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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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How to Choose the Best Music For Your Instagram Videos

Since its launch in October 2010, Instagram has made a distinct mark in the world of social media. Along with Facebook, it has become one of the most popular venues where anyone can connect to the rest of the world. Over the past few years, Instagram strengthened its popularity even further. It has come a...

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Nick Cave – Part 1: The Album

The inimitable Nick Cave creates a synth-gospel masterpiece as he rounds out a trilogy of albums with Ghosteen amid a tragic loss. Nick Cave has cemented his legendary status as a storyteller, poet, singer, and frontman by exorcising manic tales of depravity alongside the most touching piano ballads. Cave doesn’t pull punches, his expression is always...

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New Music Video from Pat Irwin + J. Walter Hawkes, “In Another Time”

Musicians Pat Irwin and J. Walter Hawkes have made careers as session players and score composers. Notably, Irwin was a touring member of the B-52s and scored TV’s Spongebob Squarepants and Rocko’s Modern Life. Hawkes is a 4-time Emmy winner and composed music for Blue’s Clues. Next month they will release their debut collaborative album, Wide...

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'Vestiges' cover art. New electronic music album by Healing Spells.

Electronic Music Producer Healing Spells on a Deserted Island – 11 Essential Ambient Electronic or Soundtrack Albums

Electronic music artist/producer Healing Spells is taking over the Independent Music Promotions blog with his top recommendations for anyone uninitiated in the wondrous world of electronic music, specifically ambient, IDM, experimental or soundtrack music albums. Healing Spells is characterized by truly soul-searching ambient sounds, as elements of spirit and visceral human experience are communicated instrumentally....

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Russian Circles Sneak Attack the Nile

By ELI JACE > The drummer for Russian Circles has the right foot of an antagonized brutish wildebeest. It took over half of their set last Monday for me to realize and confirm that, David Turncrantz, their drummer was only using one single foot pedal for the bass drum. He was machine-gunning, I thought for...

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Colin Everall covers Tool's "Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)" on solo piano

WATCH Canadian Musician Colin Everall Perform TOOL’s “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)” on Solo Piano

Currently working his way through arranging and performing 3 full TOOL albums (Ænima, Lateralus & 10,000 Days) on solo piano, Canadian musician Colin Everall has made it to number 21 of the 32 tracks required to achieve the lofty feat. #21, and our video of the day, is the beautiful, odd “Lost Keys (Blame Hoffman)”....

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Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Resurrection Fern releases new "Coffee" single

New Acoustic Single “Coffee” from Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Resurrection Fern Shows Heart Firmly on Sleeve

Sometimes genuine heart-on-the-sleeve, contemplative vocals and lyrics about self-discovery and vulnerability over solo acoustic guitar could be just what you need to perk up and escape your personal misery. Indie folk singer songwriter Resurrection Fern is back with new single “Coffee”, a song not really about coffee, but life? This new release comes just 2...

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Sara Ontaneda

NYC Ecuadorian-American singer songwriter Sara Ontaneda Releases Empowering New Pop Single “Hey Maria”

Multi award-winning Ecuadorian-American singer songwriter (based in NYC) Sara Ontaneda has released a new pop single “Hey Maria“, complete with an empowering, impassioned message. Oft described as alternative pop, Sara incorporates folk, R&B and South American sounds into her unique signature sound. About “Hey Maria”: The inspiration behind “Hey Maria” came when the singer was visiting...

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Independent Rapper J'Moris featured on the I.M.P Music Blog

Fort Worth Rapper J’Moris Flexes Hard on New 4-Track EP Release

Hip Hop is better for having brand new music from prolific Texan/Fort Worth rapper J’Moris. Moris has gifted fans with an EP and 3 singles already in 2019, and now he’s returned with a 4-track EP entitled “SnapChat” which show the rapper flexing more than ever. J’s voice booms like Biggie, combined with a smooth, southern drawl...

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Kristina Stykos photo by Jack Rowell

Outlaw Country Singer Songwriter Kristina Stykos Overcomes Adversity and Shows True Grit on Self-Produced Album “River of Light”

Today we happily bring you an award-winning outlaw country/folk singer songwriter who exemplifies pure determination and a fiercely independent spirit. Kristina Stykos‘s dark, self-produced, poetry-soaked music, lyrics and original vocal cadence bears resemblance to rock n’ roll/punk icons like Patti Smith. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. In 2017, Stykos...

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Conscious Artists - Music with Depth. A music discovery playlist on Spotify

Conscious Artists – Music with Vision

Anyone who frequently complains about the lack of substance in modern music should look no further than our Conscious Artists – Music with Vision playlist on Spotify. We introduce underground artists alongside cult-level and major acts. 1 The Mercy Seat – Live from KCRW – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 2 I’m Deranged –...

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