Airwaves Spectacular is an original Alternative Pop/Rock band from Baltimore MD. hoc tieng anh bat dau jaxtina But having many influences Airwaves Spectacular’s sound is a blend of good alternative to modern 80’s. . về cach lam viec cua nguoi nhat uy tin tai TPHCM uy tin tai During this two year period we developed, synthesized, and sim do trang tri sinh nhat tphcm CD’s were manufactured in a very limited quantity, and have been spotted on amazon.com going for over $500. (yes, you read that correctly…over five hundred dollars!). If this CD is not in your collection, here’s your chance trung tam jaxtina tot khong đánh giá clearing and professional support.plified many energy psychology tiếng anh doanh Nghiệp . mier rock and roll band, visit the 7th Order Reverb Nation page: dich vu seo tai TPHCM You can either purchase all of the items in our store at posted prices or you can subscribe to our site and download as many as you would 12 cung hoang dao trong tieng anh like for free. Scroll down to sign up for only $15.00. We will be adding 5-10 new titles a week.

Layout Image

Conceptz – Splash (single) feat. Bennie Blanco

Conceptz – Splash (single) feat. Bennie Blanco

DIGITAL DJ POOL: digitaldjpool.com/Songs/177700/Conceptz-ft-Benny-Blanco-Splash-Dirty

In a sexy, smoothly crafted bevy of colorful vocal tones and rhymes melded directly into the music, Conceptz drops another masterpiece in their latest single, “Splash,” which sees the hip-hop duo teaming up with fellow lyrical genius Benny Blanco in what could easily be described as the breakout song of the year. “Splash” is a slick hard jam steeped in swirling ambience and guaranteed to get even the most dedicated of wallflowers out onto the dance floor, led by a hard funk beat that doesn’t stop once it gets started. As a devout hip-hop fan, this is exactly the kind of track that I look for every summer, and it delivers all of the white hot goods that I look for in any relevant pop song.

“Splash” surprisingly contains some of the most original rapping that I’ve heard in years, which really says a lot considering all of the remarkable fresh talent hitting the music scene today. What shouldn’t surprise anyone is the work ethic that Conceptz brings with them into the studio all day, every day. You don’t just compose a song like “Splash” out of thin air; you write a basic outline, develop the rhythm, experiment with the samples and modulate everything until the listener is completely hypnotized by the sonic oasis that they’ve just entered. Conceptz doesn’t cut corners on anything. They’re all in, even on a track designed to be a radio-friendly single that will introduce a wider audience to their exciting sound and style.

You can tell that Conceptz is comprised of two men who clearly have more chemistry than your average music duo, but you may not know that the pair are actually brothers by blood. In the last seven years, including a brief hiatus, they’ve been consistently creating intensely satisfying music without borders or barriers, and there’s a lot for younger artists just starting out to learn from these two performers. Amateurs try to do what Conceptz does, while true pros will take a page from their innovative stylization and chart their own route away from the rest of the crowd. I think that’s the ultimate narrative behind all of the music that they create, and it would be nice if the rest of pop music reflected their sincerity.

I’m so eager to hear a new full-length from Conceptz in the near future, having just gotten into this hip-hop sensation recently. Going back over their previous work, you can see an evolution in both their songwriting and their presentation of the finished product, and time is proving to be on their side in terms of artistic development and evolution. Snag a copy of “Splash,” which is available everywhere this summer, and see for yourself why critics and fans can’t stop talking about what this pair of lyrical magicians are dispatching these days. If you’re a fan of catchy, memorable music that leaves you feeling a little more upbeat and energetic about the day ahead, you won’ be disappointed in what this song has to offer.

PANDORA: www.pandora.com/artist/conceptz/splash-single-explicit/splash-clean-feat-benny-blanco/TRlrqvr3xg34946

Clay Burton

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Lord & Lady release Single

Lord & Lady release Single

SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/album/37fJ2QD1jR5zJcru9GZsJr

It’s not even our first date, and I just want to kiss you” Rachel Panchal sings in the opening bars of Lord & Lady’s new single “The Lift” from their debut extended play No Ghost, out this summer. “I know I don’t know you to well, but don’t leave unless I’m with you,” Scott Oatley (the other half of Lord & Lady) replies, as if to second Panchal’s motion directing the two ever closer to the warm radiance of a new, inspiring love. “Love is a long way down, but I got a chance to land safely,” Panchal goes on to tell us, and her articulate verse is a brilliant depiction of the comforting break to our fall that someone special can provide us when we take a big gamble on being vulnerable and in love. Their voices begin to intertwine, and before we know it, we’re lost in the enchanting forest that is their affections for one another. Falling for someone is a lot like getting lost in your own heart, being led only by the tuneful praises and little accentuating nuances that make your relationship special and different from anyone else’s. There’s a jazzy sway that swings back and forth through the track, almost like we’re strutting down the sidewalk on a bright sunny day, looking at different people laughing and having fun basking in the ecstasy of being alive and among one another.

“The Lift” is a song that makes it very hard to stay gloomy or forlorn despite even the bleakest of situations that we’re apparently living in according to the world news. We spend too much time as a society getting lost in the macabre rather than the playful, uninhibited love that Lord & Lady share with us in this new single. Wouldn’t it be something if all of us had the same innocent optimism that envelops all of the harmonizing between Oately and Panchal’s duets? “The Lift” spins gently through the mayhem and takes us to that supernatural place the two singers are living in, and like a fairytale, we start to feel like happily ever after could actually be an attainable frame of mind by the end of the song. The acoustic guitars that find their way into the spotlight in the track’s terrific climax could have been a little louder and more pronounced, but I think that we can get the general idea of what Lord & Lady were going for in this specimen from their impending EP.

I-TUNES: itunes.apple.com/album/id1387737489?ls=1&app=itunes

Throwback albums are creating a very stale and stagnant culture in pop music today that at their start was annoying, at their heightening popularity were concerning, and at this stage have straight up become downright dangerous to the future developments and progression of music as a whole. Thankfully there are still artists who want to try something new like Lord & Lady, and god willing, this won’t mark the last time we have music to talk about that doesn’t instantly evoke memories of artists long past their prime.

YOU TUBE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsZwuz2Idyo

Clay Burton

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Karyn White “Gale & The Storm” Soundtrack Review by Edmund Barker

Karyn White, the R&B diva best known for late ‘80s hits like “Superwoman” and “Secret Rendezvous,” has been quite busy as of late. In addition to cowriting and starring in Gale & the Storm, an indie drama about the trials and tribulations of being in the music biz, she has contributed eight songs to the soundtrack. Anchored by the buoyant, bubbly single “Lame Excuses,” the film’s accompanying record is a real treat. White’s well-honed skills in R&B songcraft are in full display on the album, with a succession of superb grooves and beats starting with the first track “Where I Belong.” The previously-mentioned “Lame Excuses” is a wonderful piece of production, with a thick, twangy bassline and scatterings of synths giving it a ‘90s g-funk feel. The tune’s chilled-out flow and sense of melancholy reminded me of the likes of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” with a lyrical narrative about frustration with a lacking lover more similar to “No Scrubs.” The song is something of a slow jam, mellow and not too showy save for that excellent groove and White’s tender vocals being front and center. The tune that comes after that, “Hurricane,” gives strong competition to “Lame Excuses” for best song on the record. Funky and filled with hooks for days, “Hurricane” continues the album’s nods to classic disco-esque R&B to great effect. (Notably, the song isn’t all retro—a lyric talking about deleting a clingy ex on FaceBook gives things a modern resonance.)

“Love Quarantine” continues the album’s parade of toe-tapping tracks, with lyrics about, well, wanting to be quarantined from love. Songs that play with a literal version of the term “lovesick” certainly aren’t new, but this one is fresh and funny enough to work well, and benefits from another irresistible bassline. On that note, “I Am the Storm” (which draws from a similar lyrical vein as “Hurricane”) is another triumph of dance-y old school funk. A bewitching double-groove gives the song, which closes out the album, an incredible catchiness. For anyone nostalgic for the golden era of R&B and dance music’s cross-pollination in the ‘80s-‘90s, it’ll hit the spot.

Follow Karyn White on Twitter @Karyns_World

Download the “Gale &The Storm” Soundtrack here:

itunes.apple.com/us/album/gale-storm-music-from-inspired-by-original-motion-picture/1350232550

4/5 Stars

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Armonite: “And the Stars Above” Interview by Eileen Shapiro

“And the Stars Above” is the most recent release from the Italian duo Armonite, the courageous celebration of two classically trained musicians, Paolo Fosso and Jacopo Bigi, in their quest to transform traditional symphonic serious music into the coolest rock music on the planet. They have massively succeeded.

Composer Paolo Fosso writes the compositions and plays the keys while Jacopo Bigi plays both acoustic and electric violin. Although most of their songs have little or no vocals, their messages or themes engulfed in the songs manage to present themselves and evoke passion, excitement and vibrancy in a strange addictive way.

I shared some questions and answers with Paolo regarding the release and music in general. His music is sincere and heartfelt, as I’d his answers. It has been noted by those whom have reviewed the album that listening to his music is like being stuck inside a video game somewhere in the universe…..

What makes your music so powerful!?

We take a few snippets from the world and try to stuff them all in a box. But when the box is full and you keep on pushing more stuff, then the box blows up. And that’s our way to be powerful, I guess. [laughs]

If you could perform on stage with any artist in the world whom would it be and why?

That would be Plini, his musicality is even greater than his virtuosity.

Does the political climate of the world influence your compositions?

Undirectly, because we draw our inspiration from the world around us. Politics decides where our society is heading, political leaders know they can change the world for better or for worse. They should always remember every person has a soul, and no one deserve to be trampled on their rights.

What would you say to promote your music and evoke the fans to buy your newest release?

Instrumental rock for electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums. No vocals, no guitars. Plus electronics, classical, and world music, topping of progressive metal and a pinch of pop culture. Isn’t that curious enough? [laughs]

“And the Stars Above” is a journey through 12 tracks, starting with “The March of the Stars” inspired by Dante’s Paradise and ending with “Ghosts”. The album also features two bonus tracks: a piece for piano solo, “The Fire Dancer”, and the String Quartet “A Playful Day”.

The sound of the album is more oriented to soundtrack music with textures that feel very immediate. We consume tons of music every day, we can’t just stick to one genre. Generally speaking, the album is rock, but with this idea of soundtrack music.

Any touring plans yet?

We’re going to tour with our show in September, playing originals from our albums and soundtrack covers in violin rock from the most popular movies and video games: Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Skyrim, Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Final Fantasy, and many others!

New single or video?

‘By heart’ includes a folk, medieval-flavored melody for acoustic/electric violin and ROLI Seaboard Rise with a strong electronic component, but no set pattern for bass and drums, which were recorded by Alberto Fiorani and Emiliano Cava. Cristina De Rosa choreographed and danced the entire track, she’s been a great partner to work with. We’re definitely happy with the final result, the video goes from a tranquil state over an opening heartbeat to a fusion of EDM and Trip-Hop.

 

Website: www.armonite.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/armonitemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/armonitemusic

Instagram:www.instagram.com/armonitemusic

Bandcamp:armonite.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/armonite

YouTube:www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2jTstKBeJe0BI6o1pLGLA

 

 

 

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Judy Cheeks

Judy Cheeks

Born in Miami, Florida, Cheeks is the daughter of gospel legend Rev. Julius Cheeks. Her first recording was a blues album entitled Judy Cheeks produced by Ike Turner in 1973. A tour with Ike & Tina Turner followed. Cheeks moved to Germany in 1977 and recorded a duet with Austrian singer Udo Jürgens. Their performance on The Rudi Carrell Show made Cheeks an overnight success in Europe. In 1978 she recorded “Mellow Lovin'” which became an international hit and reached #10 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Her 1978 album Mellow Lovin’ was produced by Anthony Monn (best known for his work with gay icon Amanda Lear) in Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland Studios in Munich.

Cheeks appears as a backing vocalist for Stevie Wonder’s The Woman In Red 1984 soundtrack album, Donna Summer’s Once upon a Time and Rumor Has It albums, Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler’s Just Thelma & Jerry 1977 album, on Amanda Lear’s 1979 album Never Trust a Pretty Face and on Boney M.’s Ten Thousand Lightyears. In 1986, Cheeks worked as a studio musician (providing backing vocals) on Alphaville’s album Afternoons in Utopia.

Cheeks wrote for Jobette Music – Motown. The Jackson 5 recorded one of her songs on their last Motown LP. She did a lot of session work for several major artists while sharpening her song writing skills.

In 1983 Pete Bellotte produced her third alum Hard on The Heels Of Love. In 1988 she co-wrote and produced her solo album No Outsiders in 1987 featuring the singles I Still Love You and Just Another Lie.

In the 1990s, she had a string of pop and dance chart hits, including two #1s in 1995, “Respect” and “As Long As You’re Good to Me”, as well as “Reach”, which appeared on the Summer Hitmix 94 CD released by ZYX Records. A solo album, also titled Respect, was released in 1996.

In 2013 Cheeks wrote and co produced a solo album True Love is Free with the hit singles Happy and Without Love We’re Lost

It was on a European tour with Ike & Tina that Judy got an offer to stay. “A Black American girl coming to Europe had everyone thinking they’d discovered the next Donna Summer,” she laughs. “When we got to Munich, a lady from Ariola Records with a heavy German accent sauntered up and asked point blank, ‘Vaht do you dooo? Ve vant you here!’ So I went to Europe with $35 in my pocket and stayed with friends. They had an 8 year-old son. Helping him with his homework, I learned German. I also watched television with English subtitles. I had it in about a year but Europe didn’t know what to do with me either. They’d say, ‘Don’t sound so Black!’ There was a big singer named Udo Jurgens. We did the song “Ein Mal Wenn Du Gehts (One Day When You Leave)” where we sang the chorus in German, he did a verse in German and I wrote an answer verse in English. All of a sudden, I became a novelty star for being Black and speaking German! Then my producer at Ariola, Tony Monn, reluctantly cut a song on me titled ‘Mellow Lovin’ and it became a hit, too (thanks in part to a mighty Tom Moulton mix)!” “and the rest as they say is history”

In 2018 Judy Cheeks released a new single “Crying In The Rain”. A song written by Judy and Steve Lee, and first recorded by Randy Crawford as “When The Evening Comes”. Judy’s own version features her powerhouse vocals cherished by her fans. Also included in the release are two stunning remixes by producer Steve Lee and Simon Ellis, the S & S mix and Paleface Mix.

Now get ready to step into the Danger Zone with Judy Cheeks as she releases her new album, which features all the musical genres Judy has mastered over the years.

judycheeksmusic.com

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Singer/Songwriter Judy Cheeks releases new album Danger Zone

Singer/Songwriter Judy Cheeks releases new album Danger Zone

ENTER THE DANGER ZONE WITH THE NEW JUDY CHEEKS!

Judy Cheeks is well known and respected as an extremely talented singer and songwriter. IKE and TINA TURNER produced her first album when she was 17 years old.

Since her hit MELLOW LOVIN in the late 70’s Judy has kept her brand of uplifting, inspirational messages stirring in the hearts of fans all over the world. Her hits of the 80’s and 90s I STILL LOVE YOU, REACH, RESPECT, AS LONG AS YOU’RE GOOD TO ME and JOY TO MY WORLD have never stopped resonating in the clubs and on dance floors worldwide. In 2013 she released the album True Love Is Free with the hit singles HAPPY and WITHOUT LOVE WE’RE LOST.

The new single “Crying In The Rain” released in June has already become a firm fan favorite. Now get ready to be enthralled by the legendary singer songwriter as she takes you on a journey into the DANGER ZONE, the sensational new album featuring powerful ballads, instant pop classics and foot stomping funky beats and sing along anthems.

All the songs are original compositions by Judy Cheeks and a host of talented co-writers including Stevie Wonder, Michael Sembello and Graham Edwards.

Step into the Danger Zone with Judy Cheeks and become enthralled by her vocal prowess and incredible skills as a songwriter…its what you’ve been waiting for.

Judy Cheeks
DANGER ZONE
The New Album available from
7 August 2018 on all
digital download platforms

Copyright Mozan Music 2018

judycheeksmusic.com

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Rapper Chris James Releases ‘Rudely Yourz’ Mixtape

Rapper Chris James Releases‘Rudely Yourz’ Mixtape

Dallas, Texas, August 9, 2018: Rapper Chris James is pleased to announce the release of his latest mixtape entitled, “Rudely Yourz.” The talented rapper is bringing his version of conscious music to a broader audience to increase his visibility and spread his artistic message.

“Rudely Yourz,” available on Tidal and Spotify, was released on July 27 to much anticipation. The 10-track mixtape features a wide array of themes that touch on everything from relationships to hustling to the price of success and more. Striking a confident, composed tone, James seamlessly moves through tracks like “Sauce” to “Came Down” to “Sacrifice” to “Money Alcoholic” to give fans a glimpse into his life, achievements and future goals.

One part of the rap group, Music On My Mind, James has recently decided to pursue solo projects to branch out and expose his unique style to a whole new fan base. James describes his sound as trap conscious.

“Trap conscious is like taking that trap sound or beat and putting a conscious flow over it. You get the best of both worlds. You get that sound; you get that feeling, but then you get that sound that can grow you.”

With the release of “Rudely Yourz,” James wants to use the project as a launch pad for a full-scale album, which, per James, “would mean I would have built myself up and my brand where I have a platform big enough to do so.”

For more information about Chris James and his music, visit his website or call 1-469-289-9420.

About Chris James: Chris James is an accomplished Texas-based rap artist/song writer who passionately bears his soul in his music to form a genuine connection with his fans. In addition to the release of his latest mixtape, “Rudely Yourz,” James has released previous mixtapes, including “In the Meantime” parts I and II. Additionally, he has opened for musicians like Wale and Bun B. James’ trap conscious style of music is designed to make fans delve beyond the surface and realize things are deeper than they might initially seem, while still maintaining a reality-based glimpse into the street life.

Contact Name: Tamara McCullough
Address: tamthepublicist@yahoo.com
City: Dallas
State: TX
Telephone number: 1-469-289-8420

www.momm4ever.com

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

LaQuinn – An artist Fighting racism and rapping in Charlottesville Virginia

LaQuinn – An artist Fighting racism and rapping in Charlottesville Virginia

Charlottesville Alt-rapper LaQuinn Drops “In Them Streets” EP To Combat Racism
Bookmark and Share
Website: artistecard.com/LaQuinn
Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMhk4wfNDY
Charlottesville,Va – AtmmgRecords is thrilled to announce the release of the latest of musical albums from LaQuinn, In Them Streets, available everywhere on 8/9/2018

In Them Streets” is an album featuring highly seasoned multi-genre singer Gani from DMV. With an edgy sound and a range from theatrical to street pop infused it is showcasing the talents of him and LaQuinn. The first song is a very deep one where the singer; Gani, croans “…. you can meet me in them streets” on the hook as if he is calling out to show down with a fear. The only fear here is the loss of loved ones which takes the emcee into a verse where he speaks on how hard losses are. The most griping part of this song his the fact that the verse goes into talking about some losses maybe being avoidable while others aren’t and even more heart-felt.

LaQuinn is an ex-band frontman turned into a DMV rapper and he is now on the solo rise having garnered upwards of ten million plays,streams,downloads and views via all sites like Youtube,Soundcloud and etc. He continues to record at a frenzy where other artist love to attain features from him knowing his seriousness pushes a product that rivals greats.
Gani is an AtmmgRecords artist that’s a veteran in almost every musical genre imaginable as well as being a frontman for several bands. His vocal range is that of an R&B to rock influence with heavy roots steeped in the church.

artistecard.com/LaQuinn

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

LION CITY – STRENGTH OF THE PEOPLE – 805 REGGAE COMPILATION RELEASE

LION CITY – STRENGTH OF THE PEOPLE – 805 REGGAE COMPILATION RELEASE

Lion City Recording Studios and Lion City Management from Ventura, CA, present a debut compilation of So.Cal. reggae from the local 805 region of the West Coast. Comprised of various roots reggae and reggae rock bands from all regions of the 805, this album offers a glimpse into the up and coming 805 music scene, and the laid back, easy reggae style vibes of the West Coast. Compilation scheduled for release on 08/17/18 exclusively on iTunes, Google Play, & Spotify.

Visit www.lioncitymanagement\sotp1 for more information, bios and links to the artists featured on this album.

lioncitymanagement.com/

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Crack of Dawn – Spotlight

Crack of Dawn – Spotlight

AMAZON: www.amazon.com/Spotlight-Crack-Dawn/dp/B0778QR2Z3

I truly believe that the number one reason why hip-hop, once the biggest and most lucrative style for the pop music establishment to count on to bring home the bacon year round, is experiencing such a tumble creatively and financially at the moment. Hip-hop is suffering from a complete and total lack of humility in 2018, and that’s really unacceptable when you think about the place that the genre holds on the mantle of western pop culture as we know it. This is an exciting time in music. We’re seeing dozens of new, hybrid genres built on the same foundation of experimentalism that once produced hip-hop’s forefathers and is very well producing some of the most important artists of this current generation as I write this article. If I were to make one suggestion to the biggest figures in the scene as to what to do or where to go next in terms of salvaging their sound, I would point them in the direction of a band that isn’t even trying to make rap music or hip-hop records. I would in fact send them to Crack of Dawn, Canada’s premier funk group that is changing the landscape for R&B right now and doing a lot to bring that genre into the future with slick production, sleek, danceable tracks and a mood that doesn’t fall into the self-absorbed hazards of commercialized overindulgence. Their new album Spotlight is setting the table for the 2020’s, and I can absolutely endorse it as my personal pick for most creative and forward looking LP of the latter 2010’s.

Crack of Dawn picked the right name when they were putting together their crew. Just like the start of the day, when anything and everything is possible for us as we embark into the unforgiving world that is our own, Crack of Dawn steeps their style in optimism and the belief that the musician, and not the culture around them, is the one in control of his or her own creative destiny. There isn’t an A&R influence, or a vibe that they were under some serious pressure to get this wrapped, pressed and out the door in time for a specific marketing season. Spotlight feels like an open house jam session, where we’re invited to sit in on a masterclass of artists playing music for the sake of the music and leaving their inhibitions at the door they came in through. Their American counterparts could certainly learn a lot from them as well, as when we juxtapose Spotlight beside the best and brightest that the States’ Billboard Hot 100 has to offer, there really is no comparison. Making music that is accessible to fans of all backgrounds is hard to do, but Crack of Dawn never get hung up on the details that surround making a thoroughly appealing record. They let their play and all of its illustrious rhythm do the talking for them, and that is more than enough to satisfy anyone who appreciates great music.

SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/album/3coh1QMgL5E23arZk6H7gM

Clay Burton

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Honest Men EP

Honest Men EP

SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/honest-men/sets/honest-men-ep/s-Ju1xX

The greatest artists in the history of American music, and all music for that matter, have always been the storytellers; the songwriters who can literally snatch us from reality and take us on a journey of their own magical creation. Texas-based Honest Men have definitely established themselves alongside some of the best in the game today with their new EP, Honest Men, which is due out on May 25, 2018. Despite grinding out six songs in an Austin studio on a limited budget, their latest recording offers a very sophisticated sound that can stand up to anything on the Billboard Top 40 this year. And with their zealous brand of garage rock revival meets electro pop, you can bet they’re going to bring the house down in any context that they’re place in.

SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/album/6wGPa4HRyGB9iEmZyRhfQG

The story of the Honest Men EP starts with a rollicking guitar blaring out of the feedback of an FM radio in the single (and first track) “Mad Love,” and emerging from the noise comes the lustrous vocal of Seth Findley, timed out almost robotically with the furious percussion of drummer Zach Solomon. “You’re needing some peace of mind,” he repeatedly insists in the bridge, as if to speak to all the chaos of the static between the stations that is not unlike our own hearts sometimes. A sizzling guitar solo follows, and it’s like we’re blazing across the white-capped surf of Miami Beach on a tepid summer evening. With a shake and a twist we shift focus and jump into “Lose My Head,” where Findley strikes a defiant blow into other pretentious pop singers with his massive vocal range. “I’m taking all the cheap shots/I feel the fever from within” he sings with feverish anticipation as the band lurks in the background, ready to pounce as we ascend back into the chorus. The weight of trust, friendship and emotional restraint finds an easy release when axe man Brooks Whitehurst steps back into the front with another solo, and it starts to feel like we’re listening to a musical proclamation of freedom.

YOU TUBE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPoPcUDWv4s

“I’m Okay” bounces between your headphones with an exuberance that is as 80’s as a John Hughes movie, but in the best way. It also makes for a fitting single from this EP, demonstrating just how funky and danceable HonestMen can get. On the flipside, “I’m Okay” is immediately followed up by the subdued sonnet “Rose,” that uses a futuristic backdrop of synthesizers and velvet-smooth vocals to create a romantic, endearing picture of two soulmates for us. Findley’s sincerity oozes from the microphone and is well matched by his band, who meticulously add additional shades of color to the ballad, including an intoxicating bassline from Nate Wallace. “Lacy Lake,” a letter of commitment wrapped in a punky groove that borders on clubby in its beat, is a well-placed follow up track, continuing the theme of deeper love started by the band in “Rose.” Things come to a swirling, ethereal conclusion of the final song “Sam,” a gripping elder’s perspective of the father-son dynamic that opens with an entrancing guitar lick that will leave anyone with an ear for music feeling totally mesmerized.

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/honestmenmusic

When it’s all said and done and the record player comes to poignant stop, there’s no question that Honest Men may not be the only indie band in Texas looking to top the charts, but they certainly have the best chance of any of their contemporaries.

Clay Burton

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

UK Singer/Songwriter Ali Jacko Releases Highly Anticipated New Music Video “Somebody To Love”

UK Singer/Songwriter Ali Jacko has just released his highly anticipated new music video “Somebody To Love” which is the 7th release of his “11 in 11” project, releasing 11 songs/videos in 11 months. Check out the video today!

Ali Jacko is a Five Times World Kickboxing Champion turned Singer/Songwriter. Having well and truly conquered the world of fighting (and community relations!), his singing career started inauspiciously with everyone telling him, in no uncertain terms, that he couldn’t sing. ‘I went on a tour from Toronto to San Francisco on a coach. Everyone was singing along on the coach but as soon as I started everyone was like, “Shut up! You can’t sing!'” They should have known that ‘you can’t…’ is not how you start a sentence when it’s directed at Jacko.

It was only when he lost a girl that he really loved that he decided to win her back in the riskiest way he could think of: with his voice. ‘I went to see a vocal coach and he also said I couldn’t sing but, with a bit of work, I sang Bryan Adams’ “Look Into My Eyes” and sang it well. Then I thought, “If I can sing, I will write my own music”, and wrote my first song soon after.’

But did it win the girl back? ‘Yeah, it won her back and now I’m married to her and we’ve got a five-month-old daughter called Leonore.’ Silly question really.

Jacko Ali’s new challenge is to break into music – and as a close friend of Rohan Marley, son of Bob and husband of The Fugees’ Lauryn Hill – he knows what the inside of that industry looks like. With his track record, it would be a foolish person that would bet against him. With his usual target-based attitude to challenges, Jacko has decided to release eleven songs, with eleven videos, over eleven months. And though they all have that gravelly rock voice in common, the songs demonstrate a real range with subjects veering from the desire to settle down, plenty about falling and being in love and one about how we are destroying the planet.

‘No one’s done this before,’ says Jacko of the ’11 in 11′ project, releasing 11 songs in 11 months,  ‘I want to do it to prove a point that I’m a serious artist.’ We would advise no one to stand in his way.

Check out Ali Jacko’s “Somebody To Love” music video here:

youtu.be/ychiHvYrg50

Follow Ali Jacko on Twitter @TheAliJacko

The official website for Ali Jacko may be found at www.alijacko.com

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Denver Glam Rockers Love Stallion Release Debut With Emmy Winner/Gold Record Producer Steve Avedis

Denver Glam Rockers Love Stallion Release Debut With Emmy Winner/Gold Record Producer Steve Avedis

Denver arena rock/glam band Love Stallion have released their debut album, produced by Emmy Award Winner and Certified Gold Record producer, Steve Avedis.

“Unforgettable Ride” is, definitely, one of the more unforgettable rock releases in recent memory. – Vents Magazine

“Love Stallion won’t be restricted to their home state long if they continue writing and recordings songs this good and their new album will likely expand their possibilities in ways they never imagined.” – MobAngeles

Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 1970s and ’80s, rock stars like David Lee Roth and Freddie Mercury, and dynamic bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, Love Stallion is charging onto the music scene with original glamorous hard rock. The band’s high energy live performances, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature “Sexy Disco Legs” have placed Love Stallion in the spotlight among Denver’s hottest tickets.

Now, Aaron Hart (vocals) and Crayton Huntly (aka Rob McLemore, guitars), along with Aero X (aka Aero Marquez, bass), have released their debut album, Unforgettable Ride. Recorded at Colorado Sound Studios with Emmy Award Winner and Certified Gold Album producer, Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett, NSYNC), “Unforgettable Ride” is already garnering critical praise from some of music’s top-ranked sites.

MTS Management Group has been brought in for publicity and promotion for the band. “This is the sound that I grew up with!” said Michael Stover, MTS President. “I was a HUGE fan of the hair metal genre, and I still listen to ‘Hair Nation’ on Sirius/XM. Bands like Whitesnake, Stryper, Slaughter, Winger, Warrant, etc. etc., were just fun acts to listen to. The musicianship was always top-notch and the live concerts were so exhilarating. Love Stallion is cut from the same cloth. I am so excited to be working with these guys!”

Love Stallion’s first single and video, “Slow Release” is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neBVmKY_VG0.

www.lovestallionrocks.com
www.facebook.com/lovestallion

For a review or airplay copy of “Unforgettable Ride” please contact michael@mtsmanagementgroup.com.

www.lovestallionrocks.com

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Alien Country: “Like My Life Depends On It” by Eileen Shapiro

 

A brand new release from Liam Marcus Torres the mastermind of Alien Country, entitled “Like My Life Depends On It,”  has made its appearance in the music world on July 11th…. in a big way. Myself not normally impressed at first glance, or at my initial listen, was overtaken by the talent and creativity and especially the voice of this artist.

 

The album is a fabulous fusion of rock, pop, country and science fiction, in conjunction with strings and things all combined with a voice that is so unique there are just no words….Art director for this album as well as The Allman Brothers, The Band, Rush, The Stray Cats, The Outlaws, and many others, Hugh Syme, said regarding “Like My Life Depends On It”, “what makes this confident and whimsical is the subtlety of the improbable elements coexisting in one frame of reference”.

 

Liam’s music is not only fun, but his lyrics are magical. I spoke to Liam who is based in Tampa but who was born in Puerto Rico, about his intriguing sonic flavor and his musical influences as well as his future endeavors. “Above all, my music is fun and my fans say it makes them happy. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters to me”…Liam Torres

 

I love your music!!

 

I’m my own fan, it’s been something in the making. I really never thought that I would write something like this. I wrote this about three years ago and then I put it on the shelf somewhere. It wasn’t until last year that after speaking to some of my high school buddies from 25 years ago, that we were talking about putting together a publishing house and putting some music together. Then I thought…”wait a second, I have about 20 country songs ,…let’s use that material.” The short story is, there it is. An album came out of that.

 

I haven’t really heard music like yours before, and I’ve heard a lot! Where are you from originally? 

 

I was born in Puerto Rico. In the mix of listening to Hispanic music, salsa and merengue, we still had rock ‘n’ roll. All of my siblings are older than I am and they all went to music school. They all went to a conservatory and all that, and they never made music out of that experience. I did but I never went to music school. My sister though is the one who introduced me to rock n roll. I grew up listening to Phil Collins, Journey, Foreigner, all those bands from the 70’s. Even Led Zeppelin. So it comes from that Island even though it’s kind of secluded. I never really liked the Island music even though I wrote a few songs about ten years ago with that quality. They almost sound like Santana type of music. Even though I was born in Puerto Rico I came here about 30 years ago and rock ‘n’ roll has always been in my heart.

 

Your music is a little pop, a Little Rock, a little country, and it’s kind of Sci-FI.

 

Just a bit. A bit of everything. You have a burning desire, you just go with it.

 

You will be a household name one day.

 

It’s funny that you mention that. My wife is more excited than I am about my music. She really wants to push this because she’s been in love with my music for so long. But, I have a fan who heard my music on one of those Sci-fi pages or shows, and said that up until today when he heard my music he’s found most other music lame. He just totally enjoyed it. I’m happy for whom ever listens to it and enjoys it. It came from the heart. I’ve never done anything like it before.

 

Where do you come up with the inspiration for your lyrics?

 

Real life. I’m an Iron Maiden maniac, especially Bruce Dickinson’s writings. He’s so cumbersome. He’s so weird. Even his band members say the way that he writes is weird. Only he understands it. However I have met some individuals out there who actually read my lyrics and they understand it right away. It really is uncanny. The way that I write is, in the back of my mind I take it like the way Picasso use to paint. He illustrated certain elements of what he saw in such a way his style was his own. I want to make the way that I write lyrics my own. Kind of obscure, kind of the way that I understand the story. And of course it’s centered on a lot of life experiences. For example the song “No One is Coming For You Tonight”, is based on a narcissist. When you listen to it, it’s kind of hard to understand but the elements are there. If we would’ve put all of the songs to video it would be crystal clear to the listener. But, I want to keep it that way because it makes you think. Each line is good enough on its own to make you think about, “what is this artist talking about”. It makes it that more attractive. It makes you listen and over and over and over again. I mean that’s the way that I grew up, when I was listening to Rush. The way that Neil Peart wrote his lyrics was hard to understand. Even Iron Maiden  and the  other heavy metal bands that I listened to where hard to understand. I just wanted to make people think while they listened to the music. Just like when you go see a movie that you haven’t read any reviews about, it gets you thinking and keeps you wondering. “Ok, what’s coming next”? That’s what I was hoping would inspire the listener.

 

Where in Florida are you based?

 

I am in Tampa. This is a wonderful place, everything is so close.

 

Do you perform live?

 

Yes, I have. I have not in the past three years. Actually I was in a band with my sons. The band was called Alien Country. My sons and I were a trio. We had other singers and musicians join us for quite a few performances. We toured almost all of Florida, all the way down to Miami. That was about three years ago.

 

You should come to New York.

 

I would love New York.

 

What do you do when you’re not writing music?

 

I teach music. I teach the guitar mainly, and the piano.

 

Your voice is amazing.

 

I think I will have to continue because I have to tell you something. One of the reasons why I’m starting so late, I’m ashamed of it….I have a mentor called Tom Hess. He’s in Chicago. He’s a great guitar player, and a great business man. He tells me “it’s never too late”. He said he can understand why I had so much hesitation, because I didn’t have that much confidence in myself. But I have the confidence now to do this for the rest of my life.

 

 

www.facebook.com/aliencountry

www.youtube.com/user/AlienCountry

 

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email

Rachael Sage, returns to the UK once more.

Rachael Sage, skilled vocalist and Award Winning NYC based recording artist, returns to the UK once more with a new album that so perfectly demonstrates her expert musicianship and versatility as an artist…

Intertwining infectiously catchy melodies with beautifully honest lyricism, Rachael’s new single ‘Spark’ is everything that we have come to expect from an artist whose creative talent knows no bounds. ‘Spark’ is set to be released on the 6th of July, with the remainder of her 13th Album ‘Myopia’ premiering this fall.

‘I don’t know your secrets // but I feel you like a spark’, sings Rachael in her characteristically velvety tone. It is a song about the intimacy of a shared experience with a total stranger. It is about the magical moment when a relationship is in its infancy, before anything can go wrong and you can just revel in the lack of familiarity. It is a beautiful depiction of an experience of excitement and exhilaration that is universally felt.

The track starts with a beautiful and brief piano hook before Rachael’s voice joins the mix. With vocals as delicate as they are powerful, she truly is a musical maverick. The track is then taken up a notch with the inclusion of a dynamic and vibrant string section, and a subtle but robust drum beat that gives the track a real pulse.

Given her position as a hypnotic vocalist and talented multi-instrumentalist, it is perhaps not surprising that Rachael has become one of the highest acclaimed touring artists in Independent music, with her calendar always being packed full of global performances.

Rachael has shared the stage with artists such as Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, and Ani DiFranco – to name but a few. Last Spring also saw Rachael take to the stage in a UK tour with synth-pop icon Howard Jones. Rachael’s beautifully distinctive sound has also landed her an invite to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as leading her to win awards such as The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and several Independent Music Awards. She has also had 22 of her tracks featured on hit TV show ‘Dance Moms’, where they accompanied Sia’s breakout video star Maddie Ziegler and other stars of the show.

‘Myopia’ is Rachael’s 13th Album Release since the founding of her own record label MPress Records two decades ago. Each respective album has featured Rachael’s distinctively unique sound, and yet when listening to her catalogue chronologically you can see her evolution as an artist; she is a musician who exceeds expectations regardless of how high the bar was set before. Her mesmerizing vocals give listeners no choice but to be enthralled, whilst her lyrics documenting those universal human experiences of love, loss, and life are relatable to everyone.

To Rachael, music is like a canvas on which the experiences of life can painted. As an artist she is honest, and truthful, and truly innovative. ‘Spark’ is set to be released on July 6th, with the release of her complete album ‘Myopia’ coming this fall.

rachaelsage.com/

###

Please Share This:
Facebook Twitter Linkedin Plusone Digg Stumbleupon Email