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  • Jon Pardi
    • By MusicLounge
    Like his heroes, Pardi is a longtime road warrior, a veteran of four-set shows and constant travel, someone who brings a wealth of experience to bear every time he steps in front of a microphone. He has gone on tour with kindred spirit and labelmate Eric Church, and earned a slot on the Austin City Limits Festival, one of the country world's most prestigious venues. His on-stage charisma and accessibility, his polished yet raucous sound, and his well-crafted and infectious songs earn him new fans wherever he goes. Read More »

  • Boyz II Men
    • By MusicLounge
    Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Recently celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Read More »

  • This Wild Life
    • By MusicLounge
    Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso knew the punk rock rulebook backwards and forwards. The duo behind This Wild Life grew up as doing exactly what’s expected of kids growing up in the tightknit DIY scene in Long Beach – avoiding MTV and the radio, attending punk shows at Chain Reaction, the ear gauges, the tattoos. And of course, they started their own pop-punk band. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rulebook: they got quiet. Read More »

  • Bootstraps
    • By MusicLounge
    Bootstraps are a testament to the idea that good songs always find their audience. The Los Angeles-based band specializes in heart-on-sleeve rock grandeur; their songs unspool dramatically and determinedly, with the guitars and frontman Jordan Beckett’s world-weary vocals taking the listener on a road trip through a rocky emotional landscape. Even before the release of the band’s debut, Bootstraps’ music has been featured prominently on television and film soundtracks and has garnered them a small but loyal following. Read More »

  • Sam Smith
    • By MusicLounge
    When he was 18 years old, Sam Smith wrote his first truthful song, a flashbulb moment for the brilliant blue-eyed soul singer. Three years later and the song has long since been discarded as a naive folly. Like all singer songwriters that are rich in emotion, knee-deep in their own small personal complications and dependent on their precociously youthful talent to engage with the world, Sam resolved never to write a song again that didn’t connect straight from the heart. The first set of results, delivered with breathtaking vocal depth and range, will be put to the litmus test of public opinion when his debut album drops in 2014. Read More »

  • Young Summer
    • By MusicLounge
    Watch an exclusive acoustic video featuring Young Summer & Trent Dabbs, LIVE in the ABC Music Lounge! Also includes a link to buy Young Summer's version of "Don't You Want Me", originally by The Human League - featured in the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy! Read More »

  • Lo-Fang
    • By MusicLounge
    Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lo-Fang – aka Mathew Hemerlein – conceived and wrote his debut album Blue Film while traveling around the world and across the United States over the last three years. His passion for making music led him to pick up and play with musicians in Cambodia, Bali, London, Nashville, Tokyo, and other points along the way. Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz writes, “Blue Film funnels Hemerlein’s various vagabond experiences in 12 tracks of ornate, rhythmic electronica worth disappearing in.” Read More »

  • Lady Antebellum
    • By MusicLounge
    Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. one on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” Read More »

  • Minor Alps
    • By MusicLounge
    Over the last two decades, both Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws have carved out long-lasting – and strikingly independent – careers within a dependably fickle music business, Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name. They first worked together in 2008 when he added vocals to the song ‘Such a Beautiful Girl’ from her album How to Walk Away. She quickly returned the favor, singing on the Nada Surf b-side ‘I Wanna Take You Home’. Read More »

  • Mackintosh Braun
    • By MusicLounge
    Mackintosh Braun is a formidable indie electronic duo from Portland who blend crisp, sophisticated production with sharp, emotive songwriting. Mesmerized equally by the joyful simplicity of the Bee Gees and the cerebral cool of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, they feel compelled to make substantive music that showcased a deep range of influences but that you could also dance to. Get a free download of their song "We Ran Faster Then" as featured on Grey's Anatomy # 1006 "Map of You". Read More »

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  • BROODS
    Nelson-born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are the most celebrated young band to emerge out of New Zealand in recent times. Announcing their arrival with glossy synth-pop ballads 'Bridges', 'Never Gonna Change' and their self-titled debut EP, through a tireless work ethic, commitment to excellence and unshakable senses of self, they've established themselves as an in-demand proposition globally. "Touring has made us realise how important it is to not just be yourself, but back yourself," Georgia says. "If you're not being true, you'll never stand out."
    BROODS
    Nelson-born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are...
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  • Ella Eyre
    âIâve always wanted to hit people in the face with my music, rather than tickle them,â Ella Eyre says. Fierce and fearless at just 19, with a number 1 feature on Rudimentalâs âWaiting All Nightâ to her name, her new breed of soul is here. With an ear for the past and a foot in the future, led by a voice exploding with power and passion, brawling and bawling, Ellaâs songs speak to us while we dance. Already tipped as the artist to watch by media across the board including the BBC Sound of 2014, MTV, Vevo, 1Xtra as well as the being in the top 3 of the BRITS Critics Choice, the voice of 2014 is sure to have a spectacular year.
    Ella Eyre
    “I’ve always wanted to hit people in the face with my music...
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  • Avid Dancer
    Jacob Dillan Summers has been many things. A sheltered fundamentalist Christian kid. A world champion drumline drummer. A marine. A lovesick transplant to icy Alaska. This is the story behind Avid Dancer - the nom de musique under which Summers is releasing Avid Dancer's debut EP I Want to See You Dance, out October 21st on Grand Jury. These songs are some of the most kaleidoscopic, distinctly individual - and above all, honest- pop music you'll hear all year.
    Avid Dancer
    Jacob Dillan Summers has been many things. A sheltered fundamentalist...
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