Tastemaker L.A. radio station KCRW is featuring Meiko‘s “Back In the Game” as ‘Today’s Top Tune’. It will be available as a free download on their website HERE all day today.
Long known for her seductively haunting voice, singer-songwriter Meiko released “Zombie” today, the first single from her upcoming covers album, Playing Favorites (Chesky Records). The timing of the first release comes as a tragic and unfortunate result of the untimely passing of The Cranberries front-woman Dolores O’Riordan on January 15th.
Meiko says, “I recorded this version about a month ago to include on a covers album I’ve been working on. Even though it’s a heavy song, I wanted to slow it down and play it a bit more delicately because I wanted the energy to match how the lyrics make me feel. I hope I’ve done it justice.”
Meiko’s “Zombie” remake has already garnered airplay on radio stations across the U.S., including KCRW and KCSN Los Angeles, WRGX New York, WRNR Baltimore, WYCE Grand Rapids, WAPS Akron, Lightning 100 Nashville, and KWGS Tulsa (among others).
In support of their new Ultraviolet EP (available on October 27), Slowkiss will head out on a ten-date U.S. trek beginning tonight at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. The quartet, whose music has been supported by stations including KROQ, KLOS, KCRW and KCSN Los Angeles, as well as 91X San Diego, KXTE Las Vegas and KXRN Laguna Beach, will also perform in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Long Beach. For dates and ticket information, visit www.slowkissband.com
Sneakout and Alexa Melo will both perform at tonight’s ‘Chinatown Summer Nights event’ in downtown Los Angeles, presented by KCRW and LA Weekly (performances curated by Buzzbands.LA). Sneakout plays at 7PM, and Alexa Melo goes on at 8PM. The event is free and all ages. For more information, visit chinatownsummernights.com.
20 year-old L.A.-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alexa Melo has independently released her self-titled debut album today. Songs from the Alexa Melo LP has been garnering fantastic reviews from tastemaker music blogs including Culture Collide, Buzzbands.LA, AllMusic, PureVolume and more. College radio is beginning to play songs from the album, as are commercial and Triple A/Non-Comm specialty shows. Preview and purchase the full album from iTunes HERE.
Alexa has announced two new live performances in June – both in Los Angeles: on June 17, she and her band will play Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon album in its entirety at Club Moscow (@ Boardner’s). Set time is 10PM.
On June 27 they’ll play the KCRW-presented “Chinatown Summer Nights” event in downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown Central Plaza. Set time is 8PM and it’s a free, all-ages show. (*also on the bill is Mike Savage Artist Management client SNEAKOUT [7PM])