Artist You Should Know: Little Tybee

Meet Little Tybee, the genre-blending sextet from Atlanta. They’ve been together for over seven years and they’re currently touring the country promoting their new self-titled LP. We chatted with the band about crowdsourcing their new album, how they maintain an engaged fanbase, and more.

Hey Little Tybee thanks for chatting with us! Can you introduce yourselves? Where are you guys from and how did you meet?
We are all Georgia natives, but half of the band is from Savannah, GA (Little Tybee is a actually an island off the coast of Savannah and inspired the name of the band). We have been playing under the name Little Tybee for the better part of 7 years, but I have been playing with most of the members in various projects for the past 12. Ryan (BASS), Pat (DRUMS) and I went to High School together (Savannah Arts Academy) and all moved to Atlanta around the same time to pursue careers in the arts and music. We met Josh, Chris and Nirvana as members of the thriving music scene that was present in Atlanta at that time. We all clicked musically and have been playing together ever since.

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On Tour: Jon Lindsay

After releasing his highly anticipated album Cities & Schools and getting praised by the likes of Paste Magazine and The Big Takeover, singer-songwriter Jon Lindsay is hitting the road for a U.S. summer tour and European fall tour. Read on to get the inside scoop and find a tour date near you.

Following the release of his album Cities & Schools, Jon Lindsay has been releasing a slew of music videos that we can’t get enough of. “Little Queen Drum Machine” just premiered on Paste and its captivating visuals is Lindsay at his best. Paste was also the first to share Cities & Schools and describe the LP as, “a powerful collection of finely crafted pop that has garnered considerable praise for Lindsay.” We couldn’t agree more.

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Artist You Should Know: Secret Weapons

After gaining attention from the likes of Billboard and PopMatters with their anthemic single “Something New,” pop duo Secret Weapons just released their debut EP ‘SW.’ With an infectious sound and feel-good vibe, you’ll have Secret Weapons on repeat in no time.

Hey guys, thanks for taking time out your busy schedule to chat with us! Let’s start with a little introduction. Who is Secret Weapons?
Secret Weapons is Gerry Lange and Danny Rocco from Brooklyn, New York.

We’re kind of obsessed with your recently released debut EP ‘SW’ — tell us about the making. What is it that you want your listeners to get from it.
The EP was a crazy experience. We spent two months recording in a warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  We were totally isolated from the rest  of the city, out on a pier jutting  into the harbor. We recorded a ton of music, and had a hard time pairing it all down to a single EP. I think in the few days before we turned it in we were still adding new songs that were only a few days old.

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Artist Session: The Eiffels

The Eiffels recently finished recording their sophomore EP and they shared their first single, “You Got Me,” on Free Bike Valet. We chatted with singer Sean Ulbs about the band's signature '80s synth pop sound, what it’s like to land a synch placement, and more.

Hey, guy’s what’s good?! Tell us a little bit about The Eifflels. How did you guys meet?
Sean: Hey RN! We started The Eiffels early 2015. Lee and I met while out in Silver Lake and started playing music together soon after. Jade and I had mutual friends and he joined the band just before we left for tour.

You recently landed a synch placement on UK reality show The Only Way Is Essex through CONNECT Songs. What was it like to hear your song “City All Night” on the show?
Sean: It was a thrill. It’s exciting to see our music get that kind of recognition. We really appreciate the support from CONNECT Songs, and The Only Way Is Essex.

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Artist You Should Know: Henry Hall

If Henry Hall isn’t on your radar, he will be after you read this interview. We’ve been obsessing over his captivating vocal style for quite some time, and this week he dropped his much-anticipated “Introduction EP.” Read on to get to know Henry, learn about what it was like to collaborate with Ellis on his new EP, and more.

Henry, what up? Stoked to chat with you! Let’s start with a little introduction to Henry Hall.
Hey! Not much! Stoked to chat with you too! I had a turkey sandwich for lunch!

Your music has been featured in a few of Casey Neistat’s short films, which have garnered millions on millions of views. How did you get involved with the filmmaker and social media guru?
A good friend of mine and co-director of my new music video for my song “Frenemy (Just Be Nice)”, Jack Coyne, has been working for Casey for years and showed him some of my music way back. I went to Casey’s studio and we hit it off– we high-fived and everything. Pretty soon thereafter, I wrote the song “Talk” for his video “A Love Story 8 Years in the Making” and from then on, we’ve just been collaborating as much as possible! Casey is the best.

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Success Story Update

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 Guardian, Spin, and more.

Green Gerry

Green Gerry

ReverbNation and American Songwriter invite you to Discover Volume 5, at Family Wash in Nashville!  This round we’re featuring Becca Mancari, Sammy Brue, and The Carmonas. Head over to American Songwriter to meet the artists and we’ll see you on Monday, July 11th!

The Eiffels recently finished recording their sophomore EP and they shared their first single, “You Got Me,” on Free Bike Valet.

Get to know what could be “your new favorite band”, Midnight Mob, with the folks over at Music Junkie Press. They sat down with the band and talked about influences, new releases, upcoming shows, and more!

Spin covered Green Gerry’s “Mean Miracle” release calling it the calling it one of the most “locomotive” anti-summer songs you’ll come across.

Henry Hall revealed his bad boy side in his new “Frenemy” video. See him toting skateboards and baseball bats and robbing a bodega while dawning a velour suit. Contrary to the trouble making video, Rolling Stone calls this song a “dreamy pop ballad,” which is appropriate considering the use of his upper range as well as a deep, smooth track.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

Shortly after gathering over 1 million Spotify plays for their uplifting single “On The Wire,” Air Traffic Controller debuted the official video on BULLETT Media.

The Pheels’ signature spacey, bedroom flow landed them a feature in The Guardian’s series, “New Band of The Week.”

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Grab the Attention of Fans and Music Industry Pros with the New Artist Profile

As you grow your music career, we want your Artist Profile to evolve with you.The new Artist Profile design and features will provide you with endless opportunities to showcase yourself to fans and music industry professionals alike. Read on for a breakdown of the new design and how you can best utilize the new features.

The revamped modern Artist Profile emphasizes your individuality and unique brand. With a sleek layout, more visuals, easier navigation, and more flexibility, we’re giving you the tools you need to stand out and make a lasting first impression.

Here are the new features:

Responsive Design
Not only is the new design cleaner and more stylish, but it’s also mobile and desktop-friendly so everyone who visits will have an optimal experience no matter what device they’re using.

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Life on the Road: Low Volts Shares His Top 10 Touring Tips and What It’s Like to Tour With Brian Setzer Orchestra

Tim Lowman aka Low Volts, the electrifying one-man, dirty-blues-rock n’ roller, recently finished a 28-stop nationwide tour with Brian Setzer Orchestra. Read on to learn about his experience on the road and to check out his top 10 touring tips!

Thanks for being a part of our Life on the Road series! Introduce yourself.
Thanks for reaching out! My name is Tim Lowman and I have a one-man act called Low Volts. It’s a dark and heavy, dirty-blues rock project I started about five years ago for fun and It’s been a wild ride ever since! I play down tuned slide guitar through a few amps in stereo, stomp on a vintage kick drum that’s loaded with shakers and tambourines, all while howling through a microphone. It’s heavy enough to be able to perform at larger theaters and arenas when everything is mic’d up through the mains, but can also be tame enough to play more intimate venues. Being a one-man act keeps things more streamlined for touring and the crowd seems to really dig the uniqueness of it all.

Last November you were selected to support the Brian Setzer Orchestra on a 28-stop nationwide tour! Tell us about your experience.
It was really a dream come true and a huge thanks goes out to the ReverbNation CONNECT program for helping bring us together! I learned so much about the in’s and out’s of professional show production and how to keep the crowd engaged. We played some of the finest theaters in the country where you can hear a pin drop in between songs so it really kept me on my toes about keeping my gear in proper working order and tailoring a setlist that works for the specific crowd and venue. When you’re on a tour of this caliber you only get about thirty to forty minutes to make a mark so you better knock ‘em dead!

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