Kaya Stewart (Photo courtesy Black Box)
Indie pop artist Kaya Stewart shares her new single “California.”
Kaya says, “The best advice I ever got about writing songs was to be as honest as possible and I don’t think I’ve ever been as honest as I am in ‘California.’ This song felt like therapy to me.”
Gracie and Rachel (Photo by Tonje Thilesen)
Gracie and Rachel announce their hotly anticipated sophomore album Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong, a cathartic near-psychological sonic exploration through the mind that will be released September 18th via Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records.
The alchemic pairing of keyboardist-vocalist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles celebrate the announcement with the release of the compelling visual companion to album cut, “Underneath.”
Kid Bloom (Photo courtesy of Island Records)
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kid Bloom releases new track “Sledgehammer,” along with news of his upcoming EP, due out Aug. 7 via Electric Feel/ Island Records. “Sledgehammer” conjures a “dreamy quality” as it nods to ’70s pop love songs.
EJ Marais (Photo by Alba Yruela)
Alternative-R&B artist EJ Marais shares the latest and fourth single, “Discotheque” off his upcoming LP, Cuts, out Aug. 28 via La Castanya.
Jumpin’ Jupiter (Photo courtesy the band)
Virginia rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter has been entertaining the DC region for decades! They are always a welcome sight — and sound! — and never more so as area clubs begin to carefully welcome the return of bands to their stages.
Jumpin’ Jupiter next rocks down The Birchmere on Saturday, July 18.
The Lord of the Lost Ensemble (Photo by Jan Season)
“Dying on the Moon” is a beautiful ballad, perfectly performed by Chris Harms and Joy Frost, who’s voices complement each other perfectly in a bittersweet duet.
Underlined by the classical The Lord of the Lost Ensemble, the German dark metal maestros deliver a soulful and slightly desperate track that goes straight into the listeners heartstrings — an ode to trusting one’s soul’s decision and believing in yourself.
Torrey B. (Photo courtesy the artist)
Singer-songwriter Torrey B. performs at Jammin’ Java on Thursday, July 16. The soulful DMV singer-songwriter appears as part of the Jammin’ Java’s series, “A Song & A Slice: A Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series,” in a show to benefit Black Lives Matter DMV.
LP Giobbi (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
L.A.-based producer, FEMME HOUSE founder, pianist and DJ LP Giobbi will shake up your summer with her new dance floor anthem “Meet Again,” a captivating, energetic groove that kicks off with LP’s trademark housey piano riffs, making this the sweetest summer tune that is sure to make you move.
Featuring Little Boots, whose unique vocals and dance driven sound have brought her many top charting hits, “Meet Again” has become the anthem for this time period as we all yearn for the day we can be on the dance floor with each other once again.
Jonny Grave performs at 9:30 Club on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 Wammie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for March to recognize the best of local DC-area music. But now The MusicianShip, the nonprofit producer of the awards program, unveils a schedule for a virtual Wammie Awards to occur over the week of Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, via Event DC’s new virtual forum, Gather.
Doves (Photo by Jon Shard)
Doves recently revealed their first new music in 11 years and broke their silence on new album rumors by announcing their long awaited fifth studio album, The Universal Want, set for release on Sept. 11 through IMPERIAL in the United States.
Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity, and public reaction to their return, Doves have set free the album’s first single, “Prisoners.”