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Minnesota-based pop artist Tim Mahoney unites the world on the inspirational new single, ‘We Should Be Shooting Stars’

With a sincerely impassioned call for peace and humanity in a brutal world increasingly tolerant of gun-fueled bloodshed that tears so many people apart, Tim Mahoney sings with such love and care on a single all about asking us all to find a solution to this madness with, ‘We Should Be Shooting Stars‘.

Tim Mahoney is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who writes from the soul as his only motivation is to help the world unite as one team.

This song is a first for me,” says Mahoney. “I believe in every word I’m saying. I’m really hoping it just helps unite and bring people together. This can sound cliché, but I think it really needs to start with one person – you and me with this song.” ~ Tim Mahoney

Soaring high with a real message that should give you shivers all over your exposed spines, Tim Mahoney flies high like an example for us to aspire to. He sings with loving energy that appears only genuine and real, that has you shaking with inspired juices flowing in your veins as the door to unity creaks open slowly.

We Should Be Shooting Stars‘ from Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Tim Mahoney, a stunning message that needs to be played loud and proud all over the world as we count on each other to be better together. With superb lyrics that keep it importantly honest – and featuring ear-shaking vocals – that might cause the hairs on your body to shoot up, as we close our eyes and wonder why this carnage continues. This is that vital picture that we all need to paint together, in a calm way that has the guns down and the conversation up.

Finding a peaceful solution will certainly define this generation.

Listen up to this new single on Soundcloud and see more via the FB music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

White Dune dispatches us into an exhilarating daydream with his latest adventure-filled release, ‘Waimea’

With his upcoming travel-inspired EP ‘Heavy Is the Root of the Light‘ set for release later on in 2022, White Dune drops his first single and this is an ambient wonder that shall have you yearning about those wide-open roads that change your perspective forever with ‘Waimea‘.

White Dune is the excellent solo electronic project of the experienced Minneapolis/St Paul-based drummer Dave Power who charges in with such splendidly-constructed soundscapes.

White Dune’s sound is heavily influenced by Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Casino vs Japan, Clark and more.” ~ White Dune

Transmitting us into a delighted mood that has been instantly transformed and seems to brush away all the self-doubt, White Dune takes us for a ride that is completely enthralling and shows us where the key to that all-important happiness is – with that travel-and-learn mentality – that so many of us have sadly forgotten.

Waimea‘ from the Minneapolis/St Paul-based electronic solo artist White Dune, is a dreamy single that will have you gazing outside your office or home window lusting for that sweet adventure smell. There is a really inspiring message here that is hidden inside such a well-made track, that has you feeling like venturing outside again and getting away from any bad vibes that have been holding you back.

With a perfect summer soundtrack like this, there is such joyous energy that seems to encase gently all over your body to guide you into a better place.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see his story unfold on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m A Fish Stuck In A Well: Beth Ann McDowell swims headfirst into the ‘Killers Of The Early Morning’

Killers Of The Early Morning by Beth Ann McDowell (Littlefoot)

Showing us into a place that has her heart in a twist while she was stuck somewhere she didn’t feel at home, Beth Ann McDowell returns with a thrilling new single that will have you thinking deeply about whether you are in the right place or not with ‘Killers Of The Early Morning‘.

Beth Ann McDowell is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based, Seoul, South Korea-born, indie singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist who makes that truly nostalgic creation you simply marvel at.

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Walt Vincent who has worked with some of indie rock’s darlings such as Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon Levitt, it was done in the way McDowell was accustomed to recording music: with musicians playing live and the organic result used for the album instead of overdubbing and piecing recordings together.” ~ Beth Ann McDowell

Performed with such class by an elegant creative who leads us into this cinematic story so many have felt before – we are intertwined into her soul for a few minutes – as we find a young woman who feels like her nights were ruined for too long by someone who only cared for themselves.

I was tapping into the feeling of not being able to give even though you’ve given everything to someone or something.” ~ Beth Ann McDowell

Killers Of The Early Morning‘ from Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie singer-songwriter and world traveller Beth Ann McDowell, is a reflective single that has you feeling rather sad at times. This is the picture of giving so much to someone for so long and then feeling empty, as you go through the motions and wish you were somewhere else.

Finding your true purpose in life has never been more important in this overly-busy world, as we brush away anything that is holding us back from being truly happy.

Listen to her lovely new creation on Bandcamp and find out more about this wonderful talent on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Demons Got Me: Minnesota hard rock act Störmbreaker feel so broken via their anthem ‘On the Run’

Taken off their fire-filled 12-track album released on the 5th November 2021 called ‘Strike the Match‘, Störmbreaker tries to quickly shake off the energy-draining demons that have brought them to this unwanted feeling while ‘On the Run‘.

Störmbreaker is a powerful 5-piece Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie-rock band who make a riff-roaring blend of heavy music that has been blended expertly with highly likeable vocals that might lift you quickly off your cosy seat.

Combining soaring melodic vocals, an electrifying dual lead guitar attack, and a pounding rhythm section, Störmbreaker delivers a dose of high energy hard rock.” ~ Störmbreaker

Störmbreaker is in prominent form with a top-notch effort up there with the best rock tracks currently out this year, as they seem to possess something rather distinctive and grasp your easily perplexed consciousness with aplomb on this explosive single.

On the Run‘ from the raging Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie rock act Störmbreaker, is a shuddering speaker-rattling effort from a positively underrated ensemble that is surely set for bigger stages. They make a scintillating blend of quality music that is all about finding that special heart, to make you free again from feeling alone on the tempting road ahead.

Being free from yourself is the only mission when you miss someone you loved so dearly.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You’re A Toaster In The Bathtub: Minneapolis experimental pop artist YYY reminds us that we need to get outside again with ‘And The Swords Don’t Bend’

With his debut album ‘Aquadungeonafterdark‘ due for official release on the 24th September 2021, YYY shows us that by being inside all the time and trying to reinvent the wheel, you are hiding away from those friends who miss you with ‘And The Swords Don’t Bend‘.

Austin Carson aka YYY, is a thriving Minneapolis, Minnesota-based indie genre-bending experimental pop artist.

Creating beautiful transitions between analog bass drones, psychedelic guitar riffs and vocal samples, YYY’s music maintains a lighthearted undertone that challenges the listener.” ~ YYY

Sung with a remarkable poise and true honesty, we are told a real story about the world that spins rather fast if we don’t experience it properly. With a uniquely succulent beat that enthralls you rather quickly and has your glowing body grooving in sheer delight – this is the type of music experience that is all about that ever-evolving creative mindset – which is so needed in this copy-cat world.

Austin has performed in the Minneapolis music scene as a solo artist and as part of other projects for the last six years.” ~ YYY

And The Swords Don’t Bend‘ from the experimental Minneapolis-based indie pop artist YYY, is the message that we all need to hear. Those projects you have been working on are highly important, but by avoiding being out in the world sometimes – we are actually avoiding the real world which we need to be a part of.

Made with a knowledgeable edge, we are washed thoughtfully into a tremendously self-aware track which has you reaching for those keys to see the earth for its immaculate beauty again.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Finding His Lane: Minneapolis rapper Barry Denzel knows he is on the way to winning with ‘Lottery’

Produced by the skilled L.A. Justice and released through his loyal label Dynasty Records, Barry Denzel strikes it lucky on the catchy new single all about going for it when you know you are ready with ‘Lottery‘.

Barry Denzel is a Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist with so many high ambitions, he is going to need a massive mansion to fit them all in. He raps with a edgy street-born attitude that has shown him the sewers below, that almost had him suffocated before he dragged himself out.

Growing up in Minneapolis, Barry Denzel was always connected to music. With Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Nelly, and Usher being some of his inspirations, he made the decision to develop his skills as a songwriter, learn how to write complex lyrics, and be able to tell his own truths and stories through his music.” ~ Barry Denzel

He vows never to go back to what was in his life before, as he is only interested in success now and having the true crew with him. The world can change so many souls that you thought were real, and its up to you to see it in their eyes.

This is a supremely skilled lyricist with a vigorous flow that strikes your compelled imagination – his stories are so detailed and rather vivid – each sentence has you rather enthralled as his growing self-awareness to the level he wants to reach, is such a joy to watch.

Lottery‘ from the passionate Minneapolis-based Barry Denzel, is his move to the top of the pack. He looks and sound really hungry, as his mindset has taken him further than many thought possible. It feels like the door has just opened for him to walk in, and if he wants it enough, he will see his fortunes change forever in this fickle world.

If you have that one opportunity to succeed, will you take it or not?

Stream this top new music video on YouTube and see more adventures via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Sign Was New: Good Morning Bedlam know its time to leave the homely ‘Blue House’

Bringing us the first of eight much-awaited releases in 2021, Good Morning Bedlam take us to a nostalgic place that will have you beaming broadly like a night-lit sky on ‘Blue House‘.

Good Morning Bedlam is a fantastic three-piece indie folk/pop act from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They cleverly fuse jazz and rock into their lovely music melodies, to create a blend of sounds that tastes so good in your willing music palate.

Blue House is a reflection of childhood. It’s about my parents moving out of my childhood home and how there is a grieving process to leaving behind not only a house, but a lifetime of memories. However, moving forward is a necessary part of life, and it is time to make new memories in new places, and to do that it is time to leave behind the blue house so that a different family can create new memories there. After all, it’s more than bricks that make a home.” – Isaak (vocals/guitarist) from Good Morning Bedlam

Deep down in your soul you feel the efficacious energy brewing from Good Morning Bedlam, as they knock politely on your dusty door so that they may be let into your life, with a breathtaking energy you just can’t say no to. They judiciously turn your frown into a smile – with an effortlessly effulgent nature – which has you feeling so happy again.

Blue House‘ from the likable three-piece indie folk/pop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota called Good Morning Bedlam, paints us a clear picture which is intertwined with their common human experience ethos, which drives their music into new levels of unforeseen feet-tapping enjoyment.

Sometimes you just know you need to move on, so that you may grow and experience a new home which you can make your own.

Stream this catchy new single on Spotify and see more stories on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Fruitful Journey: Alien of Nature roams free to fulfill his passions on ‘Canyonlands’

Taken off the superb twelve-track release called ‘Motion In Time‘, Alien of Nature beautifully soothes our worries about the darkness away, with the awe-inspiring new single called ‘Canyonlands‘.

Mike Baran aka Alien of Nature, is a fascinating travelling singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is bravely following his full-time music dreams despite this horrific pandemic and is well on the way through the detours, to achieve his achievable goals through sheer driving determination, pure passion and hard work.

With a name that means ‘one’ in Gaelic, you feel the riveting rock, blues, country and folk fusions inside this tasty wrap of creation, that tastes so edible in your happy music palate. This is that authentic sound which isn’t following any fad, but is only flowing freely to find that open road and to inspire others to do what they need to do in life too.

The wanderlust period in his life of 2019-2020 is entrenched into his soul and you can feel his deeply-felt lyrics merge together perfectly, with his crisp guitar skills and soulful vocals that steams up your previously sad mood. His love for his craft is obvious and you can’t help but marvel at the valley of goodness here.

Canyonlands‘ from the currently Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Alien of Nature, walks us through the peaceful terrain, as he sees where he needs to go, in order to be truly happy. From California to the East Coast to his current home, you feel that this is an original musician, who will do whatever it takes to find his happy path in life.

Stream this carefully crafted single on Soundcloud and see more on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Party That Surrounds You: Jaguar Jaguar urge us not to panic on the mesmerizing new single ‘Post-Op’

After gaining international success with their previous EP ‘Common Menace Pt.1, Jaguar Jaguar return with ‘Post-Op‘, which is taken off their latest five-track offering called ‘Pink Lies‘.

Jaguar Jaguar is the exciting Minneapolis, Minnesota-based dark synthpop/indie rock act with a style that is so unique you will need to listen twice, as they intertwine together such mysterious sounds which mystify your mind to unlock a new level.

This is the story about feeling like an outsider, you are in the party but you can’t seem to get into the proper zone and feel like you are in a different world. You wish that you could change and become someone else, as you think about turning into a new face that will be alive and taken notice of for once. You know not to panic however, as things will change around soon if you break away from this stale energy, that has tied you inside.

The multi-skilled sounds are so gripping and has you impressed by the different layers that are somehow spellbinding and complex – each verse changes up without notice – and twists your mood into a frenzied state of hypnotized enjoyment.

Post-Op‘ from Mineapolis three-piece indie rock/synthpop outfit Jaguar Jaguar, leads us into an underground world where so many get lost in, as they reside into their own deep thoughts that can lock you into a different mindset, that can be so different to breakout from. With a unique sound that has you listening so close, they are a fascinating band full of so much promise.

Listen to the new track here on Spotify and check out their IG for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Empty Feeling: Minneapolis singer-songwriter Michael Miller wonders through that house of past memories on ‘Like a Ghost’

Swapping out his heavy metal addiction to vividly show us more of his sweet sensitive side, Michael Miller breezes in with his hair gelled back to perfection, on his new single called ‘Like a Ghost‘.

Twin Cities-based (Minneapolis–Saint Paul) indie singer, producer and songwriter Michael Miller, leads us into his new exciting life away from the old band days, with a fresh sound full of mysterious intrigue, to tickle your curious senses into action once again.

He sings with so much regret as the relationship was so happy and full of life, until things flipped like a switch going off forever, the lights went dark for good and you are left wondering why you said what you did, as it turned out the opposite to what you had actually envisaged.

Like a Ghost‘ from Minneapolis solo indie-rock/electro artist Michael Miller, is the story of wondering what could of been, as you ponder what happened before and gaze into the dust-filled room, that once had so much love and romantic life inside it.

Hear this new track on Spotify and follow his IG for more social news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen