Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rick Warren


Release: Emerging indie pop artist, Rick Warren, releases the single Oceansoff the upcoming debut album, Proximity, which features eight songs written, recorded, produced and mixed by the artist himself. The album is set to release July 14, 2015.
With his father an opera teacher and mother a singer/actress, Warren is both vocally gifted and classically trained. Growing up, he listened to opera and later became enamored with the music of Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, all of which helped him develop a unique musical style. At 17, Warren signed a production contract, but disenchanted with the music industry, he quit touring and began a career producing other artists, including The Front Bottoms (signed with Fueled By Ramen) and Thank You Scientist. In addition to his music, Warren was accepted into the Ph.D. program in neuroscience at Columbia University in Fall 2014 and was published in several academic journals.
After recording unreleased solo material for several years, Warren is set to release his debut solo album, Proximity, on July 14, 2015.  Be sure to listen to his first single, Oceans,” and keep a look out for the accompanying music video!
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Monday, May 11, 2015

AM Exchange


Release: Los Angeles-based alt-rock artist, AM Exchange, drops his new music video for “There’s No Reason,” the first single from his debut solo EP, Intentions, slated for a July 2015 release.The project’s name comes from a bizarre encounter on a late night flight, where a woman who was talking in her sleep repeatedly told frontman, Daniel Jacobs, that he was going to miss his "a.m. exchange."


Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Jacobs got his start in Eugene, Oregon back in 2006 as part of a grunge rock band, The Skyline. In 2012, he won the PDX Songwriter Showcase and did a few West Coast solo acoustic tours, later deciding to permanently relocate to Los Angeles. There, he adopted AM Exchange as his personal recording moniker and got to work creating his own brand of music inspired by artists such as Cage The Elephant, Foo Fighters, and Passion Pit.




For Intentions, Jacobs entered Atomix Studios opting to write, arrange, perform and produce all of the material himself. Baeble Music called AM Exchange, “our pop rock vocal savior...this could be the sleeper alt-pop hit of the summer.” Stay tuned to catch his upcoming releases, touring info and other future plans!

There's No Reason is out now available HERE


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Moondog Matinee


Release: Soul/blues-infused rock quintet, Moondog Matinee, release “Ghost Dime” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Carry Me, Rosie, due out this summer. Already taking their hometown of Reno by storm, the band have been selected as a Red Bull Sound Select artist, performed at the Inaugural Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV and have been voted the “Best Band in Northern Nevada” by the Reno News and Review.


Developing organically through a network of friends and local musicians, Moondog Matinee formed in 2010 and grew into its current formation which includes Peter Barnato (vocals, guitar, keys), Steve Widmer(guitar), Drea Ballard (guitars, backing vocals), Ben Ingle (drums) and Adam Carpenter (bass, backing vocals). After solidifying the line-up, Moondog Matinee hit the ground - running, writing, recording and touring as much as possible. In 2011, they released their debut album, Vacancy at the Wonder Lodge and embarked on their first west coast tour. Touring extensively from 2012 to 2014, the band returned to Reno to record their follow-up album Carry Me, Rosie. Channeling the vibes of 60s and 70s rock ‘n’ roll like Creedence Clearwater Revival and Neil Young as well as contemporary blues, folk and rock artists such as Jack White, The Black Keys and Dr. Dog.

Ghost Dime their latest single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Carry Me, Rosie is available HERE


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Friday, May 8, 2015

Hans York


Release: Dallas-based, acoustic singer-songwriter, Hans York, releases his new track, “Seasons.” This is York’s first single from his fifth full-length album, Spellbound, which joins a discography of both American and German releases. Indie Showcase praised York as, “One of those extremely talented individuals who can do anything he sets out to achieve. He pays attention to what's going on around him and is not afraid to look deep within himself.”
York accompanied Robert Palmer on German TV, toured as a bassist with the New York Broadway Ensemble, played throughout Europe with master harp player Rüdiger Oppermann and performed a concerto as soloist on fretless bass with the Ars Quittilinga Chamber Orchestra. York also co-founded the German Worldmusic cult band, Moka Efti, and kept until May 2012 before taking a break from the road. According to singer-songwriter Annie Moscow, York’s sound is “sweet and beautiful the plaintive delicacy of folk combined with the intricacy of melodic jazz.”
York is now excited to share Spellbound with his fans both new and old and can be seen performing live primarily within the Dallas area. Be sure to check out “Seasons from Spellbound, which is available now on CD format through his website and for digital download on iTunes.


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Hey Anna


Release: New Jersey/Brooklyn-based indie-pop band, Hey Anna, are gearing up to release their new album, Run KoKo, which is slated to drop later this summer. The LP is led by single “Island.”

Comprised of three sisters, Anna (vocals), Erin (guitar) and Katie Rauch-Sassen (keyboard), joined by Matthew Langner and Jamie DiTringo, collaborate to form a sound influenced by their seaside upbringing. Impose Magazine has already hailed the band saying, “In case you have been living under a rock for the past three years or so, Hey Anna and friends remain a treasure to the local NYC indie circuit.


Run KoKo, written and recorded over the past year, continues the sound established on Hey Anna’s previous EPs. The Wild Honey Pie detailed that, “the singers have that thing that siblings get where their voices complement each other seamlessly. The band’s story-like songwriting is thus elevated just perfectly to be expressed in its dulcet entirety.” Keep an ear out for more from Hey Anna coming soon.

Run Koko will be out on July 7th. The track Island is available HERE


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YØUTH


Release: Indie rock/pop artist YØUTH releases the title track from the forthcoming EP, Start Again. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter has already been featured on notable outlets such as Property of Zack, Hit It Off Media and A Musical Mind, and will be releasing this EP with support from a Pledge Music campaign.

YØUTH is the new moniker of singer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Dente. Born in Nashville, TN and raised on a tour bus with two musical parents, “YØUTH really knows how to showcase his talent of writing songs.” (Daily Unsigned) In 2012, at the young age of 19, Dente debuted his first EP, making a splash in his hometown after being featured on Nashville Underground Radio. Reinventing himself as YØUTH, Dente released the single, “Breathing Easy.”


Dente is continuing to write songs that “have relatable lyrics, huge choruses and an amazing singer delivering.” (Daily Unsigned) With gritty guitar riffs and crashing drums, the singer self-produced the sound all by himself. In anticipation of Start Again, YØUTH is now releasing the title track for his Pledge Music supporters.

Start Again is out now available HERE


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mi'das


Release: London based singer/songwriter Mi'das new music video "Wish Road" the first single taken from his new EP entitled "Stronger". Produced by Mi'das and James Wyatt (Lianne La Havas, Eliza Doolittle) and recorded partly in the famous Abbey Road Studios, Stronger EP is the final record from the 'Story So Far' series. Mi'das has been releasing a series of three EPs, each with their own theme, to give his listeners the chance to glimpse at the path that has lead Mike Davies a.k.a Mi'das to this point. Stronger EP is set to be released on the 30th of April.


Mi'das a.k.a Mike Davies creates soulful pop music infused with his trademark vocal and guitar playing. His sound has been described as "timeless, but discernibly of its time". From busking the streets to performances with artists such as Jessie J, Rita Ora, Labrinth and Jamie Cullum, you could say the last 10 years has been quite a journey for this Brighton born soulful strummer. After being featured as an iTunes 'Ahead of the Curve' artist both in the UK and US in January and with a diary full of performances, the stage is set for a big 2015.

Stronger EP pre-order avalible HERE or April 30th.


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