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Music Submission, Soft and Dumb

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Soft and Dumb

Soft and Dumb is an indie anxiety rock duo comprised of Elena Buenrostro and Travis Newgren: two quasi-Chicagoans who met at college in Urbana, Illinois. The band combines love for dissonance and noise to create distinct panic-fueled songs on their new EP. Written and recorded entirely during quarantine, “Out of Bed” reflects not only the collective stress of life in the wake of a pandemic, but individual worries like familial trauma, performance anxiety, and entomophobia. In writing, they attach these fears to concrete instances of assholes (like wasps and playground bullies).

With a bassist for a father, Elena grew up in a household where gigging and cluttered music equipment were the norm. On the other hand, Travis didn’t know who Sonic Youth was until 2019. But the two come together to pull music out of each other in a quarantined creative space, each playing every instrument at some point in the project. Some of the songs are just arguments, but on occasion, the two channel the distress away from each other and recall some bad moral actor from childhood. Beaming, Soft and Dumb holds up a middle school lens to their early 20s, noting the stark lack of difference. 

Music Submission, Donnie Dynamite

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Donnie Dynamite

Donnie was born on an icy ridge south of the South Pole. His love for music developed at an early age. There was not much more to life than creaking ice and howling seals. But that all changed when he found an abandoned mp3 player. Donnie learned to speak and he breathed melodies. Dancing Queen, Don't Stop me Now, Camarillo Brillo, Billy Jean, London Calling...

Calling? London? London!

Donnie kissed his home goodbye, saddled up his seahorse and set course for London.

There's a rhythm, a melody everywhere. Donnie taps his feet along the sound of passing trains, he crinkles his sandwich wrapper in time while he sings along to the lady rapping about the gap. He finds fellow musicians and plays them his tracks asking them to join him. Donnie eventually starts to look beyond London, and encounters fantastic like minded artists. It takes Donnie years to finally finish his first track, but he does so with amazing musicians that put in spectacular performances. He is proud, he is proud to present... Challenge!

The concept for Challenge was recorded in a tiny bedroom in the UK. It didn’t become the song it is now until years later. By the time it started taking its final shape, it had travelled to bedroom studios in the Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic. Fantastic musicians left their marks on it, resulting in the mix of 60s pop and electronica it is today.

Music Submission, Jane Honor

Deer in the Road - Jane Honor
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Jane Honor

Jane Honor is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter born and raised in New York City. When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career and study music industry and songwriting at USC Thornton School of Music. She has been singing and writing music since she was 8 years old, and has performed at various venues including: The Berklee Performance Center at Berklee College of Music, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugarbar, Prohibition, and the world famous Apollo Theater. Honor writes all of her songs herself, and her music is produced by Jed Elliott of The Struts. Her music consists of genres such as Pop, R&B, and Folk music; gaining influence from artists like Fleetwood Mac and Regina Spektor.

Music Submission, Three Years Apart

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Three Years Apart

Hello my name is Chandler Powell lead singer of Three Years Apart and I would like to share with you our new single! We are a new band trying to get started and would love to hear your opinion on our song! Below is a YouTube link and a link that leads to all music streaming services! https://youtu.be/MLZBAfFM19E https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/3yearsapart/face-in-the-crowd

Music Submission, Cypress

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Cypress

Cypress is the indie folk, singer-songwriter project of Ben Higginbotham. Born in Dallas but based in LA, Ben was inspired by his childhood spent glued to the piano and listening to the crooning voices of Texas singer-songwriter legends like Ruthie Foster and Lyle Lovett to pursue his passion for music early on. 

Shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017, Ben created Cypress — a soulful, emotional solo project reflective of his personal and professional growth. Evoking artists like Ray LaMontagne, Ben Howard, and Hozier, Cypress’ indie folk/folk rock sound is rich and textured yet melodic and straightforward — often weaving lyric-driven stories of relationships, family and coming-of-age with a reflective and nostalgic tone. With crisp, powerful lyrics and relatable, universal themes underlying each song, Cypress’ music shines in its smooth approachability and ease of listening.

Released in November 2018, Cypress’ first EP A Fine Line was recorded and produced in Austin, TX by longtime collaborator Taylor Tatsch. Cypress’ most recent single “Take Me Back” was produced by Floyd Fuji and released in August 2020.

Music Submission, Ana Clara Hayley

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Ana Clara Hayley

Ana Clara Hayley is a Melbourne, Australia born singer-songwriter currently based in Brazil. Her artistic career began at age 8 dancing jazz and ballet and singing in national competitions. At 19, she moved to London and was signed to Vauxhall Music. By 2009 she had relocated to Brazil, utterly enchanted by the country. After founding the band Line for Lions and enjoying success, Ana Clara is currently pursuing a solo career. Armed with a catalogue of over 150 original songs where influences by artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Etta James and Johnny Diesel can be heard. Ana Clara released her first single, Brixton,  in July 2020 and is currently working on her first album out late 2020.

Music Submission, Melissa D

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Melissa D

Experience a coffeehouse vibe with Americana/folk-rock artist Melissa D! The New England vocalist has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge."  Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics, a hiatus from the hustle and bustle.

Melissa D is from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont,USA. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz and previous member of CHILL, a folk rock duo. She is currently a solo artist. She is passionate about animal rescue and humanitarian causes.

Chesney Claire

Chesney Claire
Chesney was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2001 she is indeed, named after Country Music icon- Kenny Chesney, so she was predestined for a lifetime of music
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Chesney Claire
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Chesney Claire, song titled, 15 Candles
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15 Candles - single
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15 Candles

Music Submission, The Airwaves

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The Airwaves

The Airwaves, from Ljungby in Sweden, was formed out of the ashes of the act Swedish Whistler, a band that participated on Pink Floyd tribute discs and the 10 hrs Pink Floyd tribute concert at Brighton, organized by Pink Floyd’s biggest fan club in England (Neptune Pink Floyd). When the band changed line-up to Sussi Johansson (bass and vocals), Patrik Arvidsson (guitar), Jessica Lilleberg (vocals) and Ludwig Johnson (drums) they decided to change name to The Airwaves. In 2006, the band came in contact with Clive Jones from the occult 70s band Black Widow. Along with some friends, he had written a tribute tune to Abba titled “Hey You Ring Me Tonight” and offered the Airwaves the song because he thought the band with his two singers could sound like ABBA. Clive Jones also wrote two additional tracks for The Airwaves to use on “Release”, the bands debut album, released in the summer of 2014. “Hey You Ring Me Tonight” was produced by King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque who also plays guitar on the track while keyboards are performed by Paolo Apollo Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow). 1/7-2020 they released a cassette "Bob Dylan Blues" - including another song written by Clive Jones for the band: "I'm Happy"

Music Submission, Glen Foster Group

Not Far Away album cover
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Glen Foster Group
Glen Foster Group of Nanaimo, BC Canada has released a new Praise Song called Fruit Of The Spirit, from their album Not Far Away on Rescue Records.
We are hoping your praise and worship leaders will have a listen and consider using it in their worship services. The scripture reference is of course Galatians 5:22-23, and 1 Cor. 13:13.  
The Full Piano Score, Lead Sheet, and a Lyric page with Chords are included here in the original key of C. The key of A for easier singing is also available to you at no charge, upon request.

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