Thursday, June 18, 2020

Marty Jurek

Independent songwriter and composer Marty Jurek’s latest project, Leaves of Autumn, is an enigmatic album built of many layers. Equal parts retro sensibilities with rock and roll, country, and Motown influences, as well as classical attention to composition, Leaves of Autumn brings a twist to songwriting tradition.
Alongside the vinyl only, unreleased, unexpurgated partner album AutumnLeaves of Autumn uses the metaphor of seasonal change to evoke the cycles within human life and love, including themes on a greater level of regeneration and loss while following the individual narrative contained within. Part story-set-to-music, part concept album, Leaves of Autumn takes precision musical theory and classical composition techniques to build levels emotion through lyrics while remaining hooky and melodic throughout. The album includes distorted guitar, fingerpicking, brass, and one of Marty’s own string arrangements, all arranged to serve the crafted melodies and vocal lines. Offering a smorgasbord of sounds and instruments, Marty looks backwards to look forward by building past influences into a phenomenon greater than the sum of their parts.
The album’s creation process amps up it’s uniqueness, as Marty and his producer, collaborators, and other musicians involved in the project have never actually met in real life. After building on his old demos, Marty recreated them into a something multifaceted and bittersweet. Working remotely, he seized the potential of the internet to innovate outside of the practices inherited from the real-world music business. This novel approach helped Marty and other musicians get around the constraints of time and space, and the resulting album is clever and self contained. Hinting at the new business practices and possibilities out there in the cyber-age future, Marty has built up a network of like minded musicians who click. Building on his real life experiences studying composition, playing drums in garage bands, learning classical vocal technique, and experimenting with the status quo, Marty builds a bridge between the online world and a real creative outcome.
From melodic ending track Something Out There to the 70s style, descending guitar riff of You’ll Never Know, Leaves of Autumn is smart, sharp, and theatrical enough to cut through the 21st century music scene while avoiding a simple rehash of that which has gone before. Marty is constantly evolving and pushing himself whilst integrating his own music with his plans for a remote record label. Leaves of Autumn is out now and available for sale on RouteNote. Find Marty on Facebook and at his website,

Friday, May 29, 2020

Aries Marquis-Phases (Lyric Video)

Darrell Kelley

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Darrell Kelley

Police brutality Has to stop in America His name was  George Floyd. Imagine being pressed down onto concrete with a solid 200 lbs sitting directly on your neck. This man begged for his life. This unarmed black man begged for water, and for mercy.  Once he realized he was slowly being killed, he called out for his deceased mom.

His nose bled and he lost control of his bladder. Yet he remained trapped under the weight of the officer’s knee, in handcuffs crying because he could not breathe. Onlookers tried to intervene only to be threatened with pepper spray. Then he lost consciousness. The weight of that knee stayed firm while a first responder demanded they check for a pulse. They refused. The weight stayed on his neck. Off duty medical personnel begged for the officer to get up.

We watched a man being killed. For 10 agonizing minutes. Imagine dying that way.    America needs to come together because together we can make a difference by standing up to Racist police and Police brutality.  George Floyd and others like him (Ahmaud Avery) did not have to die. Thousands of people in cities across the USA are now putting their lives at risk in protest of police brutality, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We are America and we can do better. Our POTUS called the protesters "thugs" and even mentioned they need to be shot for "looting".  Those words are incendiary and inappropriate at this bleak time in history. There has never been a POTUS  to make such statements . Burning fires, looting and causing injury to people are not the ways of a peaceful protest.

Standing together, marching together and united together with all races is the way to get justice. I stand for justice, but I will not stand for Ignorance And I need you to help me fight this fight.

Thursday, May 21, 2020


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10 Thousand Steps

Released: 22 May 2020
Crawl - Blakey

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We are big fans of the ethereal pop sounds of east London-based artist and producer Blakey, having supported him since the release of his moving track Future Skies back in 2018His music has been streamed globally over 10m times, generated 50k+ Shazams, featured across numerous Spotify’s New Music Friday and editorial (Easy, The Pop List, Mellow Pop) playlists, as well as various Top 50 Viral and Top 50 Chart lists. BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 1 Xtra, Noisey, Clash and Notion are fans, while sync placements have seen his music being used in TV shows from Love Island to Netflix’s drama series Shadowhunters. Now comes his best yet in new single Crawl as once again the singer-songwriter wears his heart on his sleeve in this gorgeous number. Soaring piano melodies blend with delicate guitar motifs and ghostly production to create something special and uniquely Blakey. Another absolute gem from the rising star. 


Label & Management: Jake Leighton-Pope, 10 Thousand Steps
Distributor: AWAL
Online: Dan, Leafgrow
Live: Solomon Parker, Paradigm
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This Week on Bandcamp Daily

This Week on Bandcamp Daily
Artists and Labels Offering Donations, Special Merch, and More This Friday
Today, from midnight to midnight PDT, Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share on all purchases. Here's a list of artists and labels are offering special releases, merch, and discounts to raise more money for artists impacted by Covid.
Bandcamp Weekly - Hidden Keys

The latest Bandcamp Weekly features interviews with Stones Throw's John Carroll Kirby and revered Italian pianist/composer Maria Chiara Argirò.