Happy Monday. Looking forward to my trip to Oklahoma tomorrow to visit with family. I will have my laptop with me, so I’ll still be writing articles while I’m there. Still have about 13 more albums to review for the month of September, so prepare to be wowed by these impressive indie artists.
RACHEL ARIANNA LAUNCHES ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN
We first learned about Rachel Arianna when she was nine years old, and released a song that truly touched our heart, “Walking Away With Your Heart.” Well, four years have passed and Arianna, now 13, has released her new video for “Imperfect” which was spotlighted in the Huffington Post on Friday. We are so proud of the stand this young lady is making, and we believe she will be making music for a long time to come. This video brought us to tears.
JAY TINSKY AND FRIENDS SHOW LOVE TO HARVEY VICTIMS
Long-time booker Jay Tinsky, like so many of us, was impacted by the tragic events of Hurricane Harvey. He reached out to some of the myriad of artists that have played his venues, and set up several benefit shows at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and Dante’s in Portland. He still has one show left on September 26, if you missed the first one on September 17. Multiple LA Music Critic Award winner Shannon Hurley was one of the artists who played that first show. Not only did she donate her talents to the benefit, she also wrote a song and made a lyric video of the song, “Love Wins.” Thank you to all who performed and especially to Tinsky for organizing the events.
If you’re like us, you need something dreamy to get your week off to a good start. If that’s the case, check out the new single from Nightshifts, “All Along.” We think it might give you the chill needed to get through your Monday.
Now that you’ve been chilled, here’s something upbeat and electronic to jump start your day. We really love the sound of this single, and hope you will too. Here’s “Drive” by Lael.
Our final single today should guarantee a good musical day, with its upbeat groove, impeccable vocals and overall musical excellence. Check out “Ayo” by Isac Elliot.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Our first video today comes from one of our favorite publicists, Laura Goldfarb of Red Boot PR. It is from the group Pet Fangs, and is their first video, “Gold Coast Dreaming.” We think it’s another winner for the reining queen of indie promo.
Next up is the new single from Emma Cairo which we reviewed last week. Here is her video for “L.A.,” one of the best songs on her new album. We think you’re gonna love it as well.
Last but not least this week is the latest from indie pop icon and multiple LA Music Critic Award winner Katie Costello, who has consistently delivered some of the best videos in the world. Here’s her song, “Hearts on Fire,” from her current album, New World. Turn this one up!