Joshua Ketchmark 17 (from the album ‘Under Plastic Stars’) An Emotive Track with a Relatable Story

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Joshua_Ketchmark

Singer and Songwriter Joshua Ketchmark recently released “17” from his album ‘Under Plastic Stars’. “17” is a coming of age song with a relatable message that is fit for audiences of ages. While the song delivers a relaxed vibe, Joshua’s vocals awaken the spirit. While strumming hypnotic chords, the musician croons poetic lyrics that are delivered with the utmost clarity.

“17” is an emotive performance that strikes a chord with vivid imagery and relevant story-telling. Joshua brings fans a blend of sounds that encompass some of the best elements of rock music, folk, country and Americana. Joshua Ketchmark has been praised for his musicianship as well as his songwriting and after taking some time out to listen to “17”, the musicians critical acclaim should come as no surprise.

Joshua released the official music video for “17” which is now streaming on YouTube. The video is equally as engrossing as the song itself while presenting visually stunning representations. In the video we see, Joshua Ketchmark the multi-instrumentalist musician, the singer, the songwriter in his element which appears effortless. The setting is black and white, simple but effective in conveying the complexities of “17” with little distraction. The audience can do nothing else but get lost in the moment with this purposeful performance. Watch the music video for “17” below.

Watch Joshua Ketchmark 17 on YouTube


It is evident that Joshua places his heart on whatever stage he commands. “17” is revealing, realistic and brimming with emotion. The artist’s long history with music can be seen and heard without doubt.

Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Joshua Ketchmark’s introduction to music happened by way of a diverse set of influences often heard on the radio during the 80s as well as his parent’s own vinyl collection. Having discovered bands such as the Beatles, Queen and artists such as Prince on John Mellencamp, Joshua developed a passion for music.

Joshua is a self-taught guitarist who used his mother’s guitar to learn riffs which later evolved into songwriting and full-blown sessions. After playing local showcases and taking a win at a battle of the bands, he landed an opportunity to record in a studio a step that moved him forward towards producing his own music. Joshua’s career in music has been one that has taken him from Peoria, Illinois to Nashville, TN a hotbed for music, and Los Angeles, California where he has played at numerous popular venues.

Having navigated through the industry in various capacities, Joshua Ketchmark landed many opportunities to work with big names in music such as Fuel, Jonny Lang, KISS, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and even Michael Jackson. While some of his gigs were behind the scenes, they eventually led to even more doors being opened and finally, a solo album titled ‘List of Regrets’. While Joshua’s debut album was a defining point for the musician as a solo artist, the best was yet to come.

Joshua went from playing gigs at smaller venues to headlining his own show at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset in LA. He has worked with a myriad of producers and engineers and has even given of his time to work with aspiring artists. After a break, the bi-coastal musician returned to the studio to hash out some more of his own work. “17” is the most recent single from Joshua Ketchmark’s album ‘Under Plastic Stars’.  Learn more about Joshua Ketchmark by visiting the links below.

 

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MelodyVegas Fine Gal An Inspiring and Empowering Performance

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MelodyVegas

Singer MelodyVegas just released her latest music video for “Fine Gal” an empowering track with infectious vibes and bold energy. “Fine Gal” is a festive production that spans the globe, fusing together a myriad of sounds that range from reggae to hip-hop, pop and Afro-rhythms. The production is warm, inviting and embraces the audience with a trend-setting tapestry of sound.

MelodyVegas gives a vibrant performance in the music video for “Fine Gal” which is culturally diverse as the artist takes the audience around the world and back. Most remarkable about her recent undertaking is the refreshing breath of positivity that she exudes through her delivery. “Fine Gal” introduces an uplifting message that speaks to not only women but men as well. It is a message that is not only touching but motivating which is often hard to come by in the current music scene.

Watch MelodyVegas Perform Fine Gal

There is no wonder why MelodyVegas has racked up thousands of views in just a few short days since the debut of “Fine Gal”. She is a beautiful and talented artist with a message that demands to be heard. Much like her previous releases, she demonstrates class and sophistication while delivering entertaining music that everyone, no matter their background can and will appreciate. Learn more about MelodyVegas by following the links below.

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Auroch Lithuanian Eastwood (Prod. by Gatemanspy) Lithuanian Artist Breaks Boundaries

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Auroch Music Review

Auroch, a musician and hip-hop artist hailing from Lithuania just released his latest project titled “Lithuanian Eastwood” which includes a music video, now streaming for fans on YouTube. The track will provide an unfiltered look at the world through the eyes of a young artist who is looking to reach a global audience with a bold message. “Lithuanian Eastwood” is not your average hip-hop track, if there is any such thing. In fact, Auroch has taken his own unique approach to the genre and created an entirely new branch of an ever-evolving tree of sound.

The artist who has been experimenting with music since he was a teenager has fused together hip-hop and country styles and created what he calls “hick-hop”.  Considering where in the world Auroch is and keeping in mind the connectedness of the universe as a whole, his venture is unprecedented.

“Lithuanian Eastwood” will appeal to both hip-hop and country music fans though it has been tried before for better and sometimes worse ex. Florida Georgia Line x Nelly and Brad Paisley x LL Cool J. For what it is worth, Auroch does not deliver the same cookie-cutter style, that is pop-heavy and fit for the mainstream. Instead, he serves up an underground sound that is distinctly acoustic and finished off with barefaced bars. While other collaborations have failed to receive critical acclaim outside of a few spins on a pop station, Auroch did not have to rely on another act to introduce his fusion of sound, he manages to cross-over as a single voice. Moreover, “Lithuanian Eastwood” has a very telling message that is relatable to a wide audience.

Auroch, on his latest release gets to the point quickly. While the song contains the familiar nuances of hip-hop, the track lends itself to a rare point of view. The song is catchy, slightly dark, and robust with striking metaphors which are intertwined within the frequent brazen lyrics, not uncommon for a hip-hop production.

While the visual imagery presented in the music video appear to be somewhat controversial, Auroch who is not afraid to push boundaries states, “ I just want to push the limits by destroying something that separates us and sometimes makes us each others enemies”.

The beat is friendly to the ear, scored by a distinct country vibe. “Lithuanian Eastwood” is worth a listen as it will not fall short in terms of entertainment and engaging lyrical content. If you are looking for straightforward bars that eliminate fluff and address legitimate issues, “Lithuanian Eastwood” will deliver. Check out the Official Music Video below…

Watch Auroch Perform Lithuanian Eastwood on YouTube.

 

 

Based in a small town in Lithuania, Auroch is a distinct artist whose words are relatable on a global scale. His messages are crafted to reach individuals regardless of where they are from and it is immediately evident to listeners where Auroch is coming from as far as his style and message are concerned.

Though “Lithuanian Eastwood” is the first “hick-hop” track released by Auroch, he is no stranger to music. Having been inspired as a teenager by popular artists such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem, he spent his formative years defining his own unique style. Auroch is not only a rapper, but also a musician who plays the guitar. He is known for performing acoustic hip-hop  and has a style that is unique unto himself, one that cannot be replicated by any other artist. Of his latest release the artist says, “Country is true American thing, hip-hop was created by the black community and I’m Caucasian Lithuanian, bringing it all together. I’m trying to make music that would be acceptable to both country and hip-hop fans, sometimes pushing the limits”.

“Lithuanian Eastwood” is just the first in a series of tracks that Auroch plans to release which will also consist of country/rap blends. He plans to release an entire mixtape in 2018. Learn more about Auroch Music by following the links below.

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Silos Camp Music Inspires from South of the World Band Releases Four New Multifaceted Tracks

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Silos Camp Music

Santiago, Chile-based band Silos Camp recently released four remarkable music tracks which speak to the band members’ experience and musical prowess from a modern perspective. Listeners who are privileged enough to experience the sounds of Silos Camp will be truly in awe of the band’s ability to capture a variety of styles and convey them to the masses with the greatest level of professionalism. Silos Camp makes enjoying music easy, but on the other side of the playlist is evidence of meticulous artistry and intricacies that cannot be duplicated.

Though the band is relatively new, their latest track releases indicate a lengthy relationship with music and vast breadth of influences. While Silos Camp may just be rising to prominence as a new collaboration, it is certain the band will become a household name. Not only have the members developed names for themselves individually around their homebase in Chile, but it is also indisputable that the band will leave a global footprint in music that will transcend time and geographic borders.

As we examine four tracks from Silos Camp, we reveal just a few of the distinct elements that are likely to echo among fans both new and old. It is not often that a single band can provide such a wide range of sounds in just short time, however Silos Camp does exactly that.

The first track that we had the opportunity to listen to is “Le petit train bleu”. Silos Camp’s performance delivers distinct folk sounds on this particular song.  The song title which translates to “the little blue train” in French sheds light on the band’s global reach. The track offers listeners a diverse range of refreshing melodies and adoring harmonies. The song catchy and will resonate with fans of country and rock.

The following song, “Your Fate” is certain to be a fan favorite with its driving essence and retro nuances. “Your Fate” is a beautifully composed arrangement which consists of elegant chords, subtle percussion and soothing vocals. Silos Camp gives an epic performance, creating a luscious soundscape. The production is rich in emotive guitar riffs and moving bass.

Another track that strikes a chord is titled “The Perfect Way”. The song is reminiscent to the Beatles as it delivers a myriad of stylistic elements while fusing together classic and modern influences. Silos Camp however, have create their own lane through a contemporary lens. “The Perfect Way” is accented by an infectious score which is both dynamic and remarkable. The guitar-driven track also encompasses distinct piano chords and even at times edgy bass. Songwriting on “The Perfect Way” is poetic and powerful much like the previous cuts while also creating an experience that listeners can relate to with ease.

Finally, “Feel Dusk” offers a slightly different vibe with a rougher edge. Though the song provides its share of subtleties in terms of tempo, the shredding chords in the arrangement are unmistakable, as is the distinct clave rhythm which can be heard faintly in the background. “Feel Dusk” is a sultry sounding song with a rebellious rock flair. The song is arranged flawlessly as with the previous tracks and in addition, it delivers a rather cinematic feel. “Feel Dusk” was by far our favorite song, check out the band’s music video for the song below…

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Silo Camp is evidently on the cutting-edge with their unique sound and impressive performance. Music fans will revel in the hybridization of styles and influences which range from rock to folk, country and alternative and beyond. Fans can expect to delve into unforgettable performances while engaging with multiple layers of instrumentation and formidable musicianship.

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Based in Santiago, Chile, Silos Camp was formed in early 2017 and consists of members Diego Cárdenas (guitar, vocals, keyboards), and Gustavo Calderón (percussion and bass). The duo played together in the bast as part of different bands in Chile. Silos Camp works out of their own home studio to produce their own music with the assistance of studio sessionist friends, creative designers and filmmakers. Learn more about Silos Camp by following the links below.

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Rhett Repko And I Told Her So (from the EP Thnx For The Ride”) the Quintessential Listening Experience.

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Rhett Repko

The latest music release by Rhett Repko “And I Told Her So” from his EP “Thnx For The Ride” is certain to reverberate with music fans who enjoy the deeply-rooted sounds of retro rock and the current, eclectic vibes found in today’s modern hybrids. “And I Told Her So” is the quintessential listening experience for music lovers who appreciate the conventions of rock and the mass appeal of alternative music.

“And I Told Her So” is an upbeat track with a cutting-edge. The song’s elements are crafted to perfection and executed with a blemish-free performance by Rhett and his band. Fans can expect a highly-polished production that exudes righteous instrumentals, a remarkable guitar performance and flawless rock vocals. Rhett also weaves into the song a distinguishable amount of soul which is evident from the initial chord throughout subsequent riffs.

From a songwriting perspective, Rhett’s latest release offers candid lyrical content that is undoubtedly relatable. The energy conveyed through the lyrics is uplifting, carefree and unapologetic. Moreover, the track radiates youthfulness and vitality. “And I Told Her So” is fearless and unchained, wild and subtle at the same time. Check out Rhett Repko perform “And I Told Her So” live below.

Watch Rhett Repko Perform “And I Told Her So” Live

Musician Rhett Repko discovered his passion for music as early as 15 years old, when he started taking guitar lessons. Having gained inspiration from popular bands such as the Beatles, Rhett turned to songwriting where music producers such as George Martin and Butch Vig further flamed the burning ember of Rhett’s move into producing.

Rhett attended UMBC where he studied under Alan Wonneberger eventually earning his BA in Music. Later, forming his own band, Rhett began producing his own records which consisted of a unique fusion of past and present.

Fast forward to 2017 and Rhett Repko has landed licensing agreements with popular television networks such as MTV and Netflix. Rhett was also recognized recently by the International Song of The Year Songwriting Contest where he was a semi-finalist for the songs “A Little Loving” and “About Last Night”. In 2016, Rhett reached the Top 20 as a finalist in the SongBuilder Studios Songwriting Competition for his work “Say Goodbye”.  In addition to this success, the accomplished musician released his self-titled debut EP which proved to be a domestic success story. Rhett’s second EP ‘Thnx For The Ride’ is due for release this fall. The first single released from the EP holds the same title. Learn more about Rhett Repko music by following the links below.

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Ravenscroft Anticipated EP Release “Rebel”

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Orange County-based band Ravenscroft has pre-released two singles from their upcoming EP ‘Rebel’. The two latest music releases, “My Dearest One” and “The Chase” are timeless crowd-pleasers with a slightly nostalgic vibe. The renowned California band offers a small dose of the myriad of styles they are so famously recognized for as fans eagerly anticipate the release of their EP ‘Rebel’.

“My Dearest One” and “The Chase” present a highly-contrasted depiction of Ravenscroft’s ethos. While “My Dearest One” is tranquil and melodic, engulfed in fine chords and subtle waves, “The Chase” is intense, edgy, enraptured in driving rhythms, shredding riffs and high-octane vocals. The diverse range performed on both tracks makes Ravenscroft even more intriguing, taking reinvention to a whole new level.  

The Ravenscroft experience has something for everyone though their style is described as alternative rock. Either way, the band’s music is a fantastic alternative to the commons sounds that seem to permeate the airwaves on any given day. If you enjoy rock ballads and 90s alternative, you will love “My Dearest One”. The song has emotive,  a luxe musical accompaniment and moving rock vocals. Dramatic guitar riffs, inspiring bass and powerful percussion creates a dramatic landscape that is reminiscent to bands like Aerosmith and Guns N’Roses.

There is a noticeable juxtaposition between the release of the two singles, as “The Chase” takes on a completely different persona. The song is packed with vigorous energy and elicits a darker ambiance. “The Chase” is a heavy track with a distinct metal feel. While giving an epic vocal performance, and some seriously electrifying guitar riffs, the song is furiously emotional. If you enjoy the sounds of bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and Karnivool, you will love Ravenscroft “The Chase”.

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Frequently bands are often recognized for their signature sounds, rarely deviating from what is most familiar to fans and if they do depart from what is most distinguishable, they are met with cold resistance, labeled “sellouts”, and later fall off into oblivion. “My Dearest One” and “The Chase” provide a multidimensional perspective on Ravenscroft, the band described by The Indie Music Artist as being, “mesmerizingly melody-driven” (The Indie Music Artist). Ravenscroft clearly is fearless in their approach to experiment with different sounds and the fact of the matter is they are able to reach a wide audience and close generational gaps with ease. With a Twitter fandom of over 41K strong, Ravenscroft is kicking in doors with a vengeance.  Check out one of the band’s most recent videos “The Chase” below.

Watch the Official Lyric Video for Ravenscroft “The Chase”

 


Based in Orange County, California, Ravenscroft is a group of 4 seasoned musicians (Ralph Buso (vocals), Brett Gorke (guitars), Devin Baker (bass) and Pat Magrath(drums) who when forces combined offer what has been described by the band as “handsomely delivered melodic alternative rock” (RavenscroftOfficial.com).

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The band performs melodic and hard hitting rock sounds that are soul-driven. Ravenscroft’s sound consists of various influences which they have described as, “best of Old School meets New School hard rock, and Black Sabbath meets Tool, Drowning Pool meets Shinedown, Creed meets Godsmack!”. The band delivers sounds that are recognizable through the generations while still bringing forth an original cutting-edge. Discover what a true passion for music sounds like and explore the sounds of Ravenscroft. Follow the links below to learn more about the band and their music.

Ravenscroft is set to release their newest EP entitled ‘Rebel’ in January 2018.

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Anton Cullen “Heaven On Earth” Exudes Life, Light and Epic Soundscapes

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Heaven On Earth

Dublin-based music producer Anton Cullen recently released the single “Heaven On Earth” from his latest EP ‘Breaking Through’. If you are looking for some uplifting music to set a positive tone, then Anton Cullen will without a doubt deliver. “Heaven on Earth” provides an instant wave of optimism with its remarkable introduction and bright energy.

Often times, electronic music presents us with rather dark vibes and gritty productions however, “Heaven On Earth” is a wonderful departure from the usual. The track is rich with luscious instrumentals and vibrant melodies. Anton Cullen exudes life and light on the production which is guaranteed inspire the soul and stimulate the mind.

Anton introduces delightful layers and captivating synths while serving up a catchy beat. An epic build-up provides a breathtaking soundscape that transports listeners into the farthest reaches of their imagination. Through music, Anton paints a scenic canvas that shimmers with thoughtful moments and powerful symbols. Experience the sounds of Anton Cullen, check out the video from “Heaven On Earth” below.

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Anton Cullen

Dublin, Ireland native Anton Cullen is known for his diverse and eclectic musical background. The music producer is known about the local scene and performs many different roles in the world of music, a keyboardist and pianist just to name a few. Anton is recognized for his distinct blend of EDM echoes and influences which comprise of rock, classical and also techno. He is known for delivering fierce beats and lush melodies.

“Heaven On Earth” is just one of three singles released this year from his EP ‘Breaking Through’. The EP is available for your listening pleasure at your favorite digital music stores including Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, Deezer and CD Baby. Be sure to purchase a copy and in the meantime follow the links below to learn about Dublin’s most driven and talented music producer Anton Cullen.

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Untitled Art Philly to Long Branch (part 2) Powerful Sonic Vibes

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Untitled Art
The latest release by Untitled Art “Philly to Long Branch (part 2)” is an engrossing electronic mix that captures the mind with powerful sonic vibrations. The unconventional production consists of intricate instrumental layers and futuristic sound effects. “Philly to Long Branch (part 2)” is wildly entertaining and mysteriously thought-provoking.

Untitled Art recently released a music video to accompany the track which has received praise from fans and music critics around the world. The video presents and eclectic assortment of stimulating visuals which deliver very concrete messages which are both unrefined and chilling.

The execution of the track along with the visuals provide a rare but engaging experience for electronic music lovers and perhaps a few neophytes. The production is avant-garde while still including some familiar elements of the genre. While serving up what is described as an Electronic Alternative music experience, Untitled Art introduces timeless music that escapes any of the boundaries erected by the mainstream.

Still, “Philly to Long Branch (part 2)”, will through it’s reverberating message, appeal to a wide audience. The fact is that music lovers who embrace any genre are looking for music that they can relate to and Untitled Art delivers. Through the striking visual display and soul-stirring sounds, fans will be in for a memorable adventure.

 

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Untitled Art consists of members David Hugh Sempier (creative genius) and James Linton (technical genius). The band’s sound is described by Jamsphere as being “loud, brash, chaotic and very, very enjoyable” (Jamsphere). Learn more about Untitled Art, follow the links below.

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Singer Songwriter David Arn Releases Music Video Not Amused Contrasting Two Worlds

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David Arn

Renowned singer, songwriter and musician David Arn recently released a music video for “Not Amused”, a performance which depicts a distinct contrast between the famous Trump Tower and the underbelly of city life. David Arn fans will be moved by the visually stunning imagery presented in the music video along with the singer’s rich Americana and Folk vocal stylings.

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David Arn, who is revered for his lyrical prowess has released two albums, ‘Postmodern Days’ and ‘Walking to Dreamland’. His music has received airpaly on over 80 FM stations and college stations in the united states as well as NPR, the BBC and commercial Delta Airlines flights.

David’s most recent single “Not Amused’ was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton (McCartney, Radiohead, Pixies). Toby Wilson also performed guitar work on the single. The music video for “Not Amused” was produced by William Murray who specializes in producing, directing and editing compelling music videos and Alice Teeple a freelance photographer, art director and multimedia artist. The music video was released on November 14th, 2017  which fell on Election Day for the United States.

David Arn is currently working on a new project that is slated to be released early in 2018, titled ‘Recalculating, Recalculating’. Learn more about David Arn music by following the links below.

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The Dish on Electronic Duo MRCH Indie-Electronic

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Indie-electronic duo MRCH recently released ‘Reactions’, their first full-length album. We caught up with the band’s Mickey Pangburn and Jesse Pangburn to get the dish on their project and plenty more.

We have to ask, what does MRCH stand for?

We fell in love with the word “march”, the notion of moving forward together – to the same beat. Turns out there are these “marching bands” all across the country though. People were having a hard time finding us online, so we just dropped the A.

How would you describe MRCH sound?

In-between. We’re really in this strange limbo of hybrid electronic music. We’re not polished enough for pop, not lo-fi enough for garage… we pair electric guitar and acoustic drums with both analogue and digital synths/ ableton live and triggers and care about the lyrics. We’re always more ruckus live than on our recordings. We’ve been asked to play with artists ranging from hip-hop to indie rock to power pop. If someone asks us what our sound is, we invite them to a show.

How did you come up with the concept for your latest music video “My Mistake”?

It’s a song penned in the middle of a defeatist moment. We wanted the video to capture the solitude aspect of the track without being totally depressing. Space has an obvious isolation factor, but it’s also a beautiful, hopeful unknown. Space travel is such a futuristic concept, but we used mostly vintage public domain footage from NASA. It’s kind of a nod to the past while moving forward. We tried to tie all that together.

Compared to some of your other productions such as “Glitter McQueen” and “Highway Drivin”, “My Mistake” has a different vibe, what’s that all about?

In terms of video – we wanted to just go simpler for a minute. In terms of music, these songs were written at starkly different times. Highway Drivin’ was co-written with an awesome musician Joel Marquard. It was our first time trying to capture some gritty synth. Glitter McQueen was the first song we recorded/ produced/ mixed all on our own. We were super ambitious and optimistic about it. My Mistake was penned in the midst of a bunch of personal family turmoil (which could account for its morose nature) and an equally depressing political climate. I just didn’t feel up to writing something happy. I feel a lot more positive lately though – so who knows what’s next! We’ve really just been learning as we go.

 

What are some of the inspirations behind MRCH music?

So scattered! Cocteau Twins, New Order, Metric, Phantogram, St. Vincent.

Are there any other musicians that have been influential behind developing the band’s sound?

Of course. So many. It’s hard to even pick just a few. Jesse loves Kendrick Lamar and digging into hip hop production. I adore Grimes.

MRCH is a relatively new collaboration having come together in 2015, what brought each half of the duo to this current point?

We were in another band for almost three years prior to MRCH. There were five of us, it was hard to keep everyone on the same page. It wasn’t necessarily the right path for everyone as far as career goes either. Jesse and I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than making music. We’ve collaborated and worked alongside a few awesome musician friends along the way, but at the end of it all the two of us are still here. Still writing, still playing and hoping the right mix of hard work (and maybe finding the right people to team up with) will pay off.

Some of your tracks have had some major exposure through popular network TV Shows, how important do you think licensing is to your brand?

We feel like our “brand” is still incredibly small. However, licensing has been such a huge thing for us in terms of pursuing music full time. These shows have funded most of what we’ve done over the past year, and for a completely independent DIY band like us – that means the world. Plus it’s really cool to hear a song you wrote in collaboration with someone else’s art on screen. On top of it all, our agents are really all about us making the music we want to make. They try to find the right places for our songs rather than us trying to write songs in a specific way. We’re really grateful for that.

Reactions, your first full-length album was just released last month, can you share with us some of your favorite moments of putting together this project?

Our favorite moments were always the tiny little victories. Like nailing one tone on a bass line, or a guitar feeding back at the perfect moment while tracking. At the risk of being redundant, we’re just learning as we go…. so every time something turned out remotely how we hoped it would along the way, we had mini celebrations.

If there were one thing that you hope fans walk away from Reactions with, what would it be?

Everybody has crap days. You’re not alone. Some of these songs were written when I was at my worst, some when I was feeling a little more optimistic. At the bottom of it was an underlying feeling of isolation. So my goal now is to not shrink away from the hard stuff and not let it completely consume me. Make room for kindness – to show a little more kindness to each other and ourselves. Let people in.

If a new fan were to just discover MRCH, where should they start to get the best first impression of your sound and style?

Come to a show! Electronic music can sometimes seem a little sterile, dehumanized almost. We love playing live because it shows an organic side to it.

What has changed most about electronic music and how it reaches audiences since you both got started?

Streaming has taken over even more. It’s been the thing since we started, but it’s gotten so huge! Also, licensing is more important than ever. Electronic bands are being tapped to score shows & films too. It’s a whole other means of reaching audiences & collaborating with artists of different mediums. We think these are good changes.

Can we expect any tours in the near future?

We’re going to be in LA quite a bit over the next couple of months. Beyond that we’re currently working on booking! Doing it ourselves equals about a million emails and a ton of time away from writing/ rehearsing, so dates are coming soon (just a little slower than we wish!)

From 2015 until now, what has been the band’s most proudest moment?

We’ve had a couple really encouraging moments. Some good reviews from critics we respect, some opportunities to open the biggest shows we’ve ever played. But, the proudest moment was probably this spring. We were playing in Portland. We’ve been there a few times. (The first time for an audience of about 10 people)… So, this was maybe our 4th time through. We were at Holocene with some great bands. It was before our set. A good sized crowd. The band before us was sooo good. There was this guy up in the front dancing so hard. He had Footloose-worthy moves. I tapped my friend to my side and said “My goal is to have a guy come out to a gig THAT stoked for MRCH”… Right then the guy does a 180 revealing his old MRCH tee from a previous tour. I was like “We’ve made it”… 🙂

Looking to the future, how do you predict electronic music will evolve?

We think people won’t feel so boxed in. Genres are bleeding into one another already. It’s great because it’ll let the music speak for itself. You can like something based solely on how it sounds rather than how you think it should sound because it’s lumped into a particular group.

What sets MRCH apart from other acts currently breaking ground in the genre?

We’re just different. We think there are so many amazing bands coming up in the genre. Everyone is kind of doing there own thing. As we look out at who we could possibly play with while booking, we constantly find ourselves in the camp of “we’re not a perfect fit, but maybe there’s enough crossover to make sense”. We just play what we like and hope there are some people out there who might like it too. We’ve found quite a few so far, so we’re hopeful we’ll find some more.

Watch the video for “My Mistake”, the first single from MRCH’s LP ‘Reactions’.

MRCH is an indie electronic duo consisting of Mickey Pangburn (electric guitar/synth) and Jesse Pangburn (drums). The band formed in 2015 and has since been touring along the west coast. Several of the band’s tracks have been featured on popular television shows such as Showtime’s Shameless, The Vampire Diaries on the CW, ABC’s Famous in Love, and ABC’s Guilt.

In 2016 MRCH released their debut EP “I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”. ‘Reactions’, the band’s first full-length album was released on October 12, 2017. Learn more about MRCH music, follow the links below.

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