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A&R Factory Present: PLEXXAGLASS

PLEXXAGLASS is a unique singer-songwriter and keyboardist based in LA. Her writing style is influenced by powerful female musician/songwriters of the alternative singer-songwriter genre.

Her recent studio achievements include, writing/composing/releasing  two demos ‘catching up’ and ‘who I am’ to critical acclaim, releasing a haunting cover of Elle King’s ‘ex’s & oh’s’ under her legal name (Alexa Joan Rae), and completed a collaboratively written song called ‘aloft’ from across the country with the band ‘hours north’ at halo studios in Portland, Maine. She will be continuing recording with Kevin Billingslea of Halo Studios for her upcoming 2017 releases.

In the past two years, PLEXXAGLASS has been seen live in venues such as The Mint, The House Of Blues (Hollywood), Cake Shop (Nick), Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), and the famous Troubadour.

PLEXXAGLASS did a two week run of the east coast and mid-west as a piano-violin duo with collaborators, ‘Hours North’. They expanded their reach in Ohio, NYC, Brooklyn, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Indiana with goals to hit the west coast and Canada in this upcoming year.

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A&R Factory Present: MOON

MOON’s latest single, “We’re So Close,” alters between twinkling synths and epic backbeats all linked by frontwoman Chelsea Davis’s captivating voice. The result is an arresting anthem of edgy alt-pop.

“Our goal with ‘We’re So Close’ was to convey a message of ‘hope for peace,’” says Davis. “We want to express a broad and positive essence to be applied to all people and situations. If we’re going to get along at all, it’s all about getting closer.”

MOON is a Los Angeles-based alt-rock act founded by Chelsea Davis (vocals/drums) and Dan Silver (guitar/synth). Together, they weave elements of shoegaze, synth-pop, and desert rock via dreamy guitars, picturesque synth work, and a solid rock backbone. Their previous single, “I Got A Fever,” charted on iTunes’ Hot Tracks as well as KROQ’s Locals Only with Kat Corbett and appeared on USA Network’s hit TV show Colony.

“We’re So Close” was recorded at Victory Road Studios and mixed by Mark Needham (Third Eye Blind, Walk The Moon, The Airborne Toxic Event) at Ballroom Studio.

Website – http://www.moontransmissions.com

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A&R Factory Present: Kristine Mirelle

Kristine Mirelle is a Mexican/American singer/songwriter and pianist from Roswell NM. She currently resides in Los Angeles CA and actively performs 5 nights a week. Her work bears resemblances to the likes of Lilly Allen, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Lana Del Rey.  Her genre of music can be described as Pop Retro Soul.

In her earlier years she performed and competed in National classical piano competitions around the US. She won 4 consecutive National Sonata competitions and was inducted into the International Piano Guild at age 12. One of her most popular subjects for interviews was her life she chose as a traveling musician selling her music door to door in neighborhoods all over the country. She traveled the United States selling her music in local neighborhoods and singing on people’s doorsteps.

She also volunteered in various countries around the world raising money via her viral fanbase and also going door to door selling her music. South Africa, Thailand, India, and Peru were all countries she visited volunteering and performing in special education centers and AIDS stricken communities.

Kristine also started a Mexican food brand in 2009 called “Lil Kristi’s” consisting of health conscious tortilla chips and salsas. Her products can be found in popular grocery stores including Whole Foods, Sprouts, and 70+ grocery stores in New Mexico.

Along with her passion for music, her passion for life has created a foundation for her ambitions. Kristine Mirelle continues to be an example of instrument mastery and vocal ability in a time when true musicians are scarce.

Kristine Mirelle currently lives in Hollywood CA.

www.KristineMirelle.com

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A&R Factory Present: Red Rosamond

There is not much we know about Red Rosamond apart from the track is large and is out via the amazing guys at WAX.  With big powerful Amy Winehouse/Adele esque vocals she is one to watch out for in 2016/2017.

Red Explains: I am driven by love. I am inspired by the emotionally authentic – the passionate, the bold, the determined – and the flawed. I grew up listening to stars like Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Al Green & Tina Turner. Inspired by their work, every song I write I aim to be true.

‘Damn’ is about the power play between two people. The magnetism, the seduction… It’s about desire and heartbreak, about someone who has a hold on you.

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A&R Factory Present: Psychic Love

The song is the first single leaked off the band’s forthcoming debut album, The Hive Mind, which drops September 2nd. The track is a solid groove of melodic indie rock with smooth vocals and jangly guitars that harken back to Rilo Kiley’s prime years.

“Oddly, I first wrote “Ultralight” while taking care of a friend who was having a bad acid trip,” says frontwoman Laura Peters. “Apparently the guitar lines were so soothing that every time I stopped playing he looked horrified and pukey. I ended up writing about nine verses. Obviously, they didn’t all make it into the final cut.”

Psychic Love is an Echo Park-based act spearheaded by multi-media artist Laura Peters along with Max Harrison (guitar) and Liam McCormack (bass). Peters likes to describe their sound as “dream grunge” or “as if Nancy Sinatra had a love child with Frank Black.”
“Ultralight” was recorded by Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart) at The Ship Studio in Eagle Rock, CA and mastered by Mark Chaleki at Little Red Book Mastering.

 

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A&R Factory Present: NAYAN

NAYAN means ‘Eyes’ in Hindi. NAYAN writes amelodic R&B, Rock/Pop stuff that everyone can relate with. His music has raw, innocent, fun, intimate and flirtatious lyrics infused with fresh, dramatic, happy and nostalgic melodies which are very easy to sing along to.

NAYAN says “I was born in India, where music as a profession was considered very unlikely. Not when you’re a teen living in a third world Country. But my heart was guided by my childhood heroes Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson and the Beatles. Growing up I traversed the globe with my family from Spain to the UK, finally arriving in the city of Angels… And I found a home in the city of my dreams among the stars that had been once so distant.”

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A&R Factory Present: LACES

Jessie Poland makes music. You know, that kind of alt-pop music mostly inspired by the women who still don’t care about what you think of them. You might have heard of her back in 2008 when she performed under her pseudonym, Charlotte Sometimes, and when she released her debut album on Geffen Records.

Charlotte Sometimes was a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know,” and she even competed on the hit NBC TV show, The Voice. But if you’re still on the look out for the Charlotte Sometimes’ newest accolade, stop. You can now find Jessie performing under the whiskey drinking, dark-pop-music making singer-songstress brand LACES.

LACES’ music has been featured by Armada Records, Hollywood Records, MTV, The CW, FUSE, ABC, NBC, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Marie Claire, and Elle. Lyrically and vocally, her style is rare, brooding, and definitely something your misogynistic boyfriend won’t like.

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A&R Factory Present: The Gifted feat Jamie Jackson

The Gifted’s latest single, “ You Should’ve Known By Now ”, featuring Jamie Jackson of Hot As Sun is definitely their most energetic track to date. With an explosive collision of pop, electronic, and indie production this track is a testament to the Gifted’s ability to create music that appeals to listeners of all genres. Castle (the Gifted) and Jackson’s vocals are filled with aggressive grit juxtaposed with a haunting mystique that is sure to get stuck in your head.

Los Angeles production duo The Gifted, comprised of Louis Castle and James Bairian, are beginning to hit a stride. Their first single, “Lost Ones”, premiered on Buzzbands.la and hit the radio waves with KCRW’s Latest Show with Jason Kramer. The duo have already worked together on countless projects, co-writing with artists such as Cardiknox ,Dresses , Kossisko , and Mackenzie Thoms , and composing an original score for the instant horror classicSouthbound (2016).

Jamie Jackson, most known for her electro-pop project Hot As Sun , received glowing reviews from tastemakers like Billboard and is frequently played on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic . Named as one of Buzzbands’ “LA Bands to Watch” , Hot As Sun released its’ debut album Night Time Sound Desire with Last Gang Records and since then has opened for artists such as Gotye, Foster the People, and Phantogram. Jackson’s latest EP, Little Friend , (produced by The Gifted with additional recording from Seth Kauffman (Lana Del Rey, Ray La Montagne)) was independently released earlier this year.

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A&R Factory Present: GROVES

Los Angeles-based GROVES comprised Stephen Salisbury (vocals/guitar), Reid Guidry (bass/synth) and Will Smith (drums). The native Texans met in high school at the age of 14 and after years of sharing the same affinity for music, they left for LA in pursuit of starting a band.

Inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182 and The Beatles, the band’s sound is broad and unafraid to experiment. Highlighted by tight groove based, melodically rich guitar interplay, dark synth underpinnings, and vocals that are at once urgent and passionate.

On January 13, 2016 GROVES revealed the first piece of the puzzle, their debut single “Ender” alongside a music video . The release is currently being spun on LA’s New Alternative: Alt 98.7fm, as well as KCRW, and has also climbed to #1 on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Tracks on Twitter. “Ender is a call to arms and represents the rebirth of our music. We’re very excited to show you the rest of what’s recorded” says vocalist Stephen Salisbury.

http://wearegroves.com

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A&R Factory Present: Pixelfox

Up and coming artist Pixelfox brings a very uplifting and fresh sound with his music. The lyrics are emotional, the melodies catchy and the mood is very heartfelt overall.

After moving to Los Angeles from Boston, Pixelfox gathered the inspiration he was missing to give his first record an uplifting “California” sound with a hint of East Coast nostalgia and produced a very versatile and passionate album that can surely touch any hart.

Journey Room is Pixelfox’s Debut album and is now available on all major distribution and streaming services.

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