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Ivan Beecroft Carries 90s Grunge Rock Into 2018 With Album Whatever

15 Jan

When audiences listen to Ivan Beecroft and his music, they can pinpoint how he carries the reputation of rock and runs with it in his sound. The overall tone of the album Whatever ranges from angst, to politically charged, and every mood in between. Minimalistic in sound and inspired by 90s grunge rock, listeners can hear the simplicity and rawness of Beecroft’s sound within Whatever. Before writing music, Beecroft worked in the steel industry. Within the album, reflections on work, the environment, and opinionated musings populate the track list. Inspired by the sounds of the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, and the Clash, Whatever spins a 2018 twist on the greats, Beecroft style.

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Content Updates and Reflection

7 Jan

When I started The Music Court nine years ago one of my first content-related posts was a “Song of the Day” – the one above, albeit a version from nine years ago and not from the summer of 2017. At that point I did not have a firm direction for the blog; I just wanted a space to demonstrate my absolute love of music; the Music Court has twisted and turned since then, seeing the creation of several new categories and writing of more than 10 authors, some of whom are still with us (Toria Munoz has done an excellent job, hasn’t she?)

It is rather apt that Colin Hay’s “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin” was one of my first posts because at that point in my life, a college student, I was literally waiting for my “real life” to begin. Nine years later, real life has gotten in the way of this blog so many times; however, it has persisted, because the love for music is still potent. And it will continue on; I want to use this post to just acknowledge that I am still here – even though I have not posted in a while, and I am going to try to do a better job to post more consistently.

The Music Court will focus more now on new artist profiles and the occasional concert review. Yes, I will, when inspired, still post about classics, but I plan on mainly profiling one new band a week. I will take on more alternative rock and singer-songwriters, while Toria will focus on EDM, eclectic rock, and other genres. Together, we will keep you updated and informed of some of the excellent sounds emerging in the music world today.

Stick with us; nine years and going strong – The Music Court perseveres into 2018.

Rar’s Single Darkness Mystifies Listeners Within The World of EDM

4 Jan

Hailing from the dynamic duo pairing of Raymo & Rich, the two bring their musical talents from Sydney, Australia with full force. The single Darkness not only mystifies listeners, but it also puts them in the eyes of the greats within the EDM sphere. Some good qualities of strong EDM music include riveting hooks, quality vocals, and superb mixing. RaR brings all three of those qualities and more within the track, Darkness. The vocal talents of New-Zealand singer Elizabeth Robinson really sets RaR in the realm of quality EDM, having the ultimate mix of talent within the track. With the right syncing up of Robinson’s vocals with the lyrics of “round and round we go”, it transcends more than just the idea of a song, and more into the expansive universe of RaR.

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Only U Dives Into The Feeling Of Possibility, The World, And Dreams

4 Jan

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, JDR doesn’t disappoint with their international sound. Their track Only U will remind listeners of EDM meets latin pop music. With the musical talents of Derrick Attwood, Joshua Paltoo, and Adam Xycore, its apparent why the band has risen in popularity. Between the upbeat tempos of their single Only U, impeccable mixing, and influences of music around the world, listeners are even more intrigued at their unique sound. With lyrics stating “the night is young, we have so much left to explore”, indicates a dive into youth, travel, and the feeling of possibility. All in all, 2018 is JDR’s year.

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Crow Eats Man Mixes Metal With The Undertones Of 90s Iconic Rock In Single Jaded

3 Jan

Crow Eats Man brings a mixture of metal with their hard rock vibes within their track Jaded. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the members of Crow Eats Man drew inspiration from 90s rock, film and video soundtracks, and the masters of jazz. The single Jaded combines the edginess of metal and the grunge of alternative rock to bring you an overall crafted and intentional sound. The lyrics “I’m Jaded, bring me to my knees, can’t bring me down exemplify the overall tone and vibe of the song. Merge the vocal talents of Sebastian Sanchez with the accompanying guitar riffs and drumming at the right points of rage within the track all unite to form nothing short of a brilliant piece off their newly released EP.

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