Q4 ALBUMS: SURE THINGS & QUESTION MARKS
A loaded release schedule. (9/26a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 1
Best New Artist has at least a dozen contenders. (9/26a)
DRAKE DRAWS BLOOD WITH “MOBILE MOVIE”
Add filmmaker to his impressive resume. (9/26a)
NEW RELEASES: AN ILLUMINATING SURVEY(UPDATE)
Shawn Mendes takes the early lead. (9/26a)
TOP 50 STREAMED SONGS CHART DEBUTS
Chainsmokers lead the way. (9/23a)
Looking back, 2016 has been a huge year for Canadian Alternative act The Strumbellas, and they’re just getting started. After signing with Glassnote in January, their first single, “Spirits,” shot up the Alt chart, maintaining the #1 spot for three consecutive weeks. This exposure gave them the velocity to reach milestones like performing at festivals—including Lollapalooza, British Summer Time and Newport Folk Festival—and playing sets with their personal idols, Mumford & Sons. Can you tell I’m kvelling? Oy.
I caught their live show with our Queen of Alternative, Karen Glauber, at Alt 98.7’s Summer Camp, where we tried to convince the band to marry us if Trump wins the presidency; in case you were wondering, they obliged after Karen promised Daniel Glass that she'd provide a dowry to cover us both.
This week marks the launch of their second single, “We Don’t Know,” a heart-wrenching yet optimistic tune about the trials and tribulations associated with being a person. Peep iGen tomorrow for a look at their brand new video, or if you’re feeling adventurous, catch them live in Vegas at Life Is Beautiful Festival on 9/25.
The Super Jew
Hailey Knox, a 17 year old singer-songwriter from New York, who created buzz from a live streaming app called YouNow is poised to become the word's first live streaming crossover music star, according to New York Times Page 1. Hailey, signed to S-Curve, is out now promoting her debut EP.
Steve Greenberg continues to sign interesting and forward looking artists. Check out this link
Check out this just-posted video of L.A.-based trio Harletson covering The 1975's "Paris." Just make sure your volume isn't set too high; the swarm of excited girls that could follow may put you in danger.
Harleston, who came together just last year, is managed by Faculty. We recommend you keep an eye on the harmonizing, acoustic guitar-wielding lads, also known as Nathan Harrington, Jackson Singleton and Weston Wilson. Early press looks include features from the likes of PopCrush, Just Jared and Tiger Beat.