the rareflowers give us a twofor

the rareflowers give us a twofor

The Rareflowers have defined the beauty in true love and the how we often take it for granted when we feel comfortable. Its only after the fact when they are gone that you realize how it really kicks in the intensity of loss and being alone.  Don’t worry guys, with indie sensitive songs like “New Generation” you won’t be alone for long.  With a clean, heart on sleeve delivery this band consisting of brothers Jimmy (guitar, vocals)) and Kane Maraday (bass) and Aaron Gollubier (drums) will be releasing their self-titled debut E.P. June 29th, 2018 via Good Eye Records. Formed in 2013 The Rareflowers trio from New Brunswick, NJ, has not 1 but 2 singles released thus far giving us a little insight into what to expect from the E.P. Not to mention plans are already in the works for a full-length album.

“New Generation” is overall a warm sing-along style song that begins rather romantically.

The band commented on the song by saying, ” You’ll give your best self at the beginning of a relationship. In time, things will change, but never enough to make you forget why you loved that person in the first place.” It’s a sad and beautiful truth as is the single as it sways in a gentle motion of down picking and up picking of the guitar.

The first single “Shake” is slowly paced but not a dramatic ballad. The chorus is where the tempo picks up and gives a little of a Tom Petty vibe. Semi-folkish with a modern alternative touch. The vocals are soulful in their expression and delivery while the melody is as charming as a prom date in the perfect attire opening the door for his lady. The midsection offers a psychedelic strum before continuing the journey down a desolate path with cries of “Baby.”

While the band looks young in pictures they have a very defined and mature sound that makes it seem hard to believe this is their debut. They have captured all the elements needed to get more than just a listen and nod. Subtle verses that tell a story, catchy hooks in the chorus lines that make it stick in your memory and of course that alternative indie appeal. The production value is clear and makes each instrument shine while the vocals have a hall style verb giving it full spectrum surround in the forefront. The honesty in lyric writing and musical integrity will be a surefire with the ladies too.

Once you give it a listen and they win you over you can keep up with them on their Facebook page.

holy pinto, “gold leaf”

holy pinto, “gold leaf”

Indie pop/punk music project Holy Pinto is bringing a bevy of fun, beautiful music our way this summer, but first we’ve got the music video for their track “Gold Leaf” here for you to enjoy. Comprised entirely of video clips from tour, a really fun narration brings you along for a more intricate and specific ride in the form of subtitles, so there’s no guessing what is happening. It’s the perfect depiction of an imperfect journey, and we’re all for it.

Keep up with Holy Pinto here.

freedom baby, “i want to give”

freedom baby, “i want to give”

If you want a 15-minute song that feels like two, then this one is for you. Toronto-based musical duo Freedom Baby brings its listeners more than just a single — it’s an experience. Brianna Bordihn and Eric Reid create something magical by allowing the song to transition from whimsical guitar strums and upbeat vocals to frantic drum beats and darker places. The nuanced nature makes it a perfect song for any occasion, whether it be dancing around with your friends or laying in bed as the sun rises. At times, “I Want To Give” is reminiscent of Vampire Weekend or Passion Pit; however, it is a roller coaster of emotions in a class of its own.

Keep up with Freedom Baby here.

meg myers, “take me to the disco”

meg myers, “take me to the disco”

While she prepares for her new album (Take Me To The Disco) to release this summer, reigning queen of alternative Meg Myers – or, at least that’s what fans in the midwest would have you believe –  is keeping busy. Having just played her first show in a couple of years in Kansas City last night, we can attest to the type of enthusiastic, diverse, dedicated, SOLD OUT fan base she attracts. But there’s a reason for that, evidenced in each carefully-crafted track she releases. Her most recent – the stunning ballad of a title track from her upcoming album – is equal parts elegant and raw, drawing its listeners in to its intricate sound that is just beginning to be remixed into an EDM track.

Keep up with Meg Myers here.

ruben pol, “bed sheets”

ruben pol, “bed sheets”

In between walking on the runway for fashion houses like Burberry and Gucci, Ruben Pol finds time to create stunning new music. His most recent effort is “Bed Sheets,” and he has Tom Martin helping him on the production front.

Classically trained in an array of instruments, Pol’s vocals can be heard with their almost ethereal tones here, drifting throughout his simple and stunning electronic layers. With some brushes of guitar and piano peppered across to carve out a melody, “Bed Sheets” shimmers from start to finish.

Stream this single here.

royale, “the rhythm is you”

royale, “the rhythm is you”

Picked up for release by Danish label Disco:Wax and available to buy now is Royale’s debut single, “The Rhythm Is You.” The French trio writes and produces their own music and layer live instrumentation with digital production, capturing a uniquely pop sound with a familiar electro feel. Musically, it’s driving and uptempo with signature synths on the hook while the vocals add a snap of soul to proceedings.

Royale will undoubtedly pick up pace over the course of the year and will be one to watch in future if “The Rhythm Is You” is the benchmark these guys are setting for their music. Make sure you check out the single here.

Keep up with Royale here.