Indie electro artist Ron Isaiah aka SuperFunkBox recently premiered his new single “Ginger Boom” on Soundcloud. Trippy as always, the Florida native’s latest consists of an alternating loop of a chirping electro build, synth organ and strings straight from a Danny Elfman soundtrack, and Isaiah’s stream-of-consciousness spoken word poetry that seems to deal with letting go of past mistakes, supported by a tightly wound drum track.
Tel Aviv indie rocker Botzer has released a video for his new single “ADD“. The song was produced by Botzer regular Ori Avni, while the clip was directed and co-written by Eldad Eilat.
The track explores Botzer’s personal struggles with the titular disorder, a favorite subject of his since his debut. Here, he examines how his ADD shaped both his childhood and adult life, while at the same time offering hope and encouragement to children with the condition. The video illustrates this in a surreal yet moving fashion: a child (Botzer’s real-life son, Yosef-Or), bored and distracted in class, draws and subsequently brings to life a box-headed imaginary friend (Botzer), who accompanies him to a strange underwater world, all leading to a hauntingly ambiguous ending.
Jerusalem-based indie-electro artist SuperFunkBox has released a new track entitled “Prayer” to his ReverbNation page. The song itself is a heady blend of Mediterranean melody, fuzzed-out industrial-style beat, and vocals that range from ghostly wailing to forceful rapping. You can check it out below.
SuperFunkBox is the downtempo brainchild of Ron Isaiah, a multi-instrumentalist and independent TV producer who relocated to Israel from Orlando, Florida. He has released four records since 2013, including his most recent album ScrubScribe, which came out in February and is available on Bandcamp. You can also find his music on Soundcloud and YouTube.
UPDATE: Official YouTube audio added.
Speaking of Matisyahu proteges…Indie folk singer/songwriter Levi Robin has just released “Airplane”, the second single from his as-yet-untitled full-length album with producers Stu Brooks and Joel Hamilton.
Over a stirring background of twangy western guitar and whooping background vocals, Robin sings of a world beyond the physical: “Would you believe me if I told you/There’s a sun beyond the clouds?…I’ll take you on an airplane/Show you what your eyes don’t see”.