LA River Bend Release Feel Good Love Song

Americana/folk band LA River Bend has released its new single “Summer Wind” off its upcoming EP intended to be a feel-good love song. Check out the song below:

LA River Bend is a four-piece band made up of Nate Weiner (vocals, guitar), Emily Elkin (cello, vocals), Branden Stroup (bass, vocals, guitar) and Jacob Seldes (drums) and have honored traditions of Americana folk by building the walls of their epic soundscapes, embracing the dynamics and ultimately developing an aesthetic unique to their own.

Their latest single “Summer Wind” features three-part harmonies, driving drum beats and catchy Californian melodies built upon intricate guitar embellishments, indie-folk facets and poetically pop melodies. The fast paced, toe-tapping anthemic chorus is highlighted by the band’s approach of exploring the new sounds that could only be found in the So Cal environment.

The band began life as backing Weiner’s solo album, “Ride The Sun,” where the group spent time rehearsing and touring up and down the West Coast. After spending hours recording and mixing tracks for this project, with longtime friend Stroup and the addition of Elkin’s string arrangements, LA River Bend was born. With the introduction of their now signature three-part harmonies and Seldes on percussion, the new and improved band mastered their authentically rustic, yet beautifully atmospheric sound.

“The addition of Seldes to the band is immeasurable, because I think our sound would have been less dimensional without his style of drumming,” Weiner said.

LA River Bend’s upcoming EP entitled “Run These Hills” is a collection of relaxing, vivid, nature themed music, bringing a contemporary and fresh approach to the indie folk genre and was entirely self-recorded by Stroup. Mastered by Grammy award-winning Eric Boulanger (Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Green Day), the EP is focused thematically on the symbolism of nature-based imagery and the tracks depict a serene feeling reaching emotional depths.

“The calming influence of nature in LA has been a huge musical inspiration to us,” Weiner said.

Stay up to date with LA River Bend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud.

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Listen to ash.ØK New Single “The Unraveled”

A new single by Philadelphia producer ash.ØK titled “The Unraveled” has dropped for all us indie electronica fans off his upcoming album due out January 19. Check out the video below:

The single features Texas-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe on vocals with the video directed by Patrick Mason. The album is a melting pot of different musical genres, from electronica, trap, hip-hop, folk, blues, and ambient that all come together to form a unique, cohesive sonic journey.

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Image via ash.ØK

The collaborations on the album include a wide-ranging musical spectrum of artistry to include Kid Moxie, Grammy-nominated cellist, Tina Guo (Wonder Woman, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder), Chrysanthe Tan (Ariana Grande, Bastille, Alicia Keys), and Kaly (Buzzfeed’s Top 13 South Asian rappers) among others. The album was engineered by Grammy award-winner, Jeff Chestak (Kanye West, TI, R Kelly) and Ryan Schwabe (MIA, Ellie Goulding, Baauer).

Check out more of ash.ØK on Twitter, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, and his official site.

Zayde Wolf’s Single “Higher Than High” Inspires Through Tough Times

Nashville-based ZAYDE WØLF has released a new single titled “Higher Than High.” Check out the song below:

ZAYDE WØLF is the moniker for two-time Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and mixer Dustin Burnett, who was moved to write a song that lifted people from the tragedy the country faced in the past few months. The result was “Higher Than High,” written about pushing through mental and physical breaking points. The song continues to build on his reputation for making music that inspires and motivates to push his fans through barriers and get through difficult times.

The ZAYDE WØLF project came somewhat accidentally, as Burnett himself explains.

“Towards the end of 2015 I was producing some new music as a concept,” Burnett said. “I had these new ideas, but when a couple of singers fell through, I just decided to sing on it myself. I finished the songs, and rather than use my name, I listed, ‘Zayde Wolf,’ as the artist and sent it to a licensing company in Los Angeles called Lyric House. Pretty much immediately, one of the songs was licensed. Jessica Cole, Lyric House’s President responded, ‘So who’s Zayde Wolf, anyway? We need more songs.’ That’s literally the accidental story of how I became Zayde Wolf.”

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His debut album “Golden Age” released in 2016 introduced him as a formidable new voice in indie pop and afforded him the opportunity to let his own voice shine after years of helping others to do the same. Music by ZAYDE WØLF’s can be heard regularly on commercials and promos for the NCAA, NFL, NBA, XBOX and has been used in television shows and movie trailers. Burnett has also worked with artists such as Tyrone Wells, Generdyn, Us the Duo, Augustana, Dave Barnes and more. He also wears the hat of co-founder of That Sound, a boutique drum sampling company that has become the go-to for songwriters, producers and mixers looking for unique drums sounds and samples.

Burnett has experienced the power of music firsthand, and he’s made it his mission to share it with the rest of the world.

“The general message of Zayde Wolf is encouraging people,” Burnett said. “These songs are helping me in all these different ways. For a song to start in one place and then move all over the world to people who speak very little English is wild. These people reach out to me daily and say they are impacted by these songs in ways that turn their week around for better, or that the songs lead them to rethink a hard situation… and that’s powerful and humbling to me.”

Stay up to date with all things ZAYDE WØLF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud, and his official site.

Emily Curtis’ New Single “Battleshade”

Charleston SC based musician, Emily Curtis has released her new soul pop single “Battleshade” off her upcoming EP titled “Hindsight” coming out Nov. 10. Check out the single here:

The video, directed by Chris Viera, scenes flash between the many sides that comprise a woman: insecurity, comparison, liberation, frustration, confidence and beauty. The lyrics in “Battleshade” is a rallying call for all women who have dealt with discrimination and was written by Curtis as a response to her own insecurities about pursuing music. She said, “Remember me. Say you will. I’ll leave a mark. It won’t fade. It’s such a bold statement to make about yourself, but singing those phrases does something in me that makes me feel brave.”

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Photo credit: Randi Katheryn Photography

The five-track EP is a mixture of styles and flavors that contain pop, jazz, soul, and country. The resulting experience will leave the listener with introspective feelings of individuality as Curtis’s strong suit is her ability to share her own bravery through soulful lyrics of empowerment and self-acceptance.

Stay up to date with Curtis on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, and her official site.

VanWyck’s New Single “An Average Woman” is Brave and Bold

Amsterdam singer-songwriter VanWyck releases her new single “An Average Woman,” the title track off her upcoming moody, indie-folk album due out on January 19 on Maiden Name Records. Check out the song here:

Hauntingly atmospheric and melodious, the songs on “An Average Woman” unravel in a spiral of smoky soulful vocals aching with lyrical precision of stories untold. The album is about women who are visible and hidden, sacrificing and selfish, ordinary and magical, obligated and free. It’s about the mysteries lurking in the everyday and creating your own universe and your own sense of belonging, while stumbling along the way.

The lead single is about being braver, bolder, and sometimes selfish. Written in the past tense, it’s almost like a funeral song, burying the average woman in order for the creative woman to emerge. Accompanied by the award-winning bass player and arranger Reyer Zwart, lyrics and instrumentation intertwine to become a conversational narrative in a gentle dance of ebb and flow.

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“Both my grandmothers were strong women (a nurse and a teacher) who came from very humble backgrounds and had to work hard and take care of children,” VanWyck said. “Being creative was a luxury that was often not allowed to them. Being in the foreground was also not something they were allowed to aspire to. One of my grandmothers was very inspirational in making me reach higher and to put all my talents to work. I keep her picture as a young girl on my desktop to remind me of the chances she never had and the way she pushed me to reach higher.”

To stay up to date with all things VanWyck, check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.