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 Canada.
The song, “That Girl’s Got Spark” is a prime example of how fun acoustic songs can be. The limited instrumentals help underscore the duo’s angelic vocals and gorgeous harmonies. The chorus is upbeat and the overall song has an easy-breezy, fun vibe to it.
Make sure to pick up the song on iTunes!
P.S.–The band are set to release an acoustic EP on June 5th 2012 titled ‘Me & My Mistakes’.
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 which “Beautiful Disaster” comes from, is already catching success, charting on Top 40 radio (#53 last week).
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 and there’s no reason
When we rode around and talked in silly accents
It’s unbelievable and hysterical
You leaned in to kiss me and gave me a black eye
But since then my vision’s so clear
We don’t have to try
Cause it comes so naturally
It’s our original love
cause no one gets me like you
I can’t get enough
Cause i light up when i see you
You’re the bees knees, sweetie
Our own kind of love….
———-Cassadee Pope “Original Love”
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 I turned to my art because that’s my only chance to get heard in this place. These are things that you don’t talk about, eating disorders, self harm, depression and domestic violence. I know you’re averting your eyes now. You probably don’t wanna keep reading. It’s uncomfortable. Blind people.. It’s happening right in front of your eyes, and nothing is gonna change that until we accept the simple fact that it exists.
There are no words for it. So I’m speaking through my music, these dancers are speaking through their movements, and the result is an official music-video to my song ‘I’ll Never Tell’, with these dancers speaking their language, and I’m speaking mine. Together we’re hoping that we can open someone’s eyes. That it can leave a scar, make a mess inside someone, just like it has done to me. Hoping that it can make someone out there aware. Hoping that maybe if we dare to acknowledge this, and say that it’s okay to talk about, because you’re not alone, then maybe one single person out there dare to talk up about it too. And maybe, if more people dare to accept these truths, and that it’s probably happening to someone you love, then one day we might be able to do something about this. But that’s not gonna happen as long as we’re shifting our weight, averting our eyes when someone mention domestic violence or self-harm.
—-Charlotte Erikson (the Glass Child)
The music video, featuring Italian dancers Enza Cara and Francesco Cara, was just released and can be viewed below:
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 that much more desirable.
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 forever miss the fact that I cannot own Miracle Drug’s “Emo.” The song is a hilarious self-deprecating poem about wishing to be emo for a girl. It’s funny, Ryan’s voice is heavenly, and the beat is pretty catchy.
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.
Electric Touch just released their full-length album, Never Look Back, and it is pure genius. The energetic album features my new favorite song, “Magnetic,” (which was on the Don’t Stop EP). Even better, today, the band released the music video for “Magnetic,” and it is, in fact, magnetizing. The black and white video doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles to it, yet it managed to keep me watching the whole 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
Make sure to buy Never Look Back!
You can catch the band on tour with Hot Chelle Rae and Action Item this spring!
I’ve been on a Marianas Trench kick lately, but the one song I’m obsessed with is their song, “Toy Soldiers,” from their Ever After album. I love the bravado it has, and the crescendo in the chorus. And while the beat somewhat reminds me of a certain Adam Lambert song, I love the originality of the lyrics.
Approaching Troy is coming out with a new album later on this year, and they just started streaming their latest single, “Here’s To Ohio.” I love the track, so I went back in time to rediscover why I started listening to them in the first place.
Their song, “Star Crossed Lovers,” was released almost a year ago, but it’s still a great jam. The hard rock vibe with the mild screamo is pretty awesome with the poetic lyrics. It’s not scary enough to freak out parents, but blasting it definitely makes you look ten times cooler than everyone else.