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NEW ALBUM out! “Music Machines Miracles” by HeyRJ (RJ Marmol) – Listen for FREE on Spotify!

Hey everyone! How’s it going? This blog has been quiet for a while, I know. I’ve been “thinking too much” which is not something a writer should so compulsively if he/she wants to ever put out something, right? That’s what happened.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to announce that I’ve just released an album (in the midst of all that thinking — and I’m still thinking..) I’ve embedded the Spotify playlist here.

Listen to my newly-released “Music Machines Miracles” album for FREE on SPOTIFY! Now available on iTunes/Amazon/Google Play Music/Apple Music/Amazon Prime Music. Thirty (30) cover songs ranging from Pop/Indie/Rap/RNB/Acoustic/Rock/Alternative/EDM. Share and listen with your friends! Go on over to iTunes and leave a review — I would appreciate it! <3


Ah, iPhone apps — magical and functional. A marriage of fun and function indeed. Throw in some music and you got yourself a trance-like experience worthy of the replay button.
First of all, what’s an indie-rock band doing on this iPhone app review blog? Well, they made an entire music video using iPhone apps that’s why! Would you like to know what specific apps they used for their video? I’ll let you in on these apps but hey, where are my manners? :)
Friends, let me  introduce you to indie rock band, Friend Slash Lover. They just happen to be the artsy group who made a music video using solely the iPhone and some apps.
Indie-rock band Friend Slash Lover

Indie-rock band Friend Slash Lover

Singer Josh Mintz used Action Movie FX, SloPro, iSupr8, and iMovie (iTunes links) to create the music video for their single “As Seen on TV.” (embedded below)
Friend Slash Lover released their debut EP As American As Ones And Zeros in 2010 and last year, the The Grey Area which features a cover of the 1987 hit “Dear God” by major alternative rock band XTC.
Friend Slash Lover - The Grey Area

Friend Slash Lover – The Grey Area Album

I now have their album on my iPod and it makes for both active and passive listening. My personal favorite on the album is “Unaware”. Its music video has also been shot using an iPhone. See video below. I am a fan of eclectic psychedelic rock and folk, so there.
Try the band (official site –> Try the apps (iTunes links above).
More Info about Friend Slash Lover:
-Have played at venues in LA such as The Roxy Theatre, The Viper Room, Bootleg Theatre and Skinny’s Lounge.
-Covered the 1980s song “Dear God” by XTC
-Listed as a Hot 100 Unsigned Artists by Music Connection Magazine
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in:play is a minimalist music player with wonderfully easy gesture controls | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

In:play is a new music player for the iPhone that’s elegant and easy to use. It has a minimalist interface with comfortably sized on-screen elements and gesture-based controls. It’s designed so you can control basic playback functions without having to look at your screen and it’s perfect for situations like driving or exercising when you can only spare a glance at your iPhone or iPod touch.

via in:play is a minimalist music player with wonderfully easy gesture controls | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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Pandora’s New Mobile App Will Rock Your World

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Pandora updated its mobile app Monday, adding new features and completely overhauling its mobile music listening experience.
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