NEW INDIE BAND FROM CA: SMOKE SEASON

Smoke Season is an indie rock from CA, formed by Jason Rosen and  Gabrielle Wortman. The duo together create a very unique sound of electric guitars and haunting vocals, the two like to describe their music as “Electro Soul with a hint of whiskey” according to their Facebook page.

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Jason Rosen and Gabrielle Wortman met while sharing recording space in a studio in LA when they were recording for other projects, they clicked with each other and soon began writing music together. In March of 2013 they released their first EP titled “Signals,” which included their single  “Soleil.” Soleil can be described as a dreamy ballet, with Gabrielle’s soft soothing vocals, combined with Jason’s trippy guitars and harmonizing  vocals the pair can make you fall into a psychedelic trance.

Since then they have released another EP titled “Hot Coals Cold Souls,” where the have made two music videos off of both singles. The first   “Badlands” which gives off an old western vibe and, their second single “Opaque” makes you feel like you are transported to another dimension.

Fast forward to 2015 they come out with their hit single “Bees” which shows off Gabrielle’s power house vocals. With over 16,000 fans on Facebook, a huge following on Twitter, numerous TV appearances at local music stations in LA, headlining their own tours, and playing a number of music festivals on the West and East Coast. Smoke Season is without a doubt smoking up the music scene.

– Written by dearlychristina

Arik Dov records album in just 6 hours

Arik Dov is an indie folk singer-songwriter from San Francisco, California who recently visited Munich to record and mix a record in less than 6 hours. The record is called “Sorry Not For Speaking.” It’s absolutely amazing that this incredibly beautiful record was recorded and mixed in just 6 hours. Arik Dov is pure talent – guitar playing, lyrics, vocals, and all.

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“Arik Dov’s debut acoustic album. A blend of Folk, Rock, Soul and Pop telling stories of love, dreams, and heartbreak, with melodies and emotions that will stay in your head and heart. Recorded and mixed in under 6 hours in Munich, Germany.”

Arik says “I’m finishing up a tour of Europe — couch surfing, busking, and gigging wherever I can — it’s been a trip. …I plan on staying independent till I die.”

Get this record on bandcamp!

Here’s a video of Arik performing on the streets of Munich. We really dig the style of this video and the song:

“This coffee ain’t enough…” 

NEW YORK’S BEST YOUNG HIP HOP ARTIST

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Deadman Cyph is a 17 year old emerging rap and hip hop artist from Long Island, New York. His talent stretches far beyond his years. He has 21 tracks up on his soundcloud account, including “Blue Lights.” His single Blue Lights has over 18,000 well-deserved plays on soundcloud and 11,000 video hits on youtube. The subject matter of the song tackles systematic racism and violence from police officers, the music video includes video footage from the police attacks in Ferguson. We got a chance to sit down with Deadman Cyph and discuss his music.

RTP: What inspires your music?

DC: I’m inspired by everything that’s surrounds me and that I live in a daily basis. My life, my childhood, my pain. Everything. It’s funny tho because I can’t really write music when I’m happy. My music is driven by pain in a odd way. I think that’s because that’s were it all started. I started music to get out my pain so it’s always been like that.

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RTP: What inspired “Blue Lights”?

DC: Blue Lights started when I was going through a real rough time. This was also when there was a bunch of riots going on due to frequent police shootings. I felt so alone. I didn’t feel save home and even outside my own neighborhood. So much stuff was going on around me. Bills were piling up, parents divorcing, just so much. That’s how Blue lights started. Through loneliness.

RTP: When did you start writing lyrics?

DC: I first started writing in 9th grade. I was into poetry so I decided to pick up pen and get out how I was feelings even if people didn’t understood since I wrote in a odd way.

RTP: What are your biggest inspirations?

DC: My biggest inspirations are the people that surround me. Everyone that influenced my life good and bad. Life and is plentiful stories is what inspires me.

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RTP: When did you realize that this is what you wanted to do?

DC:  I realized like around when I was in 10th grade. I started branding myself and really talking time to investing into myself and branding.

RTP: What did you grow up listening to?

DC: I grew up listening to to all types of artist from Nirvana, Corrinne Bailey Rea, Biggie, Kanye West, Soley, Daughters. Just everyone.

His new project will debut next year, it’s called “Only Truth Survives.”

Deadman Cyph says in the description of the youtube music video “Special Thanks Goes Out To Bay Shore and the Whole Long Island
** Special thanks also to the Whole Manifest Team And everyone help bring this vision to life ! I Thank Y’all So Much! Also Thanks Tony For Always supporting me , I appreciate it more then you will ever know !”

Jon Jeremy: “Stairway”

Recently, Jon Jeremy released a lyrically genius rap song titled “Stairway.” Jon Jeremy has mastered the art of rhyming and this song proves it. You can see the art of his rhymes with the lyric video that was created for this technically advanced song. Stairway will be one of many songs off of Jeremy’s upcoming album “Paint Like A Child.” Paint Like A Child is due out in the Springtime of next year. We can’t wait to hear it!

Jon Jeremy is a rapper and songwriter from Long Island, NY. He performs frequently around the New York area. Keep up with Jon Jeremy’s new songs, albums, and shows on facebook.

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Killers by: Ryan Burnett & The Vanguards

RYAN BURNETT & THE VANGUARDS RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE, KILLERS 4th DECEMBER 2015

Ryan Burnett and The Vanguards, announce the release of debut single, Killers, out 30th October with Ryan as the face of the new Guitar Hero Live game.

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Ryan moved from Manchester to Brighton at the age of 17 on receiving a scholarship to study music. He went on to form and play in several bands, recording albums and touring all over the world with previous band The Crave. Performance highlights included opening two sell-out Hammersmith Apollo shows, Rock Am Ring and three tours of the US.

After a period in Nashville, writing and working on new material, and realising that a solo career was not the direction for him, singer-songwriter Ryan formed The Vanguards with CJ Evans, Dan Logan and Ben Johnsen.  The band’s music has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Kodaline, but The Vanguards are set on printing their own contemporary stamp on a popular sound. The band is backed by Metropolis Studios Label team, with the track produced and mixed by Guy Chambers’ right hand man Paul Stanborough (Katie MeluaKylieINXS), and mastered by Mazen Murad (The Rolling StonesMuseBjörk).

Ryan was chosen to front the new Guitar Hero Live game, released earlier this month, but this is a great time to highlight Ryan and the band, being all about the music and performing live as often as possible. The band will next perform live on 10 November at Paper Dress Vintage Boutique and then on 30 November at the Sebright Arms. For details of all upcoming gigs, keep an eye on the website.

The Vanguards released their debut single to coincide with the Guitar Hero Live launch, with ‘Killers’ out on 30th October 2015.  Impact date is 4th December 2015.

Ryan Burnett and The Vanguards
http://www.ryanburnettmusic.com

Zoogma

Zoogma’s live performance video for their single ‘Molasses’ is now out and the tune is available for free download, on soundcloud, and via iTunes to pre order the EP.  This is a single from Zoogma’s forthcoming EP, ‘New Era’, which is being fully released late January.

Video – http://bit.ly/Molassesyt

Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/Molassessc

Download – http://zoogma.net/home/#music

Artwork – bit.ly/NewEraArt

​”Music is often like a time capsule. Listening to different records may remind us of specific place in time. It can often take you back to a particular moment in your life or paint a picture of events that you may not have actually experienced–yet feel as if you have. Our last three records all painted a picture of us at a certain time. Each of the three have allowed us to evolve into the band we are today by building on the past while looking ahead. Our latest EP, New Era, takes much of what we have done in the past with live instrumentation, sampling, and studio production and fuses the techniques together in a unified concept.” – Zoogma