INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE ARMONITE RELEASES SECOND ALBUM “AND THE STARS ABOVE”!

Armonite, the instrumental rock collective led by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, signed with LA-based indie label Cleopatra Records for the release of their new album, And the Stars Above. Armonite’s instrumental music is perfectly in line with the spirit of the label, especially now that Cleopatra expanded in the movie industry. With the film division Cleopatra Entertainment, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component, including The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (featuring the voice

indieOn Connects Music to the Blockchain and Creates Better Experiences for Artists and Music Fans

 Santa Fe, NM, USA – indieOn Inc.(indieOn™) is excited to announce the release of its music currency NDI to bring blockchain technology to the music sharing economy. Using a consensus platform allowing indieOn App subscribers to listen and vote on music selections in return for NDI tokens. indieOn is confident of creating a “music miner” who listens more and grow their Token value. The indieOn protocol is based on a decentralize ecosystem and revolutionize the music sharing economy industry. Chain of custody and smart wallets solve critical problems for musicians in marketing, managing and monetizing their creative talent. The global

Lyrics Of Two: “Summer Song (Hey, Hey)” – lyrical poignancy and a catchy sound

Founded by Los Angeles born, head songwriter and poet,  who is classically trained in piano and has a degree in Sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University, Lyrics Of Two have established themselves as accomplished lyricists, songwriters, and composers. Marie Helen is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild Of America, and has had an interest in creative writing from a very early age. From the acoustic pop of “Mysteries”, to the gritty, rhythmic Americana rock of “Streetlights Are Spotlights” and onto the life empowering anthem “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home”, Lyrics Of Two have never failed to impress.

DirtyHarvard Is Set To Release Their New Hood Pop Album

DirtyHarvard has recently announced that they are all set to release their new hood pop album. They have already released 3 new singles from the upcoming album on SoundCloud and are ready to launch their first music video later this month. LosAngeles, CA – Biz and Rix Melody are the main men behind DirtyHarvard. DirtyHarvard is strongly becoming known for their HOOD POP style in music, which blends the sounds of known genres like Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop but with a DirtyHarvard twist. This newly crafted masterpiece will consist of 26 songs, while 3 of the album singles have already

SUPADAMN: “Pick the Party Up” – an eargasm that will take you to party heaven

SUPADAMN has been on his grind for a while now. He just gets more focused and more ambitious with every passing day. His latest 7 track project, “Pick the Party Up” dropped worldwide on the 3rd August 2018, and confirms the previous statement. This is his third album release, and follows his critically acclaimed album “Floor It”. A potential heavyweight in the underground circuit since 2016, the sharp-tongued rapper born in n Santa Monica has steadily – and deservedly – been earning widespread respect across the independent hip-hop community. SUPADAMN passion and devotion to the grind certainly pays off with

J. Sariah: “The Journey” – honoring the sounds of past and updating it for today

Singer-songwriter J. Sariah has dropped her full-length debut album, “The Journey”, with tracks produced by 3Bubble & J. Gray of Live From The Pentagon Entertainment and DJ Izzy Ill, idreaminstero and Dorothy Chan of Barron Studios in Houston, Texas. J. Sariah who comes from a family of music producers was once destined for the pro tennis circuit, but her passion for music took into a new direction. The artist began writing songs in middle school as a way of escaping stressful times, and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She has since released her 5 song debut EP, “The

DevGotCharacter: “Draft Night” combines superb flows with a real emotional connection

Out of Memphis, Tennessee, living out in the Bay Area, comes a hip-hop artist who has seen some things, has been there and done that, but after a long look in the mirror, DevGotCharacter has taken his game to another level. Adding some introspective ingredients to spice up his artistry, Dev has created what could potentially be one of the most interesting hip-hop releases this year. Far too often in hip-hop, the status quo becomes boring and stale. DevGotCharacter takes rap back to where it belongs with thoughtful and whimsical wordplay, while telling stories all wrapped up in a singular

Alternative rock band Love Ghost have released their debut album “Lobotomy”

Love Ghost is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles. While young in age (two of them are juniors in high school), these musicians have a genuine and developed grunge rock sound. The band released their first full-length album “Lobotomy” on June 17th. The album was produced by Eric Lilivois and was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle & NRG Studios in Los Angeles. Their sound has been compared to Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins, amongst other throwback rock greats. Their music is influenced by the teenagers’ personal experiences of addiction, mental illness, heartache, love and coming of

Jacob Seeger: “Something Real” – more than enough architecture to warrant multiple listenings

Jacob Seeger is an upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music displays a fresh new blend of Pop, R&B, and Singer-songwriter flavors. Seeger enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC in 2014, and the following year released his self-produced debut recording – “Girl – EP”. He then moved to Boston and enrolled in Northeastern University to pursue a degree in Music Business with a concentration in Songwriting. Signed to Northeastern’s Greenline Records – he wrote, produced and recorded the single entitled “Call Me”. Since then, Seeger has performed at multiple venues, including the classic “The Bitter End”, and

Arash Behzadi: “The Last Sigh” – a wonderful sense of dynamics and timing

As a Canadian Iranian whose musical evolution has its beginnings in traditional Persian folk music, Arash Behzadi’s vibrant piano compositions explore the gamut of human emotions. “The piano mirrors existence in all its complexities from moments of profound sadness and loss to exhilaration and new beginnings,” he says. Arash’s soulful searchings have evolved in the last few years, spurred by a dedication to yoga along with explorations into a variety of art forms and fresh interpretations of New Age music. He is a creative collaborator working with renowned choreographers, artists, and musicians. Arash’s audience is a global one. He has

Sam and the Black Seas: “SILVER” – a world of shifting emotions

The combination of easily assimilated melodies, intelligent lyrics, acoustic driven rhythms, creative composition and a rather intangible phenomenon brought by the cello nuances set Sam and the Black Seas apart from most for me. In general, it’s extremely difficult not to succumb to a feeling of strange but unbridled euphoria when listening to their bittersweet tunes. Sam and the Black Seas possess a sound which is at once hypnotic, intoxicating and liberating and their debut album “SILVER” perfectly encapsulates these qualities. Although the lush organic instrumentation will draw a few comparisons to some other groups in the folk and alternative pop genres early on in your listening experience, Sam and the Black Seas’ songwriting has a unique, enigmatic quality that keeps the music both supremely engaging and undeniably unique.

The band that has been enthusing London crowds since 2016 consists of Samuele Rampani (lead vocals/guitar), Andrea Bianchi di Castelbianco (guitar), Mattia Boschi (cello) and Stefano Tedesco (drums). Currently preparing a more extensive UK tour, Sam and the Black Seas has already released 4 singles from their 9 track album. Each single has also been supported by a video clip, which has been attracting a growing set of viewers on YouTube.

When I first started listening to the album, I thought the style of music suited driving down tree-lined highways quite well. It was laid-back and pleasant to listen to, reminding me of sunny days and gentle breezes, with just the slight threat of overcast skies in the faraway distance. However, the more I listened, the more I picked up on the lyrics, and it was the lyrics that blew me away and made me fall absolutely in love with the album.

The lyrics are skillfully and poetically wrought, and every verse of every song paints a vivid image in the listener’s mind. This is especially apparent in songs like the apprehensive “Something Went Wrong”, the upbeat reflection of “Lately”, and the sociological curiosity of “The Love We Owe” in which the lyrics explicitly spell out specific scenes for us. More often than not the lyrical themes of these songs, affront a man’s typical strategies interrupted by a world of shifting emotions and events, as his skeptical mind attempts to understand its motives.

Just as lots of good description in literature pulls the reader into the pages of a book, so Sam and the Black Seas pull their listeners in by weaving colorful images in their lyrics. They use their songs to tell us a story, but more importantly, want us to ponder the deeper meaning.

Again, this is evident in tracks like “Heaven Gave Us A Blessing” and “Within Me”. With this full album release, “SILVER”, Sam and the Black Seas have found their voice, their stories, their optimal cadence, and best choices for instrumentation to convey all of these.

The album, for me, is the aural equivalent of a massive floral arrangement placed in the middle of the room – it’s sheer colorful beauty and gorgeous fragrance is overwhelmingly inebriating, but if for one moment we consider that the flowers’ have been brutally cut from their roots we may begin to discover the fleeting sadness which exists in such beauty.

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