June 2011
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“Lullaby” by Wes Swing

Fourteen tracks might seem like a lengthy record. However, with a number of short instrumental tracks cutting the album, it flows quickly and beautifully. Wes Swing is a classically trained cellist. Unlike Ra Ra Riot’s snappy indie-style incorporation of the instrument, Swing uses his cello to deliver an overall minimal result. […]

Calm Paradox on Dryvetyme Onlyne

The young 20 year old girl behind the moniker Calm Paradox is Michelle Kennedy. She recently self-released her debut EP entitled How to Mind. Check out my review on Dryvetyme Onlyne.

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“Rites of Passage” by Calm Paradox

“Longing to Belong” by Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) released his second solo album titled Ukulele Songs, a collection of original songs and covers performed on the ukulele, on May 31, 2011. The first single from the album is “Longing to Belong”.

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“Longing to Belong” by Eddie Vedder

“Spitting Fire” by The Boxer Rebellion

The new Fox Searchlight film, The Art of Getting By, will be released this Friday, June 17, 2011. Unlike Rotten Tomatoes (Yikes!), I thought it was cute. Sure, it wasn’t anything that we haven’t seen before and maybe it did ring of Nick & Norah, but it made me smile and I enjoyed […]

"Keep On" by Tyler Hilton

The new EP, Ladies & Gentlemen from Tyler Hilton is available on iTunes. It has been 7 years since he released his last full-length album, which captured fans of the long-running TV series, One Tree Hill. After appearing for a full season on the show he then contributed to the Walk the Line […]

“Enough” and “Fierce Tears” by Kenton Chen

Kenton Chen is the music director and founding member of The Backbeats, 3rd place winners on Season 2 of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Chen has a degree in Vocal Jazz from the University of Southern California. He has shared the stage with many artists, including Ben Folds, Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, and […]

“Rock n Roll Queen” and “Amulet” by Bowery Beasts

LA-based indie rock band, Bowery Beasts will release their debut EP, Heavy You on July 5th, 2011 via Black Creem.

Led by enigmatic front man Marion Belle, the Beasts have captivated the Scene with their self-described brew of “Blue Jean Glam,” a mixture of psycho-tropic folk, 70’s metal strut, & California haze… A series of 7″ […]

“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” by Coldplay

NEW SINGLE FROM COLDPLAY!! The fifth studio album by Coldplay is due for release by fall of 2011.

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“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” by Coldplay

“Call Me Crazy” by Joshua Gray

Recently named a Clear Channel “Artist To Watch” on iHeartRadio.com, Joshua Gray has been promoting his self-titled debut EP. The EP is a collaboration with his younger brother Travis. It became available on iTunes in March. The first single, “Call Me Crazy” continues to gain internet buzz since its debut on YouTube. […]

“Sunscreen” by Incan Abraham”

Incan Abraham is currently making plans to record their third short-form album this June at the Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA. The new EP will be comprised of five completely original songs. This past March, the songs were played live in Austin, Texas at SXSW. Time Magazine was in the audience and […]