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The Savage Hearts – ‘Playing It Forward’

Annie Savage’s band The Savage Hearts has a broadly defined mission. The five piece based out of Colorado plays traditional acoustic music in a bluegrass or honkytonk vein, but their musical purpose extends beyond merely gigs, songwriting, and recordings. Instead, Savage and her musical collaborators have an educational bent to their work. Savage is a…

Sira Mayo – ‘Rebellious’

Defiant and self-assured, Sira Mayo’s “Rebellious” is an anthem for the outcast. With bouncy beats dominating the proceedings, the album comes together as a coherent well-thought out whole. Melodies sparkle as they convey a sense of optimism. By far the highlight of the album are Sira Mayo’s powerful, passionate vocals. Lyrics emphasize the desire and…

SIRA MAYO HAS GOT STOLI FEELING ‘REBELLIOUS’

So here we are, hope you are all doing amazing today. It always feels like my mood & attitude is all the way up as we head into 2017. So much potential for a year full of new & inspiring music. I am so excited to have Sira Mayo on today as she has released…

SUSAN AQUILA ROCKS THE ELECTRIC SIDE OF CLASSICAL VIOLIN

Violinists have popped up every now and again, being “a part” of various bands, take acts such as I Am Ghost and Yellowcard, best known within the rock, punk, metal scene, whereas other acts, stand in the background. But in mists of that background within the foreground stands other violinists that are really standing out.…

Susan Aquila – “No Where”

Susan Aquila’s “No Where” is a delightful romp through glam and hair rock. Downright infectious in nature this song deserves to be blasted at the highest possible volume. A sense of determination dominates the piece. Rhythms are kicked out with fury, the riffs righteous, but these merely highlight the true heart of the piece: the…

Madelyn Victoria – ‘Madelyn Victoria EP’

On Madelyn Victoria’s debut EP she sings country with true grit. From the slide guitar to the tender fiddle work, everything comes together in such a satisfying way. Throughout it all it is her lovely inviting voice that truly serves as the EP’s heart and soul. Catchy hooks and unforgettable melodies permeate each of the…

CHRIS NAUMAN WANTS TO GROW IN ALL POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS

Americana and folk rock artist Chris Nauman, born and raised in and around the Cleveland, Ohio area, got his love for music, at the mere age of 6, when sitting aside his father, listening to him play his tunes. Chris knew since right then, that music was what he wanted to do with his life,…

Chris Nauman – ‘We Stand Our Ground’

Strong, spirited, and imbued with a strong sense of purpose, Chris Nauman’s “We Stand Our Ground” is a powerful unforgettable message. The arrangement is impeccable with the guitar glistening as the rhythm moves forward in a classic rock fashion. By far the heart of the song is the highly articulate, clever lyricism. Over the course…

Professor B and the Army of Love – ‘Tough Times’

Professor B and the Army of Love create a perfect mellow atmosphere in the chilled-out vibes of “Tough Times”. Lyrics have a strong sense of optimism as they focus on trying to create a better, sweeter world. Sometimes these lyrics emphasize on how bad things are and what can be done to create a sense…

Morgan Wilson – ‘Fine’

Morgan Wilson’s “Fine” is poetic in its poignancy. Lyrically the song explores the sadness that can befall the end of a relationship, the small features that linger with a person long after parting. Over the course of the track Morgan Wilson reveals a true talent for form as elements of chamber pop, classical, with a…

OSOG – ‘OSOG’

OSOG’s self-titled album gives a big band feel to the intimacy of folk. Every sound positively shimmers with a sense of celebration. Vocals at times feel reminiscent of Modest Mouse’s earlier work. Attention to detail means that everything is taken into account, from the levels of fidelity to how the band interacts. By taking on…

NEW MUSIC FROM JOHNNY POPCORN “TOTEM POLE”

Johnny Popcorn is a five member rock band with vocals from Hezekiah and Jani Coral. Johnny Popcorn’s new album “Totem Pole” is now available on Soundcloud, Amazon, iTunes, and Band Camp. The group combines funk rock beats and raspy vocals with fun artwork to create a unique presentation. Johnny Popcorn is a five member rock…

Chrissy – ‘Me Without You’

Chrissy’s “Me Without You” is a song of self-confidence. Offering a nice twist on the breakup song, here Chrissy displays how much better off she is without them. The exploration of a negative relationship presents the possibilities that exist once a person leaves. Lyrics are the heart of the song as everything else revolves around…

Joett – ‘Got U On My Mind’

Sung with the utmost of passion, Joett’s “Got U On My Mind” is a tender beautiful love ballad. By keeping the sound to the absolute essentials the song has an intimate, welcoming nature to it. The guitar work in particular is rather lovely as the nimble strumming and finger-picking works wonders in giving the entirety…

White Horses – ‘Angelina’

On “Angelina” White Horses offers a rollicking take on the traditional love ballad. Full of life this tenderness is a celebratory kind of love. Rather gorgeous in execution White Horses goes for a large, cinematic at times kind of sound. Throughout the track the attention to detail is profound from the western twang of the…

Analog Heart – ‘Sun Here I Come’

Delivered with fire and passion is Analog Heart “Sun Here I Come”. By far the heart of the album are the powerful vocals that lead the songs forward. Nicely accompanying these carefully crafted narratives is an incredible band whose style taps into the best of classic rock. Over the course of the album Analog Heart…

Michéal Castaldo – ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’

Beautifully delivered, Michéal Castaldo’s “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” nicely delves into the powerful regal quality of Gregorian chant. Throughout the piece his approach harks back to an earlier time, one with a hushed reverence towards the world. Over the course of the song he reveals a truly ear for style as the classical arrangement…

Karen Willough – ‘You Know I Have Angels’

Karen Willough’s “You Know I Have Angels” is a warm energetic song filled with good cheer. From the fast-paced paced to the dexterous guitar work, the way the song simply swoops down feels rather beautiful. Tying this whole sound together is the rather gentle yet powerful vocals which serve as the highlight of the piece.…

AL CONTI JOURNEYS WITHIN ON ‘MYSTIC’

A new album by Grammy-nominee Al Conti holds the promise of transporting us to another place and time. With this artful, sweeping blend, Conti leads us to explore the eternal, while inspiring the mystic within us all to embrace our surroundings and live a conscious life. Passionate, deeply personal, transformational…these are consistent aspects of GRAMMY®-nominee…

Al Conti – ‘Ritual’

Al Conti’s “Ritual” has a cinematic, tribal sound to it. Without saying a word, a journey emerges out of the combination of nimble percussion mixed with sweeping classically inclined ambience. By taking such a delicate approach to the piece Al Conti crafts a vast, all-encompassing sonic universe. The attention to detail is profound as everything…

Pat G – ‘The In Between EP’

Pat G’s “The In Between EP” shows off a forceful flow and luxurious usage of stylish samples. Beats hit hard and the bass is downright perfect in its delivery. Lyrics are highly articulate in nature as they reveal a poetic sensibility. Grooves are infectious as Pat G reveals great taste and attention in how he…

P Bailey – ‘Story’

P Bailey’s “Story” effortlessly merges funk and dance into a celebratory whole. By far the heart of the collection are the strong thoughtful lyrics that drive the songs forward. Carefully constructed these incorporate elements of house, acid techno, funk, and hip-hop into something truly unique. Quite nimble in terms of how carefully it all comes…

HEAD – ‘Afraid to Sleep’

HEAD’s “Afraid to Sleep” offers the best in dark pleasures. With lyrics that explore the underbelly, the sleazy and the sensual, the songs possess great power. Reminiscent of Garbage’s effortless blend of the industrial with a hint of electro-clash, the songs are woven together ever so perfectly. Easily the heart and soul of the album…

MsTish! – ‘Get Yo Praise On!’

Delivering a positive message with a ferocious beat, MsTish!’s “Get Yo Praise On!” is hip-hop at its absolute best. Their flow simply rides the beat ever so perfectly with no letup whatsoever. By letting the lyrics serve front and center the song feels strong, feels pure, and magnificent in terms of its overall execution. Sound…

Gene Pritsker, ‘Groove Possessed’

Are you ready for a game-changing, trend-setting record that doesn’t play by conventional rules or standards? If you said yes, then ‘Groove Possessed’ by Gene Pritsker is your ultimate destination as Gene is your musical wizard with plenty of tricks under his sleeve. I was introduced to Gene’s eclectic nature back in 2014 when I…

BRUCE CHAMOFF “PIANOLAND” VIDEO

Bruce Chamoff has been making music for years and now releases his first music video with his band. This song Pianoland is from Bruce’s new album “Comfort Zone” which is available on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BruceChamoff Pianoland is a pop R&B track with hip hop and a recording in a small house with the entire…

MARWAN MAURICE NEW VIDEO “I CAN’T”

Singer and songwriter Marwan Maurice has announced the release of his new single and music video, “I Can’t.” One of the latest singles to premiere from his forthcoming EP entitled Black Smoke, “I Can’t” is a song based on a true story written about a relationship involving a man and a woman. The woman ends…

JASMIN STONE “TIME” VIDEO

Jasmin Stone debuts a wonderfully magnificent visual with the release of her music video “Time”. One of the singles from her recently released EP entitled “Echoes.” http://www.jasminstone.com “Time” is a highly melodic tune with various mystical elements that capture the pure essence of Jasmin’s unique musical craft.

SHANNON K “SAPPHIRE” VIDEO

The newly released “Sapphire” music video from teen pop music sensation Shannon K is a low-key melody beautifully rendered through her enchanting vocals. HOME Directed by Kharen Hill, the “Sapphire” video features a lovely couple enjoying each other’s company through several captivating scenes. It also highlights the beauty of enjoying the moment.

PREMIERE: IAN & THE DREAM NEW VIDEO “THE GIRL WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING”

Ian & The Dream play indie pop/rock music full of sunshine and positive energy. After releasing 2 EPs and their full length California Cauliflower (2014), they are ready with their follow-up, “New Dreams”, expected 9-9-16. http://www.ianandthedream.com In the meantime, here is the first single from the upcoming album, “The Girl Who Knows Everything.” Upcoming events…

DECORATING YOUR HOME AND INVESTING IN STORAGE UNITS

If you need inspiration for what to place in your home and how to decorate it, there are numerous possibilities. People use a variety of approaches when decorating their homes according to their tastes, preferences and decor goals. The advantage of having your home professionally decorated is that it helps to prevent various common decorating…

Marissa Lauren – ‘Now & Forever’ EP

With a true twee sensibility is the satisfyingly sweet sound of Marissa Lauren’s “Now & Forever EP”. Light and airy the songs have a summery feel to them. Structurally sound Marissa Lauren explores a variety of different styles and settings throughout the EP, from the subdued to the bombastic. Throughout all of these many variations…

SISTER CRAYON SIGN TO WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Sister Crayon have been making their mark on the West Coast as electronic workhorses since 2009. After years of building a devoted and loyal fanbase in CA by playing countless house shows and selling out local establishments, the duo began touring relentlessly throughout the states with the likes of The Album Leaf, Built to Spill,…

Michael Flanigan – “Old Photo”

Played with passion, Michael Flanagan’ “Old Photo” is an unforgettable piece with fire in its belly. From the blistering guitar to the insistent rhythm the song refuses to let up. Throughout the piece Michael Flanagan appears to have the sound grow ever larger and more intricate. Layer upon layer of sound is woven together to…

FOLEY ENT CONSULTING

So today we have an awesome promo as we all can use an outside voice to listen & consult. If at some point you decide to seek professional feedback about your songs or guidance for your career, I’d suggest you check out Foley Entertainment and speak to their President, Gene Foley. Gene offers a free,…

ROOSEVELT “COLOURS / MOVING ON” VIDEO

On August 19th Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt releases his stunning, self-titled debut album via City Slang / Greco-Roman records. To mark its launch Roosevelt unveiled a new video- which features two tracks from the album (“Colours” and “Moving On”)- along with the album’s tracklist and artwork (see below). This double-bill approach gives more insight into…

IMAGINE DRAGONS NEW SINGLE “NOT TODAY”

Multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release their brand new song, “Not Today” from the THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, ME BEFORE YOU. Those who pre-order the soundtrack will receive an instant download of “Not Today.” Listen to the song HERE. Interscope Records will release the soundtrack to New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer…

POPCAAN “NEVER SOBER” VIDEO

Growing up in Portmore, Jamaica was not an easy road for Andrae Sutherland. As young as seven years old, Andre trained himself as a vocalist and performer in the tradition of many of the great Jamaican musicians that came before him. As many of his friends took the well-travelled route of drugs and crime, Popcaan…

RJ Comer – ‘Nightly Suicide’ (EP)

Based in Los Angeles, RJ Comer has released his new EP called Nightly Suicide in March 2016. It is an absorbing and thought provoking album of six perfectly produced songs, which impress you to the marrow of your bones and leave you replaying them and reflecting, while the music has stopped long ago. RJ Comer…