Keep Your Secrets Uses Their Lyrics to Say What Words Can’t
From a YouTube cover channel to their recently released second EP, Keep Your Secrets has been a community effort since its inception. Malerie Gamblin and Matt Nguyen-Ngo started their band as a cover channel. The duo had attended undergrad together at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and started the channel in 2020. Malerie sang and Matt played the instruments. Their turning point came in April 2021, however, when musician and influencer Joseph DuBay shouted out their TikTok and funneled thousands of listeners to their page. Learn more about Keep Your Secrets’ journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych.
Jake Knox Pivots Towards Pop Punk with “Jake is Dead (Head Underwater)”
Recent Articles Previously known for his work in the genre of EDM and collaborating with The Knocks, Jake Knox is making a hard pivot into the world of pop punk with his latest single “Jake is Dead (Head Underwater)”. Where most of his previous work stems from an electronic foundation, this new track is rooted […]
Ben DeHan Looks Back, Writes Personal Letter to Himself with ‘Broken Bones’
There are times when a band’s songwriter comes up with music so personal, it defies categorization to the point that it doesn’t quite fit under the band’s moniker. This is the way Ben DeHan, approaches all of his songwriting, and it’s the reason that he releases music under his own name. After a stretch playing with American Diary and a subsequent hiatus, DeHan returned with a newfound energy as a solo artist. Since then, he and his wife, collaborator and cellist, Lauren have worked hard to establish the authenticity and versatility of their pop-punk act. Learn more about the duo’s journey and new EP with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.
ARIA Faces Being “Broken Hearted”
Recent Articles ARIA – “Broken Hearted” Album Art Up-and-coming independent artist ARIA has released his newest track, “Broken Hearted”, and it is definitely a relatable one. The song was produced by Boston & Pat, who are fresh off co-producing MGK’s “Die in California” and co-writing Bazzi’s Top 40 radio hit, “I Like That”. ARIA describes […]
Khi Lo Gets Retrospective with “Rosslyn II”
Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Fairfax, Virginia based singer-songwriter and rapper, Khi Lo, gets retrospective with the second part of a three-part project titled Rosslyn II. Melding elements of pop, rap, and pop punk, this is an album that flows fluidly between rage, love, and depression. Where the previous installment focused on the here and […]
Ben DeHan, Valoramous, and Listeners Begin A New Chapter in “Woke Up (Valoramous Remix)
Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Having featured both of these artists on this site in the past, it is incredibly exciting to be sharing this collaborative project between recording artist Ben DeHan and DJ and producer Valoramous. In spite of very different backgrounds, the two come together around “Woke Up” and its themes centered […]
Lorenzo Wood Dreams of a Better Future in “LONELY NIGHTS”
Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Los Angeles based producer and songwriter, Lorenzo Wood, is merging R&B vibes with a pop-punk energy in his new single “LONELY NIGHTS”. Starting from within a more contemplative state, the song sits back and lets the rain free fall on our faces. “It’s just another night I’m alone in my […]
Ben DeHan ‘Woke Up’ with Latest Single
Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Ben DeHan made his way into the hearts of fans as a member of Baltimore-based rock band American Diary in 2006. With the release of their sophomore album in 2008, The Brightest Colors, came the opportunity to undertake over 44,000 miles of national touring, which also included the band’s […]
Ben DeHan – New Nostalgia
Hailing from Odenton, MD between Baltimore and Washington DC, Ben DeHan has a pop-fusion sound similar to the Angels and Airwaves and Camino. Ben talks with Andy about his recent release, “Waiting For You”, and the music he makes with his fiance Lauren White, a songwriter and cellist, which includes Ben’s latest single, “Oxon Hill” about another local spot within the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Ben talks about his history as a touring musician as well as local influences and inspirations like Fugazi, Black Flag, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Good Charlotte, Bumpin; Uglies, All Time Low, and Ben’s former band, American Diary. Ben talks about his songwriting and production leading to his comparisons to Blink 182 and Machine Gun Kelly.
Andy introduces Ben to another “This or That” segment where he must choose between Old Bay or Sour Cream & Onion, Aqua or ABBA, Fender or Gibson, Shrek 2 or Toy Story 2, and KFC or McDonald’s.
You can hear more music by Ben DeHan when New Nostalgia Releases on September 24, but people can get it now for $5 here: https://bendehan.bandcamp.com/album/new-nostalgia
Ben DeHan Lets Go of the Past, Steps Boldly into the Future
Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross This Alchemical Records article is read by the author to provide 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. Every now and then, a person comes into […]