Joey Flats Delivers a Hit with “WASTED”

Joey Flats’ latest track “WASTED” is a surprising departure from the rapper’s previous work. Tapping into an alternative rock nerve, the song’s electric sounds and heartfelt vibes will delight dedicated fans and newcomers alike. Check out the song below:

“WASTED” is a well composed song with catchy hooks, clean guitars and fluid vocals all wrapped up in top-notch production. The immersive lyrics give a sense of desperation, which leads to multiple listens, leaving a lasting impact on the listener. The words capture a moment in a relationship and exposes the vulnerability we feel when we depend on others.

It’s always interesting to hear an artist create music in different genres. The clear production and vocal overlays found in rap and Hip-Hop come through here nicely and show that distortion and soaring guitar solos aren’t always needed to make a solid rock song. The overall sound of this track would not be out of place in a skate-pop-punk mixtape. If you’re looking for fast, youthful and awesome, look no further than “WASTED.”

We look forward to hearing more from Joey Flats and we’re curious to see what genre he jumps into next. To see and hear more of Joey, click here.

Cold Engines Release New Song “She Looks a Lot Like You”

Cold Engine’s new album “The Last Resort” releases on Jan. 1

In anticipation of the new “The Last Resort” album coming out, Cold Engines is unleashing the funky groover “She Looks a Lot Like You” featuring smooth instrumentation and a rocking ambiance.

Contrasting the solemn vibes of their previously featured single “The Darkest Part,” Cold Engine’s new song has all the foot tapping beats, authentic vocals, seductive lyrics and lush production to ease your craving for something old school yet contemporary. Fans of bluesy rock will surely get a kick out of this one.

Winning “Rock Band Of The Year” at the New England Music Awards, the new wave power pop band is looking to break boundaries with the ambitious record set as a rock opera based on the 1990 movie “Total Recall.” Get ready as the fifteen fully realized tracks take us on a journey to Mars and back!

To stay up to date with all things Cold Engines, follow them at on Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website.

Song of the Week: Rorie – Train

Rorie’s musical journey began at an early age while singing and playing piano and guitar with her church choir. She grew up filling notebook after notebook with lyrics, and slowly found the confidence to begin sharing those songs outside the walls of her bedroom. The vision solidified while working for an anti-human trafficking organization in NYC. She wrote a song inspired by her time there, and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to record the song and film a powerful music video that raises awareness about this important issue.

Soon after, Rorie released two EPs: ‘Singing & Silence’ and ‘Dawn’, which were featured in the iTunes singer-songwriter New Artist Spotlight, and reached the top 10 in iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. During this time, she collaborated with producers such as Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Belle), Tommee Profitt (NF), and opened for artists such as Charlotte Martin, Josh Garrels, Elise Trouw, and more while also playing headlining shows with her band around the East Coast and partnering with brands such as Anthropologie.

Rorie: ‘Valley in the Mirror’
January 31, 2020
Independent Release

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Blood Bullet Unleash New 2020 Rock Album

Indie underground rock duo Blood Bullet return with a stack of 16 hot tracks on their latest album “Eternal Return Vol. 1: Conquered by the Past,” released this January. The songs are loud, brash, sometimes sinister, but always focused on keeping the beats rolling and the riffs flowing without straying into the world of experimentation or reflection.

 

“Eternal Return Vol. 1” is the LA band’s third release on the XV Empire label and first since 2016. In addition to Isiah Zombie’s cryptic vocals and Brandon Dean’s signature guitar playing, Blood Bullet has recruited Andrei Skliarov to perform bass on all songs to fill out the low end. Their combined efforts result in a full sound not heard before in the BB canon.

“The addition of bass from our friend Andy is really what separates this album from our previous releases,” Isiah Zombie says. “It makes us sound closer to a full band.”

The story behind the concept album tells of a war between the zombies and vampires in a distant land as they fight for the last remaining humans to devour. Ultimately, the story is in place to string along the narrative but not entirely necessary to understand for enjoying the music.

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Artwork and rendition by Nahuel Amaya

Overall, anyone looking for a punk-infused hard rock journey should look no further than Blood Bullet’s “Eternal Return Vol. 1.” Check out BB’s Soundcloud to listen to the album in full and check out their CDBaby to purchase for $9.99.

Although this album has just come out, Blood Bullet is already working on Vol. 2 for a 2021 release.

New Wave Rock Band The Fontaines Show Off Their Inner “Freak”

A tale of a bad experience in bed highlights the narrative of the new single “Freak” by Los Angeles rock band The Fontaines. The song is filled with sultry vocals, groovy rhythms and a down-tempo beat all layered nicely with top notch production values. Check out the song here:

The Fontaines started with Charlotte Fontaine (vocals) and Hank Fontaine (guitar) writing songs together in 2014, until they were joined by Chrystian Kaplan (drums) and Daniel Zuker (bass) and became a full four piece. Charlotte is reclaiming sexist connotations and letting everyone know that it’s okay to be labeled a freak. After tiring out from uncomfortable encounters who shamed her, Charlotte decided to take the mantle of “freak” and run with it, making it acceptable for others too to indulge in their inner freak.

The band has been on a roll lately. In 2017, The Fontaines dropped the debut single “Evaporate,” which received airplay on commercial and satellite radio, and garnered thousands of online streams. This success caught on in Los Angeles, where The Fontaines headlined a sold-out performance at The Troubadour in support of their dual EP releases, “Playgirls” and “Playboys.”

To stay up to date with The Fontaines, be sure to stay up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and their official site.