Three Of Swords, by Mimi, an eclectic Singer-Songwriter from Toronto, begins with a song called “Goodbye Heartbeat.” The track contains soft-spoken, airy vocals with varying rhythms and melodies over a frantically pulsating bass line. An acoustic guitar plucks along steadily. The song has a dreamy, ethereal quality that’s consistent throughout it’s nearly 4-minute run-time.
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That pleasant tone is maintained throughout the rest of the album, although the ways in which Mimi delivers her songs greatly vary in style and arrangement. The second track on the album, for instance, is rife with Latin flair— propelled by a cornet part played by Patric McGroarty and spot-on use of Spanish-language vocals. The song is entitled “Porque Te Vas,” and it’s a cover of José Luis Perales’ 1972 song of the same name (originally performed by Jeanette).
We are excited to announce a big improvement to the Earbits service.
Last year, we generated over 70,000 fans for our artists through Earbits Radio. Today we’re launching something that we think is going to dramatically increase the results we’ll be able to provide to our artists and labels. We think this news is exciting and that you’re going to want the full scoop, but if you want the short version, just read the bold parts.
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All artist profiles will now have mailing signup capabilities so that our users can give you their email address.
Are you sitting down? We have some news that might make your knees weak.
Earbits is excited to announce Groovies, a new Earbits currency that you earn whenever you take actions that support our bands.
Share a track with friends, earn 100 Groovies. Join a fan page or mailing list, earn 50 Groovies.
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Okay, but what do I do with Groovies? We’re glad you asked.
Along with Groovies, we’re launching a ton of improvements to the site and a bunch of new on-demand listening features.
by Tyler Hayes
Never once have I uttered the words “Funky fresh,” but with Wooster‘s album, If All The Dew Were Diamonds, it’s the only phrase that comes to mind, immediately describing the music. The album is definitely a genre bender and a great example of a band accurately throwing in hints of multiple styles, while never over saturating a particular taste.
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With the outpour of music from the U.S.’s biggest cities, sometimes it’s tough to remember that there are great bands in smaller towns throughout the country and world making awesome music. Vibrant local scenes usually only make it to the forefront of American consciousness if one of their bands breaks through to the mainstream. The smaller bands are then more well known (the trickle-up effect?). Stereogum writer Tom Breihan recently pointed to a video by The Invisible Hand, a pop-punkish band from his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
We are pleased to announce that we’ve made life easier for artists one more time by teaming up with the good folks at BandPage. BandPage, the hub where over 600,000 musicians manage and control their online presence, just expanded their reach with BandPage Connect, allowing artists to instantly integrate their BandPage profile onto the most powerful social and music platforms across the web.
That means that BandPage artists can now submit music for consideration to Earbits in about 15 seconds using the BandPage Connect button. They’ve also launched the BandPage Connect Center, a gallery where musicians can find out about opportunities like crowdfunding powerhouse PledgeMusic, or PR marketing service and Earbits partner StoryAmp.
Fear not – this post has nothing to do with Michael Jackson – although, now that we’re here, I will say that the outro of that song is WAAY too long.
The heading of todays post is a suggestion – a little tid bit of advice that I once got many years before I was ready to take it.
“Eleanor – can you actually hear yourself?”
“No, I don’t like listening to myself.”
Eeeee – wrong response!
What if you walked in on a painter, tripped over their easel in the pitch black of a dark room.
This is part of our ongoing series about getting on the radio. To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried to get FM radio airplay, check out our list of related articles. To get your music on the radio, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.
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