Key Track: Being Me (video)
The Story: The last release in 2009 had music featured on ABC, NBC, Lifetime and Teen Nick. Kira & The Strange Familiar performs at Hotel Cafe, Room 5 and World Cafe in Los Angeles and will be making the move to Nashville soon. Check out the video of the new single Being Me from the upcoming EP produced by Brian Malouf (Everclear, Michael Jackson).
Indie artist Kim Boekbinder is planning a fall tour through Kickstarter, an online pledge system for funding creative projects.
Typically, an artist books a shows then promotes it, hoping people will attend.
In Boekbinder case, she sells the tickets first through Kickstarter and books the venue after people have bought enough tickets to fully fund the project. Also, each pre-sold performance is different, with its own setlist, backdrops, tour poster, t-shirt, costumes.
According to Boekbinder, the strategy worked and she plans to book an entire tour through Kickstarter.
Key Track: Begging You Alive
The Story: Courrier’s debut record, “A Violent Flame,” was produced by Matt Noveskey, the bass player for Blue October. Courrier’s latest release had songs charting in the top 10 on Iheart Radio. Press includes MTV.com and LA Music Blog. This alternative band will be touring with Parachute and Kate Voegele this fall.
Key Track: Protect Your Silence
The Story: The band is currently touring independently to promote their new EP which was produced by Justin Thomas and Brett Hestla. This Richmond, VA 3 piece rock act has shared the stage with Papa Roach, Seether, Sick Puppies, etc. The track Protect Your Silence could find a place on the rock charts.
Key Track: Ashamed
The Story: The acoustic pop act Jamestown Story wasn’t on my radar but that’s not surprising since new music is released every 60 seconds. I immediately fell in love with the track Ashamed which was featured on two different episodes of MTV’s hit show Jersey Shore. Since 2007, the band has sold 150,000 songs on iTunes and over 17,000 full-length CD’s since 2003. This pop duo easily fits between Dashboard Confessional and John Mayer.