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“Dead Summer,” A Nostalgic Yet Contemporary Take On The Struggles During The Pandemic

The sun is shining, but people aren’t outside trying to take it all in. Everyone is confined to their homes. Crows are circling in the distance; something must be dead. If you ask Levi Zadoff and Dead Hendrix, it must be the summer. 

“Dead Summer” is a joint EP by these two artists about the psychological effects of COVID, which can still be felt even today. “Dead Summer” represents a time when everything slowed down, and what would have been an enjoyable, fun time was anything but that. 

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Levi Zadoff is a pop-punk musician based in Los Angeles who believes in maintaining a sense of freedom in his artistry. His inspiration comes from pop-punk artists like My Chemical Romance and Nirvana. Dead Hendrix, whose name also fittingly represents his psychedelic sound, is a punk artist based in Canada. He covers true-to-life topics such as drug abuse, heartbreak, insecurities, and trauma in his music. 

With a fusion of punk, pop, and rock, Dead Summer takes us through Zadoff’s and Hendrix’s thoughts as they process the pandemic. Love Game and Alone talk about the rabbit hole that has been sitting in your thoughts for too long. Love Game leans towards hard rock. It is loud and aggressive, and the drum chops used at the end give it a strong finish. 

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Alone is mellower with heavier lyrics; “Yea, I am numb to the core I’m getting kinda tired of getting stoned and kinda tired of being home.” It is that gnawing feeling of no longer enjoying things that used to make you happy. The song also has some hints of EDM to it, especially with the bass drops and looping in the chorus. 

Cant Be God has the most summer feel in the EP. It sounds easy and light. The instruments are muted and alternate between a subtle guitar riff and simple piano chords. They sing, “If I make my bed, I lie in it,” a willingness to accept whatever comes your way.

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Dont Think It Could Get Much Better takes a satirical perspective of Dead Summer. Of course, things will get much better, but before they do, Hendrix and Zadoff allow us to wallow in the feelings of things worsening. 

Hendrix and Zadoff have added the song Teenage Dirtbag as a bonus track. The sound is nostalgic, with guitar melodies that sound like they were made over ten years ago. The song is about missing someone, but you decide to stab them since you can’t have them.

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With Zadoff and Dead Hendrix based in different countries, Dead Summer was created virtually. However, it’s hard to tell. The two bounce off each other’s sound well, making for a cohesive sound. Furthermore, the transition between different song styles is smooth, making for a trippy and enjoyable listen.

Listen on Spotify:

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https://www.levizadoffmusic.com/

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Artist Spotlight

Christine Tarquinio delivers her soul-stirring charm with “All Angles”

Christine Tarquinio

Christine Tarquinio is a singer-songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia. She offers a unique and insightful perspective through her musical creations. Her latest folk single, “All Angles,” has been produced, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Nieberg. This mesmerizing masterpiece delves deep into the intricacies of the human experience. It is a melodious composition that evokes intense sensations, embodying Christine’s emotional and introspective intensity. “All Angles” explores the theme of familial protection and unspoken battles within. This debut release is a testament to her undeniable talent, firmly establishing her position as a remarkable teacher and marking the start of an exciting musical journey.

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Christine’s musical proficiency comes to the forefront through her emotive vocal delivery. She adroitly employs evocative melodies and poignant lyrics to craft a compelling narrative that explores the delicate balance between control, strength, and vulnerability. Her song presents a raw and relatable account of inner struggles and the facade of toughness.

All Angles” is a valuable addition to any playlist and has already gained recognition in the folk music scene, cementing Tarquinio’s status as a rising artist. We encourage folk enthusiasts to take advantage of this captivating track, a must-listen for all.

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Tzarina unleashes a sonic fury with its single, “Borrowed Time”

Tzarina

Borrowed Time” is the latest single release from Tzarina, a talented rock band based in Brooklyn. This talented assembly exhibits an exceptional aptitude for intermixing musical constituents from disparate genres into a coherent and unified whole, including post-hardcore, post-rock, and grunge. Their relentless creativity and unwavering passion for their craft is evident in this song. Tzarina’s musical voyage, intensified by the pandemic, culminates in a unique, distinctive sound that pulsates with unbridled emotion. The song “Borrowed Time” is a sonic masterpiece that commands listeners’ attention with its electrifying guitar riffs and compelling vocals.

Mark Ayesh’s dynamic instrumentation and Craig William’s commanding vocals drive the song’s intensity. Robert Scott Abrams’ thunderous drumming and Michael Forsyth’s bass provide a solid rhythm that propels the music forward with relentless energy. The song’s structure is dynamic, effortlessly weaving intricate patterns of aggression and melody between crushing heaviness and ethereal beauty.

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Borrowed Time” is a powerful composition that resonates deeply with today’s uncertain world. The lyrics of resilience and defiance make it an anthem for those who refuse to be held back. Its unstoppable momentum has resulted in its inclusion in numerous playlists, and it is a visceral experience that demands to be heard repeatedly.

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Tzarina, the band behind “Borrowed Time,” is poised for success in the Brooklyn music scene. Fans of raw, unapologetic rock music will surely delight in this fresh and innovative sound, making it a must-listen. With its wild ride through the realms of metal-rock excellence, “Borrowed Time” leaves listeners exhilarated and craving more.

 

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