Groover Playlist 49 | And Holding

Pop Trash Inc., Mason Via, Tyno, Veen P and the rest of the latest and greatest.

Pop Trash Inc. put their best foot forward, Mason Via hits Mardi Gras, Tyno is just happy to be here, Jude Aston takes a stand and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to my Tinnitist Groover Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE.


Pop Trash Inc. | Footprint In The Snow

HOME BASE: Netherlands.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Best described as the dirty love child of Garbage, Daft Punk and Darth Vader, Pop Trash Inc. are a dynamic four-piece that have been forging a unique path through the music scene. Hailing from The Netherlands, this mysterious band write, produce and record their own music, backing it with original artwork and visuals to create an uncompromising assault on the sense. Pop Trash Inc. have released their own ‘unofficial Bond theme’ Footprint In The Snow. Combining every element of the classic Bond sound — entrancing lyrics, soulful sexy voice, twangy spy guitars and orchestration — it is still thoroughly modern sounding.”

Mason Via | Mardi Gras (ft. Sierra Ferrell)

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Cajun.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Mason Via grew up going to fiddler’s conventions and music festivals around North Carolina and Virginia, where he was steeped in the rich Appalachian culture that surrounds the area. Picking and singing from an early age, Mason combines soulful high lonesome singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. Mason’s lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind his music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess. Catch Mason performing solo, or with his flaming hot “newgrass” band Hot Trail Mix. “We tried to bring my experience to life lyrically as well as musically with the second-line drum beat and the melodic riffs that are reminiscent of a horn section. Accompanied by the talented and timeless addition of Sierra Ferrell’s vocal harmony.”

Tyno | La La La

HOME BASE: France.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “On an atypical instrument, guided by an electric guitar, the artist wanted to try a different piece at his usual rhythms. Upbeat and unique, the clip was shot in Amsterdam last summer. Some notes of the piece refer to the ride, and above all immerses us in a happy mood.”

Jude Aston | Stand Up

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Jude is a pop-rock project imbued with poetry, between indie rock inspirations and French songs. Started in 2010, the first phase of the project explores our relationship with the world through three albums: Ce Qu’on Fait Ici (2010), Hors du Monde (2012) and Délinéation (2018). 2020 marks the start of a second volume in the history of the project with the release of a new three-part album.”

Veen P | Petite Fleur

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Soul/R&B.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Veen is a Parisian multi-instrumentalist and dancer living in Paris. Self-taught, he writes, produces, and mixes his music himself. After many songs released as singlea, Veen presents thevideo of the track Petite Fleur. The song, composed and performed by Veen, deals with those ruptures that sometimes consume our consciousness by idealizing the moments spent with each other.”

Plumes | Golden Gourmande

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop-Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Plumes is an indie-pop / classical crossover project centred around Canadian singer-songwriter Veronica Charnley. Originally from Montréal, now based in Paris, Plumes is romantic and adventurous, bridging continents et d’univers divers. Golden Gourmande is a song off Plumes’ latest album Oh Orwell. Canadian filmmaker Pixie Cram has created a visual world full of tenderness and sensuality to represent this passionate, sweet and sour love song.”

Bruno Bisaro & Les Ouragans Gris | Marie

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Bruno Bisaro is a French songwriter and performer. He is also known as a LGBT activist. He lives and works in the Paris suburbs. He is a renowned artist of contemporary creation but also one of the actors in the renewal of a European counterculture. For more than 10 years, he has contributed, through the production of a demanding work constantly renewed and thanks to the singularity of his artistic approach, to the dynamism and influence of the independent and alternative French-speaking scene.”

The Cat’s Advice | Park Bench Blues

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:The Cat’s Advice are Red River Tommy and Laughin’ Lexx. Take a Gibson J50 and put it in the hands of Tom Donahue — where it has been at home for many, many years — then add Lexiss Jefferson on bass guitar, holding down the bottom end and laying in some colour on harmonica. Stir in some grand harmonies and fine songwriting and you have The Cat’s Advice. Their easy style and humorous banter puts folks at ease and creates a welcoming atmosphere wherever they play.”

Jaj & The Family Hope | A L’ombre de Moi-Même

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: World.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jaj & The Family Hope is a torrent of solar energy. A project with pop, soul and Afro-Caribbean influences, which invites the listener to a country where everything becomes visible to those who open their hearts.”

Bleach the Sky | Her Skin

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Alt-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Bleach the Sky is a Boston alt-rock band formed in 2018. With their debut EP Acid Girl, the band combine elements of the ’90s with modern dynamics. Her Skin has been described as driving and energetic, fusing alt-rock from the ’90s and 2000’s with modern dynamics and vocal grit. There’s also some ’90s shoegaze inspiration in there as well. The lyrics of the song are about being in stuck in a volatile relationship that’s only being held together by physical intimacy.”

Magenta | Boum Bap

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Hip-Hop.
THE TRANSLATED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Magenta is the world after Fauve. This collective had raised the thermometer with incandescent texts and boiling concerts. Part of the clan is now laying new foundations with another gesture, another dynamic, another urgency. Resonating with the famous boulevard in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, where it all began in an apartment room fitted out as a studio, Magenta are in the midst of an aesthetic renewal driven by the acquisition of machines and the learning of new methods of composition. As enjoyable as a day after a party, Magenta returns with Boum Bap, whose sampled funk loop and hammered phrase send a playful nod. Magenta speak to the feet without forgetting to ask the brain for its opinion.”

Mada Mada | Autonome

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Mada Mada is a Montreal-based producer and composer blending together post-rock, classical, jazz and electronic music. Dressing up his voice with rich and singular textures, he delivers a surprising musical vulnerability through a variety of contrasting arrangements. His universe is sure to captivate as well as to bring along his audience into a poetic and cinematic experience. Mada Mada’s new video is set in “Montreal, 1954. An exiled author is thrown into a dance with his inner demons. Shaken by the unwavering tides of his life, a gentle touch comes to mind.”

AmNotSure | Non-Violence

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:AmNotSure is a musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. His sound follows post-Internet music trends, melding electronic and hip-hop production with vocals drawing from indie and alternative influences. His upcoming album tackles questions of activism and social movement-building in the era of global networks.”

Eléonore | Help Me

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Neo-Soul.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Éléonore is an author, composer and performer who creates her works with Raphaël Thierry.”

Hugow | Thanks

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I would like to focus more on a foreign and English speaking target, since the lyrics of my song are in English. I would like to reach as many people as possible and convey the strong message of my song: A tribute to the nursing staff and the hope of a way out of the crisis. I really want to write my first album, with about 10 songs (I’m at five for the moment) which will address themes like love, my loved ones and myself.”

Vanwho | On Se Laisse Aller

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Vanwho’s music is a fusion of refined folk accents, smoky vocals, and tasteful, unique guitar stylings that will keep you captivated. Contemplative, ethereal, intimate and dreamy; the songs of Vanwho invite the listener on a timeless journey that explores what it means to be alive in the moment. On Se Laissee Aller is a duet with Max d Tremblay which fits in with the current social climate. She wants to be committed and critical of people who get information only through alternative media without trying to vary their sources or get information from people directly affected by a situation before forming an opinion. In short, it’s a song about common sense.”