Social Media Sunday: Siblings, Swooners and Swing, Oh My!

February 10, 2014
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The Broods

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Forget the British invasion; it seems to be that New Zealanders are rising to take over the charts and airwaves. Between Grammy-winner Lorde and The Broods, Auckland is now hot on the world’s talent radar. Comprised of Georgia Nott and her multi-intrumentalist older brother, Caleb Nott, the two released their first EP, self-titled as “Broods EP”, on January 30, 2014. The single “Bridges”, reached number eight on the New Zealand single chart. They are signed to Universal Music Australia, with a full-length album expected to drop in August 2014.

With only 3,161 followers on their Twitter account (@broodsmusic) and a little over 1,000 on Instagram (@broodsmusic), this duo is certainly up-and-coming. However, the talent is there for them to be a true success. They certainly made a fan out of @Mike_Eades on Twitter who said “@broodsmusic is one of the best new bands I’ve listened to.” Their music is not released on YouTube, but rather on the online music streaming website Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/broods. Twitter user @uhmshaq confidently exclaimed, “honestly world, the next big thing to come out of new zealand is @broodsmusic i looooooooooooooooooooove them.”

They will be playing 2 shows in California on February 24th and 27th and then the pair will jet-set off to New York for back-to-back gigs on March 2nd and 3rd. All tour dates can be found at facebook.com/broodsmusic.

Anthem Lights

If you are an avid Pandora Radio listener, there’s a 99% chance you’ve seen Anthem Lights pop up at least once. On February 4th 2014, the group “lit” up the scene with their second studio album, “You Have My Heart”.

The foursome includes Chad Graham, Caleb Grimm, Alan Powell, and Joseph Stamper, Christian musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. The guys are currently under Reunion Records and have quickly gained notoriety since their first album release in 2011. They boast over 51,000 Twitter followers (@anthemlights) and a whopping 182,771 subscribers to their YouTube channel (youtube.com/AnthemLights). “I could listen to anthem lights forever” Twitter user @JordanneVarvel said.

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However, Anthem Lights has made a name for themselves mostly from their covers of recent hit songs. From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift, the vocals of all the men mesh well together to create a smooth and unique sound. According to @SelbyBord on Twitter, “When the band, Anthem Lights, covers anything, its gold.” The band is sporadically hitting various stops in the United States from January 8th, 2014 to January 9th, 2015. With updates on their newest happenings, facebook.com/AnthemLights and anthemlights.com are the places to be. Then help them climb the charts by purchasing their new album on iTunes.

 Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

One thing is certain: you have never seen covers like this before. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s quirky and fun shtick makes it impossible for anybody to look at a song the same way again. While they don’t have their own original songs, the featured singer Robyn Adele Anderson brings everything to the table and makes the perfect class act to fit their theme.

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Scott Bradlee, pianist and arranger, is the only person with social media accounts for the group. A staggering 313,431 people are subscribed to the ScottBradleeLovesYa YouTube channel, even though fewer than 3,000 follow his twitter account @scottbradlee. On January 31st, the 17 song album “Twist is the New Twerk” hit iTunes.

Chock full of the most memorable 2013 pop culture songs, they now have a new spin that some may argue are better than the original versions. @Eahs_ on Twitter posted, “@scottbradlee & postmodern jukebox, I just bought your album on iTunes and my dad and I are loving it! I want to see them live. #obsessed” while @sugardoopcookie said, “Just bought Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox album Twist is the New Twerk. Their covers of popular songs are awesome! #music”.

Hear for yourself what all the fuss is about with quite possibly the greatest mashup of 2013 songs to ever exist: http://youtu.be/XmRQW0dfgbE

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-Lauren Fabiszak (@kidrauhlsjonas)

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