Easy Life Creates a Unique Sound by Fusing Many Genres on “Pockets”

Easy Life is a 5-piece band that cannot be boxed into one genre. The talented group cleverly fuses key elements of genres such as hip-hop, jazz, afrobeat, soul, pop, 90’s rock and beyond. Their chill song “Pockets” starts off with a mind blowing horn section that merges into a vocal that feels like a sing-song rap bit. Eventually, the chill-starting vocal explodes into something so … Continue reading Easy Life Creates a Unique Sound by Fusing Many Genres on “Pockets”

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ is eclectic, layered pop rock with a clean, sad tone tone. This artist describes himself as, “a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles. Influenced by a disparate hodgepodge of west coast icons such as Stephen Malkmus, Flying Lotus and Russell Westbrook,” he aims to fuse “a deep knowledge of hip-hop production with modern punk-influenced slacker emo to create a personal … Continue reading Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ is some smooth alternative rock with clean, decidedly eighties approach. Since its “conception almost two years ago, the six-piece outfit,” is releasing this as its third single. “Following their last releases, they [have] sold out” several venues, “and are currently touring around with Sex on Toast.” Continue reading Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ is expansive, freeform alternative rock with an untethered shoegaze vibe. Citing influences “comprising iconic bands… from Sense Field, The Appleseed Cast and Sunny Day Real Estate to Hum and The Smashing Pumpkins,” these guys, “have concocted a sound with nods to the past but very much aimed at a contemporary audience.” Continue reading Elemantra’s ‘Such Tiny Fish’ Is Groovy, Jazzy Alt-Rock with a Dreamy Vibe

‘Above the Towers’ by Mercy Stone Is Eclectic, Progressive Globally-Oriented Rock

‘Above the Towers’ by The Mercy Stone is eclectic, classically-oriented rock with a progressive, world music vibe. The group describes the track as featuring, “a driving 15-beat rhythmic pattern, lush vocal harmonies, and a trippy vocal canon at the end.” Continue reading ‘Above the Towers’ by Mercy Stone Is Eclectic, Progressive Globally-Oriented Rock

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ is upbeat pop rock with a fast, jazzy approach. The band describes the song as featuring, “interlocking guitar parts, bouncy synth bass, spurts of vocal harmonies and even a trumpet solo.” This secondary single from the group’s debut LP and “live favorite comes out September 27th via the band’s own Sonosoma Records.” The intense, impressive guitar work on here really takes the … Continue reading Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach

Bullheadded’s ‘Keep My Distance’ Is Raucous, Straightforward Rap

Bullheadded’s ‘Keep My Distance’ is raucous, straightforward rap with with a fun, horns-heavy backing track. The song is the “exciting high energy single off the highly anticipated upcoming Bullheadded project Boiled Bones,” this artist says. This is the debut segment of “what will be a three-part story we are calling the Brazen series,” they say, which “will be taking our audience on a fantastic journey,” … Continue reading Bullheadded’s ‘Keep My Distance’ Is Raucous, Straightforward Rap

‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe

‘Evidence’ by Shields is upbeat, poppy alt rock with a lightly progressive, futuristic vibe. These guys are, “a Newcastle-based 5-piece band,” they say, “with a reputation for innovative alt-pop instrumentation and delicate harmonies.” The group says they are known for, “stunning live performances, honed by early tour support slots with the likes of Placebo, Walk The Moon, and Everything Everything,” in addition to their appearance “at BBC 6Music … Continue reading ‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe

Galactic Release Jazz-Funk Song to Raise Money for The Houseman’s Family

Galactic, based in New Orleans, have been working on the soulful song “Can’t You Believe” for the past year. The jazz-funk song features authentic vocals from The Houseman and instrumentation that will get just about anyone grooving. The song features a thick bass, sailing guitars, and a horn section that funks it up. The song is made complete with a strong hook melody consisting of … Continue reading Galactic Release Jazz-Funk Song to Raise Money for The Houseman’s Family