Gear Talk: We Are Temporary

Fresh off a tour in Germany, Mark Roberts of the electronic-goth project We Are Temporary, chatted with us about his new record deal with Trisol, the equipment he can’t live without, sound-pairing, and more.

How did you first get involved as a producer and what elements drew you in?
My mom was an opera singer and my dad a classically trained organist, so I fell into music pretty early. My first attempts at production probably occurred around the time I was 14. By then, I had been playing guitar for a few years, got my first synth around 12, and had fallen head over heals in love with computers—Amiga 500, early 386 PCs, amber screens, MS DOS, etc.

Around 1992, my world was turned upside down when Steinberg’s Cubase came out on Windows 3.0 and I discovered the world of MIDI. Computers, of course, still couldn’t record audio back then, and so, after pestering my Mom for months on end, she finally got me a 4-track Tascam Portastudio for Christmas, with me combining elementary midi-programed drums and synths with some very rudimentary guitar power chords and pubescent vocals. The results were almost certainly awful, haha, but the damage was done and I was having the time of my life! 23 years and a handful of technology innovations later, I’m basically still doing the same thing, still having the time of my life 🙂

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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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Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 4

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!

Celeste Buckingham

Celeste Buckingham

My Gold Mask
Electro-pop duo My Gold Mask are bringing their daring jams to Summerfest this year. The duo has been featured in Paste Magazine, NYLON, and Wild Magazine.
Set Time: 7/5 @ 4:15 PM, Johnson Control World Soundstage

Thaddeus Anna Greene
The soulful rockers of Thaddeus Anna Greene are some of our favorite live performers. The FADER-approved band will be closing out the Emerging Artists Series on July 9th.
Set Time: 7/9 @ 6:45 PM, Johnson Control World Soundstage

AJ Smith
AJ Smith is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He gave TEDx talk a few years back, and it’s pretty neat.
Set Time: 7/8 @ 4:15 PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage

Charles Love
Smooth jazz instrumentalist Charles Love will kick off the show on July 8th at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, where Phil Vassar will be headlining.
Set Time: 7/8 @ 12:00 PM, Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard

Stolen Rhodes
Americana rock band Stolen Rhodes hits the road often to play shows all over the country. They count Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jackyl, and Blackberry Smoke amongst the acts with whom they’ve shared the stage.
Set Time: 7/7 @ 5:00 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

The Brevet

The Brevet

Chip Greene
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Chip Greene weaves wistful tales of love and loss in his music. His poppy music can be heard on MTV, and in ads for Sprite, Delta Airlines, Eddie Bauer and more.
Set Time: 7/7 @ 3:00 PM,

The Brevet
The men of The Brevet combine Americana rock, emotional lyrics and sweeping melodies, and the final product is epic. Their live show won’t disappoint.
Set Time: 7/8 @ 3:00 PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage

Celeste Buckingham       
Soulful pop songstress Celeste Buckingham has impressed the likes of Billboard and Cosmo. Her dramatic, bouncy anthems have garnered huge success on Europe’s pop charts, and now she’s poised to take America by storm.
Set Time: 7/7 @ 5:30 PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage

Shah Jahan
Psych-pop band Shah Jahan has been featured in The Deli Magazine, Chicago Mixtape, and No Country For New Nashville. This gaggle of gentlemen draw their influences from Indian sitar and cymbal music, which makes for seriously dreamy music.
Set Time: 7/8 @ 1:45 PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage

Midnight Mob
These powerhouse rockers have staked their claim at the intersection of punk, metal, blues, and soul. New Noise Magazine, Music Junkie Press and many more have sung their praises, and they’re sure to impress at the Harley Davidson Stage next week.
Set Time: 7/9 @ 6:30 PM, Harley Davidson Roadhouse

This band of dudes are masters of melody-driven hard rock. Circleswitch’s music is equal parts old school and cutting edge.
Set Time: 7/9 @ 4:00 PM, Harley Davidson Roadhouse

Eagle Trace
This Milwaukee-based band of brothers combine nostalgic rock vibes with bold bouncy beats. They’ve shared the stage with Kopecky and Wildcat! Wildcat!, to name a few.
Set Time: 7/5 @1:45PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage

Hank & Cupcakes
This indie-pop outfit has gotten the stamp of approval on funky fresh vibes from Paste Magazine, MTV and more. They’re no strangers to the festival circuit — they’ve played Summerfest, Voodoo Fest and Backwoods, to name a few.
Set Time: 7/9 @ 6:30 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

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Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 3

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!

Nora Collins

Nora Collins

The Pheels
This Atlanta based “Bedroom Geek” duo is known for their smooth, spacey R&B/ soul sound. They recently released their EP “likeWise,” which made waves in the Atlanta music scene and solidified their place as a hometown hero artist. They are a must see.
Set Time: 7/6 6:45 @ Emerging Artist Series

Just B Polo
New York Native Just B Polo is a versatile performer/writer/engineer with immense talent and potential. He has spent the summer performing in the east coast area. Don’t miss him light up the stage at Summerfest!
Set Time: 7/6 4:15 @ Emerging Artist Series

Ogden Payne
This Austin native started his trade at the young age of 17, and since then has grown and cultivated his sound to the well made, hip hop/neo soul sound that has gotten him booked at numerous renowned music festivals including this year’s Summerfest. Don’t miss it!
Set Time: 7/6 5:30 @ Emerging Artist Series

Nora Collins
Country girl Nora Collins recently signed a publishing and artist development deal with MV2 in Nashville, TN. Since then, she has continued to make numerous appearances and grow her sound. Catch her in her home state as she performs this July at Summerfest!
Set Time: 7/6 4 PM @ US Cellular

Ogden Payne

Ogden Payne

Max & The Invaders
This 10 piece Ska/ Reggae band has been releasing music and playing the Milwaukee area for more than 30 years! Seasoned Summerfest veterans, they have nailed the art of crowd-pleasing in their home town. Check them out!
Set Time: 7/5 5pm Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard

Epoch Failure
These Camden natives took the high road and pursued music even in trying conditions at home. Catch this amazingly talented urban pop duo at Summerfest this July!
Set Time: 7/6 @ 3PM, Emerging Artist Series

Check out the other artists: Volume 1, 2

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ReverbNation Discover App Updates

Our latest updates to the Discover app make it even easier and quicker for you to experience great, emerging artists on the go. Read on to learn about the new features.

Search Tool
Easily find and listen to your favorite artists with user-friendly search capabilities.

Persistent Player
The music never stops with the new player that lets you listen to music, while browsing for new emerging artists at the same time.

Higher Quality Streaming
Enjoy a higher quality listening experience with an increased bitrate.

Personalized Music Recommendations
Discover what artists are trending in the New Finds feature based on your genre preferences.

Sign-in with your fan or artist account to sync your saved songs and playlists from the website.


Download the Discover app today: iTunes  or Google Play.

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Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 2

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!


Shirley Green

Soulful rock trio AyOH came together in 2010, and they’ve been churning out passion-filled, energetic music ever since. Fans of The Killers and Ryan Adams will dig these up and comers.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 6:30 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

Jocelyne & Chris Arndt
These sibling rockers have put on a great show with their powerful vocals and retro-inspired riffs. They’ve been featured in Paste Magazine, The 405, and Relix Magazine.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 5:00 PM, The Emerging Artists Series

Shirley Green
Milwaukee-based alt-rock outfit Shirley Green’s songs are quirky and melodic. Playing on their home turf at Summerfest will be a treat for the band and fans alike.
Set Time: 7/1 @ 12:00 PM, Harley Davidson Roadhouse


Jocelyne & Chris Arndt

Life In A Tree
Life In A Tree were recently nominated by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry in both the  “Best Indie Rock Band” and “Best Female Vocalist” categories. They are Summerfest veterans, having performed at the festival several times.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 2:00 PM, Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

4 On the Floor
Classic rock group 4 On The Floor has a nostalgic 70’s – 80’s vibe that’s sure to please the Summerfest crowd.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 6:00 PM, BMO Harris Pavillion

Captain Midnight
Glam-jam band Captain Midnight will be coming to Summerfest by way of Nashville. Their live show is not to be missed!
Set Time: 7/5 @ 3:00 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

Check the other artists here.

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Why You’ll Get the Feels for The Pheels

You know that feeling you get when you’re listening to a song and it instantly takes you back to certain time in your life? Our guest blogger Olivia, the powerhouse behind Wolvereen and who is spending the summer discovering new music with us, can’t get enough of The Pheels for that reason. Read on to find out why you should be listening to this Atlanta-based duo.

Some of my fonder memories of high school are of my sophomore summer, driving around in my friend’s Jeep and listening to Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” on constant repeat. We were invincible, and we were drunk on the warm air and the carefree feeling of summer. When I clicked on The Pheels’ “French Toast” I was immediately back in that Jeep. However, I can’t limit their sound to the comparison of one artist. These guys create a well-crafted mix of Atlanta pop and R&B; they have that homemade, original feel with a big label sound. If you’re a fan of dreamy, R&B-meets-urban tracks with smooth, heartfelt lyrics, you’ll definitely catch the feels for The Pheels.

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