Content from 2013

Samantha Crain - "Never Going Back": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Kid Face, the third full-length album from Samantha Crain (Ramseur Records, February 19, 2013), is a revelatory song cycle as expansive as the wide-open spaces of the 26-year-old artist’s native Oklahoma, and as intimate as a conspiratorial whisper. Recorded and mixed in just eight days in the San Francisco studio of producer John Vanderslice (the Mountain Goats, Spoon), this wildly original album stands as the definitive statement thus far from an uncommonly insightful, fearlessly honest young singer/songwriter.

Siddhartha - "Extraños": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Siddhartha it´s a music act from Guadalajara, Mexico. Ex-Former drummer from Zoé, one of the most important Rock-Alternative Bands in Mexico. Now since 2008, Siddhartha has released 2 solo albums and he has been nominated for a Latin Grammy for his debut album "Why You?" in 2008. Now, with his 2nd. album "Náufrago" Siddhartha has become one of the most important and promising music acts for the Alternative Scene.

Andy Mineo - "Fools Gold": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

At just 17, Andy Mineo was living a dream; he had money, local fame and the respect of his peers. But while attending college in NYC, he finally faced the music—neither was the key to life. Andy, formerly known as "C-Lite," grew up in a single parent home in Syracuse, New York. Without any positive male figures around, at a young age, he struggled with profanity, submission to authority and physical aggression. With his conduct becoming uncontrollable, Andy was removed from the public school system and placed in behavioral modification centers. But change was on the horizon.

The Staves - "Mexico": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

The Staves are English sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, whose unique vocal harmonies and haunting melodies have already seen them tipped for success by The Guardian, iTunes, Time Out, The Times, Nylon, and The Independent to name but a few. Known for their jaw-dropping live performances, The Staves recently supported Bon Iver on their European stadium tour, followed by their own headline tour of UK and Ireland before supporting Fink in India.

The Harlequins - "No Not I": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

The Harlequins are a psychedelic garage-pop trio formed in 2007 in Cincinnati, OH. Since that time they have released three albums independently and played hundreds of shows in the Midwest and South. Their roots lie in Cincinnati\'s burgeoning DIY Scene, where they built a loyal following working with groups such as Bunk News and The Marburg Collective. Since then they have been a regular fixture at the Midpoint Music Festival and nominated for numerous Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.

Propaganda - "Excellent": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Dynamic, soulful, experimental, and clever, all focused on the heart of a person. With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, Los Angeles based, Propaganda, lyrically puts together potent relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture. Bringing with him years of classroom teaching and community service experience, he is eloquently bold in the message of each song and never shies away from a strong poetic element in his music.