Our Artists in Residence Lyonn has just released a new acoustic music video for their single Empty Bed. This is the song that we previously described as "Lyonn has taken the romantic songwriting roots, advanced the energetic pop-rock backgrounds, and yet again transformed into a new alternative force with more electric sounds, dance beats, and a new level of indie songwriting." Watch as Tyler & Attila take the same energy of the track and embody it in a more intimate stripped-down performance. The video was shot at Armada in Knoxville, TN, directed by Douglas McDaniel and engineered by John Tod Baker. Stay tuned for more from our Artist in Residence. For now, be sure to follow their every move over on Twitter and Facebook
We're absolutely thrilled to premiere CHORD's new music video for their single Science concurrently with their Alt Rising Acts feature. Science is one of the more darker, edgier and electronic tracks off the group's Second Album Initiative, reminiscent of Depeche Mode and indicative of their more evolved and expressive sound. The cerebral track is created into an choreographed illusion by world-class dancers Simone Salvaggio and Jessica Aiello. CHORD describes the video as "a track we are particularly proud of not only because it is one of our own favourites but mainly because two world class dancers (who regularly perform on Broadway [in] New York) chose it to choreograph one of their dances. We thought this was amazing and decided to fly over to Italy where they [were] performing at the moment and make a video with them." Truly an amazing creation, full of soul. Stream the video below, then be sure to stay up to date and support CHORD via their Twitter, Facebook, Bandcamp, and Main Site.
Sometimes a band's sound-aesthetic escapes words, as it's difficult to convey how innovative and uniquely crafted the amazing sounds they create are. Such is the case for the indie-rock group THANKS, especially on their latest single Good Time, since their music is very refined and forward-thinking that you sort of have to listen to the track on loop and let it encapsulate you. The Miami band is known for their youthful and intrinsic vibe captured in each of their songs, taking elements of standard indie and alternative rock, and reformatting them into more experimental atmospherics. It's sort of a strange combination of Phantom Planet, Grizzly Bear, and The War on Drugs that adds up to an eclectic cohesiveness that's addicting.
Good Time starts off with quirky guitar fingerings reminiscent of indie music found in Wes Anderson films, but soon takes a very grooving beat with edgy euphoric melodies, which break down into an epic atmospheric piano, guitar, and drum development at the end. It's existentially cerebral and nostalgic, but warm and inviting. It's like a stimulating coastal-mist, both gloomy and refreshing. The power and true feeling culminates in the lyrics: "never know just why, losing my mind, why did it have to hurt all the time." I'm losing my mind too, because this song tugs at your heartstrings. It's a song that's so good, so visceral, so natural, that it hurts. Listening to the song is an experience, a good time.
Don't worry, you'll be hearing much more of this band soon. They have a new album coming out next month. We'll be sure to keep you updated.
Brooklyn-based rockers, Inner Outlaws have released their April track off of their one-song-a-month project. We featured their March track The Mark and described it as an "amazing psych-rock/folk track that’s reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac but with a New York alt edge." On Suzanna, we get another taste of their 70s inspired vibe, but this time with a more stripped-down and euphoric Westernly twist on their psych-folk essence. The group reimagines the traditional-folk song Oh Susanna into a more bluesy-soul rock song with longing vocal lines and an edgy funk guitar breakdown to top it all off. Another impressive release by these eccentrically awesome folks, which you'll find out more from in the upcoming weeks here on IndieBeat.
The force that is Miss Geo has released another single off their upcoming EP, Shapes, out next week. Indifferénce adds a new level of the collaborative ingenuity of Abby & Paz to the Miss Geo sound, by incorporating french lyrics and experimental production into the mix. This is another cerebral-electronic progression for the duo, taking on darker and dynamic elements to achieve a cyber space-age ambient effect. The subtle undercurrent of grooving guitar leading into the driving breakdown really showcases the amazing instrumental development that Miss Geo is known for. Overall, experimental yet central is how I would describe this tune, due to winding and fierce variety of vocal-form staggered throughout the track. The evolution and vision that the duo has taken on the EP is really stellar. Can't wait to hear more.
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