Category Archives: Artist to Watch

Sam Hunt Releases “X2C” EP

Rising country star Sam Hunt has been in heavy rotation in our summer playlists, with tracks like “Raised On It” and “Leave The Night On.”   His debut album isn’t due out until October 27th, but Sam decided to release a little preview of what’s coming.   The “X2C” EP out today features new tracks along with the single “Leave The Night On.”  We’ve loved everything we’ve heard from Sam so far, so we’re thrilled to have a couple of new songs to hold us over until the album release!

Sam Hunt “X2C” Tracklisting
1. “Leave The Night On”
2. “Ex to See”
3. “House Party”
4. “Breakup In A Small Town”

Pickup a copy of the EP on iTunes now or stream it on Spotify!  You can see Sam Hunt on the CMT Tour this fall with Kip Moore and Charlie Worsham.  Check out the dates here!

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THE HEYDAZE Release “Arnold Palmer,” Add New Tour Dates

NYC’s THE HEYDAZE just released a new track, and it’s the perfect addition to your summer playlist.  We tested this song while we were on vacation and it’s Secret Fangirls approved for driving around with the windows down sippin’ sweet tea. Listen to “Arnold Palmer” below!

You can download “Arnold Palmer” and other tracks on THE HEYDAZE’s Facebook page – for free! 

They’ll be joining Jesse McCartney on the In Technicolor Tour starting tonight for the East Coast & Midwest dates.  See where THE HEYDAZE will be stopping below!

THE HEYDAZE Summer 2014 Tour Dates with Jesse McCartney
August 8th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
August 9th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
August 12th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY –  Buy Tickets
August 13th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA  – Buy Tickets
August 16th – Paramount – Huntington, NY – Buy Tickets
August 21st – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
August 22nd – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
August 23rd – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets

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Tiffany Houghton Releases “The Best” Single

One of our favorite artists to watch, Tiffany Houghton, is currently on the American Dream Tour with MKTO and Action Item.  She just released her latest single, “The Best.”   And it’s one of the best breakup songs we’ve heard in a while.  We love the play between the upbeat song and the lyrics.  Listen to the track below!

If you’re headed to the American Dream Tour (check out the dates here) make sure you pickup a copy of the single on iTunes so you can sing along!

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Born Cages Release “Rolling Down The Hill” And Announce US Tour Dates

Born Cages just released their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill” and just when we thought the live version was good…the studio version blows it out of the water!  And if a new song isn’t enough, the band announced a string of US  Tour dates.   Listen to the studio version by firing up your Spotify account!  Or watch a live performance of “Rolling Down The Hill” below.

Be sure to catch Born Cages live this September in a city near you!

Born Cages Tour Dates
Aug 23rd – Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY – Free!
Sept 5th – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 9th – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY  – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – Heirloom Art Theater – Danbury, CT – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – Anchors Up – Haverhill, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 14th -Radiant – Nutley, NJ – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Paychecks – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH  – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH- Buy Tickets
Sept 21st  – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Brewhaus – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – Crocodile Rock Cafe  – Allentown, PA  – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of “Rolling Down The Hill” on iTunes now!

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Shawn Mendes Releases Debut EP

Vine star Shawn Mendes just released his self-titled debut EP!  Now you have no excuse to not be singing along to his set on the Austin Mahone tour this summer.    Last week, Shawn made his national television debut, with a performance on “Live With Kelly & Michael.”  Watch the performance of his single, “Life Of the Party,” below!

Shawn was also named as one of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing Featured Artists, joining The Vamps, Becky G, R5, and Fifth Harmony.  He’ll be joining The Vamps and Fifth Harmony on the Austin Mahone tour – check out all of the dates here!

Shawn Mendes EP Tracklisting
1. Life Of The Party
2. Show You
3. One Of Those Nights
4. The Weight

Buy a copy of the EP on iTunes or Amazon now!

You can also see Shawn Mendes perform at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York on Saturday, August 23rd.  And it’s free! He’s performing on the Hess Express Stage.  Get all the info here.

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THE HEYDAZE Announce Summer Tour Dates!

NYC based trio THE HEYDAZE, part of the iHeartRadio & Macy’s Rising Star lineup for 2014,  haven’t been around for that long but we have no doubts that you’ll be hearing a lot from these guys in the future.  THE HEYDAZE just had their first headlining show at New York’s Webster Hall last week – and it was a sold out show!

We love their catchy pop sound and energy. (Seriously, listen to “Little Bandit” once and you’ll be singing it for the next several days.  We guarantee it.)   Watch the video for their new single “Young Blood” below!

Like what you hear?  You can visit THE HEYDAZE’s Facebook page to download their songs (for free!)  Or catch THE HEYDAZE on the Northeast leg of Jesse McCartney’s “In Technicolor” Tour this summer.   We saw them open for AJR earlier this year, and they are just as fun live as their music.

Check out the dates below!   They hope to see you and all of your beautiful souls there.

THE HEYDAZE Summer 2014 Tour Dates with Jesse McCartney
Aug 8th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Aug 9th – TLA – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 12th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 13th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Aug 16th – The Paramount – Huntington, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 17th – The Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT – Buy Tickets

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Brandyn Burnette Releases Video for “Thanks For Nothing”

Even if you haven’t heard of Brandyn Burnette yet, chances are you’ve heard one of his songs.   He’s written for artists like MKTO, Jake Miller, and Hot Chelle Rae, just to name a few, including their recent hits like “Heartbreak Holiday,” “First Flight Home” and “Don’t Say Goodnight.”   See what we mean?   Brandyn clearly knows more than a thing or two about writing a catchy pop song, and calls to mind other hit-makers turned solo artists (think Sia, Bruno Mars…)  He is definitely one to watch in 2014!

Brandyn is launching his career as a solo artist, with his first single, “Thanks For Nothing.”   When the song starts, you think it’s going to be a ballad…but then the chorus kicks in and it really packs a punch!   The unexpected, upbeat twist makes for one of the best breakup anthems we’ve ever heard.

Check out the video below and pickup a copy of the single on iTunes now!   Brandyn’s EP, “The Couch Surfing Chronicles” will be released later this fall by Warner Brothers Records.

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