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Hannah Lorimer Celebrates Debut Single, 'Alive'

Photographer: Courtney Kehr

Photographer: Courtney Kehr

After tireless hard work & dedication, we are excited to announce the celebration of a debut release from Philadelphia’s own, Hannah Lorimer.

The Illinois native has been creating, performing and supporting local music & artists since 2013 here in Philadelphia - and has now, finally, put out her debut single, “Alive.” The track is sweet, sultry, and romantic in all ways that we’ve all always known & loved with Lorimer’s music. The singer & songwriter has really crafted something special & unique, which can be a feat in itself: a track that shows off Lorimer’s distinct sound.

Check it out below!

“Alive” is upbeat, but remains grounded in gentle lyricism, and the powerhouse that is Lorimer’s voice. There isn’t a single moment in the song where you’re questioning where Lorimer is bringing you. It feels confident, fluid & matured, as if Hannah herself knows that the content she is putting out is content that needs to be heard - and so, we hear it.

The 5-minute long track is what we hope is the first of many, whether that be more singles, or even a full album. Either way, Hannah Lorimer is always gigging here in Philadelphia, and we’ve included her social media down below so you never miss a beat!

Hannah Lorimer: Facebook // iTunes // Spotify // Instagram

GRIMM. Debuts New Music Video 'Summerset Station'

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A blend of hip-hop & alternative rock, GRIMM. brings out the best of both genres in their brand new single "Summerset Station," off of upcoming EP, spectrum. The new track also has an exclusive music video you can watch below!

The track is an upbeat, 21 Pilots-esque anthem that you definitely want to check out. If you're familiar with the genre blending techniques of Linkin Park, 21 Pilots, or even locally grown band Civil Youth, then you're definitely going to dig this. The video isn't what it seems, but maybe you should watch it for yourself to figure it out.

According to GRIMM., "After years of writing, managing and playing for bands, Adam found his own voice that would be the inspiration behind a new perspective in mainstream music. Being diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6, Adam had always been treated differently. Dealing with a mandatory separation from class into a resource room where Adam spent his time writing music and helping his classmates that functioned at a lower level. He used his musical ability to become more social and gain the confidence to become the performer he knows he will be. GRIMM. wants to be an inspiration to kids with Autism who feel their disability is stopping them from achieving their goals in life."

Good, new & exciting music for a good cause is definitely the type of stuff we like to get behind. GRIMM is going to push the limits on genre bending, and we look forward to what's to come in the near future!

Stay tuned later this month when GRIMM anticipates to release spectrum, and check out their social media to keep up with all updates!

GRIMM: Facebook // Instagram

LKFFCT Share 'Hatchling' From Upcoming LP

Just a few days ago, LKFFCT shared their lead single off of their upcoming full-length, Dawn Chorus. The album is due out October 6th via Sniffling Indie Kids, and is a widely anticipated album - as LKFFCT have made a name for themselves quickly in basements and small sweaty spaces alike.

The track premiered on All Things Go where the band detailed, "'Hatchling' is the first song that we wrote for the new record & has been a staple in our live set for over a year now. The song is about maturation and learning to empathize with those who may not share the same life experiences or ideals."

Stream it down below!

Dawn Chorus is set to be the band’s most expansive record yet, not only in length but in the use of wide-ranging instruments, genres, and topics laid out across the album’s 38 minutes. LKFFCT are definitely going for it.

The band has a few shows coming up in the area, so check those out if you're into these cool dudes so you can check them out live!

LKFFCT Tour Dates:
9/16: The Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
9/23: North Jersey Indie Fest - Jersey City, NJ
10/7: Grine Fest - Upper Saddle River, NJ
10/13: Cat Circus - Bloomfield, NJ (record release show)
10/14: TBA - New Paltz, NY
10/28: TBA - Philadelphia, PA

Otherwise, stay up to date with these indie folk by following their social media for any new updates!

lkffct: Facebook

Debut Album Released For Letters To Part

Photography: Kayla Surico

Photography: Kayla Surico

Post Rock/Ambient and Progressive/Indie 4-piece, Letters To Part, have released their debut full-length entitled, A Human Curse, on July 7th! 

Recorded at Iceman Studios, Daniel Colombo recorded, mixed and mastered the 8-track album which details struggles, whether it be from drug abuse, self mutilation, gambling, and the likes, and verdicts a story about how everyday we are living in an anxiety induced world.

Lead singer Y'shua Ortiz-Escobedo expands on A Human Curse, by stating it "is a story about understanding true heartache, and trying to cope. Through vices that we all use. Trying to relieve some sort of symptom."

Letters To Part are headed on tour to celebrate the release, and you can check out those dates below!

Last week, the band streamed A Human Curse exclusively with Substream Magazine, and you can Purchase A Human Curse HERE!

For more on Letters To Part, check out their social media below!

Letters To Part: Facebook

Sad Vegan Debut New Track

California born & bred quintet, Sad Vegan, have recently shared their brand new, surprisingly upbeat single, "New Years, No Fears." 

The newest single from their upcoming debut EP Another Life, Another Day. The track "New Years, No Fears" premiered with Fresh Beats 365 and follows the EP's first single "Palm Trees" (streaming here). The catchy tune is offset by some seedier subject matter, where the perspective of a one night stand is shared from both sides!

Check out "New Years, No Fears," below!

New Years, No Fears is basically about hooking up with someone one last time before deciding that it’s time to settle down and show commitment to someone else and the regret that comes along with doing that,” explains guitarist and vocalist Bailey Blanton. “That incident also happened to take place on New Years Day so the name seemed fitting. My favorite thing about the song is that it switches from the male perspective of the situation to the female’s.

Check out the song above, and then follow Sad Vegan's social media for more on the band and what they're up to!

Sad Vegan: 
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Ray Hodge Announces Debut EP

Jamaica, Queens native and indie soul pop phenom, Ray Hodge, has recently announced the release of his debut EP, Braveheart, due out October 28th. Ray made this announcement by dropping a teaser of his music video for “I Am King,” a single off the EP, which you can check out below!

On describing Braveheart, Ray shared his excitement for the work: "Each song on the EP contains a theme of learning how to overcome obstacles and to love yourself. Yes, they are inspired by situations that can be seen as sad, however, these tracks are meant to leave you with hope and the awakening of that warrior, king or queen within you. When I wrote the songs, hope and faith was born from a place in me I thought to be dead. All things must come to end but nothing truly dies - that's one thing I've learned in this process, so it's an amazing feeling I'm excited to share."

Otherwise, while the world eagerly awaits Ray Hodge’s debut effort, you can keep up with him on his social media below!

Ray Hodge: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

GIIA Debuts Single

Boston bred indie elctro-pop singer GIIA makes a splash in the electronic music industry by unleashing her new single “Burning Game,” produced by MEMBA.

Exclusively released with Paste Magazine, the earworm highlights her vocal range and delivers a spine chillingly dark vibe intertwined in a moving beat. The song emphasizes toxic relationships and bad habits. GIIA explains: "...any situation that makes you feel stuck. Instead of coming to your senses, getting out of it and moving on, you fall right back in. Falling back into old habits because it's easier than walking away. When I thought of how that feels I immediately thought of the image of a flame. Something that looks so enticingly beautiful from the outside but when you're in the thick of it, it will hurt and wear you away. Hence the name 'Burning Game.'"


Emma Giarrusso, famously known as GIIA, entered the electronic world through her debut feature on MEMBA’s single “One” in June 2016 and from there, has made her mark in the industry. The song was featured on AXS, This Song Slaps, Dancing Astronaut’s Top Trending Chart, and Run The Trap. Her music is heavily influenced by both trap and pop; she takes the two and creates a brand new sound. She began her pursuit at a very young age, starting her early vocal training in the opera. She later attended the Berklee College of music to study contemporary voice. 

"I was trained classically in the Opera genre, so that that part of my voice comes out in my music. It's a unique sound when mixed with the electronic sound. While listening to my music, I want people to be dancing in their rooms, humming the melodies," states GIIA.

After moving to New York City, she began writing music for local producers which urged her to begin making music for herself. She’s currently preparing to release her singles in bulk, this time blending pop, trap, and operatic, and contemporary music.

GIIA:  GIIAmusic.com // Facebook // Soundcloud // Twitter

 

 

Sunset Harbinger Share Debut Album

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Eight-piece LA-based future-pop ambient-indie super group Sunset Harbinger have released their debut album, Finally Home!

Finally Home features the lead single, “I Need Another.” Sunset Harbinger is a chilled-out psychedelic vibe pop ensemble that transports you to a fantasy realm over the course of the album. The album was released on June 17th, and it's an album worth checking out! 

The band is formed of musicians from different cultures, creating a unison of different viewpoints and a combined respect for different styles. Finally Home brings out the influence from bands such as Zero 7, Tame Impala, Caribou, Portishead, and Phish. The album explores themes of self-discovery, the quest for human love and companionship, and even the formation of organic musicianship through the human condition. 

You can listen to and download Finally Home from their Bandcamp page!

Follow Sunset Harbinger on their social media for more updates and news about future releases and tours!

Sunset Harbinger: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bandcamp

Debut Album From The Maytags Out Now

Iowa's own retro-soul group The Maytags have recently released their debut album, Love Lines, which was released on July 1st. 

Love Lines has been met with a ton of praise, and is about the intensity of the end of relationships. Each member of the seven-piece band took part in writing the album. The band, consisting of Dustin Smith (Vocals, Guitar), Nick Leo (Keys), Sam Mogerman (Drums), Daniel Kreipke (Bass),  Andy Poppen (Trumpet, Vocals), Tim Sanders (Saxophone, Vocals), and Ben Chappell (Lead Guitar), spent less than 30 hours hammering out the album in-studio. The gang is musically coordinated and fine-tuned after extended touring. 

The Maytags have received praise from Talking Heads' David Byrne and a few publications such as Politico and The Atlantic. Smith's lyrics are a highlight of the album, referencing the culture of Des Moines, his hometown. 

The Maytags are going to be going on a local Iowa tour to support the album. You can check out the dates right here!

The Maytags Tour Dates:
7/15 Camp Euforia Music Festival - Lone Tree, IA
7/22 Iowa City Summer Concert Series - Iowa City, IA
7/22 Yacht Club - Iowa City, IA
7/23 Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival - Des Moines, IA
7/29 Woolys - Des Moines, IA
8/7   Prairie Moon Winery & Alluvial Brewery - Ames, IA
8/12 Redstone Room - Davenport, IA (The Maytags Album Release Show)
8/13 The Octopus - Cedar Falls, IA
9/18 Maximum Ames Music Festival - Ames, IA
9/24 Waverly Festival - Waverly, IA

You can check out Love Lines on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud

For more info on The Maytags, check out their social media below!

The Maytags:  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Art d'Ecco Announces Debut Album

Art d'Ecco, indie glam artist, has announced the release of his debut album, Day Fevers, set for release on September 9th, and in addition to the album announcement, the first single from the album is out in the form of “She's So Hot,” which is available to stream on SoundCloud.

D'Ecco has been secluded on an island in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia for the past three years. He recently decided to start a new life, running different family businesses and tending to the care of his elderly grandmother. This caused him to return to songwriting. 

His first single, “She's So Hot,” has been described by d'Ecco as “teenage angst meets nostalgia.” The track is a throwback to early Bowie and T. Rex glam rock, which is where the album draws its primary inspiration. 

Keep on the lookout for more singles and announcements leading up to the release of Day Fevers.

Here is the track list!

Day Fevers:
1. Sunrise
2. The Deal
3. She So Hot
4. Rita Mitsouko
5. I'll Never Give You Up
6. Let's Go Home Together
7. Nothing Ever Changes
8. Until It Is Over
9. Sunset

For more on Art d'Ecoo, check out the links below!

Art d'Ecco: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bandcamp

 

Audience Killers Share New Album & Debut Video

Synth-pop band Audience Killers released their debut full length album Floating Islands through their independent label Trii House, while the Latvian group also premiered their music video for “Sounds Like You” from Nothing But Hope And Passion on May 19!  

Audience Killers debut EP Footprints And Heart was put out in July 2012. Since then, The band has performed across Europe at The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Music Festival, and Tallinn Music Week. They also released a standalone single, “Two Bare Feet.”  

Audience Killers produce a fluid blend of synthpop and electropop, reminiscent of Mew and Passion Pit. Their record Floating Islands delivers warm, spacey synths, dreamy guitar lines, and ethereal vocals. It’s an attempt to prove a single person can affect numerous lives in a positive way. 

The “Sounds Like You” music video follows young girl traveling across the Newfoundland countryside, slinging a lost star over her shoulder. When the story reaches it’s climax, the girl releases the star into the sky. Director Seb McKinnon explains, “To me, the video is about rekindling lost hope. A fall, and a rebirth. Sometimes, we have to let go of something that brought beauty into our lives. To move on can be difficult, but a necessary act for new hope to bloom.”

Check it out below!

A debut full length release and new music video marks a major step for the promising Latvian band. Check out their social media!

Audience Killers: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Van Damsel Releases Debut Album

Pop/Rock act Van Damsel has recently released their self-titled full length album!

The band, consisting of bassist Matthew “Renny” Rennehan, drummer Matthew Barron, guitarist Rich Bregoliss, and singer Sebastien Ste Marie. They've performed with acts such as Tokyo Police Club, Mother Mother, and Yukon Blonde! The group is known for their energetic and electric live performances.

Filled with 80's-influenced synth pop and different styles and tones, Van Damsel has something for everybody! Their singles are memorable and infectious, taking influence from popular bands such as Phoenix, The 1975, and PHASES with their retro sound. This is a band you want to keep your eyes on!

You can check out the Van Damsel track list below!

VAN DAMSEL - Tracklist
1. Foreword
2. Domino
3. Caught
4. Best Of Everything
5. Sophia
6. The 21st Century
7. Circular Symphony
8. Jericho
9. People In The City
10. Post Script
11. Sentences



Van Damsel are supporting this release with a Canadian tour throughout the months of April and May - check those dates below!

Van Damsel On Tour:
April 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
April 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 4 - Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Cave
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week
May 7 - Montreal, QC @ Hemisphere Gauche
May 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert
May 14 - Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
May 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
May 20 - Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Loplops
May 27 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack's
May 28 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

The album is available on Spotify and iTunes for listening!

For more on Van Damsel and what they're up to, we have their links below!

Van Damsel: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud

Summer Scouts Announce Debut Album

Summer Scouts, the five piece from Allentown, PA, gears up to release their album, Furthest Reach on May 20, 2016. The group formed in 2013 and has been preparing this masterpiece for three years now, with the intentions of making music that has emotive instrumentals and catchy hooks. 

With a sound completely organic and like no other, they are best known for their mix of pop and post-rock. Before the album releases, the band will bless their fans with a sneak-peak of the album on their tour. That begins on April 23, 2016 in Amity Teen Center in Woodbridge, CT, then will be heading to New Jersey, Long Island, and Upstate New York. While the finale will take place in Pittsburg, PA just before their album release.

The album consists of ten tacks including “Olympic White,” - a tune that created a lot of buzz in 2015. Check out the track-list below!

TrackListing:
1. Diamond Days
2. Seafoam
3. Olympic White
4. Vessel
5. Once Lived
6. April
7. Carry On
8. Telepathy
9. Flares
10. Fight Off All The Years

For more info on Summer Scouts, take a peek at their social media!

Summer Scouts: Website

Roanoke Release Debut Single

Straight out of Nashville, Tennessee, Roanoke announced the release of their first track off of their upcoming album!

"Jordan," is the Americana/Folk group's first track off of their anticipated self-titled album in April! Today they partnered with The Boot to debut the song! Roanoke sounds like The Civil Wars, The Head and the Heart, as well as The Lumineers - which should get fans amped for Roanoke which comes out on May 13!

You can check out the stream of "Jordan" here.

"'Jordan' is about the personal journey to find faith and redemption. Everyone makes mistakes, and the search for forgiveness is often being sought after, whether it be through faith, love, family, etc. 'Jordan' explores the personal search for forgiveness, and the ultimate realization that you cannot find true forgiveness until you forgive yourself." - Taylor Dupuis

Check down below for the tracklisting off the upcoming album!

Tracklisting
1. Jordan
2. The Light
3. This Love
4. Without You
5. Heavy Goodbyes
. Interlude/Mountain Man
7. Trouble
8. Losing You
9. Makeup
10. Red and Gold
11. Never Gonna Love Again


For more information on Roanoke and what they're up to, check out their social media below!

Roanoke: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // SoundCloud