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GLOSSER Releases Deluxe Edition of Debut Record, DOWNER

GLOSSER standing on a checkered floor looking up at the camera.

When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.

The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.

Bailly Castillo Releases Girl Anthem, “Over It”

Bailly Castillo - "Over It" album artwork

Recent Articles 24-year-old R&B/Pop singer, songwriter, and performer, Bailly Castillo of southeastern Virginia released her debut single, “Over It” in January 2024. Bailly says she was “Influenced by icons such as Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Ciara,” describing her sound as a modern mix of 90s/00s R&B and Pop. Like many of her […]

Record New Live Album with M4TR at Jammin Java

Flyer promoting the Feb10 Jammin Java event featuring M4TR, 5th of Four, and The Invisibles.

More to Watch Flyer promoting the Feb10 Jammin Java event featuring M4TR, 5th of Four, and The Invisibles. Synthpop dance-rockers M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution) will record their next album live at Jammin Java with 5th of Four and The Invisibles on Feb 10. “M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution) brings you rebellious dance-rock from the […]

Shelly Star and the Galaxy Journey to Jammin Java

Shelley Star and the Galaxy performing on stage in space themed outfits.

Recent Articles Shelley Star and the Galaxy celebrate the release of their forthcoming album with a special performance alongside BUKO BUKO and Ari Voxx at Jammin Java on February 4. This won’t be the band’s first time appearing on the Jammin Java stage, however; they were awarded second place in Band Battle #25 at the […]

Broke Royals Dream Big with New EP

Broke Royals posing on a couch. Photo by Aaro Keipi

Recent Articles Take “One Look” at Broke Royals and their newest single heralding their forthcoming January 26 EP, Big Dream. Broke Royals headline a special release show with local support by Milo In The Doldrums and Dear Daria at Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC, on January 27. Featuring the vocal stylings of Rebecca Basnight, […]

Mystery Friends Bring Utopia to Atlantis

Mystery Friends "Utopia" Album Art

We’ve been fans of Mystery Friends for a while now. The band released their debut album in 2019 and, like we imagine you are, are bracing ourselves for their followup album, Utopia, releasing January 23. Mystery Friends will be in full celebration mode, performing alongside fellow Washington DC-based rockers Kinda Evil at The Atlantis, DC’s newest and already iconic venue, January 26.

“We’re really proud of this album and we are pulling out all the stops for this show to really make it an event. We’re only the second local band to headline since they opened last year, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

The latest hint of things to come on Utopia is served in the form of the aptly named and transcendental, if at times a little trippy, “Fever Dream.”

Chris O’Leary Toes ‘The Hard Line’

Chris O'Leary sings vocals live on stage while holding a harmonica.

While coming of age in Upstate New York, Chris O’Leary recalls his childhood home being replete with the sounds of everyone from opera to the Clancy Brothers, the Chieftains and Bruce Springsteen. But it was a disapproving look from his father, beholding some reprobate New Yorkers on the turntable, that effectively altered his son’s musical course.

“I was like 11 or 12, playing guitar and listening to KISS. My dad basically [said], ‘Turn that shit off!’” O’Leary recalls with a laugh. His father replaced the painted-up rockers’ record with Muddy Waters’s “Hard Again,” telling his preteen son to “give it a chance.”

“I heard [harmonica legend] James Cotton and that was it. I was hooked,” O’Leary said. “I got my dad to blame for my career choices.”

“Wind The Clock” with Brian K & The Parkway

Brian K. & The Parkway "Wind The Clock" album art depicting a guitar amplifier in the middle of the forest surrounded by Fall foilage.

Recent Articles Brian K. Pagels and Stephen Russ, the DC-area duo that make up Brian K & The Parkway released their debut single, “Wind The Clock” on January 12. The pair will release their debut album, Killing the Bear, on March 29, 2024 alongside the launch of their upcoming tour that begins the night of […]

Mia Celeste Talks New Album and Why ‘Love Is Universal’

Indie Maryland-based artist Mia Celeste poses in front of microphone smiling slightly.

Frederick, Maryland-based artist Mia Celeste has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. Drawing from her Latino roots, classical, and jazz, the 17-year-old pianist, singer-songwriter, and producer creates an enchanting world with her music that rises effortlessly above the surrounding landscape.

Read to learn more about Mia Celeste’s early influences, including the role of her father Jaime Paredes, an established poet, her vision for the future of women in music, and the most important message that she wants audiences to take away from her new EP, The Songs That I Wrote Just For You.

Eliza Tebo, Wandering Bird Release New Year Music

Wandering Bird logo/artwork depicting a greyscale bird amidst a black background

Recent Articles Wammie-winning vocalist, Eliza Tebo wished 2023 a final goodbye with the December 31st release of the emotive new single, “Me and the Sun.”  This newest single is Eliza’s second single released with Washington D.C. record label Wandering Bird Records, the first being a haunting rendition of the Joni Mitchell Christmas ballad “River” released […]