VENTS Interviews Tobias The Owl

Posted on Aug 29, 2018
VENTS Interviews Tobias The Owl

“I was confronting a lot of existential questions,” says Elijah Dhavvan in a recent interview with Vents Magazine. The Tobias The Owl leader had been asked about the thought process that he’d undertaken while creating his new LP A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes. According to the songwriter, “There were questions that I was trying […]

The Smoking Flowers Continue Tour and Plan Stop At WVUA

Posted on Aug 29, 2018
The Smoking Flowers Continue Tour and Plan Stop At WVUA

The Smoking Flowers have a new set of tour dates starting tonight in New Orleans! The band is on the road to support their new LP Let’s Die Together, a powerful collection that pairs muscular, rocking riffs with emotive, gorgeously-sung country harmonies. Let us know if you’d like to invite the band to your station […]

Wild Honey Pie Shares “Hard Love” By Julietta

Posted on Aug 27, 2018
Wild Honey Pie Shares “Hard Love” By Julietta

We recently shared Wild Honey Pie‘s feature on Julietta‘s “Stripes & Squares.” Earlier this summer, the site shared a previous single from the artist’s new LP Smooth Sailing: “Hard Love.” According to the site, “Julietta has a fresh European vibe with the perfect mix of New York cool… Fans of electro-pop greats like Robyn and […]

Tobias The Owl Reveals Tour Dates Via VENTS Mag

Posted on Aug 27, 2018
Tobias The Owl Reveals Tour Dates Via VENTS Mag

Tobias The Owl is going on tour to support his new album, A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes. The record, which went for adds last week at NACC, features gorgeous singing, thoughtful songwriting, and guest turns from the likes of Inara George, Ben Harper, and Laura Veirs. VENTS Magazine has the tour dates, right here. […]

The Daily Trojan Buys Records With Demo Taped

Posted on Aug 27, 2018
The Daily Trojan Buys Records With Demo Taped

The Daily Trojan met up this spring with Demo Taped recently for a record-shopping spree at Austin, TX’s famous Waterloo Records. According to the paper, “A producer, singer and songwriter with experience in animation and other fields, he is simply a lover of all things art, especially when it comes with a positive message.” In […]

The Barr Brothers Tour North America

Posted on Aug 27, 2018
The Barr Brothers Tour North America

The Barr Brothers are still playing shows in support of their 2017 album Queens Of The Breakers. Their third full album continues to get spins at radio stations around North America, and it is also still available from our download page. Download the album and give it some spins in advance of these dates! 9/1 […]

Folk Alley Shares A Video And An Interview with Tobias The Owl

Posted on Aug 23, 2018
Folk Alley Shares A Video And An Interview with Tobias The Owl

Folk Alley has the premiere of Tobias The Owl‘s new video, for the song “Deep River City” (featuring Laura Veirs), from his new album A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes. It also has an interview with Elijah Dhavvan, the fascinating songwriter behind the Tobias The Owl moniker. Writes the site, “A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes is beautifully performed and well-orchestrated.” […]

Leyya’s “Wannabe” Is “The One Song You’ll Need” This Summer, Says WWPV

Posted on Aug 23, 2018
Leyya’s “Wannabe” Is “The One Song You’ll Need” This Summer, Says WWPV

WWPV-LP 92.5, a radio station in Vermont, writes that Leyya‘s new single “Wannabe” is “the one song you’ll need for the rest of the summer, perfect for every activity! This could be one of the summer’s top hits in 2018. ‘Wannabe’ has a wonderful way about it that makes you want to just go to the beach […]

Buzzbands Approves Of So Many Wizards’ Urgent New Single

Posted on Aug 23, 2018
Buzzbands Approves Of So Many Wizards’ Urgent New Single

Writing about So Many Wizards, Buzzbands said,“Songwriter Nima Kazerouni’s obsession with mortality, and the finality of other things (like relationships), reveals itself in his reverb-soaked guitar-pop and wise, wistful verses.” The site has long been a supporter of the Wizards – along with Kazerouni’s other projects, including Crown Plaza and Nectarines – and says the new song is “quite possibly the […]

Tobias The Owl Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Tobias The Owl Goes For Adds

Elijah Dhavvan has a rich vocal tone, a special knack for writing heartfelt lyrics, and a keen sense of melody that sets him apart from other singer / songwriters. Dhavvan, a university professor by day, writes and records as Tobias the Owl and also serves as the guiding force to the collective performing under that name. Well-traveled, […]

Dig So Many Wizards’ New Single, Via The Grey Estates

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Dig So Many Wizards’ New Single, Via The Grey Estates

The Grey Estates says the new So Many Wizards single is a bold move for the band. “Every second of this track is unexpected,” the blog contends. “The track begins with sharp guitars, and soft-spoken instructions: ‘Don’t be afraid.’ As time continues the song takes off; the vocals become more impassioned and confident, the instrumental backings […]

Julietta’s New LP Streams On Indie Witches

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Julietta’s New LP Streams On Indie Witches

Indie Witches recently had the honor of premiering Julietta‘s new album Smooth Sailing, for which it has high praise. “Smooth Sailing has a track for every mood,” writes the site. “Inspiring internal strength and finding peace with who you are, this album is the perfect memento for every woman who is loving herself and creating […]

Holy Crap Records Says The Smoking Flowers Are “Beautiful And Cute”

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Holy Crap Records Says The Smoking Flowers Are “Beautiful And Cute”

Holy Crap Records recommends Let’s Die Together by The Smoking Flowers. According to a recently posted review, “Some bands are beautiful, and some bands are cute, and The Smoking Flowers are both. Two pretty people in love with each other and singing really well-constructed songs: that’s the Let’s Die Together album. They’re currently on tour […]

Wild Honey Pie Applauds The “Captivating” Julietta

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Wild Honey Pie Applauds The “Captivating” Julietta

“‘Stripes + Squares’ by Julietta uses dream-pop accents to openly discuss and dismantle gender norms and the notion that you’re not good enough alone,” writes Wild Honey Pie in its recent feature on the song. The track, writes the blog, “carries a catchy upbeat feel that will leave you thinking while grooving along. Using [all […]

Indie Obsessive Shares So Many Wizards’ New Single

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Indie Obsessive Shares So Many Wizards’ New Single

Indie Obsessive has shared the new single from So Many Wizards, “Don’t Be Afraid.” The site writes, “With their 2017 album, Heavy Vision, So Many Wizards discussed having come to grips with mortality. The follow-up track from the Los Angeles band ends with the directive ‘Don’t be afraid, it’s only death.’” However, contends Indie Obsessive, […]

Coast Modern Plays For Paste

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Coast Modern Plays For Paste

It took almost a year, but Paste Magazine has posted a sweet acoustic session from Coast Modern to their Youtube channel. The band – composed of Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp – is know for its lush and technicolor production techniques, which meld indie pop with elements of hip hop and a tropical vibe. Yet […]

So Many Wizards Go For Adds

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
So Many Wizards Go For Adds

So Many Wizards is an airy, jangly dream-punk project from Southern California. Originally the solo bedroom adventure of multi-instrumentalist Nima Kazerouni, the project has evolved over several years into a fully-formed band (buoyed by longtime drummer Erik Felix and a cast of esteemed collaborators) that has garnered attention from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Aquarium Drunkard, and Impose Magazine; […]

PressPLAY OK Loves Julietta

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
PressPLAY OK Loves Julietta

PressPLAY OK has long been supportive of Julietta, so it’s no surprise that the site has picked up on her new single “Smooth Sailing.” PressPLAY describes the song, which is the title track of Julietta’s new album, as “Built on a bed of a simple whistle [with] layers of pin-sharp pop songwriting, all held together […]

The Bay Bridged Shares Pics Of The Donkeys Rocking

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
The Bay Bridged Shares Pics Of The Donkeys Rocking

The Donkeys recently opened for The Hold Steady in San Francisco, and The Bay Bridged was there to document the show… well, most of it! The vast majority of the site's photoset is focused on The Donkeys, even though they weren't the headliners. Perhaps it's because they're just so magnetic on stage! Wrote The Bay […]

The Dream Syndicate Announces Fall Tour With Matthew Sweet

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
The Dream Syndicate Announces Fall Tour With Matthew Sweet

The Dream Syndicate‘s resurgence continues. A year after the release of How Did I Find Myself Here?, the band’s first album since the 1980s, the venerable veterans of the paisley underground are set to play a handful of tour dates with fellow LA-based power pop artist Matthew Sweet. Glide Magazine has the announcement here, and […]

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