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Joyful Noise :: Alison Papion Steps Up To The Solo Plate With ‘Dazed N Confused’

My friend and fellow central Texas performer Alison Papion has been on a wonderful upward trajectory that has been a joy to see from an objective viewpoint.  After years building her name, stage presence and abilities with stints in the Grid Squid Entertainment collective and the live band StereoFiendPapion took a break to pursue modeling opportunities and handle personal aspects of her life.  2021, however, finds her returning to the world of music with Dazed N Confused, the titular lead single from an upcoming solo project she plans to release.  After hearing her sing over mostly hip-hop beats and funk-inspired live jams, it’s refreshing to hear her fall into a more traditionally modern R&B sound, and if the lead single is any indication of what’s to come from the full project, then I will definitely be waiting with excitement.  Check out the single on iTunesApple Music or Spotify, and keep track of her for news on the release of the full project.

-chief

Self Medication :: The Vapor Caves Encourage The Masses To ‘Feel Yourself’

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It’s been a bit since I anticipated a local release on the level of a major label release, but when I recently determined that The Vapor Caves had their debut project, Feel Yourself, up on iTunes and ready for pre-order, I went all in on that purchase.  After a handful of clever and unique promotional campaigns for their leading singles, it was pretty much a given that I was going to purchase this project, and my first few listens have been incredibly rewarding.  BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown are almost certainly guaranteed to make some noise with this project, so I recommend getting in on the ground floor for this one.  Check them out on your favorite streaming service, or purchase the limited edition vinyl via the Bandcamp link above.  Whatever you do, though, don’t sleep on The Vapor Caves.

-chief