Happy Fall Ya’ll! It’s here, and I am excited to share a few of the immensely diverse and talented artists we represent. I walked into a showcase 10 years ago at Folk Alliance and had my mind blown and it was because Lindsay Mac was standing in front of me playing her cello like it was a guitar and it was incredible…. So naturally I freaked out when she called me and asked if I could help her with her all new reincarnation. This is not the Lindsay Mac you used to know, you will see why. But Lindsay is not the only artist who you should add to your newest playlist, Two other artists who you already know are in our line up: Antigone Rising who make female rock and roll real and Jubilee Riots (Formerly Enter The Haggis) both haunted a few of my mixes in the aughts. And I’ll let you watch and listen to the others because we represent cool bands…
If You Like: Ellie Goulding, Little Boots, Katy Perry
Killer Quote: “This is NOT the Lindsay Mac you used to know” – Ariel Hyatt
stunning electro-pop of Animal Again is the latest opus of singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac. Mac is widely known as the classically trained musician who went rogue and wrote quirky folk that innovatively recast the cello as a pop compositional tool with refreshing tonal capabilities. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based artist is award winning, critically acclaimed, a mainstay on the modern folk tour and festival circuit, and an indie darling among radio programmers. In addition, she’s amassed a fanbase highly attuned to her vibrant artistic continuum. Listen to the amazing new song Remember here: http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3304
SYRE & FRESKO
If You Like: Chairlift, Foster The People, Florence and the Machine
Killer Quote: “They’re one of Australia’s most talked about up and coming duo’s…”
- Tracee Hutchison, ABC Australia
2014 began with Syre & Fresko winning 1st place in the National ABC/TripleJ Run competition, allowing them to represent Australia at the Annual Spring Gala for Chinese New Year in Beijing, performing for over 600+ million viewers in over 70+ countries. And the momentum hasn’t stopped there.
HOT NEWS: Their Original ‘Ruth’ (to be released on EP, Oct 17) has just been placed as a finalist in the global Unsigned Only Song Competition in the top 2% from 8000 entries! http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3324
THE GLASS CHILD
If You Like: Daughter, Florence and the Machine, Paramore, Juliet Simms
Killer Quote: “…she tears down walls with her music, using starkly honest lyrics and intense vocal chops to draw her listeners in and turn them inside out”- Whatstheruckus.com
Only 18 years old Charlotte Erikson left everything she knew and moved to London to dedicate her life to her music and art. She began performing and writing music under the moniker The Glass Child and over time amassed 29,000 dedicated followers and fans on her socials, started her own record label Broken Glass Records, and released 5 EPs. Her single “I Will Lead You Home” reached #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart and been played on major radio such as BBC6 (UK), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and 3FM (Netherlands). She has let her fans in on her journey by publishing “Empty Roads and Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps” in April 2013. It tells the true and raw story about a girl who had a dream and went for it with all her heart. The book was beautifully received and sold out after 3 days of pre-order. http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3326
If You Like: Indigo Girls, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow
Killer Quote: “Antigone Rising is carrying on the feral spirit of The Runaways”- Joan Jett
Antigone Rising stormed into 2014 with a foot stompin’ new single, a successful crowdfunding campaign, 2 fabulous EPs, a fan-made video, and a founding band member on the cover of Time Magazine. When the New York based, alt-country female rockers do something, they do it big. They Catapulted into the national spotlight in 2005 with a groundbreaking major label debut that landed them in the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for an entire year, the ladies love outdoing their past accomplishments. http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3322
They are Set to return with a new EP, Whisky & Wine Volume 2 – Out October 28, 2014
JUBILEE RIOTS (FORMERLY ENTER THE HAGGIS)
If You Like: Augustana, Kings of Leon, Rusted Root
Killer Quote: “The guys from Jubilee Riots, on top of being amazing musicians who just released a fantastic new album, have been our poster boys, when it comes to engaging their fan base in creative and dynamic ways. Very few bands understand better how to leverage modern technology to turn their music into a journey that fans want to be a part of.”
- David Dufresne, CEO, Bandzoogle
Northern Roots act Jubilee Riots is a band that is very much centered around telling stories that resonate with truth and authenticity, as is evidenced by their latest outing, Penny Black. Inspired by years of touring, meeting people and sharing stories over late night drinks at the bar with fans, the band put out the call for people around the world to submit their stories as inspiration for their upcoming album. 500+ pages of letters came from across the globe – from the band’s native Canada to locales as far away as Japan and Australia – each carrying the weight of one fan’s emotional tale.
The band created a collection of tracks that they could perform start to finish on a late night dance tent stage at festivals; an album with an energetic pulse that would be impossible to sit still and listen to. It was that juxtaposition of upbeat party grooves with meaningful lyrics based on very personal stories that became the focus of the project.
We can’t share the music just yet but come see the brand new website here: http://www.jubileeriots.com/home
If you like: The Replacements, The Dandy Warhols, The Smashing Pumpkins
Killer Quote: “One of the most impressive things to mention about this album is the amount of insightful, reflective lyrics utilized… They tap into a number of sounds musically, from sounds paralleling newer bands like Built To Spill and Neutral Milk Hotel to older groups like The Smashing Pumpkins and The Flaming Lips.” – Good Vibes Music Blog
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based 6 piece forges a distinct sound from a variety of sources, ranging from majestic progressive rock, psychedelic, bluesy riff-rock, concise pop, and shards of shoegaze and post-rock. Since the band embraces such a panoramic stylistic perspective, the group has garnered favorable comparisons to such diverse artists as The Replacements, The Dandy Warhols, The Stone Roses, Built to Spill, and The Flaming Lips.
Their newest video Semantics was directed by Coven director Mark Borchardt, (who himself is the the subject of the essential 1999 documentary American Movie). Borchardt took a break from working on Northwestern and Scare Me, his two feature projects, to add his low-budget gore skills and you can watch band members go crazy and murder each other. Just in time for Halloween http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3301
If you run a blog, DJ a podcast , curate playlists on Spotify or review music and you want to write about any of these fabulous artists I would be thrilled and delighted to send you music, set up interviews and invite you out to come see them. xAriel