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“The Dream” by Ben DeHan Kicks of New Music Friday 10/14

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Recent Articles Baltimore pop-punk alumnus Ben DeHan of American Diary renown documents his return to his roots with “The Dream” in this week’s New Music Friday. We’ll also be checking out music from Mike Freund, The Horn, Dead Posey, Jonathan Sparks, Phil., and Courtney McKenna. Just like you’ve come to expect, every single one of […]

Meet Some of This Year’s Performers at The 5th Annual DC Music Summit

The 5th Annual DC Music Summit

This upcoming weekend, October 14-16, is the 5th Annual DC Music Summit(DCMS), “a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports local musicians and the DC music industry by fostering inclusion, community engagement, professional development, and networking. Its annual full day event, The DC Music Summit, is an exchange hub of education, inspiration, and solutions in support of the health and growth of the DC music industry.”

To prepare for this weekend, Alchemical Records would like to introduce you to some of this year’s performers:

Play God Kicks Off New Music Friday – August 19, 2022

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Recent Articles Baltimore, MD metal band Play God guides us into dark and heavy territory with “Awake In Dreams” to start off this week’s New Music Friday. Then, we shuffle things up with Washington D.C. rock and roll band, Wanted Man and their brand new single, “Voodoo Shoes”.  There’s a little something for everyone, as […]

New Music Friday – July 15, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Happy Friday! We are jumping into the #newmusicfriday conversation on our site. You can find excellent articles about musicians from the DMV music scene and beyond with new music this week in every category of our site. In this section, we pay homage to some of the submissions we […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of June 25, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill I’m a little late today. I slept in. What are you telling me you didn’t? I hope that you get to enjoy these tracks the way I was able to write about them: outside in the shade with your favorite beverage with a cool gentle breeze washing over you […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 14, 2022

New Music Friday - New Music This Week on Alchemical Records

Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill It is another incredible week for new music, and, per usual, there’s just a lot more of it than we can touch on in more comprehensive editorial coverage. Still, no matter your musical inclinations, there’s something for everyone in this week’s highlights from the Alchemical Records Multiegenre Mixture playlist […]

Ben DeHan – New Nostalgia

Alchemicast Episode 24 with Ben DeHan

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