Posts bySam Reed

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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Aidan Funston Dazzles With “Soapbox Bards”

Canada has been a bustling metropolis of amazing, budding musicians as of late. Aidan Funston, an independent musician from Montreal is among their mix of stars on the rise. Experimenting with jazz, electronic, and acoustic elements and working them into music that made sense for him, Aidan has created a unique space for himself. “Soapbox
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By Small Ruin Sounds “Like Heaven”

By Small Ruin have yet to let us down. Indie Band Guru have been long-time fans of Bryan Mullis’ alt-rock project. Continuously brining us addictive music based on a whirlwind of life experiences and events, Mullis is at it again with “Like Heaven.” This time, Mullis captivates us with a story of finding the right
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Swiss Army Wife Gives You “$40”

Emo will never die. It has seen many rebirths and emo will always continue to grow and evolve. Emo combines with solid indie-rock for the latest treasure. A trio of sad rocking lads from Salem, OR called Swiss Army Wife. Carving their own lane, this act is bringing a bit of twinkle and rock to
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Hemisphere Drops American Dreams

Now more than ever we need to surround ourselves with those who bring out positivity. In a time more divided than ever before, we yearn for unity and equality. Rob Shinno created his band Hemisphere, with those exact things in mind. Not only do they seek unity, equality, and diversity in their lives and the
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Continua Breaks Through With Debut EP “Flagship”

Magic happens when musicians collaborate together to create. Continua is the brainchild of darkwave singer Bishop Battle, Day of Awakening’s Brian Buckalew, and guitarist/songwriter Jason Mulkey, who are joined by Maiden Cane lead guitarist Joey Gilbert and drummer Troy Parrish. Each member offers their own set of expertise and experience to make Continua something powerful and whole.
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Find “Love in L.A.” With Alex Price

Being multi-faceted in the music industry can be helpful in more ways than one. Ontario’s Alex Price is the prime example of just that. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer are just the beginning of Alex’s accolades in music. His versatility and talents allow for him to quickly make his vision a reality in totality, something
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Learn To “Let Go” With Tara Hack

In times as dark and unrelenting as they have been, people now more than ever need music as a release. The world needs an escape and feel-good music is the ultimate stress-reliever. Tara Hack, a singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY, has set out to make people feel better with her music. Her latest single “Let
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“Girl” Go Listen To Waterplanet!

Baltimore duo, Waterplanet have really crafted a unique space for themselves within music. Quirky and folky and bright, they say they’re making folk-art rock with a pop twist and I say they’re right. Recently the act released an EP titled Never Far, Waterplanet’s first non-holiday release in years. The EP shines upon everything that sets
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Begin At Zero Share Death Duet

Sometimes change can bring out the best of people. You learn to adapt and in that journey you can really grow and prosper. Begin At Zero, a Missouri based heavy metal/rock band has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. Stripping down to only their original two members Begin At Zero began to focus on
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Live For “2Nite” With C-Roc

Van Nuys, CA rapper C-Roc will not let anything stop him from doing what he loves and making music. Since childhood, it was apparent to C-Roc that the world of rap was made for him, and within it, he’d find his destiny. He’s since worked diligently to release music he was proud of and never
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Taouil Lays It All On The Line With “Bleed”

New York is a place that is bursting at the seams with talent. There’s no doubt that people there are looking to make something of themselves. But it’s a huge city, and only the resilient dreamchasers and go-getters will survive. Among the pack, Taouil finds himself ready to carve a path in the rock world.
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Get Some “Spotty Coverage” With Charlie Christmas

Charlie Christmas is Los Angeles’ jack-of-all-trades who isn’t afraid to not take himself too seriously. His avant-pop style is wholly unique to him, making Charlie Christmas an artist you want to keep watching to see what comes next. Utilizing his distinct sounds and stylizing, Charlie Christmas created Spotty Coverage, an album consisting of covers of
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Become An “Old Friend” Of haha charade

There are few experiences more invigorating than being at a house show. The cramped spaces and aggressively loud music allows for such connection between the artist, their music, and their fans. Wilmington, Delaware’s haha charade had their beginnings in basements and garages. Growing from the underground and building that connection with the people around them.
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Mr. Kulture Releases Video For “Brown Boy”

An all too fitting showcase of the current state of our nation. Mr. Kulture is a seasoned veteran within the hip-hop world. He’s made a name for himself by turning the stories of his life into heart-felt, relatable songs for fans of rap and hip-hop to divulge in. Keeping his music personal allows for a
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Seven Crows Share A Story Of “Two Swords”

Seven Crows is an instrumental musical project from Los Angeles’ violinist and producer, Christopher Murphy. The focus on this project was to create a sonic soundscape for listeners to escape to. Thus Seven Crows has worked diligently to craft his own, unique place within instrumental music. “Two Swords” is the latest single from Seven Crows.
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Clara Zimm Breaks Through With Debut Single

Clara Zimm is a name you’ll be hearing more and more of. This NY girl took time to escape to LA to hone in on her craft and has returned to the east coast hell-bent on achieving her dreams. Ready to break-through into the music industry in 2020, Clara dropped her stunning debut single “Down
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AMARU Speaks Positivity With “Tell Me”

Let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a really tough time to exist. Amidst a global pandemic, civil unrest, and a never-ending cycle of heartbreaking news stories, it’s been hard to maintain hope and positivity. International star, AMARU, took note of the pain and desperation that humans around the world are feeling. With that AMARU decided to
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Jana Pochop Shares Her Heart With Latest Single

Quarantine has forced everyone in music to learn and adapt to the new normal we’ve been presented with. Artists are experimenting with their sound, finding new ways to reach their audience, and some are even learning home recording. Jana Pochop has spent years crafting her music and COVID-19 has pushed her to teach herself recording.
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Look Back At “The One That Got Away” With Joe Hodgson

Instrumental music usually goes on of two ways, noodle-y, mind-bending guitar riffs Djent fans have come to love, or melancholy, acoustic music accompanied with tears and finger-plucking. Or so I had thought prior to being introduced to Joe Hodgson. This Northern Irish man has poured himself into his guitar for years, cultivating his talents to
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S.I.L. Share “Sunshowers” With Us

They say that nothing good comes easy, and that good things come with time and it’s proven to be true for S.I.L. This fun, alternative group has been hard at work for the last two years to masterfully create their debut album titled Sunshowers. Sunshowers is a beautifully constructed concept album, best enjoyed from start
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Latest Single From Mannis Is Anything But “Doomed”

Self-produced pop artist, Mannis, is making waves as he gears up to drop his debut EP, PLEASE STAND BY. To tease the world with his melodic, hip-hop inspired stylings, Mannis recently released two inspired singles. “DOOMED” and “SLOW DOWN” showcase all that is to come from this artist on-the-rise. Inspired by the likes of Blackbear
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Dan Friese Prepares To Release “Streetlight”

If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself more drawn to indie/folk music now more than ever before. Amidst the chaos and stressors involved with living through a massive (never-ending) pandemic, we need those moments to relax and rejuvenate. Dan Friese, an indie-folk, singer-songwriter, has made sure that there is plenty of his content to
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Juhan Ongbrian Wakes Us Up With “Grapefruit”

Los Angeles’ own, Juhan Ongbrian has fine-tuned his jazz-fusion style and delivered an impeccable new single titled “Grapefruit.” Juhan has cornered a unique place within the world of instrumental music, bringing in influences of jazz, blues, and new-age lo-fi to create something universally his own. “Grapefruit” is the intriguing follow-up to Juhan’s November EP, Mood
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Tough On Fridays Continue Momentum With Simplicity III

While 2020 has halted momentum for so many people across all sectors of life, Texas’ pop-punk act Tough On Fridays has continued to pump out content for their incredibly eager fans. Early May saw the release of a double-single, Simplicity II which showcased the maturity and diversity these girls are carrying into 2020. But the
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Hei$enberg Says “Text Me”

When you’ve got over 57,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, but only three singles out you’ve earned my attention. And that’s the story of Texas rapper, Hei$enberg who is the freshest face in Southern talent. Recently the young artist released “Text Me” a hit song with a catchy beat that perfectly maintains the momentum he created
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Find “Home” With Vincent Brennan

When you hear the word comfort you usually think of something warm and inviting, something that helps soothe your soul. Comfort is something that is certainly lacking during these times, but Irish singer-songwriter Vincent Brennan is here to bring comfort back with his debut single. May 14th saw the release of “Home,” a personal and
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Mookigang Releases Stunning Debut Single

The correlations between hip-hop and metal run far deeper than most know. Artists for decades have been known to go from working between the two genres and finding new and exciting ways to intermingle the two. So when the vocalist of Cincinnati metal band Softspoken left to focus on a solo hip-hop project called Mookigang
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