Vermin & the Beachrat New Single is Set to Strengthen the Legacy of Folk

Here to brighten up the day of all the folk lovers is Vermin & the Beachrat with their new single I Know Everything About you—a high-energy, rustic and boisterous folk-country rock number that is equal parts nostalgic, equal parts sweet and a whole lot of the familiar gusto that has become a signature style of the artist. Yet the subject matter of the song reveals a challenge for an old friend or lover, a knowing, tenacious grin that looms over all the extensive guitar riffs, the electric instrumental solos and a refrain that echoes into the airwaves with enough power

Ken Hardeo Releases “I Can Love You Through Anything” For Worthy Causes

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ken Hardeo had more great things in mind when he wrote and recorded his latest single, “I Can Love You Through Anything.” Part of the proceeds will head towards worthy causes such as the American Cancer Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ken Hardeo didn’t work alone on this effort. Ken got help from his friend, musician and producer Quentin Bethea who also sang on the track. Together they created a beautiful blend of R&B that harbors on pop with inspirational undertones that shine through for people of all ages around the world. With a song as versatile as “I Can Love

“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

Art Tawanghar: “Buddha Lounge 3 Chill – New Age California” allows for endless open-minded interpretations

Art Tawanghar is a genius when it comes to chill, ambient and New Age influenced music. I have been listening to him for a while, and his music seems to be like eating your favorite gourmet meal, you just can’t get enough. I could easily use his latest album, “Buddha Lounge 3 Chill – New Age California” as a morning meditation, beginning every day with it, to explore the space in my mind that will set a positive tone for the day. Its 7 tracks, contain a story of the promise of the coming age in ethereal, beautiful music that focuses the mind, spirit and body on peace, calming action and future growth. At least that’s my personal attraction to this poignantly beautiful music. You can succumb to your own personal seduction and enchantment, as Tawanghar’s music has so many cross cultural flavors, its alluring chemistry allows for endless open-minded interpretations.

Art Tawanghar is an award-winning and Billboard charting composer, musician and multi-genre producer, who combines electronic production, live instrumentation, and a variety of Western and Eastern cultural influences to craft his uniquely relaxing and soul-searching sounds. Tawanghar released his spiritually searching album “Soul of the Earth” in 2016.

A year later he dropped “Buddha Lounge”, the instrumental album charted on Billboard #1 for 13+ weeks in the New Age Chart. This was followed by “Buddha Lounge 2” which won many accolades, and was also considered for the 61st Grammy Awards.

June 2019 sees Art Tawanghar raise the bar even higher, with the releases of “Buddha Lounge 3 Chill – New Age California” – containing 7 deeply meditative and life-affirming songs. Everything within its leaps and bounds is quite remarkable on this album, either through pure musicality, or the immense emotional basis that Tawanghar’s arrangements thrive on. None more so than the surprising opening track, “Into the Unknown ( Live Piano Improvisations in 432Hz)”.

The introduction sets an introspective tone, and then the flowing main part of the song comes in – gently rolling and easy-going, with lots of open space between the phrases of the melody. There is a melancholy mood, made masterful by the subtlety, before the arrangement thrives on the stunning use of dynamics.

“Divine Chemistry” starts on a similar sonic template, prior to evolving and gently expanding outward. The added stringed instruments, insistent percussion, and ethereal vocals are meant to mesmerize the senses, which they promptly achieve in doing.

“Love is the End” is a beautiful, poignant ballad that begins in sultry whispery tones. The sublime vocal harmonies envelop the track, and the senses, while the underlying string section steadily builds up the emotional quotient, eventually morphing into cinematic amplitude.

“Ocean in a Drop”, stirs up the rhythm, the expansive jazzy feel, and the all-round complexity. Rich instrumental lushness abounds, as horns fill the atmosphere, alongside the haunting vocal interludes supplied by featured singer Shakila. What attracts me to this music the most, is the heart and soul that is put into each and every track.

It is something that is definitely heard in every stringed riff, every percussion break, and every silky smooth progression of melody on “Conscious Dream”. Art Tawanghar manages to fold each sound over the immaculately produced beat, so that the track becomes a unique cross-cultural journey.

To that extent, “Crystalline Grid”, leans heavily on its Eastern instrumentation which dominates the track with soul-searching, plucked motifs. Rolling pianos, throbbing basslines and a momentum chasing rhythm, sustains the inebriating vocal oscillations.

“Storyteller – Instrumental” maintains the exotic instrumentation, leaving plenty space for what sounds like a Bansuri – a side blown bamboo flute which originates from the Indian subcontinent. This injects the tune with an uplifting and harmonious identity, which is further propelled by the piano tones and the vibrant percussion.

With a meticulously curated album such as “Buddha Lounge 3 Chill – New Age California”, Art Tawanghar bestows on us a transcendental listening experience that sifts through astral planes from start to finish.

Drawing inspiration from both the spiritual and the physical, this album is a cerebral excursion of celestial proportions. It’s the kind of music that’s hard to put into words because it makes you feel in abstractions, with intangible vibrations that command your entire presence and attention.

For more information on Art Tawanghar, please visit Majorhitrecords.com

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