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New Music Saturdays: 5 new artists you should know featuring Sharkey Barcus and The Aces

Discover five new songs by artists you’ve probably never heard of until now.


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Mika Means – Single Life (Submission)

As she carries on in what appears to be a wedding dress, Mika Means sings about wanting to be single. She would rather be alone than to start a relationship, knowing that it will crash and burn. Listen, I understand that. I’ve been there, done that. Watch the fun video for the recording artist’s new track ‘Single Life’. If you aren’t familiar with Mika Means, she’s an esteemed songwriter whose shooting her shot at being in the spotlight. I enjoyed every bit of it. I’m looking forward to future releases.

Gamblers – Corinthian Order (Submission)

Voices are special. They are one of the best things we possess as human beings. Which brings me to the Gamblers, a Brooklyn, New York-based Indie-Pop band with a song about a relationship about being truthful, falling out of love, and the reality of the end. Rejection is hard. When you’re experiencing it, it feels like retribution. It is a punishment to the human heart. Like me, the lead singer states that it is “alright”, and wishes her the best on her journey of life. I mean, that’s all we can do. It’s all we should do. No matter how hard it gets. Check out the song ‘Corinthian Order’ now. Their debut album, of the same name, is out now.

Sharkey Barcus – Bad Shirt (Submission)

Although the vocals are fighting with the sounds from the guitar and drum, ‘Bad Shirt’ is the kind of Rock’n’Roll that I grew up hearing/watching on television. The exciting musical composition is from the debut record, ‘Cluster’. According to the words submitted to me with the music, ‘Bad Shirt’ is about outgrowing friendships and being content with underachieving as everyone around you transitions into success. I could never do the latter, but there are tons of people out there who are living proof. Give the Cleveland, Ohio artist Sharkey Barcus your undivided attention. Press play to hear ‘Bad Shirts’ now.

The Aces – Last One (Submission)

One of our favourite bands, The Aces, is back with an exaggerative video for ‘Last One’, showing the ladies transforming from everyday humans into gummy bear eating zombies. The Utah-native quartet plays until the very last moments of their lives, with someone in a bear costume closing their caskets on stage. When it came to the treatment of their video, they chose to be literal.

Watch the direction by the band’s drummer, Alisa Ramirez, below. And if you’re in the Toronto, Canada area toward the end of the month, catch up with the band. They’ll be joining Five Seconds of Summer on tour. If that isn’t going to work with your schedule, see them in Los Angeles on October 12 or catch them in Europe in November!

SS – Gasolina (Submission)

Whenever a song by a new artist sounds like it can come on right after any given artist on the radio, without aural interruption, I like to support it. What does it mean? It means that the new artist is competitive and ready for the market. Afterall, it is called the ‘music business’ for a reason. Without further ado, watch the new video for the Sound Records CEO right now. SS, the British rapper-singer influenced by plenty of musical genres (Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rare Groove, Jungle, and Garage), released the official visual for ‘Gasolina’ last week.

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