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Gothic Western Rock Duo Hematite: ‘Life Is Constant Movement, You Just Have to Decide What Direction to Go’

Hematite - Press Photo - Courtesy of the Artist

On March 31, gothic Western rock duo Hematite released their debut EP. The one-of-a-kind collection takes listeners across the frontier on a wild journey of discovery and redemption, ultimately arriving at the realization that the past, present, and future are interconnected and evolving. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with two of the rock scene’s greatest gems, Davey Muise and Andrew Gaultier, to discuss the vision behind their new direction, the most important takeaway they want listeners to gain from their EP, and what survival and rebirth look like during challenging seasons.

National Book Lovers Day: Celebrating the Intersection of Literature and Music

Kyle Burk, Co-Owner of Capitol Hill Books / D.C.-Based Musician, The Failed Poets, speaks on National Book Lovers Day

Music is a dynamic form of storytelling, so the intersection of literature and music should come as no surprise. Some of the biggest artists of our time have penned songs inspired by novels. From David Bowie (George Orwell), to Kate Bush (Emily Brontë), to Common and Jill Scott (Chinua Achebe), to Coldplay (Cormac McCarthy), the interconnectedness is unmistakable. In recognition of Book Lovers Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 9, the Alchemical Records team connected with bibliophiles from the D.C. area and beyond to discuss music inspired by literature and their all-time favorite reads.

Shayla McDaniel Honors Mental Health Awareness Month in “Here with Me”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Knoxville based indie rock musician, Shayla McDaniel, honors Mental Health Awareness Month with new single “Here with Me”. Instead of focusing on those afflicted by mental illness, she calls attention to those who act as support systems for loved ones working through tough times. In doing so, she thanks them […]

Darcy Doe Dreads the Future in ‘Burn Me Down’

Darcy Doe "Burn Me Down"

Recent Articles By Jaci Jedrych A dreamy blend of dark synths and sweet lyrics, Darcy Doe’s single “Burn Me Down” dropped on March 18. “Burn Me Down” is their debut single, serving as an introduction to the world of music. Their electro-indie-pop music melds known sounds with new perspectives, creating a sound that feels familiar […]

Find Solace in Hannah Nagle’s New Single, ‘Speak Easy’

Hannah Nagle "Speak Easy"

Recent Articles By Emma Page Hannah Nagle, 20, a singer-songwriter and Orlando-based college student originally from Richmond, VA, consoles and encourages us to “Take it easy, babe,” in her dreamy new single, “Speak Easy.” The track, which debuted on March 3, consists of a waltz-esque piano progression, as well as guitar, which adds to its […]

Jon Stancer Faces the Darkness with EP ‘In Light Of’

Jon Stancer "These Arms Won't Let You Go"

More to Watch By Margaret Adams https://youtu.be/8qjFJhz0B_g 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. Toronto, Canada-based artist Jon Stancer recently released a new single, […]