Tag Archives: Indie

Dance Without Fear Channels Soulful Feels & Worldly Sounds

2 Feb

Dance Without Fear lives up to its title as listeners take a listen. With a worldly sound kicking off the song, you can feel the wonderful mix of instruments all combining to make an unique combination. Rebel ACA & French Monkey Wrench team up with iSTAND and Danny Spring in this latest release. The lyrics carry a laid back attitude with words such as. “you hear, we are going to dance without fear” and “flow to the rhythm”. Further feel good lyrics such as “that’s when the celebrating starts” merges the fusion of these two artists. The Indie sound combined with the elements of Reggae music result in a magnificent pairing. The highlighted fusion in all the right places within the song points to the likes of will.i.am and Shaggy. Musically, hearing the xylophone and the rock rhythm of the drums effectively merges the sounds of tropical sound and rock. Listeners will be on the edge of their seats excited to see what this duo will come up with next.

Artist Website

https://www.facebook.com/rebelandfrench/

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Get Lost In The Serenity of Mingaw From Optacure

2 Feb

Close your eyes and listen to the song Mingaw and be prepared for your heart to be full. With the enchanting acoustic guitar and the vocals of Edmund Gemelo Jr and Debb, its a beautiful combination. When thinking of bands that carry similar vibes, listeners can pick up on similarities with RF & Lili De La Mora and The Fruit Bats. The overtures are so grand that the song initially takes you to that of a small scale orchestra, and then it brings you back to a serene and tranquil place. Staying true to the name of Optacure, which means Optical Cure the sense of journeying for meaning and truth carries over in the music he creates as well. To comment on the remarkable origins of this piece not only honing in on the song being created across three countries, but that Edmund moved to Queensland Australia without having any connections. In addition to the original. sound and content, this is a true statement that its creation story started organically as well.

Artist Website

https://www.facebook.com/optacure/

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Guy Grogan Sings His Heart Out In Newest Album Same Morning Light

20 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From start to finish, Guy Grogan’s album sounds like an eternal daydream. With the songs having a tonality of beach and surfer rock, it also adds a dash of space rock in there too. The synthesizer adds texture to his songs on the album and intertwines you on the musical journey. The Wind Will Blow Us Home is a significant track within Same Morning Light because it balances the feelings of wandering and reflecting. With lyrics such as if we lose our way, the wind will blow us home characterizes the emotions of taking your own path and blending it with that of optimistic melancholy. Grogan’s voice remains consistent on the album, waving up and down in all of the right parts of his songs. If hearing his voice on his album and not recognizing the talent here, Grogan has received awards for his songwriting from New Mexico Music Awards, Indie International, Song of The Year, American Song-Writing Awards, and UKSC. Reflecting on who vocally shares the same sound, the voice of Andrew Kenny from American Analog Set comes to mind. The storyteller writing style and the simplistic music arrangement further adds similarities as well. I’m mainly asking myself why have I not heard of Guy Grogan before this? Although he has been releasing music since 2010, this album definitely stands out as one that is raw, real, and unapologetically carries the aura of brilliant confidence. Guy, you have a new fan.

Website

https://guygrogan.com

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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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Mark Peters & The Dark Band Get Their Folk Vibes On With Sum of All Parts

20 Jan

When listeners tune in to Mark Peters & The Dark Band, they will immediately think of the sound of Davey Jones from the band The Monkees. With that in mind, his voice and sound of the group points to the stylistic vibe of that era and this is reflected within the lyrics and musical setup of his songs. Lyrics such as “you’ve been talking me down” will make those who listen think about the messages he’s trying to convey within his music. Half journal entry, half anthem Mark Peters & The Dark Band sings to his audience on a personal level and it shows in a transparent way. The meaning behind all of these songs on the EP all found their purpose back to the band after they finished the album. With the joined efforts of Fabian Natter on Drums, Martin Burtscher on Electric Guitar, Markus Manahl on Bass and Mark Peters singing vocals and playing acoustic guitar, be prepared for all of the realness to hit your core.

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