Press Release: Carolee Rainey Releases Her New Single “Sacrifice”

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

We at Artist Reach have a great suggestion. Stop doing what you’re doing and go listen to Carolee Rainey’s new single, ‘Sacrifice.’ 

This may sound strange, but the first time we heard  ‘Sacrifice’, we felt like she may have been talking right to us. But Wait. Hold that thought. On the second listen, we’re certain she may be talking not only to us but through us. She has literally brought me back to a time in our lives before real responsibility kicked in…when life was carefree and wild.  Oh yeah. Its funny. A dear friend of ours who has met Rainey said she got the idea to write ‘Sacrifice’ after reading an article about a manager that worked closely with Stevie Nicks in her early career and mentions in the interview how much he enjoyed working with Stevie, but it had been a long time since they had been in touch and how wonderful it would be to just randomly run into her again somewhere. 

This was the very article that inspired Rainey’s ‘Sacrifice.’ This is Rainey’s third single out on her new label ‘Sapphire.’  The other two singles, ‘Deeper Than The Ocean’ and ‘You Matter’ invoked the beginning sparks of a brilliant new songwriter artist on the horizon.  We’re talking superstars like Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Lana del Rey, and Ed Sheeran. 

Add Carolee Rainey to the list. ‘Sapphire’ is proud to have Carolee on the label and is thrilled to promote a platform in which this unusual and soulful artist can now be heard by the world. Get ready.

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Press Release: New Jett Blakk CD to Feature Hoekstra and Sarzo

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Jett Blakk is an all original hard rock band based out of Kansas City, Missouri. After releasing their debut CD ‘Rock Revolution’ in 2016, Music Through The Times announced that Jett Blakk had entered into their top 200 CDs of 2016!

The band loves to play live and has opened for a vast array of national acts which include Dangerous Toys, Enuff Z’Nuff, Tracii Guns, Kix, Lynch Mob and Slaughter. Band members Tommy Barton Jr. (vocals) and Polo Staber (guitars) are currently busy writing and recording new material in Florida. Two of the new Jett Blakk songs are slated to be released sometime in early 2019 and feature special guests Joel Hoekstra and Rudy Sarzo of Whitesnake.

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Press Release: Thatcher Gears Up To Release Their Highly Anticipated Self Titled LP

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Some artists put out songs, others put out anthems. And with Thatcher‘s collection of anthemic tunes with their Self Titled LP, we get a demonstration of a multifaceted quartet of professional musicians coming together to create something you don’t hear every day,

With a signature sound reminiscent of U2’s early era and today’s more recent sensibilities from artists like Coldplay, Thatcher brings an array of powerful qualities to the forefront of their very versatile and visceral style on these songs. Their guitar work is very dynamic and parallels with the mid to high range vocal melodies beautifully, and tightened together with a neat and tidy rhythm section with jam band elements. It’s a mixture that is equally Indie-esque as it is mainstream in today’s modern era of bands and artists.

Their anchor single from the album, “Far From You”, is a perfect showcasing of the band’s craft and truly gives you a feel for what the rest of the album will sound like. It has that instant classic status that gives the song staying power – the power to stay with you even after it’s over, and has you coming back to the track time and time again to find new things to appreciate about the song. Thatcher‘s music also resonates with a sound that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.

The vocals on this album have a more than impressive range with very climactic buildups that bring heavy emotion in both lyrical content and melody choices. The singer is definitely one of the strongest components of the band and has that potential to really be among the big league of today’s more iconic artists that have a true gift for their artistic merit.

The band’s first single from the album “Far From You” releases on January 15th, and will be followed up with their second single “Crimson Vision” a month later on February 15th. The songs will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you discovered this band, and this single will definitely keep you anticipated for the album release.

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Artist Review: Superbird – “Cola Bottle Fizz” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Combining an onslaught of flavorful funky riffs, high ranged vocal melodies and a dynamically crafty rhythm section, UK’s Superbird starts out the new year with their explosively catchy single “Cola Bottle Fizz”.

This song is just ridiculous. And we absolutely mean that in every good way. This Power-Pop/Rock trio concocts a chemistry of funk-fueled bliss with their insanely tight knit signature style and high ranged harmonies that give off a modern Prince-meets-George Michael vibe. This band’s image is just as clever as their sound, and are a very well-deserved contribution to today’s modern realm of Rock and Pop flavors.

One factor that really jumps out at you is their insatiable energy. Superbird comes out swinging from the second this song begins and never lets up. This is the type of song you’ll be aching to hear live and you’ll imagine an all-night party where everyone gets in, everyone gets laid, and this band is the soundtrack to the entire evening; drink after drink, from dusk til’ dawn.

This band has a lot of versatility as well. While their song structures are kept pretty simple, every measure offers up something fresh yet still identifiable, delivering a sound that encompasses equal parts originality and familiarity. From smooth and hypnotic bass lines, a smashing drum kit, and guitars that parallel perfectly with the vocal melodies, “Cola Bottle Fizz” is the perfect Funk infused Rock fix. It has immense staying power – where the track stays with you even after its over. It’s also a track you’ll be coming back to time and time again.

This track dropped on January 4th and is available now on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. The official music video for this song will also be releasing January 11th. You’ll be more than happy you discovered this track, and you’ll be thanking us later.

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Artist Review: Fiction Dogs – “Single Sunday” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Roaring guitar riffs, a pounding rhythm section and gritty, catchy vocal melodies make for a tasty concoction with power trio Fiction Dogs‘ newest album Single Sunday. A 6-track record of anthemic tunes with a very versatile signature sound and unwavering musicianship factors that keep you on the edge of your seat.

With the start of their opening number “Let’s Pretend”, the band comes out swinging with high-gain guitar progressions and unrelenting energy that will easily blow the roof off every house in your neighborhood. This is a track where if Black Sabbath started a 90s punk band, this would likely be the result. And it doesn’t disappoint. What’s great about this record (and band) is the authentic production value. There are no tricks, no post production theatrics, no auto-tune. These dudes keep it real by plugging in, playing, and relying on actual good songwriting to carry the weight for them. A rarity among today’s music realm.

Another component that makes this album a gem is the band’s multifaceted take on Rock music. They have a signature style, but showcase many different angles of their craft. Tracks like “Two Times Today” and “Like God” really delve into the trio’s true core, and prove that quality songwriting structures and vocal melody choices are high on their priority list; and that their versatile take on Rock-infused music can come in different forms. These are charming tunes without the unnecessary noise or diversionary tactics from the actual talent. These guys keep it 100% real.

The best part about this album is the staying power and classic status – it’s a record that has the ability to stay with you even after it’s over, and leaves you with good vibes all around. Kinda like the feeling of reaching the end of the rollercoaster – you just wanna get right back on. It’s an album that has a classic feel, and has songs you can come back to time and time again without skipping over one track. Single Sunday is a stroke of genius for the Rock genre, and brings us a throwback feeling of the 80s, 90s, as well as today’s better Rock sensibilities.

About the album:

The band recently reunited when Terrance McAbee rejoined Michael Williams and Craig Florio back in Florida after a year exploring the west coast. The group never stopped working while Terrance was away, recording most of the new album during a ‘Single Sunday’ when the three connected for an all day, all night session. The new project is a half-album featuring music written by all three members with Craig singing and playing the drums, while Terrance and Mike play guitars and bass. The second half of the album is nearly complete, but growing as the band member/roommates keep writing and falling in love with new songs. It can be easy to hear the Springsteen and Pearl Jam influences; however, the guys will just as often play Van Morrison or Eminem. The entire project was recorded at Maple Studio in Clearwater, Florida with help from Pro Tools, Gibson and Fender. 2019 will be a busy year primarily focused on the west coast of Florida and a growing digital presence. ‘Fun songs about sad stuff’ is the band’s approach, embedding an underlying sense of anguish in the subtext of the lyrics, with uplifting melodies and poetic word play.

“Single Sunday” is currently available on Spotify and other digital music retailers and streaming platforms. If this is the first time discovering Fiction Dogs, then you’ll be thanking us later. You’ll be more than happy you gave this album a listen.

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Artist Review: Monjyoti – “Hypnosis” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Hypnotically ambient and melodically visceral, composer/songwriter Monjyoti brings out a next level realm in his newest versatile prog-rock single “Hypnosis”.

A song that breathes anticipation into the listener’s ear from the very beginning of the track, “Hypnosis” is a song that lives up to its title and keeps you fascinated. With verses that are surreal and a climactic chorus that is nostalgic and magical, Monjyoti truly showcases his vocal range and melody choices very effectively and pours every bit of his soul into this song, and leaves you with something to behold.

With movie-score like qualities and anthemic lyrics and measures, it’s no wonder that this artist is an acclaimed entity in the world of music. And this darkly passionate song is a perfect demonstration as to why. The pacing is suspenseful, the signature sound is wholesome and atmospheric, and the nature of the composition is very multifaceted and multilayered in its overall execution. The rhythm section is tightly knit, the guitar tones are very crisp and Monjyoti‘s highly impressive vocal range fits this song’s aura like a glove. Among this track, he has also rocked the #1 chart spot for the Global Experimental Charts on ReverbNation for over six weeks as well as a global Top 5 for more than 100 days. And “Hypnosis” is a perfect addition to his legacy as an accomplished and rising artist.

This is the type of song with a powerful message – one where you can apply direct quotes of the track and apply it to yourself, and really connect with Monjyoti and his validity as well as artist is merit. His vocal melodies are insatiably catchy and really deliver a versatile power in its overall composition. This is a track with a solid chemistry of brilliant songwriting, strong musicianship factors, and staying power – where the song stays with you even after it’s over.

If you’re into top notch quality, masterful songwriting, precision in instrumental textures and a voice that brings out its full glory, then “Hypnosis” will hypnotize you. Monjyoti could easily become one of your new favorite artists before the year is out; and will definitely entice you to look back into his catalogue, as well as keep both eyes wide open to the prospect of his future releases. The single is currently available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You will be more than glad you gave it a listen.

“Our mind is divided into two parts: ‘The conscious or the visible mind’ and ‘The Subconscious or the invisible mind’. The subconscious mind is about 90% of our mind while the visible conscious mind is only about 10%. This invisible subconscious part of our mind is the Master and is running the whole show. It is the source of everything we do, think and feel.” Monjyoti (about the song)

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Press Release: Hendrix Drops His Hypnotic And Futuristic New Single “Dreams Fade”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With dreamlike vocal melodies, high-gain guitar riffs and multi-instrumental chord progressions that are cleverly executed and finely tuned in its high end production value, SoCal-based producer/recording artist Hendrix brings us on a futuristic journey with his newest hypnotic creation, “Dreams Fade”.

Accompanied by a cinematically animated and thought provoking music video, this innovative track starts off very ambient and delves into climactic verses and choruses that tell a compelling story from the very first measure. Featuring female/male dual-vocal roles taken on by Justin P. Schmuckle and Georgia Van Cuylenburg, this track brings beyond intriguing melody placements to the forefront of an already-brilliantly composed song structure that makes this song all the more magical and anthemic once it all blends together with its eclectic signature. Hendrix really cast the perfect stone for this track to create a hit that sticks with you even long after the song is over.

Delving into the multifaceted use of plugins and the tightly knit post production sequences that really add to the song’s foundation, this brilliant piece of work by Hendrix shares many tasteful elements that are electronically infused with high energy rock components and dynamically placed dueling vocal melodies. It’s a fresh sound that can still resonate with familiarity of music we’ve already come to know and love, yet still embraces an overall execution of something that is ahead of its time; and its quite amazing to listen to.

But I urge you to also watch the music video for this track as well. It makes the song much more visceral and really puts the visual aspect of the music right out to the forefront. It’s a feeling that can’t really be explained other than it parallels perfectly with the song’s futuristic feel. It has sequences that tell an inner story that isn’t something easily read on the surface, and can mean something different to all who watch and listen.

Overall, it’s the detail of the song and its precision that makes “Dreams Fade” an absolute gem. Precision of the producer’s chair, as well as the songwriting aspect. This track is a futuristic and melodically catchy anthem that will have your eyebrows raising. It’ll entice you to dive deeper into Hendrix‘ prior and future releases, and have you anticipating what tricks he has up his sleeves in the shortcoming,

“Dreams Fade” officially dropped today, December 11th, and is available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This’ll be one of your favorite tracks before the year is out.

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•Official Website: http://www.hendrixmusic.net

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