Last few weeks has been really great music-wise. Together with a lot of awesome artist and other music folks we have got the movement of the #MonsterThread-playlist really going. In about three weeks it has 111 followers and 289 songs, and the quality is still stunning. So if you haven’t already, check it out. And if you’re an artist, why not join it for yourself 🙂
Had some nice features last weeks, Joe from Ear to the ground: A music blog added a song for his TrendingThursday playlist and mine and TC Newmans remix of Ode to a Friend was named song of the day on Across the Universal Soundscape.
And I got one of the nicest reviews so far from Music Interview Magazine.
After hearing Jon Magnusson’s current release, Psalms for Sinners, you will understand why music enthusiasts have described the Swedish-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer as an indie folk-rocker who has the ability to touch listeners in a certain way.
Available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play, one of the standouts from the four-track EP Psalms for Sinners is “Ode to a Friend.” A heartfelt tearjerker, this is Magnusson at his finest. With a sweeping keyboard intro, the artist delves into deeply personal territory when he sings, “I can still remember knocking on your door, just to say goodbye, my friend; your father took my hand and said you had already gone away.” The lyrics and the music clearly convey the artist’s poignant inspiration regarding the memory of a lost friend.
Also wanna mention my buddy John Cronin who runs this Music Blog. We had a chat the other day updating each other of our respective progress and it lead to him joining the #MonsterThread and landing interviews with two fellow threaders in form of Little Spiral and The Workday Release. It’s truly rewarding to see how my work get people from different sides of the music scene together.
Speaking of getting together, in a few weeks I’m going to have a chat with a real role model of mine, namely Steve Palfreyman from Music Launch Hub. If you haven’t checked his site and/or Facebook-group already, do so.
And finally some new great independent music. Five of six songs comes directly from #MonsterThread, so if you wanna have a chance to be featured on my blog and my playlist, join the movement. Here’s today’s recommendations.
The two Italian electronic musicians bzur and Jayber.C took on the challenge to do a electronic pop-cover of a really greate rock-song. It could have been a disaster, but they really made something new out of this great Guns ‘N Roses classic.
This next song gave me head ache when I was trying to label it or put it in a genre. Some kind of Miami-flavored, funky, nu-disco electronic dance music. No matter the genre, this song is great!
Josh from HalfBlind sent a nice and genuine mail asking me to listen to their songs. I convinced him to join the #MonsterThread-playlist and he did. My only problem were which song from their EP “Hypnotice” to choose to the playlist. But at last I fell most for Up All Night. Since the answer on the question “Blur or Oasis” should be “Pulp”, I’m really enjoy that I can hear the Pulp-influences as well as one of my other favorite bands “The Libertines”.
I already wrote a whole post about Roy Peplow and his great initiative “Going Global”, and the title song from the EP is so good and had a reserved space on the playlist.
Peace out and #KEEPOUTOFTHEMAINSTREAM