Posts bySam Reed

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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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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