Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart.
The 22 year old from Virginia has always loved songs, and realized at an early age that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, the Elton John/Bernie Taupin team, and Chris Martin. As a teenager, Taylor was signed to the production company of SRP with Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (best known for signing and developing Rihanna). From there, he further developed his craft and was led to iconic songwriter Kara Dioguardi. Kara signed Taylor to her publishing company and brought him to Warner Bros. Records, bringing it full circle at the home of many classic artists, including Taylor's favorite, Paul Simon.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Berrett was signed to a contract after one showcase performance.
Swedish alt-pop trio NONONO, which is singer-songwriter Stina Wappling and the production duo Astma & Rocwell, will release their full-length debut album, entitled We Are Only What We Feel, on July 1st on Warner Bros. Records.
The album follows on last year's Pumpin Blood EP, which spawned the Top 40 hit of the same name. "Pumpin Blood"was featured in a commercial campaign for Garnier Fructis, Universal Pictures' filmEndless Love, Glee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Revenge, Cougar Town and Vampire Diaries, among others.-DocFB
Singer/songwriter/performer LP has announced the title, track-listing and release date of her upcoming debut album. Forever For Now, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthews Band), will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 3rd.
The Los Angeles-based LP made her living writing songs for such artists as Rihanna and Christina Aguilera before focusing on her solo career. LP has enlisted her favorite collaborators on Forever For Now, including Isa Summers, PJ Bianco, Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander. She strikes an inspirational tone on songs like "Heavenly Light," "Tokyo Sunrise," and "Into the Wild" (also heard in the CitiBank TV commercial), which are brightly hopeful - the work of an artist always expanding and digging deep.
"Night Like This" is LP's first official release since last year's Live at EastWest Studios EP.
Verve Records will release Moving On, the full-length debut from KAN WAKAN, on June 3. The Los Angeles-based band recorded the collection with engineers Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Atoms for Peace) and Tom Elmhirst (Arcade Fire, Beck, The Black Keys).
"Forever Found" above is Kan's latest single. The evocative song found an early fan in Jason Bentley, who played "Forever Found" every day for a straight week on "Morning Becomes Eclectic," airing on influential Los Angeles public radio station KCRW.
KAN WAKAN, which just wrapped up a month-long residency at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, will perform at the Echoplex/Origami/Spaceland presents showcase at SXSW on Wednesday, March 12. The band will also perform at the Universal Music Group, Highroad Touring, KCRW and Filter showcases. KAN WAKAN just played a show with Dr. Dog and Bob Mould at Noise Pop in San Francisco and also performed at FADER's CMJ party 2013.
New York City's very own SKATERS have announced that they will hit the road for a spring headlining tour presented by FILTER in support of their debut album Manhattan, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25th.
Following appearances at SXSW 2014, the tour will begin in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 18th and finishes up in Philadelphia on April 4th.
Before the U.S. tour begins, SKATERS will celebrate the release of Manhattan with a hometown album party show at The Bowery Ballroom the night before the album street date on February 24th. They will then leave for the U.K., where they have amassed a loyal following, for a string of shows.
The Skaters have announced they will be releasing their debut album on February 25th, 2014. Their first single "Deadbolt" will be released digitally on October 29th.
The Skaters also released a lyric video for "Deadbolt" above.
The UK is all over the Skaters as the U.S. is warming up to them.
PYYRAMIDS' full-length debut, Brightest Darkest Day, is out today on indie label Paracadute. Fans can check it out now on AOL Spinner.com, which is streaming the album all week long here.
The band is Timothy Nordwind from indie rock band OK Go and Drea Smith of the electro-pop outfit He Say/She Say - will kick off a month-long tour tomorrow, April 10, at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. The run will include shows in Paris and London and a string of West Coast dates that includes a hometown gig at The Satellite in Los Angeles on May 2.
"Paper Doll" was lensed by Ericka Clevenger, who directed the videos for two songs from PYYRAMIDS' 2012 EP, Human Beings.
Introduced by a mutual friend via email, Nordwind and Smith initially bonded over an affinity for first-wave British post-punk and 80's Manchester bands. They began creating songs together, working from their respective homes, and finally met when a tour brought Tim to Chicago. Drea came out to Los Angeles in early 2012 for their first proper recording session and moved to the West Coast before the year was over.
Click on the continue reading button below for Pryyamids tour dates.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Trippy music video for "Paper Doll