The rock/alternative group His Dream of Lions, formulated their name after Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and The Sea," because of the ambitious spirit and moral intent of the main character's reoccurring dreams. With that being said, the four young rockers love the thrill of chasing their dreams. Having known one another through the local Fairfax, Virginia music scene, guitarist Nick Jones, and singer Seth Coggeshall came together during the spring of 2012 to form the band. After a period of relentless gigging and writing, the band's lineup was finalized with the addition of bassist Justin Mason and keyboardist Colby Witko in 2013 with the release of their EP's Part One and Part Two. Following the Part One/Two record cycle, His Dream Of Lions moved forward in the summer of 2015 to record and release their self-titled EP. Leading up to the record's release the band released a music video for "Danger Close" which debuted on Fuse.
Following their tumultuous journey thus far, the band just announced their brand new EP, Pseudo Star, due out February 2018 engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ben Green at Ivakota Studios. Off the forthcoming EP comes their new single "Love Me Like I'm Sick." Reminiscent of acts like Fun., COIN, and Colony House, the track features a sound that is a departure from the band's pop/rock style with new kinds of synths and drum sounds. Watch the brand new music video, exclusively with Baeble Music and be sure to pre-order the brand new EP here.
The band's lead singer, Seth Coggeshall had this to say about the EP:
"Pseudo Star is about that feeling. It captures that feeling not only with the subject matter of the songs, but also in the tonal extremes the record sits in between. Pseudo Star is funny, yet serious. It can at times be epic, and other times intimate. We're playing fun rock music that has moments that sound really empowering. However the lyrics, and the sentiments in the songs don't portray a confident or powerful person. Instead I sound unsure, and a little self-deprecating. Despite all this though, the point of Pseudo Star isn't to encourage listeners to revel in self-doubt, or self-pity. It's about effort in the face of uncertainty. It's hard to know where you're heading. And maybe we will always feel like were at the halfway point. Always feel like a Pseudo Star...But Pseudo Stars still shine, and that's more than enough reason to press on."
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.