Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Ghost Town” by Macedo – A Song Review

     Twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo show the beauty of two-part harmony and the competitive advantage of a pair of singers having physically similar vocal cords. Their singles have an art to them. Michelle and Melissa perform under their surname – Macedo.

     Macedo is based in Los Angeles. According to their Facebook page, the full band is Michelle Macedo, Melissa Macedo, Caleb Bigler, Hunter Hunt, Ken Christianson, and Adam Timmerman
     “Ghost Town” by Macedo





Friday, April 28, 2017

Free Friday (“FL&R”) – April 28 (Part II) Ballerina Black

     Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. "Eddie Lynn" by Ballerina Black is a track that is Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R). 
      Our first introduction to Ballerina Black came from bassist Esli Sugich. We were fans immediately, but the attraction has grown stronger with almost every release from the Los Angeles-based band. They stay within their strengths, but the emphasis on features varies among the songs in the Ballerina Black library.
     The core members of Ballerina Black are Bobby Moynahan (vocals, guitar) and Scott Eton (keyboard, guitar). Esli Sugich continues to play a role. The band characterizes its genre as Grave Wave – “synth-driven landscapes Eton juxtaposes amid Moynahan's morose dialogues.” But the guitar work on the most recent release, “Eddie Lynn,” distinguishes the song as a Sonic Post Punk track.

     “Eddie Lynn” will be on an EP entitled “East Linus.” 

Free Friday (“FL&R”) – April 28

     Free and Legal Downloads? Yes, at least temporarily. Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of their releases.  The end of an offer may be based on the expiration of a set period of time or on a limited number of downloads.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) downloads.
     Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. Our plan is to post at least one FL&R song each Friday.
     The Oyster Murders are equally adept at handling melodic upbeat tracks and dark themes. “Eliza Battle” floats along, although the guitars sometimes turn sinister. In comparison, “Join the Party” has a darkness from start to finish.

      The band is based in Brisbane, Australia. The members are husband and wife Grant (vocals, guitar) and Wendy Redgen (vocals, synths), along with Shaun Edwards (drums) and Chris Macpherson (bass, guitar). Quoting content provided by The Oyster Murders:
  Heavily influenced by the densely layered guitar sounds, and strong melodic vocals produced by the 90’s and now. The music straddles a wide variety of genres whilst still maintaining the eerie sweetness, characteristic of their sound.

      “Eliza Battle” 


     “Join the Party” 


Lyrics of “Join the Party” by The Oyster Murders
In the forest by the house where the lovers and earth meet
Buried letters there's no post to send them by
The sting of their aching thoughts the longing of their bodies
The glory box is filled with letters but no post to send them by

Join the party everybody is present
Join the party everybody is president
Join the party what a grand chick
Everybody is president
Join join the party

Open eyes suspicious minds listen to the dirt
Hope to hear footfalls above the earth
The sting of their aching thoughts the longing of their bodies
The glory box is filled with letters but no post to send them by

Join the party everbody is present
Join the party everybody is president
Join the party what a grand chick
Everybody is president
Join join the party