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In their latest release, titled Halloween Leaves, alternative rockers Champ de Mars are set to explore instrumental complexities as a means of making a narrative even more impulsive and penetrative than the standard typically allows, and to me, it’s worth more than a close look. Though tempered by a controlled approach to songs like “Wedding Dresses
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Anyone who dismisses Greye as a passe dad-rock act isn’t listening. The Florida-based outfit has long since established a well-deserved reputation as an instrumental powerhouse brimming with stellar songwriting. The accompanying musicianship driving the songs on their latest foray VII reveals a unit that enjoys cohesion, chemistry, and crackling energy few modern rock bands share. The new
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Universal Dice keeps impressing me more and more each time I encounter their music. Musical Mastermind Gerry Dantone and his bandmates are never content with releasing cookie cutter rock or pop music that you forget days, if not hours, after hearing for the first time. They set their sights higher. I applaud their ambition and
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Bill McBirnie’s prodigious flute playing talents are apparent from the first song and title track of his new release Reflections (For Paul Horn). “Reflections” has a predominantly laid-back vibe befitting his chosen instrument, but McBirnie mixes in some uptempo physicality into the arrangement that broadens the track’s diversity. No one can hear this eight-song collection and
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No one can claim that young performer, musician, and songwriter Dawson Fuss isn’t engaged with life. His new five-song EP Maybe makes it abundantly clear. Fuss steeps his art in the everyday concerns and experiences common for any nineteen-year-old. What makes it uncommon, however, is the mature perspective he has on those aforementioned experiences and concerns. Fuss is
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Welcome! Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with Brad Sevy, a visionary artist whose musical journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Their latest release has captivated audiences with its seamless fusion of genres and storytelling. Without further ado, let’s delve into their creative process and unravel the magic behind their latest masterpiece. Well
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Welcome to our exclusive interview with Kathy Sabol! We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to dive into her creative process, learn more about her and her art. Could you tell us about the inspiration behind your upcoming single? What themes or experiences influenced its creation? I wrote “Belong with You” with two groups in mind:
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Roots Asylum’s eleven-track release Ride On dives deep into a great rock and roll sound on many tracks. However, they don’t limit themselves. The five members of Roots Asylum, led by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jimmy Macaroni (McMillan), are equally at home with blues, acoustic arrangements, and even a dash of country music and punk rock
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While conceptualism is quashing the competition in the mainstream market to an extent where it’s difficult to tell the alternative rappers from their more commercially-stylized counterparts, Ren.y.c’s forward sound in the new single “Wicky” is truly her and her alone. Without consuming the brutish mentality of a bygone era in hip-hop’s charismatic poetic history, Ren.y.c
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This is a stirring, deeply human track that serves as a call to arms when we need one the most. Different Moon’s “The Underdog” isn’t a crassly obvious anthem. There’s no guitar hero-esque solo, no soaring Freddie Mercury-style vocals, and no cliches galore that sound cribbed from a sports special or Hollywood movie. I hear a
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The fresh and individualistic is still out there – just be willing to look. If you give Bray and The Dens a chance, however, there’s no need to look further. Bray’s personal songwriting vision draws from a recognizable frame of reference, longtime music devotees will spot his influences, but he filters them through talents that
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Few modern pop singles come as inspired and thought out as Alice the G00n’s “CYA”. Listeners responded by catapulting the track to #2 on the Mediabase Top 40 Independent Artist chart, and the video will bring the cut renewed attention. “CYA” richly deserves such success when taking stock of its well-rounded presentation and direct lyrics.
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Chris St. John’s intimate brand of singer/songwriter country musings carries listeners aloft with the title track of his new EP With You. The frank autobiographical trappings of the material never pose any obstacles for us enjoying the song as St. John’s talents allow him to tap into a near-universal strand of human experience. Marrying those autobiographical
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2 Shadows’ “Mad God” harbors enough grandeur and violence for a half dozen bands. There’s almost something orchestral about the way 2 Shadows develops the single that you hear in the alternating light and heavy passages, the presence of piano, and the flamethrower intensity of its emotions. There’s abundant artistry here, but you get the
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Texas native Chris Chitsey paid his dues as a singer early on belting out classic country songs for customers at his dad’s downtown Austin barbecue restaurant and entertainment venue, but he wasn’t quite ready for the big stage. It’s only after Chitsey refined his burgeoning talents in the hardscrabble world of the Texas honkytonk circuit
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True artistry is rare. What we often hear from musical performers, instead, is a combination of discipline and workmanlike self-expression. Formula, as well. True artistry, however, manifests itself as the ability to work within recognizable forms while finding otherwise unseen or unheard variations within the expected where the musical artist’s genuine vision and personality emerge.
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