Western Massachusetts has proven to be home to a variety of highly-listenable artists over the years. Hailing from Hadley, Snowhaus make their debut onto the Graduation Music site today with the official music video for their brand-new track titled “Flick My Bic”.
Directed by Deadmall, the visuals for this release wonderfully encapsulate the rollicking energy that’s persistent throughout the song. Consisting of Nathan Galloway (Vocals/Guitar), Andrew Ring (Drums), and Nick Capezzuto (Bass), Snowhaus’ romantically-driven offering circulates itself around falling in love right in time for winter. Complete with playful lyrics and soaring instrumentation that becomes more indulgent with each listen, “Flick My Bic” is certainly a standout release within Snowhaus’ discography.
If you find yourself in the Amherst-area this Sunday (February 10th), pull up to the Emo Valentine Show which will feature a performance by Snowhaus.
Watch the official music video for “Flick My Bic” below:
Making their debut onto the Graduation Music site today are BoriRock and Dun Dealy with the official music video for “La Vida”.
This incredibly thorough, self-reflective offering circulates itself around the not-so-glamorized aspects of life within the dope game. Establishing himself as one of Boston’s top rhymers with this release, BoriRock is truly a force to be reckoned with.
“Dope game…gotta pay to play // if you blitz, they gon’ raid the place…meaning the safe ain’t safe”
BoriRock – “La Vida”
Following-up BoriRock with an equally as impressive verse is Dun Dealy, who gracefully rides atop the Tremendiss production. The chemistry persistent between these two Boston rappers is overwhelmingly apparent, as both compliment one another’s stylistic elements perfectly. Major props to all parties involved, as this release is one of the best out of Massachusetts so far this year.
Watch the official music video for “La Vida” below:
Making his return to the Graduation Music site today is Gogo., who recently collaborated with abu617 in order to gift fans with “Captian.”.
While the Cambridge-native maintains his usual melodic style here, this release doesn’t have the tropical, shimmering feel that’s typically attached to Gogo.’s discography. He possesses a more serious demeanor on this track, and abu617’s contemplative production allows for Gogo. to relay how he’s been feeling as of late. More than aware of his own talents, Gogo.’s not entertaining the thought of anything that isn’t assisting him in reaching his goals. Embedding himself seamlessly within the instrumental, this release is one of Gogo.’s most addictive to-date.
Returning to the Graduation Music site today with his first release of 2019 is Millyz. The Cambridge-rapper is one of the more reputable in the state, and “The Prom” is yet another shining example of just how talented he is. With Blanco 2 currently in the works, Millyz is hopping into his bag, gearing up to make his next album his most prominent collection of music to-date.
“The Prom” simply serves a reminder of how Millyz has been living as of late. He’s gaining notoriety across the world, and the more he grows, the more he brings Massachusetts with him. He’s quickly become a spokesperson for the blossoming music scene within the state, so it’ll be interesting to see how he moves throughout the year. Prepare yourself for the release of Millyz’s upcoming project, and dedicate a few moments to hear his first song since “Strawberry Goya”.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had some new Patrick Michel music to listen to, so it goes without saying that the Graduation Music staff is pleased to present you “Don Ricardo Drive [Paranoia]”. Making use of some hard-hitting Maka production, the Brockton-native truly hits this release out of the park.
Brockton, Massachusetts has steadily become one of the state’s biggest hot spots for music, with “Don Ricardo Drive [Paranoia]” being the first successful release to come out of the city in 2019. Patrick Michel has a history of making high-energy music, however this song is most definitely a standout within his discography. He’s preparing his listeners for his next project, which is slated to come out this year, so in the mean time allow “Don Ricardo Drive [Paranoia]” to fill that void.
Listen to Patrick Michel’s first release of the year below:
Pistola and Mike Hector just dropped “Gang Shit”, and subsequently the duo have already set the bar high for Massachusetts artists in 2019. The last time they linked up the pair blessed listeners with “Fiji”, one of the best tracks to come out of Boston in 2018, and it’s safe to say that they’re 2 for 2 after listening to their latest release.
Both Pistola and Mike Hector haven’t wasted a moment with regard to building up their resumes over the course of these last few years, with each doing a tremendous job at shining a light onto the levels of talent that are coming out of the Bay State at the moment. Hector cooks up a flawless beat on “Gang Shit”, and is quickly followed-up with some addictive Pistola flows. Anyone that’s listened to the Dorchester-native’s music will find themselves playing this track over-and-over again. We can only be hopeful that Mike Hector and Pistola will continue to work together in the future, as it’s become overwhelmingly apparent that these two have a unique chemistry between each other.
Brevin Kim are slated to have an extremely successful 2019, starting off their year with the release of the official audio and visuals for “I Was Happier When I Was Sad”. The duo ended their 2018 with a long list of high-quality releases, and it’s looking as if this behavior is only going to continue as we enter the new year.
“I Was Happier When I Was Sad” is a self-explanatory name for this song, as the pair dwell on how they feel more like themselves when they’re enduring darker moments in their lives. We all eventually become molded by our surroundings, and it’s apparent that Brevin Kim have been surrounded by turmoil and distrust. They’re so used to being battle-tested that they’re unsure of how to live their lives otherwise, and it’s gotten to the point where they actually feel more comfortable when things aren’t as easy-going.
As you listen-through Brevin Kim’s collection of music, it becomes overwhelmingly apparent that these two brothers are extremely well-connected with one another. “I Was Happier When I Was Sad” is another testament towards this statement. Sonically speaking, Brevin Kim routinely find a balance that almost always results in wonderful music. As they’ve continued to develop, the lyrical content only seems to be behaving in the same fashion. It isn’t often that a musical group can achieve the type of connectivity that is present within Brevin Kim, which has been something that’s truly helped them stand-out in the Massachusetts music scene. The future is looking brighter than ever for these two brothers, and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for them.
Watch/Listen to “I Was Happier When I Was Sad” below: