The Sometimes Island is premiering a second track, “Can’t Move On” from their upcoming EP exclusively on Substream. The single is equipped with dreamy harmonies, synth tones, and a bass line perfect for summer nights. Lyrical content courtesy ofMatt Blankenship Jr., the man behind The Sometimes Island, really shines in this track that tackles the struggle of being between two feuding exes.
“Two very close friends of mine were dating, and when they broke up I was in the middle of it, hearing both sides and feeling very torn. Those sentiments channeled into this song, written from each of their perspectives. The inability to communicate – with battle lines drawn and pride on the line – made me feel a little like a cloud floating over a battlefield. This song was my way of dealing with it, using the music symbolically to put in little silences and finally an explosive, dramatic bridge.”
Keep an eye, and an ear, out for the full EP set to release July 28th. The Sometimes Island will also be heading out on a West Coast tour later this summer.
Indie/folk songstress Jess Chizuk‘s long-awaited debut album Lehigh Valley Line has been released to rave reviews, not least from Buffalo-based Joe Tell’s Music Blog who says Jess’ voice “has a mature quality that defies her young age” and that she is “sure to go far in the music industry.” Enjoy the full review right here!
Jess Chizuk‘s Lehigh Valley Line has officially been released and it’s getting some very high praise! In a new review of the album from Never Enough Notes, writer Laura Giles called it a “very special” listening experience and said it “feels like a live album with added intimacy.”
Folk artist Juliet K did a really fun and unique piece for Music4Breakfast, where she and her band went on a journey to find the best Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich in her Brooklyn neighborhood.
Head HERE to check out the full article and follow them on their journey and see which sandwich ultimately emerged as the victor!
Did you catch From States Away’s Instagram takeover on Substream Magazine’s account? Pretty epic, right? You can check out everything from last night on Substream’s Instagram account. BUT, before you go and do that… Let us remind you that it’s ADRYELLE’S turn to takeover Substream’s account. It all happens TONIGHT from 7:30pm – 11:30pm EST. Follow Substream HERE.
Have you been to Starbucks lately and heard some familiar music from our friends Shadow of Whales? You’re hearing isn’t wrong. You really are listening to them! Our friends over at Property of Zack took notice and talked about it on their blog. As an added bonus, check out the exclusive interview they did with the band HERE.