Saturday, July 21, 2018

Nashville rapper Nutso releases new album 'Bleu 2 Taf'



The Nashville rapper known internationally as Nutso has released his latest official LP album, “Bleu 2 Taf.” The record also prominently features the considerable talents of ShenSea. It contains nine original Nutso hip hop tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes. “Bleu 2 Taf” has been proudly published on the Ma2Rog independent record label without the direction, support or other involvement of the corporate music industry. Dark, aggressive, and deeply based on old-school beats and effects, “Bleu 2 Taf” showcases Nutso and ShenSea as world-class makers of hip hop in any language.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Nutso mentions only Boosie and Kevin Gates. While “Bleu 2 Taf” shares some elements found in the rap of both these artists, overall the record is one that is unique to the work of Nutso and ShenSea, themselves. Fans of record scratch, beats not unlike those which came from the old 808's and 909's, and other traditional hip hop motifs will find much to appreciate in “Bleu 2 Taf.”

Yet much of the ambiance of “Blue 2 Taf” by Nutso and ShenSea comes from the gritty, nonfiction stories of Nutso, himself.

I come from the slum,” he writes, “and everything I speak, I live. I really sold them drugs, and I'm a real street dude.”

This insistence on brutal honesty is a consistent thread running throughout “Blue 2 Taf,” and it's a quality for which fans love him.

I am what I am and I’m cool with both of them,” Nutso writes. “2 things I don’t do and play is both of them. Every word I say out my mouth is my life.”

Bleu 2 Taf” by Nutso and featuring ShenSea on the Ma2Rog label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
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Rock group Nulberry releases debut single 'Vegan Chicken'



The indie alt-rock crew known as Nulberry have released their official debut single, “Vegan Chicken.” The track has been proudly published on the Chewy Records independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Blending the original indie sound of the late nineties with a unique style of song composition all their own, Nulberry place “Vegan Chicken” on the top shelf beside some of alternative music's best-loved singles.

Daytona, FL's Nulberry cite as main artistic influences Pavement, Modest Mouse, Delta Sleep, The Unicorns, and The Microphines. If this seems like a grab bag of fringe art rock, note that Modest Mouse have been gracing FM radio for almost 20 years, while Pavement heavily influenced Phish, The Black Keys, The Royal City Band, and countless others.

Nulberry's own sound has been described as indie-math-pop rock, which fits. Unpredictable percussion and chord progressions underlie poetic, un-repetitious lyrics delivered with a minimum of pretension. The result is music for the connoisseur, the vinyl collector, and live-music enthusiast. Somehow, too, Nulberry's “Vegan Chicken” manages to have plenty of hooks for the casual music fan on the go.

Asked to comment on the themes of “Vegan Chicken,” Nulberry write, “In this world in which information is universal and art can be shared to anyone who owns a computer with the click of a mouse, it is inordinately difficult to feel unique or special. 'All I have to say has all been said before.'”

This last phrase, quoted from the single, itself, comes with more than a dose of irony. Hardly anyone is doing what Nulberry are doing today. Neither is this accidental. In fact, it forms a large part of “vegan Chicken,” too.

It is a daunting goal to want to provide the world with something unique and worthy of being remembered for,” Nulberry say of this. “There will be no legacy.” And again referencing their song: “'My corpse is all I plan to leave behind.'”

Nulberry are founding members Cory Lott (guitar, vocals) and Cameron Miller (percussion) with Joe Boxell (synth) and Cory Tanner (bass). Nulberry are currently at Dungeon Recording Studio working on new material for their first EP with producer Fredric Freeman.

Vegan Chicken” by Nulberry is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, indie fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Friday, July 20, 2018

RnB performer 1kiwae releases new EP album 'Kiwae the Goat'



The writer, performer and producer of hip hop and RnB known as 1kiwae has released his latest EP album, “Kiwae the Goat.” The record contains six original 1kiwae tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published on the 1kiwae Entertainment independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Textured, colorful, imaginative and highly danceable, “Kiwae the Goat” is an EP proving 1kiwae is ready for what his career has in store for him.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences for his “Kiwae the Goat” EP, 1kiwae simply comments, “I try to keep it real about the life I live or lived, and the decisions I made in life.”

This artistic aim motivates all of the tracks on “Kiwae the Goat,” making it a personal work of non-fiction autobiography much of the time.

Growing up,” says 1kiwae, “I always told myself I was going to do music. I stuck with it.” Now, as a result of this, “Listeners get to hear what I feel and think about.”

Kiwae is the stage name of 28-year-old Pissarro Vahn Wright. His current official bio describes him as an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His first releases appeared in 2010 and '11 in the form of a steady stream of mixtapes, many of which may still be found and heard online today.

Before his “Kiwae the Goat” EP, 1kiwae's most prominent releases included “BoulderCrest” and “Oh Yes,” both of which were EP records dropped in 2018 to much fan acclaim. Both of these and more are also available for listening and purchase online.

Kiwae the Goat” by 1kiwae is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Country duo Dawn Beyer and Tim Wood release new single 'Is This Love We're Making'



The performers of country music known as Dawn Beyer and Tim Wood have released their latest official single, “Is This Love We're Making.” The track has been proudly published on the Satchell Creek Records independent music label in league with The Real Nashville music group. Genuine, heartfelt, and steeped in the original American tradition of country/western, “Is This Love We're Making” brings something to fans of the genre they haven't heard in too long a time.

Dawn Beyer and Tim Wood are from Sag Harbor and Chemung, NY, respectively, with Beyer currently residing in Nashville, TN. Collaborating through The Real Nashville, Beyer's independent artist collective, “Is This Love We're Making” is the pair's most prominent effort to date. “Is This Love We're Making” has received circulation on Nashville's Opry radio station WSM as well as on Mississippi Kicks 96.

Dawn Beyer cites as main artistic influences Garth Brooks and George Jones. Tim Wood also talks about George Jones, as well as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Neil Young.

A true man of the wrench, Wood works full time in oil fields up to 16 hours daily. He moonlights as a country musician in-between providing for his girlfriend and baby girl and spending off hours hunting and fishing. He has been playing music since childhood.

Dawn Beyer has been playing since the age of 10. She has built an online audience through The Real Nashville who have been following and listening to her via live-streamed acoustic performances. Beyer has played for people all over the United States in private online events. She has several viral songs, the viewers of which number in the millions.

Her current official bio concludes: “To experience Dawn Beyer Live is to experience a true artist who sings the songs she writes with such passion, pulling you into the story every time. Dawn Beyer is a breath of fresh air in today's country music world.”

Dawn Beyer has opened for George Jones and Willie Nelson, and has had commercial play on Canadian radio.

Is This Love We're Making” by Dawn Beyer and Tim Wood is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Rapper Xtravagant releases new single 'Wonder Why Lil Shawty'



The rapper and producer of hip hop known as Xtravagant has released his latest official single, “Wonder Why Lil Shawty.” The track has been proudly published on the 6 Figure Gang independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Riding a deep, rolling bass track with rat-a-tat percussion and an ultra-smooth vocal style, “Wonder Why Lil Shawty” shows every sign of being Xtravagant's new flagship track in 2018.

Xtravagant cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Master P, Lil Boosie, Lil Webbie, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, Tee Grizzly, Lil Durk and “plenty others.” His own sound bears elements of each of these while retaining a signature all its own.

Since I was a child I always had passion for music,” writes Xtravagant. “Think I was about 16 when I really wrote my first couple bars though. During my incarceration I really started to take it serious while it became a better way to express myself and to relieve stress.”

Incarceration helped Xtravagant's music career in more than one way, though. “Wonder Why Lil Shawty” is based on an autobiographical behind-bars story.

It gives an insight of my life to the listeners,” Xtravagant says. “It speaks about an ex-girlfriend not remaining loyal nor keeping it real by holding me down while I'm incarcerated. In the song, it's other females being spoken about, also. Once I'm free and they see me doing good, now they trying to be a part of life again. The song is real. So I guess you can say I'm sharing one of my life stories with my fans.”

Xtravagant is the stage name of Moses Le'Cal Stallings from Aiken, South Carolina. Having grown up on the rougher north side of town, Xtravagant's youth revolved around drug addicts, drug dealers, gang violence, and school expulsion.

My mother moved me and the family to Norcross, GA, where I was then enrolled at Norcross High,” writes Xtravagant. “Running the streetz and selling drugs on the daily, my mother knew it wasn't no changing me, so she took me back to South Carolina to live with my auntie and uncle. She always said if I was ever to get locked up, at least it would be where we are from.”

Xtravagant knew his lifestyle could not end well, so he made plans for college and the US Army, respectively.

I was going to end up dead or in prison,” he says. “I told my mother and my girlfriend about my plans, however they disagreed, not wanting me that far off. Couple months later I was locked up for armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill.”

Xtravagant was sentenced to 13 years and received an additional 10 years ran concurrently for actions he says resulted in self defense.

I started reading books,” Xtravagant writes. “I started seeking knowledge of self. I found out who I truly was and what I really wanted out of life. I learned that I could do anything I put my mind to. I started writing music without being taught. I told myself I would never let the devil try to destroy me again. I switched from negative to positive with the help of God. So now I'm here waiting to be released, so that I can really pursue my dreams.”

Wonder Why Lil Shawty” from Xtravagant is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Alt-country artist Mike Johnson releases new single 'Full Time Habit'



The singer and songwriter of alt-country music known as Mike Johnson has released his latest single, “Full Time Habit.” Like the rest of Johnson's recent repertoire, “Full Time Habit” has been proudly published on the Chewy Records independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. A genuine blend of country, blues and rock which both respects the old sounds and builds something fresh on their foundations, “Full Time Habit” by Mike Johnson is a track fans of many music genres can get behind.

An official music video for “Full Time Habit” has also been made available for viewing and listening online (link provided below).

Gainesville, Florida's Mike Johnson cites as main artistic influences the Zac Brown Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Kenny Chesney. His own singing has drawn comparisons to that of Shawn Mullins and also of John Popper (Blues Traveler). Having grown up in the town famous for raising country-rock acts such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sister Hazel, and Don Felder and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles, it may come as no surprise that Mike Johnson's “Full Time Habit” possesses likewise elements of these, as well.

Asked to describe the themes of his latest single, Johnson says, “You can love and depend on your significant other so much that it feels like an addiction, but in a good way!”

Mike Johnson is a live performer with a full schedule in excess of 280 shows annually. Since his start in professional music in 1994 at the age of 19, Johnson has performed literally thousands and thousands of times, both as a solo act and with bands. His set lists have included originals and cover tunes for decades, his own music being renowned crowd favorites throughout the North Florida area.

Full Time Habit” by Mike Johnson is available at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide from Chewy Records now. Get in early, country music fans.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Friday, June 29, 2018

Paolo Stante releases new blues-rock album 'At It Again'



Singer and songwriter Paolo Stante has released his latest LP blues-rock album, “At It Again.” The record contains nine original tracks and a Howlin’ Wolf cover for a total listening time of approx. 45 minutes. Like the rest of the Stante repertoire, “At It Again” has been proudly published on the Vision Records & Publishing Ltd. independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Bringing the traditional blues sound into the 21st century with groove, funk, soul and Stante's inimitable guitar stylings, “At It Again” exemplifies Stante's blues-rock status as a true titan for today.

Montreal's Paolo Stante cites as main artistic influences the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, BB King, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. His own sound marries the classic modes of Hooker, King and Guy with the distorted guitars and prominent drums of bands like the Stones and Zeppelin. The result has something likely to appeal to fans of modern or classic rock, modern or classic blues, or other genres altogether.

Paolo Stante has been playing rock music since the age of fifteen.

My parents forced me to take piano lessons in grade school,” he writes. “Then I saw 'Back to the Future,' and I switched to guitar.”

Asked to describe the overall themes of his new “At It Again” LP, Stante says, “There is no particular message. The album is an expression of the emotions of life.”

Stante's previous records include “Man Out of Time” (2015), “One Way Back” (2013), and singles such as “4 Bases” and “Your Kind of Pain” (2014).

Paolo Stante has performed widely in Canada in such locales as Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Hull, Gatineau, Hudson, Saint-Anne de Bellevue, Ils Perrot, Beaconsfield, Pointe-Claire, Ottawa, Cornwall, Toronto, Alexandria, Brockville, Martin Town, Vankleek Hill in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario, respectively, and many more.

“Playing blues rock allows me to get in touch with my innermost feelings,” writes Paolo Stante. “It takes me away from the drudges of everyday life.”

At It Again” by Paolo Stante is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rock fans.


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