Sara Diamond is returning with a fresh new single "Fool". She has spent 2017 releasing singles about the ups and downs of love. Those singles put her on Spotify's Viral Top 50 chart (US and Canada).
" It’s easy to feel like a fool when we give other people the power to control how we feel. No one can take away my happiness except my own ego. This song is about taking my power back and becoming the woman I know I can be."
Mushy Callahan is a band of brothers who have been crafting their own blend of alternative rock with a hint of contemporary flare since 2013. Their grassroots approach to writing, recording, and releasing their music has seen them travel across Canada and the UK. Their debut EP Man on the Run was quickly followed by their full-length Makings of a Man. Revelations is their brand new EP.
"Deep Meadow, the EP’s opening track/lead single, was inspired by the urge to run from your past and never look back. We wanted the song to have a happy, upbeat tone. It’s meant to evoke positive feelings, with general optimism about starting anew. We like to open with it during our live performances – so naturally, we thought it should lead off the record."
Listen to the brand new album by Jackson Reed, Dark Areas of Description.
"I’ve undertaken many creative ventures and Dark Areas of Description, my second record as a solo act, is the most recent. While journeying through uncharted territory, Dark Areas of Description maintains my folk roots. With a mixture of dark undertones, upbeat melodies, and introspective lyrics, this record has something for everyone.
The lyrics for “Taller Than Me,” the first single taken from the LP, came out in a stream of consciousness. It mentions my family home being my greatest escape, and how time is fleeting fate. Musically, the intro/outro comes from a fingerpicking exercise where the chords go up a major scale. The title of the song – “Taller Than Me” – represents humbleness."
Cherry Blaster is Iulia Ciobanu's solo electronic/synth project. After years of trying to write guitar music, she accidentally discovered the enjoyment of synthesized sounds and re-discovered the enjoyment of playing the keyboard. Cherry Blaster vacillates between aggressive and dreamy soundscapes as a result of attempting to channel the driving force of punk while not being able to shake her vocal pop upbringing.
Demo Reel is the first of two standalone singles that Cherry Blaster is putting out as an exploratory deviation in style - her previous album had a darker synth vibe whereas this is more indie pop.
"I've never been particularly good at taking initiative in social situations, and this has often allowed me to retreat behind walls of self-protection. Demo Reel paints a picture of what I initially feel from this vantage point: the earnest desire to be accepted that comes before the envy that then morphs into a fortifying yet toxic cynicism (the age old "If they don't need me, I don't need them" attitude). I think most of us have gone through this, especially in our youth, so I wanted to ensconce the honesty and vulnerability of the lyrics in a vibrant, mercurial sonic palette that evokes the innocence of our school days. "
Filago is almost as magical and ethereal as their indie post-punk sound: The three musicians find common ground in their mutual affinities for Nick Cave, The Talking Heads, and Connan Mockasin as they explore a more elegant, delicate and spectral style of indie rock. Mark Hollis is a definite influence both lyrically and musically, as are the 60’s dreamy atmospheres à la Velvet Underground when instrumentals break down to bare bones bass and drums. Filago, however, favours more intense layering of organic matter and futuristic trance beats.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.