Before The Day Is Through is a new album from Radio Drive, an alternative pop rock band fronted by Kevin Gullickson. The songs on this release truly shine as high octane guitars combine with stellar vocals in a mix that’s sonically satisfying. The production quality is really something else. There’s just so much richness there. While the guitars drive the action and set the tone, Kevin Gullickson proves himself to be an excellent singer, much better than one has typically come to expect in this genre. Before The Day Is Through is brimming with dynamic melodies and emotionally powerful lyrics. Professional musicianship is evident on every track. Though this music is incredibly polished and precise, it retains its soulful spirit, thanks to some genuinely organic performances.
Something Love is a new single from ET Boys, a musical duo comprised of Latino brothers, Tacboy and Sharkeyes. They have a distinctive musical style, which they describe as “Nu Pop” or “Nu Pop Melodic Rap.” Their latest single blends retro-futuristic, synth-driven melodies with colorful vocal harmonies and sentimental lyrics. The music has an enchanting and somewhat tropical vibe.
Despite its modest pacing, the track revels in its electric energy, and the mix is full, bright and peppy. Ultimately, this is a romantic jam with pop sensibilities and an innovative structure. The synths are excellent, and choice lyrics like “I don’t need no bros and I down want no slimes” are surprisingly catchy. Something Love is a solid song, with ingredients that should appeal to a wide variety of audiences.
Isabel And The Whispers is a self-titled album from the band fronted by singer/songwriter, Isabel Marcheselli, with bandmates Alec Menge (drums) Octavio Padron (guitars) and Soils Minor (bass). Isabel was born in New York, but her parents were South American immigrants (her father actually worked as an engineer for NASA). It’s also worth mentioning that the songs on this release were all written by Isabel.
You get the idea right away with the opening track, Josefina. Colorfully dynamic melodies and sentimental, poetic lyrics drive the action against a loungy, piano-driven backdrop. The music has a very innocent and timeless feel. It reminds me a bit of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. The pacing is mellow, but the performances are as powerful as ever. Emotion lives in these songs. Isabel demonstrates terrific range as a vocalist, and her voice works well with the quaint, rhythmically atmospheric backing music to bring about a pure and delightfully haunting ambiance. The band is currently working on a new album, Isabel and The Whispers 2 – WANDER, which is slated to be released next year.
Weekend Night In America is a new single from artist, Josh Christina. To say this music absolutely rules would be an understatement. Seriously, this is like authentic 1950s rock’n’roll with 21st century recording quality. Vibrant, upbeat and a loungy, the song has a kind of Jerry Lee Lewis/ Big Bopper energy. Josh Christina’s performance is lively and comes at you with a side of southern flair. He blends talent with taste and classic, soulful style. Few artists can put out material that is on par with the quality of their musical influences, but Josh Christina has done just that, and if he had been born in another time, would likely have been performing right along side them. This isn’t a purely retro work though or homage. The song creatively incorporates synths and other modern elements, establishing that Josh has his own distinctive style and isn’t afraid of experimentation. An inspirational working class anthem, Weekend Night In America is easily one of the best songs of the year.
You Stole My Heart Away is a new single from singer/songwriter, Brian Iannucci. The track is from his album, Kiss You For The Rest Of My Life. As you might have guessed from the song title, this jam is ultra romantic. Backed by lovely piano melodies, Brian Iannucci conveys the lyrics with eloquence and skill. His voice is brimming with sincere passion, but he manages to perform in a composed and refined manner, balancing the delicate gracefulness of romance with a bold voice. This is a love song in every sense of the word, and it is very well done. If the occasion is right, and the moon is full, You Stole My Heart Away could be just what the doctor ordered.
Survival is a new album from vocal harmony duo, Moors & McCumber. Blending elements of folk rock and Americana, the songs have a sentimental and humanistic quality. Against a mellow, melodic and minimalist musical backdrop, the vocal harmonies really do drive the action, functioning as a kind of spiritual center. These guys are both excellent singers and perform with an unmistakable sincerity, giving the listener an experience that’s as natural and real as it gets. I highly recommend watching the documentary on the making of this album, as it really goes into depth about Moors & McCumber’s motivations and the journey it took to make this release a reality. Survival is what you get when you combine musical professionalism and skill with a down to Earth setting. Folk at its finest.
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While we where holding a private conference in London after the monarch had made it back from his trip with Star Synq cooperatives during Sundown weekend, Doojzie has managed to form an equation to separate himself from the norm in celebrity culture too form his own lane of following along with the new wave of attack formed against the leading reigns within society in that he is the leading monarch in any religious status mutually agreed within this Collective made up of the true astrological physicians here in source. The Prince of the Temple insists that we as people need to put aside our differences and inequalities to form a new hierarchy based on reward from G8 Kingdom praise on the directive status people should have handed to the as an opportunity to become true entities worth growth and public state within the proposed new judicial system here on our planet! The astro-projectionist Has proclaimed his witness to the after life and judging bodies formation of government has been a selective of this unique Monarchy to be the leading body to preach the directive for the safe comforts in life to reside in peace the day we die. Also mentioning the procurement and direction the world is being lead into further torment by the reigns showing no true wanting or knowledge on how to begin to communicate the healing and peace for all here as a multiculturalist world society.
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in war torn countries to give an outstanding efforts to pull together our Prince coming from a torturously occupied country for over 900 years shattered by the projections of headlines on the news who is good and who is bad in life. He would take control of the army’s and direct them to use the capital in his newly funded patriotic movement towards a well drilling scheme in 3rd world countries to bring the ability to take charities off our 3rd world to do work inside the new world order.This would truly provide a better planet to live on curing climate change with the new vegetation on our motherland.
I Know is a new single from Irish indie artist, Doojzie. Stylishly blending elements of alternative and pop, the song has an enchanting, almost hypnotic ambiance. Against an eloquent and melodic synth backdrop, Doojzie’s vocals are sincerely captivating. He has a natural voice for synthpop, with just the right level of expressiveness and sentimentality. His performance has real personality and it’s own distinctive flair. It helps that he can actually sing, too.
Musically, the flow is smooth and has a futuristic “lounge” quality to the atmosphere. Like any decent pop song, the lyrics are catchy and through a combination of repetition and magnetism, the hooks really get stuck in your head. Personally, I think I know is one of those rare birds that potentially could have both indie and mainstream appeal. The colorful melodies and professionalism of the production will resonate with audiences of any type, while the song’s mysterious aura and organic subtleties allow it to retain its avant garde credibility.
Me is a new EP from hip hop artist, Big Meep. The tracks on this release are bright, upbeat and rich with melody. BigMeep’s vocals are dynamic and delivered with a delightful bounce. One of the best jams on this release is Daydreams, with its soulful, sparkling back beat and pop sensibilities. BigMeep’s performance on this song and others manages the perfect balance of confidence, charm and technical skill. One thing that stands out about this EP is the carefree and optimistic tone. The peppy and somewhat inspirational complexion of the songs will be sure to lift your spirits a bit.
Being a child of the 80′s, my favorite track on here is obviously FraggelRocked, which effectively utilizes a sample from the theme song of the classic HBO show, Fraggle Rock. It’s also reflective of the innocent and playful atmosphere exemplified here. This whole album is refreshingly creative. There are artistic surprised around every corner. It’s fun to listen to but also incorporates substantive themes relating to being comfortable and confident with who we are. I had no idea what to expect, but it turns out that Me is one of the best indie hip hop releases I’ve reviewed this year.
Egyptian Dreams is a new single from hip hop artist, J DaVon Harris. The title proves to be appropriate, as the backing beat indeed has a dreamlike and ethereal quality, with its modest paced-rhythm reinforcing the “mood” of the track. Some of the vocal effects are artistically effective to this end as well.
For his part, J DaVon Harris gives a charismatic and reflective performance. Unlike many rappers, he can actually sing pretty well, and his melodic delivery often incorporates strategic harmonies. His delivery style is conversational and contemplative. It’s laid back and chill, but his vocal presence is also commanding enough to assert itself and give the song a layer of intensity. The production is crystal clear and professional. There isn’t a bunch of autotune or unnecessary processing. Egyptian Dreams is an intelligent release that’s creatively structured, well-executed and sonically satisfying.