‘The Valentine Sessions’, the new album by Matt Rollings was inspired by his early love for piano jazz trios which had a huge influence on him as a young musician. The ten-track album was cut live with no headphones, fixes, or overdubs, and takes listeners on a beautiful journey through slow and mid-tempo grooves, blues riffs and ends with a classic waltz. Unlike his previous album, ‘Matt Rollings Mosaic’ which featured an array of iconic talents like Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett and the Blind Boys of Alabama, ‘The Valentine Sessions’ takes on a more stripped down and organic approach. It’s simply piano, bass and drums. Matt Rollings started playing piano at nine years old and has been a successful studio and touring musician, composer, arranger, and producer for over the past forty years. He has won two Grammy awards as a producer and has played on […]
Produced during the pandemic, Steve Lewis’s latest album ‘Exit To Mystery’ was created during a period of intense isolation and hibernation. With themes of finding and losing love, longing for another person and exaltation, it became clear that the need for connection was necessary. With an eclectic mix of genres and a touch of eccentricity throughout, this album is a unique expression of an immensely talented artist. This is the third album from Nashville songwriter Steve Lewis, a new addition to our roster. As a songwriter he draws inspiration for all facets of life and for this latest album he includes questions about aliens, gods, regret, cigarettes, love and emotions. Steve has had his music recently featured in the German series Neumatt and Die Beschatter, and as the theme for the popular NPR podcast Death, Sex & Money.
The creative inspiration for The Polish Ambassador’s new album ‘Vol.1, Super Chill Goats’ was the addition of seven milking goats to his 25 acre goat, sheep and fruit tree homestead. Complete with a solar powered music studio, it’s the perfect environment for creating this club-worthy fusion of EDM, hip hop, funk, synthwave and global sounds. From hard-hitting female rap in “Diamonds Hands” to the sounds of India found in “Friends with Bananafits” and reggaeton vibes in “The Rudest Tempo”, the album is an eclectic mix that will surely make you as chill as those goats! Known for his trademark jumpsuit, David Sugalski aka The Polish Ambassador, has quite the unique setup at his Northern California residence. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to headline Red Rocks and perform at major festivals like Lightning in the Bottle, Electric Forest Festival, Suwannee Hulaween. To understand more about his origin story […]
Growing pains. We all experience them and in Madisyn Gifford’s latest project, ’Sleeping On The Ceiling’ she dives deep into her experience and bares all emotion. The twelve-track indie-pop record is full of vulnerability and introspection as Madisyn tackles topics like mental health but also serves as a love letter to her female friendships. It tells the story of growing up and out of some of the darkest places I’ve ever been in with the“slow and steady wins the race” mentality I had while living through it. It’s about grieving the experiences that my younger self had to go through in relationships and navigating how to move on into new ones while doing that. Vancouver native Madisyn Gifford has quickly grown her following just over the past two years after releasing her debut EP, ‘Learning To Exist’ on 604 Records. The indie-folk singer-songwriter has garnered millions of plays and praise […]
Just in time for the summer, Fionn returns with their latest album ‘I Might Start Smoking’. Inspired by the unpredictable transition into adulthood and quoted as their “second coming of age”, the twin sister duo delivers a super catchy indie-pop record in the vein of artists like Haim, boygenius and MUNA. The Celtic-Canadian duo first came onto the music scene in 2018 with their self-titled debut album and began building an incredible catalog with the label 604 Records. Known for their catchy hooks and creative songwriting abilities, the sisters have refined their craft and never fail to deliver a well-polished sound. This time around they’ve opted to try and weave their Celtic accents into the music in a subtle, yet tasteful way. We dig it.
What’s it like being a first-time dad while balancing multiple careers and projects? Call Me Ace’s latest album ’RETURN TO OFFICE’ gives you a first hand look as the new father examines the beauty and hardships that come along during the journey. The sequel to his 2021 album ‘Out of Office’, this record expands along the lines of his signature themes of hard work and perseverance but also delves into difficult topics like childbirth, miscarriages, job insecurity, depression and what it’s like to experience this during a global pandemic and recession. As if being a tech entrepreneur by day and rapper by night wasn’t enough, Bay Area polymath Call Me Ace just took on two new full time jobs as a new father and head of a new indie label Heir Quality. Ace’s undeniable charm and talents have led him to charting on the iTunes Top 40 and Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop […]
Known for his experimental and cinematic sound design, composer Andrew Bennett a/k/a Factor Eight released his latest album, ‘ll’ which draws his audience in and sonically connects them to his own personal struggles with bipolar disorder. Through voice contortion and tranquil soundscapes, this record allows him to share his journey with the disorder and its relationship to his music. The ambient and neo-classical tones ring similar to a dynamic film score with a beautiful everlasting range. Through my first-hand experience with mental illness and with a platform to express themes and ideas through art, I feel a responsibility to use my music in service to this cause. I hope this project will inspire a feeling of connection in those who struggle, and sense of compassion in those who struggle to relate. Canadian native Andrew Bennet is an award winning artist, producer and visual media composer. His signature sound has led […]
Mexican-Cuban singer-songwriter Leiden just released her latest social and art project, ‘VOLVER AL CORAZÓN’. Composed of songs with touching stories that were co-written by women in prison, this album truly gives a voice to those deprived of their freedom. Leiden spent a year working in five female Mexican prisons and gathered the testimonials from inmates to shed light on their experiences. In addition to her role as an artist, Leiden is an activist and the founder of Jueves, the first music label in Mexico owned and run exclusively by women. She’s known for her ability to fuse Latin American roots with contemporary sounds to create a modernized twist to Latin music. Over the course of her career she’s toured the world, released four studio albums, collaborated with influential Mexican artists such as Celso Piña, Charles Ans and Vivir Quintana and has composed for film and theatrical projects. We’re proud to […]
Out this week, ok, tyler’s new album ‘PROFESSIONAL PRETENDER’ takes us on a journey through a range of genres and emotions, showcasing his exceptional range as an artist, producer and musician. Peppered with ethereal voice memo vignettes, the album heads off in totally unexpected directions but is tied together by Tyler’s authentic emotional depth and subtle dark humor. For example, the opening track “Jenny, u were my first” is a super catchy song with a jazzy sax solo that’s about falling in love with your dead girlfriend’s sister. Originally from Tennessee but now based in NYC, Tyler Moore is a pure one-stop shop writing and self-producing all his own music. Although not tied to a specific genre, when pressed he describes his music as a cross between Rex Orange County, Dominic Fike and The 1975. Having already had his music synced in Netflix’s “Devil In Ohio” and “Pieces Of Her”, […]
The new album ‘Love Potion No. 9’ by emerging R&B artist Judaea, is an intimate look at the past few years of her life. The album opens with the ethereal intro track “Going My Way”, a song that speaks to themes of self-empowerment, self-love and determination for a better life. Across eight tracks, she shares her story of struggling with losing love and finding it again in herself and others. For me, creating music is about creating a moment and living in that moment, celebrating the love and light in that moment & then playing it over & over again. Judaea’s sound is a synth driven mix of R&B and Pop, paired with her soft and sultry vocals. Though lyrically a very personal and emotional album, her slick production and top notch songwriting manages to get your head moving along the way. In the leadup to her album release, Judaea’s single “I Wanna Feel” […]