David Polanco, better known as Subway Rat, has released his debut album “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors.” The 12-track album spans 36 minutes and 51 seconds and is a genre-defying exploration of love, heartbreak, and the vibrant energy of New York City.
Subway Rat’s sound is a unique fusion of The Strokes’ raw energy and LCD Soundsystem’s avant-garde sensibilities. “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors” blends the storytelling charm of NJ pop with the gritty allure of NY alternative beats, creating a captivating and unpredictable musical journey.
At the album’s heart is “Rendezvous,” a hypnotic single that perfectly encapsulates Subway Rat’s sonic universe. The song’s emotionally charged lyrics are elevated by a sonic landscape that pays homage to the eclectic sounds of New York City.
The album is a narrative that takes listeners on an emotional journey. Tracks like “Tell me what to do” and “Schoolyard Crush” are poignant chapters that explore the themes of heartbreak and longing. The final track, “LMK”, leaves listeners with melancholy and closure.
Subway Rat’s music draws from diverse influences, including 80’s glam, new wave, ska, and punk. His unique voice and edgy dance flow create an unmistakably New York City sound.
The album results from a collaboration between Subway Rat and indie rock guitarist and producer Paco Lee, with the expertise of Grammy-winning engineers at Lounge Studios. The album is a testament to Subway Rat’s resilience and artistic evolution, born from personal turmoil and self-discovery.
Ol’ Burger Beats Crafts Timeless Beats and Conscious Rhymes in ’74: Out of Time’
Ol’ Burger Beats is a talented musician from Norway who has just released his latest album, “74: Out of Time”. The album has 17 tracks and features a mix of old and new sounds that take the listener on a musical journey through time.
The tempo of the album is set at 74 beats per minute, which gives it a unique and relaxing feel. The album also addresses some important issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and politics in the US and Europe.
Ol’ Burger Beats has collaborated with some of the best hip-hop artists, including Fly Anakin, Awon, Quelle Chris, Pink Siifu, and more. The result is an album that is both diverse and reflective of Ol’ Burger Beats’ growth as a composer.
“74: Out of Time” will be released on Feb. 16th on Coalmine Records and will be available on all major music platforms, as well as on cassette and vinyl. With special edition items and merchandise bundles, fans can join Ol’ Burger Beats on this incredible musical journey.
Bryce Bowyn’s “Divine Chemistry” EP Promises a Sonic Revolution
Bryce Bowyn, a talented musician from Washington, DC, released a new “Divine Chemistry” music album on February 9, 2024. The album has five new songs and showcases Bowyn’s musical evolution, featuring various themes and genres.
One of the most exciting songs in the album is called “Saint Sebastian,” a synth-pop creation inspired by Renaissance art and the complexities of unrequited, queer love. The album also includes some previously released songs such as “A Bridge Burned Down,” “Town” (a collaboration with Lexie Martin), and “Devils of Dupont,” which is the theme song for the Dupont Investigations podcast. In addition, the album features a new song called “If Only,” which is an exploration of electronic music produced by FHUR.
Bryce Bowyn has received recognition for his contributions to the arts, including a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He has performed with other popular musicians like Shauna Dean Cokeland and GIRLI, and he is preparing for his 2024 Pride Tour, where he will perform songs from the “Divine Chemistry” album across the country.
The “Divine Chemistry” album is available for streaming on popular music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. It will take you on an 18-minute and 31-second musical journey full of sonic brilliance that you won’t soon forget.