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

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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/

 

Cursees Connect release debut self-titled EP

The Canadian indie rockers known as Cursees Connect have released their debut self-titled EP album. The record has been independently published on the Cursees Records label without support from the corporate music industry. The “Cursees Connect” EP comprises six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It is preceded by their popular “Locked Lips, Loose Spell” single release which heralded the impending publication of the debut album. The EP has been highly anticipated in Canada and abroad since before that time.

 

Cursees Connect cite as main artistic influences Radiohead, Silverchair, Wintersleep, Hayden, 311, John Mayer, Wilco and Coldplay. Their own sound is a melange of attributes gleaned from these artists which do not so much mirror them as seemingly bloom from evident inspirations. The tracks on “Cursees Connect” can themselves be surprisingly disparate in terms of tone and style, each stemming from an emotion requiring a rhythm, riff and groove all its own to be roundly communicated.

 

Even so, there remains an overarching “Cursees Connect” -ness which holds the EP into a well-braided and consistent whole. The band’s remarkably unique and creative songwriting bears enough complexity to furnish listeners with weeks and even months of replays, enough to tide the most avid fan over until Cursees Connect’s inevitable full-length record hits digital shelves.

 

The official Cursees Connect website describes the band as “an indie rock band from Fredericton, NB. Sometimes edgy, sometimes spacious, sometimes sexy and sweet, their songs are propelled by driving bass groves and soaring melodies, creating a dynamic and passionate blend that has been energizing audiences throughout New Brunswick.”

Cursees Connect are Mathieu Emond, Bryan Harn, Curtis Smith, and Lindsay Brin.

 

The “Cursees Connect” EP is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Cursees Connect” at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cursees-Connect-EP/dp/B00KHEJPMI/

 

Website –

http://www.curseesconnect.com/

Mr. Mil releases new single ‘Let’s Hang Out’

The singer and songwriter known as Mr. Mil, KingOfNextLevel has released his latest single, “Let’s Hang Out.” The single appeared in early June of 2014 at online music stores around the globe and has been steadily climbing the National Airplay Top 50 Independent chart ever since. It has been proudly released on the TSCircle Music record label. Spacious, groovy, and founded on Mr. Mil’s infectious and iconic vocal delivery, “Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil isn’t just the artist’s most prominent foray into hip hop, but also his most ambitious one.

 

“Using music as a tool, my primary purpose is to help empower others,” says Mr. Mil on his MTV Artists website.

 

Mr. Mil (AKA KingOfNextLevel) treats music as his natural environment. He relates that his life revolves around the art of making music and that his future lies in having created a vast repertoire of singles, EPs and LPs for the world to enjoy and take heart in.

 

“I focus on every aspect of creating the music,” he writes. “I create real music for all, not just a particular body of people. So I don’t create just for the hood. I take a strong and careful focus on the lyrical content, lyrical rhythms and down to every element of composing the music and marketing the product.”

 

Mr. Mil, who originally hails from Chicago, has been writing his particular brand of music since 1993.

 

“I am an addict of creating great music,” writes KingOfNextLevel. “I wake up almost everyday with catchy choruses being the first thoughts to come to my mind. Music is not something I try to create or have a difficult time writing or producing. It’s naturally flowing through my spirit.”

 

Mr. Mil KingOfNextLevel debuted on the National Airplay Top 200 Chart at #181 on April 4, 2014 and had climbed to #29 on the Top 50 Independent Chart eight days later. Sharing space on this chart were such names as Lorde, Drake, John Legend, Adele, One Direction, Jason Derulo, Lady GaGa, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, AVICII, Flo Rida, Ke$ha, Eminem and Pharrell Williams. Mr. Mil has also charted with the recognized music authority, Record World Magazine.

 

“Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil KingOfNextLevel –

 

https://itunes.apple.com/tt/album/lets-hang-out-single/id880169891
Website –

http://tscirclemusic.wix.com/mrmilkingofnextlevel

Dr. Eric Fassbender releases new album ‘Calming The Troubled Mind – Volume I’

Dr. Eric Fassbender has released his new album, “Calming The Troubled Mind – Volume I (Overcoming Anxiety with Empowering Mantras and the Soothing Sounds of Nature).” The album comprises eight tracks for a total listening time of over one hour, and has been released on the Sound Energy Records label. Soothing, healing, and deeply therapeutic, Dr. Fassbender’s “Calming the Troubled Mind – Volume I” directly represents the curative powers of nature, as well as the potential of sonic therapy in general.

 

Dr. Fassbender is associated with the naturalist production team known as Wild Eden Nature Sounds, with whom he has released an array of nature recordings which includes “Journey to Australia,” “Birds of the North Australian Tropical Rainforest,” “Birds of Australia’s National Parks,” “Journey to Tasmania,” and “Journey to the Top End.” His new series, “Calming the Troubled Mind,” is the latest in his growing collection of sounds which can augment meditation, act as sleep aids, or merely create an atmosphere of cool serenity. These records include “Dream Waves,” “Tibetan Singing Bowl,” “Celestial Wind Chimes,” and others.

 

“I first experienced the soothing power of pure and undisturbed nature sounds on a bush walk in 2002,” writes Dr. Fassbender. “Since then I have recorded sounds of nature to bring the peace and quiet that I experience in untouched wilderness areas to other people who do not have the opportunity to travel to peaceful places. I have further explored the power of sound as part of my PhD on the effect of music on learning, and through this research found more and more evidence for the benefits of listening to nature sounds on anxiety, insomnia, tinnitus, stress and pain. I now direct my energy towards helping others to experience the soothing and calming powers of nature.”

 

The track titles on “Calming the Troubled Mind” serve as suggested mantras for meditation, the first half of the title being considered on the intake of breath, the second on exhaling. For example, “Smile to Body – Releasing Tension” may be recited mentally or out loud while the sounds of a bubbling brook massage the psyche of the listener.

 

“The mantras are of course entirely optional,” Dr. Fassbender writes, “and if you just want to listen to the pure and peaceful sounds of nature then you are of course free to do just that. Because, let me assure you, even by themselves, the sounds of nature are sure to calm your troubled mind.”

 

And what of the physiological effects of exposure to natural sounds?

 

The Doctor explains: “There are numerous studies that show the beneficial effects that listening to the sounds of nature has on anxiety. Examples include pregnant women who experience anxiety in various stages of their pregnancy, pre- and post-operative surgery patients, as well as people who are having wounds treated or those affected by cancer. But listening to nature sounds to reduce anxiety is not just restricted to these examples. Immersing ourselves in nature is generally effective in almost any situation where anxiety is experienced.”

 

“Calming the Troubled Mind – Volume I (Overcoming Anxiety with Empowering Mantras and the Soothing Sounds of Nature)” by Dr. Eric Fassbender is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Calming the Troubled Mind – Volume I” by Dr. Eric Fassbender at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KUMQIYU/

 

Website –

www.ericfassbender.com

 

eMail –

 

dr@ericfassbender.com

Riddim to Dem Ent. releases new Sashae single ‘Wi Deh Deh’

The singer and songwriter known as Sashae has released her latest contemporary reggae single, “Wi Deh Deh.” The track has been proudly and prominently released on the up-and-coming, rapidly growing music label, Riddim to Dem Entertainment, which is based in southern Florida and maintains its deep cultural roots in Jamaica. “Wi Deh Deh” is the most significant single to be published from Sashae since her popular official video release, “Dem Nuh Bad EarthQuake Riddim” in December of 2013.

 

In stark contrast to Sashae’s arresting and aggressive rhymes in “…EarthQuake Riddim,” “Wi Deh Deh” is an energetic, carefree anthem that lifts spirits high in celebration and proves that Riddim to Dem has yet another talented performer on their hands in the form of singer-songwriter Sashae. Sashae is primarily a reggae and dancehall musician, but also laces her music with elements of other forms of pop music which will attract a wide variety of music listeners.

 

Her latest title, “Wi Deh Deh,” is a Jamaican Patois phrase which can be loosely translated as, “We’re there!” Asked to elucidate the general theme and message of her new song, Sashae writes, “Party vybz [vibes]! Anywhere the party’s at, I’m there. Just the love of music – having a good time.”

 

Her deep love of music in general is a main focus in her personal as well as professional life. Asked to describe how it is that she came to perform and record music at the very beginning, she keeps it simple.

“[I started music] by just having the love for music, and by coming from Jamaica with a dancehall and reggae background while listening to all genres of music, too.”

 

This broad interest in all the varieties of music available to her appears in her new single as attributes and elements not necessarily expected in a reggae or dancehall release, giving her single a fresh, new sheen and sound.

 

“Wi Deh Deh” by Sashae is available online worldwide from Riddim to Dem Ent.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

 

“Wi Deh Deh” by Sashae at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Wi-Deh-Single-Sashae/dp/B00KJUQFHI/
Website –

https://twitter.com/RiddimToDem