"In the depths of my confusion, I would compare myself to the boys around me. Was I really nobler? or was I just another lame kid wasting my youth, skipping parties to play guitar in my basement? it was a struggle between reserve or over-indulgence. “youth” illustrates this struggle using the symbol of a cigarette – the idea of indulgence, regardless of who it hurts or what it does.
By the time I was finishing high school, a profound anger was building deep inside of me. I couldn’t go to the parties because, when I did, I felt overwhelmed with anxiety from the mistreatment and predation that thrived in those environments. “youth” is me finally letting that anger out, and reaching my conclusion on how wrong it all is. “youth” is me confronting them for wasting so much time. “youth” is me standing up for the girls that have to put up with that bullshit. “youth” is a message to those guys – I haven’t forgotten the things the things you’ve done."
"first or last, somewhere you’ve ashed, the cigarette, that’s going to take you down. "
Released earlier today, “Earthquake” is a suave new single from North Carolina act The Will McBride Group, an act who has opened for ZZ Top, Styx, Eddie Money, and more
The track marks the band’s first release since their 2014 album 'ALL IN'. The track provides a social commentary on today’s volatile times while touting a chorus that recalls “top-down, highway cruising,” with a reggae-friendly backing. It’s produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer.
The track’s introductory vocals – “Sleep still in my eyes,” – combine with smooth guitar licks and a slight key-like warble in the background for an enticing beginning, with a bit of psych-friendly aesthetic in the rock sound. The multi-vocal addition around 00:45 before reverting back to the verse is savvy and well-done, adding tonal variation in leading to the chorus/hook at 01:16.
"A Reminder" is a 7 song self-produced EP that features rich sonics and engaging songwriting. Influenced by The Cure, Failure, Radiohead, and Mogwai, A Reminder is focused on bringing quality tracks and powerful live performances.
Cutty's Gym are a four-piece from Scotland. The music has been described as noise rock, punk, and art rock. Cutty's Gym have played with other noisey bands: Melt Banana, Pile, The Animal Spirits, Hey Colossus. Cutty's Gym like to make noise and make people dance. They are a four-piece from Scotland.
The SirensSound presents Rob Dickson's new single, "Water Rushing In".
"I’ve always thought a lot about how my experiences and memories colour my view of the world, and how they establish predispositions and biases. A lot of people never acknowledge how coloured their vision of the world is. I think the effect of this is only amplified as the world continues to become more violent and torn.
I wrote a lot of the songs on Looking Through Your Window, my forthcoming new record, while I was traveling, looking out the windows of planes, trains, and cars. When I started compiling songs for the album, I noticed that a lot of what I wrote included characters grappling with memories and perspective. My first single, “Water Rushing In,” is a portrait of a hybrid character I created who’s life was profoundly impacted by colonization and industrialization. He is looking back on his life and trying to make sense of it all."
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.