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.
We recently tried to catch you up on all the doings with the fast-rising singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. From his upcoming national and international tours to his performance slot at Bonnaroo this summer, he’s got a lot going on. We should have known that even our catch-all blog post wouldn’t really catch all. Just before this past weekend, Terry unexpectedly released a brand-new EP, The Calm And The Storm, via Noisetrade. The 6-song EP includes a cover of Don McLean‘s classic “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” which fits seamlessly with Terry’s collection of pretty, melodic, acoustic-based and lyrically rich songs. Get it now.
Aly Spaltro and band – aka Lady Lamb – performed their new “Billions Of Eyes” plus a few other songs on World Cafe Live. She also spoke with David Dye in an interesting interview, which included an explanation of a reference in “Billions Of Eyes” to her relative who was named a saint. She also talks about songwriting and the recent truncation of her stage name. You can listen to the whole interview with all of the songs here.
It was quite a drag to learn that Boston’s The Wandas – a onetime OurStage Artist of the Week – were going on indefinite hiatus. We’d loved their self-titled LP, and the follow-up was even better. But such is life for indie rock bands and their fans.
Of course, we should have been looking forward to what was inevitably to come from the individual members of the band. Brent Battey has formed a pretty groovy, early-Beach Boys-inspired surf rock band called Le Roxy Pro. Check out this video for “Coral Coralles.”
This past winter, Keith McEachern released a true solo album, having written, performed, and recorded every song on Double Down. He released “My Education” as the first video from the LP, and just today Vanyaland premiered the follow-up video, for the song “Pleasant.” Check out both below:
Every month, the OurStage community (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.
“Satellite” by Panic Station
“He Can Dance” by Julie Burton & Bobby Caputo
“Erase Her” by Pells Voice
“Push” by Indigo Blak
“Free Minded” by Circuit-400
It’s another ultra-catchy tune from Jarrod Gollihare, aka House of Jed. His “Coming Off Pretty” snuck up on us a couple of years ago when it neared the top of our Intel Superstars chart, and we have yet to be let down by any of his other material. “O Caligula,” the new single, is no exception. The rhythm-driven (Gollihare is primarily a drummer), Omnichord-heavy track is simply unlike anything else you’re likely to hear today. And according to Gollihare, “[I]t’s about attending high school with a psychopathic Roman emperor-to-be…” which is obviously common lyrical subject matter. Check it out on Bandcamp:
Sarasota’s garage-pop-retro-surf-rock hybrid behemoths The Wallies are back with a new 7-song EP, and it has been worth the wait.
Officially out Friday April 25th, you can start listening now on their Bandcamp page. Enjoy such excellently-titled songs as “Tom Crusin” and the band’s cover of The Sonics’ classic “Have Love Will Travel.” Why, you can even see the video for that track right here, right now:
New York indie rockers Beecher’s Fault have just released their new EP Do As People Do. The lead single, “Liquor Store,” is a catchy blend of modern and organic sounds, propulsive and at the same time completely chill. It’s also got a cool video, complete with sad clown and an impending summer vibe… Get the record here, and watch the video below.
UPDATE: The EP is now streaming on Spotify.
Sometimes all you need is a high-energy pop song, smashed full of hooks. That’s what landed in the inbox this morning, and none too soon for a drizzly Friday. Los Angeles-based singer Brittney Bouchard released her single “Paper Airplanes” back in February, and we somehow missed it – but it’s on repeat around OurStage HQ now. The track starts simply enough with a cool guitar figure against an ambient background and then builds into a radio-ready pop explosion. Hope to hear more from Bouchard soon.