Scenic Route To Alaska just released their new single “Slow Down”. The song is taken from their new LP which will be released in early 2018.
“Slow Down” is about the inherent struggle of maintaining balance while always on the move. The song was inspired after burning rubber on the road for the majority of 2016/2017. The lyrics also hint at attempting to maintain relationships and a healthy lifestyle and is met by a big ' "I don't think I'm ready for it".
Scenic Route To Alaska have been a band since they were teenagers and strive to make pop music with ample doses of both substance and accessibility.
Pekoe Cat is multi-instrumentalist/producer Kyle Woolven and self-proclaimed as the artist you've never heard of. Woolven is part of the non-existent indie scene in Belleville, Ontario. His new single "A Maze" is a psychedelic trip through his many musical influences and a peek into his warped melodic mind. Pekoe's goals: create, progress, and one day reach 40 Twitter followers.
If you’re one of the nearly 50 million people who have listened to Shoffy’s “Takes My Body Higher,” then you’re already familiar with his irresistible blend of electronic dance and indie-pop. The multi-talented and soulful singer, songwriter, producer and performer will criss-cross the country this fall, in support of his highly anticipated debut album, out on 9/15. "Fake Friends", featuring the vocal talents of Sidizen King, is a cut from that album.
"I produced this one, and immediately thought Sidizen King would be dope over it," Shoffy explains. "I first came across his "Don't Let Me Down" remix, and thought he had a really cool approach combining hip-hop elements with electronic/dance vibes.As far as production goes, I personally feel like this is one of my stronger beats, so I'm just excited to share it. I had a good time diving into the hip-hop side of things, which I don't do a ton of. On the lyrics and message - the song is about getting out of unhealthy friendships. There is a lot of superficiality, especially in Los Angeles, so just being aware of that when building new relationships is important."
Shoffy’s previous single, “Motions,” found the Los Angeles-based artist and producer diversifying his sound with the addition of a laid-back, bluesy guitar. Not only did Shoffy sing and play all the instruments on “Motions,” but he also produced, mixed, and mastered the track. "Motions" marked the first release under his newly founded label Otherground Records. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Shoffy has been writing and producing music since the age of 14, while singing and playing guitar since the ripe age of three.Shoffy’s first wide release – the aforementioned “Takes My Body Higher” – dropped in February 2016 as the first single off of his EP, 'conversations in the a.m.'. Featuring Lincoln Jesser, “Takes My Body Higher” has amassed nearly 50 million streams on Spotify and 27 million plays on YouTube. Additionally, the song remained on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic charts for 20 weeks, peaking at #19. Following the success of “Takes My Body Higher,” Shoffy released a seven-track EP called 'somewhere between nostalgia and paradise'.
Hill's new album, Give It a Rest, is scheduled for release in 2018. The the title track was picked up for exclusive rotation on KCRW in Los Angeles almost immediately following its completion, where she was invited to make her American debut in the fall of 2015. She has since been signed to an American EDM Label (Ultra Music) as a topline writer, and completed a large body of work. The new video/single for her song ‘On Camera’ was directed by Caitlin Cronenberg.
"Working with Caitlin felt effortless. The creative approach was fluid and allowed for deviation from the original treatment, which made the whole process feel more authentic and fulfilling. Analog stop-motion - especially with Caitlin's eye for absolutely stunning still frames - is the perfect "subtle nod" to the lyric. The song is about bdsm, essentially. From the perspective of the submissive - it's about power being willfully surrendered. It was written over a trap beat but with all the experimental soul elements as an overlay."
"Come Alive" is a track from Floridian rockers The Hails, off their debut EP "Impel ".
The Hails, a five-piece rock band from Gainesville, Florida, have been together for less than two years. In this short time, they’ve been building a fan base around the state of Florida, with concentrations in Gainesville and Miami. Their first EP, Impel, was released July 20, 2017. With a sound that has been compared to Radiohead, but isn’t confined to one genre, The Hails’ music captures the attention of a variety of listeners. As one music blogger put it, “Their sound is a fresh cross between the grit of classic rock with the smooth undertones of new age alternative.”
“Impel is a collection of five songs that we felt really good about from multiple standpoints,” lead singer Robbie Kingsley says. “There’s a cohesiveness to the project, but every song is different from the next. We’re proud of it and we want to hear what the world thinks.”
In the month or so that the five-song EP has been out, the band has already been receiving attention for their work. The Hails were asked to appear on NBC 6 in Miami for a live performance to celebrate the release of Impel. The band continues to gig heavily in Gainesville, as they have been preparing to take their show all across the country.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.