Vie En Ville is the project of Aaron Atkins, a musician hailing from San Francisco, California. Drawing influence from the likes of Oasis, Roxy Music, New Order, and The Smiths, Aaron's music is a delicate mixture of ambiance and melody. As a passionate lover of classical music and a student of Opera, Atkins brings a very meticulous approach to the production of his music. He takes much of his inspiration from the words spoken through the bustle of life in the city, which provides him with the stories he uses in his songs once called "powerfully minimalist". Currently, Aaron is working on completing a small collection of songs aimed to form a solid introduction to his style and approach to music-making.
On the track itself, Aaron says the following: "This is the second single I've released with this project, and I was going for a dancer, '80s disco vibe based on some really shiny keys and an aggressive chorus. I know the Bee Gees don't get a whole lot of love in the music press, but I was actually pretty inspired by tracks like "Tragedy" that just had a huge, shameless chorus."
Both Jade River and Deeskee have done a lot musically over the years, but they seem to be just getting started with...Zero Gravity. Jade River has had a busy couple of years releasing projects with Ariano, 2mex, Philieano, and his long-time friend and collaborator, Deeskee. Deeskee, known for founding LA2thebay, has released several albums and worked with underground crews like the Visionaries, The Shape Shifters, and Living Legends. His hip-hop style is about touching the abstract and experimental scene. Jade River, returning from the release of his single, "Wrong Side," delivers his fine-tuned production with Deeskee's roots in the LA scene. The process of this album results in a true blend of styles. Deeskee's live and sequenced arrangements allow Jade River to stand out with his bass-heavy, drum knocking presence. The album weaves in-between solo tracks where they both show off their own methods. Mixing the solo efforts with collaborative songs makes the project feel connected and unique. Listen to the styles of Jade River and Deeskee powerfully collide on Zero Gravity
Jade River & Deeskee - Bridges
Jade River & Deeskee - Upward Spiral
Jade River & Deeskee - Something Different featuring Myka 9
Jade River & Deeskee - Lady Luck
Jade River & Deeskee - Divided By 6
Jade River & Deeskee - Wrong Side featuring Destruct
Jade River & Deeskee - Transmutation
Jade River & Deeskee - Solstice
Jade River & Deeskee - Beauty and Awake featuring Sach illpages
Pekoe Cat is multi-instrumentalist/producer Kyle Woolven. Pekoe Cat is the biggest thing to come out of Belleville, Ontario, since those guys got on the news for stealing Tim Hortons cups. Woolven is driven to create and progress, so he can make better music. With the release of his new album 'Digital Chaos', Woolven is hoping that people will take his music more seriously than he takes himself. He also hopes to make it to 40 Twitter followers.
His musical beginnings were rather evident. "When I was two I would jam on my mini guitar while singing "La Bamba." At fourteen I started on guitar for real. I've always loved the creation process and eventually had to start teaching myself other instruments in order to get the ideas out of my head. I couldn't form a band because I'm extremely anti-social, a reoccurring theme in 'Digital Chaos'."
Out on 4/21, Jared Mees’ fourth album 'Life Is Long' employs many of the poet’s traditional tools: metaphor and simile, alliteration and euphony, rhyme and aphorism, variation in voice and point of view. But these are only devices by which Mees treats his diverse subject matters: ;oss of faith, love, legacy, suicide, to name a few contained in 'Life Is Long'. Mees wrote all the songs and recorded them in a small cabin along Oregon’s mighty Santiam river. While supplying the vocals and compositions, Jared had members of Typhoon, Radiation City, The Domestics, New Move and Yeah Great Fine play the music.
The Great Long Distance is an audible recollection of the first 12 months of a long distance relationship, including the highs and lows and moments in between. It is a journal without words, each of the 12 tracks representing each month respectively. Inspired by the format of NIN's "Ghosts I-IV", the album is a sonic tapestry of different moods and themes, with various recurring motifs and the subtle melding of synthesizer and samples; the result something not quite classical, ambient or electronic - rather, an eclectic blend of the three. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and later Ulver
In order to excel in the independent music industry, an act has to define itself as especially unique with a sound quite unlike anything else in the community. This is a tall order, one that isn’t easily filled by acts entering variations of rock music due to the immense amount of bands flooding the scene right now. Palehorse/Palerider, a “doomgaze” trio from Denver, has released an EP entitled ‘Burial Songs’ that does a surprisingly superb job at separating itself from the pack. Let’s delve into it.
Even though the independent rock scene is quite inundated with new acts, there’s always a welcome place for an outfit that changes the formula enough to be consistently interesting and worth taking notice of. The New York-based alternative rock group Voices from Deep Below attempts to do just that, fusing together a variety of styles into a surprisingly coherent sound. Their new record, “I Want to Stand Where the Sun Himself Shakes with Fear”, is a five song album that navigates alt-rock, experimental, and borderline metal and progressive influences all at the same time.