The top 20 songs as voted by listeners as of April 20, 2014.
||Dark Is Easier
||Hold Your Hand
||Paul Oakenfold f/Emiliana T.
||I Follow Rivers
||I’m Not The Enemy
||Stranger on Earth
||let’s go sailing
||The Chaos In Order
||Walking on Fire (Ambient Mix)
||Evolution f/Jayn Hanna
||Ultra Chilled 3
||Just Like Heaven
||Piece By Piece
||Sweet Ophelia (Single)
||Worn Me Down
||Now That I Know
||I Don’t Recall
||Feel So Free
||In the Clear
||Back to Black
||Back to Black
||Safe & Sound
||Taylor Swift f/the Civil Wars
||The Hunger Games
||The Only Exception
||Brand New Eyes
Digging into the archives for these two vidcaps. Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow and Miley Cyrus from the 2010 Grammy Awards. That year, Taylor won 4 Grammys: Album of the Year and Best Country Album (Fearless) and Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance (“White Horse”).
St. Vincent (Annie Clark) gives us a glimpse into the future in her new video, Digital Witness. Click the pic for the full-size version.
Lana Del Rey has announced a US and North American 2014 Tour. Tickets to the following shows go on sale this Friday/Saturday, details below. Be sure to grab ‘em before the ticket brokers do!
APRIL 23 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/ZsRLMy)
APRIL 25 – The Sugarmill, NEW ORLEANS, LA (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/EJJZAT)
APRIL 27 – The Fillmore, MIAMI, FL (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
APRIL 28 – Hard Rock Live, ORLANDO, FL (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 01 – The Tabernacle, ATLANTA, GA (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 02 – Ryman Auditorium, NASHVILLE, TN (on sale 12pm local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 05 – Bell Center, MONTREAL, QC (on sale 12pm local time 3/15 http://lanadel.re/qYxCFZ)
MAY 06 – House of Blues, BOSTON, MA (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/FrMcwG)
MAY 08 – Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, WALLINGFORD, CT (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 11 – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, PHILADELPHIA, PA (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 13 – Sony Centre for Performing Arts, TORONTO, ON (on sale 11am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 15 – Masonic Temple Theatre, DETROIT, MI (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 16 – Aragon Ballroom, CHICAGO, IL (on sale 11am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
MAY 19 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, MORRISON, CO (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/ZsRLMy)
MAY 25 – PNE Amphitheater, VANCOUVER, BC (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/feQpzL)
MAY 27 – WaMu Theater, SEATTLE, WA (on sale 10am local time 3/14 http://lanadel.re/o8JO2S)
Connect with Lana Del Rey:
Official Website / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube
Katy Perry travels back to Memphis, Egypt a very long time ago in her latest video, Dark Horse. Click the pic for full size version.
Several sirens were recently nominated for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition, known as the most prestigious international songwriting competition in the world. Among the nominees were:
Ghost In My House – Lucy Schwartz (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Set Me On Fire – Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
Running From Love – Toby Lightman (New York, NY, USA)
Silver – Lena Fayre, Brian Howes (Manhattan Beach, CA, USA)
Come Into My Head – Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Keith Ciancia, Sonny J Mason (Auckland, New Zealand)
Representing a broad variety of musical genres, finalists were recently selected from 124 countries worldwide. Judges include heavyweights such as Tom Waits; NAS; Josh Turner; Bernie Taupin; Martina McBride; Duran Duran; Garbage; Robert Smith (The Cure); Selena Gomez; Bruce Hornsby; Dido; and many more.
To view the full list of nominees, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners. Winners will be announced at the end of April 2014.
Singer/songwriter Zella Day performed a special invite-only, private show at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, CA last night.
Fans, friends and family were in attendance to see her intimate set before she makes her way to Austin, TX to perform at SXSW as an official showcase artist. Highlights of the night included her stripped down, acoustic cover of The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” and the catchy, anthem-like “Sweet Ophelia,” an upbeat song that gave her the opportunity to let loose and show off her vocal strength. Be on the lookout for Zella as she is positioned to take the music world by storm in 2014.
Milk & Honey
East of Eden
SXSW appearance: Friday, March 14 – Victorian Room at The Driskill, 8:25pm-9:00pm
Connect with Zella:
Official Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / SoundCloud
Sirens of Song Radio playlist adds this week:
Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys
“Girls Chase Boys” is the lead single from Ingrid Michaelson’s upcoming release, Lights Out. The album will be released on April 15.
Arthur Beatrice – Midland
Arthur Beatrice is led by vocalist Ella Girardot, who’s voice is a bit reminiscent of Everything but the Girl lead singer Tracey Thorn. Their debut album, Working Out, will be available on March 3.
Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia
Zella Day is a new artist who will be releasing her debut 7″ in spring 2014. She will also be an official showcase artist at this year’s SXSW.
Official Zella Day Website
Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter kick off 2014 with their new full-length, Voices, which hit stores today.
In today’s fickle music scene, where bands can be fanned and faved one day and forgotten the next, the duo has stayed ahead of curve since its 2010 release, Eyelid Movies, by releasing two EPs that featured new material, Nightlife (2011) and Phantogram (2013).
The 11-track release, Voices, does not disappoint. It’s a pleasant mixture of Sarah’s ethereal vocals, electronic grooves, and sick drum beats with occasional samples woven in. Stand out songs include the lead single “Fall in Love”, “Black Out Days,” “The Day You Died,” and “Bill Murray.” (Yes, there is a song called “Bill Murray.”)
Phantogram is currently in the middle of a North American tour. Visit phantogram.com or get social with them for all the latest news.
Phantogram Tour Dates
||Ace Of Spades
||Los Angeles, CA
||Maverick Music Festival
||San Antonio, TX
||Buku Music & Art Project
||New Orleans, LA
||CD102.5 Day – LC Pavillion
||20th Century Theatre
||St Louis, MO
The top 20 songs as voted by listeners as of February 8, 2014.
||Lay It Down
||In The Waiting Line
||Zero 7 f/Sophie Barker
||Shiny Toy Guns
||Major Tom – Single
||Say Lou Lou
||Now That I Know
||Nightlife – EP
||Everyone Loves You (Limited Edition)
||Falling from Grace
||The Gentle Waves
||Swansong for You
||Summertime [Disc 1]
||Six Seven Times
||Don’t Think of Me
||Gran Hotel Buenos Aires
||Never Forget You
||Wild Young Hearts