Tag Archives: 2019

Moody By The Other Life Brings The Emotion

9 Feb

Moody By The Other Life stands out as a memorable track. The Other Life revamps the single in three different combos. The original single, two pre-released remixed by Operator S and John Gary. When listening, listeners will connect the sound of Joy Division and lo- fi rock with The Other Life’s vibe. With lyrics like “take a look through the window, breaking the door” connects with the grunge feel of the post punk genre. Compositionally, listeners will also hear similiarities with electro-club music. Crystal Castles, MGMT, and the sounds of lo-fi video games all add to the auditory experience The Other Life creates for their listeners.

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Now You See Me EP Unleashes Electro-Beats & Riveting Pop

9 Feb

David Browning wows with his modern tracks from his Now You See Me EP. Upon first listening, his music sounds like a mix of theatrical songs and Canadian pop that has been playing in my headphones since high school. A mixture of tracks, a favorite Call Me When You’re Single  mixes narrative storytelling and metaphors of the single life. Stay Over mixes it up with feel good EDM and electronic beats you want to run through your veins. With the genre of EDM fluctuating up and down, Browning makes it a no brainer to lump him in the category of heart-pumping pop that keeps us listening and anticipating his next creation.

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the calm|storm From Brave Showcases Their Sound Across A Variety Of Genres

25 Jan

the calm|storm  from the band Brave showcases the often overlooked genre of heavy metal. Brave makes those who may think that heavy metal is too intense appreciate the raw fundamentals of well-composed music and music that fits perfectly with the characteristics of strong metal music. If you want the screamo-type of metal music, Brave will most likely not fit in your track list on your playlist. With the strong vocal talents of Michelle Schrotz, and the rest of the band, their sound will not disappoint your progressive metal listeners. The unique element of their music would definitely include their varied use of instruments and while intense in some tracks on their album, the attention to composition and the intention behind the purposeful style of their music showcases their talents in a completely different and one of a kind way. The collective collaboration of Ben Kelly, Matt Kozar, Michelle Schrotz,Scott Loose,Suvo Sur, and Trevor Schrotz all make the band a unit that can’t be shaken.

For more listening: November Track from Album the calm|storm

 

 

American High Revisits The Millennium In Album U.N. Article 14

25 Jan

American High epitomizes everything I ever wanted in a band growing up in California walking alongside the boardwalks of Malibu. In my dreams, I always wished that the above was true and American High teleports me to that parallel universe fantasy. U.N. Article 14 carries just the right amount of punk angst, the mystery tones of 90s music, and the beach rock vibes of the guitar and drums. Listeners will find similarities in their sound with The Mountain Goats, Wavves, and the early sounds of The Flaming Lips. The wonderful combination of those familiar bands within the genre of alternative Indie Rock add to the exemplary sound of American High. With lyrics from the song Test Pilot such as “so I’ve got to leave you, tonight away from everything and everyone’s face again”, the tone of angst is present with beautiful lyrical metaphors intertwined throughout. Overall, from start to finish American High fulfills their audience’s need for a revival of the 90s music standard that makes us all want to jump around like we are attending our first house show and start moshing around to that first beat of the drumsticks and the strums of the guitar strings.

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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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