Kings favorite Kylie Odetta has released a brand new single titled “Wanted” along with a music video. Kylie, a singer-songwriter-actress burst onto the scene with an infectious sound that pays homage to her Greenville, South Carolina roots. Her last video for the track “Bad Addiction,” has already garnered over a million views on YouTube. LA’s Superhumanoids has become a Kings favorite. This dreamy electro-pop trio is currently supporting the Cold War Kids supporting their debut album which will be released on June 11th. They will perform at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on June 21st. Kings favorite Chicago based Super Happy Fun Club just released their first video for the song Way Back. To make is simple, this six piece band writes fun and non-pretentious songs. They have UK dates lined up in the fall. Also check out our other favorite track My Life’s A Mess.
Buzz Track: Couple of Drinks
Javier Dunn has been playing guitar for Sara Bareilles, and recently made the jump to focusing on his own music. His first full length record “Trails” will be out on Red Parade in June. Check out the infectious track Couple of Drinks.
Buzz Track: This Is Your Story
Against Grace is a dance rock trio from Petersburg, VA. They are a mixture of polished pop hooks, dance grooves, and make-you-move rock. AG brings together rock tendencies like Neon Trees and dance vibes like Two Door Cinema Club. Their debut record ‘This Is Your Story’ was produced by Ted Comerford (Jukebox The Ghost,Honor By August) and the first single was featured on ESPN/NFL commercials worldwide.
Justin Bieber’s giant win at the Billboard Music Awards marked a bittersweet moment for the pop star.
Recognized at age 19 with the Milestone Award (after also taking top male artist and top social artist), the singer took the stage — and the opportunity — to make a statement.
Said an emotional Bieber: “I’m 19 years old. I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically, from my heart, I just really want to say it should really be about the music. This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously, and all this other bulls–t should not be spoken of.”
The declaration prompted both cheers and boos, and it wasn’t immediately apparent whether his message got through.
Later in the press room, singer Taylor Swift was asked about Bieber receiving such an honor at so young an age, to which the country star remarked: “Can we have another question, please?”
The snub is believed to be related to Bieber’s ex Selena Gomez, who was seen at Swift’s side both in the audience and backstage several times throughout the evening.
Buzz Track: So Strange
LA’s Superhumanoids has become a Kings favorite. This dreamy electro-pop trio is currently supporting the Cold War Kids supporting their debut album which will be released on June 11th. They will perform at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on June 21st.
In 2004, 13-year-old Joanna Levesque became the youngest solo artist ever to have a number one single on the Billboard charts. Levesque, who recorded as JoJo, had been building to that moment since she was just a little girl, giving electrifying performances on shows like Kids Say the Darndest Things with Bill Cosby at the age of 6. When Levesque was 12, she signed a seven-album deal with Blackground Records, and later her debut album JoJo was certified platinum. Her 2006 follow-up, The High Road, pleased critics and included at least one bona fide hit, the breakup ballad “Too Little Too Late.” She was quickly becoming a rising star in R&B.
And then she went silent.
It’s been almost seven years since JoJo has put out an official release, though that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been trying. “I’ve recorded about three incarnations of this third album,” JoJo tells BuzzFeed. “We’ve chosen the track listing, we’ve done multiple album photo shoots, chosen the cover, chosen the credits, everything.” But every time her team tried to present the album to her label, Blackground Records, they never received a response. CONTINUE READING
Buzz Track: Flowers
Atlanta, Georgia based indie rock band, Cardova, are set to release their first full length album on May 14th via iTunes. It was produced by Jeff Malpass and mixed by Matt Malpass (Cute Is What We Aim For, Rookie Of The Year, Lydia) at Marigolds + Monsters Studio in Atlanta, GA. Their unique sound draws from old and new influences alike, while creating something noticeably different. The band will perform at the The Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA on May 16th.
Buzz Track: 40 Seconds
In early 2012 Drew Murray and Hope Simpson formed Ever So Android in Seattle, Wa. The sound draws comparisons from the Black Keys and Deadmau5. Their live shows have been described as ‘intense’, and refreshing from the Seattle norm” which helps to cultivate their rapidly increasing fan base. Their first EP which was just released was produced by Dave Hillis (Pearl Jam, James Blunt, Afghan whigs). The band will perform Neumos (Seattle) on June 1st and Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (Seattle) on June 29th.