News Update: Both Jesse Thomas and The Young Romans will perform
at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Tuesday, May 22nd. Set-time: 6:15
Kings favorite Jesse Thomas who we featured last year will released her first full length “War Dancer” which came out in February 14th. Her single “You I Want” was the Starbucks pick of the week with 2.1 million free download cards in all U.S. and Canadian locations and the new single “Fire” was the iTunes download of the week. Her album peaked at #25 on Billboard Heatseekers and #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. In recent weeks, she has been featured in the LA Times as well as mentioned in Glamour Magazine. She also made a lot of buzz at SXSW this March as a headliner at the Hotel Cafe sponsored showcase. Thomas has shared the stage with John Mayer and Lights.
The Young Romans will also perform who released their new record “Tiger Child” on March 20th, 2012 and also were featured on iTunes with the Indie Spotlight Download Of The Week. Their song “Where You Go” was featured as the end-credits of
the new film “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” (Lions Gate) starring Ewan MacGregor and Emily Blunt. They have been gaining a lot of traction on the Alternative radio scene, and they are in rotation on major reporting-stations in the LA area.
New Update: Buzz band The Neighbourhood sign to Columbia. Rumor has it that the deal was in the seven figure range. It seems a bit high to me but check out the song Sweater Weather.
Buzz Track: Sweater Weather
Big buzz from the indie/rock The Neighbourhood who hails from California. It’s been reported they’re being courted by several music labels. They will perform at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on May 7th. For fans of The Black Keys, Broken Bells, etc.
Buzz Track: Naperville
The Chicago suburb native indie pop act, Dana DeStefano & Dollparts are new on the scene, just released a 3 song EP that consists of pop infused tracks like ’Change the Theme,’ ’New Year’s Eve,’ and ’Naperville . The band typically performs around the Chicago area.
Contact: Dana DeStefano
Buzz Track: Madmen
The Brave Chandeliers has become a Kings favorite after listening to the track Madmen. They are young band with a classic sound. The recent album was produced by up and coming Jeremy Sherrer who has worked with Dandy Warholes and Gossip. The band can be found performing at venues in Portland as well as Seattle.
Buzz Track: Away
Talisker Skye fresh on the scene features Sean, the singer of the Tickle Me Pink (former Wind-Up Records) who joined forces with some of Colorado’s best musicians including Buck Dubbs and Kira Lynn Sands. Talisker went into the Blasting Room Studio with
Bill Stevenson (the Descendants, Rise Against) to record their first record. Talisker Skye’s debut album, is slated to release on June 30th of 2012.