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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM/662

From the first note of Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram’s 2021 album 662 to the last, you can feel the decades of hard work and heartache that went into creating the album. You can almost see the many thousands of miles of dusty roads he had to travel to get where he is today. You can smell the beer-drenched floorboards of every Blues shack he’s had to play since the 1950s. You can imagine the beautiful smiles [...]

By | July 23rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

REBEL RECORDS congratulates their 2021 IBMA Award Nominees!

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By | July 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: RODRIGO AMARANTE/DRAMA

Thanks to his song “Tuyo” being used as the theme song to the Netflix series Narcos (2015) and Narcos: Mexico (2018), American music lovers have recently discovered – and embraced – the music of Rodrigo Amarante. However, the talented vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer started releasing music nearly 25 years ago in his homeland of Brazil and has been making musical inroads internationally ever since. With his mix of Latin, Folk, Psychedelic, Pop, Samba, and Rock, [...]

By | July 16th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: RODRIGO AMARANTE/DRAMA

AMPED’s JOCELYNN PRYOR becomes RECORDING ACADEMY 2021 member!

Jocelynn Pryor, our VP of Marketing, is now a part of the new @RecordingAcademy member class. AMPED is honored that one of our team members has the opportunity to celebrate, represent, and give back to the music and its creators. #WeAreMusic

By | July 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED’s JOCELYNN PRYOR becomes RECORDING ACADEMY 2021 member!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CLIPPING/WRIGGLE (EXPANDED)

Founded in 2009, Clipping is an experimental hip-hop trio composed of producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes alongside rapper, actor and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Daveed Diggs. Friends since childhood, Hutson and Snipes initially started the group as a remix project, creating unique musical landscapes using a cappellas by mainstream rap/hip hop artists and their own music. Within a year, Diggs had joined Clipping as rapper, writing his own rhymes over the Hutson and Snipe’s [...]

By | July 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CLIPPING/WRIGGLE (EXPANDED)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: OF MICE & MEN/TIMELESS EP

Since their formation in 2009, Costa Mesa-based Of Mice & Men has managed to remain one of Metalcore’s most popular bands even though their line-up has changed over the years. The origins of the band began in Columbus, Ohio when former Attack Attack! vocalist Austin Carlile and bassist Jaxin Hall decided to form a band. Connecting with Southern California-based drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala, Carlile and Hall relocated to the West Coast and [...]

By | July 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: OF MICE & MEN/TIMELESS EP

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER/QUIETLY BLOWING IT

Founded in 2007 by MC Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger is an Americana group that bridges the gap between folk, country, gospel, and soul. Since the 2009 release of their full-length debut album COUNTRY HAI EAST COTTON, Hiss Golden Messenger has been compared to their many Americana contemporaries, but they’ve also stood out on many levels. While many acts had the right ‘sound’, MC Taylor and Co. had the right ‘feeling’. Sounding as authentic as the [...]

By | June 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER/QUIETLY BLOWING IT

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROSIE TUCKER/SUCKER SUPREME

Los Angeles, California-based singer/songwriter Rosie Tucker came to prominence in 2015 with the release of her debut album LOWLIGHT. Bathed in shadows, the album was a collection of deeply personal songs presented in stripped-down form. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and a bucketful of songs, LOWLIGHT was a stroll through Rosie’s world. Thoughtful and introspective, the album hit a chord with many listeners. Four years later, she released her sophomore album NEVER NOT NEVER [...]

By | June 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROSIE TUCKER/SUCKER SUPREME

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DANNY ELFMAN/BIG MESS

Ever since his days as the singer, songwriter, front man, and ringleader in Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman has always been unpredictable. He first came to prominence in his brother Richard Elfman’s 1980 film FORBIDDEN ZONE, in which he performed with his band – then called The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. In 1979, the group shortened its name to Oingo Boingo and streamlined their sound into a quirky New Wave beat. Immediately, they became [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DANNY ELFMAN/BIG MESS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JAPANESE BREAKFAST/JUBILEE

Japanese Breakfast is singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner. Or rather, singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner is Japanese Breakfast. Zauner was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved with her family to Eugene, Oregon before she turned one. Falling under the spell of music, she eventually became part of several bands throughout her college years and beyond – Post Post and Little Big League – as well as starting her own solo project Little Girl, Big Spoon. After spending time [...]

By | June 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JAPANESE BREAKFAST/JUBILEE