Download of the Week: Philadelphia Slick

Premiere Philly underground hip-hop act, Philadelphia Slick, are hitting the prime time with their new EP, Everything’s Game. Their latest offering blends fresh blasts of jazz, funk, hip hop and other genres to create a unique sound mixture that will surely cause even the most resistant head to move to the beat.

Having ranked first 5 times in 3 different channels on OurStage, the group has had quite the successful run. As this week’s Needle in the Haystack, Philadelphia Slick will be giving away “Everything Must Go” off their new album. Keep an eye out for more from them throughout the week!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Sydney Wayser

To wrap up this week’s Needle in the Haystack, we caught up with Sydney Wayser for a few moments to see how social media has affected her career and to see what’s next!

Stay tuned for a new Needle in the Haystack on Monday!

Download of the Week: Sydney Wayser

Blending elements of French and American culture, we have the smooth sounds of Sydney Wayser as this week’s Needle in the Haystack.  The New York City-based singer/songwriter has been praised by many publications including Daytrotter and NPR Music.

Having recently wrapped up US and French tours and having released her new album, The Colorful, in France, Wayser is currently hunkered down in practice spaces in NYC (the cheapest are boiler rooms, as she has found out) working on her new album.  This week, Wayser will be giving away her single, “la di da, as our free download.  Keep an eye out for more from her during the rest of the week!

Download of the Week: The Bamboos

With a throwback sound set to make its way back into prime-time, self proclaimed, “Masters of deep funk and super-heavy soul,” The Bamboos are making waves in the Australian music scene.  This past March, the group’s 4th album, aptly titled 4, hit Number 1 in the Australian iTunes Soul/R&B Album chart immediately upon it’s release.  The group already has quite the placement history, with songs featured in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty as well as a Nintendo Wii game.  Formed in 2001, the group has performed as a backing band for big names such as Betty Harris, drawing links between hip hop, funk and soul music.

This week, The Bamboos are giving away their single “Like Tears in Rain” as our Download of the Week feature for Needle in the Haystack. Stay tuned from more from them throughout the week!

Needle in the Haystack Follow Up: Junkyard Poets

Closing out this week’s Needle in the Haystack, we have an interview with Junkyard Poets. Grab their free download and take look at their MTV Music interview from earlier in the week. Keep an eye out for more Needle in the Haystack next week!

Download of the Week: Junkyard Poets

Canadian industrial alternative rockers Junkyard Poets are this week’s Needle in the Haystack artist. This summer, you can catch the sextet playing with GRAMMY-nominated, Tooth and Nail artist Hawk Nelson. The band’s latest music video, “Fly Away” is already sparking the interest of numerous labels so you’d be wise to grab the single while it’s hot. Did we mention it’s free?

Grab the track below, watch the video and stay tuned from more from Junkyard Poets throughout the week!