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."
The SirensSound presents, "Hank" and "Let It Rain" the new singles by Declan O'Donovan.
"Loosely based on an urban legend about a promiscuous Hank Williams and woven into a story about a childhood friend, “Hank” was written separately from the songwriting phase that produced the 2017 album, Broken Sky, “Hank” has lived as a black sheep of sorts in my live repertoire for a couple of years without garnering an official studio release until now. The song was recorded during the Broken Sky sessions in Montreal back in 2016, and was produced by Jean Massicotte (Patrick Watson, Lhasa, Adam Cohen), and features, among the many outstanding musicians, members of The Barr Brothers, Patrick Watson, and The Luyas.
As the name suggests, “Let It Rain (Reprise)” is a reiteration of the opening track off Broken Sky. This alternate version is lyrically identical, yet musically and conceptually an entirely different piece than the original. On Broken Sky, I explored themes of contrast and counterpoint in both my lyrics and in the record’s production. This recording of “Let It Rain (Reprise)” is the final counterpoint to this collection of songs, offering up a dark and somewhat bruised take.
At home in the rural environs of Whitehorse, Yukon and equally at home in the urban centers of Montreal and Toronto, this broad sense of place comes into play in both of the songs."
“What I Came Here For” is the new emotional song by Luca Fogale. A well-made piece that touched our hearts.
“What I Came Here For” was written following a story my grandmother told me about being caught in a bombing raid with my grandfather in Italy during World War II. She recalled that when the attack started and they tried to find cover, one of her family members was killed, and they realized that all they could do was hold on to each other and hope to make it through unharmed.
Over the past few years of playing and sharing my music everywhere that I possibly could, I started to notice a trend. Out of all my songs, people felt the most profound connection to "What I Came Here For." Regardless of what the reason was, the song usually incited conversation – I have spoken with people who had experienced situations that were similarly devastating to the event that I wrote the song about, people who listen to it every morning to help them get out of bed, people who had made an effort to reconnect with their partner after listening to it, and countless others with a seemingly unlimited number of reasons why they were drawn to it above all else. This song has been one of the things that have helped me to remember how intensely music can connect us, which in turn has helped me to constantly rediscover the reasons why I chose to write songs in the first place.
My hope is that this studio recording of “What I Came Here For" is able to reach and connect with even more people, and in turn start even more of the kinds of conversations that I’ve been so privileged to have already had so many of."
Nasby&Crosh is a folk pop band from Milano, Italy. As the band name suggests, they are deeply rooted in the folk tradition from the west side, such as CSNY, The Eagles and Jackson Brown, but with a solid pop soul.
Born in 2007 as a duo founded by Luca "Bittì" Cirio (guitars and main voice) and Federico "Inartecapra" Cavaliere (accordion and backing vocals), it became a trio in 2012 with the addition of Alessio Premoli (guitars). They started to write a concept, "The Storm", divided in three parts. In 2014 "Quiet Before the Storm", the first chapter, is released gaining consent from audience and critics alike.
During summer 2016 Gabriele "Gaab" Faoro joins the team as a drummer / percussionist and the band reaches its ideal line-up, touring aorund the city. In 2018 "Here Comes the Storm", second chapter of the trilogy, its published, after two years of concpetion and work.
Oakland-based indie-folk group The Minnesota Child has just released "Stay With Me," the latest single off of their forthcoming Fireflies EP.
(Brooklyn, NY) Ethan Buckner (aka The Minnesota Child) picked up the guitar at 16 and started writing songs after he witnessed death for the first time. Inspired by the reflective and soulful songwriting of Sam Beam, Paul Simon, and Justin Vernon, Ethan channeled his own grief and love into his newfound passion for poetry and melody. At first, he saw songwriting as a purely personal exercise, but after being encouraged by close friends, he began performing and eventually recording his songs.
Now, The Minnesota Child is gearing up to release its most expansive work to date in the form of the Fireflies EP
Buckner chose the pseudonym of The Minnesota Child in 2011 while on a cross country roadtrip, because “the songs I write evoke a yearning for home, whether that lies in a place, a person, or a community.” The Minnesota Child released his first EP The Captain in November 2013, after moving to Oakland, CA, where he still lives. The five-track record is a dramatic soundscape of love, hope, and memory.
Fireflies, will be The Minnesota Child’s first full-band EP. Produced by Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Blondie) and Matt Buckner, the album features an expansive sound. Fireflies is set to be released in early 2018. The record infuses Ethan Buckner’s soulful songwriting with lush harmonies, intricate instrumentals, and powerful rhythms to produce a full symphonic sound to take on the open road or a hike in the woods.
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.