Indie Band Guru

Indie Band Guru


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Indie Band Guru

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The Indie Band Guru loves to share independent music with his loyal followers
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Indie Band Guru is a Music Magazine/Artist Development Company focused on helping independent bands build their careers and get the exposure they deserve. Every band needs a little help. We offer many different services to help independent bands get noticed and expand their fanbase. We are constantly developing and improving these services as the music industry continues to change. We have the Knowledge to get you Known!
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music promotion, music marketing, emerging artists, music writing / blogging, music blogging, artist development
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indie rock, rock, indie
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Clifford Reeves submitted media.

3 AM by Clifford

Indie Band Guru

The dark electro beat is quite mesmerizing.
Not sure about the repeated verse. It gets a little repetitive (but it sticks in my head so....) 
The sped up verse is really good and creates some energy to change it up. 

Annalisa Giolo submitted media.

Invisible City by Inanna

Indie Band Guru

Fantastic video. Multiple great visuals. 
The emotional vocals push forward the meaning of the song well. 
Keep connecting with the community to build a raving fanbase.

Marcelo Quinonez submitted media.

Painful and Slow by Marcelo Quinonez ft. 33trees

Indie Band Guru

Solid song with a strong message. The afro-latin flair adds an interesting element that draws attention.
This song could connect with listeners on an emotional level.

Henry Alexander submitted media.

Crush by Henry Alexander

Indie Band Guru

Good attention grabbing song. The emotion pours out in the vocals. 
The video is well made as well. Top notch stuff, especially for a newer artist. 

Niamh Watson submitted media.

Sugar by Niamh Watson

Indie Band Guru

Smooth beautiful voice (amazed Niamh is only 16!). Sweet summery song that creeps into your head. 

Gabriel Bass submitted media.

I Got Your Light by Kora Karuna

Indie Band Guru

The interesting experimentation grabs attention. (It may get a little repetitive, in my opinion though) 
Great imagery in the video to tell the story.

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To The Top by Cluttered Clarity

Indie Band Guru

Definitely has a catchy groove and solid beat. The vocals are mixed very well.
The horns mix it up a little. The song may appeal to an older crowd trying to hold onto their youth

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In The Unknown by Nelss

Indie Band Guru

cool synth pop sound. The beat is solid. I might like to hear a bigger bass drum to keep the beat in the dance music vibe. 
Keep making contacts with other artists in the scene. That is the best way to build. Work together.

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Rhiannon's Synthetics by Bre Cabin

Indie Band Guru

It is certainly different. The song seems to go in a lot of different directions. Odd mix.
The pieces are pretty but a little too 'arty' for my taste.

Kevin Rogers submitted media.

Passenger by Shoemaker Levee

Indie Band Guru

A wide diversity of genres collide for a complete sonic explosion. Very interesting. 
If I had to nitpick it took a little time into the song to see where it was really going. 
We will be sharing the track.

Sukh Krishan submitted media.

Nightingale by Sukh

Indie Band Guru

Beautiful arrangement and production. The emotion comes through the speakers over the dark yet uplifting melody.

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Tarantino by THE FRST

Indie Band Guru

Love the laid back indie vibe of the track. Has a classic late 90's feel. Cool guitar tone as well.
We can share it on our socials.

Ricardo Temporao submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

The juxtaposition of the laid back vocals and the interesting keyboard melody really grabbed my attention. This track could go in multiple directions. Very listenable.
The video adds a nice layer letting the fans behind the recording scenes. 

Jo Garcia-Reger submitted media.

Until It Was Done by Jo Garcia-Reger

Indie Band Guru

Nice simplistic song. Vocals are good. The big anthemic sound is great but it takes a little while to get to. The guitar cuts in and out a little creating a jarring effect that I do not really like personally. But it does have a nice raw acoustic effect. 

Wilson Getchell submitted media.

I Hope I Make It by Wilson Getchell (from the band Thirsty Curses)

Indie Band Guru

Great work. Sound is high quality for a couch concert. This should reach your fans well.
We would love to have you come on and to a Live Stream in our IBG LIVE group on Facebook. 
Get in touch. @IndieBandGuru

Oliver Stay submitted media.

Bones by Oliver Stay

Indie Band Guru

Loving the retro feel of this. Could hit what is going on in music right now. Look for outlets that are highlighting the newest song by The Weeknd.

Jon Hyman submitted media.

Good Times by Fake ID - Topic

Indie Band Guru

Really solid song. The buildup creates some nice suspense. Definitely an interesting sound. In my opinion, the track may get a little repetitive toward the middle. The break and guitar solo helped. Lots of potential here.

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D. Scott submitted media.

Keep A Smile by OnnaDi

Indie Band Guru

Good production. Would be good fro a dance floor. I am personally not a fan of the effect on the vocal. 
Not quite right for any of our playlists though. We don't feature any dance music

Hamish Anderson submitted media.

You Give Me Something by Hamish Anderson

Indie Band Guru

The fuzz guitar tone is amazing. It brings that classic feel to the modern sound. Love a good guitar solo too.
Quality video focuses on the talent as well. 

Neal Critchley submitted media.

Never Coming Back by The Night

Indie Band Guru

Good groove. I like the build and the feeling of a room full of sound. 
The very start is a little abrupt and choppy. I t may just be because of the video. Look in to it. 

Jorg Gradwohl submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

Mellow start. It took a little too long to get to the big sound (1:30). Song really took off from there though. Nice vibe.
We will share on social.

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Haus am See by Natalie Bancroft

Indie Band Guru

Cool vibe. For a soundtrack though I feel there are too many vocals. Focus on the pretty sound.

Crawford Mack submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

Interesting use of sounds to lay the background for the song. A good meaning behind the song makes it listenable multiple times and attention grabbing. 
We are in an interesting time right now. Sorry about your shows. Time to take it online. Live streams, etc. 
IndieBandGuru does to Artist Development Management that would help you get your music out there on social media and reach the right audience. Feel free to get in touch at Contact@IndieBandGuru.com if you want to chat more about it. 

Keith

Jeremy R submitted media.

Good Gracious Love by JRtheBand

Indie Band Guru

quality songwriting. And awesome job staying consistent. 
good instrumentation and vocals. storytelling too.
If I had to find a point of improvement, perhaps establish a chorus more to keep it catchy. 

Craig Ewan submitted media.

Lifeline by Dead Defined

Indie Band Guru

Interesting mix of genres. Not sure if mainstream radio is the way to go though. Start within the hard rock/edm niche and let it grow from there organically. Build those super fans.

Christian Alexander Sosa submitted media.

Kill by Chrisy Nova

Indie Band Guru

Very smooth and interesting production. Grabs attention with laid back sounds. Vocals are solid as well. 

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Trust by The Tale

Indie Band Guru

Definitely a solid raw punk sound. Drums are excellent. 
If I had to nitpick, the vocals are the weak point. 
What are the future plans of The Tale?

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

Another good song. it is not a radio single but I doubt that was your aim. 
Mesmerizing use of textures to fill the sonic space. Perfect relaxing but thought-provoking track.

Jeremy R submitted media.

Footprints In The Sand by JRtheBand

Indie Band Guru

The vibe of the song is good but I feel the vocals and guitar are a little pitchy and raw. It needs a little more diversity to make it grab attention. 

Austin Poel submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

Your voice is great. Energy filled yet ripe with emotion. Very relatable for a listener. 
The guitar however sounds like a cool bass riff but gets very repetitive over the course of the song. Needs some other parts to mix it up. 

Wilson Getchell submitted media.

Smash-Hit by Thirsty Curses

Indie Band Guru

Solid song that shows real emotion. All the genre influences mesh together well. I do get the Pavement vibe. 
I am not in love with the mix. I think I need to vocal to pop out a little more to keep my focus.

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Indie Band Guru

Very beautiful song and music video. There is something here.
I am actually heading up to IndieWeek in Toronto next week to do a presentation that is right up your alley. All about developing a roadmap to your goals. Focus is key. Staying on the path and not getting distracted by every shiny object that comes along. 
Shoot me an email at Keith@IndieBandGuru.com and let's chat.

Nia Ray submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

The first minute is a little too bare in my opinion. I do like the switch over to a more full production after the 1:10 mark. The lyrics may get a little too repetitive.  Strong base though.

ELIA EX submitted media.

Breaking You by ELIA EX

Indie Band Guru

Beautiful vocals over a mesmerizing backdrop. Great work. Will share

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Scarecrow by The Tale

Indie Band Guru

Another classic punk rock banger from The Tale.  (get social media accounts set up!)

Matt Como submitted media.

Shooting Star (Lyric Video) by Como Brothers

Indie Band Guru

Solid song. Catchy little riff. Nice guitar solo as well.
If I had to nitpick, I feel like I heard the 'shooting star' chorus a little too often.

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FOMO (A Bad Case) by Noonish Moon

Indie Band Guru

Nice fun song. You can feel the party energy. 
I could see this getting a placement in a comedy movie.

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9 Ether by OliviaSade

Indie Band Guru

Video is eye-catching and entertaining. 
In my opinion the beat of the song is a little too simple and repetitive and needs some punch. 
The message of the song is great and I think that does shine through

Benjamin Mace-Crossley submitted media.

#1 by Space Pterodactyl

Indie Band Guru

Definitely interesting. Nice use of retro electro sounds. Has a catchy tone to it. 

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Sunshower by The Tale

Indie Band Guru

has that old school punk vibe that has been lost in modern times. The jumpy video with odd camera angles is attention grabbing but did get a little dizzying after a while. 

Nathan Engel submitted media.

White Walls by Miles on End

Indie Band Guru

Fantastic bridge with epic guitar noodling. This is where Miles On End shines.
In my opinion, it takes a little long to get there though. Good song.

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How To Feel by Useless Cities

Indie Band Guru

interesting dark vibe. brings back memories of some classic underground sounds of the 80's. 
The female vocal is a nice shift to grab attention as well.

I Am by 2:45

Indie Band Guru

Quite an exotic vibe. Definitely grabs attention. Keep hitting that niche.
is that a theremin in there? 

Ricardo Temporao submitted media.

Cover Me Up Lyric Video by Brutus Begins

Indie Band Guru

Nice mellow yet interesting vibe. Good chorus. Very cool effect for a lyric video too.

Andrii Romashkin submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

The sound is cool even though I do not understand the lyrics. Quality attention grabbing video as well.

Jay Clark submitted media.

You're Going Down by Jay Clark

Indie Band Guru

good straight-up rock n roll. Excellent guitar work. 

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Your Friend Forever by SJ Cora

Indie Band Guru

nice steady and haunting beat. The song kind of creeps into the listener's mind (in a good way, lol). The woo woo chorus breaks it up and grabs attention.

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make by Nick Arneson

Indie Band Guru

Good stuff. It definitely has that triumphant feeling to it. good album closer.
This one very 'Pop' mix with the vocals out way in front. some cool instrument sounds are getting lost in the background.
We may be able to set something up by April 12th. Would it be a premiere?
email me indiebandguru@gmail.com

Keith

Michael Schwartz submitted media.

Indie Band Guru

Has that early alt-rock sound. Cool guitar solo. Could use a little bit more of a hook/chorus but definitely a solid song.