Hi, my name is Bruce Warren and this is my “About” page.

Some Velvet Blog was born on December 31, 2004. Wanting to experience and engage with this new community of music fans, I leaped right into blogging and discovered a new fan-driven cultural movement that excited me. It still does, hundreds of posts and interactions with music fans later. The name SVB was inspired by “Some Velvet Morning” by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. It was the song I was listening to when Blogger asked me for a name. It just sort of worked at the time. I could go on about how Blogger shut down my blog because of DMCA violations, but I won’t. For now, wordpress is my home.

Some vital statistics:

– I am the Assistant Station Manager for Programming at WXPN in Philadelphia where I am in charge of all the local and national programming and digital media. I am also the Executive Producer of World Cafe a show that I proudly helped start & launch in October 1991.
– I have been in public radio/public media for 20 years. I was once quoted in a trade magazine saying “I will never work for commercial radio.” I meant it.
– You can follow me (or not) on twitter here
– You can become my friend (or not) on Facebook here
– You can read my Some Velvet tumblr here
– I wrote a book called Wisdom For A Young Musician.
– I teach Radio Management at Drexel University and Social Media And The Organization at the University of Penn in the Organizational Dynamics Masters degree program.
– I have a wonderful, amazing wife and two boys who have re-taught me the joys of Top 40 music.

There’s a legendary DJ in Philly who I grew up listening to named Jerry Blavat AKA The Boss With The Hot Sauce & The Geator With the Heator. He was and continues to be a huge inspiration to me. He’s got this great saying, which is: “Keep on rockin’ cause you only rock once.” Every day that goes by I try to live that commandment to the fullest.

60 Responses to “MeMyself&I”

  1. Jon chapman January 3, 2011 at 5:24 am #


    Please find time to listen to one 
    song “if it wasn’t for you”

    Shabby Motown pop from White city london 3 gigs in. 

    Supported the vaccines and villagers recently. 

    I also manage Stornoway on 4AD if you know them. 

    I actually use to work at Hut the verve’s label!

    Jon Chapman.

  2. James Patrick February 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Hey Some Velvet,

    Im sure you guys get these requests all the time, but how would one submit an album/mixtape to your site for people to check out?  I am a hip hop artist out of Los Angeles, and have been continually told to promote my music through indie avenues.  If possible, I would love to post my mixtape,The Naked Eye, on your site for a free download.  My myspace page is , and if you guys ever get the time I would sincerely appreciate you checking me out.

    Thanks very much!

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. K Kas February 6, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Hey Bruce. Great blog!

    Please have a listen to the new single from Kenneth Kas, a London-based upcoming Singer/Songwriter from Sweden.

    Tack/Thanks 🙂

  4. DJ WEIGS February 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    can you give this a listen and maybe post it on hypem?

  5. Madeline Schaefer February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm #


    You are the best DJ on XPN, hands down. Thank you for playing obscure Joni Mitchell tracks on Saturday mornings–these have made my Saturdays more than a few times.


  6. Justin D'Onofrio March 4, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    Hi my name is Justin D’Onofrio and my bands name is Grandpa Was A Lion.

    This past year I wrote and recorded an album on Garageband on a second hand iBook in my basement. Last month I took these song’s to Tarquin Recording Studio in Bridgeport Connecticut to be mastered and have since made the whole album available on myspace and would like to be considered for your website. The whole album is available for free download at as well as for purchase at

    Thank you for your consideration
    Justin D’Onofrio

  7. Kevin C March 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Hello I have a twin Pop/hip hop duo called Tru Fam, who would love to be featured in your blog. They love your blog they check it out everyday. Tru Fam is performing this year on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour . Here is the Vans Warped Tour Commercial
    Tru Fam is from New Jersey, NYC scene and have done many shows..Toured at Hot Topic stores through out the Tri State area.
    Also playing School of Rock ,Stone Pony ,Crocodile Rock Cafe, New York Times Square Arts Center,
    Six Flags Great Adventures, and many clubs, about 50 Festivals ,Colleges and Sweet Sixteens. These guys write their own material and
    understand the Lane that their in…Tru Fam is currently working on their EP Bowties & Applause ..Also here is their Latest Video
    All We Need ft Dinner and a Suit ..Looking forward to hear back ..
    Thanks Kevin C.

    Check them out

  8. NIjae Draine March 18, 2011 at 4:49 am #


    I’m Nijae Draine, singer/songwriter for the indie pop band Crash Collect. Recently, I wrote, composed, and produced a solo acoustic/folk EP over spring break titled Spring Cleaning [appropriate, eh?]. Its a short but sweet 6 track extravaganza about the ever persistent paradox of love, disappointment, etc… — described by one friend (who may or may not be biased) as a “female Bon Iver with the soul of Tracy Chapman.” I can live with that.

    The EP is available for streaming/downloading [for freesies!] on my bandcamp site I encourage you to have a listen. It would make me a very happy camper.


  9. Nick March 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm #


    I wanted to take a minute to pass along to the music of a new project I’ve been working on over the past year. Borne out of sickness and stagnation, what we thought was going to start as a noise duo quickly morphed into a project based more on crafted songwriting than layers of sound (though I still stand by my fuzz pedal(s)).

    I know you guys are innudated with new music everyday, but I thought you might like our stuff. Hope you have time for a listen – email me if you have any questions.


    -Nick Lembo

  10. Ken Yates May 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    A couple days ago John Mayer blogged about this song:

    Thought you might want to take a listen. There is a free download of the song at

    Thanks for your time.

    Ken Yates

  11. Josh May 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Hello there,

    We were hoping to get a review.

    Artist: Not 4 Nothin
    Songs Included: Straight Way, Keep it Jumpin

    More info and songs available at

    Josh Roberts

  12. Kyle O'Hara May 20, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Hey Bruce,

    Dance/Electronic duo, KOPPS just released a new single “Machine” for free here:

    KOPPS has recently been featured on Tympanogram as well:

    Any help with promoting the new single would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you for your time in advance, let me know if you need any additional info.

    Kyle O’Hara | KOPPS


  13. Cedric Muyres May 25, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    Hi there!

    You should write about I am Oak 😀 Indiefolk from the Netherlands that will be worth your effort;

    You can listen to the new album here:

    You can download the new single ‘Curt’ here:

    And listen to the old album here:

    For more info, let me know!

  14. Mac May 25, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Hey,We’re in a band called StaG. We’ve just finished our first album,
    Rifle Meeker, and we’re now adding Mac Welch to our set and wanted to
    try to spread our solo efforts around while we get to work on merging
    sounds. We’re originally from Los Angeles and Yosemite, CA but have been living in
    Boulder, CO for the last few years. Please have a listen:

    Here is some press we’ve received:

    Thanks! StaG

  15. Jesus Apodaca June 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    We really like some of the music you’ve posted, and thought we’d share some of our music with you in hopes that you’d be interested in reviewing it and/or posting it on your site. We’d recommend you listen to “All Alone” or “Honestly,” but please feel free to embed any secondary tracks that you like and offer them as free downloads.

    We’re including a link to our website, where you can find links to hi-res photos to include in your post as well as some videos of new songs for a new album we’re currently working on. Also, you can download all of our tracks for free on our bandcamp page. 🙂

    Please feel free to contact us for further information / interviews / whatever else you may need from us.

    Thanks so much for your time, and happy listening.

    Jesus Apodaca
    The Royalty

  16. Chris July 20, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Bruce,

    I just wondered if you had an email address I could contact you on about an artist?

    Let me know via my email address

    Hope you’re well,


  17. Matt July 29, 2011 at 10:19 am #


    I manage a band called The Sunday Skyclub. They are a 5 piece from Exeter, Devon. They play regularly at the famous Cavern Club in Exeter and just did a gig at the Camden Barfly which went fantastic.

    It would be great if you’d listen to some of their songs!

    You can find them here:

    And if you’d like to get in touch then our email is

    Thanks and i look forward to hearing from you!!


  18. Stephen Weibelt August 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    A financially lacking folk duo from Alabama self-records and self-releases a debut concept album. Catchy songs, narrative lyrics.

    Stream it here:
    Friend us here:

    Thanks for your time!

  19. Peter August 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    You say france & I whistle. The new Swedish music phenomena.
    Okey how many bands have this: A full 30 days European tour booked for the fall. Already done 100 shows over Europe. Got Coca Cola to use their song to their biggest campaign worldwide for teenagers. Open up the coolest festival in Stockholm. Played on the three biggest festivals in Sweden last year. Played for a big clothbrand on the Fashion week in Milan, Italy. Got over 6 more commercials aired in USA with their music including Mc Donalds, GAP, Orbit. Played live on the biggest TV morning show in Sweden. Will play on Popkomm (the worlds second biggest music fair) and will do showcases in USA (Los Angels : Culture collide, NYC : CMJ and Washington DC) in October.
    ….and just released two EP:s and is unsigned.

    Discover them When lovers die OMG indie version OMG European version Johnny Ulyssus

  20. UNIVOX (@univox) August 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    Hello! Please check out the new track from Philadelphia’s UNIVOX here:

    Our record release show is happening on 9/7/2011 at Kung Fu Necktie.

    Check out

    -Rob of UNIVOX

  21. Amanda Kelsey August 25, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    Hey Bruce,

    Have you heard of new singer/songwriter Kirby Kaiser?

    Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, singer-songwriter Kirby Kaiser delivers the blue-eyed, airy melodies of a 60’s girl group combined with harmony-rich vocals, then dusted with dreamy reverb. Her songs are a melting pot of soul, jazz, du-wop, vintage pop, and bubblegum-sweet lyrics tinged with the melancholy of teenage romance. Only 19 years old, this is Kirby’s first-ever EP, both self-released and self-titled. Her lyrics are inspired by the likes of the Ronettes, Fiona Apple and Lesley Gore and she prides herself on blending various genres to produce a sound that is all her own.

    Her first single “There’s a Boy” was released on August 9 to the delight of the blogosphere.
    We want to give you a chance to listen to a sneak peek of her 5-song EP which will be released in the coming week:

    Here’s what people are saying:
    URB Magazine
    Blah Blah Blah Science

    Any chance you’d like to schedule an interview or review her self-titled EP or single?

    Please let me know if you need a hard copy or anything else moving forward.


  22. Leigh Swinn September 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Hi Bruce,

    Sorry for the uninvited interruption but we thought that you might like to hear our music. We are a London based band called Remodel and have released three singles and recently an album called Statues. We’ve had a bit of radio play in Britain and abroad and played a lot of gigs, mostly in London but we try to get out as often as we can. It’d be great if you’d have a listen to our stuff.

    You can download our album from here for free (just set the amount to £0)

    or listen to us on soundcloud

    Thanks for your time

    Kind regards,

    Leigh (Remodel)

  23. Liam Modlin September 10, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Have been waiting for a long time to send you these links 🙂
    Would love for you to have a listen ,

    Have a great weekend ,

    P.S- Your site is literally a life saver.

  24. Valerie Patton November 8, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    Hi Bruce,

    I love the ME MYSELF & I section… after reading all that you do, how do you have time for ANYTHING? You’re amazing!

    I would live for you to take a moment to listen to Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Bryan Akcasu at He has recently self-released the album “Put Your Hand Out,” which has many local favorites. Bryan’s unique style transcends through his chords and vocals. Saying “I know you’re busy” seems to be a bit of an understatement, but I appreciate your time.

    Thank you!

  25. Frank Cifarelli November 16, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Hi Bruce,

    My name is Frank Cifarelli. I’ve just self-released an EP under the name Good Frames for which I wrote, programmed or performed, produced, recorded and mixed everything on.

    Like most creative people who work hard, I believe in this stuff, but I’d love to know if you or your readership does. I see this is the way all us opportunists are trying to get a hold of you, so I’m adding myself to the list. I hope mine won’t be the post that puts you over the edge.

    Are you currently accepting submissions for reviews/posts/mentions on your blog?

    If so, here is a link to the EP’s Soundcloud page:

    And a really great animated music video a friend made over the course of the last year:

    Please feel free to post this and subject it to your harshest criticism.

    If there’s anything I can do to make your life easier to get my music posted or if you’d like a free download of the EP and lyric booklet (I don’t currently have a budget for CD production), please let me know.

    Thanks so much for your time and energy!


  26. Carl Smith January 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Hi Bruce,

    Montreal’s Indie-Folk band Harvest Breed will be releasing their debut album in April. “Everything Changes” was recorded by Grammy Award and Brit Award winner Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire).
    Last year the band opened for acts such as My Morning Jacket, Dan Mangan and Basia Bulat.
    Until the release you can listen to the first single “Everything Changes” and watch a live clip of the song “Don’t give up on me” on their website:

    Thank you for your time,


    Carl Smith
    Communications Director/Landlocked Records

  27. Mark Northfield February 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi. I’m Mark Northfield, a UK based indie-pop-classical musician. I make quirky, intelligent and occasionally theatrical arty pop stuff, often collaborating with vocalists drawn from a variety of genres.

    I’m releasing a digital EP this week entitled NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE and have crafted a cute n colourful fishy animation video for the title track with a subtext reflecting the song’s somewhat darker theme.

    The EP and the forthcoming album it comes from (ALTERATIONS – out in April) can both be heard on my Soundcloud page, with four of the album tracks presently downloadable:

    The EP will be available to buy from regular online music stores as of this week (iTunes etc) and also Bandcamp:

    Hope you like.



  28. Gregory James February 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    Long time no see!

    I have a new project and I wanted to forward you a track. I did many XPN shows in the past with the band “Blue Sinatra,” currently playing in “Fantastic Planet,” but check out my new venture when you get a chance:

    Thanks for supporting us locals!

  29. Katie P March 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Hi Bruce!

    I’m a local Philly girl and I handcrafted journals out of upcylced LPs. I think they are something you and your readers would love! Check them out here:


  30. Daniel Fern March 25, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Hey, I wasn’t sure if you get submissions from local acts nationwide.
    My name is Daniel of the band EndAnd. I’m interested in submitting my band’s music. I am wondering if you wanted a hard copy of the CD sent to you. Would you want MP3’s instead or would a link suffice? We have an LP finished and have played all around NYC to promote it. Adventure’s of Fi in Space 
    The album is a split EP
    Adventures of Hi Fi in Space which is found directly at the link above, and Adventures of Lo Fi in Space found under the discography section.
    We come from a studio called King Killer studios where there is a thriving collective of bands that is really worth checking out.
    Please give us a consideration.
    Daniel Fern 
    From Brooklyn 🙂 

  31. New release from Sydney band - Circle. March 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    Wanted to give you a heads up on an upcoming release from Sydney band Circle.

    This is their debut studio album after a few bedroom records.
    Here’s a link to the full album:

    Here’s a link to their media page with downloads of images etc:

    Here’s a link to the first single they’ll be pulling from the record called Fashion me a Drum:


    Jen (Monday Records –

  32. Daniel March 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Hey Bruce, thanks for the good blog. I actually ended up buying your book “Wisdom for a Young Musician.” Great stuff!

    Just visited randomly today to find the Verlaines, whom I seem to be enjoying very much! Where else would I find something like that? haha.

    Take care, man!

  33. Mark March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am #


    When you get a chance here is new music video by Alilujah Choir, a Portland trio that is Adam Selzer of (Norfolk & Western and M. Ward) and Adam Shearer and Alia Farah of (Weinland).



  34. Felix April 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Greetings from Sweden,

    Great blog you got Bruce! Listen to this amazing indie rock band from sweden, two young Guya that plays and produce, your readers would love it!

    Keep up the good work!

  35. CAPTIONS. May 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Hello, we are CAPTIONS., a band out of Ventura County, CA. We really enjoy the variety of music you post. Very cool vibe. We are about to release an EP entitled Think Thunk Thought next month. We have just released a single called “Bearfights.” For your consideration, the song can be found at:

    It is available for free download. Thanks for your time, and keep up the amazing work.

  36. the Suicide Dolls August 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Hello! We thought we’d harass you for a minute because we reallydig what you do… We are the Suicide Dolls–based in CT but play regularly in Boston and NYC–and we recently put our new full length album out. It was recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato, who works with Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, The Hold Steady and many others. We are also on the new Repo Man Tribute Album coming out in September, featuring other artists like Frank Black, Mike Watt, Amanda Palmer, Matthew Sweet ad many more. If you ever have a few minutes to spare, and are interested in checking out a noisy rock band swimming in a sea of indie bands, we’d love you to consider listening to us! (and if you like what you hear, just contact us for a free download or physical album).

  37. kitchen hips August 21, 2012 at 1:15 am #


    My name is Kitchen Hips… I think you have lovely taste and, if I do say so myself, believe you may enjoy my very first lil record of folksy melt-your-heart tunes. It’s a buncha layered banjos and flutes and handclaps and a bit of kittycat vocals. You can check it out fo’ free here:

    Let me know if you give it a listen.

    Have a lovely summer’s day,
    K Hips

  38. Johny L August 23, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Hi Bruce,

    Love what you’re doing with new music on your site!

    Have a submission from Australian DJ/Producer Johny L & The Smart (remixed by 4Play & Djs from Mars).
    We’re really excited about it here in Brisbane and thought you guys might want to have a listen!

    Please see the Soundcloud link below:

    We have a whole stable of acts from Australia that we’d love to feature on your site (should you deem appropriate). My email is – if you’d like to get in touch regarding new music, please drop a line in and we can have a chat.

    All the best,
    Sam Kyriakidis
    Pushworth & Pressing Issues

  39. Francis Gane September 26, 2012 at 7:11 am #


    My name is Francis and I’m the founder of, a new service aimed at connecting unsigned musicians with some of the worlds biggest labels (think Sony, Warner Bros, Atlantic and many more) via our user-voted charts. We believe we’re a totally unique service and are extremely excited about our imminent beta launch!

    I’m emailing you to ask whether or not you think your readers would be interested in invite codes that would allow them early access to the beta? It’s a private beta so only those with an invite will be allowed to join until we launch publicly (which will be early next year).

    We’re looking to offer around 1000 invites and would like to offer visitors to your blog 200 of the 1000.

    Let me know if you’d be interested (!

    Kind Regards,

    Francis Gane

  40. Mitch Koehler October 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Hey Bruce, my name’s Mitch, I play in this band called Scuzbot. We’re out of the Philadelphia area, you may or may not have heard of us. Anyway, we have a record coming out on October 16 that we’re releasing for free on our website. When you have a chance, please check out some of our tunes. We’re looking for all the exposure we can get, you seem like the kind of guy who would appreciate our music. but I guess you can never be too sure..

    Thanks !

  41. Nikos Vogiatzakis October 12, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Hi there!

    I’m Nikos from Athens Greece!

    I’m gtr player/songwriter for pulse. a new alternative/indie/rock band! We just released our first album (feat. Craig Walker on “Confessions”) titled “Another Roadside Attraction”.

    I really wish you would take a listen at our work, and maybe write an hosnest word about it!?

    Here is the news bulletin i’ve been sending out :
    pulse. Is an alternative rock band based in Athens, Greece. We would like to inform you of the release of their new album titled “Another Roadside Attraction” featuring Craig Walker (x-Archive singer) on vocals singing “Confessions”.

    Feel free to listen to the new songs, and share them with your audience. We appreciate and need all the help we can get in exposing our music to the people!

    You can check the band out on :



    TWITTER : @pulsedot




    For more information on the band and if you require a hard copy promo to be sent to you, contact us through email on

    We could really use all the help we can get at this point!

    Thanx for taking the time to read all this!,

    Nikos Vogiatzakis

  42. Terkel Atsushi Røjle Christensen November 14, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Hey Bruce
    We’re Cape Canaveral, a band from denmark. We play 90’s inspired indie/pop music and would be happy if you guys would consider writing about us on your beautiful blog 🙂
    Anyway, we’ve just released a single through the label EardrumsPop, which has given us some airplay in germain and american radio channels. Listen to the single on the links. It’s for free !
    Best regards!

  43. American Pancake (@AmericanRobb) November 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Hello Guys and thanks for your time (ahead of time):

    I recently had the pleasure of producing a video that features “Please Come Over” by Chicago rockers Geronimo! The song was used with their full consent.They love it and have been promoting it on their Facebook page. The abstract imagery on the video was dictated by the feel of the song and some people have told me that it has a kind of Twin Peaks / David Lynch feel. Interestingly, since I shot the video I have found out that Twin Peaks did, in fact, inspire the feel of the song when Kelly Johnson
    wrote it so this entire artistic process feels to me like it was meant to be. A creative kismet.

    Just trying to get the word out about the video. Hope that people see it and hope that it helps to promote this wonderfully haunting song. Please let me know what you think and if you might even possibly feature “Geesten”-

    Geronimo – their album Exanimate on Bandcamp (first 3 songs dnld for pay what you want) and the back story about “Please Come Over” :

    Thanks so much-
    Robb Donker
    American Pancake

  44. Ryan Keeton November 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    One can dream right!? Would love for you to check out our music, which is Kalance Theory at
    Twitter: @KalanceTheory

    We’ve been lucky enough to get some Indie stations playing our songs, and like all the posters here, we’d appreciate any new exposure. I’m based out of Kentucky, and Nick Mac, is from LA. We’re doing the cross country creation of music, working the new era of music and technology.

    Thanks for any consideration you could give our music. Either way man, the blog is a great resource for all Indie musicians out there, so Thank you!

    Ryan Keeton

  45. Carmen Caruso January 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi Bruce,

    My name is Carmen and I’m with a band called Odd Owl. I have really been enjoying your excellent blog. One of my favorite tracks so far is your post on The Amazing’s Gentle Stream. Thank you for sharing such truly amazing music!

    I wanted to pass along our new single, Some People Are Spaceships. It’s an indie pop song with a psychedelic edge.

    Would be very grateful for a listen.

    Thank you very much for your time,

    Artwork: (

  46. Tiz McNamara February 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    I came across your blog on the Hype Machine.
    I really like the blog you have here.

    I have added a link to my debut single ‘Steady as You Go’ , if you have a minute to check it out it would be great. Any review or blog posts you could do for the track would be fantastic.

    Thanks for your time.



  47. Trevor February 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Bruce
    Please consider the link below to our track “Everything but the Boy” for your blog.

  48. aquamanatee February 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Bruce, Thank You So Much for Your Kind Words About Goodnight Texas, Son Pat’s Band, and Their LP, A Long Life of Living. Forty-three years ago, I first laid eyes on XPN when a bunch of us banded together with founders Phil & Debbie to create A House of Our Own across the street from the XPN studio. Had many friends who worked for XPN back in those days. And, hah, the rest is history. I have two stations on WonderRadio — FUV and XPN. What more do I need? Driving down to the show tomorrow and if you’re there, rattle my cage. 6-1, 290, red hair. glasses. All the best, Peter

  49. Munch February 18, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    This is the best song off my debut album Attic Wednesdays by Munch. It would be great if you could give it a listen and let me know what you think.



  50. Skyjelly Jones March 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Hey Bruce,
    Just checking out your blog and wondering if you might be interested
    in hearing/seeing a new song by Skyjelly, called ‘The 6 is Silent’ and
    perhaps posting and/or reviewing it on your blog.

    you can view it here:

    thanks so much!

    • lettersmusic March 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

      Hey Bruce! Have loved the blog for some years now and just wanted to spread the word about one of the best bands in my community. They’re called Corespondents and are a long running instrumental band from Seattle.

      The first single streams on here and is approved for downloading and reposting. I can also send you a physical or digital copy.


  51. Travis Ratledge March 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Hey Bruce,

    I have an EP out that somehow rose to #1 on Bandcamp’s charts and was featured yesterday on Reddit on the front page and #1 on the /r/music subreddit. Would you consider reviewing it on your blog?

    The genre is alt/indie dance pop, all self produced in my 10×11 bedroom. I’m just a one-man show for now, I play all the instruments you hear on the record and wrote all the parts for them (it’s why the process takes so long for me, haha). I’m a bit of a nerd, I hate pineapples (and the world should know how evil they are), and I just want to make music that gets your head bobbing and your foot tapping.

    Happy to get you a free copy if you want to list it on your blog. My kickstarter folks got my account at Dropbox temporarily suspended due to high traffic (oops), so I can get it to you another way if you’re interested. (Putting it up on SoundCloud tonight.)


    – Travis

  52. Cable Car April 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    hey Bruce.

    I’m part of a trio coming out of Los Angeles, called Cable Car (http://wearecablecar).
    we’ve just released our debut single, “Wait For Me,” off of our upcoming release, RIDE (2013 EP).

    you most likely have a queue of things to listen to, but if you have a moment, we REALLY REALLY believe you’ll enjoy the track.

    love the blog since I discovered it through hypem!

    all the best,

    Ryan and Cable Car

  53. Nick Voyack May 25, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Hi Mr. Warren, my name is Nick and I am a college student in North Jersey originally from South Jersey. I actually have a signed copy of your book and have been to the World Care several times. I would like you to check out my music. I have not focused on my instrumental music in years, but am planning to release something new by the end of the summer. Currently, I have one album out entitled “The Music In My Head” a conceptual instrumental album about the different thoughts and emotions one experiences in a typical day. “The Music In My Head” is heavily influenced by many genres including funk, fusion, jazz, cool jazz, hip-hop, blues, classic rock, classical, ambient, and others. Please take the time to check some of it out, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Here is a link to my song entitled Introspection:

    A video for my song Low:

    And my band camp:

    If you have the time, I would also like you to check out my band, Major:Undeclared, from Moorestown New Jersey. Our sound could be described as post-punk/indie rock with influences ranging from hardcore punk to surf rock to classic rock to rock-a-billy.

    Here is a link to our song Colorblind:

    Our song:Who Can Play?

    And our Bandcamp:

    Thank you so much for your time!

  54. Winky Nash October 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm #


    We are The Loomis Fargo Gang and we have a new album titled, The Prettiest Shade of Blue.

    We also have a new video.

    If you’d like a hard copy let us know, we’d love to send you one.

    Thanks for you time and consideration,
    Winky Nash

  55. November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Hope all’s well mate.

    Pocketless Shirt EP – Nic Armstrong & The Thieves out November 11

  56. Tony Ash October 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Hello Bruce,
    this is Tony Ash.
    I’m contacting you on behalf of Dublin-based group The Magpies.
    I’ve just found out about you and the blog and I’m glad I ran into you.

    The band released the new singles about a week ago.
    You can listen/download for free their new songs here

    Thanks for your attention and keep up the good work.



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