Noy Background Info
“A native of Israel, NOY is an emerging singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, NOY studied vocal development with prestigious instructors in Israel and New York. When she was five years old, NOY performed in a popular children’s video.
At the age of ten, NOY joined the children’s choir of the Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied classical music, history of music and opera. At 15, she joined a popular teen band that performed around Israel. As part of her mandatory military service, NOY was the soloist of the military band in Israeli.
Upon moving to New York City, NOY studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and received her BFA in Performing Arts from the New School. NOY’s television credits include Israel’s equivalent of “American Idol”. NOY recently finished recording her debut album, which will be released in April 2014.”
NOY has a new single out called “Love Trap” that you need to make your ears aware of. A brilliant mix of Pop, Soul, Jazz and Rock, NOY’s “Love Trap” will make your senses tingle. With a little bit of Funk to it, as the guitar is kind of a blend of Pop Rock, with hints of 80s Pop Rock and some 70s experimental Rock. A slightly crunchy guitar riff plays throughout and will immediately hook you. There is also a fantastic guitar solo (I’m a sucker for awesome guitar solos) that closes out the song that any fan of guitar solos needs to hear.
NOY’s soft, yet powerfully strong voice, provides plenty of Soul and was the focal point of the song for me. NOY’s voice, on many occasions, reminded me of some of the great women Soul singers. She was able to hit the high notes, low notes and everything in between. Her vocals were accentuated by the sparkling and intelligent lyrics and the fantastic melody of the music.
The beat of the song is very nicely paced, as there are no slow parts to the song at all. At the very least, this song is a toe-tapper. You will find yourself swaying to the beat and possibly even find yourself up and dancing. Yes, NOY’s single, “Love Trap”, is that compelling. This song is all-around extremely well composed, perfectly performed and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The single, “Love Trap”, has definitely piqued my interest and has me looking forward to her debut album in April. After you have been thouroughly Jazzed, Popped, Rocked, and all around musically moved, be sure to check out NOY’s links below so you can get all the information you can about her and her amazing music. Also, be sure to share those links with your friends so they can be musically enlightened. As always, enjoy!
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Hilary Capps Background Info
“Vermont native Hillary Capps (vocals, ukulele, piano, guitar) is known for her ability to meld together the roots of classic jazz music with modern pop sensibilities. Raised in a musical family, Capps pursued music into her teenage years by taking voice lessons and learning jazz standards. By the time she was 16, Capps was singing with her dad’s jazz group at weddings and events around New England.
After relocating to New York City for college, Capps released a full-length album of jazz standards, A Perfect Dozen, in 2008. In 2010, Capps released Playlist, an album of covers and joined the rock band Cheers to Fall shortly thereafter. Hillary Capps formed her own band during her senior year at The New School, releasing an EP titled Maybe in the Morning, a true reflection of her musical inspiration. Capps’ first full-length album, The Wishing Forest was released January 21, 2014.”
What do you get when you mix the sweetness and sincerity of the The Oh Wells with the power and passion of Miss Li and the lyrical genius of Hilary Grist? Something unbelievably, awesomely powerful – Hilary Capps. Whether it be the harmonious power of her songs “New Melody” and “Lady Luck”, or the slow, haunting beauty of “Storybook”, Hilary Capps’ first full-length album, The Wishing Forest, will grab you by the ears, reel you in and quickly make you a fan.
Maybe you’re a fan of Poppy, Jazzy brilliance. If so, “End of it All” will be your favorite. Or perhaps you’re a fan of something sincerely, sweetly passionate with a hint of Folk. Then your favorite song will be “Chapter One”. If vocal harmony is your thing, you are going to be a huge fan of “Love Love Love” and “Walk Away”. And if delicate piano, intensely strong, intelligent lyrics with brilliant guitar solos are your thing, “Storybook” will jump out at you.
As you can hear from Capps’ album, The Wishing Forest, above, there’s surely something for everyone of all musical tastes. Great beats, captivating lyrics, guitar solos, emotional piano and upbeat, positive melodies are simply the tip of the Hilary Capps iceberg. The first thing you’ll notice from the onset is the beautiful, unbelievably intense vocals of Hilary Capps. Hilary Capps has a rare voice that is simultaneously sultry, sweet, innocent, inviting, enthralling and above all else, honest.
When Hilary’s voice is mixed with some infectiously catchy beats, like in “Pop Star”, you will be compelled to get up and dance. The music is so well composed and performed so precisely, you’d swear this had to be album 6 or 7 of Hilary Capps’ career. And yet, this is just the beginning of her story. There are a number of songs on The Wishing Forest that could easily become hits, all the while making her first full-length album a massive success.
Do your ears a huge favor and give a healthy listen to Hilary Capps album, The Wishing Forest. Then do your friends’ ears a favor and introduce them to this extremely talented and passionate musician. Then do the world a favor and introduce as many people as you can to the beauty and passion of Hilary Capps by clicking, viewing and sharing the links below. Enjoy!
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The Mario Cantin Project Background Info
“The Mario Cantin Project consists of Rock music reminiscent of the late 60’s / early 70’s with strong vocals, although mostly instrumental.
Mario Cantin, is a musician, arranger, composer, and audio engineer. In addition to the music itself, he writes the lyrics and creates the vocal melodies and harmonies, but hires professional singers to actually perform. He works from his home studio, making use of a collection of 11 electric and acoustic guitars, 2 bass guitars, 8 amplifiers, keyboards, some rare vintage gear, an array of microphones, and various other pieces of equipment.”
“It’s in Your Heart”, the retro feel album from The Mario Cantin Project, will hook you with the sweet sounds of 70s Rock while amazing you with a modern sound. Slick guitar solos, catchy beats and intricate and playful guitar riffs await the listener. It’s in Your Heart is a bit of a mix of Pop and Rock, with the emphasis on Rock, especially the song “It’s In Your Heart”.
The album’s namesake, “It’s in Your Heart”, is a much more modern Rock type song than anything else on the album. It’s much heavier and edgier than any other song, and heavily relies on the vocals. And in this song, the vocals are fantastic. Another song that has some strong modern Rock sounds is “Jam in E Minor”. It just so happens that that song also has some of the most enthralling guitar solos of the entire album which will put you on the edge of your seat.
Most of the songs on The Mario Cantin Project’s album, It’s in Your Heart, don’t have lyrics, as the songs are more of a “reflection” as he puts it, like the songs “Early 70s Reflection” and “Greener Pastures”. It’s simply some straight up guitar Rock with a strong drum beat with a massive amount of expert guitar-work and brilliant composition.
There are a lot of influences that shine through in this album. There are some rather distinct Jazzy overtones, some Latin influence, Pop influences, and obviously a hefty dose of Rock. At times I even felt like there were bits and pieces of Carlos Santana. “O Rodeio” sounded very much like a Pink Floyd type intro, as it had the simple clean guitar. The similarities ended there, however, as the song took on a more Latin type sound after that.
The Mario Cantin Project’s album, It’s in Your Heart, is definitely something you should be listening to and sharing with your friends. The amount of raw talent and passion in this album are undeniable. Be sure to check out all the links below to get all the info you can on The Mario Cantin Project. Share this awesome find with your friends, and as always, enjoy!
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Thomas Corsaut Background Info
“Forced Perspective” is a gathering of songs by Thomas Corsaut that was written and recorded during a period of about 18 months between traveling to various cities across the United States. In fact, the Album artwork, including the familiar skyline of Seattle was created from images taken at different locations along the way.
Although the emersion in new places influenced the songs, the real shape of the music came from the discipline acquired while traveling and composing at the same time. With so many distractions and situations demanding your attention Thomas learned that; “You always need to have an idea book with you, or in the extreme situations where you can’t jot things down you need to learn to repeat a lyric in your head or create mnemonic that will hold, because sometimes an entire story can hit you all at once. So much of songwriting is subconscious.”
Forced Perspective is chock full of intelligent lyrics that intricately and delicately relay the passion of each song to the listener. In fact, for my money, the lyrics and vocals are the single most prominent features of the entire album. There are a number of harmony driven songs, like “Tremble” and “Pray and Scream”, that I immediately became addicted to. And parts of Corsaut’s album, Forced Perspective, reminded me a bit of Godsmack in that some of the songs are strongly dependent on vocal harmony.
Soft and elegant guitar playing along with a deep and responsive voice will immediately hook the listener and tickle their earholes. Intricate guitar riffs and Rocky beats are used to make beautiful compositions. Thomas Corsaut’s vocals are strikingly unique in that they are not quite like anything I have heard before. Forced Perspective is a musical smorgasbord of genres, sounds, melodies and harmonies.
“Sand and Paper” has a bit of a tangy, Country type sound to it with a Rock mix. “Voodoo Doll” has an interesting slow Rock, guitar solo that compliments the vocals that takes on a bit of a spooky, slow sound. “Ghost Whispering” had hypnotic, melodic vocals that slowly draw you into the song and entice the listener further. Overall, Forced Perspective has a bit of an uneasy feeling about it that is incredibly intriguing. The passion and emotion are clearly evident.
If you’re looking for an album that will pique your interest and keep your attention throughout its entirety, look no further than Thomas Corsaut’s Forced Perspective. Be sure to check out the links below to get more information on Thomas and his music. Also, be sure to share this fantastic music with your friends! Enjoy!
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Elliott Ranney Background Info
“Elliott Ranney is a singer/songwriter, composing jazz influenced music. Ranney performs at wineries, coffee houses and concert events in the Missouri-Illinois region. He is often joined by his talented wife, Ellen Claire-vocals and close friend, Pat Rodriguez – Latin percussion. Elliott and Pat co-founded their duo, Panacea in 1981 after meeting at their 10 year high school reunion – Kirkwood ’71.
What makes Ranney’s sound unique is his approach to performing finger-style on classical guitar. He began rudimentary finger picking, via a televised guitar course presented by a pre-PBS station in the early 1960’s. He also studied Paul Simon & Joni Mitchell and synched their folk/pop techniques into his early writing style. ”
Jazz music is arguably one of the best types of music because of its innate ability to be unpredictable. Rock, Pop, and even Folk all have their basic beats and sounds, but Jazz is naturally free and open. Improv and Jazz go hand in hand, which is why when you listen to Elliott Ranney’s album, Bellevue Shuffle, you will be simply blown away by the journey.
Elliott Ranney is truly a skilled musician in every sense of the word: instrumentally, vocally and lyrically. His dedication and passion for his craft is clearly evident in every note of all his music, and especially in Bellevue Shuffle. Overflowing with melodies, harmonies and other ear-tickling pleasantries, this album defines Ranney as a professional musician. The songs are meticulously and intricately performed – no detail is too small.
Bellevue Shuffle is a very large collection (15 songs!) of amazing Jazz music with very strong Latin influences. Some of my favorite songs were “Antonio’s Guitar”, “Curve of her Smile”, and “All New Minor Swing”. I highly suggest that you give those songs first listen, or at least special attention. Ranging from instrumentals to delicately worded masterpieces, Bellevue Shuffle will hook you on the first note and hold your attention through the entirety of the album.
The unmistakably obvious thing about Ranney’s music is how amazing good he is at guitar. Anybody can play power-chords or mash up a guitar. It takes precision and skill to individually pluck strings that as a whole create something beautiful. The amount of computing power the brain has to go through is immense, and Ranney does it like a master. His finger-picking is graceful and methodical. Calculated yet unpredictable.
If you are a fan of Jazz music with Latin influences, look no further than Elliott Ranney’s album, Bellevue Shuffle. You will be astounded at the craftsmanship, delighted at the arrangement, intrigued with every gentle pluck of every guitar string. Be sure to check out the links below for more info on Elliott Ranney and share them with your friends. Sit back and immerse yourself in his world of sound. Enjoy!
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Torrey Mercer Background Info
“Torrey Mercer is an artist who strives to be brave, and to help her fans and followers be brave with her. Ever since she knew what it was like to be pushed down and bullied, Torrey has been passionate about the cause, wanting to use her music to reach out to others and to help make a statement about the truths of bullying. Torrey has always loved music.
She knew that she wanted to sing ever since she was nine years old. But she doesn’t want to sing just so that other people will look at her. But instead, she wants to sing in hopes that her audience and fans will sing along with her. Torrey wants to see the faces of her fans light up and smile, and that is her biggest mission as a recording artist. To make other people happy.”
“I Believe in Me”, the single from Torrey Mercer, is a beautifully crafted Pop song that will immediately hook you with a catchy, snappy beat, soft and elegant music and a voice so powerful your jaw will hit the floor.
Torrey’s voice is strong yet gentle, demanding yet inviting. The obvious focal point of the song, her voice is accompanied by a beat that will get your feet tapping, at the very least, and elegant and simple piano to set the mood.
As the song progresses, the ardent passion and emotion build and the full harmony and melody of “I Believe in Me” is finally released on your ears. Ending with a soft, simple yet incredibly soulful “say you believe”, “I Believe in Me” will resonate with your most basic instincts and inspire you.
Aside from being an extremely powerful song in the musical respects, the theme and idea of the song are equally as powerful. Torrey Mercer is passionate about stopping bullying, and her music reflects that passion. “I Believe in Me” is a perfect example, as believing in oneself is the start of all good things.
Mercer’s music isn’t just about making music, it’s about spreading a message. And when your message is as important and powerful as Torrey’s, everyone should be listening.
Be sure to share this song with everyone you know, and also be sure to get some more info about Torrey Mercer by checking out the links below. Help spread a great message, a fantastic song and raise awareness all at the same time! Enjoy!
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Snir Yamin Background Info
“The 23-year-old talent, who was born and raised in Israel, started to perform his original songs seven years ago. After receiving his mothers blessing, Snir took his car, guitar and wallet, and traveled from North Israel to South Israel.
Once he arrived, Snir found himself performing in less than ideal conditions. However, his experiences along the way made him realize that music was his definitive love and the very thing that he wanted to do for the rest of his life.”
Snir Ymin has a sound that is soft and entrancing. Full of elegance and beauty, Yamin’s EP, Urban Stories, reminds me a lot of Yusuf Azak in the way the lyrics are delivered. Yamin’s soulful and passionate expression of emotions and ideas are accentuated by the breath-taking music, melody and harmony. Each and every lyric of each song is perfectly crafted and intricately weaved with the music to create a blanket of sound that wraps itself around you as you listen.
While all the songs off Snir Yamin’s EP, Urban Stories, were excellently crafted and delivered, I absolutely loved the song “Stay” and was by far the most taken and impressed by that song. It was so unbelievably strong and so full of emotion. It’s a love song/break up song, but it’s not at all like any you’ve heard before. “Stay” seemed much more personal than your traditional “love/break up song” and immediately grabs at your heart as you listen. I could literally feel the power and emotion of the song and felt compelled to replay the song over and over.
“Missed Love” was another fantastic song that uses a slow, methodical, hypnotizing array of sounds to hook the listener. The most amazing part is that the song is so simple, yet so complicated. It’s just a violin (or perhaps a cello, or perhaps both) and guitar. What makes the song so amazing is that Yamin’s voice is put on full display in this song, while the music provides melodic accompaniment and turns this song into a masterpiece.
The biggest thing Snir Yamin has going for him is his passion and honesty. He completely opens up to the listener, holds back nothing, and truly makes you feel the emotions he expresses in each song. He has a fantastic singing voice and an amazing ability to turn simple sounds and riffs into songs you can’t get enough of. That’s not to say the music isn’t good, because it absolutely is. But for my money, Yamin’s lyrics and expressive soul were what pulled me in.
Be sure to share this EP with your friends by using the links below (where you can also find out more about Snir Yamin, Like on Facebook, follow on Twitter and subscribe on YouTube). Help spread the word about this awesome music and, of course, enjoy!
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Des Chio Background Info
Originally formed under the name ’ToBeHonest’ (2012), it was decided that a sound and lineup change was in order. In December 2013, the rejuvenated and energetic ‘Des Chio’ was born. Take a listen to this upbeat, fun and mature catchy band once and fall in LOVE with Indie/pop/rock music all over again.
Des Chio is currently made up of Dante’ Peluso (vocals/guitar), Joel Brazil (bass guitar), Jacob long (drums/percussion) & Kiana Kelsall (Vocal). They have been making quite an impression since October as a band that “brings a breath of fresh air to what music has evolved into today”.
Des Chio, the newly formed/reinvented band from Melbourne, Australia, has a new single they’d like to bestow upon your ears. Above you can listen to “Time With Me”, a catchy Pop song filled with potential, enthusiasm, talent and passion. The vocals are strong and clear, perfectly pitched and vibrant. The lyrics are smart and well crafted, making this a multidimensional band. The vocal harmony was fantastic and really added a little something extra to the song.
The music itself is also very well done. Perfectly executed, excellently prepared, this is simply a clever and catchy Pop song that you’ll quickly find yourself addicted to. The bass is well represented in this single, as, aside from the remarkable vocals, it is one of the most prominent aspects of the song. It’s often difficult to make a bass-heavy song that also contains a significant amount of melody, yet, Des Chio found a way to do it with “Time With Me”.
The drum line is solid and upbeat, giving the song a forward momentum even during some of the quieter areas. And while the guitar wasn’t as prominent as some other instruments, it certainly made itself heard during a brief, Jazzy solo towards the end of the song.
If you haven’t heard of Des Chio yet, don’t worry, they’re just getting started. And if “Time With Me” is any indication, the future is bright for this group of musicians! Be sure to check out their links below so you can follow them on Facebook, keep track of shows and to know when they come out with more awesome new music! Obviously, you should be telling your friends all about them if they haven’t yet heard the greatness. Enjoy!
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The Next New Nothings Background Info
“The origin of “The Next New Nothings” rests somewhere in the cold and desolate winters of Cleveland, OH. Started by English Literature enthusiasts Patrick Nothing (Vocals/Guitar), Alex Nothing (Vocals/Bass/Guitar) and Stanton Nothing (Vocals/Percussion).
“The Next New Nothings” create a multitude of sounds influenced by a number of different genres meshed together. Often times, the songs begin with melodic riffs and hooks that collapse into an entangled intertwining of distorted riffing and bomb-like, improvised drumming. The lineup also includes straight up, yet, catchy rockers.”
The Next New Nothings and their debut album, “End of A World Ideology”, will quickly find their way into your ears, playlists and music collections the minute you first give them a listen. This band has a very unique sound, blending a little bit of retro Rock with a modern Indie sound. Three guys using your standard Rock band instruments make music that is anything but standard. Showcasing every bit of their creative genius and musical talents, The Next New Nothings are the next new somethings.
Ranging from slow beats to hard, fast paced Rock, The Next New Nothings use a mixture of raunchy guitars, like in “I Don’t Know Who I Am”, smart and gritty riffs, like in “She’s a Wild One”, and strong drum beats to create music that is both engaging to the ears as well as the mind. Not simply Rock music, The Next New Nothings’ album, “End of A World Ideology”, is intelligent Rock. These weren’t just songs that were slapped together in a rush. These songs were excellently crafted, carefully designed, and given smart, thought-provoking lyrics.
The more I listened to this album the more I liked it, which is because each time I listened, I found new, subtle things about it that I didn’t hear the time before. In fact, the first time I listened to the album I was pretty impressed. From start to finish, there wasn’t a song on “End of A World Ideology” that didn’t pique my interest.
But the next time I listened, I started to pick up on a bit of a Doors vibe, very prominently in the opening number, or more specifically, the opening part of the opening song, “The Warning/Take My Time”. Almost like Morrison himself came back to sing that opening part. Creepy awesome. Aside from the Morrison-esque vocals, I was also a big fan of the closing song, “Revolution Pending”. It was a strong way to end the album. The song had a bit of a chanting style vocal pattern that made the song feel more like an anthem than a song.
I strongly urge you to give The Next New Nothings a listen and get their latest album, “End of A World Ideology”. As far as Indie Rock goes, it doesn’t get much better than this, and my guess is you’ll find yourself quickly becoming a fan. Be sure to check out all their links below so you can learn all about them.
Then be sure to share those links with as many people as possible. And as always, enjoy the music!
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Karnival Korpus Background Info
“Karnival Korpus hails from the land of ice and snow. Karnival started playing together in 2005. Karnival Korpus music is an eclectic mashup of funk,rock and blues, this makes for an interesting blend of the classic hard rock from the 70′s up to the new wave of progressive hard rock bands of today. Bringing the feel-good grooves from years of old into the new world of experimental hard rock.”
Old-school Rock meets Modern Rock, Karnival Korpus’ new album, “Warchild” will shake your bones to their core with their heavy riffs, piercing guitar solos, and mammoth drums. The sound you’ll hear from “Warchild” is heavy and loud, vicious and fierce – just the way Rock is supposed to be. Immediately you’ll note how Karnival Korpus’ sound is extremely true to its roots. To me, they had a very distinct 70s/80s Rock sound, and quite often the vocals reminded me slightly of AC/DC. The music, at times, even made me think of Metallica.
That’s not so say, of course, that Karnival Korpus doesn’t have their own specific, unique sound. Once you give a listen to their album, “Warchild”, you’ll be hooked.
One of my favorite songs off Karnival Korpus’ new album was Wildfire. The song starts off with a ratta-tat-tat drum intro which is followed by a distorted guitar and then an acoustic guitar, all while a delicate piano riff plays. Don’t be fooled by this soft into, however, as the song quickly takes on a harder, yet still slightly subdued, Rock sound. The chorus is loud and building, getting you ready for the ultimate release at the end of the song. A short, yet extremely well placed and powerful guitar solo sends the song off in the right way.
Another fantastic song that you’ll want to give a listen to is Burning Fuel, as it is the epitome of Hard Rock. Fast, furious drums, loud and biting guitars, a heart-pumping guitar solo, and an overall badass feel and sound that will kick you in the ass and make you a fan. Depending on what song you listen to, you’ll get a very distinct 80s Rock sound, and in other songs you’ll get a 70’s Rock sound, like in Breath Of Foul Air. Breath Of Foul Air makes excellent use of an organ as the song gets started, lending a very 70s type vibe to it.
One of the best things about Karnival Korpus’ new album, “Warchild”, is that you’re never quite sure what to expect from song to song. At no point does this album become predictable or boring. There is no filler, no time-wasters. Every single note of every single song is carefully designed and created to do one thing, and one thing only – To Rock your socks off. And when you combine the amazing Rock sound with the explosive power of Harald Johansen’s vocals, you get music so strong that you’ll be blown away.
Be sure to check out Karnival Korpus’ links below so you can get all the info you can, and make sure to share them with your friends! After all, as music lovers it is your duty to help spread the word about great music. Go! Share! And as always, enjoy!
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