* Rivers and Suns * Michael G Moore * Social Beingz * Andrea Ricci *

Rivers and Suns “Crooked Mind”

Rivers and Suns released a video for “Crooked Mind,” and it is a masterpiece. Filled with honesty and imagery, the video pulls from the heavy emotions of the song. It is a sad, reflective, and self aware tune that pulled us into the writer’s world, with a vocal that makes your heart weep — and a performance that is so powerful, we rarely hear one that is more emotionally locked. We are wildly impressed from an artist and songwriter’s standpoint. Genuinely looking forward to more.


Michael G Moore “You Don’t Even Try”

Michael G Moore wraps listeners with swirly melodies and acrobatic vocals. “You Don’t Even Try” is amazing and awe inspiring. There is really no other way to put it. This is next level stuff. Sure, it has a Radiohead thing going on, but there are traces of The Zombies and completely unexplotred musical territories throughout “You Don’t Even Try.” Moore’s tasteful understanding of chord progressions and arrangement is apparent and worth great acclaim. Enjoy “You Don’t Even Try.”


Social Beingz “Push My Love (To The Limit)

To say we listened to “Push My Love (To The Limit)” a few times would be an understatement. We listened to it again and again, then sang it in our head, then went and gave it another spin, then another. It’s even playing this very moment. Now that is impressive, and exactly what a pop song should do. Social Beingz have taken up real estate in our brain. This US/UK duo cooked up a fun number with “Push My Love.” Reach 36 seconds, and the song has you in its grasp. Pop magic.


Andrea Ricci “Storm”

Andre Ricci is a Canadian singer/songwriter who will put you under a spell with her latest release, “Storm.” The song is breezy, with yearning lyrics, and a retro-tinged production. Ricci’s voice is comforting, and the production boasts just enough grit to paint a sonic picture of a rock and roll daydream. With a velvety voice and charming arrangement, this tune effectively “describes that way of holding back the way you feel about someone out of fear of his or her reaction.” Andrea Ricci is on her way up.


* Westover * Brandon Hoogenboom * Lucille Furs * FRI5K *

Westover “Love Me”

Westover dished up a fun ditty with his latest tune, “Love Me.” An alt-pop artist from Tennessee, Westover has a catchy thing going on. His sound is polished, radio-ready, and we are digging it. “Love Me” has a chipper melody, set to a head-bopping groove that opens up to a memorable chorus. At times, it has a Raphael Saadiq vibe — with swagger and soul. For those who love pop music, but are afraid to admit it, Westover is an artist you can sing along to with no shame.


Brandon Hoogenboom “Feelin’”

Brandon Hoogenboom writes the kind of music that makes turntables happy. “Feelin’” has a sugary sixties/seventies melody, with doubled vocals, and a perfectly pleasing production. The tune kicks off with a Pee Wee’s Playhouse slide up, before hitting the listener with a songbird vocal. The arrangement builds and builds, with a bit more energy added each time around. It has all the elements we dig about a three minute pop song, with enough sunshine for repeated spinning.


Lucille Furs “Paint Euphrosyne Blue”

Lucille Furs took all our favorite licks and production tricks, and bundled them into “Paint Euphrosyne Blue.” The tune is a shaggy, tripped-out sonic ride, carrying the torch by bands of old, who had their roots in garages, basements, and smoke filled clubs. These fellas know how to bring a classic sound to the modern stage. “Paint Euphrosyne Blue” is like The Monkees meets The Thrills. It is an amazing tune, but by no means the only gem from Lucille Furs. Keep an ear on these fellas.


FRI5K “Where The Roses Grow”

FRI5K will float around in your brain for days after you hear “Where The Roses Grow.” It is stirring, haunting, sad, and hopeful all at once. The song is FRI5K’s first release, and it is a strong one. From playing with indie rock bands as a teenager, to attending Paul McCartney’s famed Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, this artist has paid his dues and is ready to break out. Blending organic and electronic elements, “Where The Roses Grow” offers a unique listening experience. Enjoy.


* Love In October * Analog Party * Secret Lynx *

Love In October “I Don’t Want To Die Tonight”

Ready, set, blast off with Love in October and “I Don’t Want To Die Tonight.” It’s fast, fizzy, and filled with catchy guitars and shout-along vocals. The bass drives with a manic drum beat, and “I Don’t Want To Die Tonight” locks the listener from start to finish. There are elements of The Strokes, Nirvana, and The Raveonettes — a fun mix. If you want to get up and bop along to something new and exciting, then Love in October will be your new favorite band.


Analog Party “Model Youth”

Turn up your speakers, Analog Party has arrived. “Model Youth” is their latest release, and off their Model Youth EP. It is their debut record after a change of name, from Dead White Day to Analog Party. The group has a knack for bringing a heavy, nineties grunge sound to a modern audience. Fans of early Local H will dig this, as will heavy rock and rollers who miss electrifying music. It’s nice to hear a group playing their instruments, and doing it well. Enjoy the sounds of Analog Party.


Secret Lynx “On The Radar”

Secret Lynx grab you by the ear with their latest release, “On The Radar.” Fusing modern and classic rock melodies, they have produced a sound likened to Tom Petty meets The Shins. It is powerful, yet easy to listen to, and delivers an energetic performance and production. Secret Lynx is made up of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ronnie Dudek, guitarist/keyboardist Tyler Hardwick, bassist Jonny Doan, and drummer Kai Taylor. Together, they bring you Feline — a worthy album, indeed.


* Mick Mullin * Native Harrow * Izzy Miller *

Mick Mullin “Nashville Man”

If you are tired of country “artists” in Versace skinny jeans, then get up and tip your hat to Mick Mullin. “Nashville Man” is Mullin’s battle-cry for true Tennessee music and pride. The lyrics are the kind a whole bar can chant along to — everyone with a drink in the air and a smile on their face. Perhaps the best part comes when Mullin discusses those who were “lost in the mix.” Clever. Real clever. Set atop thumnping and picking, “Nashville Man” is one of our new favorite tunes.


Native Harrow “Can’t Go On Like This”

Native Harrow takes us on a sonic trip back in time with her latest release, “Can’t Go On Like This.” Set to be released on Happier Now, this tune has a Laurel Canyon meets Upstate New York sway to it. Crispy production meets confident songwriting. The whole thing is quite impressive when you think about the craft that went into committing this song to tape. Devin Tuel (Native Harow) has honey-tone vocals, with the melodic movement of CSNY. Her music is something special.


Izzy Miller “Another Drink Or Two”

Izzy Miller is a songwriter with a timeless touch. “Another Drink or Two” is Miller’s latest single, and it weeps like a classic country tune. Pedal steel guitar licks surround this song, with riffs crying over strummed acoustic guitar and straight talking vocals. Heartbreak, drinking, and sorrow are themes solidified in lines like, “I got a cold spot where a warm heart used to be.” The arrangement supports the sentiment, with a Graham Nash “On The Line” vibe. Piano, guitar, and pedal steel…dig it.