Graham and the Band Upstairs’ Americana Blues Song “Standstill Blues” will Resonate with Commuters

Graham and The Band Upstairs is an Atlanta based Americana band led by Graham Waldrop. The band creates music in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, combining introspective lyrics with diverse melodies that meshes the folk, blues, and rock genres to create a fully realized sonic identity for each song.

Graham and the Band Upstairs’ “Standstill Blues” is a captivating and relatable blues track that encapsulates the frustrations of everyday life, particularly the infamous Atlanta traffic. Written from Graham’s personal experience of enduring lengthy commutes, the song explores the theme of stagnation and frustration but expands it into a collection of short stories that evoke a range of emotions.

Initially conceived with a different musical structure, Graham realized that the traditional blues framework would best suit the lyrics and the intended message of the song. This decision allowed the band to tap into their innate understanding of the genre, bringing a genuine and authentic feel to the music.

The interplay between band members is notable, with Josef and Zach providing a solid rhythmic foundation on bass and drums, respectively. Jeff’s skillful lead guitar licks inject the track with energy and vitality, while Veronica’s vocals shine whenever she takes the spotlight.

“Standstill Blues” resonates with listeners on multiple levels, as it captures the universal frustration and monotony that can often accompany our daily routines. Graham and the Band Upstairs have skillfully translated this feeling into a bluesy masterpiece, utilizing their musical prowess to express emotions that many can relate to. The track’s infectious groove and memorable storytelling make it a standout piece in the band’s repertoire.

With their ability to convey the realities of everyday life through the lens of the blues, Graham and the Band Upstairs continue to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the music scene.

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Tadgh Billy King is Unapologetic in New Alt Rock Song “sit and wait”

Prepare yourself for a blistering and unapologetic musical experience as Dublin’s post-punk alt-rocker Tadgh Billy King unleashes his latest single, “sit and wait.” With a raw and impassioned approach, Tadgh aims to cut through the distractions of our cell phone-obsessed, pop culture-driven, and money-centric society, urging listeners to wake up and care about humanity once again.

While Tadgh draws inspiration from the punk rock ethos, he is far from merely emulating the frustrated sound of the past. Instead, he adds his own unique perspective to the conversation, filtering it through a modern lens. The result is a sonic journey that seamlessly weaves together elements of noisy hardcore, math-y punk, and ethereal layers of sound. From the brash and aggressive to the sublimely atmospheric, “sit and wait” is a relentless and rousing ride that demands attention.

Tadgh’s immersive artistry is rooted in deep introspection and fueled by a diverse range of influences. His musicality spans across post-punk, goth, noisy hardcore, and math-y punk, drawing inspiration from iconic acts like Bauhaus, Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, Joy Division, Nirvana, and Radiohead. Additionally, he finds inspiration in the current wave of Irish bands such as Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital, Gilla Band, and Just Mustard, infusing his music with a contemporary edge.

Beyond his musical pursuits, Tadgh is a multi-talented artist who has ventured into various creative realms. As an actor, writer, and director, he explores different avenues of expression, while also working as a composer for theater productions. His classical singing abilities have earned him accolades, and he recently contributed his powerful vocals to the title track of the award-winning film “Vicky,” a documentary that resonated with audiences and critics alike.

“Sit and wait” stands as a powerful anthem of frustration and a call to action in a world where hypocrisies abound. Tadgh Billy King’s musical prowess and unfiltered approach deliver a cathartic and thought-provoking experience that is sure to resonate with those seeking a sonic escape from the mundane. Brace yourself for a dynamic and unrelenting sonic journey as Tadgh invites you to sit up, take notice, and rediscover your connection to humanity.

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Lauren Waller Reveals Debut Pop Album ‘Talking to Myself’

Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter Lauren Waller has released a brand new album called Talking to Myself.

Talking To Myself delivers a bittersweet intoxicating cocktail of indie, synth, and pop capabilities, with fresh, forward-thinking sounds. Lauren nails it with playful invention, swagger, lyricism, introspection, and theatricality. From luminous dreamscape pop to catchy dance songs, Lauren’s emotionally generous storytelling and distinctive voice provide an antidote for the run-of-the-mill. Comparisons can be made with the likes of Lorde, Hayley and Kiyoko.

Her choruses are catchy and memorable in each song of this album, with the standout being Lauren’s hooks.

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Saint Luminus Reveals His Latest Guitar Masterpiece “Echoes of Light”

Prepare for a celestial journey with Saint Luminus’ latest instrumental masterpiece, “Echoes of Light.” This progressive and space rock guitar piece is a captivating sonic experience that combines triumphant melodies, pulsating synths, and innovative sound effects.

But it’s not just about the music – “Echoes of Light” carries a profound message, urging listeners to disconnect from the noise of TV and media and instead embrace the hidden wonders of the past, waiting to be discovered by simply looking up to the echoes of light.

According to Saint Luminus, “Echoes of Light” was crafted to take people on an unexpected journey. It goes beyond the confines of a traditional rock song, incorporating a rich tapestry of instrumentation to deliver something fresh, inspiring, and memorable. As a guitarist, Saint Luminus believes in pushing boundaries and offering listeners a unique experience that transcends genres. With this single, he not only explores the vastness of Electro Space Rock but also reminds us that the universe of music is waiting to be explored.

Amidst the darkness, division, and hatred prevalent in our world, Saint Luminus seeks to remind us of the wonders that lie hidden in plain sight. He encourages us to direct our attention to the “Echoes of Light” and discover the beauty and inspiration that can be found within. In a world inundated with noise, his music provides a respite, inviting us to embark on a meditative and transformative sonic journey.

Saint Luminus, known as William Rustrum in his earthly form, is an instrumental guitarist-composer who has mastered the art of the cosmic vacation. After honing his skills as a guitarist in the world of thrash metal, he faced a setback when his physical playing ability crumbled. Undeterred, he embarked on a journey of rediscovery and emerged with a renewed dexterity and an enlightened approach to his craft. Today, his sublime and melodic instrumental compositions blend the sounds of the universe with progressive rock, creating harmonious sonic landscapes that captivate the imagination.

Listeners will be enchanted by Saint Luminus’ ethereal atmospherics, skillful passages of lyrical shred, and evocative musical motifs that evoke a bluesy longing reminiscent of David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. His music transcends mere notes and melodies, inviting listeners to explore the boundless realms of the cosmos through sound.

“Echoes of Light” is a testament to Saint Luminus’ artistry and his ability to craft music that transports us beyond the mundane. It’s a sonic odyssey that challenges conventions and leaves a lasting impression on those who embark on the journey.

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“I Got What I Got” Shows George Collins’ Skill as a Singer/Songwriter

George Collins’ new pop rock track “I Got What I Got” is a testament to the joys of gratitude and redemption. With a bluesy swagger reminiscent of Eric Clapton or Steely Dan, Collins draws on his experience as a screenwriter and novelist to craft literate and insightful narratives that are both thought-provoking and boldly vulnerable. The song is the first release from his upcoming sophomore EP, Songs for Grown-Ups.

George’s story is one of perseverance and determination. Having received his first guitar at the age of four, he pursued both guitar and piano throughout his childhood and beyond. However, in his late 20s, he encountered many older musicians who were unhappy with their lack of success and had fallen into toxic patterns with alcohol and drugs. Determined to avoid this fate, George pursued a successful career as an investment consultant and financial executive, but ultimately chose to leave it all behind to nurture his creative world and be a dedicated full-time parent after the birth of his first child in 2012.

“I Got What I Got” is a reflection on the journey of life and the importance of appreciating the good things that come our way. The song was inspired by a night of reminiscing with an old friend about their wild days in Prague in the early 1990s and how far they’ve come with the wonderful wives they married.

George explains: “’I Got What I Got’ is a song of gratitude for returning to life after a long time in the emotionally-barren wilderness, of finding redemption through the love of a perceptive and patient woman.”

The song’s catchy pop hooks, bluesy guitar riffs, and his soulful vocals make for a highly enjoyable listening experience that shows his unmistakable talents as a songwriter and musician and serves as a strong introduction to his upcoming EP.

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Video Voyager with Jennifer Harper: “Beautiful Earth”

Musicians often boast they have music in their blood. They should give singer/songwriter/activist Jennifer Harper a run for her money. After listening to even a few of her missives, it’s all too easy to fall in love with her contemplative, assured artistry.

The singer/songwriter just released her new song, the intentional folk ballad “Beautiful Earth,” along with it’s music video. While the song is a dedication to Mother Earth, the video visually depicts Jennifer’s love and respect for nature and the Earth. The images flow across the screen as the wind blows through grass fields. She acknowledges everything that Earth offers and how spectacular it is, from the deserts of the Sahara to the forest-bathed waterfalls in the tropics.

We spoke with Jennifer about her video below:

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

This song is a vow to myself and to Mother Earth to call in my highest potential for her sake. It is also a vision of others doing the same – so that she may experience a rebirth from our collective healing.

Originally I was going to create a lyric video with beautiful images of the earth. But ultimately, it felt important to have me in the video, in nature – as the song is about calling in deeper connection between people and the earth. I wanted to create a visual that had a feeling of contemplation, prayer and celebration as I am “calling in” and “daring to dream, seeing rebirth” .

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

I definitely wanted to covey the magic and majesty of our beautiful planet with images of pristine natural beauty. “Visions washing over me, living in a world I believe in”

I love the way the filmmaker, Heather Seybolt, was able to weave me into many of the images of flowers and water, clouds and sky. I feel it helped illustrate the concept I wanted to convey- that we are one.

I especially love the rainbow washing over me. I also used a rainbow swirl in my single art. To me, rainbows are messages from a higher realm. They symbolize the new earth that I envision and call in through this song. I have had powerful experiences with rainbow light frequency. It has come to me and come from me in a surge of energy. So theres a much deeper meaning for me where it comes in twice in the video.

What was the process of making this video?

I filmed in LA with Heather one fun sunny afternoon. We played in nature and laughed and enjoyed the creative process together. The wind was with us. It was wonderful. We were short on time as we were shooting 2 videos in one day. We had no expectations for this. Just a brief window to play and see what magic we could create. We are a great team as we both get excited by the same things…. Oh look a purple flower… we have to get that! I know a place with long grass …. Oh yes! It was totally spontaneous. A beautiful creatively fulfilling day I will always treasure.

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