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I’ll Know If I See Her Face: Atlanta rapper Scooter Swayze glocks up the max with ‘My Favorite Hater’

Taken off his recent 11-track album called ‘SWAYZE‘, Scooter Swayze lights up and lets us know that he doesn’t waste time with small-minded fools on his latest banger called ‘My Favorite Hater‘.

Scooter Swayze is a well-established Atlanta, Georgia-based indie rapper who flows with a resolute attitude that lets you know that he doesn’t feel the need to mess around with petty games.

Featuring that signature Southern twang that has you absorbed into his hustle way of life that is indisputably proving profitable, Scooter Swayze flows with the confidence of someone that is in the zone right now as he sparks our imagination with an insightful new single full of intended poise and a deadly delivery.

My Favorite Hater‘ from the Atlanta, Georgia-based indie rapper Scooter Swayze, is one of those underground tracks that are perfect for that late-night cruise if you are in the car with the crew. The energy is full-paced here and 420-friendly – as we find an artist who is stacking up the paper to the ceiling – and does not worry about anything that is potentially in the way down the line. He has assembled a fearsome team who know the streets like the back of their hands, as he leads them to that treasure-filled land that is only stuffed with success.

Check out his new music video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Spark: Jon Clark and One Long Skid sense that special feeling on ‘Chemical Blond’

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Taken off their 3rd album ‘A Knot In Time‘, Jon Clark and One Long Skid are at their dreamy best with their latest single that will have you in a tender gaze as you wait for the light to come around with the ‘Chemical Blond‘.

Jon Clark is a Sterling, Massachusetts, USA-based indie-folk/rock artist and music producer who performs with his family band named One Long Skid.

We’re either in control of our skid, enjoying the ride, or spinning out of control into the dark abyss. Sometimes our final destination is in the hand of others.” ~ Jon Clark

Bringing us a nostalgic combination of serene music melodies that has you in a contemplative mood as you listen deeper to a true storyteller at work, Jon Clark and One Long Skid have a trance-like impact on our hearts with a track that is rich in quality and full of easygoing vocals that reminds you of better times.

Chemical Blond‘ from the Massachusetts-based indie folk/rock singer-songwriter and music producer Jon Clark and One Long Skid, is a fresh-from-a-distance track that has you smiling brightly as you remember that human who forced you to look twice and check your temperature. There is so much soul brewing from the sunlight here that warms up your fascinated body, as you remember that time you just knew someone who was something special.

Listen to this new single on YouTube and see more of their adventures on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Good Vibes: Xaver is at his best on sensual new single ‘See Through’

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Showing us his true love for music from his travels all over, Xaver takes us on a daydream-filled journey on his latest cruise-through single that has you feeling a bit naughty on ‘See Through‘.

Xaver (pronounced: ks-ah-fur) is a 23-year old Californian alt-RnB solo singer-songwriter who skillfully mixes in soothing neo-soul and mellow hip-hop into his creations.

Taken from his debut 5-track EP called ‘Frame Work‘, you feel that Xaver is a truly classy artist who is inspired by many genres and makes a sound that puts you into a calm state of mind. His vocals have you blushing at times, with honest lyrics that lead you into this picture he has eloquently painted for us to glide into.

My goal with this music is to make something that makes people tune into their emotions and feel more connected to those of others. Whether you hear something in my songs that makes you sad or happy, I hope that you feel something, because to experience these thoughts and feelings is our job as humans. All I want to do is show that it’s ok to do so.” ~ Xaver

See Through‘ from the California, USA-based indie alt-RnB solo artist Xaver, is one of those late-night playlist tracks you put on with your partner when you feel like taking things up a notch. With a smoothly projected ambience that has you feeling like lighting up some candles to add to the mood, this is a pacifying track that will have you beaming brightly and feeling that everything is going to be okay again.

Listen to this soulful new single on Spotify and see more on his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

themoonmustset made new wave rap wavier in his latest release, Make It Home

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From 80s goth to new wave rap, few sounds evade the fusionist style of the up and coming Dallas, TX-native, themoonmustset. His latest single, Make It Home, is a trippy-to-the-point-of-being-ethereal release that uses glitchy distorted beats under his urgent and visceral rap bars.

I’m fairly sure you would have heard the phrase “it’s a vibe” before; this track becomes the epitome of it with its spacey, wavey progressions and the full-frontal human element pouring into the mix through the tuned and effect-laden vocals.

The 22-year-old artist produces, records, mixes and masters every release put out under his name. We can only hope that there are more locked, loaded and ready to drop releases from themoonmustset.

Make It Home is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Derek Cramer shows us the future though “Power of the Metaverse”

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The Metaverse may give some people the fear and bring connotations of a cold new world that won’t allow us to touch grass; with his single, Power of the Metaverse, the Ohio-based alternative artist, Derek Cramer, has shown us its potential.

The 80s-inspired alt-rock hit has psychedelic undertones along with high-octane over-driven guitars while Cramer energetically attacks the lyrics that illustrate the freedom that metaverses can grant us. Cramer chose to focus on the positives of decentralization, digital connection and augmented reality, such as the potential for increased self-expression and community.

Those lyrics with such nostalgic rock tones almost feels like a paradox is aurally unravelling before you, and therein lies the sheer ingenuity of the release. We can’t wait to hear what follows.

Power of the Metaverse is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hands Around Your Neck: $TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB wants his ex to totally forget on ‘Master’

On a mission to re-popularize metal music to its highest form and to be one of the all-time greats, $TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB shares his inner picture of a past relationship with a raw display on ‘Master‘.

$TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB is a youthful Los Angeles, California-based indie alt-metal singer-songwriter who was formed by Keith Man.

Launched in late August 2021, Keith released 5 songs that he felt would showcase the versatility of his project, as well as foreshadow his releases to come.” ~ $TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB

With a hauntingly scary style that has your whole body clenched up in anticipation for his next move, $TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB rips through our day with his signature aplomb on a track that shall have the hairs on your body standing up to attention.

Master‘ from the LA-based solo alt-metal solo singer-songwriter $TABBY RIP $TAB $TAB, is an underground experience that will shock many, and totally enthral others to turn up the volume. Just like his heroes from Slipknot, the aim here is to give out a true expression – that is filled with speaker-rattling moments that make you jolt – and think deeply about those moments that have the power to change everything.

Listen to this new single on Reverbnation and see more of his stories on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gunpoint Alibi deliver the evolution that alt-rock fans have been waiting for with their latest single, Bury Me

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‘Bury Me’ is the latest fierce slice of alt-rock from the Denver, Colorado-based powerhouse Gunpoint Alibi. What started as a garage-punk cover band in 2019 evolved into a gnarly post-hardcore outfit complete with ensnaring high-octane instrumental hooks and harsh pop-punk vocals that fall away from the Hayley Williams mould (thank God!) into raucous new territory.

Morgan Elizabeth’s vocal confidence runs in parallel to the levels of conviction and dynamism; she could smash through a screamo track just as well as a Taylor Swift hit. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the infectious sense of playfulness she uses as she attacks the lyrics with her versatile vocal timbre. We can’t wait to hear how they follow on from this monster of an alt-rock evolution.

Bury Me is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Always Been A Boss: NYC rapper YN ROCKY shows us his purpose on ‘Wouldn’t Understand’

Slowly sliding the knife out of his back with rare calmness you don’t see often, YN ROCKY realizes that this journey will be a tough one but ultimately worth it as he achieves all of his goals on the boss-mentality new single ‘Wouldn’t Understand‘.

Shanime Williams aka YN ROCKY is a New Rochelle, New York-based indie hip-hop solo artist who raps with a smooth conviction of someone who can deal with pressure and emerge victoriously.

Putting his stamp on the game that needs new heroes in capes to emerge from the lonely darkness, YN ROCKY displays his breathless bars in an enlightened format that shows you that he is for real. After dealing with so much disloyalty growing up, it feels like he has decided to rise above the tide – and showcase strength when others are praying for him to fail – with a street-filled track that has you in a massively contemplative mood.

Wouldn’t Understand‘ from New Rochelle, New York-based indie hip-hop solo artist YN ROCKY is an underground release for anyone who gets that you will, unfortunately, have to deal with extra if you chose to be your own leader. Instead of following others and making them rich, this is a man with a true intention who certainly delivers when he needs to. With a catchy beat and consistent flows from an artist on a mission to the top, this is an anthem for all the hustlers out there who don’t stop to nap when there is work to be done.

Check out the YouTube audio and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Move Forward: NYC alt-rockers Wake the Sun don’t let the past define them on ‘Deep Blues Skies’

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Inspired by their heroes from the legendary band’s Foo Fighters and Rival Sons, Wake the Sun put on their sunglasses and stomp all the self-doubt out of your soul with ‘Deep Blues Skies‘.

Wake the Sun is a New York, USA-based indie 4-piece alt-rock band that sends us a real banger here that seems to illuminate all senses and take you to a better place than before.

With the recent pandemic, mental health has been at the forefront of many people’s minds. Luckily, more and more people are being made aware of its effects every single day and having a frank conversation. This song seeks to shed light on that ever-growing problem. The song depicts the frustrations of getting caught up with your own thoughts and how they can harken back to tribulations of years past. It conveys how past adversity can color our perceptions of today.” ~ Lead singer and lyricist, Dillon Mealy

Sometimes in life, you hear a band so underrated it makes you positively inspired to tell everyone you know with good music taste about them. Wake the Sun is that band. What they achieve on ‘Deep Blues Skies‘ is quite magnificent as they bust a deep hole into anything that has been suffocating you lately, with an excellently delivered track that will leave you speakers blushing.

Deep Blues Skies‘ from New York-based indie 4-piece alt-rock act Wake the Sun, is a thunderous track from a really exciting band who understand that the future can be bright if you lose the baggage at the airport and fly free again. There is a tempo projected here that is quite outstanding and very Foo-like, as they press play and let their music do the talking.

Life is all about looking for sunnier climates, so that you may bask in the light and forget anything that has held you back in achieving anything you want.

Check out this top new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Know What’s Next: Boston singer-songwriter Eliot Dean Baker gives honest advice to a heartbroken soul on ‘Are We Still Dating’

As he tries his best to offer guidance to a truly authentic human that needs to hear the truth before he sinks further underground, Eliot Dean Baker sings with a stunning gusto on his latest single all about querying if that sweet lover will actually wait on ‘Are We Still Dating‘.

Eliot Dean Baker is a Woodbridge, Virginia-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based alt-pop/rock solo artist, Berklee College of Music graduate and music producer, who has had creative melodies flowing in his drum-playing veins since he was just a young boy.

Multi-talented in singing, songwriting, and playing the guitar, piano, and drums, Eliot considers his biggest influences to be Jimi Hendrix, Prince, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Sting, Frank Ocean, and Michael Jackson.” ~ Eliot Dean Baker

This is a seriously brilliant track from the classy talent of Eliot Dean Baker – who is surely one of the most underrated artists in the world – as he dazzles on a superb track all about being there for your friend when the chips are down.

Are We Still Dating‘ from the highly instinctive Nashville, Tennessee-based alt-pop/rock solo artist and music producer Eliot Dean Baker, is a sterling effort from a truly excellent musician who is clearly at the peak of his powers. With a sincere story about seeing someone who he cares about in so much pain from losing their lover due to distance, this is the warning for anyone going through the same emotional turmoil.

Sung with a scintillating velocity, this is a top effort that will have you in a highly reflective mood as you remember the one that got away.

Hear this new single on Spotify and find out more about his journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen