Maci DeBlanc has a bit of an odd musical background. Started with classical piano when she was 8, added drumming into the mix when she was 12 and started playing guitar about a year ago for good measure. She grew up playing in all sorts of bands, ranging from acoustic to metal. A few years ago Maci became interested in electronic music, and she decided to focus more on her songwriting. That mishmash of a musical background is what led to her music sounding the way it does today.
"My songs are deeply personal to me, so I've been pretty shy about them in the past. I'm a brand new solo pop artist. I write, record, and produce all of my music in my living room. I only have two songs out so far, Heaven and Criss Cross. They both mean a lot to me. Criss Cross is about the emotional struggles that I went through after a sexual assault when I was young, and Heaven is about an abusive relationship."
“Nora (Naked)”, inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, is a song about women’s empowerment. In the video, the lead role is played by French-British artist Emma Broughton (Bon Iver, Lisa Hannigan). The drummer for Melody’s Echo Chamber and Halo Maud, aka Stéphane Bellity, plays Nora’s husband. Photography by Julia Borel.
The SirensSound presents Xnova and their new EP "Universe". The project started in 2018. It was formed by two producers that are really passionate about music. "Universe " is a great start to a very promising future in the music scene.
Check out what happens when three outcasts take on the "cool kids" at the start of the summer in New Found Glory's recently released music video for "Call Me Anti-Social". The track is from the band's 9th Studio Album, Makes Me Sick, which was released last Spring.
May 17, 2018 - Coral Springs, FL - Meet Sam, Brooke, and Jimmy - 3 best friends. Their favorite things to do are play 007 GoldenEye on Nintendo 64, talk about their favorite messy projects in science class, and most of all raid abandoned construction sites for what they consider to be treasure (i.e. wood, nails, screws and the occasional tool). They used to play Mario Kart more than 007 but all agreed that it made them too stressed out (especially Jimmy). They all became close friends by finding a common bond. You see, what first felt like rejection ended up being the road that led them to each other. Being an outcast brought them together which quickly felt like true friendship. The kind of friendship that matters - not status, not perfect grades, and not caring what is considered cool or not. They loved how different each of them were and always encouraged each other's individuality.
It was the first day of summer break. Sam's older brother, Troy, and his high school clique were celebrating with one of their typical parties. As if they didn't throw these parties all year already, summer was just another excuse. Also Troy and Sam's parents were away at the lake for the weekend so the opportunity to break all the rules was there. Sam, Brooke, and Jimmy hated summer with a passion. They felt too insecure for the big social gatherings, bathing suits, partying and all the other stuff they didn't relate to or understand the point of. It just seemed like a waste of time to them. Plus from past experiences, they usually were made to feel unwelcome. That's probably the reason this party triggered them the most. They felt it was time to show they were proud of the weird little family they became. Anti-Social to some but best friends to each other.
Feeling inspired by one of their clever heroes Kevin McAlister from the Christmas classic Home Alone, combined with some of their favorite scenes from the old box of horror VHS tapes they found; Sam, Brooke, and Jimmy had all they needed to devise the ultimate prank. Unfortunately for Troy and his clique, Sam, Brooke, and Jimmy never really learned what it meant to go too far. Movies are fantasy but this was real life.
In addition to the music video, New Found Glory has announced they are releasing a deluxe version of the album called Makes Me Sick Again. New Found Glory is officially kicking off The Sick Tour with support from Bayside, The Movielife, and former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key in Orlando, FL. The tour will start tonight with a Sold Out show in Orlando, FL, traveling to over 25 cities before wrapping up on June 22nd in Dallas, TX. Many cities have low-ticket warnings with some already sold out. Be sure to head to http://newfoundglory.shofetti.com/ for a fully updated list of venues and tickets.
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. "
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.