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.
It seems like once a major artist gains success off a particular, unusual business tactic, the rest of the industry follows suit. Radiohead and Girl Talk spearheaded the craze surrounding the pay-what-you-want-for-our-album method of distribution a few years ago. In the comedy world, it seems like every worthwhile comedian has a $5 downloadable stand-up special ever since Louis C.K. started that trend.
I love my job. Not many people can say that. Why do I love it, you ask? I do nothing but listen to Earbits all day, which provides me some serious time to peruse the up and coming music that we are constantly adding. From Metal to Jazz, and everything in between, I am ever-impressed by the catalog that our music department is building. Frankly, it’s getting ridiculous.
What does this mean to you?
Nasty grooves. Insane harmonies. Ridiculously catchy songs.
These are all things that you can count on from Wooster. And, tomorrow, Thursday, August 2 at 8 pm PDT, you can ask them where in the hell all of that funky goodness comes from!
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That’s right – Santa Cruz, California will lend us their favorite musicians for one night to talk music, and more importantly, feature some brand-new, unreleased Wooster tracks from their upcoming album! Join Wooster for a LIVE chat and Listening Party on Earbits! Chat with the band and get a sneak-peak into their latest musical efforts, MONTHS before the album is released!
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 FM radio, 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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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.
Lubriphonic is a 7-piece musical juggernaut hailing from the bluesy underbelly of the Chicago nightlife. Seemlessly fusing Funk, Soul, and good ol’ Rock ‘n Roll, the boys from Lubriphonic aren’t all flash – they’re one of the hardest working bands in the business! Often touring the nation more than 220 days a year, Lubriphonic has one self-appointed duty for all of their shows: to whip the crowd into a funk-fueled frenzy that doesn’t stop until last call.
Scott Feldman got a chance to chat with Lubriphonic front-man and guitarist, Giles Corey. Enjoy the interview! LISTEN to “Mixin’ In the Kitchen (Live)”, from their album, Soul-Solution!
Extended drum solos are usually saved for late in a band’s set, but Lubriphonic doesn’t play by the rules. “Rhino,” the opening track to the group’s 2010 album The Gig Is On begins with a rapid-fire 30 second drum solo before loud horns and ultra-fast funky guitar kick in. Just about all of the group’s skills are jam-packed into that 4-minute opening song, soulful, James Brown-esque vocals and a soaring guitar solo included. The group doesn’t waste any time displaying a wide range of style and skill. And once you hear what the group can do, you don’t want to stop listening.
Well, Happy Anniversary, Earbits. You’re lookin’ good, kid.
A year ago today we launched the real Earbits website; before that it was just a blog. Everyone said we wouldn’t be able to get content without an audience, and vice versa. But a year ago today we entered the scene with 8 sexy channels of music – no hip hop, no electronic, no pop, no metal, and no audience. 8 little channels, and an announcement to friends and family.
Funky Like an Old Batch of Collard Greens