sleeping lion, “how we know”

sleeping lion, “how we know”

Musical duo Sleeping Lion, recently released their new single ‘How We Know (feat. Cass Miller)’ on August 17th. Members Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire have released numerous songs and remixes prior to their new single with each one getting better and better. In ‘How We Know’, you can expect to hear sounds of both commercial pop music, as well as electronic style dance music. Not only is this the style of music you would want to hear on the radio, but it is also the type that would fit in perfect at a music festival that would make you want to get up and dance! Make sure to keep an eye out for Sleeping Lion as they have toured with other great artists in the past and you should expect to see even more in the future!

If you have never heard of Sleeping Lion before, make sure you check out all of their music here!

joe cardamone, “east side no one”

joe cardamone, “east side no one”

Joe Cardamone’s latest music video is triggering, outrageous, and everything that encapsulates his otherworldly sound. It feels much more like a film than an actual music video, with nods to the aesthetics of Quentin Tarantino or Baz Luhrmann. The drugs, the violence, and the gore is a fitting backdrop for Cardamone’s chilling track. The video begins with an unstable relationship spiraling towards his girlfriend’s attempted suicide, shifting into a frenzy of cocaine and an armed robbery gone wrong. It ends with his relationship supposedly back to normal under the guise of a watermelon peace offering. This highlights the dangerous cycle that is the characters’ lives. “Eat Side No One” has a sharp electric beat and the imagery is just as shocking, making this one of the most fascinating music videos I have seen in a long time.

Be sure to check out Joe Cardamone’s album Holy War, which is set to be released on August 30th. You can also watch the album’s companion film trailer for Holy War II, which is due out August 25th. Keep up with him here.

nick talos, “straight to the heart”

nick talos, “straight to the heart”

If the stats behind Nick Talos and his music are correct, the Berlin based musician, producer and remixer has gotten himself some serious credentials over the last couple of years. Remixing huge major label acts and breaking all sorts of personal records with his streaming numbers on his own tracks, Talos returns to the limelight once again with his brand-new single offering “Straight To The Heart.”

Showcasing all the musical elements that helped propel his previous guitar-led tune “Hey Gorgeous” to such prestigious streaming heights on Spotify, it also has the wonderful vocals of David Spekter. He helps to give “Straight To The Heart” an unbridled vocal hug and a sprinkling of soul.

This one is out now, so check it out here.

Keep up with Nick here.

my brothers and i, heartbeat

my brothers and i, heartbeat

You may have already heard of the talented quartet My Brothers And I from their many features on popular TV shows such as ‘Pretty Little Liars’ which featured one of their well known songs ‘Nowhere To Run’. Their music has also been featured on commercials here and there, which helped the band get to the successful place they are at now. This quartet is made up of very talented artists including: Jordan Roach, David Wurgler, Scott Wurgler, and Erik Wurgler. These four have recently released their new EP Heartbeat today, August 17th! One of the reasons this quartet is so successful, is because they include aspects of many different genres. In their new EP Heartbeat, you can hear the likes of pop music with a blend of indie and alternative styles. Primarily in the songs ‘When You’re Ready’ and ‘My Heart’, you will hear many vocal similarities between My Brothers And I and fellow pop artist Troye Sivan. When comparing all of their other songs, ‘Temporary Love’ is one of the more darker tracks on the EP that includes more of an upbeat alternative style. With this EP, it is impossible to pick just one favorite song. Each track is completely different, but equally as great as the next. Just from the first listen, I can already that this EP will be on repeat everywhere around the world! In celebration of their new EP release, My Brothers And I will be going on a small EP release tour which you will not want to miss!

Keep up with My Brothers and I here.

belmont, belmont

belmont, belmont

Pop punk is a genre that many of us identify as our first real musical love. It’s the music that blasted in our earphones as we tried to survive eighth grade . And for many of us, that love fades away as our own teenage angst forms into something new, something “mature.” Belmont’s new self-titled album reminds us of that first love and how that music has involved in itself, while still being as cool and emotional and punk.

This album is the epitome of what pop punk music is. Each song showcases the band’s youth and talent. Frontman Taz Johnson’s vocals are hypnotic, and combined with Brian Lada on drums, Sam Patt on guitar, and Alex Wieringa on bass, the end result is magical. The moment the opening track “Empty” bursts to life with an explosion of guitar and drums, I am flooded with nostalgia and the desire to head bang like crazy. As the album goes on, each song seems to give off that same vibe that only this music can give. There are also so many lyrics that stand out because of their depth and honesty. “Interlude” is a slowed-down song that, despite its cool beat, has you thinking instead of head banging:

Do you know what it’s like to be alone?
To live life feeling numb and cold,
It’s a ******* nightmare on its own
And it just gets worse as we grow old.

The second half of the album picks up speed once again, with powerful tracks like “Hollowed Out” and “Convalescence.” As the album comes to an end with “BMC,” Johnson asks the million dollar question: “Why do I pretend to keep caring?” Belmont’s talent is undeniable in both their music and their lyrics, showing the band’s inevitable rise as the next great act.

Keep up with the band here.

charles fauna, eulogy

charles fauna, eulogy

An eery intro, flooded in reverb. Light percussion, reminiscent of water droplets on a calm, dreary day. That’s the soundscape that’s painted immediately, even before the raspy, robust vocals of Brooklyn-based musician Charles Fauna set in on his single “The Boatman”, which is the lead track off of his Eulogy EP. As if this song didn’t get us jazzed up enough about what’s to come, we actually have the EP in its entirety to share today, as its release day is officially here!

So set yourselves into a mood that is both open and discerning, as we welcome the gorgeous 7-track soundscape that Charles has released unto the world. In his own words:

EULOGY is the culmination of a year’s worth of songwriting across New York’s five boroughs. It tells the story of an individual who witnesses a random, tragic accident and their journey to find peace in impermanence and solace in human connection. It is a record about finding beauty in the darkest corners of our minds and lives. While all songs were written produced and performed by Charles Fauna at his home studio, EULOGY was meticulously crafted by some of Brooklyn’s finest rising producers and engineers. I hope it speaks to you. Love Charles.

Keep up with Charles Fauna here!