Category Archives: Artist to Watch

Lauv Releases New Single,”Mean It” ft. LANY

Lauv and LANY are two rising artists to watch in the new year and they just teamed up on a brand new single, “Mean It.”  Lauv is gearing up to drop his 21-track debut album ~how i’m feeling~ on March 6th, 2020 and LANY are back in the studio writing and recording their third studio album set for a Summer 2020 release date.

Lauv said on the collaboration, “I started ‘Mean It’ from the perspective of what I thought somebody might want to say to me (I’m not perfect and I’ll be the first to admit it). Paul and I had been talking about working together for a long time, then one day I texted him the idea for the song and it just clicked. So we all got in the studio and had a grand ol’ time finishing the record. I’ve been a fan of LANY for a long time, and I think it’s a perfect blend of our two sounds, so I’m super stoked and honored to have this song together.”

Listen to “Mean It” on Spotify now!

Pre-order a copy of Lauv’s debut album ~how i’m feeling~ HERE that includes special pre-order bundles with stickers, exclusive merch, vinyls, and more. Don’t forget to pre-save the record on Spotify and Apple Music!

Lauv will also be performing at Z100’s Jingle Ball All Access Lounge in NYC on December 13th ahead of their annual Jingle Ball later that night.

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Artist To Watch: Alexander 23

Alexander 23 is the greatest sad boi songwriter you haven’t met yet. His debut EP, “I’m Sorry I Love You,” is a collection of moments in time encapsulating heartbreak, existential dread and dying, love, and of course growing up.   We first met Alexander Glantz when he was a fresh faced, self taught drummer in THE HEYDAZE (rip). He’s grown up a little more since then and he’s ready to make his mark as a solo artist in the industry.

“I’m Sorry I Love You” displays Alexander 23’s songwriting and producing skills that have garnered high praise from the likes of Chelsea Cutler and Tana Mongeau-Paul, a feature on the latest soundtrack for Netflix’s hit series “13 Reasons Why”, and landed him coveted spots on several prominant “New Music Friday” playlists, as well as Amazon’s “Song Of The Day.” That’s a lot of awesome for the promising new artist.

Watch Alexander 23’s lyric video for “The Internet” below!

Alexander 23 is heading overseas with Lola Zouai and then back Stateside for his last several shows of 2019 including a stop at Brooklyn Steel in NYC with Omar Apollo.  He also just announced that he will be supporting Chelsea Cutler on the “How To Be Human” Tour hitting cities across North America in the Spring of 2020.  Alexander 23 is also featured on Chelsea’s latest single, “Lucky,” and you’ll be lucky to catch them singing it on tour together!

How To Be Human Tour ft. Chelsea Cutler & Alexander23
Feb 15th – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Feb 16th – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
Feb 18th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Feb 19th – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
Feb 21st – Royal Oak Music Music Hall – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
Feb 23rd – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
Feb 27th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
March 4th – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets 
March 5th – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
March 10th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
March 11th – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee WI – Buy Tickets
March 12th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
March 14th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
March 16th – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
March 17th – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
March 19th – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 

Stream “I’m Sorry I Love You” on your favorite platform now so you can sing along on tour!

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PrettyMuch & CNCO Team Up For Spanglish Single, “Me Necesita”

Once in a blue moon, the pop stars align so perfectly that you get two of the most iconic and fresh faced boybands to not only come together but combine forces, create a supergroup and drop a single!  PrettyMuch and CNCO just dropped their latest collab called “Me Necesita” including a gravity defying dance battle/soccer game video to go with the hot new track.  Are you team PrettyMuch or team CNCO?

Watch the new video below!

Grab a copy of “Me Necesita” ft. PrettyMuch and CNCO on your favorite streaming platform. 

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The Band CAMINO Rocked Sold Out Webster Hall Show

Hailing from Memphis, TN, The Band CAMINO have been on a roll since dropping two smash hits, “See Through” and “Daphne Blue” back in May, on top of an already impressive catalogue of  independent releases since forming in 2015.  After signing a major deal with Elektra back in May and putting in the groundwork of building their already widespread fanbase, The Band CAMINO are poised to be the next big name in rock.

Comprised of co-frontment Jeffery Jordan and Spencer Stewert, bassist Graham Rowell, and drummer Garrison Burgess, these guys craft melodies and hooks that stick with you weeks after your first listen.  Each track is sickly sweet in the best way possible and simply addicting.

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The Band CAMINO are in the middle of some of the biggest headline shows of their lives and that includes a sold out stop at NYC’s newly renovated Webster Hall earlier this month. Front to back, New York showed up and got off their feet – literally, the floor was shaking as the guys barrelled through the hits and deep cuts all night long.

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The energy in the room skyrocketed from the first note of the final track from their “tryhard” EP, “Break Me” straight through “2/14,” “Fool Of Myself,” and the subdued “I Spend Too Much Time In My Room.”  They gave the crowd everything from their arsenal and you can tell they left everything on the stage that night.

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Closing out the set with “Haunted,” the crowd sang along to every word all night long and could feel the collective heavy sigh as the night came to an end.  The encore really sent the night out with a bang including “What I Want” and their runaway hit “Daphne Blue” leaving the crowd wanting more even after the house lights came up.

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The Band CAMINO’s ability to tap into so many different levels of emotion in each song is a true journey many bands struggle with even years into their careers.  They’ve hit that nail on the head early on and we can’t wait to see where it takes them.

Watch the official video for “Daphne Blue” below!

Pick up a copy of “tryhard” on Amazon and Apple Music, or stream it on your favorite streaming platform!

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Fly By Midnight Release New Track, “I Need You More Than You Want Me”

Fly By Midnight have been pounding the pavement, churning out hit after hit, as well as writing for other aritsts but Justin Bright and Slavo are dropping a brand new track that’s going to extend Summer just a little bit longer.  “I Need You More Than You Want Me” follows the duo’s signature retro pop sound and dabbles in disco with spacey gang vocals filling out the track.

This song follows previous singles “Lovely” and “You Belong,” both premiering at #1 on Apple’s Hot Pop Chart which is super promising and an exciting achievement!  “I Need You More Than You Want Me” is off their upcoming sophomore full length, so stay tuned for more new music from Fly By Midnight, coming soon!

When asked about the new music, “The first few singles we’ve released from this next wave of music have felt soft conceptually. We’ve really been touching mostly on romance & admiration, but we’ve definitely experienced some let downs this past year as well,” says Justin. “Coming to a realization that you want a person more than they want you is something we’ve both been through, but never brought to the landscape of a song before,” Slavo adds.

Listen to “I Need You More Than You Want Me” now!

Fly By Midnight are set to open for LOOTE on two special coast to coast showcases in October and this is a match made in heaven! Both NYC bred groups are paving their own ways through the pop landscape.  Check out the dates below and grab your tickets while you can.

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Oct 18th – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Grab a copy of “I Want You More Than You Need Me” on Amazon or Apple Music and stream the new track on your favorite streaming platform!

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Kim Petras Announces New North American Leg Of “The Clarity Tour” & “TURN OFF THE LIGHT, VOL. 2” EP

Kim Petras just announced “The Clarity Tour” for Fall/Winter 2019 hitting cities across North America!  She also announced the release of “TURN OUT THE LIGHTS VOL 2” expected October 1st.  We loved her last Halloween inspired EP and we can’t wait to hear what she’s been up to.  Each ticket to “The Clarity Tour” comes with a digital download of the new EP so it’s a win-win!

Check out the dates below and grab tickets while they last! Presales and VIP packages are available now.  General public on sales begin Friday, September 6th at 10am local time.

The Clarity Tour – ft. Kim Petras
Oct 21st – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets 
Oct 22nd – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 28th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 3rd – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 4th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 8th – Plaza LIVE! – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 9th – Miami Beach POP Festival – Miami, FL – Buy Tickets 
Nov 11th – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
Nov 12th – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 14th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 16th – Avant Gardner – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets 
Nov 22nd – Royale – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Nov 27th – The Riviera – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Nov 30th – Palaca Theater – St Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
Dec 1st – The Truman – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Dec 5th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 8th – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 

Kim teamed up with powerhouse artist MAX on his smash single “Love Me Less” and Kim’s verse just elevated the track to new heights. “From the moment I met Kim, I not only knew she was an incredible person, but also one of the most talented artists and singers out there,” MAX shares. “I’m so honored to have her soaring spicy vocals on this new version of ‘Love Me Less.’”

Listen to Kim’s new collab with MAX on the single below!

Grab a copy of Kim Petras’ debut album “Clarity” on your favorite streaming platform so you can sing along on tour!

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The Faim & Stand Atlantic Announce Fall 2019 Co-Headline Tour

The Faim just announced a massive co-headline tour with Stand Atlantic and we can’t be more excited!! Both The Faim and Stand Atlantic hail from Australia are hitting the road this Fall together coming to cities across North America with their friends WSTR, Hold Close, and Point North.

The Faim are getting ready to release their hotly anticipated debut album “State Of Mind” through BMG on September 13th. The record has strong influences and co-writes from the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Blink 182, and 5 Seconds Of Summer that translate extremely well into a live setting.

Stand Atlantic are a group of bubbly, energetic, and some of the most genuine artists we’ve seen in a long time. After numerous tours with OneOK Rock and Waterparks, Stand Atlantic are ready to break out on their own and show the US what they’re made of!

Check out the dates below and grab your tickets now while you still can!

The Faim & Stand Atlantic North American Co-Headline Tour 2019
Sept 17th – The Bronze Peacock @ HOB – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Cambridge Room @ HOB – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Sept 20th – The Loft – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 21st – Crowbar – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets 
Sept 22nd – 1904 – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 26th – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
Sept 28th – Once Ballroom – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 29th – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – The Shelter – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 2nd – The Foundry – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Oct 4th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Oct 5th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets 
Oct 6th – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 7th – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets 
Oct 9th – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Oct 10th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Oct 12th – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 13th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Oct 14th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 16th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 17th – Soma – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 18th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 19th – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Humans” from The Faim’s forthcoming album, “State Of Mind” below!

Pre-order your copy of “State Of Mind” on Apple Music or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour!

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