The fantasy pop duo, Savoir Adore have released an Official Music Video for the first single, “Dreamers” off their upcoming album Our Nature. Watch out for the album release this fall!
They will be touring with Jukebox the Ghost, Bright Moments and Now, Now through mid-July.
“Our Nature itself is both a collection of catchy indie pop songs and a dramatic narrative. Dreamers functions as its prologue; on it, Muro insists her subject not worry and ‘keep on sleeping,’ while Hammer confronts the inevitable transience of dreaming: ‘Where we are isn’t just a place where everything remains.’”
“Dreamers” by Savoir Adore
The two-man, brotherhood from Los Angeles, Reasons Be, released their EP Hands Up today, June 26th. It is available for purchase on CdBaby!
Making up the band are Scotty Dickert, vocals and lyrics, and Ariel Belkin, guitar and vocals. Coming from completely different backgrounds, the two guys exercise their musical chemistry to channel their stories and deliver them in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and relatable.
Produced by Lee Miles (Puddle of Mudd, Rise Against, Shinedown), Hands Up is a four-song mirror image of the cohesiveness and the down-to-earth appeal that this band is all about.
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“Hands Up” by Reason Be
mp3 courtesy of Amanda Blide of LaFamos
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Image courtesy of Reason Be’s Facebook photo page
Los Angeles, CA – Oklahoma native Sunday Lane released a Top 10 iTunes debut on the Singer/Songwriter charts last month. Her new single “A Little Too Young” off the album From Where You Are, is available now on iTunes. A music video to accompany the song can be seen on The Owl Mag exclusively from May 23 through May 30, after which it can be viewed on her Youtube channel.
“A Little Too Young” is essentially a song about getting back to the fun things in life and ceasing the moment. A blend of bright piano chords, bouncy guitar strums and steady drum kicks compliment Sunday’s smooth airy vibrato.
At just 22, Sunday has brought her musical charisma to the likes of the famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2011. She also had two featured songs on the CW Network show One Tree Hill.
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“A Little Too Young” by Sunday Lane
mp3 courtesy of Gabbi Cottee, Lafamos
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Born and raised in a small town in Iceland, Jón Jónsson had a passion for music from a young age. His first four Icelandic singles (“Lately,” “Kiss in the Morning,” “When You’re Around” and “Sooner or Later”) have all been in the top 30 on Iceland radio. Currently, he’s the #1 selling artist on the Icelandic iTunes chart.
His debut album Wait for Fate has drawn comparisons to artists such as Gavin Degraw and John Mayer, with his mix of sugary-pop and a hint of R&B and stark blues-y undertones. From Jónsson’s hopelessly romantic lyrics to the bursts of energy that come from the piano/guitar-driven tracks and his raw and authentic vocals, every song tells a story.
“When You’re Around,” the first single off the album, is a pop anthem. The newest single, “Lately,” is a soulful and sunny track.
The album is available in the US exclusively via Jónsson’s bandcamp page.
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“When You’re Around” and “Lately” by Jón Jónsson
Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight of M T Press
Lead vocalist Wil Seabrook brings a raw warmth, lending a heartfelt take to soaring choruses with multifaceted songs full of depth, and emotion, with harmonies. Seabrook’s band, Empire of One, released a five-track rock-pop album that sounds raw and anthemic. It’s building choruses and emotional lyricism resemble The Fray and The Script.
The first single off their debut EP, “If I Let Myself Dream,” features a liberating melody, crashing cymbals, heavy riffs and wistful lyrics that reflect love and romanticism.
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“If I Let Myself Dream” by Empire Of One
Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight of M T Press
In Cages is an alternative rock/indie quartet from Hillsdale, New Jersey inspired by acts such as the Pixies and Sonic Youth. With each member coming from a long history of playing in bands, their work ethic, extensive touring plans, and new self-titled EP (June 23) all reflect their collective experience and influences. The 4-song disc was described by Neufutur Magazine as “catchy arrangements with a down and dirty style; putting the guitars front and center ensuring that listeners stick around for the long haul.”
Fans of acts like Band of Skulls, the Black Keys and the White Stripes should be happy about In Cages’ arrival.
“London” by In Cages
Delta Spirit has “…taken a risk by forever associating themselves with a self-titled album that departs in any capacity from their earlier releases, but it’s paid off in more sophisticated songcraft.” ~ Consequence of Sound
On Delta Spirit the record, the band capitalizes on its hard-fought inertia by presenting their cleanest and most sonically homogenous record to date. It is a clear example of artistry within worn and comfortable musical landscapes. But it also represents a slight back-step emotionally – and perhaps not for content’s sake so much as for production’s. ~ American Songwriter
Check out the video for California!
“California” by Delta Spirit
Image courtesy of the Delta Spirit mailing list/ mp3 courtesy of Soundlike
The exuberant synth pop/alt rock group, Tyrannosaurus Grace has just released their sophomore album, Much More Than A Story, on iTunes. Featuring deep and worldly topics like evolution, love, lust and religion, Tyrannosaurus Grace provides a touch of insight.
The band formed in mid-2009 when founding members Tim Held and Justin Foss began working on music together via the internet. Tim was attending college in Michigan while Justin was going to college in Oregon. They moved back to their hometown in central Washington in early 2010 and immediately began work on their first full length album. Since then they have been steadily gaining momentum in the northwest music scene.
Tyrannosaurus Grace has elements of pop, punk, indie and electronic music but their most dominant trait is expressed through up-tempo, high-energy Rock and Roll.
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“Trust Us” by Tyrannosaurus Grace
Image and mp3 courtesy of Gabbi Cottee of LaFamos
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Matthew Perryman Jones’ first full length album since 2008, Land of the Living was produced by Cason Cooley (Katie Herzig) and was released on May 29th. The record could not have found a better birthplace than the elusive bohemian studio in Round Top, Texas, where it was recorded.
In each song there is a sense of wandering in the desert and wrestling with the angels. “Waking up the Dead” conveys the transition from mourning to once again feeling passionate about life. Matthew mirrors the poetry of Leonard Cohen when he sings, “You stand in the water with your arms crossed, groaning hallelujah.”
The song “The Angels Were Singing” delves into Jones’ grief over the recent loss of his father. He says, “I started running to feel more alive, to wake up my senses that slowly had died . . . each tear was a chorus, a sacred reprise, and I finally was grieving that long goodbye.”
MPJ has been a staple feature in the nationally acclaimed Ten Out of Tenn. Collective with fellow artists, Katie Herzig, Erin McCarley, Butterfly Boucher, Andrew Belle and others. He is currently getting ready to start touring in support of his upcoming album.
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“The Angels Were Singing” by Matthew Perryman Jones
Here is the official music video for The Vespers’ brand new song “Flower Flower” from THE FOURTH WALL, released on April 3, 2012.
They will be playing 25 plus shows throughout the summer and the rest of the year.
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“Flower Flower” by The Vespers
Image courtesy of The Vespers FanBridge