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Keys and Chords Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

17 Aug
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“Indubious is already on their fourth album. The brothers, ‘Skipwicked’ Spencer and ‘Evton B’ Evan Burton have furthered their musical composition skills and solidified their own reggae path. One might ask, how can two brothers with cystic fibrosis still deliver such high-quality sound? But, Indubious proves that one can also accomplish beautiful things regardless of a difficult background.
If you listen to ‘See Sharp,’ you will only hear the pure sounds. You will not hear irritated lungs, on the contrary,  you will hear pure music and vocals. Yes, this album can be labeled as reggae, but it’s more than just a Jamaican rhythm. It is beautiful in how it applies several modern layers to a classic reggae rhythm.
Indubious gets help from singers Sizzla Kalonji on ‘Golden Ones’ and Vaughn Benjamin in an immersive ‘Do not Lose Sleep’. Or Zahira’s contribution to the ingenious ‘Root Down’. These American gentlemen have played West Coast Reggae and various other festivals. With some good listening you will be able to immerse yourself in the music psychedelically and spiritually. With Indubious’ reggae-layers, one can see ‘From Zero’ as a starting point in a renewed genre.”

To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

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

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

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

Eventireggae.it Review: Indubious “From Zero” (translated)

9 Aug

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“From America comes a new album from Indubious, a US collective born from the idea of ​​the brothers Evton and Skip, who have been active for several years now. It is called “From Zero” and is an important step for the Oregon group. In addition to being their fourth album, which comes a few years after “Wake The Lion,” is also the first entirely self-produced album.

A record that also recounts the particular story of these two men, born of a serious illness to whom they had little hopes of life, but miraculously led them to be one of the most important bands on the northwestern coast of the USA.

The album begins with “He Who Has Ears,” a passage from biblical texts and with a slow sound that crosses EDM and caresses the reggae, certainly more audible in “Rocketship,” a second-in-one piece dedicated to life and the vital importance it has for each of us. “Golden Ones” is the first featuring track in “From Zero” that sees the combination with Sizzla Kalonji, in a song that mixes steppes sound to electronic ones, similar to those contained in “Free Up,” inviting them to free themselves from the chains of the system.

“Do not Lose Sleep” and “Root Down” are accompanied by Vaugh Bejamin, frontman of the Akae Beka and Zahira, characterized by hypnotic choruses which give the two melodies a strong mysticism. The tones are lenses with “See Sharp,” “If You Follow” and “Perfect,” lovers tune that reflect the more soulful souls of the band while “We Got Vibes” and “Sky High” praise the carefree, always seasoned with a combination of reggae and psychedelic sounds.

From Zero is an album with a lot of different sounds, making it possible to rip the nose to the lovers of the classic roots reggae, but best representing the artistic ability and versatility of the US band.”

Track List – From Zero

01. He Who Has Ears
02. Rocketship
03. Golden Ones feat. Sizzla Kalonji
04. Free Up
05. Do not Lose Sleep feat. Vaughn Benjamin
06. See Sharp
07. If You Follow
08. Sheep of Conformity
09. Wednesday
10. Perfect
11. School Again
12. Root Down feat. Zahira
13. We Got Vibes
14. Sky High

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

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

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

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

Sights And Sounds Of Note Review: Indubious “From Zero”

7 Aug

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“The duo have emerged as a powerful force and voices for change as they carve out a strong following with their conscious music.”

“From the somewhere out of left field category comes Indubious (www.indubiousmusic.com) who return with their much anticipated From Zero album. Drop the figurative needle on the grooves and what emerges is a form of traditional island reggae – but surprise – the duo are Caucasians from Ashland, Oregon. Even more surprising is the pair of brothers Evton and Skip Burton were both born with Cystic Fibrosis and presented with a grim diagnoses of a life expectancy that wouldn’t exceed 18 years. However, they have persevered – and, now 30 and 32 respectively – when they sing about mercy and spiritual matters you know it’s coming from an authentic place. In these hard times the duo have emerged as a powerful force and voices for change as they carve out a strong following with their conscious music. Together with their base of loyal fans, affectionately called “Indubians”, they have achieved worldwide acclaim as the originators and ambassadors of the Rootstronica genre (a high energy blend of Reggae, Rock and EDM). The album opens with a memorable one-two punch of “He Who Has Ears” and “Rocketship” that is sure to gain Indubious many more listeners as they soar to new heights that are set to take them – as the album closer says with horns and a sultry groove – “Sky High”.

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To purchase or previous “From Zero,” please visit: http://smarturl.it/fromzero

For more information about FROM ZERO or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via http://www.indubiousmusic.com/

For Booking inquiries please email booking@indubiousmusic.com

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

For Reggae Marketing or Radio please contact King I-Vier at Independent Distribution Collective: kingivier@gmail.com

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

 

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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To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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
For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Music in Belgium Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n” (translated)

25 May

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“Originally from Buffalo, New York, the young Omeri Monroe III passes a turbulent youth in his neighborhood, rocked by the radio that pours all the classics of R ‘n’ B and pop that his mother listens with passion . It does not take long for the kid to be won by the virus of music, to the point of trying his luck at an audition for the program America’s Best Dance Crew. This experience spurred the budding musician who took a guitar, paper and pencil and lay on the score his first album “Day dream’n” .

The label “Three 2 Go Music” includes the funk and pop potential hidden in this project and gives Omeri a chance to play in the international music competition with this first effort already full of promises. With the help of Tim Webb (drums), Frank Nicastro (guitar), Tony Derosa (guitar), Paul Yates (bass), Adrian Lewis and Tonya Williams (chorus), the young Omeri released a short album surrounded by funky classicism And R ‘n’ B inherited from John Mayer, Darius Rucker, Gavin Degraw or Lauryn Hill.

Freshness and finesse are what characterize the songs of “Day dream’n” , Whose beach-right relaxes the nerves from the start. We will find this song in a longer version at the end of the album, probably to plug a little the voids of this little album which actually contains only six tracks. In the same relaxed and carefree genre, “Guess I’ll be waiting” convokes a funk not far from Marvin Gaye or Al Jarreau. “Read you mind” accelerates the rhythm but does not lose the ambient good mood of the album. Omeri’s clear and fine voice gives character to these dainty and happy pieces, which also cultivate a certain gravity on the slower tempos of “Do not look for me” or “One night” .

This first album, Omeri brings together the classical elements of R ‘n’ B, before this genre is overwhelmed by the vulgar horrors and have you seen me in recent years. Here we find the dignity of the great ones, Al Jarreau, Al Green or George Benson.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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
For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

 

Let It Rock Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n”

23 May

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“Upstate New Yorker serves up a soulful debut of a dewy-eyed sort yet stays on the right side of sentimentality.

One could assume they don’t make the likes of Barry White anymore, but Buffalo’s Omeri Monroe is a living proof that sheer emotionality still has a place in modern rhythm-and-blues. The singer’s first EP finds him in an upbeat mood, easily, with only an occasional mannerism, moving from an acoustic environment of the title track to the mellifluous “Genuine Love” and marrying old-school performance values to a present-day production sheen.

Surprisingly, the infectious “If I Could Read Your Mind” is a rock number showing there’s more to the artist than the ear meets in the funk of “I Guess I’ll Be Waiting” where Omeri’s sunny vocals unfold into a multitude of voices for a chorus. It wouldn’t be a surprise, though, to see “One Night” dressed up in orchestral garb one day, because this guy has all the makings of a major-league player. Sooner, rather than later, his day dream’n should become reality.”

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To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.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
For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Tempelores Review: Mark Duda “Month of Sundays”

25 Apr

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New York Rock and Roll singer Mark Duda has been working with various names we know so well. New York Dolls, Dead Boys.. plenty that we see around a lot as inspiration for a new generation. Now it is time for the release of an album on his own name. “Month of Sundays” is out now.

This album is an interesting mix of classic rock and Punk, all the good from the past carried in a 2017 jacket. A vibrant feel of party and nightlife comes when this release is spinning, a warm touch of nostalgia and maybe more a reminder of a Saturday night rather than the Sunday the title speaks of, but perhaps that is just depending the way you interpretate that.
A bunch of musicians joined in to make the sound complete; Thommy Price, Kenny Aaronson Bobby Rondinelli and Cheetah Chrome for example, a list that gives you w fair idea of what to expect.

Altogether the album sounds like a celebration, an album that is made with the heart sincere passion. It sounds like they had a lot of fun making it and that is contagious when listening to the album. All skillful musicians come together, and it works well for “Month of Sundays”.

Tracklist:
01. Month of Sundays
02. Murder on Delancey
03. Standoff Love
04. Worse for Wear
05. Connection
06. Subway Song

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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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