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KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP

KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP

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Indie pop band Kezar is excited to announce the release of their debut self-titled EP out everywhere today. Frontman Jack Mosabcher said of the EP “every song on it is so near and dear to my heart - a dream come true, really. My hope it is fairly simple: that it becomes a part of the soundtrack of your summer and adds joy and love to everything that you do.”

The danceable, hook-heavy number opens with their infectious debut “Tell Me (It’s Not Love),” produced by K-Kov (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake) that has now been streamed over 845K times and was included in Spotify’s official Love Pop and Young & Free playlists. The track’s video was also inspired by the beautiful aesthetic of the classic tale Pride & Prejudice

“Feelings” was the very first song penned for the project. It will always be a milestone in frontman Jack Mosbacher’s life who, in just a few days, found a new sound, attitude and chapter in his life. “It’s a song about a woman who is totally in control, from a man’s perspective - she is confident and fearless…[it’s] an anthem for empowerment and the unmatchable strength of women." Fresh track “Ooh La La” started as a fun tinkering in the studio and turned into what frontman Jack Mosbacher calls an epic and unapologetic “Stadium Reggae” summer track. 

“(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” [is] an unmistakably radio-ready pop bop. Blending soulful vocals with a dazzling array of modern indie-pop elements, it’s an electric debut destined for major attention. We’re seeing KEZAR in bright lights on famous marquees. We’re hearing his neon anthems on Top 40. We’re thinking he just carved himself a well-deserved spot in the wild world of pop stardom.”  The Music Mermaid 

At the helm of the band is seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher, the mastermind behind Kezar. He comes from a strong soul background and the more you listen to each cleverly crafted beat and infectious hook, the more you recognize it as the backbone of his newfound signature pop style. Mosbacher also has a deep admiration and respect for the artists that came before him. Using state-of-the-art synthesizer technology, he and the producers added throwback elements from hip-hop’s glory days, like the big 808 drum machines on Run-DMC and NWA records and stacked backing vocals and bass synths reminiscent of the 2000’s Hyphy Movement – homages to Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B., Keak da Sneak, and Traxamillion. When choosing a name for this project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown of San Francisco by naming it after Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury district. Choosing the original home of the 49ers and a now music venue that played host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and The Grateful Dead, seemed like the perfect segway into a new era of his career while staying true to his roots. 

“The song is the perfect combination of soul and modern pop” Affinity Magazine (on “Let’s Talk About You”)



COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE THE ANTHEM OF THE SUMMER "ON YOUR MIND"

COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE THE ANTHEM OF SUMMER “ON YOUR MIND”

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Powerhouse brother-sister pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released their catchy and relatable summer anthem “On Your Mind” out everywhere today. The pair was inspired to pen this tune after Gatlin’s self-described fantasy turned flatline dating experience. As frustrating as the situation was, it served as the perfect lyrical inspiration. Hurt by this guy’s lack of devotion, she knew she was worth more than being put on anyone’s back burner. “On Your Mind became our  ‘buck up, or butt out’ anthem,” the pair said. 

“The world is loud + sometimes you need an excuse to slow down. “Fragile” gives you a peaceful moment alone–so go ahead, hit repeat a few times.” -Idobi Radio (on “Fragile”)

Their previous release “Fragile,” a raw, beautiful track about vulnerability and daring to be authentic, was released to warm praise from fans and the media alike. The track’s success includes over 2 million streams and an incredible video featuring NBC's World of Dance stars Sean Lew and Kaycee Rice. It came hot on the heels of their debut single “Break,” another rhythmic track about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. Upon its release the track was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday U.S. playlist and the video has now amassed over 628K views. Ultra Records artist Tep No also produced a remix of the track that he even called “one of the best remixes I've made.” 

The two have the brilliant ability to blend elements of both acoustic and electronic elements seamlessly into their music. They draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. They truly found their sound when the pair’s family relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 from their hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. They’ve spent the past several years honing their craft as songwriters and musicians by forging their wide array of influences together to create a sound uniquely their own. They recently wrote a batch of new left-of-center pop songs that are universal and uplifting in delivery, but also deeply personal. 


“There is an element of Cooper & Gatlin’s dynamic as a duo that instantly resonates with listeners – making you feel as if you’ve known them forever when, in fact, they’ve only just released their third single. The Tennessee born, LA based, brother-sister alternative-pop team captivate their audience with their fresh and spirited ability to connect through storytelling in their music that stems from a powerful mutual understanding.” -Heirwaves

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ZAYDE WØLF RELEASES HIS ANTHEMIC RENDITION OF "THE BOYS OF SUMMER"

ZAYDE WØLF RELEASES HIS ANTHEMIC RENDITION OF “THE BOYS OF SUMMER”

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Based in Nashville, TN, ZAYDE WØLF is the project of Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer and entrepreneur Dustin Burnett. His incredible work all started from a single, somewhat accidental, song that received such a strong reaction that it turned into an all-consuming project. Since then, Burnett has been making music, directing and producing his own music videos and artistic directing his own visuals. In addition to being the mastermind behind ZAYDE WØLF, he’s also the co-owner of a drum sample and loops company called That Sound that has become a staple for top-level artists and producers. The business has more than doubled in the past year, due to the quality of their work, making their live drum samples more in demand than ever before.

Without any outside funding or corporate help, ZAYDE WØLF has gained 160K YouTube subscribers, 37 million views, 72 million streams on Spotify, 82K Spotify followers and 13 million streams on Apple. His musical success has also lead to placements in hundreds of films, TV shows, trailers, commercials, and video games. The list includes Shameless, Teen Wolf, Love, Simon, the Jack Reacher 2 trailer, The Maze Runner 3, Pride Prejudice & Zombies, spots for UFC, the NFL and the NBA. Burnett has also creatively expanded his reach by cultivating relationships with partners such as Dude Perfect, one of the top YouTube sports channels with over 40 Million subscribers and 7 Billion views. They’ve used his ZAYDE WØLF has released his anthemic rendition of Don Henley’s classic tune “The Boys of Summer” out everywhere today. “I just wanted to be a part of the legacy of this song and show it to everyone a new way,” he says, “I was drawn in by the melody and music video when I was a kid. Over the years the song has hit me on so many levels of love and loss.”

This is the fun summer follow up to his latest release “Cold-Blooded” that has amassed over 1.7M streams and was used as the theme song for the Chicago Cubs for the start of their season. This is only a small portion of the success of the ZAYDE WØLF empire. His latest album Modern Alchemy charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes overall charts and debuted in the top ten Alternative charts here in the U.S. upon its release.  

“Anthemic and heroic,‘Cold Blooded’ is a single that inspires and brings out the animalistic rebel in anyone who listens.” -Come Here Floyd

music in numerous videos and continue to support his music and success. In the past, he has also partnered with America's Got Talent and YouTube star Sofi Dossi on the video for his single "Rule the World."

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WASI RELEASES THEIR DEBUT ALBUM RIOT POP

WASI RELEASES THEIR DEBUT ALBUM RIOT POP

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Los Angeles revolutionaries WASI usher in a new movement of empowerment, inclusion and self-love with their debut album Riot Pop out everywhere today. Pushing for change and acceptance, this record comes right in time to celebrate Pride Month. In addition to the release of their debut, the band will head out on the road for their Love is Gay tour starting June 10th where they’ll be working with LGBTQ youth centers around the country at every tour stop, meeting with kids in each city to talk to them about music, art and above all, spreading a message of pride and breaking down barriers. To celebrate even further, the band will be DJing the Pride show at the tastemaker Los Angeles showcase night, School Night!

“WASI is the pop band the world needs right now.” AFFINITY MAGAZINE

WASI’s anthemic and relatable music is deeply rooted in their experience as outsiders. They own their voice and draw equal influence from the rebellion of the Clash and the pop sensibilities of Tegan & Sara. Not only do they write songs about defiance and shaking up the system, they live it every day. At the helm of the band are newlyweds and human rights activists Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar. The group developed and produce the Women Fuck Shit Up Fest that takes place in both Los Angeles and D.C., an event for women to show off their art in a safe, free and empowering environment. Their activism reached new heights last year when they single-handedly got Walgreens to establish a nationwide bathroom discrimination policy. See the video on the ACLU website HERE.

“It’s titled ‘Riot Pop,’ which is WASI’s name for their brand of music, which mashes electro-pop, hip-hop, dance-punk and garage-rock into a cocktail of self-affirmation and inclusivity. The band, founded by Buena Park natives (and now newlyweds) Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, has become a beacon of positivity for youth whose identity, body type or politics has left them feeling as if they’re on the outside looking in.” –BUZZBANDS LA

This record explores themes of fear and isolation but balances that with messages of love and being comfortable in your own skin. “Riot Pop is the optimism we hold onto in the chaos of the world around us and in our heads,” says the band. They hope it will provide the same sense of security and reassurance to fans that they’ve found through their music.

“Like the rad, queer riot bands before them, this Los Angeles duo, comprised of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, is about more than just sick beats: it’s about using the emotive intensity of sound to rock the world into a better, more progressive future. “ –CURVE MAGAZINE

“WASI  is a pop dream for woke grrrls.” – BUST

LOVE IS GAY TOUR DATES:

6/10 Long Beach Long Beach, CA (teaming up with “Queer Nights at Que Sera”)

6/16 Seventh Circle Music Collective Denver, CO (working with Rainbow Alley)

6/18 Gold Blood Collective Salt Lake City, UT  (working with Familia Trans Queer Liberation)

6/21 Queer Variety Show Portland, OR

6/22 Screwdriver Bar Seattle, WA (w/ the Seattle Lesbian)

6/26 Maltese Bar Chico, CA (working with Stonewall Alliance)

6/27 Ivy Room Oakland, CA  (working with Queer Gym)

6/28 Honey Hive Gallery San Francisco, CA (working with Lyric)

6/29 Knockout Bar San Francisco, CA (presented by Uncensored Visionary)

7/8  Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA (presented by Badass Bands)

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LIZ VICE RELEASES "IT WAS GOOD"

LIZ VICE RELEASES “IT WAS GOOD” SINGLE

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“Chance the Rapper and Kanye West may use gospel elements to give their music a reverent lilt, but the genre hasn’t had many crossover evangelists since Kirk Franklin’s hip-hop bombast brought it to the pop charts in the 1990s. Enter Ms. Vice, whose version of gospel is more rootsy than radio. She has a rich voice that fits easily into her groovy yet understated arrangements; the result recalls the gentle revival of artists like Leon Bridges. “ - The New York Time

Brooklyn by way of Portland, Oregon artist Liz Vice has released a new single “It Was Good.”  This song is the follow up to her sophomore album Save Me, released last year,  that debuted in the top 25 on the Billboard Gospel charts

The song was co-written with Glenn Lavender and Leslie Jordan and is based on the poem “Creation,” by James Weldon Johnson, who also wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Johnson became the national organizer for the NAACP in 1920 and edited the Book of American Negro Poetry, a major contribution to the history of African American literature. The song, like the poem, simply focuses on the beauty in the world, and what a gift it is to be alive and living on this planet.

Liz Vice is a storyteller at heart. The Portland native started her career working behind the scenes in the world of film and video, only to accidentally find herself behind the mic. Liz Vice’s sound is a fusion of Gospel and R&B, with dynamic and soulful vocals, and lyrics, deeply rooted in spirituality, that gives her work a  timeless feel. For the past four years, Vice’s music and live performances have put her on the map as an artist to watch. She has been praised and featured by Oregon Public Broadcasts’ One Song, NPR’s World Cafe and Weekend Edition, Mountain Stage, eTown, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Relevant Magazine, and more. She has shared the stage with artists such as Lake Street Dive, Rodriguez, Joss Stone, The Wood Brothers, Lecrae, Blind Boys of Alabama and performed at Mavis Staple’s 80th Birthday at the Apollo alongside David Byrne, Norah Jones, Jon Batiste, Warren Haynes and more.

Upon its release  Save Me was warmly received by fans and media alike. NPR said, “The mindfulness she brings to the stories she tells on Save Me proves essential and powerful.”  No Depression said, “Liz Vice walks the stony road to redemption, delivering tunes that celebrate the victory over the illusions that hold us down while acknowledging the heavyweight of self-doubt and missed opportunities for loving others that we bear,” and Bitch Magazine commented that “Liz Vice is unpretentious and uncomplicated on Save Me, a gospel album that aims straight for the spirit. Vice’s faith-based music, influenced by legends Mavis Staples and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is lifting.”

Vice is currently working on her third full-length album which will come out next year.

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WASI RELEASES "RUN"

WASI RELEASES “RUN” AHEAD OF THEIR ‘LOVE IS GAY’ PRIDE CELEBRATION TOUR

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Los Angeles rebels WASI have released “Run” out everywhere today. This is the second single from their anticipated debut record Riot Pop coming out June 7th just in time for Pride Month. With “Run,” the band ushers in a new movement of self-empowerment. “It’s about being comfortable in your own skin,” says Wasi. “ Instead of running from pain and your own identity, it’s the decision to run with it and completely own yourself.”

“WASI is the pop band the world needs right now.” AFFINITY MAGAZINE

WASI’s anthemic songs are deeply rooted in their experience as outsiders. They own their voice in an often cloudy world. The band draws equal influence from the rebellion of the Clash and the pop sensibilities of Tegan & Sara. Not only do they write songs about defiance and shaking up the system, but they live it everyday. At the helm of the band are newlyweds and human rights activists Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar. The group developed and produce the Women Fuck Shit Up Fest that takes place in Los Angeles, and last year made its Washington D.C. debut.  Their activism reached new heights last year when they single-handedly got Walgreens to establish a nationwide bathroom discrimination policy. See the video on the ACLU website HERE.

In addition to working to change policies at major corporations like Walgreens, the band is heavily involved in the local community level, working with LGBTQ youth centers around the country at every tour stop. They’ll be doing the same on the Love is Gay tour, starting in June, meeting with kids in each city to talk to them about music, art and above all, spreading a message of pride and acceptance. With these ventures, they keep the themes of equality and love of self a constant in their music and lives outside of it.

“Like the rad, queer riot bands before them, this Los Angeles duo, comprised of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, is about more than just sick beats: it’s about using the emotive intensity of sound to rock the world into a better, more progressive future. “ –CURVE MAGAZINE

LOVE IS GAY TOUR DATES

w/ Lucy, La Mer, Polartropica

6/10 Love is Gay Tour - Long Beach Long Beach, CA

6/16 Seventh Circle Music Collective Denver, CO

6/18 Gold Blood Collective Salt Lake City, UT

6/21 Queer Variety Show Portland, OR

6/22 Screwdriver Seattle, WA

6/26 Maltese Bar Chico, CA

6/27 Ivy Room Albany, CA

6/28 Honey Hive Gallery San Francisco, CA

6/29 Knockout Bar San Francisco, CA

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WASI RELEASES “WHAT IS RIOT POP?” & ANNOUNCE RIOT POP ALBUM + LOVE IS GAY TOUR

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“WASI is the pop band the world needs right now” - AFFINITY MAGAZINE

Los Angeles band WASI is excited to introduce the world to Riot Pop, a genre ushering in a new movement of empowerment and inclusion with the release of their single  “What is Riot Pop?,” from their forthcoming album Riot Pop  due out on June 7th.

“Like the rad, queer riot bands before them, this Los Angeles duo, comprised of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, is about more than just sick beats: it’s about using the emotive intensity of sound to rock the world into a better, more progressive future. “ - CURVE MAGAZINE

So “What is Riot Pop?” It’s about being true to yourself and trusting your instincts. “It’s being on the edge of an airplane cabin ready to jump,” says Merilou Salazar (WASI co-founder), “being scared as all hell but you jump anyway because in the end life is short and you need to live it to the fullest,  then just when you think it’s all over, your parachute opens and you land safely-just like all the risks in life we’ve taken. You trust that parachute just like you trust in yourself and your gut decisions.”

“WASI…...is a pop dream for woke grrrls.” – BUST

WASI’s anthemic songs speak of their experience as outsiders and owning your voice in a cloudy world. The band draws equal influences from the rebellion of the Clash and the pop sensibilities of Tegan & Sara. Not only does WASI write songs about defiance and shaking up the system,  but they live it everyday. At the helm of the band are newlyweds and human rights activists Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar. The group developed and produce the Women Fuck Shit Up Fest that takes place in Los Angeles, and last year made it’s Washington DC debut,  have worked with LGBTQ youth centers around the country and on their upcoming Love is Gay tour, starting in June they will be doing the same, working with LGBTQ centers around the country meeting with kids in each city to talk to them about music, art, and above all spreading a message of pride and acceptance.

The group's activism reached the national level last year, where they single-handedly got Walgreens to establish a  nationwide bathroom discrimination policy. Two years ago, Jessie and Merilou were on their way to the Pride festival in West Hollywood and stopped at the Walgreens on Sunset and Vine. Jessie, who is a woman but tends to dress a bit more masculine asked to use the restroom and the manager on staff refused to open the women's restroom,  insisting she use the men’s room. After some humiliating and frustrating back and forth the couple went straight to the ACLU boot at the Pride festival to share their story. Jessie then worked for a year writing letters on the local level, then the state level and the ACLU stepped in when Jessie made her way to the national Walgreens headquarters and together,  they got Walgreens, with 8,000 stores in the U.S. to adopt a nationwide policy to address bathroom discrimination. See the video on the ACLU website HERE.

“Growing Up Punk-Rock and Queer in the Suburbs Inspired WASI to Invent “Riot Pop” – LA WEEKLY




Riot Pop album  (out June 7): PRIVATE STREAM / DOWNLOAD

***For Media Purposes Only****

  1. Outsider

  2. Run

  3. Ball In My Court

  4. Mamma’s Gonna Get You

  5. Pussy Grabs Back

  6. What is Riot Pop

  7. Am I Even Doing it Right

  8. Whatchacallit

  9. Visions

  10. Puzzles



LOVE IS GAY TOUR DATES

w/ Lucy, La Mer, Polartropica

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6/10 Love is Gay at Que Sera Long Beach,  CA

6/16 SCMC Denver, CO

6/18 Goldblood Collective Salt Lake City, UT

6/20 Sofar Sounds (venue DOS) Portland, OR

6/21 Queer Variety Show Portland, OR

6/26 Maltese Bar Chico, CA

6/27 Ivy Room Albany, CA

628 Honeyhive Gallery (SF Pride After-party I) San Francisco, CA

6/29 Knockout Bar (SF Pride After-party II) San Francisco, CA

7/8 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA




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COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE “FRAGILE”

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Alternative pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released their beautifully raw new single “Fragile” out everywhere today. The brother-sister pair said of their latest release, “I think, to a certain extent, everyone is afraid of bringing another person in close, or telling them how they really feel, because the closer someone is, the more they can hurt you. Even with all that, in the end, it’s still worth the risk.”

“It’s hard to believe that ‘Like You’ is only the second single released by this duo. Most artists take a while to find their sound, but Cooper & Gatlin have got theirs down. They’ve found their voice. “Like You” is an upbeat anthem with a unique sound. The catchy beat, clever lyrics, and smooth vocals make for a perfect addition to all of your playlists.”

Affinity Magazine (on “Like You”)

Their previous single “Like You” was inspired by observing a rocky child-parent relationship where the roles were reversed and the child became the parent. Armed with a catchy hook and infectious production from Steve Solomon (who produced the James Arthur hit “Say You Won’t Let Go” which has surpassed 1 Billion streams), they delicately draw the listener into a serious subject matter using the power of a danceable beat. The success of the track and video (now at over 106K views) came hot on the heels of their debut single “Break,” a rhythmic and relatable tune about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. Upon its release the track was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday U.S. playlist (now with over 510K plays) and the video has now amassed over 615K views. Ultra Records artist Tep No also produced a remix of the track that he even called “one of the best remixes I've made.”

“Like You” is Cooper & Gatlin’s latest unnervingly memorable release, soaked in sunshine while also mired in emotional turmoil.” Atwood Magazine (on “Like You”)

The two have the brilliant ability to blend elements of both acoustic and electronic elements so seamlessly into their music. They draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. They truly found their sound when the pair’s family relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 from their hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. They’ve spent the past several years honing their craft as songwriters and musicians by forging their wide array of influences together to create a sound uniquely their own. They recently wrote a batch of new left-of-center pop songs that are fun and uplifting in delivery, but still deeply personal and relatable.

“Cooper & Gatlin's latest video is simple but doesn't hold back on aesthetics. The all-too relatable lyrics and intricate acoustic guitar shine.”  – Popdust (on “Break”)

FRAGILE: DOWNLOAD // STREAM

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KEZAR RELEASES “FEELINGS”

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Indie pop band Kezar has released their groove-laden third single “Feelings” out everywhere today. “Feelings" was the first song penned for the project. It will always be a milestone for frontman Jack Mosbacher’s life who said "in a few days, we found a new sound, a new attitude and a new chapter in our lives. It’s a song about a woman who is totally in control, from a man’s perspective - she is confident and fearless. As my mother’s son and sister’s brother, I hope that the song is entertaining and fun but also an anthem for empowerment and the unmatchable strength of women."

Previously, they released their incredible debut “(Tell Me) It’s Not Love” followed by “Let’s Talk About You.” Working with producer K-Kov on both tracks (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake), they managed to create two highly danceable earworms packed with joy and romance. The video for their debut (that has now amassed over 110,000 views), was inspired by the beautiful aesthetic of the classic tale Pride & Prejudice. The track was also added to Spotify’s official Love Pop and Young & Free playlists.

“(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” [is] an unmistakably radio-ready pop bop. Blending soulful vocals with a dazzling array of modern indie-pop elements, it’s an electric debut destined for major attention. We’re seeing KEZAR in bright lights on famous marquees. We’re hearing his neon anthems on Top 40. We’re thinking he just carved himself a well-deserved spot in the wild world of pop stardom.”  The Music Mermaid

Seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher is the mastermind behind Kezar. He comes from a strong soul background and the more you listen to each cleverly crafted beat, the more you recognize it as the backbone of his newfound signature pop style. Mosbacher also has a deep admiration and respect for the artists that came before him. Using state-of-the-art synthesizer technology, he and the producers added throwback elements from hip-hop’s glory days, like the big 808 drum machines on Run-DMC and NWA records and stacked backing vocals and bass synths reminiscent of the 2000’s Hyphy Movement – homages to Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B., Keak da Sneak, and Traxamillion.

“The song is the perfect combination of soul and modern pop” Affinity Magazine (on “Let’s Talk About You”)

When choosing a name for this project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown of San Francisco by naming it after Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury district. Choosing the original home of the 49ers and a now music venue that played host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and The Grateful Dead, seemed like the perfect segway into a new era of his career while staying true to his roots. While soul will always stay the backbone of Kezar’s music, he also draws inspiration from contemporary pop artists like Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Sam Smith.


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GREG HOLDEN RELEASES WORLD WAR ME

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Listen to World War Me :  HERE

“Greg Holden is an artist who wants to do good, a tall order for anyone nowadays, but I feel safe with him leading the charge.” - Baylen Leonard (The BBC & The Bluegrass Situation)

Just in time for Brexit, Los Angeles based artist and UK expat Greg Holden has released his fourth studio album World War Me in conjunction with BMG Recordings.

The songs that make up  World War Me are the spoils of a psychological war that was waged in Holden’s mind, which he has coined as his “Great Existential Crisis of 2016. It was then and written during the ongoing Existential Crises of 2017 & 2018” says Holden. After moving his life across the country from New York City, and being dropped by his label partner upon arrival, Holden started to question is worth and relevance. So he did what any artist questioning their worth would do to perpetuate their pain - he started googling himself. Holden came to realize his biggest successes were not from music written with the intention to get people to buy, stream, embed, playlist, swipe up or listen, but songs that were written with a purpose and for causes.  “The Lost Boy” (9 Million + streams on Spotify) raised $80,000 for The Red Cross and contributed towards building schools in Africa. “Boys in the Street” (18 + million streams on Spotify) was written for Everyone Is Gay, an organization supporting the LGBTQ youth community, and “Home,” made famous by American Idol’s Phillip Phillips, has been used by countless organizations.

To exacerbate this internal mental battle, Holden decided to record World War Me himself. This DIY mentality spread to the entire album process. Holden put together the artwork for the album, took his own press shots, built a new website and even wrote his own bio. The result is a stunningly honest and self-reflective body of work. Holden wrote the five of the nine songs on the album with his good friend and fellow esteemed songwriter Garrison Starr, and with the exception of  “On the Run” recorded by the legendary producer/songwriter Butch Walker, recorded every song on the album himself, in his home studio in Los Angeles.

The very first song written for the album, "I’m Not Your Enemy" was written the day after the 2016 election with Garrison Starr, while the two were on tour in Europe. Garrison being a lesbian, and Greg being an immigrant in the middle of his Green Card application, both felt extremely on edge, unwanted and abandoned by the country they called home. Instead of coming at the problem with anger though, they attacked it with love and penned “I’m Not Your Enemy” hungover the next day, and performed it that night to an arena of ten thousand.

“This beautiful melody will lure you in, like a hummingbird to the nectar, and replenish your sense of hope. It was never about fighting against something, at least not in total; there is a component that needs to awaken inside each heart, one at a time.”

- ChillFltr (on “I’m Not Your Enemy”)

The album finds a perfect balance between  feelings of warmth and empathy with songs like “I’m Not Your Enemy,”  and “Something Beautiful,” that promote love and understanding, and defiance, with tracks like  “The Power Shift” and “Chase the Money,” penned about the world’s ruling class and our culture’s obsession with money and power.

Holden will be playing songs from World War Me live this Spring on tour in the U.S. and in Europe. “My little album baby is finally coming out into the world after two years of mental instability and fear”, says Holden. “I’m excited for everyone to learn it and sing it back to me on tour, so I can feel self-righteous and arrogant again.”

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4.25  The Red Room at Cafe 939 -  Boston, MA

4.26  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 - New York, NY

5.1 Ortlieb’s Lounge - Philadelphia, PA  

5.2 Jammin Java - Vienna, VA

5.5 The Basement - Nashville, TN

5.10  Freilichtbühne am Kalkberg - Bad Segeberg, Germany

5.12  Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands

5.14  Ponyhof -  Frankfurt, Germany

5.15  Zehner - München, Germany

5.16  Hangar 49 -  Berlin, Germany

5.17 Altes Pfandhaus - Cologne, Germany

5.19  Nochtspeicher - Hamburg, Germany

5.23  St Pancras Old Church - London,  United Kingdom

5.24  The Eagle Inn - Manchester, United Kingdom

6.1  Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO

6.3  Sunset - Seattle, WA

6.4 McMenamins White Eagle Saloon & Hotel -  Portland, OR

6.6 The Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA

6.7  Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, CA

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COOPER AND GATLIN RELEASE A REMIX OF “LIKE YOU” IN COLLABORATION WITH FRANK POLE

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Listen to “Like You (Frank Pole Remix)”: HERE

Los Angeles sibling duo Cooper & Gatlin have released a remix of their second single “Like You” in collaboration with electronic artist Frank Pole. Pole said of the track, “Remixing “Like You” was such a blast! Their voices blend together perfectly and I instantly fell in love with the record. This remix is one of my favorites so far, and I hope that everyone loves it the way I do.”

The original clever and catchy, “Like You,” was inspired by observing a rocky child-parent relationship, in which the roles were reversed and the child became the parent. Armed with a catchy hook and infectious production from Steve Solomon (who produced the James Arthur hit  “Say You Won’t Let Go” which has surpassed 1 Billion streams), Cooper & Gatlin delicately draw the listener into a serious subject matter using the power of a danceable beat.


“It’s hard to believe that ‘Like You’ is only the second single released by this duo. Most artists take a while to find their sound, but Cooper & Gatlin have got theirs down. They’ve found their voice. “Like You” is an upbeat anthem with a unique sound. The catchy beat, clever lyrics, and smooth vocals make for a perfect addition to all of your playlists.” –Affinity Magazine

Their incredible debut “Break” is an equally upbeat and relatable tune about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. It plays with the duality of looking unmoved before someone who has broken your heart. Upon its release, the track (which now has over 455K streams) was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday U.S. playlist and the video has now amassed over 615,000 plays. Ultra Records artist Tep No also produced a remix of the track that he also called “one of the best remixes I've made.”

“Cooper & Gatlin's latest video is simple but doesn't hold back on aesthetics. The all-too relatable lyrics and intricate acoustic guitar shine.”  – Popdust on “Break”

The duo’s seamless production blends elements of both acoustic and electronic music, creating a style all their own. They draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. They truly began to find their footing when the pair’s family relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 from their hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. They’ve spent the past several years honing their craft as songwriters and musicians by forging their wide array of influences together to create their own effortlessly gorgeous sound. Their new, left-of-center pop songs are fun and uplifting in delivery, but still deeply personal and relatable.

“LIKE YOU (FRANK POLE REMIX)”: STREAM // DOWNLOAD

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THE MOWGLI’S RELEASE AMERICAN FEELINGS EP

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LISTEN TO AMERICAN FEELINGS: HERE

 [A] richly textured and rhythmic track…”

Billboard on “Norman Rockwell”

 

Southern California’s torchbearers of alt. rock positivity, The Mowgli’s have released their new EP American Feelings. The first three singles “Hard to Love,” “Mr. Telephone” and “Norman Rockwell” that have been released have received incredible feedback from fans and critics alike, and have garnered over 600K streams.

 “‘Hard To Love”’ makes you want to dance to the lively rhythm despite the vocalists’ words about being “a little bit hard to love.” - Alternative Press

 “The Mowgli’s build a case against mediocrity by mourning complacency. They depict an average American, craving so much more than what a day-in-the-life has to offer.” –Heart Eyes Magazine

  "I can't thank @Themowglis enough for creating music that is so pure and honest to what its like living in the world today.  #NormanRockwell” - Anthony Scardina via Twitter

 From their beginning as a music collective in Venice Beach, California, The Mowgli’s have been writing songs of love, unity, and togetherness. Their break out hit “San Francisco” brought them national attention and cemented the band as indie-rockers with purpose and a message. Two subsequent albums and an independent EP have captured an ever-growing fanbase drawn to their feel-good anthems. As they’ve grown, the group has balanced their positive music with songs that give a window into the trials of a working band: Juggling relationships, friendships and adulthood with the rigors of constant touring. With American Feelings, The Mowgli’s have, perhaps surprisingly, found greater bonds than ever before: If nothing else, the path is shared and those sharing it have an intimate knowledge of what the journey feels like.

 

"I’m totally not crying. Feeling this song so much right now. Proud of you all! Homies, go listen to their new song! It’s so good! ❤️ @Themowglis - Norman Rockwell.” - Kaylynn Michelle via Twitter

 

“we need to talk about it...it being the  newest @Themowglis song... i'm in love.”  - Kayla Jonas via Twitter

 

The theme of connection and the lack thereof in our modern world is woven throughout the four songs that make up American Feelings. They all touch on the lack of discourse and engagement prevalent in society today, especially with technology serving as both a facilitator and barrier. “Mr. Telephone” serves up social commentary on our relationships with devices, over a subtly hypnotic, yet infectious melody.  “Norman Rockwell” sees the band take a more maudlin melodic turn with the song's protagonist painting himself into a new world in his mind to escape the monotony of his current life. “Hard to Love,” the very first single from the EP, confronts the complicated idea of self-acceptance, over the bands signature sweeping melodies.  Rounding out the EP is “Talk About It,” a bouncing track about forgiveness and communicating through difficult situations.

 

“The EP slides into a hypnotic space with alt-rock head bobber with “Mr. Telephone”. “Norman Rockwell”, a hazy and laid-back song finds it’s lyrical roots in every youth’s disenfranchised America; and stomping, rolling rocker “Talk About It” snaps the EP closed succinctly.” - AMFM Magazine

 

“the new @Themowglis EP has my newest favorite songs, there's something to connect to in the lyrics of every one and they're all beautiful and catchy as HELL.”

- Joey via Twitter

 

The Mowgli’s - who began as a 10+ member group playing house parties and warehouse gatherings - is now comprised of singer/guitarists Colin Dieden & Josh Hogan, singer Katie Jayne Earl, drummer Andy Warren, keys player David Appelbaum and Matt Di Panni on bass. The release of their first major-label LP Waiting For The Dawn in 2013 saw immediate success with the hit single “San Francisco” and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold out crowds in clubs around the U.S. and inundated by requests for press, sponsorships and partnerships. The band’s music has accumulated 250 Million streams and counting, and they’ve graced the stages of major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, ACL, Firefly, Osheaga, Arroyo Seco, BottleRock, Bumbershoot and more. They’ve worked with major international brands such as Spotify, Abercrombie, Levi’s, GM, Dunkin’ Donuts, VW and Verizon and continue to spread their message of positivity not only through their music but through their work with charities such as Heal The Bay, Happy Bottoms and the International Rescue Committee. The Mowgli’s will be playing songs from American Feelings on their co-headlining tour with Jukebox the Ghost this month.

 

 

 

TOUR DATES  W/ JUKEBOX THE GHOST

MAR 1 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

MAR 2 Empire Control Room Austin, TX

MAR 5 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ

MAR 6 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

MAR 7 August Hall San Francisco, CA

MAR 9 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA

MAR 10 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR

MAR 12 The Shredder Boise, ID

MAR 13 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT

MAR 16 The Truman Kansas City, MO

MAR 18 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

MAR 19 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI

MAR 20 Metro Chicago, IL

MAR 21 El Club Detroit, MI

MAR 22 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH

MAR 23 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

MAR 24 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA

MAR 26 The Haunt Ithaca, NY

MAR 27 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY

MAR 28 Royale Boston, MA

MAR 29 Higher Ground Ballroom South Burlington, VT

MAR 30 The Met Providence, RI

 

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THE MOWGLI’S RELEASE “NORMAN ROCKWELL” SINGLE FROM AMERICAN FEELINGS EP DUE OUT MARCH 1

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California alt. rockers The Mowgli’s have released “Mr. Telephone,” the second single from their forthcoming EP American Feelings out March 1. The four songs that make up American Feelings all harken to the lack of discourse and engagement prevalent in society today, especially with technology serving as both a facilitator and barrier.

“Mr. Telephone” was written from observing the feelings of isolation, anxiety and the lack of connection in fans, friends, family and society as a whole, much of it fueled by technology. “With social media creating transparency, we can see so much more,” says Josh Hogan.  “We’re all so available & we get answers in a matter of seconds. Some of us thrive in this environment, and some just can’t seem to cope.” The pointed social commentary is delivered through a subtle hypnotic melody and sweeping infectious choruses that have become the band’s signature.

“We are all Mr. Telephone,” says Katie Earl  “seeking answers from a device in the palm of our hands, but after all is said and done, how much more connected are we? How much can we gain from spending time inside our phones, and how much do we lose? There is a lot of love and knowledge and connection outside of our little boxes, and finding a balance is more crucial than ever before.”

“MR TELEPHONE”  : https://youtu.be/49UBzQZQMgA

The Mowgli’s hit the road with Jukebox the Ghost on their co-headlining “Making Friends” tour the end of the month. See the full list of tour dates HERE.



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  1. Hard to Love

  2. Mr. Telephone

  3. Norman Rockwell

  4. Talk About it

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