Heavy Metal Band Set4th Releases Official Video “Screamin Demons”

Washington state metal band Set4th has released their latest official video for their flagship single, “Screamin Demons”

 

Washington state metal band Set4th has released their latest official video for their flagship single, “Screamin Demons,” to fan and critical acclaim. Set4th is a heavy metal band in the tradition of Pantera, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, and other mainstays of the metal genre. With an appropriate release date of October 31st (the American holiday of Halloween), “Screamin Demons” could not be more timely, nor Set4th’s sound more dark and foreboding.

 

Set4th, the Frankensteinian monster-creation of Pike Auchtung, is a heavy metal band in the truest sense of the word. The guitar work is lightning-fast, though measured, like the mechanical guts of a machine gun. The percussion is a driving staccato of snares, toms, and crash symbols. The bass, in lieu of founding brother Sloppy Joe, maintains its Set4th nobility from the cover of shadows. In short, the looming, booming wall of sound that is Set4th stands giant and tall in this video release of “Screamin Demons,” and is evidence that in this latter year 2012, the spirit of metal remains untarnished by time, and alive – or, rather – very, very much undead.

 

There is more to Auchtung’s music than mere headbanging fare, however. As a lyricist, he has spent time infusing his words with meaning beneath and behind the surface and the symbols.  Of this he writes: “‘Screamin Demons’ is about conquering your fears before they conquer you. I use metaphors to place listeners into a more creative realm. I believe the metaphor I use for ‘Screamin Demons’ can help listeners to feel strong, and powerful enough to defeat their toughest fears.”

 

At the very least, fans of Set4th must allow that Auchtung himself is the furthest thing from afraid. He carries every artistic responsibility for the band, and does so to great effect. His obvious, resounding triumph may be heard in the electrical charge surging through each chord, in each smash of the drums, and certainly in the approbation of the metal scene.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The video “Screamin Demons” 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:

 

http://www.set4thofficial.com
set4thofficial@gmail.com

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Punk rock band Forever Air releases first LP “A Glass Canvas”

Pop-punk band Forever Air has released their first full-length record, “A Glass Canvas,” to critical acclaim

Pop-punk band Forever Air has released their first full-length record, “A Glass Canvas,” to critical and fan acclaim. Forever Air itself was first formed in the tradition of the new-school, California punk-rock style popularized by bands like Blink-182, Screeching Weasel, and Riverfenix in the mid- nineteen-nineties. Characterized by melodic songwriting, a one-two drumbeat, and a relatively small number of members, this increasingly rare sound lies somewhere between the doo-wop rock of the fifties and the outright aggression of punk from the early and mid-eighties. This flavor of punk rock is some of the most fun a music fan can have, and although Forever Air’s first long-playing album, “A Glass Canvas,” is a departure from the hard-fast-loud formula of yesteryear, it has the best qualities of the genre in spades.

 

The first attribute of note regarding “A Glass Canvas” is the sheer length of the record, which, comprised of a modest twelve tracks, stops spinning at around an hour, thirty-percent more music for the listener’s money than a typical LP, which runs for approximately forty minutes.  Besides this, the fan will notice a marked change in tone and mood from track one to track two, from two to three, and so on. Many songs have the appeal of great classic rock ballads. Some tracks feature classy, crystalline female vocals to contrast with the usual lead. Additionally, Forever Air’s lyrics are written to show the audience, rather than tell them outright, what the music intends to convey.  According to singer/songwriter Allan Rookyard, this is entirely intentional.

 

“I like people to be a little interpretative for themselves,” he writes. “I mean, why tell people what’s happening in a song? I’d rather the person listening make that choice. The beauty of music to me is how it can affect you and make you feel a certain way. What one person may think or relate to, could be totally different for someone else. So this album is all about you. It’s personal, emotional, vibrant and full of life.”

 

Though their songs are more relaxed than, say, the Sex Pistols, Forever Air keeps the tradition of heart and honesty in punk rock where it’s always been located: somewhere between the words and the guitar strings. Everyone with punk rock sensibilities and an ear for poetry will appreciate the raw beauty of “A Glass Canvas.”

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “A Glass Canvas” 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:

 

http://www.facebook.com/foreverairband

foreverairband@hotmail.com­­­­

Rock musician Beej releases first official video single, “Livin Loco Motion”

Rock musician Beej has released his first official single and video, “Livin Loco Motion”

Rock musician Beej has released his first official single and video, “Livin Loco Motion.”  The track is a Latin-flavored pop groove on the topic of living each moment to the fullest.  It features Beej performing both lead vocals and guitar while backed by stylish organ chords, some sparingly played piano, and saxophones.  Though Beej is a solo artist, the track is remarkably full-bodied without sounding overproduced in the slightest way, and is a legitimately fine example of the Spanish influence in modern pop and rock n’ roll.

 

Surprisingly, Beej himself is originally from the paper-milling countryside of Wisconsin, but the exotic tone of his single is proof of his current worldliness, which experience includes the faraway coast of San Francisco, and the even further-away Swiss city of Geneva.  Geneva is where Beej became acquainted with the legendary Universal music genius, Yorgos Benardos, whose talent as an engineer and producer absolutely sparkles on “Livin Loco Motion.”  Geneva is also where Beej has been writing lyrics for Warner Bros.’s Dania Gio between writing music for himself.

 

This particular song is of particular interest to Beej, whose personal philosophy revolves around living life with great deliberation. Regarding the lyrics to “Livin Loco Motion,” Beej says, “Livin Loco Motion is about seizing the day, being a bit crazy and not letting the moment blow you by.  It’s about life and what you make of it now, not what you made it yesterday or what you’ll make of it tomorrow, because now is the only thing that’s actually real.”

 

The accompanying video showcases this belief in detail by telling the comical story of a masquerade party, at which party revelers get into a fistfight over costumes.  The fight escalates until these unlikely warriors use jetpacks to escape earth’s atmosphere and continue their duel of dukes until one of them is hurled to the ground, leaving the other to return victorious to the burning ruins that remain of the party.  This carpe-diem attitude is not all Beej wants to talk about in “Livin Loco Motion,” though.

 

“It’s also about standing up and dancing,” he says.  “Sometimes that’s the only way to express what you feel inside.  And it’s also a bit about some vague but deep feelings my brothers, sisters and I were trying to express as we lurched about on our instruments back in that snow-swept land [of Wisconsin].  To the outside world, it might have seemed like we were just banging on electric pots and pans and destroying the peace.  But back there, back in our cement-walled basement, we were alive.  And we were living in the now.”

 

Chances are, Beej will be rocking in the now for a long time.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Livin Loco Motion” 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:

 

http://www.beejtunes.com
beejtunes@gmail.com

From Spain to New York, J. Truly’s debut EP, “Rock Like This” has an international appeal

Spanish import is ready for the next level, and has the fans to prove it

Born in Granada, Spain, J. Truly is an artist with an international perspective. The singer and guitarist moved to America when he was young, and spent most of his life traveling back and forth across the Atlantic.  That experience made J. Truly an artist and a man with two homes, and an appreciation for the diverse culture of each nation, as well as a perspective on how the two can come together. That’s the ethos behind his debut EP, “Rock Like This.”

J. Truly started his love affair with music as a teenager, beginning with classical Spanish guitar. He soon found himself composing his own music, and added vocalist to his arsenal of talents.

As a bi-cultural artist, J. Truly cites influences that span both cultures, including the Gypsy Kings, Estopa, Mana and Alejandro Sanz, Sting, U2, and Cat Stevens. That international flavor comes through clearly in “Rock Like This,” as the artist blends pop, rumba and Spanish ballads, a refreshing style that highlights J. Truly’s experiences in the U.S. and abroad.

The music video for the title track, which was filmed in Granada and New York City, highlights the beauty and natural appeal in combining two distinct cultures and music genres. It blends Spain’s beauty and tradition – the architecture, flamenco, cuisine, and passion for soccer – and transposes them across that inimitable New York skyline, and the city’s diversity and hip hop culture.

The title track’s Latin club-rhythm and pop melody are infinitely danceable, and infectiously catchy. The rest of the album is just as appealing. “Courageous Baby” is a ballad driven by J. Truly’s classical guitar and emotive vocals. “Musica” brings elements of Flamenco Rumba and high-energy that will force you out of your chair and onto the dance floor. “Canto” is a testament to J. Truly’s virtuoso guitar work, with a twisting and galloping melody that’s full of mercurial energy.

The distance between Spain and America never felt so small. “Rock Like This” is a bridge between two cultures that makes the exotic feel enchantingly familiar.

– L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

The EP “Rock Like This” 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 –

jtruly1@gmail.com

website –

http://www.jtruly.com

27After Release Self-titled Debut EP

 

Colorado alt-rockers make a splash with the first album

 

27After says their musical influences are “The Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Pantera and our 8 billion brothers and sisters that we live with on the planet.” That global worldview explains the band’s broad-based appeal. All the way from Denver, CO., 27After are making music that speaks to anyone with a pulse.

The Colorado-native trio produce melodic alt-rock with just a touch of hard-edged gravitas. Melodic and more than a little radio-friendly, no one will ever mistake 27After for just another bunch of vapid pop stars.

 

Guitarist and lead singer Cash Crandall’s songwriting reflects the band’s musical philosophy perfectly. Crandall calls it “the control of intellect with the freedom of letting it all go,” and that paradoxical sense of restrained abandon infuses every track on the album.

 

Bass lines as dense as a tar pit churn and boil around the guitar and vocals, kept in perfect harmony by high-intensity drumming. The result is a frenetic rock album that’s as catchy as it is compelling.

 

The October 27 release of 27After’s self-titled debut EP is the long awaited result of a year and a half spent in Colorado, where the trio have been hard at work writing and composing. But that’s not all. Those hours in the studio have also resulted in the band’s first full 12 song CD, scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.

 

The first two releases, “Live” and “Monday” are already getting attention online. “Live” has a swirling, contemplative energy, punctuated with a message of positivity and love. “Monday” is a straightforward, rollicking, alt-pop masterpiece. Both are well-poised to establish the band on the national stage.

 

Musically, the in-your-face, “let it all go” style that a 27After show delivers is refreshing. 27After is a believer that there aren’t many things better than discovering new music. Most people will agree after catching 27After’s debut album.

 

 

– L. Cutler

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

 

 

The EP “27After” 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:

 

Website: 27after.com

Facebook: facebook.com/27After

Twitter: twitter.com/27aftertheband

Email: 27After@gmail.com

Young South Australia singer/songwriter Alex Hosking releases debut LP record “Wish”

South Australia singer/songwriter Alex Hosking has released her premier long-playing record, “Wish”

South Australia singer/songwriter Alex Hosking has released her premier long-playing record, “Wish.”  The album is partly pop and partly indie rock with a Sheryl Crow attitude and a Tori Amos heart.  Hosking is gratuitous in her positivity and optimism, her songs almost universally light of spirit and entirely unfettered by melodrama of any kind.  The album is humble, yet ambitious, fecund with ostentatious talent without seeming vain.

 

Her tracks are original and wholly her own, taken from a repertoire which she began writing at the age of ten.  Live performances commenced almost simultaneously.

 

“I performed my first song at church on Christmas day as a young girl,” she says.  Regarding her attitude toward songwriting she declares, “My mind is a circus and my heart is open.”  Indeed, her lyrics seem drawn from a secret autobiography at times – not to say from a diary, which would be unfair to the maturity of her work, which also bears mention.   “Why do we do it: talk?” she asks with the insouciance of a philospher in her song, “Bright Green.”  She follows this query with a buoyant assertion belying her youth: “I don’t want to, I don’t have to.”  Her effervence contains a dark spot of yang to balance the brightness of her yin, however, evident in precocious lines like, “I’m afraid of what I’ve become,” a spooky thing to hear sung with conviction from a woman just entering her twenties.

 

The artist from Adelaide calls her flowering musical career a “wish come true,” from which it must be inferred the title of Hosking’s record comes, but wishing on stars cannot be the source of her popularity when the sheer talent of her performances is outstripped only by the genius of her writing.  Among her influences she lists the Chili Peppers, Sia, Beyonce, the Kooks, and – most bogglingly – Biggie Smalls.  Watch for said influence, though, during the bridge of “Uneven Hedges,” when she commences to pound out chords on her piano and rap like an unknown and unlikely member of NWA, saying, “We still got terrorists here, livin’ in the USA: the big CIA, Bloodz, Crips, the KKK.”  The versatility of Alex Hosking is a thing to behold.

Undoubtedly Hosking has an overabundance of musical expertise, but, as her website states very clearly, “most importantly she is authentic.”

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Wish” 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:

 

dhosking@bigpond.net.au

alexhosking.com

Nigerian hip-hop band Young Paperboyz releases new LP “Naija Boss”

Kiev-based hip-hop band from Nigeria, Young Paperboyz, have released their newest LP “Naija Boss”

Kiev-based hip-hop band from Nigeria, Young Paperboyz, have released their newest LP, “Naija Boss,” to critical acclaim.  Young Paperboyz is made up of hip-hop performers Mayor Boss and Della Ratta, who began their careers together in 2008 with the hit single, “You Know.”  This premier entrance into the hip-hop scene was quickly followed with another smashing success, the flagship full-length album, “Moving,” which they released in 2009.

 

“We were em-cees at the club here in town,” write the Young Paperboyz.  “We always had the passion for music, the desire to make our own mainstream music – not just act as MCs in a club – so we started performing.”  And perform they have.  “Naija Boss” is absolutely packed with original beats and rhymes – over 20 new tracks are included, and with 20 featured additional artists, as well.  Supporting the Young Paperboyz on “Naija Boss” are (in order of appearance) DJ Tolu Shakara, Asuzu, Double Brothers, Sutflute, Lil’ Jojo, DJ Nikita Noskow, Hardx, Qslimz, Maxim Novitskiy, Jasi Caesar, RacenNext, Marianna Gordiy, Tustep, Mkurgaev, Alex Martin, E. Khmara, Mapro Makwa and NaNa, Mr. Raw (of Faraw), and T-Money (Jasi1Time).

 

Music by the Young Paperboyz, both accompanied by video and not, is wallpapered across the Internet in a variety of various languages.  Their remarkable sojourn from Nigeria on the west coast of Africa to Kiev, 6000 kilometers away in north-central Ukraine, lends much to their musical and cultural heritage.

The Paperboyz have worked with studios such as Champion Studio Film (USA), Hardx Soul Suiter Entertainment (Nigeria), Sutbeat Studio (Germany), NDSL (Ukraine), IrenaHouse (Ukraine) and many more.  They name as artistic influences such greats as Akon, Tpain, Piles, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, 50-Cent, Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Snoop Dog, Kanye West, and Taio Cruz.

 

Regarding the message their music brings to the modern world, the Young Paperboyz write, “We share the message of love, care, and life-focus; we want to inspire people to be who they are and believe in themselves on their road to success.”

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP Naija Boss 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:

 

mayorbosspromo@gmail.com

http://youngpaperboyz.com/