Biscuits & Gravy, ‘Young Love’

biscuitsBoston soul-funk kings Biscuits & Gravy, once selected by Ernie Ball as the winners of the pop edition of our “Save Your Strings” competition, have today dropped their second full length, Young Love. It features the single “Down With You,” a smooth, vocal and horn driven pop track that evokes prime-era Michael Jackson as well as Nile Rodgers‘…well, his whole career. The band successfully embraces that familiar ’70s-’80s hybrid, a vibe that connects the rest of the songs on the album. It’s a great time. More like this:

Atwood Magazine has the whole album streaming now. It’s also available on Spotify and iTunes. Preview a couple of tracks below.

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Top Artists In August 2016

Updates02_120x120_OurStage-1Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can listen now.

 


POP FINALS:


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ROOTS FINALS:

ELECTRONIC FINALS:

ROCK FINALS:

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

“I Eat Earthquakes Like You For Breakfast”

houseofjedIt was a drag a few years back, when it seemed as though Admiral Twin, the Tulsa OK indie rock band that had topped our charts many times, had gone dormant. But not long after that, we realized that a new favorite of ours, The House of Jed, whose song “Coming Off Pretty” had nearly topped our Intel Superstars channel, is in fact the solo project of Jarrod Gollihare, songwriter from Admiral Twin. And, furthermore, The House of Jed is even more directly up our alley. The music is adventurous but unpretentious, melodic and modern but with substance. Since that first single, we’ve had several more faves from THOJ, including a super-cool video for “Everybody Lies” and a brand new one, the raison d’post, a killer track called “I Eat Earthquakes Like You For Breakfast.”


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Yonas Drops “Summertime Luv”

yonas1Yeah, it’s that time when fall smothers summer and ushers in all the attendant ennui. On his new single, “Summertime Luv,” Yonas is feeling it. But as he reflects on the moment, he’s looking to bridge the seasonal divide, carrying forward a summer romance. “There’s something in the air / I feel it everywhere / And I don’t want to leave you, behind,” he sings. It’s a great upbeat groove that still conveys an essential melancholy before sliding into the hook. And we also get another high quality clip, directed by frequent Yonas collaborator Mike Squires.

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NextNext Hawaii Featured Artist: LIV

IMG_0532We at OurStage and Amazing Media are excited to be partnering with McDonald’s of Hawaii for the NextNext search for the Sounds That Spark Change. We are bringing together Hawaiian artists with music fans and local charities in an effort to spread great music and help worthy causes. Here, we’ll highlight some of the artists who have already signed up to participate, so that fans around the world get a chance to hear this great new music. You can learn more about the competition below.

Let’s talk for a moment about LIV. She’s a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Oahu who, at just 15 years old is already in a second phase of her musical journey. Having begun as a guitar player in a couple of punk bands, LIV has evolved into a captivating solo artist. She draws from her guitar background to create instrumental motifs upon which she builds radio-ready chill wave pop.

LIV says the song she has entered into the NextNext Hawaii competition, “Sink Or Swim,” started as little more than a quick lyrical idea she recorded on her phone. To hear what that idea blossomed into is to once again marvel at the young artist’s maturity and inventiveness.

Just at the beginning of her career, LIV is pumping out singles now, and released this video for her song “Chasing Dreams” earlier this year. It’s another should-be hit and we look forward to hearing more and more from her. Check out LIV on NextNext.com.

About NextNext:
Designed to connect a community of artists and music fans around a positive message of helping important causes, NextNext Hawaii invites those artists to sign up and select a charity to sponsor. Fans, who can get votes by visiting any participating McDonald’s location in Hawaii, can listen to the artists on the free NextNext app, create playlists, and vote for favorites. With each vote, the artist’s selected charity gets a donation. At the end, the top-ranked artists will be awarded cash prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to have music released via Amazing Records.

NextNext Hawaii Featured Artist: Jeff James

jeffjamesWe at OurStage and Amazing Media are excited to be partnering with McDonald’s of Hawaii for the NextNext search for the Sounds That Spark Change. We are bringing together Hawaiian artists with music fans and local charities in an effort to spread great music and help worthy causes. Here, we’ll highlight some of the artists who have already signed up to participate, so that fans around the world get a chance to hear this great new music. You can learn more about the competition below.

Jeff James (sometimes aka Jeffro) is an artist whose feel-good island-influenced music belies a man with a serious purpose and a commitment to social betterment. it makes him a perfect addition to the NextNext Hawaii roster of artists, all of whom have demonstrated a willingness to help their community and are sponsoring charities now in order to do so.

Inspired by a friend’s personal story, James recently made a short film highlighting the plight of homeless children in the Philippines. The film, entitled “Compassion,” focuses on personal sacrifice in the service of others. You can watch it below.

The other side of the Jeff James coin is, of course, his music. A multi-instrumentalist, James often performs as a one-man band, using loops and effects to accompany himself. On record, he can go from an airy ukulele song to a full-bore pop production, the latter exemplified by his tracks “GoGoGoGo” and his #1 hit on local radio charts, “Hawaiian Girls.” In Japan, he found similar success with another single, “Love Me.” He’s won multiple awards, including 2013’s People’s Choice Asia Best New International Male Performer.

Listen to “GoGoGoGo” below, and check out Jeff James on NextNext. Help artists helping others.


About NextNext:
Designed to connect a community of artists and music fans around a positive message of helping important causes, NextNext Hawaii invites those artists to sign up and select a charity to sponsor. Fans, who can get votes by visiting any participating McDonald’s location in Hawaii, can listen to the artists on the free NextNext app, create playlists, and vote for favorites. With each vote, the artist’s selected charity gets a donation. At the end, the top-ranked artists will be awarded cash prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to have music released via Amazing Records.