AUDIO: Mel Sound’s “Carousel”

EDM? Newness? Into your life? Here’s a new EDM track to soothe your soul and this one is performed by Mel Sound, a producer out of Washington, DC who enjoys the power of house music and enjoys taking it beyond the limits. “Carousel” is the single and it was released two weeks ago by No Bounds Records, take it to the limits and the dancefloor.

VIDEO: Def3’s “Wildlif3″

This song has Def3 talking about living the wild life but it could mean he enjoys living within the wildlife, which is why he shot this video outdoors with director Stuey Kubrick. How the forest fire, I don’t know but don’t do the same for the sake of making a good music video. The song and video are solid, turn this into a hit.

VIDEO: Omega Tha Kid’s “Distant Memories”

Maybe hip-hop isn’t something you’d hear with just a voice and an acoustic guitar but Wyclef Jean did it for years, so did Me Phi Me. Now Omega Tha Kid is doing it as part of his thing as a way to let you know how he rhymes, and he does it in very fine form with “Distant Memories”. The song will find its way on his forthcoming album, 199x.

REVIEW: The OF’s “Escape Goat”

The OF photo TheOF2015_cover_zpskwvowaxm.jpg The adventures of The OF have returned with a new album taht has them even more adventurous than they were before and if Escape Goat (Green Monkey) is an accurate description of where they are right now, they are going to remain tripping around anywhere and everywhere for the next few years. The mixed bag of styles and textures are a bit like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa with Sun Ra and Hellcows, the latter a Portland, Oregon band that I loved who twisted things from any and all sources, turning their music into unpredictable things before you’re left wondering where you are and eventually not caring. What I love about the sound of the production is that it sounds like an independent album, it’s direct without elaborate echo or reverb, it sounds slightly raw but very polished at the same time. It comes off like the kind of party album you might find accidentally but upon listening, you do not want to return it from the place you stole it from. “Bottom Feeder” sounds like a more elaborate version of The Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein”, complete with dual guitar/saxophone solos and its eleven minute duration doesn’t allow itself to slow down for anyone or anything. If you are to look at the cover, you might say “eight songs? Is that it?” With two 11 minute songs and one 13 minute song, “that’s it” is much more elaborate than you assume. John Carey’s vocals and songwriting is slightly twisted upon first listen but let it soak in and it will be understood. Then when The OF get locked in instrumental mode, it’s about exploring different zones and wondering where they themselves will end out of. In other words, it’s the kind of uneasy rock that enjoys going on travels with you and themselves, and they’re not ready to be comfortable by staying in one spot. Escape Goat is that goat being spanked on a mountain on a road to who knows where, the fun part is to watch where it plans on ending up.

FREE MP3 DL: Dana Coppafeel, SPEAK Easy & Xavier Ruffin’s “Why?”

A new track by… well to be honest, I’m not sure who and what is/are the artist(s) name(s) but I am hopefully that this song is by Dana Coppafeel, SPEAK Easy, and Xavier Ruffin. I do know the song is called “Why?” for I listened to it and said “yeah, the word “why?” is in the chorus” so I have that set. What I do know is that this song is set up nicely and you want to hear it for a long time. Why? Just listen and you’ll know.

VIDEO: Peach Kelli Pop’s “Princess Castle 1987″

Is it a video game or an elementary high school play? Is it an introduction to a prom or is it someones nightmare? Well, it could all of these things and then time but first and foremost, it’s “Princess Castle 1987″, the new video by Peach Kelli Pop and it seems everyone in it is having too much fun for their own good. This is easily one of the best music videos of 2015 and you can hear more on the album the song is from, Peach Kelli Pop III.

VIDEO: Lucifer’s “Izrael”

Directed by Chris Koll, Lucifer have made the first video for their forthcoming album Lucifer I (Rise Above), due out June 16th. The group will be going on a tour throughout North America this summer, plan ahead. The tour will also include High On Fire and Pallbearer:

July 30… San Diego, CA (Casbah)
July 31… Los Angeles, CA (The Echoplex)
August 1… San Fransisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
August 3… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
August 4… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre)
August 5… Seattle, WA (Neumos)
August 7… Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)
August 8… Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre)
August 10… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
August 11… Chicago, IL (Thalia Hall)
August 12… Ferndale, MI (The Loving Touch)
August 13… Toronto, ON (The Opera House)
August 14… Syracuse, NY (The Lost Horizon)
August 15… New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
August 17… Boston, MA (Royale)
August 18… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
August 19… Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of The Living Arts)
August 20… Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Soundstage)
August 21… Winston-Salem, NC (Ziggy’s)
August 22… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
August 23… New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)