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Jeenyus Entertainment Announces New Show Adult (ed) with Megan Nicole “A Guide to Being a Grown-up” COMING APRIL 24TH

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Jeenyus Entertainment has teamed up artist, activist, and influencer Megan Nicole on the new show Adult(ed), launching next week on YouTube. Watch the trailer HERE.

This past year Megan’s life catapulted from adolescence to adulthood. She got married, bought her first home and become a pet parent. These rapid changes left her a little overwhelmed and wishing she had a handbook of sorts, which was the inspiration for the concept of Adult (ed), a guide to being a grown up.

Each episode sees Megan team up with an expert on topics that range from decorating an apartment on a budget, throwing a budget-friendly dinner party, taxes, relationships, working out, how to pick a wine and more. With this show, Megan is hoping that viewers walk away from the series and individual episodes feeling informed, positive, and confident about living a meaningful and positive adult life. The first season consists of 10  episodes, the first of which will launch on April 24th on Megan’s YouTube channel and to her online network of over 8 million followers

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Megan Nicole is a singer/songwriter, and actress. With a studio film, headlining tour, and original music under her belt, this multi-talented artist is breaking boundaries and leading the merging force between traditional and new media. Megan had the honor of traveling to Argentina to interview the former First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama, as a part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative.

She wants to continue to use her influence and voice to promote positive global change, and recently returned from India where she went to work with Project Rescue, a non-profit organization that provides physical emotional, and spiritual restoration for women and children in sexual slavery.


EPISODE LISTING

4/24 Episode One: Apartment

5/1 Episode Two: Dinner Party

5/8  Episode Three: Kitchen

5/15 Episode Four: Working Out

5/22 Episode Five: Relationships

6/5 Episode Six: Pet Parents

6/12 Episode Seven: Wine

6/19 Episode Eight: Organizing

6/26 Episode Nine: Taxes

7/12  Episode Ten: How to Take Care of Plants


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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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ANIIML RELEASES A STUNNING NEW SINGLE “OUCH!”

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Artist, activist and ultimate provocateur ANIIML has released her new single “OUCH!” out today worldwide. She has also put out a stunning video for the track that dives deep into the realm of mysticism with enchanting visuals and a witch-pop arrangement. With this song and video, she sends an intoxicating symphonic message straight to the open-hearted.

“OUCH!”, once again, leads a viewer into a looming mysticism and pairs it with a liberating message.”  Earmilk

The song was inspired by a text she received from someone she was casually dating. As an artist, she has always been prone to be overtaken by emotions, but has learned through an intense leadership training program she did during the period of writing the song, that our thoughts control our feelings, and she can choose to empower herself with positive thoughts or let herself go down an emotionally overwhelming rabbit hole. The video tells the story of the "ruler of emotions,"  who guards the tree of hearts where all feelings live and grow. The final heart to get planted in the video is “self-love,” the result of nurturing all of our feelings, giving way to emotional freedom.

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WATCH: HERE

ANIIML is the project of Canadian born, LA based singer, songwriter, producer, film-maker and activist Lila Rose. Her work induces goosebumps, dazzling audiences with her liberating primal “witch-pop” and fierce electronic and R&B-infused cinematic sound. Her visually stunning live multi-media concerts support her strong message and her passion is contagious. The live show is an experience which incorporates elements of performance art, dance, theatre and features a three drummer band (Rose being one of them). Her music has been featured on hit TV shows including Fox’s Lucifer, The Royals, Wentworth, VICE, BULL, So You Think You Can Dance, Mustangs FC, Slutiver, Beerland, the trailer for Black Market, the trailer for Viceland’s World of Sports, Good Trouble and more. She has also warmed the stage for acts such as MOBY, Emily Wells, Raury, Dreamcar, and Waka Flocka Flame.


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THE MOWGLI'S ANNOUNCE THE NEW EP 'AMERICAN FEELINGS' + NATIONWIDE TOUR WITH JUKEBOX THE GHOST

THE MOWGLI’S ANNOUNCE THE NEW EP AMERICAN FEELINGS & NATIONWIDE TOUR WITH JUKEBOX THE GHOST

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The Mowgli’s will be releasing a new four song EP American Feelings on March 1st followed by a co-headlining nationwide tour with Jukebox the Ghost.  

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 an 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. This was most apparent in their currently highest-streaming single “Kansas City”, released last year. Now presenting their second self-controlled EP 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.  “This EP speaks to the youth of America,” says Josh Hogan (guitar/vocals). “Being a person is hard, and we’re all just trying to be people here. American Feelings  is a well rounded taste of The Mowgli’s.  It’s our best work yet, and we’re extremely proud of it. “

This theme of connection is woven throughout the EP, starting with the anthemic pop song “Hard to Love” that pays homage to the daunting task of taking a good hard look at yourself in the mirror, owning up to who you are all while dancing your way through it, to the spacey and hypnotic  “Mr. Telephone” that examines our culture’s obsession with gadgets and synthetic connectivity. “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.”  The EP is rounded out by the laid-back song “Norman Rockwell” that finds its lyrical roots in every youth’s disenfranchised America, and a stomping rocker “Talk About It,” that is about forgiveness and talking your way through difficult situations. “Communication is a very powerful tool,” says Hogan. “If we could learn to communicate in a healthy way, this place would be much less divided.”

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 live this winter on a co-headlining tour with Jukebox the Ghost.

TOUR DATES  W/ JUKEBOX THE GHOST

FEB 26 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC

FEB 27 Terminal West Atlanta, GA

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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COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE A CHARMING RENDITION OF "WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME"

COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE A CHARMING RENDITION OF “WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME”

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Los Angeles brother-sister pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released a charming rendition of the holiday tune “Wonderful Christmastime.” To go along with it, the two have released a fun video (here) with their friends and family channeling the true spirit of the season. The pair said of the song, “We chose ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ because we wanted to do something other than one of the big Christmas staples. Plus, we both love the Beatles, so we thought doing a song that Paul McCartney wrote would be a lot of fun.”

Just last week, the two also released a remix of their debut single “Break” in collaboration with Ultra Records artist Tep No who called it “one of the best remixes he has ever made.” “Break” is a catchy and relatable tune about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. It’s an anthem about looking alright before someone who has broken your heart. Upon its release the track was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday U.S. playlist and the video has amassed over 530,000 plays.

“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

The pair draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. Originally from Franklin, Tennessee, the family relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and the two have spent the past several years since honing their craft as songwriters and musicians. By forging their inspirations, the duo recently wrote a batch of new left-of-center pop songs that are fun and uplifting in delivery, but still deeply personal and relatable. This time of year is very special to them as it’s all about spending time with loved ones, making memories, traveling and spreading joy through music. They hope to bring fun, happiness and warmth to everyone’s ears this holiday season with this track.


“Their sound is mature and feels advanced in their years as a duo. Cooper and Gatlin could easily be on the radio and jump into mainstream music.” - Veracious Magazine

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JACK MOSBACHER RELEASES A POIGNANT EP OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS CALLED 'CHRISTMAS IN CALIFORNIA'

JACK MOSBACHER RELEASES A POIGNANT EP OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS

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This holiday season, San Francisco-based retro pop and soul singer Jack Mosbacher has released a tender EP of classic Christmas tunes. Titled Christmas in California, this EP features Jack’s soulful, heartwarming take on songs like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “White Christmas.”

With his own added California sunshine, Mosbacher said of the EP, "This time of year, I feel particularly grateful for family, friends and music. I hope you will listen to it with the people you love - and that you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it."

“His radiant sound has evolved to exude the old school power of Alabama Shakes and Leon Bridges, with the pop sensibility of Andy Grammer and Ed Sheeran. Today, Mr. Mosbacher aims to add happy elements to the next generation of soul.” Pop Dose

Mosbacher is also no stranger to creating an EP of stunning covers. Earlier this summer, he released a phenomenal tribute to David Ruffin called WhyNot (after Ruffin’s hometown of Whynot, Mississippi), which All Access deemed “incredible.” When the opportunity arose, Mosbacher couldn’t resist the chance to honor his late idol’s previously unreleased solo work, and in collaboration with Michael Eisenstein and an eclectic array of musicians, covered four of Ruffin’s songs in a classic Motown session style: all of the instruments in one room, making music until they got it right.

Mosbacher’s original music has also become known for its thoughtfully crafted traditional hooks and cheerful Motown vibes. His sound has drawn comparisons to artists like The Temptations, Hall and Oates and even Otis Redding. He revives the best of past eras with warmth and modern charisma for a sound that’s both timeless and extremely accessible. In a world of confusion, chaos and division, he is determined to make music that resonates with everyone on some level. He feels that his highest creative purpose is to share joy with others through his music, channeling the great Motown, blues and soul singers he first listened to as a child.  He’s delighted to share this lovely holiday EP with the world in the hopes that it brings genuine joy to anyone who listens, a sentiment he relays in all his music.

Mosbacher will also begin a residency at San Francisco’s the Black Cat later next month, a perfect fit for his distinct style of retro pop and just in time for the holidays.

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400 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE A REMIX OF THEIR DEBUT SINGLE "BREAK" IN COLLABORATION WITH TEP NO

COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE A REMIX OF THEIR DEBUT SINGLE “BREAK” IN COLLABORATION WITH TEP NO

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Brother-sister pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released a remix of their debut single “Break” done by Ultra Records artist Tep No. "The song was already amazing,” says Tep No. “I decided to completely change the instrumental to give it a more guitar-oriented feel. I recorded a bunch of guitars for it and it's one of the best remixes I've made, the drop is insane."

The original “Break” is a catchy and relatable tune about the stoic face you put on in front of ex- lovers. It plays with the duality of looking alright before someone who has broken your heart. Upon its release the track was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and the video has amassed over 530,000 plays.

“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

The duo likes to describe their sound as acoustic-meets-electronic. Finding inspiration from artists like Broods and Kevin Garrett, they draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. Originally from Franklin, Tennessee, the family relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and the two have spent the past several years honing their craft as songwriters and musicians. By forging their inspirations, the duo recently wrote a batch of new left-of-center pop songs that are fun and uplifting in delivery, but still deeply personal and relatable.

“The duo came in fast and hot, bursting onto the pop scene with a woozy neon anthem for the broken-hearted, garnering over half a million views since its release.”  The Music Mermaid

Although putting their debut into someone else’s hands was nerve-racking, they couldn’t be happier with the results. “Tep No is amazing and absolutely killed it. We love hearing the melody and lyrics over a new chord progression. Also, the fact that the DJ remix is still guitar-based is a really nice touch. It feels like a completely new song, yet keeps the spirit of the original,” they said.

“Their sound is mature and feels advanced in their years as a duo. Cooper and Gatlin could easily be on the radio and jump into mainstream music.” - Veracious Magazine

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THE SILENT COMEDY RELEASES 'ENEMIES MULTIPLY'

THE SILENT COMEDY RELEASES ENEMIES MULTIPLY

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San Diego’s The Silent Comedy have released their long-awaited full-length album Enemies Multiply. Born of the personal and professional hardships that deeply affected brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman a few years ago, the record would also become a harbinger for the current cultural climate. Enemies Multiply is a collection of 11 songs that the band is very proud of and like most incredible works of art, something really beautiful emerged from a very dark place.The timing couldn’t be better to release this album of songs shaped by bewilderment and frustration in 2018.

“Enemies Multiply is not only a step towards their DIY ethos, it’s a mainline into the creative process and family dynamic that both ignited and continues to sustain the band. At the center of it all are two brothers, raised on the Gospel, road worn, complex and relentless. The new album doesn’t put you in the van, but it does connect you to the heart of The Silent Comedy in a way that no album has before.” – No Depression

Recorded in Austin, Texas, Enemies Multiply is a sonically hard-hitting affair. The brothers used the conflicted energy of their personal struggles to create their most engaging album to date. At the center is “Sharks Smell Blood,” that’s all bluesy strut, spooky choirboy harmonies and a sing-along hook. Likewise, “Avalanche” features a searing guitar line and squelching church organ. “No Saints Forgiven,” begins as a back porch delta-blues confessional that quickly explodes into a Van Halen-esque sing-along at the chorus. The songs were shelved at the time for a number of reasons, the main one being that it was too difficult reliving the painful and frustrating time they were written in. But then the 2016 election happened. Joshua was living in New York City and feeling completely disheartened by the country’s new reality. He realized that the feeling of this moment is what they wrote the record for. A certain pall of outrage and desperation had settled over the country and in Joshua’s estimation, the album now had greater cultural resonance.

“The track showcases the band, known for its cathartic sing-along live performances, stomping through a desperate pop-rock anthem with a soaring chorus refrain of "Help, help is on the way / But not today." Five years removed from their last studio effort, 2013's “Friends Divide" EP, it's good to have 'em back.” NBC San Diego (on “Avalanche”)

Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman formed the Silent Comedy in their adopted hometown of San Diego. The brothers spent their childhood traveling around the world with their missionary parents. The family returned to the U.S. and meandered a bit on the road before settling in San Diego, where they moved into a house with nothing in it but an upright piano. It was then - around junior high - that the brothers started collaborating on songwriting as a form of catharsis. It is their travels that have colored their worldview, which when compared to some of their peers, is decidedly darker. Seeing the immense amount of suffering around the world really shaped their life views and Enemies Multiply is a distillation of this somber perspective.

Being the band’s third full-length album, it is the culmination of a long, winding journey for them. Joshua Zimmerman says, “Enemies Multiply is a really special album for The Silent Comedy. It’s a collection of our most personal, heartfelt songs to date and it means a lot to us to share it with the world. These songs are anthems for dark days, so this is a perfect time to release them.” Their last full length, Common Faults has gone through three rounds of CD re-pressings due to demand, and has garnered tens of millions of streams and downloads.Their music has also been paired with gritty American tales such as Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner,  the History Channel’s original series The Men Who Built America, Showtime’s Shameless, and the theme song for the first season of the Amazon show Goliath. The success of the album led to tours of North America, Europe, and the UK, and supporting slots with artists such as The Heavy, ZZ Ward, Ryan Bingham, and Dave Matthews Band to name a few.

The band will also be celebrating the release of the record with a sold out hometown show in San Diego at The Casbah tonight.

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THE SILENT COMEDY RELEASES "AVALANCHE"

THE SILENT COMEDY RELEASES “AVALANCHE” FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM ENEMIES MULTIPLY OUT OCT. 19TH

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The Silent Comedy has released the second single “Avalanche” from their upcoming album Enemies Multiply out Oct. 19th. At its core, “Avalanche” is the thesis statement for the entire record. Containing the line “Help, help is on the way...But not today,” it encapsulates brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman’s worldview, which is equal parts hopefulness and dark  realism. This sentiment is especially timely given the state of the world at this moment in time.

For the band, this album was born of both professional and personal struggles they found themselves in over the years. Although tumultuous, these conflicts found their way into the recording process and emerged as a beautiful work of art. Enemies Multiply is a collection of 11 songs that was difficult to bring to life, but also a body of work that couldn’t be more relevant with our current cultural climate, to release this album in 2018. The album was delayed for a number of reasons, but things changed after the 2016 election. Feeling bewildered and frustrated, Joshua realized that the feeling of this moment is what they wrote the record for. A certain pall of outrage and desperation had settled over the country and in Joshua’s estimation, the album now had greater cultural resonance.

Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman formed the Silent Comedy in their adopted hometown of San Diego. The brothers spent their childhood traveling around the world with their missionary parents. The family returned to the U.S. and wandered around the entire United States before settling in San Diego, where they moved into a house with nothing in it but an upright piano. It was then - around high school - that the brothers started collaborating on songwriting as a form of catharsis. It is their travels that have colored their worldview, which when compared to some of their peers, is decidedly darker. Seeing the immense amount of suffering around the world really shaped how they look at life, and Enemies Multiply is a distillation of this somber perspective.

The band has two upcoming release shows planned for Enemies Multiply. The first in Los Angeles at the Hi Hat on 10/18 and the second in San Diego at the Casbah on 10/19, which is already sold out.

ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS

10/18 The Hi Hat Los Angeles, CA INFO/TICKETS

10/19 The Casbah San Diego, CA INFO - SOLD OUT

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JACK MOSBACHER RELEASES "VALERIES"

JACK MOSBACHER RELEASES “VALERIE”

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San Francisco soul man Jack Mosbacher has released a brand new cover of “Valerie” originally performed and recorded by English band The Zutons. “Valerie” has also been covered by so many of Mosbacher’s favorite artists including Bruno Mars, Panic! At the Disco and most famously, the late Amy Winehouse who recorded a swinging soul version of the song for Mark Ronson’s 2007 record Version. His take on the single is fresh and upbeat but still captures the velvety, soulful essence of the original. He said of the song, “It’s my favorite to sing and perform, and I’m so proud of our Motown-style recording produced by the incomparable Michael Eisenstein.”

Having previously worked with Eisenstein on his magnificent David Ruffin tribute EP WhyNot (after Ruffin’s hometown of Whynot, Mississippi), “Valerie” seemed like the perfect song to record next.

WhyNot which was released earlier this year, was a way for Mosbacher to pay tribute to one of his biggest heroes growing up. He first began an ongoing love affair with music by listening to the music of The Temptations. Ruffin was forced to abandon a solo record following struggles with addiction and a tussle with Motown Records but thirty years later, an independent label acquired the album and quietly released it. Mosbacher jumped at the chance to honor his late idol’s forgotten work, and in collaboration with Eisenstein and an eclectic array of musicians, he covered four of Ruffin’s previously unreleased songs in a classic Motown session style: all of the instruments in one room, making music until they got it right. Watch an incredible live performance of one of the songs on the EP, “Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal” HERE.

“He teamed up with Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo, The Posies, Beck etc.) and a team of incredible musicians to breathe new life into these songs. The finished product is incredible.” –All Access Music (on WhyNot)

Exuding confidence, modern charisma and soulful warmth on “Valerie,” he considers it his love letter to the late Amy Winehouse whose beautiful light went out far too soon. Mosbacher’s voice revives the best of the past with timeless warmth, contemporary sensibility and authentic joy.

As with all his original music and tributes, Mosbacher’s respect for the incredible artists that came before him shines through in every note. Passionate, genuine and full of admiration, he is ecstatic to release his rendition of this wildly popular track.

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MIRANDA GLORY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HYPOCHONDRIAC”

MIRANDA GLORY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HYPOCHONDRIAC”

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Los Angeles-based artist Miranda Glory is excited to announce the release of her new single “Hypochondriac” out today. The initial inspiration for this track stemmed from hours of endlessly surfing WebMD. She started to see some interesting parallels between the fear of diseases and the anxieties we experience in relationships. During a late night songwriting session with a few close friends, she wrote the lyrics to visually convey these feelings, and laid them over a catchy melody syncopated with beats.

"Wherever she goes, Miranda Glory makes an impression. Her innate talent and music school pedigree have made her a rising star to watch in the singer/songwriter community." –Inspirer Magazine

This hypnotic new track follows Glory’s previous collaboration “Stain” with Colin Chase and Gill Chang that came out on KnightVision Records earlier this year. Before that, she also collaborated with established European Artist & DJ Tujamo on the single “Body Language” (feat. Miranda Glory & Haris) and with R3HAB & Noah Neiman for the single “We Do (feat. Miranda Glory)” which debuted on 25 of Spotify’s New Music Fridays worldwide in April and has since garnered over 6.8 million plays.

2017 was just as much of a whirlwind for Glory as her career skyrocketed with two debut singles “Blue Eyes (feat. Matty Owens)” and “Take” on iconic New York City-based label Tommy Boy Entertainment. This was also when she signed a worldwide deal with Selected/Sony Music Germany and Ultra Music U.S. for her single “Instant Gratification,” all while co-writing and being featured on RYNX’s single “Want You” that has gained over 9 million plays on Spotify, and has been shared and reposted racking up over 100 million impressions on YouTube & other platforms, alongside the official video.

"...the writing is some of the best you have heard in months; maybe even years." –Indie Shuffle

Growing up, Glory first fell in love with music by doing musical theater and listening to everything from John Mayer and Coldplay to Michael Jackson and Nirvana. This is where her eclectic pop sound truly began to develop. She started writing her own songs and learned to play guitar, piano and drums. It catapulted her into an ongoing love affair with music, later attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she earned her degree. After graduating, she was discovered and selected to the exclusive Neverland Songwriting Retreat in Costa Rica, which put her on the map as a songwriter. After that, she went bicoastal, ferrying back and forth from New York and Los Angeles, writing with established songwriters and producers, including Autumn Rowe (Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd), Sheppard Solomon (Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears), Zac Poor (Tori Kelly, MNEK), David Brook (Eminem, Charlie Puth), The Fliptones (Jason  Derulo, Flo Rida) and more.

Working with such established producers and songwriters helped her to hone her craft and draw inspiration from all different areas of her life. “Hypochondriac” is the perfect example of how Glory can take a spark of an idea and turn it into cleverly crafted lyrics and an infectious, captivating beat.

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THE DAVENPORTS RELEASE DON'T BE MAD AT ME ALBUM TODAY

THE DAVENPORTS RELEASE DON’T BE MAD AT ME

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Filled with smooth, slightly punky angst and raw yet beautifully affective arrangements, it's a must-hear collection for any fan of the style. – Pop Matters

New York indie pop band The Davenports are excited to announce the release of their new album Don’t Be Mad At Me out everywhere today.

The Davenports is the longtime project of songwriter and musician Scott Klass. Although Klass is at the helm of the writing and creative process behind The Davenports, he has always looked at the project as a collective. The collective is made up a rotating group of stellar artists creating music with regular appearances by Claudia Chopek (Father John Misty, Springsteen, Moby), Garo Yellin (The Band’s Visit, The Ordinaires, Pere Ubu), Danny Weinkauf, Dan Miller (They Might Be Giants), Erik Philbrook, Rob Draghi and Cheri Leone to name a few. Best known for “Five Steps,” the theme song to A&E’s Emmy-nominated Intervention, Klass has also built a reputation for what Pop Matters calls “gentle compositions and earnest songwriting [that] evoke the inviting, bittersweet charm of artists like Weezer, Andrew McMahon, Ben Folds, Danielson, Loud Family, and Half-Handed Cloud.”

This record is all about moment-in-time stories that drive through the rocky terrain of human nature. Twists and turns of phrase and melody connect a soundtrack that’s equal parts expansive rock and close melancholy. The first single on the album, “Where Shall We Hang Elena,” was inspired by a photograph of Klass’s mother who passed away when he was young and the sadness that often comes with the desire to honor the memory of a lost loved one but also wanting to forget the pain that comes with it. The album’s title track “Don’t Be Mad at Me” is another story very close to Klass about his father who had to take the car keys away from his mentally ill aunt, even though it was her prized possession.

“Don’t Be Mad At Me” examines this complicated relationship from both sides, and once again, Klass captures it with the same cleverness and intellect he’s come to be known for.” –Magnet Magazine

Don’t Be Mad At Me also marks a series of firsts for Klass. Shirley Simms of The Magnetic Fields handles lead vocals on “Miranda in Her Room,” the first Davenport's song to ever feature a lead vocalist other than Klass. The track ”I Don’t Know What to Do”--marks Klass’s entry into the world of co-writing as he worked on the song with Swedish pop musician David Myhr (The Merrymakers) last year. “Miranda in Her Room,” and “I Don’t Know What to Do” were also collaborations, and in this case long distance international collaborations.

In addition to the Davenports, Klass is a member of Look Park, the new project from Fountains of Wayne frontman Chris Collingwood which also includes Philip Price of Winterpills. Last year, the trio played Japan’s Fuji Rock festival, opened for Squeeze on their west coast tour, and last spring, Klass and Collingwood supported rock legend Dave Davies of the Kinks.

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DAN SADIN RELEASES SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP

DAN SADIN RELEASES SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP

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“The Dan Sadin EP trembles and aches, like aftershocks of an altogether damaging, merciless earthquake."B-Sides & Badlands

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Dan Sadin is excited to announce the release of his debut solo self-titled EP. Best known for being the guitarist in electropop band FRENSHIP, his debut solo EP is raw, honest and filled with tender, heart-swelling lyrics.

In addition to working with FRENSHIP regularly, he has co-written and played on tracks with artists including Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Ware, Frenship, MØ and more. As a guitarist, producer and songwriter, Sadin felt it was important to explore his vulnerability and dug deep into his rock roots for this project, having grown up listening to artists like Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. His songs are an honest exploration of where the music we currently listen to comes from and an original take on where it can go. In fact, Sadin does what  very few artists are willing to do: disregard current music trends in an effort to stay true to his roots and openly connect with his most important musical inspirations.

“It’s almost instinctual – that feeling of dread when we know the relationship is over and how it’s only a matter of time before the glass shatters. LA artist Dan Sadin is channeling that darkness into something a little sweeter today with ‘Here Comes The Heartbreak’...With this in mind, Sadin plucks soft strings with bitter intent, bearing the heavy weight of a heart breaking in real time.

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The material for this self-explorative EP was taken from a critical time in Sadin’s life. Fresh from a romantic and band break up, he went on to travel the world with Frenship, not leaving him a ton of time to process the loss. “The Way That It Hurts” is a cathartic outpouring in the form of big guitars and a sweeping chorus. Girl Underground Music said of the track, “The repetitive and progressive strumming hails from the end of the glam era of rock, as Sadin’s musical breaks revives the modern approach of the track.” The second single, “Here Comes The Heartbreak” is a deeply personal track about expressing gratitude for someone who’d changed his life, even if their relationship didn’t work. In “Lost on Nothing,” written alongside his close friend and collaborator, Colyer, he reflects on the struggle of seeing his country divided and tearing itself apart while feeling powerless in coming up with a sustainable solution.

The material emmenates sincerity and results in a unique musical style seamlessly intertwined  in vulnerability. Of the EP Sadin says, “I needed to create the music I’ve been looking for. I had to capture the voice I needed to hear. This EP is me: my experiences, my relationships and my feelings. There’s nothing to hide behind. The fear of being this open and exposed has held me back from doing this for a long time. But if I truly want something, I have to be willing to try and create it for myself and this EP is the start of that journey.”

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BOO RAY ANNOUNCES A NEW 7-INCH WITH CHEF SEAN BROCK

BOO RAY ANNOUNCES A NEW 7-INCH WITH CHEF SEAN BROCK

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Nashville artist Boo Ray will be releasing the third installment in his ‘BooCoo Amigos’ 7inch duet series, with celebrity chef Sean Brock via Soundly Music. The digital release will be arriving July 27th followed by the physical vinyl release on August 24th. The 7inch features featuring two original songs “Saint Misbehavin’” and “Soul Food Cookin,” The vinyl is currently available for pre-order HERE.

Prior releases in the ‘BooCoo Amigos’ series include duets with Lilly Winwood (Americana singer and daughter of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood) and Elizabeth Cook. Cowboys & Indians called the Lilly Winwood duet “Hard to Tell,” “a fun, whimsical track that utilizes its steel guitar, organ, and bluesy guitar licks to emphasize Winwood’s unique voice and Ray’s signature eccentric style.” The Holiday duet with Elizabeth Cook “All Strung Out With Christmas Lights” was praised by Rolling Stone County, who called “a boozy bedrock of electric guitar, pedal steel and barroom piano.”  The Country Note called the song “fun” and “flirty,” and  No Depression recommended for readers to “Spin this tune while you’re stringing the lights on the tree with someone you want to be with and see what happens.” Additional praise for the series has come from  Wide Open Country, Battered and Brewed, Glide Magazine, Nashville Music Guide, The Alternate Root and more.

Ray and Brock struck up a fast friendship over their mutual love of food and tattoo’s, both of which served as inspiration for the 7inch. The relationship started as most modern friendships do, on the internet. Brock had spotted a photo Ray posted to instagram of a tattoo from Athens, GA artist Mitchell Atkinson (Twins of Pain), via the hashtag #MitchellAtkins. Brock was so impressed to find a like-minded admirer of Atkins’ work the photo left a lasting impression him, and he started to follow Ray on social media. As luck would have it Brock spotted Boo, recognizing him from Instagram, at the East Nashville coffee shop Barista Parlor.  The two struck up a conversation and became fast friends.

When they started to write and make music together, they back to the source of how the first met for “Saint Misbehavin.’“ “Sean and I discovered that we had an Athens Georgia tattooist in common, “ Says Ray, “a wild rebel soul named Mitchell Atkinson that was one half of Twins of Pain Tattooing. After talking guitars, Jerry Reed, Billy Gibbons and Southern Culture On The Skids we figured we ought to write a number about Mitch, bemoaning ‘the foolish ways that take our friend before they’re old,’  and since it’s Chef Sean Brock I’m working with here, the obligatory ‘Soul Food Cookin’ song was natural as a hiccup.”

The first verse of “Saint MisBehavin’” references Atkins’ violent and fiery death in a hot rod accident  with the verse “curse the foolish ways that take my friends before they're old.”  The  second verse the lyric “friends taken away by the foolish ways” eludes the coal mining industry in  the Appalachian Mountains  where both Brock and Ray grew up. “Watching Boo Ray magically turn our ideas into something you can play on a turntable was the songwriting equivalent of ‘farm to table’ cooking,” say Brock. “These songs were made to crank up with the windows down and the throttle wide open.“

The titled “Saint Misbehavin” is cleverly named after the Patron Saint of Body Art, “Saint Theresa the Tatted,” a mystical character who lived in war torn state of Kosovo in the early 90s. Legend has it that she kept an entire convent on nuns alive during the war by smuggling them food under her clothes, hanging the items on her body piercings.

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ZAYDE WØLF RELEASES NEW ALBUM MODERN ALCHEMY

ZAYDE WØLF RELEASES NEW ALBUM MODERN ALCHEMY

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Nashville’s ZAYDE WØLF has released his brand new album Modern Alchemy, out everywhere today. ZAYDE WØLF is a relatively new project for producer, songwriter and entrepreneur Dustin Burnett. His creative empire began with one song by accident and has since skyrocketed to include over 489,000 Spotify monthly listeners with 29 million streams, 9 million YouTube views, 88,000 YouTube subscribers and his music has been heard in hundreds of  TV shows, films, trailers, commercials, video games and more.

The album title Modern Alchemy is derived from the medieval chemistry of converting poor metals into gold. This ties into the albums theme of self-betterment and pushing yourself into something greater than where you came from or how people may have defined you. It is powered by the previously released singles "Gladiator" and "Rule the World" which collectively have earned over 1.8 million streams.  This is a topic of self-betterment is very close to home from Burnett, who grew up in Metropolis, IL a small town in Illinois best known for its fictional son, Clark Kent aka Superman. The riverfront factory town is a shell of what it used to be, and the level of success Burnett has achieved, both personally and professionally, is beyond anything he ever imagined.

The songs on this record are packed with uplifting and motivational lyrics mixed with the epic sonic production ZAYDE WØLF has become known for. “Next Level” encompasses the mentality of what this record is all about. It’s about reaching for new heights and always striving to become the best possible version of yourself you can possibly be. “The Crown” was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “Higher Than High” is one of the most personal tracks. “When I was young, we didn't have much,” says Burnett, “but I always had a head full of dreams of what I wanted to do with my life and celebrating others. I wanted this song to make everyone feel like they were standing on a mountain with the sun shining bright in their life.” The motivational nature of of these songs has led ZAYDE WØLF to accrue a dedicated fan base around the world. Modern Alchemy has already charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes overall charts and in the U.S. debuted in the top ten Alternative charts.

In addition to being the creative mastermind behind ZAYDE WØLF, Burnett is 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.

With Modern Alchemy, Burnett knows that real achievement is in the journey and the struggle. With this record, he is excited to share his incredible experiences with fans so that they too might be inspired by his journey through the music, to reach for new heights.

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DAN SADIN RELEASES “HERE COMES THE HEARTBREAK”

DAN SADIN RELEASES “HERE COMES THE HEARTBREAK”

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“It’s almost instinctual – that feeling of dread when we know the relationship is over and how it’s only a matter of time before the glass shatters. LA artist Dan Sadin is channeling that darkness into something a little sweeter today with ‘Here Comes The Heartbreak’...With this in mind, Sadin plucks soft strings with bitter intent, bearing the heavy weight of a heart breaking in real time.” –All Things Go

Los Angeles guitarist, producer and songwriter Dan Sadin has released “Here Comes The Heartbreak,” the latest single from his upcoming debut EP out June 22nd. Dan is best known for his work with electropop duo FRENSHIP with whom he records and tours with as their guitarist. This EP will see Dan stepping out into the spotlight as a solo artist for the first time with raw, honest songwriting paired with tender vocals and organic guitar sounds. As a seasoned musician, he has co-written and played on RIAA Platinum certified tracks and albums for artists such as Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Ware, MØ and more in the past.

“Here Comes The Heartbreak” is a deeply personal track for Sadin. After going through a heart wrenching breakup, the song was his way of expressing the gratitude and respect he had for someone who’d essentially changed his life. “Working on this song made me realize I don’t give enough value to my feelings,” says Sadin. I brush them off and make excuses. One of the reasons this relationship fell apart was my inability to get in touch with and communicate what I was feeling. I didn’t know how to let my guard down. I couldn’t be vulnerable, at least not until after the fact. It’s tough to do in a world where masculinity is valued by stoic machismo instead of emotional awareness and vulnerability. But this song has a tenderness that reminds me it’s ok to feel; to not keep it in, to embrace it, and let it out.”

The majority of the material on the EP is written from life experiences, born from short breaks between long tours, and Sadin found himself returning to the music of artists he grew up listening to like Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. If there’s one word to describe Dan, it’s honest, and this sincerity emanates from his artistry, having found the perfect equilibrium of being a songwriter, singer and guitarist. The amalgamation of all three results in a unique musical style seamlessly intertwined in vulnerability. The songs that make up this  forthcoming EP are no exception. Heavily comprised of first takes and minimal productions, the album explores what it’s like to be young and figuring things out, and delves into the highs and lows of being in a relationship; but to him, “it’s just life.”

Dan is fresh off a tour run with FRENSHIP where he did double duty as their opening act, and handling guitar duties in their headlining show.
 

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WILL DAILEY RELEASES GOLDEN WALKER ALBUM TODAY

WILL DAILEY RELEASES GOLDEN WALKER ALBUM TODAY

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Boston artist  Will Dailey has released Golden Walker, an 11 song meditation on life and how to navigate it within our current cultural climate. Golden Walker is Dailey’s second album released outside of the major label system. The album is a follow up to National Throat, his indie debut, that went on to receive numerous awards including Album and Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, Song of the Year and Producer of the Year at the New England Music Awards, Best of the Year by Improper Bostonian Magazine, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and garnered over 9 Million streams on Spotify.

In a world of instant gratification Dailey is challenging listeners to sit and savor the songs on this album. Twangville said that Golden Walker “is generally pensive and restrained, challenging the listener to dig into the songs. Those who do will be amply rewarded.” 

According to the Boston Globe, “ the closer one listens, the more ‘Golden Walker’ reveals itself a hard-won product of that interim. Partly, it’s about current events. It’s not essential to know that the Women’s March of 2017 inspired ‘Bad Behavior’ — it could be a general celebration of rule-breaking — but that knowledge draws the lyrical threads tight. ‘He Better Be Alive,’ meanwhile, is inescapably about the horror of ‘Baltimore, Carolina, Staten Island,’ even without recognizing the title refrain as the words of Keith Scott’s wife as a North Carolina police officer fatally shot him in 2016.”

Dailey started the album as a handbook on accountability, but  as the writing progressed it  morphed into so much more.  Not only do the songs on Golden Walker, serve as social commentary, but they are meditations on life and the struggles, both internal and external, that come with aging and just plainly existing on the planet.  “ It’s an album, Daily says “about being an adult and feeling like a lost child.”

The idea for this album was sparked  by a once in a lifetime interaction Dailey had a with a sculptor in France who heard his set in the tiny village Dailey was playing one night several years ago. The sculptor told Dailey “All the gold is being take from our world. They take it all to use in technological devices that are supposed to help us communicate. The gold is disappearing, hidden in phones and computers that only leave us feeling more alone, separated and disconnected. When I heard you tonight through the walls of my workshop, I heard real communication. I heard you. You are a communicator.” He then sculpted and gifted Will a sculpture of a man with a gold nugget on  his foot called “The Golden Walker,” and told Dailey that he had to be a keeper and protector of the gold and to keep communicating through music; he had to become a “Golden Walker.”

“He evokes a Paul Simon intricacy at times, a Jeff Buckley fragility at others, topping it with challenging folk-pop and a breezy, almost Motown soul flair in the first single, 'Bad Behavior.' The clincher for me is 'He Better Be Alive,' a driving, percussive track inspired by the nightly news. Dailey has a wonderfully elastic voice, a natural sense of poetry, and a restless mind that looks for answers and often takes us to them.”   Steve Morse (longtime Boston Globe staff pop critic, current Rock History at Berklee College of Music)

“Loneliness is an epidemic,” says Dailey. “Content is tyrannical. Being together has atrophied, as evident in our leadership crisis and cultural absurdity. Being present with each other should really be in abundance. The aspect of being human should come first. Yet our limitless interconnectivity limits our connection.” Golden Walker is Dailey’s way of adding compost to the soil for the coming spring and a world that thrives on genuine connection and where truth and accountability not only prosper, but are celebrated.
 

TOUR DATES
6/8 Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago, IL
6/9 GMan Tavern  Chicago, IL
6/14 Bourbon & Branch Philadelphia, PA
6/15 Fete Lounge Providence, RI
6/16 ONCE Somerville, MA
6/30 Bath Heritage Festival Bath, ME
7/14 Nextival Crownsville, MD
8/2 Miles of Music Appleton, WI


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LIZ VICE RELEASES NEW ALBUM SAVE ME

LIZ VICE RELEASES NEW ALBUM SAVE ME

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The mindfulness she brings to the stories she tells on ‘Save Me proves essential, and powerful.”  - NPR Music

“Liz Vice walks the stony road to redemption, delivering tunes that celebrate the victory over the illusions that hold us down while acknowledging the heavy weight of self-doubt and missed opportunities for loving others that we bear. “  - No Depression

Soulful songstress Liz Vice is excited to announce the release of her sophomore album Save Me out everywhere today. 

The material for this dynamic record, that was featured as part of NPR’s First Listen program, was taken from different periods of Vice’s life and her struggle to continuously answer her call to music. The opening track “Drift Away” was described by NPR as having “a bit of the prophetic exhortation of a Civil Rights-era spiritual. The way she elevates an internal struggle to life-or-death heights in the title track straddles contemporary worship and modern rock language.” “Brick By Brick,” a powerful track featuring the chanting of travel ban protesters at the Portland airport, proves a forceful reminder that no one is alone in this world.  "Fancy Feet" which has a  jazzy Norah Jones feel to it,  examines Liz's struggle with the idea of femininity. Through the song she comes to the conclusion that being a woman is not about what she wears but is about who she is, and who she is is someone who gets to bring love, hope, light  and a bit of an escape from the world to people of all shapes and sizes. The beautiful title track  “Save Me,” that features Vice’s voice on top of sparse piano compositions is the first song she ever wrote. The song sees Vice  questioning why she was called into an artistic life, which is far from easy. Throughout the song she comes to terms with the fact that she may never know the answers to most of the questions she has about being alive, but having received the gift of song, she gets to see people who would never meet,  gather in one space with their arms around each other singing her songs; our songs. 

“It's no wonder that the warm, woolen, throwback soul textures of Liz Vice's debut, ‘There's A Light,’ was quickly embraced a few years back. But until she made her entrancing follow-up Save Me (out June 1 on Vice's own label), it was easy to overlook all the ways that she breaks the mold.”  - NPR

Vice has been playing these songs live on tour supporting Rodriguez and Lake Street Dive. She will be on tour throughout the summer, including at album release show on June 14th at SOB’s in New York City.   

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6/14 SOB’s New York, NY *Record Release Show*
6/16 Mountain Jam Hunter, NY
6/23 Levitt Shell Orion Concert Series Memphis, TN
6/27 Rochester Jazz Festival Rochester, NY
7/5 City Center White Plains, NY
9/8  Moon River Music Festival Chattanooga, TN
 

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THE DAVENPORTS RELEASE "WHERE SHALL WE HANG ELENA?" + ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

THE DAVENPORTS RELEASE “WHERE SHALL WE HANG ELENA?” + ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DON’T BE MAD AT ME COMING JULY 13TH

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New York indie pop group The Davenports have released the single “Where Shall We Hang Elena?” from the forthcoming album Don’t Be Mad at Me due out July 13th.

The Davenports is the long time project of songwriter and musician Scott Klass, who according to the Deli Magazine are “steeped in pop/rock—Ben Folds meets Weezer …leading you to sing along to songs you’re hearing for the first time while stories unfold of relationships gone awry….”  

“Where Shall We Hang Elena? ” was inspired by an incredible 60’s/70’s era photo Klass had of his mother, who died when he was only twelve. He wanted to hang the image, but wasn’t sure he wanted the constant reminder of the painful memory. Klass found this dilemma of wanting to honor the life of a loved one, but also being fearful of the pain the constant reminder of their absence would bring to be a relatively universal feeling. Everyone has experienced this mixture of loss, fear and love and it was this idea that sparked  the writing of “ Where Shall We Hang Elena?”  The song is not about his mother, but a fictional girl, who both mesmerized the family and caused them heartache.

Prior Davenports albums have been released to critical acclaim, the songs of which can be heard in a number of films and TV shows, including the song “Five Steps,” which is the theme song to A&E’s Emmy-nominated show Intervention. Although, Klass is at the helm of the writing and creative process behind the Davenports, he has always looked at the project as a collective. The collective is made up a rotating group of stellar artists creating music with regular appearances by Claudia Chopek (Father John Misty, Springsteen, Moby), Garo Yellin (The Band’s Visit, The Ordinaires, Pere Ubu), Danny Weinkauf, Dan Miller (They Might Be Giants), Erik Philbrook, Rob Draghi and Cheri Leone to name a few.   “

“Klass writes melodic confections that seep into your psyche and stay…and does so with wit and intelligence.” – Pop Matters

Don’t Be Mad at Me, marks a series of firsts for Klass. Shirley Simms of The Magnetic Fields handles lead vocals on “Miranda in Her Room”--the first Davenport's song to ever feature a lead vocalist other than Klass. The track ”I Don’t Know What to Do”--marks Klass’s entry into the world of co-writing.  Klass wrote the song with Swedish pop musician David Myhr (The Merrymakers) while on a “co-writing tour” of the U.S. The tracks “Miranda in Her Room,” and  “I Don’t Know What to Do” were also collaborations, and in this case long distance international collaborations.

In addition to the Davenports, Klass is member of Look Park, the new project from Fountains of Wayne front man Chris Collingwood which also includes Philip Price of Winterpills. Last year, the trio played Japan’s Fuji Rock festival, opened for Squeeze on their west coast tour, and last Spring Klass and Collingwood supported rock legend Dave Davies of the Kinks.

 

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1. Where Shall We Hang Elena
2. I Don’t Know What to Do
3. Don’t Be Mad at Me
4. You Kind of Kept the Deal
5. Miranda in Her Room
6. Leanne
7. With me Or Against Me
8. Freedom
9. Away From Me
10. To the End

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