New Music From Combo Chimbita

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
New Music From Combo Chimbita

Inspired by Sun Ra‘s Afrofuturism, Combo Chimbita champions “Tropical Futurism” — the idea that astral knowledge can represent a magical and substantial future outside the boundaries of white, Western ideals. After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers with Colombian roots – powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth player and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist […]

The Silver Snails Appear On Portland Today

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
The Silver Snails Appear On Portland Today

The Silver Snails aim to open hearts, a motivation that’s abundantly clear on their bright and colorful LP The 7 Melodies. The band’s Lucas Ward recently stopped by KGW’s Portland Today in Portland, Oregon, where he used the power of song to communicate the message of the music. Ward performed an acoustic version of album opener […]

Alex Lilly Tells The Vinyl District About Her “Weakness”

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
Alex Lilly Tells The Vinyl District About Her “Weakness”

“I prefer to take chances on vinyl,” says Alex Lilly in a new feature for The Vinyl District. In it, she explains why she gets so much enjoyment out of buying mysterious records from afar. “There’s almost always a large section at any record store marked either ‘Miscellaneous’ or if they’re smart, it’s divided up […]

BIRN Confers Prime Slice Status Upon Down Dirty Shake

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
BIRN Confers Prime Slice Status Upon Down Dirty Shake

BIRN Radio MD Erin Ober is a big fan of Down Dirty Shake, as she featured the band’s song “Woman” as a Prime Slice towards the end of last year. The Prime Slices series on the BIRN website is an expertly-curated collection of choice cuts, so it’s definitely an honor for the San Francisco psych […]

Nowness Features Kiyomi’s New Video

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
Nowness Features Kiyomi’s New Video

Nowness has featured Kiyomi’s stunning “High Ladder” video, directed by Charlie Le Mindu. The site contends that the video is “visually captivating,” and we definitely agree! Watch it here. “High Ladder” is at radio right now and is also eligible for charting to the Radio 200 and NACC Singles charts. Put it in your rotation ASAP. […]

Vents Premieres The Video For The Silver Snails’ “Ave Maria A Zio Virgilio”

Posted on Feb 6, 2019
Vents Premieres The Video For The Silver Snails’ “Ave Maria A Zio Virgilio”

The Silver Snails have a video for their song "Ave Maria A Zio Virgilio," and it's now available via Vents. The site explains that the band's "uncompromising, hands-on approach to quality and craftsmanship resonates across their media and branding. An Italo-US joint venture between lead singer Lucas Ward and his wife Elisa Fantini, The Silver […]

Down Dirty Shake Jam In The Van

Posted on Feb 6, 2019
Down Dirty Shake Jam In The Van

Down Dirty Shake recently Jammed in The Van, taking their heavy and wickedly psychedelic sound to the people of Youtube. The band gave ripping performances of “Woman,” “Walk On Gilded Splinters,” and “Black Cat/He Set Fire,” all of which are available here on the Jam In Van site. Down Dirty Shake had a huge first […]

Mxdwn Reviews Alex Lilly

Posted on Feb 6, 2019
Mxdwn Reviews Alex Lilly

On her debut LP, “Alex Lilly [has] clearly tapped into the same vein of musicality that helped elevate the pop genre to the point of high art.” This is according to Mxdwn, which has a lengthy review of 2% Milk. The record, which the site compares favorably to Peter Gabriel, “presents us with a fully developed vision […]

The Silver Snails Go For Adds

Posted on Feb 4, 2019
The Silver Snails Go For Adds

The Silver Snails is an independent project that incorporates a stunning array of musical influences to create a kaleidoscopic, multi-lingual and progressive fusion of pop, folk, rock, electronica, opera, and world music. Based in the medieval wine country of Romagna, Italy and anchored by the husband and wife duo of Lucas Ward and Elisa Fantini, the […]

The Line Of Best Fit Recommends Kiyomi

Posted on Feb 4, 2019
The Line Of Best Fit Recommends Kiyomi

The Line Of Best Fit describes Kiyomi‘s “High Ladder” as a “dramatic debut” from the Australian-based artist. The track demonstrates her “unwavering vocal strength,” writes the site, “carving an unforgettable introduction to her intense, dynamic sound and songwriting style. The distorted, disorientating synth fizz is at odds with tight string samples, yet the two intertwine to […]

Alex Lilly and Down Dirty Shake Seek To Capitalize On NACC Success

Posted on Feb 4, 2019
Alex Lilly and Down Dirty Shake Seek To Capitalize On NACC Success

Alex Lilly and Down Dirty Shake both have albums that are off to strong starts on the NACC charts. Lilly's 2% Milk was the biggest mover on the Radio 200 last week, jumping to #63 after sneaking into the #196 spot during its add week. Down Dirty Shake picked up 29 official adds, meaning that the […]

Flaunt Premieres Kiyomi’s “High Ladder”

Posted on Jan 30, 2019
Flaunt Premieres Kiyomi’s “High Ladder”

Kiyomi has an engaging video to accompany her new song “High Ladder,” and Flaunt Magazine has the premiere. The site quotes the arts about the inspiration behind her song. “I wrote ‘High Ladder,” she told the site, “when chasing the dream was like chasing moonlight. It was a time of many closed doors and this song […]

Alex Lilly Curates A Playlist For Buzzbands

Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Alex Lilly Curates A Playlist For Buzzbands

Buzzbands.la contends that "it's the veneer of cool that shines brightest on [Alex Lilly]'s full-length debut." According to the site, "2% Milk is full of playful beats and elliptical melodies, never settling into pop formula and constantly ricocheting the listener back to Lilly’s bright, versatile vocals and wordplay. She is a chanteuse with a box […]

Down Dirty Shake Goes For Adds

Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Down Dirty Shake Goes For Adds

Based in San Francisco, Down Dirty Shake seamlessly blends the sounds of Latin, psych, soul, pop, and garage rock. The group was founded by AJ Ayez (vocals, keys), Kyle DeMartini (guitar, vocals), and Aaron Grimes (drums, vocals) while the three were high school classmates in Merced, CA, and in the ensuing years the band’s style […]

Kiyomi Goes For Adds

Posted on Jan 23, 2019
Kiyomi Goes For Adds

Kiyomi is an enigmatic artist, with a powerful instinct for music marked by her own introversion, who explores the dynamics of pop on her own terms. The influence of fine art on her career is apparent from her debut release, “High Ladder.” Its video focuses on a statue of Kiyomi, trapped as external factors dance […]

Flood Premieres “Pornographic Mind” By Alex Lilly

Posted on Jan 23, 2019
Flood Premieres “Pornographic Mind” By Alex Lilly

“When she’s not touring as part of the backing bands for such artists as Beck and Lorde,” writes Flood Magazine, “Alex Lilly is busy crafting sparkly and smart pop gems that are as spiky as they are sweet. Case in point: the acerbic synth-wave anthem ‘Pornographic Mind.’ It’s Lilly’s exasperated ode to workplace harassment, a darkly […]

The New York Times Praises Alex Lilly’s New LP

Posted on Jan 22, 2019
The New York Times Praises Alex Lilly’s New LP

The New York Times has a glowing review of Alex Lilly's debut LP 2% Milk. Writes the paper, "Lilly delivers structural and emotional complexity with deceptive nonchalance." It continues, giving readers a sense of why Alex Lilly is so exceptional. "Lilly’s songs are full of musicianly gamesmanship," The Times says. "They’re synth-pop built around a […]

Cleveland Scene Adores The Barr Brothers

Posted on Jan 21, 2019
Cleveland Scene Adores The Barr Brothers

The Cleveland Scene has a review of a recent Barr Brothers live performance. The band, writes the Scene’s Eric Sandy, “blends old-world musical traditions with a knack for supreme rock ‘n’ roll songwriting.” Their live set in Cleveland was riveting, according to Sandy, and the group’s new harpist – Eveline Gregoire-Rousseau, who joined after the departure of […]

Alex Lilly Goes For Adds

Posted on Jan 20, 2019
Alex Lilly Goes For Adds

Alex Lilly is a Renaissance Female. In addition to writing, producing, and playing in her own musical projects – including Obi Best, The Living Sisters, Touché, and Zero DeZire – the LA-based Lilly has established a notable career on the road in the touring bands of esteemed musicians like Beck, Lorde, Ry Cooder, and the […]

Naked Giants Hit The Road, With And Without Car Seat Headrest

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
Naked Giants Hit The Road, With And Without Car Seat Headrest

Naked Giants are back at it, with a tour starting next month that will last more than a month and involve several shows with Car Seat Headrest. The band will be doing double duty on those dates, not only opening for CSHR but playing in Will Toledo‘s live ensemble. See the dates below: 2/1 – The […]

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