I've been listening to a CD called Swimming Upstream. And, right now, I am one happy country-meets-city dudette!

August York is the musical equivalent of Texas Tea, or, to be more accurate, Nashville Mule. Yes, they're country. Yes, they're city. Yes, they're all that and put a cherry on top. They're from Nashville. They play folk/pop. And they'll pop the socks right off of you, folks.

Surfers Journey

An Interview with:

Donnelly and Feller:
My Heart is For You

Big Lonely: Dirty Clocks (Official Video)
The First Single off of Big Lonely's debut album "Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking"

Big Lonely is a picnic basket of smoldering emotion, waiting to erupt. When the band members aren't busy being best friends, they spend time pairing dark themes of heartbreak and confused morale with aggressive surf/dance rock.

The band consists of the classic go-to 4-piece rock lineup, however, their extremely unclassical approach to writing music makes for strange synchronization between the jumpy rhythm section and spastic electric guitars.

From the second the inimitable yet feminine growl of Fit For Rivals' frontwoman Renee Phoenix knocks you off your feet, you know: There is something special here. Indeed, in the time since the band self-released their debut album, Steady Damage, they've amassed a rabid fan base. The music videos for "Damage" and "Crash" are Youtube sensations, with nearly 18 million views combined, and the band has toured with notable acts such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hoobastank, Candlebox, Go Radio and Framing Hanley, playing to audiences in the thousands nationwide. Based in Jacksonville, FL., Fit For Rivals now finds their fanbase expanding internationally.

Toronto-Based, Progressive, Power-Pop/Rock Trio Ménage Announce Their New Self-Titled EP Release
Ménage has "expertly crafted a powerfully inspiring sound weaved in
and out of intense rock-pop arrangements." (

Having collaborated with producers David Bottrill (Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo), Michael Phillips (Stone Sour, The Cliks), Dale Penner (Nikelback, Holly McNarland), and Ted Jensen (Sigur Ros, Coldplay), the band has been featured on, PopMatters, CraveOnline,, The Huffington Post, among other accolades: two nominations at the International Portuguese Music Awards and Rock Song of the Year at the International Portuguese Music Awards, presented by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt (Rihanna, Extreme). With a huge response to their music and significant airplay throughout the US, Ménage was selected for Portugal Week 2014 in Toronto, Portugal Day in NYC's Central Park, Portugal Day Montreal, and Toronto's Portuguese Walk of Ceremonies.

Before joining together as Ménage, the brothers, Basilio Ferreira (guitar/vocals) and Gabriel Ferreira (drums/percussion), and their sister, Bela Ferreira (keyboard/vocals), each had significant independent success. In 2012, the Ferreira siblings merged to write and release their debut self-titled album.

(Brooklyn, NY) Ambient, art/grunge rock solo artist The Black Atlas releases his debut EP The Other (Volume I of The Equinox EP series), today. raves, "Mixing elements of grunge and art rock with what will soon be considered his signature deep voice, Koronios has created an atmosphere that the listener gets lost in."

After lending his drum skills to various touring artists and appearances at Warped Tour with Testing for Echo, The Black Atlas was formed by Koronios' independent vision in 2013. Drawing on the heaviness of Dredg and Queens of the Stone Age, the vocal baritone of The National and ethereal qualities of Pink Floyd, The Black Atlas' debut EP introduces an introspective concept that examines the initiation of change and how that process can either cripple or evolve a person's state of mind. California-based visual artist and musician Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive, Psychic Babble) will be completing three cover pieces as conceptual artwork for the EP series.

Nashville based alt/pop artist Sinclair opens about her EP in her unique EPK, appropriately named "Journey to Sweet Talk" - which premiered exclusively on Young Hollywood last week. "Sinclair's story is one of self-discovery, struggle, and acceptance. She is an example of overcoming the odds and walking your own path." The EPK premiered as part of Young Hollywood's "Artist to Watch" series, along with a beautiful unplugged performance of "Heaven on Earth" - which was filmed at The Village Studios. "Heaven on Earth" is one of 5 tracks on Sweet Talk.

Sinclair also recently signed by Duffy McSwiggin and Chip Hooper at Paradigm Talent Agency - a full-service entertainment agency that represents clients in motion pictures, television, music, theatre, stand-up comedy and more. Other musical artists signed to Paradigm include Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and more.

This doesn't begin to cover it ... we loved talking to SugarBad. They're gargantuan. They're unique.

Whether it's being as incandescent as the soul-filled coolness of Miles Davis on trumpet, as dynamite as a saxophone in the hands of John Coltrane, or as passionate as a guitar being caressed by Buddy Guy, SugarBad is so damn good they can do it all.

The band is excited to kiss 2014 goodbye properly - with a free New Year's Eve show at Rockwood Music Hall!

Filming by Mournestudios. Editing by Angel McKenzie. London November 2014.

Tentatively set for a spring 2015 release, the EP will also include the singles "1996" and "1998."

The multi-talented dance/pop artist, known affectionately as the "Queen of Hearts," exploded onto the scene in 2010 with her Billboard Club Chart hit "Deep N Luv."

RIYL: Mumford & Sons, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Decemberists

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