Category: Artist of the Month

September 30th, 2019
 

Artist of the Month – October 2019

Hua-Li

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Hua Li is a half-Chinese rapper from Montreal. She just released her album Dynasty. She has smooth vocals and an incredible style with singles including “Mr. Greenlight”, “Social Meds”, and “Mastery.” A recent track, not on the album is the jazz influenced “Outwitted” 
 

 
For info visit http://hualimusic.com/

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August 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – September 2019

Jason & Victoria Evigan are Elephant Heart, a project that mixed beats and styles. The duo is preparing to release their album and has already released the singles “HIYA”, “Warfare” and “The Digital” 
 
Elephant Heart
“The Digital” is an attack on the internet and social media as the decision-maker. The band also has a nonprofit called The Picture. For info visit https://elephantheartmusic.com/

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July 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – August 2019

Nnena Adigwe is a first-generation Nigerian American rapper recently signed to JJ Abrams Record Label, Loud Robot. Her debut song is “Lovesick”

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June 29th, 2019

Artist of the Month – July 2019

 
Cartel Madras – Sub Pop Records’ latest signing is Eboshi and Contra, Cartel Madras from India. They have a confrontational hip-hop style that expresses both individuality and sexuality as shown in the video “Pork and Leek”
 

They released a mixtape in 2018 and we look to their work with Sub Pop. For info visit https://www.cartelmadras.com/

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May 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – June 2019

 
Raveena Aurora is a Queens based R & B artist who took the reigns in all aspects of her release Lucid. Raveena has a passionate plaintive voice as shown by her Mother’s Day single “Mama”

Raveena is a new artist to keep your eye on. For info visit https://raveenaaurora.com/

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April 29th, 2019

Artist of the Month – May 2019

lucette

Lucette – Lauren Gillis’ sophomore album has a lot to back it up, including Sturgill Simpson and his band. Simpson produced Deluxe Hotel Room. The album includes the singles “Talk to Myself” and “Angel” 

Lucette brings a combination of introspective lyrics and original arrangements to the album. For info visit http://www.lucettemusic.net/ 

 

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March 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – April 2019

IbioBio Sound Machine – Ibiobio is a Nigerian language used by this retro disco funk band led by Eno Williams. They dropped their album Doko Mein in March. It features the singles “Tell Me”, “Guess We Found A Way”, and “Wanna Come Down” 
 

The band is touring the UK in May. https://ibibiosoundmachine.com/

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March 1st, 2019

Artist of the Month – March 2019

 
Tal Wilkenfeld will release her debut album Love Remains on March 15. Wilkenfeld has been generating interest for well over a year and has been opening for The Who, among others. A sample of her music can be found with “Killing Me” 
 

She is known for angst driven lyrics and an extraordinary bass performance. Wilkenfeld will explode this summer with the new album and more tour dates. For info visit https://talwilkenfeld.com/

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January 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – February 2019

This London artist is getting ready to release her debut record, Miss Universe in March. Leading up to that she will be opening for Sharon Van Etten during her tour in February. Yanya has been a slowly growing force on the radar for the past 2 years. She has a distinctive voice and influences from Nina Simone with a rock hook. Here is her new video, “In Your Head”  INSERT VIDEO HERE We expect to see her headlining tours by the end of the summer. http://niluferyanya.com/

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December 30th, 2018

Artist of the Month – January 2019

We featured a Mahogany Lox video last February. Lox is granddaughter of MOTOWN Records founder Berry Gordy. Her sister and niece are also part of LMFAO. Lox has not released an EP or album yet. She opened for Fifth Harmony on their 2018 tour. She is a new pop and soul artist to pay attention to in 2019. See her video for “No Deal” HERE. https://www.mahoganylox.com/

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December 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – December 2018

Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic

In 2014 Blood Red Shoes made our Best of list as one of the best live shows that year. This Brighton 2-piece is Laura-Mary Carter & Steven Ansell. We’ve featured their new videos this year. When most people think of a boy/girl 2 piece they think of The White Stripes. Blood Red Shoes evokes a more visceral emotion and should be in the class of The Kills and Sleigh Bells. They both sing and play and are aggressive as a band. Their new album Get Tragic comes out in January. https://www.bloodredshoes.co.uk/

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October 30th, 2018

Artist of the Month – November 2018

Miss Rayon

Miss Rayon – This Portland supergroup features Hannah Blilie (The Gossip, Shoplifting, Vexations),  Jenny Logan (Deathlist, Summer Cannibals, Sunbathe)  & Eric Sabatino (Vexations, Cat Hoch Band, Appendixes). Miss Rayon features all 3 band members taking lead vocals on different songs, as well as breathtaking harmonies. The band has a rock core but is experimental and revolutionary in songwriting and performance. The debut LP Eclipse comes out November 16. https://www.facebook.com/missrayonmusic/

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October 1st, 2018
 

Artist of the Month – October 2018

 
“You Never Call” is the latest single from Saint Sister. The Irish duo is Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre. The duo create a dreamscape in their music from their album Shapes of Silence, due out October 5. http://www.saintsisterband.com/
 

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September 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – September 2018

Miserable
Miserable – Kristina Estandiari is the voice of the doom metal group King Woman. She also has her own solo project called Miserable which is releasing a double EP Loverboy/ Dog Days in October. Miserable the band is an all women project with Sarah Green, Juli Lydell & Jess Lankford. Miserable revels in alternative rock and highlights Estandiari’s voice and guitar. https://www.facebook.com/miserablegrl

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August 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – August 2018

ObjectAsSubject

Object as Subject is a 3 piece experimental punk band led by Paris Hurley, a former classical violinist. Their debut album Permission comes out this month. Object as Subject is a combination of gritty droning bass, stark drums, and vocals that tear through your skull. They describe themselves as “Feminist Art Punks” as we strongly agree. https://www.objectassubject.com/

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July 1st, 2018
Artist of the Month – July 2018
 
King Princess is the daughter of studio royalty. Her father owns a studio in NYC that has hosted many bands known to all. In February King Princess dropped “1950” the first single from her debut EP, Make My Bed. 
 

King Princess – 1950

The EP was released in mid-June. King Princess is beginning her first nationwide tour and has already sold out some shows. In a word, King Princess is exploding. She has a direct songwriting style that emphasizes her lesbian life. The songs are addictive. See King Princess before the explosion becomes atomic. https://kingprincessmusic.com/

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June 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – June 2018

 

GhostWolves-by-DavidBrendanHall

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Carley & Jonathan Wolf may be one of the craziest live acts out there. They are also one of the best. Carley plays a cigar box guitar like a flying V with just as much growl. Jonathan plays a drum set that includes everything from a washboard to a watering can, and a broken symbol. The Ghost Wolves have been around since 2011. Their latest album is Texa$ Platinum. See this band live. https://www.facebook.com/TheGhostWolves/

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May 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – May 2018

The Nectars

The Nectars are releasing Sci-Fi Television on May 25. This New York & New Jersey band recalls early No Doubt with a fun and quick pop sound in their singles “Heaven” and “I Want It.” The band is led by Jessica Kenny’s exuberant vocals. https://www.thenectarsmusic.com/

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April 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month –  April 2018

The Aces are a 4 piece pop rock band from Utah. Their album When My Heart Felt Volcanic comes out April 6 and features tracks “Lovin’ isBible”, and “”Fake Nice.” Their video for “Volcanic Love” is exciting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOlVELlP2jk 

For info visit http://theacesofficial.com/

 

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March 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – March 2018

Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson – This 22 year old from Ft Wayne, IN recently signed to EPIC Records. Her latest single “Written In the Stars” comes out March 2. She has sold out tours across the nation before. She has also spoken at TED talks. She is a hip-hop R&B artist who should be on everyone’s radar. https://www.laurensanderson.com/

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