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I'm a SoCal based webmaster with experience in street team marketing with Beggars Group/Matador Records, radio production and promotion with KLA (UCLA Radio). I'm interested in indie pop and rock, though I also enjoy electronic and dance music. I originally studied Psychology and Classical Civilizations in college, but my interests are more focused in art and design these days. I'm also interested in improving the environment, podcasts, crafts, shopping, and mobile games. Currently, Backseat Mafia contributor, also wrote for websites, such In Music We Trust, AXS, The Scenestar.
- music promotion, technology, social media, soundtracks, copywriting, music writing / blogging, music blogging, digital media, content management
- alternative, indie pop, punk, rock, classic rock, indie, electronica, music, dream pop, ambient, fashion, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, chillwave, post punk, downbeat / electro-acoustic, film / video, future beats, indie electronic, brit-pop
Nice dreamy sound, cool danceable beats, beautiful imagery in the video. I like the overall message and sound of the song, though it does get a little repetitive near the end. It’s very hypnotic and trance like, which does seem to fit the theme of Mother Earth being there to provide for all her inhabitants.
This song seems to address a modern issue of social media, and I can relate to not wanting to see certain types of posts. I like the sound and lyrics of this song, it’s a pleasant rock tune that reminds me of 90’s alt songstresses like Liz Phair or Throwing Muses. Seems very radio friendly not that I listen to radio much these days, but I think it would be great on any adult alternative station.
This a really groovy track that is built on a strong and prominent bass line. I like the gradual addition of guitars and the circular feel of the rhythms. It seems sort of like one of Love & Rockets songs on Earth Sun Moon, which is a high compliment for an instrumental. The high point of the song reminds me of L&R’s song “Yin Yang and the flower pot man.”
Kind of a fun and upbeat track with slightly dark lyrics, I guess it’s like delivering a subpoena with a free pizza. I’m not sure the overall message is a positive one, but at least it sounds like a sunny pool party. It does end a little too abruptly, not sure if there’s a better way to end it. I think this track succeeds at being fun and dark at the same time.
Does have a very 90s indie feel to it. I’d compare it to bands like Mary’s Danish and Veruca Salt, if people are still into them. I think they may still get radio play, so probably. It’s a catchy tune that lyrically goes well with the Riot Grrrl movement, that would be a possible way to promote by genre.
Very dark and threatening opening, but the added instrumentation seems to cover the dark and angsty lyrics. Eventually the extended instrumentals make you forget the lyrics with an uplifting sense of healing. It shows that no matter how dark your feelings might be, music heals it and perhaps saves you from it.
Interesting song, nice delicate instrumentation that mixes well with the vocals. Reminds me of early tracks by British Sea Power, specifically “The Lonely.” I like how the vocals become sort of boxed in towards the middle. The track is kind of moody and uplifting at the same time, it’s sort of an odd mix that works.
The opening reminded me of "Space Oddity" and now I feel like anyone could be president. "Pretty Roses" is a lovely nod to the Black Star. The dreamy background vocals reminds me of one of my favorite band's slower moments. Good job, I'd be happy to promote it!
This was a cleverly made video and the song was very melancholic and bittersweet. I think the violins definitely made it a lot more wistful sounding, effectively representing how long distance can make relationships harder. This was an interesting song and video that works well in showing love can be tough. The lyrics and vocals have clearly portray the loneliness and longing that goes with long distance love.
Interesting lo-fi sound, there’s a lot of Layers of dark moodiness going on instrumentally that I like. I also like the melodies and harmonies in the vocals. Unexpected horn sounds in the bridge continue to keep the song interesting up until the very end. Well done, I’m happy to share!
I like the slightly dreamy feel of this track and the break is a really nice change. The backbeat is like a heart beat that comes alive during the bridge. It's overall a really pretty track that makes me feel like I'm a summer lull and the bridge is like the summer love taking over.
Nice intro, vocals are consistently cool and detached, this is sort of punky poppy anthemic tune that is also kind of catchy. Reminds me of other songs without being too much like them, maybe a little like the Replacements or Husker Du? Maybe similar influences, either way great tune and I will happily help promote it!
Took a few listens to really appreciate, I enjoyed the relaxing feel of the song and vocals and the flute solo near the beginning. The time lapse video also seems to go well with the uplifting sound of this song, very nature inspired and pleasant. The harmonies are also very nice, though the instrumental breaks also add a lot to the song. Though the track is kind of long, it has a lot of variety in terms of instrumentation throughout that keeps it interesting.
I like the dark and dreamy sounding melody, it creeps along quietly. The backing piano is nicely understated and blends well with the other instruments. The backing vocals are also a nice subtle way to add to the track when the main verses of the lyrics end. Well done overall, the lyrics have some great imagery which could be turned into a video or even accompany a scene in a film.
I really like the layered synth sounds and falsetto vocals. It has a very dramatic feel the way it gradually builds up to a slowed single synth. Reminds me of Depeche Mode/Erasure, perhaps due to lyrics and vocals - which are slightly suggestive. Overall, I enjoy listening to it more each time.
This song sort of reminds me of M83's Saturdays = Youth, particularly when the girl starts talking. I think it has a very cinematic quality and definitely reminded me of 80's movies with the old synth sounds. It didn't sound entirely rooted in the past either, and I liked the instrumentation and overall sound of this track a lot.
It kind of reminds me of The Jesus and Mary Chain, but with girl group vocal styles - which I like. It sounds like a very nostalgic song, but slightly new also. The opening riffs were really great though and it’s kind of catchy too.
Interesting song and video, it has a very chilling sound and mood. It feels like it would be good for a haunted house or some eerie place. Depeche Mode is the most obvious comparison, but it's got a different feel. This song could very well bring Bêla Lugosi back to life.
It started out pretty good, but ended up kind of emo. The singer has an unusual accent, so I’m guessing not from the US? I liked some of the instrumentals near the 4 minute mark, the guitar riffs were memorable and the bass at the end was impressive.
Cool song/video, very futuristic sound with a trance-like feel. The open space between vocal verses is nice and gives the song a lot more impact. I'd say this is more of a electro rock song than dance music, but it has the potential for it!
It has an unusual trickling sound like a waterfall, lots of jangly guitars that make it an interesting song. I don't usually like country music, but I did enjoy this song. The vocal harmonies are well done also, they mesh well together.
Pretty cool track with some gorgeous imagery, those landscapes were great eye candy to an already diverse hypnotic electronic soundtrack. There's a lot of different sounds that make this track both interesting and unusual, particularly the synths after the avalanche scenes. The music syncs well with the lightning also. The scenes near the end were particularly eye catching by how unusual and almost alien they seemed.
Some of the backing instruments sound a little too loud during the intro, but aside from that, the song is interesting and sort of unusual. It structurally sounds different from a lot of songs, though that could be more because of the vocals and use of synth sounds. This track does make me want to hear more!
This track has a very otherworldly quality and while very electronic and synth-sounding, definitely flows very naturally and goes well with the video - which is very cool also. Well done track and video - it does a great job of making you feel like you're entering new and unusual worlds.
Both songs have a very quaint folksy feel to them, and remind me a little of Belle & Sebastian and similar indie pop bands (especially the first song). The instruments blend well together and the songs are very distinctive sounding. The lyrics seem to tell some interesting stories, which also helps these songs seem more interesting. The more I listen to these songs, the more I like them - so I think they could definitely be popular with college rock/indie pop fans.
Great song and video, starts off well with a nice blend of instruments and the vocals mix well with them. The video is very colorful and keeps you watching without distracting too much from the song. I enjoyed the sound and lyrics of the song, I'd love to hear more!
I enjoyed it a lot, the intro is very different from the rest of the song which isn't a bad thing. I find the progression to be very interesting and gradual. I'd describe the sound as indie synth pop, which is probably one of my favorites. It reminds me of bands like the Legends from Sweden and similar artists on Labrador Records, which might be a good place to start asking about labels. I found the production to be pretty good, I don't really any suggestions on changing it. Thanks for sharing with me, I will definitely continue listening!
Interesting video that for some reason reminded me of Scientology ads, but also maybe Tron. The music wasn't bad, but the track was very brief and ended rather abruptly. Appropriate for the digital age, it seems to symbolize some sort of fusion.