Posts bySam Reed

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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Gray Man Strategy Release Debut Album ‘Rhesus’

There’s no doubt that the major quarantining worldwide from COVID-19 has left musicians with nothing but time to sit down and create. Many have taken advantage of the downtime, recording, writing, and even releasing music to help lighten the spirits in a time where it’s desperately needed. In the case of Gray Man Strategy, a
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“F.L.Y.” High With New EP From Manelik

Collaboration typically breeds the most unique and beautiful things in life. And when creative minds join forces and share ideas, it allows for a more expansive and magical end result. Manelik, is an alternative rock collective from Geneva, Switzerland that is utilizing the power of many minds to create their own unique path within the
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Christin Leonna Shows That “Its You”

As an artist in this modern world, you have to be constantly learning and evolving. Christin Leonna, a R&B/soul artist in Oakland, CA, has committed herself to continuously challenging herself as an artist to create inspiration and emotion within her music. Experimenting with alternative rock, hip-hop, soul, and R&B has made Christin Leonna an artist
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The Prof. Fuzz 63 Are Back At It Again With Title Track

“On 21 October 1997, The Onion: America’s Finest News Source boldly proclaimed “Owls are Assholes”. I’ve pondered that statement ever since, making mental notes of which owls were cool (Woodsy Owl, employee of the US Forest Service of “Give a Hoot—Don’t Pollute” fame) and those who were in fact assholes (the smug Owl from Winnie
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Get Caught “In A Moment” With Black Lab

Cali duo, Black Lab is no stranger to producing hits that are larger than life. Comprised of Paul Durham and Andy Ellis, this indie/electronic act has songs that can be found in major television and movie productions such as Pretty Little Liars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Blade: Trinity. 2020 has them back and stronger than
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N2BLU Are At It “Again”

N2BLÜ are back at it “Again” with their latest single titled as such. Jonathan Arceneaux and Konstantin Smorodnikov have been creating electronic/dance music together as N2BLÜ since 2016. Continuously working as a team to hone in on their craft, 2020 has seen the peak of their performance thus far with their single “Again.” “Again” is
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See The “Ghosts” In Will Dee’s Closet

Will Dee has wasted no time chasing his dreams. Busking since the age of 16, his passion for chasing music and inspiration hasn’t stopped yet. Since his youth Will has released two solo acoustic albums and three albums with the electronica/hip-hop act Newton Colours. More recent history has Will back on his own path, creating
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Go On A “Night Drive” With Hayk Davids

French singer-songwriter Hayk Davids is taking you into his dark and dreamy world with his debut single “Night Drive.” Sultry, deep, and enticing, this dream-rock single highlights promising attributes from this young up-and-comer. “Night Drive” really showcases the depth behind Hayk’s voice. Like a tidal-wave immediately sweeping you out into the unknown of the oceans,
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Get A Little “Careless” With Anna May

With times being as uncertain and uneasy as ever before we could all use a little something that will soothe our souls and help make us feel whole again. Anna May is an alt-tragic Americana artist who has made it a goal in her life to weave wisdom and peace into her music, and a
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“Nobody Knows You” Quite Like Farehaven

Since founding in 2010, Farehaven has put their everything into their music and it has garnished them ample positive attention. With airplay on over 40 different radio stations, an Indie Music Digest nomination for album of the year, and attention from numerous media publications Farehaven has made a well-deserved name for themselves. More recently, Farehaven
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Latest Single From Terry Blade Anything BUT Unlovable

Chicago-based singer/songwriter Terry Blade made sure that his breakthrough into the music industry would be one to be noted. “The Unloveable” is an honest and raw look into the heart of Blade and the core of his true talent. Released on March 27th, 2020, the single amassed over 108,000 downloads within it’s very first week;
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“Take Off” With Submarine In Space

Let’s be honest, there are not very many instrumental bands that can captivate the attention of general audiences. It can be difficult to translate emotion without using lyrics, and our emotional tie to music is what makes our connection to it so strong. Submarine In Space, an instrumental jazz rock band from New Delhi, India;
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ZAMN Shares A Piece Of Their Hearts In “Bullets”

Nothing creates a more raw and authentic listening experience than writing a song that you have a deep personal connection with. Your emotions intertwine with the story and can create something that immediately forms a bond between the listener and artist. ZAMN, the moniker of folk-rock artist Randall Pratt, has fully grasped this connection with
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Fred Ftheki Is Anything But “Defeated”

There is something so oddly alluring and frustrating with anonymity. It peaks your greatest curiosities and lets your mind explore, but you’re never fully settled. Milan’s Fred Ftheki is invigorating those emotions, not divulging too much about himself and letting the music speak for itself. The only information you’ll be able to find on Ftheki
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Cure Your Classic Rock Cravings With American Maid

What rings more American than motorcycle rallies, rock’n’roll, and supporting our troops? If you find a suitable answer for that question please get back to me, but until then you’ll want to check out the patriotic prowess that American Maid is bringing to the table. Led by Kimberly White, the North Carolina rockers have been
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Justin Smith Takes You Into His “Fantasy”

Justin Smith has spent the last five years diligently working towards his passionate career in hip-hop. His life experiences spark inspiration for his lyrical content which seem to create an intense connection with his fans. 2019 saw great growth for Smith, releasing five singles and amassing over 500,000 Spotify streams for his album Trust Issues
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“Do You Dream?” Because Møons Does

Few things are more respectable in music than being able to record a song with quality in the comforts of your own home. Møons is an artist that constantly strives to do just that. Taking the intimacy and warmth already in his bedroom and putting that forth into his music, creating something that is wholly
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Take In “Life As We Know It” With Rob Alexander

“Life As We Know It” has certainly changed over the last few weeks, but what hasn’t changed is the tenacity that Rob Alexander has as an artist. Physician anesthesiologist by day, Rob Alexander is a man of many talents. Despite his profession, his passions have always lied within music. Singing and writing songs most of
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IBG Staff Favorites: March 2020

It’s safe to say that there wasn’t anything about March that was normal. The state of the world is uncertain and it’s impact on the music industry has been monumental. But now more than ever, us as music listeners need to band together and do everything we can to help support the artists we love
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WhiteWater Ramble Share Their Rich History With Pseudonymous

Coined ” High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass” WhiteWater Ramble are sure to provide you with an experience not like you’ve had before. Their history spans 15 years and 2020 is seeing the release of their third studio album, Pseudonymous. The album features 14 tracks that show off an impressive musicality and WhiteWater Ramble’s keen ability to
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SixFoxWhiskey Get Funky With “Naughty Air”

With a name like SixFoxWhiskey, it’s hard not to immediately turn some heads and attract some listeners. But what this band has goes so far beyond that; their finesse and funk are what keep the heads spinning. A little bit of funk, a little bit of jazz, throw in some rock and jam and you’ve
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My Autumn Amor Shows You “Your Life Is A Song”

Los Angeles is the land of hopeful and bright talent, and singer/songwriter Thomas Monroe’s project My Autumn Amor has found their perfect home there. Amassing play time on nearly 120 different college radio stations after releasing their 2018 EP Letters to Brie, My Autumn Amor is showing that hard work and dedication can pay off
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An Interview With Adam Masterson

Spending time between two musical hubs such as London and New York City can create a well-versed musician. Adam Masterson has taken inspiration from both cities and it has made for a one-of-a-kind singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Unabashedly embracing his old-school rock-n-roll influences, Adam brings new life into what it means to be a rocker.
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O Future Let’s You “Spy” Into Their Brains With New Music Video

Electronic duo O Future (previous OOFJ), comprised of Katherine Mills Rymer and Jens Bjornkjaer, have released the video for their latest single “Spy.” Quickly approaching the drop of their new album, Voyeur, on November 14th the music video for “Spy” is satiating fans cravings for the blend O Future brings to the table. Inspired by 1970’s spy thrillers, specifically the late
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Riot Fest 2019 Must See Performances

Punks of every variety annually take over Chicago’s Douglas Park for a weekend of oddities and alternative music. Riot Fest is a festival unlike many of it’s counterparts, giving fans a weekend of non-stop unexpected thrills. Whether you’re taking in the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow or watching punk legends take the main stage, you’re guaranteed to
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Chase Atlantic – The Fillmore Silver Spring

On Thursday, July 25th Chase Atlantic concluded their massive heading, Phases Tour, with special guest Lauren Sanderson at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Baltimore, MD. Scaling across the United States for over a month, this act has been captivating fans across North America with their high octane and larger than life performances. Carefully choosing Lauren
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Firefly Music Festival 2019

For the eighth year in a row Firefly Music Festival brought together the east coast to spend three days dancing in The Woodlands. Being the east coast’s largest music and camping festival, Firefly is always left with the stress to impress the ten’s of thousands of fans that will walk through their gates. 2019 saw
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Chase Atlantic Talk PHASES With Indie Band Guru

Australian alt-pop trio, Chase Atlantic are set to release their sophomore album PHASES on Friday 6/28. Bringing to light a new wave of music, they fuse R&B and rock and it’s leaving fans yearning for more. Their emotional and edgy sound went so far as to capture the attention of the Madden brothers of Good
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