You might already be familiar with the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Series we’ve been featuring quite a bit over here on The Ark. In case you aren’t – now in its tenth season and showing no signs of slowing down, this indie-music-focused program spotlights some of the best indie music videos from across the world. This series is pioneered by the label Bongo Boy Records, and they do a phenomenal job curating talent week after week. Episode 4 is no exception – we’re greeted with another great, well-chosen selection of top-tier indie music videos.
Starting this week’s episode is a strong showing from artist Joyann Parker. Her bluesy track Carry On is a harmonious blend of funk and soul elements (with some strong overtones of gospel for good measure), tied together by her rough-and-tumble vocal timbre that serves as a perfectly authentic vessel for this song’s uplifting message.
The High Plains Drifters follow with their electro-pop track Since You’ve Been Gone. This video seems to take the angle of “ideas about the future from the past”, combining modern images and a well-produced and equally modern track with images of retro space travel and tube TVs. This is followed by the emotional, heart-warming pop anthem Proud of Me by Steve Ryan (you can check out our full review of this single and video here).
Pete Muller and The Kindred Souls toss us back into the blues with their rendition of the classic tune For What It’s Worth. Melding fiddle, dynamic vocal harmonies, and a bright acoustic guitar, this is a great fusion of Americana and more traditional blues styles. The group vocals are a particularly enjoyable highlight of this track, and the live performance video speaks to this group’s skill.
Les Fradkin gives us a stripped-down performance video as well for his track Turn To The Movement. This track is lighthearted in execution but carries a battle cry in the lyrics. This is followed by Eucalyption and their creative video for their track Waiting, taking the idea of a “tour van” to an entirely new level. And finally, closing out Episode 4 is Project213. Their track Bleed With Who? plays with experimental sounds and vocal tones over an electronic base of sounds, creating a unique and eccentric listening experience.
It seems that every week that we watch the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Series, the music just keeps getting better and better. As it has been with every episode so far, Episode 4 is a top-tier showing of talent in both the musical and cinematic variety from artists around the globe. Artists who’d like to be considered for this opportunity – get in touch with Bongo Boy Records via the contact information below. For everyone else, be sure to keep tuning in every week to keep your finger on the pulse of the best things happening in the indie music video world.
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