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CB Question of the Week: Online Presence

Good afternoon! How are you all today? It’s Saturday, so here we are with this past week’s Question of the Week. We asked a question about social media presence and we find it funny, and a little bit ironic, that not a single person answered. Especially considering that 90% (estimating) of the people that follow our social media accounts are of the creative, independent, work-for-themselves types–musicians and artists, mostly–where we know social media presence is crucial. People “liked” the photo, but that’s as far as it went. So, since no one answered this QOTW, we’ll loosely talk about the things that we do/have done to build up our online presence.

Hunny Gale – “Get Back”

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Hunny Gale is a musical theatre-trained singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California, that claims her genre as being “rock n’ soul” (at least, that’s what it says on her Facebook page). Primed to release her debut EP, titled Dream No More, she put out her first single a few days ago. Through warm, midtempo guitars, clapping snare sounds, and an easy-going vibe, produced by Daniel J. W!shington, “Get Back” finds Hunny Gale singing a romantic song about being away from the one she loves and looking forward to returning back into his arms, because their love is kinda magic. There’s a sweet folk-soul sound in this song and, along with the happy, love-induced lyrics, it pulls at me in a comforting way. I can’t help but smile. Stream the song and look out for her EP tomorrow.

Brzowski – “The Ghost of Route 44”

If you weren’t aware, Brzowski is currently performing on his Season of the Witch tour, stopping in 6 cities total. As of today, there are 4 stops left (tour flyer below), with his next one being in Nashville. To coincide with the tour, he dropped a new song, called “The Ghost of Route 44”. It’s a dark and deadly offering that finds Brzo telling a haunting ghost story. Perfect listen with Halloween on the horizon. Stream and download for free (or, pitch in some money with that name your price option). Also, if you haven’t picked up his Witchitah EP, you can now do so via any major digital outlet.

CB Question of the Week: Favorite music platform?

Good day, readers! Being that it is Saturday, we are here to share this past week’s open-ended question and answers with you. If you aren’t in the loop with what this is, every Sunday we ask a question through our social media websites, that is open to anyone who wants to answer. In turn, after the question has been active for 6 days, we share some of the answers that we receive in a blog post every Saturday. That brings us to today.

Paulie Think – “Gangs n’ Govt” video

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Currently based in Texas, Paulie Think is a musician that has been holding the mic for a couple decades now, making a name for himself in the underground hip hop and punk scenes. In fact, his earlier years found him singing in a punk rock band called NOT-US, between 1987-1989; and then singing and playing guitar in punk rock/rap band Think, between 1990-1991. He has a handful of solo albums and music out, some of which can be found spread out on the internet (here, here, here, and here, to name a few). I won’t get deep into his history, because I only got put onto him yesterday, when reached out to me with this new music video.

Aspect One – “SheDevil”

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Los Angeles-based producer Aspect One dropped a brand new beat last night, called “SheDevil”, and it is a lovely listen. This little temptress of a tune has an alluring, hypnotic vibe with heavenly harp strings, swaying synth lines, gentle hi-hat taps, and there’s an easy-going clap rhythm that will keep your shoulders moving and/or head nodding. Relaxing jazzy hip hop that I couldn’t not share, so give it a listen!

IV The Polymath + you = new song

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Having recently moved to Arizona, hip hop producer IV The Polymath is asking for your participation in being apart of his next song. “Send me weird sounds & samples to work with,” he said yesterday, over at Twitter. He is taking on the challenge of using a variety of sent-in sounds to flip into a song, so when he says you can be as weird as you want… you should get involved! Sing a song, drop a quick freestyle, say something silly, beatbox, tap dance, brush your teeth, gargle water, bang on some pots, play the kazoo, pop bubble wrap, record your child talking, record your animal, scratch down a chalkboard… whatever you want to do, do it. Then send it in and wait for his magic to happen.

Monogem – “Gone”

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Monogem is the alias of singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh, who creates dreamy, disco-tinged pop music that has minor elements of funk and soul. The California singer released her debut, self-titled EP earlier this year, and is currently working on new music.

In fact, she released a brand new song a couple of days ago, called “Gone”. This is the first time I’ve heard her music, so when I clicked play on this song, it reminded me of 90’s/early 2000’s dance-pop music, and I was drawn into it. Her voice has a low-toned sweetness with a classic soul flare, and her vocals shine over a dance-inducing synth-pop beat, while she sings a girl-power anthem about independence and being single (“I am gone, ’cause I can do it better // All alone, you’re never gonna get it, dear // Good bye, no matter what you do or say // I am gone, ’cause I can do it better on my own“). It also served as a fun pick-me-up song that I sent to my best friend, who is going through a breakup, so that’s great. Give it a listen below!

A Yawn Worth Yelling – “Start Somewhere” video

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After releasing their Play Pretend EP, on September 18th, the San Jose-based pop band A Yawn Worth Yelling dropped a music video for “Start Somewhere”. The song is fun with bright pop vocals over a group of guitars, one of which is the tropical sound of a ukulele, and uptempo drums. The music video’s concept matches that of the lyrics, being about chasing love despite the unknown end result. Watch the video, directed by Maya Hernandez and edited by Matt Maloney.