only speak on what we are personally doing. We are trying our best to be creative with what we have, and what we can do. If you create great music that you are proud of, you’re already improving it.

Metal Empire: Do you receive much fan mail, and if so what’s the craziest, creepiest or coolest thing you’ve ever gotten from a fan?

Them Howling Bones: A good friend of ours tattooed one of our logos on himself…hopefully we don’t break up!

Metal Empire: Name one thing you love, one thing you hate and one thing you think everyone should try at least once before they die?

Them Howling Bones: I love is friendship with a splash of whiskey. I hate having beer and no peanuts. One thing I think everyone should try at least once before they die, is everything!

Metal Empire: If you could have one wish, what would it be and why?

Them Howling Bones: That we are still doing what we are doing; making music, recording music, and preforming for as long as we can.

Metal Empire: Thank you for taking the time to speak to us about what you do. Do you have any final words, or anything you would like to add?

Them Howling Bones: If you dig rock n’ roll and what I said during this interview, check us out! You can find us online at, on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, you name it! Just search for us. Rock on!

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Next up to grace the Barfly stage (well, floor) are self styled, ‘true rockers’, Lost Gravity. Led by the effervescent and charismatic front man Breno Val the Camden based three piece waste no time following a declaration to “play some rock’n’roll for us”, in doing just that.

Their first track, Venom in a Vial taken from their debut album made a very clear statement that we were in for some tightly, well arranged heavy rock. Amidst the whoops and cheers following their opener we’re treated to the riff heavy single What Goes Around Comes Around. “Do you believe in Karma?” questions Val. In this I find something that stands Lost Gravity out from a lot of doom and gloom rock, grunge and punk outfits. The band are heavy yes, but their message is more Lennon than Lydon.

By the time we’re half way through their set I’ve become very aware that they have made a name for themselves in these parts. This isn’t a room full of family and friends, the crowd here have come to see this band specifically; mosh, drink and are welcomed in on the party every step of the way by Val’s chatty banter.


As the band members are introduced I’m surprised to hear that this is bassist David Whitmore’s second gig with Lost Gravity. He’s certainly done his homework and with his McKagan-esque sound and style looks and plays like he’s been with them for years. Val confesses on drums is one of his favourite all time drummers and fellow countryman Guilliano Kolling and it’s easy to see why. The following tracks Walk On and All The Same were a clear example. Kolling is a pure power house and is the perfect rhythmic lynch pin to Val’s work horse approach to electric guitar.

Next up are a further couple of album tracks, Changes and Anywhere But Home. Either of these could be singles in my opinion and it’s become clear by this point that Lost Gravity have something that many bands lack: a talented songwriter. Their somewhat poppier chart friendly approach to songs may not be everyone’s cup of coffee but as the now tightly packed crowd sing along to Anywhere But Home’s anthemic chorus it’s apparent that this band would work very well on a larger stage.

Wrapping up the performance is the blistering riff driven Back Where You Belong and in a zing of feedback the show is over.

What Lost Gravity bring to their live performance is a cart load of energy and refreshing positivity. In these dark days of austerity, Lost Gravity could well be the tonic a rock music fan needs to get through tomorrow.

by Christopher Goodman

LOST GRAVITY – What Goes Around Comes Around [Official Music Video]

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