“Los Angeles, CA – “Retrospective 12”, the debut EP by Alicia Eris, released yesterday online along with the music video for her first single, “I Moved On” featuring Syd tha Kid from The Internet (part of the Odd Future Collective). ‘Retrospective 12” is an alternative, Neosoul album with influences from Amy Winehouse and alternative soul group, The Internet. “I Moved On” released on July 30 with 2,000 downloads within the first week released and 200 downloads in a day. The song and EP are produced, and co-written, by Grammy-nominated producer, Dane Diamond of Classfaction.
Alicia Eris, age 15, began her music recording career…”
Finish the article “Alicia Eris debuts soulful new EP ‘Retrospective 12’ and music video” on Examiner.com here.
Marina and the Diamonds have just released “Electra Heart” in the U.S., which has previously been in the top of the charts in the U.K. Not sure why the U.K. gets these early releases and the U.S. is so cautious about upcoming new pop trends. This also happened with Ellie Goulding and her album which was popular in Europe and finally trickled into American radio here with “Lights”.
Marina and the Diamonds is a refresher from Lady Gaga. If you’re looking for edgy, dance pop, Marina is your girl. “Homewrecker” is on the top of my list, with Ace of Base beats and lyrics that are so true, it hurts. “Power & Control” is fun too, along with “Radioactive”. Her voice is full of soul, and I’d love to see a sing off with her and Lady Gaga. Although, I’ve heard rumors that her live performance is “forced”, which, with these pop personalities should be considered, her music is undeniably catchy and very popular in the indie scene. Will Marina and the Diamonds hit the mainstream American radio soon? Tough to tell when the edgy pop Queen, Lady Gaga retains the throne, but I’d love to see a face off between these two divas and who can be more shocking, lyrically and visually.
Marina and the Diamonds “Radioactive”
Marina and the Diamonds “Power & Control”
To make things easier on this blog to navigate through, I will be adding new pages to help you sift through the content on the blog.
First up, is a list of all the indie artists I have mentioned throughout this whole blog, so if you don’t feel like rummaging through all my blogs, or don’t want to check out the “Indie Artists” tag, this page will list all the indie artists, a short description of the artist and a direct link to the blog they were mentioned in.
I also want to do a Genre page, to find music genres easier on this blog. Let me know if you have any ideas of your own to help your experience of finding good music on this blog!
Since it’s kind of hard for me to pin down a day to talk about indie artists, I’m going to change the title of these posts from “Indie Artist Mondays” to “Indie Artist to Check Out:”
I found Kelsey on Myspace two years ago. I thought her song, “Facebook Admirer” was an instant hit. She’s still working on music, and I hope things get better for her, her lyrics are cute and right to the point. Skaggs is 19 years old and from Ohio.
Check out a Youtube of her performing live below and check out her website here: http://www.kelseyskaggs.com/
I finally finished my Exmainer article, “Cory Lamb and Stephen Baldwin Interview on ‘Break the Cycle'”
It took way longer than I thought, my first celebrity interview, I sat down at a cafe in Los Angeles and interviewed indie artist, Cory Lamb and Stephen Baldwin on the music video Baldwin directed.
Want to know how the article went? Check out the article and music video here: http://exm.nr/k1LSom
And, I would like to say, I don’t think I would have had this opportunity without your continuing support and readership to my blog, so thanks for reading!
I first heard of Miguel when I went to the Viper Room last year to watch BMI’s The Next Fresh Thing, a showcase of new acts. I went to see Krys Ivory, I heard of her from an indie record label internship that I was in when I first moved to LA, and the event was hosted by BMI, so I thought I would go. When I first got into the Viper Room, Miguel was performing. The whole place was packed and he was killing it. I haven’t seen a performer so top notch like that in a while, and still haven’t since. He was dancing, singing on point and had amazing charisma.
After the set, I talked to him for a minute, telling him that he convinced me to be a fan, he was very nice to me. Not only was he a fabulous performer, but a genuinely nice person. I followed his career since, and he has performed at festivals, worked with Usher and continues to get bigger. His single is a slow jam, but live, he is extremely energetic, and is definitely worth seeing live.
This is his single, “All I Want is You”
Ah, I’m off my game! Maybe I should make it Indie Artist Tuesdays??? Haha.
Fans of Coldplay and Kings of Leon will definitely like this band from Austin, Texas. Check out their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/saintsofvalory. I like the song, “Sweet Disarray”
Check out this Youtube video here, but definitely check out their music on iTunes and their FB page.