The indie rock forest pop trio Mercies will release their new LP ‘Blue Against Green’, on March 31st, via Randm Records. To date, they premiered two singles from the upcoming LP to Spin & All Things Go. The band has toured extensively around the US including multiple trips to CMJ & SXSW. Mercies relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and shortly after signed with Randm Records. Spin says “Mercies take the title of brand new track “Every Echo” literally, the song reverberating in every sense of the word. Taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Blue Against Green, “Every Echo” has the New England pastoral-rock trio taking after their forestal predecessors, most notably Fleet Foxes circa “Helpnessness Blues.”
Kalyde infuses pop, reggae and rock and is fronted by Naia Kete. She was on Season 2 of “The Voice” Team Blake. Since the show, she toured and performed festivals including Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Her last EP “Fire Breather,” was produced by Mikal Blue. She co-wrote songs with Colbie Caillat, Linda Perry, among others. Her new band Kalyde has released two singles and are working on their debut acoustic EP which has a May 7th release. Kalyde is a band to watch.
The Racer is an indie rock band from Monroe, New York who are currently wrapping up the recording process of their new album. The bands influences include Radiohead, Mutemath & Coldplay. The newest yet-to-be released album was produced by Dan Hannon, (Manchester Orchestra, A Rocket to the Moon). The band has released two albums, Stranger’s We’ll Become 2010 & Passengers 2013. Songs have been placed in Big Brother (CBS), The Real World, & The Jersey Shore, & “Coach Sitting Rattlesnake” can be downloaded in Rock Band 3. They just finished a 7 week long residency in Brooklyn, NY at Matchless and will be performing SXSW. “You’ll hear anthems that take you back to the late 90s (and an uncanny vocal likeness to Lifehouse at times), ambient soundscapes akin to Thrice’s Alchemy Index and upbeat rockers that may remind you (if only for a second) of Jimmy Eat World. It’s brilliant, from start to finish.” – Indiependent Music
American singer-songwriter and Kings favorite Justin Klump has released a new song Ghost Town. His ability to craft catchy, sincere songs have garnered comparisons to James Taylor, Phillip Phillips, and Damien Rice, and recently a nod as one of music’s Kings of A&R “Top 8 Emerging Artists”. In less than five years, Justin independently released three albums, logged more than 100,000 miles performing across America and earned national media attention. In 2012, Justin released the album Sticks & Stones, which debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart. His latest EP The Night is Young, with the title-track continuing to receive radio airplay around the country. He has been featured by American Songwriter, SIRIUS XM’s The Coffeehouse, iTunes, among others. Justin currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. and is writing and recording new music.
British Columbia-based indie-pop band Van Damsel just released their first single “Best of Everything” which comes off their debut album that has a summer release. The LP combines elements of rock, hip-hop, pop and EDM. Van Damsel received praise from Indie Is Not A Genre, A Music Blog, Yea?, Exclaim!, and ASAP Music Blog praised the band for being “a force to be reckoned with.” The band earned a top 20 spot in the 2013 Peak Performance Project and won The Shore 104’s $10,000 ‘Best of BC’ prize. This band is quickly gaining accolades making them an artist to watch.
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