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For indie music fans or everyone who loves independent music! Here you will find music reviews and other music related topics written by guest and our official bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews! Artists will appreciate the shares or purchases you can muster!  You will find reviews of music we really love and believe others will too, so dig in.

Patiently Waiting for Danielle Hollobaugh

When we need distraction from the latest thing life has thrown, Danielle Hollobaugh delivers. Often writing poignant songs that everyone can relate to with themes like heartbreak, while delivering a hopeful message with glittering melodies, a snappy beat and a punchy chorus.   Her latest release “Patiently”, released on July 31st, is no disappointment. It’s sure to delight pop enthusiasts everywhere with strong, smooth vocals and lyrics so catchy you’ll find yourself singing them under your breath days later. And it does this while resonating with any person who has experienced that pining kind of love - and really, who hasn’t? Perhaps we can all learn an important virtue from this song and apply it to our current world, in all its craziness, and just wait patiently for a bit of normalcy, and in the meantime, Danielle has lots more music available to help. When asked what the driving message behind the song, it was this “I wrote this song to highlight the importance of empathy, even when it hurts. It’s about falling for someone who’s been through a lot and isn’t ready to commit because they’re still processing or working through things. But having that special someone by your side in the future makes the wait worthwhile.”   Her Musical Vision   Danielle has been blind since birth, and it hasn’t held her back one bit. With many accolades under her belt, Danielle Hollobaugh has taken home Best Songwriter award from the Florida Ignition [...]

By |August 4th, 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 [...]

D.K. Lyons’ New Album Is A Love Letter To The Past

by Kelsey Radomski at Indie Band Guru Brooklyn-based songwriter D.K. Lyons adds his new album, The Past (Romanticized), to the list of new music releasing this season. Out June 26, the album contains 12 tracks that capture the carefree spirit of summer. Although The Past (Romanticized) is his first full-length album, D.K. Lyons is no novice to the world of music. In a recent press release, he confided, “When I was 5 years old I wanted to be a rock star. Haven’t been able to stop writing songs since then.” As proof, many of the trailers for the album feature footage from his own home movies. Tiny D.K. is pictured tottering around, guitar in hand in many of the clips, evoking a sense of warmth and nostalgia. Heavily influenced by his late father’s love of Tom Petty, D.K. Lyons used this connection to fuel the creation of music that reflects the spirit of home. His songs transport listeners back to the summer where they met their first love, the pain of constant change and growing up, and the buoyant nature of youth. Much of the album’s sound can be attributed to D.K. Lyons’ diverse taste in music. The artist incorporates rock, synth-pop, bluegrass, country, and even pop punk in The Past (Romanticized). He explains he draws inspiration from role models like Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls and The 1975. This is evident in tracks using what can be described as a “vintage” guitar sound, [...]

By |June 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |
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