KOAR favorite Work Drugs pumps out the first single of 2018. The feel-good warm vibes Miami Nights is a perfect release for the coldest month of the year. In the typical Work Drugs fashion, the track is inspired by the best sounds of 80’s, plus a sax breaks out towards the end. The Philadelphia dream pop act releases their music via Bobby Cahn Records and have been steadily building a fanbase. Additionally, they’ve performed SXSW and CMJ, and shared the stage with Two Door Cinema Club, Umphrey’s McGee, and Maps and Atlases.
The rock genre has fell on darks days. The Grammys didn’t telecast rock. Avenged Sevenfold skipped the Grammys because rock didn’t get respect. What happened to rock? Did the genre bring the demise on themselves failing to change its sound over the course of a decade? Or is this a coordinate effort by marketers to make rap the dominating genre? Regardless, there are a slew or rock bands that do extremely well. Consider Metallica who doubled their ticket prices and continued to sell out stadium after stadium making them one of the highest grossing tour in 2017. If you’re going to breakout as a new rock act today you must offer something undeniable catchy like LA based pop rockers Romance & Rebellion. The band has created a buzz around themselves solely through social media and performing live. After the release of their debut EP in 2017, they took the stage at Warped Tour, SXSW, and headlined Emo Nite LA. Check out the track For The Moment.
KOAR favorite Duendita released the video for the track Pray which takes place in a old cathedral. The Queens, NY artist has been quietly winning praise from various tastemakers and at just 15, she scored the award-winning indie film ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’, which premiered at SXSW. Her latest R&B flavored track Pray which comes off her forthcoming EP “Direct line to My Creator” has been picking up praise from Hot 97 star and Beats 1 Radio.
I came across the Queens artist Duendita. She’s been quietly winning praise from various tastemakers and at just 15, she scored the award-winning indie film ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’, which premiered at SXSW. Her latest R&B flavored track Pray in which she says “’celebrates the experience of growing up in a diverse environment”, comes off her forthcoming EP, “direct line to My Creator”.
Check out the songs Open Your Eyes and Out of Control by Shawn Fisher.
Both songs are really catchy and for fans of Gavin DeGraw and Train.
He is back on the market after a short stint with Universal Republic and just wrapped up a SXSW performance.