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Stream Jane’s Party’s ‘Acknowledgements’ for Free

Toronto’s Jane’s Party have shared a free stream of their track ‘Acknowledgements’.

The band wanted to push the boundaries of what they have done in the past and explore new aspects of their musical relationship.

The biggest change is that there are no drums on the song.

“We knew that such a fundamental decision would force us all to get out of our old habits and comfort zones – “shuffle the deck” in a way. With David Spekter’s work on the vocal harmony arrangement, ‘Acknowledgements’ ebbs and flows beautifully, with the lyrics always at the forefront,” the band said in an e-mail.

“Coming up in music as jazz students, we’ve always played and listened to instrumental music yet have somehow never made any of our own. The concept was a 60’s style approach to recording ‘Surfing on a Sinewave’ – a one-day studio session with all four of us jamming together in a single room,” the band said.  “Who better to inspire us and guide us through the process than Leland Whitty of Badbadnotgood? His production work in the studio and throughout the mixing process made for an incredible learning experience.”

Jane’s Party also offered a free stream of ‘Surfing on a Sinewave’;

Catch the band on the following dates;

July 6 – 7 @ Northern Lights Festival, Sudbury, ON

July 26 – 28 @ Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto, ON

August 18 @ Village Vibe Festival, Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood, ON
August 18 @ Crowbar, Collingwood, ON

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Stream Olive B’s ‘Joey Moon’ for Free

Toronto singer/songwriter/freestyler Olive B, aka Nicole Olivia Balsom, has shared a free stream of her track ‘joey moon’.

The track’s name comes from her father’s old band, Joey Moon and the Crescents.

Balsom comes from a classical background but in an e-mail, she said that, “It was freestyling alone over basic guitar chords or over beats at parties that I really found my musical outlet.”

She hooked up with Toronto producer Kayobe who was looking for a singer for his track ‘Sun Don’t Shine’. The two felt an immediate musical connection and started writing music together, Just a few weeks after meeting, they were working on her debut album no(w)here, out now.

“The majority of my recent music has been in collaboration with Chewy, a Vancouver producer, who I  met through mutuals,” Balsom said in an e-mail. “When it came to creating my new single, Chewy sent me the beat and 30 minutes later, I responded with the freestyle for the first verse of ‘joey moon’.”

This follows the release of Balsom’s track ‘always you’, also streaming for free;

 


Stream Declan O’Donovan’s ‘Hank’ & Let it Rain (Reprise)’ for Free

Declan O’Donovan said that his song ‘Hank’ is loosely based on an urban legend about a promiscuous Hank Williams the he wove into a narrative about a childhood friend.

It was written separate from the sessions for his 2017 album Broken Sky.

“’Hank’ has lived as a black sheep of sorts in my live repertoire for a couple of years without garnering an official studio release until now,” O’Donovan said in an e-mail.

The other track he’s shared a free stream of, ‘Let It Rain (Reprise)’, is a reiteration of the opening track from his last outing.

“This alternate version is lyrically identical, yet musically and conceptually an entirely different piece than the original,” he said. “On Broken Sky, I explored themes of contrast and counterpoint in both my lyrics and in the record’s production. This recording of ‘Let It Rain (Reprise)’ is the final counterpoint to this collection of songs, offering up a dark and somewhat bruised take.”


Stream Michael Seyer’s Bad Bonez for Free

Michael Seyer had this to say about his latest album Bad Bonez in an e-mail; “All my music is pretty personal, actually. But I think with this new project, I have a lot more recording experience and I really tried to hone in on the writing.”

He wrote and recorded the album in his bedroom. The beat-driven collage is a departure his previous outings. Seyer is also a member of up-and-coming band Bane’s World, who are scheduled to play Coachella.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Marlo’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Marlo has unveiled the video for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from his debut mixtape The Wire, out now on Quality Control.

He also shared a free stream of The Wire;


Stream Jeff Rosenstock’s POST- for Free

NYC singer Jeff Rosenstock gave his fans a New Years surprise by offering a free stream of his new album POST-.

It’s also available for free download/PWYC. Click on the embedded player to be directed to Rosenstock’s Bandcamp page. He’s also offering his entire catalogue for PWYC via his Quote Unquote Records label.

He recently signed to Polyvinyl Records, will also offer POST- physically and digitally on March 23. Rosenstock will also be participating in a Reddit AMA on January 5 at 3 pm EST.

He wrote the album in a double-wide trailer in the Catskills Mountain town of East Durham. The serene location was a change of pace of Rosenstock, who is used to playing around the world. He even had an elderly woman approach him in Croatia and tell him she was a fan. She gave him a sculpture that he hung in his bathroom.

Prior to striking out on his own, he spent a decade playing with Bomb the Music Industry! before he started producing records by artists such as The Smith Street Band, Dan Andriano, Mikey Erg and more.

Following the release of their album WORRY, the band made their first appearance on television on  Last Call with Carson Daly and USA Today declared WORRY to be the #1 album of 2016.

“2017 kinda felt like the year when we snuck in the back door,” Rosenstock said in an e-mail. “We kept getting opportunities to do stuff – even though we take those opportunities to do stupid shit like say how much we made on stage.”

He’s also been tapped to compose all of the music for the new Cartoon Network program Craig the Creek, which will air in 2018.

Rosenstock recorded POST- in a marathon, 86-hour session at The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA with Jack Shirley (Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).

“The four of us stood in a room without headphones on and just played the songs live to tape, and after that we had some friends (Dan Potthast, Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren, PUP) fill out some of the sound,” he said.

Catch Rosenstock on the following dates;

02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %^
02/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %^
02/17 – San Diego, CA @ You’re Going To Hate This Fest @ SOMA San Diego
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %^
02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop @ Great American Music Hall %^
02/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %^

% w/ ROAR
^ w/ Lemuria


Stream Free MP3s from Mr. Fresher

NYC-based artist Mr. Fresher’s music combines pop, hip-hop, electronic and trap.

He’s shared samples of experimental works.