“Upon first listen of LA’s The Sometimes Island a few images come to mind: summer, a secluded beach and the future of synthpop. The moniker of Austin-born musician, Matt Blankenship Jr, The Sometimes Island specializes in dreamy soundscapes with hard-hitting lyrical content meant to make you stop and think in the midst of a party. New EP, Bad People – released just last month – is a surefire hit and meant to be played at full volume during all of your summer soirees.”
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HereComeHere recently sat down with Musical Notes Global to take them through their sophomore album, ‘Chernobyl’, track-by-track. The band talks everything from inspiration to the recording process. Read the full article here!
To buy a physical copy of ‘Chernobyl’ and to check out HereComeHere’s other work, visit their Bandcamp site.
Spring is here, which means out with the old and in with the new! We’ve got just the thing. Spruce up your music library with our Monthly Music Mashup with Substream! This month features high-energy tracks that are perfect for getting you through your spring cleaning. Read the article and listen to the playlist here.
HereComeHere has treated us to yet another single from their upcoming full-length! The track, “Crybaby”, premiered exclusively on Kill The Music. The 90s rap-rock inspired single is the second off the group’s album, Chernobyl, which will release on April 8th.
Vents Mag talks to Marcio Novelli about his single “Siren Song”, what it was like to re-do some of his old material & what’s in store for him in the next few months!
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Rory Lavelle’s “When The Crazies Come Out” has been featured on BBC‘s Across The Line, as their Track of the Day. Speaking about the song, they write “With excellent storytelling and goosebump inducing vocals ‘When The Crazies Come Out’ is an attention grabbing, edge of your seat, very dark alt rock track.
Made even more satisfying by the grand orchestral strings that combine into something very reminiscent of ‘Play’ era Moby, in terms of atmosphere Rory Lavelle has really knocked it out of the park with this one.”
Take a listen here.
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 !
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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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.