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Here’s 3 top picks from around the NMS office this week: well-crafted dreamscape sounds from New Jersey producer MEGA, catchy yet haunting synth-loaded harmonies by Geographer and singer-songwriter Ron Pope crafts emotion-provoking indie-rock tracks it’s hard not to love.
Alaister Moughan, Writer
As his Facebook says, New Jersey producer Jesse Taylor aka MEGA is “currently trying to make all of you uncomfortable – in the best way possible.” MEGA’s latest release the EP Elixir/Fantasy does just that. Opener ‘Elixir’ glides effortlessly while ‘Fantasy’ pounds the dreamscape vibe just that little big harder.
Snug yet absorbing, Elixir/Fantasy fits within MEGA’s existing meticulously crafted catalog while still daring to experiment. Listen for yourself.
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Heather Mundinger, Communications Director
Geographer is just the right blend of upbeat and relaxed to beat the Monday blues. The San Francisco-based band balances dark overtones with energetic rhythms to create hauntingly beautiful synth driven melodies. Listen to Geographer’s Myths and get ready to fall in love with every track.
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Lisa Marie Smith, Director of Social Media
When discovering new artists we become skeptical for many reasons but I can say with upmost certainty talented singer-songwriter, Ron Pope is worth the investment.
Hailing from NYC, he offers the world beautifully crafted indie pop rock with a massive amount of meaning behind it all. Instead of traditional music videos, Ron Pope creates artistic lyric videos for many of the tracks he writes which are available on YouTube.
In my opinion all of the music is worth listening to but the must listen to track is “Nothing” featuring Alexz Johnson, artist and actress from the Canada TV Show “Instant Star”.
Ron Pope is on tour on promoting the release of his album “Calling off the dogs”. Check him out now!