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My Kind of Woman By Marty Thompson Gives Listeners A Dose of Texas Rock

26 May

Marty Thompson’s latest album My Kind of Woman channels everything you could ever want in a post-punk and psych rock crossover collaboration. With the album having textured synths and a dash of beach rock in their sound as well, Thompson excels at listener’s mind going on a vacation to think about the idea of surfing and relaxing on a beach somewhere. When thinking about the influences and where Thompson hailed, he cites Texas Rock and Psych-Country as being big inspirations. Although a dedicated love of music has always had Thompson involved with the idea of becoming a musician, he released his first solo album in 2015. Over the course of a lifetime, he has created over 200 pieces of original work and his live music has accumulated a total of 300 recordings. Standout tracks from the album include My Kind of Woman, complete with all the angst and grit needed in a rock song. Thompson not only characterizes everything from a country rock star, but he channels the rock and grit needed to make it as a musician.
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Nocturnal Signal By Jeads Gives Listeners Memories

26 May

Upon listening to Nocturnal Signal by Jeads, one can find the musician almost instantly. With the sounds of the Spanish-style guitar and the reverb that complement it simultaneously, a new-wave sound is created. These instruments make an out of world environment for a listener listening to Jeads for the first time. The fascinating fact about Nocturnal Signal is its part 3 out of 3. The first two albums are a solo acoustic guitar album filled with jazz and classical music. The second album has more of sound and field recordings filling up the majority of the album. Nocturnal Signal mixes those two sides of inspiration into one sonic mosaic.The songs are themed around the night per Jeads and mixed with electronic samples and inspirational sounds sourced from his Bellingham, Washington home. Standout tracks from the album include Undone and Lost In The Shoreline. When thinking about his music, the idea of how it is created, and the influence of the outdoors in his work are all important things that come from listening to his music.

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Naked By Aaron Beri Gives Listeners A Wave of New Age Mixed With Pop

23 May

Aaron Beri channels all that is sensual in his first single and accompanying music video for the track Naked. Produced by Audius Mtawarwira, Beri’s sound channels all the energy he is trying to convey in his song. The sound is stylistic and refined. This quality is the sign of when a successful collaboration between a producer and talent occurs. With the vocal runs varying in and out of certain areas of the song, its clear that he paints the picture with his voice and metaphors. In the music world, in this day and age in a consumption culture its rare to see musicians in their raw and unfiltered state before sometimes yielding to what popularity defines their musicianship. With lyrics such as “thinking about the way you move”, its clear that Aaron Beri sounds like Prince, Bruno Mars, and Jason Derulo just to name a few. Prior to exploring music, he modeled full time and was once going down on the path of law school. Upon finishing listening to his voice and what energy he’s putting out, Aaron Beri I’m glad those other aspirations did not work out, because the music world is waiting for you to explore to your heart’s content.

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Andy The Crocodile Brings Memories & The Element of Swoon In Scars & Wounds

22 May

Andy The Crocodile’s Scars & Wounds sound jump starts a memory bank of hearing 1950s music for the first time and the swooning tones of the instrumentals. It has a perfect melting pot of a variety of genres all spun into one. The creation of this album has been on a path of seven years as its process. His name by birth though is Anand Manivannan and he prides himself on with a mixture of formal music studies and the wonderful world of Youtube cast him even more so into the world of music making. Heavily influenced by The Fray, The Beatles, and classical Indian music, he brings something unique to the music world. He has the ability to transport his listeners to a specific time, add his formal and informal music knowledge, and add a stylistic twist to his sound. With his talent and ability to create his own universe where his music lives, listeners will not have to wait long. Mark your calendars, as June 8th will mark the release of Scars & Wounds for everyone to hear.

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Animals From Nick de la Hoyde Will Give You The Inner Strength You Need For 2019

22 May

Just in time for Summer, Sydney based Nick de la Hoyde released his latest song entitled Animals. Within the song, he has collaborated with ZU/ZU in producing his latest hit. The base tone of the song will make you think of traditional hymns as piano keys strike. Hoyde’s voice is strong and enchants listeners. With lyrics like “blue eyes like the open water”,”love cries, but it never forgets”, his writing spins visual metaphors that are out of this world. The song does have an undertone appreciation for Animals both in the wild and in our lives as well. Animals will come before his full tracked album A Beautiful Mess, set to release in June/July. Listeners will connect with his anthemic tone of singing as it is reminiscent of Foster The People, The 1975, and dashes of Shawn Mendes. While you cannot pin down exactly what his sound consists of, being exposed to a multi-cultural household with numerous global influences definitely showcases the textured mixture of the sound he has crafted that gives him instant identity.

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