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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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Isolated Thunderstorms Stuns With Jared Weiss’s Intense Storytelling Craft

31 Jul

Upon listening to Isolated Thunderstorms, one can appreciate the mixture of pop, rock, and heartbreak anthems within this album. Between the lyrical metaphors of the transformation one goes through during a breakup to the unique way of storytelling through Isolated Thunderstorms, listeners are hooked since the first track. Weiss refers to the person of interest, as an isolated thunderstorm that keeps everyone out. While all of the tracks are musically strong and carry heavy lyrical weight, the songs Julia and Reni are key players on the album. Weiss’s voice sounds very similar to that of John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats. The right mixture of emotions, heartbreak, and storytelling balance out the roller coaster of memories. Anyone wanting to listen to a standout artist that not only has a strong musical talent, but has a way with words that connect to audiences and emotions they may have experienced deserves a call-out to nothing short of musical brilliance.

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Wrapped With Realness, Matt Epp’s Album Shadowlands Delivers Stand-Out Sound

9 Jul

With Matt Epp’s latest album Shadowlands, one can sense the tone of Americana and nostalgia all wrapped into one sound. Epp cited this collection of tracks as something very personal and different from his nine other albums that he’s released. When listening to the lyrics of this album, you can definitely sense the theme of being on a journey, self reflecting, and the inner challenges along the way. The unique and humbling aspect of the track Runaway is the rawness and realness that it has attached to it. Epp explains that it was written with his wife and in her perspective on witnessing the ups and downs that he has gone through. Having that unique approach, point of view, and twist on writing makes his music standout even more and allows listeners to connect even more to something that is so personal. Connecting on themes, important messages, and significant experiences, Epp effortlessly wins over audiences through the stories of his life.

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Marty Thompson Brings Island Sound Within Romantic Stories

12 May

Marty Thompson combines feel good music with the modern sounds of classic rock and country in his album, Romantic Stories. Combining the real lyrics and the grunge feel of the guitar sounds and full sound, Thompson brings an island like sound to his overall tone. To add even more coolness and authenticity to the album, the entirety of it was composed while hiking in the Bavarian Alps while backpacking with his family. Set to release at the end of May, the track list highlights the places he visited and memories he created, adding a sentimental travel diary vibe to the album as well. While listening to the album, if your mind begins to wonder about all the variety of sounds, you’ll hear everything from Martin Acoustic Guitars to the Gretsch Mandolin, Congos, Bongos, and even the triangle! Having an extensive amount of experience within the music industry and as a creative, Thompson brings to the table a well thought out and intentional album with a rich sound, sentimental meaning, and inspiration for rockers everywhere.

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In the Light Of Led Zeppelin Pays Homage To The Great Musician With Reinvented Sound

12 May

With the album Pompeii Sessions In The Light Of Led Zeppelin pays homage to Led Zeppelin’s sound and overall vibe within their music, listeners will get immediately entranced by their sound. With heavy bass and drum rhythms going throughout their music, one can sense the underlying passion that lies within these music creators. The band prides itself on playing different version of Zeppelin’s music, versions of cuts that you could never imagine entices concert goers to experience Zeppelin’s sound in a new light. All of the members of the band are musicians from childhood, with paths diverting to professional careers and zipping on back to that of professional music players. Although there seems to numerous amounts of tribute bands, the album Pompeii Sessions revamps a dedication sound and transforms it into their own. A lover of Zeppelin or not, one can find the unique musical qualities within their work to come back for more.

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