Tag: indie

AJ Wander – Take It All

     AJ Wander may just be getting started at releasing music, but he’s been at this since childhood when he was surrounded by his pianist father’s works and multiple instruments. These were the influences that got AJ interested in playing and eventually creating music. Take It All (seen/heard here) is from his forthcoming EP, due out in late 2022. The subjects of the EP explore the events and chaotic aftermath of an explosive breakup.  As an example of this, Take It All…

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Moonwood – Slow Down

     Set firmly in the mid-tempo range of indie-rock, Moonwood’s latest single Slow Down (September 2021) delves into the differences between two people in a struggling relationship, and the effort that needs to be made to hold things together.   The effort is worth it, in Moonwood’s case, and the message is just “slow down:”  “Let’s talk things out I’ve got the time To see things through From both our sides It can be tough Dealing with me I’ll show you now What we could be Slow down, I’ll grab your hand, just cry Like you do it all the time Honey just slow down…” Musically,…

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The Lunar Laugh – It’s Okay

     Vodka has never been a huge fan of live albums. Give me a good studio recording any day, and I tend to appreciate it more. That said, The Lunar Laugh’ soon-to-be-released Nighthawks! LP is thoughtfully curated, and carefully engineered, and mixed to get that live feel without an abundance of crowd noises. The production is bright and crisp, and the music is expertly played and sung, including wonderful three-part harmonies. What more could you want? Nighthawks! is mostly a collection of back-catalog tunes gathered from very good (see…

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The Trusted – Criminals

     If you are twisting in the ebb and flow of a confusing relationship, then The Trusted’s most recent single, Criminals (seen/heard here) might be just what you are looking for! Exploring the whole idea of the rules that are created within the confines of a relationship and the breaking of those rules, even though the love remains, is what Criminals seem to represent: “I broke your laws and then you left town My inner-visions turn me around I’ve been driving my pain into the ground So you look at me, like I’m your…

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Zola Simone – Not Like Other Girls

     A powerful new voice in the independent music scene, Zola, forges an ode to petty young girls who flaunt what they believe to be their superiority, while all the while being exactly the opposite in Not Like Other Girls (seen/heard here). This is the first single from Now You See Me, the long-player that is due to drop later this year.  Lyrically, Not Like Other Girls paints a vivid picture. Zola sings: “She was a fake bitch Wanted to be famous Don’t know what I saw in you She didn’t love…

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