The Stereojack releases new single ‘Believe’

Up and coming artist the Stereojack has released his latest single, “Believe.” The track has been released on the Bugs Records music label and warmly received by audiophiles of the Internet everywhere. Upbeat, exotic and unstoppably positive, “Believe” is yet another example of how much more easily independent music can reach the hearts and personalities of the world’s most discerning music aficionados.

 

The Stereojack’s “Believe” single has been categorized as pop, euro- pop and pop rock respectively, but it has much in common with other subgenres, as well. An unmistakable reggae groove runs throughout, with vocal and instrumental overtones that take cues from the ska tradition. Mixing remarkably well with this island warmth are trappings of the old-school house music scene.

 

Digital elements such as mixed drum beats and surprising, delightful synth phrases blend so discretely in “Believe” that fans of house music could miss the ska attributes altogether, even as evident though they are, while longtime listeners of the Specials and Madness could feasibly focus on the vocals and blasts of brass, and never notice the synthesized characteristics of the Stereojack’s single at all. An entire LP of such music could passably warrant a new subgenre all its own.

 

The Stereojack himself cites as main artistic influences a broad, sweeping list of musicians who share only a consistent thread of absolute quality between them. Among these are the Beatles, Queen, Kraftwerk, Allister Brimble, U2, Waltari, David Bowie, Orbital, Fatboy Slim, Underworld, Morcheeba, Beck, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Regina Spektor, and Norman Cook. This copious collection is an iceberg’s tip, and one gets the impression that the Stereojack has a library of musical interests (and activities) that he prefers to keep separated.

 

All in all, “Believe” is a blue-collar masterpiece for anyone who appreciates feel-good music that seems written for the listener and performed directly to the listener – or to put it more succinctly, it’s for everyone.

 

“Believe” by the Stereojack is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Believe” by the Stereojack –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Believe-Single-Stereojack/dp/B00LQOJII4/

 

Website –

http://thestereojack.com

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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

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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/
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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