Tag Archives: 2019

D.G. Adam’s Nest Of Vipers Brings The Angst & Rock In Latest Album

3 Apr

Coming after the debut album of Feminine Endings, Nest of Vipers carries references of its own throughout the song list. Inspired and fueled with creative sparks after realizing that the translation of Cancún meant “land of snakes”, listeners can sense that each and every one of these songs have an intention and association with them. One of the standout tracks on the album include I’m Writing To Say with lyrics such as “remember I love you as long as I’m alive”. The song has a no frills arrangement, but anyone who has gone through heartbreak is immediately connected to that memory due to D.G. Adam’s vibrant writing. Some influences that one can connect to this sound include The Hollies, David Bowie, and Rufus Wainwright. On the other end of the arrangement and musical tone, include Platonic Lovers. Adam’s does an excellent job at incorporating Latin and jazz elements within the song and the feel-good doo wop background vocals give the song added atmosphere. From start to finish, Nest of Vipers surprises listeners along the way with a variety of sounds, themes, and the auditory experience along the way.

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Y. Dan Rubenstein Weaves Stories of Growth In Single Don’t Break What You Cannot Fix

2 Apr

Y. Dan Rubenstein channels his inner storyteller in the single Don’t Break What You Cannot Fix from his debut album Stolen Moments. Set to release this summer, Rubenstein is already setting a strong foundation with his diverse songs filled with jazz and Latin influence. Yet, do not compartmentalize that sound as Rubenstein intertwines traditional rock arrangements in there as well. Comparable to others within the songwriting space, musicians are taking on the world issues head on by singing about them. Through the song, he points out the themes of resistance and fighting with strong lyrics that fill heavy hearts. “It’s easier to insist than break what you cannot fix” is just one highlight of how he expresses some of the political state of America and how people view it, and promote change. While some may not warm up to hearing about current issues within music, the single expresses a mixture of concern, reflecting, and activism all rolled up into one. Musicians like Y. Dan Rubenstein may not fill your car radio’s playlist day in and day out, but I can picture at a show a whole audience being moved by his activism and musicianship driving the steering wheel of inspiration.

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Damon Mitchell Dives Into A Story of Heartbreak, Reflecting & Angst In EP Elise

30 Mar

From the opening of the EP with the angst track Heist to the heartbreak song titled Elise, Mitchell showcases his range and skill of storytelling exceptionally well in this collection of work. With a 60s/70s vibe, he is able to hone in on the overlooked nuances of characters within his songs. Instrumentally, it has the violin sounds effortlessly accompanying the guitar and harmonica within the song. Lyrics such as “did you have to go, will I ever know?” showcase questions that we may have asked ourselves at some point in our life looking back on shut doors. It brings up to the surface how the human mind self doubts years later and goes back as well. With the mentioning and symbolic references heavily pointing out the license plate in the narrative, it leaves the listener with a new meaning to something that could be overlooked. Damon Mitchell, keep on finding the details that everyone overlooks and incorporating it in your music, its bonafide genius.

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Michael Bruner Showcases The Idea of Reconnection In Don’t Mean Broken In Latest Music Video

24 Mar

Michael Bruner and his heartfelt messages of re connection are showcased in his Don’t Mean Broken music video. The music video showcases the cycle of their friendship and how it came around full circle. Bruner’s voice sounds very similar to musician Jack Johnson, surf pop, and a little dash of contemporary island music. In addition to making a strong name for himself alone, he has worked on alot of collaborative work with the artists below: he takes private clients as a co-writer, producer, and engineer. Michael has worked with emerging artists and producers such as Rodrigo Cotelo, Ella Poletti, Mothcircuit, Kacie Swierk, Sipe, and Jack Glover.

With Bruner’s strong voice centered around what matters, the theme of reclaiming what is lost is felt by his listeners

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Crooked Flower Channels 90s Sound In Around & Around

17 Mar

Crooked Flower showcases one of their standout tracks Around & Around from their 2018 released album Into The Light in their latest music video. With Angie Dang’s strong vocal talent, one can see how Crooked Flower is getting recognized via over 160,000 plays on the music video. When you think of the influences the band has had the following bands come to mind in sound and vocal style, No Doubt, Cheap Trick, and Lemuria. “You left me all alone, left me sitting on the side of the road” showcases just a little bit of the complex aspect of being half in a relationship and half out. Around & Around carries psychadelic visuals that make sense as you ebb and flow through the band in the video, thus making them intentional for the audience’s visual experience. The instrumental finesse of the accompanying talents of Daniel Erik on Bass, Dan Ingberman on Guitar, and Patrick Shields on Drums & Percussion all highlight the overall musicianship the entirety of the group possesses. 2019, watch out for Crooked Flower they are ready to take the rock and roll world by storm.

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