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Danny Dosha Brings Soul & Rock In Single Kelsey2

25 Nov

The track Kelsey2 mixes old school soul with new rock and roll from Danny Dosha. Being heavily inspired by hip-hop, 90s, and even Jazz, Dosha brings an eclectic sound to his music. Halfway through the single, listeners are carried away with the vocals of Danielle Lee and overall atmosphere of the tone of the track. With Dosha having his audience get carried away in the sound of the single, it allows them to go on an experience. The guitar riffs and traits of ambient rock truly give his music an unique sound. In terms of the origins of the name for the song, it hails from the admiration of cello player Kelsey Lu. Having only been the one creating the music for 7 years, Dosha sounds like he’s been making music his whole life.

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Max Lee’s Colors of Noise Brings Unique DIY Grunge Sound To Listeners With A Punch of Reality

25 Nov

The beginning of the album sets the tone for a DIY grunge sound and listeners anticipate an album that pays homage to those 90s grunge bands that have grit and punk qualities to them. The vocals of singer Max Lee add to the stylized qualities audiences will hear in the album. An aspect that stands out on Colors of Noise is its sound quality and mixing. The reverbs and the sound mixing sounds deliberate and aids to the unique sound that Lee’s music offers. It takes me back to the days of watching The OC and 90s movies. In a musical world that is now filled with less and less of lo-fi sound and DIY sound, Lee brings me back to that time with a realness and authentic influence of that sound in a present-day more modern world.

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LUC Should Be On Repeat On Your Next Playlist With Album Glow

10 Nov

The enchanting and mystic vocals of Karl Kimmel and Joe Corcoran should make the group LUC a repeat on your next playlist. With the album Glow kicking off with a stardust galaxy laced sound, listeners will want more, ready to indulge their vibe. The tracks on the album are fast paced, emotionally charged, and nothing short of wanting to be immersed in the sound waves of their music. Ghost, stands out on the album and is a song that a lot of people will probably connect to. With the lyrics “playing back all the things you told her” connects the past with the present-day. It puts you in the past and present simultaneously. Aside from their standout sound, their words and narratives connect listeners and have them not only pay attention, but connect on a whole new level. Their sound can be characterized as majestic and ethereal. Those who enjoy listening to Young Galaxy, MGMT, and Empire of the Sun to name a few will most likely enjoy the similar sound LUC has. For those who are wanting to get their headphones blasting with some new addicting music, go ahead and take a listen.

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Weakened At The Asylum Shows The Power Of Rock Opera From Midwest Soul Xchange

1 Nov

When you combine politics and rock opera anthems, you get Midwest Soul Xchange. Midwest Soul Xchange sets the scene of their rock opera story by following certain characters who experience the Flint Michigan water crisis. Growing up around The Who, Pink Floyd, and classic rock, they draw heavily on these influences within their music. When one thinks of such a heavy piece like this, one’s mind goes to think about musicals. Fifteen Parts sets up the lyrical narrative with metaphors and lyrics that create detailed visual imagery for listeners to come up with in their mind. Narrowing in on the emotional feelings of this tragedy and bringing in positive references to “headphones filled with dreams” gives the characters optimism in the opera. Two musical artists that Midwest Soul Xchange reminds me of include The Decemberists and Jersey Boys. They both are very effective at storytelling through lyrics and are able to mix it up with power ballads and monologues within their music. For an unique genre of rock opera, most listeners will find that these comparisons are where their similarities are the most. Alongside the main subject being centered around the Flint Michigan water crisis, the band does an amazing job of intertwining storytelling, informing, and the significance of perceived normalcy in times of tragedy. Not only does Weakened At The Asylum point out significant political heaviness, but it also sheds light on the struggles of these characters and their point of view. 2018 is the year of possibilities and they show we can be the first to make the change and to not wait.

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Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz’s Matterbloomlight Shakes Up The Power Of A History Connection In Latest Track

21 Oct

With the track sounding so reminiscent of appalachia rock, Matterbloomlight showcases a lightness and heaviness all at the same time. Standout lyrics such as “we cannot become this light” point to the metaphor of eternal life. Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz have a history of making music together on and off, now reunited again. Unlike shifting out of collaborating with each other, these two have been a huge part of each other’s musical careers. Their fusion of talents on this single should prepare listeners for nothing but good things on their upcoming album Ghosts To Ancestors. Matterbloomlight pays homage to George Saunders’ novel Lincoln In The Bardo. For those unfamiliar with Saunders’ novel, it takes place all in one night, set in bardo. Bardo, a Tibetan term for the Buddhist principle describing the time spent between life and rebirth. With the spiritual significance and their collaborating magic, listeners are anticipating what the next road in the journey will be for these two and what they create.

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