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Originally Nowhere

In my blog post today I’m stoked to introduce the new Post Rock band Originally Nowhere. Originally Nowhere is a rock band which was created in Montreal but is now based out of Bayonne, France (It’s crazy because my boyfriend has actually been there and we’re from Texas). The 5 piece band consists of Damien Lagouardette (guitar/vocals), Camille Louvet (keys and guitar), Antoine Le Roux (guitar), Laura Dupuy (bass guitar), and Paolo Bagatinn (drums). Their musical influences are just as badass as they are and include The Pixies, Nirvana, Depeche Mode, Tool, and System of a Down. If interested you can catch their show on May 6, 2017 at the Surf FM Rock Party at Le Circus in Capbreton, France. Take a minute and check out their newly released music video for the track “Working Late” from the album Dark Horizon.  You can watch it here!

If you like what you hear you can contact the band with the links below.

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Bandcamp

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Julia Michaels

Alright, No lie, my boyfriend always sends me the best music. Last week he sent me a song on Youtube and my god it describes both of us perfectly. We both have our own problems so overall that’s what makes us so great for each other. I fell in love with Julia Michaels the moment I heard her voice. Julia Carin Cavazos is a 23 year old singer, songwriter who was born in Iowa but has since relocated to California. She goes by the stage name Julia Michaels. She is signed to Republic Records and has collaborated with many well known artists such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Zedd, Justin Bieber and etc. She began singing at just 12 years old and eventually met with songwriters Joleen Belle and Lindy Robbins to write a very famous Demi Lovato song called “Fire Starter.” After much success she had the opportunity of a lifetime and performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Julia’s inspirations include Fiona Apple, Paramore, Juliet Simms, and The Fray. After being a songwriter for so long she finally released her first solo single called “Issues” in January 2017. While writing “Issues” Julia states that she felt like the song was truly hers and she just had to record it under her name instead of selling it to someone else. “Issues” now has over 21 million views on Youtube making it an instant hit. Give it a listen here!

If you want more information about Julia head over to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/juliamichaelsofficial

Thanks for reading! ❤

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Middle Kids

So I just came across this amazing Indie Pop Band from Sydney, Australia called Middle Kids. Middle Kids is a trio and features Hannah Joy, soloist Tim Fitz, and Harry Day. I knew this would be a hit when I heard the vocals in the popular track “Edge of Town.” Unfortunately you probably won’t be able to catch them on tour anytime soon because they just ended a 2 month tour today. The last show is tonight (4/24/2017) at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. You can check out their single “Edge of Town” here. If you like what you hear then I also recommend listening to the track “Never Start” which can be heard here. If you enjoy Middle Kids more info can be found at www.facebook.com/middlekidsmusic

Hope you love them as much as I do.

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Deep Sea Diver

So I’m still stuck on Seattle and love the music that comes from this place. When my boyfriend and I were driving to Port Angeles for a day trip we were amazed by the Seattle radio stations. They played some good stuff!! Not the same song over and over again like on the regular Top 40 stations or stations like The Beat (Main Stream Hip Hop). So in this blog I’m featuring the band Deep Sea Diver, a Seattle based Indie Rock/Folk band. The bands first full length album History Speaks was self-released and debuted in February 2012. Lead singer Jessica Dobson was a solo artists at first and signed with Atlantic Records when she was just 19 years old. She recorded two albums with Atlantic but wasn’t satisfied with the final products so Atlantic shelved the two albums. She then recorded a solo album under the name Deep Sea Diver and later brought in John Raines on bass and Peter Mansen on drums. In February 2012, Jessica also became a member of the well known band The Shins but she left the band in 2013 because she wanted to spend more time working on and performing her own music. You can view Deep Sea Diver tour dates and more at their website www.thedeepseadiver.com

You can listen to their new album Secrets here

Hope you like them as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Lemolo

Two weeks ago I went on vacation with my boyfriend to Seattle, WA. I love my hometown (the dirty ATX) but Seattle was such a perfect getaway. I honestly can’t wait to go back. Because of my new found love for Seattle I thought I would blog about a great band from there; Lemolo. Meagan Grandall formed Lemolo in 2009. The band name Lemolo was inspired by her childhood neighborhood of Lemolo Shore Drive. They have been recognized as one of the best bands in Seattle by the Seattle Magazine, Best New Band by City Arts Magazine, and they were recently named one of the Top Bands Rocking Seattle Music. Lemolo has had many sold out performances in Seattle and have toured the United States and Europe with much success. Their album Red Light Return has been very successful. They recently announced that they will be playing the 2017 Lightreal Music Festival hosted by the University of Washington on May 7, 2017. If you’re in WA you should definitely go check it out! You can hear the song “Letters” here. For tour dates and more check out their website at https://lemolomusic.com/

Thanks for reading! Check back often for more bands you’ve never heard of.

 

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Bayonne

Due to growing up and living in the live music capitol of the world it seemed appropriate to start this blog experience with a local artist from my hometown. In 2011, Roger Sellers started his career using his birth name as his stage name. He released his first album Moments in 2011 on Pau Wau Records. The next year he self released an eight track album where a new song was released each week for eight weeks. In 2014 he released his third full length album called Primitives. In late 2015 he changed his name to Bayonne. Under the name Bayonne he re-released his third full length album Primitives on Punctum Records. Bayonne has previously stated that “even though he uses musical equipment during performances that he does not consider himself a DJ.” In 2016, Bayonne was given great news from EA Sports saying that they would feature his song “Appeals” on the FIFA 17 soundtrack. His most popular tracks are “Fallss”, “Living Room”, and “Spectrolite.” You can hear “Fallss” now Here! For tour dates and more info check out Bayonne at www.bayonnemusic.com

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