Tag Archives: 2017

A Journey At Sea Reveals The Complexity of Human Condition Through Dark Corners

13 Jun

The track Goodnight from It’s Just Craig carries an undertone of grunge meets Americana goth. The lyrics “I’m sick of goodnight, from oceans away” paints a melancholic, but visual tone. When listening to It’s Just Craig, listeners can draw similarities between their sound and the sounds of Mother, the early sound of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the softness of Stars. Although, one only gets a glimpse of the journey of the path of a man at sea through the track Goodnight, the album Dark Corners takes listeners on a story of transformation and life at sea of a captain. Further emphasizing on their signature sound, it is no surprise that their production team, citing specifically John Vanderslice have carved their way into the music industry producing Spoon, Deathcab for Cutie, and St. Vincent just to name a few. It’s Just Craig reveals several parts of the human condition, journey, and themes of self-realization in this latest release.

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Self Aware Showcases Julien The Child’s Unique Sound In Indie Electronic Pop

6 Jun

Julien the Child comes in full force with his single called Self Aware. His sound will remind audiences of Copeland, Bright Eyes, and early Green Day. The vocal talent of Oliver Eldridge stands out with his range and variety of singing style throughout the track. With themes of memories, comprehension, and emotion, Self Aware stands out as more than just a single from this Tampa indie pop electronic artist. Composing music since the age of 10, Oliver’s songwriting and vocals combined definitely showcases not only his lyrical skills, but it makes his style and sound unique in the world of indie electronic pop.

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Omiqron6 Triumphs The Human Spirit Through A New Kind of Lightning

23 May

Mixing transcendentalism and themes of free-flow within A New Kind of Lightning, Omiqron6 delivers music in an organic and raw approach. With a mixture of tribal influences throughout the track, listeners are carried into a musical journey. Omiqron6 manages to intertwine the sounds of nature, classic sounds, and new-age/experimental auditory explosions within their carefully crafted and intentional aesthetic. Omiqron6 states that they explore the human spirit through elevating it through their music. By presenting the musical theme of triumph of the human soul, this ambient and experimental artist has the ability to transform the spirit and the soul.

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ATMIG Blends Authentic Sound With Make Believe Childlike Wonder In Song Trip

23 May

ATMIG impresses with their vaudeville like vibe within their song titled Trip. Blending the right amount of visual elements within the music video, and strong, poignant lyrics setting up a story-like wonderment make everything work together harmoniously. ATMIG sounds very similar in sound to the raw Mountain Goats and the old school acoustic jams. A unique fact about the group includes being the first non-label release under Third Man’s vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. By combining the themes of reality, dreams, and childlike wonder, ATMIG successfully keeps listeners engaged wanting more music to be created from them sooner, rather than later.

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Frame of Mind From Sam Levin Spins Forward Ambitious Pop Sound

13 May

Sam Levin just released his newest album called Frame of Mind and it epitomizes a mixture of pop, soul, and indie rock. With lyrics intertwining between the themes of the seen and unseen, and nature undertones, Levin’s smooth vocals keep audiences entertained and wanting more. From a musical auditory observation, the mixing of variety of light synthy sounds and xylophone taps, his music does not fit within one’s typical idea of indie pop. Sounding completely evolved and already carving a specific niche in the musical world, Levin surprises audiences with his mature sound for his age of 15. For 2017, listeners should take note of his over ambitious evolution as an artist and keep track as its just the beginning.

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