Jeffery James is a Nashville-based artist graced with uncommonly rich and captivating vocals, Jeffrey James channels his raw talent into a groove-heavy R&B/alt-pop hybrid built …on pure emotion. With his music already featured on major TV shows like Nashville, James is set to deliver a new batch of songs showcasing a sensibility that’s emotionally charged and indelibly melodic.
Catch a taste of the “Unsaid” EP here:
His newest four-song EP, Unsaid (South by Sea), is a collection of singles that were a collaboration with multiple producers including John Luke Carter (Mokita), Tony Esterly (Sia – Satisfied ft. Miguel and Queen Latifah), and Chicago writing duo, The Worktapes (Matt Joynt of The Format). The first song, “Both Ways”, has been featured on the Spotify official playlist, Alternative R&B. The second single, “Hand Grenade,” is paired with a high energy, one-take-music-video that Jeffrey describes as “Looking like a riot has broken out around me. Complete with Molotov cocktails, fire, broken glass, protesters, and my own literal blood and sweat; it fits the energy and mood of the song completely.”
Kat Pace is a hometown Philly girl who writes with empathy, earnestness, poetic elegance, and dashes of quirkiness. Her previous release was reminiscent of a post piano-pop decade Sara Bareilles, but in 2017 she’s exploring a whole new sound.
After hitting the studio with nine-time Grammy award-winning producer Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo (Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill), Kat is embracing a more soulful pop aesthetic. The resulting “Revenge” is a track rooted in R&B that touches on the strength that comes from heartbreak.
You can take a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/katpace/revenge
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Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Ellingsen’s alt-Americana sound has a timeless quality. Combining accomplished guitar playing with clear, heartfelt vocals, Ellingsen’s music is influenced by many uniquely American styles, including rock n’ roll, blues, folk, and country. The sound is refreshingly down-to-earth, with a quality reminiscent of her musical heroes Lucinda Williams and Kathleen Edwards.
A compilation of both old and new original songs, the upcoming Lisa Marie Ellingsen album “Nola to Noho” (slated to be released in May 19, 2017) is a tribute to the circuitous route the songwriter took as a musician.
Stream “Rodeo of Broken Dreams” here:
Among Criminals have just released their newest video endeavor for “I Don’t Believe You.”
Among Criminals threads together 1990s alt-rock, modern indie rock, punk rock, and Jamaican dub, ska, and reggae. It’s an adventurous aesthetic that conjures the fearless musicality of the Mars Volta and At The Drive In, Nirvana, and Manchester Orchestra. The band’s recordings are visceral and dynamic, and also subtly layered for a multi-dimensional “headphones experience.” The trio originally formed in 2008, but burned out after a grueling schedule of 250-300 shows a year that tested its sanity, creativity, and commitment.
Polar Waves is the brainchild of frontman Julio Duran. The project was born in his home in Chile during a time when the country was in the middle of a polar vortex. He stayed warm indoors with a bunch of his buddies and a lot of booze, when a bout of wanderlust inspired him to bravely venture to the states and pursue his true calling: music. He soon met famed producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) that would help him craft his sound and share his journey through No One Needs Help Anymore.
Polar Waves “Stoner”
The Gin Pennies release their graceful self-titled debut The Gin Pennies out today.
Frontwoman Shanelle Lewis has a voice for the ages, honed from her childhood in a musical family who would stay up nights playing songs around the campfire. Lewis moved from rural Ohio to Los Angeles, and quickly caught the attention of Randy Wooten, a prolific songwriter (TheBloody Lovelies, Willodean) and co-founder of Cheap Lullaby Records (Joan As Police Woman, Teitur, David Mead).
The Gin Pennies play pop songs enveloped in an oldschool sound that includes percussive guitars, upright bass, violin and trumpet. A close listen reveals intriguing non-period and genre specific surprises like chromatic harmonica, and lush chord sequences. There’s a unique slant to their tunes that sets them apart from the masses; it’s as if Lake Street Drive traveled back to the 1920’s Paris and made a record with Django Reinhardt. It’s an engaging mixture of era and vibe, where modern-day California indie-pop meets 1920s French juke joint.
Stream their new record via Soundcloud: