by Eric Althoff
While we wait anxiously for Ben DeHan’s new EP, “New Nostalgia,” to drop on July 23, the artist has offered up a peek at his first single from the EP, “The Faded Ones.” The uptempo, poppy tune blends DeHan’s optimistic vocal stylings with some unique electronic keyboard sounds.
The overall effect sounds as if some of those late-’90s bands somehow produced an echo
through time that DeHan put his own unique spin on—and then sent it back to the turn of
millennium, making the whole affair sound paradoxically both retro and ahead of its time.
It’s going to be great to see what he has in store for “New Nostalgia” this summer!
Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 PM EDT
When Jamie Darken first began writing the songs that would appear on his debut solo EP, Burial, he imagined he was crafting demos for Cherry Ames, a local Washington DC area indie-rock band that Darken performs as vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. With Cherry Ames on hiatus amidst the global shutdown and performing in venues unavailable as an option, Darken’s drive to make progress with the ideas on his own eventually brought the tracks to the place where it simply felt right to release as his own project. The result is five songs written, produced, and performed by Darken, with the exception of leading single “This Could Be Your Home” co-written with fellow DC area musician Christopher Mathews-Larsen.
Wild Idol is a pandemic formed electric pop/soul duo made up of producer Nathan Ellman-Bell (drummer for Brass Against) and award winning vocalist Nora Palka. They are also in love. Although they currently live in Brooklyn, Nora is originally from the DMV and Nathan started his career in Baltimore.