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Major Moment: The Flood @majormomentband The Flood - The Song Everyone Needs to Hear Credit: Victor Maristane Another moment in time brought to you by a major band. Major Moment has an award winning history of quality musical compositions and performances. IMB *(we) reviewed Major Moment's Living Your Life Like This in 2019. Their integrity continues into “The Flood” as they sing for us all to change humanity for the good of all people of the world. The wonderment of poems and lyrics are their ability to instill much feeling using few words. Major Moment is a master constructor. Inequality has been a part of humanity since the beginning of time. Major Moment reminds us that times haven’t changed, the time is now, and time is running out. The band's name inherently reflects their mission to educate the wrongs of this world in the current society through song and music. Listen up! The Flood lyrics describe the breaking down of society due to greed and hate, in a world where some people have no regard for the value of a human life. Those standing up for change far too often get beaten down, and that’s just the first stanza. The piece distinctly describes all cultures as perceiving themselves to be the ones to inherit the earth. It also describes the feelings of despair in the world, in this moment, felt by all, and wonders why we can’t all just get along. This flood [...]
Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet) @LeavingLennox Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet) Cover Art Leaving Lennox beautifully sings in a perfect accompaniment to piano and guitar, “Not Ready” (To Leave Just Yet) will sway you to linger, as the joined hands depicted in their cover art are not quite ready to separate, just yet. In this melancholy melody of a crumbling marriage, one could either pray they forgive one another or hope they escape an abusive relationship. The lyrics are open to interpretation. There are a million reasons why this song should be heard. The vocals and instrumentals are emotionally charged while the lyrics describe a stall after a storm. The vocal emotions crest as the portrayed difficulty in remaining together becomes more evident. The entire piece is so well blended it is hard to distinguish the guitar resonation and Mick’s Hambly voice, just as there is a symbiotic relationship between Lauren Val and the piano. What makes this song stand out, beyond its expert delivery and masterful production, are the very lively and constantly moving passages of notes that quaver like a Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville ensemble. Do yourself a favor and take a few moments to listen to Not Ready” (To Leave Just Yet). https://open.spotify.com/album/15b8urPZXDE05AzD1JsSfM?si=Xnbcl0qqS_2iDv0vpXOxiQ Also of particular interest to us and will be to you, if you have not already been there, are the live performances this duet do on occasion via Facebook. Leaving Lennox are [...]
Texas music veterans, The Prof Fuzz 63 have been nothing short of wild since their 2014 formation. Taking their madness with them on well over 200 shows and tantalizing fans with their antics, and The Fuzz is back at it again this summer. June 15th saw the release of their fourth full-length album Owls, offering fans and new listeners alike a form of reprieve from the current state of the world. Groovy, lighthearted, and bizarrely addictive, Owls perfectly showcases all of the weird little nuances that we have come to know and love from The Prof Fuzz 63. Opening with the title track of the album, you’ll immediately be roped into the crazy cinematic stories that they’ll tell with each song. And if that asshole Owl doesn’t garnish your attention, maybe the punk rock soccer mom on Adderall will. You truly never know what rabbit, or owl, The Prof Fuzz will pull out next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7YQ8d3JW4Q Smashing drums and gritty guitar gives The Prof Fuzz the edge you want from a grungy, rock band and the materials themselves provide nothing but endless entertainment throughout the entirety of the album. Together, this band has worked hard to show that you can be damn good musicians while still not taking yourself (or that asshole owl) too seriously. And as if this lo-fi, grunge rocking trio wasn’t impressing you enough with their abilities to keep the FUN in the fundamentals for music, they created a phenomenal coloring book [...]
If you’re anything like me then you can easily get tired of pop music that lacks any sort of deeper meaning. Of course, music should be a place we can escape and run away from our thoughts, but sometimes we need to face them head on in order to move forward. Brooklyn’s own, D.K. Lyons is here to prove that pop music can still have emphatic meaning behind it. Since the beginning of this year D.K. has been hard at work trying to showcase the years of hard work he’s put in behind the scenes. June 26th saw the release of D.K.’s debut full-length album titled The Past (Romanticized). A love letter to the past penned by Lyons himself, this debut release tackled heartache, loss, and transformational life changes through a rose colored lens. Packed with emotion and talent, The Past (Romanticized) left us eager to see what else was in store for D.K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIfGr_BWRY&w=853&h=480 Earlier this month, D.K. dropped a music video for “Sleep With The Lights On” off of The Past (Romanticized). The music video tells a tale of youthful effervescence, showing beautiful people laughing and drinking together at a party, but the song itself shows a much deeper story than that. The party fuels on around him, but a neon light shining “Bad Habits” reminds us that our vices are never really that far away. Among all the people and laughter, there can be a profound sense of loneliness as we recognize [...]
The artist Meresha, born in the land and time of “The Witcher” 1990’s book series, magically creates alien landscapes in music by warping old and new. “Allmusic” describes her tunes as bringing “old style into contemporary production” and “forward thinking.” The Aquarian was born after the birth of dance, and grew up under the rising cusp of the electronic dance music as a legitimate genre. Once it was a sound heard only by underground rave goers, EDM can thank the likes of Donna Summers for its recording origins in the 1980’s and the rise of DJ club entertainers. Popular in Europe, spurned in the US, it is due to artists like Meresha and those that have come before her that allows EDM’s continuous survival some 20 years later. Meresha has successfully transformed a mix of rock, jazz, reggae, swing, pop, and EDM into her Alien Pop. As a young student, she arrived on the shores of Florida at a young age in 2011, a rising performer. A self-proclaimed “alien luver,” Meresha is determined, rising star, following her childhood dream. a multi-instrument musician and producing her own works. All this talent combined is a rare find in an ocean filled with similar artists who are also trying to find their place in the entertainment industry. Meresha is floating above the other artists using her natural ability in combination with her beloved “Moog”. She has a degree in music production and uses it to best effect. She [...]
As America celebrates its Independence Day by choosing to stay home, Indie Music Bus Interviews Yard of Blondes, featuring the French duet Vincent Jacob and Fanny Hill, formerly of France, a country famous for its own fight for independence. True to their fighting spirit, they are champions of sound and lyrics. Arriving in Venice, CA in 2010, the pair met and discovered they dream the same dream. They traded in their shoes for a pair of boots planted firmly in LA. After wetting their whistle at the “Whiskey A Go Go,” and the Sunset Strip, they rode a rocket straight to the top, they made it look easy. They work hard to live their dream. In a mere 10 years of living in the U.S., the duo formed a few musical groups to showcase their variety; formed partnerships with some of the greatest legends in the music industry; earned their college degrees; taught music and language to students; began their own record label; got signed by independent labels, Die Laughing Records; all of which culminated in a merge with Golden Robot Entertainment. Way to go! The sky’s the limit, and their growing audience will carry them along as they ride with us on the Indie Music Bus. credit Garret Stone Fannie and Vincent run the "Secret Pole Dance Music" agency, Located in Los Angeles, CA, an independent label, PR service, and more. Vincent and Fanny were established artists prior to relocating to America. [...]