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SHANGHAI METRO TEMPLE RELEASES DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM

Nashville, TN (May 18, 2022) – Denver based rock band Shanghai Metro Temple recently released their debut self-titled album. You can listen to the ten-song collection HERE!

Track Listing:
1. Take a Chance 2. Follow Me
3. Become
4. Out of Sight
5. The Sun
6. Forever
7. Six Feet
8. D.T.A.B
9. Beast
10. In the Dark

“Beast, for us, is a song about the pandemic; there are struggles we all faced and things that tested even the most resilient of people during that time, and to us, we needed to say something about how we felt,” the band explains. “Although we might not be able to controlthe beast ourselves, there are things in our lives that are more important to focus on and we think this song does a great job of expressing that.”

About Shanghai Metro Temple:

Shanghai Metro Temple (Devyn Lynch, Patrick Edler, Kevin Graf, Justin Stasio, Kalel Vigil) went from a pandemic idea to a sensational band of musicians headlining in Denver, Colorado, making headway in this industry with a new blend of rock music while creating exceptional experiences for fans both live and online. Join Shanghai Metro Temple on a journey through driving choruses, poetic lyrics, and a diverse range of musical backgrounds that many have already come to enjoy.

From gliding down snowy slopes to clipping an anchor above a rocky canyon, this band is constantly fueled and inspired by the beauty and adventure of their home state. Under dark twinkling skies and peaceful mountain evenings, inspiration runs freely through this group of best friends intent on sharing with the world their experiences and challenges through their music. With their most recent release and enthusiastic online support, Shanghai Metro Temple has become one of the best up-and-coming rock bands that Colorado has seen in this decade.

For more information, visit www.shanghaimetrotemple.com and follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Spotify.

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KENDRA & THE BUNNIES GOES POP WITH RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM “of marigolds and lightning bugs”

Nashville, TN (May 13, 2022) – Multi-talented recording artist Kendra & the Bunnies recently released her new album, of marigolds and lightning bugs, and she’s dipping her toes into the pop genre! You can listen to the eight-track compilation, produced by Trent Berry (Dreamrack Studios) at Hyde Street StudiosHERE!

Track Listing:
1. Fool for Gold
2. I Took Route 66
3. Closer
4. born to be happy always
5. Another Rose on My Heart
6. A Group of Crows is Called a Murder
7. I am a Leader
8. Two for the Show

“The themes of the album are strength, charisma and resilience,” Kendra explains. She released the hit single born to be happy always in February of 2022, which has received more than six million song views and almost one million views with her viral social media campaign, the #borntobehappychallenge. She subsequently released I Took Route 66on April 8, 2022, also gaining positive feedback from fans.

Showcasing her hard work and dedication for the industry, Kendra is also nominated for three Josie Music Awards: Best Artist of the Year (Pop), Music Video of the Year(“Passion Roulette” directed by Justine Blazer and co-written by Kendra Muecke, Mark Roma and Justine Blazer) and Best Performance in a Music Video (“born to be happy always“). The Josie Music Awards will be held on October 23, 2022 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

About Kendra & the Bunnies:
Kendra Muecke is a singer/songwriter, writer, actress, and published author from Houston, TX, now based in Los Angeles, CA. She performs under the stage name “Kendra & the Bunnies” as a freestyle folk, pop rock, and spoken word artist. “Kendra & the Bunnies” performs both as a full band and as a solo acoustic act. Her style heavily utilizes the element of storytelling through song, painting a creative experience for the listener. She has released four albums, charted globally at #8 on the digital radio charts (between Dua Lipa at #7 and Miley Cyrus at #9), published two books, writes for several online music magazines, is SAG-Aftra Eligible and tours nationally.

In 2021, Kendra was invited to join the GRAMMYS Recording Academy as a voting member and she won Best Artist of the Year (multi-genre) at the Josie Music Awards 2021. She was also nominated for a 2021 International Singer-Songwriter Association Award. She released her newest pop album, of marigolds and lightning bugs, in the spring of 2022.

You can read more about Kendra’s music and writing in over 100 publications such as JamBase, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, Live for Live Music, Denver Westword, Houston CityBook, Grateful Web, Getty Images, Shakedown News, The Hollywood Digest, Indie Pulse Music and more.

For more information, visit www.kendraandthebunnies.com and follow Kendra & the Bunnies on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTok and Spotify.

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ASPASIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THE MILLENNIAL”

Nashville, TN (April 22, 2022) – Indie/Rock songwriter and recording artist Aspasia recently released her newest single “The Millennial.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With edgy lyrics like you bite your tongue and pierce your nose, your last attempt at letting go, “The Millennial” describes that familiar feeling of teenage angst that many listeners will be able to relate to.

“There was this group of guys at my school that called themselves The Millennials,” Aspasia explains. “They all dyed their hair black, got tattoos and would stand outside smoking cigarettes. They thought they looked so cool. Deep down, I could tell they were all hurting and trying to find a way to make life less painful – and I think that can apply to a lot of us. You got a tattoo just to prove you like life when it hurts, but you don’t have to hurt. I wrote ‘The Millennial’ about those boys and the universal struggle of coping with life.”

About Aspasia:

Aspasia is an Indie/Rock artist based in Nashville, TN. Her exciting live shows compel audience members to dance to the melodic synth and dynamic drums beats. Influenced by artists like Coin, Twenty One Pilots and Hippo Campus, Aspasia has a passion for lyrical storytelling and hopes to take listeners on an introspective journey when listening to her music. At the end of every show, spectators get a unique and unforgettable experience as Aspasia sends a sea of bubbles into the crowd.

 

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ANTHONY QUAID’S HOT NEW SINGLE WILL MAKE YOU “MELT”

Nashville, TN (April 15, 2022) – Pop singer/songwriter Anthony Quaid recently released his spicy new single “Melt.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With lustful lyrics like you got my attention, hit me like a wave of heat, hotter than perfection, turning all my thoughts to steam, “Melt” is sure to have listeners burning up.

“For me, this song encompasses the moment whenever you’re struck by someone who’s extremely alluring,” Anthony explains. “While writing, I imagined an uptempo, dramatic and lustful dance track that gives listeners a sense of that passion in the heat of the moment. While listening, if you start to melt in your hips, then I think I’ve done something right!”

About Anthony Quaid:
Anthony Quaid is poised to make a splash in the Nashville pop music scene. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native has always had music in his blood, beginning as a symphonic and jazz trumpet player and a classical vocalist before transitioning into pop singing and songwriting. He learned to play piano by ear at the age of six, and has since been writing songs inspired by modern hitmakers like Max Martin and Ryan Tedder. His production style seamlessly joins the diverse elements of hip-hop and latin rhythms, electronic instrumentation, and his signature stacks of lush vocal harmonies. Inspired by powerhouse vocalists such as Ariana Grande and Sam Smith, the baritone singer boasts a smooth, rich tone with virtuosic riffs and a falsetto that isn’t to be missed.

At twenty-seven years old, Anthony already has major accomplishments under his belt, including performing at Walt Disney World Resort and the highly sought-after Durango Songwriters Expo in 2022. If that isn’t impressive enough, he can also sing in Spanish, German, and Italian. Now based in Music City, he offers Nashville a unique style of pop music with authentic storytelling that will make you want to belt from the hilltops one minute before hitting the dancefloor the next. His first two singles, “Secrets” and “Bankrupt”, have already generated buzz among industry insiders, and with his newest single, “Melt”, he is ready to give listeners their next anthem addiction.

You can follow Anthony on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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STEPHANIE RABUS RELEASES NEW ALBUM “MY TIME NOW”

Nashville, TN (April 12, 2022) – Country music singer/songwriter Stephanie Rabus recently released her new full-length album “My Time Now” (produced by Justine Blazer). You can listen HERE!

Track Listing:

1.Falling Deep In Love Again
2. I Can Do That Too
3. I Want What I Shouldn’t Have
4. Safe Place to Fall
5. Buying Time, Living Now
6. Back in the Bottle
7. Don’t Be Playing Games With Love 8. No Pain, No Glory
9. You Did a Number On Me
10. One Moment at a Time
11. I Know Where Love Lives

“My Time Now is an album that tells stories about falling in love, losing love, realizing the importance of taking life one moment at a time and knowing it was all worth it in the end,” Stephanie explains. “This album showcases who I am as an artist and is influenced by many genres – 90’s country, pop-country rock-infused and even some blues. My Time Now is very personal for me, as it marks a dream I’ve worked towards for many years.

About Stephanie Rabus:

Stephanie Rabus is a singer/songwriter living in Nashville, TN. She started singing at the age of eleven. At that time, her dad, Jerry, was the drummer for their next-door neighbor who was an Elvis impersonator. One night while they were having a get together playing music, she asked to borrow the microphone and belted out a song from the movie The Little Mermaid a cappella. Being impressed by what they heard, her parents quickly bought her a karaoke machine and some cassette tapes to go with it – and the rest was history.

Stephanie was a self-conscious child, having a cross-eye that was later corrected with surgery at age fifteen, and open heart surgery years before that for a severe heart murmur.

She struggled with low self-esteem believing she was overweight, comparing herself to her three thin siblings. It was discovering her talent of music that she started to find her confidence and feel like she had found her place in the world. Noticing the effect that the songs she sang had on people and how it would make them feel good, emotional or even understood, she knew that music was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

With years of singing in cover bands under her belt, performing songs by artists ranging from Martina McBride and Shania Twain to Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, as well as Pat Benatar, P!nk and Kelly Clarkson, Stephanie developed a unique style combining country, soul, pop and rock.

Stephanie currently travels to the St. Louis, Missouri/Southern Illinois area to perform as the lead singer of the popular St. Louis-based band Borderline. They regularly play big fairs and festivals in the summer months and some of the most popular music clubs and venues in the area all year around. They have had the honor of opening for many major artists such as Little Texas, Bryan White, Lee Brice, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Farr, Jarod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, Confederate Railroad, Mark Wills and more. She also performs in Nashville at popular honky-tonks on Broadway.

Stephanie’s new album My Time Now was released on April 12, 2022.

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SHANNON QUINN RELEASES EDGY NEW SINGLE “HATE YOU”

Nashville, TN (April 1, 2022) – Country-Rock singer/songwriter and recording artist Shannon Quinn returns to the music scene for the first time since 2020! Her new single “Hate You” is now available on all streaming platforms and can be heard HERE!

With gut-wrenching lyrics like burned me down to the lowest wick, had to get in that last kick, and all I want to do is hate you, but it’s something I’ll never do, “Hate You” tells the story of a broken relationship, detailing all the emotions that coincide with it.

“This song was written during quarantine, a time when I think a lot of artists had time to really sit with their feelings and do their best work,” Shannon explains. “The song came to me from feelings of betrayal; I was so angry and hurt, but I couldn’t stop caring about this person. No matter what they did or the pain they inflicted upon me, I simply couldn’t hate them, no matter what I tried. I hope these lyrics and music speak to each person who listens and I hope they know that it’s okay to not have feelings of hatred for someone who hurt you.”

About Shannon Quinn:
Born and raised in the small town of Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania, Shannon Quinn found her love for music at a young age. At age 12 and inspired by Taylor Swift, Quinn began teaching herself how to play the guitar along with writing songs and taking classical voice lessons. By the time she reached high school, she had been taking classical voice lessons for 4 years, had been in over 3 productions, and started participating in local talent contests. In high school, Shannon found her love of theater landing lead and supporting roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bye Bye Birdie, and Little Women. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Vocal Performance and moved to Nashville June of 2019.

As soon as she moved, she began booking rounds, recorded and released 4 singles, recorded 5 more songs with producer Paul Bennett and as of August 2021 she is one of the regular acoustic acts at AJ’s Good Time Bar on Broadway (Alan Jackson is one of her favorite artists). “Hate You” will be her newest single since May 2020.

You can connect with Shannon on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

 

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MARTA PALOMBO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “RAINING IN PARIS”

Nashville, TN (March 25, 2022) – Folk-Pop singer/songwriter Marta Palombo recently released her new single “Raining in Paris.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With romantic lyrics like they walk by in their carefully choreographed rosy mood, wonder how many people wish they could be loved by you, “Raining in Paris” paints a beautiful picture for listeners with its descriptive lyricism.

“A few years ago, I spent a whirlwind 48 hours in Paris and packed it with as much of the city as I could possibly drink in during a single weekend,” Marta explains. “It was a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of wonder soaking in every possible building, corner, and color. The weather was perfectly sunny the whole weekend. On the very last night, as I came back to the hotel, it started to rain — and even though I had seen so many beautiful sights, Paris in the rain absolutely took my breath away. So this is my little ode to Paris, and the way she shines in the rain, written from a hotel window very late at night.”

About Marta Palombo:
If Joni Mitchell and Florence + The Machine had a 21st century hippie daughter, it would be Marta Palombo. Hailing from Florence, Italy, she found her home in Nashville, Tennessee where she spends her time writing, recording, performing, and curating a cabinet full of local teas. Marta effortlessly weaves diverse influences and genres into her own unique blend of off-kilter folk-pop.

Initially honing her wordsmithing and performance skills through poetry, Marta found nationwide recognition as Poetry Out Loud’s 2016 Georgia State Champion and National Runner-Up. After moving to Nashville, she geared her talents towards writing music full- time, releasing a steady stream of covers in English and Italian, as well as original compositions.

Marta has already made quite a name for herself in Music City, garnering a very loyal fan base. She’s played at well-known venues like Café CoCo, True Music Room & Bar, Commodore Grille, Bowery Vault, Two Old Hippies, Boulevard Records, Just Love Coffeeand Belcourt Taps. In addition, Marta has added both the Schermerhorn Symphony and Bridgestone Arena, where she sang back-up for Josh Groban, to her impressive musical resume.

Marta’s leap into the music industry began with an acoustic cover of LP’s 2015 single, “Lost On You”, soon followed by her debut extended play: 2016’s Revisions. Half personal introspection and half mission statement, the EP evokes a willingness to revel in the unknown, no matter the consequences. The single “Sparrows” followed in 2017, as well as two new songs in 2018: the soul-baring ballad titled “Bitter End” and the bubbly, optimistic “Gold.” After a short break, Marta hit the ground running in 2020 with her new EP, Him Vol. 1. The title track, “Him,” received international acclaim and won the Vox Pop Award at the 18th Independent Music Awards. As the events of 2020 came to a head, Marta spent her newfound isolation writing a breathtaking series of reflective songs titled “The Quarantine Tapes,” which she released in 2021.

Admiring her roots while eschewing the traditional notions of what a singer-songwriter should be is paramount to who Marta Palombo is as an artist. With Marta, there is always new music on the horizon. Her signature style is her ever-growing passion for telling life’s most compelling stories, both big and small.

For more information, visit www.martapalombo.com and follow Marta on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok.

SAM VARGA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “IF I’M GONNA STAY”

Nashville, TN (March 18, 2022) – Alternative/Rock artist Sam Varga just released his new single “If I’m Gonna Stay” to all streaming platforms. You can listen to the song HERE!

With over one million streams on Spotify and over one million likes on TikTok, Sam Varga is quickly becoming a viral internet sensation.

“If I’m Gonna Stay Is my second single this year in a long line of releases,” Sam explains. “It was recorded with Dan Swank (touring member of All Time Low) here in Nashville. It’s about me taking inventory of a life half lived and mislead and trying to get it back on course, asking the question what is life going to look like into adulthood and in the music industry. There are two sides to this song. The first half feels sorry for itself. The second takes the pain and uses it.”

You can watch the official music video for “If I’m Gonna Stay” here.

About Sam Varga:

With just three short years in Nashville, Sam has already established himself as serious writer and dynamic performer. Coming up in the fast-paced punk scenes of his high school days and the Blues of Austin TX, there is an edge and energy that makes his songs stand out in Music City. He has quickly come up through the writing ranks and can frequently be seen playing staples in town such as Whiskey Jam, Buscall, and The Listening Room. All three of Sam’s last singles have managed to go viral and are a testament to a new direction and his emo/pop-punk roots.

You can follow Sam on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Spotify.

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SARAH MAE CHILTON RELEASES “GO AWAY GHOST”

Nashville, TN (March 17, 2022) – Indie-Americana singer/songwriter Sarah Mae Chilton recently released her new single “Go Away Ghost.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With chilling lyrics like I ain’t wasting no more time on someone who to me has died, “Go Away Ghost” tells a haunting story about an ended relationship that is sure to resonate with listeners.

At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Sarah Mae went out to Tucson, Arizona where her dad had recently moved. She stayed for six months as a time of quiet and was able to record a number of songs, including “Go Away Ghost” in the true wild west.

The song was produced by Craig Schumacher at WaveLab Studios. Wavelab is a destination recording studio located in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona. For more than a decade, the studio has been creating a distinctive sonic signature that has been embraced by artists such as KT Tunstall, Neko Case, Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Calexico, Tom Russell, and Giant Sand.

Go Away Ghost is a powerful song for anyone who needs to get someone out of their head and heart,” Sarah Mae explains. “When Laura Rabell and I wrote this song, we talked about watching our moms work through their sadness of going through a divorce. We talked about how a relationship can haunt you for years. Letting go is easier said than done. I’ve definitely been haunted by lost love. I felt that I couldn’t get over it. I didn’t want to, no matter what anyone told me. But, then one glorious day I realized why am I wasting my energy on someone who didn’t care about me? We all have our turning point where we finally move on from somebody. This song is a revival to help let those ghosts go!”

 

About Sarah Mae Chilton:
Carolina born, Nashville trained and world bound. Sarah Mae Chilton’s positive, humorous approach to heartbreak and life adds a fresh voice to the pop and pop-country market. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, she first started performing gigs during high school at local writer’s nights, in her own rock band and for church youth events. During this time, she truly discovered her passion and realized that she wanted to be a music artist.

Sarah Mae got her degree from UNC Chapel Hill and studied Music Composition and Anthropology. Post-graduation she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her musical dreams.

In Nashville, she makes a living singing on Broadway at Tootsies Orchid Lounge – a place famous for discovering legends such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and many more. She has been able to write with artists from genres as varied as rap to country, including some Grammy-nominated writers. She now hosts weekly open-mic nights at the venue.

Sarah Mae Chilton has a lot of music up her sleeve these days and more ambition than ever to make her wildest dreams come true. In March of 2021, she released her latest album Southern Glitter Pop.

For more information, visit www.sarahmaechilton.com and follow Sarah Mae on FacebookInstagram and Spotify.

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AMANDA McCARTHY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T STOP ME”

Nashville, TN (March 16, 2022) – Nashville based singer/songwriter Amanda McCarthy recently released her new single “Don’t Stop Me.” You can listen to the song HERE!

Known for her powerful vocals and lyricism, Amanda has a unique ability to connect emotionally with her fans. With empowering lyrics like packing up my bags and I’m leaving today, I don’t got time for that, and if you don’t like what I say, don’t stop me as I’m walking away, “Don’t Stop Me” is sure to be an energizing anthem to all who listen.

“I wrote Don’t Stop Me with my friend Ty Openshaw prior to moving to Nashville,” Amanda explains. “Funny enough, what we wrote the song about initially revolved around a situation in his life. But, when I moved to Nashville and I started playing this song at rounds, the song grew to mean a lot to me and my complicated relationship with my hometown that I had just left behind. I love my home state of New Hampshire, but growing up in the specific town I’m from, I carried a lot of mixed feelings due to trauma, lack of support in school, and always feeling like my music career was never taken seriously – even as I was seeing success in Boston and NYC. Moving to Nashville was a huge step in my healing and leaving those feelings behind, which is why this song is so special as my Nashville debut, the first song I’m releasing since moving here.”

About Amanda McCarthy:

Amanda McCarthy is a storyteller compelled to speak the truth. Based in Nashville since 2020, with a 10+ year start to her career in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, she is an award-winning songwriter, entertainer and recording artist. Blending many influences, her original music is the infusion of pop, country, modern folk and rock – sprinkled with millennial snark and the heart of an old soul. Her debut album “Road Trip” was released in 2019 to high acclaim and she tours nationally when possible, with experience in all four corners of the country, including NYC and Los Angeles. Her current single “Don’t Stop Me” was released on March 16, 2022.

Amanda’s original music has been recognized through the Grammy Nomination Ballot, Great American Song Contest, International Songwriting Competition, UK Songwriting Contest, Nashville Daily, YEP Nashville, SongDoor, Cornell University’s Emerging Artist Series, NYC’s Coffee Music Project, Nashville’s Josie Music Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Atlanta’s ISSA Awards, and New England based shows for the New England Music Awards, Worcester Music Awards, Limelight Music Magazine and theSouthern New England Music Expo – most notably being named as Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 New England Music Awards.

Radio has been supportive with airplay on Nashville Daily, The River 102.5, The Bull 101.7, WKLB 102.5, ROCK 101, WATD 105.9, FRANK 106.3, NH + MA 104.9 and others, including college and online radio, with “San Diego” hitting #1 on SheWolfRadio (Nashville) and #6 on Sweet Sunday Sounds (Australia), “Folk Song” hitting #3 on Ignition Country(UK), “Tiki Bar” hitting #9 on Radio A1A (Florida) and “Sticks and Stones” hitting #1 onipmNation (New Hampshire). “Sticks and Stones” was featured in the documentary “Bullied to Silence” and Amanda’s music has been used as the theme song for several programs/organizations.

Amanda has supported shows for Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Hunter Hayes, Train,Imagine Dragons, Rob Thomas, REO Speedwagon, Hall & Oates, OneRepublic, Styx,Jason Lancaster (of Mayday Parade), Pentatonix, James Arthur, Jason Isbell,Natasha Bedingfield, O.A.R., Frank Turner, Fitz & the Tantrums, Hawthorne Heights,Levi Hummon, Alex Preston, and Abby Anderson. She has also been a guest of NASCAR and Royal Caribbean, and had a National Anthem performance televised on ESPN.

Amanda is looking forward to several cuts by other artists along with her own releases throughout 2022. She currently performs solo acoustic, as a duo/trio, and with her full band.

For more information, visit www.amandamccarthy.com and follow Amanda on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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