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Echosmith’s Debut Album Talking Dreams Out Today “Cool Kids” Selected as iTunes Single of the Week

Posted in Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by Randy
Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet Echosmith has released their debut album Talking Dreams today via Warner Bros Records, and iTunes has selected one of the album’s highlights “Cool Kids” as its Single of the Week for this week. Download “Cool Kids” here:
To support Talking Dreams, Echosmith is heading out on a fall tour supporting Tonight Alive. The nationwide run kicks off October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and continues through November 23rd in San Diego, CA. For the Foxes and Downtown Fiction are also on the bill.
Echosmith, which consists of Sierota siblings Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums), recorded Talking Dreams with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo.  Although still newcomers, the band has been receiving effusive early praise. Alternative Press selected them as one of their “100 Bands To Watch in 2013,” Seventeen called Sydney’s voice “stunning” and MTV recently declared them a “Buzzworthy Obsession.” The video for “Cool Kids” is currently in rotation at MTVU, watch it here:


Echosmith spent their summer crisscrossing the country on the Vans Warped Tour. Originally slotted for only the first half, Echosmith’s overwhelmingly positive crowd response resulted in their being added to the entire run. They rounded out August with a string of Owl City dates, and recently treated LA fans to four area shows. They will be playing a free hometown show tonight at AmplyFi.  Full tour dates are below.


Echosmith tour dates:

Oct 8 – Los Angeles, CA – AmplyFi

Oct 18 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall (CAA CMJ Showcase)

Oct 20 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

With Tonight Alive:

Oct 23 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar

Oct 24 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom

Oct 25 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club

Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Oct 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social

Oct 29 – Nashville, TN – The End

Oct 30 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar

Oct 31 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Nov 1 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Nov 2 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall

Nov 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Nov 5 – Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Lounge

Nov 7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar

Nov 8 – Minneapolis, MN – The Garage

Nov 9 – Des Moines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews

Nov 10 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre

Nov 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater

Nov 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Nov 14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Nov 15 – Reno, NV – The Alley

Nov 17 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Nov 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

Nov 21 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Nov 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater

Nov 23 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage /

NONONO’s “Pumpin Blood” is the iTunes Single Of The Week.

Posted in Artist Watch with tags , , , on September 19, 2013 by Randy

 Download For Free Now *Debut EP Out Now Digitally in USA/Canada


Announce First Ever American Tour Dates in NYC, LA and SF * Booked For Jimmy Kimmel Live! 10/22

It’s a big week for Swedish import NONONO. Their catchy as hell single, “Pumpin Blood,” was selected by iTunes as their “Single Of The Week” and is now available as a free download. Additionally, the trio’s debut five song EP, appropriately titled the Pumpin Blood EP, is out now digitally in the USA and Canada.

NONONO, aka lead singer Stina Wappling, and the production duo Astma & Rocwell, will be coming to America for the first time in October, headlining Mercury Lounge in NYC on Tuesday, October 15th, and just announced Popscene in San Francisco on October 23rd at The Rickshaw Stop and Popshop in Los Angeles October 24th at The Echo. October 22nd will see NONONO make their network TV debut in the US, they’ll be performing “Pumpin Blood” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


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NONONO’s “Pumpin Blood” is spreading across the interwebs and climbing the Alternative radio charts with purpose, becoming omnipresent by way of subliminal infiltration. You either know the song already or you’re not yet aware that you know it. “Pumpin Blood” is the soundtrack to a new Sparkling Ice campaign that’s now running. The song is shooting up the radio charts thanks to early support from influential stations like KROQ/LA, KYSR/LA, WKQX/Chicago, LIVE105/SF, WHFS/Baltimore, KROX/Austin, Sirius/Alt Nation and Music Choice “Pumpin Blood” represents just one angle of the NONONO sound however. Other songs such as “Down Under,” and “Like The Wind” fluctuate across styles, genres and moods. “Pumpin Blood” is the bait that will allow their other angles to be discovered on their upcoming debut album.


NONONO’s “Pumpin Blood” is now for sale on iTunes, Amazon and all other DSP’s and streaming on Spotify. Check out the official video for  “Pumpin Blood,” stream the song onSoundcloud and take a listen to the Shapeshifters Remix of “Pumpin Blood,” which just premiered on Vice/Noisey and is exclusively for sale on Beatport as part of a remix package.

As Stina affirms: “There’s something that ties the sound of the songs together but they’re all a little bit of different. We never wanted to decide upon a genre or what the NONONO sound was. We just always go with what we felt like and what inspired us that day – you go from being happy to being sad to being shallow to being deep, so whatever mood we’ve been in that’s what song will emerge.”


Part of the identity of the band is sourced from the freedom that emerged when they all turned down musical projects that they weren’t comfortable with. But, as Stina explains, that can be applied across other areas of life too: “Most of the time people want to say yes, like, ‘Yes, I want the job’ or ‘Yes, I want to be your girlfriend.’ But it’s a lot harder to say no. It’s really important to live your life for yourself, and what things you want to do and what relationships you want to keep.”


NONONO is a triumph of the positive aspect of negative thinking.


Confirmed NONONO US Tour Dates:

10/15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (Ticket Link)

10/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Jimmy Kimmel Live!

10/23 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Popscene) (Ticket Link)

10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Popshop) (Ticket Link)

Official Website:





Posted in New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , on November 30, 2011 by Randy

New single, “Shine” will release on iTunes December 6, 2011

New York, NY – (November 30, 2011) – The U.K. based hard-rock band, Starseed will debut their new single, “Shine” in the U.S. on December 6, 2011 through iTunes. Their soaring vocals and powerful melody will leave all hard rock and metal fans begging for more. The US release of Starseed’s album, Peace Machine, will be released early 2012. Starseed will also be in the U.S. for promotion early January.

Touring with bands such as Godsized and Senser, Starseed has also played major festivals alongside Rage Against The Machine, Rob Zombie, and Linkin Park. Most recently, they performed at the 2011 Download Festival. With these achievements, Starseed are also proud endorsees of PRS Guitars, Blackstar Amps, Tama Drums, Roland, Sabian Cymbals, Rotosound Strings, Protection Racket and TC Electronic.

Starseed, who includes Russell Spence (Vocals, Guitars), Gerald Gill (Guitar, Vocals), Peter Wicker (Guitar), Murray McClery (Bass, Vocals) and Andrew Spence (Drums, Vocals), produce some of the most satisfying melodic hard rock. Epic energy, powerful, and riff driven rock with electrifying stage shows, their music grasps many elements of the post grunge scene drawing influences from early Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to the power and torment of Soil. More recent comparisons include the tenacity and energy of Stone Sour and intense melody of Alter Bridge.

For more information and to keep up to date on Starseed, visit:


Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by Randy
Baltimore, MD rock band Evolver is gearing up for the iTunes release of their debut self titled album on November 8th through Thrive Music Group.  The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Brian Virtue (Chevelle, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jane’s Addiction) and mastered by Brian Johnson (Nickelback).

Evolver is a hard rock band hailing from Baltimore Maryland whose music is heavy and powerful with catchy wide-open vocal melodies. It was this combination that caught the ears of Union Entertainment Group Managers Dave Loncao and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, who, upon hearing the bands demo and seeing them perform Live, immediately signed Evolver to a management deal.   

Track Listing

 1. Never Surrender
 2. Lush
 3. Headshot
 4. Our Last Goodbye
 5. An Offering
 6. Little Things
 7. Burned Again
 8. Broken Down
 9. Mr. Talk Show
10. Empty Promises
11. Welcome to my World

FEEL NEVER REAL Release Single “Come Too Far” on ITunes

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , on November 7, 2011 by Randy

Feel Never Real out of Dallas, Texas will release their first single “Come Too Far” off of their sophomore album VS. The Sea of Disease on ITunes November 8th. “As the wheels of radio are beginning to turn for our latest single “Come Too Far”, we are in high hopes that our always growing fan base is as excited as we are to finally be releasing this first single.” says vocalist/guitarist Tim Jones. “Request “Come Too Far” at your local rock radio station.”  The band plans on hitting the road in January, dates to be announced soon.

Hit songwriter Johnny Andrews and Producer/Engineer Guru Alex Gerst have both provided a creative helping hand in the new album, Vs. The Sea of Disease. Feel Never Real is hell-bent on providing fans with emotionally rich music and a live show second to none. Feel Never Real is on track to be the hot new group for hard rock music.
Feel Never Real is:
Tim Jones (Vocals, Guitar)
Mathew Cass (Bass)
Shea Lange (Back up Vocals, Drums)

KAURA Releases New Full-Length CD/DVD, ‘That Which Defines Us’

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Randy

California natives KAURA are pleased to announce today’s release of their new album, That Which Defines Us.  Fans can purchase the record now digitally at iTunes and physically at Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, That Which Defines Us is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg).  Central to the album’s sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.

The DVD portion of the set includes two music videos directed by drummer Benjamin Jones for the songs ‘Ephemeral Fall’ and ‘Silence Speaks Louder’.  It also features an hour long ‘Making of the Album’, and footage of the band’s adventures collecting instruments during their travels.


1. Inovocation

2. Sera Phi

3. One Becomes Two

4. Ephemeral Fall

5. Solace

6. Silence Speaks Louder

7. Apathy

8. Alarmico Saturn

9. 2C&B

10. If This Were to End

11. Tether’s End

12. A Lament for Change

Comprised of Malcolm Guess (vocals, guitar, and production), Benjamin Jones (drums, hammered dulcimer), Ben Rojas (guitar), and Josh Albright (bass), KAURA have already racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, including invitations from Live Nation to open for national touring acts like Godsmack and Rob Zombie and garnering the praise of Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, Entrance Band) who appeared on their self-titled EP and airplay on Los Angeles’s World Famous KROQ  and Bay Area radio stations such as Live 105 and The Bone.  A recent national tour, culminating in a fiery performance at SXSW, earned their song ‘Now or Never’ a spot in a national advertising campaign for Ford Motors.

For more information about KAURA, please visit these sites:


Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2011 by Randy

 (New York, NY) — CHIMAIRA have released an official album teaser surrounding the launch of the “The Age Of Hell” iTunes pre-order which is now live.


The band also has a slew of bundle pre order packages that feature a variety of exclusive merch for true diehard fans. View those HERE.

CHIMAIRA have officially announced their new release “The Age Of Hell” which will hit the US August 16, 2011. “Words can’t express what it took to create this album. We hope you love it as much as we do. Turn it up loud, this is Chimaira at it’s finest.” says frontman Mark Hunter.

The band recently released singles Born In Blood and Trigger Finger to much critical praise. Alternative Press recently stated that this is“Chimaira’s most ferocious material to date.” The record will be released with a DVD containing an intimate in depth interview with the band as well. “The Age Of Hell” will be the band’s newest release since “The Infection” which was released in 2009.

CHIMAIRA is Mark Hunter – Vocals, Rob Arnold – Lead Guitar, Matt DeVries – Guitar, Emil Werstler – Bass, Sean Z – Keys and Austin D’Amond – Drums

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