From their album Mind Caliber set to come out in June, alternative Pop Rock band Azwel releases a trippy music video to accompany their amazing single ‘Disaster Zone’ which combines numerous influences and sounds. Segmented into separations of 60s psychedelia and slight Surfer Rock ‘Disaster Zone’ sways from emotion and emphasis to ease and escapism as the verses drop into a mellow groove that sits in juxtaposition to the heaviness of the chorus. With insightful lyrics with lines that can be interpreted into many situations Azwel manages to mix a relaxing vibe into a song that still carries a serious weight. Eclectic catchy Pop Rock perfectly describes the mood, ending in an evolved state the track expands to a keyboard solo giving the listener one more element to digest. Azwel leaves an obvious indication that Mind Caliber is an album of great promise.
As a fan of Science Fiction indie music producer Soy Copernico from Chile displays his interests in his latest EP ‘Deep Space Love’. Combining elements from synth, dark wave, minimalism, ambient and more ‘Deep Space Love’ truly sounds out of this world, programmed drums mechanically pound in rhythm on the track ‘This Deep Space Love’. A pulsating baseline repeats while 80s era synths melodically weave in and out of this title track. The space themes continue with each title, the ambience and expansiveness of each track expounds as the EP evolves with each track. ‘D.X. 3906’ amps up the ambience and plays a truly transcendent meditative soundscape vast and subtle. The closing track ‘Fermi Paradox’ is distant yet dance-able, an odd but intoxicating drum pattern thumps in and out of spacious chords, keys and synths a brilliant end to an amazing EP. Listen Below:
“My state of mind be state of the Art”, King Flip flexes his creativity and innovation throughout Royalty with unique production and outstanding lyricism. Subtle one-liners that are delivered effortlessly fly by the unaware listener who may be intoxicated by the flow and production alone. “Hold It Down” has a hypnotic beat hoovering between distorted bent 808s and a haunting piano loop, King Flip catches the rhythm and displays a flawless delivery and flow to truly hold it down. King Flip experiments with his voice and inflection on tracks throughout the album but the variations hit a climax on “Disown You” with a catchy hook, Street Fighter adlibs, and sound effects to further amplify. “Royalty is a nonstop assault of hard hitting beats, endless punchlines and clever bars truly showing the next generation of Hip-Hop that “Flip got the fix that the fucking game needed”. Listen Below:
The Lucitones latest release Three Moons, on Batcave Records, is a unique combination of already uniquely distinct influences which leads to a truly innovative and individualistic raw sound. Formed “in a dark alley in Whitefish Montana” The Lucitones bring a fascinating sound: upbeat and rhythmic yet still gritty and raw, accompanied by dark imagery and themes again juxtaposed with acceptability and appeal. “A New Domain” displays their far reaching influences, a dark ominous soundscape grounded by a raw dance-able drum pattern and the equally enticing upright bass is complimented by somber lyrics delivered in an infiltrating and catchy melody and tone. Punk, Noise Pop, Alternative Rock, Folk, Surf Rock and Pop Punk all uniquely emanate from this LP, “Mark Of Cain” accompanied by a full music video, is an outstanding amalgamation of many genres, a call-and-response chorus with repeating chants is topped off with a Bluesy guitar solo at the climax of the track. “Change The Locks” and “Confessions Of A Misanthrope” both amp up the intensity of this LP only further turning the tempo and mood up on an LP jam already packed with energy. “12 Bar Crawl” may begin with a slower tempo but the raw attitude remains only to be kicked into full gear halfway through the track, a fitting end to a fantastic album from a very exciting band.
“Mark Of Cain” Music Video:
Tamyya J releases her new inspirational and motivational single ‘Number One’. A truly feel good track combining elements of Dance, Gospel, and Soul, Tamyya J displays a true faith and devotion with a musical range and talent needed to connect with a wide audience. An outstanding vocal performance accompanies this joyous track which firmly cements Tamyya J’s position and faith in music.