Auspiciously due on 1.1.2018, with "If All the World Were Right" there is a shot of positivity in the world. There is nothing really being sold here except an atmosphere to "believe in yourself" and "embrace your own greatness" with heavy doses of humility thrown in thanks to our struggles through dense matter. This concept album is of a journey...a journey of a Prodigal, who has to return home after being defeated by life and the world... Humility fills the album.
The new album, Andrew says, is "about my journey, but I don't think it is unique to me at all. Most of us go through really tough patches during our lives. So much of it has to do with our thinking and the emotions that result from our thinking. We are constantly thinking about how to interpret or reconcile our lives... BUT we have a choice in how we experience the world! And all it takes to improve things is to change your thinking or perception of things. Once I got ahold of that idea many years ago, Bam! My life changed! We tend to become what we think about...and it is about that simple. So I started to think positively, about all the options there are...and how I could see others in a more loving way...without judgment or without the need to call them "right or wrong"...but just accept everyone as they are...and trust in Life."
SAUR are a 4-piece instrumental rock band from Lisboa, Portugal. Their first release was an EP in 2011, which combined post-rock, math-rock, stoner and experimental rock influences. They were also in the Coronado Collective, which gathered many rising bands of the Portuguese independent scene, such as JIBOIA, Sequin, Equations, Lydia's Sleep, CANGARRA, etc. After playing several shows throughout Portugal they rented a van and made a tour around Spain, France, Belgium and The Netherlands, in 2013, with their collective band mates Equations. Since then, they have been slowly working on their first album - "Âmbar" - released on 2017 Christmas day. Âmbar is the footprint of the last 5 years of their slow-paced work.
Lexington, KY - December 21, 2017 - Rock band Picturesque is thrilled to share their brand new acoustic video for "Honestly," a melancholy and devastatingly beautiful song chronicling lead singer Kyle Hollis' relationship with his mother. The song comes from the band's debut full-length album, Back To Beautiful, which was released earlier this year via Equal Vision Records.
On the new acoustic video, Hollis shares: "We've had a lot of fun reinventing some of these old songs while we work on new music to release in 2018. We hope you enjoy!"
The band will be hitting the road early next year with Silverstein and Tonight Alive. The six week, full U.S. run, titled "The Get Free Tour," kicks off on January 19th in Cleveland and includes stops in Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, New York City, and more. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at picturesqueband.com.
Picturesque is Kyle Hollis (vocals), Zach Williamson (guitar), Dylan Forrester (guitar) and Jordan Greenway (bass). The band released their long-awaited debut full-length, Back to Beautiful, on July 14th, 2017 via Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco).
On Back to Beautiful, Hollis says, "The title Back to Beautiful is referring to the early days of the band where we had all relocated to Houston and I went through a rough break up. We were engaged, and I thought I had life from there on out figured out, but I didn't. It hit me hard mentally and physically. I wasn't my normal self. I wasn't sleeping enough because I kept having the same nightmares over and over and when I was awake I was lost in my own thoughts of why things were the way they were."
He continues: "I felt like I wasn't good enough for anyone, I felt like I was a burden on everyone around me because I was in this rut and I was afraid I would drag everyone around me down into it. This feeling lasted until around the time we finished the record. It was as if I had gotten whatever was making me ill out of my system and my entire demeanor began to reflect the change."
Picturesque is led by the truly stunning vocal range and power of Hollis and is supported by equally notable instrumentations that blend rock, post-hardcore and pop influences. The band has toured and shared stages with the likes of I the Mighty, blessthefall, Like Moths To Flames, Our Last Night, SECRETS, SYLAR, and more.
Inspired by classic soul records, a collection of electric pianos, and today's affordable recording equipment, Robert Ledet is producing music that merges old school R&B sounds into an updated production style. The Mississippi native has a degree in Architecture that took him to Music City (Nashville, TN) to design buildings and make music. Every sound on Guttersoul was written, engineered and performed by the artist.
Robert Ledet’s self titled EP was released on August 2, 2016. The second EP "Guttersoul" came out December 15, 2017.
"Some great Hammond/Wurlitzer-driven contemporary soul rock seasoned with a good dose of humour and vintage flavors by Nashvillian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Ledet. Definitely worth more than a listen!"
New album from LA lo-fi garage rockers NYDTyson entitled "If You're So Smart, Why Are You So Sad?". With an irreverent punk aesthetic, NYDTyson enjoy playing with tension in their music. "We've been playing and listening to rock music ever since we met in college, and it seems to have fallen out of fashion. But we're living in pretty unstable times, and playing in a rock band feels like an appropriate outlet to express and explore the rage and confusion a lot of us are feeling right now. Our mission statement as a band is to encourage people to think for themselves. Also, kill the phonies."
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.
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.