‘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

Kid Mango’s ‘Threes’ Is Memorable Hip-Hop with a Meaningful Concept

Kid Mango’s ‘Threes’ is memorable, intriguing hip-hop with a meaningful concept. The music video, “shot in Bangalore and Lucknow, India,” really helps give the theme some visual credence. The brief explanation that opens the song over some calm clicks and pops, and eventually the beginning of the beat itself, is a great way to get things going. It provides the piece at large with sense … Continue reading Kid Mango’s ‘Threes’ Is Memorable Hip-Hop with a Meaningful Concept

Spoken Word Artist Poetic X’s Official Video for “Keep Hope Alive” [Poetry]

Artist Bio: Poetic X has been writing, performing, and teaching Poetry for over 15 years. Poetic X has released 3 Cds of Poetry/Spokenword ‘When Faith Begins II Flourish’, ‘From The Soil II The Surface’, and ‘XClamation The Art of Poetry’. Poetic X also has a self published poetry book ‘Poetic X 10’ Vol.1. Currently Poetic X is working on ‘Poetic X 10 Vol.2’ and his … Continue reading Spoken Word Artist Poetic X’s Official Video for “Keep Hope Alive” [Poetry]

Bears in Hazenmore’s ‘Caves’ Is Airy Atmospheric Rock with a Jazzy Space Vibe

Bears in Hazenmore’s ‘Caves’ is airy, atmospheric rock music from Canada with a jazzy space vibe. The song “is about learning how you fit into your community,” the group says, “and the struggles that accompany this journey.” After a restrained, fuzzy intro, the band works its way into an eclectic, progressive headspace that defines the rest of the song. In conjunction with some notably jazz-oriented … Continue reading Bears in Hazenmore’s ‘Caves’ Is Airy Atmospheric Rock with a Jazzy Space Vibe

‘Dodgy’ by Bennett Wales and the Relief Is Exceptionally Funky, Well-Rounded Rock

‘Dodgy’ by Bennett Wales and the Relief is funky, well-rounded rock music with a club vibe. The song’s music video, which is actually just the band performing, is super engaging and gives a nice window into the group’s vibe and energy. You can see the passion in every band member’s face as they work through this dense-yet-accessible five-minute-long tune. Aside from the upbeat, jazzy party … Continue reading ‘Dodgy’ by Bennett Wales and the Relief Is Exceptionally Funky, Well-Rounded Rock

‘Huntress’ by Swells Is Funky, Uncategorizable Global Music

‘Huntress’ by Swells is funky, global music with tons going on. It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what this is. On top of traditional rock instrumentation, the group employs a whole suite of different instruments to achieve a big band feel. In some regards, there’s kind of a ska vibe, but at the same time these guys seem more jazz-inclined. On here, it’s … Continue reading ‘Huntress’ by Swells Is Funky, Uncategorizable Global Music