Not your typical love song, “I Got Your Six” is a track written by artist Moose about he and his wife living as secret undercover international spies. The cutest part? Moose has written these songs for his wife of 12 years every Valentine’s day.
The track starts out with a very futuristic message, detailing the mission Moose and his wife must go on next. It’s filled with funky synthesizers and cool sound effects. Moose really knows how to keep a listener’s imagination running.
Listen to “I Got Your Six” below:
After a 7 year stint as a drummer for Ani DiFranco, Andy Stochansky taught himself guitar and started writing songs. Not long after, he was spotted in a bar and quickly signed to RCA / Victor. After releasing and touring two albums, he moved to Los Angeles to write for other artists. Though his writing career was successful, he woke up one day and realized he had to create for himself again, so White Elephant Orchestra was born.
Stochansky shares of the single:
“Every time I would look at the news or look around people I was talking to, everybody looked completely down and out. These times have financially and mentally hit a lot of people very hard, so it’s a song about taking somebody and escaping with them …even for just a few minutes.
In saying that I also had to make sure that the lyric “I’m not giving up just need a holiday.. take us higher even for a day” had to be in there because some people can never give up and have that luxury.”
Five years after the end of his last musical project Inlet Sound, Montreal-native Michael Wexler is stepping forward into his first solo-project with the name Significant Other. Under the new moniker and striving for both energy and intimacy, Michaelʼs first forthcoming release “Kimberlite” is built from the output of a brain constantly seeking serotonin while over-analyzing every incoming and outgoing signal from the past years.
This musical project is a deeply personal attempt to put voice and lyric to the ever-changing circumstances of a life examined. Stepping away from collective songwriting towards solitary musings that are vulnerable and unapologetic has been the trajectory of this project, although it has stalled for the last number of years – but as the new decade rears its head, it seems as though it is time to bear fruit.
Significant Other shares of the track:
“The song was co-produced by myself and JP Levac who played drums on the tune. We spent a few days at his studio, out in the country near Hawkesbury, ON which he calls Studio Plywood. My dad has a farm out near there where I spent some time this summer, so we could take our time and explored 8 songs I had recorded over the last few years and after being away from music for a while. Things evolved when taking the song apart and putting it back together with JP at the drums and me on the rhodes, where we found a fun transition of a verse and chorus in different time signatures. Adding on the melodies of the bass and electric guitar from Marie-Claudel Chénard brought it all together, along with the gorgeous back-up vocals with Marilyse Senécal.”
Webster’s Dictionary defines “Union Duke” as a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart. Soaring harmonies, driving rhythm, and infectious enthusiasm have seen these five guys from youth to young manhood. With three albums, countless festival stages, and hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the rearview, the band is excited to be touring new music, filming videos, and winning new fans everywhere they go. In the two years since their last record Golden Days, Union Duke has been steadily travelling and unravelling across the country, and they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned with a slate of new music. In the coming months, four new songs of love, distance, heartache and revelry will be finding their way into your ears, eyes and hearts.
“Left Behind” is exactly what you think it is: a song about leaving things behind. We were trying to capture the feeling of loneliness and isolation one can feel when they’re far from the one(s) they love – both lyrically and musically. It’s about the distance often forced between us and the longing to be together again. The last of our four newest songs produced by Jeff Hazin; “Left Behind” is the only soft-ish song of the music we’ve released over the last year and once we got in the studio with it we had the opportunity to explore some really cool ideas that are pretty new for us. It was a lot of fun building this tune and taking it from mellow and simmering to a driving banjo-driven sing-along. Plus: lapsteel! (played by our guitarist Rob McLaren),” shares the band.
Union Duke’s “Left Behind” is out now.
Greg Hoy & The Boys is a San Francisco based Rock Band with audible influences from some of the greats – Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin. They spend a large portion of their time touring the country and have made appearances at SXSW, Noise Pop and
CMJ. Hear what Greg has to say about their latest music video release!
1. Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
We’ve played this song live a bunch & it always gets people dancing. And since the content of the song is *about* a dancer, having the video feature one made sense. Plus who doesn’t love the color ‘Green’?
2. What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
The song is about the iceberg we see in strangers, never knowing what’s going on underneath the surface, and seeing only what we want to see. We’re in hotels a whole lot on tour and it’s always fun to wonder what’s going on behind closed doors? Every room has a story.
3. What was the process of making this video?
We were staying at the brand new spot, Hotel Indigo Brooklyn, on tour and the interior just felt perfect. We discovered Charmien Byrd (the dancer in the video) through a mutual friend in NYC. I sent her a link to Fatboy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’ video with Christopher Walken dancing in a hotel and she improvised the whole thing while we shot the footage, listening to the song over and over.
Mike Marino’s bold and beautiful new record “Erosion” delights our ears today, as we head into the weekend. The latest release for Marino, somehow he manages to outdo himself once again.
Throughout the record, the songs are filled with strong guitar licks and harmonious, lush vocals that make the album come to life. Standout tracks on the album include “It’s About Time” and “Nothing Is Free,” which helps to give the scope of the record as a whole. His songwriter is honest and heartfelt, as you can tell the release is a true labor of love; it shows. The insightful lyricism and bold instrumentation help to make “Erosion” an instant classic; as it should be, for it is well deserved.
With no stone left un-turned, Marino brings a brilliant and unique album to the table, which has us eager for more.
Mike Marino’s “Erosion,” is out now.
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