Our TuneCore Live Series had a short stay in Brooklyn compared to LA in 2015, but we are proud to have made a big impact! In our final TuneCore Live: Brooklyn of 2015, we invited Zuli, Dead Stars, and LODRO to share the stage for the evening at the Living Room in Williamsburg, and they did not disappoint.
In what ended up being our most rock-heavy line up of the year, show goers were treated to three bands who covered the spectrum of the genre: from psychedelic, to fuzzy and nostalgic, to dark and eery. You want variety? TuneCore Live brings it!
Getting the party started was four-piece Long Island-based Zuli, fronted by the charismatic and impressive Ryan Carmenzuli. As the crowd grew, Zuli whirled in and out of melodic choruses and psyche-induced breakdowns. It was awesome to catch a band who can sound so clear on record really bring a raw live show that keeps the audiences’ attention.
The tone was set and the crowd was ready for more tunes, and unsurprisingly, Brooklyn-based Dead Stars delivered. Channeling influence from Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana and Teenage Fanclub, the trio roared through a set of songs from their full-length Slumber, and treated the room to some newer cuts. The vibe here was loud, sonic guitar and drums complemented by catchy hooks and relatable lyrics.
Wrapping up the night was the critically acclaimed LODRO, hailing from the other side of the borough. The three-piece were coming off a 24 hour-long movie shoot, but you wouldn’t know it if you just stepped into the venue. With Lesley and Jeremy sharing vocal-duty, LODRO’s echoey, film-influenced ‘neo-noir punk’ sounds kept the crowd hooked in a trance throughout their entire set.
We’d like to thank everyone – the artists, the fans, the venue, the sponsors – for making our TuneCore Live series in Brooklyn such a success. It’s been beyond fulfilling to be able to provide TuneCore Artists with the opportunity to play live, meet each other, and connect with our staff each month. We’re looking forward to an awesome 2016, so make sure you’re following TuneCore Live on Facebook to keep up with our upcoming events!
Another week, another sick lineup of TuneCore Artist music videos. We’re covering all the genres and spanning years of releases. You may be asking: What makes this week’s video round up special? Well, six of the artists below are playing TONIGHT on both coasts – LA and NYC – for two separate TuneCore Live celebrations! So kick back and enjoy, and if you’re in either of those two cities, we think we’ve given you enough to come out and join us for some fun tonight.
We’re excited to be partying it up again next week at The Living Room in Williamsburg for TuneCore Live: Brooklyn! Last month’s show was a banger and we know November won’t disappoint.
With the help of Swisher Sweets, CeleBuzz and Mirrored Media, we’ll be welcoming Dead Stars, Zuli and Lodro to share the stage. All three artists have used TuneCore as their digital distribution partner, so we’re psyched to give ’em the opportunity to play live.
If you’ll be in the New York City area on Wednesday, November 18, we invite you to join us at the Living Room! It’s free, 21+, and doors are at 8PM. Come hang out and introduce yourself to some of TuneCore’s Brooklyn staff! RSVP on the Facebook event page here. Learn more about each artist and have a listen after the jump:
Born of members from two well-recieved Brooklyn indie bands Friends and Royal Baths, LODRO plays dark and echoey ‘neo-noir punk’. A three piece-comprised of Lesley Hann, Jeremy Willie Cox, and Jigmae Baer, there is something both undeniably eerie and accessible about songs like “If Life Was Like a Movie”. The trio is awaiting the release of a new album, and have recently teased fans with some new tracks on their Soundcloud page.
If there’s something wrong with being compared to indie heavyweights like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. and Teenage Fanclub, Brooklyn’s Dead Stars don’t wanna be right! This three-piece have earned a reputation around New York and beyond with a brand of crunchy, fuzzy guitar-heavy indie rock that carries on the tradition wonderfully. Check out their single “Calm Punk” below, which they distributed via TuneCore this past summer.
22-year old Ryan Camenzuli fronts his solo effort, Zuli, and released a debut EP Supernatrual Voodoo via TuneCore in Spring of 2015. With just five tracks, it’s one of those EPs that leaves the listener absolutely craving more. Zuli does a great job of combining a love for well orchestrated pop songs with a lo-fi indie influence. It’s easy to hear Zuli’s love of artists like Animal Collective and The Dirty Projectors throughout the EP. Check out “Forget My Name” below.