“How Bad We Need Each Other” by Marc Scibilia

The first single from Marc Scibilia’s forthcoming self-titled EP, “How Bad We Need Each Other,” was featured on the April 2 aired episode of the Fox’s hit TV series Bones. The official release date of his new EP is June 5, 2012.

Raised in Buffalo, New York, Scibilia moved to Nashville one month after graduating high school. He released an EP in 2009 titled From Brooklyn to Maine and sold copies while on tour with singer-songwriter Derek Webb.

He also released two live recordings during his residency at The Basement in Nashville, TN. The first Volume contains tracks, “Better Man” and “Ain’t My Home.” They are featured for download on NoiseTrade.

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“How Bad We Need Each Other” by Marc Scibilia

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You may watch the video for “How Bad We Need Each Other” here

“All Because Of You” by Sooner The Sunset

Sooner The Sunset is the band name for the duet comprised of Graham Colton & Lindsey Ray. Their first single “All Because Of You” is now available on iTunes and a full EP is coming this summer!

Graham Colton released a set of EP’s as a solo artist prior to teaming up with Lindsey. He can be heard live in concert, in real time from the comfort of your living room via StageIt.

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“All Because Of You” by Sooner The Sunset

Image courtesy of grahamcolton.org

“Masquerade” and “When My Time Comes” by Lelia Broussard

Coming off a fall tour with Gabe Dixon, the lovely Lelia Broussard holed herself up in her Brooklyn apartment to begin writing a new album. She plans to release it this year.

Here’s a video shot on tour in Atlanta, Georgia backstage at Vinyl by Jon Mouser for MOUSERTIME.

Recently, she released her Pledge Music Live from Rockwood Music Hall album. One of the tracks on the live album is called “When My Time Comes,” which is a cover of a Dawes song. Below please have a listen to the cover and to the title track of her 2011 release, “Masquerade.”

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“Masquerade” by Lelia Broussard
“When My Time Comes (Dawes Cover)” by Lelia Broussard

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“Heart in Wire” by Matthew Mayfield

Singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield has been in the studio for the past few months carving away at some new songs. This one, “Heart in Wire,” is a raw performance cut on April 7th. Mayfield will be on the road doiing a co-headlining acoustic tour with David Ramirez starting in May. 2 guys. 1 van. 18 shows. Check out the YouTube video of “Heart in Wire” here.

They stop in Houston at Warehouse Live on May 25!

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“Heart in Wire” by Matthew Mayfield

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“Without A Word” by Birdy

As Dr. Luke would say, “this is one we don’t want to get lost in the first place.” 15 year old singer/songwriter, Birdy, is a discovered gem.

She is starting out with an album of covers. The popular “1901” by Phoenix is one she chose to cover.

“It’s just an introduction to my style,” she explains. Sign up for her mailing list to receive your free download of “Without A Word.” Stream the others on SoundCloud.

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“Without A Word” by Birdy

Image courtesy of Birdy’s Facebook photos

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“Flinty” by Anya Marina

Away from everything and everyone she knew in California, Anya Marina is settled into Portland, Oregon – a place she knew she loved after filming her first and second music videos there (“Move You” and “Satellite Heart”). In Portland, she recorded the Spirit School EP, made some musician friends, and put together a great band for the new album Felony Flats. The album was made with the help of Cody Votolato (little brother of solo folk musician, Rocky Votolato), Jeff Bond, Joe Plummer, Eric Earley, Joe Cunningham and Gus Baum. Felony Flats was released on March 13.

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“Flinty” by Anya Marina

Image courtesy of Anya Marina’s photo library

“High Tide” by Nehedar

Emilia Cataldo was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts. On a world journey which led her to Israel, she took on the Hebrew name Nehedar which means “wonderful.” In 2000, Cataldo settled in New York City, where she began writing and performing her own music. She adopted “Nehedar” as her stage-name.

Nehedar has self-released five albums – Pick Your Battles in 2007, Dreamlike in 2008, Pterodactyl Baby in 2009, Power Plant Beach in 2010 and her latest, High Tide on March 15, 2012. Whenever possible, she includes Luis Cataldo (her saxaphone playing father).

Nehedar has enjoyed comparisons to Tracy Bonham, Bebel Gilberto and Ingrid Michaelson.

Stream High Tide in its entirety here.

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“High Tide” by Nehedar

mp3 courtesy of James Moore, Music Marketer for Independent Music Promotions

Image courtesy of Nehedar’s Fotografia

“14” and “Where Do We Go From Here” by Carrousel

Carrousel is a Florida-based, dream-pop/folk outfit who will celebrate the release of their debut album, 27 Rue de Mi’chelle, on May 15, 2012.

The group is fronted by Joel Piedt, and features Rob Polischuck, Malee Bringardner, Patrick Chin, Erich von Hinken, and Landon Lee. The album’s protagonist, Michelle, is Piedt lost love and cause for heartbreak.

“I think the hardest part was having persistence to complete the project. It was a grueling two and a half years, especially with the way we went about piecing it together,” admits Piedt. “We were inspired by Brian Wilson’s modular recording, so we attempted to piecemeal parts of songs together to give the album a certain feel,” Piedt elaborates.

Another inspiration for the album is Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, where he describes his time spent with expatriates at 27 rue de Fleurus. “Conveniently enough, the name Michelle was French. So, 27 rue de mi’chelle was born,” says Piedt.

Piedt is now ready for his next challenge: pulling the songs off live for audiences across the U.S.

The video for “14” can be viewed here. This video explores a new concept – one side of the screen backwards (as a performance) and one forward.

Reverse Side
Forward Side

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“14” and “Where Do We Go From Here” by Carrousel

EPK (mp3’s, links and images) courtesy of Alex Steininger at In Music We Trust PR