If you’re a reader of the TuneCore Blog, you already know that the kick-off of our TuneCore Live Series was a huge success! The bands tore up the stage, the DJs kept people moving, and we packed the joint with fans. Now, one month later, we’re gearing up for the second installment of TuneCore Live. We’ll be back at the Bardot in L.A. this Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm. The event is free, brought to you with the help of wonderful sponsors Swisher Sweets, CraveOnline, Mirrored Media, and Ultimate Ears!
This month, we’ve enlisted TuneCore Artists WATERBED, Knower, and Dear Boy, with a special guest DJ set by HOLYCHILD. We’re psyched to be giving our artists an opportunity on the ground and we encourage any L.A.-based TuneCore Artist to come and hang out! Our L.A. staff will be hosting the event with Swisher and CraveOnline, and this is the perfect time to come rub elbows, ask questions, give us feedback, and support a few of your fellow TuneCore Artists!
Speaking of which, scroll down to learn more about the artists in the line-up, hear some tunes, and see how TuneCore has been part of the journey so far:
Formed in 2010, KNOWER are a LA electronic-funk-pop duo fusing hot pop vocals with high energy glitch-beats. Set to a futuristic backdrop of live visual graphics, Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi’s performance is an addictive sonic firework display. Quincy Jones described KNOWER as, “Very, very, very talented young people. I’m just thrilled to see them PUTTING MUSIC BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS!! With PASSION!”
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“[Being independent] means we can do whatever we want. Nobody is our boss. TuneCore is the greatest. Fast, affordable, easy-to-use way to get our music to the right digital stores and radio stations and stuff.” – KNOWER
Dear Boy plays bitter-sweet alternative rock with roots in both post-punk and 90‘s British guitar pop. Propelled by the single “Oh So Quiet,” Dear Boy built a devoted live following, headlining local venues such as the Troubadour and The Bootleg Theater, along with performances at SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX and a national tour supporting Kitten.
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“TuneCore has been absolutely essential for us. Since we’re a new band, it’s empowering to be able to set our own release dates and connect our audience with our jams whenever we damn well please. You’re getting content straight from us… We write the music, we record the music and then it’s yours. Farm to f**king table.” – Dear Boy
WATERBED is composed of Tarzana, CA couple Paternostro and Chad Montermini. Meeting in Boston in 2010 and forming under their original moniker, Musvles, they were signed to Warner Music Group. However, Waterbed were at odds with their label over creative control, and eventually got prematurely dropped. “You can do it their way and let the labels tell you what to do and pump those steroids, but we’re doing it our own way, eating healthy and just working out every day,” explained Montermini.
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“All WATERBED music starts in our minds and goes directly from our hands to our fans. We create the music that we love, and share it directly with the world. TuneCore makes it possible for us to spread our music through all of the big digital outlets – reaching fans from all around, and getting paid.”