Maggie McDavid, born right here in Austin, Texas, is an up and coming artist you need to know. Otherwise known as MAAGS, she began songwriting from an early age and sang for a local traveling choir group. More recently, she has received attention from The X-Factor and played the Bumble stage at SXSW 2018. Additionally, she has just released her first official single called “Born to Shine” that is out everywhere now! The song is a melodious synth-pop tune that features McDavid’s engaging vocals.
Mobley has already established himself as the musical phenomena driving the new wave of the Austin music scene. The one-man band sensation has cultivated his sound that continues to alludes any genre definition. Mobley’s latest project, Fresh Lies Vol. 1, is the beginning of a long, personal journey to be released April 27th.
BUHU is the up and coming electronic band you need to know! Their first studio album Relationshapes really put them on the map in 2016. Known for their powerful multidimensional compositions and emotional appeal, BUHU knows how to make an immersive sound. In 2017, they released two dynamite singles ‘La Truth’ and ‘Franny’ that showcased their ability to create a provocative ever unfolding sound. Now, they have just released a new track called ‘Yew’ through Parisian label Kitsuné Musique. The song is an awe-inspiring piece that is as dynamic as it is cohesive.
On Vinyl had the pleasure of working with local artist and illustrator Adrián Oviedo for our South Austin Local Showcase. Adrián demonstrated his amazing creative mind by turning the bands into animated characters to create one of the dopest showcase posters we have seen to date. The imagery on the poster really set the tone for the show itself, and encapsulated the very reason as to why supporting local artists is not only important, but a good investment. We decided to sit down and find out more about this up and coming artist.
On Vinyl Media founder and CEO Nathalie Phan was recently asked to open up for the February 20th segment of Comedians Interview Musicians at Hops & Grains Brewery. Music Firsthand started these unique live stream sessions with […]
Fans of CAPYAC can go back to sleeping soundly at night now that the band has revealed the identity of the mysterious Donny Flamingo.
The eccentric Austin native band released their highly anticipated fourth independent album Who is Donny Flamingo? to fans on February 23, 2018. To help celebrate in true CAPYAC fashion, Empire Control Room & Garage housed a mini-festival release party. There were DJs, decked out homemade headpieces for sale and, of course, hundreds of pink flamingos!
A day after releasing their second full-length album, Fair City Fire had one hell’uva album release show at Stubb’s BBQ. The guys got the night rolling with the new title track “Shake Your Bones.” An appropriate name for an album that is both in your face and delicate at times. Lead singer and guitarist, Brian Wolff, took everyone in attendance on an emotional roller coaster. Whether it was singing the impassioned song “Hold on to You” or shredding on guitar while having a headbanging contest with the front row, Wolff showcased his dynamic stage presence.
Within recent decades, punk has taken a backseat to the overwhelming presence of alternative rock within Austin’s music scene. Local band Free Kittens & Bread deserves notable standing, as their music channels the spirit of punk into a sound that resonates with indie rock fans. Vibrant and fun, their music features alternative compositions that breathe lively rhythm into their catalog that you just can’t get out of your head. In addition, Chase Spruiell’s incredible vocals add to the band’s undeniable spunk. As we go through the suffering that is daylight savings and the transition of seasons, we are dusting off their last album and giving it all the love that it deserves. You should do the same.
It is not hard to see the great chemistry Swimming with Bears has while up on stage together. Their last show at Stubb’s Jr. displayed their great chemistry which transforms into raw energy when they perform. An energy that is as dynamic as it is powerful. Throughout the show, you could hear traces of alt-rock, pop, and even reggae at times. They opened up the show with their latest single French Girls, a catchy pop tune that is sure to be a hit. Check out the new music video for the song below.
Spring might have just begun, but TØMA’s new track “Book of Yesterday” screams summertime! If you’re like me, there’s no bad time of year for a rhythmic tune featuring sugary synths and bubbly guitar riffs. With an almost addictive melody, this song is sure to get your attention. Think Tame Impala meets Family of the Year. A compelling tune that is both playful and thought-provoking. Is it too early to say song of the Summer?