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Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

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Rockstar Marcus is a melodic/ emo rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Combining soulful singing with a touch of rap and a slew of talent, the artist’s single, “Wavy”, induces us to take a serious look at the artist’s past releases, while he drops an ambitious message for the future. As soon as the mellow sentimental mood begins to kick in, one is reminded of the psychedelic image of fluctuating soundwaves as the song plays. The beat rising and falling with Rockstar Marcus’ masterful voice and atmospheric instrumental taking us on a mesmerizing journey. The summer vibe of the song is

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Walker’s Cay paint a musical tour de force!

Walker’s Cay is an original rock band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Members include Gary LaBarr, (Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards), Mike Swain, (Lead and Rhythm Guitars), Tim Morrissey (bass) and David “Dave” Pistilli (Drums). The band, who gets its name from an “out island” in the Bahamas, is stylistically and technically reminiscent of bands such as Styx, Journey, Def Leppard, Toto, and Heart. Walker’s Cay is currently touting two singles – “Why Oh Why” and “Tell Me”. Some outstandingly gentle, acoustic-guitar-laden melancholy can be found in the opening of “Why Oh Why”. The band’s intent is not too apparent from the

Indie Anthems Vol. 9 Mixtape – A colorful patchwork forming a much larger musical design

Indie Anthems Vol. 9: The WiFi PR Group, releases the latest installment in their respected indie series

When music fans and industry tastemakers look for new artists to add to their rosters and playlists, they often turn to industry-curated indie compilations to find up-and-coming artists recognized by the media, record labels and PR companies. One of the up and coming curators of this sought-after kind of compilation, is without a doubt the WiFi PR Group, who has released its digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 9, the latest installment in their respected indie series.

While most mixtapes, particularly for independent artists, are created for music fans alone, WiFi PR curated the Indie Anthems series to suit the attention and agendas of those who are on the pulse of what’s next in the world of music. These are the people who shape the landscape of popular culture today and predict the trends that are coming next.

Indie Anthems Vol. 9 introduces a wide variety of artists and genres including acoustic, electronica, alternative, blues, hip-hop indie, pop, punk, reggae, rock and soul, as well as the newly coined “vaporware” genre, showcased by emerging artist, Saint Pepsi on the track, “Tonight”.

 Indie Anthems Vol. 9 plays like a colorful patchwork, as various tracks are brought together to form a much larger musical design. There is Savant (“Rise Up”) to South Korean electronica artist, HEO (“Luna”). You will also find Swiss folk-pop princess, Ursina and singer-songwriter Marty O’Reilly (“Cold Canary Gaslight”).

But the WiFi PR Group digs even deeper on this latest installment of Indie Anthems Vol. 9. Tune your ears to Israeli psychedelic surf pop band, RPS Surfers (“IGaza”) or the progressive hard rock of Parole Perse (“Labyrinth”). If you like things a little racier, then try the punk-rock band Royal Red Brigade (“20/20”) or even the eclectic rock instrumental by The Mica Project (“Rats With Wings”).

Get rhythmically melodic with The Sun And The Moon (“Geneva”), or chill out to the laidback but catchy Kai Killion (“Drip”).   Maybe you’ll just like the jangling acoustic guitar sound of Chicago singer-songwriter Kevin Carling (“Ghost”) and the reggae-influenced rhythms by Silva (“Move Out”). If you’re club orientated then hook onto SirensCeol (“Feel Alright”) and Trinity Ward (“Mayak”).

Either way though. It’s hard not to find a track, or artist, on Indie Anthems Vol. 9 that suits your musical taste buds. It is the sort of album you could expect to hear down at the student union bar with a range of songs to cover all bases for even the most fussy of critics. It is a top class indie compilation, with a perfect mix of unknown gems.

You get loads of albums of mixed artists, but never as good as the Indie Anthems series. It is refreshing to be able to listen to the whole album without skipping through any of the tracks. If indie is your bag then you could do a lot worse than picking up this cracker of an album!

Indie Anthems Vol. 9 is now available for download on its Bandcamp page for a limited time.

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