It’s been Miley Cyrus overload for the last two days. Business savvy execs claim press is better than no press. That means if one generates enough chatter it will correlate to more units sold. This old age philosophy is short-sighted as negative press will eventually trickle down and will effect the brand. You see this case scenario with big companies and artists are not an exception to the rule. Some have compared Miley’s MTV VMA performance to that of Madonna or Britney Spears back in the hey day. Sure, Madonna and Britney Spears “pushed the envelope” with music and performance. But is Miley Cyrus pushing the limits like her predecessors creating influence and innovation? To most, it seemed like a cheap after high school party. To others it was derivative stunt that revealed an artistically bankrupt music culture.
“Disgusting!” “Raunchy!” “Desperate!” So went the scathing reviews that poured in after once wholesome Disney star Miley Cyrus’ recent bizarre performance at the MTV Video Music Awards said Camille Paglia.
“the real scandal was how atrocious Cyrus’ performance was in artistic terms. She was clumsy, flat-footed and cringingly unsexy, an effect heightened by her manic grin she continued to say.
Buzz Track: The Weekend
Sean Kennedy is a pop/alternative singer, writer and music producer from Fort Collins, CO. His self-produced debut EP, due out this fall, is an eclectic set that is filled with addictive hooks and radio-ready choruses. Kennedy has started to receive airplay on Denver alternative station KTCL. Think Fun meets Owl City.
Kings favorite Radical Something released an acoustic video for “Feels Like Forever” a brand new song from their upcoming Album Ride It Out. The band also reached 50,000 Facebook fans. The new album will be self released on September 2nd and the new video for the single can be viewed here.
Kings favorite The Unlikely Candidates who we placed in our top 8 emerging spot is #45 on the alternative rock charts with their song Follow My Feet. The band recently signed to Atlantic and quickly went to radio. The band hails from Fort Worth, Texas and takes cues from the likes of The Strokes and The Beatles.
Buzz Track: 12 Steps
Johnathan Celestin has become a Kings favorite. His voice alone puts him in Grammy category. The video for the track 12 Steps has garnered over hundreds of thousands YouTube views, and his album ‘And then the Rolling Stone Fell in Love’ was recently featured on the national television network, The CW as one of the best undiscovered sounds for 2013.
Buzz Track: A Ballad From Hell
After wrapping a summer tour, Those Mockingbirds a Kings favorite are playing Mercury Lounge on Wednesday Aug 28. The band will be heading out on the road again in early October in support of the first single from their upcoming LP. Check out the track A Ballad From Hell.
Buzz Track: Wondering
Most haven’t heard of pop singer Ivelin but she has been creating some chatter in the UK. She was previously signed to Universal and won several vocal competitions. Her new track ‘Wondering’ was just nominated for UKSC 2013 Best Pop Written Song and will appear on the upcoming EP. Ivelin had NME mentions and is booked to feature on several tracks produced by well-established production houses in London UK.
Buzz Track: North Hills
Pittsburgh, PA indie band BadBoxes just released a video for their single JSMN. They just performed at The Knitting Factory and will release official remixes for Robert DeLonge, The Hush Sound, and more.