6 05, 2020

“Solitaire” is in the cards for The Other Realm

By |2020-05-06T07:49:41-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , |

My building had its first social distancing party this weekend, six feet apart in the large back yard. Guess who was the first person to get tired and go inside? Yes, I relate intensely to The Other Realm’s new single “Solitaire,” especially its stop-motion video. Enter the Other Realm The Other Realm is the alternative pop/rock project of brothers Kenny and Billie Ward. Quarantine finds them hunkered down in North Haven, Connecticut, where the [...]

2 05, 2020

Superheroes fight domestic abuse in Murderous Chanteuse “Made of Candy” video

By |2020-05-02T20:49:15-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review, Video Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: Mandi Martini “The superhero always had... something they had to overcome,” says burlesque artist Vivienne LaFlamme. She’s one of the superheroes in the Murderous Chanteuse video, “Made of Candy." The new video recruits Connecticut women artists to fight domestic abuse. Overcoming is a theme of both the video and the artist’s life. Murderous Chanteuse is the alternative-pop persona of singer-songwriter Jennifer Hill. As Jennifer Hill and Company, she was a [...]

28 03, 2020

Finding Love “In the Reading” with Kierstin Sieser

By |2020-03-28T08:07:38-04:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Album Review, Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , |

Sailors carry a shark’s tooth as a talisman against drowning. In a time when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, singer-songwriter Kierstin Sieser’s solo album, Shark Tooth Moon, is a seven-song talisman for a journey through deep waters and dark forests. "They are love songs, really," she explains--though not always in a traditional sense. “I think songs are like spells or a subconscious humming—they have a power when you sing them,” Sieser explains. While songs [...]

20 03, 2020

Finding meaning with Austin James’ “On Life & Love”

By |2020-03-20T06:19:00-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Guest Author, Music Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are days... days spent wondering what makes life worth living.” Connecticut soul/folk/R&B fusion artist Austin James’ new song, “On Life & Love,” begins with guitar and soulful vocals resolving out of discord to ask this question. The song’s journey to release is a story of honesty and love finding a way. In times of trouble, it has special resonance. Its release includes being featured in an Abbott Global commercial--a placement that started with [...]

19 08, 2019

Music Review: I Can Feel It by The National Parks @TheNatlParks

By |2019-11-14T06:34:03-05:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Walter Here! I remember the first time hearing The National Parks. I believe it was "As We Ran" that Spotify had suggested. After I listened to it, I had to hear more and ended up spending the day listening to all their songs on repeat! Shortly after that I bought, The National Parks - Young CD and a shirt! We hope to catch you guys on tour during your next visit to Florida! [...]

10 08, 2019

Music Review: A Decade In by Letters of Transit @LOT_Band

By |2019-08-10T19:01:00-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , |

Walter here! During a visit to Facebook I received a notification from the Official Indie Music Bus Facebook group. It was a new music preview opportunity from Letters of Transit! They sent me the song "A Decade In". I gave it a quick listen and was immediately impressed! Letter of Transit - Theme and Variation with be available everywhere on August 29, 2019! Music Review Letters of Transit “A Decade In” [...]

5 08, 2019

Music Review: Stay by Ships Have Sailed @shipshavesailed

By |2019-08-05T05:30:05-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Ships Have Sailed always seem to keep showing up on our radar. Winning awards, contests, being added to radio rotations and getting lots of positive reaction from fans. And because of this, we've decided it's time for a music review! During a recent Music Monday music sharing session for Ships Have Sailed, we featured 'Stay' and our engine chose to share interesting facts about the song. This information comes from the Spotify API [...]

28 07, 2019

Music Review: Living Your Life Like This by Major Moment @majormomentband

By |2019-07-28T14:27:52-04:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

photo by Anna Madsen Photography Darlene here, sharing my first impression of “Major Moment” and their latest song, “Living Your Life Like This.”  My first impression formed when Walt played samples of their music from their latest EP, “Sequel.”  My first reaction is, “Where have they been, under a rock?”  Ah, they are new.  Wow.  This 3 person band from Boston formed in 2017.  Their song, “May Leave Scars,” on their [...]

20 07, 2019

Music Review: Settin’ Myself on Fire by Christina Taylor @ChristinaTMusic

By |2019-07-21T07:32:26-04:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Walter here, and I want to start off with a little story. Me and my wife have been listening to Christina Taylor's music for a few years now. In May of 2018, we had the opportunity to attend the Key West Songwriters Festival and saw Christina perform in an intimate and romantic musical environment. It was on an awesome sailboat at sunset just after a storm. There were about 25+ people aboard. Some [...]

13 07, 2019

Music Review: Hourglass by YYNOT @YYNOTband

By |2019-07-13T16:15:09-04:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Hourglass Reviewers: Walter and Darlene Hargrave The “years go by like a flash.” There’s “only so many grains in the hourglass.”  Time is not limitless.  I won’t waste the reader’s time here comparing and contrasting YYNOT to those early sounds of Rush.  I’d rather savor this flavor.  YYNOT encased their original lyrics for “Hourglass” in a rhythm of such nostalgia, it makes me giddy.  YYNOT put in a timely amount of practice [...]