Out of This World with The Hubs’ latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’

The Hubs The New Alternative

Across the musical soundstage there are young, new masterminds creating their own poignant moments in history. It is often impossible to categorize the sound of these new adventurers as they often extrapolate elements from multiple sound sources, influential predecessors, and new age experiences. They are a creative and rambunctious variety that are full of youthful spirit and a zest for life not seen since the early ages of rock. While stylistically the new wave of sound stays true to the conventions of alternative music; the new breed of rocker ventures far beyond the norm to establish themselves as a musical mainstay.

One youthful and energetic band that is steadily engraving their moment in history is known as The Hubs. Based in Bakersfield, California, The Hubs are set to unleash their latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’, a compilation of new age, and 90s inspired alternative tracks. The album features 8 noteworthy tracks that demonstrate the band’s diverse influence and musical prowess. Likened to bands such as Weezer, The Hubs delivers a progressive sound that is far beyond their years.

The EP opens with a raging guitar and drum performance called “Rocketship”, prepping listeners for an intense adventure. It is the perfect introduction to set the tone of the record which consistently delivers an unprecedented amount of masterful compositions, quality vocals, and avid songwriting. Tracks such as “Come Closer” is reminiscent of Modern English’s “I’ll Melt With You” while “Plastic Heart” feels like an early Nirvana sound illustrating the band’s skillful ability to capture the conventions of an alternative album while appealing to a newer generation.

The Hubs -Welcome to Beyond EPLyrically speaking, The Hubs are clearly experiencing an evolution. ‘Welcome to Beyond’ handles a myriad of themes and relatable topics. Although the EP consists of 8 tracks, listeners are able to get a feel for multiple experiences in one neatly packaged delivery. Tracks like “Rut” and “Beyond” are just two of the unexpected surprises included on the EP that offer a different tone and feel. Of course, we cannot give away all of the secrets tucked away in this  record, but fans will take delight in the playful and lighthearted energy that The Hubs bring.

Hailing from sunny Bakersfield, California, The Hubs’ members include Benjamin Montoya on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Tyler Ochart on Lead Guitar, Adam Vargas on Drums, and Alberto Torres on Bass. The band is greatly influenced by 90s alternative rock and power pop rock styles like that of world-renowned band Weezer as well as some blues rock. The band is excited to release their latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’, now available for streaming on SoundCloud.

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Acclaimed Guitarist & Vocalist Robert Valdes is Back with New Album ‘Return of The Rock’ -Pre-Order on iTunes

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Master of Musical Design

There are artists who sing well, and there are artists who are capable of moving fans. The difference, is that the artist who moves fans is able to artistically create an individual style that is driven by an infectious sound and rooted in stimulating lyrical content. While this master of musical design may meet the traditional conventions of a specific genre, they are always experimenting with new sounds, staying ahead of the trends, and constantly evolving as an artist. Musicians of this caliber are rare and come along once ever so often. If you are lucky enough to come across one, it is certain that their songs will leave a lasting impression. Their projects often eclipse the lines of time; creating their own evolution one song at a time.

An artist that has mastered the challenge of creating timeless music is Robert Valdes, a rock vocalist and guitarist based in San Francisco, California. Having just released his long-awaited album ‘Return of The Rock’ on iTunes, Robert is positioned to be one of the greatest acts of our time. His critically acclaimed single “Over” is an emotional journey embarked upon with absolute abandon. The song provides a gripping look into relationships in the wake of difficult decisions. Valdes delivers a powerful vocal performance intertwined within an epic music arrangement. Reminiscent of artists such as Bryan Adams, Valdes hits chords that are absolutely out of this world, further intensifying the effect of the song’s message.

The Musical Journey

As an accomplished guitarist, Valdes shares with fans his longstanding relationship with music through “Over”. In addition to romantically composed piano chords, Valdes’ guitar performance rips throughout the song with a fervor, including a solo midway through the track. It is impossible not to be moved by the emotionally charged composition blending lead and background vocals into the vivacious accompaniment. Not only does the musical score bring fans into Valdes’ distinctive sound but the songwriting in “Over” reveals an artist that has created his own movement within the progressive rock domain.

Look for the upcoming worldwide release of Robert Valdes’ album ‘Return of The Rock’ scheduled for release on March 24th, 2014. Pre-Order your copy of ‘Return of the Rock’ on iTunes.

The critically acclaimed first single, ‘Over’ is available as the instant Grat Track and can be downloaded immediately. Pre-order your copy today! For more details visit Robert’s Official Website.

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“If You Were Mine”, the Latest Song from Singer-Songwriter Darcy Jeavons Soars Up the Charts

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A star shines brightly…

When it comes to enlightening music, few stars have the ability to remain a permanent fix, shining their energy and light with brilliant radiance. Ever so often a shooting star in the form of a new artist bolts past, leaving fans just as quickly as he or she arrived, satisfying for only  a short time, the need for positive and encouraging music. All too often these artists are overshadowed by iconic representations of entertainment that are sometimes difficult to embrace,  hard to understand, and in all honestly shallow. Listeners who turn to music in search of deeper meaning gravitate toward the artist whose sound, message, and delivery are luminous; the artist that clearly utilizes music to feed the soul. It is this artist who becomes a mainstay in our listening device; this is the artist that we tell all of our friends about because, they are indeed brilliant.

Meet Darcy Jeavons

Singer-Songwriter Darcy Jeavons is one such star that will be illuminating the music scene for a long time to come. Hailing from Southern California, the artist who received her B.A. in Music from the Cole Conservatory at California State, Long Beach is poised to set the precedence for a new generation of contemporary recording artists and musicians. Her latest single “If You Were Mine” exemplifies Darcy’s longstanding relationship with music, her progression as an artist, and her ability to deliver thought-provoking content to music fans who are longing to find meaningful messages.

With the emotional power of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings”, and the intense vocals of Celine Dion, Darcy Jeavons’ latest song “If You Were Mine” is a powerful expression of faith and love. Her vocal quality conveys beautifully in the track alongside the instrumental accompaniment. The song itself was written as a live acoustic work but later evolved into a fuller sounding production with the assistance of co-producer Steve Lucier, who Jeavons said “added his special touch” to the record. While the musical arrangement leaves a strong impression, it is not overpowering, it is just the right combination of instrumentals to compliment the vocals and deliver a fresh, uplifting sound.

Intertwined with Darcy’s infectious vocals on “If You Were Mine”, is Darcy’s songwriting which meets the caliber of Grammy award-winning artists such as Barbara Streisand and Linda Rondstadt. The lyrics are not only captivating, but they are filled with all of the passion and soul needed to create a musical timepiece, a work of art that goes beyond the boundaries of time. Jeavons’ songwriting is inspiring and most importantly hopeful. “If You Were Mine”, is a breathtaking production that is a must have for adult contemporary and pop music lovers. While this single is just a taste of what Darcy has to offer, she does have an extensive catalog available for your listening pleasure. Listen to “If You Were Mine” now available on SoundCloud. Check out more tunes from Darcy on Reverbnation where is she is currently ranked in the Top 10 Charts for Adult Contemporary Music.

Darcy Jeavons was introduced to music at a very young age. Having learned to play the guitar, she began songwriting at the age of 10. Darcy is known for sharing her passion for music in various venues including sports arenas. She has performed the National Anthem at numerous professional sporting events. While working on crafting her sound, Darcy also gives back by teaching guitar and leading worship locally. She has expanded her reach collaborating with many different artists, musicians, and producers nationally and internationally. Darcy is currently working on a Music Production Certificate with Boston Based Berklee College of Music. Keep an eye out for Darcy Jeavons and, learn more about her on darcyjeavons.com.

Music with a message

We love Darcy Jeavons! She is a woman on a mission and has many powerful words to share with the world, so take a listen. Join the initiative on Facebook for “I Am Gonna Tell”, a song written by Darcy Jeavons, with lead vocals by Alani Claire, also featured on Woman of Substance Radio.

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