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New Release: Goddess Diamond by Lychnis

On Saturday, April 20th, in the year of 2019 — Lychnis released “Goddess Diamond” on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

On Saturday, April 20th, in the year of 2019 — Lychnis released “Goddess Diamond” on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

The single is a modern throwback to the celestial tale of a timeless love lost in the cosmic oceans of the purple universe.


The track was written, recorded, and produced by Alex Aguilar, and was mastered by Santa Rosa Records own, Jesse Gilmore.

A new Lychnis album is on the horizon, so please stay tuned by giving Lychnis a follow on Spotify!


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New Release: Priscilla Presley by Lychnis

“I hear the king play his songs, dripping in gold, light up the blue dream…if our love killed god, the living, and the sober, I know that I’m not enough and I know that he’s gone.” — Lychnis

Today, on April 10th, in the year of our lord, 2019 — Lychnis released the two-track single ‘Priscilla Presley’ on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

The single was inspired by Priscilla herself, and how she would (at times) get Elvis all to herself when he would periodically return home from the road — back to Graceland.

The feelings of the burning love she must’ve felt when they were together sums these two tracks up perfectly. Enjoy.

‘Priscilla Presley’ by Lychnis

“I hear the king play his songs, dripping in gold, light up the blue dream…if our love killed god, the living, and the sober, I know that I’m not enough and I know that he’s gone.” — Lychnis

‘Priscilla Presley’ was written, recorded, and produced by Alex Aguilar, Mastered by Jesse Gilmore, and is now streaming everywhere music is available! Select your streaming platform of choice, here.

New music is on the horizon — so please stay tuned by giving Lychnis a follow on Spotify!


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YouTube Exclusive Ft. kitchenromance | Okey Dokey | The Babe Rainbow

In a way, it’s like The Beach Boys writing surf music, but never having surfed a day in their life.

kitchenromance

The latest track from kitchenromance is a sleepy lo-fi ballad of psychedelic impermanence — lost in a sort of misty dreamworld filled with a fuzzy sense of nostalgic comfort and a nice cool ocean breeze.

The honest vocals seem to transcend both space and time in a seemingly casual, careless, but always cool manner. And now, here is “dream with me” — a lethargic rhinestone all the way from the hazy shores of Southern California.

If kitchenromance were a food, we feel his YouTube cover art says it all — a leftover cheeseburger with a can of chili, some blueberries, and perhaps a side of fries — and don’t forget the ketchup.

“Dream me another, just like my father told me, and if you notice I dream all day long, would you still love me, long after I am gone, dream me another, just like my father told me.” – kitchenromance

Keep up with kitchenromance on YouTube — you monkeys!

Okey Dokey

In “All Hat No Cattle” — Okey Dokey indirectly riffs on the old Texas joke their good friend, Kole Sharp, reawakened for them.

It goes something like this: Nashville is essentially the cowgirl or cowboy who owns a ten gallon hat, a closet full of pearl snap shirts, wranglers, and a brand new pair of shiny cowboy boots, but has never ridden a horse, shot a sixshooter, sang a good old cowboy ballad beside a campfire, rounded up cattle, or ever really even done one damned cowboy thing in his or her life.

In a very strange way, it’s like The Beach Boys writing socal surfer music, but never having surfed a day in their lives.

“It can pertain to anything here in Nashville, but most notably music. For some reason when people live here [in Nashville], they have a sense of entitlement that they are different than the hundreds of thousands of musicians world wide. You can own a guitar or drum set or keyboard, but that doesn’t mean you know anything about real honest music.”  – Okey Dokey, on “All Hat No Cattle”

Check out Okey Dokey’s other tracks on YouTube!

The Babe Rainbow

Babe Rainbow’s latest track “Morning Song” is a happy and cheerful tune harping on the glorious intricacies of the natural world, and a true sense of bliss-inducing freedom and self-acceptance.

The soundscape sounds of a worldwide vibration, beautifully encumbered in honest vocals, and a real authentic feeling of what it means to truly feel alive — only to stare down a rifled barrel… Listen and dig my friends. I think you’ll really enjoy this one!

After releasing their self-titled debut back in 2017, The Babe Rainbow has evolved into an alternative psych-pop staple upon touring with the Allah-La’s, collaborating with Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and playing the Desert Daze Festival.

The band is very pleased to announce the release of a new full-length album on August 16th — on 30th Century Records. Stay tuned!

By the way — the music video was Directed by the one and only, Kristofski.

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Latin Vibrations Ft. Alex Cuba & Marinero

Despite playing in punk rock bands throughout his youth — it was a visit to Mexico that forever changed his life.

Photograph Courtesy of @beelza.bert — give ’em a follow on Instagram!

Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba — an experimental artist out of Canada — is the puppet master of every instrument on his latest project, and has also adopted a more minimalistic feel as of late. A primitive vibration we feel is of a transcendent nature.

The excitement of his new journey started when he was on a writing trip to Mexico, and converted a solo, self-produced project into a collective statement about the value of the song writing craft — engrossed in themes of love, tolerance, climate, and tradition.

In an era of division, outrage, and difference — Alex Cuba’s new single “Yo No Sé” presents the importance of giving oneself the benefit of the doubt and allowing yourself to try anything.

It was in Mexico City where Alex witnessed the growing movement of Latin pride among young musicians and fans, with a special interest in Latin American folk arts.

Cuba’s retro song writing shines through the project — and is a nostalgic throwback to the collective unconscious.

We hope to hear more music like this from Cuba in the near future. It’s a brand of latin folk music the world so desperately needs. And, be sure to give Cuba a follow on Spotify!

Marinero

Marinero is the manic moniker of San Francisco native — Jess Sylvester — whose songs of heartbreak wreaks of Latin America and subtle touches of tender, and heartfelt emotion.

Despite playing in punk rock bands throughout his youth — it was a visit to Mexico that forever changed his life. During a three-month trip to Guadalajara — Carlos Pesina, transitioned from being Jess’s tour guide to being his bandmate — resulting in Francisco Y Madero.

His more recent solo work as Marinero, however, offers further insight into his singular talent and evolution as an artist. 

“Flor de Jamaica” is a first glimpse into the project — a pairing of bossa-nova rhythms and vocals filled with existential angst.

Following an emotional breakup, Sylvester booked a trip to Guadalajara. Once there, he collaborated with psych-rock troupe, Dorotheo.

Those sessions, recorded in May and June of last year, are the first Marinero songs on record with a live band.

The project taps into Sylvester’s Chicano roots with inspiration from groups like Los Freddys and Malo, and Brazil’s colorfully textured Tropicália movement.

While he notes that the project wasn’t easy to record, Jess now views Trópico de Cáncer as a natural creative step forward. “I feel like I’ve healed as a result of going through that whole process and making the record,” he said. “It feels like it was all meant to be in a way.” And, we feel the same.

Since Marinero is not yet on Spotify, go ahead and give his other project a follow. We can’t wait to hear what else this evolving artist has for us in the near future. It should be a trip.

Cover Track of the Day: Time To Pretend by Cyrene

Rather than a cover, think of this as a re-interpretation that blurs boundaries and demolishes differences.

Cyrene is steeped in vivid iconic imagery and esoteric folk lore.

To the Ancient Greeks, she was a huntress who battled wild beasts and bewitched Apollo. The city of Cyrene, built in her honor, was a prosperous place of immense cultural and political importance.

Cyrene’s boldness and beauty, and her fearlessness and fame have inspired writers, poets, sculptors and painters for centuries.

Rather than a cover, think of this as a re-interpretation that blurs boundaries and demolishes differences.

And now, here is Cyrene’s beautiful cover of MGMT’s “Time To Pretend”.

Cyrene still exists and over time, her myth has infected the world.

The relentless pursuit of pleasure has influenced culture since the dawn of hedonism. From the Romans to celebrities to our obsession with the gilded lives of the rich and famous and the fake reality of social media, modern day society is the ultimate place to pretend.

Through Cyrene, familiar lyrics takes on a new meaning. The spellbinding sound has an otherworldly aura, a dreamlike quality that rises above both space and time.

It’s indie psych-pop at its finest, seen through the lens of Cyrene’s legend, in which secrets will slowly reveal themselves.

We feel Cyrene’s tale has just begun. Stay tuned.