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."
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.