When We Met’s Latest Music Video for “Ride the Tide”

Portland native duo When We Met released their psychedelic new music video for their latest single “Ride the Tide” off the recently released album “Where Did They Come From.” Check out the video here:

The video was created by cartoonist Magnificent Kaaboom, who brought to life the song’s ocean-themed lyrics with visuals that showcase a unique art style complete with retro animation. Right from the get-go, the video literally grabs you in as a hand pops out from a book and drags the viewer into a wacky world full of surfing cavemen and globetrotting aliens. The duo is backed on this occasion by a robot drummer, which somehow brings it all together. If you’re looking for a dream world to escape to with a new wave, indie rock soundtrack, look no further than When We Met’s latest video “Ride the Tide.”

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Enter the Venture Magazine Issue #3 Released Today!

It’s Oct. 1, 2017 and that means Enter the Venture Magazine’s Issue #3 is out today! It features zenxienz on the cover as well as stories on the Ninkasi Brewery’s recording studio, the new Broke Royals music video that raises deaf awareness, the making of Lola’s latest EP and much, much more! Check it out the magazine here:

Opâru – New Video Release

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Opâru has released a new video for “The Deep End,” which focuses on the beautiful aspects of nature and blending them with an urban landscape. Check out the video below:

Opāru is the moniker of Los Angeles-based songwriter-singer and actress Dianna St. Hilaire, who is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is creating haunting electro music with dark undertones, and “The Deep End” shows off her influences that can be found throughout the record, including the likes of Mt. Eden, Lindsey Stirling, director David Lynch, American Horror Story, and Zola Jesus.

The new single is a love song to her beloved and admires the strengths and the flaws in a relationship, but most importantly it focuses on the depth of what most humans attempt to attain in their lifetime. The video features time-lapsed visuals of nature and the hustle and bustle of a city at night and highlights the importance of finding compassion for living things and being mindful of your inner animal.

“The music represents pure animalistic human emotion,” St. Hilaire said. “It epitomizes what it is like to be human by transcending the human experience with self-discovery and acceptance of who we are on an emotional level.”

Hilaire started to write and perform music at a very young age in choir and musicals. Her first instrument was the piano and she taught herself the craft of reading and writing music. In her late teens, she began performing with punk bands and for producers as a back-up/studio vocalist in New Mexico where she took on her first musical alias with the group Versailles. Partnering with the infamous Kim Fowley (The Runaways, Kiss, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper), she has toured the US extensively, been featured on the official Grammy ballots, as well as charting on Billboard. In 2015, St. Hilaire decided to reinvent herself with the new project Opāru that focuses on experimental electronica, 80s synth pop and alternative rock.

“’The Deep End’ is about a unique equality between two people on an emotional and physical level,” Opāru said. “Our survivability paired with our own hopes and dreams and how we can make them a reality for each other by helping one another to change the world.”

To stay up to date with Opāru, check her out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, and her official site.

Manchado – New Video Release

New York-based alternative hip-hop artist Manchado has released his latest video “Wild Child,” the finale of a three-part video series. Check out the song below:

Manchado is a DIY producer/dancer/singer who moved to New York from Bogota, Columbia, at age 18 by himself to pursue his passion in music. The alternative Hip Hop artist has finished his three-part video series, which includes “Part 1 Break” and “Part 2 Out of Control.” All the videos in the series feature Manchado surrounded my masked dancers who join in on the choreography to make for interesting videos and danceable tracks. He uses the people and the characters in his videos as metaphors to illustrate a bigger point about the human condition. Notable for writing and producing his own songs, Manchado is looking to take his underground status to the next level.

After starting his music writing career at the age of 7, Manchado took it upon himself to learn the craft of writing songs, performing, and learning to correctly work a crowd. For a crossover genre comprising of EDM alternative with a Hip Hop vibe, Manchado likes to put an interesting twist into his music, which truly comes to light in the finale of “Wild Child.”

To stay up to date with all things relating to Manchado, be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and his official site.

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Great Shapes – New Single Release

Great Shapes’ new single “Losing My Mind” was released to show off the groovy, upbeat rock that is their sophomore album “Somewhere in Between,” released in June. Check out the track here:

The El Paso-native alternative-pop group Great Shapes’ new seven-track album is full of luscious fresh melodies made for the mainstream to kick back and enjoy. The single “Losing My Mind” is energizing track that shows off Neil Henry’s soothing vocals and funky guitar licks that he wrote shortly after completing the first album. The group returned home from touring and needed to release all the leftover energy they had, so in writing the song, they injected personal, emotional aspects of their lives and managed to pump out this edgy party starter. The song was an instant hit when the band first played it live and has already become a fan favorite.

The rest of the album also follows in the footsteps of “Losing My Mind” with body-moving drum rhythms and foot-tapping basslines. The album was influenced by post-punk and indie-pop and takes on the themes of love, disenchantment, and the effect that time has on everything.

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