Philippe Bronchtein’s “Me and the Moon” Gives Insight to the Lonely Side of Being a Touring Artist

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Philippe Bronchtein has brought his gorgeous bluesy voice across the country driving and playing music for over a decade. He wrote the acoustic ballad “Me and the Moon” while touring, because sometimes that’s the only friend an artist has throughout their long journey of living the ultimate artists dream, being a touring musician.

“I keep telling myself…this is the life.” – Philippe Bronchtein

Bronchtein had several setbacks across his long tour such as cancelled shows and automobile problems. However, his travels were inspiring enough for him to come up with “Me and the Moon” which is a soft and personal Americana song featuring a dobro and some great story-telling. The song mentions different states in the US, changing gas prices, Interstate 10 and free drinks in different bars every night. The singer-songwriter will get back on the road in October to continue living the artists dream. We sure hope he…

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‘Walk in the Dark’ by Jack the Envious Is Some Israeli Emo-Pop By Way of London

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9 13 18 Jack the Envious‘Walk in the Dark’ by Jack the Envious is some solid Israeli emo by way of London. “Founding members Nir and Chuck met while serving in the Israeli army and bonded over their love for music,” the band says. “Their dreams of flying away and forming a band got the best of them last year when they made the move to London to pursue music full-time.” These guys definitely traffic well within the boundaries of emo-pop, but they’ve come up with an exceptionally strong take on the sound. The song’s keystone riff is the kind that, in spite of it’s bubbly texture, could incite an infamous emo kid push pit. On top of those clean, punchy guitars, a very caustic yet decidedly sweet vocal approach gives the group a deep sense of character. It seems like these guys take a lot from the early work of groups like You Me…

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The Lost Wages sing about the “Highlife” in Amazing Country Banger

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Hailing from the great land of Memphis, Tennessee, not too far from Graceland, are the brother and sister country duo known as The Lost Wages. They have just released a killer new song titled “Highlife” about partying and having a good time. It’s clear that the duo has quite an excellent time from the emotion and chemistry that is heard bleeding out of this track. “Highlife” is a contagious country anthem and is a remarkable first release that is filled with soulful rock n’ roll style vocals and guitars that hit you in the heart. We had the opportunity to chat with Houston and Cyrena of The Lost Wages to hear about what the music personally means to them.

RTP: What is your favorite lyric from the song?

TLW: “One of our favorite lines is “67 caddy and we’re riding rich, acting like we’re Hollywood in the sticks.” Our…

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Review: Nocturnal Blonde “Smart Heart” by Sam Rose

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Nocturnal Blonde

“Smart Heart”

Musicians:

Rachel Adams (Vocals), Ritchie Williams (Vocals and Guitar), Kevin Sims (Bass), James Owen (Percussion)

Styles:

Indie Rock, Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Despite the images of rolling California hills cast in golden-hour rays that Nocturnal Blonde evokes, the band are actually deeply embedded denizens of Athens, Georgia. A fact that surprises for more than just sonic imagery reasons. Those interested in the bygone indie rock heydays might recall that Athens primary mark onto independent music was its contribution of the 90’s most absurd and experimental bands. Listening to Nocturnal Blonde’s new EP Sweet Heartit’s difficult to reconcile those preconceptions of excess with the restrained song-craft of lead songwriters Rachel Adams and Ritchie Williams. There are no Neutral Milk Hotel or Olivia Tremor Control-style psychedelic freak outs, nor is there any irony laden Of Montreal glam, just head-on earnestness.

Instead Nocturnal Blonde pull from the cities largest…

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Spotify – the PONZI Scheme

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I wrote about the state of the music industry back in 2015 (Open Letter to the Music Industry) and when I thought about writing this article I went back to look at what I had written. I admit I was ready to cringe and get that hot sweaty feeling I always get when I think about stuff I’ve done that maybe common sense tells me not to. Like when I bought those tickets to Greece on credit knowing that balance was gonna sit on my card indefinitely. My inner financial advisor was saying, “credit card debt is the first sign of financial ruin” but my inner “The Secret” just said, “think positive a world of wishes fulfilled is just around the corner.”  Guess which self won out? Well, I’ve already told you, haven’t I? And yes, my article is still relevant today but this time I…

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