PROJECT GRAND SLAM RE-RELEASES “GET OUT!”

Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed band led by celebrated bassist/composer Robert Miller, has re-released their single “Get Out!”, Miller’s anti-Trump political protest song. Like many Americans, Miller has been profoundly upset by so much that the president has said and done. In response, he wrote “Get Out!”, which does not mention Trump by name but nevertheless contains a clear message. Says Miller, “I wrote the song last fall in response to all the insanity of this Administration, which I thought at the time couldn’t get any worse. But with the ongoing impeachment inquiry the song is even more relevant today”,

Trey Connor to Release Single “Heavy To Hold”

Voice Season 10 Casting Finalist Cues Up Another Single Release AUSTIN, TX—Trey Connor will launch a digital release of his new single “Heavy to Hold” on January 3, 2020; a song telling the story of two people who have grown apart, while still having strong feelings for each other. Working hard on the production of this song, Connor wanted the vocals to fill the large emotional space created by the lyrics and musical arrangement, and from this, came the idea of a duet. Connor said that the importance of vocals depends on different aspects of a song, the lyrics, arrangement,

Butta B-Rocka Releases Uplifting & Emotional Single ‘Promise Land’

On Tuesday November, 26th– Butta B-Rocka returns with an uplifting, groovy, and powerful folk/world music single ‘Promise Land’. The melancholic single features a modern, melodic beat, powerful instrumentation, and an angelic vocal performance by Butta B-Rocka. From the beginning, you are able to hear the African influence in the music. Moreover, the single spotlights the artist’s vocal abilities and her angelic tone. Undoubtedly, the single has the ability to grasp any audience as it contains a unique style and sound that gives the track a feel-good identity. The powerful message and instrumentation of the single will take the listener into

BWH Music Group Releases ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One,’ by Various Artists’

BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One,’ by Various Artists, contains a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today’s best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist’s songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society. “I Wish I Was Wrong” – The Reverent “I Wish I Was Wrong” highlights environmental and ecological disasters as well humanities impact on the world

Rico Homicide – “Nothing to Lose” – a fire-and-brimstone approach

Born in Springfield (MA), Rico Homicide started out as DJ Homicide at age 12. His hunger for succeeding in the music business allowed him to work with big name stars and also become a DJ/Host on illradio.net during the 2000’s with owner Yukked Up. Besides being on illradio, Homicide’s music was played from Hot 97 in New York to Hot 93.7 in Connecticut. Currently Rico has dropped his latest single, entitled “Nothing to Lose”. This song shows how the artist has matured over the years and how he is moving towards becoming a huge voice in underground hip-hop. The track doesn’t

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” is a track off the 2019 EP “Ketamer” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer. Today’s EDM scene is at the height of its commercial success. Everybody wants to be a DJ or Producer now, and pop music, more or less, equals Electronic music. On his latest single, Doc Ketamer, who has been in the game for two decades gives us his authentic European flavored electro-jam blend. The track is victorious and uplifting, as the music pumps into your bloodstream. Doc Ketamer brings us back to what we all loved about electro. He seems to have given us

Monjyoti – “Neighbor Syndrome” is meticulously structured

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya known by his stage name, Monjyoti, released his second official single “Neighbor Syndrome”, taken from his upcoming album, “Hypnosis”, recorded in collaboration with music producer Papu Gogoi. I don’t even need to hear the rest of the album. This single is simply a dexterous, dynamic and sublime smorgasbord of instrumentation and lyrical canny, on a level I’ve not heard in a long time. Music can’t always be this good because we would have nothing by which to benchmark its ingenuity. There are sections that are nice mellow journeys to somewhere else and there are downright monstrous sections that

Pat Rossi – “Let you Go” – embellished with impressive vocal and instrumental décor

Pat Rossi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer. He is also the founder and front-man of the popular Canadian Rock band The Falling. Rossi, whose acclaimed songwriting skills led him to perform with Bon Jovi after winning the XM/Serious Satellite Radio Songwriting Competition, has now set his sights on being a solo artist. The artist who has worked with, and performed alongside names such as, 3 Doors Down, Gilby Clark of Guns N Roses, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, among others, brings to the table his latest single, “Let you Go”, via the RedJam Records indie label. The

lIne – “I wanna kill you in the shower” will certainly garner critical acclaim

Kristoffer Hilmarsson, the artist behind -lIne-, has been in several band line-ups before the forming this project. Hilmarsson has also performed at almost every open stage in his home country, Sweden, as a solo artist. In May 2019 he decided to move his career to the next level by creating -lIne-, and has released 3 singles since then, including “I wanna kill you in the shower”. From the opening jangling jazz guitar intro of his first single “Where You Are”, to the last reverberant notes of his latest release, “Lovely”, you’re subjected to an incredible journey that seamlessly straddles a

Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

Atmospheric, ethereal, moody, dark, progressive … these are all words that come to mind listening to the opening bars of “Paradox” – the latest track from Omar Bowing, featuring singer Tyson Yen. The music is as one would expect from this consummate composer and Guitarviol player – engulfing and entrancing. Using a whole host of rock driven instrumentation, it should not be surprising that the soundscape is lush, expansive and blasting. “The idea of the song,” explains Bowing, “is about the recognition of the power of a Paradox to challenge or even destroy a concept, idea, belief, etc., that is

Collaborateurs: “Marshall Sessions” – a rebirth for real music?

I’m in love with this album. “Marshall Sessions” (as in Marshall, NC) is filled with beautiful melodic themes, sweeping lush choruses, and one of the smartest rhythm sections I’ve ever heard in a little while. The Collaborateurs make music that is evocative of the psychedelic sounds of the mid-1960s rock-and-roll era right up until the indie rock and pop scene of today, and everything in-between. And that’s about the closest you can come to describing the all-embracing styles catered to across the 17 tracks available on this album. When I started listening to this album, I did a double take.

The sound is a total anachronism compared to today’s mainstream music. The music is challenging, melodic, trippy, funky, and even jazzy at times. The sound is complex and savvy—very pleasant and exciting to listen to if you crave a creative sound similar to what was coming out during the various golden eras of rock. “Marshall Sessions” will go into heavy rotation in my home musical library. It really is a treasure.

The album cover

The album cover

The Collaborateurs – Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton all have successful day jobs, but they also have extensive backgrounds in music, long lists of albums to their credit, and thousands of live performances under their collective belts. They say they’re not in music for money or fame, but they continue writing songs and recording because they love it.

The weird thing is, the music keeps getting better as we get farther removed from our professional gigging years, and I don’t think that’s an accident,” Glenn Hubbard said. “Once we stopped thinking of music as ‘work,’ we discovered that it’s supposed to be art – and then we got inspired.”

And inspired they are, as these wonderful melodies cruise through your mind and leave you wanting more. If you want a sound ready to spur on a rebirth to real music like the revolution of the 60’s did, this may be it. And you’ll get the vibe of what I’m saying the minute you crank up “Dirty Job”. This sounds like the great psychedelic music era with its glorious harmonies, beautiful song structure, and a fantastic drummer.

Hubbard and Brandon’s ear for infectious melodies vaguely recalls early Lennon and McCartney, and it is evident in many tracks here. Musically, the spaces between riffs are taken advantage of as well, with layered keyboard atmospherics and intertwining instrumentals and harmonies filling those gaps, and when combined with the myriad of musical styles and influences contained within, results in one of the most ambitious, absorbing, and at times, even blissful albums I’ve heard in recent memory.

Savor it on the fully fleshed out “Why Would Anybody”, horns and all, or the Alan Parsons-type melodic rocker “Sun_Culpit”, and even the insanely catchy chord progression and vocals of “Opponents”.

While most albums released are front-loaded with the best tracks, this album hits its groove from both ends of the stick. The first half is dedicated to up-tempo, rhythm driven numbers, while the second half is concentrated on slower, more thoughtful compositions. Here you’ll run into outstanding slow-burners like “Breeze”, the eclectic “Moonlight in Vermont”, “Take The Pain Away” and the marvelous “No Tomorrow”.

But from end to end, “Marshall Sessions” is one of the most original, progressive, and just-plain-mind-blowing albums, blazing its own trail while using past influences as its launching pad. “Marshall Sessions” is also a masterpiece of obsessive arrangement and production, with melodies snaking around melodies, Harmonies weaving in and around the main hook to the point that it’s nearly impossible to absorb it all on the first, or even second or third listen.

These songs, in my book definitely require headphones for maximum effect. “Marshall Sessions” is about as close to flawless as there is in indie, alternative, and modern pop-rock today.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITECDBABYFACEBOOK

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.