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Newly Released Single Fake It Channels Erich Mrak’s Synth Vibe

11 Apr

Releasing shortly after his newest releases of Navigate & DriveFake It showcases the wide range and variety that Mrak has. As part of his musical collection releasing one single month over month from January to June, his EP will be made up of those released tracks. When listening to the lyrics within the song, its quite clear that Mrak channels the feelings that he experiences throughout the song with lyrics such as “I’m close to the edge, when healing myself doesn’t make sense”. Listeners will hear that the song waves in and out of upbeat and slow tempos all rolled into one. When trying to figure out musicians in the industry that have a similar sound include the names of Spooky Black, old school Smashing Pumpkins, and 90s electronica. His unique sound, unconventional lyrics, and a mix of hip-hop ebbing and flowing throughout the song keep newcomers to his synth vibe in tune, in check, and wanting more.

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Nocturnal Animal’s Writing On The Walls May Be The Next Best Thing In Atlanta

2 Oct

When you tune up Writing On The Walls, kick back and get teleported back to the hair metal and classic rock. The album showcases a variety of songs and moods to each one. Some of the standout tracks include Shiver and Fake Love. Fake Love carries the tone of the classic rock goodness and traditional rock synth. Shiver on contrast, sounds like a mixture of Smashing Pumpkins and Silversun Pickups. Nocturnal Animal’s overall sound sounds effortlessly organic, evolved, and authentic. In a music culture that sometimes steers musicians and groups in other directions, this band sounds like they know exactly who they are and how their sound should evolve. Amongst the local Atlanta music scene, I have not gotten the chance to hear them until now. With all of that aside, the musicianship and musical arrangement sounds well thought out, effectively mixing it up between moody rock and something all their own. Nocturnal Animals, hopefully I’ll get a chance to see you in Atlanta soon.

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ATMIG Blends Authentic Sound With Make Believe Childlike Wonder In Song Trip

23 May

ATMIG impresses with their vaudeville like vibe within their song titled Trip. Blending the right amount of visual elements within the music video, and strong, poignant lyrics setting up a story-like wonderment make everything work together harmoniously. ATMIG sounds very similar in sound to the raw Mountain Goats and the old school acoustic jams. A unique fact about the group includes being the first non-label release under Third Man’s vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. By combining the themes of reality, dreams, and childlike wonder, ATMIG successfully keeps listeners engaged wanting more music to be created from them sooner, rather than later.

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