The A.M.s – Ignite The Sky

     Creativity and collaboration are tough enough, but doing so from a thousand miles apart has to be an accomplishment worthy of only the bravest musical projects. Enter The A.M.s whose collaborative effort is about to unleash their debut LP Ignite The Sky (title track heard here) on the world, and what an LP that is!  If you are a fan of beautiful music, incredible harmonies, and lush, yet properly tuned production values, then Ignite The Sky is for you! If you are up for a heartwarming…

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Noah Chenfield – In Our Room

     Vodka describes In My Room (seen/heard here) from power pop multi-instrumentalist Noah Chenfield as full-on fun. While the subject of the song tends to be tried-and-true material (love y’all!) the feeling of this track is playful. Noah says that this track is: “a love song about a very specific time and place. I wanted to make something that would sound right for a lazy beach day…” Certainly In My Room is radio-ready. It’s the kind of pop song that you’d expect to find on…

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Snarky Puppy – Take It!

     Since Vodka found Thing Of Gold back in 2012, I’ve been a fan of Snarky Puppy. Though it doesn’t fall neatly into the philosophy of shining a light on music that is mostly hidden from view, Snarky Puppy’s live ecosystem of music performance is a thing to marvel at (see video). Take It! (seen/heard here) from their new LP, Empire Central (coming October 2022) falls squarely in the jazz-funk fusion category as far as Vodka is concerned.  Vodka…

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Tina Ross – While I’m Here

     For a while now, Vodka has been using video-only links, but sometimes the quality of the video or the quality of the sound is just not good enough. In addition, some musicians don’t release their music on video, and even if they do, it can be live performances that just don’t translate well when looking for high-quality audio. Enter my first use of embedding a bandcamp.com player for an artist. While I’m Here (heard here) from folk artist Tina Ross represents the first single from…

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Misterwives – Wrongside

     We seem to be hitting the female vocalist pretty hard this month, but it’s just by chance. Enter the latest incredible voice, with the frontwoman of  Misterwives, Mandy Lee, and Wrongside (seen/heard here).  The song is all about breaking through negativity and the slog that this creates within minds, reinforcing the importance of being there for yourself. From the band’s promotional material Mandy describes where the song idea comes from: “I have spent a lot of my time on the wrong side of my…

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