I always get really excited when I hear about an artist launching a Kickstarter. There’s nothing that quite compares to a fan’s dedication to their favorite artist, and Matt Bailie is about to prove that all over again. After all, he did take home the country prize for our 2010 Intel Superstars competition, and then emerge as the big winner of our 2011 OurStage Panel”there’s no doubt this artist has talent and a surging fan base to back him up.
With a dream to fund his sophomore release, I Wanna Live Like That, along with the music video for “Dress Down,” Bailie has launched a 30-day Kickstarter. Having worked with ACM and CMA award winning producer Darran Smith on the album, Bailie is seeking funds to cover the cost of everything from manufacturing to promotion, with the aim of getting the attention of industry giants CMT and GAC. Some of the pledge prizes include the new album, handwritten lyrics, recording session, cover video, and a full band house show. Check out the Kickstarter video below, and pledge right here to be a part of Bailie Nation. (more…)
Wasn’t it just last week we were bringing you the news of The Vibrant Sound‘s concert giveaway? While the giveaway is to celebrate the unveiling of a new song at their Feb. 28 show, the band hasn’t left fans completely empty handed while we wait. In preparation for this week’s show, the band has released a new live video for “Gravity.” If you happen to be in the Provo, UT area this Friday, be one of the first to see their new song. Not in Utah? Dont worry. The band will be hitting the road with The Knux for a few dates this March. Check out the video below. (more…)
Air Traffic Controller are just plain catchy. There’s no fighting that. If you’re looking for comparisons, the pop majesty of ELO with hints of Vampire Weekend‘s Paul-Simonization of modern indie rock come to mind (their track “Pick Me Up” lifts a rhythm straight from “Graceland” to great effect). But we think that combination produces a sound that’s all ATC, and the band’s new animated video for “Pick Me Up” is just further proof. It’s not easy to do the animation/live-action combo this well, and on a budget to boot, but it works in so many ways. Check it out below, and catch the band at this year’s SXSW. (more…)
New York’s The Narrative recently teased fans with a big announcement…if they hit 20,000 likes on Facebook. With hardly any effort at all, the duo surpassed that marker and revealed plans to mix and master 12 new songs that were recorded nearly two years ago. Although the details on the potential release are still a little hazy, the band has also promised the premiere of a new music video and song in the near future. As much as we love the suspense and anticipation of new tunes, we’re a little anxious to learn when we can really hear them. At least with the band’s promise that “lots of new music and a music video [will be] coming your way from The Narrative in 2014” we know the wait can’t be too long. Check out the full Facebook post from The Narrative here.
After dropping their mysterious new music video for “Settle Down” last week, we had a tough time believing The 1975 could top that kind of audio/visual pairing. But after checking out their new professionally captured live video for the track, we’re pretty happy to be proven wrong. True to the band’s aesthetic (i.e. black and white), the video documents the band having, by all accounts, the time of their lives as they play to an adoring audience. If this is in any way an accurate representation of their live shows, then I’ve been missing out. You can check out the video below, and catch the band on their US and UK tour this February through June. (more…)