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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Producer & Composer Danny Blesses Fans with Latest Track “Amazing Grace”

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International Influence.

If there were a race to determine which style of music is most likely to evoke change in an atmosphere, house music would certainly take the lead. With an influential power like no other, the music truly exemplifies the notion that music is indeed universal. The genre is embraced on an international scale, incorporated into many commercial tracks, and, often acts as a soundtrack in multiple arenas, our favorite being the club. Although stylistically the sound is readily recognizable, it takes a special artist to utilize genre specific characteristics along with advanced technology, and experimental qualities to deliver a ground-breaking sound.

Enters Serbian Producer and Composer Danny

Faith Hope Love Danny DJFresh off the cut with his latest release “Amazing Grace”, international producer and composer Danny has blessed fans with another underground jewel. Having already tucked away an astronomical sum of digital spins upon its release, “Amazing Grace” is an uptempo production with an airy and energetic feel. Utilizing a multitude of elements and dance music conventions, Danny creates a dynamic sound that takes listeners through the life of early electronic house music through its contemporary and more progressive signature.

Danny’s latest track is reminiscent of Britney Spear’s 2011 release of “Hold it Against Me”, produced by Max Martin & Dr. Luke. He effectively delivers a dance-worthy track with international appeal and supreme sound quality. Of course, you can’t just take our word for it; check out the video below for Danny’s newest release “Amazing Grace”

Hailing from Serbia, Danny is a world-renowned composer, producer, and DJ. As an accomplished pianist and keyboardist, he has a steadily growing catalog of original compositions, and mixes available for his ever-growing fan base. Listen to this and other music from Danny on YouTube.

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On Fire with Alternative Band ‘At Intervals’: A Look at the New Single ‘Chariots’

Hinges Album Cover At IntervalsAlternative rock band At Intervals’ latest release ‘Chariots’ from their album Hinges is an artistically crafted depiction life in turmoil and ultimate redemption. Projected from the other side of the worldly lens, At Intervals’ approached ‘Chariots’ with a powerful amount of depth and thoughtfulness. The track is conjures reminiscent connections between of music from earlier bands such as U2 and recent acts such as Imagine Dragons. ‘Chariots’, acting as a musical time machine, enlists a modern day “call to action” through the elaborate songwriting and musical dynamics.

‘Chariots’ opens with a strong musical intro leading into smooth rock vocals that slowly intensify as the track progresses. The sequence of the song inspires a striking emotional response due changes in tempo between the verses and chorus. The drum, strings, piano, and bass combined with some electronic accents create an epic resonance that one might imagine as the soundtrack ending in a post-apocalyptic film.

The lyrics in this song although filled with great depth, are poetic and easy to understand and relate to. They are filled with the unruly tenacity that Alternative Rock is so well known for. Although ‘Chariots’ unleashes a fiery breath of rebellion in the line “I don’t care the way the world spins to despair” it is a thought provoking and inspiring piece of artistic expression. Learn more about At Intervals on the band’s official website atintervals.com.

‘Chariots’ is a “must add” to your digital rock collection. Purchase a copy of At Intervals’ latest album Hinges on Bandcamp.