Through contrasting musical backgrounds, Brooklyn-raised, D.C.-based artist, KingKLA$$, aspires to create a new trend in music while cultivating a genre reminiscent of the New York nostalgia present in hip-hop. Drawing influences from 90’s funk, the rapper delivers candid lyrics over a laid back flow while evoking the sound of classic east coast hip-hop. We caught up with KingKla$$ to discuss his new single, “Lucid,” the importance of social media for emerging artists, how he landed a feature on THUMP through ReverbNation, and his take on the impact of hip-hop culture in America.
From pop to soul and electronic R&B, New Orleans native M. Maggie is making heads turn. Her effortless croon, heartfelt lyrics, and jazzy flourishes have gotten her noticed by Pigeons and Planes, Buzzfeed, and Nylon Magazine. Her song “Trndsttr” reached #14 on the Dance chart on iTunes and has received over 2 million views on YouTube! That’s not all, M. Maggie has been selected for several ReverbNation opportunities including Rock N’ Roll Marathon, School Night, and Bold Creative Media. We caught up with the singer to learn about her new single “My Love,” the benefits of collaborating with other artists, and her advice for artists just joining ReverbNation.
Do you live in LA? Do you love discovering new music? Do you love dancing? If you answered “yes” to all of those, then we have your Monday nights in May covered! ReverbNation CONNECT artistGavin Turek recently secured a residency at the legendary Bootleg Theater and will be taking over every Monday night this month.
Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on The FADER, NPR, and more.
PureVolumepremiered The Upset Victory’s new lyric video for “Don’t Give Up the Night.” PureVolume said, “The track has a spunky, dance punk vibe that recalls some of the strong characteristics of Panic! At the Disco, yet retains their unique flair and remains faithful to the sound they’ve carved out over the years. It’s a reenergized and triumphant return for the band.”
Monogem by Dillon O’Neal
Monogem was announced as the newest artist to be featured in ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch List. The Los Angeles-based electro-pop goddess has attracted the attention from all corners of the music industry with her silky disco-tinged tunes. This week, The FADER premiered Monogem’s sultry new single “Take It Slow.”
NPR included Brooklyn-based folk singer Jaye Bartell in their weekly series “All Songs Considered,” a collection of new songs to fall in love with. NPR said, “Jaye Bartell’s voice has a deep resonance reminiscent of Leonard Cohen. His words combine storytelling and poetry into powerful songwriting.”
Following a residency at The Bootleg Theatre and then a slew of shows at SXSW, Lena Fayre premiered a soaring new single and a wintry music video titled, “Cry,” on Flaunt Magazine.
Allie & Ivy
Following a three-album record deal with New West Records, 15-year-old Americana prodigy Sammy Brue, was featured in The New Yorker! Sammy Brue is featured in The New Yorker’s “The Teenagers Shaping Pop,” a list of under-twenty artists shaping the future of music
Australian popstress, Allie & Ivy unleashed her edgy new single, “Get Hi,” a bright little number on Project U.
How exciting is it to see a ReverbNation CONNECT artist in The New Yorker? This week Americana prodigy Sammy Brue, who was one of the first artists to join CONNECTand who recently signed with New West Records, was included in The New Yorker’s list of “The Teenagers Shaping Pop.” The impressive list highlighted under-twenty artists who are changing the music world and are shaping the future of pop. They described the 15-year-old as, “Brue, who is based in Utah, tackles such dark subjects as skipping a funeral and unresolved arguments: “The last time that we were fighting / I was thinking about the day that you’d be gone.“”
The Watch List follows ReverbNation CONNECT artists as they travel from their hometown to cities like NYC and Nashville to record new music and hone their craft, documenting the journey along the way. This month’s featured Watch List Artist is Monogem, whose single "Take It Slow" premiered on The FADER.
We’re excited to announce the newest addition to The Watch List: Monogem. The L.A. songstress premiered her sultry new single “Take It Slow” on The FADER along with a mini-doc that takes you inside the captivating world of the electro-pop powerhouse. Monogem tells The FADER, “‘Take It Slow’ puts into words and music an impossible, fleeting love, so heightened and electric that you want to consume it whole and yet take it slow, all at once.” Head over to The FADER to fall in love with “Take It Slow.”
Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on Crave Online, Gorilla vs Bear, and more.
Atlanta duo, The Pheels dropped another hazy production titled, “The Heartbreaker,” and BULLETT Media said, “think Washed Out meets Allan Kingdom–a more organic approach to R&B that sets them apart from the pack.”
Gorilla vs Bear premiered Brooklyn producer, Carslon’s single “Purgatory,” a collaboration with the intensely haunting and captivating sounds of Autre Ne Veut. “Purgatory,” is the first track off Carlson’s EP Going South.
Following the release of their latest album ‘Anxious Utopia,’ My Gold Mask shared their music video to their soaring single, “Connect,” on The Wild Magazine. “‘Connect’ is a song about modern isolation in an era of being able to be connected to everyone all at once, and simultaneously not being connected to anyone,” the band told The Wild Magazine.
The 405 premiered Norwegian artist, Gundelach’slatest single, ‘Fjernsynet,’ off his soon-to-be released debut EP. The 405 said “‘Fjernsynet,’ which is Norwegian for “television set” is “brimming with soft introspective lyrics, mellow falsetto and surging analog-electronic production, co-produced by Joel Ford.”
Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.
Shortly after debuting “Won’t Go Crazy,” off his self-titled album, Kyle Forester shared his second single and accompanying video, “Didn’t Try To Run Away,” on Brooklyn Vegan. Kyle, also has some shows coming up, including ReverbNation CONNECT & SIOLM’s music series, PURSUIT on April 6 along with Silverbird and Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone).
Norwegian artist Gundelach, is getting ready to drop his debut EP ‘Spiders’ in May, but in the meantime, enjoy a spectacular soul-drenched live performance of “Alone In The Night,” presented by NBHAP.
Little Tybee unleashed “More Like Jason,” a soaring indie-folk jam premiered by Noisey. Impressed by their unique and engaging sound Noisey said, “the group stands to create some of the most promising and truly original music of our generation.” Head to Noisey to learn more on Little Tybee plus check out their Q&A with each one of the members!