No matter what your taste in music is, there’s no arguing that autumn has a unique sound, different from pretty much any other time of year. For many country music fans, autumn is all about bonfire beats, old-fashioned swing rhythms, and the occasional burst of cathartic, overdriven twang, but singer/songwriter Jeremy Parsons wants to put
Of Limbo/Big Panda Records. Long Beach, CA Rockers Of Limbo have released a raucous & fun new track and video, ‘Let’s Go’. Known for high energy, on the brink of out-of-control live shows, they create an electric atmosphere that is infectious – making it impossible not to have a good time. The band is racing forward and ready to move to another level with their career. Of Limbo says “The song started with the riff and everything just fell into
There’s a runway feel to the chorus of Bobby And The Crew’s latest single, “Prince Of Charm.” It’s the type of lick that gives away the band’s European heritage. 3 guys and a gal, Bobby And The Crew are ironically or fittingly, as charming as they come. On “Prince Of Charm,” they’re singing about the
The Century Family Records. Alt.Pop artist Little Hurt is heading out on a co-headlining tour with Hembree to support his new single ‘Buttercup’ . The song is a compact, clever nugget of pristine pop-rock perfection that features longtime friend The Ready Set on guest vocals. ‘Buttercup’ offers a frank confession of romantic uncertainty and insecurity — set to a funky backbeat, pulsing
“Late at night as I lie in bed, melodies are dancin’ ‘round in my head; words and phrases begin to flow, I try to sleep but I can’t let go (oh no no.)” Adam Randy’s first song in over a decade, titled “Another Song,” opens with a line as self-aware as its choice of title.
Milanis Clark has performing in her blood. This is often a cliché but, in the case of Clark, it’s clear. Her mother Yeimis is a respected professional dancer, co-founder of nonprofit Designed 2 Dance, and has long artistic relationships with legendary acts such as Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, among others. The Lisa Lisa &
Cutting into the central harmony that supplies “I Just Want to Love You” with its greatest vitality, a brisk but boldly colorful melodicism is here to tie every eccentric element in Project Grand Slam’s sound together. This isn’t the first time that Robert Miller has delivered something ambitious in subtle packaging, but while the anticipation
If you know Everett De Morier, you know unpredictability. In a career that has spanned more than twenty-five years, Mr. De Morier has written everything from the Weekly World News’ My Wife Is Having the Reincarnation of Elvis to the Hollywood optioned Thirty-Three Cecils. He’s an essayist, an author, a humorist, a contributor, a thinker.
Creeping out of the silence with a hesitant sonic slither, “Not Knowing” is waiting for anyone brave enough to enter its groove-packed gateway into Dan Engelhardt’s new instrumental LP Here at Last, and in the next few minutes that follow, the track will set the stage for everything soon to pass in the next thirteen songs.
When hailing from Toronto, you’re a band with plenty of hometown heroes. Historically, the biggest band to call Toronto their home might be Rush, but the list runs long with other massive groups — you’ll obviously also have to add The Band to the list. Indie darlings Broken Social Scene and Metric can still be
You won’t find any of the inauthentic props that have become commonplace in pop music in David Raybuck’s new song “The Pathway.” You also won’t find any false foundations, like synthetic harmonies or a badly recycled rhythm, in the song’s parent album, The Prodigal. Fake admissions are nowhere to be heard in the lyricism, and when
Songs composed in the name of inspiration are too often relegated to niche categories that don’t do their narratives justice at all, but in the case of Lavendine’s “Finding My Way Home,” the new single from this Oklahoma-based pop duo is simply too intriguing to be left on the shelf by critics and audiences alike.
Modern Rock powerhouse Messer are sharing their empowering new single ‘Unfvckwitable’, the follow-up to their Top 40 Active Rock song “Hope In This World’. Known for their catchy hooks and high energy live performances, they continue to build their career as a truly independent Rock band. The band says “Unfvckwitable” is a state of being. It’s the conscious
PTtheGospelSpitter is, arguably, one of the more unusual monikers I have come across listening to music in recent years, especially for a performer so steeped in R&B and gospel traditions. It is ultimately just a name, however. The performer behind that handle, Ashante P.T. Stokes, earned the right to call himself whatever he liked long
Global Rock band Sick Puppies are collaborating with ESPN/ESPN+ to launch their new single ‘Ready Steady Go’, a cover of the Paul Oakenfold hit song. The music will be used in National Hockey League (NHL) on ESPN promos on all their platforms through the end of 2022. Watch the initial ESPN promo spot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjqWaQg9OMs The intense, driving
Summoning the spirit of 2000’s hardcore, Dallas, Texas band Nygma has established a reputation for surrealistic lyrics, unorthodox guitar melodies, unpredictable shifts in tempo and rhythm, and wild stage presence. Burnie, Colten, and Caleb have been playing music together for close to 16 years, they’ve been in other bands together as well as touring the US multiple
Crafting a song that can accurately capture itself as a sign of the times while simultaneously working as an outreached hand offering solace and aid in a trying time is tough. Few tracks manage to pull off the balancing act. It’s not easy coming to fans with a kind voice without coming across as an
From the corners of city streets to some other stretch of pavement in the world around us, there isn’t a moment in the lyric video for Iva Toric’s “Trust Fall” in which the young performer does not own every inch of space around her. Her execution is smooth, her abilities more than obvious from every
AV Super Sunshine has been rocking the American underground for a minute now, but in his new single ”Scarecrow,” I think he makes it pretty obvious that he’s starting to outgrow the insularities of his indie scene. There’s a restlessness to his vocal in “Scarecrow” that is the opposite of off-putting; it actually feels like
Heat the Silent is bound to be an album unlike anything else you’ve heard all year. Disregard the fact that it’s a jazz album entirely, because jazz albums are already so rare, and even without paying attention to the genre, there’s nothing quite like what’s in store for listeners after this fast-paced, no-holds-barred album from
Adunni Rose Talent Agency is always looking out for talented and fresh-faced newcomers who aren’t simply “gimmicks” and likely to be out of the business by adulthood. Intelligent observers will soon get the feeling that Adunni Rose are taking the long view with their clients rather than squeezing every job and available nickel out of
Rob Alexander is crooning with all of his heart and soul in the opening lines of his new single “Merry Christmas in Heaven,” and with his words, he is instantly painting a picture of an American holiday with modern, albeit unfanciful, poetry. The strings swing along to a swift beat in the backdrop, but nothing
Punk, metal, and goth are a familiar combination to a lot of heavy music fans, but in The New Jacobin Club’s new album Empire of Dis, they make for a cocktail of chaotic melodies as pulverizing as they come. While I wouldn’t say that The New Jacobin Club is out to reinvent anything with this record,
Minimalism doesn’t have to sound particularly barren in chamber pop and psychedelic music, and if I had to judge based on the looks of his new album, I would have to say that Sun King Rising is out to make this statement law with the release of the brilliantly simple Signs & Wonders this October. Though the
The Dallas String Quartet have peers and contemporaries mining the same general musical territory that they are but, for the most part, the pop/classical band has planted their flag in a corner of the music world that is all their own. Revamping songs from a wide cross section of pop music and tossing in some
In the ideal rock album, the guitars are doing as much of the talking as any of the lyrics are, and this is the case with the new LP Justice Now from Barista. Although there’s something to be said for the poetic concepts in “The Night Train” and “Breath,” it’s ultimately the fretwork that does
Shelley Loving’s passion lies in helping others cook and eat a little healthier without dieting or having massive restrictions. After her husband’s heart attack, she decided to take ownership of their health by cleaning up what they were eating. After two nutrition schools and culinary school, she now teaches others what she applied to her
Recording artist turned producer, Joseph Maresca, looks a bit like a highly connected event organizer. He just happens to be a talented musician and composer as well. His latest offering, “Mighty Mighty South Beach,” while not necessarily high art, is nonetheless a lot of fun. Joseph pays tribute to his favorite place in the world,
I think it’s a fair observation that we’re all obsessed with buying things. There’s no shame in that, technology, fashion, and more are more accessible than ever before, however this leads to a slight issue being that if you can get anything, what’s stopping you from getting everything? It’s a decidedly American conundrum that Austrian
Minimalism can come in numerous forms, especially when we’re talking about pop music. From the simplest of acoustic folk songs to a stripped-down club sample, if we’re pulling the fat from the muscular melodies a track is built upon, we’re indulging in some sense of minimalism, and it’s to this end that I think Andrew