Rorie’s musical journey began at an early age while singing and playing piano and guitar with her church choir. She grew up filling notebook after notebook with lyrics, and slowly found the confidence to begin sharing those songs outside the walls of her bedroom. The vision solidified while working for an anti-human trafficking organization in NYC. She wrote a song inspired by her time there, and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to record the song and film a powerful music video that raises awareness about this important issue.
Soon after, Rorie released two EPs: ‘Singing & Silence’ and ‘Dawn’, which were featured in the iTunes singer-songwriter New Artist Spotlight, and reached the top 10 in iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. During this time, she collaborated with producers such as Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Belle), Tommee Profitt (NF), and opened for artists such as Charlotte Martin, Josh Garrels, Elise Trouw, and more while also playing headlining shows with her band around the East Coast and partnering with brands such as Anthropologie.
Rorie: ‘Valley in the Mirror’
January 31, 2020
Indie underground rock duo Blood Bullet return with a stack of 16 hot tracks on their latest album “Eternal Return Vol. 1: Conquered by the Past,” released this January. The songs are loud, brash, sometimes sinister, but always focused on keeping the beats rolling and the riffs flowing without straying into the world of experimentation or reflection.
“Eternal Return Vol. 1” is the LA band’s third release on the XV Empire label and first since 2016. In addition to Isiah Zombie’s cryptic vocals and Brandon Dean’s signature guitar playing, Blood Bullet has recruited Andrei Skliarov to perform bass on all songs to fill out the low end. Their combined efforts result in a full sound not heard before in the BB canon.
“The addition of bass from our friend Andy is really what separates this album from our previous releases,” Isiah Zombie says. “It makes us sound closer to a full band.”
The story behind the concept album tells of a war between the zombies and vampires in a distant land as they fight for the last remaining humans to devour. Ultimately, the story is in place to string along the narrative but not entirely necessary to understand for enjoying the music.
Overall, anyone looking for a punk-infused hard rock journey should look no further than Blood Bullet’s “Eternal Return Vol. 1.” Check out BB’s Soundcloud to listen to the album in full and check out their CDBaby to purchase for $9.99.
Although this album has just come out, Blood Bullet is already working on Vol. 2 for a 2021 release.
Illustrious Brit-pop rock ‘n’ roll trio The Len Price 3 have released their fifth full-length album “Kentish Longtails” on Sept. 22. Check out the video for “Man in the Woods” off the new album here:
The Len Price 3 have been around for 12 years and now have five albums under their belt. Though they have a worldwide following, they remain as the best-kept secret in show business. Along the way, the band has found themselves sharing the stage with a variety of notable acts including The Libertines, The Len Bright Combo, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 and even Paul McCartney. They went on to be the best selling and most played band on Sirius XM, and have been dubbed “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard of.”
The new release “Kentish Longtails” delivers on the catchy vintage pop tunes with punk rock shiny pop hooks with rich lyrical content we’ve come to expect. Their combination of memorable songs and unstoppable power draw comparisons from the likes of The Who, The Kinks, and The Clash.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Josh Jacobson’s debut EP “First Light” is coming out in September. Check out the single “Tethered” from the EP here:
“Tethered” showcases Jacobson’s soulful vocals and dreamy tones developed by bells, trumpet, violin, and synths. The EP acts as a gateway into the inner workings of Josh during an emotionally impactful time in his life–relating to his fans in an organic way without having to reveal details beyond the emotion of each song.
“’Tethered’ is at its core a song about coming to terms with the fact that even the most meaningful connections can be temporary… but on a deeper level it’s about the whole concept of learning to live in a state of constant flux,” Josh said.
Josh has toured at SXSW and headlined for big-name festivals such as Miami Music Week and a Northside Festival showcase at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Throughout his touring, he has proven to be a sensation on stage that goes beyond what you hear on record. Josh will be playing a few select shows in October. Check out the dates and venues below:
Inglewood-native neo-psychedelia five-piece band Inner Wave have released their sophomore album “Underwater Pipe Dreams” on August 25. Check out the single “Eclipse” here:
The group has spent three years putting together the 18-track album that combines trance and psychedelic influences together to create something new and alluring. The single “Eclipse” is a pop sounding, upbeat number with delicate vocals and summery guitar playing that has a classic feel but modernized with tightly-produced drums.
Another single from the album is “Buffalo,” a synthesized journey through star-seeing landscapes of rainbow colors and slow-swaying beats. The band’s unique sound has attracted many new listeners, leading to their album release show at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana to be sold out.
Inner Wave has steadily grown their fan base, touring with indie rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave, playing sold out shows and garnering over 100,000 plus monthly plays on Spotify. Fans can’t get enough of Inner Wave’s synth-rock and Latin style Hip-Hop sounds.
“‘Underwater Pipe Dreams’ was a name that initially came up as a joke, but the more I saw those words together the more I liked it,” said Songwriter Pablo Sotelo. “Underwater is a nod to Lil Ugly Mane’s ‘Underwater Tank’ song that was released in 2014. Pipe dream is a phrase that means an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme. A fantasy something that will most likely never happen. That is how I felt about a lot of things during the making of this album. Whether it was a relationship I was in that was on the verge of ending, my future career in music and the uncertainty of it, the outcome of all these plans I wanted to see through (including finishing the album) felt like a long-shot.”