Mike Edel recently announced his forthcoming 4th album, En Masse, out November 20. He has also shared the first single ahead of the album, “Good About Everything” – an uptempo positive anthem with catchy vocal and melodic hooks amidst an indie-pop accessibility.
“Good About Everything” is the follow up to Edel’s Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) produced 2019 record, THRESHOLDS. After THRESHOLDS, he accumulated 4 million cross-platform streams, was played in heavy rotation on CBC music, and shared the stage with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, and Said the Whale.
Hailing from Canada’s North in the Yukon, Speed Control is the rock band that can make you move even at -40 degrees. Brothers Graeme and Jody Peters have been joined by new members Eric Holland (Drums, Vocals) and Greg McLaughlin (lead guitar, vocals). With the added depth and creativity, new material and new energy is on the way.
“Inspector Tang” is the first single Speed Control are sharing from their upcoming fourth album. Born out of an odd time signature guitar riff, “Inspector Tang” quickly transformed into a punchy, hard-hitting rock song.
Ben Dowling, pianist and musician releases an incredibly unique rendition of “The Times They Are A-Changin’” by the great Bob Dylan. Known for his simplicity, his elegance, and his dedication to projects that are bigger than he is, Dowling is an artist who desires to see a change in the world and the people who inhabit it.
“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand…” lyrics from a song we all know very well, but only now do we truly understand and feel the message behind the lyrics. When asked about his inspiration for choosing to cover this old protest song, Ben Dowling mentions that what better time to cover a song like this, than right now.
Listeners notice many incredibly talented artists worked hard to help bring this track together, and when asked about his own tribe, Dowling says, “My people include my fellow Agape House Band members: Rob McDonald, David Neal, the inimitable Curt Bisquera and the soulful Joshua Sklair. When we work together—as is our joy—the world changes. When we create together, time shifts on its axis.”
We admire artists like Ben Dowling, who are using their music, art, and platform to help create change in this world.
Listen to Ben’s version of “The Times They Are A-Changin'” below:
The brainchild of Tyler Boyd and Noah Monckton, Airliners has its origins on the sleepy and wet west coast of Canada. Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, the duo met at a back-yard jam, which quickly led to the birth of what would become the stratospheric hit-making partnership.
Initially releasing their debut EP Liftoff in 2016, these two have followed separate paths until June of 2020. Driven by their mutual desire to never have a real job, Airliners have decided to Liftoff again with a new single. “Copenhagen” is an upbeat indie pop track with contrasting melancholic lyrics, capturing the complicated emotions of a long distance relationship. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Laur Elle’s debut, The Art of Pretending, is a twist on 90s rock nostalgia with modern pop sensibilities. Lyrically, the EP allows us to see through its hopeful exterior to reveal its true depth: a painfully honest reflection on what it looks like to go through the motions of pretending you’re in the right place at the right time until you’re not pretending anymore.
Leading up to the EP, Laur Elle’s singles have been streamed over 450k times on Spotify alone with editorial playlist support.
She has also shared an airy, minimal focus track with the EP, “All That We Didn’t” – a retrospective on a relationship that in hindsight, you’re able to recognize fell apart, not due to the things that you did to each other, but rather, all that you didn’t.