Geoff Gibbons Welcomes Fall on New Single

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Geoff Gibbons releases a gorgeous new single, appropriate for the season, titled “Fall Girl.” Gibbon’s “ode to Autumn,” is that…and more. On the track we hear the Vancouver based artist bring in the season on his own terms. His smooth Folk Rock sound makes us fall in love with Gibbons, as the track shows us that change can indeed be good.

Creating music on his own terms, Gibbons brings beauty both in his songwriter and performance, setting all the world as a stage. On the track we hear a true labor of love with gorgeously strummed guitars, Gibbon’s unique and sultry vocal styling, and a dose of vibrancy throughout. We wish it would stay Fall forever….

Geoff Gibbon’s “Fall Girl,” is out via digital platforms now. Stream the track via SPOTIFY

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Meet Your New Obsession: Deb Montgomery

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Deb Montgomery has been on our radar strongly this Fall, and it is safe to say she has won over our ears. Just releasing the new EP, “All the Water,” the Seattle native brings elements of Folk, Rock, and dashes of Alternative into the mix.

After stints in Toronto and New York City, Montgomery made the move to Seattle…a wise choice for sure. Bringing her own musical goodness to the table, she proves immediately she is an unstoppable force. Heavy drums, thick bass, swirling guitars and unforgettable vocals bring the song to a whole new level as everything and anything is fair game with Montgomery.

Gorgeously placed strings also make an appearance on the release which add an extra dose of heaven for our ears. Standout tracks for me include “All the Water, ” and “Wake Me,” which are two sleek and important pieces from the artist.

Showing no signs of slowing down as we head into the New Year, Deb Montgomery will entice your ears time and time again. Get ready…

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Jared Weiss Reveals Charming New Record, “Isolated Thunderstorms”

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Jared Weiss shares his glorious new album “Isolated Thunderstorms” which intrigued our ears from start to finish. Based in New York City, Weiss brings ‘back to basics Rock’ to the table that pleases the ears and then some. On the album he showcases his talents as both a storyteller and musician, all while creating a captivating release.

Jared Weiss has shared about the record:

“Isolated Thunderstorms is an auto-biographical confessional, born out of a life or death need to tell the truth. I threw away the love of my life because I was too sick to care. My mind was warped. I hit rock bottom. What choices did I make to get me to this place of isolation? In order to re-examine the tragic, macabre moments of my life, I first had to embrace them. I don’t know if I understand them, but Isolated Thunderstorms is my response to my examination.”

On the album Weiss brings a golden touch and lyrical wit to the table. Each song on the record stands strongly on its alone, though comes together perfectly as a while. With pieces such as “Almost All of Me,” and “Get Out of My Head” as two ultimate favorites, the entirety of the record flows beautifully. Time and Time again Jared Weiss impresses, and this is truly only the beginning…

Listen via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3VVp16oj4ReF5m4gjHt4b0?si=xh5cxTeXRgK6XHv_1-SraQ

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The Slang Release New EP “Desperate Times”

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The Slang have recently released their ambitious EP, “Desperate Times,” and we can’t stop listening. The group made quite an endeavor of the record, they recorded the release in several different studios and cities, to make every song on the record feel a little like home and to bring new ears into the mix. On the EP we hear a band that is clearly making music on their own terms.

As they call Washington DC home, the group bring together influences of artists such as Matt Pond PA, Rogue Wave, Death Cab for Cutie and Nada Surf…quite a round up! Blending elements of blissful indie rock, the group set forth to bring a record that is truly their own.

I found myself immediately head over heels with tracks such as “Breakdown” and “Harm,” which help to carry the record throughout. Lead single “Is It Any,” equally enticed my ears, as the band shows they are no one-trick pony. Showing they have staying power, The Slang, is a name that you should make yourself acquainted with. We’re in love!

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Video Voyeur: 3Qs with Keith Cooper

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Keith Cooper is on fire with his new video for “American French Revolution.” A promising piece that shows the true essence of Cooper himself as both a songwriter and performer, the video has us on the edge of our seat within every turn. Gearing up for a release to drop sooner than later, we caught up with Keith Cooper as he dives into the video and talks about the artistic vision that went into creating the epic release.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?

Great to talk with you Modern Mystery! This song was such fun to write.  If I can take a song in a pseudo-historical and absurd direction you better believe I’m going to do it.  I’ve always been fascinated by the French Revolution, and I decided I’d try my hand at an updated and Americanized retelling of it. It seems especially relevant right now. Lyrically, the song is so image driven that it seemed a perfect fit to be made into a video.  I mean, a 21stcentury Marie Antoinette angering the foodie masses because she doesn’t realize cake isn’t gluten free…isn’t that fun?  I hope so.  I wanted to choose a song I could make a fun video out of that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  But still was saying something at the same time.

What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?

I wanted to portray a local café erupting in a revolution highlighted by a food fight of organic proportions. People on their laptops sipping coffee, everyday conversation – then all of a sudden a few “Napoleon” characters start trickling into the café sewing dissension.  The chaos really being set off when a barista version of Marie Antoinette shoves a cake in the face of a “Napoleon” customer with certain dietary restrictions. I had a lot of fun thinking about absurd little details and scenes to include.  The guillotine pin on my jacket, the toy horse stick, dueling Eiffel towers, Uncle Sam crumbling a scone over a customer’s head – these were all ideas that made me laugh, so I figured that was an indication they belonged in the video.  I wanted shots of the band playing amidst all this, but with no one paying us any particular attention.  Which I totally get – there was a revolution to attend to after all!

What was the process of making this video?

We filmed this video in one night, and what an incredibly fun night it was! I I’ve worked at Bloc Café in Somerville, MA for many years, and the owners were generous enough to let me use the café as the setting for this video. Friends, coworkers, and regulars all came by to help us film after the shop closed up for the day. We started loading equipment in right as we were kicking customers out.  I was actually the closing manager the night of the video shoot, so I went straight from work mode to revolution mode.   It felt like a very natural transition actually. Ha.  I was fortunate enough to get to work with the videographer Craig Shannon.  His video for the Speedy Ortiz song “Raising the Skate” caught my eye, and we were really on the same page about what type of video we wanted for American French Revolution.  Which, of course, made the filming process even more fun.  Filming ended around 4am that morning, and it was after 5 by the time we had totally cleaned up all evidence of the food fight(s) from the premises.  Just in time for the café to open up shop on a Saturday morning.

 

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The Krickets Fly Free with “Redbird,” Out Today

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The Krickets are back and better than ever. Produced by Sam Ashworth, The Krickets’ full length, sophomore album Redbird dropped October 26th. We simply cannot get enough of this album! Every track is filled with sweet sounds and chilling harmonies.

 

The female Americana group from the gulf coast delivers nothing but warm folk and country sounds. Comprised of Katrina Kolb (bass), Melissa Bowman Weigle (banjo), Emily Stuckey Sellers (guitar, mandolin, percussion), and Lauren Spring (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle), The Krickets are a sisterhood of singer-songwriters. This “swamp-folk” album reveals stories of love, hope and struggle told with an unapologetic feminine strength.

 

“Lay Them Down” is a track that we absolutely love. The song expresses the hardships that come with life and how overwhelming it can be to deal with it all. Everyone’s daily struggles ultimately connect us as no one is truly alone in their journey of life. Overall, the song’s theme is about hope, encouragement, and the strength to go on. This song is special in ways beyond the meaning – it was co-written by all four members of the group. Through the lyrics, the listener is able to gain the perspectives of the members.

Another track we love is “May We Find.” On the surface, the song is an absolute masterpiece. It is beautiful throughout, and the harmonies absolutely grab the attention of the listener. The track is all about the importance of finding your way home, whether that be a place or a person. Through the ups and downs of life, home keeps you grounded. Home, to the Krickets, seems to mean truth, peace, and most importantly, love. Lauren explains, “The song begins and ends in a three part harmony a capella that meant to still the listener. It’s a message of hope and love and closes the album with our wish/blessing to the listener.” This track is the perfect ending track on the album.

From start to finish, Redbird is absolutely stunning. We simply cannot get enough of The Krickets and we are so excited to see what’s to come from them!

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