Texas band Otenki is following up their 2011 EP Kinetic with a cover of Bruno Mars’s hit single, “It Will Rain.” The band put their own edgy spin on the track, currently available for free download. Doing cover songs are always a tricky thing. You can’t play it safe by just doing the same version. … Continue reading
Moving Mountains has a skill of being both hard rock and ambient, without sounding confused. The plain fact that they just ooze talent out of their pores, means they don’t have to overcompensate in their music videos. In the video for “Alleviate,” the band is simply playing in a dirty practice space, as the director … Continue reading
Last year, Thomas Fiss released RT/EP, a collection of songs written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. One of the standout tracks on the EP has to be “Ice,” a smooth yet cold (pun intended) pop/R&B song.
Up and coming acoustic duo The Decoration is renovating the whole sound of acoustic music. The twosome (Jake Bosci and Rhian Thomas) look like PacSun models and have the vocals to match their flawless appearance. The native Australians currently reside in Ontario, Canada, but their music is available through major media outlets throughout the US and … Continue reading
Kady Z is the American alternative to Canadian pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen. Those infatuated with Jepsen’s sugary sweet vocals would love Kady Z’s equally cute voice and adorable lyrics. The music video for the song features David Gallagher (of 7th Heaven fame, for those 90s babies out there). The EP, One Million Pieces, from … Continue reading
Frontwoman of the now-on hiatus Hey Monday, Cassadee Pope is prepping to release her self-titled EP later on this year. She is currently streaming her first single, “Original Love,” an original and witty love song. The lyrics are cute without being cheesy and her Hey Monday wail is prominent in the chorus. There’s no rhyme … Continue reading
Swedish-born, London resident the Glass Child has released her latest single, “I’ll Never Tell,” a song to raise awareness for domestic violence and mental illness. The Glass Child’s pure vocals evoke the raw emotions of domestic violence victims and mentally ill patients. I saw these things, I didn’t know how to speak up, and so … Continue reading
Red Box Harbor is apparently releasing a new EP soon and “This Girl” has a spot on it. Compared to their older songs, the vocals on the acoustic version of “This Girl” are stronger, the acoustic touch is breathtaking, and the lyrics are more mature and intellectual. The song is undeniably beautiful, and makes the upcoming EP … Continue reading
Ok, Miracle Drug doesn’t really exist anymore. But they do live on through Hot Chelle Rae (who’ll I’ll be seeing live tonight, NBD). Ryan Follese and Nash Overstreet originally played in Miracele Drug, then moved on to the creation of Hot Chelle Rae. WHile I’m glad that HCR’s music is in my life, I will … Continue reading
The American Scene recently recorded an acoustic version of their song, “Why I’m Not Where You Are: with guest vocals from Dan Rose (Daybreaker). The video was recorded while the two bands were on the Pure Noise tour. The stdio version comes from The American Scene’s split with Daybreaker, The American Scene/Daybreaker Split EP.