Mushy Callahan is a band of brothers who have been crafting their own blend of alternative rock with a hint of contemporary flare since 2013. Their grassroots approach to writing, recording, and releasing their music has seen them travel across Canada and the UK. Their debut EP Man on the Run was quickly followed by their full-length Makings of a Man. Revelations is their brand new EP.
"Deep Meadow, the EP’s opening track/lead single, was inspired by the urge to run from your past and never look back. We wanted the song to have a happy, upbeat tone. It’s meant to evoke positive feelings, with general optimism about starting anew. We like to open with it during our live performances – so naturally, we thought it should lead off the record."
"Over the last year Jesse and the Dandelions production values have been maturing alongside the songwriting content and we’ve come up with something we are really excited about. Our upcoming album, Give Up The Gold, is enriched with classic synth and guitar textures that pay respect to the past, all while still forging our own path forward. String sections, a cacophonous blend of noise, and heavily layered vocal harmonies push accessible pop hooks into psychedelically complex and intriguing harmonic territory that will reward any longtime listeners with new sonic treats for every repeated spin.
“Not Getting Your Way” is a song about people who have been handed everything, and how they respond when things don’t go as planned for them. It’s fun to be lyrically cheeky, and mysterious at the same time. It’s a sort of guitar-heavy crossover between Teenage Wasteland and songs from MGMT’s debut record. It feels really good to play live and is probably the most rock and roll song that we’ve ever created. That being said, it’s still thick with vocal harmonies and all the other dreamy, psychedelic elements that I’ve grown rather fond of over the last few years."
White Light shine a light into dark corners often left alone in contemporary psychedelic indie-rock. Based in Malmo, Sweden the musical project is centered on the Danish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Ejlertsen.
The band’s new single “California Love” – released this Friday 20th April – follows previous singles “Teenage Dream”, “King Kong” (as well as a video for the album title track “Horizons”) which achieved UK national radio play from BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, and Radio X, along with heavy rotation on Danish National Radio DR KarriereKanonen.
On an album that introduces undulating keyboards as a new and fundamental element of their sound, with harmonies and chiming delay guitars under attack with fuzz, all enveloped in dark and pervasive melancholic melodies, “California Love” takes a slightly different direction and see the band in a quieter, more introspective, mood.
Brand New LP The Cause & The Cure by NO//LIARS. The lead single is called "Justified Sacrifice". The song is an expression of anger towards disinformation campaigns and the dissemination of "alternative truths"by ratings-hungry organizations whose only concern is being the first to break the latest story.
"As a band, we are excited to enlist the help of Jesse Gander of Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung,) to record our first full length, The Cause & The Cure. We also enlisted Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein, Protest the Hero) to master the album."
Having produced and played in a Toronto psych band Gitar, Russian-born/Toronto-raised Mikhail Galkin began making home studio solo recordings a few years ago, releasing the debut LP Chagrin Seasons along the way. Clear Customs marks a departure to a heavier sound. The record is about an underlying sense of paranoia about the splintering, polarized society, which at the same time is more globalized and surveilled than ever. The title track, a summation of the record's theme, is about a seeping alienation that seems to be more pervasive in the current cultural and political climate. Feeling as though one is on the outside of history, being rewritten in real-time by strange folks with unfamiliar voices. The track is about mental illness, specifically dealing with a friend with psychosis.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.