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Spotify Exclusive: Distant Tide | Idan Altman | BenCjones | Covey | POLR

The vocals seem to effortlessly glide through a shimmering soundscape, and somehow reminds the listener of a time now forgotten. It’s quite simply perfect in every fallible way.

Distant Tide

Distant Tide is an avant-garde, experimental artist out of Los Angeles who fuses classic psychedelia with a more contemporary, yet unique style of indie rock.

Distant Tide’s new single — “Magnolia” — embodies virgin springtime vibrations, and is infested with a tropical psych-rock emotion. It’s reminiscent of a new breed of psychedelia — a rare oddity.

The vocals seem to effortlessly glide through a shimmering soundscape, and somehow reminds the listener of a time now forgotten. It’s quite simply perfect in every fallible way.

The track was written, recorded, and produced by the man behind the veil — Daniel Griffith.

We hope you enjoy Distant Tide’s new single. And, be on the lookout for more Distant Tide on the blog in the near future. Because today, he acquired a new fan.

“‘Magnolia’ is the 2nd single off my debut EP, a psychedelic journey fusing both classic and modern sounds.” – Distant Tide

Idan Altman

Idan Altman is an experimental artist and record producer. His music is particularly suited for eccentric weirdos and fellow eclectic artists alike.

In 2017, after living in Berlin for a stint, Altman retreated to the countryside where he founded Waving Cat Records with Chinese artist, Shu Ying.

“Proceed to the Gate” is an intensely psychedelic, and honest track off Altman’s latest masterpiece, It all Works Out in The End.

And now without further ado, here is Altman’s mind melting sonic adventure, “Proceed to the Gate”. Enjoy.

“Every day our body decays, yet we look the other way. So we save some cash and wait, ’til it’s time to proceed to the gate.” — Idan Altman

BenCjones

BenCjones is an artist and producer out of Fort Worth, Texas. He is a child of music, as both his parents were music majors when they met in college.

You could say that he was born with rhythm in his blood.

BenCjones has since developed into a multi-instrumental prodigy, vocalist, and experimental songwriter with a style that bends traditional genres and conventional modes of thought — a creative force that blurs the typical lines of alternative and indie rock.

His new album, Just One Gun, will drop June 2nd!

But first, BenCjones new single “Time Bomb” takes the listener on an intensely interesting and hard-hitting journey that climaxes with a beautiful guitar solo and heavenly choir. We hope you dig!

“I’ve got to tell you, you’re like a time bomb baby.” – Bencjones

Covey

Covey is an alternative folk pop project led by British multi-instrumentalist and vocal extraordinaire, Tom Freeman.

Since relocating to the United States for school back in 2010, Covey has now managed to connect to his listeners through his unusual lyrics and beautifully raw vocals melodies.

And now, here is Covey’s debut single “Gecko” off his new album that dropped back on March 1st! Listen and dig my friends.

“I saw you in my dream last night as I stood alone.” – Covey

POLR

POLR is portrayed as a giant polar bear with a polaroid camera, but the producer behind the project is Nashville-based experimental artist — Micah Von.

The instrumental lo-fi hip hop artist explores a lost genre through a combination of obscure samples, groovy rhythms, and polarizing bass-lines.

Each POLR release has explored a different theme, and features unique elements such as historic samples and even collaborations with neoclassical musicians.

POLR’s new release arrives with a simple, yet quite chilled out style using unique vibrations to paint a picture of a serene greenhouse — lush and overgrown. The track utilizes organic textures and wood blocks to create a laid back and tranquil lo-fi atmosphere.

He hopes the listener will find peace and tranquility — refuge — in his music. And now, relax, get comfortable, and take the trip with POLR.

“Planting Seeds for a Brand New Sound with New Single ‘Greenhouse'” – POLR

Emerging Artist of the Month: Florence The Infinite

For most — God is in the TV. However, Florence the Infinite transcends ordinary tendencies of the flock, sheds his skin, and floats to new heights with his latest album release, ‘GROWING PAINS’.

Inglewood, California native Florence The Infinite is the prophetic leader of the notorious conscious hip-hop collective — Hoolipack.

“Peer Pressure” is a catatonic lo-fi track detailing how peer pressure could merely be turning on the TV and watching the mainstream news.

The beat and flow is quite simply an irresistible manifestation of the psychedelic dreamworld. It’s reminiscent of Kid Cudi, Joey Bada$$, Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco’s “Daydreamin”. Listen and dig my friends.

“Peer Pressure” off Florence The Infinites’ GROWING PAINS

For most — God is in the TV. However, Florence the Infinite transcends ordinary tendencies of the flock, sheds his skin, and floats to new heights with his latest album release, GROWING PAINS.

The project as a whole confronts the difficulty of waking up, escaping the system, and walking the thin line between chaos and order — the path of truth (a long and winding road to everlasting life).

Keep on dreaming with Florence The Infinite on Instagram. He’s on the cusp of something very special — we can feel it in the air. And, give him a follow on Spotify. You won’t regret it.

Bandcamp Exclusive: Indigo Bunting | Hunter Root | Ross Jenkins | Wood Ewe | Ahren

The song is a chilled out, cosmic lullaby that waxes and wanes itself into a dreamy soundscape littered with gravely vocals and pineal-piercing synthesizers.

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting is an experimental and eclectic indie psych-pop trio out of Austin, Texas.

The transcendental outfit manifests beautifully wrought alternative lo-fi dream pop that is just as interesting as it is mysterious.

“Reading Wrong/Lavender Mountain” is their latest dual sided single, and is beyond perfection. It’s a medley that explores mortality and the fragile, finite nature of this beautiful life.

We hope you enjoy Indigo Bunting’s brand new project. And, be sure to keep up with the band on Instagram.

Hunter Root

Hunter Root is an alternative grunge folk artist out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish country.

Hunter Root’s latest track “Talker With A Broken Jaw” was originally a poem, but was eventually transformed into a catatonic medley of blissful elegance. Thank God, because it’s fucking splendid. We hope you dig.

The track is part of an album that was released back on March 1st — dubbed “Life Inside a Wheel”.

The song is quite a departure from many of the other tracks on the album. And in our humble opinion, is absolutely riveting.

Follow Hunter Root on Facebook.

Ross Jenkins

Ross Jenkins is an alternative folk artist out of Vancouver.

Jenkins got his start as a teenager — touring with indie rock veterans. He has also opened and toured with several successful Canadian acts throughout the years.

Here is “Green” — an acoustic lo-fi track off his latest EP also entitled, Green. It’s pretty damn cool.

Ross recorded the project at his home in Vancouver — playing all the instruments and acting as both producer and sound engineer.

The result manifests his usual influences while moving into a new, manic interpretation of rural folk music.

As with his previous project, the Irish inspired artwork was done by the wonderfully talented visual artist, Adam de Souza.

Keep up with Ross Jenkins on Facebook.

Wood Ewe

Wood Ewe is the psychedelic brainchild of Iain Henderson — a Manchester based folk artist dishing up experimental brilliance of a transcendental nature. 

“Bonfire March” is both the opening and closing track off Wood Ewe’s self-titled debut EP. Give it a listen, and you’ll see what I mean.

The song is a chilled out, cosmic lullaby that waxes and wanes itself into a dreamy soundscape littered with gravely vocals and pineal-piercing synthesizers. It’s absolutely delectable. We hope you enjoy.

The project was written, recorded, and produced by Iain Henderson, and mixed and mastered by John A. Rivers and Eddy Hewitt at Woodbine Street, in Leamington Spa, UK.

Follow Wood Ewe on Instagram por favor. You will not regret it. Promise.

Ahren

Ahren is an experimental neoclassical composer out of Zürich, Switzerland.

His music is inspired by tales that his life writes itself.

“Homecoming” is Ahren’s latest release in which he experiments with a unique and more organic sounding piano — fused with emotional strings and a beautiful, yet subtle electronic bass. It’s simply magnificent. Enjoy.

And, please keep up with Ahren on Instagram.

A Poem for “Something’s Up With Marsha” by Mending

We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow is a four hour, 40 song speculative narrative — being released in nine chapters over an 18 month period.

The place once seemed exceptionally beautiful, but now felt quite cold and bleak — towering above her weary cheeks — the city had become a fiery inferno.

Great disdain she noticeably oozed for a place once covered in machinery and oil.

Like others — she thought I was strange. Still, she gave me a courteous nod and continued on her way.

In search of a dream, I had departed, but nothing ever seemed to fall into place, so back I went to face my fate.

But before I could leave, the snow began to melt, and little red cherries began to sprout.

You must now open your eyes — and get back to Wakerobin Hollow she told me.

So to Wakerobin Hollow I went — to care for a thing I thought I had tried to forget.

There were stalls selling apples, and Rhubarb in many shades — for work I tirelessly searched in vain.

I was greeted by peculiar smiles — they seemed to be rather cold, but smiled regardless of the foreign mold.

Before I could open my mouth, a peculiar woman said, “for you, I have something special.” And in her hand was bright red apple.

Mending is made up of singer songwriter Kate Adams who is based out of Chicago, and Joshua Dumas — an artist and composer out of New York. We Gathered at Wakerobin Hollow is a four hour, 40 song speculative narrative, and is being released in nine chapters over an 18 month period.

Subconscious Track of the Week: Voodoo by Linden

The subconscious is a bizarre realm, one that too few are familiar with, but a domain that Brighton-based songwriter – Linden – is quite fond of.

The subconscious is a bizarre realm, one that too few are familiar with, but a domain that Brighton-based songwriter – Linden – is quite fond of.

The subconscious is an out-of-focus place that unveils our deepest sorrows – a dark realm littered with vivid imagery of universal iconic symbolism and enigmatic themes.

The mysterious world of linden is no different as she displays interwoven conceptual works with visual arts – presenting her very own personal brand of sonic vibrations in a new and refreshing light.

The human condition, female sexuality, and domestic violence are all issues Linden embodies. And she does it on her own terms as she journeys through her conceptual garden of intricate medleys and meandering thoughts.

Linden’s latest single “Voodoo” deals with the internal struggle of domestic violence.

The emotionally charged track was Produced by the one and only, Steven Bamidele. We hope you enjoy, and be sure to give Linden a follow on Spotify.