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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MAVIS STAPLES & LEVON HELM/CARRY ME HOME

When worlds collide, they can often create a universe that is greater than the sum of both worlds… and so much more. So, using that analogy when talking about music, the end results are either glorious and inspiring or insipid and dull. To be honest it all depends on chemistry and how naturally things fall into place. To make things work, they cannot be forced. The 1986 collaboration between rockers Aerosmith and rap trio Run [...]

By | May 23rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: KYLE DION/SASSY

Soul music changed when Prince came on the scene. Right before his arrival, there were only a handful of artists that were being taken seriously as ‘artistes.’ The Soul, R&B, and Funk music that had been so dominant in the ‘60s and early ‘70s had given way to Disco. And while the genre itself was uplifting and invigorating, Disco was so popular that everyone jumped on the dance bandwagon. Within a few years, Disco’s innovators [...]

By | May 13th, 2022|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AWOLNATION/MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009, AWOLNATION was founded by singer, songwriter, and musician Aaron Bruno. His career began when, while still in high school, he formed the Punk band Insurgence. By 2000, he had founded the band Home Town Hero, who released two albums during their four-year career: HOME TOWN HERO (2002) and BITCH CITY (2004). After Home Town Hero dissolved in 2004, Aaron and bandmate Drew Stewart formed the band Under The [...]

By | May 6th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AWOLNATION/MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROBIN TROWER/NO MORE WORLDS TO CONQUER

Born in Catford, London, England in 1945, Robin Trower is an iconic guitarist whose career began six decades ago when he formed The Paramounts in 1962. Also featuring vocalist Gary Brooker, the Paramounts split up in 1966, and Trower formed a short-lived group by the name of The Jam (not to be confused with the British Mod trio led by Paul Weller). He reunited with his former Paramounts bandmate Brooker and joined Procol Harum, who [...]

By | April 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROBIN TROWER/NO MORE WORLDS TO CONQUER

Support #GRAMMYsOnTheHill Advocacy Day

As some of the nation's smallest of small businesses, music creators need your support. Artists, songwriters, and producers help advance our culture, drive our economy, and unite communities together through their talent and creativity. This Congress, I urge you to stand up for all music makers and ensure a brighter future for America's creative economy. Please pass the Help Independent Tracks Succeed (HITS) Act (S. 752) a bipartisan and bicameral bill with widespread support. The [...]

By | April 27th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Support #GRAMMYsOnTheHill Advocacy Day

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BONNIE RAITT/JUST LIKE THAT…

Bonnie Raitt has absolutely nothing to prove. More than 50 years since the release of her 1971 self-titled debut, she remains one of America’s greatest musical treasures. A critically acclaimed singer and guitarist, she has blended blues, rock, pop, and R&B into an original roots-based sound that is distinctly American and uniquely Bonnie Raitt. Throughout the course of her career, she has won 10 Grammy Awards and one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, yet she had [...]

By | April 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BONNIE RAITT/JUST LIKE THAT…

CONGRATULATIONS to AMPED™ Distribution’s PIP SMITH for completing the BOSTON MARATHON 2022!

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: UK SUBS/ENDANGERED SPECIES (2CD)

Like the Rock ‘n’ Roll revolution in the 1950s and the British Invasion of the 1960s, Punk Rock changed everything when it kicked down the doors in 1976. Within a year, the musical landscape had been uprooted and replanted with a crop of new groups, new ideals, new energy, and new sounds. In the U.S., the Punk movement was about art, attitude, and teenage rebellion. However, in England, Punk was a way of life. It [...]

By | April 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: UK SUBS/ENDANGERED SPECIES (2CD)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FATHER JOHN MISTY/CHLOE AND THE NEXT 20th CENTURY

Acclaimed Indie Folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josh Tillman – born in Rockville, Maryland in 1981 – is better known by his stage name Father John Misty. His early solo career began in 2003 with the release of several self-produced CD-Rs including 2004’s I WILL RETURN and LONG MAY YOU RUN, J. TILLMAN (2006). His album MINOR WORKS was Tillman’s first nationally distributed album and was closely followed by a two CD set that combined the [...]

By | April 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FATHER JOHN MISTY/CHLOE AND THE NEXT 20th CENTURY

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEIRUT/ARTIFACTS

Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Beirut originally started as a solo project by singer/songwriter Zach Condon.  Influenced by the music he heard while working in a cinema that showed international films, he decided to create his own music that incorporated elements of those worldly cinematic sounds that inspired him. Condon was also influenced by experiencing this music first-hand while traveling Europe when he was 17 years old, planting even more ideas into his creative mind. [...]

By | April 1st, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEIRUT/ARTIFACTS