There’s not much – if anything – about Migrant Motel’s “Shame” that would qualify as typical by mainstream standards. For example, take the hook in the chorus; David Stewart is pushing the vocal track hard into the synths in the background, but their clash is anything but discordant. They’re fused as one, peppered with a
As far as most of us are concerned, 90s alternative rock is a classic genre within rock n’ roll now, and while there are some who would use the style as a model to cheat the basics of pop with, others like Dark Below are using it as the aesthetical jumping-off point they should. In
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
Ideally, a collaboration between two artists teaches us something about both performers and what they have to share in a unique capacity. In the right circumstances, a track like “Buttercup” would have us get to know another side of Little Hurt that simply wasn’t accessible before coming into the same studio as a veteran performer
Adding to a credible discography when you’ve already got the kind of street value that racks up hundreds of thousands of streams online is a lot harder than it sounds on paper, but in their new single “Let’s Go,” Of Limbo are making it sound all too easy. The band’s sound has come a long
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.
Vividly kaleidoscopic melodies spark “The Pathway,” one of them more instantly satisfying in David Raybuck’s The Prodigal, to life with an effervescence that the singer and songwriter will revisit in “Be Healed” and “Desert Ride,” but that said, there’s something really special about what we’re met with in this experiment in making harmony-powered pop endearing again.
Louis Siciliano and Mauro Salvatore’s MUMEx Duo are an increasing rarity in the modern musical landscape. The fact they are staunch purveyors of jazz sets them apart, of course, in an exploding world of bubblegum popular music. It is their passion for their art, however, that makes them stand out most for me. Heat the Silent isn’t
On her new short film, The Day, at the Beach, director Cindy Di Xin has stated: “This film is based on my own personal story. This story also is a lesson that I am still learning since I was 15 years old. First, my feature concept came out in my mind, which is about an
Something akin to an impassioned whisper greets us as Sick Puppies lay into the devastating riff-rock of their latest single, “Ready, Steady, Go,” but the statement that the acclaimed Australian alternative band is trying to get across to their listeners in this brand new track is anything but muted. URL: http://sickpuppies.com/ With brutish guitars, a
Messer are living up to their promising handle and executing one of the sickest, slickest, and most stylish rock tracks that you’re going to hear this quarter in their official new single “Unfvckwitable.” Using a sonic vortex that originates from a sizzling bassline, “Unfvckwitable” sees its creators using every weapon in their war chest to
Lance-Carter Obadiaru and Cree-Silver Corley are two brothers from Jamaica, Queens, eleven and six years old, poised to break through to the next level of stardom. Under the guidance of their family and manager T. Theresa Bastien, Lance and Cree are landing the best roles possible for such budding talents thanks to the skills of
Instrumentally speaking, there’s conventionality in Little Hurt’s “Cooler If U Did” that can be a little difficult for some to get around, but this might be the point of the song’s deliberate framework. Rather than going with predictable on top of predictable, Little Hurt wants to illustrate his unique vocal abilities against a backdrop of
In quality rock, it all starts with the way the players address production. If there’s a good handle on what they want to make and the story they want to form out of the music they’re recording, there’s a strong chance that what we hear is going to be appealing, but those who choose to
Sal Rendino’s acting career on stage, film, and television has placed him in scenes and otherwise rubbing elbows with some of the most talented and creative people working in entertainment today. The New Yorker made his first television appearance in 1993, his first film appearance came a year after with a part in 1994’s Renaissance Man, and
Cover Song Contest from Masterpiece Sound Studios Detroit gives musicians a shot at a $25K grand prize, and a Detroit concert spot In Partnership with Sony Music Publishing Calling all musically talented artists! We’re looking for singers, musicians, producers, and re-mixers who are game to makeover a classic Motown Hit! Legendary Motown songwriter and record
Thank you for your time today Cognate Souls. We are loving your music. Introduce yourselves and tell us a little about who you are and where you are from. Thank you for chatting with us. We say all souls, one root, one sound. That’s because we truly believe music is a connector that can build love.
We have with us today Juliet Hawkins. Excited to hear more about you. What is your music story? How did you get to where you are now? Music came easy to me, unlike just about everything else I was told to learn growing up. It was a place for me to escape to. I’ve always had
We have the pleasure of chatting with Diane Foster today. Welcome Diane. Tell us a little about yourself and how you broke into the entertainment industry. I grew up in NJ and am the baby of six children. I always had a knack for singing, dancing around the house and my parents supported that by putting me in dance
Welcome! You have a new album out. We are loving it so far! How are you guys feeling now that it’s out? Thank you! We feel very thankful and happy to have it finally out and available! What would you say as a collective is your favorite song on the album? Our original song
Nick Phoenix has released a cinematic video for the song ‘Andromeda’ from his ‘Wide World’ album. The video was shot in Pasadena, CA on the historic campus of the California Institute of Technology and various locations in the Mohave Desert. Explaining about ‘Andromeda’, Phoenix says “The song is about an astronomer who dreams of visiting the Andromeda Galaxy and he designs
Big guitars have been on a major comeback in the last couple of years, and nowhere is this more evident than in the new single “Who You Are” from crossover crooner Cody Jasper. Where a lot of Jasper’s peers have been settling for a more straightforward delivery style, this is a singer/songwriter who wants to get elaborate in
In between the smoky melodies of “Walk Between the White Lines,” there lies a simple sense of Americana that stands as one of the most important elements of Chris St. John’s new album Fly Away. It’s neither forced nor filled with bravado, and yet it’s undeniably one of the most entrancing components of this tracklist, defining
We’ve all had enough of shooting stars. The incandescent young talent blazing across the pop culture sky before soon sputtering out to a dull or depressing conclusion is a familiar tale. We hear far more about the talents that promise much before they stop panning out and the spotlight turns onto another flavor of the
“An important element to being a true professional is irradicating the fear of making mistakes. Do not be afraid of being wrong. An excessive fear of failure or error blocks the free and natural instincts you will need in your performance. Give yourself the freedom to f—- it up. Surprisingly, when you do, you are
Film & TV Sync Superstar Nick Phoenix work on movie trailers has soundtracked the worlds of ‘Star Trek’, ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Batman’, ‘Harry Potter,’ and more. Now, he’s returning to his first love – Rock ’N’ Roll – with the release of new album ‘Wide World’, which features members of Death Cab For Cutie and John Mayer’s band.
With their current single clocking in at exactly 120 seconds, Tarah Who?, won’t be mistaken for Tool anytime soon. “Asian Blood” might suggest subject matter of a stereotypical nature, but it’s actually inspired by our relationship with the process of aging. For Tarah Who?, aging is examined from a female perspective, as they are a
There’s a familiar peacefulness to the way Corey Stapleton brings a harmony together, but I don’t know that I would call his new album with The Pretty Pirates, Sea Changes, a straight throwback. Songs like “New Me” and “As the Crow Flies” undeniably have an old school persona mostly due to the style of vocal that
Brooklyn, New York born Rina Chanel isn’t tied to geography but, instead, a citizen of the world in the best sense of the word. Her work leading up to now, including successful singles such as “More Than Enough” and “Made”, sounds like a setting of the table for where her music is going now. “Sweetest
Welcome Diane Foster. We are so excited to chat with you. To start, tell us a little about yourself! I grew up the youngest of six children in New Jersey and my parents are still married after 60 years. When I was eight years old, I won the “Little Miss Union” talent contest, and my journey