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.”
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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.”
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Ships Have Sailed have left the comfort of the West Coast to head out on an East Coast Tour hitting both Somerville and Cambridge. Vanyaland got the inside scoop on what it’s like to break down each show to cater to the audience.
“We are able to cater to a wider variety of venues and really tailor our set to the show we’re playing. We’ve been playing full-scale sets, but here and there we’ve been stripping down to ‘almost acoustic’ and playing all the tracks off Whispers as well as some of the softer stuff off ‘Someday’… it’s really gratifying to see people respond to the range we can offer, and it helps keep the sets fresh for us as well!”
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Our favorite NYC synth driven pop-rockers, Shiffley, have just released a brand new Spotify playlist titled “Sleep…Who Needs It?”
“Sleep… Who Needs It?” has some of our favorite nighttime anthems.” explains the band, “It follows the arch of your standard night out–it starts off optimistic, picks up with some alt night club grooves, then slows down toward the end. The next single off our upcoming album will fit perfectly on this playlist. Keep an eye out because it’s coming your way soon!”
The playlist features The Naked and Famous, Bear Hands, Fitz and the Tantrums, Fickle Friends, and more.
“The summit itself, which is currently wrapping up (September 13-30), was a free digital conference which brought 40+ professionals right to the homes of those attending. Each masterclass focused on both advice and actionable items, designed to help those like myself, who are maybe struggling with their next steps.”
Shuffle Beat Music recently featured Steve Palfreyman of the Music Launch Summit on their blog. The interview discusses the summit itself as well as Palfreyman’s thoughts on the industry. Click here to check it out!
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!
“I hope people walk away feeling a bit better about everything. Life can be hard, and it’s not all perfect or always fair, or always beautiful. But I think it’s great to be alive, and you have to appreciate that and remember how lucky you are, even against the bad stuff.”
Shameless Promotions & Media recently interviewed Bryan Howell on his new album, Take the Risk, the newly released music video for “Your Saturday Night,” and a whole lot more. Click here to check it out.