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Music Submission, MDMAN

Artist or Band Name: 
MDMAN

Glasgow band formed in 2017 to release debut album "These Are Things You Should Know" in late 2020

Music Submission, The Month of May

The Month of May
Artist or Band Name: 
The Month of May

SInger / songwriter duo hailing from Dallas, TX.  Writing music since the late 80's and the influence is noticable.  The best songs have the best hooks, and that is usually what drives my songs.  Some tell stories, or make a statement but my favorite songs, both my own and those I follow just have great beats, creative hooks, and are songs you can't get out of your head.

Music Submission, 11 Stares

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11 Stares

11 Stares is a new band that came together in November 2019. Featuring the talents of Chip Mattiford on Vocals and guitar, and 16 year old drummer Joey Castro, this band is high energy with witty lyrics lyrics and catchy songs. 

Music Submission, The Screens

Artist or Band Name: 
The Screens

When we decided to record a second album we set out two conditions.

  1. We were making for an audience and not just for us as a vanity project

  2. It had to have a story and a point and not just a pile of meaningless songs.

Three years ago a close friend of the band, who was 18 at the time, came out as gay to his mum and dad with the latter being unable to accept his son's choice. As a consequence the son attempted suicide several times before eventually being sectioned. It struck a chord with The Screens that family could be divided by a choice one member had no control over and the other suddenly felt a compulsion to put their opinions of sexuality ahead of their bond to their own flesh and blood. It became the beginning of a story that The Screens developed and which they also turned in a short novel called The Boy Who Waved At Trains.

The album of songs is a journey of a boy born in post war London who, as a teenager, discovers he is gay and is thrown out by his alcoholic dad. The boys is forced into a life of male prostitution, drugs, seedy sex parties, brutality......Its not a pleasant story but it highlights what life as a gay man during the sixties would have been.

As big fans of Quadrophenia, and Tommy we wanted to write the album so each song, in chronological order, tells a specific stage of the boys life and that might one day be the basis of an interesting film.

The first condition for making the album was that an audience wanted it and it wouldn't be a vanity project for us so we ran a Kickstarter campaign and invite people to pre order the album on vinyl and CD before we made it. We were relieved enough people stumped up the cash and it meant we could make it.

We plan to delay the album being put on Spotify because The Screens think it detracts from sales as well as radio. The Screens will eventually put the entire album on there but after radio stations have the option to play it.

So that's it. The album is out on 31stMarch 2020. We will service radio stations with a WAV or MP3 of The Boy Who Waved At Trains a week before.

If any DJ's want personal idents from the band please message the office at messagethescreens@gmail.com

Thanks

Rick Young

Manager/ The Screens

Music Submission, Robert Daniel Irwin

Nature vs. Nurture Robert Daniel Irwin
Artist or Band Name: 
Robert Daniel Irwin

Hi there,

I just released my debut acoustic album. I'm hoping you can give it a listen and help spread the music! In the meantime, stay healthy!

Music Submission, K-MAC

Artist or Band Name: 
K-MAC

Colorblind USA inc is a indie label with offices in Houston & California, we produce rap, rock, pop, country, gospel and R&B, check us out on IG at Colorblindusainc

Music Submission, Yard of Blondes

Artist or Band Name: 
Yard of Blondes

Secret Pole Dance music is proud to present to you Apollo Twenty. Vincent Walter Jacob (from rock band Yard
Of Blondes) is behind this new synth-rock oriented project.

The 1st single « Aurora » will be released on March 20th, 2020; it will come with two B-sides: « Nothing But A Dream" and a remix of Yard Of Blondes song « Je veux danser tout l’été ». We’d love for Apollo Twenty to be featured on your station for airplay and give the exposure that this new music project deserves!

Do you think it would be possible to have Apollo Twenty in rotation on your station, and/or interview Vincent? Apollo Twenty is a surprising project especially when you’re familiar with Yard Of Blondes: Vincent explores another style of indie-rock in the form of synth-rock / dream-pop.
Download link of the full press release, bio, artwork, lyrics, mp3, etc..

Streaming is available on March 20 - pre-save on :
Music video :
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/facent/sets/aurora-by-apollo-twenty/s-rt26u

Thank you for your time and support; we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

Fanny // Yard Of Blondes // Secret Pole Dance music // Apollo Twenty
https://www.yardofblondes.com/secretpoledancemusic

Music Submission, American Scarecrows

Artist or Band Name: 
American Scarecrows

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanScarecrows/

  • Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN (Album Release show) 10/25/11
  • Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven (Tour ) 1/2012
  • Red Wanting Blue Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN 9/20/12
  • Plain White T’s Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN 7/16/13
  • 4onthefloor  First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN 12/21/13
  • The Spill Canvas - Orpheum Theater - Soux Falls, SD 5/24/13
  • Collective Soul Sioux Empire Fair - Sioux Falls, SD 2014
  • AM TAXI Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL  5/24/14
  • Ike Reilly First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN 11/26/14
  • First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN  (Album Release) 6/19/14 (Sold Out)
  • Cheap Trick - Sioux Falls, SD 2015
  • The Wallflowers Sioux Empire Fair Sioux Falls, SD  2015
  • Stone Arch Bridge Fest - Minneapolis, MN 2014 & 2015
  • Soul Asylum (Fly Over Tour)  4/2015
  • Art-a-Whirl festival - Minneapolis, MN 5/16/15
  • SummerFest Milwaukee,WI  7/1/15
  • Basilica Block Party Great Cuts Stage (Headliner) - Minneapolis, MN 7/11/15
  • BoDeans Music In The Zoo - Apple Valley, MN  7/25/15
  • Live/Fastball Vetterstone Amphitheater - Mankato, MN 8/16
  • Welshly Arms Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH  10/15/15
  • Ike Reilly First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN 11/25/15
  • Art-a-Whirl festival - Minneapolis, MN 5/16/15
  • White Wall Sessions (Season 3) Sioux Falls, SD 2015
  • SXSW - Austin, TX  2013,2014,2015
  • Daytrotter Sessions - Iowa 12/19/15
  • Turf Club - St Paul, MN 4/1/16 (Sold Out )
  • Icon Event Hall - Sioux Falls, SD 4/2/16 (Sold Out )

: Extra: *Alternative Press Magazine 8/1/11

          The Current 89.3 FM 2015

Music Submission, SOFIA

Artist or Band Name: 
SOFIA
Songs swirl around in our subconscious much like childhood tales, fables, and fantasies do. Regardless if we only hear them once or on repeat countless times, they leave lasting resonances. Brazilian-born and Los Angeles-based three-piece SOFIA make a similar subconscious imprint via their 2020 independent debut EP, Stories For The Sleepless. Elegant guitar, hyperactive bass, sweeping soundscapes, airy synthesizers, plainspoken lyrics, energetic drums and hypnotic harmonies open up the group’s first chapter with expressive, yet expansive transmissions of alternative rock.
 
Now, the trio — Alex Novaes [guitar], Leo Bomeny [vocals, bass], and Bruno Lamas [drums] — welcome listeners into their story.
 
“We all grew up on bedtime stories, old fairytales, science fiction, and fantasy,” says Leo. “When you read a book as a kid, you relate to the characters and feel less alone. You realize others have the same feelings, thoughts, and fears you do. We try to make music that does the same thing. Maybe, you can see yourself in our narrative too.”
 
The musicians rallied around a unified vision from the moment they crossed paths, drawing on diverse influences ranging from Tame Impala, Muse, Mutemath, and Pink Floyd to Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Twenty One Pilots, and even Soundtracks like The Lord of the Rings.
 
The guys soon chose the name “SOFIA” as the band’s name after scanning mythology books with the desire “to create a character the music could represent.” Crafting a singular sound, they combined succinct storytelling and artful instrumentation to yield the concept behind Stories For The Sleepless.
 
“We’re taking snippets of real relationships and infusing them into the songs,” Alex continues. “They’re identifiable experiences of relationships, love, and friendship. It’s like having a bedside book you can tap into.”
 
SOFIA introduce this collection with the first single and opener “Coconut.” A steady drumbeat drips between echoes of clean guitar, spacey soloing, and ethereal vocals. It builds towards the resounding admission, “I’m out of my mind, I’m so confused, but if my devil inside loves the angel in you, I’m happy.”
 
“It’s about acceptance,” Leo continues. “You become happy with the little things. You find joy in the madness and the chaos of two complex, emotional, and different people. It’s about being at peace with whoever you’re with.”
 
Elsewhere, “Sad” takes flight on an off-kilter riff as it urges, “It’s a story of someone frustrated because they see their partners self-destructive habits and can’t do anything about it,” according to the frontman. Stories For The Sleepless spirals to a close on “Stranger.” The track ramps up into a gallop of distorted guitars and one final hard-hitting hook.
 
“One day at the end of a relationship, you wake up,” Leo goes on. “You’re still the same, but your partner is a stranger to you now. Things were so one-sided. None of the promises at the beginning of the relationship were fulfilled. This isn’t the person you were familiar with. It’s a stranger.”
 
With this sort of honesty and relatable narration, SOFIA’s music takes up residence in your head like any good old-fashioned tale will.
 
“It’s almost as if you’re jumping into these songs with us,” Leo concludes. “You’re transported first-person. By seeing those emotions in someone else, you can better understand yourself. We try to build a community. Hopefully, you can be at peace when it comes time to go to sleep and dream because no one can touch you there—and we’re the soundtrack.”

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