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 reviews and premieres from The New York Times, THUMP Magazine, and Red Bull Music Academy, and more.
Singer-songwriter Max Jury
The Line of The Best Fit premiered singer/songwriter/pianist Max Jury’s new single, “Numb.” A Gospel-infused melancholic tale that the blog described as something that “could easily soundtrack the end credits of a boy-loses-girl coming of age flick, set somewhere in the upper midwest, perhaps.”
THUMP Magazine frequently looks to producer and ReverbNation Senior Curator Lauren Flax to weigh-in on the continuous relationship between musicians and their equipment in the series “Which Comes First in Contemporary Music Technology: The Musician or The Machine?”
The New York Times recently interviewed Mike Silver of CFCF, discussing both his GRAMMY®-nominated remix, the history of dance culture, what the Best Remixed category entails, and how remixing “Berlin by Overnight” posed some unusual challenges for him. The 58th Grammy Awards will take place Monday, February 15 at 8:00pm (EST) on CBS.
Ellie Herring shared some of her expert tips, advice,and insight on the art of crafting bass on Red Bull Music Academy’s series “Modern Approaches.”
Pitchfork announced singer-songwriter Kevin Morby’s upcoming tour, which will feature ReverbNation CONNECT’s Jaye Bartell as the opening support on close to 20 dates across the US.
The Deli Magazine featured Brooklyn indie-rock band Silverbird’s upbeat art-rock sound in “NYC Bands on The Rise.” The band’s self-released album Pureland (released in late 2015) was well-received by the likes of Brooklyn Magazine, XS Noize, and Vice, who noted how the band “tackle[s] nearly every place the genre can go, never better illustrated in their new video for “Running.”
Following the release of Cinema’s contagiously feel-good single, “Move On” (which premiered on TMRW Magazine and was featured by Indie Shuffle), the band is being featured by Wonderland, who called Cinema “one of the most musically dynamic and distinct bands that 2016 has to offer.”
New York-based musician Kyle Forester debuted the first single (“Won’t Go Crazy”) from his self-titled album on Stereogum.
PureVolume debuted Midnight Mob’s single “Ghost,” an anthemic high-powered jam off their upcoming Honest Brutal Glorious EP.
synth pop duo Outsides’
intoxicating new single “Lost With You,” and they’re saying it’s “going to occupy all the space in your heart.”