Indie Roundup | 7 Songs To Choose This Tuesday

Take it up a notch with the help of Shotty, Black Nash, Jon Mueller and others.

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Shotty would like to introduce themselves, Black Nash will see you later, Jon Mueller puts out the welcome mat — and there’s more where that came from in your Tuesday Roundup. At the rate I’m going, it’s going to take me two weeks to catch up for the week I took off. And then, it’ll take me four weeks to catch up for the two weeks I’m behind. And then … well, you get the idea.

 


1 | Shotty | I Wanna Get To Know You

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Once described as Queen meets Queens of the Stone Age, hard-rock, synth-pop band Shotty have premiered the visuals for their latest single I Wanna Get To Know You. Touching upon the new single, Shotty say: “I Wanna Get to Know You is a sparkling dance-pop anthem, born from the hearts of traditional hard rockers. This song is about the difficulty of making friends in a world where all the nerds are too cool, and some of us are more comfortable screaming into a microphone. It speaks to the upbeat extrovert trapped in the body of a socially anxious outcast. Maybe we’re out of practice, maybe we’ve spent too long locked in the music basement, maybe our Captain Falcon game is way off. But when I see you roll that D20 I can’t help thinking… I wanna get to know you.”


2 | Black Nash | Alligator

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “When Jody Smith got out of the military at the end of 2019, the last thing on his mind  was releasing an album. He had just finished five years in the Army, and his main goal was getting on his feet as a civilian. “I basically fell flat on my face,” says Smith. “Which I think is a pretty typical experience for guys getting out. The civilian world is a whole different animal. Different work, different people, different lifestyle.” The resulting self-titled LP is a taut, focused tour de force. Performed and recorded by Smith himself (with support on drums from friends in Florida and Nashville), Black Nash is a 25-minute blast of claustrophobic energy, driving from guitar-heavy climax and restless soliloquies. The songs rarely last more than three minutes. The feelings of restlessness are universal.”


3 | Jon Mueller | Welcome

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Welcome is the new music video from experimental percussionist Jon Mueller’s upcoming album Family Secret. The video, directed by Kaveh Soofi, captures the photography of Niki Feijen (who also did the album art), known for his striking images of historic architecture and abandoned buildings. The video captures the haunting mood of this record down to a T. Mueler says this about the video: “I’m always excited to see what Kaveh will come up with for the videos we’ve made. For Family Secret, pairing his work with Niki Feijen’s desolate photographs doubled my anticipation. Seeing these visuals combined with the audio totally captures many of the ideas I had with this project. What was the story, what went wrong, and what sense can be made in what’s left behind? How can the past speak in the moment? Regardless of my thoughts, I think there’s a real sense to take away from the video, however one feels it.”


4 | Lowrider | Red River

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Sweden’s stoner rock masters Lowrider unveil the first video from their album Refractions. This collaborative video sees fans rocking out on anthemic track Red River. “Let’s face it, it’s been a weird, long, hard year for everyone. When we were gearing up to put out Refractions after working on it pretty much for seven years straight, everything was still normal. We were so excited to share the album with everyone, but dreams of festivals and gigs changed pretty much instantly by the time it was released. But, in a year that in many ways has kept us isolated from each other, we’ve really gotten closer than ever to everyone who listens, thanks to social media and the wonderful scene we get to be part of. The feedback on Refractions and the personal messages we’ve gotten over the year have meant everything.”


5 | SC.Undercover | Sex Me Like U Want 2

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Walsall, U.K. born artist SC.Undercover started creating music as a way of escapism from the darker periods of his early life. The mysterious crossover artist blends influences of indie, dark pop and R&B, offering something distinctly unique and relatable in today’s industry.  His latest single Sex Me Like U Want 2 takes a slightly different approach to his previous work. Delving into the pop R&B realm, the artist explores a sound and style that has been playing on his mind. SCU shares, “I think you find that a lot of that in this business a lot of us are introverted and have a lot of insecurities including me and our art is our way of being who we want to be.”


6 | Nathanael Philip Mosher | I Wanna Write a Love Song

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “A jack of many trades and master of some, 25-year-old Filipino-American artist Nathanael Philip Mosher is one of a kind. His lifelong love for writing has led him from poetry to standup comedy, music, and spoken-word poetry. Nathan began writing poetry at age seven. After a life changing mental breakdown in 2018, Nathanael began to weave his poetry into song, honing his craft even further. This is evident in I Wanna Write a Love Song.


7 | Taurean Meacham | On The House

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Taurean Meacham is a hip-hop and R&B artist in Honolulu, Hawaii. Known for his conscious rap style and experimental samples, Meacham’s driving force is, in his own words, storytelling: “Music is the number one form of communication across all civilizations. It tells the story of the people. I’m just looking to tell mine.” Influenced by music legends from Prince and Nas to Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, Meacham’s creative process is “coordinated chaos” — the one constant is that the words always come first. He has released a number of independent albums.”