American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will be playing the Acoustic Basement stage on the entire run of Vans Warped Tour 2015. Dates kick off June 19 and run through August 8th. Tickets for all shows are now available here.
Femme Fatale Mizgin has officially released her new Get You Off Remix EP! The original Kama produced single "Get You Off," mixed by Phil Tan (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce), presents Mizgin's sexy and fierce persona, complete with intoxicating vocals.
This is one of the easiest homemade guitars I have ever built, and it only took me one hour to make. This lap steel was made from an extra 2x4 I had in my shed and just a few saw cuts to the wood. I even used a pre-wired acoustic soundhole pickup so there was no wiring needed. Anybody can build this lap steel!
Breakout indie pop trio AJR have released their debut full-length album Living Room, through AJR Productions/Warner Bros. Records. The entire album was completely self-penned, -mixed, and -produced by the brothers in the living room of their NYC apartment, with that true artistry and DIY-feel reflected in the 13 tracks on the record.
In the video below, Taiwanese musician Shara Lin plays the piano, violin and guzheng at the same time. Actually, she sort of takes turns with each instrument, although there are a few seconds where she's doubling on piano and guzheng.
Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming third album, Wilder Mind. Wilder Mind will be released in North America through Glassnote Records on May 4. It is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas.
This spring ON AN ON will embark upon tour dates with Big Data following multiple performances at SXSW. The Minneapolis trio have a big year ahead of them in 2015 as they prepare for the forthcoming release of their sophomore album later this summer. The first preview into ON AN ON's second coming is the hauntingly suspenseful "Drifting". Album release date and other details TBA in the coming months.
Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall has announced the release of a new EP Unpack Your Memories, due out on Vanguard Records on March 27th. This five song collection includes some of Hall’s most personal tracks recorded solely by him, on his laptop. Check out the title track "Unpack Your Memories" now.
Here’s a sweet song with an arpeggiated finger-picked accompaniment. It’s “Still Here” from Pete RG. Full, resonant vocals delivery a dreamy landscape of straightforward heartfelt sentiment. The band version of the song originally appears on his new release, Lightning Strikes, which came out February 10.
Tomás Pagán Motta is a DC-based songwriter rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta is stepping out from the pseudonym to release his self-titled debut. The resulting record highlights Motta's move to the foreground, placing his impassioned vocals and expressive lyrics at the center of each warm and orchestral arrangement.