Author: Kim Muncie

Posted on: June 20, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

The Side Deal release new Single/Video

The Side Deal is not your run-of-the-mill rag tag band. These guys can play and they have themselves a solid hit in the updated rendition of “I Can See Clearly Now” out now via Goldie Records. If one song could encapsulate the hopes and dreams of a nation, and the summer of what to come, this is the time. “I Can See Clearly Now” is a bright, bright hit. Originally…

Posted on: June 19, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 1

Electric E – Babylon Music

Few songwriters today can claim to be as eclectic as Seattle’s Electric E. A former resident of New York City, there’s no doubt the songs on  Babylon Music and  3 Sides to Every Story have a distinctly urban flavor, but Electric E never confines himself to electronic music alone.  Babylon Music is more varied overall than  3 Sides to Every Story – this is clear from the first song. The title track recalls Tom Waits in some ways…

Posted on: June 9, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Gianni Bodo’s “Hurricanes and Butterflies (Flowers Don’t Die)”

Though not as attractive as the guitar parts in the song are, the synthetic shards of melodicism that comes skating through the backdrop of Gianni Bodo’s “Hurricanes and Butterflies (Flowers Don’t Die)” are an irreplaceable cornerstone of the track’s harmony. As integral to the development of the hook as any of the other components of the composition are, the synth element in this single serves to create balance and warmth…

Posted on: June 9, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

“I Carry On” by Francine Homey

There aren’t many independent players in Canada that have the kind of buzz that Francine Honey has going for her right now – and justifiably so. Honey has been on a whirlwind ride through the last three years, and in 2020, she’s taking all of her professional knowledge and hammering out one of her best performances yet in “I Carry On.” “I Carry On” is being released as a double…

Posted on: June 3, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Vakili’s new song “Facial Recognition Technology”

To say that April has been an exceptionally good month for indie musicians and their fans just might be too big an understatement to make. With new releases coming from across the underground spectrum, it can be difficult to keep up with the true cream of the crop – but among those I’ve personally reviewed lately, Lily Vakili Band definitely shines above the rest. Vakili’s new song, “Facial Recognition Technology,”…

Posted on: May 29, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 1

“Fly With You” by Lailien and Ruby Perl

“Fly With You” an experimental dance -pop track from Canadian poet/mind bender Lailien feat. vocalist Ruby Perl. Out now via his sophomore album, TA-DA!, “Fly With You” surpasses any expectations the listener might have for songs with the word ‘fly’ in its title. Lailien, the offbeat recording name of Toronto’s Brad Shubat, seals the gaps between pop/electro fusion and a bevy of remarkable tones and beats. Lyrically, “Fly With You”…

Posted on: May 29, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps drop Three Song EP

Tom Tikka and the Missing Hubcaps come out of their corner swinging on the three song EP Working Class Voodoo with the title song “Working Class Voodoo”. The rock leanings of this track are pushed in just the right way; it isn’t Tikka’s style to bulldoze listeners with a guitar blitzkrieg. Nuance is the word of the day here. Tikka and his band achieve a specific stylistic approach early on in this…

Posted on: May 27, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Walker’s Cay releases 2 new Singles

Making that quintessential rookie release stick with fans is definitely no easy feat, but for Canadian hard rock band Walker’s Cay, they’re making it look pretty simple this May. Taking the world by storm via their first two singles, “Tell Me” and “Why Oh Why,” Toronto’s Walker’s Cay do more than introduce us to their sound in these songs – they lob a piece of their artistic identity in our…

Posted on: May 22, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

R U IN by (HEARTOUR) Jason Young

Jason Young wears many hats. He is bandleader of The Ruse, a project who opened for global powerhouse Muse on three separate world tours, but he has another long standing project called Heartour and its fifth release R U IN in may be his finest musical achievement yet. The Connecticut born singer, composer, and musician turned back to Heartour after placing The Ruse on hiatus and the resulting ten songs should solidify…

Posted on: May 7, 2020 Posted by: Kim Muncie Comments: 0

Izzie’s Caravan’s Leo’s Guitar

Few genres in the pop music lexicon have been as consistently popular as the blues have since its inception. No matter what seems to be going on in the world around us, there’s always a good blues song out there to suit the mood at the moment, and in Izzie’s Caravan’s Leo’s Guitar, there are four such songs ready and waiting for fans to appreciate. Leo’s Guitar is a barebones blues-rock record that…