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Welcome 2022!

 
We're grateful for another amazing year of music here at The Ark! In this month's Music DIscover E-Newsletter we're featuring our 2021 Top 10 Albums & Singles. Check it out, see which familiar faces and rising stars made the cut, and enjoy a ton of excellent work from a variety of genres. Below, you'll find our first featured artists of 2022 as well, ranging from country to classical and all things in between. Happy listening!

-The Ark of Music Team

(P.S., You can check out our past issues, HERE.)

 

Deadphonecalls – Revolution Day (single)

Solo artist Deadphonecalls (AKA Max Cossu) is originally from Italy, but has been based in Prague since 2008. He has focused his attention on his solo project since 2014, releasing his first album Calls To The Dead Phone that same year. His most [Click here to open...]

CATEGORY:  POPROCK

Aerchive – Aerchive

Dallas, TX-based group Aerchive (pronounced 'archive') has jumped headfirst into the rich and nuanced world of prog-rock. Comprised of friends Jeff Shapard (bass guitar, vocals), Jonah Salih (guitar, vocals), and Michael Timmons (drums, percussion), [Click here to open...]

CATEGORY: PROGRESSIVE ROCKROCK

Alex Genadinik – The One Who Didn’t (single)

New York-based singer-songwriter Alex Genadinik draws inspiration for his lyric focused, story led music from the greats, referencing artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. When he's not working on his songs with meaningful lyrics, Genadinik runs a [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  SINGER / SONGWRITER

Constellation Quartet – The Venice Sessions

Though they're based in LA, Constellation Quartet is comprised of members from around the globe, including San Diego, Ohio, and Taiwan. The group consists of Emily Moore (violin), Jayla Tang (violin), Jennifer Wu (viola), and Max Mueller (cellist, [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  ACOUSTICCLASSICALINSTRUMENTALNEW AGE / RELAXATION

Linnéa Kuling – Push U Away (single)


We last heard from Swedish artist Linnéa Kuling this past summer with her single Monster In Your Mind, a track we found to be "Bold, dark, and compelling." Now, Lin is back with an all-new single titled Push U Away. Premiering 12/10/20, this track is [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  ALTERNATIVEELECTRO-POP

Sherri Bryant – Candle In The Window (single)

Christian artist, composer, and producer Sherri Bryant is extending her faithful calling through song. "It’s so important to be an extension of God’s love to people who are hurting," Sherri says. Her most recent holiday release reflects this [Click here to open...]

GENRE: HOLIDAYPOP,

WibeZz – Waked

German-based solo artist WibeZz has a love for bass, and it shows. WibeZz primarily works with self-recorded samples and synthesizers, also performing as a DJ where he features his bass & dubstep music. His EP titled Waked is a great sampling of [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  EDMELECTRONIC

Kt 4K – Rise Up (Single)

Artist KT 4K is producing his distinctive brand of compelling and authentic hip hop. African born but currently residing in Arkansas, KT seeks to connect with like-minded individuals and fans through his work. Currently self-produced and [Click here to open...]

GENRE: HIP-HOP / RAPREVIEWS:

Winchester 7 & The Runners – Catacomb Songs

Atlanta-based group Winchester 7 & The Runners is breaking new ground with their mashup of genres. Defining themselves as indie ukulele rock, this eclectic and electric band - comprised of Phil Voorhees (bass), Jack Kane (drums), and Winchester 7 [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  ROCK

Rob Alexander – Yesterday’s News (Single)

We're sure you remember one of our favorite adult-contemporary songwriters Rob Alexander. He has, after all, made an appearance on 2020's Top 10 Singles list with his track This Hollywood Road, which we found to be a "fun, upbeat number [where] both [Click here to open...]

GENRE: ADULT CONTEMPORARYPOP

Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara – Take On Me (single)

Once again The Ark finds itself treated to the stunning stylings of flute duo Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara. Their last single - a cover of the '80s icon (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight, graced our pages in November 2021 and manifested as [Click here to open...]

GENRE: INSTRUMENTALPOP

Rich Anthony – Don’t Look Back (single)

We were first introduced to pop artist Rich Anthony back in the fall of 2021 when his track Don't Ever appeared on our 50th Instant Music List. Today we're taking a deeper dive into the work of this Illinois-based artist. A performer since his [Click here to open...]

GENRE:  ELECTRO-POPPOP

Nothing At All – Prescient

Recently we've spent quite a bit of time diving deep into the catalog of Australian singer-songwriter Greg Barnett. Today we're taking a look at one of Greg's collaborative works. Co-written with fellow artist Martin Hale, the duo titled themselves [Click here to open...]

GENRE: SINGER / SONGWRITER

Bongo Boy TV Series – Season 11 Episode 1

The much-anticipated return of Bongo Boy Record's indie music video TV series is finally upon us as we kick off 2022! We're ringing in the new year with Season 11 Episode 1 of Bongo Boy TV's long-standing showcase, aptly titled New Start of [Click here to open...]

GENRE: VIDEO REVIEWS

Various Artists – Volume XX

First distributed in 2014, Bongo Boy Records has just released the 20th edition of their self-titled compilation album series. Volume XX is full of quality performances from a host of supremely talented artists that we've come to know and love from [Click here to open...]

GENRE: MULTI-GENRE

Terry Blade – Neo Queer

Multi-genre artist Terry Blade is a singer-songwriter of integrity and authenticity. A black queer artist raised in Washington, DC and currently residing in Chicago, Blade has already gained media attention from notable outlets like Country Queer and [Click here to open...]

GENRE: ADULT CONTEMPORARYFUNKHIP-HOP / RAPR&B / SOUL

Brian Field – Vocal Works

Composer Brian Field has been following a musical path since the age of eight. In the time since, he's obtained an undergraduate degree in music, a Master in Music from Juilliard, a Doctorate from Columbia University, the RMN Classical recording [Click here to open...]

GENRE: CLASSICALINSTRUMENTAL,

Germanium SIl – Equanimity

Canadian artist Germanium SIl prefers to keep the focus on the music. We may not know his background or his musical history, but we do know that he's recently released an album of instrumentals. With a focus on electronic, lo-fi elements, the album [Click here to open...]

GENRE: INSTRUMENTAL,

Doug Cash – You Wept For Yourself (single)

Long Island-born artist Doug Cash is an individual of many talents; writing, arranging, producing, and performing his own music - he is a vocalist, a guitarist, and a keyboardist as well. This comprehensive skill set has served him well on his most [Click here to open...]

GENRE: COUNTRYR&B / SOUL,

Bob Shaw – Long Distance Call from Earth to Heaven (single)

We've got our hands on another of Bongo Boy Records' finest today. New Jersey-based artist Bob Shaw originally joined the label with the release of some of his holiday music, appearing on Consecration Revival Volume III. This year, however, we're [Click here to open...]

GENRE: ROCKSINGER / SONGWRITER
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