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Witty Banter is One for the Books

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Recent Articles March 21st. A day that I will always think of amazing album releases. DC-based musician, producer, and singer-songwriter, Rachel Levitin, released Witty Banter on her 37th birthday. Witty Banter is a 12-song pop-rock collection inspired by a series of events spread over nearly a dozen years recounting a journey of self-discovery while growing […]

Watch Jarreau Williams Become FEAR

Jarreau Williams looking scared in a corner with big white dripping letters that spell out "FEAR."

More to Watch Happy Halloween, everyone! Our award-winning DMV friend, Jarreau Williams released a creepy music video for his single inspired by his own dark journey with mental health, “Fear” produced by frequent collaborator, the Nashville-based Devin Spear (Exhale Recording) on this spooky Friday the 13th. Jarreau Williams “FEAR” album art. Not only is this […]

Euan Blackman — Soldier On: “The Ballad of a Broken Machine”

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Recent Articles Happy Fall, everyone! Singer-songwriter from Liverpool, Euan Blackman, is back with “alt folk for the kind folk.” I have previously stated in this publication that he is one of the artists on my heavy rotation during rainy weather in the DMV. His new track, “The Ballad of a Broken Machine” proves me right, […]

“Feel Life” with Ora Cogan

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Recent Articles As Fall approaches us, it is fun to listen to hazy gothic folk music as you sip a hot beverage watching the autumn leaves fall. Based on Vancouver Island, cinematic recording artist, Ora Cogan, has released her album, Formless, available now. Ora Cogan with her bright dog in a field of green – […]

Rock Out with Mares of Thrace This Summer

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Calgary, Canadian-based hardcore noise doom duo, Mares of Thrace are coming to The Runaway and Metro Gallery on June 20/21 in Washington D.C and Baltimore. Learn more with Maura Marcellino. Mares of Thrace. Photo by Monika Deviat Canadian noise doom duo, Mares of Thrace is coming to The Runaway in Washington, D.C. on June 20th with […]

Rainy Days with Euan Blackman

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Recent Articles One of the many artists that Alchemical Records introduced me to that I listen to often is Euan Blackman. The singer-songwriter released his debut four-track EP, ‘You Are the Rain,’ drawing inspiration from the lo-fi aesthetic of ‘Nebraska’ by Bruce Springsteen. Euan wrote, recorded, produced and mixed ‘You Are the Rain’ entirely in […]

Friends and Amigos Has Us Hanging With the Cool Kids

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Recent Articles Friends and Amigos (formerly Gabrielle Zwi and Friends) release a new anthem for those that do not feel like a cool kid, “Sitting On Tables.” Friends and Amigos “Sitting on Tables” album art New DMV-based genre nonconforming four-piece band, Friends and Amigos, released their debut single, “Sitting on Tables,” on April 21st. As […]

Earth Month Recap with Maura

Author Maura Marcellino working in a greenhouse.

Hello Alchemical Records. I hope you all had a lovely Earth Month! Sustainability is a very important topic to me, as it should be for everybody. Since 2019, I have had the pleasure of working professionally combining two of my favorite things, live music and creating a better environment for us and generations to come. I have seen artists use their platform for the greater good, which has given me hope in what can seem like a lost cause sometimes. There are quite a good number of artists that fall in this category, but I wanted to share what I have experienced or seen.

In 2021, I tweeted that I wanted to work/tour for a sustainability team for Coldplay. Not only is Coldplay a band that I have listened to for as long as I can remember, but they are the band that made me aware of concert sustainability, or lack thereof. One of my best friends, mentors, and former supervisor Lexis Yelis referred me to work the Coldplay show at FedEx Field and it was a dream come true learning experience.

Take a Journey with Thyra Hilden in “Lucid Dreampop”

Recent Articles Looking for some new and relatable dreamy pop music to chill out to or even make you reflect? Check out the versatile EP that is Lucid Dreampop by Danish visual artist Thyra Hilden for a simple, but sophisticated 17 minute experience of sensual, Nordic existentialism. Great for fans of Gracie Abrams, Lights, The […]

Get a New Perspective with Gabrielle Zwi in “Guns to a Playground Fight”

Recent Articles Someone I feel grateful to have met along my journey is Gabrielle Zwi. Zwi is an artist who has brightly embraced their identity as a Jewish Brazilian-American, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and being autistic and disabled. “My life is inherently politicized,” says Zwi. I had the honor of interviewing them […]