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Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Modern Girl” by The Clydes

“Modern Girl” is The Clydes’ second single from an album the New Brunswick-based band will release next year on Jersey indie Mint 400 Records.  As the Makin Waves Song of the Week, the song also can be heard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 on “Radio Jersey” at ThePenguinRocks.com. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Strawberry” by Taylor Tote

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Taylor Tote’s steady stream of monthly singles and videos continues with her most recent release, “Strawberry.” Pulling elements from house, hip hop, electronica and R&B, the dance track is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Brother Brother” by A Carousel Moon

Union City-based jazzy, electronic indie dance-pop duo A Carousel Moon have released their second EP on Mint 400 Records since May and are premiering its new video here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Love Is for the Making” by Lisa Bouchelle

Veteran Jersey songstress Lisa Bouchelle’s Sony Orchard debut LP, “Jump In,” drops Aug. 27 with a second video, “Love Is for the Making,” which makes its media premiere here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Close 2 U” by Ser Xerri

​​​​​​​After a pre-pandemic year that included touring the U.S. as guitarist for Remember Jones and having his song, “Sympathetic Response,” placed on Investigation Discovery’s nationally televised “Primal Instinct,” Ser Xerri (pronounced “Sir Sherry”) has released his new single, “Close 2 U.” 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “The Bench at the Top of the World” by Amanda Rose Riley

For her latest album, the eight-song “The Fine Print,” singer-songwriter Amanda Rose Riley expanded her acoustic guitar palette to an include electric six string, as well drum and bass programming. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Half Bad" by Dave Vargo

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Dave Vargo soon plans to follow his latest single, “Half Bad,” with another tease to his third album due in fall. That will follow the 2016 debut LP, “Burning Through,” and 2019’s “Spaces in Between.” 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “House Full of Memories” by James Deely

Big America Records has released longtime Jersey Shore rocker James Deely’s latest single, “House Full of Memories.” 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Drift Away" by Tom Kanach Band

Tom Kanach Band includes Pete Wood, Tom Kanach, Steve Buzbee, and Joe Rowley. They will return to Asbury on Aug. 14 at The Saint to play “Welcome Home Matt Pinfield,” a long-awaited homecoming for the East Brunswick music industry icon.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Lay It on the Line" by Ferocious Designs

Ferocious Designs, the project of Central Jersey-based singer-songwriter Brian Kelley, pictured, has dropped a video for the anthemic Peter Gabriel-like call to social justice, “Lay It on the Line,” in anticipation of a just-released five-song debut EP.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “How Do You Want Me?” by Blaise

Asbury Park artist Blaise has released his third single and video, “How Do You Want Me?”, from his third solo album, “Silver Linings Only.” Like several of its predecessors, the seven-minute clip is a short film featuring Blaise as both star and soundtrack.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Seasick" by Turnpike Gates

Turnpike Gates have just released a five-song EP, “City In Heat,” produced by The Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopf. The Jersey City-based act has treated us to a video for the first single, the Killers-meets-Social Distortion-like “Seasick,” which can be viewed below. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Binary World” by Hot4Robot

Delaware Valley alt-rockers  Hot4Robot have released the first video from their recently dropped self-titled debut album. The trippy clip for the LP’s second single, “Binary World,” makes its media debut here in Makin Waves at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Not for Sale" by Blaise

“Not for Sale” is a new single by Blaise co-written with and produced by former Deal Casino frontman Joe Parella and video directed by sought-after videographer Kris Khunachak. Makin Waves premieres the clip at New Jersey Stage having done the same with the single earlier in the week on “Radio Jersey” at The Penguin Rocks.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Invisible” by Ian Bamberger

Brooklyn-based, Jersey-raised singer-songwriter-guitarist Ian Bamberger has released a new single, “Invisible,” which was written during and inspired by the pandemic.

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