LMNOP — ‘whatNOP dONW7’

Alternative lo-fi, indie-pop artist LMNOP releases his brand-new album, whatNOP dONW7.

Talking about the album, LMNOP shares, “The album is a test to see how much mileage can be gotten out of a $15 guitar amp found at a yard sale.”

He goes on to add, “There are several ‘firsts’ about this album. This is the first album to be mastered, thanks to the focused expertise of a recording genius who lives in Athens, Georgia. It is the first album to be promoted by an incredibly talented PR professional in New York City. It is the first to feature full…

Gnarly Karma

Huntington, New York-based alt-rock outfit Gnarly Karma unveils a brand-new single, “Rags to Riches.”

Recorded in California and following on the heels of their two previous singles, “Brave” and “Follow Me,” “Rags to Riches” was co-written by frontman/guitars Michael Renert and drummer Jarrod Beyer.

Talking about how the songs came to life, Beyer says, “The statements — I love seeing you guys live because of the energy you bring — and — I have you guys on my Spotify but you guys are so much better live — are things we hear all the time. So, one day we all…

Lauren Dukes | Photo: Anna Sutton

Blues, soul, jazz, and R&B singer-songwriter Lauren Dukes released “Hectic Love Week” a few days ago, the first single from her self-titled debut EP, slated to drop in September.

Explaining “Hectic Love Week,” Lauren shares, “The song is about one of those couples that repeatedly break up, then make up. It’s almost a weekly pattern. Everyone knows a couple like this or is in a relationship like this. It was inspired by a friend from a former band who was constantly breaking up with his girlfriend and then getting right back together. With his permission, I wrote about it at…

Lauren Dukes | Photo: Anna Sutton

Blues, soul, jazz, and R&B singer-songwriter Lauren Dukes released “Hectic Love Week” a few days ago, the first single from her self-titled debut EP, slated to drop in September.

Explaining “Hectic Love Week,” Lauren shares, “The song is about one of those couples that repeatedly break up, then make up. It’s almost a weekly pattern. Everyone knows a couple like this or is in a relationship like this. It was inspired by a friend from a former band who was constantly breaking up with his girlfriend and then getting right back together. With his permission, I wrote about it at…

TGC

Yesterday, Oslo-based electro-pop duo TGC — The Green Children — released their album, Parallels, via Illuminated City.

TGC is Marlow Bevan and Milla Fay Sunde. Together for more than a decade, TGC has worked with artists like Paul Oakenfold, Moguai, Downlow’d, M4SONIC and Foster The People, along with recording on Universal and Spinside Records. Ardent philanthropists, they established The Green Children Foundation and support an array of charitable programs.

With circa 60 million streams, a Grammy nomination, and features in high-profile media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Clash Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, and Wonderland Magazine, TGC’s ethereal sound dishes out captivating…

Karmacoda | Photo: Bill Shupp

San Francisco-based pop trio Karmacoda released their brand-new album, Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire, on July 2 via Sola Musa Music. And it’s ooh la la excellent.

Made up of Jessica Ford (vocals), Brett Crockett, aka B. (vocals, producer), and multi-instrumentalist Eric Matsuno (bass, unique elements), Karmacoda’s sound blends hints of dream-pop, R&B, soul, and cashmere electronica.

Talking about the album, Brett shares, “’Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire’ is the most personal and meaningful record we’ve ever made. I think that’s partly due to the events of 2020 and a great deal to do with how I responded…

Versa the Band

Moments ago, New York-based outfit Versa the Band released their new album, Free Thinker, which suggests true happiness is found in liberating your mind through uncontrolled experiences, while at the same time opening yourself up to challenges.

Founded by Ethan Felizzari, Versa the Band’s priority is to create music eschewing categorization into a single genre compartment. The band describes itself as a “Music Collective,” coming together to collaborate with Ethan Felizzari.

The band’s sound merges elements of alternative, hip-hop, pop, jazz, soft rock, and other savors. …

Chesca | Photo: @pru_art Marta Pru

Bay Area singer-songwriter Chesca, aka Chesca Musica, unveils a new single, “Crocodile Tears,” a track from her forthcoming album, Feel The Breeze, releasing July 30.

“Crocodile Tears” points the finger at the transparent insincere apologies offered by people ostensibly affronted. “Crocodile Tears” and the upcoming album were produced by Alex Arias, who has worked with Cher, Joe Cocker, Meat Loaf, Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, and The Band Perry.

Talking about the album, Chesca shares, “If only one person somehow feels connected to the entire album and feels less alone because of the experience, then I’ve done my job as a…

Melanie Rogers | Photo: @mandeerae Mandee Rae

Alternative singer-songwriter Melanie Rogers introduces her brand-new single, “R.U.O.K,” a poignant, haunting song about the surging emotions engendered by a past love.

Melanie’s evocative lyrics narrate her inner feelings.

“Your face it haunts me like a ghost in every crowd / So magnetic, I don’t know how / ’Cause your energy pulls me like a vow / I try to break it / I don’t know how.”

Following on the heels of Melanie’s previous single, “Fever,” “R.U.O.K.” continues to demonstrate her dazzling talent and exquisite voice.

Up until 2019, Melanie’s life and music moved round Contemporary Christian music. At the…

Sean McConnell | Photo: Alexa King

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Sean McConnell will release his new album, A Horrible Beautiful Dream, on August 6.

Recorded and produced in McConnell’s studio during the madness of 2020, according to McConnell, “Time seems to breed creativity, especially when there’s very little else going on. This period has forced everybody, internally and externally, globally, and socially, to take a good look at our lives and examine it. Everything from our marriages to our workout routines, social injustice to planet politics and religion, spirituality, and our internal environment… everything has come to the surface. …

Randall Radic

Randy Radic is a former super model who succumbed to the ravages of time and age. Totally bereft of talent, he took up writing “because anyone can do it.”

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