ON THE LINE: Moon Palace
August has been a slow month for popular new music, but it’s been one of our best yet. Perhaps the most pleasantly surprising has been indie-soft rock act, Moon Palace. He gave us a call from Philadelphia to sing us his first song off his self-titled LP.
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Hi folks, we’re really excited to get a new episode up featuring one of our hot bands for August, Shy Around Strangers. Think alternative post-rock with a nasty Emily Haines-style singer, and yes her name is also Emily.
Just a heads up; the recording is a little more scratchy than usual especially when Emily hits the high notes, so we apologize, but it’s not like we listen to these tracks for the clean sounds. We like it rough around here.
PRE-ORDER: the debut self-titled EP here!
We hope everyone is enjoying the weekly series. Next up, we have a local MC who goes by the title, Dr. Strangelove. He’s young and talented and eager to jump on any open mic whenever presented the opportunity. This here is is called “Calculations” off his debut album.
ON THE LINE: The Grizzled Mighty
Since ONErpm is dead set on separating itself as more than just a digital distributor, we’re launching a series of a collaborative projects with our artists. The first of which begins with On the Line, a series inspired by soon-to-be-blues-prophet Willis Earl Beal, who used to like having people call him over the phone so he could perform for them that way.
In going with the phone recording theme, we asked Seattle-based rock-blues duo The Grizzled Mighty to be our first subject by performing a song off their debut self-titled album over the waves of Skype, "WallFlower.” We feel it provides another texture to hearing a song and there’s the pressure of getting it right in one take. We hope you enjoy the series and share it.