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Fire Jane – Blind: Unapologetically Empowered EDM Pop

“Blind” is the intensely euphoric latest EDM Pop single from up and coming Boston-based duo Fire Jane. It finds the perfect balance between emotion and energy by running through as an undeniable testament of the artist’s ability to not only create a radio-ready earworm but to create an infectious drop which will leave you psyched every time you hit play.

Blind feels like an almost serendipitously timely release, when the world is sitting in their respective anger or apathy, Fire Jane is reminding us what visceral emotion feels like. The unapologetically empowered edge to the harmonically succinct vocals is something that I’ll never forget.

You can check out Blind by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fast-rising Massachusetts band RoseR rock in with the truthfully awesome ‘Nice, Guy’

Fast-rising Massachusetts band RoseR rock in with the truthfully awesome ‘Nice, Guy‘ and this fantastic 5 piece act are back with a supremely memorable new single. This is for all those nice guys out there that are going for the wrong girl.

Lowell, Massachusetts is the home of this fiery band with an indie rock sound that is such a nice massage to the ears and has a vibe that is so fascinating. With lusty vocals that is backed up with a funky bass-line and lyrics that get to the message right away without fuss. You can feel the jazz, blues, and grunge influences here and this is a treat.

This is the story about how a nice guy can fall for the wrong girl. They are perfect for each other and there are so many laughs. The problem is that he loves her so much and she sees him as a friend. They flirt and joke around but deep inside she doesn’t realize that this is a guy that will care for her so much and be loyal. She doesn’t see it and he will be chasing this love for years and his heart will be broken unfortunately.

Nice, Guy‘ from the excellent Massachusetts band RoseR is a thunderous single that shows us their quality yet again. They show their experience and creativity to the max here and this is one of the most promising indie rock tunes you will hear in 2020.

Head through to the Spotify page.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Retro House Carousel drop the lock and smash in with the busty ‘Closure’

Retro House Carousel drop the lock and smash in with the busty ‘Closure‘ that sends waves through the music scene.

Born and raised in Manhattan, and now residing in Boston, Retro House Carousel has been building up his experimental sounds that are all grounded nicely in a crazy storm of rock, electric, and rap genres. All bundled into one, this is a mixture that will raise the temperature.

With a funky beat, we are now in a smokey basement while listening to this fresh new song. You are on a mission for closure but something is holding back, you feel left for dead but things will change. You just need to turn a few right corners and you will be okay. This is the life that is in front of you right now and the trail can be dusty.

Closure‘ from Retro House Carousel is a fantastic new single that draws you in, you can’t help but appreciate the technical elements here. This is one to turn up real loud.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Alt Pop singer Bex blazes in with ”Secondhand Smoke”

Bex is a Boston-based writer & singer-songwriter with influences from pop-rock, blues and also some neo-soul. She is back with her new song called ”Secondhand Smoke” that was released today.

What ever you breath in you need to believe it. Bex is no quitter and she has the Bonny & Clyde kind of love with this fantastic new pop track. Her vocals are wonderfully pure on this new song and I love the catchy lyrics. The vibe is fab throughout and Bex shows her smooth style.

Secondhand Smoke” from the Massachusetts local is perfect for those long road trips or to get you excited for the day. Without having a sneaky ciggie of course.  This is a simple song that catches the ear and this is a musician to watch. Her voice is so natural and she is poised to fully breakout soon.

Stream this song right here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Vulcan Xs1’s sad message is haunting on ‘From The Ceiling’

Nick Sharpsky aka Vulcan Xs1 is an artist, producer and audio engineer who is back with is new song called ‘From The Ceiling‘ and this hits deep in the heart.

Boston, Massachusetts is the home of Vulcan Xs1 who is an electronic artist with ambient, minimalist and house influences. He was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is currently attending Berklee College of Music studying Music Production and Engineering. This is an artist who loves to challenge himself.

This song echoes through the speakers and is a soundtrack to mental health. You are so tired of the pain and thinking of being alone forever. The beat is so haunting and I feel like this is an artist that is expressing himself and is clearly been finding it tough like so many.

Vulcan Xs1 is a singer who is totally honest and who performs with a heart-breaking style. ‘From The Ceiling‘ is is fantastic song that is really dark and moody. This is a message for the times and how close we can get to giving up. We all need someone close to us right now.

Stream this new track here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Lo-Fi Sludgy Shoegaze and Post Punk, converge in Nikolai Parker’s latest despondently sweet single “June”

https://nikolaiparker.bandcamp.com/track/june

Boston, Massachusetts-based Alternative artist Nikolai Parker dropped their latest single “June” on June 16th, we’re already hooked on the sludgy immersive aural despondency.

The progressive soundscape starts with chorally absorbing guitar notes floating high above the steady rattle of the drumbeats, but as June progresses, the momentum picks up and discord starts to bleed through.

In true Shoegaze style, Nikolai Parker’ vocals bleed slightly into the mix. Yet not so much so that the lyrics are lost in the melancholically-tinged soundscape.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Nirvana and Slowdive collaborated on a record, you’d be able to get a good idea of what is in store when you hit play on June. Aptly. the track is as dark and stormy as the month of June in 2020. Admittedly, after hearing Nikolai Parker’s release, it felt increasingly harder to feel morose.

You’d be hard-pressed finding a more indulgent infusion Shoegaze, Post Punk, Grunge and Lo-Fi Rock from a contemporary artist.

You can stream and download June for yourselves via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wild Sundays have served up a fresh slice of American Indie Pop Rock with their debut single “Exception”

https://wildsundays.bandcamp.com/releases

Exception” is the debut single from the Boston, Massachusetts-based Indie Pop Rock newcomer Wild Sundays. Prepare for a rhythmically slick soul-soothing Indie earworm before hitting play.

The anthemic energy of Exception is nicely paired with the intimately candid lyrics and vocals which invite you to aurally swim in the depths of the vocalist’s authentic and sincere expression.

With most Indie tracks, you can immediately guess who the artist is trying to assimilate. But Wild Sundays pull from a variety of sub-genres to deliver an overwhelmingly contemporary resounding sound which will appease Rock fans of all inclinations.

Whether you love to listen to Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, or Manic Street Preachers, you’re sure to appreciate Exception.

You can check out Wild Sundays’ track Exception for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vinyl Disciples & Myah Marie lust for that endless summer with ”Craving California”

Sometimes you just know what you want. You lust after the summer skies and frolicking in the pool with your sunglasses on. You swim all day and party all night. This is the life we all crave at the moment but sadly the world is on pause for the time being. Luckily, there is some incredible music out there to make us happy and here is a real gem of a dance song that will cheer you up.

Vinyl Disciples & Myah Marie have teamed up to bring us an absolute gem. This track is all about summer and comes right at the time I was thinking about booking a trip to Greece. California would be nice of course but the US is in the grips of a wild time so that idea is on hold for the time being.

Craving California” is a sun-soaked picture of an ideal weekend that is sumptuously vocalized by the breath-taking talent of Myah Marie who takes us on a sparkling daydream. With Mishaal Alireza, Mete Aslan and Edwin Matos on the beautiful Boston-made beat as Vinyl Disciples, we are in safe hands. Bring on summer.

Stream this happy new track with all the good vibes here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Former Dentist Mova drills holes with comeback ”Gone To Stay”

Loving someone so much and falling for them is such an incredible feeling. If they don’t feel the same way back, things will always be tricky. They could fall in love with you someday but are you willing to wait?

Boston local and former Dentist Mova is back and with a bang. He missed music so much and decided to turn his hobby into his life.

Mova shows us that desiring someone that is always breaking your heart isn’t a healthy way to live. With a catchy beat and clear lyrics, he brings us into the picture of romance with his on and off lover. From a distance, Mova reflects on what this has done to his heart and he eventually realizes that he must move on otherwise the pain will carry on. This is a good song and will be popular with the younger generation. It won’t be surprising to see the track explode once summer holidays begin.

Stream the comeback from this Boston based artist who is fired up to be back in the music game. Check out his Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Boston-based artist Buddha-Ty intrigues with debut single ”Middle Way”

Some artists are just wildly unknown. Their music somehow struggles to reach the cream of the crop without a big budget. I feel like this is one of those times where an emcee needs some love. Buddha-Ty is the name and he is a rapper from Boston in the USA.

Middle Way” is the debut track from this young artist with loads of potential. His flow is consistent and he doesn’t try too hard to get his message across. Buddha-Ty has been waiting for this moment and he wades in deep here with a distorted bass bin blurry beat. He has come up from the basement with tales to tell of his new found confidence and creativity. This is a new emcee who’s flow will develop with time and it will be fascinating to see if his style changes in time. I love the beat and it has an extra electronic feel to it and this adds so much authentic energy to the debut. Freeing minds and sending his positive message is all this promising musician is after and he has succeeded without being arrogant about it.

Check out the debut from this innovative Hip Hop artist from Boston on his SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen