Soul

The Macrotones are soulful in new EP "Bloody Hands"

Boston’s The Macrotones are a quality group, and that shows in the band’s latest EP Bloody Hands, which delves into the mythos of R&B, soul, and funk to retrieve a sound that has all the grit and glamour of ‘70s underground afrobeat clubs. The title track is led by a robust bassline that slithers in sync with the serrated vocals and snappy beat that add flame to it. “Nighttime Persona” uses brass instrumentation and vibrant, lingering electric guitar work to embellish a song smooth and soulful. The Macrotones find in these tracks the blues edge that artists like Fantastic Negrito and Gary Clark Jr. so effortlessly have.  “All Intentions Hidden” packs the full spirit of a group that does not fear to lose itself in the music it creates; For the right sort of trip stream the bluesy “Snakehunter” below. - Rene Cobar

   

Brandon James "Drifting"

Brandon James has released his latest EP "Drifting". Brandon skillfully blends R&B, Pop, and Soul to create a raw, emotional, and sultry sound.

The EP's lead single called "So Emotional" and is accompaned by the video below.

   

The Devonns "Blood Red Blues"

The Devonns recently released their debut full-length album via Record Kicks. The album features their latest single and powerful protest song "Blood Red Blues".

This is '70's soul and blues influenced sound of Mathew Ajjarapu (Keys & Vox), Khalyle Hagood (Bass), Khori Wilson (Percussion) and Ari Lindo (guitar).

   

Bees Deluxe jam something sweet in new single "Nitro"

Sending us to a much-needed weekend, Boston’s Bees Deluxe jams something sweet in the group’s new single “Nitro” featuring the chops of drummer, producer, composer Poogie Bell who keeps a delicious groove going. “Nitro” features bluesy guitar licks and smooth vocals that soothe and mesmerize, something like sparkly spilled honey. The track has a fun Southern feel to it: a relaxed summer single that whisks us away to a place of comfort, maybe somewhere where we can dance alone. Is the world a better place with music in it? When you listen to “Nitro,” it sure seems that way; stream the new single below for a better weekend. - Rene Cobar

   

Fat Night "Special"

Indie Soul group Fat Night recently released their latest single, "Special". This is the groups first release since signing with Acrophase Records, and the lead single from their forthcoming album, Let's Live for Each Other, which is due out in Mid-July.