Author: Mike Flatt

Barrett Martin (Walking Papers, Mad Season, Screaming Trees) book trailer and 26 new song comp

THE SINGING EARTH is a collection of musical adventure stories from musician and writer Barrett Martin. The book chronicles Martin’s musical work on 6 continents starting with his involvement in the 1990’s Seattle music scene, and then explores song lines and sea trails in Australia and New Zealand; trance drumming in Central America; Griot music in West Africa; musical diplomacy in Cuba; touring with a Brazilian rock band; recording shamanic music in the Peruvian Amazon; playing the blues in the Mississippi Delta; recording in the Palestinian West Bank; the power of resistance in American music; and the ancient influence of Asia in music and culture. There is also a companion CD soundtrack that comes with the book, which contains rare, unreleased songs from Martin’s various bands, as well as field recordings from the incredible musical environments he has visited. Those who read and listen to the musical journey that Martin recounts will find themselves transported through exotic global landscapes where they learn about the links between ecology, community, and the music that connects us to our greater humanity. SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER: If you pre-order The Singing Earth Book & Soundtrack, you’ll receive a signed 1st edition copy of the book, plus all 5 of the Barrett Martin Group CDs mailed directly to your home. Your signed book, the CD soundtrack, and all 5 BMG CDs will ship in early-August, and...

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Ben Hazlewood – EOS EP

It took only till the first chorus to the funky, opening track “Deny” to hear that Ben possesses a soulful, powerful voice. I’m not surprised to learn that this kid placed high in both New Zealand Idol & The Voice Australia television series. Currently, Ben is promoting this 6 song ep and it keeps in line with Ben’s output as it’s the 3rd ep he’s released. The first since 2016’s “Vanta”. I like the production on this project as it has an electronic driven quality to it, which serves the songs well. Ben and his production team create a quality landscape for his vocals to...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 12

Listen Here!   Track Listing: K Flay: High Enough Jessie Reyes: Shutter Island Hey Violet: Break My Heart Era Istrefi: Redrum (feat. Felix Snow) The Shins: Mildenhall Laura Marling: Wild Fire The Picturebooks: Home is a Heartache The Dandy Warhols:  Thick Girls Knock Me Out Gorillaz: We Got the Power Wavves: Animal Donovan Woods: What They Mean Colin Hay: A Thousand Million Reasons Paul Mcartney & Elvis Costello:  My Brave Face (original...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 11

Listen Here! Track Listing: Depeche Mode: Where’s the Revolution Daniel Ash: Freedom I Love Ryan Adams: Do You Still Love Me The Orwells: They Put a Body in the Bayou Lower Than Atlantis: Had Enough Eisley: You Are Mine Future Islands: Ran The New Pornographers:  This Is The World of The Theater ZZ Ward: The Deep (feat. Joey Purp) Linkin Park & Kiara: Heavy...

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Daniel Ash : Freedom I Love & Introducing Poptone

It’s not often you get to talk to your musical heros.  I’ve had the privilege of talking to some of mine a few times now, and nobody I talk to has ever brought out the “fan” in me like Daniel Ash.  Rarer still, is talking to someone so absolutely positive and excited about their craft after 30 plus years of creativity,  but this is exactly where I found Daniel Ash when we spoke a few days ago. BT: Freedom I Love, is a very strange compilation of sorts, and really something that I’m personally absolutely excited to finally have...

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