Announcing the 2017 Inductees into the Album Cover Hall of Fame

Latest class of honorees in the 6 major categories – as voted on by a world-wide panel of music, art and marketing experts in the area of album cover art & packaging – represents the “who’s who” of creative and production talent, with many recognized names from the fine art and design world. Chicago, IL – based organization selects the designers, illustrators, photographers, art directors and patrons whose works were released between the years 1960 – Present. Since officially launching the site in 2012, we’ve inducted five classes of Inductees based on the results from the group’s yearly surveys (the

Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

The Baghdaddios Celebrate Homeless Benefit’s 20th Anniversary – and Release a Brand New Holiday Single! For 25 years The Baghdaddios have churned along, trolling the seedier dive bars of New York City that were fortunate enough to have a sound system and a cabaret license.  Occasionally they graced the spotlight of some higher profile venues (including their third-ever show at iconic punk birthplace CBGB).  Somewhere along the way, between the indie CD releases, music videos, trips to other countries and criss-crossing various part of the U.S., they got a bright idea in their 5th year that resulted in the proverbial

INTERVIEW with Alternative Rock Band RAVENSCROFT

Ravenscroft is a seasoned foursome of alternative rock musicians comprising Ralph Buso (Vocals), Pat Magrath (Drums), Brett Octane, (Guitar) and Devin Baker (Bass). The band’s six song EP is set to be released January 2018. In the meantime the powerhouse unit has dropped two lead singles to whet anticipating appetites. Two of the band’s members took the time to answer some curiosities in the following interview. How long has the current line-up of Ravenscroft been together and how did you get together in the first place? Brett Gorke (Guitarist): Approximately three years. Due to personal issues the original guitar player was unable to continue with Ravenscroft. At that

Ann Taylor: “Sober” – an anthem that is so calm and haunting it could put you into a trance

Canadian Record Label Illium Audio signed Ann Taylor in 2017. A singer-songwriter living in Calgary, Ann fell in love with songwriting, propelling her towards the release of her first EP “Roses” in February 2016. She is a versatile artist who has explored genres as diverse as folk, pop and electronic music, and is able to blend them together to form unique and playful new sounds. In addition to her solo work, Ann is a member of musical collective “Plus”. Set to release a full length album in 2018, she is currently working on an EP, and has released the single,

Collaborateurs: “Interstellar Colors” blurs the lines between earnestness and bravado

“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords

The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

Australian extreme metal project BoyEatsGirl is driven by one man – Rick ‘Cleveland’ Pinto who launched the project in late 2015. BoyEatsGirl has since been establishing itself as a favorite extreme metal project: Pinto is one of the few underground artists to offer a complete conceptual and experiential package in the genre – food for the heart, mind and senses, as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally intense. BoyEatsGirl creates a nice balance of standard, aggressive metal riffs, intermingled with fast, monstrous, ultra-heavy, ultra-complex mechanical cyber-grinding percussion, and a crazed use of sonic extremities. Also, there is use of growling vocals, which produces a thick, beastly, darkly regal, searingly

ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

ZALI is an emerging Irish Singer-songwriter creating a buzz in Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and the distinct cross-genre sound of Soul-Pop. Passionate about music since her childhood ZALI began performing to crowds of all sizes via her church choir which confirmed her artistic calling. Years of vocal training and a signature sound blended from old-school R&B, mixed with Soul-Pop brings ZALI to her latest single “Girls Like Us”. An anthem for woman around the world, the track was written after the singer had been suffering from heartbreak. ZALI is a powerhouse vocalist, stylistically contemporary but one

PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

PnB ROCK the American artist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is getting ready to set the Gas Monkey Live!, in Dallas Texas alight with his live performance programmed for 7 p.m. November 24, 2017. The Billboard Hot 100 artist, whose album “Catch These Vibes”, features Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Roy Woods, Smokepurpp and more, will also be performing his smash hit single “Selfish”, among others. Below are all the details relating to the artist and live concert. Music Group Name: PnB Rock Date: November 24, 2017 Venue: Gas Monkey 10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220 Time:

Prilho: “Stay” is set to become a favorite of modern club culture

Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

Grey Smith solidified his sound and his soul, engraving it in stone with the first track, “Fear”, taken off his upcoming project, the “Ghost Notes” album. Grey, who wrote, played, sang and engineered every piece of the record is fundraising the entire project via to finance the mixing and mastering of the album, the back-end administrative items like trademarking, publishing, copy-writing, marketing, publishing to  iTunes, Spotify etc., as well as shooting a video for the first song. You can be an important part of this process by logging on to his fundraising page HERE. On “Fear” Grey Smith sounds so

MVJOR ARCVNA: ‘Tower’ Volume 1 – devastatingly diverse instrumentals pop up along the way!

Sure generally music is everybody’s kind of personal taste. But if one described it as deep, many layered and melting in a perfect way between eight concise, semi-psychedelic and progressive electronica tracks, with dubbed in samples, full-on vocals and accompanied by diverse organic musical instruments, I’m sure we’d all be interested in listening to it, regardless of our preferred genres. And herein lays the first fatal attraction with MVJOR ARCVNA’s music. Its second deadly charm comes to the fore when you actually hit the play button – this stuff is so totally enthralling and captivating, with a multitude of explosive layers and dynamic sound and rhythmic changes in one song that genre labeling here would be, in a word – ridiculous!

Have you ever tried to put water into a flimsy square cardboard box? How long do you think you could keep it there? So why would you even attempt to put MVJOR ARCVNA in a genre box? Avoid, and let your mind expand with the music and subsequent arrangements on the ‘Tower’ Volume 1 album, which will keep you as glued to the audio as if you were watching a Michael Crichton techno-thriller movie.

All tracks are utterly beautiful, containing lavish work that swelters with swagger and soul, and calls you back with alluring bass lines and electro-charged breaks; devastatingly diverse instrumentals pop up along the way – each is so good, it’s a toss-up between which incarnations you’ll end up liking most.

If EDM is the biggest thing to happen to popular music since hip-hop, then perhaps MVJOR ARCVNA is electronic music’s second coming. MVJOR ARCVNA is unlike any other band you have listened to because its creator, Jaron Pearlman is an artist and producer with performance talent and an appreciation of the history of music – both organic and electronic that belies almost all of his contemporaries.

Jaron Pearlman (MVJOR ARCVNA) is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more.

A diverse multi-instrumentalist he plays drums, guitar, bass, keys, and banjo. MVJOR ARCVNA is his brainchild, an eclectic electronic project with traditional instrumentation; ‘Tower’ Volume 1 is the first release for this endeavor, with two other projects slated to be released this year.

‘Tower’ Volume 1 contains a fully satisfying blend of solid beats with innovative electronic sounds that creates an atmospheric feel to all of its songs. The first track, “Funk Pusher” quickly sets the mood and pace of what can expected on the rest of the album. After only one and a half minutes of music, MVJOR ARCVNA has already taken us through rock, blues, electro, hiphop and Dubstep flavors.

This eclectic scheme is used in many different variations on the subsequent tracks, and you’ll easily find your favorite formula among the tracks. Mine is the epic EDM arrangement of “SlowerCloser (Letters to You)” which features an uplifting and soaring female vocal.

Though for me the best track on the album is the stomping, progressive Muse-like “Temporary Beings (We Belong Together)”. The other song that definitely grabbed my fancy is the melodic “Melt Away”. But seriously folks, there is just so much to like here. MVJOR ARCVNA has taken the foundations of organic and electronic music, and created an entirely new and exciting sound.

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