HIP Video Promo presents: Snuttock releases a pixelated new music video "Stay (Robot Mix)" on Music News


Snuttock – Stay (Robot Mix)

Snuttock has demonstrated their mastery of the art of the mix, and, through the act of creative rearrangement, discovered secrets buried in their tracks.

BALTIMORE, MD, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Stay (Robot Mix)" by Snuttock on Music News

Every image on your screen is an assembly of tiny dots. If you're looking at videos in high resolution, it can be easy to lose sight of this. You might forget that you're staring at a crafty assembly of pixels – points of light that can be manipulated and rearranged by a skilled videographer. That's the magic of filmmaking: the wondrous illusion created by the continuous image. But singer Bryan Lee and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Lee Simmonds of dark electronic pop group Snuttock know all about phantoms, digital and otherwise. They're technological tricksters themselves, and their long history of creating alternate mixes demonstrates their understanding of rearrangement, manipulation, and juxtaposition. In the clip for the new and appropriately-titled Robot Mix of their 2020 single “Stay,” they're showing us the pixels – and, remarkably, the more granular the images become, the more fascinating they get.

The original version of "Stay" was a departure for Snuttock: a gleaming, heartfelt synthpop song reminiscent of the most romantic '80s ballads. The mix highlighted the warmth of Lee's voice and the sweetness of his harmonies, and Simmonds supported him with some of the most straightforward and hooky music in the band's deep catalog. But no follower of Snuttock could have thought they'd leave it at that. Snuttock is accustomed to pushing their songs as far as they'll go – and on the Robot Mix of "Stay," they've taken their thoroughly pleasant pop song into a strange and processed future. The hooks are still present (and huge), and Lee's vocal retains its inviting quality. Yet the groove is harder, the synths twinkle brighter, and the backing vocals feel simultaneously more ghostly and more seductive. Snuttock has demonstrated their mastery of the art of the mix, and, through the act of creative rearrangement, discovered secrets buried in their tracks.

To realize their vision for "Stay," Snuttock and director Ernie Mosteller have enlisted the actress and model Alisa Baksheeva. In the smart, stylish, thought-provoking "Robot Mix" video, she's positively otherworldly and quite possibly manufactured: she floats through these beautiful frames impassively, wearing a skin-tight red turtleneck dress that takes on a near-plastic quality. In one arresting sequence, she poses in front of a chain-link fence that's in front of a giant chemical storage tank – everything and everyone seems android-like, futuristic, thoroughly hallucinatory. Baksheeva's performance is amplified by video effects that call attention to the pixels in the frames, and, by extension, the artificial quality of this image and video images in general. Never are those pixels any larger than when Mosteller's camera lingers on Lee, who dissolves into lines, right angles, and black and white squares as he's singing.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Mara x Mini speak volumes in new music video "We Matter" on The Hype Magazine

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Mara x Mini – We Matter

Your skin color should not determine your treatment in society; everyone is worthy of respect, security, and acceptance.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "We Matter" by Mara x Mini on The Hype Magazine

The voice of change doesn't come from those already in charge; it comes from the next generation. It comes from youth who see the hostility and lawlessness and determine that it will not be the future they grow into. Mara and Mini are two high school teens who use their platform to question the norm and call for reform. These Philadelphia natives are natural entertainers who express their sentiment and activism through singing, rapping, and dancing. The girls began as independent artists who met in the studio to record the “We Matter” song and immediately connected.

Mara and Mini will release their first-ever single in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s. birthday on January 15th. "We Matter" sheds light on the embedded racism in society, the 13th amendment and black on black crime. The song highlights the action that needs to be taken to end injustice, law changes and inner-city crime. The events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement hit home with the girls. The connotation between police and black people, specifically black males, is unsettling when they think about what their brothers might face when they're pulled over or confronted by them.

Unfortunately, Mini lost her father to a senseless act of violence in 2020. While she is open about her past, she wants to look forward to the future with positivity. Mara and Mini made this song for their dads, brothers, family, and community. With hopes that their message will be received: Never forget that your life matters.

Black youth living in the most powerful country in the world – that bases its core values on freedom, equality, and inclusion – shouldn't have to make a song that has to remind America to value their lives. Yet here we are, after what seems to be one of the most polarizing years regarding race in America; Mara and Mini are no longer staying on the sidelines as the headlines continue to unfold. In their new music video "We Matter,” these young ladies’ lyrics speak loud and clear that exclusion and negativity needs to end. Your skin color should not determine your treatment in society; everyone is worthy of respect, security, and acceptance.

What they sing about is necessary and a relevant discussion of harsh topics that acknowledge the problems we're facing today. A drone captures a human-made heart from above with Mara and Mini in the middle; the unified ending is a conversation starter and a prompt for change; the teens ignite the fire, and we need to keep it burning.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Hidden Beams invites you to slip into a parallel world in new music clip "Animals" on XS Noize

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Hidden Beams – Animals

The video presents Argon as a wizard, commanding a swirling field of color that shifts, pulses, and mutates as he sings.

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Animals" by Hidden Beams on XS Noize

Don't look now, but progressive rock is mounting a major comeback. Artists working in other styles have borrowed elements of its sound, imitated the structures of its most famous songs, and aspired to the daring of its most passionate practitioners. A network of believers has kept prog alive, staying true to its aesthetic while honoring its spirit of constant innovation. Hidden Beams is an act like that – one bravely carrying the flag for progressive rock into the 21st century. Principal songwriter Carlos Argon is a student of the classics, but, true to the demands of his chosen style, he's an experimentalist, too. With Hidden Beams, he's developed a mesmerizing sound – one that suggests innerspace explorations, journeys to new conceptual territories, deep and probing thought.

Consider "Animals," his latest single. Echoes of the masters – early '70s Genesis, Barrett-era Pink Floyd, Allan Holdsworth and UK, Bowie at his spaciest, and experimental composer Henry Threadgill – are all apparent in the track. But progressive rock demands that musicians working in this style take chances and develop their own singular voices, and Argon has been faithful to that mission. His distinctive melodic signature is unmistakable, as is his peculiar sense of rhythm and his knack for stacking chords in novel ways. Each Hidden Beams song is a journey, and this one is his most audacious departure from expectation yet.

"Animals" follows "Hidden," a song that established Argon and Hidden Beams as the heir to the orchestral, ambitious pop-rock tradition. Like "Animals," it managed to be winsome and searing simultaneously; it was a dimensional gateway of a song, a celebration of illusion and reality, and an invitation to slip into a parallel world. Argon matched "Hidden" with a clip that played like a fable: an animated adventure, an artful, moving love story, and a subtle message of resistance. Behind the visual is Yoshi Sodeoka, who has done videos and concert visuals for Tame Impala, Max Cooper, and many other notable artists. The hypnotic "Animals" clip takes us even further into the ether. The video presents Argon as a wizard, commanding a swirling field of color that shifts, pulses, and mutates as he sings. It's a visual metaphor for his composition's sorcerous quality and the very real altered states that it generates for listeners. Waves of energy explode from his fingertips, and simple movements of his limbs become incantations in action. It's the work of a composer secure in his power – one capable of sending out reverberations radical enough for the whole world to feel.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Kemme merges real life and animation in new music video “Cyclorama” on EARMILK


Kemme – Cyclorama

When her animated avatar meets him on his own volcanic terrain, the result is explosive enough to dissolve their identities altogether.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch “Cyclorama” by Kemme on EARMILK

Sure, you could assign a single clip to a single track, as thousands of songwriters have done since the advent of music television. But more ambitious artists have begun to take advantage of the limitless possibilities of video. They're combining images and music in novel ways, turning expectations upside down, and, in the process, redefining what a music video can be.

Kemme, a young singer-songwriter who has never been interested in playing by anybody else's rules, has taken a singular, personal approach to her clips. "Cyclorama," her latest release, is really several videos in one – it seamlessly integrates key sections of three very different songs from her upcoming visual EP. Director Danica Kleinknecht pairs the sequence to a continuous story composed by the artist herself. Kemme and Kleinknecht cover a remarkable amount of musical and thematic ground in five and a half minutes. It's hard to imagine a better or more comprehensive introduction to an artist with plenty to say, and it wouldn't have happened if Kemme didn't have the bravery and imagination to take a bold step into the unknown.

And if "Cyclorama" feels more like a teaser for a rapturous movie than a standard music video, there's a good reason for that: Kemme is a recording artist with the soul of a cinematic auteur, and her music shares as much with the offbeat soundtracks to experimental films as it does with the contemporary mainstream. "Poof," "Too Deep," and "Kiss The Girls" – the three singles that have been excerpted and cleverly reassembled to make this continuous video – draw from dream-pop, experimental electronic music, sultry R&B, weird folk, and several other hallucinatory subgenres. Kemme's music is a desert-shimmer, sultry and provocative, a natural score to eyelid movies. It should come as no surprise that she's the niece of another artist who always took the possibilities of music videos seriously: Tom Petty. Visually, "Cyclorama" references Ralph Bakshi, Tex Avery's work for Looney Tunes, Quentin Tarantino, and Jan Svankmajer, with each song written so sound like a film score.

"Cyclorama" is a collision of moody, gorgeous, engrossing live-action footage and vibrant animation that represents the often limiting roles of female tropes, from the femme fatale ("Poof"), to a doting partner that exists only for her male counterpart ("Too Deep"), to a scorned lover ("Kiss the Girls"). Sometimes, it's deliciously difficult to tell where real life ends and animation begins., and that destabilization is, of course, part of Kemme's point. The artist and her friends chase a cartoon wolf on an abandoned road at night; he's a refugee from a colorful world, wild and dangerous, out of place and imperiled. Yet he also symbolizes the traditional male protagonist in Western narratives: the hero with nothing but possibility and potential. Here, however, he becomes a victim of Kemme's narrative, his animated form representing that he is just a mere representation, formed by Kemme, the author. When her animated avatar meets him on his own volcanic terrain, the result is explosive enough to dissolve their identities altogether. But the story starts right back where it ends, and the last video can also work at the beginning, as the overwhelming sensation of love and loss propels the female character into vengeful "Poof" before continuing infinitely. But this time, the female form is set to relish in her tropes.

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SHUNIA: A Genre-Defying Album of Chants and Music to Uplift, Energize and Transform our Lives

SHUNIA takes the listener through mantra melodies, energetic vocals, and dynamic compositions worthy of a feature film score. They are joined by renowned Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun on two of the tracks.

picture of Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson are Shunia; their second album debuts today.

Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson comprise the duo Shunia; their second album debuts today.

Suzanne Jackson & Lisa Reagan performing “Sa Re Sa Sa” for the video. The two became friends while attending graduate school at University of Maryland, and both performed with the Washington National Opera for 20 years.

New self-titled album by Shunia blends Sanskrit chants, Latin prayer, ancient poetry, and exquisite orchestration into a sound that feels both new and timeless.

The mantras that we are chanting on this album have been chanted for thousands of years. Our hope is that people will sing and dance along with this album because it profoundly moves them.”

— Lisa Reagan

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SHUNIA, by Shunia, features the fusion of classical instruments from different countries, multiple styles of vocals, and the focusing energy of ancient chants to bring feelings of joy, hope, and awareness to Western culture at a crucial moment in time. The album is charted on Amazon’s Top 20 Digital New Releases for New Age music this week, and is now available worldwide.

To create their self-titled album of transcendent music and melodic harmonies, Shunia — music duo Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson — co-composed with Tony Award-winning producer Jamshied Sharifi. The album takes the listener through mantra melodies, energetic vocals, and dynamic compositions worthy of a feature film score. They are joined by renowned Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun, the godfather of Gnawa music, performing on two of the tracks.

On the making of SHUNIA, Lisa Reagan says, “As musicians whose lives have been enriched by chanting, we wanted to create a beautiful garden of sound where the chants could come alive. The mantras that we are chanting on this album have been chanted for thousands of years. We thought about the unique energy of each of these mantras and created music that would be in harmony with it. Our hope is that people will sing and dance along with this album because it profoundly moves them.”

There is indeed a sense of deep focus present in each track on SHUNIA, which invites listening on dual levels. On one level, listeners are entertained by stunning compositions, virtuosic playing, and the duos’ rich vocals. On another level, one can focus on the wisdom of each mantra and lyric as it is expressed with deep conviction and impressive clarity. A page on the Shunia website dedicated to "mantra" further explains the meaning of each track. Shunia's music is recommended for group classes or personal practice of yoga, and for simply gathering inspiration to move into a healthier and more enlightened future in 2021.

In advance of the full album debut, four tracks were released with inspiring videos, including "Akal" (June 2020); “Sa Re Sa Sa” (October 2020); “Breeze At Dawn” (November 2020); and “Alleluia” (December 2020). The duo's high-quality, uplifting videos are available at this YouTube location: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvsZECVFyfF5OFCS5VWJCw

Dick Metcalf, editor of Contemporary Fusion Reviews, has this to say about the album: “It stands apart from all the other ‘chant’ albums, particularly because it is very ‘listenable’…Each song contains an element of surprise, but the one that impressed me the most, and therefore became my choice for favorite of the eight offered up is ‘Ang Sang Wahe Guru’… vibrations that will help you realize purpose and meaning in your life. Even if you’re not a devotee of ‘chant’ music, you will find this powerful performance rewarding and meaningful. I give Shunia a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) ‘EQ’ (energy quotient) score of 5.00…meaning that it also gets a ‘PICK’ from me for ‘most empowering album.’”

SHUNIA is available globally on most platforms today. Physical CDs are available at https://shuniasound.com/ and Amazon.

Lisa Reagan, Suzanne Jackson, and Jamshied Sharifi are available for media interviews about the album, and for live guest segments on social media. Physical CDs and a digital Dropbox of the album are available upon request to Beth Hilton at bethhilton@theBCompany.com.

Radio airplay requests may be made to Max Horowitz of Crossover Media at maxcrossover@gmail.com.

Shunia Album Track List
Sa Re Sa Sa (4:54)
Breeze At Dawn (4:12)
Alleluia (6:51)
Akal (6:48)
Har Hare Han Wahe Guru (6:21)
Ang Sang Wahe Guru (6:42)
Ong Namo (5:37)
Sa Ta Na Ma (8:27)

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Shunia: https://shuniasound.com/
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shuniasound/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvsZECVFyfF5OFCS5VWJCw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shuniasound/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shuniamusic

About Shunia:
Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson became friends while attending graduate school at University of Maryland. Both performed with the Washington National Opera for 20 years while launching successful solo careers. The duo decided to meld their love for the power of chanting with their Western vocal prowess. This led them to form Shunia (pronounced SHOON-ya), choosing the Sanskrit word meaning “stillness and receptivity” as the name of their duo. Visit ShuniaSound.com for more information.

About Jamshied Sharifi:
Jamshied Sharifi is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed the scores for feature films including Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, and Rollerball, as well as contributing music to numerous television shows and independent films. He has produced and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Yungchen Lhamo, Mirabai Ceiba, and many others. He produced Snatam Kaur's album, Beloved, which was nominated for the 2019 Best New Age Album Grammy. Sharifi did some orchestrations for Sting’s Broadway musical, The Last Ship. His orchestrations for The Band's Visit won the 2018 Tony Award.

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Berlin School Meets Bluesy Electronic Space Rock: Strange Gravity by Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen is Available Now

Strange Gravity: a spellbinding blend of ambient electronic atmospheres, Berlin school sequences, and classic rock flavored guitar textures.

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The CD version of Strange Gravity arrives in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes vibrant artwork, liner notes, a 4-page booklet, and exquisite package design by Daniel Pipitone.

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The synth and guitar duo Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen release their second collaboration album on Spotted Peccary Music.

Strange Gravity is a continuation of what we began with Toward the Horizon about the story of the Umbrella person, and how she represents all of us regarding how we gravitate towards others.”

— Craig Padilla

PORTLAND, OR, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An impressive example of space rock at its finest, Strange Gravity is a sophomore release by electronic music veteran Craig Padilla and electric guitar virtuoso Marvin Allen, teaming up once again for the Spotted Peccary Music label. The album releases everywhere today on most platforms, in formats listed here: https://orcd.co/strange-gravity-pre

Strange Gravity is a compelling example of what is possible when two gifted musicians from different musical backgrounds are pulled into a common orbit and develop a creative synergy. Riding the waves of inspiration, the duo deliver an honest and spellbinding blend of ambient electronic atmospheres, Berlin school sequences, and classic rock flavored guitar textures. Interspersed with introspective moments – and even a few memorable melodies – the music on Strange Gravity moves through an array of music moods that range from hypnotic and dreamy, to powerful and epic.

Swirling electronics, pulsing synthesizers, soaring guitars, and hypnotic rhythms twist and turn throughout the album’s 65 minutes, gliding through the stratosphere with an effortless freedom. Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen’s Strange Gravity is the perfect follow-up to their debut album Toward the Horizon (SPM-9086).

In an imaginative review, music journalist Robin James describes the sound as “a dialog between two inspired friends, taking us on a journey through breathtaking vertiginous expanses, the inertia builds slowly until the warping phenomena kicks in and a flock of creatures, perhaps mermaids or tiny bizarre aliens, continue their flight in the direction of the horizon.”

Allen reveals that “The sound of the album is a blend of Craig's Berlin School and ambient tendencies connecting with my bluesy classic rock leanings. The title, Strange Gravity, relates to the way Craig and I are drawn towards a common center.”

“Strange Gravity is a continuation of what we began with Toward the Horizon about the story of the Umbrella person, and how she represents all of us regarding how we gravitate towards others,” says Padilla. “The music is a natural progression from the first album to this one with more ambient rock music filled with melodic sensibilities and experimental ideas.”

Strange Gravity was mastered by Ben Cox, and is available now for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats. The CD version of Strange Gravity arrives in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes vibrant artwork, liner notes, a 4-page booklet, and exquisite package design by Daniel Pipitone.

Artist interviews and review copies are available, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music with all media requests: beth@spottedpeccary.com

1 Strange Gravity (18:46)
2 The Revelation (06:47)
3 Friendship (11:00)
4 Fractured Illuminations (09:40)
5 All Around Us (18:19)

Visit Spotted Peccary's official website for new, limited edition 35th Anniversary merchandise, as well as its new free sampler, 34. Watch the label's 3+ hour TRANSMISSIONS livestreams on YouTube, and listen to its artist-curated IMPULSE playlists on Spotify.

About Craig Padilla:
With more than 40 releases over the course of his prolific career, Craig Padilla has proven to be a driving force in the current electronic music scene. Never letting technology overcome the humanity in his compositions, he creates electronic music that is rooted in tradition while still sounding new, interesting and fresh. Craig has always endeavored to create engaging musical landscapes as experiences to be treasured and played indefinitely.

About Marvin Allen:
Marvin Allen is a northern California based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, and music educator. As an accomplished musician, he has been lending his talents to numerous jingles, recording sessions, and short film soundtracks for many years. He also co-founded the Shasta Blues Society and continues to mentor many talented youths. His 2019 collaboration with longtime friend Craig Padilla is Allen’s first foray into the world of ambient electronic music.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 165 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.

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Los Angeles based Alt-Rockers, The Matchstick Skeletons, Announce their New UK Single, "Told Ya So"

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“Told Ya So”

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The founders of the band: Neu Mannas & Matty Carolei

The Matchstick Skeletons debut LP "Change The Channel" will be released in mid-2021 worldwide.

The song is about being hopelessly in love with someone who knocks your teeth out…hurts!”

— Neu Mannas (Singer of The Matchstick Skeletons)

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Matchstick Skeletons are proud to announce their first UK radio single release for their song, "Told Ya So". Originally from Vancouver, Canada, the now LA-based transplants are setting their eyes overseas for their next endeavor. The track previously charted Top 20 on the Canadian Commercial Rock Radio Charts.

"Told Ya So" is a high energy, funk-inspired, rock n' roll tune. "We wanted to lead with a song you could either headbang or shake your ass to, and both simultaneously if you're very coordinated," singer Neu Mannas explained. "The song is about being hopelessly in love with someone who knocks your teeth out…hurts!"

Prior to the pandemic, the band was on tour throughout the US with The Glorious Sons. When the tour ended and their live show opportunities limited, the band focused their efforts on recording. The result is an upcoming LP made up of songs the band wrote together on tour and were finished by Neu while he was alone in an RV in California's Mojave Desert. "Your environment seeps into the songs whether you like it or not, and with this record, you can feel Joshua Tree and the solitude in the finished song. It was me, the snakes, and the coyotes, getting stuck in earthquakes, dodging state troopers." The LP was mixed by UK's Mark Rankin (know for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, Adele, Spoon & Weezer), and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Mother Mother) and will be released later this year.

The Matchstick Skeletons was founded by lead singer (& multi-instrumentalist), Neu Mannas, and drummer, Matty Carolei but the band now also includes Cole Friesen playing bass and Ryan Stead on Guitar and Keyboard. Both Neu and Matty were previously in a rock group called, Head of the Herd. "I was on the piano from Bohemian Rhapsody, Matty was on the drums from OK Computer, while in the same courtyard the Oasis boys beat each other with cricket bats, we shared a look and knew it was time to start the band we've always wanted to be in. That's the moment The Matchstick Skeletons was created."

"Told Ya So" is now available worldwide on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

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New York Rock Band FEVERSEED Release Debut LET YOURSELF DOWN EP Through Hice Records

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Feverseed – Let Yourself Down

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NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — FEVERSEED is a New York rock quartet founded by singer/lyricist George Panagakos and bass player Chris Crosby. With their new LET YOURSELF DOWN EP, the band delivers a powerful and soulful debut that is sure to please fans of guitar-driven rock the world over. LET YOURSELF DOWN features three remarkable songs, each with its own personality. The title track is an anthem of loss and redemption, “Beat Me” is a fast and sexy powerhouse and “Imprint” is an intimate epic of love and longing. LET YOURSELF DOWN releases worldwide on February 1st, 2021 through Hice Records.

Chris and George, both multi-instrumentalists, have been writing and recording together for years. They’ve explored many musical genres, but the common threads of their memorable and melodic compositions and George’s versatile, unique and powerful voice are always present. In 2019 they decided to quench their thirst for rock and FEVERSEED was born.

The two best friends worked on the material for their new band from November 2019 through August 2020, and by September 2020 they had chosen the three songs that best represented the scope of Feverseed’s sound. With George producing, singing and playing rhythm guitar & piano and Chris playing bass & guitar, they were ready to hit the studio and record their debut. To complete the band’s lineup, they were joined by lead guitarist Wibbus and drummer Drew Bertrand shortly before recording commenced.

LET YOURSELF DOWN was recorded in October 2020 at Suffolk Recording Studios, mixed by Chris Laybourne at Coop Studios and mastered by Roger Lian. The recording and mixing process was very much a group effort. As George puts it, “While I did serve as producer of this EP and had a clear idea of what I wanted these songs to sound like, it was a very collaborative experience. I’m just a piano player who decided to pick up a guitar and rock. Chris and Wibbus are very much responsible for the guitar sound we achieved on the EP. Same goes for the drums. I told Drew what I was looking for, and he chose the right drum kit and set up the microphones perfectly to get me just what I needed. As far as the mix, Chris Laybourne was invaluable at taking my rough mixes and bringing them to life so beautifully, achieving the sound for these songs that I had envisioned from the very beginning.”

The new FEVERSEED debut LET YOURSELF DOWN EP releases worldwide on February 1st, 2021 through Hice Records. The band is currently preparing a North American tour in support of their debut release when live performance restrictions are lifted.

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exo-X-xeno Collaborative Project Blasts Off with Expansive Single, “Onward, Love”

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exo-X-xeno – “Onward, Love”

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Featuring Craig Maher, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen, and Legendary Keyboardist Patrick Moraz

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On January 15, 2021, progressive rock project exo-X-xeno launches its debut single of aspiration and hopefulness, called “Onward, Love.” The song release, along with a companion inspirational promo video, pushes the prog rock boundaries of space and time with expansive, melodious vocals and sonic instrumental layering – all accomplished with a star-studded roster of musical greats.

About exo-X-xeno

Founded by composer, vocalist and guitarist Craig Maher, exo-X-xeno is a musical constellation consisting of bassist and backing vocalist Billy Sherwood (Yes, Toto and Conspiracy with Chris Squire), drummer Jay Schellen (Hurricane, Yes and Asia), and legendary keyboardist Patrick Moraz (Refugee, Yes and The Moody Blues). The group’s plan is to release a series of singles throughout 2021 that will be fused into a new conceptual album (designed by Maher), entitled, Luminous Voyage.

“Exo-X-xeno is about crafting adventurous conceptual compositions into amalgamated tapestries. I want the listener to think and feel on a deeper level…to elevate and go beyond where they wish to go…to let them paint their own life’s experiences into the narrative of the song,” says Maher.

About Craig Maher, Founder of exo-X-xeno

Craig Maher’s musical journey as a composer, guitarist, vocalist, and recording and visual artist is sprinkled with celestial eclecticism. Throughout his 30 years of playing, studying and composing guitar-based music, he released two records, Through the Garden of Temptation, and Propel (2009). He composed the music score for the film Brooklyn Lobster, with Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin (2005). Maher has performed in a plethora of venues spanning from the U.S. to Europe and is looking forward to touring with exo-X-xeno in the near future.

What’s Ahead

The year 2021 already looks to break through the stratosphere with the upcoming release of another exo-X-xeno single entitled, “Vitruvian Man,” featuring the Maher/Schellan/Moraz lineup, to be accompanied by another video launch.

The single “Onward, Love” will be available for digital download on January 15, 2021, with limited CD printed versions released on Shine-ON Records coming in the spring.

Contact, Purchase and Follow info:
exo-X-xeno website store: https://exo-x-xeno.com/store
Bandcamp Page: https://exo-x-xeno.bandcamp.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/exoXxeno
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC65FzNYu83Bzj2XpRlZRi5Q

Press inquiries:

Billy James
Glass Onyon PR
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Source: EIN Presswire

New podcast for event planners shares expert insights on hosting events during COVID-19

The EventBuzz podcast, by Purplepass, interviews different event planners, discussing real life experiences, challenges, planning tips for listeners.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With COVID-19 sending a halt to all in-person events worldwide, event planners were forced to cancel, delay and pause most events in 2020. In direct response to a paralyzed event industry and dazed promoters, Purplepass created the EventBuzz podcast. Each episode features interviews with different industry leaders and event planners, breaking down the world of events including insider tips for maneuvering the pandemic.

The podcast’s objective is to help offer further guidance by connecting current industry leaders to listeners seeking new ways to run events during the pandemic. Each conversation is with insightful event planners of different industries who have triumphantly found solutions that work for them; what’s working, mistakes they’ve learned, tips, resources, etc.

Episodes feature conversations with a range of promoters; everywhere from museum directors, wineries, to theater teachers, educators and restaurant managers. Previous episodes have included topics on:

• Live streaming tips
• Takeout and patio dining
• Online education and engagement tips
• Virtual performing arts
• Venue safety procedures
• Running safe winery tours and tastings

New episodes are released weekly on several popular streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, Apply Podcasts, and iHeart Radio.

Listen today by searching for the EventBuzz podcast on your favorite streaming service or click here!

About Purplepass

Founded in 2008, Purplepass is an all-in-one event management hub for anything from large festivals to small gatherings and live streams. Their parent company created and operated the largest social media network for EDM/Dance Music in North America. Through the ties and relationships created, Purplepass was born out of necessity. There were no complete ticketing solutions for large single-day and multi-day festivals that covered everything from online presale, marketing analysis, pre-printed material (wristbands, ticket stock, parking stubs), volunteer management, 24/7 support, etc. Online resources lacked an easy-to-use box office for ticket sales and admittance support for tens to thousands of guests.

It was from this need that Purplepass was born. Since 2008, they have fulfilled those needs and continue to set a higher standard on what event organizers should expect from their ticketing provider.

To learn more about Purplepass visit https://www.purplepass.com/learn/ or call 1-800-316-8559

Savannah McIntosh
Purplepass Ticketing
+1 800-316-8559
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire