Idea the Artist shares new song; album release show this weekend

Last month we shared Idea the Artist’s track “The Ceiling”, which took her folk stylings and pushed them in all directions, adding in a mantra-like vocal hook and killer guitar riff. As the lead single off her upcoming album The Seafloor (out March 24), it captured a huge step forward for the Berkeley musician. Now, Idea has unveiled the album’s swirling title track and its accompanying video. While “The Ceiling” reduced the song to its stark, minimal parts, “Seafloor” is a swirling, exploding track that combines elements of gospel and guitar-driven rock, evoking a dizzying kaleidoscope of colors and movement: [...]

By |March 19, 2015|Tags: |

Premiere: Idea the Artist – “The Ceiling”

  "The Ceiling," the first taste of Idea the Artist's upcoming record The Sea Floor, begins with a mantra-like vocal loop. Halfway through the song, however, that loop is overtaken by a thudding, booming drum, and a playful guitar line; here is the moment the song has been yearning for: a sense of being grounded, no longer floating. It's the same sentiment that Idea the Artist hits right between the eyes throughout "The Ceiling": "I wish you were the ceiling, so you could love me," she sings, her voice full of electricity, leaps and swerves. This is more than a song about pining for a person, it's about pining for [...]

By |February 16, 2015|Tags: |

Video Premiere & Giveaway: Big Tree – "Like a Fool"

Berkeley quintet Big Tree has continuously released great folk-influenced pop music since they moved to the Bay in 2012, and today we're happy to share with you their new video for the track "Like a Fool." In a move that almost seems like an homage to the past, Big Tree is actually shown performing the song in the video. Through the video's simple premise, the tight shots of the band are a way to kind of get to know the members of Big Tree a little better. The group had a busy 2013, highlighted by the release of their My, [...]

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