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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Dig Two Graves’ Deathwish Album Channels The Greatness of Metal

22 May

With the band Dig Two Graves having an overall progressive and metal core sound, their sound stands out. Their 6 track EP release entitled Deathwish is centered around the themes of hurt and loss. Traditional riffs and traits of heavy metal ring the tracks with familiarity. The album itself is dedicated to Pete from Big Bang Music, a local music shop that members Kenny Meeks and Josh Brewer grew up visiting. Instrumentals aside, their lyrics and themes of angst run through the album with a strong fury. The song that listeners will hear alot of this, with varying tones of guitars and reverbs include Track 2. Dig Two Graves exemplifies alot of what the 90s grit and grunge of heavy metal was, unlike alot of genre crossovers in today’s music world. Some people may not put weight into just how influential metal music has in the world of genres today, but this band represents not only the strength of rock and roll, but the feeling of being an inner rebel with heavy metal running through our veins.

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