JoJo Jupiter’s “Space Medicine” is here to vaccinate your mind

Seattle rockers release LP “Space Medicine”

JoJo Jupiter is a Seattle two-piece that’s been rocking the Emerald City with their unique brand of offbeat minimalist blues-rock psychedelica since 2010. “Space Medicine” is set to take their message to the masses.

Based on a philosophy they describe as “founded on a strong subconscious mind and wilderness connection,” the duo champion free thinking, alternative modes of living, and defying authority. If Arlo Guthrie had schizophrenia and lost his home to imminent domain, this is the album he would have made.

Despite their small footprint, guitarist Darren Dencklau and drummer/vocalist Scott Johnson (aka “Skin Richards”) manage to create a sound that’s got plenty of weight.

Richards’ vocals have all the bluster of Mick Jagger in his prime, and blend seamlessly with the lo-fi virtuosity of Dencklau’s guitar melodies. Those melodies can shift from a crackling howl, into a velvety campfire sonata, and back again before you know it.

The pair cite The Melvins, Captain Beefheart, Fugazi, Monster Magnet, The Black Keys, Mott the Hoople, and the Black Angels among their influences. That comes out clearly in the album.

“Welcome To The New Urban Wilderness,” the lead track on the album, establishes itself with a backwoods swagger and reeling, tilt-a-whirl of guitar that’s heady even before you hear the lyrics.  “The Inner Soul Searchers” is a bluesy swamp-rock jam that’s so heavy it should come with a warning label. “Ayahuasca Daydream” lives up to its name perfectly. “Big Brother” is funky, with an intricate guitar melody that moves like a greased pig. “Get On Out Of There” is an anarchist freight train barreling down the tracks with complete abandon.

The first song is also the last song. An alternate version of “Welcome To The New Urban Wilderness,” reimagines the tune as a distortion-soaked manifesto. Don’t try to figure out which version is better, because it can’t be done.

The nine-track LP sells for $5, it would be a steal at twice the price.

– L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “Space Medicine” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail –

jojojupitertheband@gmail.com

website –

http://www.reverbnation.com/jojojupiter

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Lane Chaser releases debut album, “23”

Aussie pop phenoms release debut album

With their debut album, “23” Lane Chaser have firmly established that they’re ready for the big time. The Aussie quartet produce radio-friendly indie pop with a rock sensibility that’s so catchy and familiar, it’s hard to believe they’re not already on the charts. Two years in the making, “23” is alt-rock for the masses. Effervescent melodies are carried with a sense of urgency by hard-driving rhythms from bassist Luis Eguren and drummer Gerard Quirk, and the voice of lead singer and guitarist Jack Dahlqvist complements guitarist Ryan Bailey perfectly.

The four friends are all from Melbourne, which perhaps explains their natural chemistry. Whatever the source, Lane Chaser have been lighting up clubs and airwaves since 2009.

Since getting together, the band has been busy, playing shows all over Melbourne and Victoria, and drawing attention from fans, and airtime in the UK, Japan, and here in the US. Back home, they’ve developed a reputation for their high-octane live performances, and the album captures the energy and passion of a concert experience down to the last reverb-soaked note.

Lead track “Dancing All Alone” is a mercurial, shimmering love letter that seems destined for heavy rotation in the near future, and the rest of the tracks are just as catchy. At times melancholy, and then full of in-your-face abandon, the other ten tracks on “23” show just why Lane Chaser is poised to take things to the next level very soon.

The group cites a wide array of acts like U2, the Beatles, Muse, Jimmy Eat World and Radiohead, as well as fellow Australian bands like Kisschasey and Motor Ace as influences. That inspiration is clear in the vocal harmonies on tracks like “Nothing Changes,” which sound every bit as polished as they are infectious.

Lane Chaser’s “23” is currently available on iTunes, myspace, and other online outlets.

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/838634

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The LP “23” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

Address –

Lane Chaser

PO Box 2136

Prahran, Melbourne, Vic Australia 3181.

eMail – info@lanechasermusic.com

Website – http://www.lanechasermusic.com

Breakout Columbus Rapper Shad Jones Releases New LP “Walking Contradiction”

Columbus rapper Shad Jones has released her first LP “Walking Contradiction” to critical acclaim

Shad Jones knows who she is, even if her identity is hard for others to comprehend. The Columbus, OH born emcee is a proud member of the GLBT community, a Christian, and a hip hop artist that emphasizes positivity and growth. If that sounds like a walking contradiction, so be it.

 

Positivity isn’t just an image for Jones, it’s a lifestyle. “I like making music that gets people to think and grow as a person. The only way I could think to do that was gaining knowledge myself and putting what I’ve learned in action. I want people to get to know who they are so they can leave their mark or impact on the world in a positive way.”

 

With an aggressive and boisterous flow that instantly brings memories of Queen Latifah and MC Lyte – two of Jones’ biggest influences – “Walking Contradiction” is built on a bedrock of solid beats that run the gamut from old-school like “Make Some Noise,” to bombastic club-jams like “Grind Hard Daily” that will keep your head bobbing.

 

The first single, “Magnificent” sets the tone perfectly. Looping horns and staccato drum beats swagger out of your speakers and hold you hostage while Shad Jones and guest MC Drew Love perform linguistic surgery on your mind with effortless skill.

 

“I look up the meaning of words I use to make sure I have the right context when I write my lyrics. Magnificent as an adjective is noble or elevated and that’s how I want my music portrayed as. It’s not the typical mainstream rap we hear on the radio. The ideas and messages are meant to touch, move, & inspire others to be themselves as well as think outside the box in their lives”

 

The insights gained as a member of the GLBT community inform tracks like “P.O.V. (Point of View)” that preach love and tolerance, and challenge the idea that bigotry and religion are ever compatible.

 

“I always respect and have empathy towards others I may not agree with what people say and I’m not going to make my opinions law like some Christians and Catholics do. I didn’t come out until I was 19 thinking that I was going to hell because of something written in the bible. I felt isolated and alone…after I came out I understood what love of people was. I want to know all walks of life like Jesus did not everyone’s stories are the same and everyone deserves respect as well as being heard.”

 

“Walking Contradiction” was released independently in September and is available now at shadjones.bandcamp.com for $10.00.

 

 

 

-L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Walking Contradiction” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail – freshmusic86@gmail.com

website – shadjones.bandcamp.com

South London Hip-Hop Artist Whodiniz Releases New LP “Beats from Beyond”

Hip-Hop artist from South London, Whodiniz, has released his premier full-length album titled, “Beats from Beyond.”

Hip-Hop Artist from South London, Whodiniz, has released his premier full-length album titled, “Beats from Beyond.” The long-playing record is a compilation of various material composed and engineered by Whodiniz himself. The beats are rock-solid, created with digital samples of live percussion that sport a warm, natural feel and tone. Each track is different than the last. No two songs sound alike, except that each is crafted with a masterful precision that shows Whodiniz’s absolute control over his artistic medium. The record is classy, groovy, funky, and cutting-edge all at once. If it were ever said that hip-hop had no style, then Whodiniz would be the appropriate response.

 

In a world of repetitive R&B, hip-hop, and drum n’ bass, it may seem unlikely that Whodiniz should be so very capable of highly varied music with quality behind each track. His background, however, explains all, in terms of both instrumentation and sheer, musical taste.

 

Of his experimentation with sound Whodiniz says, “I tried lots of different DAW’s and hardware like the roland MV8800, Cubase, Abelton’s and NI’s Mashine. I got to a point where I was like, ‘damn, that sounds bangin,’ so i started working with MC’s, trying to add another dimention to my beats. I even spat over a few myself.” With his hardware and musical collaborators dialed-in, Whodiniz needs only the inspiration. Of inspiration, he has no lack.

 

Whodiniz sites as influences (among many, many others) artists such as: MFdoom, Kanye, Gorillaz, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre, DJ Quick, Bob Marley, Outkast, Black Eyed Peas, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Maroon 5, Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean, Miles Davis, and, as Whodiniz calls him, “Big Bad Barry White.” The list starts with DJs such as MFdoom and DJ Shadow, and ends with blues and jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Barry White. Any artist with credentials like that is bound to produce music any music fan is likely to enjoy. Of his influences Whodiniz only remarks, “There’s loads more, but these come to mind first.”

How else can we describe the record? Well, it truly is a mixture of hard-hitting basslines and smooth, soulful grooves. Whodiniz wants to take his listeners on a journey through his music. “‘Beats from Beyond’ is refreshing, uplifting, soulful, new, and original,” he says. “I hope you like it.”

 

Like it, Whodiniz? We love it.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Beats from Beyond” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

info.whodiniz@gmail.com www.whodiniz.com

Singer/Songwriter AJ Edwards Releases Breakout New EP “Where the Rain Ricochets”

Singer/songwriter AJ Edwards has released his new EP, “Where the Rain Ricochets,” to fan and critical acclaim.

Singer/songwriter AJ Edwards has released his new EP, “Where the Rain Ricochets,” to much fan and critical acclaim. The extended play record features approximately twenty minutes of music from Edwards in five tracks, making this a fairly sizeable EP album. The music itself is a reassurance, rather than a departure from, Edwards’ emerging personal style as a writer, musician, and performer. This is Edwards’ first radio-ready record since his 2008 full-length album, “Start Over the Moon.”

 

Music by AJ Edwards is passionate without being over-emotional, talented without being pretentious, and extremely easy on the ears. He writes chord progressions like an old pro, drawing from tried-and-true combinations that have been in circulation since the guitar was just a lute, while at the same time retaining a few tricks of his own that seem to come from nowhere just when you least expect them, throwing the odd minor chord among his usual majors for that perfect, edgy tone, and switching up his strum pattern when the traditionalists aren’t looking. That’s not to say Edwards isn’t a traditionalist – “Where the Rain Ricochets” is gorgeously traditional musicianship from a modern, American, male singer/songwriter, making Edwards part of a musical genre that adds fewer and fewer members to its ranks every decade.

Edwards’ personal taste has much to do with his lyrical themes and overall tone, as well. He names U2, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, and Tom Petty among others as major influences.He particularly appreciates the music of Richard Marx. “I really just try to convey my love for great songwriting and personal themes,” says Edwards of his writing. “Someone like Richard Marx, who just writes these absolutely timeless songs that everyone can relate to – that’s the kind of artist I hope to someday be.” With tracks like these from “Where the Rain Ricochets,” as well as much professional backing from experts like Aaron Johnson (multi-platinum producer behind the Fray who engineered three of the tracks on “Where the Rain…”), AJ Edwards is not likely to keep out of the mainstream long.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “Where the Rain Ricochets” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

info@ajedwardsmusic.com  – www.ajedwardsmusic.com  – www.facebook.com/ajedwardsofficialwww.twitter.com/ajedwardsmusicwww.youtube.com/ajedwardsmusic

 

Los Angeles Band NCIRCLE Releases New Single “Old School Groove”

NCIRCLE, a Los Angeles based R&B/Soul band, has released their newest single, “Old School Groove”

NCIRCLE, a Los Angeles based R&B/Soul band, has released their newest single, “Old School Groove.” The track itself is a heartfelt, earnest return to the days of R&B and Soul music when it was not possible to form a band without obvious talent on the part of each musician involved. NCIRCLE is a return to the glory days of Motown, a time before such stage magic as autotune and believable synthesized bass, when good music also meant good style, good taste, and even good intentions.

If anyone can show modern music fans what it means to make truly excellent music – if anyone can remind the R&B industry what Rhythm-and-Blues used to mean to people – it’s NCIRCLE. “Old School Groove” is a fine single with which to introduce them, too.

 

Their sound is part Neville Brothers, part Isley Brothers, part Parliament Funkadelic, part Al Green. Their guitar (Michael McDonald) plays clean-channel cool jazz leads that never intrude, while their bass (John Haynes) effortlessly leads the melody way out front. They have a flawless sax crooning leads (Andre Delano), and a keyboard making a velvet curtain of sound in the background (Ed Roth). The drums are led by Kenny “Blanket” Williams, who lays back like an old pro and keeps time like an atomic clock. The vocals, however, are really what make NCIRCLE stand out. Led by the outstanding T.C. Moses, the band features disco-quality harmonies and falsettos that would make the Bee Gees proud. T.C. himself is never misses a note, never sounds “pitchy,” and is never guilty of the showboating, over-souling runs up and down the musical scale that plague R&B radio stations all across America. NCIRCLE’s lyrics, too, are worth noting.

 

In fact, the band is perhaps best represented by their own words from this particular single, when they sing, “Hey, DJ, I’m not tryin’ to bring down your pop and rap. I just want to let you know, soul music is where it’s at. Before you know it, it’s gonna be toppin’ the charts because it’s the kind of music that touches everybody’s heart.”

 

Of their intentions, drummer Blanket has said, “With the world saturated with fabrication, we focus on the real, bringing real music that touches the heart and soul, and lyrics that enlighten and inspire.” Without a doubt, NCIRCLE has done this with their new single, “Old School Groove.” Their music is indeed made for “dancin’, party-enhancin’,” and every music fan deserves to give it a spin.

 

-Sean McCauley

MondoTunes Staff Writer

 

The Single “Old School Groove” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail kblanket@aol.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/ncircleband

 

 

 

Video Producer Srinivas Bhatt (CrestVideos) Releases Viral Hit “Tribute by Nature” by Hariprasad Chaurasia

 

Indian video producer Srinivas Bhatt (YouTube: CrestVideos) has released his latest visual triumph, “Tribute by Nature,” featuring music by the great Hariprasad Chaurasia. Bhatt’s video, which features beautiful imagery from the heartlands of India, has gone viral on YouYube drawing attention from many nations of the world, and especially in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Russia, Australia, East Africa, Bangladesh, and India herself. This is only the newest in a long line of videos directed, produced, and otherwise entirely executed solely by Bhatt.

 

Bhatt’s music video, “Tribute by Nature” visually describes a famous 1993 song called “Water Poems” by the greatest Indian flutist, guru Hariprasad Chaurasia, on an album called “The Music of the Rivers.” Bhatt composed the video using the most splendid scenes he could find of the Himalayas, rain forests, the Ganges river (Ganga Ma), waterfalls, as well as various other Indian flora and fauna. Of the content of Indian classical music, Srinivas Bhatt says, “Indian classical music basically depicts the devotional songs written by great Indian sages and seers on Hindu gods like Rama, Krishna, Shiv, etc.”

 

If the precision of Bhatt’s imagery seems surprisingly adroit, it may be because Bhatt, himself, is a musician. Srinivas Bhatt holds a university diploma in the mridang, which he describes as, “a classical Indian percussion instrument equivalent of Tabla.” In fact, Bhatt has been playing classical Indian music since the age of ten. He also received the Andhra Pradesh Music Academy merit scholarship for his acuity. He has given over five-hundred live performances in concert as accompaniment for Indian vocalists, as well as for instrumentals such as veena, the Indian form of violin, and the flute.

 

“Countless forms of Indian classical music fascinate me,” says Bhatt. “Hindustani music has a slow expression of words but rather melodious disposition of countless ragas, but I’m also fascinated by the speedy Carnatic music with its emphasis on devotional Kirtans.” Bhatt prefers to understand lyrics fully in order to get a true feeling of the composer.

 

Says Bhatt, “My effort is to ensure that the common, stressed-out dude on the move can chill out by viewing this music video. I look forward to bringing out more music videos with a popular combination of heavenly music tracks and exciting visuals.”

 

-Sean McCauley

MondoTunes Staff Writer

 

The video “Tribute by Nature” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available for convenient viewing

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

http://crestvideos.com/tribute-by-nature/