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Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Tulum

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: “Tulum” by Brothers of Brass was composed on the spot at Color Red Studios with each musician improvising to arrange their parts in real-time. Bandleader Khalil Simon spent a bulk of time in Tulum during COVID and as the parts gelled together, it reminded him of the music he’d hear down there. The band’s bombastic brass band-fueled arrangements mirror the style of iconic ensembles such as Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band and the tune is supercharged with Latin and Cuban-influenced melodies reminiscent of Arturo Sandoval. “Tulum” is the group’s second single off of their upcoming full-length record ‘Street Life Volume 1’ coming out on Color Red in September 2021.

Posted By: Apollo Suns
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Lake Country

By: Apollo Suns


Musical Style: Jazz, Chill-out, Modern Jazz, Jam Band

Musical Influences: The Allman Brothers Band, Dr lonnie Smith, Gil Scott Heron, Kamasi washington

Track Description: Winnipeg Canada’s Apollo Suns step boldly into their Color Red debut with the harmonically rich “Lake Country.” While on tour in 2018, the band found themselves with an unexpected day off after a canceled performance in a small town called Lake Country. In Lake Country, there was a small studio overlooking a beautiful lake that set the scene for the band to set up and record for the day. In a similar fashion to Kamasi Washington’s score for the Michelle Obama documentary ‘Becoming,’ the nostalgic four-bar phrasing and minimalistic, emotive chords paint a picture of an incidental moment of time rather than a start-to-finish track. This moment of time represents the band’s love letter to one of their favorite places in their second home of British Columbia, Canada written for the lake, the wind, and nature.

Posted By: FUTURENOT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Be The Change

By: FUTURENOT


Musical Style: Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk | Soul | Jazz

Musical Influences: Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Lenny Pickett

Track Description: This is the first song Jason and Peter wrote together. The song is based around a simple melody in the horns but truly features the rhythm section, not just in the intro and solos but in how they create this amazing vibe and context for the melody. It's the feel-good, feeling fine listening track, and you can hear the strong influence of Nat & Cannonball Adderley at play. The song follows the horn section throughout the tune as they play off each other's vibrations, both melodically and rhythmically. The perfect song for celebrations, summer drives with the windows down and family living room dance parties.

Posted By: Danny Mayer
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Upsetter

By: Danny Mayer


Musical Style: Reggae, Dub reggae, Dub, Funk

Musical Influences: Lee Perry, King Tubby, Grateful Dead

Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Golden

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: Brothers of Brass take on Jill Scott’s “Golden” and bring it to epic proportions with a larger-than-life southern university marching band arrangement. That sound is translated into New Orleans Brass Band style and swagger with screaming trumpet leads, brazen trombone slides, perfectly balanced call-and-response sections and standout solos by Armando Lopez on soprano saxophone and Scott Flynn on trombone. ‘Golden’ is the lead single off of the group’s upcoming full length album ’Street Life’ coming out on Color Red in fall 2021.

Posted By: Alex Dunn
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Southern Star

By: Alex Dunn


Musical Style: Folk, Folk song, Indie folk, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Singer-songwriter

Musical Influences: Townes Van Zandt, M. Ward, My Morning Jacket, Michael Nau, Andrew Bird

Musical Inspiration:  The music for this track was inspired by the sea.  There is a sense that the song is rolling along through the ocean, a dark night time ocean, the drums like water slapping against the hull of a boat, and the thematic melodies playing through like gentle white-capped waves in the moon light.  

Lyrical Inspiration: The lyrics for Southern Star were inspired by the thought of lying in my bunk aboard an old wooden fishing vessel, from my first few years working up in Southeast Alaska.  I would stare up at the Universe, listening to the sounds of the boat going up and down, creaking so loud yet comforting, it was as though the boat were breathing in and out with each heave over every wave.  My dreams would be filled with visions of the ocean, and I would look to the south and imagine a not too distant future, where I would return home after a long summer's work to so much promise and potential.  To a new sense of freedom.  My Southern Star was my guiding light.  

Artist Statement: Southern Star was inspired by the thought of lying in my bunk aboard an old wooden fishing vessel, from my first few years working up in Southeast Alaska.  I would stare up at the Universe, listening to the sounds of the boat going up and down, creaking so loud yet comforting, it was as though the boat were breathing in and out with each heave over every wave.  My dreams would be filled with visions of the ocean, and I would look to the south and imagine a not too distant future, where I would return home after a long summer's work to so much promise and potential.  To a new sense of freedom.  My Southern Star was my guiding light.  

Posted By: Max Kaplan & The Magics
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Mind On My Heart

By: Max Kaplan & The Magics


Musical Style: Pop soul, Rock and roll, Americana

Musical Influences: Being based in Memphis, everything we do has something to do with the long lineage of fantastic music that came from this town. Soul, country, rock n roll, jazz- it's all here. When we picked the instrumentation, the beat, the guitar tone, we were always wondering, "What would Hi Rhythm do?" or "What would they have done at Stax?" Obviously, our sound is different than theirs, but that's where a huge portion of our influence comes from. 

Lyrical Inspiration: Mind on My Heart is about finding the time and energy to support your relationships while building yourself up. It's easy to forget about people you love when you're caught up in working every day, or focusing on a big project (like an album haha). 

Artist Statement: This is the new Memphis Music. 

Posted By: NOA
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

RARE

By: NOA


Musical Style: Experimental, Soul jazz

Musical Influences: Emily King, Erykah Badu

Lyrical Inspiration: Lyrical content almost always flows from an unconscious space for me. These words express the tension found in running away from what is, instead of sitting with it, playing in it, loving it - just accepting it.

Posted By: Mo' Gigs
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Cool My Head

By: Mo' Gigs


Musical Style: Electro Blues

Musical Influences: mixEndorp, Blakroc, Mississippi Big Beat

Musical Inspiration:  Field hollers, prison songs from 1930s-1940s penitentiaries

Lyrical Inspiration: "Sister Morphine by The Rolling Stones Dying man’s plea"

Posted By: Marble Eyes
Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Tollbooth

By: Marble Eyes


Musical Style: Rock and roll, Alternative rock, emotion-driven rock n' roll

Musical Influences: Brian Eno, U2, OK Go, The Verve

Musical Inspiration:  Written by Eric Gould.  This song is inspired by rock bands who embrace an uplifting feeling through harmony and vocal melodies.  

Artist Statement: Sometimes a song just comes to you.  I was doing something else in my house one day and I got this feeling that I needed to pick up my bass.  The groove, form and vocal melodies just poured out of me.  The lyrics came quickly, which rarely happens for me.  These are the moments that prove how we are vessels to the music and, if channeled in the right way, it just flows through you.

Lyrical Inspiration: This song was written during the pandemic and the lyrics carry the feeling of embracing the challenges of the world, fighting for a better tomorrow and recognizing that even in victory there is a toll to be paid.

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