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TuneCore Austin Takeover: Friday Day TuneCore Showcase 3/18

For Day Two of our TuneCore Live Austin Takeover, we’ve lined up an afternoon party that’s heavy on rock with notes of electronic pop, art rock, and singer/songwriter goodness.  Like all of our Austin Takeover events, this show’s completely free, no badge or wristband required, and of course, features an open bar. Will you be joining us?

RSVP via Do512 here!

Whether you’re a fan or a TuneCore Artist, our staff will be out in full force ready to mingle! Come by, grab a drink at the open bar, enjoy some tunes and feel free to chat us up. The show goes from 12pm-6pm.

Now, more about the artists making up this bill! Read on:

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Formed while the members were still in high school in 2009, Yuck exploded onto the indie rock scene two years later with their critically acclaimed self-titled debut via Fat Possum. From there, the four piece band was faced with the challenge of an exiting frontman and a new guitarist, all while preparing the release of a follow up record. TuneCore is psyched to be distributing Yuck’s third full length album, Stranger Things, where we hear the band settling so nicely into their lineup it hurts. Check out a track below.

Deap Vally

Don’t let the fact that they met in a crochet class fool you – Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally bring that “bottles vibrating off of the bar onto the floor” kind of rock. While definitely rooted in the blues, their rhythm brings the funk, and their attitude brings the punk. Deap Vally has toured with DIIV, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse and other heavy hitters, and are releasing their second album in 2016. Their latest single “Royal Jelly” should give you a good idea of what to expect!


Speaking of Ron Pope, we’re also excited to be showcasing Truett, who was ‘briefly kidnapped’ by the aforementioned artist and his band, where Truett played guitar. Born and raised in Atlanta, he dropped his debut single in 2015 with big plans ahead. “Be Mine” captures Truett’s guitar skills and blues/rock influence, which is sure to carry him far in 2016 and beyond.

Ron Pope

Ron Pope is a rocking singer songwriter who TuneCore has been proud to partner with over the years. He’s a wonderful example of an independent artist who used every tool in the toolbox to build a fan base both at home and abroad. Pope’s latest album, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks takes him into the territory of true American rock music, drawing on the sounds of the south. Check out a cut off that album below.



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.

Ciaran Lavery
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Hailing from a small village in Northern Ireland, Ciaran Lavery uses his influences of everything from Americana to hip hop to craft thoughtful, acoustic pop music. He’s not afraid to use an acoustic guitar and write with an emotional tone, but Lavery avoids the ‘sensitive singer-songwriter archetype’ and stands out in the crowd – hear his latest single below and you’ll see how.

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Composed of longtime pals, Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum, Pr0files is an electronic indie pop outfit driven by heavy drums, synths, and Pardini’s strong vocals. The duo go way back to their first project together, The Boy Traveler, which also featured Skrillex (before he was ‘Skrillex’). We’re glad they got back together to make music, and you’ll see why when you check out a sampling from their latest full length Jurassic Technologie below.

Dead Stars

Dead Stars is a three piece indie-pop group made up of cousins Jeff and Jaye Moore and longtime friend John Watterberg. Based in Brooklyn, the band evokes college radio memories from the early nineties, drawing comparison to Dinosaur Jr. and Teenage Fanclub with their fuzzy guitar riffs and hard hitting choruses. Check out a cut from their latest album, Bright Colors, below.

Event Recap: TuneCore Live Brooklyn @ Living Room 11/18

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 ZuliDead 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!

With the help of our pals at Swisher Sweets, CeleBuzz and Mirrored Media, we were proud to put our signature on the final event of the year in the Borough of Kings.


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.

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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!

Enjoy a photo gallery from the night below.

Wednesday Video Diversion: November 18, 2015

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.

LODRO, “Lazy Bones”

Dead Stars, “Fractured”

Zuli, “Better All The Time”

Chelsea Lankes, “Secret”

Ships Have Sailed, “Drive”

blondfire, “Waves”

BUSTACRIME, “Matter of Time”

King Pen & DJ Wellz, “Tax Season”

Will Kayuk, “Long White Train (Hank’s Song)”

Pounded By The Surf, “Aloha Chino Hills”

Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live Brooklyn @ Living Room 11/18

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.

Dead Stars


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.