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Liar For A Muse Tells The Stories of Life & Love Through The Voice of Ben DeLaurentis

16 Aug

Liar For A Muse enchants listeners with Ben DeLaurentis’s smooth and sultry voice. Throughout the album, raw emotions and his vivid storytelling highlights the qualities of his acoustic Americana. A standout track, Fill In The Blanks has poignant revealing lyrics such as  “I’ll fill your mouth with words that you’ll never say”. As the album progresses it shifts back and forth from inner reflecting to story telling of memories of unrequited love, life, and everything in between. His sound and music will remind listeners of Iron & Wine, Conor Oberst, and Devendra Banhart. DeLaurentis’ Liar For A Muse exemplifies a well rounded album, as it takes listeners through journeys of the past, present, and future.

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Of All These Things Encompasses A Heart’s Emotions In An Album

23 Jul

With the album Of All These Things, listener’s hearts will burst with emotion when hitting play. Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz combined make magic with music. The overall sound of the album varies from light acoustic to heavy emotional tracks. The themes within their music range from journeys, soul searching, and love. Musical groups that are similar to their sound include the Cary Brothers, Conor Oberst, and Iron & Wine.  Both of their voices complement one another throughout Of All These Things and carry more than just a duo dynamic on an album. Their voices connect and make powerful points to those who hear their music.

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Tall Pines & Tangled Vines Tangle Up Emotions, Peace, and The Idea of A Journey

23 Jul

With their newest album called Tall Pines & Tangled Vines, Odhran Linsey and Lucy Mckinlay do an excellent job vocalizing a beautiful blend of acoustic and folk greatness throughout the album. One of the most powerful tracks is Wild which explores the idea of being on a journey and the path that leads to an individual’s map to answers. Alongside the beautiful vocal talents, the musical arrangement of the album encompasses a variety of sounds which include the mandola, harmonica, and bodhran. When referencing similar artists, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Devendra Banhart, and Iron & Wine all have close similarities to The Rabbitts’. If you take a listen and close your eyes, The Rabbits give you a sense of wonderment, internal reflection, and a feeling of peace as their music hits your soul.

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Maxwell James Spins A Different Vibe For Country Folk Within Album Self-Titled

9 Jul

Upon first listening to Maxwell James, imagine a hybrid of sound between Sam Beam from Iron & Wine and Luke Bryan. Combining just the right amount of guitar strumming and drawn out lyrics, James instruments both perfectly in his album Self-Titled. The tracks on the album vary from angsty rock to feel good country, showing two different sides to his sound. With lyrics like, “roll down your windows slowly, you’ll get to know me” illustrate a storytelling quality that centers around ordinary happenings. The way that he arranges such lyrics to the music makes the qualities of country and rock music into a sound all his own. An example of this on the album is within the track Roll Down Your Window Slowly, a standout track on the EP. The merging of his unique voice, precise musical arrangement, and whipping up a melting pot of sounds will keep listeners wanting more from this Nashville based musician.

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Eric Frisch Transforms Still Emotion With Water Into Gold

30 Jun

With Water Into Gold, Eric Frisch reveals a different side of being a musician within his lyrics. His voice sounds so smooth and steady, instilling the unwavering highs and lows of a musician. Take a look at the life of the musician and while glorious to the audience, no one really knows what’s going through the mind of who is on stage. Frisch pairs up the narrative quality with specific metaphors that resonate with any music lover, listener, and one who has gone through hard times. Such lyrics such as “I was on the top of the world, all of them would fawn over me backstage” refers to fame and how its a powerful drug and it fueled his own perception through music. When trying to reference the sound of his voice and place other musicians in a similar category, the closest listeners can point out are Sam Beam from Iron & Wine, Lord Huron, and Band of Horses. His raw and real lyrics not only make him standout, but they offer a next level connection for his listeners.

 

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