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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: Mark Duda “Month of Sundays”

13 Jun

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“If you like The Ramones (and really, who doesn’t?), you should like this. It shares a lot of ground with that band. It’s a short little six song EP that mostly works well.

Month of Sundays: Punk with some hints of country music, this is a stomper. It’s pretty mainstream stuff, but with a raw edge. It rocks.

Murder on Delancey: The blend of sounds here is punk with classic rock and roll mixed into it. This reminds me a lot of The Ramones. Cheetah Chrome guests on this tune, as does Bobby Rondinelli.

Standoff Love: I dig the wailing sax on this tune. The cut has that same Ramones element merged with some old school doo wop. It’s a fun number.

Worse for Wear: A mellower cut, this one really doesn’t work at the beginning. The vocals are too rough around the edges. It’s kind of power ballad with some country in the mix. It’s just a little too DIY in places for my ears. That said, it’s not a complete mis-fire.  It does have its charms and parts that work.

Connection: With a definite 70s rock edge, this is a stomper. It’s one of the most mainstream things here. It’s also one of my favorites. It rocks.

Subway Song: This is very rooted in old school rock and roll with some country in it. I suppose The Ramones is a valid reference on this”

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Month Of Sundays was released on April 14, 2017 through True Rock.

To order Month of Sundays on iTunes please visit: http://smarturl.it/markduda

To order Month of Sundays on Bandcamp please visit: https://markduda.bandcamp.com/

To Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5XLAxaFFVOLJCow52TN5nd

To Order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Month-Sundays-EP-Mark-Duda

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via www.markdudamusic.com

For Booking inquiries please email booking@markdudamusic.com

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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

8 Jun

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“The singing is what works the best here. The more that element is left alone to carry the music, the better it is. The music overall has both a modern pop element and a lot of old school soul and R&B built into it.

Shine (Remix): Piano leads out, but a modern rhythmic element quickly emerges. High pitched vocals join, bringing a bit of a soulful edge. This is a pop styled cut that is catchy and energized. While the music is over-produced, and the vocals get to be at points, the bulk of the singing is left clean enough to “shine.”

I Choose You: I like this song quite a bit. It has a lot of old school R&B charm to it. This one avoids the over-production that was heard on the first song. I love the way the two voices work together.

All for Nothin’: A mellower tune, this works reasonably well. It’s not as strong as the last piece, though. It’s more of a ballad. It just doesn’t have as much of the old school magic.

Game: With more of a modern pop element at its heart, this has some classy R&B sound infused, too. I dig the guitar solo on the cut. That guitar manages to hold a big chunk of the piece. The saxophone is a nice touch, as well.

Haters: The vocals are the selling point on this song. The backing arrangement is just sort of average modern mellower stuff. The singing, though, really stands tall.

Up Down: I love the vocal performance on this cut, too. The piece is energized and more rocking It works better than the last couple songs.

Shine: I like this version of the opener better than that one. It doesn’t suffer from the over-production. That let’s this really breathe. It’s based on one of the best vocal performances here. Given the competition, that says a lot.

Shine (Bonus Mix): The closer is another mix of the song. I’d say that this one lands in the middle of the other two in terms of effectiveness.”

Review by Gary Hill at musicstreetjournal.com

To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n”

5 Jun

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Day Dream’n: There is a jazzy kind of pop vibe to this cut. The groove is solid, and the hooks work well.

I Guess I’ll Be Waiting: On the surface this is a tasty, bouncy little pop rock tune. It would be a lot more effective if the vocals stayed on key throughout.

If I Could Read Your Mind: Now, this is better. The groove and energy are great. The vocals are more consistently on target. There is a lot of jazz in this. I love the guitar solo.

Don’t Look for Me: A bit mellower number, this has some of that jazz texture, too. It’s a more effective tune, as well.

Genuine Love: Another jazzy tune, this is pretty cool. This is one of the more effective pieces, but the whole set is beginning to feel a little monolithic by this point.

One Night: This song actually represents some variety with a slow soulful groove. The problem is that the vocals lose track into “off key” territory a bit here, too. It’s a shame because this might have been the highlight of the set.

Day Dream’n (Extended): Here we get an extended re-do of the opener.

One Night (Reprise): This is literally what is say it is, a reprise of the previous tune. I like this a lot.”

Review by Gary Hill at musicstreetjournal.com

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For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com
For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com
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Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

1 Jun

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Walking in Twos – Feat. Stephen Stills: This is a fairly mellow number. It’s based on a 70s soft rock vibe with some country in the mix. The chorus features more voices and has a nice hook to it. There is a bit of a world music drop back with children’s vocals.

Lion’s Den: A bit more of a soulful vibe permeates this cut. It has a little more modern texture in some ways, too. It’s a good tune. It’s not as strong as the opener, though.

Set It Up: More of a modern electronic sound drives this. It’s more of an R&B kind of thing. It borders on hip hop. It has some cool moods, but I’m not crazy about this one.

Release Me: Now, this is one of the best cuts here. It has a modern electronic vibe. That’s merged with a sultry jazz element and some world music. The effect makes this contemporary, but also extremely classic.

One Love: Bouncy folk elements make up the basis of this. It has some definite world music built into it, too. It’s a fun cut, and one of the strongest ones here.

Promises of Love: A mellower cut, this is very effective. In fact, it might be my favorite here. It has more of folk rock sound to it, but with some other things going on, too. It leans toward the proggy end of the spectrum. It does get some hints of world music, too.

Walking in Twos (Electronica Remix): As the title and parenthetical say, this is a remix of the opening number. I have to say that this gets a bit of a soulful groove in this format, and I prefer this version. It just seems to work better. ”

Review By Gary Hill -www.musicstreetjournal.com

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

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