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David Wax Museum Brings Mexo-Americana to the U.S.

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Folk husband-and-wife duo David Wax and Suz Slezak are the brains behind David Wax Museum, a self-described “Mexo-Americana” band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. The duo’s sound is distinctly marked by the Mexican influences that made them famous, both in style, content, and instrumentation. Creating music for 14 years, seven of those years with a growing family, David and Suz are professionals in the game with appearances on CBS This Morning: Saturday, NPR’s World Cafe, and Tiny Desk. Learn more about David Wax Museum’s journey of discovery with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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

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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.

Bite The Boxer Gets Nostalgic and Spooky with Music Video for “Like A Ghost”

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee Matt Park, also known as Bite The Boxer, is back with a new music video for “Like A Ghost” which continues his trek into the world of alt-pop, synthwave, lo-fi, and indie pop to create a dreamy and lush soundscape. Visually, we see Park playing different instruments gradually fading […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of April 30, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill There is much great music in the world today! You may have noticed we are fans of a little bit of everything. Unfortunately sometimes we just don’t have enough time to give each track the attention we feel it deserves, but here are some tracks we just don’t want […]

Adptd Breaks Out with Debut EP, ‘Bedroom Walls’

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More to Watch By Daniel Warren Hill Emo Rock/Alt band Adptd has released their debut EP, “Bedroom Walls,” just months after being signed by Baltimore, Md. indie label rad-pop. Records. The EP is a truly DIY project produced by frontwoman Josie Randle who worked with her many friends and artists from around the world, contributing […]

Holy Smokes Embraces Old School DIY Recording Techniques for Debut Single ‘Radiator Song’

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Boston, Massachusetts based indie rock band, Holy Smokes, have just released their debut single “Radiator Song” which merges the rockin’ energy of garage aesthetics with a more polished composition. The first single off an upcoming self-titled album shows off its DIY foundation with songs that were recorded in basements, kitchens, […]

Sounds of the Underground: Inside DC’s hardcore punk scene

By Molly Guillermo Punk is influential in DC. Once there was DC’s own Dischord Records and Minor Threat, and now we have Trump’s former lawyer Ty Cobb thrashing to Copstabber. DC’s punk scene is more alive than ever, even with Ivanka Trump claiming to have been punk because she cried over Kurt Cobain’s death. With […]

How to Make Your Live Performance Sound Like Your Recording

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Battle of the Bands

Alchemical Records is pleased to announce its first ever Battle of the Bands. This battle will feature regional talent judged by a series of special guest judges using a point based rating system. Prizes include cold hard cash, studio recording time, radio promotion, and magazine features. Check out the rules, details, and submission form here: