A couple months back we introduced you to a rising star from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The independent rapper with the positive message known as Absoloot is now set to release his full length album Banksters. Indie Band Guru was able to get an advance listen to the record and is excited for it to hit the rest of the world.
The album opens with ‘Futuristic’, a spacey yet speedy song carried by the machine gun flow of Absoloot. I guess it would be redundant for me to say that this song seems ahead of its time. The stand out ‘Watch Your Words’ acts as a reminder to stay real and remember your true standing in the world. The back and forth piano structure creates a focus on the meaningful words with its minimalistic feel. There is also an impressive video for this … [Read More....]
We all know that it is very rare for an artist to make money right away with their music. The term struggling musician is well known for a reason. The best scenario for someone in this situation is to find a “day job” that relates to music and keeps their mind focused on their goals instead of slaving away at something that you hate. A good example of an artist that found a good path is Tracy Walton.
The Americana singer songwriter had to find a way to make ends meet while pursuing his passion. Lucky for him, he found the perfect job as a formal music teacher. Lets not skip the fact that he put in the work earning a degree in Jazz at the Hartford Conservatory. This also enabled him to play with such talent as the Eric Miller Trio, Black Lab Project, and Vernon Reed. … [Read More....]
We have spoken about it often before but will always be amazed at the power of the internet in shrinking the music world and making it possible for much more music to be created and many collaborations to come together that would never have had a chance years ago. It is now so easy to find like-minded individuals that can share common musical visions and craft original music often without the musicians ever even meeting in person. Our latest find Shmolts is a perfect example of this.
Jay Serrao is the driving force behind Shmolts (pronounced Schmaltz). The talented songwriter from London has opened up his musical mind to collaborate with artists from various genres to create something original and personal. Currently Jay is working hard with guitarist MaW bringing the … [Read More....]
Even after discovering a talent and love of music at a young age, sometimes it takes a long while for everything to fall into place and that music to find its way into the world. It is not an easy task to stick through with musical dreams but the payoff is always worth it. Our latest find seems to be well on her way now. Let us introduce Aretha Henry.
The R&B/urban Pop singer/songwriter was born and raised in Mississippi. She discovered a true love of music and a vocal talent to match at a young age. Inspired by her talented stepdad she performed in choirs throughout her upbringing both in school and church. She tells us that she even chose singing over cheerleader tryouts because she heard that it could ruin her voice. She is also an avid fashionista who attended … [Read More....]
It is far too often that great bands can not manage to fight through the rock star struggles after releasing their first album. Whether it be band member skirmish or lack of monetary compensation, sticking together to write a second album is not an easy task. This is why we were very excited to hear back from Morrow’s Memory.
We first were introduced to the Detroit, Michigan band back last year when they released their debut album Moving Forward. The talent of each musician of the modern rock band struck a nerve and we have been keeping an eye of them ever since. After some hard work between playing gigs and writing they have released their next single ‘Sapphire’ along with a music video to match. Watch it below:
The track is a slower and more heartfelt song than … [Read More....]
A respected author once posed the question – “Why do we read books?” He then posited his own answer: “We read books to know we’re not alone.” Hence, I pose the question – “Why do we listen to music?” I submit that we listen to music often for much of the same reason – to know there’s someone out there who can relate to our story, and can recreate it in an enjoyable, artistic medium. Through the listening experience, we engage in a symbiosis of heart with the artist – and we get lost in knowing that we’re not alone (psychologists might deem this to be a form of “empathy”).
Know that FARLEY is one of those bands that seems have a master’s degree in empathy. Their songs are thoughtful, extremely well-crafted, and pensive in nature. Although it would be … [Read More....]