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Song For David Bowie

bowieThere was not much we could think to add to the conversation when David Bowie passed away on January 10th, so, like many others, we took comfort in the man’s rich catalogue of amazing music. But we want to share this new “Song for David Bowie” by Kat Robichaud, who speaks for hundreds of thousands who, over the years, have reconciled their own sense of un-belonging, of being different, with the help and comfort of the world’s greatest oddball, David Bowie.

Appropriately, this was recorded at Robichaud’s own “Misfit Cabaret” series, which will come to full fruition on March 11-12 at The Great Star Theater in San Francisco. Click here for more info.

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October’s Top-Ranked Artists

Every 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 from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online 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 preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Hey Katie” by The Chance

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Ferris Wheel” by Maci Rivers

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Pawn” by For Every Day

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“3 Shots” by SKO1on1

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“The Last Day Of Earth” by James Alan Gourley

 

 

 

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

New Therapy? Single “Deathstimate” Out Today

Deathstimate-cover-artOut just in time to put you in the most somber of Halloween moods is “Deathstimate” the new single from Therapy?‘s latest album Disquiet. As you’ll hear, “Deathstimate” is an ambient ocean of zen (nicely represented in the video below) punctuated by an utter avalanche of heavy riffs.

The single release includes two otherwise unavailable B-sides, “Electricity” and “If You’re Driving Pull Over.” Check it out on iTunes / Spotify.

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PyInfamous Readies New LP

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PyInfamous
, Mississippi emcee and grand prize winner of our Coors Light Search For The Coldest, is back with a new LP, The Struggle Has Just Begun II: We Struggle Too, produced by Vic Wilson. Though it’s been a long wait for new music, the previews we’ve heard so far hint that the new collection will deliver Py’s best work yet. “HTC (Hope Tomorrow Comes)” is the first official track. Check it out:

We’ve also got a track called “New Jim Crow” that was just debuted as part of a recent interview/podcast (starts at the 8:50 mark):

And just about a month ago, Py delivered a freestyle called “Bird’s Eye View” that might not be on the new album, but features an artist at the top of his game:

Check back soon for details on the upcoming official release, and follow @PyInfamous.

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Aloud Looks Back At “Darkest Days”

a3462869853_10The dynamic rock and roll quartet known as Aloud recently revisited a somewhat mellower gem called “Darkest Days” from their back catalogue (yes, it’s fancy enough for a “ue”).  The song has been remixed by producer Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) and re-released by the band in celebration not only of the anniversary of their 2010 album Exile, but also of this year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. “Darkest Days” was originally composed by Aloud’s Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain as a message to the LGBTQ community whose rights were at the time under attack, most prominently in the battle over California’s Proposition 8.

“‘Darkest Days’ was written right around the time Prop 8 was upheld in California,” says Beguiristain, reflecting on the song’s genesis. “Jen and I were planning our wedding at the time, and thought it was madness that we could do this and our friends couldn’t, just because they happened to be gay.”

The Return Of Bronze Radio Return

We were thrilled to hear the propulsive new single “Light Me Up” by our friends Bronze Radio Return, whose new album is out this Friday. It’s ridiculously catchy and seems to encapsulate the best elements of the musical zeitgeist, from pop to rock to folk to indie, all in about three minutes.

Today, the band is previewing the new full-length album, also titled Light Me Upover at the estimable Paste Magazine.

Catch Bronze Radio Return on tour in the immediate future:

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Top Artists For September 2015

Every 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 from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online 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 preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“A Million Steps Ago” by Brooks Maguire

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Stay Here With Me” by Jesse Terry

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Trouble” by Aitches

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Dope Man” by C Nice

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Fly” by Westvale

 

 

 

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

Top Artists For August 2015

Every 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 from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online 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 preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Falling For Your Everything” by The Chance

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“A Love Quite Like Yours” by Derren Raser

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Creatures” by Soapbox Army

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“What’s Good” by Axcess ft. Maskerade

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Dance With Me In The Starlight” by Mark Barnes

 

 

 

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

Kat Robichaud’s Anti-Slut Shaming Video, “The Apple Pie And The Knife”

RDRZXXEBBZVX-800x800Another dazzling new video from Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits, “The Apple Pie and The Knife” is from her recent self-titled LP (which we reviewed here). The song and video are both intended to stand against the slut shaming of women, especially by other women, and they hit the mark brilliantly. “You call me a whore because I’m not a man…You want the apple pie, but I’m the knife too sharp to swallow.” It’s so good.

Filmed by the same creative team (and apparently in the same session) that produced Kat’s last video, “Why Do You love Me Now,” this one shares some aesthetics with the earlier video but has a completely different energy. Watch it here:

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Started On OurStage Now They’re Here

UXEJIGWYDGFE-800x800We all start from the bottom. Climbing to the top depends on drive, talent, time, and, yes, some luck. But when Taylor Swift‘s 1989 World Tour rolled through our hometown of Boston last week, we were struck by two other artists who shared the stage with the superstar singer. Both HAIM, the band of sisters who are opening a string of dates on the tour, and Swift’s surprise guests Walk The Moon were once struggling artists who got started here on OcdtrayurStage. HAIM first joined us in 2009, in time to seek a slot in our Lilith Fair competition that year. Walk The Moon is currently riding the success of their hit “Shut Up And Dance” (which they performed with Swift in Boston). We first heard them in 2009, when they were on that year’s  July editorial playlist, and then spotlighted them here in 2011, before they blew up. We’re very glad to have had the opportunity to help promote them and serve as a platform for these artists to share their music and find new fans.

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