IDC Presents Our New Round 102 Solicitation!

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2 new CD Releases from Reggae artists INDUBIOUS and international Heavy Metal rockers FRANTIC AMBER!

Independent Distribution Collective presents our Round 102 Solicitation, just in time for late Summer 2019 placement. We are extremely proud of our 15 years of bringing quality titles from independent Labels and Artists to retailers all over the US and internationally. Thank you to all of our retailers for supporting our products over all this time!

We are excited about both of these titles and are proud to have them join the IDC catalog. Feel free to visit our website anytime for more information, and keep an eye out for more new releases coming soon:

 

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Indubious – Beleaf CD

BELEAF features a beautifully woven storyline rich with visionary lyrical content, deep Dub and Roots Reggae textures, all of which are blended seamlessly with Dancehall, Rootstronica, and heart-centered songwriting. Produced by Evton B on their own label Righteous Sound Productions and  featuring album art design by SkipWicked, BELEAF includes prolific guest tracks from SatsangThe Elovators, and Michael Leslie. Based out of Southern Oregon, INDUBIOUS has released three albums over the past few years, including Wake The Lion which was produced by EDM/Dub/Reggae pioneer Gaudi. Their last album From Zero debuted at #6 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and #8 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, and features Dancehall icon SizzlaVaughn Benjamin, and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul.

 

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Frantic Amber – Bellatrix CD

The songs on “Bellatrix,” the second album from Scandinavian Death Metal Queens FRANTIC AMBER, are more developed, complex and brutal with a cinematic touch, each with their own ethnic identity. Their music can best be described as melodic death metal with thrash, black, progressive, classic heavy metal and symphonic elements. FRANTIC AMBER continue to conquer stages all over the world with their fierce and powerful live-show and will stop at nothing to share their passion for music with metal fans around the globe.

 

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IDC – MARKETING AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS, ARTISTS, AND BRANDS

IDC offers customized MARKETING CAMPAIGNS together with a wide-reaching DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION channel, helping to increase awareness and demand for independent music releases.

To receive a FREE CUSTOMIZED IDC MARKETING PROPOSAL for your project, including a detailed cost breakdown based on the size and scope of the effort, please let us know some general information by filling out our IDC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FORM.

 

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IDC Presents Our New Round 101 Solicitation!

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3 new CD Releases and 1 VINYL featuring some great Artists spanning Latin, Reggae, World, Rock, Soul, and Alternative!

Independent Distribution Collective presents our Round 101 Solicitation, just in time for Summer 2019 placement. We are extremely proud of our 15 years of bringing quality titles from independent Labels and Artists to retailers all over the US and Internationally. Thank you to all of our retailers for supporting our products over all this time!

We are excited about each of these titles and are proud to have them join the IDC catalog. Check out the overview of the releases below. Feel free to visit our website anytime for more information, and keep an eye out for more new releases coming soon:

 

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Bayonics – Resilience CD

Born in the San Francisco Mission District, for the past two decades BAYONICS has mixed Reggae and Latin music to create a style as unique as the city they call home. Throughout the year they will be releasing more singles and touring as the house band for stand-up comedian Frankie Quiñones. Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively. BAYONICS has been featured on the cover of the SF Chronicle Datebook and is widely recognized as one of the top live acts in the Bay Area today.

 

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Chris Peck – Ancient Baby Double-Disc CD and VINYL LP

Chris Peck the Town Crier has been releasing albums since his first cassette in 1994. His music has been featured on Buzzfeed, Current TV, MTV.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal. His most recent release is ‘Ancient Baby’, recorded once by Ethan Turner at the fabled Owl Mountain Studio and again by Peck at home. This album has been released on 12” vinyl, Double-Disc CD, and an illustrated book. Peck will embark on the first tour supporting the Ancient Baby album in October 2019, playing house concerts, in-store shows, and radio appearances on the West Coast.

 

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McFarland – McFarland CD

McFarland is an indie rock band that formed in Los Angeles in late 2017 out of three different regionally touring bands. McFarland blends the hook filled melodies of the Replacements and Tiger Army with the hard driving crunch of Social Distortion. They got the look, the chemistry, and most of all the songs. Wrap it up tightly in a catchy chorus and serve it up hard on a plate of power chords, and you get McFarland. Check ‘em out today, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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IDC – MARKETING AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS, ARTISTS, AND BRANDS

IDC offers customized MARKETING CAMPAIGNS together with a wide-reaching DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION channel, helping to increase awareness and demand for independent music releases.

To receive a FREE CUSTOMIZED IDC MARKETING PROPOSAL for your project, including a detailed cost breakdown based on the size and scope of the effort, please let us know some general information by filling out our IDC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FORM.

 

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Check out THE WALK-A-BOUT this weekend at THE GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Patchogue, NY

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Celebrating its 13th Anniversary, The Great South Bay Music Festival is the longest running, and largest four day, American Themed music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Situated on the magnificent Great South Bay, it features approximately 60 performers on 4 stages, presenting legends, as well as local emerging artists in  classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco and funk.

Catch THE WALK-A-BOUT on stage this SATURDAY, JULY 20!

 

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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PETE KRONOWITT Announces the FLIP VA BLUE TOUR with John David Coppola

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PETE KRONOWITT says, “I am trying to become more involved in our democracy by putting my time, resources, energy and passion into making a difference in our elections. In early August, I will be kicking off the FLIP VA BLUE TOUR to recruit volunteers for Virginia state legislative elections in November. The tour will support Democratic candidates for the General Assembly. At each show, campaign staff and volunteers will bring their friends and families to listen to music, learn about their local candidate, and then sign up to take action.

My long-time collaborator, friend, and talented bassist John David Coppola, who played upright bass on my first album, Phases of the Heart, will be touring with me. There will also be special musical guests, including Peter Roganand Chris Anderson, at several shows. “

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Also, don’t miss the next singer/songwriter showcase at Café du Soleil this Friday, July 19 with special guest Jesse Brewster  (showinfo)

Check out PETE KRONOWITT on iTunes or Bandcamp. Stay in touch with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

 

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IDC Presents Our New Round 100 Solicitation!

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4 new CD Releases and 1 VINYL featuring some great Artists spanning Rock, Metal, Reggae, and Dub!

Independent Distribution Collective presents our 100th SOLICITATION, just in time for Summer 2019 placement. We are extremely proud of our 15 YEARS of bringing quality titles from independent Labels and Artists to retailers all over the US and Internationally. Thank you to all of our retailers for supporting our products over all this time!

We are excited about each of these titles and are proud to have them join the IDC catalog. Check out the overview of the releases below. Feel free to visit our website anytime for more information, and keep an eye out for more new releases coming soon:

 

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Stone Leaders – Stone Leaders CD

Multi-national hard rock act STONE LEADERS have intrinsically created not one but two genres unto their own with the release of their self-titled debut album. The band’s world renowned drummer JOHN MACALUSO has played with the likes of ARK, Yngwie Malmsteen, James LaBrie, Symphony X, TNT and Michael Romeo.

 

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Wicked Garden – Post Dystopian Leisure Music CD

Formed in 2011 by guitarist Shawn Trojahn simply as an outlet to play some of the favorite tunes of the 90’s, WICKED GARDEN began drawing crowds and racked up three consecutive “Best Cover Band” awards from Las Vegas Weekly (2016 – 2018) and headlining slots at the cities hottest clubs. With success on any scale comes backlash and animosity and some locals began “talking,” saying the band couldn’t write their own material. So, they decided to prove them wrong. This debut album is a collection of original songs inspired the band’s love of alternative rock.

 

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Stick Figure – The Reprise Sessions CD

Maintaining their roots while expanding their musicianship, STICK FIGURE is proud to announce the release of 12 freshly polished signature tracks, blending roots reggae with heavy hard-hitting dub and bass rhythms. Written, recorded and self-produced, The Reprise Sessions is new to the IDC Catalog and includes several brand new tracks as well as some older material that has been revamped and reworked, producing a more cohesive, lively and high energetic sound than ever before.

 

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KBong – Easy to Love You CD

Kevin Bong aka ‘KBONG’ is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his “key” role in reggae band Stick Figure. Touring with the group since 2012, KBong has solidified his place as one of the top keyboard players in today’s current Reggae scene. His second studio album Easy To Love You was produced by Johnny Cosmic and featuring Scott Woodruff (Stick Figure), The Movement, Raging Fyah, and the aforementioned Cosmic, and is a mix of catchy acoustic guitar riffs and surf vibes with influences ranging from reggae to hip hop.

 

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Indubious – From Zero VINYL LP

The new INDUBIOUS album FROM ZERO is now available in 180 GRAM VINYL LP format, featuring legendary guest artists including Dancehall icon Sizzla, Vaughn Benjamin (formally of Midnite and Akae Beka), and Reggae/R&B singer Zahira Soul. A mix of conscious Dancehall and Roots Reggae with top level production.

 

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IDC offers customized MARKETING CAMPAIGNS together with a wide-reaching DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION channel, helping to increase awareness and demand for independent music releases.

To receive a FREE CUSTOMIZED IDC MARKETING PROPOSAL for your project, including a detailed cost breakdown based on the size and scope of the effort, please let us know some general information by filling out our IDC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FORM.

 

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THE WALK-A-BOUT featured on EssentiallyPop.com

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Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT released their sophomore album ‘THINGS ARE LOOKING UP’, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018, and it’s also available on limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl exclusively on their website.

Since the album’s release, THE WALK-A-BOUT has achieved massive radio success, consistently landing in Top 20 charts alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Jeff Tweedy, Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Sharon Van Etten, and Jackie Greene. ‘THINGS ARE LOOKING UP’ is currently at #12 on Roots Music Radio’s Alternative Rock Chart. The singles ‘Consequences’ and ‘By My Side’ each broke the Top 10 RMR Alternative Rock Chart, and the single ‘That’s Just The Way It Goes’ reached #13. The video for that song had play on over 75 broadcast outlets throughout the summer and early fall of 2018.

 

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Australian-American New York Rock Band THE WALK-A-BOUT Achieves National Radio Success with Their Sophomore Album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

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For Immediate Release – Long Island, New York – Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT released their sophomore album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018. A limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl is also available exclusively on their website.

Since the album’s release THE WALK-A-BOUT has achieved massive radio success, consistently landing in Top 20 charts alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Jeff Tweedy, Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Sharon Van Etten, and Jackie Greene. THINGS ARE LOOKING UP is currently at #12 on Roots Music Radio’s Alternative Rock Chart. The singles “Consequences” and “By My Side” each broke the Top 10 RMR Alternative Rock Chart, and the single “That’s Just The Way It Goes” reached #13. The video for that song had play on over 75 broadcast outlets throughout the summer and early fall of 2018.

Hit singles from the album are receiving support from incredible radio stations across the US including: KFAI in Minneapolis, MN; KKFI in Kansas City, MO; KPFT in Houston, TX; KAOS in Olympia, WA; KRUX in Las Cruces, NM; KXUA in Fayetteville, AK; WERU in East Orland, ME; WKKL in West Barnstable, MA; KDHX in St. Louis, MO; WFWM in Frostburg, MD; KAFM in Grand Junction, CO; KSER in Seattle, WA; WTCC in Springfield, MA; WPKN in New Haven, CT; WHFR in Dearborn, MI; the internet station TME.FM Radio; and even CJAM in Ontario, Canada.

The band’s carefully crafted songwriting has allowed THE WALK-A-BOUT to explore the outer reaches of the orchestral atmosphere, and their dynamic new collection explores that avenue with a welcome pop appeal while maintaining their depth and introspection. Members of THE WALK-A-BOUT have worked with the likes of Bill Ortiz (Santana), Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead), renowned jazz saxophonist David Murray, Earl “Chinna” Smith (Bob Marley and The Wailers), and Grammy winning film composer Alex Wurman. With something in their catalogue for every mood, whether it is a smooth island vibe, a high-stepping funk feel, or straight hard-driving rock, their music is visceral, emotional, fun, and easy.

After self-realized string master Kevin Anderson had composed a growing catalog of guitar vignettes over several years, fate brought him together with Australian singer/songwriter, blues harpist, and didgeridoo player Darren “Sully” Sullivan. Sully was the perfect songwriting partner to translate Kevin’s vision into the lyrical domain, and they began working together in the fall of 2015. At that time, as part of a crew on a ship, Sully penned his lyrics for the material while sailing around the world. He applied his very special brand of wordsmithing, creating imagery for Kevin’s original titles that spanned a wide range of subjects from heartbreak, to soul-searching, adventure, to introspection, to even the simple concept of enjoying being alive, permeating each musical piece with a special energy.

THE WALK-A-BOUT lineup moved closer to completion with a chance introduction to career drummer/producer Drew Bertrand in December 2015. Drew quickly acknowledged the unique nature of Kevin and Sully’s writing and began sculpting arrangements and cadence for every song, carefully recognizing the distinct identity of each piece. Dave Christian, a longtime musician friend of Drew’s, quickly fell in love with their sound; he expressed interest in working together, and the subsequent sessions proved that Dave’s vocal and electric guitar contributions were ingredients that rounded out the sound on all the material the band had been recording and performing live.

 

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP is the second album from THE WALK-A-BOUT and was primarily conceived in the studio during pre-production, with the songs on the record representing the momentum that the band was feeling during the time. The essence of urgency within the album was derived from this unique way of developing the record, and is reflected in the undeniable energy of the release. Already in the studio writing their next release with their new virtuosic bass player Keenan Zach, THE WALK-A-BOUT will continue to tour along the East and West Coasts throughout 2019 leading up to the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, NY, and an Australia tour is in the works for the coming year.

 

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

 

For Radio Servicing or Interviews please contact Peter Hay at Twin Vision Radio Promotion:

(718) 369-11370 or twinvision@aol.com or Sali Z: (480) 250-7591 or college@yahoo.com

 

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective:

jerome@independentdistro.com

 

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