Singer-songwriter Katie Cole is from Australia, lives in Nashville, and works in Los Angeles, but this month, she’s out on the road with none other than Smashing Pumpkins. Katie is opening for the band on what’s being billed as an acoustic-electro tour, happening now through June 25th. She is also apparently sitting in on bass with the Pumpkins on some of their songs.
Katie Cole’s newest album is Lay It All Down. Watch the video for “(We Started A) Fire” below.
‘In Plainsong’ Tour:
Cover versions of songs can be hit and miss. If you’re covering a song, that generally means it’s a song you love, which hopefully means that the original is pretty damn good, which begs the question, why do another version? In most cases, the answer is simply because you felt like it, which is perfectly fine, but fans of the original are probably not going to come away feeling especially rewarded.
Then there are the more rare cases where the covering artist brings something new to the song, leaving the listener with a new appreciation for a previously unrealized dimension of the song. Such is the case with this cover of Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box,” originally from the In Utero album. It doesn’t hurt that Jes Hudak and Corvyx are two of the most interesting singers out there, who also happen to harmonize beautifully together. And that this video was shot live is all the more impressive. Enjoy.
Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits released a fantastic album back in January. The self-titled LP is blazing with big, powerful pop and glam rock songs, including “Why Do You Love Me Now,” a plaintive piano ballad that explodes with the force of Robichaud’s voice. Couple that with this mesmerizing, shot-in-one-take video, and you’ve got a winner.
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.
“Ready” by Danielle Diamond
“Holler” by Dawn and Hawkes
“O Caligula” by The House of Jed
“The Vines” by Indigo Blak
“Rotation” by Garyani
Yes, it’s another summer Popsplosion™ to blast from your car stereo. What can we say, it’s that time of the year. This time, our old friends Darling Parade, on the heels of last year’s acclaimed full-length rocker Battle Scars and Broken Hearts, have gone full-throttle pop with their newest single. “Run Away” features a brilliantly catchy melody over crunchy guitar hooks, and a hint of synth for good measure. Here it is:
It was released a month ago, and we’re only now catching up with the new single from Steph Shaw, “Meant To Be.” We are embarrassed. BUT we’re making up for lost time this morning with several consecutive spins of this ornately orchestrated, pulsing pop song. Staccato percolations quickly lock into place with the drums before giving way to flowing strings, all tied together with Shaw’s lilting melody. Check it out below; available now on iTunes.
While they gear up for the US leg of their tour to promote their new LP Talking Is Hard, Walk The Moon has just been announced as part of the stellar lineup for this fall’s Boston Calling festival. Though just a few years ago an indie rock band making its way to the top of the charts here on OurStage, Walk The Moon is currently ruling the airwaves with the hit “Shut Up And Dance.” The success of that single makes them one of the most highly anticipated artists to feature at what looks to be the best bill yet for the young, biannual Boston Calling. The festival will be held on Boston’s City Hall Plaza from September 25-27.
Other big names on the fest this year include Alabama Shakes, Avett Brothers, Of Monsters And Men, Hozier, and two acts championed early and often by our sister sites AmazingTunes.com and AmazingRadio.com: Chvrches and Alt-J.
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Jitta On The Track continues to be one of the most prolific rappers in the game. Chances are pretty solid that he’s tracking a new song right now, whenever you might be reading this. And now you can get some of the most recent Jitta releases for free. Start with his brand new single “1 Million,” released to commemorate a million plays on Soundcloud.
And then by the time you’re done with those, Jitta will probably have like 4 more singles out.
We brought you the first single at the end of March, and now Baeble Music has the premiere of the new album from Boston’s The Shills. Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2 is one of the most musically-inventive/adventurous-yet-still-totally-accessible-and-fun-to-listen-to indie rock albums you’re likely to hear this year. And you can dance to it. Listen to the new single, “Oh, This Devilish Place,” below. Buy it here.
Fresh off a series of stellar remix releases, Bronx NY’s Yonas has just dropped a new original single and video. “Live It Up” is a serious contender for jam of the summer. The song by itself is an infectious and upbeat singalong with a heavy beat. But the video, shot on Venice Beach, completes the vibe and effortlessly takes you to that place in the sun. Watch it below.
“Live It Up” is the first single from Yonas’ new EP, Going Places.