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Artists from the DMV and Beyond Reflect on Motherhood

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Mothers and mother figures in our lives make an indelible impression. For many of us, these powerful women embody strength, resilience, and unconditional love – while creating a better world in the process.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Alchemical Records connected with artists from across the DMV and beyond who balance double duty in their responsibility as mothers and creatives with grace. Learn the one word the artists use to describe motherhood, how their music has been influenced by their parenting role, advice to their younger self, and what a perfect Mother’s Day looks like – well, at least as perfect as can be.

A New Fixation on Now After Nothing

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If you’re looking for darker industrial vibes with a hint of shoegaze, you needn’t look any further than Now After Nothing. After sprinting out of the gate with “Sick Fix,” Matt Spatial and company keep their eyes fixed on the future with big plans and bigger sounds. What started out as a solo project has now accumulated into a darkwave duo with Michael Allen helming the echoing, doom-filled drums. With the additional expertise of sound engineers, John Davis (U2, Joan Jett) and Carl Glanville (Placebo, JAMC, Suede), filling out their brooding and ferocious sound, Now After Nothing is poised to become mainstays in the realm of electronic hard rock. Learn more with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.

All About the Fun: Jarreau Williams Exudes ‘Cherry’ Flavored Charisma

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There is charisma, and then there is Jarreau Williams whose showmanship is bar none when it comes to DC’s Pop R&B scene. The 4-time Wammie Award winner has been stealing shows and hearts with his catchy tunes and unstoppable charm since he was a kid coming up in Alexandria, Virginia, and he continues to keep his sights set on the future with new shows and music for 2023. Despite the accolades that he’s accumulated in his music career so far, he remains humble and grounded about his process and his role in his local music scene. Learn more about Williams’ forthcoming single, “Cherry,” with contributing writer Charlie Maybee in this exclusive preview.

Cynthia Angelica Reaches for Hope in Music Video for “Flatline”

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More to Watch Maryland-based spiritual pop musician, Cynthia Angelica, is back with a personal story in her latest single “Flatline”. Written several years ago in the wake of a mass shooting, she marks a moment of suspended anxiety about whether her sister, who was in the vicinity at the time of the shooting, had made […]

Tiny Ghosts on their Unbreakable Bond, Creative Chemistry, and Defying Expectations

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Friends have an infamous reputation for being less than ideal business partners. Indie pop duo Tiny Ghosts, comprised of guitarist Eric Morgan and lead singer Dayan Marquina, are a testament to the fact that one size does not fit all. Defying expectations, the duo entered the music scene in 2020 and has not looked back. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross and learn more about Tiny Ghosts, including the curious story behind the duo’s name, how the band’s broad musical influences inspire their sound, and the impact of Marquina’s Hispanic heritage on her songwriting.

Alexis Gerred and MiG Ayesa are ‘Unbreakable’

Alexis Gerred "Unbreakable"

More to Watch By Margaret Adams Being able to collaborate with your childhood hero is a dream for anyone, but it’s a reality for Alexis Gerred. The UK-based artist has released the music video for his new single, “Unbreakable,” featuring his inspiration, MiG Ayesa. “Unbreakable” was released on March 11 and is accompanied by another […]