Todd Rundgren Recruits Guest Artists for Democratic Campaign Anthem

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ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to Democrats throughout the US running for public office this year. So far Joe Walsh, Daryl Hall, and Paul Shaffer have already agreed to join the effort along with producer Don Was. The idea was suggested by former Bearsville Records executives Paul Fishkin and Marc Nathan.

“Just One Victory” originally appeared as the final track on Rundgren's critically acclaimed 1973 album, A Wizard, a True Star.

Rundgren hopes that other notable artists sign on as well. “Let's go for 'We Are the World,'” he recently told Andy Greene of Rolling Stone. “Not many people know about it at this particular moment, especially because just as we were getting into the project this huge distraction [of the virus] came along. We are waiting for everyone to settle down from that before we refocus on the political and start actively soliciting some performances.”

Guest artists on the song don't need to be musicians or even musically inclined. Once the song is recorded any Democrat will be able to use the song for free. “It's really the kind of thing to get people hyped up and ready to go out and vote,” Rundgren says.

Read the recent interview Todd Rundgren did with Andy Greene of Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/todd-rundgren-victory-democrats-973903/

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Chart-Topping Reggae Pioneers Offer Hope with "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)"

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Chart-topping Reggae pioneers CHRISTAFARI have released a music video for their new single, "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem).”

In the meantime stay quarantined, wash your hands, and please share this video — hope is the only thing that should be going viral right now!”

— Mark Mohr

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chart-topping Reggae pioneers CHRISTAFARI have released a music video for their new single, "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)” from longtime label, Lion of Zion Entertainment. Watch the official music video here: https://youtu.be/BSRbbXdkCXw.

10 out of the band’s 12 members recently became ill during the band's South America tour that ended in early March. A few members tested positive for strep throat but tests for Coronavirus were unavailable. Three weeks later, all members have fully recovered, just in time for a mandatory quarantine in their home state of California. Their current world tour has been postponed.

"Over the last decade, we’ve toured the world extensively,” says CHRISTAFARI founder and frontman Mark Mohr. "We’ve been to 85 nations so far and typically perform in 25 to 30 countries per year so staying in one place is not our strong suit. Right now, we are supposed to be touring Israel but they were one of the first countries to close their border to all international travel."

The melody for the new single popped into Mohr's head one afternoon as he thought about the overall fear and panic that this pandemic has caused. Little did he know that in just a few hours all the restaurants in Southern California would be closed for dining indefinitely.

"Two things that have lifted us up during this time are our trust in God, and hilarious memes about this toilet paper apocalypse,” says Mohr. "So we decided to do a video that highlighted these things. I wanted to create something that was both funny and offered others hope in desperate times.”

"We pray this video encourages people to not be consumed by fear and anxiety but to put their hope in the Lord and trust that doctors and scientists all around the world are feverishly working to find a solution,” says Mohr. "In the meantime stay quarantined, wash your hands, and please share this video — hope is the only thing that should be going viral right now!"

For more information, visit www.CHRISTAFARI.com.

"CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)” is available now on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and more: https://chr.lnk.to/PandemicSong/.

ABOUT CHRISTAFARI: CHRISTAFARI continues to be a dominating force in world music, with six albums debuting at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart since 2012. After three decades, the Reggae pioneers are the all-time top selling Gospel Reggae act worldwide. The legendary group has performed in 46 states, over 85 nations, at two Olympic Games and a Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The band has performed at most major Reggae and Gospel/CCM festivals with the top artists in the genres, and they’ve had the privilege of performing at many of the country’s most prestigious venues such as L.A.’s Greek Theater, Dodger Stadium and the steps of the United States Capitol before a crowd of 500,000. The band has been featured on The 700 Club, CNN, MTV, MTV Brazil, ABC, TBN, JUCE TV, BET, TBS and many more. Their music is even featured in the current curriculum taught at Carnegie Hall. The band’s popular YouTube channel sees well over one million views each month.

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Seventy Seven Year Old Dreams Up an Air as he Strolls by the Riverside

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Krunchie Killeen taking a stroll by the side of the River Tolka

Krunchie Killeen as James Joyce, wearing a straw boater hat and round eye glasses

Krunchie Killeen as James Joyce

A Selfie by Krunchie Killeen in a woolly hat and scarf in a busy city street: Henry Street, Dublin, a cold dry day in January 2019

Krunhchie Killeen as he appears on the cover of “Someone Else’s Poem”

Krunchie Killeen Releases his "River Stroll" Song

DUBLIN, CO. DUBLIN, IRELAND, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Krunchie Killeen is about to release his recording of his new song “River Stroll,” to Spotify and other streaming services, viz.,

iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, Tik Tok, Deezer, Pandora, ClaroMusica, Saavn, TIDAL, iHeartRadio, Napster, Anghami, KKBox, TouchTunes.

The Release Date is set for 20 April 2020.

The tune came to him as he strolled by the Tolka River in Dublin, Ireland, one breezy morning last August, casually taking videos, with his Huawei mobile phone, as he went.

Krunchie is seventy seven years old.

After his four mile riverside walk from Finglas Bridge in Glasnevin, Dublin, to Rathborne Village on the Royal Canal, he stopped at Douglas & Kaldi restaurant for lunch. While resting there, he captured, (using the “Perfect Piano” app) the tune that was in his head as he strolled. Later, he amalgamated the tune with the videos he had taken, and uploaded the composition to YouTube as “Tolka Stroll.” The video has enjoyed about 180 views to date.

He has now put words to the tune and has recorded the song under the title “River Stroll,” which is the version now to be released.

A selection of photos of Krunchie can be viewed and downloaded from this link: Photographs of Krunchie Killeen

“Glossneen” is the name of Krunchie’s record label. The range of recordings so far issued under the “Glosneen” label can be found at: www.Glossneen.blogspot.com

These include a selection of poems by famous author, James Joyce, to which Krunchie has put new pop airs, as well as some of Krunchie's original compositions, some songs “From the Irish,” i.e., inspired by works in the Irish language, and some comic songs and outrageous poems from Krunchie's two books, titled “Outrageous Poems” and “Someone Else’s Poem.”

Krunchie began uploading songs to Spotify in February of this year when he felt he needed to start a new “enterprise.” He had just acquired beginner’s skill with some software packages that have become available in recent years, including Movavi (video editing), Sibelius (music composition) and MixPad (music studio), as well as a record distribution service, Distrokid.

While he has never been a professional performer, Krunchie has been playing and singing for fun with the ephemeral Invincibles (of Dublin) for about 17 years (and before that The Chancers) as well as reciting his outrageous poems for 60 years. His current weekly lunch-hour concert/ sing-song in Clareville Day Centre is suspended because of the Corona virus. Some years ago, he put on a straw boater hat, Joyce-style glasses and dickey bow, for a celebration of Bloomsday. People said he looked very like James Joyce, so he repeats the impersonation every year.

Krunchie’s biography can be viewed on: www.KrunchieKilleen.blogspot.com

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Renowned Lawyer Jay Sekulow Teams Up with John Schneider for Exclusive Performance of ’The Dukes of Hazzard’ Theme

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Days after leading President Trump’s defense team to an impeachment acquittal, Sekulow and his all-star band joined John Schneider for an exclusive performance.

We hope you enjoy this exclusive performance of 'The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme song with Bo Duke himself.”

— Jay Sekulow

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In late February, days after leading President Donald J. Trump’s defense team to a victorious impeachment acquittal, Jay Sekulow was behind his drum kit leading his all-star band through rehearsals at his Nashville production facility. The following day, they would be joined by legendary actor and chart-topping recording artist John Schneider and special guest Keith Burns of Trick Pony, for an exclusive live performance of "Theme from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)."

Released on Facebook Thursday evening, the video received over 100,000 in the first two hours, and it continues to gain traction. Watch the exclusive performance here: https://www.facebook.com/JaySekulow/videos/206218037328838/

“'Straightening the curves, flattening the hills' sounds very familiar these days as America practices social distancing,” says Sekulow. "With that in mind, we wanted to release a music video featuring special guests John Schneider and Keith Burns from Trick Pony. We hope you enjoy this exclusive performance of 'The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme song with Bo Duke himself. And we'll will have more videos featuring John and Keith coming soon."

"I had a blast with Jay and the gang," says Schneider. "Not only is Jay a crackerjack attorney, but he’s one heck of a musician too!"

When he’s not arguing cases at the Supreme Court of the United States, testifying before Congress, or serving as the personal attorney of President Donald J. Trump, Jay Sekulow can be found behind his drum set or playing guitar leading the Jay Sekulow Band. What started as a hobby has turned into a stellar lineup with an all-star cast, featuring former members of Kansas, Petra, DC Talk, and more. Over the past few years, the Jay Sekulow Band has performed with legendary guests such as Ricky Skaggs and Lee Greenwood, and their music videos have been streamed by millions online. The band is known for their unmatched covers of classic hits as well as original songs such as "Hope of Jerusalem" and "Undemocratic."

ABOUT JOHN SCHNEIDER: John’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of "Bo Duke" on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and "Jim Cryer" on his current series, Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (now in Season 7). John was also a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars in 2018. In addition to his incredible acting career, John has over 20 albums to his credit and four #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. It’s also worth noting that John co-founded (with Marie Osmond) the Children's Miracle Network. For more info, visit https://johnschneiderstudios.com.

ABOUT JAY SEKULOW: Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster.

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Troubadour Mike Aiken Looks Ahead With New Single, Video and European Tour Dates

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Nashville Skyline

Respected Roots/Americana artist Mike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR.

I was aiming for a throw-back Southern California, hippie type Country tune, but infused with that longing for the first glimpse of “home.” For us, it’s that the iconic Nashville skyline.”

— Mike Aiken

PLEASANT VIEW, TN, UNITED STATES, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Respected Roots/Americana artist Mike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR. The track premiered on Americana Highways and video debuted on The Boot.

The rolling track rocks and cradles the tale of a constantly touring musician who loves the road while longing for home. It’s a story Aiken knows well, and he co-wrote the tune with friend and fellow tunesmith, Chris P. James (Burrito Brothers). "I had a theme and feel running around in my head,” Aiken explains. “I was aiming for a throw-back Southern California, hippie type Country tune, but infused with that longing for the first glimpse of “home.” For us, it’s that the iconic Nashville skyline. I think we captured that feeling perfectly.”

The companion music video features a rare (one of only 14 made) vintage Airstream originally designed as a funeral coach, and “road trip” footage shot during Mike’s last run. “The video took us three months to finish, due to touring demands, weather and a host of mini-misadventures, but it was a blast,” Mike adds.

Aiken’s upcoming summer tour will take him and his wife Amy overseas (situation allowing) for their seventh European tour July 23 – August 29. Shows in France include: Angoulême, Bruay-la-Buissière, La Roche, La Rochelle, Le Barp, Marseille, Metz, Montbrun Les Bains, Nice, Paris, Pontlarlier, Strasbourg, and Trégastel. The Netherlands’ stops include Lomm and Blijham; dates in Belgium will be announced soon.

“We can’t wait to go back,” Mike exclaims. “The response from our European fans, radio and press is truly heartfelt, beautiful and appreciated. They are so knowledgeable and into the music.”

Aiken returns for stateside shows:

Sept. 6 – Pasadena, MD – House Concert
Oct 1-3 – Branchburg, NJ – Aiken & Friends Fest
Nov. 5-8 – Gulf Shores, AL – Frank Brown Songwriters Fest
Nov. 14 – Belton, MO – Whistle Stop Concert Series
Dec 4 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Folk Society
Dec. 13 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Folk Society

Fans can stream and download “Nashville Skyline” and the full Wayward Troubadour album is available HERE.

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About Mike Aiken
Mike originally hails from rural Western New York, outside of Buffalo but lives aboard his sailboat in Norfolk, Virginia when he’s not on the road or in Nashville. He ran away from home as a kid to play music, became a licensed USCG Captain, sailed over 30,000 bluewater miles on his own sailboat, and logged countless miles on the road performing in North America and Europe. Now, he delivers toe-tapping, Rootsy grooves, fingerpicking and slide guitar-laced tunes to audiences the world over. Mike’s colorful life as sea captain and deft songwriter’s touch resonate with his fans. His music has earned him radio chart success, including #1 and #13 in Europe and five Top 25 singles in the U.S. He’s composed music for NASCAR TV programs and writes bi-monthly ‘On The Road’ articles for Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Shara Vallee debuts her inebriating new music video "Tipsy" on Music-News.com

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Shara Vallee – Tipsy

Think of "Tipsy" as the anthem for an all-new holiday: Independence Night. It's a soulful pop celebration of letting loose out on the town with your BFFs

THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA, WEST INDIES, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch the new "Tipsy" music video by Shara Vallee on Music-News.com

The West Indies has always been a hotbed of an unbelievable medley of genres like Dancehall, Soca, Zouk, and R&B, and it seems like the region's time to take over the world has always been just around the corner. But the tiny island of Anguilla has been keeping a larger-than-life talent a secret, a singer and performer set to blow up here in the States. Shara Vallée's already notched a few regional hits into her belt, so to leap over to bigger crowds and louder accolades, she experimented with two of her other favorite genres, island pop and dance pop. Her powerful, smooth-as-silk vocals shine bright with both supreme confidence and down-to-Earth sincerity. Her style and assurance, honed by years of killer performances at clubs and larger arenas on Anguilla, would be right at home on tour with artists as diverse as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Akon, even Ellie Golding. Once on that stage, the crowd favorite is undoubtedly going to be "Tipsy."

Think of "Tipsy" as the anthem for an all-new holiday: Independence Night. It's a soulful pop celebration of letting loose out on the town with your BFFs. It rides a high-energy dance-pop beat that just feels like one big party, led by Shara's buoyant melodies. Of the track, Shara exclaims, "I love upbeat music, nobody wants to feel sad. So if my songs can help you get through your day or light your party on fire, I'm more than happy." She's captured that kind of joyous energy perfectly within this 4-minute dazzler. With "Tipsy," she stays true to her roots, as well as her need to explore new musical territory, and it's a thrill.

Shara's man is messing up. He ditches their dinner plans for a guys-only evening. If he thinks he's the one about to paint the town red, he's got another thing coming. Shara rallies her squad for an unforgettable night of sisterhood, dancing like no one's watching, and, yup, getting their buzz on. The threesome cut loose in NYC, hopping not just bars but entire boroughs. This epic evening takes place in Manhattan, with whirlwind nighttime shots of Grand Army Plaza's arch and, of course, Times Square. Bathed in the dreamy neon glow of the Crossroads of The World, Shara's electric presence is on full display. These ladies go all night, making the streets, the clubs, and the subway their playground, while homeboy calls it quits around two. Amateur! Shara and co. watch the sun come up, and of course, plan to do it all over again.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Michael Pinder ascends with his new "Soar" music video, premiering on Medium.com

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Alt-rock/pop singer-songwriter Michael Pinder introduces the music video for “Soar,” a song about letting go of the past and stoic resignation to the present

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch the "Soar" music video premiere on Medium.com

Alt-rock/alt-pop singer-songwriter Michael Pinder introduces the music video for “Soar,” a song about letting go of the past and stoic resignation to the present, and mounting to new heights of sangfroid.

Michael sums up his musical philosophy saying, “A great band and a great song will travel.”

The son of one of the founders of The Moody Blues, while growing up, Michael was drawn to music, like steel to a magnet. Studying music in college, he wrote constantly and developed his own unique style, influenced both by the past and the present. It’s a sound blending textures of the ’60s and ’70s with contemporary savors, yet always distinctive because of his voice and superb phrasing.

In 2006, his song, “Hang on Tight,” was first runner up in the U.K. Songwriting Contest, while his duo, The Pinder Brothers, was selected Best Band in Sacramento by KCRA. Since then, he’s released multiple albums and worked with the best musicians in the Bay Area, on songs like “Ordinary Man” and “Melancholy Sea.”

With his lush, graceful tones, his previous songs “Search For September” and “So Confused” presented listeners with multifaceted harmonic layers riding gorgeous melodies rife with polished arrangements. Now, with “Soar,” his incredible virtuosity is on full display.

“Soar” opens with Michael’s tender, melancholic tones on an acoustic guitar. As the music expands and gathers momentum, gentle strings enter atop a taut rhythm and low-slung bassline. The melody builds, taking on layers of complexity and resonance, moving from sad flavors to buoyant shimmering energy.

Michael’s honeyed tenor infuses the lyrics with escalating sunniness, as radiant vocal harmonies invest the tune with remarkably charming colors, emphasizing the song’s blooming brightness.

“Soar, soar above the clouds / Just stay next to me / I’ll never let you down / Take my hand and just breathe out.”

The music video, directed by Rob Fitzgerald, is set beneath grey, rainy skies, as Michael narrates the story of a young woman, who travels through sad tolerance of her situation to swelling self-assurance. As she flourishes, she discards reminders of the past, a stuffed toy, an umbrella, a raincoat, and a love note. In the end, she stands in an open field, exhales, and we see the beginnings of a smile as she takes on new vitality.
“Soar” is both beautifully wrought and elegantly refined, exuding an aura of assertive grandeur, all highlighted by Michael Pinder’s exquisite vocal delivery.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Brooklyn's Sun & Flesh premiere vicious new "Dig In Deep" music video on New Noise Magazine

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Sun & Flesh – Dig In Deep

A song all about the balance of darkness and light, heavy and soft, the new Sun & Flesh, “Dig In Deep,” is worth the bitter to taste the sweetness.

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Dig In Deep" on New Noise Magazine

Hard rock thrives on juxtaposition. It’s those sharp transitions between clean and dirty sound, heaviness and lightness, comfort and menace that makes the best rock songs sting as hard as they do. Sometimes the breaks are unexpected, and sometimes they’re a release of tension at the climax of a long and ominous build. The punches might come in a flurry – or a series of slow, powerful blows.

Sun & Flesh know how to do all of that. They understand that contrast is the very essence of heavy music. The very name of the Brooklyn-based band is an unlikely juxtaposition. Even before they began working with producer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Papa Roach), their music featured surprising twists and turns, and the interplay of shadows and light. Korneff has refined their approach and sharpened all the edges, and the new songs the group is making are the most explosive they’ve ever done. Korneff says, “The reason why I developed an early interest in this band is because the songs were so good. I can’t wait for people to hear what I hear.”

Take “Dig In Deep,” the band’s latest single. You’ll hear echoes of Nineties grunge, classic metal, atmospheric music, left field alternative rock, and even a little modern sludge. But what makes the song successful is the skill with which those elements have been combined. Jonathan Serwinowski’s thunderous drums, Matt Brewster’s growling bass, Stefan Reinberger’s scrawled leads, and Christoph Manuel’s anguished yet melodic vocals – all of it creates a single irresistible effect. The new track builds on the success the band has had with prior releases such as “Heaven,” which earned them a profile post on Metal Injection, and the pulverizing “I Don’t Care,” which firmly established them as a quartet with something meaningful to say. Through it all, they’ve remained fiercely independent, chasing their own style and conducting their own wonderfully fiendish experiments in sound, rhythm, and atmosphere.

Brewster and Manuel carry that intensity into their disturbing – but extremely entertaining – clip for “Dig In Deep.” Once again, this is a work built on unexpected juxtapositions, and sudden, jarring switches between alluring shots and distressing imagery. Attended by a group of attractive women, the group performs in the library of a suburban house. Yet as the music becomes louder and more furious, we’re treated to footage straight out of a horror show: insects, monsters, entrails, some creatively grotesque gore. There’s even a leering priest with milk dripping suggestively from his mouth. By the end of the clip, even the beautiful girls have morphed into something unlike what they initially seem to be – and their intentions, too, are revealed as something less than innocent.

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Chris Russell Celebrates 10 Years of Creating Textural Electronic Soundscapes with DESTINY

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Chris Russell explores slow-flowing spaces with an artistic and cinematic flair.

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Chris Russell is an ambient music artist who finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. (photograph by Chris Russell)

For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations.

Destiny explores the path less traveled, a slow flowing meditative space, unafraid to take chances with granular sounds, slow pans and long reverb settings.

My music is a vehicle to peer into the unknown, its all about exploring the vast expanse, with sounds of an other-worldly celestial nature. I paint a picture in the mind's eye with sounds.”

— Chris Russell

PORTLAND, OR, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chris Russell's otherworldly creations often call to mind abstract sci-fi visuals, and the surreal soundscapes on Destiny — his third solo album for Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music — continues to deliver his signature celestial stardust. Time falls away as the album's gleaming tones move with purpose toward vast horizons, rising and falling on the broad swells of a sonic sea. Destiny is available now from Spotted Peccary Music in CD format as well as 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and music streaming formats.

Russell's mastery of expansive ambient electronic soundworlds is on full display within the music of Destiny, and the album's subtle but all-encompassing spaces give rise to an immersive and thought-provoking listening experience that breathes and evolves with nuance and depth. Through the use of delays, granular filters, and long reverbs, Russell explores slow-flowing spaces with an artistic and cinematic flair, painting a world where delicate veils of sound are frozen in slow-motion breezes, where seething pools of shimmering electrons glisten in sonic starlight, and where distant drones and faraway textures approach and recede into mysterious swirling mists.

An ambient music artist who has been recording since 2000, Chris Russell finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. Using the studio as his instrument, he plays software and hardware synthesizers, bass guitar, and various indigenous instruments to produce textures and abstract paintings of sound. In addition to his solo and collaborative work, Chris has also contributed multiple tracks to compilation albums of electronic music.

In an interview with music journalist Robin James, Russell reveals that with Destiny he celebrates ten years of exploring the path less traveled, creating and producing his own unique forms of ambient electronic music. “My music is a vehicle to peer into the unknown, it is all about exploring the vast expanse, with sounds of an other-worldly celestial nature. I paint a picture in the mind's eye with sounds. Destiny took a lot of creative restraint from me, I kept it on a path of free flowing ambient music, not too dark, not too strange, no hard left turns. I am glad I challenged myself that way on this album. I feel it has paid off well for the listener.”

In describing the music, James writes, “At the heart of each track you’ll find trillions of tiny bits of sound, or grains, and the craft involves manipulating each grain’s duration, pitch and so on, for awesome visualizations in your mind’s eye. It’s not often that you can come across such sonic particles of dust or sand that are being energetically lifted to great heights by a strong and turbulent wind, and when it all calms you find yourself on a sunrise-gold beach.”

Russell’s previous offerings through Spotted Peccary include Echo (2018), Labyrinth (2017), and the 2014 collaboration with ambient electronic composer Phillip Wilkerson titled Vague Traces. Visit his artist page at https://spottedpeccary.com/artists/chris-russell/

Destiny was mastered by Ben Cox at Syndrome Studio. The CD version of Destiny, designed by Daniel Pipitone, is in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes all artwork, liner notes, and a 4-page booklet. The album is available worldwide for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats.

Please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music with media requests; mobile: 310-560-8390, or, e-mail: beth@spottedpeccary.com

Tracklist:
1. Invitation 10:02
2. The Path Less Traveled 06:56
3. Destiny 07:07
4. Life Cycles 06:15
5. Soul Nexus 09:52
6. Density of Light 06:36
7. Awoken 08:37

About Chris Russell:
An ambient music artist who has been releasing albums since 2009, Chris Russell finds inspiration from both the simplicity of nature and the vast infinity of the universe. Using the studio as his instrument, he melds software and hardware synthesizers, bass guitar, and various indigenous instruments to produce original and unique textures and abstract paintings of sound. Russell subtly illuminates the symbolic spiritual journey reflected in the project’s title. Russell is just entering the end of decade of making ambient music, and he is both proud of his past work and certain that the best is yet to come.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.

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Album unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSs7R8Tx7Ho
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Unboxing Destiny by Chris Russell (Spotted Peccary Music)


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THE AFTERS Offer “I Will Fear No More” as a Free Download to Give Hope and Encouragement

Fear No More Album Art

The Afters

Dove-Award Winning Band Gives Current Single as a Free Download To Help Encourage Those Struggling with Worry and Anxiety

We hope that when you listen to the lyrics, God’s peace that passes all understanding would just wash over you and remind you that He’s in control.”

— Josh Havens

NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES, March 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — To give hope in these uncertain times, acclaimed Dove Award-winning band The Afters is offering listeners a free download of their current single “I Will Fear No More”. Many people are struggling in the grip of unemployment, self-isolation, and COVID-19, and feel overwhelmed in a constant news-cycle where uncertainty and panic is a headline. “I Will Fear No More” is an invitation to declare victory against these feelings of fear, worry, and anxiety.

The “I Will Fear No More” download, along with videos and extra resources, can be found at https://freeccm.com/fearnomore/.

Each member of The Afters has individually struggled with anxiety, and the song was initially written in response to this shared struggle. Now, the band prays that the message of “I Will Fear No More” will cover listeners with the promise of God’s peace that passes understanding, and can be sung as an anthem against anxiety.

Dan Ostebo, bassist for The Afters, shares, “One thing I know for certain is that God is on the throne, that God is in control, that He’s fought the battles of fear and anxiety that are crippling you at this very moment.”

Even before the single was released to radio, “I Will Fear No More” became an anthem for many struggling with anxiety. The song has been streamed over 8.5 million times, has over 8 million combined views of the two official music videos, and is rising on the Billboard Christian radio chart as people find comfort and strength in the message.

Many fans have already taken advantage of this free offering, as over 2,000 people have downloaded the track in the first days since it was posted.

Josh Havens, lead vocalist, explains, “We hope that when you listen to the lyrics, God’s peace that passes all understanding would just wash over you and remind you that He’s in control.”

“I Will Fear No More”
Written by Joshua Havens, Jason Ingram, Jordan Mohilowski, Matt Fuqua, Dan Ostebo

Every anxious thought that steals my breath
It’s a heavy weight upon my chest
As I lie awake and wonder what the future will hold
Help me to remember that You’re in control

You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night
You’re my strength ‘cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight
You are greater than the battle raging in my mind
I will trust you, Lord
I will fear no more.

I will lift my eyes
I will lift my cares
Lay them in Your hands
I’ll leave them there
When the wind and waves are coming
You shelter me
Even though I’m in the storm, the storm is not in me

You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night
You’re my strength ‘cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight
You are greater than the battle raging in my mind
I will trust you, Lord
I will fear no more.

To receive the free download of the “I Will Fear No More” single, watch the lyric video, the music video, and view a short Story Behind the Song video clip, please see https://freeccm.com/fearnomore/ 

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“I Will Fear No More” by The Afters


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