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The Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up Vol. 7

Wednesdays are always a time to celebrate! It is hump day! Two more days until the weekend, time to celebrate! I am starting a new series where I present ten songs that will help you celebrate your Hump Day and make your week more awesome!

Check out the songs below! What is your favorite song? Let me know in the comments!

The Mid-Week Pickup for September 29, 2021

“HEAVY” by Dance Yourself Clean

About the band: Dance Yourself Clean started in Seattle (2013) as an indie dance party that grew into the first touring dance party in North America. After moving to Los Angeles to expand the party and create their own record label (Lights & Music Collective) and producing for other artists for years, “DYC” decided to turn their party into a music project. Releasing original music and remixes using the party’s moniker “Dance Yourself Clean”.

“To the Top” by Vinyl Arch Rodeo

About the artist: Vinyl Arch Rodeo is a solo Rock project by Israeli musician, Guy Saar. Growing up fascinating by the UK Indie scene, while inspired by much of its predecessors’ British Rock & American blues, He became hooked on the signature guitar sounds and became inspired to pen his own songs and become a part of his local music scene, mastering the guitar, and becoming a versatile musician.

Spending the past couple of decades playing in various bands in his home country of Israel, ranging from small Indie-Rock outfits to cover bands and taking every opportunity to perform live. During this time, he built up a huge catalogue of original songs which he is now releasing as a solo project under the alias, ‘Vinyl Arch Rodeo’.

“Rock N Roll” by Mad Sky x Stian S

“Ailleur” by M Unknow

Make sure to check out M Unknown on Instagram!

“Future Wife” by Jacob Tyra

“The Chase” by Holy Hand Grenade

About the song: “”The Chase” is a dance floor heater that really makes you want to move. It’s packed with tightly woven interactive grooves, explosive horns, and luscious (at times even psychedelic) sonic landscapes. A perfect jam for the summertime, a great party song, and an all-around make-you-feel-good banger. Inspired by our love of afrobeat, jazz, world music & funk, with an urban flavor & fierce energy throughout.” — Holy Hand Grenade

“I Want It All” by T. Soomian

About the artist: Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Soomian developed his eclectic musical palate early in his childhood. With sonic influences from all over the world and infectious R&B hooks all 90s kids can relate to, you can begin to unravel the Soomian sound.

“Mother Nature’s Wrath” by Pure Topic

Make sure to check out Pure Topic on Instagram!

“The Sound” by Emily Henry

About the artist: Emily Henry is a DC-based singer-songwriter who performs her own personal brand of elegant electro-infused indie pop. Known for her powerful yet sweet vocals and authentic musical instinct, she has been compared to artists such as Joni Mitchell and Sylvan Esso.

As a child, she began writing songs as soon as she was old enough to communicate. Enthralled with reading, storytelling, and fantasy, young Emily Henry would write melodies to the poems and lyrics recited by her favorite characters. She performed heavily throughout high school and college, releasing her first body of work shortly thereafter.

“The Sound” is a clever collage of rhythmic and charismatic pop that blends together to form a slinky song about “taking joy where you can find it.” Brimming with hope and passion, “The Sound” combines echoing vocals, snapping beats, and a downtempo atmospheric landscape to create the sweetest escape.

“Cycles” by A Days Wait

About the song: “It’s about being away from the people you love. Day Wave set off a really cool vibe here and I hope you like it.” — A Days Wait

“Slow Down” by Tennyson King

About the artist: The international touring act, Tennyson King, is rapidly gathering fans all over the world. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada, this nomadic musician brings a jovial personality to the stage.  He often appears solo in great halls to small intimate theatres stunning the crowd with stories of adventure and travels while strumming electrifying guitar sounds paired with silky vocal lines. Bring in the band on the big festival stage, they create a huge sound sure to get everyone moving. Rock and roll infused with earthy roots and blues subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy.

Over the past two years, Tennyson has been living his passion of traveling and sharing his music with different cultures all over. He’s driven from the bustling city of Toronto to the mountains of British Columbia in Canada, along the coast from Tasmania up to Darwin in Australia, and taking bullet trains through the vastness of China.  Between backpacking trips in South East Asia, Tennyson has played in Thailand and Vietnam with performances at the famous Shambala In your Heart Festival.

“Flamethrower” by The Daily Spreadsheets

About the artist: The Daily Spreadsheets is the old-school bedroom indie classic rock music of Henrique Neves. Neves, a 40 years old bedroom musician born in the state of Bahia, Brazil, now living in Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, has been writing songs since the age of 14, heavily influenced by The Beatles and 60’s British Invasion, 70’s Power Pop, 80’s and 90’s American alternative rock and British rock/Britpop.


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