Ben Brookes “Shackles” Video Premiere on The Bluegrass Situation

Thanks to The Bluegrass Situation for premiering Ben Brookes’ video for “Shackles.” You can check it out online here.

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Undecided Future on Best.Cover.Ever.

“Best.Cover.Ever” (debuts 11/20/17) is a new YouTube original series where aspiring singers compete to win the chance to sing a duet with their idols. The 10-episode series features Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and Jason Derulo to name a few. The … Continued

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  • Dinosaur Eyelids “left turn on red”
  • Rhett Repko “thnx for the ride” [single]
  • Slow Burning Car “defection”
  • Gold Frankincense and Myrrh (GFM) “identity”
  • Leah Capelle “better off” [single]
  • Ben Brookes “the motor car and the weather balloon”
  • J. Briozo “deep in the waves”
  • Deep C Divers “making waves”
  • The New Occupants “Halloween is melting”
  • Joe Olnick “downtown”
  • Pandas and People “out to sea”
  • Echo Texture “TimeTwisted”
  • Rasper’s Progress “everything new is old again”
  • Floods on Mars “jera”
  • Shofar “shofar”
  • Hurricane Like Me “self-titled”
  • Dust of Days “analog mind bender”
  • Tracy G Group “tramp”
  • Johnem “love is all around”
  • The Wolves of Chernobyl “eschatologies”
  • Black River Revue “just can’t win”
  • Marble Party “sometimes a great ocean”
  • Perfect Defect “self-titled”
  • Pageant Dove “self-titled”
  • Steve Fulton Music “eponym – dressed up"
  • Blue Light Bandits “self-titled”
  • Sky Orchid “oculus”
  • The Ned “family favorites”
  • Broke Royals “self-titled”
  • Chris Murphy “water under the bridge”
  • Michelle Wake “to disappear”
  • Joe Jermano “dreaming in color”
  • Sciatic Nerve “self-titled”
  • Black Bluebirds “like blood for music”
  • Joshua Ketchmark “under plastic stars”
  • Bless These Sounds Under the City “on the brink of life”

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  • Grant, thank you for all your help and your wildly crunchy number work. It was very fun having you around and I could not have done it alone, that's for sure. - Dan Wilson
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  • It's been a big (and busy) year for us. Charted top 10 at alt rock specialty, just played CMJ official and took a meeting last Friday with Jake Ottmann from Warner/Chappell. Just know I will always be grateful to you for your belief in us and willingness to mentor me and help us reach our potential. You are a very big part of TFL's success, Jon. And you are a great human being. Never can say it enough. Thank you. If you feel so inclined, drop me a line when you get a chance. - The Future Laureates
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