Archive for September, 2010

10 Questions with Phresh Muney

Pennsylvania hip hop quartet Phresh Muney is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the indie hip hop world. Their new mixtape, “Party Tested, Girl Approved” is arguably the best underground mixtape of the year!  We had a chance to chat with them about the mixtape , fashion advice and some other topics.

CHECK IT OUT IN THE INTERVIEW SECTION!

The Damnwells

The Damnwells are a Brooklyn, NY based music collective centered around the music of frontman Alex Dezen. They were signed to Epic records for a while and are now releasing their albums as free downloads.

Alex has some unique thoughts on his free music: “I suppose the hardest thing to explain to people is why I’m giving this record away. ‘You’re just going to give it away?’ seems antithetical to the human brain. ‘Is this just a bunch of b-sides or something? Some give away material you don’t mind releasing into the ether?’ No. Quite the contrary. I have never worked so hard or put so much of myself into a collection of recorded songs. It is for just this reason that I want to give it away. To me it makes perfect sense. I just want people to hear this music, and I don’t want them to have to enter into some kind of contractual agreement with a third party to do so. Download the record, copy it and give it to your friends, lovers, and enemies. Whatever. It’s so hard these days just to get the actual music into people’s houses and cars, let alone their ears. Besides, I know everyone’s broke, maybe I can supply the soundtrack. So, I just want to give this music away because I want people to hear it. I should have done this years ago. I’m starting over.” The album is still available as a free download from the band’s own website.

The Damnwells have played Mercury Lounge, SXSW and have a residency at the famed Hotel Cafe in L.A. Their new album is being funded by Pledge Music.

Little Comets

Little Comets is a four piece indie rock band from Newcastle, England. As their myspace page bio states:

using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea, little comets are currently traversing a sextet of cities with nothing but shine in the apples of their eyes. somehow soon this combination of pockets, testing, melody and treason will stumble across your path and leave an indelible mark deeper than hue, fingerprint or membrane on your story. raker.

The band are quirky and pleasant. We are really into them right now!

Kid Sister

From a job at Bath and Body works to a film degree from Columbia College to being Kanye West’s protege’, its been a bumpy ride for 30 year old rapper Kid Sister.

Born Melissa Young, Kid Sister has released the hit single “Pro Nails” featuring Kanye and has released a mixtape with Mr. West’s DJ, DJ A-Trek. A-Trek then signed her to his Fool’s Gold label before kicking her up to Downtown Records, who have release some of the hottest artists in the genre including J.U.S.T.I.C.E. , Santigold, Scissor Sister, Gnarles Barkley and tons more.

Her 2009 album “Ultraviolet” is out now and was reviewed favorably and she is currently on tour in Europe.

Daisy Dares You

Daisy May Keeley Coburn, better known by her stage name Daisy Dares You, is a 17 British singer and songwriter who has already gained a ton of coverage for her music before she has had a proper release. The stage name is a direct reference to the character of the same name from the 1990s British television show ZZap.

Her debut album, Rush, was set to come out this summer on Sony Records imprint, Jive, but has been delayed. Her two singles, “Number One Enemy” and with rapper Chipmunk and “Rosie” can be heard on her myspace page.