Author: Kim Muncie

Posted on: December 22, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

James Robert Webb’s Latest Single “I Just Wanna Be Your Santa Claus”

I’m betting that nearly everyone who hears and enjoys James Robert Webb’s new song “I Just Wanna Be Your Santa Claus” will agree its big payoff moment arrives with the track’s chorus. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native has proven his mettle for crafting memorable refrains and I’m certain that, when we’re looking back on Webb’s musical output, his propensity for such hook-laden moments will shine especially bright when replaying this track.…

Posted on: December 15, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

“Alone on Christmas Day” by The High Plains Drifters 

“Alone on Christmas Day” is the new single from New York City’s The High Plains Drifters and it’s a winner. This charming, unassuming tune brims with compelling melodic strengths and a sleek arrangement that never bites off more than it can chew. It comes across as the result of a band who began recording the song knowing exactly what aims they looked to achieve and sounds like they tossed off…

Posted on: December 6, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Brooke Josephson Releases “Live & Let Live” EP

Pastoral guitar strings are ready and willing to wash a bit of optimism over anything within earshot as we listen to the opening bars of “Good Kind of Tired,” the first song in Josephson’s new EP Live & Let Live. Slowly but surely, an electric melody creeps out from behind the strumming and imparts a thunderous emotional power chord that will reappear later on in the song in a much more…

Posted on: November 29, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Adrian Sutherland Releases “Precious” / “Diamonds”

Adrian Sutherland, the indie rocker hailing from Canada’s Far North, emerges as a formidable force in the musical landscape, and his latest singles, “Precious” and “Diamonds,” provide a captivating glimpse into his upcoming album, “Precious Diamonds.” What sets Sutherland apart is not only his musical prowess but also his distinct identity as an Indigenous artist, a facet that draws intriguing parallels with other established Native American musical luminaries. Sutherland’s journey…

Posted on: November 29, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Cody Coyote Drops New Single

Cody Coyote is blazing his own trail through the modern music landscape and there’s no signs of slowing down. His new single “There Tonight” proves that Coyote continues gaining momentum with each new release. “There Tonight” comes off as aggressive, yet controlled, intelligent and serious, yet wildly entertaining. It likewise illustrates how Coyote is likely capable of tackling any sort of material. “There Tonight” makes his mastery of contemporary pop…

Posted on: November 20, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Peter Gural’s “Birdy’s World”

Philadelphia’s Peter Gural is the primary author of one of the year’s best releases with his collection Birdy’s World. The Berklee School of Music graduate has chops galore, that’s obvious, but his technical skills never undercut the immediate authenticity of his songwriting art. The unabashed autobiographical nature of Gural’s writing never limits its ability to connect with a wide swath of the Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter’s target audience. The bright bounce of the…

Posted on: October 22, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

“Significance” by Blueburst

Alternative rock – despite the irony of the name in present times – is hardy dead, and if you’re looking for hard evidence of this, I seriously recommend giving Blueburst a listen sometime. In their rookie album Significance, this band comprised of Craig Douglas Miller and Marty Willson-Piper of All About Eve/Noctorum/The Church fame, doesn’t just try their hand at the modern alternative rock model; they try to redefine the…

Posted on: October 16, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 1

A few moments with ViennaCC

How does the city of Vienna speak to you in your creative musical pursuits? Cobblestone streets echo whispers from the big history of a former empire. The timeless morbid flair of Vienna forms the typical Viennese with his grumpy mood, pessimism and cynicism. But there is also another side of Vienna. Eat Schnitzel and cake and dance waltz – likely at a funeral party. Who knows, maybe tomorrow we are…

Posted on: October 13, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 2

Leo Sawikin Releases Epic “Don’t Pass It By”

When Leo Sawikin hits that gorgeous high note during the eric chorus for “Don’t Pass It By”, it seals the song’s status as an indisputable winner. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/leosawikin/ The song already won my favor. Sawikin’s sure songwriting hand orchestrates a skillful buildup to the song’s payoff moment, its chorus, and he takes his time maximizing the impact of that moment. There’s nothing about this single that’s rushed. Sawikin sounds to…

Posted on: October 12, 2023 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Cleo Alexandra Sits Down with NeuFutur

The making of “Who Can It Be Now (Reimagined)” was an interesting process for sure! The song and video went through a few iterations before the version that you guys are able to hear today. Initially the song had completely different music production and a different music video, which had a more formal vibe. After feeling it wasn’t rock n roll enough and didn’t quite reach its potential, my team…