Earlier this week Cory Myraas, the mastermind behind Windmills, released a stunning new video for his latest single What Do We Talk About (When We Talk About Love?) which invites us to enter the world of Cory’s life experiences turned into a beautifully compelling musical and visual art.
“We shot the video over 5 days on a road trip from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, California. We shot in 25 plus locations and compiled hours of footage, hard to believe we made a 4:40 video. We used a fraction of what we captured to create a visual companion to the song. One that highlights the chaos and energy of the music, the theme of the lyrics, and the new direction for Windmills. Aaron DeSilva filmed and edited something amazing; we’ve known each other for 6 years and have performed on many stages in the past. Working with him in this type of situation was a dream come true.”
The track is taken from his upcoming record Death Of A Ladies’ Man.
“It is the most honest and autobiographical record I’ve ever written. The songs all attack me, my experiences in love, loss, and trying to navigate some bitter truths about myself. I’ve split it up in 6 parts, with 2 “transfigurations” that serve to create warmth and tension in the listener. My goal is to show a progression in my history of love, where I’ve been, what I’ve been to certain people, and how I’ve come out on one side or the other because of it. Have these experiences shaped me to becoming a better man? You’ll have to listen and find out. “
For the first time ever, the new album will be pressed on a limited run of 12″ vinyl, out everywhere on September 29th.
Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, iTunes
H.E.A.T are back and the excitement is on!
The Swedish melodic rockers release a lyric video for Time On Our Side – the first track taken off their upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown, out Sep 22nd via EarMusic.
H.E.A.T are well known for their blazing, raw energy that emerges not only in their music but also their !must see! live shows. Time On Our Side is a strong anthem fuelled with an exceptional chorus and it surely makes one thirsty for the new record and a live tour announcement.
Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pre-Order
Cover photo – Klara Fowler
One of MGMB’s favourite singer-songwriters and actors Michael Malarkey has unleashed a beautifully haunting new video for Mongrels – the title track from his upcoming debut album, out on September 8th via Cap On Cat Records.
The video wholly compliments the soul stirring mood and emotion expressed within the track and it clearly magnifies the excitement for Michael’s debut as well as the Mongrels UK tour this October.
Watch the video, check out the tour dates and get your tickets now!
Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Mongrels Single
True artists who create music that makes you feel something are rare these days, but if you pay a close attention, you’ll find such talents producing music that will leave a mark on your soul, send chills down your spine and leave you longing for more. Windmills has always had such effect on me. Back in 2012, I spoke to the man behind this project, Cory Myraas, about his unique musical ways and creating a sound that takes you to a special place. Windmills, based in The Okanagan, BC, have kept moving ever since, evolving graciously through Cory who has been pouring his life experiences and challenges into his writing and music. His latest single, Sierra Nevada, about which Cory talks in our following interview, is a track loaded with beautiful melancholy, and him expressing each heartfelt emotion through the soul-stirring vocals that flawlessly compliment the magnificent soundscapes.
I spoke to Cory not only about his new single and the continuous growth of Windmills, but also about his travels, favourite shows and plans for next year.
Continue reading Windmills: “Sierra Nevada hits close to home”
In a world of Divides, our love of The Virginmarys brought us together – Simon
We were riding out to meet the sun, we were shaking from the things we’d done
We were breaking every pattern, straying from the map to make a new life on the run
It was early 2012 and one of my friends made me a playlist featuring a bunch of new bands for me to check out. Little I knew that this particular playlist included one band that would inspire my entire world. Their name was The Virginmarys.
Continue reading The Virginmarys: Our Passion That They Could Not Shake