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Shane Cooley finds freedom in isolation in his alt-indie-folk single, Coyote

Inspired by tumultuous times and personal emotional upheavals, the acclaimed alt indie-folk singer-songwriter, Shane Cooley, stepped into the metaphysical wild to create his seminal upcoming album, Forest. The first single to be released, Coyote, is a hauntingly euphonic hit that blends tonal palettes of Jack White and Elliott Smith while experimenting with artful simplicity and the dust of desert rock. Vocally, Cooley parallels Grandaddy with his honeyed high timbres that still resonate as organic despite the raised velvety pitches.

With lyrics that run like wild poetry, “A coyote/In grown man’s clothing/Forever lonely/Forever free/Down in the valley/Out on the streets/If you push me/ I’ll show my teeth”, this modernised feat of indie-folk Americana won’t fail to reel you into the themes of isolation and freedom, which are proven to be two of the same.

We can’t wait to hear what the rest of his seminal LP delivers. The Richmond, VA artist may be flying under a lot of people’s radars. Yet, it is only a matter of time before he gets full recognition for his inexplicably honed-in talent and instantly magnetic charisma as a songwriter.

Coyote will officially drop on April 8th, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A multi-faceted soundscape: 8udDha bl0od release GudMorganKorgOrgan

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Release after release, 8udDha bl0od never cease to stupefy with their unparalleled style, and if you sift through each of their tracks you’ll see they truly are a one-of-a-kind gig.

It’s astounding, almost mesmerizing what they’ve done in one of their latest releases GudMorganKorgOrgan, coming in at 35:53 with multiple songs in one track as to create a multi-versatile masterpiece. In a way it reminded me of what Radiohead did with Paranoid Android, however definitely not as indie and lyric-centred; besides, here 8udDha bl0od classify as having folk roots that magnify every single part of GudMorganKorgOrgan.

There’s some sort of style shift between each track – starting from what strikes as folkloristic melodies leading to a surprising synth-tetic loop that drops into an acoustic guitar strumming. The vocals immediately handed me a memento of Thom Yorke’s vocal flair.

All in all, GudMorganKorgOrgan is not just a song, it’s a sensory experience you plunge into to appreciate a multi-faceted soundscape you’ll be able to taste, hear, and see.

Let 8udDha bl0od overwhelm you with GudMorganKorgOrgan on Soundcloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.