Migrate Music Video Premiere: THOT- The Shy Summer (Acoustic Version)

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Our favorite Belgian band THOT has just released a music video today! We love this band, and everything they put out. We have featured them before on our site here and we even featured their song The Shy Summer on our Migrate Music Mixtape Vol. II – Alignment Of Sound this month. (Its free to download)

From THOT,

“This video was shot in an undergroud house in Belgium and features Claudia, the guest vocal on The Shy Summer (she’s also singing on Spellbound Fields).
We are actually working on setting up an European tour for February 2012, that will go through Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Hungary and maybe more. Some gigs have been already confirmed and we just CAN’T WAIT! By the way, if you are interested to invite us in your town or to play acoustic gig in your room, feel free to get in touch with us at booking@thotweb.net

About acoustic shows. Silent. 2 are confirmed. First (a private one) will takes place in Paris on 17th September (Some of you will maybe receive invitations) and the other one will take place in Prague around 10 october. More details are coming soon.”

So you can watch the video below, AND you can download the original version of The Shy Summer HERE.

Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Music Review: Truth – Troubled

Download: Truth – Troubled

The other day we got a submission from a native rapper from Ohio. Truth be told (pun intended) I thought I was gonna hear some corny guy with a non existent flow. Instead what I heard, was unsigned gold! I have listened to many albums this year from rappers with multi million dollar contracts who don’t have the flow, style, or even ability to stay on topic for an entire song. Truth has all three of these things and more. The only thing he is missing is the millions of dollars.
It saddens me when I hear someone good enough to make it in the business but has had no chances, or has been turned down quicker then you can blink your eyes! Truth brings a certain street style that is widely accepted in hip hop. His rhymes are uplifting and have meaning. The samples in his songs are great to hear and accompany his style and voice perfectly.
In his song “Troubled” he talks about his everyday life. Not everyone can relate to one person’s life or upbringing. So Truth takes it a step further when he brings up issues effecting everyday life for people all across America. Such as homes being foreclosed, gas prices rising, and people with a promise of getting a job when they graduate college with a degree, NOT being able to get a job in this time of recession. I’ve already listened to “Troubled” a good ten times, it’s quite catchy.
So my conclusion of “Truth.” Well I can respectfully say the guy has talent. He flows to the beat flawlessly, talks about stuff people can relate too, and most importantly he has the skill to come up in the game. If you asked me if I could see Truth on MTV or on the radio, I would most definitely have to say yes. Take a listen and see what I mean. After only listening to three songs, he has popped up on my radar and I will be watching for his next moves.
Below is a link to his sound cloud, youtube, twitter, and facebook. On his sound cloud he has two other songs named “Fall For You”  and “Got It Made.” Both I might add are just as good as “Troubled.” Fans of hip hop, rejoice because Truth is real, and a future up-and-comer! You heard it here first from Migrate Music!

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Migrate Music Premiere and Download: Lightouts – Only the Smart Ones

Our friends over at BreakThru Radio have a weekly show called Live Studio! And for this week , they have brought in one of our favorite indie rock bands the Lightouts.  So check out the Lightouts perform Only the Smart Ones off of their maxi See Clear.

You can also download Only The Smart Ones for FREE right here: Lightouts – Only The Smart Ones

Article by Matthew Dickson

Listen: Nasty – “Letter To Myself”

So I bet most of you haven’t heard of Nasty. Well that’s why Migrate Music is here. What would you do without us?! Seriously though… Nasty is an underground rapper who is extremely overlooked because of his voice. He sounds almost identical to a guy named Marshall Mathers aka Eminem! Now Nasty has said probably hundreds of times that he feels cursed because of how close his voice resembles Eminem’s and he can’t get any attention from record labels because of it. I do feel bad for him because the guy can flow, rhyme, and make concepts.  This guy can do it all. He is a great MC that will most likely be over looked his entire career.

Here is a song below just showcasing some of his skills. Hopefully Migrate Music can help get him some new fans.

We told you…he sounds like Eminem.

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Migrate Music Exclusive – Balance and the Traveling Sounds – Won’t Do (J Dilla)

How about we switch gears here for a moment. I know we post up a lot of rock, indie, and hip hop, but we also want to start branching out and covering more genres. (See the ABOUT MIGRATE MUSIC NEWS tab at the top).

Let us introduce to you Balance and the Traveling Sounds.

BTS combines  a variety of musical tastes, cultural backgrounds, eclectic grooves and lush harmonies to create an innovative, captivating and addicting sound accessible by any music enthusiast. This powerhouse of soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop-inspired grooves is composed of seven diverse musicians from a variety of metropolises up and down the Golden Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego). Comprised of producer EBO, MC KIRB, vocalist Mike Eddie, drummer Julian Hogan, saxophonist Jeff Kolhede, guitarist Ryan Kern, and bass guitarist Scott Fulton. Embodying old-school class with a hip-hop edge, Balance and the Traveling Sounds melds the raw honesty of live instrumentation and introspective lyrics with hip-hop sampling and imaginative beats. They add a modern twist to the musical acts that came before and inspired their musical progress, making them a group of tireless artists with an unparalleled level of devotion to the art form.

So check out Balance and the Traveling Sounds new video – Won’t Do ( J Dilla)

Check them out on the web here: btscentral.com

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/soundstravel

Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Music Highlight: Inferno

Inferno is a band from Rome, Italy. They categorize themselves as “Sci-Fi Grind ‘n’ Roll”. Their sound contains elements of 8-bit and they are highly entertaining and fun to listen to. If you’ve never heard them before, here is your chance:

Watch them live…

And not so live…

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer

Migrate Music Video Premiere: The Plot In You – Miscarriage

The Plot In You has released their music video for their song Miscarriage. Check it out below!

 

On a side note…The Plot In You needs your help! They need your vote to be able to play on the THRASH AND BURN TOUR. To cast your vote for them, go here: facebook.com/windsofplague

Article by Matthew Dickson