• Aug 23 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Ultraísta

    Ultraísta, the multimedia trio comprised of vocalist/artist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist/producers Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney) and Joey Waronker (everybody else), will see the U.S. release of its self-titled debut album October 2 on Temporary Residence.

    Founded in London in 2011 on a mutual love of Afrobeat, electronic and dance music, visual art, and tequila, Ultraísta has created 10 tracks of exquisitely crafted electronic kraut-pop for this phenomenal first outing.

    May 15 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Emilie Simon

    One of France’s most acclaimed young artists and composers, Emilie Simon, is set to release her exquisite new album, Franky Knight, in the U.S. in August 2012.

    With acclaim that includes three wins at France’s prestigious “Victoires de la Musique” (French equivalent to the GRAMMY Awards) and nominations for the Prix Constantin and Cesars (French equivalent to the U.S Academy Awards), Emilie Simon has blazed a path in her native France as a forward thinking composer, singer/songwriter and dynamic electro-pop musician as well as one of the country’s best selling female recording artists.

    Apr 26 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Sunless ’97

    Welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight.Today we are happy to bring some attention to a new band called Sunless ‘97 The band returns with their second release, this time on brilliantly diverse UK label Not Even. The two tracks further display the honest eclecticism found at the heart of the three-piece band’s music. Sunless ’97 is from London, England and started out as a solo project of leader Edward Leeson.

    Mar 16 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On King Charles

    Mar 13 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Memoryhouse

    Memoryhouse formed some five years ago in the depths of southern Ontario, Canada, in a mid-size town called Guelph. It started as a collaborative project meant to serve as an artistic outlet for composer Evan Abeele and photographer Denise Nouvion. Evan, a dedicated student of classical music and an avid follower of pop-music, intended Memoryhouse to be a multimedia art project, pairing his instrumental compositions with Denise’s photographs and short films.

    Mar 1 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Rebecca Ferguson

    Syco/Columbia Records will be releasing the first album from British sensation Rebecca Ferguson, Heaven, on May 29, 2012. Heaven debuted at #3 on the UK album chart with the biggest first week album sales for a debut UK female artist in 2011 and is quickly approaching over 500,000 in sales.  The first single from the album, “Nothing’s Real But Love,” hit the top 10 on the British charts in its first week of release and is currently in rotation at various formats in the US including Urban AC, AAA and Public Radio.

    Feb 28 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On England In 1819

    England in 1819 is the collaborative project of brothers Andrew and Dan Callaway and their father Liam. Their grandfather, William Callaway, was a traveling musician throughout Georgia during the golden era of the post-war 1940s and 50s. His only son, Liam, followed in his footsteps, honing his musical talents amidst the burgeoning New Wave Athens scene in the late 70s, before moving the family to England while teaching Air Force bands.

    Jan 24 2012

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight: Rachael Sage

    Illustrious and riveting, Rachael Sage is a born performer. With mesmerizing vocals, a natural talent for songwriting and flair in droves, it’s no surprise that the gorgeous songstress has garnered attention internationally. Haunted By You, set to hit via Rachael’s own MPress Records on May 8th, is a song cycle about passion and features guest vocalists Dar Williams, Katie Costello and actor/director Joshua Leonard (“Blair Witch Project”, “Humpday). The NYC-based artist and producer explains, “I fell recklessly in and out of love multiple times while writing this record.  I broke a couple hearts…and I also had my heart broken pretty badly.Haunted By You is a record that is immediately welcoming, pulling you in from the very first melodies and swirling effortlessly and seductively through your ears and into your heart on the very first listen.

    Dec 6 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight On Diplo

    Known internationally as a curator amongst the world’s most cutting edge DJs, producers, and musical movements Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, has experienced a variety of successes. The last few years have been spent running through the club circuit and having chart-topping hits with refreshing irreverence. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1978, Pentz spent most his childhood in Florida working in his father’s bait shop and being turned onto music through then-new mediums like MTV. Drifting North through the state came Miami Bass, and from the West came the sounds of Southern Hip-Hop artists. The musical influence and variety coalesced, and at 18, Pentz moved to Philadelphia for college at Temple University to study Film and Music. While a student he took a job in the South Philadephia community as a social worker and created the influential Hollertronix club night, which was the beginning of his fledgling career as Diplo.

    Nov 29 2011

    Tribes – A Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight

    Tribes is a well needed return to straight up rock & roll; melodic guitar riffs, DIY mentality and loud anthemic tunes. No synths or programming, just an ambitious young band from the UK with great songs and a love for the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. They’ve been building a great buzz in the UK, supporting bands like The Pixies, Mystery Jets, The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs and were just confirmed for the NME Awards 2012 tour in February with Two Door Cinema Club and Metronomy.

    Oct 18 2011

    We Are Animal – A Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight

    We Are Animal hail from Northwest Wales, in an area below Mount Snowdon called Snowdonia. Basking in majestic mountain scenery, there are many small, picturesque villages steeped in myth, magic and legend.

    Oct 10 2011

    Dessa – A Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight

    The Minneapolis rapper known as Dessa doesn’t have a typical hip-hop profile, but her talent more than compensates. Maggie Wander, 28, graduated from the University of Minnesota at 20, and then worked as a medical writer. She co-founded an a cappella group called the Boy Sopranos. She’s an outspoken fan of Jeff Buckley and the kind of arty alt-rockers he inspired. And, under the name Dessa, Wander just released a terrific hip-hop album called A Badly Broken Code.

    Oct 3 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Django Django

    A band journeying from song to song and from strength to resplendent strength, Django Django display a verdant and very welcome continuity regarding their colorific approach to musical composition, a form of songwriting which is wholly Djangorous, highly distinctive and easily vocalizes their kaleidoscopic sensibilities and multi-genred ingenuity.

    Sep 30 2011

    Free Music Friday – Chad Valley and Metronomy

    Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. This week seems like it just flew by. On Monday we brought you news on Ryan Adams’ forthcoming release Ashes & Fire. On Tuesday it was all about our pals Switchfoot and the release of their new album Vice Verses. On Wednesday we presented another installment of Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight, this time highlighting one of our favorite bands of 2011, Little Dragon. On Thursday it was Grammy award winning Chris Cornell’s upcoming release of his live album entitled Songbook.

    Sep 28 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Little Dragon

    On the surface the quiet port city of Gothenburg doesn’t seem like it would harbor much soul music but it comes through in the dreamy rhythmical shifting moody creature that is Little Dragon. The four-piece band blends R&B, new wave, electronica and experimental pop.

    Noted authorities on the matter from OutKast’s Big Boi and Raphael Saadiq to Damon Albarn of Gorillaz all recognize the fire—each has tapped the group to collaborate on recent and/or upcoming projects. And it seems that the rest of the world is starting to catch on to what tastemakers from BBC’s Gilles Peterson and the DJs at Los Angeles’ influential KCRW have known for years.

    Aug 25 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – WIM

    America, we’d like to introduce you to a very special new band.  Their name is WIM, they hail from Australia, and their songs are the instantly familiar kind – a swoon-worthy mix of classic melodies, lush harmonies, reverb-drenched guitars and colossal choruses.  Their self-titled debut will be released November 15th, 2011 on Modular Recordings.

    Aug 22 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Reptar

    Hailing from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area, Reptar has been playing music ever since recorded history, but playing shows as Reptar since December 2008. Since then, the fast rising fabulous four has created quite a sensation around the Southeast. It all started with their debut 7″ recorded with producer Ben Allen (Sean P. Diddy Combs, Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Matt & Kim).

    Aug 11 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Cameron McLain’s Mandala

    Cameron McLain grew up in London, going to high school alongside many now-famous UK folk musicians, including Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons, Charlie Fink and Tom Hobden of Noah & The Whale, and even had a band with Andrew Davie of Cherbourg. Cameron was around at the beginning stages of this now world-famous UK folk scene, performing at some of the early country nights at Bosun’s Locker, a now defunct pub on King’s Road in London.

    Aug 1 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Radical Face

    On October 4, indie, pop-folk artist Radical Face will return with his sophomore album The Family Tree: The Roots. After four years of honing the concept, artist Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, recorded the album alone in a tool shed in his native Jacksonville, FL. Hauntingly beautiful, The Family Tree: The Roots glimmers with folk, pop and Ben’s wide-open spacious vocals. Radical Face, who has generally shied away from traditional live performances, will give U.S. fans a rare concert experience this fall with a unique live show encompassing a full choir backing him. On October 11, he will perform live with the Easterly Singers at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. Before hitting the road, Radical Face will join Ferraby Lionheart, Amanda Jo Williams and others for the New LA Folk Festival on Saturday, August 6.

    Jul 28 2011

    Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight – Grieves

    Grieves is a new generation of hip hop artist.

    You won’t find any of the typical hip hop stereotypes, either underground or mainstream. Instead, you’ll discover a musical mastermind, confronting you with his poignant voice and original beats. With disarming charisma, Grieves is able to engage the entire audience in his music. Whether you discover him in the venue or over the radio, you’re going to wish the experience lasted longer.