Liane Chan

Liane Chan


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Liane Chan

Title
Webmaster/Backseat Mafia contributor.
Bio
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.
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Expertise
music promotion, technology, social media, soundtracks, copywriting, music writing / blogging, music blogging, digital media, content management
Interests
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
Location
California

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Sumit Kar submitted media.

Liane Chan

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.

Guy Shearer submitted media.

Let's Talk About Your Boyfriend by Nine O'Clock Nasty

Liane Chan

Wasn’t sure what to expect from such a short track, but it was pleasantly surprising with its cool funky delivery. I enjoyed it, short but sweet!

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Disaffected Scrolling Thru by Incendiary Sweet

Liane Chan

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.

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STREET FIIRE by CLAST

Liane Chan

This a really exciting track that captures the spirit of protest, I even like the parts near the end which remind me of an 80’s cop show. I like how the electronics mix well with the vocals and sampled sound effects. Excellent tune!

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Estrellara by Quasar Cycles

Liane Chan

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.” 

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Believe by Golia

Liane Chan

It’s a nice version of a classic liberation anthem, very upbeat. The added elements of more Latin sounding instruments gives this version a more worldly feel. The video accompanying it is nice to, beautiful graphics.

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Boom Bitch by Radiofred

Liane Chan

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.

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Incompleted by Velella Valhalla

Liane Chan

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. 

Gustavo Marques submitted media.

Liane Chan

Cool mix of unusual sounds, would make for an interesting soundtrack to a James Bond film. Definitely reminiscent of some great electronica and trip hop from the 90s, I'd love to hear more.

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Trust by The Tale

Liane Chan

I kind of like this sound still, and the lyrics seem honest and straightforward. The vocals are a little rough, but it's distinguishes it as more punk than ska - which is a good thing!

Wilson Getchell submitted media.

Cold Black Ink by Thirsty Curses

Liane Chan

Not too familiar with the influences, but it's a fun song and the lyrics are somewhat clever. I think it might appeal to emo kids more than indie pop fans, I like it a little more with each listen.

Jeremy R submitted media.

Footprints In The Sand by JRtheBand

Liane Chan

Reminds me of the Shins for some reason, but with an easy listening filter on it. Might be good for the indie and college rock crowd if they're still around.

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Liane Chan

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.

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Liane Chan

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.

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

Pretty Roses by Raygun Carver

Liane Chan

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!

G P submitted media.

Liane Chan

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.

Michael Soiseth submitted media.

MAKING A CASE by Raygun Carver

Liane Chan

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!

G P submitted media.

Liane Chan

This song seems to have a lot of raw emotion in it, but is also kind of sad. The simplicity of the instrumentation is nice, and mixes well with the vocals.

Liam Pugh submitted media.

Liane Chan

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. 

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Baby It's You by Gabriel

Liane Chan

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!

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BURNING by ESP EVOLUTION

Liane Chan

This song is pretty well done and kind of catchy, it sounds like it’s both New and Old somehow. Just based on the song alone, I think it’s great and it makes me want to hear more. Good mix of instruments too. 

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Liane Chan

I enjoyed the song for its 

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Life Can Change Your Life by Life Can Change Your Life

Liane Chan

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. 

Mike Millar submitted media.

ShadowPasser by Voxsomnia

Liane Chan

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.

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Liane Chan

Kind of EMO sounding at times, but overall a good song and  the visuals were cool. It was a short, but sweet track with a lot going for it. I felt his was over almost too quickly.

Clark Souter submitted media.

Overlovered by CLARK

Liane Chan

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.

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The Fifth Dimension by CENTRIC

Liane Chan

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. 

Donna Balancia submitted media.

One Step at a Time by Donna Balancia and Vince Conrad

Liane Chan

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.

Tom Crowell submitted media.

Even by The Pulltops

Liane Chan

Musically, it’s not too exciting though I think the lyrics and song tells an interesting story of perhaps a reunion or rekindling a past relationship. It’s not bad, it has a hopeful sound that seems needed these days.

Andrew Dun submitted media.

Buried Songs by Andrew Dun

Liane Chan

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.

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Futureproof by Kaptur

Liane Chan

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.

Joona Nuutinen submitted media.

Liane Chan

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!

Linda McClain submitted media.

The Waterfall by The Jewel Machine by The Jewel Machine

Liane Chan

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.

Jordan Calvi submitted media.

The Party by Hightower

Liane Chan

Not bad, overall very good melody though reminds me a lot of emo punk. Lyrics are slightly disturbing, but it's good to get it all out.

Bobby Dezfulli submitted media.

Shaking Hands (Callow) by The Empty

Liane Chan

That was a great song, sounds familiar yet still new and different. I hope to hear more from your band! Not sure if I hear all the textures described in your bio, it sounds very indie rock to me.

Dino DeAngelis submitted media.

Pareidolia by DinoSoniX

Liane Chan

I like the simple structure and melody of this song, which is good contrast to whatever the title means. It does sound like it's about playing vinyl records, which I'm sure might appeal to audiophiles and record collectors.

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Calling Earth by PiMO

Liane Chan

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.

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Bryn Athyn by The Coffinstuffers

Liane Chan

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!

david antinori submitted media.

Liane Chan

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. 

Orouni music submitted media.

Liane Chan

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. 

Spencer Livingston submitted media.

Liane Chan

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!

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The Claw by Chasbo Zelena

Liane Chan

I think I like this song more when I don't watch the video, which is kind of silly and seems more like a home movie. It's not really what I'd usually listen to, but it's kind of catchy and fun. 

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Liane Chan

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!

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Whirl Music by Jasper X

Liane Chan

I like this song's overall sound and the lyrics are interesting. Vocals go well with the instrumentation, the song has slightly sad contemplative sound despite being slightly upbeat. It's a short sweet song that leaves you wanting more.

David Newell submitted media.

Calling Me by Midnight Mystery Club

Liane Chan

I found myself wanting to listen to it more each time. Catchy and probably fun to dance to, I think it could be a hit. Sounds very radio friendly too. Great track!

David Rosen submitted media.

Butterfly (Music Video) by David Rosen

Liane Chan

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.