Music Quick Hits | Sept. 2019
V1 Staff |
Local electronic musician Xavly, a.k.a. Austin Steinke, has made a proper collection of dreary and powerful beats and collaborated with local rappers like Fathom, but now Xavly just dropped a new full length album called This Is Falling With Style, like the line from Toy Story. It’s a step in a new direction for Xavly, who, among the beats and synths, peppers in some really cool moments of pure 80s pop with a psychedelic touch. Check out the new album and cop some merch at xavly.bandcamp.com.
A brand new track dropped last week that brings together three eclectic Eau Claire-based artists: R&B singer Naalia, rapper Miles Blvd, with beat production by Westkorea. “Scrappy” does what each artist does best. Naalia glides over a Beach Boys sample that feels haunting like the end of summer. Miles Blvd comes in with hard-hitting verses to give the track an edge. You can check it out on Youtube and Soundcloud.
Jack Greenwood is the brand new moniker of Travis Kohnhorst (f.k.a. Travis Lee), a former local who now makes breezy pop-rock tunes in the Wausau music scene. With the name change comes big news as he’s ready to take the Jack Greenwood project to the bustling music city of Austin, Texas. Kohnhorst has been dropping new tracks off of a forthcoming album that was recorded here in Eau Claire at Toy Car Studios, before that studio closed its doors. There’s a cavalcade of local talent on the new song “A Song About Time,” and more infectious songs on the way. To check ‘em out and learn more, go to facebook.com/jackgreenwoodmusic
Ben Da Bomb Diggity, a local rapper known for his collaborations with Mistah and Big Business, branched out on his own for a brand new song, but it’s way different than anything musical he’s done so far. The song is called “Sorry Bout Me,” and it’s a slice of acoustic pop goodness, showcasing a whole other side of his talent. Go check the song out at bendabombdiggity.bandcamp.com