June 19, 2024
  • El Paso-based, Indie/Rock ‘n Roll quartet FOXY MOJO announce and invite listeners to “STY FOXY,”  with their new single, “Till the Morning Light” ahead of their sophomore album REVIVAL, due out February 2020.  The album title acts as both a summary of the band’s journey from misfortune and as a mission statement to their goal of “reviving” an ever-loved yet left behind era of indie rock now swallowed up by synth and upbeat summer tunes. With festivals like SXSW and Street Fest, and numerous local shows under their belts, FOXY MOJO are ready to take their music to an even larger fanbase. REVIVAL  took root with singer Tristian London composing songs on his iPhone’s well-known recording app Garageband. “Their mixture of indie and straight-up rock and roll is both modern and retro but never stale…If this tune doesn’t make you want to rip around a race track at top speed then you best check your vitals.” (Pure Grain Audio )LISTEN TO “TILL THE MORNING LIGHT”
  • Austin-based, boogie/funk outfit, The Vapor Caves announce their debut full-length album, Feel Yourself.  The Vapor Caves’ first year has been productive. “The Chase”, the duo’s debut single, was featured on Comedy Central’s hit TV show “Broad City”. “Hurry Up & Wait”, their follow-up single, was supported by Spotify’s “Ready for the Day” editorial playlist. Recorded, mixed, & mastered in Texas with the help of Bird Peterson and Rob Murray (Mark Ronson, David Gray), this album is entirely Texas-made. The record saw a limited, vinyl-only release (pressed by Gold Rush Vinyl, in Austin) this past summer, which quickly sold out. Produced exclusively by BoomBaptist (Guilty Simpson, Black Milk), with Yadira Brown contributing all lyrical and vocal duties, Feel Yourself is a dance record and a journey inward, meant to evoke self-reflection.    “’Feel Yourself [is] a delicious banquet of dusty grooves, futuristic synths and icy cool vocals. “ (OVRLD)  LISTEN TO FEEL YOURSELF// LISTEN TO “BITCH TO THE BOYS”
  • Orchestral indie-pop duo, The Brilliance, announce their single, “Facebook,” ahead of their sophomore album Suite No. 2: World Keeps Spinning: An Antidote to Modern Anxiety, due out January 10th, 2020.  “A message of doubt – that allows The Brilliance to push itself into a new stratosphere of genre-bending. It’s a song that could easily be played to the acid trip crowds at Bonnaroo, yet it contains the vastness, the grandeur of musicians who have played under stained glass, to audiences whose hands yearn to raise.” (Audiofemme)   Recently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Chill Hits as well as several other Spotify editorial playlists, The Brilliance gets 600k+ Spotify listeners per month — and their first album, The Dreamer Suite has already amassed millions of streams on both Spotify and Apple Music, as an independent release. The Brilliance are creating what they call “art that inspires empathy”, releasing their songs in a series of “suites” – songs and pieces united by a theme – that invite others to listen with them.    Listen to “Facebook”  
  • ATX-based, synth/cosmic-pop pair, Moonray, launch their single, “No Stranger to Love,” ahead of their self-produced and recorded LP,   Digital Moon, to be released under their own label, Satellite Records. “The electrifying, upbeat track previews their upcoming self-recorded album, Digital Moon.” (Conversations About Her) The couple draw on their independent and strengths to speak to their listeners in an uplifting, relatable way. In addition to forming a working partnership, the duo is also a real-life couple, comprised of  Jonray and Barbara Higginbotham.   The single is inspired by the pair’s passion keeping their love alive despite the challenges they were experiencing individually.   “The synth-pop duo are creating their own lane when it comes to music, incorporating the infectious synth vibes that exploded in the 80’s, along with live instrumentals and “free-spirited 70’s vibes.” (Riverbeats) LISTEN TO “NO STRANGER TO LOVE”  
  • Critically-acclaimed, all-female rock group LEZ ZEPPELIN announce “Achilles Last Stand,” viPsychology Today. from their forthcoming release,  THE ISLE OF SKYROS (OUT 11/1/19)an EP featuring a variety of Led Zeppelin’s greatest compositions performed by the band with a string section. The unique arrangements and world-class performances featured on this record present some of the greatest “classical music” of our time in a way never heard before.LEZ ZEPPELIN has gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around and have established worldwide recognition for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. The quartet has appeared on major television networks including CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1 and FOX as well as radio shows worldwide, including Sirius XM, BBC Radio and NPR. They have also been the subject of substantial features in The New York Times, The London Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Independent, Guitar World, VICE and many more. Chuck Klosterman of SPIN Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history.” LISTEN TO “ACHILLES LAST STAND”  
  • Atlanta-based, Arizona-born rock band, The Endangered Species, who tell a tale of loss, hardship, and redemption on their self-titled album, produced by music industry veteran, Joey Huffman (Izzy Stradlin, Soul Asylum, Drivin n Cryin). Music this raw and authentic stems from experience, and brothers and central figures,  Wade and Robin Divver, have had more than their fair share of hard times. On February 12th, 2001, their father was brutally murdered by the Sinaloan drug cartel. The only living memory the brothers have of their father were his most prized possessions: a 1983 Fender Stratocaster and a 1967 Gibson SG. The album arrived October 18th, just in time for their father’s birthday. “The track is pure pain and soul, an explosion of frosty vocals, slick guitar and fierce B3 organ playing.” (Ghost Cult Magazine WATCH “MAGIC MAN” // LISTEN TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES 
  • Washington DC-based, soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes announce the dynamic and fun video “Circles,” from their upcoming album, Second Summer, due out November 8, 2019. Rhymes have acquired media accolades, including appearances on EARMILK, Soulbounce, Celebmix, Great Day Washington, and Blog Talk Radio.“The classically trained artist displays the full range of her power with her gripping melody which enhances the uplifting vibe of the track as she gives thanks for all the simple things in life.” (The Word is Bond) WATCH “CIRCLES” 
  •   Austin-based, award-winning soul-pop artist/guitarist Jackie Venson announces her latest single, “Wanderlust,” a track about becoming more comfortable with chaos than consistency and struggling with the desire to see the world on the run but still wanting to be there for the people one cares about.  “Fast-paced and fueled by a hard-driving guitar line, the track is a charmingly smooth blend of Venson’s signature explosive instrumentals and her recent shift away from the blues-dominant sound that once defined her.” (Austin Monthly Magazine) Venson began 2019 by releasing her latest album ‘Joy’ to critical acclaim and winning Best Guitarist at the Austin Music Awards. The first African American woman to win the award in the award’s 37-year history. Venson then went on a massive 4-month tour that took her all the way from Austria to Alaska and everywhere in between. In addition to releasing ‘Wanderlust’, Venson also has  East Coast fall tour lined up, which includes festival appearances at Utopia Fest and Festy. While also placing 2 tracks with Starbucks, set to begin store rotation in October, Jackie Venson has made 2019 a banner year for her career. Forbes named Venson one of “15 Women-Fronted Musical Acts Getting Their Due At SXSW 2019” alongside Billie Eilish. and Joy received praise from publications including NPR, Guitar Player, Guitar World, AfroPunk, Grammy.com, EARMILK, NPR Music, She Shreds Magazine and Vintage Guitar Magazine.  
  • Brazilian-born/NYC based songwriter Carvi takes her worldly experiences and showcases her mutli-genre sound on her new single, “VIBE,” ahead of her EP, Fuel the Crazy, due out this Fall.  “The hypnotizing tune will have you hooked from the first five seconds and inspire you to be the best you.” (Celebmix)    The album examines many tribes and tribulations of everyday life, and it takes listeners on a journey through the ins and outs of love.     LISTEN TO “VIBE”       
  • BBC Featured artist and London-based singer/songwriter, Charlie Freeman, aka FREEMAN, announces his new single, “Holding On” ahead of his sophomore album, Love, due out September 27, 2019, which  “melds breezy guitar riffs with laid back rock ‘n’ roll undertones.” (One Stop Record Shop) “The infectious new number merges nostalgia with the present,” (BORN MUSIC ONLINE) and  “celebrates self-love and self-belief through an uplifting chorus.” (For Hits and Gigs “Freeman has it going on! … a confection of musical elegance, exuding the palpable sentimental energy of adoration and love, the kind of love that’s impervious to reason” (Huffington Post FREEMAN’s creative work doesn’t stop at music, as his acting career began in mid-2017 and includes a starring role in QIYI (Chinese Netflix) film, Chinatown Cannon, as well as lead roles in short films Defector and A Friend in Need.  LISTEN TO “HOLDING ON”