bohnes goes acoustic with “my friends”, releases remix ep

bohnes goes acoustic with “my friends”, releases remix ep

Bohnes has released an acoustic version of his latest single “My Friends”, and an EP filled with the track featuring artists such as Chace, Milk N Cooks, VCDC, Chantry, and Pretty Sister. “My Friends” is about getting to know your “enemies” or demons and befriending them instead of trying to run away or avoiding them. The original video version of “My Friends” is definitely different than the acoustic version. This version is much slower than the original version. The vocals in the song are more passionate, but it retains the same meaning. You can already hear the passion through Bohnes’ voice, but the video tugs at your heartstrings even more.

Bohnes is seen walking along an airplane that looks scratched up. The song is being played during a beautiful sunset. “My Friends” shows that our demons stay with us forever so we may as well befriend them. It is an absolute masterpiece, and the anticipation of seeing what Bohnes releases next is nail biting.


Keep up with Bohnes here.

darkest hour, “enter oblivion” {video}

darkest hour, “enter oblivion” {video}

“Enter Oblivion” is the latest video from the melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. Singer John Henry directed the video that was shot in the Mojave Desert at a national natural landmark, Rainbow Basin. Known for being dry and desolate, the basin has awesome rock formations and fossil beds. The video shows the band playing and periodically shows a mysterious white cloaked man wondering around as if to be searching for something.
“Enter Oblivion” comes from the band’s 11th album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, that was released in 2017 and was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge). This D.C. based 5 piece has come a long way from where they started in 1995. Through multiple line up and record label changes Darkest Hour has really matured and while “Enter Oblivion” is not as heavy as what you’d expect it shows great diversity and still carries their melodic signature tone, double bass, and blast beats.
Over the past 20 years, Darkest Hour has risen up from the underground and just like Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, Darkest Hour has put their flag into the metal scene and marked their place as one of the driving forces behind what defines the true melodic brutality of metal.
Hitting the road Feb 16th Darkest Hour will be touring the east coast first and in April heading overseas with Cephalic Carnage. Check out the video for “Into Oblivion” and if you are serious about your metal and lucky enough that Darkest Hour comes through your town be there front and center and prepare for a lesson in brutality.

DARKEST HOUR w/ Whores, Extinction A.D.
2/16/2018 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
2/17/2018 Arura Fest – Savanah, GA
2/18/2018 The Basement East – Nashville, TN
2/19/2018 Trixies – Louisville, KY
2/20/2018 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
2/21/2018 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL
2/23/2018 The Loft – Lansing, MI
2/24/2018 Photo City – Rochester, NY
2/25/2018 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Havok, Cephalic Carnage, Harlott:
4/05/2018 Kulttempel – Oberhausen, DE
4/06/2018 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
4/07/2018 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE
4/08/2018 Café Central – Weinheim, DE
4/09/2018 Nova Chmelnice – Prague, CZ
4/10/2018 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
4/12/2018 Z-Bau – Nürnberg, DE
4/13/2018 Kiff – Aarau, CH
4/14/2018 CCO Villeurbanne – Lyon, FR
4/15/2018 Bóveda – Barcelona, ES
4/16/2018 Caracol – Madrid, ES
4/17/2018 Custom – Sevilla, ES
4/18/2018 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT
4/20/2018 Totem – Pamplona, ES
4/21/2018 Secret Place – Montpellier, FR
4/22/2018 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
4/23/2018 Underworld – London, UK
4/24/2018 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
4/25/2018 Cathouse – Glasgow, UK
4/26/2018 Asylum – Birmingham, UK
4/27/2018 Zappa – Antwerp, BE
4/28/2018 Faust – Hannover, DE
4/29/2018 Backstage – München, DE
Keep up with the band here.
alice boman {video}

alice boman {video}

Alice Boman is no Alison Wonderland,  but her new single “End of Time” will leave you at the bottom of the rabbit hole.  The track is chilling and Alice’s gentle voice grabs you as she proclaims in the opening lyric  “I would take your pain…if I could, I would take it all, I swear I would.”  The chorus is equally as chilling with an old timey feel backed by a guitar and Boman stating, “Let me love you and I will love you, until the end of time.” 

I liked the song when I first heard it, but you have to watch the video.  In fact, I recommend listening to the song first, then watching the video for the full effect.  Directed by Jeanne Lula Chauveau, the video loyally backs the 70’s vibe the song deserves while making you contemplate if you can afford flying to Europe and saying good bye to a lover you’ll never see again.  For me, listening to end of time felt as if I needed to be in a lavender field while wearing a yellow dress as I proclaimed my eternal youth.  Alice’s “End of Time” is good all on it’s own, but an even better way to enjoy it would be with your journal and a glass of red wine. 

To hear more of this beautiful soul visit https://aliceboman.bandcamp.com

koda in the pursuit of greatness {video}

koda in the pursuit of greatness {video}

Releasing his newest single is Jordan Sudak under the moniker of Koda. Since his debut, Koda has pulled all the stops in order to chase the greatness that he knows could be within his reach within the coming years. Not only is Sudak an artist that can create an atmosphere for the listeners, but he is also able to relate a strong and powerful message through his creative lyricism. Like many of the other artists in this genre, Sudak feeds off of the brooding intensity of his music that is sincere and fueled by passion that has been growing since he first started performing.

“White Dove”, like much of his other music, brings something different to the scene that fans and critics alike have latched on to and have began to crave and expect. Not only does Koda’s music bring in traditional sounds, but it also overlays many of the hooks with loops that sound foreign and has become a signature of this artist. Now that he has released this new single, fans are really wanting to see Koda perform live more often in order to hopefully show off his unique talent.

Keep up with Koda here.

brittany campbell performs on bric tv’s b-side sessions

brittany campbell performs on bric tv’s b-side sessions

If you haven’t heard of singer and actress, Brittany Campbell, get ready. Not only is the Brooklyn native a part of Chicago’s cast of Hamilton, she is also featured on Netflix’s remake of “She’s Gotta Have It.”  Most recently, Brittany has been showing us her musical talents on BRIC TV’s B-Side sessions. Brittany discovered her  for music at a young age when her music teacher insisted she enter an opera competition.  When watching this session I was truly blown away by her smooth yet soulful voice. On “Still In Love” she shows off her impressive vocal range while keeping you drawn in with her passion and energy.  My personal favorite is  Brittany’s “Mean.” This is her final message to a soon-to-be ex lover.  Its jazz undertones and poetic lyrics such as “…and shame on you for letting such a good thing go to pieces, and shame on me too” makes for an emotional performance and will leave you thinking about the  “one that got away.”  With a voice like Brittany’s, it is no surprise that she here to stay.  

Keep up with Brittany by visiting http://brittanycampbellmusic.com and be sure to look out for her album Stay Gold releasing April 10th.  

kings & associates, “deadwood” {premiere}

kings & associates, “deadwood” {premiere}

Today, Kings & Associates brings their unique blend of soul, funk, blues and folk to a colorful peak with the music video for “Deadwood”, and we’ve got your first look. Taking place in what looks to be a recording studio, the band is able to showcase their talents in a live performance-type scenario, while playing out a quirky timeline in the background. The coloring is warm, vibrant, and lends itself perfectly to a sound of a similar kind. The guitar work is electrifying, so make sure you don’t miss this one!

Keep up with Kings & Associates here.