Emily Vaughn-Dead 2 Me

This Valentine’s Day I received a ton of emails featuring new songs or videos specifically for this special occasion. Lots of stuff about carefree, passionless romance that all sounds the same. Then I happened upon this video for a song called “Dead 2 Me” by Emily Vaughn. I’d never heard of her before today, but in the publicity email they referred to her as the … Continue reading Emily Vaughn-Dead 2 Me

Fort Frances-Double Take

It’s been nearly three years since Chicago-based Fort Frances put out an album. Since then, lead singer/songwriter David McMillin has been working on a new musical project called Grand Am in New York City and recording material for a new Fort Frances album with the rest of the band-Aaron Kiser, Jeff Piper, and Jason Ryan. Now we have our first listen to some new music … Continue reading Fort Frances-Double Take

Lauren Rocket-Diamond Nights

I first saw Lauren Rocket playing keys with Night Terrors Of 1927 a few years ago. Since then she’s been slowly but surely working on her solo career. About a week ago she posted the first video for new music. “Diamond Nights” gives us an idea of what to expect from upcoming tunes. The video is a sun-drenched glimpse at Nevada is all it’s neon … Continue reading Lauren Rocket-Diamond Nights

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