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Lady Lamb The Beekeeper Returns

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Photo by Shervin Lainez

It does not seem like that long ago that we were ears deep in Ripely Pine, the debut full-length from friend of OurStage Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. The artist otherwise known as Aly Spaltro joined up with us early on and was soon a favorite around the office, before being selected as the MTV Needle in the Haystack artist back in 2011. Ripely Pine was an impressive debut that firmly established the singer’s gravitas and seemingly endless potential as a songwriter. Today, Spaltro debuted “Billions of Eyes,” the first single from her new record, After, which is due in March 2014. Check out the official lyric video, made up of stills, home movies, and fan-submitted art. See below for the album artwork. (And be sure to check out our exclusive session with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper from a few years ago.)

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Brittany Campbell's 'Heroes' Out Today

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One of our favorite OS discoveries from the last couple of years is Brittany Campbell. The Brooklyn-based multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist first caught our ears with her retro-flavored “Goody Goody.” Today, she’s dropped a new 10-track LP, titled Heroes. Yes, the original artwork suggests a sandwich theme, but as expected, Campbell’s lyrics are closer to Bowie’s take on the term than, say, Weird Al’s. Musically, the production is more modern pop and R&B, showcasing her considerable voice, and featuring some well-placed guest contributions. Enjoy it now via her Soundcloud:

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Annalise Emerick On Tour

Annalise EmerickWe started getting into the songs of Annalise Emerick when she was a finalist in the Intel Superstars channel we ran last year. As the channel came to a close right around the end of 2013, her New Year-themed song “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart” was in heavy rotation. There are a lot of female singer-songwriters out there, and it’s not easy for one to stand out, but when your songs are this good, we’re certainly not going to forget. So good news for us, and you, Emerick is starting a huge tour in just a few days. Listen below and click here for dates.

 

Live Video: Vic And Gab At SXSW 2014

Vic and GabSXSW is in full swing, despite last night’s tragedy, and as we move forward in one of the music industry’s biggest festivals, we’re beginning to see the first of the SXSW coverage popping up online. From performances to reviews, it’s almost enough to make those of us not there feel like we’re in the crowd. For former OurStage Artists of the Week, Vic and Gab, last night went off without a hitch as they performed their single “Let You Down.” Check out the clip right here and catch the duo on tour throughout the Midwest this March and April.

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Warped Tour Announces Next 11 Bands

Warped Tour 2014As the first Warped Tour date creeps closer, it seems that FuseTV‘s Warped Roadies is revealing larger batches of bands each week. The latest 11 additions to this year’s lineup are American Pin-Up (7/15-7/24), Fit For A King (7/15-8/3), Sleeper Agent (7/11-7/29),  Mod Sun (7/8-7/15), Lionize, DJ ScoutACDIC (6/13-22), and the Lost Boys (7/16-20), along with OurStage artists Scare Don’t FearIcon For Hire, and Lost In Society (7/25-8/3). You can check out previously announced bands below. (more…)

Darlingside Release New EP 'Woodstock'

DarlingsideIndie-folk is a growing (and still underrated) genre. It’s mellow, calming, inspiring, rootsy, and has just enough twang to make your heart melt. Enter Boston-based Darlingside. With a flair for folk, this quartet bring four very different musical styles to the table, melding influences and instruments in their latest split-EP, Woodstock. The EP combines the works of Darlingside and Heather Maloney with two originals from each, and one cover song”but this isn’t your average split. It’s a collaboration, with each act performing on the other’s tunes, making for an intriguing mix. Download the album below. (more…)

Rachel Sage Announces Tour Dates Surrounding SXSW

Rachel SageAs if hitting one of the music industry’s largest and most talked about festivals wasn’t enough, Rachel Sage has planned a full tour around her dates at SXSW. After hitting Austin from March 12-15, Sage will make stops in New Mexico, Arizona, and California for a mini West Coast tour through the end of March. Although only West Coast dates have been announced, Sage has promised fans that East Coast and Midwest dates will follow. Keep an eye out for Sage’s full-fledged US tour date announcement, and check out current dates below. (more…)

Stepdad Release 'Strange Tonight' EP

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Michigan-based Stepdad have just released a poppy new EP entitled Strange Tonight. This catchy as hell four-track EP also packs a punch, in true Stepdad form. An underground fan favorite since 2009, the band has toured with the likes of Fitz & The Tantrums, Reptar, Passion Pit, and are vets of the Vans Warped Tour. They also make frankly delightful videos. Check out the EP below and let us know your thoughts. (more…)

Warped Tour Announces Next 12 Bands

Warped Tour 2014Usually on Thursday mornings we’re pretty thrilled to bring you the next four, maybe five bands to play this year’s Warped Tour. But this week, FuseTV‘s Warped Roadies has rattled off an incredible 12 new bands. So if your favorite band hadn’t already been announced, your odds of seeing them this summer just tripled.

The next 12 bands to play the tour are The Summer Set, DangerkidsDayshell, For All Those Sleeping, Get Scared, Pvris, Wax, WatskyDJ Nicola Bear, One OK Rock, Pacific Dub, and OurStage artist Heart To HeartDid your favorite bands make the list? If not, check back next week, and in the meantime view previously announced bands below.

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Warner Bros. Records Announce Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day 2014In honor of the upcoming Record Store Day on April 19, Warner Bros. Records will be releasing a slew of special releases from The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Green Day, LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z/Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Foals, Mastodon, Neil Young, Regina Spektor, The Wild Feathers, and Eric Clapton. In addition to swanky vinyl releases, some of the packages will include t-shirt designs, download card, and DVDs. Check out all the details below.

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