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!
LA-based singer-songwriter Emily James released the video for her new single,“If Walls Could Talk.” The song is about the idea that a room can witness the rise and fall of a relationship. The video features Emily playing piano and a dramatic dance, letting the song take the front seat and leaving room for the viewer’s imagination to wander and reflect on their own experiences.
“If Walls Could Talk” is the second single and music video to be released from Emily’s forthcoming debut album, due out February 9th, 2018, following her lead single, “Lion’s Den.” The album, “Til the Morning,” was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer, Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy).
Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck releases her new single “An Average Woman,” the title track off her upcoming moody, indie-folk album due out on January 19 on Maiden Name Records. Check out the song here:
Hauntingly atmospheric and melodious, the songs on “An Average Woman” unravel in a spiral of smoky soulful vocals aching with lyrical precision of stories untold. The album is about women who are visible and hidden, sacrificing and selfish, ordinary and magical, obligated and free. It’s about the mysteries lurking in the everyday and creating your own universe and your own sense of belonging, while stumbling along the way.
The lead single is about being braver, bolder, and sometimes selfish. Written in the past tense, it’s almost like a funeral song, burying the average woman in order for the creative woman to emerge. Accompanied by the award-winning bass player and arranger Reyer Zwart, lyrics and instrumentation intertwine to become a conversational narrative in a gentle dance of ebb and flow.
“Both my grandmothers were strong women (a nurse and a teacher) who came from very humble backgrounds and had to work hard and take care of children,” VanWyck said. “Being creative was a luxury that was often not allowed to them. Being in the foreground was also not something they were allowed to aspire to. One of my grandmothers was very inspirational in making me reach higher and to put all my talents to work. I keep her picture as a young girl on my desktop to remind me of the chances she never had and the way she pushed me to reach higher.”
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Josh Jacobson’s debut EP “First Light” is coming out in September. Check out the single “Tethered” from the EP here:
“Tethered” showcases Jacobson’s soulful vocals and dreamy tones developed by bells, trumpet, violin, and synths. The EP acts as a gateway into the inner workings of Josh during an emotionally impactful time in his life–relating to his fans in an organic way without having to reveal details beyond the emotion of each song.
“’Tethered’ is at its core a song about coming to terms with the fact that even the most meaningful connections can be temporary… but on a deeper level it’s about the whole concept of learning to live in a state of constant flux,” Josh said.
Josh has toured at SXSW and headlined for big-name festivals such as Miami Music Week and a Northside Festival showcase at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Throughout his touring, he has proven to be a sensation on stage that goes beyond what you hear on record. Josh will be playing a few select shows in October. Check out the dates and venues below:
Broke Royals have released the new pop friendly and inspirational track “As Long As I Can See” from their self-titled album coming out Nov. 17. Check out the music video here:
The band pulls from a wide range of sounds across indie, electronic, and pop to marry raw, organic characteristics with crisp, detailed digital elements and production. The video relies on striking visuals and incorporates sign language in each scene in an effort to raise deaf awareness during Deaf Awareness Month in September. The International Week of the Deaf begins on the 18th and the video serves as a way to show how music can be enjoyed and felt without words.The band will be donating the profit from the first week of sales and streaming to the Nyle DiMarco Foundation; a non-profit who works to improve the lives of deaf people.
Broke Royal members Philip Basnight and Colin Cross were inspired by the unspoken emotional response to seeing a loved one after a long day and the importance of reconnecting. Basnight said the album’s name represents a confidence and assurance for the band’s future.
“When we started recording music we didn’t know that there would be such a stirring creative chemistry, but by the time we made the album we had found our sound,” Basnight said.
Be sure to check out the self-titled album when it drops on November 17.