Kelly and the Hermanos - They’re as Awesome as They Look
One of the many benefits of working directly with artists is that we’re exposed to an incredibly diverse range of unique musical styles and talent. One particularly awesome band of musicians, Kelly and the Hermanos, set aside time from gearing up for their May 26th album release show in NYC to grace us with a live performance this past Friday (5/11) in Grooveshark’s New York Office. Their particular brand of music? A “soundscape of an old timey western, wrought with love, despair and adventurous action that just happens to take place underwater.” The band has spent the last year recording their aptly named debut album “Underwater Western” and performing across the Northeast. We were thrilled to hear that the band uses Grooveshark to help stoke the fires that fuel their creative process.
“Grooveshark has been a great way for the band to bring our different musical tastes together. Every time we hang out we’ve got it up on the computer making playlists that combine each of the band members favorite music, from old country songs to indie rock and pop music. This in turn helps develop our sound based on the mixture of the music we enjoy to create something that is the sum of all our loves.”
–Kelly & The Hermanos
We know they’re excited to share their new album with the Grooveshark Community, so if you find yourself in or around New York City on May 26, make your way over to the Rockwood Music Hall for the “Underwater Western” release party and show them some love from the Sharks.
Of course, no story on a live performance would be complete without pictures! Check them out below. :)
Meet The Dean’s List
The group, composed of MC/songwriter Sonny Shotz, producer/manager Alexander Mendoza, and producer/engineer Mik Beats, came together in 2010 and has released two mix tapes Undeclared (2010) and The Drive In (2011). This past Tuesday they released a 17-track album, Generation X. Inspired by a diverse range of musical styles and by coupling socially conscious lyrics with high-energy production, the 17-track compilation holds appeal to fans of a varying range of genres including pop, indie, rock, hip-hop, techno, and country. The Dean’s List are the flagship group of aveNUE Music Partnerships, a new indie platform designed to help distribute and promote artists through strategic brand and media partnerships.
Check out Generation X in our Featured Section or click their awesome site theme below enjoy & download the album. PROTIP: Before you get down to the full album, check out the video for the single “Youth,” below.
If you haven’t already gotten a dose of The Tenant’s sweet new album, Hustlers of the World, be sure to check it out! Click on their sweet theme below to hear the album and grab some downloads. Also be scope out the video for the single Mystery Mountain here.
This is their fourth full-length studio album with 11 tracks ranging from ambient to pulsating beats, with hip-hop style vocals. Lotus slightly veered from their previous sound and found the perfect mix of organic and electronic sound that is sure to attract an array of listeners.