New Music Friday: February 17, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow THE NEW – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! 

jennifer paige
Devil’s in the Details
Jennifer Paige

Singer/Songwriter, Pop

anthemlights
Moana Medley
Anthem Lights

Pop

sidibe
Strangers
Sidibe

Pop, R&B/Soul

lydia cole
The Lay of the Land
Lydia Cole

Alternative, Singer/Songwriter

anchorlot
Bridge the Divide
Anchorlot

Rock, Alternative

passenger
A Kindly Reminder
Passenger

Folk, Singer/Songwriter

pouya
Death By Dishonor

Ghostemane, Shakewell, Pouya & Erick The Architect

Hip Hop/Rap

vanessa carlton
Earlier Things Live
Vanessa Carlton

Alternative, Singer/Songwriter

bugzym
Aggy Wid It
Bugzy Malone

Hip Hop/Rap

pacific dub
Take Me Away EP
Pacific Dub

Reggae, Alternative

trecoast
I Can’t Let You Go
Tre Coast

Dance, Electronic

manafest
Stones
Manafest

Rock

jetty rae
Can’t Curse The Free
Jetty Rae

Singer/Songwriter, Alternative

jess and gabriel
Under The Covers
Jess and Gabriel

Singer/Songwriter, Pop

paperwhite
Human Nature
Paperwhite

Electronic, Pop

hearts like lions
If I Never Speak Again
Hearts Like Lions

Rock, Alternative

titus
Are We A Thing?
Titus

Pop, Hip Hop/Rap

Wednesday Video Diversion: February 15, 2016

We’re officially over the mid-month hump of February! We’re not, however, officially over the mid-week hump. Which means you’re getting groggy, antsy, and need to tune out from whatever you’ve got going on in your afternoon. That’s why we’re here once again to show off some of our TuneCore Artists’ awesome audio-visual talents with a round-up of music videos! Get into it.

 

The Rising Sun All-Stars, “RSG (Till They Bury Me)”

Tdot Illdude, “You And I (feat. Guordan Banks)”

Asta, “I Need Answers”

Paperwhite, “Get Away”

Sarah Darling, “Where Cowboys Ride”

Fortunate Youth, “Left My Love in California”

Bounce Back, “Rizzoo Rizzoo”

Tim Wheatley, “78 Benz”

Young Gordon, “Finna Hit My Walk (feat. DJ T Time)”

In The Valley Below, “Peaches”

Event Recap: TuneCore Live NYC @ Pianos 2/29

As our beloved New York City-area artists and TuneCore Live goers know, at the end of February (Leap Day!!), we switched up locations and took our talents to the legendary Pianos in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

During a time of extremely high rents and unfortunate turnover in the NYC music community, we were saddened to see the original home of TuneCore Live NYC, The Living Room, closed its Williamsburg doors in late 2015. However, after just one event, we know that Pianos will serve as an awesome place to have TuneCore Artists, staff and fans gather for our future events.

Helping us bring our first NYC event together was Swisher Sweets, Mirrored Media, CeleBuzz and World Arts – and for them we are thankful! Local indie acts Surf Rock is DeadPaperwhite, and Andy Suzuki & The Method brought the tunes for what would be a pleasantly diverse collection of music over the course of the night.

SRID

Up first was Brooklyn-based trio Surf Rock is Dead. Don’t be fooled by their name – the reverb soaked garage vibes that these guys brought to the stage served as a reminder that upbeat, surfy rock music has not gone out of style.

Paperwhite 1

Following SRiD, brother-sister duo Ben and Katie Marshall (joined with new keyboardist Lauren) Paperwhite brought the dream pop power! With Ben managing drums and production, Katie was free to dazzle the crowd with her performance abilities and voice – and she didn’t disappoint.

Andy Suzuki & the Method 2

Closing out the night was the well-traveled and undeniably entertaining Andy Suzuki and the Method. Andy and his band crooned through songs that spanned his career as a songwriter, throwing in the occasional cover that kept the crowd engaged. A lot of energy, a lot of jamming, and a lot of interaction with the audience!

Want more visuals from the evening? Check out our gallery below! If you made it out, thanks for rocking with us, and if you’re hoping to catch our next event in your area, follow our TuneCore Live Facebook page so you don’t miss an update.

New Music Friday: March 4, 2016

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

towkio
Gang With Me (feat. Vic Mensa)
Towkio

Hip Hop/Rap

briancollins
Healing Highway
Brian Collins

Singer/Songwriter

nbean
L.O.V.E.
Nick Bean

Pop, Hip Hop/Rap

dreamjunkies
Good Religion
Dream Junkies

Hip Hop/Rap

cat empire
Rising With The Sun
The Cat Empire

Pop, Rock

sol
The Headspace Traveler

Sol

Hip Hop/Rap

bigpink
Empire Underground EP
Big Pink Apple

Alternative, Rock

matt beilis
Famous
Matt Beilis

Pop, Alternative

paperwhite1
On My Own
Paperwhite

Pop, Electronic

nmosley
Stranded
Natasha Mosley

R&B/Soul, Pop

i4ni
Muscle Car
I4NI
Country, Hip Hop/Rap

sherlocks
Last Night
The Sherlocks

Rock, Alternative

Wednesday Video Diversion: February 24, 2016

The good news: February, the coldest and often dreariest month of the year, is almost through!

The bad news: It’s Wednesday afternoon and you’re bored.

The better news: We’ve got a bunch of awesome TuneCore artist music videos to keep you distracted! Enjoy:

 

Matt Beilis, “Famous”

Daniel Taylor, “Snowing In Boston”

Viola Beach, “Swings & Waterslides”

Olivver the Kid, “BBblue”

Mason Jennings, “Arma”

Curtis Williams, “Face It”

Paperwhite, “Magic”

Surf Rock Is Dead, “Anymore”

Andy Suzuki & the Method, “Lucy (Devil Song)”

Meghan Linsey, “Love Never Sleeps”

Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live NYC @ Pianos

It’s a new year and we’re hosting TuneCore Live at a NEW location in New York. While we understand that’s a lotta ‘new’, rest assured, it’s still the same awesome TuneCore Live!

We’re thrilled to bring TuneCore Artists Paperwhite, Andy Suzuki, and Surf Rock is Dead to the famed Pianos, tucked away in the vibrant Lower East Side of Manhattan on Monday, February 29th.

Like all TuneCore Live shows, it’s 21+, FREE, and TuneCore’s NYC staff will be hanging out. So come by, get to know some of the folks that help distribute your music – ask us questions, or just enjoy some awesome free live music! You can RSVP on Facebook here.

Learn a little bit more about the artists performing:

Paperwhite
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Paperwhite is a brother-sister duo based in Brooklyn. They bring the familial vibes and a lush dream-pop sound to the indie scene. After releasing their debut EP Magic in 2014, Paperwhite garnered attention from music blogs across the world. Check out their latest single “Unstoppable” from their next EP, due out in Spring of 2016!

Andy Suzuki
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A true performer, indie singer/songwriter Andy Suzuki has been singing before he could walk. He credits his upbringing in the culturally diverse Washington DC for providing an expansive soundtrack by which he was inspired. Andy Suzuki (and his backing band, The Method) have shared the stage with Ringo Starr, Joshua Radin, and Marc Broussard.

 

Surf Rock is Dead
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Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg make up the intercontinental Surf Rock is Dead. Don’t let the name fool you – hailing from Chicago and Melbourne, Australia respectively, SRiD plays beach-soaked fuzzy indie rock that’ll make you want to move your feet and catch some waves, even if it’s February. And the people of the internet agree: all four tracks from their latest EP (plus one more!) charted in the Hype Machine’s Top 25! Check out their single “Never Be the Same” below.