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Simeon Ross - Singer/Songwriter's New Music Video "Arise"

Simeon Ross is a Toronto based singer/songwriter who has been involved in numerous groups and solo projects over the years. He has recently released a brand new single “Arise”. The track sounds like 2000’s British Pop/Rock not too far off from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The track is well recorded and very radio friendly. Ross shows confidence in the video as he passionately sings in a dark smoky room. Stay tuned for an album announcement from Simeon Ross. – Kris Gies


Ben Caplan's "Widow Bride" is a noisy nod to eastern European music

Canadian songwriter Ben Caplan's first single from his new album Old Stock (due out June 15th) is dark, witty, and energetic. Those are three adjectives that wouldn't normally make sense together, but in context, "Widow Bride" is all three. There is a sense of mystery in the eastern European chordal structure, the lyrics are smart and interesting, and the driving arrangement ties whole track together. Dynamic and confident, "Widow Bride" shows Caplan's songwriting talent and highlights a gorgeous assortment of textures. -Geena Kloeppel


Birds of Chicago "Never Go Back"

Birds of Chicago have released a new single, “Never Go Back”. This track is taken from their forthcoming LP, Love in Wartime, which is due out on May 4th via Signature Sounds Recordings.

The band, fronted by JT Nero and Allison Russell, will be touring the world this Spring and you can find all of their dates here.


Krust Toons: "Metal" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Metal" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.


New Track: "Sun of The City" - BARNES

Barney Cortez, a.k.a. BARNES, recently shared a new single called “Sun of The City,” featuring longtime collaborative partner Nick Bockrath (Cage The Elephant, ex-Nicos Gun/The Rich Mystics) and vocalist Katie Schecter. Acoustic and pedal steel guitar are delicately stitched together as a thought-filled walk unfolds words of wisdom and past events. There’s a duality in the intimate, inviting, folk sound and the chill of individual isolation that the lyrics depict. BARNES is slated to appear this Wednesday, April 18 in NoLibs at Ortlieb's, with The Mysteries and Lady HD.