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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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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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COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE THEIR CATCHY AND CLEVER SECOND SINGLE "LIKE YOU"

COOPER & GATLIN RELEASE THEIR CATCHY AND CLEVER SECOND SINGLE “LIKE YOU”

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Up and coming brother-sister indie pop duo Cooper & Gatlin have released their second single “Like You” everywhere today. “Like You” was inspired by observing a rocky child-parent relationship, in which the roles were reversed and the child became the parent, losing out on having an actual childhood. 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 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 debut single “Break” is an equally 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 U.S. playlist and the video has now amassed over 612,000 plays. Ultra Records artist Tep No also produced a remix of the track that he even 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

The true brilliance of this duo lies in their ability to blend elements of both acoustic and electronic music so seamlessly. They draw you in with their lush harmonies, tight melodies and playful brother-sister dynamic. They really 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.


“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

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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 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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