Posts bySam Reed

DUNxG Shows Off His “Evolution”

As a second generation hip-hop group, Oakland, CA’s DUNxG has a deep seeded history in music. DUNxG is compromised of S.O.T.U. (Son of the underground) and bandmate MEGA. Formed by the son of Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dright of Digital Underground, S.O.T.U. was raised within the music industry and knew he had to continue on with
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Aditya Manggala Shares “Ms. Reality”

Native Indonesian artist Aditya Manggala is making every single count. His first single “Big Fake Smile” showed that he has talent, but his latest single “Ms. Reality” showcases just how much talent he has. Aditya has put his own spin on indie-rock, and this new release is sure to please fans of the genre. Aditya
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Brian Charles Tischleder Shares “I Can’t Breathe”

Without a doubt 2020 was a jarring year for Americans. COVID-19 decimated families and Americans watched the wrongful death of George Floyd first hand. His death sparked mass calls to end police brutality and cries were heard throughout cities across the country. Artist Brian Charles Tischleder was particularly effected by seeing the hate and violence
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“Cross My Heart” For Ranzel X Kendrick

Ranzel X Kendrick has spent his life seeking out all that the world has to offer him. Travelling throughout America and overseas, Ranzel has gained newfound knowledge and sounds in each adventure. Now, settled in Costa Rica with his partner Mia, Ranzel is ready to release the third EP in his Legacy Collection. The EP
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The R Train Inspire You To “Rock On”

With a name inspired by the New York subway, R Train, you know The R Train is NYC through and through. These rockers formed in 2019 and have been working harmoniously since to create a diverse and impressive range of singles. The latest from their efforts is “Rock On,” blending sounds and genres to create
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Normal Suits Provide “In Threes”

There’s such magic that can come from bands fully controlling their sound. With Baltimore rockers, Normal Suits, they ensure complete authenticity from their sound. They’ve taken total control of the creating process, doing everything from writing, to performing, recording, and mixing/mastering their own music. The results are sophisticated, unadulterated rock and they’re here with more
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Parjam Parsi Shares “Season of Amnesia”

It’s rare in the Top-40 world that you can find an album with deep, profound meaning. Typically they’re just a string of singles with the same overall mood, but they often can lack the story behind it. Parjam Parsi, a talented multi-instrumentalist has spent his lifetime connecting with music. In his youth he learned the
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Ayoka Sets Us Up For The “Weekend”

Summer is the time we all focus on that carefree feeling. R&B artist Ayoka has channeled that stress-free energy with her latest single “Weekend.” The single focuses on shaking the weight of our chaotic lives and allowing ourselves to feel like royalty for three minutes. Inspired by Chief Keef’s trap record Faneto, you’ll enjoy the
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Katie Belle Is Going “Back To California”

American Idol is a show that has been showing off the talent within America since 2002. Over the last (nearly) twenty years, the show has highlighted amazing musicians of all ages. Katie Belle, made an appearance on Season 17 of the show, taking her playful, breathy voice inside the home’s of millions of Americans. Now,
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Keith Curtis Shares ‘Happiness Is Hard’

Keith Curtis is breaking through Minneapolis with his special blend of Americana and indie-rock. His passion and curiosity led him to pick-up the guitar and spend time covering other Americana, indie folk and acoustic rock artists. That experience provided him with knowledge that was pinnacle in Keith finding his own style. Now, Keith has prepared
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Richard Schroder Shows Us ‘The Stillness’

Richard Schroder has been diligently working to breakthrough the Nashville country music scene. He’s put the years in perfecting his craft and it’s all starting to truly pay off. Richard had the opportunity to work with some amazing names and talents in Nashville that helped elevate his career to the next level. Now, Richard maintains
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Ultraviolence Prove To Be Maniacs

LA duo, Ultraviolence are here to take the summer by storm. Fresh off of the release of three singles throughout 2021, this entertaining pop/hip-hop duo are ready to keep the ball rolling. “Maniac” is their latest release, proving they’re here for a good time. “Maniac” taps into those self-deprecating feelings of realizing you just may
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Andy Michaels Bears Soul In Latest Single

Tragedy can often times completely transform peoples’ lives. Those situations can truly make or break a human. Andy Michaels, of Perth, Australia was determined to not let tragedy define his life. After a jarring car accident that left him temporarily paralyzed at 18, Andy picked up a guitar and focused on channeling his pain into
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“Crash Land” With Wingman

Sometimes the most genuine music comes from the most unexpected moments. Los Angeles based rapper/electronic artist Wingman knows this to be all too true. An emergency situation while filming a music video resulted in a complete change of plans and newfound inspiration. The LA artist was out with his cameraman, Matt Trainor, to film a
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Isaac Fosl-van Wyke Knows “Every Body Knows”

Isaac Fosl-van Wyke is a songwriter and puppeteer out of Louisville, Kentucky. Each song is a chance for Isaac to weave you stories through America’s tortured past, but leave you with a sense of hope for better a tomorrow. Utilizing folk, indie, and psychedelic sounds and channeling inspirations like Bob Dylan, Isaac has the unique
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Random Parts Plead “Take Me Back”

If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic that took over the last year has bred more creativity than ever before. Artists are finding new inspirations, gaining new ways to connect, and have more time for writing. The combination makes for a slew of new music coming at us faster than ever before. One project that came
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‘It All Started In The Garden’ With Dick Aven

Dick Aven has mastered the art of defying the rules and traditions in music. The eclectic musician from Franklin, TN is known for carving his own path. He uses his vast knowledge of music and the multiple instruments he plays to create something wholly unique to him. Not bound by genres or styles, Dick continues
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Sugar Addikt Take You To ‘Phoenix’

It’s pretty rare to see a mother, son duo in music. Sure, we’ve seen families play together before, but a strictly mother, son duo is unique and intriguing. There is something undeniably special about music made by those who share the same DNA. Seattle based electronic act, Sugar Addikt has that magic. Compromised of Vanessa
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“Anna Says” Sunday Morning Should Be On Your Radar

Sunday Morning is the most fresh thing to come out of Vancouver. The project came to life in a hotel room on Vancouver’s Downtown East-Side and they’ve been innovating ever since. A kaleidoscope of genre’s and collaborations, Sunday Morning isn’t bogged down with labels. Instead they focus on creating music authentic to them. “Anna Says”
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Mandi Crimmins Get Vulnerable With “Anyone But Me”

Rising alt-pop star, Mandi Crimmins recently released their new single, “Anyone But Me” with a corresponding music video. Battling with self-acceptance, Mandi gets vulnerable in this addictive track, creating an anthem for anyone battling their own inner demon. Using her insecurities to fuel her fire, Mandi has harnessed an edge and power into her alt-pop
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Dan Hamann Displays ‘Lumbering Grace’ With New Album

The COVID-19 quarantine halted so many industries, forcing people to become flexible and creative in their thinking. Like many others, Seattle based live comedic performer Dan Hamann was left unable to entertain and connect with people like he normally would. The solution was creating his first ever fully produced, non-live album. Lumbering Grace is a
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Delphi Ravens Prove “How Wrong You Were”

Unfortunately stories about bad breakups are all too relatable for most. Fusion rock band Delphi Ravens has tapped into that relatable storyline with their latest single titled “How Wrong You Were.” Built to be a bit of a musical ‘eff-you’ to a past lover, this track is a powerful rock number sure to grab your
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Ultra_Eko Show Us ‘Alternate Realities’

Fans of hip-hop will attest that there’s something about hip-hop coming from London that hits differently. Ultra_Eko is an eclectic hip-hop artist breaking through South London’s underground scene. Working diligently to craft a mature, unique, well-rounded sound Ultra_Eko has set himself apart from other artists emerging. 2020 saw the release of Ultra_Eko’s most ambitious and
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Bludgers Air Their “Dirty Laundry”

Sometimes a project needs a break to reinvigorate it’s spirit. That seems to be the case with Americana-rock band Bludgers. After taking well over decade away from music, Bludgers came out swinging in 2016 and have been intermittently recording since. 2021 will see the release of a new EP titled BLUDGERS FIVE. The lead single
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Just “Another Day” With Richard Tyler Epperson

Now more than ever artists are creating music that is ineffably relatable. The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in very similar situations of isolation, loneliness, and struggles with anxiety and depression. Singer/songwriter Richard Tyler Epperson has channeled those feelings into his latest single titled “Another Day” set for release on March 16th, 2021 “Another Day”
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Take “Three Steps” Forward With Deanmoore

Progressive rock outfit, Deanmoore has been making waves across The Netherlands. The success from their single “Cannot Run/Cannot Hide” left them with the hunger for more. To build off of this momentum, “Three Steps” was born. Released February 19th, Deanmoore created “Three Steps” to become the more polished twin of “Cannot Run/Cannot Hide.” This latest
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Frally Reminds Us “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

There’s something so special about hearing a song you’ve heard a thousand times before completely reimagined. Frally, a cinematic folk artist turned an 80’s classic on it’s head with their rendition of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun (feat. Rufus Wainwright).” Beautiful and haunting, Frally has taken a completely new direction than the upbeat bop
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Jaxony Reign Is Tantalizing With A “Capital T”

Jaxony Reign is going to be the next thing that takes over indie radio. This emerging Canadian singer/songwriter is showing off what she’s made of with her debut single “Capital T.” “Capital T” is addictive and wholly satisfying with it’s mature, indie-pop spin on a traditional bubblegum pop sound. One listen through turned me into
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Rian Mac Seeks More Positivity In New Single

Oakland’s powerful trio, Rian Mac has set the bar for 2021 with their latest release “The Negative Brings Me Down.” Based on the tumultuous events of the last year and inspired in part by Peter Gabriel, Rian Mac was able to reflect on the year’s negativity while looking ahead to better days. The single is
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Campfire Bob Brings You “Songs Of Healing”

Between COVID-19 and social injustices, many Americans are left feeling dismal and hopeless in 2020. Now more than ever before people are clinging to any sense of positivity and hope they can find. Campfire Bob, a singer/songwriter living in the Pacific Northwest, is aiming to bring that sense of healing with his music and actions.
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Come “Undone” With Tough On Fridays New Hit

It’s no surprise that Indie Band Guru is a big fan of Texas grunge-rockers, Tough On Fridays. Throughout the length of the pandemic, no matter how dismal things looked, Tough On Fridays was there to deliver us raw, unadulterated music to help us make it through. The year’s end is no different for them. Fresh
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Madeline Rosene Isn’t Just Talking To Herself In New Single

The seemingly never-ending state of the pandemic has many people feeling pretty crappy, and some might even say a little crazy. But if nothing else it has given everyone plenty of time to be introspective and learn about themselves. Madeline Rosene an impressive up-and-coming indie pop singer/songwriter has channeled into that stir-crazy feeling with her
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Take A Look At Your “Doppelgänger” with Early Grey

Letting the melody stand proud above all else, Moscow’s Early Grey have committed themselves to top tier musicianship. Early Grey combines bold, rock guitar riffs and drums with intricate, beautiful melodies and lyrics to stand out among the rest since 2016. 2020 has lead the band to tell a story with their latest album titled
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“I Want More” Silverback Colony

As the United States enters what feels like the fiftieth month of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artists everywhere are answering our calls for new content. The months of isolation have permitted musicians on every level, in every genre, to create music that is more raw and organic than ever before. Like numerous others, Midwest alt-country
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Start “Slippin’ Away” With D2UR

If you haven’t found yourself consumed with dread, fear, and anxiety at some point over the last eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic then you’re probably a robot. Isolation and uncertainty have left lingering effects on the masses. It’s no surprise that artists trapped in isolation have turned to the only thing they can do,
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Gatton Brings Unity With Latest Single

Photo credit: Sam Silver There’s no denying there’s a great deal of unrest throughout our country right now. Tensions have been at an all time high and more than ever people are craving unity and peace. Gatton, a musician and creative director, seeks to create unity with his music. He uses his poetic lyricism to
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Explore The “New Normal” With Cody Lee

Cody Lee has truly dedicated his life to making music and following adventure where it leads. The results have landed him everything from living in England and playing bass with the late, legendary Peter Green to playing over 2000 shows with the Midwest band the Delta Kings. Each chapter of his life lead to a massive
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Becky Kapell Says “I Don’t Know”

Minnesota singer/songwriter Becky Kapell is proof that there’s no age limit on pursuing your passion. At the age of 42 she picked up her sons guitar and taught herself to play. Before she knew it lyrics had matched themselves to the music she was making and she was ready to record an album. The result
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Explore Being “Color Blind” With Whitemyer

Few things breed more genuine songs than real life experiences. Whitemyer has been turning his stories and interactions into music since he was in high school. Years of building up that skill has allowed for Whitemyer to create music that builds immediate emotional connections for listeners. “Color Blind” is the latest release from Whitemyer and
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Mark Ambuter Says “Let’s Go Home”

There’s no age associated with amazing music. Inspiration comes in waves over time and in many different forms. Mark Ambuter knows that sometimes life doesn’t end up being what you expected, but it’s never too late to change that. After living a long and fruitful, yet unfulfilling life in the music world playing with a
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Let Chris Beer Make Your Day With His Latest Single

You might not be familiar with him now, but once I introduce you, you’ll want to become friends with Chris Beer. This Austrian born musician has some American roots and experiences all throughout Europe. These life experiences have transpired into music that exceeds genre boundaries. Playing with reggae, folk, hip-hop, rock, and other worldly sounds,
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