New Music Releases: Week of July 14, 2014

The parody master unleashes his talents of some of the most recognizable songs of the 2010s. (Album cover property of RCA Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to this week’s New Music Releases! Mandatory Fun by “Weird Al” Yankovic Since the early 1980s, comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic produced multiple parody albums! For Mandatory Fun, Mr. Yankovic turned the songs of Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Green Day on their heads into spectacular tunes that will make […]

The Five Question Challenge with Lyke Giants

Lkye Giants

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to introduce you to Lyke Giants! Based out of Tasmania, Australia, James Brewer, Cal and Luke Thomson are an Indie rock trio that has not only captured the attention of not only their homeland, but also fans from across the globe. Since releasing their debut record, Fires […]

A Conversation with the Heydaze

The Heydaze rising band

By: Jacob Elyachar, I truly enjoy discovering new talent! One band in particular that caught my attention is the Heydaze. Comprised of Jesse Fink, Andrew “Evil” Spelman and Andrew “Good” Underberg, this New York City-based pop rock trio’s impressive songwriting and sound is not only satisfying music lovers, but also media outlets including Good […]

New Music Releases: Week of July 7, 2014

Sia 1000 Forms of Fear album cover

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! Here is my take on new material from several old favorites and a new artist that will shake up the music world!   1000 Forms of Fear by Sia Sia’s sixth studio album (and first American release) features some undiscovered gems from […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 30, 2014

Robin Thicke Paula album review

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is almost the Fourth of July! With barbecues, pool parties and trips to the lake, you might need some music to spice up your events! Fear not…this latest edition of New Music Releases has just what the doctor order!   Paula by Robin Thicke Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” ruled 2013! […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 23, 2014

Multiply Ed Sheeran

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting week of New Music Releases! Before we kick things off…Champs! If you missed my review on Will Champlin’s Borrowing Trouble, click here: Now without further ado…here are the reviews! x by Ed Sheeran A lot of artists get concerned about if the infamous sophomore slump will […]

Jake’s Take On…The Death of Michael Jackson (Five Years Later)

Michael Jackson This is It rehearsals

By: Jacob Elyachar, Five years ago, the world lost a music legend! I remember working out on a treadmill at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, where my brother, Aaron, told me: “I hope that you have a refund for those (This Is It) tickets, Jacob! Michael Jackson died!” I was in […]

Jake’s Take On…”Borrowing Trouble” by Will Champlin

Will Champlin Borrowing Trouble

By: Jacob Elyachar, While The Voice may have overtaken American Idol as the United States’ premiere singing competition, the show has struggled to turn their alumni into household names. Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and Adam Lambert are among the countless names that roll out of music […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 16, 2014

Jennifer Lopez AKA album review

By: Jacob Elyachar, I hope everyone had a fantastic Father’s Day weekend! This edition of New Music Releases features new material from recording icons Jennifer Lopez and Willie Nelson, rising superstar Sam Smith and hot new singles from some old favorites! A.K.A. by Jennifer Lopez The American Idol judge dropped her tenth studio album […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 8, 2014

I am so proud of Mikey Wax's debut album with Toucan Cove & Universal Music Group. (Album cover property of Toucan Cove & Universal Music Group)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! This week, three old friends of Jake’s Take and three Top 40 favorites have released new material! Mikey Wax by Mikey Wax Mikey Wax made his Jake’s Take debut back in December 2011! Since our first interview, the Long Island singer-songwriter has […]

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