New year, new music. The January edition of our Monthly Music Mashup is here! We’ve once again partnered with Substream Magazine to deliver you a Muddy Paw Team curated playlist of our favorite songs.
Check out January’s playlist here !
SCRUB and ACE HA recently premiered their first installment of the “Plastic Rock” Youtube series.You can catch the video on Musical Notes Global putting a spin on Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4”.
“Our first installment touches on a lot [of] ideas and is probably the most provocative of the series. I see a lot of people in a rut doing things they think they are supposed to, rather than what they want to be doing.”
Read the full article and watch the video here.
Scrub and Ace Ha have debuted the first video of the “Plastic Rock” Youtube series on Kill the Music. The compilation of videos chronicle a new take on classic rock songs we know and love. The first video gives a spin on Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4”. Watch the video here.
“Plastic Rock” comes from a place of indecisiveness and doubt, “[…] Our first installment touches on a lot ideas and is probably the most provocative of the series. I see a lot of people in a rut doing things they think they are supposed to, rather than what they want to be doing. When I ask ‘Are you really here to try and dance with the Devil?’ I’m thinking of all those caught in the rat race and blind to the consequences of all work and no play. As an artist, this concept is very familiar. I’ve had to make endless sacrifices and endure criticism and judgment from every direction about what I should be doing with my life. This has always done nothing but fuel my fire”
Each installment of the “Plastic Rock” Series will be two minutes or less of intriguing lyrics and beats creating a unique new hybrid of musical content. The first installment being released today and those following will be released every other week thereafter.
Guytano released their first album “I Am Inside My Body” on December 9th and had a chance to talk with Music Creates Us about their influences, song writing process, sound, inspirations, and lyrics.
“Piano-driven verses lay the groundwork for electric guitar bits and bouncy synthesizers carry the tracks into the place in your mind where it will be hard to escape from. Their music is not only catchy, it’s a bit deeper than the usual dance beat tracks of today’s music realm.”
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Hearing your song on TV can be the best feeling of any young up and coming indie band, until you realize that you should be getting paid for it. That’s exactly what happened to Shiffley when a friend called them to let them know they were being played on a reality TV show.
“Initially we were irrationally excited. Even if it was just background music, this was big news for a small band like us looking for any good reason to continue playing. After a few minutes of jumping up and down, important questions began to surface that would overcast the mood. How did the music get there? When do we get paid?? And why didn’t we get notified???”
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Just shy of two weeks from Christmas Day, Boston singer songwriter Jeff Michaels is spreading holiday cheer through the endearing new song “Green ‘N Red,” along with the accompanying animated video. The video features an array of characters, including partying penguins, a bass-playing snowman, and of course the Big Man in Red himself, and his loyal herd of reindeer.
Speaking about the track Michaels says, “One of the things I’ve learned time and time again is that music has the ability to heal, and this year it seems our little country needs a lot of healing. No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, November was tough for all of us. Facebook and Twitter turned into a war zone, with strangers yelling at each other and a lot of people forgot that we’re all in this together… it’s time we get the Green n’ Red out and put those memories behind us, and look for a brighter 2017!”
“Green ‘n Red” is exactly the kind of song you’d expect to hear in a feel-good holiday movie, with beautiful lyrics covered in Christmas glow, and a sound that’s filled with holiday merriment. You can grab a free download of the song right here and spread a bit of cheer yourself this holiday season.
“Green ‘n Red” follows as Michaels’ annual Christmas release, succeeding tracks such as “Hey Santa (Bring Me Some Lovin’),” “Ain’t No Snow Like Christmas Snow,” as well as the satirical tracks “Fiscal Cliff,” and “If Donald Trump Were President,” under the moniker Johnny Fiscal. Each video features the same brilliant creativity as “Green ‘n Red,” proving Michaels to be not only handy with spreading holiday cheer—but a remarkable musician that’s here to stay.
Michaels is also the artist behind last year’s album, ‘Townie Paradise’, and has seen song placements in episodes of “The Real World” and “Teen Mom” (MTV) and the “T.O. Show” (VH1).
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With the release of Guytano’s debut full-length album, Music Notes Global talked to the rock quartet about the album and their writing process.
“In the end, we had an amazing time writing and recording this. What could be better than hanging out with your best friends, playing music until 3am, sleeping on the floor, and eating cold pizza! It was just complete good vibes.”
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The four part alt rock band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota released their debut full-length album today. Online publication, That Mag, took special interest in the up and coming bands release, rating it “bad-ass”.
“If you want to try something completely different, listen to “Blue Skies.” Everything about this song just says artistry. It starts out with killer guitar riffs and catchy synths, but then changes tempo. In fact, this song changes tempo a lot, but it’s still a very cohesive song. It’s a little bit Two Door Cinema Club, a little bit Keane, and 100 percent Guytano. It has some really sick guitar grooves, some tropical and reggae-inspired elements, and arrangement is unique and unexpected.”
Click here for the full review.
For some people, music is just in their blood. That’s no exception for indie performer and singer-songwriter, Frank Moyo. Recently he sat down to talk about his passion for music and his debut solo EP, “Waves of Emotion”.
“Since I can remember I have always wanted music to be my primary focus in life. I remember singing and playing Elvis with an imaginary guitar at family functions as a kid. My first memory that sits in my mind is buying my first guitar. I had passed by the window of a music shop that was run by my grandmother’s neighbor and immediately fell in love with it. After I bought it, the owner of the shop gave me some lessons and quickly after that I began writing my own songs. Using simple chords, I began to write nearly a song a day, rushing home from elementary school just to play my guitar until I had to go to bed.”
Click here for the full interview.