More Giraffes-It Was A Joke

I’ve written about a couple of the singles More Giraffes put out this year. Yesterday, their debut EP hit streaming services. It features the couple I’ve covered plus a few that you haven’t heard yet. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford are good at taking familiar sounds and adding their own spin. If you listen to anything by Calvin Harris or Zedd you should have an ear … Continue reading More Giraffes-It Was A Joke

Calvero-Vanishing Streets

For those that have known Gabe Liebowitz for years, his new single “Vanishing Streets” may seem a bit out of left field. He made his bones in Chicago playing solo and in a great band called Dastardly before heading back to the east coast a few years ago. Since then he’s been paying the rent writing with acts like Terror Jr (check out “Smoke” if … Continue reading Calvero-Vanishing Streets

Small Million-Bullets In The Bower

On “Bullets In The Bower” Portland-based duo Small Million turn a campfire ballad into a synth-drenched dreamscape. Ryan Linder’s production shows dynamic range, starting with a cold, isolated vocal. He then turns up the heat and brings in the trap beats and synths. The sounds blend perfectly with the vocal performance of Malachi Graham. She can bring it low when she needs to, but her … Continue reading Small Million-Bullets In The Bower

More Giraffes-Not Cool

Over the summer I posted about a demo version of “Basement” that More Giraffes shared. Now the LA-based duo are back with another song from their upcoming EP (release date TBA). “Not Cool” is a fun pop song, and the video they’ve made to accompany it could not do it justice any better. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford have a great musical chemistry together and … Continue reading More Giraffes-Not Cool

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion

Nashville-based Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have already had a busy 2018. In January they released a 3-song EP called Chapter One, followed in April by another 3-song EP titled Chapter Two. Now the band is on the verge of putting out their first full-length since 2014’s Kid Tiger. Fashion combines their two EP releases from earlier in the year and adds 6 more … Continue reading Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion