Chief State- “22 Reasons “

Chief State

We recently checked out Chief State and their new single “22 Reasons “ the next single off the band’s long awaited debut full-Length ‘Waiting For Your Colours,’set for release via Mutant League Records on July 1.

Of the new track vocalist vocalist Fraser Simpson says, “22 Reasons is a song that we’re all really proud of. It’s pretty different to what we normally do so we’re stoked to finally share it! This was the song that started to shape our album, it got the ball rolling and created the momentum needed to push through with this project during what was a difficult time for everyone in 2021. The lyrics are an honest introspection into a breakup I went through, how my perspective had changed from being with someone so closely to then being on the outside looking in. That was the hardest at first, knowing someone for so long to then only being able to see their light from a distance. Looking back I can see it was an essential part of my own growth, the hardship of that time led me to question what I was doing with my life. I had been just waiting for my colours to come through. This album is about my journey over the last few years but it is something we all go through. It’s about trying to find out who you are and who you want to be, trying to find your colours. 22 Reasons is the last single before our album comes out on July 1st, we’re so grateful to everyone that has supported us on this journey! Whether you’ve been with us for a while or are brand new please keep spreading the word!”

This track is an absolutely amazing song . We can’t wait until July 1st to check out their brand new full length ‘Waiting For Your Colours

You can stream 22 Reasons Here

Watch the Lindsey Blane-directed “22 Reasons” video Here

Goldie Vargas – “Moving In Reverse”

Goldie Vargas

We recently listened to Goldie Vargas and her dream like masterpiece “Moving In Reverse “

Written during the first week of the pandemic, “Moving in Reverse” is a cathartic emotional release. Over dreamy, atmospheric production, Goldie’s honeyed vocals unfurl as she poignantly describes the fear, isolation and uncertainty she was feeling: “Days go by and I’m still trying to find the way to get out alive / Days go by and I’m still trying to get towards the other side.

After writing and recording “Moving in Reverse,” Goldie didn’t touch it again for an entire year. She explains what drew her back to the song: “It took a really mentally challenging period of my life to take me back to the final recording of the song where I discovered an entire new meaning in it. Everything I was going through with brain fog, anxiety and depression was being said through the song and communicated in such a clear way.”

You can listen to “Moving In Reverse “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

At just 21 Goldie Vargas is California cool to a T! We can’t wait for more music . This is definitely going to be your new favorite song .

Goldpark- Covered in Sunshine

Goldpark – Covered in Sunshine

We recently checked out Nashville based Indie-Rock trio Goldpark and their epic new single “Covered in Sunshine “

The song is perfect indie – rock goodness cooked to absolute perfection.

Lead vocalist Wes Hunter expands on the simple yet powerful meaning of the song: “’Covered in Sunshine’ is about the power of stepping outside. All of these problems, anxieties, and fears that have come from a reliance on technology feel a little less heavy when we step into the sunlight. That’s where we realize where ‘real life’ actually lives. Being a ‘part of life’ isn’t being fully connected at all times with the world around us through a viewfinder. It’s being a part of the outside world we forget about so often.

Covered in Sunshine” is the second single from Goldpark’s forthcoming sophomore EP and follows the lead single, “Lady Lightyear.” The band co-wrote “Covered in Sunshine” with Trent Dabbs (Kacey Musgraves, Ingrid Michaelson, COIN) and Jeremy Lutito (Needtobreathe, Joy Oladokun, Colony House) produced the track.

We simply can’t get enough of the marvel that is “Covered in Sunshine

we definitely can’t wait for their fourth coming sophomore E.P.

Goldpark is Wes Hunter (vocals), Andrew Smith (guitar) and Kyle Neblett (drums)

You can listen to “Covered In Sunshine “ Here

Photo credit- Kara Sheridan

Cassie Marin “Floating “

Cassie Marin

We recently listened to Cassie Marin and her new amazing new single “Floating “

This song is everything and more , it’s Alice in Wonderland and a trip to mars all at the same time. Marin is a master at her craft.

When a musician can create a body of music that can transport you away from reality they should be celebrated.

You can check out “Floating “ Here

We can’t wait to hear more from Cassie Marin

Simon and The Astronauts featuring Rachel Haden “Lost in London “

We recently listened to the absolutely stunning “Lost In London “ by Simon and The Astronauts . Simon and The Astronauts are a wonderfully assembled UK based writing / recording collective featuring Rachel Haden (The Haden Triplets, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, The Rentals, Todd Rundgren, Hadestown)

“Lost In London “ is a delicate and beautiful song that is simply a joy to listen to . We found ourselves caught up in the pure beauty of the song . The self titled LP will be released on April 22nd on Ring Records you can watch the video below

American Thrills- “Ivy League Swing”

We recently checked out the new single from American Thrills “Ivy League Swing”

Ivy League Swing” is the second single of the band’s full length release that is set to come sometime in the fall, on Wiretap Records.

The band says, “We reached out to Fred Durst to do guest vocals on the track but he ghosted us. This song is best enjoyed in JNCO Jeans while watching Are You Afraid of the Dark. Got some big 90’s vibes.”

You can listen to “Ivy League Swing” Here

Ingrid Andress “Good Person”

We recently listened to Ingrid Andress and her new single “Good Person”

We loved the spirit of this song. Ingrid Andress always bring such an electrifying energy to her music .

Andress wrote “Good Person” with Steph Jones and Sam Ellis .

I wrote “Good Person “ when I realized I was starting question a lot of things “ Andress shared in a recent press release.

“Good Person “ is the most organic and truthful song we have heard in a while and we can’t wait to hear more . The song is available everywhere you buy and stream music you can watch the video below

With The Punches”Stoneham Blues “

Photo credit-Alex Zarek

We recently checked out NY pop punk vets With Punches and their sonically charged new single “Stoneham Blues “ which will be on their new EP “Discontent “ out on May 27th on Mutant League Records .

Of the new track, vocalist Jesse Vadala says, “In the time when we were touring independently and writing our own way around the country, I often felt invincible even if just for a while. Inevitably, the rubber band would snap and bad news would arrive. I would be reminded swiftly of the severity of time and certainty of death. Always mildly obsessed with thoughts of my own.

Stoneham Blues” is pure pop punk magic . With Punches display master class level musicianship that makes this song a pure masterpiece.

You can listen to “Stoneham Blues” Here

The video is below

We can’t wait to hear more from With Punches .

Vancouver,BC’s Chief State “Burning Out”

Chief State : photo Credit Lindsey Blane

Vancouver, BC pop-punks Chief State have dropped a new single and video titled “Burning Out.” The track appears on their long-awaited debut full-length ‘Waiting For Your Colours,’ which will be released via Mutant League Records on July 1.

Of the new single, frontman Fraser Simpson says, “I’ve been very introspective over the past year. I’ve asked myself a lot of questions about where I am and what I’m doing with my life. This song came about when I didn’t like the answers I was able to give myself. Approaching 30 with no real direction, no one really teaches you how you should live your life. It seems all we know is to compare ourselves with others and their achievements and comparing myself with others I felt disappointed and disheartened. Words flew out onto the page and resonated with me in those moments. I wrote the lines “I’m finding out that it’s only getting harder. I find it tough ‘cos my body’s getting older, I thought by now there’d be something I’d be proud of” and the rest of the song just developed from there. I’m trying to be positive with my mindset these days. I try to take the time to appreciate what I do have and not focus on what I don’t. I think most of us search for some kind of meaning, some affirmation that we’re doing ok. Really we just need to enjoy the ride, appreciate the small joys we win and strive for more of those happy feelings whatever they might be for each of us.”

We were blown away by “Burning Out” it has this incredible energy within that is so explosive. We can’t wait till July when we get to hear more music . You can check out the track and video below .

You can listen to the track Here