Sam the Astronaut is like a giant alien synthesizer entering Earth’s atmosphere preparing to beam you up with its lush soundwaves. Its purpose; to take you to a place where the dull realities of everyday life are washed away and, even just for a moment, replaced with an irresistible urge to dance. And trust, they will be there right beside you the entire time.
“Midnight Carlight” is the lead single and title-track off of the duo’s forthcoming independently-released sophomore album (set for release on August 28th, 2020). With production so thick you can always find a new layer to swim in, “Midnight Carlight” is a cathartic ode to the feeling of being trapped in a relationship.
Napa, California-based singer/songwriter John Brazell is a joyful troubadour with acoustic/pop sensibilities. His new single, “Peaches,” is a half-pop-half-acoustic vibe that covers a vast amount of sonic landscape.
“At the end of the day, I want to be somebody you think of who sings and writes really great songs,” Napa, California-based singer/songwriter John Brazell says. He’s an entertainer who loves transforming a room with melody and spirit. With his easy going demeanor, Brazell is most likely to take the stage in a T-shirt and jeans, and very little pretense of being anything other than a guy who likes singing songs.
Give a listen to “Peaches” below:
After 10 years of classical operatic vocal training, Mathew V moved to London, England at the age of 17 to teach himself how to write pop music. Now only 22, Mathew has accomplished a lot since returning home to Vancouver. Mathew penned a deal with 604 records and his debut single “Tell Me Smooth” went top 40 on Canadian Radio (Hot AC/AC) for 18 weeks, peaking at #18.
Now with a catalogue approaching 15 million online streams, Mathew is making new music, pushing his boundaries and preparing for what’s to come. Mathew’s newest single, “Give It All,” is a love song to his partner: “I found that most of my songs were sad, and I wanted to switch up my formula and express my willingness to go with the ebb and flow, together.”
Connecting to the words of artists like Dallas Green, Dan Mangan and Elliott Smith helped Bretton Lee John understand that he wasn’t the strange and oversensitive kid that his rural Albertan upbringing made him feel like he was. Lee’s dream is to be able to sing something that does the same for someone else.
His new single, “Rock Show,” is an effort to manifest something you wish would happen. It’s the kind of song that plays as credits roll on a summer romance movie. Listen to it while you hang out with your cat, your best friend or a new love and feel all warm and fuzzy.
Sailmaker is the first solo project of Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Rich Sutton. Rich’s distinctive vocals will be recognizable to those familiar with alt-pop band SHIELDS, whose tracks have featured on BBC, as well as being covered by The Guardian, Q Magazine, and MOJO. Sailmaker represents a stylistic departure from his previous band, producing a unique folk baroque sound with an alt-pop inflection.
Sailmaker’s debut EP is set for release in August 2020. The newest track, “Taste For The Sublime,” is about being thankful for the simplest things that can bring the most happiness or contentment, such as appreciating nature or a good friendship.
MILQ is an indie pop band from Edmonton, AB, Canada. Their holistic first statement, the debut tired. EP is officially out now. Displaying the full breadth of MILQ’s work, tired. ranges from upbeat synth-pop songs to ambient, soundscape inspired ballads.
The newest single from the trio’s EP, “idontwannaseeyou,” transports its listeners to a place of vivid imagery and emotion.
The band’s debut single, “Stay,” garnered a strong local fan base as well as shows playing alongside PVRIS, iamhill, New City, and Tyler Shaw. In 2019, MILQ released two singles, “L.U.2.H.” and “Saw You Out Last Night.” The band started 2020 with a sold out headline show at The Aviary on February 7th with their debut EP released on June 26th.