Goalkeeper Release ‘Sooner’ from Forthcoming Debut Album

Goalkeeper release first single from debut album, Sooner

More to Watch On August 26, Philadelphia-based pop-punk trio, Goalkeeper, released “Sooner,” the lead single from their forthcoming debut album. The driving, melodic composition explores universal themes of love lost, regret, and change in a familiar and yet compelling way. “Sooner” follows the narrative of a young couple who meet over the summer and fall […]

Alternative Rock Band Viper Club Delivers with Latest Album, ‘Club Mix’

Viper Club release Club Mix album

More to Watch Last month, alternative rock band Viper Club released their latest album, Club Mix, an electrifying collection of demos and studio recordings that signify an exciting path forward for the Phoenix-based four-piece. Expect high energy, alluring charisma, and in-your-face lyrics that prompt listeners everywhere to embrace the freedom of living out loud. “Call […]

Emo Trio Fieldrush: ‘We Were Working to Get the Most Out of Not Just Our Songs, But Also Ourselves’

Fieldrush - Photo by Nick Brandau

San Diego-based emo trio Fieldrush named their band after a desert plant, specifically, a weed that can withstand harsh conditions. Given that the band was established during the height of the pandemic, the name feels fitting. Fieldrush’s high-energy compositions, carefree attitude, and introspective songwriting position the band as an unmistakable rising act. Learn more about Fieldrush’s exciting story, including how the band’s cultural diversity informs their creative process, their favorite memory of the D.C. area, and what audiences can expect from their forthcoming debut EP, Fundamentals.

Effie Zilch Navigates Climate Change Crisis with ‘Ship Has Sailed’

Effie Zilch

Recent Articles On August 5, San Francisco-based indie rock duo Effie Zilch released their latest single, “Ship Has Sailed,” a protest song that addresses the climate change crisis and our responsibility to protect the earth. Released as the frontrunner to Environmental Awareness Month, celebrated annually in September, the track appears on the band’s forthcoming album, […]

National Book Lovers Day: Celebrating the Intersection of Literature and Music

Kyle Burk, Co-Owner of Capitol Hill Books / D.C.-Based Musician, The Failed Poets, speaks on National Book Lovers Day

Music is a dynamic form of storytelling, so the intersection of literature and music should come as no surprise. Some of the biggest artists of our time have penned songs inspired by novels. From David Bowie (George Orwell), to Kate Bush (Emily Brontë), to Common and Jill Scott (Chinua Achebe), to Coldplay (Cormac McCarthy), the interconnectedness is unmistakable. In recognition of Book Lovers Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 9, the Alchemical Records team connected with bibliophiles from the D.C. area and beyond to discuss music inspired by literature and their all-time favorite reads.

Elvis Drew Wants to ‘Focus’ on You, Baby, with Electric New Single

Elvis Drew Focus

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross On June 17, Lagos, Algarve-based alternative electronic artist Elvis Drew released his latest single, “Focus,” a moody, immersive track that explores love, obsession, and the entangled spaces in between. “’Focus’ was inspired by a kind of relationship that lacks attention and focus from one individual to another,” said Elvis […]

Gloomer Seeks to Rekindle Stale Relationship with Debut Single, ‘Drumjoy’

Gloomer - Photo by Cassie Hunter

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross On June 28, Los Angeles-based shoegaze project Gloomer released their debut single, “Drumjoy,” a brilliant experimental track that explores the grips of a fraying relationship one cannot seem to escape although it is no longer working. “This song was originally 5 or 6 minutes long with way more different […]

Chris Mallett Basks in Summer Vibes ‘Coastin’ Down the 10′

Chris Mallett - Coastin Down the 10

Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross On July 2, Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter Chris Mallett released his latest single, “Coastin’ Down the 10,” ft. Niv-Lac. The buoyant, feel-good rap track, which showcases the emerging artist’s lyrical flow, offers a perfect addition to your summer playlist. Chris Mallett began composing “Coastin’ Down the 10” on piano as a […]

Smokin’ On Planes Explores the Certainty of Uncertainty with ‘Enigma’

Smokin on Planes-Enigma

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross Earlier this month, D.C.-based post-hardcore band Smokin’ on Planes released their latest single, “Enigma.” The song’s melodic, retro-tinged sound coupled with an exploration of existential themes reveals the certainty of uncertainty within our lives while showcasing some of the band’s best work to date. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist […]

Clifford Proves He Is ‘Too Big Too Strong’ with Magnetic New Single

Clifford "Too Big Too Strong"

Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross Last month, one of our favorite rising DMV-based artists at Alchemical Records, Clifford, released his latest single, “Too Big Too Strong.” The high-octane, electronic-infused track is magnetic and original, empowering audiences to embrace their untapped potential with confidence and style. “’Too Big Too Strong’ was inspired by that moment when […]