Tag: Indie-Rock Music

Shout-Out for “Livin’ the Given” by Waking Bear

Waking Bear is the Indie-Rock band sensation from Olympia, Washington, producing inspirational and uplifting music which elevates listeners to the higher frequencies of love and gratitude.

Their newest release, “Livin’ the Given”, is a touching song inspired by Noah Bears Mom, and is a reflection on a Mothers love for their child and a reminder to embrace all the wonderful gifts we have been given in this life.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

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Von Louis captivates listeners with epic riffs and mesmerising vocals in their debut release “21 Again”

Von Louis is an indie-rock band formed by members, Evan Lecker and Kyle Vonderau in 2019. Lecker and Vonderau are two accomplished musicians who have been long-time friends and performed various times together at shared concert bills.

Von Louis was formed after Vonderau invited Lecker to compose lyrics and vocals for a song he was developing. After this first meeting, creative sparks flew and they knew they needed to create music together.

“21 Again” is their stunning debut single, which is a dreamy pop song with an intense hit of indie-rock energy, a captivating introduction to this duo’s noticeable and unique style.

This song has all the best ingredients of an epic indie-rock song; legendary guitar riffs, accentuated drumming, captivating melody, and superior rock star vocals with a dash of reverb for good measure, all contributing to an excellent track.

The song opens with an expressive and emotive soundscape of mid-tempo drums and electric guitar, creating a mesmerising atmosphere, slightly reminiscent of 90s’ rock-pop, with the noticeable modern-day style of Von Louis, that is uniquely their own.

Lecker bewitches listeners with his rocky, raspy vocals, delivering eloquently poetic lyrics such as; “and anyone who told ya, if you wish hard enough, it will all pass by, like a summer storm, right before your eyes”.

Listeners will be captivated and charmed by this duo’s emotive lyrics, passionate vocals and impeccable performance, and the beautifully memorable melody will stay with you for hours after, tempting you to return for more.

Von Louis (Evan Lecker and Kyle Vonderau)

Vonderau and Lecker are self-taught musicians who grew up in the Houston, Texas area. Both artists uncovered their passion and natural gift for music and songwriting through guitar playing in their earlier years, and later on expanded their knowledge and skills to singing and producing.

Both artists enjoyed stints playing with numerous bands in high school and college. They continued working separately on various projects, until the formation of Von Louis.

For the past year, this talented duo have been creating music remotely, using voice memo’s, looped arrangements and ProTools to develop their sessions.

In late 2019, Von Louis gathered a group of their favourite musicians for a recording session of their newly composed material. Slowly they are beginning to release this music to the public.

This band’s inspiration arises from a good cigar and vintage gear, as much as it does classic rock albums. Absorbing influences from a wide spectrum from Avant-garde to classic pop, their broad musical knowledge and experience are heard in their intricate compositions, and they can easily be named as the most significant band of 2020.

If you enjoy music from artists such as The War on Drugs and Spoon, then Von Louis will fit perfectly on your playlist. Keep an eye out for their upcoming releases here:

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Shout-Out for “The Honorable Waking Bear” by Waking Bear

Waking Bear is an Indie-Rock band from Olympia, Washington. The band was founded by Noah Bears (lead vocals, guitar) in 2018 after fate brought him and Ivy Jordanne (Keyboard, vocals) together and they discovered they had a shared passion for creating an entire musical experience, which would activate the higher vibrations of love and healing.

Their music is joyful and filled with gratitude for all the gifts this life offers. If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

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Tune into a higher frequency with Waking Bear and their new release; “The Honorable Waking Bear”.

Waking Bear has just released their newest single, “The Honorable Waking Bear”. This song conveys a beautiful message, a reminder for us all to suck the sweet nectar of life, and enjoy all the bountiful gifts bestowed on us.

I adore the opening to this song, which starts with a guitar strumming a cheery tune and a high-pitched keyboard playing a catchy riff, which stays with me for hours after I’ve heard it and makes me want to skip in joyful celebration!

Waking Bear was founded in 2018, by Noah Bears (Lead vocals and Guitar), when he crossed paths with Ivy Jordanne (Voclas and keyboard). This was a fateful meeting of two souls which were mean’t to join in love and music.

They discovered that they had a mutual desire to create a band that could deliver an uplifting and ceremonial musical experience, communicating healing love, and gratitude to those willing to listen.

And they have certainly done just that. Each time I listen to a Waking Bear song I am filled with joy.

The “Honorable Waking Bear” tells the tale of a bear, who woke early one spring and joyously frolics in the abundances surrounding him, deciding never to hibernate again.

Noah’s performance adds an alluring charm to the song, with his raspy rocky vocals, which perfectly enhance their exhilirating indie-rock music.

The lyrics are extremely creative and paint a vivid picture in the mind’s eye of the Waking Bear wandering the forest, enjoying all that it has to offer.

I especially enjoy this descriptive verse; “he can feed on salmon, feed on berries, he can run the fields free. He can make some babies, with the ladies, he can nap away the day”.

This song was written by Noah while his Mom was dying of cancer. Noah has expertly taken this grief and transformed it into a message of hope and beauty.

And hopefully, more of us can “wake-up” and feel gratitude for the incredible gifts this life has to offer. As Waking Bear tells us at the end of the song “may we all tune our hearts to this frequency”.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Trevor Hall and Michael Franti & Spearhead, then Waking Bear will fit perfectly on your playlist.

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