VIDEO: X Ambassadors at Empire Garage – 03.20.2015

X Ambassadors slam through a heroic offering of power and emotion in this intense new Garage Gig.

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VIDEO: Ex Cops at Empire Control Room – 03.20.2015

Ex Cops turn in a sweaty and sultry Front Row Encounter in this set captured at Empire Control Room in Austin Texas.

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VIDEO: An Interview with ELEL

This is Blue Chips; a new monthly series dedicated to targeting artists we think offer some of the most sought after new music out there. After all, we’re always scouting, eyes and ears constantly perked, sifting through the hordes of talent, identifying and brining the most exciting musical “recruits” to the platform. Every freakin’ day is like an indie rock combine in our inbox. Blue Chips is our little way of singling out some of the most exciting new bands on the scene. For our inaugural profile we sat down at the piano with Ben Elkins; leader of lo-fi, Nashville party outfit, ELEL. The band first caught our attention in January with “40 Watt”, via a Mike Birbiglia hosted, KEXP podcast. The song was instantly lovable; a big old beat, some bright and sugary sweet instrumentation, and a fresh vocal hook that will follow you around for days. Since then, the band have released their self-titled debut EP on Mom + Pop Records.

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VIDEO: An Interview with ELEL

This is Blue Chips; a new monthly series dedicated to targeting artists we think offer some of the most sought after new music out there. After all, we’re always scouting, eyes and ears constantly perked, sifting through the hordes of talent, identifying and brining the most exciting musical “recruits” to the platform. Every freakin’ day is like an indie rock combine in our inbox. Blue Chips is our little way of singling out some of the most exciting new bands on the scene. For our inaugural profile we sat down at the piano with Ben Elkins; leader of lo-fi, Nashville party outfit, ELEL. The band first caught our attention in January with “40 Watt”, via a Mike Birbiglia hosted, KEXP podcast. The song was instantly lovable; a big old beat, some bright and sugary sweet instrumentation, and a fresh vocal hook that will follow you around for days. Since then, the band have released their self-titled debut EP on Mom + Pop Records.

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VIDEO: An Interview with Paperwhite

Paperwhite are Katie and Ben Marshall; a brother/sister duo from Brooklyn NY. Like fellow borough bands St. Lucia and Haerts, the Marshall’s offer sweet, synthy goodness that hits the ears like a desperately needed cold drink somewhere warm and beautiful. The band recently released an EP dubbed Magic. Though Ben’s been at it for a bit (he also plays drums in Savoire Adore), Katie is fresh out of school. Paperwhite is her first serious music project. The band recently swung by our place to perform a few songs from the new EP. As is often the case with our sessions, Katie and Ben took things in a slightly different sonic direction, trading synths for our slightly wonky (yet no less charming) baby grand, and programmed beats for the campfire romp of the house cajon. Before we release the full, 3 song set on you, nibble on a snippet of the performance in our profile on the duo. Here, we learn how a band walk the delicate line between family and bandmates…which is apparently not as hard as some might think. The key is probably that the creative partnership clicks. “Our musical concepts are similar and we have complementary skills,” Katie told us. “It’s really easy to work together”. “We don’t think about it that much…that we’re siblings,” Ben adds. “We are together every day…writing and working on music”. Have a look at the full interview, a quick snippet of the full-length session (coming Thursday) and do be sure to check out the EP, Magic.

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VIDEO: Night Riots at Baeble HQ – 03.10.2015

Night Riots trade their anthemic, 80s soundtrack aura for a surprising, post-apocalyptic folk feel in our newest session.

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VIDEO: An Interview with Night Riots

Travis and Nick from Night Riots sit down and discuss the dark, macabre vibes that inform their music and the excitement of being in a band just starting to take off.

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VIDEO: An Interview with The Rua

Roseanna, Alanna, and Jonathan Brown are a classically trained, insanely gifted rock trio called The Rua. Their music is powerful, their story inspiring. Have a look at our exclusive interview with the band.

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VIDEO: The Rua at Baeble HQ – 03.02.2015

UK family trio The Rua offer inspirational stories, dramatic orchestrations, and unexpected tonal trajectories in this gorgeous new session.

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