Once a week we round up the best music submitted directly by the bands/artists to our mailbox. Often without a record deal, these are the artists that justify this or any commercial-free blogs existence. Please give them a chance to break through the waves by listening, and if you like what you hear, show your support here or directly to the artists.
Present Waves – Kings & Queens
”I like the paradox of there being something present but at the same time transient. It is impossible to be in the present since it does not actually exist. It moves in waves. I liked this imagery and though that it applied well to my music. My music was based on me, in the present, recorded and writing in my room. The process happened in waves whether it was acquiring some equipment or re-writing parts. I also like that the moniker can mean other things. Discussing the latter point, all the resources I was getting and creating were literally like presents. Also, brain waves work as an image. On the whole, it is a name a like since it is a timeless concept.
Lyrically, the music explores dreaming and the moments that pass between reality and dreams, and the confusions and epiphanies that arise (think Forever Be, Torn Dress). Those songs also talk of love lost, waiting and ultimately some understanding when things come to pass. Kings and Queens is a look back on my childhood in Toronto, total nostalgia. Wakeup Shot is a song about a man who is too old to move back into the country after living there as a boy: influenced by reading Steinbeck.” – Present Waves
Jenny Dalton – Wolf Named Someday
Read a review of Jenny Dalton’s new album Black Water here.
Pr0files – Luxury
A quick background from a previous post:
“Pr0files showcase a deeper musical awareness than what you would typically expect from your average synth-pop outfit. Both in terms of lyrics and production, there’s a certain substance on display here, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s an experienced duo with a background in several notable projects. As part of the underrated duo Baby Monsters, Danny Sterbaum has created lush electronic based music for what seems like ages, while Lauren has worked with Purity Ring member Corin Roddick and in addition was a member of the now dissolved The Boy Traveler, a trio that also included pre-Skrillex Sonny More and Sterbaum.”
Brook Bentham – We’ll Be Ghosts
Find out more about 18-years old Brook Bentham here