BILL releases fourth punk-rock record ‘The BILL Album’

Veteran rockers of the experimental and punk rock scenes BILL have released their fourth studio album, “The BILL Album.” The full-length record contains 13 original BILL tracks for an approximate total listening time of 34 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Grasshopper record label. Eclectic, kaleidoscopic, and more than a little brilliant, “The BILL Album” proves that after 30 years, BILL still have what it takes to draw crowds from miles away.

Boston’s BILL are perhaps most famous for their lead singer, Bill Gage, a longtime performer living with Down syndrome. Telegram.com’s Victor D. Infante writes of Bill Gage’s vocals, “As punk did in its heyday, Gage cuts straight to the heart of a song’s feeling, and in the process creates music that’s both uncomfortable and unmistakably vital.”

Ian Sands of the Boston Phoenix agrees:

Watching Bill Gage perform with his band BILL is an eye-opening experience. You go in not knowing what to expect, maybe even a little nervous on behalf of everyone involved – the crowd, the band, yourself. But then you are witness to a sizzling and raw hard-rock display, and your reservations vanish. Gage doesn’t so much sing songs as tear through them, his vocals occasionally sounding as if they’re coming from someone twice his size. You think for sure his voice is going to give out any moment, but it never does. It’s magnificent.”

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, BILL suggest Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, Yoko Ono, Can, and Public Image, Ltd., Johnny Rotten’s band following the Sex Pistols. It’s this last entry which captures the energy, texture and tone of BILL best. Music fans familiar with Beefheart can expect a similarly unmistakable talent in BILL’s instrumentalists, while Yoko Ono listeners are likely to appreciate the raw artistic value of “The BILL Album.”

Uncommon in all kinds of rock is the tight focus on the frontman, Bill, himself. Guitarist John relates, “There have been times when we’ve played with a metal band, and members will be watching Bill sing in astonishment because the famous ‘cookie monster’ voice that many metal acts use is something Bill does easily, but he doesn’t do it as a quiet bass-falsetto, he just opens his voice like a Tibetan throat-singer, and it’s loud!”

This is easily heard on “MonsterRock Band,” “Pucky Pucky,” and “La-La-Lies,” among others.

This isn’t the only trick up Bill Gage’s sleeve, either. His performances have a practiced, yet improvisational quality which persists even in BILL’s studio recordings. Sometimes he speaks into the mic, sometimes shouts, sometimes croons, sometimes screams, sometimes growls, sometimes vocalizes in surprising, inimitable and indescribable ways which add to the experience of hearing BILL unlike the performance of any band member in recent memory.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “The BILL Album,” Grasshopper Records writes, “Rock ‘n’ roll, excitement, & surprise are still alive. All people are human, with ideas & feelings that are as legitimate as anyone else’s are. People who have Down syndrome want to (& have the right to) participate in society as much as anyone else. You never know where cool music may come from. Rock ‘n’ roll is a music for and by outsiders, cast-offs, mutants, weirdos, & aliens – it is not the music of high school football captains, head cheerleaders, or wall street analysts.”

BILL are considered the first band in history to include a key member with an intellectual disability.

BILL continue to perform around New England whenever they can,” reads their current official bio. “Just don’t ask them to play your art-gallery opening. BILL are a rock band. They are loud.”

The BILL Album” by BILL on the Grasshopper label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, punk and experimental rock fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

The BILL Album” by BILL –


https://billareaband.bandcamp.com/album/the-bill-album


Official Website –

http://www.grasshopperrecords.com/BILL

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Memory Alexandra releases new single ‘Ride’

The pop singer known as Memory Alexandra has released her latest official single, “Ride.” It has been proudly published on the Maker I Am, Inc. independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Colorful, pulsing, and packed with hooks, “Ride” showcases Memory Alexandra as one of the most intriguing pop artists of the year so far and promises that she has plenty more where that came from.

Denver, Colorado’s Memory Alexandra cites no main influences. Asked to comment on this, her representation writes: “Memory has the utmost respect for other artists and their gifts, but her singing and songwriting styles’ primary influence truly is her own personal journey. With every lyric she sings, her aim is to bring alive the emotions depicted in that specific experience ultimately giving the listeners everything they need to relive it again and again.”

Memory Alexandra’s own sound has been described as inspiring to “those who listen to broaden their perspectives on the world around them. She is not afraid to say anything or be honest.” With an emphasis on beats, synth melodies and powerful vocals, “Ride” by Memory Alexandra has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Ride,” Memory Alexandra writes, “I honestly believe that it is very important to take control of who you are and work to define your destiny despite the circumstances you have faced. My hope is that one day, everybody would know that they can truly be whatever they want to be if they set their mind on it. Ride to me is the song that empowers people to fight for what matters most and reminds them that they are in charge of their destiny.”

Commenting on Alexandra, herself, her current official bio states that “In all she does, she aims to love the lord her God with all her heart, mind and soul and love her neighbor as herself. This strong pillar of love she lives by is one that is tangible by those who follow and support her. She cares for each and every fan immensely and works to talk to them as much as she is able to.”

Ride” by Memory Alexandra is available online worldwide now. Get in early, pop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Ride” by Memory Alexandra –


https://soundcloud.com/memoryalexandra/ride

Rap artist B. Smith releases new EP album ‘Everything Ain’t Easy’

The rapper, songwriter and producer of hip hop known as B. Smith has released his latest official EP album, “Everything Ain’t Easy.” The record contains seven original B. Smith tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published on the YNIC independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Cruising, popping, and bringing the best elements of rap from every category, “Everything Ain’t Easy” showcases B. Smith as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of 2018 so far.

Kentucky’s B. Smith cites as main artistic influences Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, and Lil Boosie. His own sound cleaves mostly to the modern southern-rap style, though fans of hip hop from every scene in the United States will find something for them in it. With an emphasis on rhymes and lines and a general gangsta theme, “Everything Ain’t Easy” by B. Smith has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of his album, Smith writes, “My message is even after tragedy, hard times, or death you can still shine and be somebody to remember.”

This motif of mortality and determination in the face of the most dire of circumstances runs throughout “Everything Ain’t Easy.” The cover art, which depicts a weeping statue, bears the fitting subtitle, “Dedicated to ones lost.”

The “Everything Ain’t Easy” EP by B. Smith on the YNIC label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Everything Ain’t Easy” by B. Smith –


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FTCTMRG/

Pop-rock singer Sky Mackenzie releases debut single ‘I Won’t Break’

The singer known as Sky Mackenzie has released her debut pop single, “I Won’t Break.” The track has been proudly published on the Famira independent music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Flashy, upbeat, and plenty danceable, “I Won’t Break” is a single showcasing Sky Mackenzie as an artist fans of any music genre can enjoy.

Bradford, UK’s Sky Mackenzie was born and raised in Germany. Asked to cite some main artistic influences, she lists only Simple Plan, Demi Lovato, and Avril Lavigne. Her own sound has most in common with Lovato and Lavigne, but the high energy of Simple Plan also appears in her vocal delivery and live performances.

Speaking of her start in music, Sky Mackenzie writes, “It’s in my blood, my Dad is a musician and I grew up watching him perform with his band.”

Sky Mackenzie’s “I Won’t Break” was written by Grammy Award winning musician, Chris Farren (MCA, BMI).

Commenting on the themes and meanings of her debut single, Sky Mackenzie writes, “’I Won’t Break’ is about being strong and independent.”

Now a musician in her own right, Mackenzie has been enraptured by sound since a very young age.

“Listening to music helps me to relax and forget about my problems. I love dancing around the house singing along, enjoying life. Music helped me to get through tough times in life, and I want to share the strength music gives. I love being on stage, watching the audience lighten up and have fun.”

I Won’t Break” by Sky Mackenzie is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

I Won’t Break” by Sky Mackenzie –


https://www.amazon.com/I-Wont-Break-Sky-Mackenzie/dp/B07G372JJT/


Official Website –

http://www.skymackenzie.com

Rock artist Dan Timofte releases debut album ‘Dissenting Time’

The rock guitarist and songwriter known as Dan Timofte has released his debut official album, “Dissenting Time.” The record contains 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Soaring, belting, and screaming at the top of its voice, “Dissenting Time” stands for all the world as proof that Dan Timofte can rock with the very best of them.

Dan Timofte cites as main artistic influences Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Carlos Santana, and Eddie Van Halen. Born in 1969, a holy year to rock fans, Timofte takes the core elements similar to each of these titanic players and rolls them into an amalgam all his own. “Dissenting Time” is an instrumental rock record that can hold its head up with the very best and most popular rock records of all time.

Asked to describe the general themes and messages of his “Dissenting Time,” a capacious record by all accounts, Timofte writes: “Even if we have different opinions from each other, through dialogue we can reach a pleasant atmosphere for everyone.”

Dan Timofte bought his first guitar at the age of 12. Not long after, he was crafting original songs, a skill he continues to hone to this day. His first live appearance onstage was at 17 years old. Decades of finely tuning his skills have shaped Dan Timofte into one of the most talented and inventive guitarists in independent rock anywhere.

Since then,” writes Dan Timofte, “I have continued to compose songs for the guitar, along with other activities like painting, studying mathematics or astrology.”

Dissenting Time” by Dan Timofte is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, fans of instrumental rock. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Dissenting Time” by Dan Timofte –


https://www.amazon.com/Dissenting-Time-Dan-Timofte/dp/B079PR1H4T/

Rapper PUREP-618 releases new single ‘Come Back’

The rapper and producer known as PUREP-618 has released his latest single, “Come Back.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. High-impact, packed with bass and bringing all the lines and rhymes this young artist from E. St. Louis has to sling, “Come Back” is a sure sign that fans new and old have plenty more to look forward to from PUREP-618.

PUREP-618 cites as main artistic influences Jay Z, Marvin Gaye, Tupac Shakur and India Arie. His own sound takes the old-school East Coast sound and blends it with his own, up-front style of delivery for a mix that is unique to him yet exciting for fans of all categories of hip hop.

Asked to describe the general themes and messages of “Come Back,” PUREP-618 writes: “This single is dedicated to beautiful and strong women around the world who value life and who are equipped with the love and strength that real men desire and appreciate. The queens that honor and respect a striving man, they keep us coming back.”

PUREP-618 (born B. Williams) was raised on gospel, blues, hip hop and R&B. When not writing music, recording or performing, PUREP pens poetry and listens to jazz. His career in music began at a young age when his parents asked him what he wanted for Christmas. “I want to make a song,” he replied. Not long after, a music producer showed PUREP-618 into the studio and his debut single, “Life,” was born.

Previous releases from PUREP-618 include “Thanna Thangs” and “Da City.” He has appeared live at such venues as Club Casino, The Oz and The Illusion. PUREP-618 is attending university for a Bachelor’s Degree in audio production.

“Come Back” by PUREP-618 is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Come Back” by PUREP-618 –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-back-single/1403665845

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7mju9gRXryED1rhhpnA80f?si=CsFdlAW-SUigOJSbywaKKA

https://www.amazon.com/Come-Back-Explicit-PUREP-618/dp/B07F1LH7HB/


Official Website –

http://williams983803.wixsite.com/purep618

R-n-B and soul artist Marcus has released his latest official single ‘You Are’

The artist of R&B and soul music known as Marcus has released his latest official single, “You Are.” The track has been proudly published on the CEO Inc. Music Group independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Classy, sonorous, and sparkling with the authentic Chicago sound, “You Are” is a track to put Marcus on the map for soul fans everywhere.

Asked to cite a few of his main artistic influences, Marcus lists a litany of legends. These include Luther, Sam Cooke, Frankie Beverly, the Isley Brothers, Santana, Otis Redding, Will Downing, Levert, Stevie Wonder, and all Motown artists. Fans of these are likely to appreciate “You Are” by Marcus as this latest offering bears many of the same elements which made the above popular around the world.

Perhaps most notably among said elements is Marcus’ trademark natural singing voice. Ironically, his voice is what got him into producing original music for a surprising reason: he joined his high school’s band, “’cause I could not make the choir.” Marcus fans are quick to point out that his tenor is his chief charm.

Marcus has described his music as “Smooth, soulful R&B music for all ages.”

You Are” is the third single from Marcus’ upcoming album, “Must Be Love.” Like other releases from Marcus, the record will be published on the CEO Inc. Music Group label.

A recent official announcement from CEO reads:

Marcus is presenting his 3rd release ‘You Are’ from his up-and-coming CD ‘Must Be Love’ on CEO Label. Marcus has been singing since high-school days in Chicago and entertaining throughout the Chicago area for years. Finally he is sharing his talents with the world with his debut CD. Set back and enjoy his r&b soulful voice and you’ll agree he has love on his mind and in his music. Listen and you’ll hear and feel it for yourself.”

You Are” by Marcus on CEO is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

You Are” by Marcus –


https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Marcus/dp/B07G3865MJ/


Official Website –

https://ceomusicgroup.com