We are lucky to be streaming Astronauts, etc. on Earbits, but if the man behind the music, Anthony Ferraro, was able to put his two decades of study to use, we’d be discussing a new classical arrangement. That’s right, Classical music was his chosen path at one time. An unfortunate situation forced him to re-evaluate his musical future, and here we are…
Astronauts, etc. was born.
A tight, laid-back, well-arranged groove always seems to find itself at the center of an Astronauts, etc. track. Intricate alternative R&B and Soul that you can dance to. Word of advice: get ready to click the ‘Favorite’ button when you listen on Earbits – you’re going to want to hear Astronauts, etc. again.
James Taylor, Steven Tyler, the Pixies…
Over the years, the city of Boston has given us some iconic figures in entertainment; today we have the pleasure of introducing you to yet another. If you can for a moment, imagine if Jamiroquai and Steely Dan had a musical love child – well in our minds, the results would be Harry Jay Smith and the Bling.
We’re extremely proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Harry Jay Smith, who fronts this band on the rise, as he gets ready to blast off on a summer tour through the Northeast. Their debut EP, Truth, reached #1 on the Bandcamp neo-soul chart, as well as #3 on the r&b & soul charts within 5 hours of its release!!
Songwriting is more than a melody. It’s more than a few chords and words. Songwriting is more than stories about losing and finding love, and it’s more than whatever gets you through the night. Songs are the catalyst that have brought people together across the globe for generations. Songs and those who craft them are meant to ignore, cross and obliterate barriers – bridging the gaps we’ve created over the centuries: race…religion…language…nationality…
With Earbits releasing their new and improved Playlists on Android, I decided it was time to put together a list of my favorite tracks on the platform. After all, I’ve got 100+ Favorites, and having them organized into a Playlist would really make it easy to rock on-demand. I figured I’d spend ten minutes slapping together the songs I have marked over the years, and voila! 240 minutes of perfectly-curated music that will be my go-to soundtrack for months to come. Right?
Earbits just got a huge facelift, giving you a lot more options directly on the homepage. More importantly, we’ve made sharing your favorite songs with friends even easier. Previously, if you shared songs from web or mobile, your friends could click those links and listen to those tracks from our website, but not from a mobile device. The new iPhone and Android apps will now auto-play any tracks you share with friends or across Facebook.
Check it out! Here is a classic track from Grammy winning artist, Alabama Shakes. Give it a click! See what we mean, and if you like it, be sure to share it or anything else you discover.
We try to do what is right for the artist at Earbits. Sometimes, that means working out an awesome deal for you, with an incredible company like MODIFY Watches!
MODIFY specializes in custom, high-quality watches, and they have an offer for you. They will create great custom watches for all Earbits artists, with NO cost or risk involved! The best part? They normally give their partners 20% of the custom watch, but all Earbits artists will get 30% of the revenue for their watches sold!
We have rolled out another great feature for our artists, and I’m excited to tell you about it.
You can now customize a slide-out ad that will show up when your music plays on Earbits, providing listeners with a way to click through to any promotion you have going. Whether you are looking for votes in a contest, selling a new album, giving away a free download, or any other number of uses, these ads are a great way to engage with your fans.
You can access the slide-out promo ad by logging in to your artist dashboard (https://dashboard.earbits.com/dashboard/login), and setting it up is simple:
The wait is over! The Earbits iPhone app is available now!
If you haven’t heard the news, the Earbits iPhone app is awesome. It will analyze the music from your phone and recommend channels you’ll like from over 400 genre-based selections. Then, we intelligently blend your own music into those channels. The result is awesome music discovery with your favorite tracks mixed in.
Of course, just like the Earbits you are used to, we have no commercials, no subscription fees, and no strings attached. We help you discover new music that you may not find on other platforms, and make it easy to connect with the artist – just touch the G button, and you can instantly join a mailing list, follow on Twitter, and more.
Barons of Hiddenhausen, is a mysterious and hidden secret, with it’s origins in Vienna. Although the project sounds like a full-fledged band, the mastermind behind the project is one person: Moritz Kofler. Kofler is no stranger to the genre – after he recorded “World Withdrawal,” he collaborated with Digital Noise Academy in L.A., a project by Ken Andrews (Failure, Beck, A.P.C. NIN), Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker The Star, Courtney Love, Melissa Auf Der Maur) and others. That experience shows in this record.
Listen to Barons of Hiddenhausen on Earbits