Tag Archive: pop

This is part of our ongoing series discussing getting on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried to get on the radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.


What is your band name?

Echo and the Empress

** Click here to listen to Echo and the Empress on Earbits! **

Tell us about your band.

by Tyler Hayes

Back in In 2009 Freelance Whales released Weathervanes, which was then re-released in 2010 by Mom & Pop Records. The band gained a ground swell of attention from that overly rhythmic and incredibly hooky album, slowly getting the name recognition that was well deserved. For those who haven’t managed to grab time with the band, they’re a burst of youth with synth thrown in all the right places. And even years later, their debut album is worth your time.

** Click to watch a video for “Generator 1st Floor” by Freelance Whales **

by Daphne Melvin

I am absolutely loving on Norah Jones’s new album now.

Norah Jones has completely re-imaged herself and her sound from the sultry, girl-next-door, jazz queen from before to the edgy, sexy retro pop artist of today. She’s almost unrecognizable, in a good way. I only love when artists explore different musical directions when it takes them somewhere pleasantly surprising: this is definitely a pleasant surprise.

by Tyler Hayes

So, it’s May 2012 and you’re finally writing the correct date. Next thing to reevaluate before the year passes you by is that you’ve at least listened to a few noteworthy albums. This isn’t a list of the best album of the year so far, these 5 albums might not even make your top ten at the end of the year, but you at least need to give them a listen. We’ve all been there when we discover an album a year or more after it came out, and the shame is hard to bare. Don’t let that be you.

This is part of our ongoing series about getting your music played on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried to get on College or FM radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get on the radio, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.

What is your band name?

Ali Spagnola

** Click here to listen to Ali Spagnola on Earbits! **

Tell us about your band.

by Daphne Melvin

Move over, Flight of the Conchords, because America’s newest New Zealand fixation is this little lady here known as Kimbra. Well, maybe all of America isn’t fixated on her yet, but I definitely am. Because in a world where pop[ular] music is turning to chizz, Kimbra totally saves it by reinventing it and making it fun again.

** LISTEN to Kimbra on Earbits! **

Spring has sprung and brought along the fantastic Los Angeles based electro-pop duo, Backnbloom and their album, Music for the Modern Monkey.

Backnbloom’s electro-pop is innovative, catchy, spry, loads of fun and total headphone ear candy. It’s amazing to note that so many different sounds can emerge from two mere mortals.

** Listen to “Start Again” on Earbits! **

Be sure to LIKE Backnbloom on Facebook, or FOLLOW them on Twitter! In the meantime, check out their newest video, “Venice”.

Really Unofficial Guide to SXSW

Earbits is very happy to announce our streaming music ‘Really Unofficial Guide to SXSW’!

We are sure that you’re familiar with South By Southwest – one of the most infamous music conferences in the world, held annually in Austin, Texas. With live music all day, every day in dozens of venues throughout the city, SXSW is a dream destination for any music fan. But it can also turn into a line-standing, door-begging disaster quite quickly if you don’t plan ahead.

** Visit the Earbits ‘Really Unofficial Guide to SXSW’! **

The Recipe for a great music showcase is simple: first you take a great band, with original tunes, and the chops to play the shit out of ‘em; add a really dope venue, packed with equal parts eastside hipsters and industry decision makers, stir with a generous helping of cheap drinks, and voila!  So it’s no surprise that Civil Twilight’s coming out party last night @ the Bootleg was such a big success!

Indie Blues Soul Pop Music with Brilliant Twinges of Folk & Americana is Alive and Well in Hollywood

by Scott Feldman, Artist Relations Manager, Earbits, Inc.

I had the distinct pleasure of catching Doran Danoff and his very large and talented band at Hotel Café in Los Angeles last Saturday night.  It was the last show of a month long residency, and I’m sincerely grateful that I got the chance to see them.  First off, homeboy can play the freakin’ piano, and the dudes that play a smattering of instruments behind him (including bass/drums/guitar/3 piece horn section/sometimes ukulele) have no problem keeping up.