Melissa Otero releases new LP ‘Angels and Demons’

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The chanteuse known as Melissa Otero has released her latest LP record album, “Angels and Demons” to critical and fan acclaim both at home and abroad. The album is comprised of eleven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been released on the same Divine Spell Music Group record label that was founded by Otero herself in 2002, and which published her debut LP record, “My Spirit,” in 2008. “Angels and Demons” is the long-awaited second full-length record from Otero since “My Spirit.”

 

Otero cites as main musical influences artists with a big, epic sound and soaring vocals, such as Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, and One Republic. Intuitively, Otero’s own style fits with these legends of the stage as well. Her hit video for the title track of her new album, “Angels and Demons,” showcases her as a powerful female vocalist with equal parts femininity and passion. Her themes are often personal, always stirring, and dealt with in a poetic, flowing style of phrasing.

 

Speaking of the meanings and interpretations of “Angels and Demons,” Otero writes, “The title track speaks of inner struggles, and the entire album is comprised of the different emotions we go through as we live. The album took four years to create, thus making it four years of emotional ups and downs in my life. From my angels (happier tunes) to my demons (darker, sadder tunes), I want the listener to find music in my album that describes how they feel at any given moment.”

 

Suitably, her record encompasses the broad range and scope of these feelings, and her vocal delivery is palpably genuine and sympathetic.

 

Having been born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico, Otero pays homage to her dual heritage by singing both in Spanish and in English. Her first single, “My First Everything” rose to #1 for two consecutive weeks on Hot 96FM in Portland, Oregon. She released a Spanish version of the song, “Mi Primer Amor,” on her first EP, which garnered over 500 downloads in it’s first few weeks in Columbia.

Her debut LP, “My Spirit” received massive radio airplay in Western Europe, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US. She has since toured the US, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

 

She is one of the first independent artists to release an official music video on VEVO, and it has been viewed a many thousands of times. Her “Angels and Demons” single was released on the Rock Band® Network as the 4,001st song on their roster. It was also featured on the Lifetime reality show, “Dance Moms,” where it was featured on their third season premier with 2.8 million viewers, the show’s highest rating to date. It was most recently featured in Denver, Colorado’s In10City Dance Competition.

 

“Angels and Demons” by Melissa Otero is available online worldwide beginning 24 September 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Angels and 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:

 

eMail –

info@melissaotero.com

website –

http://www.melissaotero.com

 

Twitter:

 

melissaotero

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Nash Vulgas releases new EP ‘Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes: Banned from the Grand Old Opree’

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The singing and songwriting troupe of scoundrels known as Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes have released their latest EP record album, “Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes: Banned from the Grand Old Opree.” The EP is comprised of four originals penned and performed by Nash Vulgas and Co., including the title single, “Banned from the Grand Old Opree,” their flagship closing single, “Tavern Wench,” the bizarre ballad, “One-Eyed Saggy Jane,” and “Sex on the Farm,” which features the highly conspicuous talents of NuNu.

 

The record does not so much cross genres as it does invent an entirely new one for itself, a genre of exactly one, which includes elements of rock, western, rockabilly, European house music and yet more. Moreover, it is a record that tells the remarkable story of Nash Vulgas (nee Vegas), his rise and fall from country music fame and resultant exodus to the wild nightclubs of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Richard Allen, a collaborator and spokesperson for Vulgas himself, writes:

 

“’Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes: Banned from the Grand Old Opree’ tells the fortune to failure story of Nash Vegas, who plummeted from the heights of country music stardom into a world of sin and degradation that twisted and molded him into the true artistic genius that he is today. Like him or hate him, he’s one of a kind.”

The official bio of Nash Vulgas seems based more on folklore and hearsay than on verifiable fact, but several truths can be gleaned by cross-referencing the document with other shreds of journalism from both American and European sources. He was apparently “born to a poor family of pedophile Christian cultists in the mountains of Tennessee,” but “escaped the cult at an extremely early age. He was perhaps as young as eight when he was discovered, shoeless in December snow, playing his music on a broken guitar in front of what he thought was a church.”

 

The “church” was actually the country music landmark called the Grand Ole Opry [spellings differ]. A local paper tells that “as patrons left the Opree that night, they were treated to a performance on its steps that made them think an angel had broken its wing and fallen to earth. He was adopted by the country music community as one of their own and quickly became one of the youngest country music stars in history.”

 

“Nash Vegas became country music’s golden boy,” by Allen’s account, “winning award after award; being placed on magazine covers around the globe. He seemed like a man who was comfortable and happy with his fame and fortune, but those who knew him well at the time know there was a sadness – an emptiness – a darkness that drove him to drink, sometimes like a madman.”

 

On one such occasion as this, Vegas arrived late to an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and was rushed onstage before anyone realized what a state he was in. The next morning Nashville headlines ran, “Country music industry in shock, Nash Vegas expelled from Opry.”

 

Onlookers later described the performance as “bordering on pornographic,” and one reporter unprofessionally suggested that Vegas should change his name to “Vulgas,” a rash step that the performer immediately took.

 

Vulgas’ music contract was canceled, his tenure at the Opry eliminated, and as Allen tells it, “Nash spent the next years soul searching, wandering the dark streets from one seedy town to another and from one seedy tavern to another, until he realized he had traveled as far as Amsterdam. The dark side of life in Amsterdam suited him and his music was corrupted by its influence. Always writing and always singing his songs to himself, Nash Vulgas concocted his own strange version of country music with tales of one-eyed biker women and twisted sex, and prepared for a comeback.”

 

Snippets of an audio cassette containing previously unreleased interview material were recently published anonymously online. Only two Q-and-A portions survive in their entirety.

 

Interviewer: How did you start getting involved in music, Mr. Vulgas?

Vulgas: That would be Christmas of 1971, when my cousin Rosco raped me with a pair of drumsticks he got as a present.

 

Interviewer: Please list some of your artistic influences.

Vulgas: Beer, weed, porn… A milking machine…

 

“Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes: Banned from the Grand Old Opree” is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “Nash Vulgas and the Neon Cowpokes: Banned from the Grand Old Opree” 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 –

nashvulgas45@yahoo.nl

Weka releases new extended-play album, ‘EP 1’

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The artist known as Weka has released his latest EP album, titled, “EP1.” The record is comprised of six original tracks for a total listening time of approximately 25 minutes. It is the most significant official release from Weka to date and represents the most round introduction to his music the listening world has heard thus far.

 

Weka’s music is calming, soothing, and intellectual, masculine in tone and full of deep groove. His sonic flavor has roots in many different locales around the world, such as Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. His music has been compared to that of Module, Rhian Sheehan, Bonobo and Massive Attack, and his widely varied sound indeed contains attributes of all four. In addition to these, Weka cites as main artistic influences the work of the Chemical Brothers, Nightmares on Wax, Lemon Jelly, Thievery Corporation, Air, Zero 7, Groove Armada, and Unkle.

 

While his music makes first and foremost for very relaxing and intriguing listening, it is also an obvious and well-communicated labor of love. His sounds seem to transmit humanitarianism in their styles alone, without the aid of what samples in English have been applied. Speaking of the themes of his new EP, Weka speaks candidly and directly about each track in particular.

 

“’Seeking Silence’ and ‘Interlude’ both share a message of humanity,” he writes. “We need to unite as one species in order to survive. Selfishness, violence and greed have taken over, and I’m trying to advocate a return to the principles of peace, love and inclusiveness.”

 

His artistic principles in terms of orchestration and composition are likewise uncompromised. He discusses his use of musical styles from various nations to demonstrate how different cultures can cooperate to make something beautiful.

 

“’Frequency Shift’ and ‘Distant Feeling,’” Weka writes, “both draw from various world music elements… I guess it tries to be an example of the validity of all forms of music, and how seemingly disparate elements can be brought together in harmony.”

 

Weka is also a member of the award winning group The Interrupt Collective, who specialize in creating interactive audio-visual installations that have been and are exhibited around the world.

 

“EP 1” by Weka is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “EP 1” 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 –

me@wekanz.com

website –

http://www.wekanz.com

 

Facebook –

 

http://www.facebook.com/wekamusic

Percy and the Gunslingers release new single, ‘Andrew’

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The Los Angeles pop-folk crew known as Percy and the Gunslingers have released their definitive new single, “Andrew.” The single has been published alongside two other official Percy and the Gunslingers releases, “Gunslinger Shuffle” and “Magnetic Metal.” The trio represents the most significant clutch of songs produced by this remarkable group to date, and is an exceptional introduction to one of the most intriguing and delightful music acts performing today.

 

The sound of Percy and the Gunslingers is somewhere between classic rock, blues, and western-themed folk music. It has been variously categorized as rock, alt rock, classic rock, country, folk, folk rock, indie, indie pop, and pop. The band themselves have described their music as, “If Feist, Beach House, and Fleetwood Mac had a glorious love child…” This sonic chimera is not at all far from the actual sound, though the experience is much more effective firsthand.

 

Their music is melodic, harmonic, and highly lyrical, providing country-western-style narratives from track to track that are inventive, colorful, and fun. These stories, penned by singer Ali Mills, are weaved into the music so tightly as to become interdependent with it, and the tales braid together so that a cohesive environment for their tunes is set. This provides an imaginary, yet almost palpable stage on which their performance takes place in the listener’s mind. Their vocals are exceptionally feminine, their guitars decidedly masculine, and their percussion is warm, natural, and gorgeously straightforward.

 

The group cite as main artistic influences a gigantic list of legends that spans the decades: Fleetwood Mac, Beach House, Jenny Lewis, The Like, Fleet Foxes, Fat City Reprise, Feist, Portugal the Man, Arcade Fire, Fool’s Gold, Blake Mills, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, The Walkmen, Band of Horses, Haim, The Dead Weather, Dawes, Warpaint, Moondoggies, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Mowglis, Terraplane Sun, Tom Petty, New Orleans Jazz, Lucinda Williams, Jesca Hoop, and Paul McCartney.

 

They are headed by the singer, songwriter and front-woman Mills, whose original idea became the inception of the band as a whole. Mills is joined by Eric David of the David Brothers and Stampead, as well as by Frankie Pedano of Fat City Reprise. Friends Nikki Kilker, Jon Stipp, Timmy Sean and Jon Manness round out the lineup.

 

“Andrew” by Percy and the Gunslingers is available online worldwide beginning 22 September 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Andrew” 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:

 

percyandthegunslingers@yahoo.com

 

Krazy Horse da One releases new LP, ‘Sometimes they Comeback’

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The rapper of experimental, hardcore hip-hop music known as Krazy Horse da One has released his latest LP record album, “Sometimes they Comeback.” The record is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been released on the 101 Distribution music label.

 

“Sometimes they Comeback” is the most significant official release from Krazy Horse da One since his “Los Patos” EP, which was released and hit digital shelves in July of 2012, featuring five tracks over 13 minutes. Unlike most follow-up long-playing record albums, “Sometimes they Comeback” does not include tracks from the EP of the previous year, making the “Los Patos” album something for Krazy Horse da One fans to desire even if they have already been enjoying the larger and more recent “Sometimes they Comeback” record.

 

Krazy Horse da One raps about dark, often intellectual themes, and his musical accompaniment is likewise often shadowy and complex. His official website (link provided below) provides a glimpse into the mind of one of hip hop’s most intriguing and mysterious rappers.

 

“I am also trying to put links or information to other websites you may enjoy,” writes Krazy Horse da One, “because knowledge is power and we must take advantage of our freedom, because whether or not you want to admit it, there is a conspiracy to oppress or sabotage free thought. Certain individuals are banding together for their own survival, or to ridicule and put down this natural phenomenon of music, hip-hop, and the Krazy Horse da Stallion, so this is for them, not money or fame, and for those of you who sold out and are selling obvious propaganda.”

 

These strong words from the Horse’s mouth are punctuated by an even stronger final epithet:

 

“I don’t know about you but I dont have to lie, fake, or deceive anyone – so may you get what you’ve got coming to you!”

 

“Sometimes they Comeback” by Krazy Horse da One is available online everywhere.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Sometimes they Comeback” 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 –

http://www.facedafacts.com

 

Email –

none2trust@gmx.com

The Professionals release new LP ‘Never Scared’

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The Colorado rappers known as the Professionals have released their definitive LP record album, titled, “Never Scared.” The album boasts an impressive 20 original tracks for over an hour’s worth of contemporary hip-hop listening. It has been released on the Professionals Ent. music record label. At once a traditional, old-school rap record and a break from tradition that shows the Professionals’ true character, “Never Scared” is a powerful record packed with personality, intelligence and groove that is sure to please rap fans from coast to coast and beyond.

 

When asked to cite their main artistic influences, the Professionals comment, “Our families, Tupac Shakur, Spice1, Eminem, Mitchy Slick, Devlin, and daily life experiences influence us to do what we do.”

 

In addition to the considerable talents of Professionals Safey and Bliss, “Never Scared” also features the skills of such 970 figures as Skipdogg tha Soulja, Candyman, Lady Evo, Shadowville, BQ tha Emcee, and 5star Beatz. This healthy mix of creativity and experience helps make “Never Scared” one of the most expertly produced records of this year so far in the hip hop subgenre.

 

Speaking to the themes expressed by their record, the Professionals write, “Don’t be scared to do what’s real to you. You don’t have to follow the trends set forth by musical icons.”

 

Truly, their album stands out in a musical category overpopulated by “me too” artists trying to reinvent the wheel. “Never Scared” takes several surprising directions, and one can never be quite sure what the next track is likely to sound like except that it will be nothing but good. Their official bio proves that they will be around long enough to explore even more artistic geography, too.

 

“Though adversity and doubts of success,” it runs, “the Professionals will continue to write, record and perform as long as their passion for it remains.”

 

May it remain for decades.

 

“Never Scared” by the Professionals debuts 20 September 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Never Scared” 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 –

safey_bliss@yahoo.com

 

Twitter:

 

@1Bliss970

Autopsy Boys release new single, ‘Crushing on Cynthia Leech’

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UK punk band Autopsy Boys have released their latest single, “Crushing on Cynthia Leech.” The single has been released on the Yorkshire-based 0605 Records music label. It appears on the Autopsy Boys 2012 LP, “Def Elements,” and has been released with an official music video, available for viewing online everywhere.

 

Like other music from these British punk rockers from the old school style, “Crushing on Cynthia Leech” is dark, fun, upbeat and danceable, though slam-dancing will prove more effective than, say, the foxtrot or the cha-cha. Their pared-down style is coarse and direct, with no frills and no nonsense to get in the way of some very straightforward punk rock played in the classic tradition.

 

“Our main influence are the Dwarves,” writes Autopsy Boys, “but we love all manner of thrash metal, hardcore punk and ’80s synth pop. Too many influences to mention.”

 

Part of the charm of Autopsy Boys and a large part of their extremely colorful character stems from their bizarre and unlikely roots. They weren’t thrown together in a high-school music class.

 

“We started making music for a friend’s low-budget horror movies,” they comment. “Video games and horror movies are the only things in life that really matter!”

 

Intuitively, the official music video for “Crushing on Cynthia Leech” is a horror short with an extremely simple premise: two attractive young ladies in undergarments making out while they tear one another apart with their hands, teeth, et cetera. Autopsy Boys videos have been known for their gore, having often been labeled, “Goriest music video in history,” only to have the title stripped away by a newer, gorier Autopsy Boys video. In keeping with this tradition, there is an excellent chance that “Crushing on Cynthia Leech” will be the goriest music video the music fan has seen.

 

“Crushing on Cynthia Leech” by Autopsy Boys is available online worldwide. Don’t miss the video.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Crushing on Cynthia Leech” 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 –

libby@autopsyboys.com

website –

http://www.autopsyboys.com

 

Twitter:

 

@autopsyboys