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The Sounds of Season Three
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Goodbye, For Now – Part 3
Episode 3.3 Song: Be Alright

By Black Market Research

About Black Market Research…..

VOTED Nashville’s 2011 “MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR ” by RAW: Natural Born Artists!!!!

The name, Black Market Research, is inspired by the bands un-commercialized, self-funded, self-produced, underground, grass-roots origins that have fueled the band from concept to completion, using knowledge acquired through various gracious encounters with other individuals looking to further the band’s career, without obligation or expectation. Known for their willingness to appear and perform at an assortment of charitable events, monetary gains have never been a facet of the band. Founders Troy Woodward and Nick Britt often refer to themselves as “the Amateurs,” – those who do it for the love of……

Nick Britt has been writing and performing hard-hitting, truthful lyrics accompanied by his acoustic guitar for the past 15 years. His prolific songwriting combined with open tunings and melodic hooks has made him a “must see.” Looking to further his music and add a full band, he relocated from New Mexico to Nashville, TN. Once in Nashville, Nick began playing countless open mics and singer/ songwriter events, meeting hundreds of musicians and gradually piecing together his own band. One of those musicians was drummer Troy Woodward. Nick and Troy sifted through several guitarists and bassists, playing at all of Nashville’s premiere locations, and finally found the perfect fit in bassist Brandon Barrington. Immediately the chemistry was recognized and they began bringing the energy and passion present in Nick’s music to an electrified live performance and sound. As a trio, Nick began playing electric guitars through vintage amps that proved ballsy and full enough to match the heavy thump of Troy’s meticulous styling, and the outcome is music that is therapeutic to both artist and audience.

The full band, under the name Black Market Research, has self-produced and released their debut EP, “Insult to Injury,” which is available on an extensive array of digital media distributors including iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, CDBaby, and more.

Stay tuned to this band as they rock their way into the hearts and minds of fans everywhere!

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 3
Episode 3.3 Song: Brace Myself

By This Is She

About This Is She…..

This is She’s history goes back to Warped Tour 2009, when Alana Grace’s earlier solo project was playing the same stages as After Midnight Project, which included members Ryan Folden (drums) and Christian Paul Meadows (guitar). Grace found herself in need of a full band in 2011 and enlisted Folden and Meadows following the dissolution of After Midnight Project.

Following a few months of writing and recording, This Is She are ready to present their music to the world at large with the Nobody Is Ok EP, which was recorded in a few months in 2011 North Hollywood, CA, in the band’s own studio.

This Is She relish in that universal “dark side,” both in the themes of Grace’s lyrics and in their musical style, which is a blend of blissful pop, heavily-distorted rock music, and the bombast of modern electronic dance music, all punctuated by Grace’s tortured, emotive, and always-soaring vocals. Befitting of her own namesake, her lyrics and melodies are delivered with an air of simple elegance; the very definition of grace. Fuzzy bass lines, distorted guitars, propulsive drumming and electronic textures swirl around and engulf her voice. It’s positively disorienting, but Grace keeps the songs grounded with her voice, acting like a glimmer of humanity and hope amongst a decaying wasteland of explosive noise. Some songs incorporate schizophrenic vocal samples that are entirely haunting before morphing into intense, mechanized dubstep-inspired breakdowns that sound like a Terminator’s interpretation of rock music.

This is loud music; even when it’s turned down, you’re unable to block it out. It could never, ever be played as background music. Like Sleigh Bells or Public Enemy, the beats of these songs lock into place and explode like bombs while guitars come crashing down around you like high-rise buildings in a Michael Bay blockbuster. Call it rock; call it dubstep; call it action-packed blockbuster music; call it whatever you want, but don’t think for one second that you will be able to ignore it. Whether you like it or not, This Is She will have your attention.

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 2
Episode 3.2 Song: Cigarettes (Remix)

By Sick of Sarah

About Sick of Sarah…..

Sick of Sarah
2205

“The women who make up this Minnesota quartet bow at the altar of riot grrls’ days gone by while simultaneously thumbing their noses at scowling chick-rock clichés. The songs are as bracing as they are familiar…. For Fans of: The Breeders, Sleater-Kinney” – SPIN MAGAZINE

“It was an absolute treat touring with SOS this year. They are fun loving, open- hearted girls who play irresistible punk infused pop music with a passion that is truly contagious… The girls are hilarious and wild, and have a charisma and chemistry that I found to be utterly charming….. I think you will too!” -Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)

“Sick of Sarah is the real deal. This is a true working band who sing write and play for real. They are also cute and funny. They are my friends and they rock.” -Nancy Wilson (Heart)

Jessie Farmer – Guitar and Backup Vocals

Jamie Holm – Bass Guitar and Backup Vocals
Katie Murphy – Guitars and Backup Vocals
Jessica Forsythe — Drums
Abisha Uhl – Lead Vocal, Guitar

“We’re just hoping that you’ll find / something we might have left behind.” – ‘Kick Back,’ 2205

When the girls of Sick of Sarah jumped on the stage of Minneapolis’ prestigious 7th Street Entry on April 7th, 2010, the room was shaking with excitement. The sold-out crowd pushed to get closer, waiting for a glimpse of the ladies that had only months earlier departed for a tour across country. After touring behind their self-titled debut LP for most of 2008/2009, Sick of Sarah had built some anticipation for their homecoming, “This was our final Minneapolis show before making the new record, we felt this was the end of the first chapter, and we couldn’t wait to show everyone what was coming next,” says Lead Singer, Abisha Uhl.

That new chapter, 2205, was recorded in May at The Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX, a studio made famous for its indie-rock clientele such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Conor Oberst, Portugal The Man, Taking Back Sunday, Trail of The Dead and its extensive amp and guitar collection including guitars from the Stevie Ray Vaughan estate. “We were able to just live, breath and sleep this album 24/7, a luxury we didn’t have our first time recording,” says bassist Jamie Holm. “Most of the songs had been demoed before we recorded, but we had to arrange the songs and write lyrics on spot.” Some of those lyrics were inspired by the rumors of ghosts haunting the studios and housing, pet raccoons, and mementos discarded by previous artists. According to Uhl, “Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) left behind a piece of paper with the number of a therapist and masseuse in a dresser in our bedroom.”

The band’s house and rehearsal space, 2205 Grand Ave has served both as a rotating home for each member of the band over the last few years and as a central creative hub. This location has become such an important symbol to the band’s identity that every member has a tattoo “2205” on their inner wrist. The address now lends its name to the new LP, 2205. With this simple gesture, the band has taken an important part of their own lives in order to present it to old and new fans alike in the form of a wild, raucous, catchy new album. The excited Minneapolis fans at the 7th Street Entry may have given Sick of Sarah a welcome homecoming, but with 2205 the band are welcoming fans into their own home.

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 2
Episode 3.2 Song: Addicted

By Zach Pincus

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 1
Episode 3.1 Song: 3 Seconds

By Euphoria Audio

About Euphoria Audio…..

EUPHORIA AUDIO is a Rock/Pop band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. Formed in 2008, Euphoria Audio are Matthew Shirtliff on lead vocals, Ben Lloyd on guitars and backing vocals, Ben Hughes on bass and backing vocals, with Josh Hughes completing the line up on drums.

EUPHORIA AUDIO have toured extensively up and down the UK and have played high profile venues in America, including The House of Blues, the Viper Rooms and SIR Studios in Los Angeles.
Currently preparing for extensive touring in 2012, after recently completing their debut album with legendary Hollywood record producer Brandon Friesen (Nickelback, Slash), EUPHORIA AUDIO are planning on releasing their debut album in 2012.

EUPHORIA AUDIO have an incredible online community that they are forever overwhelmed by. Always looking to grow and develop, EUPHORIA AUDIO encourage all of their followers on Twitter to help them gain more followers and to comment their feedback on YouTube and Facebook, and are incredibly humbled by the support they receive. To join the EU-AU Army please follow @euphoriaaudio on Twitter.

NOTES FOR EDITORS
EUPHORIA AUDIO are a Wakefield, UK based rock band.
To join the EU-AU Army please follow @euphoriaaudio on Twitter.
EUPHORIA AUDIO have a free app that is available now from iTunes and Android Market. It includes, Music, Tour Info, Live Updates and Exclusive access.

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 1
Episode 3.1 Song: In Flagrante Delicto

By SUDDYN

About SUDDYN…..

Developing their piano-driven electro-rock sound into what it is today, SUDDYN stemmed from humble beginnings in New York.

Formed by brothers Alan and Jarrett Steil, the band honed its music while touring through Ireland.

Using their allure to crack the Irish music scene, the group returned to New York with 3 Top 30 hits, a devoted following, and a string of equally impressive hangovers.

Blessed with panty-dropping good looks, they bring energy and presence to their shows unmatched since Genghis Khan conquered Mongolia.

In 2011, trading winter jackets and pasty skin for sunglasses and tans the band brought the show to the West Coast and have built up a strong local following through continuous gigging and support from KROQ & MTV.

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Goodbye, For Now – Part 1
Episode 3.1 Song: Always (reprise)

By Andrew John

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The Sounds of Season Two
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Over My Dead Body
Episode 2.10 Song: Moving Too Fast (The World Spins)

Written and Performed by Charity Vance

About Charity Vance…..

Charity Vance has a thing for paper, pens and poems. Ever so quirky and joyfully explosive, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter has made a name for herself, thanks to her unique voice and carefully crafted indie-pop anthems. “I want my music to be the choice of the group of girls driving to the park,” says Charity. “I hope it streams through the open windows to meet the wind on its way out. I hope my music gets the chance to live.” And in early 2010, her music found lots of open windows thanks to extensive coverage on Season 9 of the hit FOX series American Idol, where she first wowed the judges (and guest judge Shania Twain) in Chicago with her rendition of “Summertime.” Soon after American Idol, the Little Rock native headed into the studio with Nashville-based production team ZodLounge (Emily Osment, Leann Rimes, Richard Marx), who started to work on her national debut album, which will be released in 2011.

But Charity is far from an overnight sensation, and differs from the manufactured pop princesses that frequent today’s musical landscape. Her journey began in childhood, and doors continued to open. From the age of 7, Charity has performed each year at Riverfest, Arkansas’ largest festival, and has done countless half-time and National Anthem performances at Verizon Arena. At the age of 9, she played the lead role in the musical Annie for a 50-show run with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. And two years later, she won the Radio Disney Superstar Kid Contest, sponsored by KDIS 99.5FM (Radio Disney’s Little Rock affiliate). She even made regular appearances at special events at Little Rock’s famed Peabody Hotel. Charity’s frequent performances helped her become a skilled performer, and she grew more and more comfortable with her vocal abilities. So much so that by the time she was 11, she was employed by Soundscapes and doing voice-overs for radio commercials nationwide.

But at the end of the day, it was always the performing and songwriting that captured her attention. “To have the most delightful day possible, all I need is a pen, my right hand, and my beaten-up notebook I am trying to keep alive,” says Charity. “I crave paper. I indulge in the aisle with the writing supplies. ‘Back to school’ shopping is better than my birthday.” It’s the combination of her unique voice and the beyond-her-years songwriting that has the music industry in Nashville and beyond buzzing. “Writing is a part of me,” explains Charity. “It owns a room in my heart. I love visiting that room.” www.charityvance.net

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Over My Dead Body
Episode 2.10 Song: Museum

Written and Performed by Adrienne Pierce

About Adrienne Pierce …..

“Adrienne Pierce finds a way to sing about ugly things in the most beautiful way.” She is “the go-to girl for a smart shot of catchy-meets-cutting tracks for thoughtful listeners”. Adrienne’s songs have been heard on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Veronica Mars. “Lost and Found” from the album Faultline appeared on the soundtrack for Veronica Mars alongside Tegan and Sara and Spoon. Pierce’s third album, Oh Deer, came out in September 2010. It has earned rave reviews, garnered significant airplay and made many year end lists. A recent review described Oh Deer as a mesmerizing combination of Edie Brickell and Blossom Dearie. Features in magazines like Performer have praised the album’s adventurous aesthetic and Adrienne’s addictive voice; at once passionate and atmospheric.

Originally hailing from from Vancouver, B.C., Pierce currently resides in California. She has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as showcases at SXSW, NXNE, CMW and The Toronto International Film Festival. Adrienne has toured with and opened for revered artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, The Finn Brothers), played live on the CBC and the BBC and even had a member of Radiohead compliment her performance after a show in Toronto. Pierce’s first album, Small Fires, was released in Canada on her own Insect Girl Records. Great reviews, a regional buzz and her bewitching live show caught the attention of Nettwerk Records and Management in Vancouver to which she was later signed. Pierce followed up Small Fires with two EPs: Hors d’Oeuvres and Exit, the latter available exclusively at The Second Cup coffee chain in Canada. The singer’s second full length album Faultline was helmed by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) and 8 time Grammy award winner Thom Russo who brought in an all star team of players including many Beck alumni. The beautifully layered production put the spotlight on Pierce’s continuing evolution as a writer. Faultline was first released digitally before making its way into stores in 2008. It expanded Adrienne’s worldwide following considerably with many fans creating popular youtube videos for songs from the album. In October of 2007 Adrienne’s haunting cover of Neil Young’s “Pocahontas” was released as part of Broken Tunes II along with covers by Ron Sexsmith and the Barenaked Ladies. In November 2008 she released a 6 song EP entitled “Winter” which received critical acclaim and international airplay. The charming songs on “Winter” were heard everywhere from podcasts in Afghanistan to popular shows on CBC radio. It also earned exclusive distribution through BORDERS and airplay from tastemakers in the U.S. such as World Café Live on WXPN. Adrienne’s touring in support of “Oh Deer” began in Norway at Bergenfest alongside artists like Lou Reed and Randy Newman.

She has since toured across the US as well as playing dates in her native Canada. The year culminated with a live performance on CBC Radio and shows supporting Frazey Ford and the White Buffalo. She will continue to tour throughout 2011 with dates planned for New Brunswick, Ontario, Israel and beyond.

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Photo Credit: Wicked Lens Imaging
The Last Straw
Episode 2.9 Song: Welcome 2 LA

By Official Hot Mess

About Official Hot Mess…..

Aspiring to nothing more than a good, old-fashioned rock & roll party, Official Hot Mess won considerable media attention and a cult following after scoring their first record deal before even graduating high school. O.H.M seems unstoppable as they keep evoking people’s amazement since the fantastic outcome of their debut album, which went to the top of the charts throughout Asia and Australia. “With their four-piece male band in tow, this dynamic duo is circum-navigating the music world with a young and sassy vibe, and some very catchy songs.”. The pop/rock band delivers captivating melodies, enchanting harmonies, and controversial lyrics… “Think The Bangles or Blondie with a little dose of Sarah Silverman-style sarcasm and you’ve got Official Hot Mess”… which lead to their current, original music being featured on MTV’s “The Hills”, “The City”, “My Super Sweet 16”,“The Jersey Shore”, “The Real World”, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and multiple Nickelodeon shows, to name a few. “Their clever lyrical twists and dance-fused melodies have given them a well-deserved edge over many of their pop/rock contemporaries” Kristy and Lindsey, the front women of O.H.M, are two fun loving sisters aspiring to make the music they love, and enjoy the crazy ride together; yet they also strive to create their own musical identity for other artists in years to come to follow. This goal might seem lofty, but consider the artist: the girls, who at age 4, learned piano by ear, and performed the first song they ever wrote on PBS. By age 13, they had written their first original pop/rock song. At 14, they formed their first band and played venues across Florida. They managed to overcome the taunts and jeers of their classmates (at their public high school for the academically gifted), who couldn’t see past SAT Scores and Ivy League entrance exams. Hence, their bratty high school delinquent image–which is clearly indebted as their songs concern themselves with mostly boys, parties, their perception of the superficial LA lifestyle, and the over dramatic antics of the “popular girls”. MTV and MTVU premiered Official Hot Mess’ music video for their song, “Welcome 2 LA” — “Official Hot Mess infuses a wily wit into pop rock anthems like their latest single, “Welcome 2 LA. The track snaps from a sunny melody into a sharply smart refrain that’s as catchy as it as calculated. A sly double entendre can sneak into a danceable groove, and that makes Official Hot Mess officially deeper than most of their peers in the pop landscape” . The highly acclaimed video reached the No. 2 spot on MTVU, and featured cameo appearances by Flavor Flav and America’s Top Model winner Adrianne Curry. It is currently airing on Fuse and will be featured on E! News. The music video has been featured in Youtube’s “Rising Videos”. They have performed on Fox News, CNN’s “The Morning Show”, “Good Day Atlanta”, and the nationally syndicated CW television show, “The Daily Buzz”. Official Hot Mess has shared the stage with The Bangles, Disney Channel’s Mitchell Musso, We The Kings, Plies, Kevin Rudolf, Bubba Sparxxx and Ja Rule to name a few. They played the Halloween Extravaganza at the Playboy Mansion and Superbowl Sunday at the Playboy mansion. O.H.M co-headlined with Lil’ Kim at Stars and Stripes 2010 (a charity event benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project) and are performing at the Annual Wicked Night Event alongside Kevin Rudolf and Ice Cube (an event to benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation) The multi-talented singer-songwriters have a flair for theatrics with a budding career in film and television as well. With roles in upcoming feature films costarring with Andy Dick and Amy Smart “And with a new Vh1 reality show on the horizon, they’ll be household names before the year’s done”. Official Hot Mess has been selected as Clear Channel Radio and I Heart Radio’s (incl. stations such as Z100, KISS FM, and Y100) “NEW! Artist to Watch” and “NEW! Recommended Artist” of the month. Their new single, “Money Makes the Girl$ Go Round” just premiered on AOL Music and AOL Radio, and has been added to the rotation of “New Pop First”. O.H.M is sure to prove their calling card to Hollywood and turn more than a few heads.

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The Last Straw
Episode 2.9 Song: Satisfied

Written and Performed by Karmina
available at karmina.com
About Karmina…..
Sisters Kelly and Kamille are the band Karmina (means “song” in Latin), and the essence of their art can best be described as “sparkle rock”. They write, sing, produce and perform their own original music, which can be heard on their sophomore album Rewriting Chapter 2, available on iTunes. Karmina’s music has appeared on numerous major TV shows, including CSI:NY, 90210, The Hills & The Cleaner. Boasting harmonies and a musical dynamic that could only come from siblings, Karmina’s first album Backwards into Beauty (released on CBS Records) was the “2008 Billboard Critics #1 Pick”, and their single “The Kiss” rose to #24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

For a closer look into the world of Kelly and Kamille, check out their music videos on YouTube and become a fan on facebook! (www.facebook.com/karminamusic)

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Seventeen Candles
Episode 2.8 Song: Redeem the Scene

Written and Performed by Eleventyseven

About Eleventyseven…..
The scene is small town South Carolina. The highlights include Super Wal-Mart’s grand opening, dinner at the pizza buffet with the football team, and a makeshift skate park in an abandoned warehouse. But just outside the county limits, three friends—Matt Langston, Jonathan Stephens, and Caleb Satterfield have turned one of their parent’s living rooms into a practice space for their band. This small town trio of friends that came to be known as eleventyseven has been delivering catchy songs and high-energy live shows since they met in high school. The release of their third studio album, adventures in Eville, promises yet another round of musical mayhem, with content ranging from high energy fun songs that talk about cyborg robot squirrels and a sidekick dog named Grover Cleveland, to real-life relationship issues.

Last year, the group was able to slow down and spend more time with friends and family at home. This gave them the opportunity to reconnect with the real world and focus on exactly what they wanted for the new record. “We want the music to mirror who we are and what we are genuinely passionate about,” explains lead singer Matt. “As a band we are pretty diverse, and as a writer, sometimes I’m inspired to write about emotionally personal things, and sometimes about things that mean absolutely nothing at all. They are both parts of who we are, and we need them both just as much. That’s sort of where the title comes from. ‘Eville’ is that place in my head that I go to just be myself, where it’s all okay. Sometimes it’s dark and scary, and other times it’s super positive. It’s important to embrace all of it.” Staying true to who they are, this album is full of their trademark catchy pop hooks, with lyrics that are able to create a deeply personal connection with the listener. Influenced by pop-punk greats such as Weezer and Blink 182, the guys endeavor to carry the torch of music that’s just fun. “We want our show to be more about the crowd than us,” says Jonathan (drummer). “So many bands cater their show to themselves and their image … we’ve always had much more fun just being us. People need fun. They need songs that don’t always make sense, songs that can just let them breathe and enjoy life.” Such a song would be “Evil Genius,” which was inspired by one of Matt’s close friends who had a crush on a girl and did not know how to tell her. Kelly doesn’t know that I’m an evil genius with a sidekick dog named Grover Cleveland / and she’ll never know that we could take over the world with robot squirrels “Every kid in high school walks around thinking something like, ‘Man, if all these kids knew how cool I looked at home playing Metallica solos, everyone would know how truly awesome I am.’ That’s what the song is trying to capture,” Matt says. Other songs that highlight the band’s love for life would be “Prom Song,” penned for Matt’s younger 17-yearold sister. “I had horrible prom experiences” Matt recalls, “so even if she has a really bad one too, at least she’ll have a song to show for it.” Although eleventyseven’s electro/rock sound is filled with frenetic energy, the band does not hesitate to address some serious topics with songs like “Best I Can,” which touches on the subject of relationships. We both feel the pain, we just say it different ways / Hear my heart before you hear my lips. The song ends with the statement: Love is holding on when all the world is telling you to leave Matt shares, “I wrote this song after talking with a friend of mine whose parents were divorced. No matter what the situation, kids of divorce carry that burden of a broken home forever. It affects their sense of self-worth, identity and views of future relationships. Most relational problems I witness or encounter all stem from the smallest things. Simple disagreements or disappointments can morph into gaping holes between couples or even friends. If we forget to just communicate, we can become the center of our own universe, and that’s the scariest place I’ve ever been.” Serious or not, eleventyseven delivers heartfelt passion with each song on adventures in Eville. As expressed in the song “Trying,” the band wants to continue the path they have been on to wake up everyday and quite simply enjoy what they do. “We want listeners to know that they can be part of something so much greater than just a fan base. We want our music to be a direct vehicle for friendships to form, for stories and experiences to be shared, and for fun to be had,” says Matt. They want to let their fans know that nobody’s life looks the same, so just show up and be ready for whatever comes their way. The songs on this album may bring a smile to your face, but the desire of the guys in eleventyseven is for their listeners to find a happiness deeper than any lyric or circumstance. Matt says, “I’ve learned that I have no clue what is going to make me happy. But who cares? If all I care about is what makes me happy, I’ve missed the point of life. So many times we equate happiness with the fulfillment of a dream or goal, and it never is.” Instead, he believes that the greatest peace in life comes from resting in who you are, and doing what you love to do, not in pursuing who you think you want to be or what you think will make you happy. So stop searching and join the guys for some adventures in Eville. Perhaps you’ll find that what you’ve been looking for has been there all along.

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Seventeen Candles
Episode 2.8 Song: Wishing and Waiting

Written and Performed by The Jane Carrey Band

About The Jane Carrey Band…..

The sad clown has been a key figure in pop culture since Billie Holiday, but few 21st-century singers and songwriters know better than Jane Carrey the way the tears of a clown also have the power to make people smile. With the Jane Carrey Band, this guitar-playing chanteuse has been showing Southern California audiences the beauty in melancholy for about two years now. The quartet’s forthcoming debut album brings the sophistication and smoldering expressiveness of jazz to the passion and tunefulness of folk-tinged alternative rock. “I kind of grew up in a family of carnies,” says Jane, the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian Jim Carrey. “I definitely think I inherited that trait.” With fluttering vocals and lyrics wiser than her mere 21 years of age, Jane’s music steps confidently out from her father’s footsteps and into the center ring. She sings of streetwalkers and innocents, death metal bands and spies, love lost and love found, and of course– over trippy backwards-guitar effects on “Carnival”– the gypsy lifestyle of a lonely-hearted clown. Hammond organs wail, trumpets cry into the night, guitars jangle or burst in air. The Jane Carrey Band formed not long after Jane met drummer Terry Goldberg and bassist Ian Sloane at the highly selective Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif., which Jane attended for its jazz program. Terry still also plays in a jazz band, and he says his interests extend to rock, reggae, and even electronic music, depending on what show he’s seen this month. Adds Ian: “I bring a funky, jazzy kind of vibe to the band that everybody else feeds off of.” Lead guitarist Daniel Sahagun officially joined the group earlier this year, after he and Jane had bonded over an acoustic duet cover of an obscure Chris Cornell song, “Preaching the End of the World,” which Cornell wrote in tribute to the late Jeff Buckley. As the name suggests, the Jane Carrey Band is a band in the old-school sense, not a singer/songwriter project. “One thing Jane and I were adamant about in the beginning was really being able to write together and developing material as a band,” Daniel recalls. “It’s amazing what a different dynamic can come up when you’re actually bouncing ideas off of each other.” Still, most of the Jane Carrey Band’s songs so far are Jane’s. They can be as ethereal as Buckley, as sultry-smart as Fiona Apple, or as cool, smoky, and retro as Norah Jones. They can also be funky– someone tell Stevie Wonder to check out the soulful strut of “City Lights.” Bonus acoustic track “Oh Lover,” recorded alone at home in front of a computer, is as intimate as Canadian indie singer/songwriter Feist. The songs reflect Jane’s conviction that she has to be able to explore even the darkest topics, the most complex chords, and still be able to bring joy to the listener. “I have heard the calling of the wise/ Telling me the skies are where my head should be,” she sings on “Simple Beauty,” as close as the album comes to a mission statement. “There’s crazy shit that happens in this life and in this world,” Jane confides. “No matter what you’re going through, you will always end up coming out the other side of it.”

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The Icing on the Cake
Episode 2.7 Song: Monsters

Written and Performed by Adrienne Pierce

About Adrienne Pierce …..
“Adrienne Pierce finds a way to sing about ugly things in the most beautiful way.” She is “the go-to girl for a smart shot of catchy-meets-cutting tracks for thoughtful listeners”. Adrienne’s songs have been heard on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Veronica Mars. “Lost and Found” from the album Faultline appeared on the soundtrack for Veronica Mars alongside Tegan and Sara and Spoon. Pierce’s third album, Oh Deer, came out in September 2010. It has earned rave reviews, garnered significant airplay and made many year end lists. A recent review described Oh Deer as a mesmerizing combination of Edie Brickell and Blossom Dearie. Features in magazines like Performer have praised the album’s adventurous aesthetic and Adrienne’s addictive voice; at once passionate and atmospheric. Originally hailing from from Vancouver, B.C., Pierce currently resides in California. She has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as showcases at SXSW, NXNE, CMW and The Toronto International Film Festival. Adrienne has toured with and opened for revered artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, The Finn Brothers), played live on the CBC and the BBC and even had a member of Radiohead compliment her performance after a show in Toronto. Pierce’s first album, Small Fires, was released in Canada on her own Insect Girl Records. Great reviews, a regional buzz and her bewitching live show caught the attention of Nettwerk Records and Management in Vancouver to which she was later signed. Pierce followed up Small Fires with two EPs: Hors d’Oeuvres and Exit, the latter available exclusively at The Second Cup coffee chain in Canada. The singer’s second full length album Faultline was helmed by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) and 8 time Grammy award winner Thom Russo who brought in an all star team of players including many Beck alumni. The beautifully layered production put the spotlight on Pierce’s continuing evolution as a writer. Faultline was first released digitally before making its way into stores in 2008. It expanded Adrienne’s worldwide following considerably with many fans creating popular youtube videos for songs from the album. In October of 2007 Adrienne’s haunting cover of Neil Young’s “Pocahontas” was released as part of Broken Tunes II along with covers by Ron Sexsmith and the Barenaked Ladies. In November 2008 she released a 6 song EP entitled “Winter” which received critical acclaim and international airplay. The charming songs on “Winter” were heard everywhere from podcasts in Afghanistan to popular shows on CBC radio. It also earned exclusive distribution through BORDERS and airplay from tastemakers in the U.S. such as World Café Live on WXPN. Adrienne’s touring in support of “Oh Deer” began in Norway at Bergenfest alongside artists like Lou Reed and Randy Newman. She has since toured across the US as well as playing dates in her native Canada. The year culminated with a live performance on CBC Radio and shows supporting Frazey Ford and the White Buffalo. She will continue to tour throughout 2011 with dates planned for New Brunswick, Ontario, Israel and beyond.

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The Icing on the Cake
Episode 2.7 Song: Cry Cry Cry

Written and Performed by The Jane Carrey Band

About The Jane Carrey Band…..
The sad clown has been a key figure in pop culture since Billie Holiday, but few 21st-century singers and songwriters know better than Jane Carrey the way the tears of a clown also have the power to make people smile. With the Jane Carrey Band, this guitar-playing chanteuse has been showing Southern California audiences the beauty in melancholy for about two years now. The quartet’s forthcoming debut album brings the sophistication and smoldering expressiveness of jazz to the passion and tunefulness of folk-tinged alternative rock. “I kind of grew up in a family of carnies,” says Jane, the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian Jim Carrey. “I definitely think I inherited that trait.” With fluttering vocals and lyrics wiser than her mere 21 years of age, Jane’s music steps confidently out from her father’s footsteps and into the center ring. She sings of streetwalkers and innocents, death metal bands and spies, love lost and love found, and of course– over trippy backwards-guitar effects on “Carnival”– the gypsy lifestyle of a lonely-hearted clown. Hammond organs wail, trumpets cry into the night, guitars jangle or burst in air. The Jane Carrey Band formed not long after Jane met drummer Terry Goldberg and bassist Ian Sloane at the highly selective Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif., which Jane attended for its jazz program. Terry still also plays in a jazz band, and he says his interests extend to rock, reggae, and even electronic music, depending on what show he’s seen this month. Adds Ian: “I bring a funky, jazzy kind of vibe to the band that everybody else feeds off of.” Lead guitarist Daniel Sahagun officially joined the group earlier this year, after he and Jane had bonded over an acoustic duet cover of an obscure Chris Cornell song, “Preaching the End of the World,” which Cornell wrote in tribute to the late Jeff Buckley. As the name suggests, the Jane Carrey Band is a band in the old-school sense, not a singer/songwriter project. “One thing Jane and I were adamant about in the beginning was really being able to write together and developing material as a band,” Daniel recalls. “It’s amazing what a different dynamic can come up when you’re actually bouncing ideas off of each other.” Still, most of the Jane Carrey Band’s songs so far are Jane’s. They can be as ethereal as Buckley, as sultry-smart as Fiona Apple, or as cool, smoky, and retro as Norah Jones. They can also be funky– someone tell Stevie Wonder to check out the soulful strut of “City Lights.” Bonus acoustic track “Oh Lover,” recorded alone at home in front of a computer, is as intimate as Canadian indie singer/songwriter Feist. The songs reflect Jane’s conviction that she has to be able to explore even the darkest topics, the most complex chords, and still be able to bring joy to the listener. “I have heard the calling of the wise/ Telling me the skies are where my head should be,” she sings on “Simple Beauty,” as close as the album comes to a mission statement. “There’s crazy shit that happens in this life and in this world,” Jane confides. “No matter what you’re going through, you will always end up coming out the other side of it.”

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Episode 2.6 Song: Missing Pieces

Written by Aaron Barnhart and Trina Harmon
Performed by Aaron Barnhart

About Aaron Barnhart…..
The title track to his highly anticipated Bonded Records debut–helmed by famed producer Stuart Brawley (Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Howie Day, Lenka)–is all about wasting time with distractions before ultimately realizing that we were meant for bigger things. The song, co-penned with Trina Harmon, perfectly captures the excitement surrounding his emergence as a recording artist after a lengthy musical journey that led him everywhere from Boston to Orlando (where he joined the popular Southern touring band Foundation), out to Oregon (for his Master’s at the University of Oregon), down to San Francisco and finally L.A., where he has lived for the past three years. As well traveled, as the singer is, his infectious first single “Day In Day Out” is taking him to new destinations via airplay and radio promo dates at Triple AAA stations throughout the country. He also did a 12 date California based tour this summer opening for Dishwalla frontman J.R. Richards. A mainstay on the L.A. club circuit, Barnhart has performed—usually solo, with simple keyboard accompaniment–at hotspots like Cinespace, Room 5, The Knitting Factory and The Derby. He currently has a Monday night residency the R Bar in Koreatown. From the wistful and transcendent “Better Than Happiness” to the quirky and uplifting “Another Day” and heart-tugging piano and vocal closer “Slings and Arrows,” most of the songs on Missing Pieces are uniquely introspective portraits of an artist finally coming to terms with his creative destiny. The beautiful harmonic ballad “One More Second Chance” uses powerful imagery to convey a lover’s desire to work things out, while the moody and intimate “Water’s Edge” is garnering TV and film licensing attention for its firsthand experience through addiction and redemption.

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Episode 2.6 Song: Madhouse

Written and Performed by KGB

About KGB…..
“I don’t want anything other than to be heard,” exclaims KGB.

She most definitely will be once the world gets a load of her music. KGB spins an insanely infectious combination of pop and electronica that’s so crazy it’s beyond catchy. Her debut single, “Madhouse,” volleys from a propulsive verse into a massive hook. However, KGB has only just opened the Madhouse, and there’s a lot more engaging tunes to come.

She goes on, “I aspire to be the anti-pop pop icon. How do you take pop music, go against every rule you’ve heard of and still make pop?”

KGB may have figured out how…in our exclusive interview below she delves into her sound, “Madhouse” and so much more.

 What’s the story behind “Madhouse?”
 
I feel like we all live in madhouse sometimes, reality is not what it looks like. My specialty is “shock reality musical politics,” so basically, I believe you can shock people into seeing the raw truth about the world with music. “Madhouse” is just the first step into getting people’s attention to look at the world we live in, in a different way. “Shock reality musical politics” is my motto. It’s what I live for. I live for making you see the truth, opening your eyes to see things the way they really are. It’s like The Matrix. Sometimes what you’re looking at isn’t what’s really there.
 Music can be the best way to show that.

 That’s right. Music is so powerful because, obviously, there are messages subliminally that we don’t even hear. In the beat, there are things that go straight to your subconscious you really have no control over. It’s not all about words. It’s that perfect marriage between the words, the melody and the beat. Obviously, the visual is very important.

 Where do the visuals and the words come together?

 I’m a classically trained pianist. I was playing at 3- and 5-years-old. It just happens. I sit by the piano, and I hear things. Then I put them down because I want to share them with the world. It’s magical. I really have no explanation for that [Laughs]. I’m blessed to be there and share this with everybody.

 Does music always start with the piano for you still?
 
It could be anything. It could be a thought, an idea or a beat—whatever is inspirational. It could be talking to you! I may write a song after this [Laughs]. That’s what I mean by “Shock Reality Musical Politics,” you just never know. You know when it gets you and gets through to your heart though. That’s when you almost feel possessed, and I like that. I like to play with people’s minds in a good way.

 Did you intend for all of the songs to connect?

 It’s my life, and I figured if I could welcome you into my life and my world you could find something to relate to. It’s cohesive because it’s my life. One song is called “Maniac,” because don’t we all wake up and feel like maniacs sometimes? People are such colorful, fascinating creatures. At the end of the day, we all feel and bleed the same. If you look into my world, maybe you could see some of your own and we could help each other get through some of this journey or make it more fun. That’s really my goal at the end of the day. I want you to see my reality and enjoy yours.

 The music has a message and it’s fun at the same time. You could think about it or dance to it.

 At the end of the day, I believe we’re to maximize pleasure and minimize pain in life. No matter what hardships life throws at you, you should run with it. Make lemonade out of lemons and spread the love. I think that’s what we’re supposed to do. At the same time, we don’t have to close our eyes. There is a dark side to things. It’s just how we look at things and our perspective. How do we get to a better place and have fun while we’re here? Music is the best vehicle to do that.

 Which artists do you always come back to?

 Growing up on classical music, I’d obviously say Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart had a lot of spunk to his music and back in those days, that was kind of unheard of. Music should be fun at the end of the day. These days, Eminem, and I’ve got to say I love Lady Gaga. You can’t overlook Gaga. The new Linkin Park record is great. It’s a little bit darker than a lot of stuff that’s out there, but it’s just powerful to me. I love how the whole record is a cohesive story that flows well together. The wait was so worth it because they never fail to take it to the next level. They continue to amaze me, and I’m a huge fan. Have you heard KGB yet?

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The Calm Before the Storm
Episode 2.5 Song: Carnival

Written and Performed by The Jane Carrey Band

About The Jane Carrey Band…..
The sad clown has been a key figure in pop culture since Billie Holiday, but few 21st-century singers and songwriters know better than Jane Carrey the way the tears of a clown also have the power to make people smile. With the Jane Carrey Band, this guitar-playing chanteuse has been showing Southern California audiences the beauty in melancholy for about two years now. The quartet’s forthcoming debut album brings the sophistication and smoldering expressiveness of jazz to the passion and tunefulness of folk-tinged alternative rock. “I kind of grew up in a family of carnies,” says Jane, the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian Jim Carrey. “I definitely think I inherited that trait.” With fluttering vocals and lyrics wiser than her mere 21 years of age, Jane’s music steps confidently out from her father’s footsteps and into the center ring. She sings of streetwalkers and innocents, death metal bands and spies, love lost and love found, and of course– over trippy backwards-guitar effects on “Carnival”– the gypsy lifestyle of a lonely-hearted clown. Hammond organs wail, trumpets cry into the night, guitars jangle or burst in air. The Jane Carrey Band formed not long after Jane met drummer Terry Goldberg and bassist Ian Sloane at the highly selective Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif., which Jane attended for its jazz program. Terry still also plays in a jazz band, and he says his interests extend to rock, reggae, and even electronic music, depending on what show he’s seen this month. Adds Ian: “I bring a funky, jazzy kind of vibe to the band that everybody else feeds off of.” Lead guitarist Daniel Sahagun officially joined the group earlier this year, after he and Jane had bonded over an acoustic duet cover of an obscure Chris Cornell song, “Preaching the End of the World,” which Cornell wrote in tribute to the late Jeff Buckley. As the name suggests, the Jane Carrey Band is a band in the old-school sense, not a singer/songwriter project. “One thing Jane and I were adamant about in the beginning was really being able to write together and developing material as a band,” Daniel recalls. “It’s amazing what a different dynamic can come up when you’re actually bouncing ideas off of each other.” Still, most of the Jane Carrey Band’s songs so far are Jane’s. They can be as ethereal as Buckley, as sultry-smart as Fiona Apple, or as cool, smoky, and retro as Norah Jones. They can also be funky– someone tell Stevie Wonder to check out the soulful strut of “City Lights.” Bonus acoustic track “Oh Lover,” recorded alone at home in front of a computer, is as intimate as Canadian indie singer/songwriter Feist. The songs reflect Jane’s conviction that she has to be able to explore even the darkest topics, the most complex chords, and still be able to bring joy to the listener. “I have heard the calling of the wise/ Telling me the skies are where my head should be,” she sings on “Simple Beauty,” as close as the album comes to a mission statement. “There’s crazy shit that happens in this life and in this world,” Jane confides. “No matter what you’re going through, you will always end up coming out the other side of it.”

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The Calm Before the Storm
Episode 2.5 Song: Toy Box

Written by Betsey Long, Brett Vargason, Tom Michael, Charles Collins and Todd Shay
Performed by Betsey Long featuring Charles Collins aka Professa C

About Betsey Long…..
In an exhaustive search for the perfect production team, Betsey Long discovered “Zodlounge Music,” thanks to friend and CLASP inventor, Chris Estes. Based in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, the Zods consist of three extremely talented musicians/producers/engineers: Brett Vargason, Todd Shay, and Tom Michael. Betsey’s father and executive producer, Jim Long, renowned Nashville guitarist was so confident in the Zods that he gave them complete creative freedom. Betsey’s songs and the Zods production style were a perfect combination!

“The project came off without a hitch,” said Vargason. “We just built the production around Betsey’s wonderfully unique and beautiful voice and her effective pop songwriting style.” When acclaimed record producer Michael Omartian first heard the tracks he said, “She’s something special!” Betsey has since been featured in two very acclaimed A&R websites, Kings of A&R and Hits Daily Double, featured as an up and coming artist to pay attention to. Betsey’s recording project has also scored her a strategic partnership with MAC cosmetics (www.maccosmetics.com). She has been featured on Tadcast.com as per request by the owner, and recently, Betsey signed with Bunim/Murray Productions for placements in the The Real World and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Betsey recently signed on as a featured artist for ‘Miss Behave’ an online web series recieving over 200,000 hits. ‘Miss Behave’ will be featuring “Toy Box” and “Remedy”. Betsey Long has a goal of inspiring people to live a better life, and she hopes to do it through her lyrics and melodies. You can find music, videos, and photos on Betsey’s Official website, www.betseylong.com, where there are also links to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Reverb Nation.

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It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To
Episode 2.4 Song: Easy On Me

Written and Performed by Kim DiVine
available at kimdivine.com

About Kim DiVine…..
Standing a mere five feet tall, singer/songwriter Kim DiVine boasts a voice that can bring a smile to your face and tears to your eyes with original lyrics delivered straight from the heart. With a sound that lingers between Ingrid Michaelson, Jewel and Sara Bareilles, DiVine has perfected her musical skills through live performance and the release of three albums, including the most recent, Square One ). Millions of people across America have heard DiVine’s voice featured in several commercials for Jell-O, which hit the airwaves in May of 2010. This summer, she appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” during the segment “Meal or No Meal,” in which she sang a song – that she learned in grade school – containing the first and last names of all the U.S. Presidents. Most recently, DiVine performed The National Anthem and God Bless America at an LA Dodgers baseball game and will soon be singing The National Anthem from the floor of Madison Square Garden during a NY Knicks basketball game. Two of DiVine’s songs, “Blue Skies” and “Letting Go” were featured in a recent episode of MTV’s “The Real World: New Orleans.” A native of Massachussetts, DiVine moved to the west coast in 2004 to pursue her musical career and spent three years immersing herself in the San Diego music scene. While there she was awarded Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in the HAT (Honoring Acoustic Talent) Awards in 2006. Other honors include: Billboard’s World Song Contest Top 500 for “Trouble,” Indie In-Tune’s Singer/Songwriter of the Year, and Semi-finalist for Discmaker’s International World Series. DiVine launched “Bedroom Sessions” in 2006, a video blog in which she keeps her fans informed by talking directly to them, experimenting with new songs, and gushing about her dog, Ella. The blog has been featured on the front page of YouTube and has received over 2 million hits. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2007, DiVine starred in the music-infused web series, “Kim and Seana,” sponsored by Ford Motors, in which the two toured the U.S. She has since been making a name for herself by appearing in a variety of LA’s most notable music venues where she performs her original material in a solo acoustic, trio and full band setting. When not crafting new songs, DiVine enjoys playing the piano, painting, designing jewelry, and hiking in the hills of Los Angeles with her dog. You can follow her at www.facebook.com/kimdivinemusic, www.kimdivine.com or on twitter@kimdivine

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It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To
Episode 2.4 Song: The Best I Can

Written and Performed by Eleventyseven

About Eleventyseven…..
The scene is small town South Carolina. The highlights include Super Wal-Mart’s grand opening, dinner at the pizza buffet with the football team, and a makeshift skate park in an abandoned warehouse. But just outside the county limits, three friends—Matt Langston, Jonathan Stephens, and Caleb Satterfield have turned one of their parent’s living rooms into a practice space for their band. This small town trio of friends that came to be known as eleventyseven has been delivering catchy songs and high-energy live shows since they met in high school. The release of their third studio album, adventures in Eville, promises yet another round of musical mayhem, with content ranging from high energy fun songs that talk about cyborg robot squirrels and a sidekick dog named Grover Cleveland, to real-life relationship issues.

Last year, the group was able to slow down and spend more time with friends and family at home. This gave them the opportunity to reconnect with the real world and focus on exactly what they wanted for the new record. “We want the music to mirror who we are and what we are genuinely passionate about,” explains lead singer Matt. “As a band we are pretty diverse, and as a writer, sometimes I’m inspired to write about emotionally personal things, and sometimes about things that mean absolutely nothing at all. They are both parts of who we are, and we need them both just as much. That’s sort of where the title comes from. ‘Eville’ is that place in my head that I go to just be myself, where it’s all okay. Sometimes it’s dark and scary, and other times it’s super positive. It’s important to embrace all of it.” Staying true to who they are, this album is full of their trademark catchy pop hooks, with lyrics that are able to create a deeply personal connection with the listener. Influenced by pop-punk greats such as Weezer and Blink 182, the guys endeavor to carry the torch of music that’s just fun. “We want our show to be more about the crowd than us,” says Jonathan (drummer). “So many bands cater their show to themselves and their image … we’ve always had much more fun just being us. People need fun. They need songs that don’t always make sense, songs that can just let them breathe and enjoy life.” Such a song would be “Evil Genius,” which was inspired by one of Matt’s close friends who had a crush on a girl and did not know how to tell her. Kelly doesn’t know that I’m an evil genius with a sidekick dog named Grover Cleveland / and she’ll never know that we could take over the world with robot squirrels “Every kid in high school walks around thinking something like, ‘Man, if all these kids knew how cool I looked at home playing Metallica solos, everyone would know how truly awesome I am.’ That’s what the song is trying to capture,” Matt says. Other songs that highlight the band’s love for life would be “Prom Song,” penned for Matt’s younger 17-yearold sister. “I had horrible prom experiences” Matt recalls, “so even if she has a really bad one too, at least she’ll have a song to show for it.” Although eleventyseven’s electro/rock sound is filled with frenetic energy, the band does not hesitate to address some serious topics with songs like “Best I Can,” which touches on the subject of relationships. We both feel the pain, we just say it different ways / Hear my heart before you hear my lips. The song ends with the statement: Love is holding on when all the world is telling you to leave Matt shares, “I wrote this song after talking with a friend of mine whose parents were divorced. No matter what the situation, kids of divorce carry that burden of a broken home forever. It affects their sense of self-worth, identity and views of future relationships. Most relational problems I witness or encounter all stem from the smallest things. Simple disagreements or disappointments can morph into gaping holes between couples or even friends. If we forget to just communicate, we can become the center of our own universe, and that’s the scariest place I’ve ever been.” Serious or not, eleventyseven delivers heartfelt passion with each song on adventures in Eville. As expressed in the song “Trying,” the band wants to continue the path they have been on to wake up everyday and quite simply enjoy what they do. “We want listeners to know that they can be part of something so much greater than just a fan base. We want our music to be a direct vehicle for friendships to form, for stories and experiences to be shared, and for fun to be had,” says Matt. They want to let their fans know that nobody’s life looks the same, so just show up and be ready for whatever comes their way. The songs on this album may bring a smile to your face, but the desire of the guys in eleventyseven is for their listeners to find a happiness deeper than any lyric or circumstance. Matt says, “I’ve learned that I have no clue what is going to make me happy. But who cares? If all I care about is what makes me happy, I’ve missed the point of life. So many times we equate happiness with the fulfillment of a dream or goal, and it never is.” Instead, he believes that the greatest peace in life comes from resting in who you are, and doing what you love to do, not in pursuing who you think you want to be or what you think will make you happy. So stop searching and join the guys for some adventures in Eville. Perhaps you’ll find that what you’ve been looking for has been there all along.

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Water Under The Bridge
Episode 2.3 Song: Hello Change

Written and Performed by Charity Vance

About Charity Vance…..
Charity Vance has a thing for paper, pens and poems. Ever so quirky and joyfully explosive, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter has made a name for herself, thanks to her unique voice and carefully crafted indie-pop anthems. “I want my music to be the choice of the group of girls driving to the park,” says Charity. “I hope it streams through the open windows to meet the wind on its way out. I hope my music gets the chance to live.” And in early 2010, her music found lots of open windows thanks to extensive coverage on Season 9 of the hit FOX series American Idol, where she first wowed the judges (and guest judge Shania Twain) in Chicago with her rendition of “Summertime.” Soon after American Idol, the Little Rock native headed into the studio with Nashville-based production team ZodLounge (Emily Osment, Leann Rimes, Richard Marx), who started to work on her national debut album, which will be released in 2011.

But Charity is far from an overnight sensation, and differs from the manufactured pop princesses that frequent today’s musical landscape. Her journey began in childhood, and doors continued to open. From the age of 7, Charity has performed each year at Riverfest, Arkansas’ largest festival, and has done countless half-time and National Anthem performances at Verizon Arena. At the age of 9, she played the lead role in the musical Annie for a 50-show run with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. And two years later, she won the Radio Disney Superstar Kid Contest, sponsored by KDIS 99.5FM (Radio Disney’s Little Rock affiliate). She even made regular appearances at special events at Little Rock’s famed Peabody Hotel. Charity’s frequent performances helped her become a skilled performer, and she grew more and more comfortable with her vocal abilities. So much so that by the time she was 11, she was employed by Soundscapes and doing voice-overs for radio commercials nationwide. But at the end of the day, it was always the performing and songwriting that captured her attention. “To have the most delightful day possible, all I need is a pen, my right hand, and my beaten-up notebook I am trying to keep alive,” says Charity. “I crave paper. I indulge in the aisle with the writing supplies. ‘Back to school’ shopping is better than my birthday.” It’s the combination of her unique voice and the beyond-her-years songwriting that has the music industry in Nashville and beyond buzzing. “Writing is a part of me,” explains Charity. “It owns a room in my heart. I love visiting that room.” www.charityvance.net

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Water Under The Bridge
Episode 2.3 Song: What’s Beautiful

Written and Performed by Everlife

About Everlife…..
Raised on 60’s and 70’s rock n’ roll, three very young sisters from Pittsburgh made a musical promise that would determine their future – to become a relevant, popular music act. Now in their early 20’s, wading the waters of the music business as teenagers allowed Julia, Sarah and Amber to reach a musical and business maturity beyond their current years. While an integral part of the tween music explosion, this pop rock threesome contributed to 12 Disney Compilations, released 2 albums and performed for millions of fans opening for the Jonas Brothers and on tours with Disney teen superstars The Cheetah Girls and Miley Cyrus. “We grew up performing in random places; from churches to bars to parties to festivals. We always had to gauge our audience and learn what they would respond to. The tours helped us perfect that, how to perform for hundreds of thousands of kids, parents and teens all at once and still capture them individually.” – Sarah At the conclusion of 2007 Everlife found themselves at a crossroads – although “family-friendly”, their songwriting and musical and writing style was maturing – reflecting their experiences as young women rather than tweens. Spending their time writing, performing charitable tours in Germany with the USO for our soldier’s children, creating and promoting their own Christmas tour, organizing and headlining a 2 month tour through 8 countries in Europe and independently producing a new 4 song EP, the girls focused on developing their musical prowess and defining, together, exactly what kind of band they are. Julia, Sarah, and Amber have now emerged as beautiful young women with amazing musical stories to tell. Their resulting balanced and positive view of life and classic pop rock style resonates with their peers and will capture your heart. “After unexpectedly having to self-manage, we were thrown into really figuring out who we were as Everlife. We realized we’re always telling stories, writing about the things we know and hoping to inspire people in their lives.” – Amber “We want our music to resonate with people. To showcase what we love, a mix of faith, harmony and sticking to our roots in rock’n’roll.” – Julia Remaining true to their “family friendly” core and keeping the pact the sisters made as children, Everlife has become a group of unquestionably savvy businesswomen and musicians. Although their new journey has just begun, their timeless music, harmonious vocals and deeply honest lyrics prove Julia, Sarah and Amber truly have come of age. For more information on Everlife you can go to everlifeonline.com. For booking or sponsorship information, please contact Robin Jones of Tattered Suit Entertainment via email here. For publicity please contact Brian Mayes – Nashville Publicity Group at brian@nashvillepublicity.com

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A Dream Is A Wish
Episode 2.2 Song: Disappeared

Performed by The Sonic Brothers & April Geesbreght
Written by Steve Pasch , Brian White & April Geesbreght

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A Dream Is A Wish
Episode 2.2 Song: Run Back To Love

Written and Performed by Neon Hymns
available at myspace.com

About Neon Hymns…..
Comprised of long time child hood friends, Neon Hymns are a fresh face to the often lacklustre and at times stagnant rock and roll soundscape. The members of Neon Hymns are no strangers to the stage, each individual doing time and playing in various international touring acts gaining attention and air play through out Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. Although accomplished musicians in their own right, it has been the culmination of the four members that make up Neon Hymns that has truly created something extraordinary. Mostly hailing from the idyllic Australian suburbs of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, members Josef Cruickshank (Vocals/Gtr), Simon French (Bass), James Bowen (Guitar) and London native Rob Elmore rounding off the group on drums, Neon Hymns are not necessarily looking to reinvent the wheel. The band draws its sound from a vast range of influences all the way from Bob Dylan to Joy Division, Arcade Fire to the Replacements. While free from derivatives, Neon Hymns play their brand of folk infused rock with their eclectic influences placed firmly on their collective sleeve yet never sacrificing creativity or artistic integrity, creating a sound all their own. In early 2009, Neon Hymns relocated to Los Angeles immersing themselves in the vibrant artistic community of Silver Lake on LA’s east side. Since making the move, Neon Hymns have signed with independent upstart label Layer Cake Records and began working with production team Daniel James and Leah Haywood (Melee, Sam Sparrow, Automatic Love Letter). Neon Hymns are currently in the studio working on their first release for Layer Cake records and playing live all across Los Angeles, including a residency at the world renowned Whisky a Go-Go. More Info: www.myspace.com/neonhymns www.youtube.com/neonhymns www.twitter.com/neonhymns www.facebook.com/pages/neon-hymns/118968734785926 Label Contact: Daniel James dreamlabproductions@mac.com (818) 201-7841 Booking Contact Info: Katy Wolaver katy@arthouseent.com (818) 809-8350

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Episode 2.1 Song: Reality

Performed by The Essentials
Written by Janet Turner

About The Essentials…..
The Essentials are a Toronto-based acappella group that has moved from their beginnings in the parking lot of the Merla Mae Ice Cream Parlour in London, Ontario to international acclaim as “one of the finest a cappella groups in the world”. Their unique arrangements of songs from the 50′s to present day have won the respect of fans everywhere. Their busy touring schedule has taken them to hundreds of cities in North America and Europe including Vancouver, Winnipeg, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York. Their trip across the Atlantic saw them performing for thousands of enthusiastic listeners throughout Great Britain. They have performed with some of the most respected names in the entertainment industry including Little Richard, The Platters and Burton Cummings. Their first two CDs have helped to spread the word of their talent around the world having sold thousands to fans on every continent. In collaboration with legendary music producer, Jack Richardson, The Essentials’ first CD, “Oh What A Night!” took no time at all to reach the top of the indie charts and created a huge demand for a follow up album. The result was a second CD “The Essentials …And Then Some” which garnered the group a host of glowing reviews and several prestigious industry nominations. With two consecutive home runs, the group decided to try a little twist. They recorded a live show in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and the result was their third album Bare. In 2000, The Essentials were cast along with Paula MacNeill in the CBS movie A Holiday Romance (alternate title: A Song For The Season), starring Andy Griffith, Naomi Judd, and Gerald McRaney. Following that, they were cast in a national ad campaign for Bell XpressVu, which featured them singing the Canadian national anthem. This sparked several invitations from both the Toronto Raptors as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs to sing both the U.S. and Canadian anthems at their home games. In 2007, The Essentials began recording what fans for years have been asking for: a Christmas CD! They released a 3-track single called Stocking Stuffer in November 2007. The CD was released to radio and played on dozens of radio stations from coast to coast. Before Christmas 2007 had even arrived, the CD was certified gold in Canada. Their full length Christmas CD, Remember December was released in November 2008. The album contains an original title track along with a few guest artists Ryan Malcolm, David Kalmusky, and BJ Harris. In April 2010 The Essentials completed their 5th CD “Nothing But Blue” Produced by Darryl Neudorf (Sarah McLachlin, Neko Case, Blue Rodeo) The CD is set for release on June 10 2010. The Essentials will continue to perform and sell out shows across North America, with the support of those who know them already, and the enthusiasm of the thousands who will discover them this year!

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Episode 2.1 Song: Lights On

Written and Performed by Karmina available at karmina.com
About Karmina…..
Sisters Kelly and Kamille are the band Karmina (means “song” in Latin), and the essence of their art can best be described as “sparkle rock”. They write, sing, produce and perform their own original music, which can be heard on their sophomore album Rewriting Chapter 2, available on iTunes. Karmina’s music has appeared on numerous major TV shows, including CSI:NY, 90210, The Hills & The Cleaner. Boasting harmonies and a musical dynamic that could only come from siblings, Karmina’s first album Backwards into Beauty (released on CBS Records) was the “2008 Billboard Critics #1 Pick”, and their single “The Kiss” rose to #24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

For a closer look into the world of Kelly and Kamille, check out their music videos on YouTube and become a fan on facebook! (www.facebook.com/karminamusic)

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The Sounds of Season One

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Episode 1.1 Song: Letting Go
Liar Liar Pants on Fire – Part 1
Episode 1.11 Song: Blue Skies
Much Ado About Nothing – Part 1
Written and Performed by Kim DiVine
available at kimdivine.com

About Kim DiVine…..
Kim DiVine is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles and is originally from Massachusetts. Before her move to Los Angeles she had a large presence in the San Diego music scene where she was named “Best Singer/Songwriter” and “Best Female Vocalist” in the San Diego H.A.T. Awards (Honoring Acoustic Talent). DiVine starred in “Kim & Seana,” a music-infused webisode series sponsored by Ford Motors and her video blog, “Bedroom Sessions,” has been featured on the front page of YouTube. DiVine’s voice can currently be heard singing J-E-L-L-O on the new nationwide JELL-O campaign and you can hear her perform the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on August 22nd.

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Episode 1.2 Song: God Damn
Liar Liar Pants on Fire – Part 2
Written and Performed by Kozmonaut
available at kozmonautmusic.com

About Kozmonaut….. “Los Angeles has become a cesspool of redundant and boring music. No danger, no soul and definitely a conveyor belt of artists who all sound and look the same…not so with Kozmonaut. Kozmonaut plays loud, plays soft and keeps the mystique that is missing from music in this day and age. Combining a mix of Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey & Nick Cave…Kozmonaut is a dirty mixture of distorted guitars, moody vocals, Pink Floyd bass lines and drumming that you can feel. Kozmonaut has recorded twice before and not until their 3rd recording we’re they happy enough to self -release an ep. They’re not messing around and if you can’t hang with unpolished, raw, loud music…then this band is not for you.”

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Episode 1.3 Song: Ethanol
All The World’s a Stage – Part 1
Written and Performed by Windy City Gentleman
available at windycitygentleman.com
About Windy City Gentleman…..

When asked if he’s from Chicago, Christopher Mudgett is almost always hesitant to answer. However, it is not lack of certainty in his response which delays him, but more so, how you will react to it that does. Although he was conceived in the early spring of 1982 in the windy city prior to his mother and father relocating to Texas where he was raised. The truth in the name can be found by excavating a bit of his ancestral history. As a child, Christopher remembers sitting around a campfire hearing his grandparents tell stories of a shadowy figure in their family’s past, stories of a great uncle who did cruel and unimaginable things to others. Frightened as he was, he would always sit and listen attentively; I was such a curious kid. Even though I would have terrible nightmares as a result from listening to my grand folks tell these stories, I had to listen. I was intrigued; these stories were of a gentleman from Chicago by the name of Herman Webster Mudgett , aka H. H. Holmes, or more famously, America’s first serial Killer. Although there are many strange parallels between these two (one being that Holmes’s homicides took place in a hotel dubbed Murder Castle. Oddly, prior to commencing recordings as Windy City Gentleman, Christopher worked at a hotel) there is one underline truth, and that is, that WCG has learned to accept and embrace all of his idiosyncrasies, all his ticks and tribulations and transposed them into what has become a unique voice, expressive through music. With his blatantly honest lyrics, raw recording style, and maniacal stage show, WCG encompasses pure untarnished emotion in a way that seems psychotic at times, a trait inherent in the late Holmes. Fortunately for the population at large, Mudgett has used his genius for a more positive consequence. Yet, sometimes when watching him at the height of a performance, as his eyes roll to the back of his head and he screams in cold blood; as his guitar flails violently about him, you catch a glimpse of something else. Something that may or may not there. It will make you wonder. May even give you chills, because after all, it is in his blood.

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Episode 1.4 Song: Unusual
All The World’s a Stage – Part 2
Episode 1.10 Song: Closer
Teacher Knows Best – Part 2
Written and Performed by Stacy*Clark

About Stacy*Clark…..

The 12 stellar songs on Connect the Dots, Stacy Clark’s debut album for Vanguard Records, announce the Buffalo born, Southern California-based singer, songwriter, and musician as an exciting new artist to watch on the indie-pop music scene. Clark’s charmingly idiosyncratic voice and heartfelt lyrics have already won over several of television’s top music supervisors, who have featured songs from Clark’s self-released 2007 album Apples and Oranges on such youth-oriented shows as The CW’s One Tree Hill, MTV’s The Hills, The Buried Life, My Super Sixteen, Exiled and Engaged & Underage, CBS’s Girlfriends, ABC’s Make It Or Break It and Samurai Girl, Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project, and VH-1’s The Price of Beauty. That Clark’s songs would resonate with the folks who musically program TV’s dramatic moments is not surprising given the candid and emotionally uplifting quality of her writing, which she hones even further on Connect the Dots. “It’s the most honest piece of work I could possibly release,” Clark says. “As an artist, it’s a complete representation of me and where I’m at in my life now, including all the ups and downs. I’m a happy person, but I have struggles just like anyone else. Things don’t always come easy to me, and you can definitely hear that in the songs. I hope people can tell that the songs I write are honest and real – that I’ve truly lived everything I sing about.” The album’s first single, “Touch & Go,” addresses Clark’s feeling that she never has enough time with the people she cares about. “We recorded Connect the Dots over a month and a half last year at a private home studio near Venice Beach and I was secluded from a lot of my friends,” Clark says. “They would come visit, but it was literally touch and go, like ‘Now I see you, then you’re gone.’” “White Lies” deals with being careful about who you trust and not changing your morals and values. “It’s partly about a relationship, but overall it’s about staying true to who you are,” Clark says. In the same vein are “Not Enough” and “Hold On,” both about staying positive and hanging on to your hopes and dreams. “‘Hold On’ is about my journey the past few years when I was literally sleeping on a closet floor, working all these jobs, and trying to figure it all out,” Clark says. “That’s why I called the album ‘Connect the Dots.’ It’s about making sense of everything and getting from Point A to Point B by moving forward and connecting the dots to music.” The lyrics may be intensely personal, but the mood on Connect the Dots is buoyant. As a songwriter, Clark couches her struggles in freewheeling melodies brought to life by carefully layered textures of guitar, piano, organ, strings, and horns. To help her create what she calls “the sparkly bits,” Clark turned to producer Matt Appleton (Panic! At The Disco, The Veronicas, Saosin) who played many of the instruments (including accordion, trumpet, ukulele, and mandolin) on the album and composed the string arrangements. “He has great ideas,” Clark says. “If he thinks a song needs a stronger bridge or a change here or there, I’m open to it. He has a wonderful ear.” Clark would know: She grew up in a musical family on Grand Island, New York, outside of Buffalo. Her grandfather played in a polka band and her mother was a prodigy on the accordion. Clark’s introduction to music was at age 3 through dance and she wound up studying tap and jazz for 15 years. “My first impression of music was when you hear it, you start moving,” she says. Her sister was an avid pop fan who exposed her to everything from Rage Against The Machine to David Bowie. When Clark was eight, her mother enrolled her in her school’s concert band where she excelled at the clarinet. Being a sports nut, Clark played soccer and snowboarded, but after being sidelined by various injuries, her focus turned toward expressing herself through melody and lyrics. A Sarah McLachlan concert Clark saw when she was 15 convinced her to pick up a guitar. “I got on my bike, rode to the music store, bought a guitar, and rode home with it on my back,” she recalls. She taught herself to play and began performing at open mic nights, including a popular one at local club Nietzsche’s. The open mic was run by Michael Meldrum, a Buffalo folk artist who recorded for Ani DiFranco’s label Righteous Babe. Meldrum taught Clark how to book her own shows, which led to her embarking on a national tour at age 19 during which she traveled across the country alone for two months. After Clark graduated from college, she decided to move to Orange County, California. A production deal led to the 2006 release of her first EP, Unusual (scoring her an award for Best Female Performer at the 2006 Southern California Music Awards), followed by the release of her 2007 full-length Apples and Oranges, which she funded herself with money she earned doing phone sales for an advertising company. Tirelessly performing around Southern California, Clark followed up a 2007 win for Best Female Performer at the Orange County Music Awards with a win this year for Best Pop Artist. Over the past few years, she has also raised money for various charities including Habitat For Humanity, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the ASPCA (in the process becoming the owner of a rescue dog), and has performed at variety of benefit concerts for The American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Walk, to name a few. After signing with Vanguard Records in March 2010, Clark is looking forward to the August release of Connect the Dots. “Having a career in music is everything I’ve ever wanted,” she says. “Nothing is more satisfying than writing a song and having someone listen and feel like they can relate,” Clark says. “My songs will outlive me and I hope they can make a difference in someone’s life in the same way music has done for me.”

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Episode 1.5 Song: Boy Scout’n
Bring the House Down – Part 1
Episode 1.7 Song: Evil Bee
Point of No Return – Part 1
Written by Justin Andrew Harris, Brent Knopf & Daniel Frederic Seim
Performed by Menomena
Courtesy of Barsuk Records By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music

About Menomena…..
Menom­ena is an exper­i­men­tal rock band from Port­land, Ore­gon, made up of Brent Knopf on gui­tar, key­boards, and glock­en­spiel; Justin Har­ris on bass, gui­tar, bari­tone sax and alto sax; and Danny Seim on per­cus­sion. All mem­bers of the band share singing duties. The band formed in late 2000, when Knopf grad­u­ated from Dart­mouth Col­lege and returned to Port­land to col­lab­o­rate with Har­ris and Seim. They played their first show in July 2001, at The Meow Meow, a now-defunct all ages venue in Portland. They self-released their debut album, I Am the Fun Blame Mon­ster!, on May 20, 2003. The album was elab­o­rately pack­aged in an 80-page flip­book that Seim designed and indi­vid­u­ally hand-assembled. It later received nation­wide dis­tri­b­u­tion through FILMguer­rero in 2004. The title is an ana­gram for The First Menom­ena Album. In 2005, Under an Hour was released as a three-track album of instru­men­tal music writ­ten for and per­formed with Mon­ster Squad, an exper­i­men­tal dance com­pany based in Portland. In August of 2006, Menom­ena signed with Bar­suk Records although the band still main­tains a rela­tion­ship with their old label, FILMguer­rero. It was stated that FILMguer­rero would still be involved in their old cat­a­log and future vinyl releases. Menom­ena released their next album in 2007, titled Friend and Foe. It received rel­a­tive crit­i­cal acclaim — while some web­sites like Pitch­fork Media praised the album for its effec­tive mod­u­lar pop, oth­ers like Pop­Mat­ters crit­i­cized it for pre­sent­ing a sense of feigned matu­rity. Their record release show was held in their home town of Port­land, Ore­gon. The pack­ag­ing was designed by Knopf and fea­tures art­work by graphic novelist/cartoonist Craig Thomp­son, con­sist­ing of die-cut shapes, decoder rings, and hid­den mes­sages. It was nom­i­nated for “Best Record­ing Pack­age” at The Grammy Awards. The band’s name was cho­sen for “the way it rolls off the tongue, sex­u­ally, or some­thing” and has no spe­cific mean­ing, although it is often assumed to refer to the Piero Umil­iani song “Mah Nà Mah Nà”, a sta­ple of The Mup­pet Show. A recent audio­clip from SpotDJ had Brent stat­ing that the band name was a con­trac­tion of the words “Men” and “Phe­nom­ena”. This is most likely a joke. The band uses a com­puter pro­gram called the Dig­i­tal Loop­ing Recorder, or Deeler for short, in the song writ­ing process — it was pro­grammed by band mem­ber Brent Knopf. Drum­mer Danny Seim explains the process, “First, we set the tempo of the click, which is played through a pair of head­phones. We then take turns pass­ing a sin­gle mic around the room. One of us will hold the mic in front of an instru­ment, while another one of us will lay down a short impro­vised riff over the click track. We usu­ally start with the drums. Once the drums begin loop­ing, we throw on some bass, piano, gui­tar, bells, sax, or what­ever other sort of noise­maker hap­pens to be in the room. Deeler keeps the process demo­c­ra­tic, which is the only way we can operate”.

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Episode 1.6 Song: White Lips
Bring the House Down – Part 2
Written and Performed by Tweak Bird
available at tweakbird.com
About Tweak Bird…..
“Tweak Bird is a collaboration between brothers Caleb (guitar, vocals) and Ashton Bird (drums, vocals) — natives of Carbondale, IL (home to Southern Illinois University), who performed together, on and off through the years before relocating to Los Angeles in the mid-’00s. Once there, they began molding an intriguing sound consisting of both modern (alternative, stoner and post-rock, etc.) and classic influences (’60 and ’70s psych, prog and hard rock), which they previewed with a pair of 7″ singles before issuing 2008′s debut EP, Reservations, through Volcom Entertainment.” -Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi Content Provided by All Music Guide © 2009 All Media Guide, LLC Currently they are on tour with Mondo Generator, the brainchild of bassist Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age fame.
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Episode 1.8 Song: Slow Down
Point of No Return – Part 2
Written and Performed by Karmina
available at karmina.com

About Karmina…..
Sisters Kelly and Kamille are the band Karmina (means “song” in Latin), and the essence of their art can best be described as “sparkle rock”. They write, sing, produce and perform their own original music, which can be heard on their sophomore album Rewriting Chapter 2, available on iTunes. Karmina’s music has appeared on numerous major TV shows, including CSI:NY, 90210, The Hills & The Cleaner. Boasting harmonies and a musical dynamic that could only come from siblings, Karmina’s first album Backwards into Beauty (released on CBS Records) was the “2008 Billboard Critics #1 Pick”, and their single “The Kiss” rose to #24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. For a closer look into the world of Kelly and Kamille, check out their music videos on YouTube and become a fan on facebook! (www.facebook.com/karminamusic)

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Episode 1.9 Song: I’m Afraid Of Everything
Teacher Knows Best – Part 1
Written and Performed by …music video?

About …music video?…..
…music video? grew out of the collaborative and vibrant music scene in Tucson, AZ, where the desert heat melts styles and genres together in creative ways. Voted Tucson’s best electronic band for five years running, …music video? strives to blur the line that separates noise from pop. Songwriter/keyboardist Paul Jenkins, producer Wes McCanse and multi-instrumentalist J Lugo Miller blend melodies with electronic beats, controlled chaos, and the best of countless genres. They have self-released two critically-acclaimed albums (2004’s Fireproof Your TV, and 2007’s Now That My TV Has Wings I’ll Never Be Lonely), been a featured band on NPR, and performed an official showcase at the 2009 SXSW festival. “I’m Afraid Of Everything” is a glimpse into …music video?’s future, where the alluring voice of Paul Jenkins and a bangin’ backbeat relax on a bed of lush noise. “I’m Afraid Of Everything” hearkens back to a time when recorded music could only be heard with a needle on a record, where guitar chords wept, and where a slow jam could break someone’s heart. It’s an all-out groove, complete with harmonies and wah-wah that shimmers with the reflected light of a disco ball. “I’m Afraid of Everything shows the way Jenkins, McCanse, and Miller transfer the desert heat into cool harmonies and rhythms. If I’m Afraid of Everything is any indication, …music video? is headed fast toward a prominent place on permanent playlists everywhere— both the one inside your head and the ones outside. PREVIOUS PRESS ACOLADES FOR …music video? “…music video? stands out in a crowded field of electro-pop groups with their strong sense of melody, flawless production and surprisingly fresh use of synths and samples” – Robin Hilton, NPR “…music video?… sounds a bit like Sparklehorse doing a Bowie cover.” – Tucson Weekly “The honesty and humor preserved on this recording are very human and very real.” — Nada Mucho RIYL Air, The Flaming Lips, M83, Hot Chip, and The Postal Service

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Episode 1.12 Song: Timber Much Ado About Nothing – Part 2
Written and Performed by Genevieve Birchman
available at genevievebirchman.com

About Genevieve Birch…..
Genevieve Birchman is a Californian singer-songwriter known for her heartfelt lyrics, haunting melodies and elegant orchestrations. Brought up in a musical household, she studied classical piano from a young age and spent her teenage years soloing on trumpet to the soulful jazz of Chet Baker. Aged sixteen, she picked up the guitar and began writing her first compositions. At college in Los Angeles, she became a regular on the open mike circuit and attracted a loyal following of enthusiastic fans. During this time, she also became the lead singer of rock band Trophy Room, before making the decision to study music in the historic city of York, England. It was an experience that had a significant influence on her approach to song-writing, as she began to incorporate the influences of leading contemporary classical composers. After graduation, Genevieve turned her attention back to pop music and eventually launched debut album Holding Patterns. Celebrated for its meaningful lyrics and soulful vocals, the album confirms her reputation as a true innovator in the genre. The soulful, piano pop-infused single Timber is available online today.

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