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Vampire’s Ball From Sluka Delivers Enchanting Visuals & Powerful Energy In Latest Video

4 Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Sluka delivers enchanting visuals in the latest video for Vampire’s Ball with an opening piano intro that draws similarities to David Bowie in his vocals. Directed by Eric Bishop, the video begins with a view of a boardwalk and visual images around the idea of common place areas that everyone frequents to that of Sluka in front of an ethereal backdrop and then finishing into a statement on social activism, something our world needs right now. With lyrics like they cry all the time, and we may never look back demonstrates the uncertainty in the world, both in pandemic and social issues. You can definitely sense an international tone to his music and a worldly view to what is important to this group. Finding musical inspiration in Japan, Sluka previously had released albums there as he felt more connected to the musical energy. If you aren’t inspired already, Christopher Sluka is an artist through and through, creating oil paintings and having shown his art in galleries all around the world. Tying the greatness of the band with an accompanying visual masterpiece with love, pain, and hope wrapped all in one will exceed audience’s expectations as they tune in.

Artist Website

http://www.sluka.com

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Heather Gruber Is One To Watch For 2021 With Latest Track Hiding From The Rain

7 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just listen to one tone of Heather Gruber’s voice and strum of the guitar, and be prepared to get sucked into her world. With lyrics such as deep below the waves, the sky loses its clarity, and as the world floats upside down, the obvious is hard to see, points out not only thoughtful lyrics, but lyrics that are fueled with energy and emotion. The way she effectively intertwines self reflecting tones with almost commentary as an observer about the outside and personifying the ocean, Heather Gruber stands out. I think when more people listen to this, they will realize that during this time of solitude and transforming, that truth and strength is within Hiding From The Rain. When listeners hit play and listen, they may draw some similarities between The Weepies and Jaymay. If you are just as moved as I was listening to this one song by Gruber, take a listen to her other music as well. With a wide scope of talent, she not only is able to make music that is reflective, but she also has an impressive vocal range and takes it back to classic piano ballads in some of her other work. The super unique quality about her sound is it is raw, real, and poetic. It connects to those who listen and leave them with an imprint of music in their eardrums and beating in their heart.

Artist Website

https://www.musicglue.com/heathergrubermusic

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Sundogs Jams Out In Latest Album Entitled The Code & Shows The Musicsphere Where They Stand

16 Jun

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Listening to the band, Sundogs will have you jamming out right there at the start of their album The Code. Drums get going and the sounds of rock echo after in the first track. With lyrics such as “I want it now”, you can sense the urgency and impatient mood that the song carries. Throughout, the theme of storytelling and the musical characteristic of Americana runs within the songs. When thinking on their sound and how they fit in the musicsphere, listeners will find similarities between them and the likes of Tom Petty, Steely Dan, and Paul Simon. Musically, the songs vary from track to track with some being slow and whimsical. Others differ with little to no drums on the tracks, with a heavy emphasis on the piano instrumentals making up a big portion of the arrangement. As if the artistry of the tracks that make up this album aren’t carefully thought out, videos are planned for all 12 songs as well. The vocals of Jed Moffitt on Ride add a layer of intensity to the album. Specifically, with this song it paints the picture of symbolism, environment, and history. The scene is set with tequila, the Aztecs, and mentioning of piñatas. Although initially categorized as a collection of Americana stories, the genre and tone of The Code would be best categorized as a mix of easy listening, rock, and lyrical.

Artist Website

https://sundogsmusic.com

 

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Let’s All Sing Together By Drew & Luke Gives Renewed Hope In The World

11 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close your eyes and listen to the voices of Drew & Luke and the sound of the tambourine. With the anthem of Let’s All Sing Together and the messages of bringing change, watch out for these two and how their music makes people feel. Prior to COVID-19, they would usually collaborate virtually and halfway across the world from each other. Now, quarantined together in Los Angeles, Drew & Luke are using this time to recharge and create. Heavily influenced by the music of the 1970s, you can hear that through this single. Instrumentally, the song effectively balances out the key sounds of the piano, the intertwining of applause, and the tambourine ringing at all the right spots. When thinking about musically who Drew & Luke sounds like, I’m drawn to find similarities with Dr. DogFleet Foxes, and even a dash of Vampire Weekend. Though both musically and lyrically, Let’s All Sing Together will without a doubt stand time post COVID-19 and anchor an impactful start for a new world for Drew & Luke to be a part of.

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Artist Website:

https://www.lukeanddrew.com/home

 

EP2 Blends The World of Electro Synth With 80s Energy & Instrumental Beats In Head Fake

28 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a listen to Head Fake and get ready to be transported to an electro-synched world ready to open up. With radio cuts and 80s influence, EP2 knows exactly how to to merge an electro world with the modern day music sound. The band Producer Ivan clearly shows that he has traveled the world and helped musicians from all over. When reflecting on the origins of EP2, it makes sense that with the combination of being in the Indie and film soundtrack circuit, this translates to the full bodied songs that are on this album. You can close your eyes and envision a scene amongst EP2’s music and not only is it refreshing, it speaks to your soul. A standout track off their album is Song For Daughters with lyrics such as “someday you will wander off in search of your own sky”. Aside from the pop-80s chop chop instrumentals and that almost sway a listener in humming and dancing around their living room, EP2 artfully constructs their music knowing its filled with the best of intentions. It shows just by feeling the effect that their music has, leaving you fulfilled and at peace.

Artist Website

https://headfakemusic.com

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