What do get when you mix pop and progressive? Strange Familia. The duo from Salt Lake City, Utah made a splash with their debut track Odes which became a hit landing on the Viral Charts both on Spotify and Billboard. Their soon-to-be-released album was produced by the two-piece, and mixed by Scott Wiley (Neon Trees, Fictionist). Watch the just-released video Ms Badblood which is a time machine back to glory days of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
NJ act Wyland released their much anticipated Snake Hill EP. The 6 track offering follows their EP In a Sea of Things Unsaid which featured the track Without You bringing the four-piece alt-rock band to new heights. Without You clocked 150k+ Spotify streams and won the the popular John Lennon Songwriting Contest. With upcoming shows in the NYC area, the band has solidified themselves as showman having performed alongside heavyweights Mumford & Sons and the Alabama Shakes. Check out The Answer.
Venture notes, “Sweet To Me was a feeling I had during the prime of my last relationship when things were at their sweetest moments. When nothing can go wrong and all things are great until all things do go wrong and then it all changes.”
The track was produced by Gilde “Gilflo” Flores, known for scoring movie soundtracks and TV including Timbalands new lifetime series The Pop Game.
The Native Howl released a 5 song EP Thrash Grass on the band-owned Clean Dirt Records that remained on the Billboard Charts for nearly 2 months, having people scratching their heads. The Rochester, Michigan act kicked off in 2013 as a duo releasing their debut recording The Revolutions Dead before adding the newest members which brought them into a brand new genre mixing rock, folk, and bluegrass. Now with adding piano, harmonica, banjo, djembe, the band is nearly impossible to define. With their social media stacked up with followers and the video approaching 300k views, The Native Howl is poised to breakout in 2017. Check out the track Thunderhead.
Julian who moved to NYC and is studying at NYU, cites The Weeknd, J Dilla, Vampire Weekend as influences. Inspired by a wide array of genres, Julian combines hip hop, indie rock and a bit of R&B. Julian has over 500k Spotify plays and was recently added to the popular Spotify Playlist Chillvibes.