…”It’s an emotional listen; folk-pop that feels both winsome and weighty at the same time. Feather light but connected to the earth and the struggles that so many of us face in our lives.” – Paste/Robert Ham
Growing up in Manhattan, Lipton began his music education on piano and voice, receiving advice and encouragement to pursue music from many, including family friend Sean Lennon. At age nine, Lipton moved with his family to the small town of Easton, CT where he became the featured soloist of a gospel choir. Gospel became Lipton’s introduction to music as he developed his voice, seeking to emulate some of his influences at the time such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye––all of whom had roots in gospel tradition.
Today, White China shares their latest single “Shake” via HERO Magazine. The band’s Gianluca Buccellati explains that the track is “one of the darker songs” from their forthcoming debut LP, I. “This was one of the first songs written for the project and was a defining moment in finding the sound for the band,” he explains.
Chicago’s rising pop sensation, Ravyn Lenae keeps the momentum going by giving fans the highly anticipated visual for her hit song “4 Leaf Clover” off of her recent EP, “CRUSH”. The enticing new visuals gives off the feeling of longing for someone you just can’t seem to have.
PEEL: Consequence Of Sound Streams New EP
Consequence Of Sound is now streaming the entire new Never Not Dead EP by Chicago rockers PEEL, just days before its release this Friday and its corresponding hometown release party on Sunday. The stream is accompanied by a track-by-track breakdown of the EP.
LA duo Lean shares new single “On The Fence” via KCRW
LA duo Lean formed in late 2016 when Kyle McCammon moved from NYC to Los Angeles and met kindred spirit Stephen Johnson. The two bonded over their shared love of 90s hip hop and indie rock and quickly found a formula that combined these influences. “With Stephen’s ear for hooks it came together effortlessly” McCammon said of the band’s conception.
When Chris Cron moved to Tennessee a few years ago, he was done with music. He got a job with the YMCA and put his 11 years as the front man of the Warner Bros.-signed rock band Melee behind him. Focused on his marriage and being a good dad to his young son, Cron thought the page had turned.