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Silver Lake 66 Pulls At Listeners Heartstrings In Let Go Or Be Dragged

29 Mar

Silver Lake 66 makes listeners very aware of their full bodied sound that exemplifies the epitome of Americana sound. In their debut album, Let Go or Be Dragged, stories about Little Rock, life, and travels are prominent themes throughout. The effortless combination of Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo meshes together to form a signature and connecting sound within their music. The arrangement of the songs proves strong with Overbo’s guitar work and light percussion in the background of the prominent tracks on the album. The overall style of their songwriting definitely alludes to traditional country and Americana standards, but with a soulful and modern twist in the present.

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Native Gold Presents Dualistic Sound In Track Fickle

28 Jun

Native Gold brings their alternative and electronic sound right to the forefront of listener’s ears when listening to their soon to be released EP A Man We All Admire. Fickle sounds very similar to Frou Frou, Menomena, and Radiohead all wrapped in one group. With heavy electronic and static tones to their music, qualities of those groups all seem to find a way through their overall sound to music aficionados. With a progressive and alternative rock feel to the track Fickle, Native Gold presents their sound in a dualistic nature to listeners. Other tracks on their EP, A Man We All Admire, sound equally synthesized, simply highlighting their carved out tone for the continuity among the tracks. An emphasis on the words and meaning of overall fickleness makes the song haunting and intentionally melancholic. Native Gold will bring listeners in another world with their evolving, yet otherworldly sound.

Hot Rumours Fuels The Soul With Run To Me

9 Mar

 

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Hot Rumours presents their sound with unlimited effortlessness. Fueling the song’s soundRun to Me, it carries the undertones of rock and roll, angst, and the spirit of authentic feelings. Hailing from Frankie Siragusa, most known for working with members of acclaimed groups such as The Decemberists, Reggie Watts, and REM, Hot Rumours brings the vocalist Aaron Ficchi’s sound into a genre of sophistication and the epitome of brilliant music making. Within the track, Run To Me, it carries deep metaphors as well with lyrics such as “everytime you wake up to someone else, you drive yourself alone”. While Run To Me gives us a glimpse into their debut EP, listeners will be thrilled to know that a West Coast exclusive tour will be in the works for summer, simply spreading the sound of Hot Rumours to ears filled with anticipation.

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See You Bleed Fuels The Perfect Vocal Vibes Of Ramsey

17 Feb

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See You Bleed carries out the strong inner emotions of Ramsey so deep it makes you think of the overwhelming aftermath of breakups, lost love, and disappointment. The song, See You Bleed sounds like a mixture of Natalie Imbruglia, Gwen Stefani, and subtle dash of Lykke Li. Residing in Los Angeles, it should not be a surprise to listeners that Ramsey herself has made it a point to integrate the power of social media to get her music out to her fans, giving them glimpses of behind the scenes on her social media outlets. Furthermore, she also composes, manages, and produces herself. Her lyrics are fueled with passion, anger, and carry an almost poetic quality to them. When you listen to See You Bleed, be prepared for a wave of perspective meeting the psychological feelings of the underrated heart.

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Seen, but also heard: Trails and Ways, Waterstrider, and Harriet Brown

10 Jun
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Trails and Ways. Their visuals were synesthetic; that is, the colors danced with the music in real time.

Last Saturday, the Bootleg was host to a twee dream come true. It was a packed house and stacked lineup, with LA’s up-and-coming R&B producer Harriet Brown, and Bay area rising stars Waterstrider and Trails and Ways. Bruises were sustained during the show’s grand finale, though none of the band was injured; it’s never a dull moment in this city of angels. Continue reading

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