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Leaving Lennox Releases a Beautiful Duet: Not Ready (To Leave Just Yet)

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).   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 [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Get In The Groove With The Prof Fuzz 63’s Latest Album

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.   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 [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

D.K. Lyons Brings Meaning To Pop Music With Latest Single/Video

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. 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 [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Tags: , |

Meresha – an Interview with the Alien Pop Queen @Mereshas

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 [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Yard of Blondes to Feed the Moon

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.  [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Beat the Songwriting Blues: 5 ways to cure writer’s block and become a better songwriter

There is nothing more frustrating as a songwriter than sitting down to pen your next single only to come up empty at the end of the day because inspiration never came. During the age of the independent musician, it is more important than ever to make the best use of our increasingly smaller amount of songwriting time as we wear many hats. To help beat those songwriting blues, here are five ways to overcome writer’s block and become a better songwriter. Music Theory If you aren’t one of those musicians who can play by ear— their superpowers baffle me— learning theory can be the single most important part of honing your craft. Being a professional songwriter without a working knowledge of theory compares to knowing a few popular phrases of a different language, but not being fluent in it. Music theory can also act as a great catalyst if you’re stuck in a songwriting rut. Being able to easily change the key, play in different modes of scales, and add unique chords to songs helps new releases sound different from previous ones. While memorization is important, I have a few resources I keep on hand for every songwriting session. Circle of Fifths chart via Ledger Note   Chord capo transposition chart Until I learned theory, the composition side of songwriting didn’t come naturally to me. During a scene from the show The League, one of the main characters is relentlessly made [...]

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