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Clear View :: JSOULJA Drops Visuals For ‘WINDOW’

Everyone who plans on putting together best of lists for 2017 will have their work cut out for them in regards to many musical facets.  JSOULJA, for instance, recently dropped some high quality visuals for an extremely moving song, WINDOW.  The song is gripping, and serves as a true testament to not forcing yourself to accept your circumstances.  The visuals do a wonderful job of reflecting this heaviness in both the performance and narrative stages.  JSOULJA has become yet another artist on my ever-growing radar.  Give this video a like and a share, and support local.

-chief

Summer Madness :: Kenny Casanova Drops ‘Poison’ Video

Straight out of the most wonderful version of left field comes Kenny Casanova‘s latest music video, Poison.  This one, directed by Jeffrey Garcia, is a wonderful journey into the mind of a brutally honest MC.  The visual counterparts provided for this musical deep dive hit every beat brilliantly, both tonally and emotionally.  This video gets better with repeated watchings, and the song reveals itself in layers.  Props to Kenny Casanova for a dope concept on song and video, and big ups to Jeffrey Garcia for nailing it.  Definitely give this one a like and a share.

-chief

Sound Expansion :: Protextor Spreads His Wings On ‘Not Tonight!’

Falling into the trap of expectations will more than often leave you far behind the curve.  Sometimes, even as a blogger and a listener, you think that you know what an artists’ new song will sound like before you’ve hit play for the first time.  Every once in a while, however, expectations are blown out of the water.  It was nice to check out Protextor‘s new single, Not Tonight!, and walk away with that ‘what the hell just happened?’ feeling.  In no way, shape or fun was I prepared for the amount of fun this song was.  Protextor completely owns his Robbie Williams‘esque persona on the majority of the song, while sprinkling a few bars on the back-end.  Brother Bear throws in some assistance on this track as well, and now I have no idea what to expect from the upcoming album American Neon… isn’t that honestly the best way to anticipate an album?

-chief

Beautiful Noise :: Pretty Shitty Drops A New EP

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It’s another banger out of the Austin music scene.  This time, it’s Pretty Shitty, the punk rock outfit that’s ‘looking pretty and sounding shitty’ for rock and roll fans.  Their self-titled EP is their second release, and it’s a power packed (albeit short) trip worth taking.  Check it out, and keep an eye out for more from these guys in the (hopefully near) future.

-chief

Powers Combined :: NGHT HCKLRS + Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Collaborate Live

Many months ago, an OVRLD hosted show was my introduction to the duo NGHT HCKLRS, and I was instantly impressed.  I only DJ’d that night, so they had no idea what I did lyrically, but I knew immediately that I wanted to collaborate with these guys.  I kept in touch with them over time, and last week, they hit me up with some tracks and an opportunity to perform with them at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin.  Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity.  Above is the live video of that portion of the show, and hopefully it is the beginning of what can be a powerful collaborative project.  Stay tuned, I will certainly keep you in the loop with any possible developments.  Enjoy this for now, like it, and share it, and maybe we’ll see more of this in the future.

-chief

Guaranteed Fresh :: Exploded Records Provides Us With JuiceLand Radio

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The Exploded Drawing family has done nothing but wonderful things for Austin since appearing on the scene.  The same goes with JuiceLand.  When the two entities combined a few years back to create Exploded Records at JuiceLand, it was a culmination of wonderful that seemed like it would be a peak.  Yet, somehow, the combined efforts has continued to grow and become greater than the sum of its parts, exploring all new realms.  One of these realms has been the online radio/podcast market.  With the constant influx of guests to Exploded Drawing and Exploded Records in-store performances, it’s no wonder that JuiceLand Music was born as a part library, part showcase for the wealth of talent associated with these ventures.  The channel is 19 shows deep, and it’s all quality material.  Do yourself a favor and take a deep dive.

-chief

Distant Connections :: AMEA Takes Us On A Trip With ‘VayCay’

At this point, I don’t know much about AMEA, other than that I need to know more.  I unfortunately cannot remember how I stumbled across the video for VayCay, but I am very glad that I did, because the video is truly inspiring.  Not only is it a strong song with a wonderfully produced video to back it up, the video includes a strong narrative that tells a concurrent story with the song, culminating in a moving experience for the listener/viewer.  The amount of high quality music video work I am seeing that comes out of the central Texas area is truly amazing.  As for AMEA, she seems to be on the rise, so I will definitely keep watch for more from her.

-chief