"Java With Javelyn Indie Music Volume 3"
hope you enjoy this taste of what the independent music world has
to offer. We’ve included the email and URL of each artist above.
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We are very proud of all of them. It was very hard to choose the
order of this CD, so we hope you put your CD player to “shuffle”,
listen to ALL of the songs represented here, as we know at least
a few represent YOU… THANK YOU for supporting independent music
(please note we will be accepting submissions for future compilations
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XtraOrdinary – Darius Lux (Lyrics)
in London, raised in New York and now living in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter-performer
Darius Lux recently traveled around the world on a journey
that culminated in his debut album, "Arise".
2. Destiny – Javelyn
melodic, songstress Javelyn is an artist whose voice and
music soothes straight to the soul, while kickin’ the butt. Recipient
of "Rockies" Awards for three years in a row, including
Best Female Solo Artist of the Year and Best Folk Artist from Rock
has done five music videos and is in the midst of production for
one more, as she loves to mix music with the film media. Her song
“Ugga Bugga” brought her to the FinalCut Pro Users group at the
Apple Convention in San Francisco. Javelyn has two full-length
CDs and one EP under her belt, one of which charted on the Gavin
radio charts between Sarah MacLachlan and Janet Jackson on the Hot
A/C charts, airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide, and had
rave reviews from press, DJ’s & online sources, as well as two
songs being picked up for films. Currently, her dance song “Love
For Eternity” is charting high in the indie music charts. Javelyn
hosts and performs with other acts at Java With Javelyn Indie
Music Nites, an indie music nite which occurs several times
a month around Los Angeles, featuring some of the hottest indie
live & recorded music in LA. Javelyn is a voting member
of the Grammy’s.
Love Not War – ZKing of Hearts (Lyrics)
winning Reggae Artist, ZKing of Hearts, hails from the tiny
but gorgeous Caribbean island of Anguilla in the British West Indies.
ZKing has found fans and friends around the world having toured all
over America, Europe and Asia as Daddy Roots. He now returns with
a new CD as ZKing of Hearts and is taking the world by storm with
his blend of native rhythms with modern western styles.
4. Crazy – Stars Go Dim (Lyrics)
songs you hum walking to class or out shopping, those are the catchy
gems Tulsa pop-soul quartet Stars Go Dim specializes in. Start with
Joey Avalos' sweet guitar riffs, add the smooth vocals of Chris Cleveland
and back it all with the seasoned rhythm section of bassist Michael
Wittig and drummer Lester Estelle and you'll
find yourself hooked upon first listen. Stars
Go Dim released three digital singles in December 2007 through their
in anticipation of their debut LP in 2008, which promises to showcase
their unique blend of modern pop and classic soul. Avalos,
Estelle, and Wittig are all Grammy nominated musicians. Stars Go Dim
won the 2008 8th Annual CMT/NSAI Listener's Choice Award. They had
over 3000 international submissions. They had the only non-country
song to make the top 15. SGD also won Song Writer Univere's 'Best
Song of the Month' for December 2007.
For a Lifetime – Dogman Joe (Lyrics)
Francisco-based musician Dogman Joe's self-titled album
is a no-holds-barred example of what is best about contemporary
rock music. Blending blues with reggae, jazz, with funk, his unique
sound defies stereotypes to offer audiences an unforgettable experience.
Sunny Day Despair - Rusika (Lyrics)
is a band in which Natz (vocals/guitar) and Tommy (bass) represent
their life. The sound is a unique combination of .
rock, punk, pop and ballads sung in Japanese.
Sky – Jeff Larson (Lyrics)
veteran of the bay area music scene and artist with a small European
label, DayFaze-Musicnet, Jeff Larson has been spoken about
in the following ways: "Larson obviously has a lot on his mind,
and he's able to express it in literate, lyrical ways that require
repeated listening." -- Performing Songwriter
"Larson's melodies sparkle, rise, and fall, not a note wasted
or a phrase out of place… A classic combination of sound and sensibilities,
and Larson gives it his own contemporary spin” -- Wood & Steel
(Taylor Guitars). “If there was any justice in this world, Jeff
Larson would be a radio constant. Never mind that members of Chicago
and America are among his cohorts, Larson does just fine on his
own, thank you, via songs imbued with richly textured arrangements
and instantly embracing melodies. As its title implies, New Antiques
provides classic pop perfection with echoes of an earlier era. 'From
morning until noon, I hear a great song,' he sings. So do we."
– CBS Watch Magazine, Dec 2007 (The Best Music “Almost” No One’s
It Be Nice – Alyse Black (Lyrics)
Music & Lyrics: Alyse Black
Producer: Alyse Black; Co-Producer: Hans Brehmer
Piano: Hans Brehmer; Guitar: Mark Oi; Bass: Patrick McDanel;
Drums & Percussion: Cody Rahn; Trumpet: Jeff Miller
Recorded by Reed Ruddy and Josh Evans at Studio X
Alyse has recently won 1st place in Billboard's Annual World
Song Contest in the category of Jazz. She has also been selected
as Singer of the Month for SingerUniverse. She will be touring the
US throughout 2008. Alyse left a short corporate career
to sing on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle. One day,
the pianist for a local jazz group wandered by, listened for a moment,
and then explained that he liked her style. He needed another singer
for a show that night at a local club. There was no looking back.
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” is from Alyse’s debut full-length,
singer-songwriter album, “Too Much & Too Lovely.” In the same
vein as Michael Buble and Norah Jones, Alyse combines jazz
sensibilities with a pop sound to create sensual music that appeals
to fans across many genres.
Twilight Serenade – Ken Totushek (Lyrics)
guitar instrumentalist, and singer/songwriter Ken Totushek
lives with his wife and amily in Barrington, RI. Ken has
been playing guitar, writing, and singing since his teen years. During
the past 15 years, he has also studied audio engineering and recording.
Ken has performed his original music and that of others for
young and old alike - gospel, folk, instrumental, and children's songs.
He has also led worship and praise in this church. While drawn to
other stringed instruments such as ukeleles, dulcimers, mandolins,
and lap steel guitars, Ken is rarely seen traveling without
a guitar in tow. Ken has recorded 4 CDs to date.
Rich Man – Phil Marcus (Lyrics)
On The Hook Recordings specializes in creating radio-friendly, hook-based
music for the commercial marketplace. Songwriters at heart, we enjoy
collaborating on a wide variety of projects, but our signature sound
has been described by many as "soulful melodic pop" music.
11. Baby – Javelyn (Lyrics)
song inspired by letting go and taking a chance... muy bueno!
Meadows – Downstream (Lyrics)
band Downstream was originally formed in June '04. We have
played over 300 shows in the last three years, opening for national
acts such as
Candlebox, Shinedown, Drowning Pool, Alterbridge, Days of the New,
etc. In July '07, we released our debut album "Forsaken' ".
The CD release party
was an overwhelmingly great success with over 1,000 people in Attendance
and over 300 CDs sold! The band has made great leaps so far, but we
still pushing to make it to the next level.
13. Dear Tokyo – Fokushima (Lyrics)
Fokushima is a new project spearheaded by
singer/songwriter Kevin Shima. Defined by colorful harmonies, inventive
grooves, highly structured instrumental arrangements, and vulnerable
but often humerous lyrics, Fokushima offers a sound that
is as foreign as it is familiar. Kevin Shima just moved to Long Beach,
California in August 2007, and has averaged 200 performances per year
over the last decade, opening for the likes of Matthew Sweet, G-Love
and Special Sauce, The Roots, Cracker, The Barenaked Ladies, and Erykah
Badu. The new Fokushima EP titled "Monkey Chatter"
is set for independent release in March 2008..
Move – Tiffany Curtiss
hails from Seattle, WA where she performed regionally for over ten
years. With a classical and contemporary background in piano and voice,
she brings a high level of talent to an ever-growing and innovative
industry. She values the importance of being great in the studio,
on the stage, and behind the scenes.
You Can Buy Me – Ellee Ven (Lyrics)
Written by: Jessica Lazaro Kunin dba ellee
ven & Roland Apilzelis (BMI)
Produced by: Roland Apikelis
Mixed by: Reggie Dozier
Contact: Hot Sauce Records, (310) 472-7157
Ven showcases a range and diversity in music which she calls
groovetonics: a mix of electronica, pop and rock. 2007 has culminated
in a Los Angeles Music Awards win for Electro Pop Artist of the
Year, and a South Bay Music Awards win for Video of the Year.
ellee ven's music has charted on international DJ charts
and radio. Unsigned Music Magazine also nominated ellee
ven for 2005 Aritst of the Year and her album Funky
Bohemia for Album of the Year..
16. The Only One – Volume (Lyrics)
Volume is a 3-piece blues-rock band from Toronto, Canada. Playing
together for only three years, Volume has developed their
own unique style, which is evolving every day.
17. On a String – Sungod Abscondo (Lyrics)
are two Americans who call Slovakia home. 2007 saw the released
of their debut "Imperfect People", which has been embraced
by dozens of non-commercial radio stations across North America.
"Imperfect People" is best described as melodic college
rock. Outside of the on-going Sungod Abscondo project, a dark and
intimate Abscondo solo, acoustic album can be expected in the near
18. Tonite – Javelyn (Lyrics)
follow-up dance song to "Love For Eternity", currently
"Tonite” is charting high in the indie music charts. Javelyn
hosts and performs with other acts at Java With Javelyn, an indie
music nite which occurs twice a month around Los Angeles, featuring
some of the hottest indie live & recorded music in LA. Javelyn
is a voting member of the Grammy’s.
Z-Squared – Lawrence Blatt (Lyrics)
Francisco's Lawrence Blatt delivers piercing, original
compositions played on acoustic finger-style guitar. His unique
sound stems from fusion of classical and modern performance techniques.
Blatt's music unfolds in a variety of genres, including
acoustic roots, adult contemporary, soundtrack flavors and alternative
sounds. He weaves in modern flavors and the tapestry that emerge
in an intricate interaction of melody and rhythm. His music has
been called heartwarming and soothing, and consists of layers of
guitar work decorated with intricate melodies and percussive moods.
He uses open tunings with a single guitar playing rhythm, bass and
lead melody all at once. His latest project "Fibonacci's Dream"
is a compilation of thirteen original pieces that takes you on a
journey of music and math.
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