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Indie Spotlight: Vinyl Theatre

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From News, posted 9.16.15 Milwaukee-based quartet Vinyl Theatre knows all about music’s power to unite. A shared dedication to cross-country track in high school and reverence for bands like The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, Death Cab For Cutie and The Shins is what initially brought the band members together in 2012… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Greylag

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From News, posted 11.06.14 The now Portland-based band, Greylag, journeyed far and wide to form the impeccable Americana trio whose self-titled album is an understated yet honest tribute to house music, folk and bluegrass. Produced at Seattle’s Avast! Studio by indie master Phil Ek of Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse and the… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: EDJ

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From News, posted 6.23.14 No longer tied down to Fruit Bats after nearly 20 years, Eric D. Johnson is exploring. Now under the moniker EDJ, he and a rotating ensemble of musicians including The Shins’ James Mercer and Vetiver’s Andy Cabic are playing with genres across decades, drawing inspiration from everything from New Wave… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Prince of Spain

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From News, posted 10.01.13 The identity of the members of Prince of Spain may still be a mystery to most people but that’s quite all right, so long as their music keeps speaking for them as beautifully as it does on songs like “Find Love,” off their full-length debut album, Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Deep Sea Diver

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From News, posted 10.09.12 Jessica Dobson started playing shows around her native Southern California when she was 17, and life’s moved fast in the decade since. Deep Sea Diver was originally a solo project, just Dobson singing along to the bold sounds of her electric guitar. That changed in 2006, when Dobson was in… Read more...


Sundance 2011 Diary: Tamara Conniff

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From Blog, posted 1.28.11 Exclusive Blog: Seven Days in Music: Sundance Edition   Time to take a look at what happened in the music biz – for the week ending Jan 28 it was all about Sundance, composers, new artist Allen Stone, and indie band Holy Water Buffalo. This week was… Read more...


Tracie Verlinde Promoted to BMI Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations

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From News, posted 1.19.11 BMI has promoted Tracie Verlinde to Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Barbara Cane, Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. Verlinde will continue to report to Cane, and will share oversight of the Los Angeles Writer/Publishers Relations department with her. She was… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The New Limb

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From News, posted 1.14.11 The New Limb experienced a roller coaster of good buzz. They were named Best Live Band of 2009 by OC Weekly and were awarded the title of Best Indie Band at the 2010 OC Music Awards. Pulling influences from a century’s worth of songwriters, the band has earned comparisons spanning… Read more...


Broken Bells Ring True

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.30.10 Six years ago, James Mercer and Brian Burton (now equal parts of Broken Bells) met on the ancient island Zealand, where they were both booked to play the Roskilde Festival —Mercer as frontman for indie rock band The Shins and Burton as fearless DJ/producer Danger Mouse. The two Americans —… Read more...


‘Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings’ features BMI Trendsetters

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From News, posted 5.27.10 The Levi’s brand is a cultural bridge, connecting chic urbanites with working cowboys, and 19th-century pragmatism with vintage cool and contemporary edge. Subsequently, Levi’s inaugural “Levi’s® Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings” carries the penchant for connection into music. For the series, a selection of today’s trendsetters in pop, rock, soul… Read more...


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