Namii’s first track of the new year is a rocking pop-punk cover of “Awesome As I Wanna Be” from Rainbow Rocks. With Namii’s spectacular performance, its tight production, and the creative background vocals, its energy is so high that Namii might have even outdone Rainbow Dash as she teases in a new original verse, “move so slick you’ll lose your god damn mind!” And luckily, Sunset Shimmer didn’t think to sabotage her, allowing us all to enjoy this heck of a banger!
Luck Rock – What’s Going On Luster Dawn (feat. ProtoShadez) [prod. MelodyBrony] | Pop-Punk
Yeah, seriously! like, legit! What’s going on with this reverse Fluttershy as a unicorn type of h o n s e?
What does she think of Pineapples on Pizza? How can she eat so much Mayo-BING BONG!-and still remain so thin? Why am I still not getting my salary from her? SO MANY QUESTIONS! You bet I was really glad Luck, Shadez, and Melody brought this to the public’s attention through this extremely joyful and funny song! Three wonderfully talented lads putting their grand workways together to solve this mystery… I adore it! I believe in it though, that one day we’ll see her again! I’d love to say more, but unfortunately, I have to cut this article short because I believe the IRS just broke through my door right now for forwarding this great question to the public, I hope they don’t smash my head on the desktop for iTTEt4 dfghdfgh5 43[08
Koa – Rainbow Disaster Pop | Album | Hyperpop
Content warning: This album features adult language and other explicit content.
Hyperpop has been on the rise in the fandom for the past few years, and now Koa contributes a full album worth of crazy, silly, super-boppin’ hits! Every track on Rainbow Disaster Pop is conceptualized through a different episode from Dawn Somewhere’s series Rainbow Dash Presents, a comical video set which retold notable MLP fanfiction through parody. The entire album exudes punk energy with lots of fun vocal effects, subtle audio nods to Dawn Somewhere, chaotic randomness, hilarity, and so much more!Continue reading
P1K – Melody on my Heartstrings (10th Anniversary) | Pop Punk
How great is it to see a 10 year anniversary remastered track for a fandom classic? If P1K’s surprise update of Melody on my Heartstrings is any indication, then it’s the best! Working around the iconic starting bassline, P1K uses full, distorted guitars and brilliant vocal harmonies to declare his love for the pony who plays the music in his heart.
Burning Gryphon – Ponies After Midnight | Rock
Burning Gryphon presents us with a full album of Russian brony awesomeness! The lyrics of these tracks are fully in Russian, but he also provided English translations, so come along as I take you through the six amazing songs of this album!Continue reading
RE:MAKE – ELEMENTS | Rock
Many years ago, long before the herald existed, two guys called Edd and Jimmy formed a band called AcousticBrony. They created a series of themes for the Mane 6 which gained legendary status among the fandom, but it was incomplete; only 4 of the 6 themes were released! As time went by and AcousticBrony became RE:MAKE, it appeared the full set would never be complete…until now.
It’s incredibly refreshing, not just to hear the final 2 songs in the Elements series, but the whole set re-worked and re-recorded, with new life brought to all the existing tracks. The entire album was produced by PrinceWhateverer, so Generosity, Laughter, Kindness and particularly Loyalty (which is now over 10 years old!) now sound better than ever!
As for the two brand new songs, the fit perfectly alongside the original four and it’s clear that RE:MAKE’s songwriting has only improved over the years. Honesty sets a record for the fastest song on the album (sorry Dash) and, of course, has some fantastic banjo courtesty of DivinumX. And much like the album’s namesake, Magic unites the others, making callbacks to the motifs of all six song in the series.
ELEMENTS is available to purchase on Bandcamp or stream on various services.
Francis Vace – Fading | Rock
Francis Vace was out of action a little when it comes to music over the last year or two compared to his regular output, but recently he’s hopped back on the release train with a plethora of awesome tracks that now make up this newly released album, Fading. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout this thoroughly cohesive experience, as it blends elements of pop, punk and electronica into a wonderful rock experience. There’s also support from collaborators too with features from TCB, Koa, Luck Rock, Jade Kelly and Scoonie. The consistency in feeling between all the tracks in the album driven most pointedly by the tone of guitars across tracks helps to make it a thoroughly cohesive experience, but with the help of the other collaborators there’s also more than enough variety to keep things interesting the whole way through.
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StealingShad3z – Scootaloo (feat. L-Train and GhostXb) | Ska Punk
Picture this: the year is 1999. You just got home from school and are playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. It says you’ve unlocked a bonus character, which turns out to be a small orange pegasus…
I’m surprised it’s taken this long for someone to ponify Goldfinger’s skate anthem, but Shad3z is the right guy for the job! The backing track is just as lively and bouncy as the original, thanks to some help from L-Train on guitar and GhostXb providing the orchestration. Definitely check this out if you like ska, punk, or even if you just grew up playing THPS!
lunar_amity – New Generation (feat. Seyden & SnowShovel96) | Pop Punk
Three musicians gathered as a band to play a song for the upcoming G5 ponies and spread some more hype! You can tell the community is ready to explode at the release of the movie and the show, all around the world! This kind of indie rock song is so lovely, with friends having fun making fan works together! Rock out to these lyrics and this instrumental, and get ready for some more incoming Equestrian spirit!
[ASOS] Acouste Wholenote – Time Will Tell | Pop Punk
A lively and refreshing song about the CMCs, Acouste’s contribution to ASOS Biscuit is a very welcome fan take at the adventures of the group, which may also include Gabby and Babs as suggested by the cover art! Let the rocking Pop Punk ode depict the scene and act as a new anthem for the friends!