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LUC Should Be On Repeat On Your Next Playlist With Album Glow

10 Nov

The enchanting and mystic vocals of Karl Kimmel and Joe Corcoran should make the group LUC a repeat on your next playlist. With the album Glow kicking off with a stardust galaxy laced sound, listeners will want more, ready to indulge their vibe. The tracks on the album are fast paced, emotionally charged, and nothing short of wanting to be immersed in the sound waves of their music. Ghost, stands out on the album and is a song that a lot of people will probably connect to. With the lyrics “playing back all the things you told her” connects the past with the present-day. It puts you in the past and present simultaneously. Aside from their standout sound, their words and narratives connect listeners and have them not only pay attention, but connect on a whole new level. Their sound can be characterized as majestic and ethereal. Those who enjoy listening to Young Galaxy, MGMT, and Empire of the Sun to name a few will most likely enjoy the similar sound LUC has. For those who are wanting to get their headphones blasting with some new addicting music, go ahead and take a listen.

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Paul Maged Faces The Political Climate With Latest Single The Resistance

10 Nov

Paul Maged displays his feelings with an unfiltered and unapologetic view in his latest single The Resistance. With lyrics specifically concentrating on Trump and how his presidency has affected the nation dominates the single, its merely a statement to what our world is going through right now. While most listeners would agree politics and music should not mix, Maged carries his harshness into this single in an unapologetic way. Originally set to come out as part of a final EP in a trilogy, Maged chose to release it sooner due to the political season and the strong feelings associated with our nation. From being nominated for a pre grammy for writing No More Love Tonight to being a finalist for the Great American Song contest for Images, he shows a socially conscious side within The Resistance.

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Underneath The Darkness Post Death Soundtrack Helps See The Light In Track Chosen Sons

5 Nov

Post Death Soundtrack brings the level of spookiness in their latest single Chosen Sons when listeners listen to their music they will hear the influence of 80s/90s influences of heavy metal and ambient rock within the sound of their music. “You are the chosen son” is a powerful lyrics within the song adding an element of prophesying the song’s message. The song and album pay homage to political messaging and the meaning of sacrifice. Comparably the band sounds similar to Kiss, Underoath, and Spooky Black. With the carefully crafted sound, lyrical and musical choice, and the overall sound its quite clear Post Death Soundtrack specifically knows the strength of their sound and the impact they will have in the future.

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FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music Showcases Patrick Grant’s Revival Skills In Latest Album

5 Nov

A re-release of an album created 20 years ago points to the newness of something once created and spun into a different light. A wide variety of musical instruments line up on the album with no importance specifically set on one particular sound, but together forming a masterpiece. The album is a mixture of the old revived tracks and new ones. This adds a level of interest that’s higher than presenting a remixed collection. The release of this album alongside the sound complements the compilations of A Sequence of Waves in 2017 and Tilted Across in 2016 The musical arrangement on FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music  is the most fascinating quality about this collection of music. It mixes the simplicity of minimal classical music, allusions to the 1970s and 1980s video games, and the soundtracks of horror films. Patrick Grant’s musical abilities will not only impress listeners, but just give them another thing to love about this revamped and reconstructed piece of work.

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Weakened At The Asylum Shows The Power Of Rock Opera From Midwest Soul Xchange

1 Nov

When you combine politics and rock opera anthems, you get Midwest Soul Xchange. Midwest Soul Xchange sets the scene of their rock opera story by following certain characters who experience the Flint Michigan water crisis. Growing up around The Who, Pink Floyd, and classic rock, they draw heavily on these influences within their music. When one thinks of such a heavy piece like this, one’s mind goes to think about musicals. Fifteen Parts sets up the lyrical narrative with metaphors and lyrics that create detailed visual imagery for listeners to come up with in their mind. Narrowing in on the emotional feelings of this tragedy and bringing in positive references to “headphones filled with dreams” gives the characters optimism in the opera. Two musical artists that Midwest Soul Xchange reminds me of include The Decemberists and Jersey Boys. They both are very effective at storytelling through lyrics and are able to mix it up with power ballads and monologues within their music. For an unique genre of rock opera, most listeners will find that these comparisons are where their similarities are the most. Alongside the main subject being centered around the Flint Michigan water crisis, the band does an amazing job of intertwining storytelling, informing, and the significance of perceived normalcy in times of tragedy. Not only does Weakened At The Asylum point out significant political heaviness, but it also sheds light on the struggles of these characters and their point of view. 2018 is the year of possibilities and they show we can be the first to make the change and to not wait.

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