Cursees Connect release debut self-titled EP

The Canadian indie rockers known as Cursees Connect have released their debut self-titled EP album. The record has been independently published on the Cursees Records label without support from the corporate music industry. The “Cursees Connect” EP comprises six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It is preceded by their popular “Locked Lips, Loose Spell” single release which heralded the impending publication of the debut album. The EP has been highly anticipated in Canada and abroad since before that time.

 

Cursees Connect cite as main artistic influences Radiohead, Silverchair, Wintersleep, Hayden, 311, John Mayer, Wilco and Coldplay. Their own sound is a melange of attributes gleaned from these artists which do not so much mirror them as seemingly bloom from evident inspirations. The tracks on “Cursees Connect” can themselves be surprisingly disparate in terms of tone and style, each stemming from an emotion requiring a rhythm, riff and groove all its own to be roundly communicated.

 

Even so, there remains an overarching “Cursees Connect” -ness which holds the EP into a well-braided and consistent whole. The band’s remarkably unique and creative songwriting bears enough complexity to furnish listeners with weeks and even months of replays, enough to tide the most avid fan over until Cursees Connect’s inevitable full-length record hits digital shelves.

 

The official Cursees Connect website describes the band as “an indie rock band from Fredericton, NB. Sometimes edgy, sometimes spacious, sometimes sexy and sweet, their songs are propelled by driving bass groves and soaring melodies, creating a dynamic and passionate blend that has been energizing audiences throughout New Brunswick.”

Cursees Connect are Mathieu Emond, Bryan Harn, Curtis Smith, and Lindsay Brin.

 

The “Cursees Connect” EP is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Cursees Connect” at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cursees-Connect-EP/dp/B00KHEJPMI/

 

Website –

http://www.curseesconnect.com/

Mr. Mil releases new single ‘Let’s Hang Out’

The singer and songwriter known as Mr. Mil, KingOfNextLevel has released his latest single, “Let’s Hang Out.” The single appeared in early June of 2014 at online music stores around the globe and has been steadily climbing the National Airplay Top 50 Independent chart ever since. It has been proudly released on the TSCircle Music record label. Spacious, groovy, and founded on Mr. Mil’s infectious and iconic vocal delivery, “Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil isn’t just the artist’s most prominent foray into hip hop, but also his most ambitious one.

 

“Using music as a tool, my primary purpose is to help empower others,” says Mr. Mil on his MTV Artists website.

 

Mr. Mil (AKA KingOfNextLevel) treats music as his natural environment. He relates that his life revolves around the art of making music and that his future lies in having created a vast repertoire of singles, EPs and LPs for the world to enjoy and take heart in.

 

“I focus on every aspect of creating the music,” he writes. “I create real music for all, not just a particular body of people. So I don’t create just for the hood. I take a strong and careful focus on the lyrical content, lyrical rhythms and down to every element of composing the music and marketing the product.”

 

Mr. Mil, who originally hails from Chicago, has been writing his particular brand of music since 1993.

 

“I am an addict of creating great music,” writes KingOfNextLevel. “I wake up almost everyday with catchy choruses being the first thoughts to come to my mind. Music is not something I try to create or have a difficult time writing or producing. It’s naturally flowing through my spirit.”

 

Mr. Mil KingOfNextLevel debuted on the National Airplay Top 200 Chart at #181 on April 4, 2014 and had climbed to #29 on the Top 50 Independent Chart eight days later. Sharing space on this chart were such names as Lorde, Drake, John Legend, Adele, One Direction, Jason Derulo, Lady GaGa, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, AVICII, Flo Rida, Ke$ha, Eminem and Pharrell Williams. Mr. Mil has also charted with the recognized music authority, Record World Magazine.

 

“Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Let’s Hang Out” by Mr. Mil KingOfNextLevel –

 

https://itunes.apple.com/tt/album/lets-hang-out-single/id880169891
Website –

http://tscirclemusic.wix.com/mrmilkingofnextlevel

Riddim to Dem Ent. releases new Sashae single ‘Wi Deh Deh’

The singer and songwriter known as Sashae has released her latest contemporary reggae single, “Wi Deh Deh.” The track has been proudly and prominently released on the up-and-coming, rapidly growing music label, Riddim to Dem Entertainment, which is based in southern Florida and maintains its deep cultural roots in Jamaica. “Wi Deh Deh” is the most significant single to be published from Sashae since her popular official video release, “Dem Nuh Bad EarthQuake Riddim” in December of 2013.

 

In stark contrast to Sashae’s arresting and aggressive rhymes in “…EarthQuake Riddim,” “Wi Deh Deh” is an energetic, carefree anthem that lifts spirits high in celebration and proves that Riddim to Dem has yet another talented performer on their hands in the form of singer-songwriter Sashae. Sashae is primarily a reggae and dancehall musician, but also laces her music with elements of other forms of pop music which will attract a wide variety of music listeners.

 

Her latest title, “Wi Deh Deh,” is a Jamaican Patois phrase which can be loosely translated as, “We’re there!” Asked to elucidate the general theme and message of her new song, Sashae writes, “Party vybz [vibes]! Anywhere the party’s at, I’m there. Just the love of music – having a good time.”

 

Her deep love of music in general is a main focus in her personal as well as professional life. Asked to describe how it is that she came to perform and record music at the very beginning, she keeps it simple.

“[I started music] by just having the love for music, and by coming from Jamaica with a dancehall and reggae background while listening to all genres of music, too.”

 

This broad interest in all the varieties of music available to her appears in her new single as attributes and elements not necessarily expected in a reggae or dancehall release, giving her single a fresh, new sheen and sound.

 

“Wi Deh Deh” by Sashae is available online worldwide from Riddim to Dem Ent.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

 

“Wi Deh Deh” by Sashae at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Wi-Deh-Single-Sashae/dp/B00KJUQFHI/
Website –

https://twitter.com/RiddimToDem

Trevor English releases new single ‘Give Mi Little Loving Girl’

The singer and songwriter known as Trevor English has released his latest single, “Give Mi Little Loving Girl.” The track has been released on the Takae Records music label. Full of rhythm and island flavor, “Give Mi Little Loving Girl” is the most recent reason Trevor English has been revered as one of the best contemporary reggae performers of the last three decades both in the United States and the Caribbean, as well as further abroad.

 

Trevor English (who is also often billed as Trevor AKA English) cites as main artistic influences such legends of the island sound as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, Bob Andy, and former ska artist from the Police, Sting. His own inimitable singing and music composition style falls not far from these trees, either. English’s singing on “Give Mi Little Loving Girl” is expertly executed, rich in natural undertones yet startlingly precise.

 

This should not come as a surprise, as Trevor English has been singing professionally for over 25 years.

 

“I started music at an early age,” writes the musician, “listening to to all the great reggae artists of my era.”

 

Trevor English was born in London, England to Jamaican parents from Malvern, St. Elizabeth. He emigrated to California’s music hub of Los Angeles in 1982, where he immediately gained traction as a performer and began to work with some of the most influential reggae artists of the last three decades. His roster of legends with whom he has worked reads like a list of must-hear musicians from the genre: Joe Higgs, Tinga Stewart, Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis, Tony Chin, Pato Banton, Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, Warrior King, Konshens, and Yellow Man.

 

English recently took part in the Sing with Reggae Legends competition, held at Don the Beachcomber’s in “Surf City,” Huntington Beach, CA.

 

Asked to describe the message his new single has for his fans, English said simply, “Love, fun and harmony.”

 

“Give Mi Little Loving Girl” by Trevor English is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Give Mi Little Loving Girl” by Trevor AKA English at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Give-Little-Loving-Girl-Radio/dp/B00KJUOFUC/
Website –

http://TREVORAKAENGLISH.COM

 

Justin Blankenship releases new LP ‘Turpentine’

The singer and songwriter known as Justin Blankenship has released his latest LP record, “Turpentine.” The record comprises nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published without support from the corporate music industry as an entirely independent release. Heartfelt, raw, highly melodic and narrative, “Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship is one of the best modern examples of America’s continually evolving folk tradition.

 

While Blankenship’s “Turpentine” will and should be found most commonly in the folk section of online music stores, it is peppered with influences from a broad swath of various genres. Blankenship cites as main artistic inspirations such disparate artists as: Hank Williams and Soundgarden; Otis Redding and Tool; Old Crow Medicine Show and Kurt Cobain; Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, and the Black Keys. This surprising melange is in addition to a longer list including a great many lesser-known performers from an even wider sonic territory.

 

This mentality shows in the creative variance of “Turpentine” and it’s delightfully deliberate.

 

“I’m always drawn to albums that aren’t so formulaic,” Blankenship writes. “I like stylistic variety to be present and intentional. That’s something I strive for when creating an album, always expecting it to somehow all fit together in it’s own way without having to be forced.”

 

The elasticity of Blankenship’s style emerges as an effect of his multifaceted musical personality. His songs change in sound, tone, and theme sometimes radically, yet somehow dovetail to make a consistent whole.

 

Blankenship writes, “This album is as random as my own life. It’s an accurate reflection of my transiency, while reminding the listener that simply because something refuses to be clung to or captured, doesn’t mean it can’t stay with you in other ways. It’s also a challenge to the audience to find value in that which is not so methodically gathered together and packaged to be easily digested by some undiscerning lowest-common-denominator.”

 

And the album’s title?

 

“Turpentine is a solvent. And much like a solvent, my main object is to dissolve other substances: mainly expectations, genres, standards of perfection, etc.”

 

“Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship at iTunes –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turpentine/id882960555
Website –

blankenbloggin.tumblr.com

Meditation Toronto releases new album ‘Mantra Meditation’

The yoga group known as Meditation Toronto have released their new EP music album, “Mantra Meditation.” The record has been released by Meditation Toronto, also sometimes billed as the Toronto Meditation Group. Although “Mantra Meditation” is listed as an EP for containing just five original tracks, it has an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes and is therefore longer than many full-length releases. “Mantra Meditation” is intended as accompaniment to the ancient practice of mantra meditation, but serves equally well as soothing music in general.

 

The sound of “Mantra Meditation” is mellow and natural, guided by delicate female vocals in the tradition of India’s best-loved kirtan and mantra singers. Its instrumentation is tastefully composed and played in such a way as to not obstruct the listener’s peace of mind, but rather to enhance the meditation experience by providing a refreshing and uplifting environment. Songs from the record may be sampled at the Meditation Toronto official website (link provided below).

 

“We are a group of people who meditate,” writes Meditation Toronto. “We practice and teach an ancient form of yoga known as mantra meditation. Mantras are spiritual or transcendental sounds that have a soothing effect on the soul. We teach others how to meditate free of charge.”

 

The group’s official website describes meditation with the following:

 

Although meditation is oftentimes thought to be nothing more than a method for stress relief and the improvement of physical health, the real value of meditation goes far beyond these benefits. The immediately noticeable effects of meditation are that we feel a little lighter, less burdened by artificial ‘needs’ and desires. We become calmer and more relaxed. Gradually we will develop insight with regard to our true needs and how we can attain real satisfaction and happiness.”

 

They also describe the effects of meditation as not only bringing relief from stress and anxiety, but also giving the practitioner a taste of spiritual happiness. “A happiness that is beyond the senses and mind,” they write “– a happiness in the heart.”

 

Meditation Toronto’s message for their “Mantra Meditation” EP can be summarized in this short blessing taken from their site.

 

Take a break from the world. Rest your heart and mind. Be happy and satisfied by experiencing your inherent spiritual nature.

 

Welcome to the world of meditation, the spiritual essence of yoga! You are very welcome to attend any of our meditation events or come to a free meditation class.”

 

The “Mantra Meditation” EP by Meditation Toronto is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Mantra Meditation” by Meditation Toronto at Amazon –

http://www.amazon.com/Mantra-Meditation-EP-Toronto-Group/dp/B00KUN2B0Y/
Website –

http://www.meditationtoronto.com/

De Lion release new LP ‘Ego Maniacs’

The alternative rock crew known as De Lion have released their latest LP album, “Ego Maniacs.” The record comprises eleven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has proudly been published without support from the corporate music industry on the Ariel De Lion independent record label. A modern, creative twist on the alt-rock and grunge tradition of the early 1990s, “Ego Maniacs” is a colorful and thought-provoking record that proves there are still unique sounds yet to be found in rock music today.

 

De Lion (often stylized De///Lion) cite as main artistic influences some of the most avant-garde and intelligent rock groups ever to hit the stage or studio: System of a Down, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, Amen, Anti-Flag, Crass, and Radiohead. Of these especially, De Lion have blended the funky, offbeat feel and precision songwriting of System of a Down with the shadowy, skulking undertones of Alice in Chains to arrive at a character that is all their own. Fans of any / all the aforementioned artists will be enthused by the similarities and surprising singularities of De Lion on “Ego Maniacs.”

 

De Lion are composed of brothers Yaron and Adi Vaknin, Carla Saul, and Ariel De Lion, all hailing from Tel Aviv and New York respectively. Early recordings of “Ego Maniacs” became a popular background score to the Occupy Wall Street movement, as its lyrics are exactly worded and politically charged in the vein of acts such as Rage Against the Machine, Crass, and Dead Kennedys. Topics include such themes as dictatorships, celebrities, and nuclear warheads.

 

De Lion’s first single, “Trash, Birds? Rats. Idea!” has been in regular circulation on hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. since its original publication. The animated video of the title track from their new LP, “Ego Maniacs,” has been viewed many thousands of times and was featured at the Sacramento film and Music Festival, CA, as well as in many online magazines.

 

“Ego Maniacs” by De Lion is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Ego Maniacs” official video –

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MouIdgtx6c

 

Website –

 

http://www.arieldelion.com

DJ SeanKev releases new LP album ‘HouseFunkysco’

The DJ from New York’s Queens borough known as DJ SeanKev has released his latest LP album, “HouseFunkysco.” The record comprises 16 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. It has been published on the AMAdea Music record label. Funky, groovy, and packed with the genuine nightclub sound of the early 1990s, “HouseFunkysco” is the latest example in DJ SeanKev’s growing repertoire that he may be Queens’ most talented emcee on wax.

 

DJ SeanKev is notable for his rock-solid skills at matching beats, sculpting a playlist, and creating colorful, inventive new material from mere fragments of audio. But what marks SeanKev as truly outstanding is his devotion to the authentic methods and traditions of disc-jockeying: he does it all with vinyl records from the period. His disco comes from the ’70s. His old-school beats come from the ’80s. Now, with this latest installment, SeanKev proves that he can do it with the sounds of the early 1990s.

 

“I’m releasing my second dance album which contains some real, vintage, funky, ’90s-style house music,” writes SeanKev.

 

SeanKev’s other LP releases, “1982 Disco, Funk and Soul” and “Soul Trap Music,” have been garnering him a loyal and populous following since their releases in 2013. These newcomers are only happy additions to a fan base he’s been inspiring since his first performances in the clubs of the 1990s.

 

Speaking of “HouseFunkysco,” he writes: “My album shares a real divine message in dancing and feeling free to the music. It gives off a certain vibe to the body and soul. Takes a person back to the good old days in New York City, when the clubs of my era (the ’90s) were the place to be.”

 

Make no mistake, SeanKev brings the funk and soul of the ’80s alive just as well, but he’s truly at home spinning music from 1990-1999, as the results show.

 

“I had a real good time producing this sound for the world to enjoy,” writes SeanKev.

 

SeanKev cites as main artistic influences Tee Scott, Larry Joseph, Boyd Jarvis, Larry Levan and “all the vintage club heads.” Sporting a well-deserved degree of fame in the old-school DJ subculture, SeanKev has mixed with some true, modern titans, Natasha Diggs among them.

 

“HouseFunkysco” by DJ SeanKev is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“HouseFunkySco” official video —

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcEM88j8rbY&sns=em

HouseFunkysco” by DJ SeanKev at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Housefunkysco-SeanKev/dp/B00K9FXR92/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1402074753&sr=1-1&keywords=housefunkysco

 

DJ SeanKev at SoundCloud –

www.soundcloud.com/seankev

Pete McCabe releases new LP ‘Homeward’

The singer and songwriter known as Pete McCabe has released his latest LP record, “Homeward.” The full-length album comprises 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of nearly an hour. It has been published on the LazyCats Records music label. Usually filed in the folk and contemporary folk music sections of digital and vinyl record stores, “Homeward” is a monument to McCabe’s sonic and lyric ingenuity, and solidifies his place in the chronicles of American songwriting as a whole.

 

Pete McCabe first took this place with the release of his 1973 record, “The Man Who Ate the Plant,” produced by the legendary Bill Szymczyk who later produced the Eagles and other titans. The LP has become known among audiophiles everywhere for its unabashed blend of pop and folk music sharpened with tinges of psychedelic rock.

 

“The orchestral arrangements from that record are echoed in my current music,” McCabe writes.

 

And indeed they are. Fans of folk music will find all their time-honored traditions intact on “Homeward,” but scaled up to include sweeping instrumental rises and soaring, multi-tiered harmonies. Inspirations from a great many musical subcultures are present, giving the album a swirling myriad of colors which easily arrest and mystify the listener. The source of this variety is McCabe’s own mixing bowl of influences.

 

“My folk background included influences from singer-songwriters Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor,” he writes. “Along the way there was a bit of Dixieland and jazz. My greatest influence was the Beatles. More recent influences include Randy Newman and Stephen Sondheim.”

 

Fans of lyric precision and creativity are likely to be especially pleased.

 

“Many of my lyrics are informed by my lifelong obsession with movies. My overriding desire is to offer words and music that are truly original.”

 

Asked to describe the general themes and messages of his new album, McCabe describes it thus:

“Each song is a world to explore. Each has its own style and personality, yet as a whole the collection is unified by a strong point of view. A sense of humor as well as a sensitive look at human relationships and a fondness for fantasy and dreams inform the lyrics. I want the listener to look at the world in a new way. There are meanings and emotions to be found in ourselves that different genres of music and unusual lyrics can awaken. Good old songwriting craft can still transport us beyond what so much of the marketplace offers these days.”

 

“Homeward” by Pete McCabe is available online worldwide. Get in early. Get in as soon as possible.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Homeward” by Pete McCabe at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homeward-Pete-McCabe/dp/B00KHDIE0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1402077680&sr=1-1&keywords=%22homeward%22+pete+mccabe
Website –

http://petemccabe.com/

Riddim to Dem Ent. releases new reggae single ‘Where Is the Love’ by Craiggis

The singer, songwriter and music producer known as Craiggis has released his latest reggae single, “Where Is the Love.” The track has been proudly released on the Riddim to Dem Entertainment record label. Riddim to Dem Ent. is based in South Florida, USA and has a Jamaican background and history. The label is a popular music publisher bringing authentic reggae and dancehall songs to listeners around the world. “Where Is the Love” is the most significant single from Craiggis to be released on the Riddim to Dem Entertainment label and is sure to turn heads in the reggae, roots, and dancehall undergrounds everywhere.

 

Craiggis has cited as main artistic influences such popular reggae musicians as Sizzla Kalonji, Bounty Killer, and I Wayne. His own sound is grounded in the modern reggae tone while retaining also the best attributes of the genre’s founding groups.

 

Asked to expand on the themes of “Where Is the Love,” Craiggis writes simply that the song is intended to engender feelings of “Respect, Togetherness and Love” in his listeners and throughout the globe in general.

 

Craiggis was born in 1985 in Spanish Town, located in southeast Jamaica’s St. Catherine Parish. The artist was raised by his grandmother and loved music from a very early age. He has been writing music and lyrics since 1998, when he was in the eighth grade. After leaving school he joined fellow artists Genious and Wow in a group called Killa Camp, with whom he recorded “Gi Mi Your Number” on the Hype Klan music label. Since then he recorded for the J & G Records and Spitfiyah music labels before coming under the Riddim to Dem Ent. wing.

 

The official Craiggis YouTube channel showcases nearly 40 videos and has thousands of following viewers and fans.

 

“Where Is the Love” by Craiggis is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Where Is the Love” by Craiggis at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Love-Single-Craiggis/dp/B00KHDHGXO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1401989256&sr=1-1&keywords=%22craiggis%22

 

eMail –

riddimtodem@gmail.com

Website –

http://www.RiddimToDem.com