New Track: Easy For You – Sleeping Lion

Consisting of Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire, SLEEPING LION unveiled their latest offering, ‘Easy For You’, which follows the release of their 2017 hit, ‘Stop It’ (released via Majestic Casual Records).

SLEEPING LION’s previous releases earned praise from outlets like HillyDilly​, Indie Shuffle​ and The Line of Best Fit, features on Spotify’s Chill Vibes and Electronic Vibes playlists, as well as recent opening slots for acts including Vesperteen, Transviolet and Brasstracks.

‘Easy For You’ is about forward momentum transitioning from remorse to the indignant self-acceptance that marks the conclusion of a break up. In order to shake free of a frustrating split, the duo left Boston to relocate to Los Angeles and returned to a simpler way of songwriting to draw from a previously neglected raw folkiness. Most of their 2016 debut EP, Patient Creature, had been written over Skype, with Flaks in New York and McGuire in Rome​. Creating together gave their music a sense of movement that had only been hinted at before​. SLEEPING LION is ready for the next chapter and to take the world by storm in 2018.​..have a listen.

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New Track: The Scarlet Letter – Love Ghost

Teenage alt rock band LOVE GHOST makes a second return with their brand new single ‘The Scarlet Letter.’

Their lengthy piece speaks out on behalf of Young Americans who feel labeled or experienced any form of discrimination, accompanied by a combination of the lack-back guitar plucks, drumming and emotive violin.

Since their last appearance with single ‘Friday Afternoon’ back in October, the quartet have been named Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned Bands for 2017 and their performance of ‘Forgive Me’ on Balcony TV is currently the number one voted video of all-time.

They’ve been the opening act for such high-profile bands as Smash Mouth, The Young Dubliners, Buckcherry, Berlin, Ozomatli and The Tubes. Now the guys have recently finished their first album which is geared up for release this spring.

Iron out your Monday and check out ‘The Scarlet Letter.’

New Music Video: So Far Gone – Tim Maiden

TIM MAIDEN returns bringing a brilliant visual to  latest single, ‘So Far Gone’. The track itself has been gaining a buzz on Spotify, with over 50K plays and featured on playlists like Earmilk’s ‘Throughout’ and ‘Fresh Finds’.

The Brooklyn/LA singer puts fans in mind of a James Blake, with a mild soulful R&B, yet indie alternative vibe.

This one’s a real smoothie…check it out.

Song of the Day: Into The Gray – Walla

Los Angeles band, WALLA, debuts their new single ‘Into The Gray.’ The band, comprised of Jean Marc Tardieu (Lead Vocals), Ian Charlie (Lead Guitar), Mauricio “Moebeats” Carcamo (Bass Guitar), Alessio Balsemin (Drums); have crafted a unique mix of indie pop infused with soul and a sprinkle of positivity.

‘Into The Gray’ was inspired by the instinctive need for human connection, and despite the differences and backgrounds, coming together to connect and engage can save us from the loneliness of the digital age. Jean Marc’s soulful vocals are at their best on this track, capturing the emotional magnitude of the message with his deep rasp and introspective demeanor.

The quartet’s aim is to create music that promotes escapism, pulling people away from the chaos of today’s world. Their single ‘101’ has almost 30 million plays on Spotify and the band has been featured on Billboard, MTV Buzzworthy, Nylon, and Snapchat.

Released in the summer, their EP ‘Body Language’ is a collection of tracks that encompasses the cultural backgrounds and influences the band makes up with their own diverse backgrounds, from the Caribbean to Italy to Indonesia –  and Los Angeles.

If you haven’t come across WALLA before, well here’s your chance to have the first taste of their EP; have a listen to ‘Into The Gray’:

New Track: Primavera – Hansaa x Soso (ft. A.CHAL)

Sydney-bred HANSAA and LA-based producers SOSO have teamed up once again to enlist the vocal talents of A.CHAL for a star-studded production entitled ‘Primavera’.

Rough textures centred about a funky, live bassline make for a high-vitality vibe with a driving energy. Specifically produced with A.CHAL’s dulcet tones in mind, the Peruvian’s vocals are woven throughout the very core of the track creating a certain ambience, fusing the very best elements of hip hop, electronica and R&B.

HANSAA – real name Vinay Matta – has been prevalent in LA’s underground scene for several years now. Drawing inspiration from sample-heavy hip hop, 90s instrumentals and cinematic scores, Matta developed a unique timbre. It was this affinity for electro and hip-hop inspired sounds that lead to the producer linking up with Ryan Aicklen and Danny Thrasher, AKA SOSO. The pair first came together during their time at Icon Music School Production School in Burbank and have since worked behind the scenes for artists including 30 Seconds To Mars and Anna Lunoe.

The SOSO boys joined HANSAA on his debut release, ‘Need to Know’, featuring vocals from Oliver Tank, which was released in August and has already clocked up over 110,000 plays on Spotify.

Referred to as the “R&B, quasi-rap wunderkind” with “big sexy, making-it-rain” music by Billboard, it’s no surprise that Alejandro Salazar, under the moniker A.CHAL, has been making waves. Championed by A$AP Rocky the young virtuoso has seen a plethora of commendations from Pigeons And Planes, XXL Mag, Highsnobiety and i-D. A frequent favourite on Beats 1, the vocalist has also teamed up with A$AP Nast, French Montana. Recently having performed at SXSW 17’s Belvedere Vodka x Noisey: Behind The Scene event and fresh from announcing tour dates for his 11-track album ‘On Gaz’, Salazar has quickly become one of America’s most exciting singers.

‘Primavera’ sees the undisputed vocal expertise of A.CHAL coupled with tight, inspired production from one of LA’s most exciting, up and coming producer collaborations who will most certainly be one to watch in 2017…

Hit play on this one..too good to pass up.