Singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler released “Rooftops,” another single that is slated to appear on his upcoming EP Bring a Friend. The EP features tracks he wrote with friend and tour mate Reggie Williams. Click “continue reading” to listen to “Rooftops” by Matthew Fowler.
UK singer-songwriter Hobbie Stuart returns with an astounding cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” with nothing more than his voice and an amped guitar. Stuart has often featured covers of Sheeran’s songs in the past including, “A-Team” and “Sing” most recently, but this is easily one of his best interpretations. Click “continue reading” to hear Hobbie Stuart cover “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.
Irish singer-songwriter Hozier made his Saturday Night Live debut last night as he performed “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene.” Both songs appear on Hozier’s self-titled debut LP, which is out now. Bill Hader was SNL’s host. Click “continue reading” to watch Hozier perform on SNL.
French singer-songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist Soko has announced a U.S. tour, which includes dates with Foster The People. Soko is finishing up her new album, produced by Ross Robinson, which is slated for 2015 release. Click “continue reading” to see the full list of Soko tour dates, including supporting dates with FTP.
Candice Martello, who writes and records as Hemming, has released her debut single and video “Hard on Myself.” The singer-songwriter, dubbed Linda Perry’s protégé’, initially joined the superstar producer’s VH1 reality show mid-season as half of Philly based punk band Omar, but caught Perry’s attention for her solo work and went on to win the competition. Click “continue reading” to learn more about Hemming and to hear her single “Hard on Myself.”
CMJ’s Music Marathon takes over New York City beginning on October 21st and runs through October 25th. The festival organizers just put out a massive list of nearly 700 artist additions to the current list of performers. Click “continue reading” to find out who will join RAC, The Kills, Cold War Kids, and Gerard Way during the week long music festival.
New York-based singer-songwriter Chetti is looking to make a name for herself through uplifting pop music that has substance; both lyrically and musically. Her debut single, “In The City,” has already notched over 100,000 views on YouTube and her second single “#MadeinBKLYN” has just been released. Click “continue reading” to learn more about new pop artist Chetti and listen to current singles “In The City” and “#MadeinBKLYN” now.
Renowned songwriter, guitarist, and producer Blake Mills’ celebrates the release of his sophomore album, Heigh Ho, by posting rehearsal footage of his band practicing lead single “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.” While the album version of “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” features vocals by Fiona Apple, the elusive singer does not make a cameo in the video. Click “continue reading” to watch Blake Mills rehearse “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.”
Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) debuted the second track, “Go (Blank Sea),” from her already critically acclaimed release TAIGA, out October 7th on Mute. Click “continue reading” to get your first listen to the single, see the official tracklist for TAIGA, and get information on Zola Jesus’ U.S. and World Tour dates.
CMJ 2014 is right around the corner and we now have the initial lineup of speakers for this year’s series of daytime conference events at NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center. The Daytime series will include conversations with Merge Records Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, Zola Jesus, and Tom Scharpling. Click “continue reading” to learn more about CMJ 2014 speaker series and event entry.