Exclusive Artist Interview: Jeff Thill’s Sonic Descent

Emerging from the prominent Southern California music scene, multi-musician/producer and songwriter Jeff Thill has been an insatiably active artist in the market and has contributed his multifaceted skill sets to a slew of bands and projects since the 80s. Now in 2021, through many chapters of musical evolution and artistic manifestations, Thill has put together a project with an album of songs that are mind-blowingly versatile and futuristic; effectively named Sonic Descent. This 12-track juggernaut, titled ‘Full Throttle’, has been in the works over the past year and is about to unleash its first anchor single “Luna Tick.” With heavy anticipation in the air, we recently featured Sonic Descent in a recent article and have vowed to keep a close eye on the release until the album drops in its entirety. We’ve had the privilege of hearing the record from start to finish and can confidently say that Thill is definitely at the top of his game from all angles, integrating a nostalgically futuristic style that touches on several Rock eras ranging from the 80s/90s and mid-2000s all wrapped up into a modernized signature sound that balances equal parts originality and familiarity. So we got a chance to sit down with Jeff Thill for a comprehensive interview regarding his past, present, the near future and beyond.


How long have you been active under your current artist name?

I created Sonic Descent a year ago and have since written 12 songs. None of the songs have been released yet.

What music scene/city do you currently represent?

Are “Space Punk” and “Conspirapop” genres? Haha. My sound pulls heavily from 80’s pop/punk, synth-wave, ska, and surf.

What are some of your music influences?

Bands like Devo, Buzzcocks, Ramones, and Flock of Seagulls as well as ska influenced bands like The English Beat with a touch of Dick Dale thrown in for good measure.

•The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?

I was laid off from my day job and found myself with a ton of down time. Thankfully I discovered Fiverr and re-discovered my love of writing and recording music. It blew my mind that I could lay down the rhythm and vocal tracks, then easily collaborate with amazing musicians from all over the world to help bring my visions to life. Over the course of my 12 song adventure I worked with musicians from Los Angeles, Nashville, Poland, Russia, Finland, and Spain. Each song started in my head but soon became a truly organic experience that never ceased to amaze and excite me. The icing on the cake was finding an incredible mixing and mastering genius named Roman (ERMixing) who is signed with Warner Music in Poland. He gave my songs the retro vibe and punch I was looking for.

What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.

As a former stand-up comic and lover of all-things science fiction, my music tends to incorporate high-concept themes. Almost like episodes of Black Mirror but with a touch of humor. I like to delve into fun conspiracy topics like bigfoot, UFO’s, hidden technologies and government secrets. In fact, the album was written as a 12 part “Space Opera” loosely connected by a mysterious, central figure who’s a time traveling, phase-shifting, spacefaring musician.

What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.

I plan to release a handful of singles leading up to the album entitled, “Full Throttle.” The first single, ‘Luna Tick’, releases on May 26th with pre-saves available now. In addition to releasing songs from Full Throttle, I’ll be shooting a series of music videos that let the listeners know exactly what the songs are about. Don’t you hate it when a music video seems to have nothing to do with the song? Me too. Of course, in-between all of that I’ll be writing new songs for the next album which will follow a similar release pattern in 2022.


Connect with Sonic Descent until the single/album releases:

•Official Website: http://www.SonicDescent.com

•Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SonicDescent

•Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/sonicdescent

•YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYlW-ZWGruBjlNyBQo-XRg

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Exclusive Artist Review: Temperance Lancecouncil – “Globally We Sing; Erase 19” Single

Country starlet Temperance Lancecouncil debuted just a few years ago but has made a significant impact on the music world and has also successfully amassed an insatiable following since then. Now, with the recent release of her newest single “Globally We Sing; Erase 19”, she continues to hit the ground running by proving to her audience that she has what it takes to reach new heights; and that she’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

This pandemic-themed single is anthemic and even has a national anthem feel to it. Temperance‘s melodically visceral vocals are charismatic, natural and strongly showcase her artistic merit and versatility in all the right places. The song structure itself is very atmospheric and ambient, lending a dynamically crafty approach to its signature style. And with the production and performance value paralleling each other perfectly, this song hits it out of the park in its entirety and really reaches new heights for the rising starlet.

This single also has that undeniable staying power where it’s not only a brilliantly written song, but an unforgettable one as well. One that will stay with you even long after it’s over. And if you are just discovering Temperance, this song will undoubtedly turn you into an instant fan. It’ll also entice you to dive deeper into her career and discography altogether as well. We can’t recommend this single highly enough. “Globally We Sing” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for recommending it.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Jeremy Parsons – “Something Other Than You Are” & “Lillian” Singles

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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