San Antonio-based award winning Country/Americana artist Jeremy Parsons has been a driving force in the southern Country market and has built up an insatiable presence since his inception years ago. With a thriving career that has landed him prominent gigs and tours in Europe and all over the US, Parsons continues to prove that he is not going anywhere, and is indeed here to stay. And with the recent release of his newest album ‘Things To Come’ this past January, he has also continued to raise the bar after already setting it high to begin with.
The first anchor single off this record, “Something Other Than You Are”, is an anthemic acoustic number with a climactic buildup, sensual melody structures and a distinctive style that showcases the most effective vocal techniques that Jeremy Parsons utilizes throughout the song’s duration. His vocal range covers many melodic angles and could easily draw comparisons to industry heavyweights like Tom Petty and James Arthur. His vocal precision is also more than impressive and really grabs the listener’s undivided attention from the very first measure without wearing out its impact. Second single “Lillian” is a full band track that diligently blends Country and Rock with driven guitar progressions and an energetically tight-knit rhythm section. Once again, Parsons comes out swinging on this track with crafty lyrics and knockout melody structures that truly make this song an absolute gem. This is definitely the type of song that will have you hungry for more, and you’ll most likely be eager to check out the rest of the album after the first listen. Parsons approach on this song is solid, effective, catchy and truly carries the torch from start to finish.
The production value on these tracks are traditionally mixed and really encapsulates today’s more modern aura when it comes to today’s industry standard. The performance value parallels it perfectly and if you are a country-rock fan, ‘Things To Come’ will definitely be your draft pick for 2021. You can get your copy today on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for doing so.
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Emerging from the elite New Jersey music scene, the hook-heavy, Americana/alt-rock band Working Class Hussys hit the ground running in the music realm by redefining roots music. Along the way, they have manifested into a versatile and multifaceted rock band with their own signature sound and stylization. Songwriter and lead vocalist, Ian Patrick Gentles, has created an honest heartland rock feel leading Working Class Hussys to a unique shade of lo-fi in the rock genre that is truly their own in the present day. While their music can draw comparisons to other influential artists such as the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen, their eclectic and nostalgic sound resonates with a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.
Now with the release of their newest single, “Things That You Do”, the band has taken their sound to new heights and has garnered an insatiable following since the song’s release. From rock-driven guitar progressions, spot-on vocal melodies, a tight-knit rhythm section and catchy principal songwriting, Working Class Hussys’ newest single offers up a track that can resonate with just about any Rock era. They bring a warmer edge to the Indie Pop Rock style we’ve all come to know and love today, while still staying true to the genre’s roots and classic sound that started it all. This band brings their own unique qualities to the table to complete a sound that is authentic, dynamic and on the next-level for today’s modern music standard.
When you take a listen to the catchy rhythms, verses, choruses and vibes Working Class Hussys bring out in this well-crafted song, you’ll hear a sound that is truly magical and ends up on repeat. “Things That You Do” released on February 19th through Distro Kid and is currently available on Spotify and other digital music streaming platforms.
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It’s no surprise that something amazing could be conjured from an elite musician since he was the age of 14. A troubadour at heart, Mahdi Khene has been traveling from place to place, making his rounds to Maryland, D.C, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, and Virginia, only to make a full global circle more closer to his roots and find himself back in New York where he often performs his latest Folk/Rock albums and also composes original scores for films and documentaries.
And his 11-track juggernaut, Don’t Say a Word, is insatiable proof that his well travelled and highly skilled self-taught signature sound is a true anthemic payoff of many years honing his craft and well traveled experience. Encompassing a versatile folk sound with a centerpiece of indie rock and 70s-style production calibre, Mahdi blends a multifaceted, multilayered and tightly-knit craft on every track of this record and really showcases his musicianship strengths from many ambitious angles. From undeniably catchy and well put-together clean guitar progressions and carefully mastered multilayered vocals, Don’t Say a Word brings forth a sound that touches on naturally equal parts originality and familiarity; giving the listener a very nostalgic overtone of a very longed-for folk sound that diligently locks in with today’s more modern sensibilities. Each track is consistent, concise, well balanced and really composed. It’s definitely more arranged in a manner of compositions as opposed to your every day songwriting techniques for bands or indie groups.
This album can be considered one unit in its entirety rather than a track-by-track record, very anthemic and direct. A musical piece where you don’t have any need to skip one track. Its consistency and signature style is not only mastered with a fine tooth comb, but executed with a vast array of detail that never outdoes itself. The detailed additives add a perfect amount of intrigue, the intrigue differentiates other folk based acts that may have similarities. But no matter what, always finds a way to stand out on its own.
Don’t Say a Word is not just an album, but one with staying power; where the record stays with you even long after it’s over. If you yearn for that classic 70s folk stylization with today’s modern top notch production value, then this is a must-listen in every regard. Your fandom for Mahdi Khene will be just about instantaneous.
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