Last month I featured Naia Kete, letting you know the former NBC’s “The Voice” contestant had an album in the works. On June 3rd, 2013 that album, Fire Breather, was celebrated at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, in preparation for its June 11 official release. This is Kete’s third EP to date.
Fire Breather features five perfectly sweet and savory tracks, leading with the single “Crazy Glue.” The video for the single features a cameo by Kete’s friend Steven R. McQueen from The CW’s hit show, The Vampire Diaries. Kete collaborated with music greats Linda Perry, Colbie Caillat, Mikal Blue and The Futuristics by melding pop, soul, reggae and R&B.
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“Crazy Glue” by Naia Kete
Solo artist and producer based in Atlanta, GA, Joshua Worden, creates an original blend of R&B, jazz and indie pop with electronic production. His down-tempo fusion is fresh and atypical. Worden is inspired by artists such as Frank Ocean, Raphael Saadiq and James Blake. His music and lyrics, though accessible, veer heavily towards introspective territory. Worden is a trained jazz guitarist and, as a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, he writes, arranges and produces all of his own material.
Worden released his debut EP, The Withered Tree in July of 2012. Earlier this month, his first full-length album, Always This, was released and can be streamed from his Bandcamp profile.
Worden’s live band consists of himself (vocals, keys, guitar, synth, samples) and Will Montgomery (drums, vocals, samples).
“Midnight” by Joshua Worden
Sera Roadnight of M T Press is pleased to introduce Kris Angelis‘ brand new single, “Cut To The Chase.”
Based out of Los Angeles, Angelis pulls much of her inspiration from growing up on a farm in Gainesville, Florida, where she first started her love affair with music crafting little songs and singing harmonies with her twin sister. From there, she studied with teachers from the famed Julliard and Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. Throughout all of her years seeking knowledge and diving head first into new challenges, her poetic songwriting and soft-spoken vocals are where she blossoms. Her first full length, debut album, The Left Atrium will be available in July.
The first single off the album, “Cut To The Chase,” is all about wanting something you shouldn’t have.
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“Cut To The Chase” by Kris Angelis
Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight of M T Press
Working Brilliantly is pleased to present their new artist Lee Koch.
After cutting his teeth playing blues clubs along the coast of Southern California, Koch became a fixture at SoCal venues where locals began to gravitate to his alluring live performances and gave him reason to call it his musical home.
Whole Heart is Koch’s first release since he was on The Voice last season, earning recognition with his raspy rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone.” The album will be released nationally on August 27th, 2013. This project proves his worth as both a strong new voice in the current folk revival and a craftsmen-like troubadour in the vein of Ray LaMontagne.
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“Trusty Branch” by Lee Koch
mp3 courtesy of Jennifer Thorington & Samuel Markus of Working Brilliantly PR.
To his FanBridge subscribers, singer-songwriter Vinnie Ferra writes, “between you and me… ‘Blondie’ is a song that was written during a time of solitude. Romanitc and social. A song that speaks of my thoughts and turmoils in private and those that go unsaid. This song is by no means a single. Not a marketable machine or a viable track for the masses. This is a song for me. With a more complex arrangement, varing changes and sections. When the lyrics and vocals spew out you’ll see, it’s still me.”
Ferra’s last legit release was Destroying Me – Single from January 28, 2013. Check it out on iTunes.
Have a listen to “Blondie” below and view the video here.
“Blondie” by Vinnie Ferra
Image and mp3 courtesy of FanBridge