Monday, September 28, 2020

Lotion Princess Shares New Single "Retrospect," Double-Single Out Now


On Friday, Lotion Princess released their new single "Retrospect," part of their double-single release "In The Summer / Retrospect" out now on all platforms. Last week, Northern Transmissions premiered the track, an honest and meditative song, in which songwriter Sasha Fried-Snoad delivers bittersweet vocals over a minimalist, refreshing instrumental. "Retrospect" comes out of a place of nostalgia and painful, but positive, growth. Fried-Snoad looks back on a series of tough personal dynamics that taught her a lot about herself and how to navigate relationships, with friends, lovers, and everything in between.

In July, Lotion Princess released "In The Summer", a fiery look back on a heated summer romance. The Line Of Best Fit offered the first look at the song, describing it as "running through the emotional complexities of one fleeting summer fling, Lotion Princess' delicate and soothing new song is made for when the sun sets late at night, but a darkness bubbles underneath." Together, the double-single paints a complete picture of heartache, acceptance, and personal growth. "In The Summer / Retrospect" is available on all digital streaming platforms and Bandcamp now.



Sasha Elisabeth started Lotion Princess in 2016 in a house known by its community as The Giant Peach following the worst breakup of her life, and she hasn’t held anything back since. Lotion Princess found roots in the DIY music scene in Washington, DC, where she met friends and collaborators who joined up with the project, Katie Parker (bass, vocals), Andrew Grossman (guitar) and Tommy Sherrod (drums).

With a sound that’s been called “an aural form of a cathartic walk in the woods” (DCist), Sasha delves into deeply personal narratives surrounding queer love and heartache, mental health, attachment, and their ever developing intersections. Hypnotic melodies and haunting vocals are a window into the world of the 28 year old pop song writer’s search for meaning and abundance.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Big Mother Gig release "Past The Sun"


As they near 2 million streams, Milwaukee-bred/Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit Big Mother Gig drop their 3rd single of 2020, the euphoric, introspective "Past The Sun." It was praised as “another anthemic track” by Brooklyn Vegan. The band’s previous 2 singles ("20 Miles", "Overcome With Shadows") amassed 70K streams and SiriusXM airplay.

"Lyrically, it’s about addiction," shared bandleader Richard Jankovich, "The desire to get as far as you can be from this world even if you’re in a room surrounded by people." Jankovich continued, "I chased rocket ships - now, I stay grounded and find fulfillment in the here and now."



The musical arrangement was originally a demo for Aloe Blacc whom Jankovich befriended when their daughters bonded at school. Aloe suggested they write together and this was an early attempt. "We made a different song but I saved this, it felt like it had potential", says Jankovich.

Big Mother Gig released their 2018 LP, “No More Questions”, while on a West Coast tour with Gin Blossoms. That LP featured guest turns by Dicky Barrett (Bosstones) and Britta Phillips (Luna) and was praised by Brooklyn Vegan, NPR/The Current, Paste, The Big Takeover, Alternative Press, Under The Radar, No Depression and more.

Prior to 2016, Jankovich was known for Burnside Project (Bar/None, Sony) who’s “Cue The Pulse To Begin” became the theme to “Queer As Folk” and Pocket, a persona he used to remix Radiohead, Beck and others to acclaim by Pitchfork and Stereogum.

Artists set for first ever “Masks on Main Art Crawl” happening this Saturday afternoon, September 26th from 4p-9p on Long Island in Huntington, NY


This Saturday afternoon, from 4p-9p, the first ever “Masks on Main Art Crawl” will take place across 15 locations throughout Huntington Village, New York on Long Island. Featuring local artists creating unique art installations LIVE, all themed around the positive attitude of wearing masks during this COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by The Huntington Business Improvement District, The Huntington Business Recovery Task Force, The Spirit of Huntington Arts Center and Huntington Hospital, the event will showcase live art, live music and free masks. Everyone is united in the need for masks, yet there is still vast room for individual expression in style, colors, and themes, limited only by imagination. As a community, we can spearhead a movement across the country to support our local villages and businesses, by staying smart, staying safe and wearing masks. Listed below are the locations of each installation, along with some of the confirmed names of the local artists who will be creating the artwork at each location:

Location Addresses Artists
KASHI 12 Elm St Kris Renkowitz
ENDO ETHOS 289 Main St Clark Ruggeri
SPOTLIGHT 370 New York Ave. Caitlyn Shea
HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL 213 Main St Patty Eljaiek
HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL 213 Main St. Stephen Bezas
JT CARRINGTONS 10 Elm Street Miranda T Brown
RUST & GOLD 70 Gerard St Craig Banks
KIDSHITZ 304 Main St Cass Jones
THE MATRIX BUILDING 12 Wall St John Guarneri
SPIRIT OF HUNTINGTON 15 New St Public Art
HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 338 Main St Natalie Vela
NEW YORK PANINI 9 Wall St Elizabeth Neiland
WOK N ROLL 11 New St Tom Benincase
CAT PURR CCINOS 322 Main St TBD
LEILU 10 New St Marci Brockmann
WALL STREET 12 Wall St Melissa Manzione

Be sure to come down to Huntington Village from 4p-9p on September 26th and wear your mask to witness this once in a lifetime event! Stay Smart. Stay Safe. Wear a Mask! Interested attendees can pick up an Art Crawl map at Spotlight at The Paramount or see local participating locations listed on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/MasksonMainHuntington2020 or our website: masksonmaincom.godaddysites.com. The :30-second television ad for the upcoming event can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=2A4DDJYy_94.

More information at:
masksonmain.huntington@gmail.com
masksonmaincom.godaddysites.com
facebook.com/MasksonMainHuntington2020
Instagram.com/masksonmain

Monday, September 21, 2020

Hip Hop Chameleon Don Da Menace Releases “Falling Toward Success Vol. 1” Mixtape


“Falling Toward Success”, the new single/video from Rapper/Songwriter/Producer Don Da Menace, is available Friday September 18th on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music and all the major services.

Featuring his distinctive voice and confident delivery, “Falling Toward Success” is the most anticipated release yet from the East Harlem native. It’s a project that defines Don Da Menace’s five year career so far, a collection of songs that represents the artist better than ever before - from his original compositions into his thoughts and feelings on the unseeable pandemic and social strife that we are facing today.



One listen and you can tell that Don Da Menace is an artist whose music goes way beyond any one genre. It’s truly alternative Hip Hop; from his deep one of a kind voice to his seasoned and intelligent lyricism, Don Da Menace continues to create awareness in many pockets of the NYC underground scene and is poised to make an impact on the international musical landscape, as well.



Born & raised in East Harlem, NYC, Don Da Menace quickly learned the roots of his music. His late father was an artist (by the name of Smoove Da Menace) and became a quick inspiration for him. His father’s deep roots in NYC sounds and Don’s upbringing created the sound thousands around the world have come to love today.

Don has been featured in countless blogs and online channels for his work on singles “Ruby”, “Enough (with Robert Eberle & Versa the Band)” and more. His latest project, Falling Toward Success, Vol. 1, is his first full length mixtape featuring some of his hit songs from previous releases and new sounds he has never experimented with before. Don Da Menace’s takeover is coming - NYC and beyond.

Holly Humberstone Releases Brand New Song "Drop Dead"


Today, buzzing singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has released her brand new song "Drop Dead", the latest offering from her eagerly anticipated debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel out this Friday, August 14th via Platoon. Driven by her commanding voice, melancholic piano and a beat that thumps and builds its way to a powerfully cathartic finale, the track examines the relationships in our lives that we recognize are toxic, and yet can't stay away from. Produced by Rob Milton (Easy Life) and crafted mostly at home in the old, withering country house that Holly grew up in, the EP features six songs including her heralded trio of debut singles "Deep End", "Falling Asleep At The Wheel" and "Overkill."

"I wrote Drop Dead about a troubled & manipulative relationship that despite how bad it is, you can't get out, because love can often be blinding," says Holly. "I think a lot of people have been through something where you're with someone that was no good and for some reason all they have to do is look at you and you go straight back."

Tonight, Holly is also set to make her national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC, where she'll be performing "Overkill" and "Falling Asleep At The Wheel." Tune in at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT (check local listings). The performance comes on the heels of her expansive profile with The New York Times, who praised the EP as "an absorbing affair. Her lovely voice is fluttery and precise, and also oozy, hanging over her songs like low, enveloping fog...Song after song, [it] is a striking blend of offhand conversation and acutely detailed storytelling, verses that feel like whispers into the ear of an intimate."

Following the releases of "Deep End," "Falling Asleep At The Wheel," "Overkill" and her haunting cover rendition of Radiohead's iconic track "Fake Plastic Trees", Holly has captivated audiences around the globe this year and cemented herself as one of 2020's biggest breakthrough artists. Blending her dark and moody signature sound with searingly honest lyrics, Holly's music possesses a universal relatability. Her songs embrace and translate some of life's most intense feelings in a way that typical conversations all too often fail to capture, from mental health struggles to the dizzying feelings of falling for someone for the first time. Pre-save the EP now HERE.

In a span of months, Holly has amassed well over 20 million streams and over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, sold out her first two headlining gigs at Omeara in London, garnered radioplay from BBC Radio 1, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Beats 1, Triple J and more, and most recently blazed onto Rolling Stone's Breakthrough 25 Chart as one of the fastest rising artists of the month. She's also been featured on NPR's New Music Friday playlist and Spotify's hugely influential TGIF playlist, placed on the cover of Apple Music's coveted New Music Daily playlist and been championed by Clash, NME, BBC Introducing, Billboard, DIY Magazine, Dork Magazine, Coup De Main Magazine and The NY Times. Acclaim has continued to pour in for her from across the world:

Holly recently performed "Overkill" and "Falling Asleep At The Wheel" for Vevo's DSCVR At Home series, an intimate live performance program that spotlights emerging talent shaping the future of music. With a performance at Glastonbury 2019 and an extended European support tour alongside Lewis Capaldi already under her belt, she's currently gearing up for a guest appearance at Sam Fender's Platform Show in Newcastle on August 13th as well as her pair of upcoming sold-out headlining shows at Omeara.

The 20-year-old Grantham-native has quickly proven herself a transcendent talent that is destined to be a force for years to come.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Gwyn Love Drops Video for "never have to see u again"


Oklahoma born pop singer-songwriter Gwyn Love drops the video for her debut single “never have to see u again,” which was released via Canadian indie label 604 Records last month.

Upon its release, Gwyn’s single “never have to see u again” was featured on multiple playlists including Spotify’s “It’s A Bop”, Apple Music’s “New Music Daily” and Amazon’s “Fresh Pop, Brand New Music”.

The single is a song the artist says she believes becomes more powerful each and every time she hears it — an anthem that constantly re-ignites the happiest of moments when everything in her life really started to come together. It’s a kind of honest lyricism that is sure to set Gwyn apart from the pack.

604 Records, who is home to Canada’s biggest acts such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Dallas Smith and Marianas Trench, marked their first American signee with Gwyn.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Garth Arum - The Fireflowers Tale


Garth Arum is a one-man-project consisting of old songs written between 1997 and 2003. Presenting the vibe of the melodic and progressive black metal music of the old days, all the music of Garth Arum is inspired in dreams and a deep voyage towards the within. The place where is located our own inner-secret-garden, which lays forgotten. This is the place where the fire flowers grow, handled by demiurges. Fire flowers are the source of creation and depending on who uses them, it will have different results. A standard person would just change their dimension, but the most powerful being would create a new universe.

First “die-hard” edition of “The Fireflowers Tale”, the marvelous second full-length album by NHT (As Light Dies, Deemtee, Aversio Humanitatis, Keltika Hispanna...) and his most personal project, Garth Arum, five long and highly elaborated songs playing a kind of avantgarde black metal with symphonic touches which are pure and simple creativity... a must for fans of bands like Arcturus, Ved Buens Ende, Dødheimsgard, Code or Fleurety...

This “die-hard” edition, limited to only 50 hand-numbered copies, comes presented in a luxury 6-panel oversized digifile pressed on exclusive matte lamination paper, includes extended artwork from the standard edition, a kind of printed “paperbag” to protect the CD, external cardboard slipcase, 8-page booklet and free album digital download card...

“The Fireflowers Tale” will be released by Darkness Within (a Darkwoods division) in jewelcase limited to 150 copies worldwide and die-hard edition presented in a luxury 6-panel oversized digifile with extras limited to only 50 hand-numbered copies.”

Garth Arum is NHT in vocals, guitars, bass, synths and drums, with the little (sometimes big) help of my friends, in this case Lady Carrot is in charge of the female choirs in Inner Secret Garden.


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Stiletto Feels - 'Push Back" out Oct 2nd


Stiletto Feels was founded as an experimental project in 2015. Austin-based musician Geoff Earle booked recording sessions with multiple studio players who would improvise over demo tracks after a single listen. The pieces were then collaged together over a few short months at multiple studio locations. .​

The resulting debut album, The Big Fist, was released in late 2015 to critical acclaim in the Texas music scene. Texas Monthly lauded the album as "wildly coloristic, digitally enhanced mash-up of drums, guitar riffs, synth lines, and hicuppy quick cuts", and KUTX praised it as "fearlessly striking everywhere with bolts of electro-pop, post rock and funk-inspired moments galore."

Earle put together a five-piece live act, and Stiletto Feels made the transition from theoretical to physical with a run of raucous performances, culminating in a SXSW 2016 show with fellow Austinites Golden Dawn Arkestra and The Octopus Project.

Stiletto Feels continues, this time recording with contributors like Aaron Perez of Ume, Ryan Figg of The Octopus Project, Bryan Richie of The Sword, Jimmy Vela of Think No Think, and Paul Oliphint and Cody Skinner of Stiletto Feels' live incarnation.

‘Propelled on intoxicating musical momentum” (OVRLD) here is the forthcoming Stiletto Feels follow-up album Push Back, including a single and music video recorded and edited entirely in quarantine called "That's Gonna Leave A Mark", dedicated to the prescient themes of the pandemic.

Push Back comes out worldwide on October 2nd, 2020.



Friday, September 11, 2020

Long Island Singer / Songwriter / Producer Teddy Wender Releases “Peace Will Come” Single/Video


During these chaotic and uncertain days, the musicians and artists take to the forefront to deliver messages of hope and optimism. Long Island based singer/songwriter/producer and living legend Teddy Wender released a magnificent new song and video- "Peace Will Come" today! 

The tune offers lyrics about unity and positive vibes to calm and uplift your mood during these troubled times. What we need more of, are songs like this. A promise of a better future, hope that there will be more harmony and togetherness in the world, and the only way to get there is through love. Love always wins in the end.

"Peace Will Come" is now available on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music and all major streaming services.



In six months, our world has irreversibly changed. An invisible virus has ravaged the globe, devastating families and changing the way that humans have behaved since the dawn of time.

Yet despite these isolating and threatening circumstances, millions have come together to remind us that real change comes when we unite during difficult times. The time for peace, safety and equality for ALL people is right now.

“Peace Will Come” is an anthem of love, peace, equality, and hope. The love child of native New Yorkers, Teddy Wender and Neil Rosengarden, co-produced by Chris “The Fourz” Brown. The result of decades of friendship and brotherhood that can only be sustained by empathy, acceptance, and ultimately love.

The song implores us to stand beside our brothers and help them out when they are down, and warns us that unless we show a little kindness, we’re setting up for our demise. An essential and pertinent message for our quickly evolving world.

"With the nation being at such crossroads, with over 200,000 deaths due to the pandemic, resulting in millions of jobs lost, and a dramatic rise in racial injustice not seen since the 60’s, political polarization is at an all-time high, peace, love and understanding is all we need now. It’s time to work together and this song says just that. Please join us to try to make a better world for our kids.” - Ted Wender




About Teddy Wender

Teddy Wender is a living legend in New York City and a lifelong keyboardist/singer/arranger/producer and songwriter. Teddy, founding member of the New-Wave band 3-D on Polydor Records, who appeared on Saturday Night Live when the cast still included Steve Martin and Bill Murray.

He’s toured alongside U2, The Ramones, The Cars, J. Geil’s Band, Eddie Money and South Side Johnny. Additionally, Teddy’s played keys for the likes of Ric Derringer, Dr. John, Odetta, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Gordon Waller, Ray Draper, Gary Stewart, Michael Powers and Loudon Wainwright III.

Teddy’s seen success as a pop songwriter, writing dance hits like, “What The Funk” and “Get Up And Dance” for The Memphis Horns / Doobie Brothers on RCA. He served as a label executive signing blues legend and guitarist Michael Powers and Pop singer Cyndi Phillips to Smooth Records.

Teddy designed, owned, and operated Data Bank / Big Noise / and Protown Studios, the infamous home to so many hip-hop / R&B and Indie Rock artist for over 30 years. Ted wrote song parodies on Howard Stern’s A&E show, and scored the music for the syndicated TV show Overhaulin’ currently on the Velocity Channel. Ted is currently the keyboardist for Long Island’s Red White & Blues Band.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Town Announces ‘One Last Summer Blast’ Concert with Lords of 52nd Street


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that The Lords of 52nd Street will play ‘one last summer blast’ drive-in concert at TOBAY Beach on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. This free concert will offer Town residents one last chance to soak up summertime fun before the fall season arrives. The Lords of 52nd Street features the legends of The Billy Joel Band, including Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto, and Russell Javors. 

Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Lords of 52nd Street are legends of rock n’ roll and put on an amazing performance each time out, recreating all of Billy Joel’s indelible hits that they were originally a part of. The Town is proud to present this free drive-in concert to residents.”

Vehicles will be admitted to the parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:00 p.m. the day of the event. For the safety of all residents, concertgoers must remain in their cars. Portable restroom facilities will be on-site.

For additional information, please call (516) 797-7925.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Emma Pierson Releases “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” Single/Video


Emma Pierson has released her debut single “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” in the midst of the maelstrom of Covid 19. It is an homage, in the style of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, to the value of memories and the relationship that must be fastened to preserve them.

Emma Pierson is a young, vital voice in the pop music pantheon, of precociousness beyond her years. She has a ratcheting sense of unease, coupled with her hope and optimism. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" offers powerful resolution in order to maintain relationships. She layers the emotions of missing people and dealing with loss poignantly, a performance that is beautifully crafted and delivers a powerful voice on the threshold of change.


 

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Emma Pierson has been singing and writing song lyrics since the age of four. The natural-born performer, who was recognized with relative pitch early on, started her formal training at the prestigious Stages Music Arts when she was 9-years-old. Emma first worked with singer/songwriter and instructor Ashley Higginbotham, and soon began to pursue other musical outlets at Stages, including musical theater, as well as guitar with instructor Brennan McShane. She later joined a Beatles cover band, and went on to perform—alone and with her band—at various open mic nights and music festivals at Baltimore’s Union Collective.



At age 11, inspired by an upcoming move to Austin, Texas, Emma wrote and recorded her debut single, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” with the help of talented musicians and producers at Stages Music Arts. Ashley Higginbotham and Brennan McShane collaborated with Emma on the composition. Charles Simon, the General Manager at Stages, produced the sound recording along with engineer Dave Nachodsky, who recorded/mixed/mastered the song. Video work for the music video was done by Tim Szczesniak. Emma’s eventual move to Austin opened the doors for her to continue her musical endeavors under the guidance of celebrated singer/songwriters, Chad and Natasha Hudson. Along the way, Emma covered numerous pop hits, seen on YouTube at Emma Pierson.

Indie-Pop Songstress Carly Rose Drops End of Summer Anthem “Song of the Summer”


New York-raised, Los Angeles-based rising indie-pop songstress Carly Rose drops end of summer anthem, “Song of the Summer,” an ironic twist on the quintessential summer song. Carly wrote the track in quarantine during a time of reflection, looking back on moments of her life in love that she once thought were amazing and beautiful, until she took off her rose-colored glasses. This song's evocative lyrics conjure a sense of nostalgia while also serving as a reminder that hindsight is 20/20. Click HERE to listen.

Carly added about the track, “The song is a take on summer clichés from the perspective of someone who was once seduced by them, but now knows better. Time goes on, and the love, lust, wonder, and innocence of summer fades with it.”

“Song of the Summer” comes ahead of the release of Carly’s highly anticipated debut EP WILD, due out on September 9th. The EP will include her recent thoughtful, yet infectious single “twentyone,” as well as the title track featuring Goody Grace.

At just 13 years old, Carly rose to fame on the X Factor’s second season, placing 2nd on the show...the youngest finalist in the show’s history. With a recording contract at her fingertips, she chose to take a step back from the industry, not wanting to become the typical reality TV-manufactured instant pop star.

The years of incubation have paid off as Carly emerges as one of the most refreshing and fully formed young artists - wise beyond her years, with an unexpected soul in her voice that cuts right through an oversaturated “insta” pop music industry. Writing all of her own songs, Carly offers commentary on weighty topics such as drug addiction and lost youth, yet packages it in a way that is accessible to a wide range of listeners. Listen once and you might hear a fun song to jam to. Listen deeper and you could find yourself contemplating some of life’s most topical and challenging issues.