Sep 24

ALLAH-LAS

Formed in 2008 over their mutual love for records, Los Angeles history and the beach, Allah-Las consists of members Miles Michaud (singer/guitar), Pedrum Siadatian (electric guitar/vocals), Spencer Dunham (electric bass/vocals) and Matthew Correia (drums/percussion/vocals). In the infant stage of the band, Correia, Dunham and Siadatian were also co-workers at Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard, one of the largest independent music stores in the world. They released their own first 7” in 2011, “Catamaran" b/w "Long Journey,” followed up with their second single “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind” b/w “Sacred Sands”a year later. In September of last year, Allah-Las released their self-titled debut as they toured effortlessly throughout Europe and along the California coast; where they built a reputation as a laid-back, grooving band with an incredible live show and have received positive feedback from bloggers and music sites globally, including ink from Brooklyn Vegan, Aquarium Drunkard and NRGM. Their latest release on Innovative Leisure is “Had It All” b/w “Every Girl” on 7” 45 RPM vinyl, released last month, with a digital release of January 2014. Allah-Las just completed a sold out UK/European tour from May through August playing 75 dates. They also kept busy last spring and summer on the road performing at all the major European festivals including “Primavera,” “Great Wide Open,” “Pukkelpop,” “La Route du Rock,” “Way Out West,” “Open Air Basel, Festival Yeah!,” “Green Man” and more. Their track “Every Girl” will be featured in the new AMC show Low Winter Sun and they have upcoming shows at the Mercury Lounge in New York City this Thursday and the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 2nd. Look for them to be signing to a major shortly.

LINK: allah-las.com

Sep 17

MONKS OF MELLONWAH

The Monks of Mellonwah are a four-piece alternative/indie rock band based in Sydney, Australia. Their music and subsequent music videos have gained them worldwide critical acclaim, airplay on MTV’s network and extensive global radio airplay in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong and the USA. Strongly influenced by rock artists such as Led Zeppelin, Muse, Pink Floyd and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Monks’ music displays a masterful and unique blend of intense space, driving riffs and sharp metaphors. As their sound evolved, so did their love for both classic rock and modern progression/experimentation. Their debut EP released in April 2011, Stars Are Out, found the Monks receiving significant airplay throughout Australia. Their first music video “Swamp Groove” enjoyed airplay on ABC’s music program RAGE and claimed first prize at a short film festival, receiving positive reviews and the award from legendary music historian and personality Glenn A. Baker. The Monks then released their second EP, Neurogenesis, in May the following year along with the single and music video “Neverending Spirit,” which earned global radio play and hundreds of reviews and features worldwide, including coverage on MTV, Big Takeover Magazine, CMJ, Noise 11 and Tonedeaf. The media attention earned them licensing spots through a number of production companies in the US, including Discovery Networks and Bunim/Murray. The Monks Of Mellonwah continued the success with their Ghost Stories EP Vol. 1, which truly showcased the bold new sound they’ve developed over the past year of touring, writing and studio work. Rock, electronic, and strong pop sensibility was infused in this offering. The Monks of Mellonwah are now looking forward to their October 4th release of the Afraid To Die EP Vol. 2, which is another preview of the forthcoming full-length album Turn The People, partly with legendary producer Keith Olsen and party self-produced.

LINK: www.monksofmellonwah.com

STREAM: “Afraid To Die”

Sep 9

B ROBIN

At the impressionable age of 13, when most kids are only interested in video games and spending time with friends, B Robin began playing the guitar after spending several years playing the trumpet. In no time at all, he knew that this was the path that was paved for him and a career in music was not only his passion but in his soul. Impressing fans and industry alike with his talent, B Robin recently signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis leading to future collaborations on upcoming songs by multi-Platinum global recording artists. B Robin has just released a new single titled “I Don’t Like To Wait,” which can easily be described as one of the most anticipated debut singles from an up and coming Swedish artist. His soulful voice will fit comfortably on the radio between the Justin Timberlakes and Robin Thickes of the world, but also shines through with his originality and writing. B Robin is currently unsigned for the world.

STREAM: “I Don’t Like To Wait”