I haven’t streamed a good dream pop track in sometime, but that all changed when I heard Icon by new comers Dakota. The band notes, “Icon is about trying to be all that your cheating spouse wants you to be, but finding out that there’s just no way. The only thing you can be and would ever want to be is yourself, the music video reflects this idea.”
The Amsterdam all-girl 4 piece released Leda, a 6 song EP, and since then have seen a flurry of blog love while landing on Spotify Fresh Finds Playlist. Check it out!
Rock country act Melodime are performing at Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight 2/1. Known for their live show, these road dogs have opened for a slew of national acts and have become a favorite in the festival scene. Their latest mid-tempo stomper Chance On Me, reached #5 on the iTunes pre-order country charts. But with Melodime, it’s all about the fans. When their touring van broke down, the fans came to the rescue, raising 7k in just a day. Now, that’s fan love ❤️.
Nine year old Els (Elisakh Hagia) will soon release her single Slide It. It’s not released yet, but I’ve heard it, and no doubt it will move the fickle minded youngsters. The track was produced by multi-platinum producer Andrew Lane who has worked with Becky G and Hannah Montana. The Indonesian singer gained attention after posting covers on YouTube and took second in a well known national singing competition. Also, Els alternate version of her track Slide It In will feature the multi-platinum artist Silentó (Watch me (Whip Nae Nae) who has over one billion views on You Tube (Vevo).
LA indie rock act FEiN releases the impressive new track The Disco. Having toured nationally, and performing at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, their track Grownupz has reached over 100k soundcloud streams while amassing 1 million Spotify plays. The dynamic duo are planning to release tracks every two weeks.
Alternative rock act Joyous Wolf just completed a new album Enigma. The Orange County act brings back the classic rock sound — think Wolfmother, Audioslave, and The Raconteurs. Check out the video Mountain Man.
Aside from a song placement on the episode of new show WILL on TNT, rock station KLOS in Los Angeles has been a big supporter of the band giving them rotation. Known for their live show, check them out tonight at The Wayfarer (1/26) opening for Mount Holly.