Category Archives: Ben Slowey

VIDEO: Next Paperback Hero – “Don’t Take My Energy”

Indie folk artist Next Paperback Hero released today the first music video from his wonderful recent album “Morning Skies & Heavy Eyes.” Directed by Joe Ludwig, the scenes find the Hero exploring Milwaukee at night as well as strumming his guitar alone in a theater. “Don’t Take My Energy” is a song about putting your best foot forward and not

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AUDIO: ANDII – “Winter Blues II”

Singer-songwriter ANDII dropped a new song this week. This one’s about navigating seasonal depression and faking it till you make it. Many struggle with an unkind brain this time of year but if you keep your head up, things eventually will warm up and you’ll break out of the funk. The song has a tropical touch to make things feel

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AUDIO: Ace Parker – “3:17”

Hip hop artist Ace Parker dropped an album this past week. With an intro skit and fourteen songs, Parker pours his heart into a cathartic exhibition. He touches on broken hearts, mistrust, vices, mental health, and late nights while delivering consistent flows against a diverse production palette. Tyso $prme, Sean Sison, Camb, Dreamteam Santana, and Lou Buzzins all make features

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VIDEO: Sun Silo – “Rung”

Art rockers Sun Silo are out with their first single from upcoming album “Trillium.” It’s a first taste of something in a new space with a new drummer and also comes with this music video. The track is liminal and interpretive while the video features various looped clips of people and animals carrying out activities under the sun. It all

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AUDIO: Kid Vibe FT. TheRealTaco – “Same Shit”

Hip hop artist Kid Vibe teamed up with TheRealTaco for a joint to close out 2021. This one’s about another day in the life of collecting money, hanging out with attractive women, keeping your friends close, and smoking good weed. Not a bad way to live, perhaps, but only if you know who to trust and how to get shit

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VIDEO: The Keystones – “Over It”

Alternative rockers The Keystones are back with a new single and video. It’s a slick jam about falling down the rabbit hole and wanting your life back. The boys rock out as Matt Sherman grabs a red phone to speak his truth into. Directed by their own Eddie Curran, this video is an exciting punch to start the year off

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AUDIO: Rahn Harper – “Not Too Many”

Rahn Harper dropped one last single a few months ago before it started getting cold. It’s definitely got a warm weather vibe with elements of pop, melodic hip hop, and R&B culminated into a love song. Harper sings about someone stumbling into his life that he’s willing to give his all for; they’ve both been hurt in the past but

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VIDEO: Sacred – “Albatross”

Alternative rockers Sacred are back with a new single and video. Shot by Jon Taylor and Dave Miller, the production here was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” The band is found playing in the dunes of a desert, rocking on about haunting someone’s memory. It’s a heavy, bewitched jam from Sacred and their first

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AUDIO: Erase//Evolve – “Hearing Your Voice Would Make the Distance Disappear”

Melodic hardcore outfit Erase//Evolve are out with a new EP. These three tracks encompass themes of tough growth, trying to look ahead rather than back, self-toxicity, and forgiveness. It’s a cathartic record that attempts to reconcile the past with the present in spite of one’s flaws, sins, and mistakes. If you’re looking for something that takes a wrecking ball to

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