Baby Jey was founded by two singer-songwriters Jeremy Witten and Dean Kheroufi. For their forthcoming new record, Someday Cowboy, they added Montreal producer Mitch Holtby into the mix. His multi-genre background spans a hip-hop career that saw him open for acts like Big Boi, Cadence Weapon, Buck 65 and Chali 2na. This unique match between singer-songwriters and a hip-hop producer may partially explain the album’s unique blend of shimmery synths and pulsing rhythms with lap steel guitar and jangling mandolins.
"When we wrote these songs, we were listening to all kinds of different stuff. Lots of country music from the 80s like Tanya Tucker, Keith Whitley and Johnny Lee, lots of soft rock like America and Carole King, lots of Prince. I guess our first single – “Someday My Space Cowboy Will Come” – is a play on “Someday My Prince Will Come.” It’s a fun little tune about having a mirage in the desert."
Someday Cowboy was recorded in two days in my childhood home – we wanted a cozy and intimate setting to record and we were too broke to rent a studio. There’s a certain feeling of nostalgia to a lot of the album’s lyrics – we reminisce about tobogganing as kids and dreaming about cowboys, so it’s fitting that I was able to play the same piano that I first learned on. Since Someday Cowboy was recorded live off the floor in a living room, the piano had to be covered in blankets to prevent the sound from leaking to other mics.
The release of Someday Cowboy on September 14th (on NYC label Maintenance Records) will mark an important transition for both Dean and myself as we move to New York City. I’ve been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete an M.A. in History at The New School, while Dean is set to begin working full-time in the city. We plan to continue performing and will begin recording a new album in late 2018."
"Go With You” is a song about change and vectoring forward into the unknown without regret. I love the synth lines and the hi-hat drums. It’s a departure for me, both sonically and rhythmically, and I’m very into it."
UK alternative-shoegazers Whitelands pride themselves as new comers to the DIY scene. Created by lead singer and guitarist Etienne Quartey-Papafio in 2017, he was then later joined by drummer Jagun Meseorisa and bassist Edward Coma. With a fresh take on rock’n’roll and an array of eclectic influences, Whitelands are blessed with the ability to write heartfelt songs combined with the gritty and chunky distortion-heavy rhythms of a true post-punk or shoegaze trio.
Whitelands have now joined the MoonSwing Netlabel family, offering their charming, yet crashing self-titled sophomore release, 'Whitelands' for free download!
Blue Navy is the ambient/slowcore alias of artist Jake Dryzal; he writes haunting, introspective lyrics that are sung alongside heavily reverberated guitars, warm synthesizers, and occasional drums, piano, and strings.
'The Silent Diaries EP' is a collection of ethereal, lush ambient tracks Dryzal recorded during his freshman year of college. The creation of this EP was inspired the musician's unrequited love and homesickness. Musically, Dryzal was heavily influenced by the works of Angelo Badalamenti, Stars of the Lid, and Soul Whirling Somewhere (Michael Plaster).
Los Doggies was formed in the early aughts by the Stormo brothers, Evan and Jesse, while writing songs for their answering machine. With the addition of 6-string bassist Matt Ross, they currently make music as an indie-rock trio in the mountain valley town of New Paltz, NY.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.