Sam Mooney is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Brookhaven, Mississippi. Hailing from a place where music is so deeply connected to the culture, Mooney’s musical heritage is of blues, rock, soul, and country. Mooney recorded his debut EP at BlueSky Studios in Jackson, Mississippi with producer Casey Combest. The EP was released on July 15th with the first single from the album, “Heartbreaker“, which quickly rose to #19 on the Singer-Songwriter iTunes Charts.
The Fall Four are a brand new pop band from Chicago, IL. The band recorded in Los Angeles to record with producers Mudrock and Khris Lorenz (Plain White T’s, One Direction, T. Mills) and then to Minnesota to work with James Harley (Prince). Despite the fact that they’ve only been together for a few short months, they have already released a music video for their first single “Wake Up“, which has been added to rotation in all Journey’s shoe store locations nation wide. The band has quickly started gaining a following on social media and on May 24th, they played their first show to a sold out room at Beat Kitchen in Chicago. For fans of One Direction & Hot Chelle Rae.
Buzz Track: Move
Within their first year, Kid Runner has gone from bedroom demos to National TV commercials, and the momentum hasn’t stopped there. Their huge synth hooks, shout along anthems and energetic live show has landed them opportunities to perform with Capital Cities, The 1975, X Ambassadors, and more. With a new EP set to be released this summer 2014, it’s safe to say that it’s been an amazing start for this up-and-coming alternative pop band. The band has opened for X Ambassadors, The Griswolds, Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots, and The 1975 among others. They will perform Playing Fashion Meets Music Festival this August alongside Local Natives, Cold War Kids, and Circa Survive. A band to watch….
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have just released their much anticipated new EP,By My Side. The EP features six original songs showcasing a unique blend of instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have been touring for three years and have performed at Newport Folk Festival,Carnegie Hall, the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Stagecoach, New Orleans Jazz Fest and a host other venues and festivals across the country. They have over 24 million YouTube hits and have appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the BBC and the Today Show. They just performed Rockwood Music Hall.
We’ve come to like LA indie-rock act Corsica Arts Club. Although relatively new to scene, the band has managed to gather up a considerable amount of press in a short period of time. The band cites influences including Bowie, New Order, Talking Heads, and Velvet Underground. Listen to the track California I Follow.
Buzz Track: This is Your Time
Formed in late 2012, White Male Actors, the 3 piece outfit hailing from Strabane in the North West of Ireland quickly made a name for themselves by the quality of the material that they were posting online and then by following up this positive reaction with storming renditions of said material during their debut shows. Sonically, the band is inspired by the likes of R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Kings Of Leon and U2. Having signed a deal with up and coming Irish independent label ‘Broken MelodyRecords’ in December 2013 the band have recently finished up recording their debut EP and while putting the finishing touches to it they still managed to find time to headline a show at the prestigious Sound City festival in Liverpool, England. The band is currently making plans to work with famed British producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Ryan Adams, Kings Of Leon, Robert Plant) in the coming months on some brand new tracks. Their debut EP ‘Ghosts’ will be released in the autumn of 2014 through Broken Melody Records.
A metal band based in Brooklyn, comprising of 8th graders have signed a two-album recording deal with Sony. The band is called Unlocking the Truth and they rose to fame by performing Time Square and Washington Square Park. Unlocking the Truth is currently touring the country as a part of the Vans Warped Tour and recently took time off from pre-algebra class to open for Gun N Roses in Las Vegas. Having scored the deal as minors the 8th graders’ Sony contract had to be approved and filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Check out the live video here.