Recent Articles Graceful piano and soft, breathy vocals ring in aboynamedblu’s new EP I Heard You Tried To Fight The Sky. The opening track, “Super Grassy” finds an aesthetic balance between the likes of Frank Ocean and Bon Iver before cutting loose for a tidal wave of sound during the bridge. As you continue on […]
Recent Articles New Zealand-based metal guitarist, classical pianist, and singer-songwriter Leah Hinton (also known as Murmur Tooth) is teaming up with the house DJ and producer Lars Moston for the new single “Antidote”. The collaboration decidedly leans more towards the pop end of the spectrum but manages to hang on to the sum of its […]
Recent Articles D.C.-based Syrian American artist Husam, a favorite at Alchemical Records, released his latest single, “I’ll Destroy You,” on October 2. The haunting, evocative track confronts the sensitive topic of child abuse head-on and reveals what it means to exact revenge. Considering the song’s delicate subject matter, listeners would expect the musical composition of […]
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, […]
Award-winning Americana artist and songwriter Joe Downer was born in the United Kingdom, but calls the DMV home. He moved to the States when he was young and settled in the DMV area, where he’s lived ever since. At 15, he got his first guitar and has not looked back since. Downer loves the area, and attributes a big piece of how his sound and self has developed to the DMV area and community, which he describes as “vibrant and supportive.” Learn more about Joe Downer’s inspiring story with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including his journey from rock and heavy metal to indie folk, how music helped him overcome dark seasons in his life, and why he believes music is the great healer.
Recent Articles By Emma Page D.C.-based artist Husam has recently released his comforting new single, “Harm’s Way”. “‘Harm’s Way’ was inspired by my relationship with my sisters,” says Husam. As the eldest, he says he was raised to protect them. “They come to me only when things are really severe, crying and looking for guidance […]
Cathy DiToro is a staple of the DMV music scene. In addition to performing as part of fan favorite cover ensembles, including The Legwarmers, she manages ProjectHERA, a nonprofit she founded to push more visibility for female musicians, as well as HERAFest, which aims to “showcase women being badass musicians at any age in all genres.” This year, DiToro is embracing a major personal transition: releasing more of her own solo work and building her own brand. Learn more with contributing writer Eric Althoff, including the reason why DiToro is approaching the new year boldly with a “now or never” attitude.
Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee LowDown Brass Band is back to show off their eclectic mix of jazz, reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop influences on their new album LowDown Nights. With elements of soul and R&B flowing through the various grooves, this is the kind of album that is endlessly cool, fun, and danceable. Within the […]
Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill https://youtu.be/kG2_kEgDXKkThis reading of Alchemical Records content provides a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Making her studio recording debut, Washington D.C. educator and saxophonist Allie […]
More to Watch By Margaret Adams https://youtu.be/qchndXVvZrM This reading of Alchemical Records content provides a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Stark visuals and modern pop influences characterize Nai’a in his […]