James Tristan Redding – AG172

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James Tristan Redding

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In this file you will find information about a man that has been difficult to track. He has come out from a difficult situation, however, and has begun to tell his story in his songs. James Tristan Redding was known to be a member of the genre-bending band Union Pulse in Wisconsin.

After a period of time to drag himself out of the bottle while writing songs in Mexico, he has moved himself to New York City. There he has recorded a solo album of material called Walking Into Brooklyn, which he released on 12 November 2013. He recorded this collection from his small seven foot by nine foot apartment.

You’ll want to look for Redding outside of his apartment, though. He can often be found performing his material throughout eastern U.S., including parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and beyond. Be sure to look for his schedule at his ReverbNation or Facebook profiles.

I should also mention that he shows a philanthropic side. He’s donating 1/2 of his music sales at ReverbNation to Love, Hope, Strength.

Songs Played

– A Girl Named Elizabeth
– 3000 Miles
– A Bird Can Only Sing

Band Links

James Tristan Redding
James at Facebook
James at ReverbNation

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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The Non-Domestiks – AG171

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The Non-Domestiks

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When the client doesn’t seem to know what sound they are looking to find, it makes this gumshoe’s work a bit more difficult. I had been asked to locate a band that sounded like “early 70’s ballad pop in the likes of the Carpenters and Elton John, combined with a hint of art and prog rock with classical influences similar to the Moody Blues and Renaissance, then throw in some Lou Reed, Bowie and Rundgren for a little edge.” Yeah, sure.

So, with a little digging I was able to locate a duo in the Philadelphia area called The Non-Domestiks. Apparently, these two women don’t spend much time in the home or in the office. They are busy playing multiple instruments and recording tracks for their albums. Both Rosalba Gallo and Katrina Wylie have the ability to play keyboard, guitar and bass. It seems that Rosalba focuses on playing lead guitar, as well as bass and drums. Her musical partner, Katrina, plays keys and woodwinds, not limited to saxophone, clarinet and bassoon.

They’ve recently released an album called September Monday. In my research, I discovered that they named it this way after reading a news article about the frequency of suicides on Mondays in the month of September. Youch. I’d be cautious about the lyrics in these tracks, just to be safe.

I have to admit, I dig the sound these two are dishing out. Be sure to talk about them on your social media profiles, such as Twitter and Facebook. It will raise their egos and also let them know that you’ve been to the office to dig through my files. You never know what you’ll find in that heap o’ manila folders on my desk.

Songs Played

– Is There No One
– How Does It Feel
– If I Had a Wish

Band Links

The Non-Domestiks
The Non-Domestiks at Facebook
Tne Non-Domestiks at ReverbNation

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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The High Fidelics – Surf Instrumental – AG170

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The High Fidelics

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Be careful with that submission envelope. You might want to grab a towel. Today’s artist is “retro fresh” surf instrumental music by Birmingham, Alabama’s very own The High Fidelics.

According to the info tracked down at their ReverbNation profile:

This “retro fresh” all instrumental band has started the chattering-class chattering and the toe-tappers’ toes tapping. When you’re at a High Fidelics show, you’ll feel like you’re basking on a California beach, hanging out in a no-wave NYC club, and eating grits at a Memphis soul club — all at the same time. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, this group of men-of-a-certain-age burst into the public eye in October 2010 and has not slowed down yet.

Be sure to talk about the band on your social media profiles, such as Twitter and Facebook. It will raise their egos and also let them know that you’ve been to the office to dig through my files. You never know what your’e going to find in that ragged stack on my desk.

Songs Played

– Lil’ Curfew
– Black Dahlia
– Midnight Requisition

Band Links

The High Fidelics at Facebook
The High Fidelics at ReverbNation
The High Fidelics at Bandcamp

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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Starfall – Shards – AG169

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Starfall – Shards

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We’ve found some rock and metal in the latest envelope slid under the door at the Audio Gumshoe offices. It made the package a bit heavy. And that’s good; there have been some lightweight submissions recently. This band, Starfall, has changed their identity, so it’s good that you found them. They used to be called Blood of the Fallen. It is known that they frequent the Mississauga and Toronto, Ontario communities. Not only have the changed their name, they have released a new tune, Shards, with a slightly different sound. I gave you some leads to find out more about them in the info below.

Oh, by the way, if you find any more information about this band, be sure to share it on your Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or other social media accounts. It will help them be found by others much more quickly.

Songs Played

– Under the Sky
– Underneath
– Shards

Band Links

Starfall at Facebook
Starfall at Twitter
Starfall at Instagram
Starfall at Bandcamp

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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