Exclusive Artist Review: Anthony Casuccio – “Friends First” Single

Three-time Grammy nominee Anthony Casuccio has been involved with the music realm as an artist and producer for more than a quarter century. Known for his catchy and authentically eclectic style, he throws his hat into the Country/Rock arena with his latest single “Friends First” and proves that he continues to hit the ground running no matter what genre he tackles.

This single is all sorts of catchy. With traditional chord progressions topped off with acoustic textures throughout the song’s duration, “Friends First” grabs onto a stylistic authenticity that showcases Casuccio‘s vocal approach in the most effective and wholesome ways. Comprised with an insatiable catchy songwriting structure, this tune cleverly combines a Country/Rock calibre with alternative elements that bring forth a solid signature sound. His lyrics have a story-telling approach with diligently crafted melody choices that keep you engaged with the vocals no matter where you are in the song. It’s an uplifting single that will easily win you over if it’s your first time listening to Casuccio‘s music.

One thing you can definitely hear is the producer’s aura. Casuccio‘s multifaceted background is apparent from start to finish and really encompasses a wholesomeness that artists rarely grasp in today’s more modern realm. “Friends First” also possesses that staying power where the song stays with you even after it’s over – enticing you to do a deeper dive into Anthony Cassucio‘s discography and career. You can listen to the single exclusively on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms. This is a veteran artist you won’t wanna pass up.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Forest Robots – “Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning” Album

We were beyond impressed with solo artist Forest Robots‘ third album when we reviewed it last June. Now in 2021, he has conjured up a fourth album that exceeds all expectations. The new record ‘Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning’ diligently showcases Forest Robots‘ evolution and really brings his signature sound to the forefront in this ten-track juggernaut.

Comprised of ambient guitar swells, atmospheric textures and anthemic electronic additives throughout the album’s duration, ‘Amongst A Landscape…” truly encompasses a multi layered sound that is articulately crafted and cleverly executed. The performance and production value parallels each other perfectly and the atmosphere of the album sets a tone that encapsulates many moods throughout. It has brilliant touches of Jazz, Indie, and Orchestral instrumentals with tons of different flavors in each song to bring a unique and captivating listening experience to anyone that encounters this album. It’s like a rollercoaster of emotions that have steep ups and downs, which really explores many different angles of Forest Robots‘ unique ambient style. It’s a record you need to hear to believe.

Each song meshes beautifully with the next and goes together like a storybook or concept album. The track “All Great Things Must Grow Through Dirt First” has a sampled sound of rain in the background and really puts an atmosphere into the song that is rarely heard. The dynamic use of sounds of nature really breathes life into this album and enhances the listening experience through the textures and chemistry that is conveyed in every song. It has insatiable staying power – the power to stay with you even long after it’s over.

This album deserves multiple listens and you’ll discover something new each time you encounter it. You can listen to it exclusively on BandCamp and you can find several Forest Robots releases on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Roots Asylum – “Take Her Back, Louisiana” Single

Back on the scene with a catchy anthemic single, Michigan-based quintet Roots Asylum continue to hit the ground running with their newest single “Take Her Back, Louisiana”.

Diligently comprised of atmospheric guitar melodies, silky smooth bass lines and radio-worthy vocal choices, the five-piece group has put together a solid tune that resonates with just about any fan of folk-infused Roots Rock sensibilities. Utilizing a classic mid-western style with authentic production and performance value, Roots Asylum engages in a signature sound that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Guitar/Vocalist Jimmy Macaroni really captivates the musical mind with this song by bringing authentically gifted vocal melodies to the forefront and carrying the torch with his carefully crafted leads. The band brings this sound together with great precision and really encapsulates an aura that makes this track an effective and impressionable gem.

The song definitely sustains staying power, where it has the power to stay with you even after it’s over. It also gets better with each listen and will definitely entice you to dive deeper into the band’s discography and career. You will discover a great unity of talent when listening to “Take Her Back, Louisiana” and Roots Asylum‘s breed of Roots Rock is definitely a standout of their calibre in all the right ways. The single is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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