Buzz Track: Keys In The Lake
Building on the success of their previous four albums, Stockholm act Hillström & Billy return to the music scene after 18 months of harnessing their craft. The Swedish-based musician’s latest single, Keys In The Lake, is taken from his forthcoming album. Keys In The Lake, produced by singer-songwriter Christian Kjellvander, resembles a mix between Sonic Youth and Pavement that is a strikingly constructed song. Having been featured in The Music Ninja , Supajam, and London based Music-News, Hillström & Billy is an artist to watch.
Hydrogen Child is brand new to the music world and is based out of Shreveport, LA and is set to release an EP in early Spring 2015. “Sirens” which was produced by Bryan Fryzell (Mister Wives, Eminem) will be their fist single off the EP . The EP already has 5 future placements in MTV’s “The Real World”, “Road Rules”, and “The Challenge” that will air early 2015. The band is currently playing regionally in the Southeast. Hydrogen Child is an artist to watch.
Rosco Bandana has quickly built a name for themselves, a seven-piece Americana band from Gulfport, Mississippi. Local attention inspired the band to enter in a Battle of the Bands contest sponsored by Hard Rock, which they handily won, and they soon flew out to Los Angeles to work on their debut with acclaimed producer Greg Collins (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt) at The Nook. Known for their explosive and energetic live show makes them a “artist to watch”. They will perform at the highly publicized show at The Basement (Nashville) on December 4th which we hear will be filled with fans and industry reps alike.
Zola Blood’s headline show on December 2nd at The Lexington is Sold Out. Having only revealed their debut single online in July, Zola Blood found themselves as The Hype Machine’s # 1 most blogged about artist in late August. They have also had over 200,000 soundcloud plays in two months and been backed by The Fader, NME, DIY (Neu Big Thing), XFM, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne and The Independent on Sunday. This is a band to watch.
Do you remember when Hollywood movies introduced new songs? It happened this week with the new track “The Hanging Tree” which is sung by actress Jennifer Lawrence and appears on the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” . The track has landed at No. 2 on the American iTunes pop single chart.
The song was written by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and the indie band The Lumineers.
According to sources Jennifer didn’t love the idea of singing.
“ The film’s director, Francis Lawrence, recently told Vulture that the actress was extremely anxious about singing the song on set for a pivotal scene in the movie. “
“I knew she didn’t love the idea of singing, but I didn’t realize how nervous she was until when we started the first take, and she was in tears. Not totally broken down, but she was unhappy,” he says. “She would have much rather we used somebody else’s voice. I think she said she wanted Lorde [who sings the movie’s theme song] to do it!”