Fire of Caron releases new single ‘Koda’

The singer and songwriter known as Fire of Caron has released her latest single track, “Koda.” The track has been proudly published without support from the corporate music industry. Uplifting, groovy and infused with far more creativity than popular music has supplied fans in the last decade, “Koda” is clear evidence that Fire of Caron is a sculptor of sound with heart, vision, and a characteristic tone no one can emulate.

 

Fire of Caron’s inimitable style comes from a surprising array of legendary musicians exhibiting a wide variety of genres and musical cultures. She cites as favorites such titans as Jean Michel Jarre, Bill Nelson, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Queen, T-Rex, Clannad, Pat Travers, Per Gessle, and Genesis. That which these masters have in common is the consistent thread running also through Fire of Caron’s songwriting on “Koda:” a focus on melody and rhythm distinguished by a heavy dose of individuality.

 

Having been asked to describe the overarching message of her single, Fire of Caron replies that “It shows you don’t have to have a fancy studio and lots of money. You just need guts and determination.”

 

The aggressive, yet feminine vocals and well-penned lyrics of “Koda” clearly communicate that these are attributes which Fire of Caron exhibits in spades. The single stands as an example of her artistic integrity and dedication, qualities of which the artist is aware and justifiably proud.

 

“[The final release of ‘Koda’] shows I am willing to work hard to support what I believe in,” she writes.

What Fire of Caron believes in takes more time to explore and explain. Her music is grounded in and inspired by some of humanity’s most significant and crucial principles.

 

Commenting on these ideals, Fire of Caron writes, “Since the late ’90s, I’ve noticed how the human population has gotten out of control and how we have taken over the planet, killing anything that gets in our way. We are on this earth to harmonize, not monopolize – but we are growing out of control, building new properties on every single bit of land. We seem to be so focused on what we want for our own families, we don’t think about the future of mankind or other creatures that live on this earth.”

 

By November of 2013, Fire of Caron had had enough.

 

“I decided not just to moan about the things that are going wrong, but to try to do something about it. I knew I had a talent for songwriting and could hear other instruments, and although I only played the keyboard and sang, I knew I could use the keyboard for all the instruments that were missing … I would make music, and the funds I would get from it I would use to campaign about environmental issues, animal cruelty, etc. My motto is ‘Supporting nature through music.’”

 

Music isn’t her only weapon, though. The artist has proved beyond the most reasonable expectations

that she’s sincere about making a real difference.

 

“I left a full-time job to do what I believe in and what I love,” she writes. “I just hope I can at least help the planet if I can’t save it!”

 

The UK’s Pontefract and Castleford Express ran an article detailing Fire of Caron’s quest, titled “Leaving the Office to Save the Planet” (link provided below).

 

“Koda” by Fire of Caron is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

Koda” by Fire of Caron at iTunes –

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/koda-single/id872565756

 

Fire of Caron in the Pontefract and Castleford Express –

 

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/leaving-the-office-to-save-the-planet-1-6525303

 

Fire of Caron official website –

 

http://www.fireofcaron.co.uk/

Person Natalie releases new EP ‘Off the Grid’

The composer and saxophonist known as Person Natalie has released her debut EP album, “Off the Grid.” The record comprises four original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes, making for a comprehensive introduction to the growing Person Natalie repertoire. Commonly listed online as contemporary jazz music, the “Off the Grid” EP has elements of both cool and smooth jazz, but focuses on Person Natalie’s highly intuitive, consistently surprising sax phrases.

 

This eclectic manner of composition comes from her broadly diverse pool of musical influences. Person Natalie cites “Aretha Franklin to Motown artists like Sam and Dave; Wilson Pickett all the way to Johnny Cash; Merle Haggard to classic rock, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, Van Halen, Steely Dan … Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Jeff Lorber Fusion, Little Dragon, Silversun Pickups and Charlie Parker.”

 

Clearly, Person Natalie has access to every tonal hue with which to paint her sonic pictures. An early name for her project, the ‘Natalie Person Disorder,’ bespoke the unique nature of her sound.

 

“I think stylistically, it’s pretty varied. I really love Jazz too, especially being a sax player, although I want to make it clear that I am not a jazz musician. Many of my chord choices definitely reflect my jazz influences and training (from Saddleback). My goal, as far as music is concerned, is just to write an interesting, compelling song and ‘kill it’ on the sax.”

 

While Person Natalie’s “Off the Grid” EP is based on composition and instrumentation, it still manages a great deal of narrative.

 

“Each song tells its own story, simply put,” she writes. “’Some Clarity’ is about gaining perspective, balancing out – having your vision adjusted, so to speak. ‘Moonlighting at JPL’ is about my tendency to daydream. I’m not afraid to dream a little. ‘Kevlar Up’ is about bracing to weather the storms of life, to toughen up and block the attempts of anybody trying to burst your bubble. ‘Carmen’s Mix’ is a song I wrote for my sister.”

 

“Carmen’s…” closes out the EP. It has a special place in Person Natalie’s set. “I like what I did with the saxophone in this one,” she writes.

 

Perhaps most remarkable about Person Natalie’s writing and performing style is how clearly it communicates her mood and character, both during her performance of the song and at the time of the song’s composition.

 

“It’s a good creative outlet,” she writes. “If it goes somewhere, great. If it doesn’t, it sure is good therapy, regardless. One of my favorite quotes is something John Lennon said: ‘One’s originality comes from his inability to emulate those that influenced him.’”

 

“Off the Grid” by Person Natalie is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

 

 

The “Off the Grid” EP by Person Natalie at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Off-Grid-EP-Person-Natalie/dp/B00KJUO2Z0/

 

Website –

 

http://www.personnataliemusic.com

Mark Bryce releases new EP ‘Celebrate Life’

The singer and songwriter known as Mark Bryce has released his latest EP record, “Celebrate Life.” The extended-play album comprises four original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 15 minutes. It has been published on the Cedar Creek Records independent music
label. A blend of pop, modern folk, and country music, “Celebrate Life” by Mark Bryce has something for everyone and proves that this American performer deserves his FM airtime.

Asked to describe his main artistic influences, Mark writes, “I’m influenced by a variety of great songs and artists. My biggest musical heroes are Mellencamp, Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Some of my current
fav’s include several artists in the country-crossover genre including Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band.”

Mark Bryce’s “Celebrate Life” EP belongs in a play list which might include the above artists, yet maintains its own unique sound. Much of this comes from the character of Mark Bryce, himself.

“My mom was a huge Elvis fan,” the native of Long Island, NY writes. “Some of my earliest memories are from watching classic live broadcasts of Elvis Presley. Seeing the innate coolness he had along with the overwhelming audience reaction just made me want to be a part of that energy and excitement. I got my first guitar at age seven and began to emulate Elvis. It wasn’t long after until I started writing my first songs.”

Some of the Elvis Presley swagger persists in Mark’s music, giving it a direct and determined tone that is neither too aggressive nor arrogant. Another significant part of his musical chemistry is the folk-style
narrative of his songs, each of which is based on the life of Mark Bryce, himself. Even his professional name, in fact, is part of his ongoing story.

Mark had moved from his small-town environment on Long Island to Hollywood with a friend. He unabashedly admits they had big dreams and “stars in our eyes.”

“Several years into life in Hollywood,” he writes, “my best friend from back home who had moved to LA and was my roommate tragically lost his life (this is referenced in the song ‘Celebrate Life’). His name was Bryce. That’s where I got my last name. I use the stage name Mark Bryce as a way of honoring him and making him apart of this next chapter of my life.”

Mark Bryce has since returned to Long Island, the tale of which is recounted in his “Yellow Brick Road.” He hopes to make a place for himself soon in Nashville, TN, also.

“Celebrate Life” by Mark Bryce is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

eMail –

MarkBryce@mail.com

Websites –

www.Facebook.com/MarkBryceMusic

www.Youtube.com/MarkBryceMusic

 

Suited Records music label opens doors

A new independent music label called Suited Records opened its doors in June of 2014. The label has been launched by veteran music writer Roy Cooper and already has a catalog of more than ten official releases. “The Magic of Christmas,” “Flowers to Arlington,” and “The Fireman” are among the most popular titles, but scores of songs have been made available for sampling and purchase, many with official videos also for sampling and purchase. Nearly all selections published under the Suited Records label benefit an associated charity as noted at the official Suited Records website (link provided below).

Suited Records gets its name from the denotation of the word ‘suited,’ which means appropriate, satisfactory, suitable, befitting, or “right for a particular purpose or situation because of having all of the qualities needed.”

True to their name, Suited Records pairs many of their releases with an appropriate charity; for example, a portion of sales from “The Fireman” (a tribute song for the 343 firemen killed on 9/11) go to support dependents of firemen killed at work, and a percentage of sales from “Heaven’s Window” go to help needy families of servicemen wounded or lost in the line of duty.

“We are very selective about our releases,” writes founder Roy Cooper, “and our songs cover a wide range of subjects and themes. A Christmas song, a few tribute songs, one about the destruction of our planet, and another concerned with animal welfare, are just a few available to watch and listen to.”

Suited Records isn’t merely a way to do good in the world through music, however. It’s also a celebration of a life lived in music.

“I have been writing songs and making music videos for over 30 years now,” writes founder Roy Cooper, “and after passing the 70-year-old milestone, I felt it was time to make a more positive move in getting my songs heard and my music videos seen.

“When I told my wife my plan to start my own record label and build this website, she said, ‘What, at your age?’ and I laughed and replied, ‘Whilst there’s breath in me, I will always try.’ So I beavered away on my PC and here we are.”

The artists and various performers featured on the Suited Records website are widely varied and numerous.

“This is just a selection of the song catalog that I have built up over the years with my wife Helen and co-writers from around the world,” Cooper explains. “We will be adding more of them to the Suited Records label over the next few months. During my journey I have made friends with many talented songwriters whom I never would have met had it not been for the Internet. My thanks go to them all, and also to the Internet.”

Suited Records is open for business at http://suitedrecords.com/

GhostSynth releases new single ‘Ultraviolet’

The composer and producer of electronica and house music known as GhostSynth has released his latest single, “Ultraviolet.” The track has been concurrently released with three additional singles, “Game Changer,” “Journey,” and “Lethal Injection,” all available online worldwide. These tracks showcase GhostSynth as one of London’s most creative and unpredictable composers of house music, as well as one of the names to watch as the dubstep craze begins to give ground to the lasting power of house and trance EDM.

 

GhostSynth cites as main artistic influences many of the founding fathers of the European electronica sound and of popular electronic music in general, such as Giorgio Moroder, Jan Hammer, Joe Meek, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Jackson, Grandmaster Flash, Eric Prydz, Swedish House Mafia, and deadmau5. His own sound hearkens to the early days of digital dancefloors, when bands like KLF, EMF and the Orb ruled “alternative” radio stations and kept beats alive. It was in these formative years that GhostSynth found his sonic calling.

 

“The 90s…” he reminisces. “I will always remember the day my other brother came home from work with a record in his hand. It was a famous rave tune at the time. I remember listening to it and being absolutely blown away by its sounds and intensity. At that time the UK hardcore scene was thriving and you would hear these manic sounds everywhere while pirate radio battled to keep us entertained with the latest white-label releases … I lived and breathed music and so it was only natural that I gradually began making my own tunes, just like my brother used to do. I began with hardcore and gradually moved to drum ‘n’ bass before finally settling into house music.”

 

The house music GhostSynth makes is pared down to its core elements. Instrumentation is sparse, melodies are bright and clear, and his overall composition proves that excess is not his thing. Songs like “Ultraviolet” and “Game Changer” glow in their sonic simplicity.

 

“I have been making music for many years now and enjoyed every minute of it,” GhostSynth writes. “I love the idea of being able to express myself through music and hope people will enjoy what I do. I have a broad taste in music and always keep an open mind about what I am hearing.”

 

“Ultraviolet,” as well as “Game Changer,” “Journey,” and “Lethal Injection” by GhostSynth, are available at 700+ online stores around the globe.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

‘Ultraviolet’ by GhostSynth at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Ultraviolet-Single-Ghostsynth/dp/B00JWU4CR6/
Website –

 

http://www.ghostsynth.com

SixStringSurfer releases new single ‘Kick That Ball – Soccer Singalong Song’

The Netherlands-based rock crew known as SixStringSurfer have released their latest single, “Kick That Ball – Soccer Singalong Song.” The track is a classic-rock jam in the tradition of such sports-adopted tracks as Gary Glitter’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part II” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” written and recorded specifically to celebrate the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The track is straightforward, fun, energetic, and sure to add spice to any futbol parties anywhere in the world.

 

SixStringSurfer cite as main artistic influences such legends as Slade, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Larry Carlton, Wes Montgomery, Beyonce, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Beethoven, Bach, and Erik Satie. Of these, most of their inspiration for “Kick That Ball” comes from Zeppelin and Sabbath, the resulting blend sounding not unlike the more thumping moments of AC/DC.

 

Asked to describe the inherent meanings of “Kick That Ball,” SixStringSurfer writes, “It’s an original rock song by SixStringSurfer for everybody who loves football / soccer! Listen and sing and shout along! Have fun and enjoy football! Listen to this song and feel and enjoy the groove and energy of it, yeah! Ev’rybody’s goin’ crazyyyyyyy!”

 

SixStringSurfer’s enthusiasm for the sport of soccer is plain to see, and especially as regards the current contest in South America.

 

“This is a general football song,” they write, “but of course this song is also very suitable as a soccer singalong song for World Cup Soccer 2014 in Brazil!”

 

SixStringSurfer is made up of Vinnie and Ernie, AKA BrainStorm. Vinnie has been playing guitar for more than two decades, largely along the rock, pop, and blues lines. Having been brought up singing traditionally, it was not until he heard the singing of Rammstein’s Till Lindemann that he realized he, too, could front a rock band.

 

Ernie’s musical talents stretch from guitar to keyboards, bass to drums, songwriting, composing, engineering, mixing, and even mastering music. He has played for many years in a Pink Floyd tribute band as well as several others, and spends his extra time producing music in the sound studio.

 

“Kick That Ball – Soccer Singalong Song” is available online worldwide. Don’t miss the official music video, either, also available online.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Kick That Ball – Soccer Singalong Song” by SixStringSurfer at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Kick-That-Ball-Soccer-Singalong/dp/B00KWTT744/

Lou Ward releases new single ‘I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!’

The singer and songwriter known as Lou Ward has released his latest single, “I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!” The single has been released worldwide with an official music video. A funky, groovy track with elements of soul, R ‘n’ B and Motown, “I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!” is a song with which anyone can relate.

 

Ward cites as main artistic influences such legends as Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Al Green, Sam Cooke, and David Ruffin. Attributes of each of these can be easily discerned in his “I Wanna Know…” single, and fans of them are likely to receive the single with appropriate enthusiasm.

 

Asked to elaborate on the themes of his new single, Lou Ward writes, “The key to a healthy relationship is communication. The most important key to relationship communication is emotional listening. This involves telling each other what’s really on your mind, what you are thinking. This connecting is the foundation of knowing how to show up for each other and allow the relationship to blossom and thrive.”

 

Ward has been singing since early childhood. His first accolade was in high school, winning the statewide Male Low Voice Competition by performing Paul Robeson’s “Old Man River.” He began penning his own songs soon after. He wrote music in college as well as during his tour with the US Navy. An agent for Sony Records and the Apollo Theater heard Ward’s music and Ward was nearly signed to Sony in 1992. Circumstances prevented this, and Ward dedicated himself to his wife and family to raise their children.

 

The music world was not done with him, however.

 

“The situation presented itself where I realized that a lot of guys were asking me about relationships and what makes a relationship successful,” he writes. “I thought that if I developed a system based on my experiences, others would benefit from the effort. I felt that the best way to get the message out about the importance of emotional listening would be a song, so ‘I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!’ was born.”

 

“I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!” is available online worldwide beginning 21 June 2014.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“I Wanna Know What You’re Thinking!” by Lou Ward official video –

 

http://www.muzu.tv/lou-ward/i-wanna-know-what-youre-thinking-music-video/2248488/
Website –

 

http://www.samepageproducts.com

 

eMail –

louward50@gmail.com

Farewell Friend releases new single ‘Brother’s Keeper’

The indie band known as Farewell Friend have released their latest single, “Brother’s Keeper.” The track has been released concurrently with two B-side offerings, “One Week One Thought” and “They All Were Dancing.” Together the trio comprise an approximate total listening time of approximately fifteen minutes, making this early release from Farewell Friend similar to an unofficial EP, but still bearing the price tag of a single.

 

Farewell Friend cite as main artistic influences Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, and Tom Petty. While their own sound has attributes which are evidently inspired by these, the ultimate Farewell Friend experience is unique. Their vocals lie somewhere between Ryan Adams and Mumford and Sons, which is intuitive, but occasionally exhibit fleeting touches of Liam Gallagher of Oasis (“They All Were Dancing” in particular). A vibraphone lends “Brother’s Keeper” colorful and uplifting undertones which soften the emotional tension, such creative instrumentation as one is unlikely to find on the next Magnetic Zeros record.

 

Asked to comment on the themes of their “Brother’s Keeper” single, Farewell Friend write, “It speaks of death and avoiding giving in to our ‘lesser angels.’ We all have goals and expectations in life but we seldom hear songs about what we have to give up along the road of adventure. This single expresses the stagnation felt by being caught in environments or circumstances of our own choosing. It confesses fears of putting our hearts and hopes in danger while we want to chase after the things in which we believe.”

 

In the end, the message seems a stoic one.

 

“Life’s a gamble and some things are out of reach,” they conclude.

 

The band’s official bio describes Farewell Friend as “the recent collaboration of Thomas Troyer, David Wimbish, Michael Kuehn, and Virginia Wimmer. They endeavor to re-evaluate pop and folk sensibilities and dichotomies in order to tell stories that connect with people in new ways. This connection seeks to go past the raging emotive banter that much of indie-folk rock thrives on and instead share some of the more conflicting, elusive, yet more resolute facets of human experience. The aesthetic is organic and textures simplistic. We hope the sound never obscures the meaning.”

 

“Brother’s Keeper” by Farewell Friend is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Brother’s Keeper” by Farewell Friend at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Keeper-Single-Farewell-Friend/dp/B00KWNQOLY/
Website –

 

http://www.farewellfriendband.com

Lif Bux releases new single ‘Glory Lane’

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The rapper and songwriter of hip hop known as Lif Bux has released his latest single, “Glory Lane.” The single has been released on the Funksect Records music label, publisher of the popular “Le Dernier Cri” series of compilation albums. The highly anticipated second volume of “Le Dernier Cri” was issued in September of 2013. Already being received with the same intense level of fanfare, “Glory Lane” by Lif Bux promises to be Funksect’s most prominent release to date, one which stands to put both Lif Bux and Funksect on the radar of audiophiles everywhere.

Lif Bux cites as main artistic influences Pharrell Williams and Michael Jackson. As might be intuited from this sonic pairing, “Glory Lane” signifies Lif Bux as an eclectic songwriter with exquisite taste who blends pop, funk and hip hop together for a danceable, groovy experience suitable for parties, clubs, and casual listening alike.

“Funksect Records is hosting a single-album release and tribute of hip-hop classics by reintroducing the genre with a contemporary approach from Lif Bux,” writes Funksect Records. “We are proud to introduce the single, ‘Glory Lane’ by Lif Bux and Nex Millen. ‘Glory Lane’ is a taste of the album entitled ‘Classic Awakening,’ graciously unfolding as an inspiring gift and instinctive feeling of deja vu. Fasten your seat belts for a real funky and familiar feeling of true creativity!”

Lif Bux is a native of Philadelphia and has worked with several A-list musicians, such as Jazmine Sullivan, and has opened for such legends as Wiz Khalifa. He is active in the theatrical community and recently released a short film, “Built from the Ground Up.” His thriving fan base boasts members from both musical and theatrical circles.

“Glory Lane” by Lif Bux from Funksect Records is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Glory Lane” by Lif Bux at Amazon –

http://www.amazon.com/Glory-Lane-Single-LIF-BUX/dp/B00KUMXHGW

eMail –

INFO@FUNKSECTRECORDS.COM

Website –

http://funksectrecords.com

Anthony D. Harrison releases new single ‘Happy Anniversary’

The singer of rhythm and blues known as Anthony D. Harrison has released his latest single, “Happy Anniversary.” The track is a romantic homage to blushing brides everywhere as well as to the institution of marriage overall. It has been published on the Image Maker Records music label. “Happy Anniversary” is the most significant release from Anthony D. Harrison since his popular “I Would” release on Image Maker, which appeared on digital shelves in May of 2014. This was preceded by his equally celebrated “Freebird” single from the same publisher approximately a year earlier. “Happy Anniversary” also has the distinction of being Harrison’s first Image Maker single to be released with a corresponding official music video (link provided below).

 

Fans of R ‘n’ B written and performed in the soulful, traditional style have been enthusiastic about new material from Anthony D. Harrison since the 2013 announcement of his collaboration with veteran music producer Elroy Jackson, better known in industry circles as Thaproduca. Harrison cites as main artistic influences such legends as Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, and Cameo. Music fans who have enjoyed records from this distinguished roster have much reason to lend an ear to Harrison’s “Happy Anniversary,” as it stands as one of the most prominent modern examples of the legitimate R ‘n’ B sound to emerge in some time.

 

Speaking of the themes in Harrison’s new single, Thaproduca writes for Image Maker Records, “This single speaks of love, and the fact that with true love, ‘Everyday is a new anniversary.’”

 

Anthony D. Harrison’s official bio describes him as an “Oakland, CA native who has been singing since a very early age. His journey through the music world has led him on a very magical ride. He has performed with some of the best male groups as he grew into a finished product. Now he has taken all his years of experience and put them into his present project, and magic has been made.”

 

“Happy Anniversary” by Anthony D. Harrison is available online worldwide. Be sure not to miss the official video, also available online from Image Maker Records.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Happy Anniversary” official video –

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO-R4Qb6OC4

 

Happy Anniversary” at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Anniversary-Anthony-D-Harrison/dp/B00K5RM7TU/