Rockin' Rich Lynch Presents "The List"
Rockin' Rich Lynch is a music critic, concert reviewer, singer/songwriter and pro sports entrepreneur. His inbox is filled with hundreds of new and returning international artists every week looking to get their music heard and promoted. Of those, "The List" features only the cream of the crop. So, if you made the cut - you're doing something right!!!
babyflow - In many ways Oblivious is a record we wish hadn't needed to be made. To that end the challenging collective released only 250 copies of this part Covid concept album / part cure for the Trump Hangover on limited edition vinyl. With recording started in the Fall of 2019 it's fair to say that they didn't set out to make a statement on the pandemic. But with songs like "Karen For Hire", "Covid Beach" and "Invisible Mask" it's clear that the Corona virus ultimately infected the artistic direction of the project. With SEVEN new songs and SIX new commercials the surprising debut release for babyflow includes Blake Rogers' towering instrumentals WILLIAM BURNS and SUBSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE, musical and vocal contributions from the Liller brothers, Aaron and Sean, local trumpeter Bryson Bush and Pinnacle guitar slinger Pierce Miller. Get a dose of "Greaser" and "Wrong" to be introduced to all that is right with babyflow.
Casilian - So, this group just sent us their latest single called "If We Could" and we can report that they sure can. Built on a lone female voice bolstered by subtle beats before being joined by a two-part, then three part male vocal accompaniment. This fusion of folk, rock and electronica is triumphant and served to almost move this cold-hearted reviewer to tears as the plaintive exploration stirred something deep inside of me. In summary, they could so you should check out this trio on the rise as they remove the blindfolds of love to reveal one of the deepest tracks we've heard in some time!
Clayton Saunders - This singer-songwriter from "down under" looks to be the next artist heading on up to greater things in Music City. The solemn song "Life Hurts Without Her" about the untimely loss of a spouse is sweetened by that Nashville sound, the cry of a steel guitar and a fried chicken reference that all reveal Saunders to be just as tasty as Sanders. So dig in. It hurts. But, it's good.
Dan Lynch - My father's name was Dan Lynch. Many religious types refer to God as their father. My friends might know me as one who once worshipped his stereo. So, it makes sense that I would jump at the chance to take a listen to "Stereo Is God" from this awesome Australian musician. This one jumps out of the speakers with an anthemic 80's vibe and an electronically enhanced groove that just won't quit. The truth is it's packed with all the tenets that made me follow the path of music in the first place. We anxiously await his next revealing.
Frozen Arch - We have to admit that we're "Hypnotized" by this one-man band founded by the French singer and multi-instrumentalist Loïc Malassagne (Invading Chapel, Hot Hell RooM). Like a breath of fresh, cold air this one has left us stunned and frozen in our tracks. What's surprising is that this take on progressive heavy metal is singularly good and determined. The recipe is working - and by doing it all himself - the extra cooks aren't ruining the broth. But, he'll probably have to thaw out the band to take this show on the road eventually.
Mike Hebert - Born and raised in Iota, a small town in South Louisiana, Mike Hebert learned to sing and play guitar around the age of twelve. Most of his young adult life was spent in blue collar jobs as he developed a love for outlaw country and a passion for songwriting. With a move to Nashville all the pieces came together for him to get "mooving" with his own music with "Moonshine Milcows". The title track is a hilarious recollection on the days of his youth that tells a tall tale of high-proof bovine. "Another Whiskey Night" goes down easy with a steady rock beat, harp and fiddle shaken together to deliver a satisfying shot of vintage country rock. "Side Roads" is a nice diversion from the hustle and bustle of the big city blues that tells the story of Hebert's ongoing and unfolding journey with fabulous support on backing vocals. On Moonshine Milcows the talented Hebert and his production team squeeze out an intoxicating debut offering that contains more than one iota of truth about life and love on seven refreshing tracks!
Steelyard - This Dutch duo comprised of Frank Leemhuis and Wouter van der Veen are building something big on a strong foundation of songs like their latest, "Don't Let Go". They took a typical synth wave vibe and merged that together with modern, even urban influences. The result is a positive love song that stands proudly as a shining singular piece of pure pop perfection. You're going to want to hold on to this one!
Sour Ops - If you need proof that Nashville has more going on than just country music then the latest single from this power-pop leaning power trio is sweet vindication of that fact. "There She Goes" is a confident strut that combines a fierce fuzz, a determined drive and a sultry stroll that will take you where you need to go. Singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Price Harrison & Co. have delivered the goods once again making their forthcoming full-length X one of Music City's most anticipated releases of the year - especially for fans of modern rock with a vintage vibe.
The Silver Devils - From San Diego, California and just outside the gates of Hell comes an unholy alliance of Demetrio Donzelli, Ben Engel, William Webb and Greg Bjurman who have conjured up a new sound formulated from old time rock & roll and new time punk. To that end they have concocted the alluring "Love Potion No. 10" that is full of passion, pageantry and a unique formula that is sure to draw in legions of listeners who come under their spell.
Tiffany Johnson - This pretty Rapid City, South Dakota singer-songwriter is on the rise with a mission and a roadmap to success that runs through Nashville. With her songs comprising a mix of country and pop with honest lyrics and unique melodies comparisons to some of Music City's other leading ladies are inevitable. But, on her latest single "Mean It" you can see she is mining her own path to achievement with an edge as she's not afraid to stand up for herself as a bold and chastising chanteuse. Want more proof of her determination to carve out her presence as ably and gutsy as Gutzon Borglum? Tiffany released four singles in 2019 and another five in 2020. She's chiseling away with monumental resolve. Teen angst never looked or sounded so good and I mean it.
Post Profit - Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the angst and anger found in the grooves of "Better Off" - a song that stands as an anthem for our perilous times that has no equal. Certainly, you will have a lot to gain if you take the advice dished out from this alt-rock out fit that mixes a sense of nostalgia with a thick modern sound. With lyrics like - "Question everything that's said, I don't know if I'll ever hear the truth again" - well, we'd all be better off if we would only take the time to ponder the meaning of the words.
The Ghost Of Paul Revere - You're going to want to take the ride with this quality quartet from Maine who consistently deliver meaningful messages for these times most often packaged in a holler-folk missive. But, they veer off into harder rock on the pandemic inspired "Travel On" that finds their light shining bright as they anxiously look to return to their revolutionary work doing what they do best - playing in front of a live audience.
Chesney Claire - Just shy of 20 years old this exceptional teenager is coming alive with each new bold step she takes in the music industry. Already nominated for 7 industry awards the stunning Pop/RnB Singer/Neo Soul singer and songwriter hailing from Bell City, Lousiana is prepping her latest single "Come Alive" that is sure to bear hints of her recent move to Branson combined with the Nashville touch. It can't come fast enough!
Allie Colleen - Rising Nashville songstress proves that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree on "Playing House" the lead single from her much anticipated debut records "Stones". A strongly emotional mid-tempo country rocker is built on a strong foundation and proves she can stand strongly and proudly all on her own. She's not playing around!
UKICO - Here comes a mysterious female figure shaped by Japanese and French culture who proves she is ready to ascend to great heights on her upcoming debut album "Ascension". Get ready to be transported to a mythical place that is UKICO's fantastic universe as it teams with symbolism and analogies to her personal growth, through songs, visuals, stories and performances. I've already drank the Kool-Aid!
Dennis DeYoung - In his years with Styx ole Double "D" became very familiar with the concept of bitter and strained human relations. His just issued late era classic "Isle of Misanthrope" explores the idea of hating your fellow man in rejuvenated prog rock glory. Perhaps it's an olive branch?!?
John Carr - His latest "Never Let Me Down" is light, bright, uplifting and far from a disappointment as it explores stylings inspired by the British Invasion. Nicely done.
Abigail Fierce - An amazing and ferocious talent from Los Angeles sent us "Love You Right" and all we can say is we love it. No unrequited love here - we send it back your way with heaps of praise and true affection!
Bethy - This captivating singer/songwriter/artist from the U.K. asks "How Are You?" on her new track. Well, we're good now that we discovered your mesmerizing music!
Tae Mitch - This upcoming hip-hop rapper from Youngstown, Ohio is in a league of his own. On his most recent single "Be Rich" he's hoping to get wealthy. If he keeps putting out quality songs like this one he's got a great chance of getting there!
Matt Langlois - We knew our good friend and leader of The Welcome Matt long before the world got weird. Check out his new "TheNewWeirdWorld" which is frankly a song we wish he didn't have to write. Still, he finds a way to make the pandemic seem welcoming, tasty and meaningful.
Jack Mosley - How could we not like "When the Aliens Came" by this fine Florida songwriter who provides the Jimmy Muffett meets Steven Spielberg cinematic escape to the islands powered by weed and a beamship!
Mustasch - One of Sweden's biggest hard rock bands of all time kill it on their latest single "You Are Killing Me". At the very least it will grow on you!
Glitchers - A dangerously good punk screemo band from the U.K. are making music to make you think on their upcoming Thought Crimes EP!
Kate Koenig - Award winning experimental folk artist who excels on Etemenanki her strangely satisfying full-length journey of intrigue and intellect that you will revisit for new insight with each play.
The L.A. Maybe - Some say rock is dead. But maybe, just maybe, you'll find that its corpse has a powerful pulse thanks to this fearsome five piece and their awesome and exhilarating debut "Dirty Damn Tricks".