“Missing Person” – The new album by Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Zappa)

The persisting career of musician, singer, and songwriter Warren Bruce Cuccurullo, has reached incredible and indelible highs. He worked with the late, legendary Frank Zappa in the ’70s, founded Missing Persons in the ’80s, and became a long-term member of new wave legends Duran Duran in ’86, notably contributing to the band’s regained worldwide success on the 1993 chart-busting “Wedding Album”. Not one to rest on his laurels, the talented Brooklyn born guitarist however, has always continued his solo and collaborative work, and has just unleashed his 12 track album “Missing Person”. Described as “a deeply personal and conceptual record”,

Zero The Kidd: “Waves” – a willingness to carve out his own lane

Zero The Kidd is an upcoming artist in Boynton Beach Florida, racking up a total of 10 million plays in his first year of making music, while appearing in magazines and various media sources. He discovered music from a very young age. His dad and uncle were both rappers. Zero The Kidd learned how to play the violin in 2nd grade and the piano in 3rd grade. By proving to have an eclectic ear for tones and textures on his track, “Waves”, he asserts himself as a serious performer who’s taken his recent praise with the utmost seriousness. Zero The

Grand Rezerva: “Nowhere Bound” pumps adrenaline into the unsuspecting listener

The talented Swedish band Grand Rezerva – comprised of Michael C. Svensson – Vocals, Andreas Lundberg – Guitar, Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson – Guitar, Thomas Helgesson – Drums and Zoak – Bass – succinctly deliver bare-knuckled, catchy hard rock that’s captured with crystal clear production. The band wastes little time in making its intentions clear on the latest single, “Nowhere Bound”. Grand Rezerva’s simmering movement around the verses facilitates a sense of building momentum through the bridge that reaches a point of release at the chorus. The band has creatively shoehorned itself into 2019’s contemporary active rock radio ballgame, with a classic

J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Martone: “Erogenous Zone” keeps the adrenaline and emotions flowing!

It was 5 years ago that pop superstar, Sam Smith, stepped up to the plate and showed the world that love songs don’t have to be heteronormative to be beloved. Smith came out publicly, stating that he wanted to be clear on what his album was about. “It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know.” He was also completely aware of how important his success is to the public narrative. Hearing your humanity represented and validated by pop culture is important, and many LGBT supporting musicians have since been stepping up to share their experiences. The

Red Tan: “Don’t You Dare!” – Vocally anchored and soulful!

Red Tan is a young widow and single mom. Living in an unfamiliar environment while suffering depression and anxiety has been a challenge that she was able to put into music on her single “Don’t You Dare!” It’s an inspirational anthem meant to help others overcome their struggles and difficulties, and achieve their goals. In the meantime it has been a healing medicine for the singer-songwriter herself, helping her to become a stronger and better person. Red Tan’s ability to create deep thoughtful music, her timeless voice, and her capacity to be so introspective, makes her extremely relatable to any

Albert J: “Grow” embraces both aural diversity and true inspiration

Albert J (formerly known as f.o.c.u.s.) is an American hip-hop recording artist residing in Tampa Florida. Moving through Maryland, DC, Virginia, NC, California and now Florida, Albert J got to experience a lot of diverse music and inspirations. From bands ranging from Sigur Ros and Coldplay to Linkin Park and Incubus, as well as many Hip-Hop influences from DMX, Kid Cudi, Mos Def and Busta Rhymes, Albert J grew up with a wide palette of sound. His 3 mixtapes “Youth Religion” (Dec 2013) “Remember” (March 2014) and “YR2” (April 2015), garnered serious attention in the Hip-hop scene, finally leading up

Revolushn: “Little Red Dolls” – epitomizes free spirit and creativity

I’ve only been listening to Revolushn for a couple days, but they’ve quickly become one of my favorite go to bands when I’m tired of the radio. With each listen I become more impressed by their indie Psych Rock style which is flavored with a whole lot of everything thing else . They’ve come up with an incredible combination of styles with elements of psych, alt-rock, blues, and country, along with energy approaching funk and techno. For a band to create rocking, beautiful, energetic, dark, dynamic, psychedelic, uplifting, and melancholy moods while always sounding unique is as much as anyone could achieve. The raw power and talent from each one of these guys, and girls, is inspiring, as they epitomize the free spirit and creativity that can still be found in music.

Revolushn started out as a studio band, recording their first album, “The Freshman”, but soon realized that they could get serious as an ongoing unit. This led to their second album “Further”, which was released in 2017, and produced by Aaron Connor (Bone Thugs and Harmony, Brenda Carlyle, Ed Sheeren). It was recorded at Cypher Sound Studio in Kansas City.

The end of 2018 saw the band drop the single and video for “Little Red Dolls”, which further consolidates their status as one of indie Psych Rock’s absolute protagonists. Pristinely produced on this track, Revolushn are still able to unleash their most visceral attributes and their ability to make records that totally grow on you and seep into your skin listen after listen.

It may be a cliché, but their music is so refreshing. There’s no arrogance or pretension, just a band with a set of strong ideas, and total performance confidence, rocking out. The music is so rich – the guitars, drums, keyboards and bass work so tightly – that you feel like you can reach out and touch it. Is the music derivative? Of course it is.

Do you know anything after Beethoven and the Beatles that isn’t? What separates bands like Revolushn from the pack, is that they do justice to any influences they may have, and in some cases even allow themselves the luxury of surpassing some of them. “Little Red Dolls” certainly helps to bring indie cred and artistic edge to Psych Rock, so that it doesn’t drift into the realm of the outdated and unfashionable again.

So who are Revolushn? Guitarist NO, who also handles keyboards and vocals, is a true master of tone and effects, he uses wide range of textures, his riffs are unique and interesting and solos are explosive. He shares these comprehensive six-string duties with Young Sun, who also takes care of the mandolin when needed.

The bass by Guinevere Q NBFD complements the Revolushn sound perfectly, with great tone, and never merely following along. The drums courtesy of DEKAY are solid, tasteful, and further expand the wide range of intensity in the band’s arrangements. Coloring in the spaces in between is Schubert Ola on keyboards. Revolushn also have a line-up of studio collaborators who chip in when needed.

As an entry into the band’s catalogue “Little Red Dolls” is as good a starting point as any, and for those who know them already this is simply a track that does everything you need it to do. The song weaves its way through a hypnotic guitar soaked jam, a chugging beat and an opiate melody before reaching a crescendo of fiery styled soloing. Bottom line: Get yourself a good pair of headphones and let the hypnotic power Revolushn take you over!

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