Electro/synth indie rockers, City City celebrate the release of their first official video “I Don’t Dance” off of their upcoming full length, self-titled album. The band previously released two EP’s, Lines and Adult People.
“I Don’t Dance” is a throwback to the movie culture generation of the 80’s and 90’s. City City was originally pioneered by Kyle Minichelli (guitar), Jeff Kirchner (guitar/synth/vocals) and Dan McCollister (lead vocals) in 2006. Later in 2011, they completed their line-up when they recruited Valerie Ngai (bass/synth) and Jarrett Portnoy (drums/vocals).
City City has toured throughout California, the midwest, and several other states, including Hawaii. You may visit the band’s website for a free download of “I Don’t Dance.”
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“I Don’t Dance” by City City
Albany-based indie cabaret band, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, celebrated the release of their first single and video “Glamour” on March 18. The track is one of 12 off of their upcoming album Familiar Fevers mixed and mastered by Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Tall as Lions). The album is due out this spring. The seven-piece outfit, complete with a horn section, yields a larger than life sound. The album Pretty Well Damned was previously released in 2012. Both albums were produced by the band at Warming Room Studios in Albany, NY.
Watch the video for “Glamour” here and stream the mp3 below.
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“Glamour” by The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
Image courtesy of Tiffany Youhanna
Rousing dance/pop artist, ASTRAEA, has a new single called “Still Dancing” available for download on iTunes. An accompanying VEVO video is available here. In addition, the “Still Dancing” Remix Package Set is available digitally only on iTunes.
This is ASTRAEA’s first new studio recording in over a year and to make the release even more spectacular, she debuted it on her birthday. The anticipated single arrived after months of diligence, determination and studio perfection. “Still Dancing” is a smooth mid-tempo dance groove about a girl waiting for a boy so they can dance the night away together, but when he’s a no show, she perseveres and dances alone until the sun comes up because nothing frees you more than dancing.
ASTRAEA has a knack for all things art & culture and uses not only her voice for artistic release but also bares a long list of creative outlets that constantly inspire her song writing and self-expression. Dancing, blogging, decorating, painting, traveling and her flair for fashion are only a few of the passions that frame her unique style.
ASTRAEA’s first EP, Dirty Blonde, from 2010 is also a worth-while listen.
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“Still Dancing” by ASTRAEA
Electro/pop vixen, Courtney Jenaé, is announcing the re-release of her catchy single, “Accelerate,” off of her current four-song EP, Uncovered, via the independent record label Wondr Music.
“Accelerate” features catchy electro/pop hooks with rock and dubstep influences sprinkled throughout. Life’s most complicated themes inspire Jenaé’s masterful lyrics and can be equated to love, heartbreak and sex.
Several of her songs have been featured on current hit TV shows and she is in talks with many networks about featuring more of her songs. She’s also talking to some labels about writing for some of their very well-known artists.
“Being a singer is in my blood”, says Jenaé. “… I didn’t choose singing, it chose me.”
“Accelerate” by Courtney Jenaé
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
Pop/soul artist, Naia Kete, will join this year’s four day Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. At this time, Kete will reveal her third EP in physical and digital release.
Originally from Northampton, MA, Kete currently lives in Los Angeles. The product of a musical family, she always loved using her voice to express herself from as early as age two. Musical instruments lined the walls growing up in the Kete home and eventually Kete taught herself to play the piano with her father’s influence and write songs on her mother’s classical guitar.
You may recognize Kete as a contestant on season two of NBC’s The Voice as a member of “Team Blake” and making it into the Top 24.
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“Sweet Surprise (Live)” by Naia Kete
mp3 courtesy of bandcamp’s free live EP download.
Image courtesy of Kete’s Bio