Song of the Day: Way Off Wave – Blinker The Star

Following the release of album, ‘Careful With Your Magic’, released last fall, BLINKER THE STAR presents his latest single, ‘Way Off Wave’ on the blog’s today top spot.

Speaking of his trance – like release Blinker says: “The song touches on the things we do and think to ourselves after a period of great change: our impulse to seek out new external realities, while internally returning to stuck patterns and thoughts which inhibit growth and acceptance. It is almost a dreamlike state we find ourselves in trying to move forward while mentally sloshing about in the past, looking for new answers that will never appear. It was recorded completely alone in the middle of a corn field in the dead of winter.”

After a short string of shows last fall, the Canadian rocker  began working on new music at Skylark Park Studio outside of Pembroke, Ontario. The solitude proved delicious as a new album, ‘Juvenile Universe’ will be ready by early summer, marking the fastest turnaround between albums for the largely one person studio act. Check out ‘Way Off Wave’ below…

Song of the Day: Good Talks – Fearing

Formed in 2016, dark post-punk band FEARING was born from an online friendship which quickly blossomed between James Rogers (bass/vocals) and Brian Vega (guitar/vocals). What started as collaborations between the two and their bedroom synth projects; Fearing was formed out of the desire to combine both of their talents and to create something new and fresh in the Bay Area. The addition of Mike Fenton (drums) & Joey Camello (guitar) helped to further expand the sound and depth of the band.

After two sold out EPs and a handful of tours under their belt; their debut LP, ‘Shadow’ – set for release on 10th April – finds the four-piece act further exploring their unique sonic territory, seamlessly blending elements of French coldwave, European post-punk, and the first wave of shoegaze to create something truly unique in today’s rising dark music scene.

The band dropped the lead single from the ten-track album, ‘Good Talks’ which encompasses taking their new-found sound to new heights…check it out below…

Cayley Thomas Releases Dreamy Single ‘Blue Jean Baby’

Coming from her forthcoming album, ‘What Else Can I Tell You?’ slated for release on 1st May, Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist CAYLEY THOMAS‘ new single ‘Jean Blue Baby’, explores the pattern of feeling responsible for the emotions or actions of others at the expense of our own well being.

Cayley further elaborates on the smooth rockabilly-inspired single: “I think we can become preoccupied trying to do someone else’s work for them as a means to avoid our own self reflection.”

The accompanying video for single takes a sobering look at the situation. Watch the video for ‘Blue Jean Baby’ below…

New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2019

Here’s New Lease Music’s top ten albums of 2019. On the list, you’ll find an electric collection of hip-hop, R&B, alternative pop/rock and everything in between.

So it’s time for you to delve in and check out the hidden gems of last year. Top ten songs of 2019 will follow tomorrow…

10. ENTWINED – ELIAS

9. MY BODY MY SOUL VOL.1 – NATTY BOI ZOE

8. CABERNET SAUVIGNON – SAMURAI CHAMPS

7.  The Flux session – any gama

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6.  Beautiful Sin – Some Kind Of Illness

5.  The Come Up – Dorian Thorson

4.  SHON JAY – NOTHING IS FOREVEr

3. BEANSTOCK RECORDS PRESENTS: U.K.K.K (UNKLE KUZZIN KEET KOLBANG)

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2. The Sickness – Red Tunes

 

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1. T.H.B – ThBenj

 

Album Review: Age Of Conviction – Tunnel Traffic

Adam Hachey – aka TUNNEL TRAFFIC – gave a sneak preview into his album, ‘Age Of Conviction’ last month through singles, ‘Skip’, ‘I’ll Be Sorry’ and ‘Another Story’.

Now out, the 11-track project, continues on the theme from the three mentioned tracks, with roaring guitar riffs running throughout, giving each track on the collection a 90’s grunge/nostalgic feel.Tunnel Traffic teams up with vocalist and long-time collaborator, Jacky Muñoz, who offers balance to each singles by adding a degree of tenderness against the hell-raising, well executed plucks.

So if you’re a fan of 90s Iconic rock bands like Nirvana, well Tunnel Traffic’s ‘Age Of Conviction’ may very well hit the spot.

Check it out below: