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Austrian trio, Lex Audrey, releases debut album, ‘No Intention of Changing the World’ and it’s a jack of all trades of sounds

Lex Audrey have already proven that they can break into the international music scene with their singles ‘NSFL’ and ‘>>GodGiven<<‘ raking in the streams on a continuous basis. They released their debut album No Intention of Changing the World on the 8th of February via LasVegas Records and it’s an album that will keeps on delivering with every single track. 

The title of their debut album feels almost tongue in cheek. It’s clear tha they have every intention of trying to change the world. This album is filled with tracks that comments on the fast-paced and digital society we find ourselves in. Lex Audrey manages to tiptoe perfectly between using organic and digital instrumentation. Big guitars, big electronic sweeps, it’s all in here. You can’t help but fall in love with their feel-good uplifting sound, however as soon as you dip into the lyrical content; you will discover a whole new world of cynicism, social commentary and deep-rooted introspection. 

No Intention of Changing the World sees Lex Audrey produce a stellar debut record filled with 12-tracks that never lets up. This album ranges from catchy upbeat tracks like ‘Winter II’, ‘Mexican Standoff’ and ‘NSFL’ while flawlessly also including slower gems such as ‘Lost To You’, ‘From Beginning’, and ‘No Intention of Changing the World’. Lex Audrey creates their sound with a spectrum of styles especially on tracks like ‘Little Elephant’, ‘TikTikBoom!’ and ‘The Key’, where it’s clear they had a lot of fun experimenting with different elements. If you’re into big tracks that remind you of classic arena rock, then the anthemic ‘Get Me Anywhere’, the synth-heavy ‘Metaphor’ and the massive guitar solos of ‘>>godgiven<<’ should be right up your alley. It’s difficult to place any of the tracks on No Intention of Changing the World into a singular box, as this album manages to tick every box. Synth, indie, electronica, rock, pop, dance, ballads; Lex Audrey can do it all. 

Lex Audrey vocalist Niklas said about the album, “It‘s hard to summarize this album in just a few sentences, as we worked very long and hard on it. A lot of the songs are very critical about how technology sometimes has a negative impact on society and the way people interact with each other. We don‘t know if our listeners feel the same way about it yet, but we can‘t wait to find out.

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New York-based, indie folk, singer songwriter Greg Jacquin debuts his new single ‘Store Policy.’

Today, New York-based, indie folk, singer songwriter Greg Jacquin debuts his new single “Store Policy.” Substream Magazine announced his upcoming East Coast tour dates, highlighting his LP Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall on 2/15 and exclusively premiered the track, praising, “‘Store Policy’ is tender and sweet from its very first note. Jacquin’s guitar chords are warm and inviting, and the piano line is simple and sweet.” “Store Policy” is the third single off his forthcoming LP, Clocks Slow Down, out on Friday, February 15th. Jacquin has announced East Coast tour dates in support of the album, and will be celebrating on release day with a performance at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall. See below for all his upcoming dates. Clocks Slow Down LP is out February 15th on all streaming platforms. 

Greg Jacquin and bandmates Paul Griffin (piano, keys, vocals), Rich Berta (guitar, vocals), Peter Wilson (drums) and Lalit Loomba (bass) recorded Clocks Slow Down, a beautiful collection of eleven original songs. The album is a sprawling statement of sadness and hopelessness, pain and suffering, rebuilding and self-discovery, with a dash of politics and humor, too. This time around, Jacquin enlisted another impressive crew of musicians for the album, including Andrew Bordeaux on violin and guitar, Jim Keyes and organ and electric piano and Sarah Browne on vocals. The album was recorded by Fred Gillen Jr. (Pete Seeger) at Woody’s House in Croton, NY, and mastered by Scott Hull (John Zorn, Snarky Puppy, Loudon Wainwright III, Uncle Tupelo, Edie Brickell, Ani DiFranco) at Masterdisk. The album art is by Ian Felice (The Felice Brothers).

All songs were written by Jacquin, eliciting collaboration with a variety of artists and bandmates. “Store Policy” and “Time Again” saw Lalit Loomba & Jacquin team up in their writing process, “Coffee” was written by Greg Jannacone and Jacquin, “Too Hungry For Dinner” and “Highways & Hotels” was written by Paul Griffin.

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Amycanbe release synth-heavy live version of ‘White Slide’

Italian dream-pop quartet Amycanbe have shared a live version of their new track ‘White Slide.’ The band intends to release their EP White Slide on the 19th April via Open Productions.

Amycanbe has had some slight lineup changes throughout the years, but they currently consist of Francesca Amati (vocals), Mattia Mercuriali (bass, guitars, keys), Marco Trinchillo (drums, keys) and Mattia “Matta” Dallara (keys). With 3 albums and several EP’s behind their name, their 2011 album ‘Mountain Whales’ garnered significant success with their hit ‘Buffalos’ gaining a lot of traction from fans and critics alike.

The live version of ‘White Slide’ takes the track up a few notches, and the intricate, yet subtle production elements become more apparent. The synthesizer is far more discernible, and the track becomes instantly danceable. However, it is Francesca’s vocals that stand out the most on the live version, bringing them into the forefront. An altogether pleasant listening experience, sure to make fans feel tingly all the way down to the base of their dance-floor spines.

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Homeshake shares latest track “Another Thing” from forthcoming album ‘Helium’

Peter Sagar AKA Homeshake shares his latest track “Another Thing” from his forthcoming album “Helium” out February 15th on Sinderlyn. The infectious, 80’s pop offering is sprinkled with Sagar’s charm with tinkling synths and feather light vocals making it a song to soundtrack one of your sweetest dreams.

With “Helium”, Sagar puts down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. Landscape that he once viewed from a distance now forms the bedrock of his sound, and from here, he looks back out at the world as if through a light fog, composing songs that feel grounded and intimate, even as they explore a dispersed feeling of isolation. It’s a feeling that comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.

Homeshake will take Helium on the road next month to Europe with headline shows in Brighton, Manchester and London’s Kentish Town Forum plus more. Full dates below.

 Homeshake Tour Dates:
 Wednesday, February 20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Thursday, February 21 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Friday, February 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Saturday, February 23 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Sunday, February 24 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Tuesday, February 26 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Wednesday, February 27 – Roubaix, FR @ La Cave aux Poetes
Thursday, February 28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Friday, March 1 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Sunday, March 3 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 (w/ Tawiah)
Monday, March 4 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2 (w/ Tawiah)
Tuesday, March 5 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum (w/ Tawiah)
Thursday, March 21 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Friday, March 22 – Brooklyn, New York @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Yves Jarvis, Pink Siifu)
Sunday, March 24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Monday, March 25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Tuesday, March 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Wednesday, March 27 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Friday, March 29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Saturday, March 30 – Detroit, MI @ El Club (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Sunday, March 31 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (w/ Yves Jarvis)
Tuesday, May 28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Saturday, June 1 – Dublin, IE @ Foribben Fruit Festival