Tag Archives: 2019

Legends In Their Own Minds By The Sundogs Channels The Feeling of 90s Summers

15 Jun

Legends In Their Own Minds by The Sundogs upon first listening brings up to surface the feeling of summers of the 90s. With the light guitar, both acoustic and electric setting up the instrumental structure on songs within the album, its clear that their sound is set to a certain mood paired up in the collection of songs. Although this is just their second album, it sounds like an evolved sound that has spanned over many years. Johnny is a song that sets the scene quite well and alludes to the talented writing of The Sundogs from beginning to end. Lyrics such as “you have seriously been misled, what got you so bent, got a fire in your belly” all are thematic of strong visual storytelling. Closing your eyes and jamming out with your air guitar will allow you to channel all the feels of The Sundogs wherever you are. Touching on the sounds of jazz, blues, and power guitar solos, the duo of Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt unite for musical force to be reckoned with in the name of rock.

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Riptide Channels New Wave Mood From Erich Mrak In Latest Single

8 Jun

Marking the 4th studio release of a 7 month studio campaign, Riptide is continuing the trend of an ongoing collection of songs that convey heavy emotions, stories, and the path of a great musician. Delving straight into the song to talk about the journey that a relationship goes through when you’ve done all you can do and love is fading. Erich crafts the story beautifully and compares it to a riptide, mixed with part of the narrative head space that one goes through in this hardship. While everyone’s journey with heartbreak is different, Mrak excels with connecting the emotion and heart in his latest release. Not only is it fascinating that he is releasing these songs over a calculated period of time, it makes sense. To myself as the listener, I want to get snippets of the journey that he has created for us to listen, session by session. Erich Mrak, you are challenging what musicians face as the control of music and the release of something you create is all in your hands.

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The Sparkling Black By Aura Blaze Channels The Feel Good Music of Space Rock

8 Jun

Aura Blaze’s album The Sparkling Black carries all the elements of space rock into 2019 with a cadence that is unreal. Set to release June 21 in the intentional timing around the beginning of the Summer Solstice, the brainchild of this operation Rhode Rachel has thought of everything. From the beginning of the album setting the foundation of their out of world sound and the story of their music space, it makes listeners think they are in an observatory museum with those audio headphones prepared to consume the facts and nuances of a world unknown. The middle of the album shifts around with the musical varieties and the heavy rock influence as well. It forces listeners to shift what they were listening to earlier in the album to adapt to the heavy, but almost orchestra  sort of rock. The perfect blend of new age and futuristic rock and the influences of classic rock make The Sparkling Black more than a masterpiece.

For more listening: Good While It Lasted

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.

For more listening: Hold Me Close Single

 

 

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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