The Undercover Dream Lovers
This week, we’re starting strong with a welcome addition to the Ernie Ball family: The Undercover Dream Lovers! This group is the psychedelic brainchild of Matt Koenig based out of Los Angeles. Speaking of southern California, The Undercover Dream Lovers just rocked out at the Tropicália Festival and you can check out the coverage here. His music sounds like a surreal psychedelic dream, and he’s waiting for you to dive in.
I just went in a room and played something if it felt right — but now I’m looking at older ’70s disco or listening to things that are energizing and fun and because I have the time, I can analyze a bit more. Naturally, that influences some of my ideas and processes.
Matt Koenig, LA Record
2019 has been a big year for The Undercover Dream Lovers. With three singles dropping over the span of the year, including bangers like “All You Need” and “Plane Ride” (as seen above), Matt and the gang have been an artist to watch. With only a few EPs under their belt, a full debut album has yet to surface. So, if you’re eagerly awaiting that LP or trying to catch their next tour dates like we are, be sure to keep an eye on their official website to keep up to date with the latest.
The Undercover Dream Lovers jam with Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys.
Get groovy with The Undercover Dream Lovers below.
Mikayla Simpson is only 19, and she has already exploded onto the reggae scene under her pseudonym, Koffee. Coming out of Spanish Town, Jamaica, her career was kick-started when her first single, “Legend” was acknowledged by Usain Bolt, whom the song was dedicated to, and whom she later performed the song for. But, that is merely the beginning for the booming musical career of Koffee.
The pace that Bob Marley set in reggae music, on such a positive and widespread level, is something that I want to emulate and carry on. I want to honor his legacy in that sense.
Koffee, The Guardian
Though she only has one EP and a slew of singles out, Koffee is, without a doubt, a rising star to keep an eye on. Her music has landed her collaborations with high profile artists like Govana, Mura Masa, and Justin Bieber. If you want to chart her trajectory, check out her official website to keep up with the latest for Koffee.
Bob your head with Koffee‘s top tracks down below.
The alternative rockers from Las Vegas, Adelitas Way, deliver some serious octane with their rock sound. With chugging riffs and huge vocals, the Adelitas Way signature sound is sure to get you amped. With an insane list of collaborating acts, including Ernie Ballers Shinedown, Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, and more, Adelitas Way are in a legendary tier of rockers.
We want to put on a great performance for our fans who have been waiting for so long for us to come over here, so they can feel the energy we put on. We love what we do. We’ve been going for [over] 10 years and I still love it, probably love it more than I ever have. So, I think fans are going to get to see a special version of Adelitas Way, and that’s great. Also, too, for people coming in the room and they don’t know what they’re about to get into. I want them to leave blown the f*ck away.
Rick DeJesus, Antihero
This year, Adelitas Way have released three singles, with their latest being the anthemic track “Down For Anything.” If you want to keep up with the newest music from Adelitas Way and scope out tour dates near you, head over to their official website.
Check out the top tracks from Adelitas Way below.
Halocene is a group that fuses the intricacies of pop hits with the ferocity of modern metal. Their unique sound has gotten them through four full albums, as well as a vast catalogue of covers in the style of Halocene. Their approach to music is completely specialized to the internet era, as you can check them out on Patreon or even watch livestreams of the band on Twitch.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Halocene has been an unstoppable force of hard work and passion since 2008. Having toured from coast to coast in a beat up van, opening for bands like Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and rocking the Vans Warped Tour, Halocene found their stride as YouTube influencers, uploading weekly and collecting over 15 million views. Halocene is 100% self made.
Halocene Official Bio
Halocene is constantly dropping new music and flashy videos, with frequent uploads arriving nearly every week. If you want to keep up with the “unstoppable force” that is Halocene, keep an eye on all of their social media platforms, including their official website.
Halocene gets creative with Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys, Power Slinkys and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys on electric. On acoustic, they use Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Lights, and on bass, they use Regular Slinky bass.
Get lost in the world of Halocene down below.
Emerging with their roots in Palestine, Texas, Whiskey Myers is the super septet of modern Southern rock. With credited inspirations from Waylon Jennings to Nirvana, the roots of Whiskey Myers‘ Americana rock have been fused with contemporary influences. The product is a barn-burnin’, boot-stompin’ sound that will have you headbanging as much as it’ll have you square dancing.
You can tell when somebody is faking it, and you can tell when it’s real.
Cody Cannon, Whiskey Myers Official Bio
To say the least, Whiskey Myers isn’t faking it. Their latest release is their fourth album, but it is their self-titled full-length. With a blank white album cover reading only “Whiskey Myers,” it stands as a tribute to the strength of their music to stand on its own.
If you want to check it out, you can do so below. If you want to see Whiskey Myers for yourself, check out their official website.