The Dish on Electronic Duo MRCH Indie-Electronic

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Indie-electronic duo MRCH recently released ‘Reactions’, their first full-length album. We caught up with the band’s Mickey Pangburn and Jesse Pangburn to get the dish on their project and plenty more.

We have to ask, what does MRCH stand for?

We fell in love with the word “march”, the notion of moving forward together – to the same beat. Turns out there are these “marching bands” all across the country though. People were having a hard time finding us online, so we just dropped the A.

How would you describe MRCH sound?

In-between. We’re really in this strange limbo of hybrid electronic music. We’re not polished enough for pop, not lo-fi enough for garage… we pair electric guitar and acoustic drums with both analogue and digital synths/ ableton live and triggers and care about the lyrics. We’re always more ruckus live than on our recordings. We’ve been asked to play with artists ranging from hip-hop to indie rock to power pop. If someone asks us what our sound is, we invite them to a show.

How did you come up with the concept for your latest music video “My Mistake”?

It’s a song penned in the middle of a defeatist moment. We wanted the video to capture the solitude aspect of the track without being totally depressing. Space has an obvious isolation factor, but it’s also a beautiful, hopeful unknown. Space travel is such a futuristic concept, but we used mostly vintage public domain footage from NASA. It’s kind of a nod to the past while moving forward. We tried to tie all that together.

Compared to some of your other productions such as “Glitter McQueen” and “Highway Drivin”, “My Mistake” has a different vibe, what’s that all about?

In terms of video – we wanted to just go simpler for a minute. In terms of music, these songs were written at starkly different times. Highway Drivin’ was co-written with an awesome musician Joel Marquard. It was our first time trying to capture some gritty synth. Glitter McQueen was the first song we recorded/ produced/ mixed all on our own. We were super ambitious and optimistic about it. My Mistake was penned in the midst of a bunch of personal family turmoil (which could account for its morose nature) and an equally depressing political climate. I just didn’t feel up to writing something happy. I feel a lot more positive lately though – so who knows what’s next! We’ve really just been learning as we go.

 

What are some of the inspirations behind MRCH music?

So scattered! Cocteau Twins, New Order, Metric, Phantogram, St. Vincent.

Are there any other musicians that have been influential behind developing the band’s sound?

Of course. So many. It’s hard to even pick just a few. Jesse loves Kendrick Lamar and digging into hip hop production. I adore Grimes.

MRCH is a relatively new collaboration having come together in 2015, what brought each half of the duo to this current point?

We were in another band for almost three years prior to MRCH. There were five of us, it was hard to keep everyone on the same page. It wasn’t necessarily the right path for everyone as far as career goes either. Jesse and I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than making music. We’ve collaborated and worked alongside a few awesome musician friends along the way, but at the end of it all the two of us are still here. Still writing, still playing and hoping the right mix of hard work (and maybe finding the right people to team up with) will pay off.

Some of your tracks have had some major exposure through popular network TV Shows, how important do you think licensing is to your brand?

We feel like our “brand” is still incredibly small. However, licensing has been such a huge thing for us in terms of pursuing music full time. These shows have funded most of what we’ve done over the past year, and for a completely independent DIY band like us – that means the world. Plus it’s really cool to hear a song you wrote in collaboration with someone else’s art on screen. On top of it all, our agents are really all about us making the music we want to make. They try to find the right places for our songs rather than us trying to write songs in a specific way. We’re really grateful for that.

Reactions, your first full-length album was just released last month, can you share with us some of your favorite moments of putting together this project?

Our favorite moments were always the tiny little victories. Like nailing one tone on a bass line, or a guitar feeding back at the perfect moment while tracking. At the risk of being redundant, we’re just learning as we go…. so every time something turned out remotely how we hoped it would along the way, we had mini celebrations.

If there were one thing that you hope fans walk away from Reactions with, what would it be?

Everybody has crap days. You’re not alone. Some of these songs were written when I was at my worst, some when I was feeling a little more optimistic. At the bottom of it was an underlying feeling of isolation. So my goal now is to not shrink away from the hard stuff and not let it completely consume me. Make room for kindness – to show a little more kindness to each other and ourselves. Let people in.

If a new fan were to just discover MRCH, where should they start to get the best first impression of your sound and style?

Come to a show! Electronic music can sometimes seem a little sterile, dehumanized almost. We love playing live because it shows an organic side to it.

What has changed most about electronic music and how it reaches audiences since you both got started?

Streaming has taken over even more. It’s been the thing since we started, but it’s gotten so huge! Also, licensing is more important than ever. Electronic bands are being tapped to score shows & films too. It’s a whole other means of reaching audiences & collaborating with artists of different mediums. We think these are good changes.

Can we expect any tours in the near future?

We’re going to be in LA quite a bit over the next couple of months. Beyond that we’re currently working on booking! Doing it ourselves equals about a million emails and a ton of time away from writing/ rehearsing, so dates are coming soon (just a little slower than we wish!)

From 2015 until now, what has been the band’s most proudest moment?

We’ve had a couple really encouraging moments. Some good reviews from critics we respect, some opportunities to open the biggest shows we’ve ever played. But, the proudest moment was probably this spring. We were playing in Portland. We’ve been there a few times. (The first time for an audience of about 10 people)… So, this was maybe our 4th time through. We were at Holocene with some great bands. It was before our set. A good sized crowd. The band before us was sooo good. There was this guy up in the front dancing so hard. He had Footloose-worthy moves. I tapped my friend to my side and said “My goal is to have a guy come out to a gig THAT stoked for MRCH”… Right then the guy does a 180 revealing his old MRCH tee from a previous tour. I was like “We’ve made it”… 🙂

Looking to the future, how do you predict electronic music will evolve?

We think people won’t feel so boxed in. Genres are bleeding into one another already. It’s great because it’ll let the music speak for itself. You can like something based solely on how it sounds rather than how you think it should sound because it’s lumped into a particular group.

What sets MRCH apart from other acts currently breaking ground in the genre?

We’re just different. We think there are so many amazing bands coming up in the genre. Everyone is kind of doing there own thing. As we look out at who we could possibly play with while booking, we constantly find ourselves in the camp of “we’re not a perfect fit, but maybe there’s enough crossover to make sense”. We just play what we like and hope there are some people out there who might like it too. We’ve found quite a few so far, so we’re hopeful we’ll find some more.

Watch the video for “My Mistake”, the first single from MRCH’s LP ‘Reactions’.

MRCH is an indie electronic duo consisting of Mickey Pangburn (electric guitar/synth) and Jesse Pangburn (drums). The band formed in 2015 and has since been touring along the west coast. Several of the band’s tracks have been featured on popular television shows such as Showtime’s Shameless, The Vampire Diaries on the CW, ABC’s Famous in Love, and ABC’s Guilt.

In 2016 MRCH released their debut EP “I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”. ‘Reactions’, the band’s first full-length album was released on October 12, 2017. Learn more about MRCH music, follow the links below.

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Follow the band on facebook facebook.com/mrchofficial

Subscribe to MRCH on YouTube youtube.com/mrchmusic

Follow on Instagram instagram.com/mrch.music

Follow on Twitter twitter.com/MRCHMUSIC

Visit mrchmusic.com

Paradame Wave Official Music Video

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We are loving the recent music video release from Seattle-based singer-rapper Paradame. Paradame gives fans a clean performance with bars that slay. Check out her latest release ‘Wave’ ..

Watch Paradame – Wave (Official)

 

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Paradame (the paradoxical dame), a singer-rapper based in Seattle is known for her unconventional yet relatable music style. She is one-half of the experimental hip hop collective known as Active I and she also performs as a solo artist. Paradame’s latest release ‘Wave’ exemplifies her unique style as an artist which consists of dark electronic elements, punk, soul and R&B influences. Paradame has released two albums with Active I as well as two solo albums and she has appeared on over 20 different productions to include mixtapes and EPs.

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Arica Queen Litty Freestyle Hot Summer Hip Hop Jams

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If you are looking to update your summer playlist, check out one of the latest freestyles by VA’s own Arica Queen, “Litty”. We added this track to our summertime cookout playlist and will be taking it from the backyard to the beach and you should too.

 

Watch Arica Queen Perform Litty Freestyle Directed by Nate Brown Now Streaming on YouTube

Dig into the sounds of Arica Queen on her popular ‘Tuck Ya Tails 2-Da BlackOut Mix’
The project is a tribute to the classics she grew up listening to.

The CosmicLife Chin-Wipe Down Freestyle (King Louie-No Money) Survey Says it's Lit

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Just in to get you ready for the weekend is the latest music video release by TheCosmicLife Chin -“Wipe Down Freestyle (King Louie-No Money). Peep the vid below, now streaming on YouTube.

 

 

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Equanimous – Hummingbird ft. Cyndy Fike New Single Release

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Watch Equanimous- Hummingbird ft. Cyndy Fike

Based in LA, Nate Stein who goes by the name Equanimous is an LA-based DJ, producer and musician. Equanimous is known for his unique fusion of future bass, house, and tribal dance music which creates a “joyous high vibrational atmosphere” (www.equanimouslove.com). Having toured with other artists as a live percussionist and instrumentalist he continues to inspire audiences with his hypnotic sounds.

Get more Equanimous Hummingbird ft. Cyndy Fike by following the links below:

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Dyllan Murray Prove Me Wrong – A Gen Next Club Smash A Modern Pop Mix with Hypnotic Synths

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Dyllan MurrayL.A. teen pop sensation Dyllan Murray is making waves with the release of his latest single “Prove Me Wrong”, produced by Justin Bieber producer Poo Bear. “Prove Me Wrong” is a captivating pop mix with hypnotic synths and catching melodies. Dyllan offers his growing legion of star-struck teen fans and 20-somethings a flawless vocal performance fusing lush pop vibrations with a light splash of R&B flavor.

Reminiscent to artists such as Austin Mahone and Shawn Mendes, and with a mature sound that could be likened to Nick Jonas, Dyllan Murray has undoubtedly cultivated his own infectious style. “Prove Me Wrong” is a synth-infused pop blend with a distinct chilled-out feel. Though the song carries a relatively laid-back score, it still yields a righteously addicting sequence of dance-friendly beats. Check out Dyllan Murray’s official music video for “Prove Me Wrong”, now available on YouTube.

Dyllan Murray “Prove Me Wrong”

Dyllan Murray, naturally gifted vocalist discovered music at a young age. As an accomplished musician, he played the guitar and the drums; Dyllan also participated in drama while in school. Though the young singer and musician is currently studying acting, he never strays too far away from his passion which is music.

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As a talent artist, Dyllan cites musical influences such as the Backstreet Boys, N-Sync, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake. Having been exposed to the music of these industry-leading superstars, Dyllan was inspired to develop his own unique style described as a “pop-based rhythmic sound”, a timely style for the modern pop paradigm.

Dyllan Murray Prove Me Wrong SingleDyllan Murray has hit the road and is currently on a nationwide tour supporting his latest single “Prove Me Wrong”. Fans will have the opportunity to check out the singer on Digitour’s 28-city National Tour which happens to feature some of the biggest stars from YouTube and Musical.ly.

Previous tour dates included artists such as Aaron Carter, Mindless Behavior, and Digifest tours. Keep an eye out for tour dates near you. In the meantime, Dyllan Murray’s latest single “Prove Me Wrong” is now available on iTunes. You can also check out the video on YouTube, MTV, and all local and regional video outlets.

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Aaron Joseph Newman Ultraviolet featuring Chelsea McIntosh Neo-hop

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Aaron Joseph Newman  recently released “Ultraviolet” featuring Chelsea McIntosh. This neo-hop collaboration delivers mellow grooves and hypnotic melodies.

Watch Aaron Joseph Newman “Ultraviolet” featuring Chelsea McIntosh

Aaron Joseph Newman describes their unique listening experience as “a movie in motion”, the group formed in 2012 and is comprised of vocalist Aaron and Kori Munson (Apollo Lane) engineer and producer. Listen to more music by Aaron Joseph Newman on iTunes.

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Destiny Malibu Covers Justin Bieber Love Yourself 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Malibu, California

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One of Shutter 16 Magazine’s 25 Break-Out Artists of 2016 Destiny Malibu has released a cover of Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”. Destiny has got a fresh, youthful presence and an absolutely amazing voice to boot. Watch the music video for “Love Yourself”-Justin Bieber (Destiny Malibu Cover), now streaming on YouTube.

Destiny Malibu Video “Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber Cover)

Destiny Malibu, a singer and songwriter made her first international appearance on Univision at age 5 where she performed a tribute in honor of 9/11 victims. By the age of 12, Destiny had already written 5 different songs that were featured on 23 different radio stations as well as iTunes. Destiny placed first in several music competitions throughout school and by 17 was signed to Mark Burnett’s Burnett Music Group.

Destiny has garnered a catalog of over 125 songs including “Sweet Dreams” which was featured on TLC’s ‘Answered Prayers’ hosted by Roma Downey. The young star has performed at the renowned House of Blues in a line up with groups such as Earth, Wind and Fire. She has also performed at the Viper Room, Canyon Club, Texas Rock Fest, the Gorilla Fest and Florida Music Festival.

In addition to the above achievements and plenty more, “Oblivion”, the 4th release by Destiny Malibu catapulted the singer-songwriter up the charts where she ranked #1 on Reverbnation’s Pop category locally and regionally, #4 Nationally and Globally, and #17 out of all genres.

Destiny Malibu is currently working with several different publishers and leading-industry names. Find more music by Destiny Malibu on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Vevo, Soudcloud and all popular digital music stores.

 

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Heart Hays-Dancing With Fire New Music Video

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Singer Heart Hays who is signed to INgrooves/Universal Music Group recently released her latest music video for ‘Dancing With Fire’, a song that was inspired by culture, dancing, and a rare new genre that Heart has trademarked as “Tribal Pop”.

 

Watch Heart Hays Performing ‘Dancing With Fire’ in her newest Music Video


 

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Muse in the Garden Dance Mix by Isobella Caroline Boucher Composed by Tad Sharpe

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Isobella Caroline joined composer Tad Sharpe on her latest music release “Muse in the Garden”. Check out the sound and visuals on Isobella’s music video, now streaming on YouTube.

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“Muse in the Garden” is now available on CDBaby

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