• Based in New York City, Fatherdude is a multifaceted vocalist and musician best known for his dynamically powerful voice and performance. Fatherdude is now entering the next chapter of his vision capturing a uniquely soulful and explosive sound that blends Pop, Electronic, R&B and Rock. Alias for acclaimed songwriter/artist Mitch Conwell, Fatherdude has been featured in Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, This Song is Sick, Vice, Earmilk, among others,  has worked with heavyweights in electronic music, such as San Holo and Benny Benassi as well as hip-hop legends Redman and Joell Ortiz, and has announced his newest release, Billions EP. The title track  was featured on NBC’s Songland (with guest artist Usher) which aired yesterday, on June 15, 2020.  Fatherdude is currently working with iconic, Grammy Award-winning duo, producers, and long-time collaborators, Brasstracks on his future Summer releases.   “Sonically, the record showcases Conwell’s distinct ear, at times almost sounding like Michael McDonald taking a crack at new jack swing. Yet, even though the musicianship and the production on the EP are of pristine quality, Conwell’s writing abilities shine brightest and are what give the songs such a high re-listen value. Shaping the three songs into a single narrative, Conwell focuses on three major elements in modern living: love, location and labor.”  (American Songwriter) LISTEN TO BILLIONS
  • Austin-based, rock artist, Adrian Conner, is proud to release her new EP titled Hiss Kiss Hiss, which was boasted with a premiere in the Austin Chronicle.  Each song represents a personal experience Adrian has endured and fought through, even with persistent negative energy around her.    Each song out of Hiss Kiss Hiss holds a special meaning that many people can relate and rock out to. “An artist with as many miles and as much gumption as Conner must have more to say, so you can bet your ass this isn’t the last you’ll hear from her.”   (Austin Chronicle)  Listen to Hiss Kiss Hiss 
  • Soul/indie rock vocalist and guitarist Jo James announces his EP, Back Home. The Austin-based songwriter delivers smooth grooves and soulful vocal expressions with a touch of blues guitar. From heavy-hitting stages to intimate heartfelt performances, Jo James continues to captivate audiences in a powerful way. His new single  is no exception. “Now, more than ever, we need music to lift our spirits. As we live through these uncertain times, music brings comfort that’s hard to describe. Luckily, Jo James has captured that in his latest single, ‘Back Home.'”( Pop Culturalist) Incorporating Blues, Neo Soul, R&B, and Funk into a neo-retro sound, he has performed at festivals with greats like Leon Russell, Dr John, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Robert Randolph. He was also a featured performer on Season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, on which judge John Legend raved, “Great raw talent and voice is lovely to listen to.” The album Back Home, itself, is an homage to his wife, Chelsea, who in September 2019 was impacted in a very serious way by Ulcerative Colitis.  “Let’s not forget about the soulfully reassuring voice of Jo James and his captivating neo-soul sound. The soul/indie rock singer and guitarist will happily release his new studio EP, Back Home, on June 19th, a musically diverse collection of six songs that incorporate the best of blues, new soul, R&B, and funk”  (V13.netWATCH  “BACK HOME” 
  • Washington DC-based, Experimental-Pop architects, The North Country, announce their single “Chains of Love (on Prisoners of War),” from their forthcoming album America and Afterwards, out on June 26, 2020.  The North Country describe the single: ““This song is about how at the core of this country is a set of contradictions. How could the same country elect both Barack Obama and Donald Trump? The notion of it just seems absurd.  “This song also contains what I think is the most important line on the album: ‘we gotta give up on the past and ghosts that haunt this place / to make good on the future you gotta look the present in the face.’ Too often we do things not because they’re the best way to do them or because they make sense, but because it’s the way they’ve always been done. Our bad habits are like ghosts, haunting us, and it’s up to us to give them up before we destroy ourselves. If we are going to build a positive future for ourselves we need to start with a good long look in the mirror and be honest with ourselves about who we really are.” “The album contains a number of personal commentaries about America and the state in which it finds itself at a time when millions of people are asking serious questions about race, politics, and society. The group’s new single “Chains Of Love (on Prisoners Of War)” couldn’t be any more topical than it is now, a song about looking beyond the skeletons of the past and confronting the present and the future head-on. ” (V13.net)  Listen to “Chains of Love (on Prisoners of War)” 
  • To say Darro Chea, aka alt/rock songwriter/guitarist, Darro, has faced an uphill battle would be an understatement.  Three days after returning to the US from grad school abroad, the Asian-American musician and producer was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The rehabilitation process sent him back to square one, having to learn to speak, chew, and sing all over again. Telling his story through music,  Darro was featured on Billboard for his video, “You’re Not Insane” and continues to share more music based on his experiences, including his newest single, “Paralyzed,” out 6/12/2020.”If you needed a hit of motivation, or you feel like life is just not treating you the way it should be lately, look to Darro, not only for his gifts as a musician, but for his unwavering and unrelenting commitment towards turning the impossible into the possible.” (V13.net)  It’s not unusual for young artists to overcome hardship. In many cases, it’s character-building. But few will ever face obstacles quite as daunting as those that confronted Darro. While studying music in Spain, the pop-punk singer-songwriter was diagnosed with a serious brain tumor. After surgery, treatment, and an arduous recovery, he’s made it out the other side, and he’s singing and playing as exuberantly as he ever has. But an experience like that leaves indelible marks on a person’s psyche. Some artists might run from that, or try to obscure it; Darro, forthright as he is, is determined to use his platform to inspire others to stand up to the challenges that confront them. LISTEN TO “PARALYZED”
  • Youthful yet polished, energetic, and quirky,  Austin-based indie rock quartet, Trace of Lime, announce their video, “Creature of Habit.” “The Austin based indie-rock band, known for their catchy licks, memorable lyrics and hi-octane live shows; bring us a zany video for their newest single that is rife with dazzling colors, comedy and a ska-esque hook that makes us want to dance.” (Pancakes and Whiskey)  Central songwriter, Jordan Karam reflects, “The song reflects on my own struggle to accept an end and serves as a reminder that nothing can be done to stop it from coming. I find a lot of inspiration from progressive ideas and admire the people that push the boundaries of what is regular. I’m a big fan of an underdog and their come-up in the scene. The words slipped out somewhere between 2 and 6 A.M and were written onto the wall of a hot shower.” “With it starting to feel more like summer, Austin, Texas’ Trace of Lime have dropped their brand new tune “Creature of Habit,” a song fit for the changing of the seasons, with its fun, bouncy rhythm and positive-sounding vibes.” (V13.netWATCH “CREATURE OF HABIT”
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  • Austin-based alt-rock quartet, The Dragon Berries, announce their new video, “Nectarine,” From their upcoming EP,  And The Moon Turned Red out July 10, 2020.  The new release emphasizes the importance of self-worth and overcoming depression and anxiety, intertwined in a track composed of anthemic rap rock with a dance-inducing vibe. “Make no mistake about it, the motivation behind “Nectarine” is placed squarely upon the group’s motive to inspire. This is no downer of a song; it’s meant to be uplifting despite the serious tone of the lyrics. You can hear the enriching spirit of the song in the funky sounding verses and the overall anthemic aspect of it despite some of the seriousness attached to the verses that deal with overcoming the obstacles of depression and anxiety.)””With the current atmosphere, it’s becoming more important to find music that makes us feel good and can offer a getaway of sorts and “Nectarine” does just that. With everybody being isolated as of late, the Austin, TX band decided to just DIY the video and the results are cheeky and is a contrast to the song’s more serious tone.” (Pancakes and WhiskeyWATCH “NECTARINE”
  • Austin-based, indie rock/electric soul artist and NFL player, Joe Barksdale announces  his  track “Moonbeam,” from his upcoming release, Sincerely, due out September 4, 2020. A former NFL player for the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers,  Barksdale has been featured in articles for sites, such as ESPN,    The Los Angeles Times, Fender,  San Diego Tribune, and CBS Sports, among others. Barksdale describes “Moonbeam:” “”When I was younger, I fell in love with space and science and one of the things that always fascinated me was the moon. Everyone marvels at the sun, but I never felt that people appreciated the moon. Things are easy to do in the daytime, but things get infinitely harder in the dark of night.” “It provides a heavy dose of gritty blues with a traditional call-and-response interplay between the straightforward lyrics and the infectious, wah-heavy guitar riff. The song is a steering-wheel-palm-slapper for anyone driving around at night trying to resist the tornado of temptation that’s sometimes just a phone call away.” (American Songwriter When we say that Joe Barksdale aims high, we absolutely mean that. Barksdale is a one-of-a-kind talent, a man capable of achieving whatever goals he sets for himself. He’s living proof of what one is capable if they possess a relentless work ethic aimed towards success and self-fulfillment.” (V13.net)  LISTEN TO “MOONBEAM” 
  • Los Angeles-based, grunge/rock revivalists, Broken Machine, announce “Fly Me to the Sun,” title track to their forthcoming EP, due out July 10, 2020.Central figure and songwriter/vocalist, Schyler Douglas, states that the song is about  “taking LSD and going through the transformation of shedding one’s own skin: burning everything that was oneself and remembering one’s unity with the universe.” Additionally, the song and EP hold weight for the band in that they are looking to exhume grunge rock and rekindle an appreciation  for melodies, harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and real instruments. With a past stained by indulgence, debauchery, and substance abuse, Broken Machine channel their inner demons into their brand of brooding Post Grunge. Produced by Elliot Lanam and Broken Machine and mixed by legendary American record producer, Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot) and Mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day/Alter Bridge), the EP shines in both compositional talent and production value. Broken Machine take pride in their ‘one take’ approach that refrains from production flattery and autotune gimmicks, which many would argue is a breath of fresh air.  “The song is a groovy, grungy trip that seems to nod to two of our favorite decades – the sixties and the nineties – with its sinuous melody and the power of their rhythm section. It’s fresh in its own right too; catchy and expansive in a way that would make you crank up the volume if it came on the radio.” (Pancakes and Whiskey) WATCH FLY ME TO THE SUN”
  • Indie-Americana, folk-rock artists, Luke Dowler, announces his stripped-down, emotive rendition of Prince’s “1999.” “Dowler’s version of the track–premiering below with an accompanying video–is more folk than funk. It’s a stripped-down, guitar-driven homage to Prince’s original that feels more well-suited for the campfire than the dance floor. Dowler sings of “partying like it’s 1999,” but he’s not quite endorsing that. For him, the song is about staying grounded during a difficult time.” (American Songwriter) The Montana-based, vocalist/guitarist was named  “an artist you should be listening to” by Paste Magazine, and featured on HGTV, Without A Trace, Heartland, and used in several independent films. Beyond touring and recording, Dowler has also composed for film and documentaries (Finding Faeries, 2016; The Forlorned, 2017; Afterlight, 2018).On the strength of his original songwriting, Dowler represented Montana as the state winner of the Colgate Country music showdown. Now, Dowler is planning release throughout 2020, starting with “1999,” a timeless song that applies to today’s trying times.  Dowler will be be doing several live streams in the coming months .His schedule is HERE
  • Washington DC-based, soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes announce the dynamic and sultry video “Indelible” from their new album, Second Summer.  “In the case of Summer Dennis & Rhymes and their new song “Indelible”, the feelings were a mixture of power, confidence, dance, and unexplainable energy.” (Popular TV) “The single is an unforgettable funk record that sees singer Dennis give thanks for the simplest things in life with a passionate vocal performance over a smooth groovy backdrop.” (Broken 8 Records)    Rhymes have acquired media accolades, including appearances on EARMILK, Soulbounce, Celebmix, Great Day Washington, and Blog Talk Radio. “The classically trained artist displays the full range of her power with her gripping melody which enhances the uplifting vibe of the track as she gives thanks for all the simple things in life.” (The Word is Bond) WATCH “INDELIBLE” 
  • Souther rockers out of Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck are back again with their new record, Last Light on the Highway. The impressive new album recorded all across the United States and Australia, and self-produced by Robert Jon & The Wreck was released on  May 8th, 2020. With a wide variety of influences brought to the table, the band was able to come together and make this record using a rollercoaster of stories and experiences. Traits of self-reflection and reminisce drive this album and provide a happy-medium that blues-rock enthusiasts look for.  The band have received numerous accolades and raving reviews for years now, from nominations of “Best Rock” and “Best Blues” to multiple top 10 chart placement on Southern Rock Brazil’s Top 20 Albums to being praised as “Classic and fresh at the same time” and “keeping the history of classic 60’s and 70’s rock alive for newer generations” by Blues legend Joe Bonamassa.  “THAT SEXY, HARD-GRINDING BLUES-ROCK WE NEVER GET TIRED OF! ” (KROQ Los AngelesLISTEN TO LAST LIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY

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