Chic-pop with a touch of Studio 54, Hellogoodbye combines a visual artsy touch that blossoms with each note. The project, led by Forrest Kline, blends 70s sonic elements with timeless pop song structures. The group blew onto the scene with their smash hit “Here (In Your Arms).” Today, more refined like a fine wine, Hellogoodbye’s musicianship and bright talent shines through on their latest record titled S’Only Natural. Infectiously funky with driving bass and a vocal melody that gels with the “four on the floor” feel, Hellogoodbye will get you grooving. Listen to their album’s title track above.
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Passionate driving anthemic cinematic music is one way to describe The Brevet. Combining sing-along choruses with blazing electric guitars and thunderous percussion, The Brevet is a band with a flair for the dramatic, creating epic soundscapes while keeping to the roots of their rock sound. The band’s latest record titled Legs is a testament to the groups’ determination to create music with conflict, tension and release. Check out the official music video for the bands single “All You Need To Know” above.
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Elmer Ferrer is a Cuban-Canadian multi-awarded guitarist, music composer, producer and session musician. Known for his exceptional guitar playing, Ferrer is one of the most versatile and prolific musicians from the island. Highlights from Ferrer’s career include being a guest artist on three recordings by the Grammy winning Cuban supergroup Juan Formell & Los Van Van, recording guitars on Grammy nominated album Erase Que Se Era by Cuba and Latin-America’s favorite singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez, and recording and touring with Italian superstar Zucchero. Ferrer has also recorded with legendary producers Mike Clink, Don Was, Blake Mills and Bob Ezrin. Ferrer is currently recording his fourth solo album, an all-instrumental record titled Basico, No Basico Y Dirigido. Check out Ferrer’s demo run-through on an Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar above.
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Spearheaded by the iconic front-woman Shirley Manson, guitar based 90s alternative band Garbage built a sound with an electronic wash and heavy drums, blending aching alt that bands like My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth shaped with more pop accessibility. From international success to chart-topping albums, Garbage has gained a strong cult following over the years. Behind the kit and brainchild for the band is Butch Vig, world-renowned producer known for his role in monumental albums like Nirvana’s breakthrough record Nevermind. Garbage has recently been on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their record Version 2.0, which includes bonus collected B-sides and other rarities. Check out the single “Empty” above off of their 2016 record Strange Little Birds, recorded in Vig’s basement.
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The founder and leading light for the late 90s neo-soul movement is the artist D’Angelo — bringing classic R&B organically back into the modern hip-hop age. Inspired by Marvin Gaye, Prince and Curtis Mayfield, there is a sweetness to the smoothness and soulful delivery of D’Angelo’s vocals and bluesy guitar. Frequently self-producing most of his own music, D’Angelo became a two-time R&B album winner, and most recently released a song titled “Unshaken” for the video game soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption 2. Check out the candid performance D’Angelo did for GQ Magazine above.
D’Angelo bends and rips on guitar with Ernie Ball Extra Slinky.
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