Feature Friday: Glass Elephant

December 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Glass ElephantBrooklyn indie group Glass Elephant recently released their new, self-titled EP last month. Since they’ve received high praise for their debut album, Atlantic, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed.

The band, which fully formed in the summer of 2012, is comprised of multi-instrumentalist Russ Flynn, drummer Danny Wolf, guitarist Sam Petitti, and bassist Jackson Hill. They have become regulars in their hometown and frequent venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Cameo Gallery, and Glasslands.

The band’s music is very similar to their name; “formidable yet fragile,” as Flynn described in a recent interview. Hailing from Bushwick, a solid music community, Glass Elephant has succeeded in showcasing their guitar-driven rock sound. Just like Atlantic, the EP is completely self recorded, produced, and mixed. The EP opens strong with “El Dorado,” with Flynn’s smooth, country-tinged vocals shining through. Another standout is “Toledo,” the first single from the EP which you can download now for free for a limited time only.

Find Glass Elephant available for streaming and purchase on BandCamp and iTunes now.

Tuesday Tunes: Winter

December 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

With the winter season well underway, we are sharing our favorite songs to cozy up with. Check out our list below and subscribe to the playlist here on Spotify.

Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
Tracks in the Snow  – The Civil Wars
In a Week - Hozier
Cinder and Smoke – Iron and Wine
Winter Song – The Head and the Heart
Glory and Gore – Lorde
Waiting Game – Banks
Holocene – Bon Iver
Datev – Twiceyoung
Want My Love – Cathedrals
Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde
The Colder Months – Liza Anne
Last Kiss – Taylor Swift
A Team – Ed Sheeran
Hold Back The River – James Bay
I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden

New Tour: The Mowgli’s with Fences & Hippo Campus

December 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Mowgli's

The Mowgli’s are back with new track, “Through The Dark.” The single is available now on iTunes here. “Through The Dark” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Kids in Love, coming April 2015.

In support of Kids In Love, the band will embark on a North American tour supported by Fences and Hippo Campus. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Get the full list of dates below.

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Behind The Song: Jake McMullen – “Always”

December 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Singer/songwriter Jake McMullen recently released his latest single, “Always,” from his forthcoming EP, set to release Spring of 2015. McMullen draws inspiration from Bon Iver, The National, and Ben Howard, and strives to create  honest and relatable songs.

Read what McMullen had to say about the writing process and inspiration behind this honest song, and look out for the music video soon.

“I wrote this song probably just a little over a year ago shortly before I moved to Nashville. During the last couple months when I was living in Los Angeles there were a lot of things in my life, whether that be people or just things I held dear, all of it just seemed to be dissolving from my life and leaving me behind. There was all this change going on in my life and I had no way of coping with it…or really I just didn’t know how to handle it in a healthy manner.  It all came on very quick; sort of hit me square in face and just started to weigh very heavy on me. I think it was not only the change, but also the way I was reacting to the change that bothered me. And so because of all that came this song. I wasn’t entirely sure what it all meant at first when I was in the song at the time, but looking back now it seems pretty clear what I was telling myself.” – JM

Say Goodbye To Broadway’s Once

December 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

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A goodbye concert for Broadway’s Once is taking place at the Highline Ballroom in January. Special guests Paul Alexander Nolan and Jessie Fisher, who play “Guy” and “Girl” in the show, will be performing original music. In addition, the lead’s understudy, Ben Hope, and his band, The Uptown Outfit, will be the supporting act. The Uptown Outfit’s forthcoming album, Ragged and Rowdy, is due out February 24.

Join the cast of Once as they say goodbye with a night of original music. Get all the details below.

Where: Highline Ballroom – 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
When: Tuesday, Jan. 6 @ 8pm
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at the door – buy here

Tuesday Tunes: Study Playlist

December 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

via hercampus.com

It’s that time of year again. When students hide themselves away in the library preparing for final exams. We at MCU wanted to help with your exam preparation and compiled some of our favorite study songs for this Tuesday Tunes playlist. Check out our list below and subscribe to the playlist here on Spotify.

Night Changes – One Direction
Slow Down – TWICEYOUNG
The Hanging Tree – Jennifer Lawrence (James Newton Howard)
Wait in Line – James Bay
Style – Taylor Swift
I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
Awake – Tycho
Intro – The xx
Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
New Moon [The Meadow] – Alexandre Desplat and Martin Jacoby
Waiting Game – Banks
Luna – Bombay Bicycle Club

New Tour: Misterwives’ First Headlining Tour

December 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

New York City’s Misterwives are going on their first headlining tour! The infectious pop/rock band has been going nonstop since the release of their debut EP, Reflections, and will soon be gracing the stage with another MCU favorite, BØRNS.

Tickets will be on sale this Friday.

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