Kings favorite Desi Valentine, still riding the buzz from the single ‘Asylum‘ releases a new track ‘Something Real‘. With a previous Spotify feature and landing on Hype Machines Twitter chart the new single will maintain his momentum. “Something Real” is about searching for a passionate connection out here in LA; not just going through the motions and placating the person you are with” says Valentine. Having been compared to Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith, Desi Valentine spent time as a back-up singer for Elton John and Leona Lewis. He will perform a one-night only at the Hotel Cafe (LA) on Tuesday, February 16th.
Electro indie-pop Sleeplust released ‘My Place‘. The latest track was inspired by their move to Los Angeles. “My Place is an anthem for letting things rest as they are and coming into ourselves in this new place” says Tartamella. The three piece is made up of songstress Meghan Tartamella and twin brothers Michael and Joseph Pepe. They released their debut EP in November with much fanfare. The band is eyeing song placements on major cable networks this spring & will perform West Coast dates dates as well as festivals.
Brooklyn indie duo High Highs have released their latest “How Could You Know” which comes off their new album Cascades. Drawing inspiration from the 80’s the band recorded most of their album in NY. High Highs have been in formation for several years and their music has been featured in major commercials including Amazon Kindle. With all that, the band has hovered under the radar but this all could change with the latest tracks. They have some big shows coming at Bootleg Theater in LA & Rough Trade NYC.
Brooklyn’s brother-sister duo are buzzing with their track Paperwhite. Getting a lot of attention from blogs & Hypem the dream pop act is poised to breakout. Paperwhite delivers memorable melodies, soundscapes and choruses. Katie Marshal notes “What feels so special about Get Away is that while it speaks of the power of freeing your mind, finding your escape, and getting away from it all, it’s inviting someone to join you”. They just released their latest track ‘Unstoppable” that was premiered by Billboard.
Los Angeles based pop singer-songwriter Desiree premieres her first single ‘Love Sick‘. The track comes off her forthcoming EP and will be available on iTunes February 14th. The song is sexy, sensual, & haunting, a perfect release for Valentines Day. A former Idol contestant, Desiree was selected to sing during the Los Angeles Sparks game at the Staple Center and also sang the national anthem for the Seattle Mariners. Desiree draws influences from Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.