Xaque Gruber: Three New and Noteworthy Indie Music Releases
Huffington Post - over 4 years
From ambient electronica to acoustic blues to jazzy pop, this month finds exciting new releases from three very soulful, do-it-yourself, L.A.-based music men.
SHYBOY "Bird in Flight" (single)
First up is Shyboy's stunning debut single release, "Bird in Flight." A quietly building, gently swinging, electro-dreampop soundscape. If this is the appetizer for the forthcoming 2013 album, Water On Mars, consider our musical appetites fully whetted.
Shyboy's previous decade was spent fronting the brooding rock ensemble, Hypnogaja, whose last album was about the end of the world. By contrast, "Bird in Flight," true to its name, soars with hope and light. Shyboy adds, "it's partly a metaphor for going solo."
Shyboy comments on his influences.
Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Massive Attack -- I listen to everything. One fan said I sounded like a cross between Morrissey and Frank Sinatra. My co-producer, Mark Donikian, steered the music in the vein of late '70s/early '80s po
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