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Damon Mitchell’s Elise Hypnotizes Listeners In The Sound of Rock & Grit

25 Jan

Upon first listening to Elise, listeners will hear Damon Mitchell‘s heartfelt grit when singing in his recent single. “Your dark demand that I do not share, you break the ice and put it on your bruise” showcases just some of the lyrics within the song that point towards this complicated character that Mitchell sings about. The tone of his angst and the background of Elise also showcase the dark qualities of this woman that we can speculate was an ex-girlfriend. Heavily inspired by mid 60s Beatles, listeners also hear a dash of 70s grunge and rock sounds within the song as well. If you think that you will be disappointed by this EP, this single track should turn that mindset around. In addition to this enticing song to set the groundwork, stand-out artists will make musical appearances on the EP. Featuring musicians such as Charlie McCoy (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel) and Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins), etc, Damon Mitchell delivers this album with all of his heart & soul.

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Purple Skies Carries EDM Vibes By Acidic Base

25 Jan

In Siddharth Goswami’s debut album, Acidic Base delivers high-quality EDM on Purple Skies. The album overall carries the just right amount level of synthesized beats mixed with the carefully orchestrated sound. Standout tracks on Purple Skies include Halycon which has the perfect balance of synth soul vibes and the undertone beat you hear in a lot of nostalgic galaxy rock. Another favorite on the album points in the direction of the song Blurred. It reminds me of old school LCD Soundsystem, Justice, and a dash of Ratatat. All of these bands are leaders within electronica and dance music, which should definitely let Acidic Base know they are on the right track for being in alignment with making their name known as one to watch within the genre.

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Mark Peters & The Dark Band Get Their Folk Vibes On With Sum of All Parts

20 Jan

When listeners tune in to Mark Peters & The Dark Band, they will immediately think of the sound of Davey Jones from the band The Monkees. With that in mind, his voice and sound of the group points to the stylistic vibe of that era and this is reflected within the lyrics and musical setup of his songs. Lyrics such as “you’ve been talking me down” will make those who listen think about the messages he’s trying to convey within his music. Half journal entry, half anthem Mark Peters & The Dark Band sings to his audience on a personal level and it shows in a transparent way. The meaning behind all of these songs on the EP all found their purpose back to the band after they finished the album. With the joined efforts of Fabian Natter on Drums, Martin Burtscher on Electric Guitar, Markus Manahl on Bass and Mark Peters singing vocals and playing acoustic guitar, be prepared for all of the realness to hit your core.

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Bobbie Marrone’s Lonely St Album Brings The Sound of Reflective Soul

12 Jan

Lonely St by Bobbie Marrone showcases the highlights of life, love, and everything in between within the album. From start to finish, it took three years to complete the journey of this compilation of songs. Listeners will see immediately upon listening, that Marrone’s voice is full of raw energy, authenticity, and genuine feelings. With lyrics like “I’ve never been one to hide behind the walls, I’ve never been one to say” from the track Behind the Walls, one can see how Marrone connects and speaks to those who listen. Marrone has been making music since 2007, and 2018 isn’t stopping him. Lastly, his voice has been compared to the likings of John Mayer, Michael Bublé, and Bishop Allen. Hang in there a little longer for this album release date of February 4th, 2019! With an album titled Lonely St, you will feel anything but lonely listening to these carefully crafted stories and the accompanying music that has been created for eager ears to hear.

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Spark Showcases The Talents of Todd Warner Moore With Life Metaphors & Musings In Latest Album

26 Dec

Through the power of strong folk songwriting and themes from the soul, Todd Warner Moore sets the beautiful landscape with album Spark. Merge the metaphors comparable to The Mountain Goats and the lightness of The Fruit Bats and you will get an idea of Moore’s sound. With lyrics that are a mixture of reflections I would read from my own journal and life’s musings, Spark peaks to those who will listen. “We mark our structures, clockwork displays, no corruption or corrosion” laments on society as a whole and connects with his audience in a storytelling way. The album blends the sound of Appalachia rock, folk music, and simple composed and raw songs all in one. Prior to making this wonderful piece, Moore cowrote songs and toured with Acoustic Juice in the 90s and toured with his band. Shortly after in Budapest, Hungary, his love of solo melodies and tea led him to creating his band Tea Thieves. Standout tracks on Spark include Gem, Noodles, and Crashing Down. If you want to listen to a musician that will make your listen to list for 2018, don’t wait and be thankful this album made your must listen to tracks!

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