“When the time came to step up to the stage and do what we loved the most, we just knew that no matter what the outcome, we were going to be our normal, overly-energetic selves and enjoy the moment. Then our musical intro hit, an eerie piano piece with a simple vocal track, and the curtains opened. That is the moment my eyes welled up and I almost lost it.”
Summer is upon us! Which means a few things: prepare to be hot and sweaty for the next few months, and now is the time to keep your eyes, and ears, open for the perfect summer anthem! With Muddy Paw’s Monthly Music Mashups on Substream, we always try to make finding new music for any season super easy. Our June playlist does just that, and features bands from all over, from the Bay Area to Chicago and New York. Jean Pool, Cinema Century, Great Highway (a Muddy Paw Alum!), and The Singing Limbs are just some of this month’s favorites. 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!
The newest installment of Muddy Paw PR‘s Monthly Music Mashup playlist is up and running! As always, we’ve brought you the music from our favorite up and coming artists of the moment via Substream Magazine. This month’s playlist features favorites from New York City and Austin, TX, two of the hottest cities in the music industry. Check out the playlist on Spotify and give our featured artists a follow! You can find a link to the playlist 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!
Return For Refund has been on the road since March, as a part of their ‘Lift You Up’ tour, delivering hard-hitting rock shows at each and every stop. On April 14th, the band played at DSTRCT in Guelph, ON and Nicole Wolfe (@solissplendor) was their to capture every moment. Check out the full photo review on Canadian Beats here!
If you haven’t had the chance to see R4R live in action, your last chance to do so is April 19th at the Hard Rock Cafe! Tickets and more information for this Canadian Music Week show can be found here.
Yesterdays Nothing has been tracking Scrub and Ace Ha‘s series, ‘Plastic Rock‘, since the very beginning. With every video, the rapper/producer duo takes inspiration from rock classics we love, and turns them into hip-hop tracks we can’t get enough of. For their 5th and final volume, the pair paid tribute to rock legends, Aerosmith. You can head here to see the latest video in the series!
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