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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TANYA DONELLY AND THE PARKINGTON SISTERS

For nearly 35 years, Tanya Donelly has been an important player in the Alternative Rock world. From her time with groundbreaking quartet Throwing Muses (which she co-founded in 1983 and left in 1991) to her stint with The Breeders (1989-1992) and her work with Belly (1991-96), Donelly’s musical journey has been unpredictable but most certainly influential and inspiring. While the first decade of her career was in the Alternative Rock spotlight, her solo career has [...]

By | August 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TANYA DONELLY AND THE PARKINGTON SISTERS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NORMAN BROWN/HEART TO HEART

Like all musical genres, Jazz has many subgenres. And those subgenres have subgenres. From Bebop to Fusion, Swing to Bossa Nova, there’s a subgenre of Jazz for every mood and every phase of your life. One subgenre that has become very popular since the late ‘70s and early ‘80s is Smooth Jazz. Often considered ‘mellow’, Smooth Jazz is generally downtempo, filled with mood, atmosphere, and emotion. Artists who are most associated with the Smooth Jazz [...]

By | August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: NORMAN BROWN/HEART TO HEART

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 32 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Herb Alpert William Shatner Joy Division Humble Pie Danzig

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AMPED™ 2020 Issue 31 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Sufjan Stevens Styx Sergio Mendes Bruce Cockburn Elton John

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: OHMME/FANTASIZE YOUR GHOST

Formed in Chicago in 2014, Ohmme – originally known as Homme – was founded by Sima Cunningham (vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Macie Stewart (vocals, guitar, violin, bass, keyboards). The duo met in high school and played in separate musical projects: Stewart was a member of Kids These Days, Marrow, and Marker while Cunningham played in various bands and curated music festivals. In 2014, they joined forces as Ohmme. The duo was excited about the prospects of combining [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: OHMME/FANTASIZE YOUR GHOST

AMPED Distribution continues to surge as it bolsters its label roster with key signings!

INKS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEALS WITH ANTI-, BETTER NOISE MUSIC, EARACHE, EPITAPH, NUCLEAR BLAST, ORACLE MUSIC, ORG MUSIC, [PIAS], POLYVINYL, SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS, AND TOMMY BOY MUSIC July 28, 2020 -- While the world was shutting down in response to the pandemic, the team at AMPED Distribution dug in, rolled up their sleeves, and improvised with their labels to seize all available opportunities to maintain product and revenue flow, while bringing a much-needed escape to music fans [...]

By | July 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED Distribution continues to surge as it bolsters its label roster with key signings!

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 30 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Ziggy Marley Iggy Pop Mike Farris Ed Harcourt Ministry

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TED RUSSELL KAMP/DOWN IN THE DEN

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and musician Ted Russell Kamp’s 2020 album DOWN IN THE DEN is not his first rodeo – far from it. The album is Kamp’s 12th solo album in a career that spans 25+ years of hard work and great music. Born in New York, his musical career started once he relocated to Seattle, Washington. As leader of the trio Ponticello, he released four albums before stepping out on his own with [...]

By | July 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TED RUSSELL KAMP/DOWN IN THE DEN

AMPED™ 2020 Issue 29 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Mike Barnett Randy Brecker Brian Cullman Lucrecia Dalt Yves Montand

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: EMMURE/HINDSIGHT

Like any other musical genre, Heavy Metal can be broken down into many sub-genres. Many, many sub-genres. On one end, you’ve got commercially-accepted Heavy Metal, which is normally what you’ll find hanging out on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Nothing wrong with that – often-times, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest serve as ‘gateway’ artists, introducing listeners to a new musical universe to explore. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got the [...]

By | July 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: EMMURE/HINDSIGHT