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September 30, 2019

Welcome to #Music Monday! Featuring: KELLI FAITH

By: Nick Manduley

Ocean County singer-songwriter Kelli Faith independently released her debut full-length album 21 on September 20th. 21 is filled to the brim with catchy choruses and cheeky melodies bound to leave the listener humming for days after the first listen. Faith opens the record with the emotional number “Sincerely,” which acts as a grandiose welcoming to the next 40 minutes of unfiltered boppage. It’s always great when artists start their albums off with a bang, a couple noteworthy examples being “The End” from My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade or “System…Meltdown” from Enter Shikari’s A Flash Flood of Colour.

The album pushes forward with the catchy mid-tempo tune “Bad News,” which is laden with encapsulating yet simplistic lead guitar melodies and relatable lyrics; once you hear this song you’ll be humming “Man, I really messed up this time!” for the whole day. And I’m not just saying that because it’s exactly what my roommate has been doing for the past week, driving me absolutely bonkers. Faith gets in touch with her rock roots on “Chasing Tails,” which is arguably one of the more memorable songs on the record. Faith asserts herself as the frontwoman she is on “Chasing.” 

Tracks such as “Time Will Tell” and “Someone New” are bound to have people dancing with their infectious guitar progressions and vocal melodies. Faith delivers a wonderful vocal performance, painting the tracks with sweet harmonies. However, if we’re talking about dancing, it would be criminal to not shine a light on the songs “Him” and “All Parts.” “Him” was the first single released from 21 and immediately ropes in the listener with that insanely catchy chorus, ending with a powerful cacophony of harmonies and clashing vocal parts. However, Faith keeps the energy flowing as “All Parts” explodes right out of the gate with rippling beat courtesy of drummer Dee DiMeola, who also delivers all the infectious lead guitar on the record. Faith gets in touch with her pop roots on “All Parts,” utilizing dance beats and plenty of vocal hooks. 

The record slows down for a bit with the ever-so-relatable tune “Love Myself” as well as “This House” which is easily the emotional powerhouse (no pun intended) on this record. The record pushes towards the end with “Still There” before ending with “21” and “More.” Faith delivers a tear-jerking ode to her late father on “Still There” before switching gears into the title track, which recounts the tale of overcoming of a toxic relationship in favor of a brighter future. We reviewed “More” some weeks ago as it was the second single off the record, but after hearing the full release, it’s clear that “More” isn’t just a romantic country tune with a face-melting guitar solo; it’s also the perfect ending to this little storybook called 21.

21 is now available on all major streaming platforms.

September 23, 2019

River Beats Premieres New Moonray Single “Come Away”

River Beats shares “Come Away,” the new single from Moonray. Read the full article here.

August 12, 2019

Welcome to #Music Monday! Featuring: KELLI FAITH

By: Nick Manduley

Brick Township, NJ-based singer-songwriter Kelli Faith dropped her latest single “More” off her upcoming album “21” on August 9th. Clocking in at just over four minutes, the acoustic country pop-rocker sings passionately about finding a love that is not only reciprocated, but also open and honest. The track opens with the rhythmic strumming of an acoustic guitar, with Faith’s vocals effortlessly dancing over the chords as the bass and lead guitar begin to round out the arrangement. After the first chorus, the drums begin to kick in and song rips into a sweet, classic rock-influenced guitar solo that makes it immediately clear that this song is perfect for summer. As a another verse rolls through the listener is brought back into a chorus that is not only catchy, but also makes it clear that Faith isn’t afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. The music video for “More” showcases Faith performing her song as she walks along the beautiful beaches of Asbury Park, as well as touching acting performances from Faith and her partner Jonathan Greulich.

Faith’s music career began in 2015 with the formation of Manasquan, New Jersey pop punk band Before It’s Too Late. Faith energetically fronted the quintet as they wrote songs inspired by bands such as Hey Monday, All Time Low, and State Champs. In 2016, the band released an EP entitled “Miscommunication” and played a plethora of shows across their home state, opening for bands such as Hinder and The Stolen. Faith personally took a lot of musical influence from Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope, and after Before It’s Too Late disbanded in the fall of 2017, she translated that inspiration into a new solo project.

Fans can stream “More” on all major streaming platforms, as well as Faith’s debut full-length record “21” which is due out on September 20th. Faith’s late 2018 single “Him” is also available on all streaming services and will be featured on the upcoming album. Faith will be performing songs from her new record at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, New Jersey on September 5th. She will be sharing the stage with acts such as The Ian Walsh Band, Holdn, and Aqua Aura. The show is available for all ages, and fans can gain entrance for a cover fee of ten dollars.

November 16, 2017

Substream Premieres Vaeda Black’s Debut Single “Face Down”

Vaeda Black is green in the indie industry, but that didn’t stop her from making FKA Twigs meets Lana Del Rey-esque bop “Face Down.” At just 16 years old, Black has a powerful voice made for the charts. A newcomer on the rise, Black and Substream have teamed up to premiere her first single “Face Down.” Her forthcoming EP will be released in early 2018.”

Listen —->  http://bit.ly/2hw9z95

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May 4, 2017

The Sometimes Island Premieres “Stick To Yer Guns” on Indie Minded

The Sometimes Island has partnered with Indie Minded for the premiere of his debut track, “Stick To Yer Guns” off his July 28th release ‘Bad People.’ Listen to the dreamy synth driven track here.

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April 11, 2017

HERECOMEHERE Talks ‘Chernobyl’ with Musical Notes Global

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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.

April 5, 2017

MARCH MONTHLY MUSIC MASHUP

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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.

August 17, 2016

Hydrogen Skyline’s ‘Photovoltaic’ Awarded 7.5 On Music Existence

Hydrogen Skyline‘s much-anticipated third full-length album Photovoltaic was awarded a 7.5/10 in a new review on Music Existence, who said:

“With impressive and diverse performances from the band throughout the project, Photovoltaic is a well made piece of pop music that is sure to please those who are familiar with the group as well as offer a good introductory to listeners who are not already familiar with the genre as a whole.”

Check out the full review here!

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August 10, 2016

Hydrogen Skyline’s “Inhale/Exhale” is Strife Magazine’s Track of the Day

Strife Magazine selected Hydrogen Skyline‘s single “Inhale/Exhale” as their Track of the Day! Strife writer Theresa Theuerkauf calls it “a song that will get you hooked from the first second. With its intriguing balance between electro and rock elements, its catchy yet almost mysterious atmosphere as well as its mesmerizing vocals, it will most certainly find its way into your head and heart and stay there for quite a while.”

Click here to read the full write-up and stream the single!

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June 28, 2016

Pure Grain Radio Premieres Constant Coogan’s “Free Me”

Constant Coogan premiered their brand new single “Free Me” from their upcoming EP Bury Me Alive— out this Friday– on Pure Grain Audio.

“Recorded with Mario Litchfield at Platinum Waves Studio outside Sacramento, California, Bury Me Alive is definitely worth your time.”

Listen to the track here!

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