MisterWives Announce New Tour

August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

MisterWives are thrilled to announce that they’ll be on the road all fall supporting twenty one pilots on a huge nationwide tour. This week, the band kicks off a run of dates with Bleachers, which will include a performance at this year’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31st alongside Kings of Leon, Pharrell, Grimes, and more. After wrapping up their trek with Bleachers with a hometown show at Webster Hall on September 4th, they’ll join up with twenty one pilots beginning September 5th in Columbus.

Check out the full list of dates below:

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New Music Video: MisterWives – Reflections

August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Tuesday Tunes: 2014 Video Music Awards

August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Sunday marked the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, full of its typical surprises and epic performances (Beyonce, anyone?).  We compiled a list of some of our favorite winning videos, as well as some noted performances from the night.  What were some of your highlights from the award ceremony??

XO” – Beyonce
Bang Bang” – Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J
Amnesia” – 5 Seconds of Summer
Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
Chandelier” – Sia
Sing” – Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell
Maps” – Maroon 5
Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
Problem” – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy
BO$$” – Fifth Harmony
Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé & Jay Z
Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

Feature Friday: The Hunts

August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment


Feature by Bailey Garno

Jackson 5. The Beach Boys. Kings of Leon. What do these bands have in common? Blood ties and incredible talent! But now we must be sure to add The Hunts to the list. Consisting of twin sisters Jenni and Jessi, and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison, this musical family hails from the farmlands of Chesapeake, Virginia, and are bringing the harmonious and melodic sounds of alt-folk to Cherrytree/Interscope Records.

Growing up, the family admits to not having much; one thing they always had was the influence of music. Their mother owned a music school, thus the Hunts learned violin at a young age. Their father, a guitarist, also passed down talent to the sweet-faced bunch. As the Hunts grew older, they acquired an interest for other eclectic instruments, including the mandolin, ukulele, banjo, drums, and piano, in addition to singing.

Covering tunes and performing original material, The Hunts began as a local feature. Then in 2007, the family took off in a van, making stops around the country and brushing their hands off at the end of the year knowing they had completed around 100 shows.

Up until 2012, The Hunts were very much an independent band, touring everywhere and collecting plenty of miles. But once their demo CD reached the hands of producer Mark Carman, things began picking up for them. We Were Young, which features 10 original songs that were recorded over a mere four days, was received better than they could’ve anticipated. “Make This Leap” found airplay on the radio, and was enough to catch the attention of those at Songs Music Publishing, and later Cherrytree Records/Interscope Records.

The Hunts’ debut EP with Cherrytree/Interscope has been available since its digital release on August 19th. At a modest three tracks, The Hunts plan on spreading their sound through Life Was Simple, and a U.S. tour in September. Check out the official tour dates on their website at thehuntsmusic.com, and watch the music video for their first single, “Make This Leap,” on VEVO!

Single Review: “You Said”

August 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

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EVVY is a new indie pop artist on the scene, emerging from the excitement of New York City.  On August 19th, EVVY debuted a brand new, self-titled EP, featuring the single, “You Said.”  The EP features seven original songs from the aspiring singer/songwriter, but “You Said” has been quoted as one of EVVY’s personal favorites.

The song has hints of a more modern day Enya,with EVVY’s voice being soft, sweet, and haunting all at the same time.  Her vocals have definite merit, with an impeccable range into the higher octaves.  The beat is slow and moving, creating a pulsing sensation that easily pulls you through the song.

EVVY fits perfectly into the indie pop genre.  With “You Said,” she has certainly chosen a hit to highlight.  It would be no surprise if she ends up featured on the next big Young Adult film soundtrack.  Her eerie and alluring sound lines up with the likes of The Hunger Games and the ever-growing popularity of youthful, dystopian thrillers.  If anything, EVVY deserves such recognition.

Listen to “You Said” here, and go ahead and download EVVY on iTunes today.

Concert Preview: Air Traffic Controller at The Mercury Lounge

August 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

Another great show coming up in NYC! Check out the indie pop band who WERS has called “One of Boston’s finest independent bands,” Air Traffic Controller, this Saturday, August 23rd at the Mercury Lounge!
Air Traffic Controller was also placed on NPR’s Hot 100 list for South By Southwest and named “Band of the Day” by The Guardian UK. With all this praise, you don’t want to miss this show!

Details:
Who: Air Traffic Controller
What: Co-headlining tour with The Tragic Thrills
When: Sat., August 23rd // Doors @ 7:30 PM
Where: Mercury Lounge – 217 East Houston St., New York, New York 10002
 

You can listen to the band’s new single, “The House,” here and grab your tickets here. Don’t live in NYC? You can find Air Traffic Controller at these upcoming shows:

Tuesday Tunes: Side Projects

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

I Wanna Get Better – Bleachers (Fun.’s Jack Antonoff)

With all the musical talent in the world today, sometimes being a part of just one band is not enough. New ideas, new inspirations, and new dreams spring up all the time within artists, and when you have the opportunity, why pass up the chance to explore the other sides of your musical heart? Thus emerge countless side projects, though the truth is many remain unknown to the fans. We’ve dug up some songs from various musicians who have dabbled (successfully) with creating alternate music, and even new bands, from their original paths. Take a listen and see who you recognize, and let us know who you may have been surprised to learn about! It’s quite amazing just how many side projects are out there, and how even some well known acts actually resulted from these diversions!

You can subscribe to this playlist on Spotify!

Easy To Fall In Love – Brighten (A Rocket To The Moon’s Justin Richardson)
The Mixed Tape – Jack’s Mannequin (Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon)
Sweatpants – Childish Gambino (Community‘s Donald Glover)
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard)
When Your Heart Stops Beating – +44 (Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker)
Goodnight Moon – Go Radio (Mayday Parade’s Jason Lancaster)
Last Time Around – Nick Jonas & The Administration (Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas)
Little Hell – City and Colour (Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green)
Need You – Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes)
“Salute Your Solution” - The Raconteurs (The White Stripes’ Jack White)
“#1Nite” – Cobra Starship (Midtown’s Gabe Saporta, This Is Ivy League’s Ryland Blackinton and Alex Suarez, Armor for Sleep’s Victoria Asher and Nate Novarro)
“Us Placers” – Child Rebel Soldiers (Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco)
“Keys to the Lock” - Roy English (Eye Alaska’s Brandon Wronski)
“Take a Vacation!” – The Young Veins (Panic! At the Disco’s Ryan Ross and Jon Walker)
“I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” – Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope)

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