Cheers for another installment of our Monthly Music Mashup, exclusively on Substream Magazine! Every month, we feature the best new artists on the music scene. Check out some alt rock and indie jams from Whale Bones, Talk To You Never and The Side Eyes. Stream the full playlist on Substream here or find us on Spotify!
Artist/filmmaker Lindsay Katt’s new short film, The Avant Gardener as well as her new single “See Us” were recently featured on Square One. The Avant-Gardener has already won the Grand Prize for “Best Experimental Short” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Grand Prize for both “Experimental Short” and “Best Editing” at the International Indie Gathering. As Square One said, “We think it’s incredible.” Read more here.
“When you listen to this record, I won’t be as presumptuous to say that we’ve captured the “sound” of Oakland in our little nine-song record. The best that I can hope for is that it gives you a 31-minute glimpse into the Oakland music communities that we’ve found for ourselves, for Trace Repeat.” Experience Oakland through the eyes of 6-piece Oakland based funk and soul band Trace Repeat in their guest blog on Kill The Music here.
School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your summer jams just yet. You still have time to discover your new favorite songs that you will be rocking out to all year long! With Muddy Paw’s newest Monthly Music Mashup up on Substream, we hope we can help you find your go-to artist for this school year. Every month, we curate a list of the best new artists and albums making waves in the music world. Our August playlist features bands from across New Jersey and Columbus, including The Cordial Sins, Hello Luna and The Vaughns. You can stream the full playlist on Substream here and find us on Spotify!
We’re back with another installment of our Monthly Music Mashup, exclusively on Substream Magazine. Each month, we feature the best of the best new artists on the music circuit. This time around, we highlighted talent from Nashville, Chicago, Upstate New York, and elsewhere. You can find the playlist and Substream article here, and stream the playlist on Spotify! Don’t forget to save your favorite tracks to your music library.
The Sometimes Island recently curated a playlist worthy of every poolside hangout and road trip you’ll take this summer. The playlist, exclusively on Musical Notes Global features some big name artists you love, like Spoon, Christine and the Queens, Kindness, and more! Matt Blankenship Jr., man behind the moniker The Sometimes Island, says the playlist is all about taking in all that summer has to offer. “This playlist celebrates slowing down, basking in the sun and letting that drop of condensation roll off your ice cold drink as you relax by the pool.” Sounds pretty perfect to us. Check out the playlist here.
In a world of music streaming and illegal downloading, it may seem impossible to make a buck off your craft. Our own Matt Blankenship Jr. of The Sometimes Island wants to change that mentality by giving you some insider knowledge on music, or sync, licensing. On Soundfly, Blankenship Jr. breaks down everything you need to know, from basics, to publishing, and pitching, with the help of music supervisor Ben Hochstein, Sr. Director of Creative at Spring Music Group Eric Hurt, and indie music industry guru Ari Herstand. You can read the article here!
By now you’ve heard about Return For Refund‘s newest release, the Lift You Up EP. After seeing the band live at their tour stop in Guelph, Canadian Beats took sometime to listen through the whole album, and write a comprehensive review! The blog commented on the band’s unique approach to recording the album live-off-the-floor, saying the resulting album is “ambitious and emotionally gripping with a supercharged hit of adrenaline!”. Canadian Beats also acknowledged how each track brings something new to the album, citing “Don’t You Say” as the most rock anthem-worthy, “Lift You Up” as most 90’s grunge reminiscent, and “My Gun” as their favorite music moment of the album. Read the article here to get their full analysis of the album!
The Fountainhead Focus recently took some time to check out our own HereComeHere‘s newest release, Chernobyl. “After starting with a much more pop-punk sound,” the blog commented, “the group (with a small lineup change) started to create something different – a more melodic, complex and even slightly darker sound.” The full article takes you track-by-track through the album, carefully studying each song. When discussing the album’s fifth track, “Sugarr”, the blog acknowledged a crucial factor about the bands progression. “Their songs have important lyrics,” noted Fountainhead, “lyrics that will stick in your head.” These lyrics, along with honing in on their sound, is what really sets this album apart from the band’s previous work. To get more analysis of the album, read the full review here!