What a wonderful Veterans Day weekend! All of our favorite sports teams – Griz, Deacons and Wizards – won their games and the Dolphins play tonight on Monday Night Football. The only thing that can top that is great indie music, and we have that in spades!
NINA STOREY LAUNCHES ASTRAL QUEEN
One of our favorite indie musicians, Nina Storey, recently joined with Mark McGee and launched their new techno-pop band Astral Queen. The first single, “Take it all the Way,” is a smash and the obvious next step in the evolution of her music. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to her amazing blog Strangely Optimistic, as well.
THE CREAM CONTINUES TO RISE WITH MILCK’s REMAKE OF HER VIRAL HIT, “QUIET”
In light of the recent news about sexual assault in the entertainment industry, MILCK has remade her video for “Quiet.” We think it is one of the most powerful videos we have ever seen, both visually and sonically. We especially love the inclusion of the orchestra, as well as the multiple story lines. Thank you Atlantic Records for allowing your artist to speak her mind and share this amazing song, which should help in bringing closure to these victims.
DAVID GARFIELD TEAMS WITH SMOKEY ROBINSON FOR NEW SINGLE
The new single by David Garfield, “I Lied,” ft. J. Paris, was co-written by the one and only Smokey Robinson. The vocals of J. Paris soar on wings of angels, perfectly highlighting the instrumental soundtrack provided by Garfield. The country vibe fits perfectly with the strings and vocals to highlight this “instant classic.” We guarantee this one will make your day.
First up today is “Common Sense,” the latest from Down and Outlaws, a San Francisco-based rock and roll quartet. This one is sure to get your new week off to a rocking start.
Our second new single this week is from Australian brother duo Sellars. “Linear Time” is a classic rock tune that will surely stand the test of time. Welcome to the indie rock world, Sellars. We look forward to hearing much more from them in the future.
Last but not least, here is “The Weight” (ft. Sickflip), from FRASE, an electronic artist from Montreal. Let us know what you think.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
“Take Your Time” by Lender is an amazing dance video that has been making the film festival circuit, garnering critical and fan praise and support. We think it is an artistic masterpiece. Let us know what you think.
Next up is “Give Erin a Compliment (so Kind)” ft, April Olsen, the latest single from Jaye Bartell. It is an interesting Americana song that should stimulate your senses as you begin a new week.
Our last new video this week is a lyric video from Durango Songwriter Expo alum Rachel Price. Check out “Love is War” and have a great week.