At Modern Mystery we’ve been a long time fan of eclectic artists, especially those who dabble in Reggae and Ska. Today with a special treat with share the new single from Colorado-based Judge Roughneck, titled “The Girl.” From start to finish they bring classic Ska elements as they infuse them with an updated, yet true-to-form Reggae Sound. The group who have been taking the Ska world by storm the past few years, offer up an accessible and welcoming track into the world that gives outsiders to the genre a perfect first glimpse.
Judge Roughneck “The Girl”
Judge Roughneck‘s blend of ska & reggae pays tribute to both the early ’80’s British 2-Tone movement and the original jazz-laced ska of Jamaica, infused with soul, has been electrifying audiences since 1995.They have headlined countless venues and opened for almost every ska and reggae legend who has passed through town, including UB40, Burning Spear, Rebelution, General Public, The Skatalites, The Specials,The English Beat, Fishbone, Damian Marley, Steel Pulse, and The Wailers. They have appeared at the prestigious Reggae on the Rocks Festival at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater 15 times.
Kese is the brainchild of Marquise Lamar Glover. Going above and beyond I the realm of Hip Hop music, Glover proves himself as a name immediately to watch out for in 2017. Freestyling since the age of 7 years old which is impressive on its own Glover shares his flowing lyricism and smooth vocal tendencies right from the start. His diverse freestyle vocals is what brings his new single “On Me,” to life, and we’re digging it. Recommended if you like artists such a Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, Kese is about to blow them all out of the water. Take a listen to his enticing new single “On Me,” below.
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Can’t Curse the Free is the insightful new release from indie singer-songwriter, Jetty Rae. Throughout the course of the record, Rae brings elements of an array of genres from Folk to Rock. The journey has been a long one for Jetty Rae, which comes across in her songs, as she spearheads duties on the record.
Tracks such as the newly released “Can’t Curse the Free” and “Take Me to the Mountain,” gives an insightful glimpse into the world of Jetty Rae; filled with storytelling and haunting tones that continue to echo throughout the record. Immediately listeners can tell that these songs come from a deep place that is brought to life within every listen.
Personal favorite “Queen of the Universe,” sends a chilling sound within the record, which brings the essence of Can’t Curse the Free full circle. Jetty Rae’s touching and often inspirational messages are something to hold tightly onto, and then some. Can’t Curse the Free is available today, here: http://jettyrae.com/ and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-curse-the-free/id1200191246
Singer-songwriter Mike Marino is more than just a Alt-Country laced artist that hails from the East Coat, but can also be viewed as a ‘listening experience’. Recently giving a listen to his new album Tomorrow’s Yesterday,
I was immediately drawn to his heartfelt sound. This album blew away any expectations I had going into it.
With twinges of adult contemporary style laced throughout, Marino creates music for the masses. Marino takes the performances on the record to a whole new level, adding an intimate and intricate touch on the piece. His lustful vocals speak volumes in every song, showcasing his musical talents throughout. “My Old Town” breathes a glorious life into the album s it shows Marino’s accessibility and honesty as a songwriter.
Soulful vocal harmonies accompany Marino on the album, which is a nice addition to the collection of songs “Turn It Around,” proves to be an epic piece in its own right, chiming in right from the start with a bright tones that takes us on a musical journey.
Marino’s voice is accessible and this is perhaps his best performance on the record (but it’s a close call because they are all epic in their own right). Closing out the album is “Lonely Road,” which brings things out with a bang. The guitars are bright, and are accompanied with harmonious vocals that bring the song and record to life. Mike Marino is creating music for the masses, so open your ears and listen in.
The Pinkerton Raid prove to be as intriguing as their name. Fronted by the eccentric singer Jesse James DeConto, known for his echoing indie vocals, he is joined by an equally as talented band which hails from North Carolina.
Just unleashing their newest release, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, the record takes you on an unexpected musical journey that will leave your ears ringing…in a good way. Filled with stunning tracks, sit back and get ready for the ride that is The Pinkerton Raid.
Their latest single to hit the streets this past month, “Righteous Rain,” helps to set the band apart from the rest. The vocal harmonies make this one an instant favorite, as it is one of the catchiest pieces on the record by far. Alongside bright harmonies that echo throughout the record, the album as a whole is brought to life with resonating guitars, and an array of other instruments that all fit together nicely.
Rest assured, as you will be pleasantly surprised with this gem from The Pinkerton Raid. Pick up your copy this week on Bandcamp and CD Baby respectively.
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In Justin Michael William’s newly remixed single “Here With Me,” we hear the shards of pain as he hopes for his love lost to return as he struggles to come to face with himself in a world that does not always make it easy to do so.
The fresh take on the track was remixed by Sol Rising and places a more sonic and trap vibe on a gut wrenching melody. By doing so, Justin conveys the meaning of love lost and self-acceptance with a whole new undertone. In summary, the album “Metamorphosis” channels classic elements of love, loss, and self-acceptance and is a brilliant examination of the human experience through Justin’s eyes.
LISTEN: Justin Michael Williams “Here With Me”