1. Music Spotlight - “Non-Traditional Folk Songs” by Trail Magic
In this week’s Music Spotlight, we’re featuring “Non-Traditional Folk Songs,” a concept album from Nashville-based Trail Magic. Each song on the album is part of a single journey as the record attempts to transport the listener through a full range of emotional settings and musical plot points. A two-minute beach party leads directly into a 5-minute, epic instrumental piece featuring piano and strings. A sultry, jazz-laced tune gives way to a percussive island jam. In a style that is becoming signature, Trail Magic’s Justin Maurer and Taylor Zachry (formerly of Colorfeels) have produced another record (see Colorfeels’ Syzygy) that, in another life, could have just as easily been the soundtrack to a film. Non-Traditional Folk Songs is unique in that it was meant to be listened to as a whole, from start to finish, but each song also stands well on its own. Listen to the album now on Grooveshark.

    Music Spotlight - “Non-Traditional Folk Songs” by Trail Magic

    In this week’s Music Spotlight, we’re featuring “Non-Traditional Folk Songs,” a concept album from Nashville-based Trail Magic. Each song on the album is part of a single journey as the record attempts to transport the listener through a full range of emotional settings and musical plot points. A two-minute beach party leads directly into a 5-minute, epic instrumental piece featuring piano and strings. A sultry, jazz-laced tune gives way to a percussive island jam. In a style that is becoming signature, Trail Magic’s Justin Maurer and Taylor Zachry (formerly of Colorfeels) have produced another record (see Colorfeels’ Syzygy) that, in another life, could have just as easily been the soundtrack to a film. Non-Traditional Folk Songs is unique in that it was meant to be listened to as a whole, from start to finish, but each song also stands well on its own. Listen to the album now on Grooveshark.

  2. Music Spotlight - “Symmetry” by Tropic of Pisces

Today, we kick off our new series Music Spotlight, in which we feature new or interesting albums to help you discover some of the great music and musicians on Grooveshark. Our first Music Spotlight is Tropic of Pisces’s debut EP “Symmetry,” a compilation of pop tracks with hints of funk & electropop. The EP emanates tropical pop chords and dance-inducing arrangements, incorporating detailed electric guitar with funky bass, rhythmic drums and glittering synth. You can listen to the EP here and pop over here to snag it on vinyl.
-By Erin Pickard

    Music Spotlight - “Symmetry” by Tropic of Pisces

    Today, we kick off our new series Music Spotlight, in which we feature new or interesting albums to help you discover some of the great music and musicians on Grooveshark. Our first Music Spotlight is Tropic of Pisces’s debut EP “Symmetry,” a compilation of pop tracks with hints of funk & electropop. The EP emanates tropical pop chords and dance-inducing arrangements, incorporating detailed electric guitar with funky bass, rhythmic drums and glittering synth. You can listen to the EP here and pop over here to snag it on vinyl.

    -By Erin Pickard


  3. Kelly and the Hermanos - They’re as Awesome as They Look

        One of the many benefits of working directly with artists is that we’re exposed to an incredibly diverse range of unique musical styles and talent. One particularly awesome band of musicians, Kelly and the Hermanos, set aside time from gearing up for their May 26th album release show in NYC to grace us with a live performance this past Friday (5/11) in Grooveshark’s New York Office. Their particular brand of music? A “soundscape of an old timey western, wrought with love, despair and adventurous action that just happens to take place underwater.” The band has spent the last year recording their aptly named debut album “Underwater Western” and performing across the Northeast. We were thrilled to hear that the band uses Grooveshark to help stoke the fires that fuel their creative process.

    “Grooveshark has been a great way for the band to bring our different musical tastes together. Every time we hang out we’ve got it up on the computer making playlists that combine each of the band members favorite music, from old country songs to indie rock and pop music. This in turn helps develop our sound based on the mixture of the music we enjoy to create something that is the sum of all our loves.”
    –Kelly & The Hermanos 

        We know they’re excited to share their new album with the Grooveshark Community, so if you find yourself in or around New York City on May 26, make your way over to the Rockwood Music Hall for the “Underwater Western” release party and show them some love from the Sharks.

        Of course, no story on a live performance would be complete without pictures! Check them out below. :)

     


    Love & Sweet Underwater Westerns,
    Grooveshark

  4.   The group, composed of MC/songwriter Sonny Shotz, producer/manager Alexander Mendoza, and producer/engineer Mik Beats, came together in 2010 and has released two mix tapes Undeclared (2010) and The Drive In (2011). This past Tuesday they released a 17-track album, Generation X. Inspired by a diverse range of musical styles and by coupling socially conscious lyrics with high-energy production, the 17-track compilation holds appeal to fans of a varying range of genres including pop, indie, rock, hip-hop, techno, and country. The Dean’s List are the flagship group of aveNUE Music Partnerships, a new indie platform designed to help distribute and promote artists through strategic brand and media partnerships.

        Check out Generation X in our Featured Section or click their awesome site theme below enjoy & download the album. PROTIP: Before you get down to the full album, check out the video for the single “Youth,” below.


    For more awesomeness check out The Dean’s List on Facebook and Twitter.


    Love & Good Musical Grades,
    Grooveshark and The Dean’s List


  5.     If you haven’t already gotten a dose of The Tenant’s sweet new album, Hustlers of the World, be sure to check it out! Click on their sweet theme below to hear the album and grab some downloads. Also be scope out the video for the single Mystery Mountain here.



    Love & an Awesome Album Release,
    Grooveshark & The Tenant


  6. One of our favorite bands, Lotus, just dropped their new, self-titled album last week on SCI Fidelity Records- and we can’t stop listening to it!

    This is their fourth full-length studio album with 11 tracks ranging from ambient to pulsating beats, with hip-hop style vocals. Lotus slightly veered from their previous sound and found the perfect mix of organic and electronic sound that is sure to attract an array of listeners. 

    Check out their awesome new tracks, and let us know what you think. Click here now to listen to the album on Grooveshark or click below!