Any worthwhile journey will lead you to unexpected yet remarkably vibrant places. While Tuolumne, California (pron. To-All-O-Me) is a rich and historical locale in its own right, Incan Abraham‘s “TUOLUMNE” isn’t a point on a map, but rather a symbolic meeting place for many of the sounds and themes they dug up this year.
To envelop you in this fantastical land, they curated a fun new video, directed by Incan collaborator Logan Adermatt and our own Teddy Cafaro. Just like in life, the video captures the excitement of a new frontier, aglow in all its rewards… and dangers.
“Tuolumne” by Incan Abraham
Soulful pop/rock artist Hana Kim will release her new album, Exodo, on September 13, 2013. She is currently offering up the first single off of the album, “Mexico.” The single provides somewhat of an exotic and dangerous feel. Infused with old school flavor, Kim’s soulful voice glides effortlessly over the beat provided by the bass and rhythm of the drums.
Kim is based in Los Angeles. She is an accomplished singer-songwriter with two successful EPs under her belt. Determined and passionate, Kim is an artist that has spent years perfecting her craft, injecting her influences from artists like Norah Jones, to The Black Keys into her unique style of pop. Her hard work and determination has paid off landing her opening slots at iconic Los Angeles venues.
“Mexico” by Hana Kim
A fusion of pop, R&B and rock, Cable Car offers music oozing with passion. Most of their music describes the dark side of being in love. The band gracefully delivers a musical jambalaya of all of the most popular sounds of the last couple decades, while adding a current mainstream twist and their own original style.
Front man, Nathan Mott, grew up intrigued by the limitless singing styles of Ben Harper and Jeff Buckley and incorporated that free style into his own. Guitarist, Jack Turner, contributes his roots in jazz, R&B and blues to give a smooth, rhythmic vibe to the music. Ryan Murphy is at home behind his drum kit as he programs beats, bringing an electric flare to the group.
Influenced by a lot of the local LA talent and major artists, the band has been working diligently to promote their new EP, Ride. The album is equipped with a diverse subject matter inspired by love and relationships.
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“You’re Killing Me” by Cable Car
The Wondergirls is a supergroup comprised of actor and songwriter Ashley Hamilton (vocals), Jay Gordon (Orgy), Chris Lloyd (VP/ A&R executive at Flip Records), and Doug Ardito (Guitarist of Puddle of Mudd). They’ve recently signed to Across The Universe Records, with an expectant EP out soon.
“Let’s Go All the Way” features Robbie Williams and is included on the Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall Official Soundtrack, which also features various artists such as Imagine Dragons and Passion Pit.
“The original 80’s (Sly Fox) version has its unique character and signature … (but) everyone is loving this version,” says Gordon. The band charged the track with an electric beat that is driven by classic rock drums, crunchy guitar licks and raging synths all supported by refined vocal chops.
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“Let’s Go All the Way” by The Wondergirls
The Owl and the Full Moon is the latest from Los Angeles, California-based singer-songwriter and producer, Adam Marsland. It offers ten emotionally revealing pop and soul tunes, the offspring of Marsland’s fertile but fatigued creative mind. The album has begun to reveal itslef as the best and most focused work of Marsland’s career.
Marsland was hiking in Santa Monica on a dark, warm, beautiful night. The moom was huge and an owl flew over his head and perched on a nearby tree. He felt peace and inspiration in that moment and he went home and wrote the music to The Owl and the Full Moon.
“Life isn’t about the crap. That’s the background noise. It’s the beauty in small gestures, the warmth of a friend, the smile of a stranger, the quality of the journey, the great moments… that’s what life’s about,” says Marsland of his recent journey.
“Contamination” by Adam Marsland