A Note on the Future of M&R
Hey there music lovers!
As you have probably noticed, this site hasn’t updated since April of this year, and much of it is due to an increase in workload and a lack of time to maintain this site.
I wish to continue updating this site, but until december, when my workload will decrease, updates will be sporadic, if at all.
Please feel free to still submit work, but not all of it will be considered as heavily.
I look forward to sharing more great music in the future. In the meantime, The Heavenly States are a nice group to listen to.
Young Excursion - “Blue” (New Single) (Download)
Man, this group is very quickly becoming prolific! It seems like every week they’reshelling out another track. And it’s wonderful. The newest released track, “Blue,” takes a slightly different musical route from the other tracks. You still have that sorrowful strain that goes along with the pathos of it all – that systemic and biological angst from a confusing situation, enshrined in song – but it’s not as “lost in the woods”-y. This track’s a bit more upbeat. Keys are introduced, and even the lyrics seem to push more toward a hopeful love song than a sorrowful, remorseful track.
Perhaps it’s all part of their ultimate goal for when an LP is finalized. Maybe it’s this concept of loss and gain, released through music. All I know is that, whenever this album is released, I’m going to get it as soon as possible. Young Excursion is incredible and oh so talented.
Check this track out on their bandcamp, and feel free to download all their demo tracks. Help fund the artist, too!
Similar to: Local Natives, The Tallest Man On Earth
Young Excursion - “No Rooms” (New Single) (Download)
I posted about this new group out of Nashville and Boston a few months ago, and I hope you’re following them as closely as I am. They just pumped out a new track, made free for download on their bandcamp, titled “No Rooms.” Follow these guys. Keep them in the back of your mind. One of these days, they’re going to be big, and you’re going to be happy you picked them up before they came out with their most famous stuff. After all, bragging rights are the reason anyone gets into new music, right?
A month ago, I had the opportunity to see Young Excursion play an acoustic show in a small cafe outside of Boston. The combination of multiple guitars each playing slightly different rhythm and lead parts at alternating times made for a very complex and impressive atmosphere. Tactically, it was brilliant. You can feel the emotion pouring out of every lyric expressed. Young Excursion has the unique ability to capture that sense of being empty in the woods, left with only your lonely faults and thoughts, just longing for anyone to relieve your pain and sorrow. For that, I commend and respect them. If you’re in the Boston area and have the chance to see them, go. You won’t be disappointed.
Seriously, listen to this track. Download their stuff, and enjoy the beauty that is Young Excursion.
Just click Play below and enjoy!
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ARTIST TO WATCH: Town Hall - Roots & Bells (New Album)
Oh my, this band. Town Hall is a band out of NYU, and they’re just absolutely incredible. I’ve been listening to this album pretty much nonstop over the past week. If there’s one album you get linked to from TGLR that you actually pay for this year, let it be this. Seriously, you will not be disappointed.
This is the band’s debut album, and you can just tell that they’re going to be big. It’s difficult to draw a parallel to their music without bringing up their unique qualities that differ them from every other act out there today. Again, and I can’t say it enough, this group is incredible. The musicality meshes perfectly with the style of song; the lyrics are smart but snarky at times, with no loss on the sad, heartstrung tunes.
Usually, you’ll get bands like these that simply lack when it comes to production skill – after all, they’re not nearly able to get their hands on the expensive production equipment needed to make something like what’s normally listened to in the ways of pop-rock. But Town Hall doesn’t lack in that respect either. Somehow, everything’s produced perfectly, orchestrated perfectly, and composed perfectly. How they do it I’ll always wonder. But please, please, please, listen to this album, buy it, give Town Hall the funds to keep making incredible music. Or at least just check out their bandcamp and look at what else they have (their first EP is completely FREE!).
Top Tracks: “Mary A. Longden,” “Swim Team,” “The Strongest of Hands”
Similar to: The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The New Pornographers, Andrew Bird, The Magnetic Fields.