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Phillip Phillips

HomePhillip Phillips.  Home.

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*I stopped watching American Idol a couple years ago and have not paid attention to the recent winners, but thanks to the Olympics this song by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is now stuck in my head.*

Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Georgia. He won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012.

As the sole contestant who was never in jeopardy of elimination in any week of the competition, Phillips became the winner on the finale of American Idol against Jessica Sanchez after a record-breaking total of 132 million votes were cast. His coronation song, “Home”, was released after his performance, and had the biggest digital sales week for any Idol winner’s coronation song.

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Matthew Perryman Jones

Save YouMatthew Perryman Jones. Swallow the Sea.

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“An articulate songwriter with a versatile and gritty tenor voice — a combination that has drawn comparisons to everyone from Jeff Buckley to Leonard Cohen — Matthew Perryman Jones has the touch of a poet and the narrative reach of a short story writer, making the best of his songs deeply resonant.” -Steve Leggett (Rovi)

Having just finished his first full length album since 2008, Land of the Living was produced by Cason Cooley (Katie Herzig) and is set to be released on May 29th. This record was fan funded through Kickstarter and raised over $26K in 1 month, 30% over his asking goal. This no doubt conveys an enthusiasm among fans of MPJ’s music. Kickstarter backers who received an advance download of the record are already touting this to be Jones’ best work to date. Matthew holds nothing back on this record and delivers his most emotional and musically compelling work yet.

Jones began playing out in 1997, debuting at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, but he soon relocated to Nashville. In 2000 he released Nowhere Else But Here followed by an EP, For the Road, in 2003. Released in 2006, Throwing Punches in the Dark was produced by Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Garrison Star) and met with high critical praise. Jones re-teamed with Hubbard for Swallow the Sea, which was released in 2008. His music has found a home on Film and TV with over 30 placements on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, One Tree Hill, Pretty Liars & Private Practice.

Bonus Song: Only You.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Maverick Sabre

Let Me GoMaverick Sabre. Let Me Go.

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London born, Irish raised singer songwriter Maverick Sabre is breaking the mould. With his soulful voice and skillful guitar playing, he draws audiences in a leaves them in wonder. Silencing crowds with his lamenting social-political content, this young rising star is generating a lot of interest from press and booking agents alike. Recently tipped by Hot Press as being the Irish newcomer who will give the established artists some serious competition, Maverick was also nominated ‘Best Homegrown Act’ in the 2008 Urban Takeover Awards. He is currently showcasing his talents at numerous show-cases in both Ireland and London, his versatile style making him hot property for agents booking for both Hip Hop events and singer-songwriter gigs. After supporting Plan B in concert, performing at the Roundhouse and working on new material, Maverick Sabre is rising from strength to strength, sharing stages with artists including Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Riz MC and Bashy… most definitely a young man whose musical journey will be followed closely by many.

Bonus Song: These Days. Lonely Are The Brave.

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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Thirteen Senses

Into The Fire (Acoustic)Thirteen Senses.  Into The Fire.

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Thirteen Senses are an indie/rock band formed in Penzance, Cornwall in 2001. The current lineup is Will South (vocals, piano, guitar), Tom Welham (guitar, vocals), Adam Wilson (bass guitar) and Brendon James (drums, percussion).

Thirteen Senses have three studio albums: The Invitation (27 September 2004), Contact (2 April 2007) and Crystal Sounds (21 February 2011).

In terms of their style and sound, Thirteen Senses are quite similar to other British bands like Keane and Coldplay; but take on a wider range of influences, including Mew, Mercury Rev and a minimalist aesthetic, with their lyrics also visiting darker themes.

Bonus Song: Home (Acoustic). Crystal Sounds.

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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Jon McLaughlin

Beautiful DisasterJon McLaughlin. Indiana.

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Not to be confused with the jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin (of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame), Jon McLaughlin (born September 27, 1982) is a piano-playing pop/rock singer-songwriter from Anderson, Indiana. His debut album Indiana was released on May 1, 2007, preceded by his first EP Industry, also known as Jon McL, in February, 2007. In 2008, McLaughlin returned with lead single “Beating My Heart”, which is available on iTunes. The song is a part of his previous album called OK Now, confirmed on his official site. OK Now was released on October 7th, 2008. He gained fame with his cameo appearance in Disney’s Enchanted. Released in early September 2011 in the US, Forever If Ever is Jon’s 3rd major label release and his newest album to date. It could previously be downloaded on Amazon’s website and the compact disc bought at his personal website. However, seeing as the album will have a re-release with additional tracks and a new name “Promising Promises”, the first release has been ultimately shelved. Only the lucky early buyers have a hold of these songs until they are re-released in May 2012. The lead single preceeding the album is “Summer Is Over” featuring the singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. It was released in late January 2012.

Bonus Song: Summer Is Over. Forever if Ever.

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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Andrew Belle

The LadderAndrew Belle. The Ladder

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Andrew Belle is a 27 year old singer-songwriter from Chicago, IL. Combining hook-ridden melodies and powerful vocals, Belle has become a respected name amongst young performers in the Chicago music circuit. He has performed hundreds of shows in the past 2 years; quickly becoming a favorite at Downtown Chicago’s national hot-spot ‘Rock It Bar and Grill’. Releasing his debut recording ‘All Those Pretty Lights EP’ on iTunes this fall; expect big things in the near future for this bright, young talent (http://www.briterevolution.com/artists/)

Bonus Song: Static Waves (feat. Katie Herzig). The Ladder.

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Scars on 45

Heart On FireScars on 45. Scars on 45.

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Formerly known as Tendertraps, Scars On 45 is an indie/acoustic band consisting of members Danny (vocals/guitar), Aimee (vocals), Nova (piano), Stu (bass), Matt (guitar), and Chris (drums). The band originates from Leeds/Bradford in the UK. The Heart On Fire Songfacts states that after being ignored by the British music industry for a number of years, the band secured a deal with the US with Chop Shop Records, a division of Atlantic Records. The label is owned by Alexandra Patsavas, who is the music co-ordinator for Grey’s Anatomy and she chose “Heart On Fire” to promote the 2011-12 season of the ABC medical drama series.

Bonus Song: Give Me Something.

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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