Indie Library

Casey Abrams

Manhattan Production Music & Chesky Records present a new collection of covers of House of Bryant's famous songs including new renditions of  'All I Have to Do Is', 'Wake Up Little Susie', 'Love Hurts', 'Bye Bye Love', and more, performed by Casey Abrams, available exclusively for master licensing!  Due to our close relationship with the publishers, contact us for assistance in clearing the publishing. 

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Priya Darshini

Priya Darshini

Taking her roots from Indian Classical music, Priya Darshini's knowledge of music from all over the world has resulted in a fresh, imaginative, and fascinating new sound. Blending Elements of traditional Indian music and improvisation with American folk and pop music, the result is an alluring treat for the senses and a World music album for the ages. Periphery is elegant, tranquil, intricately layered, timeless, and virtuosic. The album is a musical mix of style, genres, and cultures featuring world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar, virtuoso hammered dulcimer player Max ZT, famed percussionist Chuck Palmer, and Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun. Priya displays an exciting combination of range, technique, unconventional compositions, a feminist perspective, and a prodigious voice that truly sets her apart from other vocalists.

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Ryland Angel & Daivd Merrill

Ryland Angel & David Merrill

Chant like you've never heard it before.

We've combined traditional chant with analog electronics, presented it in a stunning sonic space, and redefined the boundaries of genre. It's an audiophile release like no other.

In a time where the world is in a unified state of unprecedented chaos, 2020 has plunged humanity to ponder some of life’s most important questions and triggered some of the most unpredictable of coping mechanisms.

Many of us found peace through music, and Grammy-nominated British vocalist Ryland Angel turned to what brought him the most comfort - chanting psalms. He soon realized this meditative, sonic form of centering might help others, and began recording and sharing a chant per day when the Coronavirus hit its first peak in April 2020. With a Gregorian plainsong tone, he brought to life psalms that transported us to a far-off European cathedral, giving us a unique aural space to embrace what was happening around us.

Audio engineer, composer, instrumentalist, and producer extraordinaire David Merrill heard his colleague’s daily psalms, and was struck with inspiration to add a most unconventional layer to the classical pieces perhaps only one in lockdown could dream up - electronica, using analog synth. Once he began to tinker, he realized the ethereal comfort and solace of Ryland’s Gregorian-inspired improvisations combined with a deep, raw modernized twisted sound felt like the perfect antidote to the complex needs of the COVID-19 era listener.

All developed remotely, Angel and Merrill continued this sonic journey and soon finished 10 pieces, collectively known as "Chant Electronique". There is one thing they know for certain, while COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our society, it has no chance against creative collaborations like that of Angel’s and Merrill’s. Art will continue to prevail.

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Psymon Spine

Psymon Spine is an experimental pop band based in Brooklyn. Their constantly shifting sound is informed by the band’s varied musical backgrounds, which range from house music to punk, hip-hop, minimalism, West African music, Tropicália, gamelan, and more.

In 2013, the band met and began collaborating with Graham Dickson of London-based band Crystal Fighters, who would go on to start Axis Mundi Records and sign Psymon Spine.  The next several years would be spent writing and recording their album, touring, DJing, and performing with the likes of Mr Twin Sister, Crystal Fighters, Is Tropical, Juan Maclean, Guerilla Toss, and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden.

“…the kind of aural magic that can happen when all the right pieces fall into place. It’s a giddy piece of experimental pop, twisting around the duality of youthful optimism and the encroaching anxiety of adulthood.” – Consequence of Sound

“…a jubilant, guitar-driven romp with lush harmonies and an aggressively good-times agenda.” – SPIN

“…loads of vaporous sweeps, swells of sidechained electro bass and female vocals at moments reminiscent of mid 90′s Stereolab.” – Gold Flake Paint “If you like and/or miss Yeasayer or NewVillager, Psymon Spine will fill that gap in your playlist.” – ION Magazine

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pigWar - Psychedelic Soul

Named after the bloodless war of 1859 in the San Juan Islands, their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. Paying homage to old soul music with a modern coat of paint consisting of dusty synthesizers and angular horn lines. pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based artist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best Soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them. Ian McDonald and Kelly Finnigan of the Monophonics mixed pigWar’s self-titled debut album, with mastering done by Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma).

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1985 Music - Trap/Hip Hop/R&B

Brandon Ross (Plan B' 85) is a Music Producer, Writer, and Recording Engineer from New Jersey, specializing in Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop. Currently residing in Atlanta, Plan B has worked with a variety of mainstream and independent artists and has secured numerous sync placements on high profile TV Shows on MTV, MTV 2, VH1, SPIKE & OWN, and others.

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Gabrielle Marlena - Acoustic Pop

Brooklyn-based indie folk songstress Gabrielle Marlena started writing music during her camp summers in the Berkshires. Gabrielle moved to Montreal at 18 for school, and she found herself in the heart of an eclectic music scene where she was able to hone her craft. In 2016, she moved to NYC to perform and record her first studio album, Good Music For You. Gabrielle shares her experience of love and loss with rich authenticity through her raw, soul-baring lyrics and strong vocals, while maintaining a silly and welcoming stage presence at her live shows.

“Gabrielle Marlena might have created one of the greatest breakup albums of all time.” - LADYGUNN

“A break-up effort for the ages.” - Vanyaland

“The album is one that you’re bound to play over and over.” - Groundsounds

 

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Foul Al - Hip Hop/Rap

For some, wearing many hats can be a problem.  Not for Hip-Hop artist Foul Al.  As a rapper, music producer, business marketer, and part-time graphic designer, versatility is a way of life. Over 15 years of music experience can be heard through his work as he creatively weaves musical experiences that detail the ups and downs he faced in his own life. Born in the heart of Harlem, but raised in the belly of Far Rockaway, NY, Al found his childhood surrounded by music. This fostered his love for the art and ingrained it in his blood.

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Noah Wall - Folk/Blues

Noah Wall lets her voice shine through on this stunning example of classic Folk sensibilities with a modern twist.

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Melissa Menago - Acoustic Pop

A buzz artist on the move who has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era

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The City Of The Sun - Indie

The City of the Sun draws its roots from across the world as well as across the genres. On their debut album, experience music that will leave you in trance. A mix of modern post-rock ambience and frenetic flamenco style guitar work, to the sun and all the cities in between crosses the generational gap and proves you don’t need vocals to captivate.

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The New Appalachians - Indie Folk/Bluegrass

Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, From The Mountaintop, is another hallmark in traditional music featuring Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, Noah Wall, Jacob Baine, Tommy Norris, Tyler Hughes, Tony Maceli & C. Lanzbom.

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Louis Yoelin - Rock/Pop/Country/Dubstep

Chicago and LA based, multi-genre bending artist with hundreds of songs appearing in major productions

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Kelly Padrick - Pop

NYC Based, Pop artist whose voice is ever-present and often angelic with music ranging from atmospheric and ethereal singer- songwriter to power pop and dance.

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Coco Machete - Dance/Electro/House

NYC based, club label creating some of the hottest music out on the dance floor today.

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Jango Indie Rock Artists

A dizzying array of top artist from the Jango Music Network Indie Rock collection

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Jango - Hip Hop

A dizzying array of top artist from the Jango Music Network hip-hop collection

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Chesky Records Artists

Featuring world renowned and influential artists spanning many genres. Brought to you by our sister company the Grammy award winning and audiophile recording technique innovators, Chesky Records

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Chesky Records Jazz Artists

Featuring jazz legends and up and coming master artists. Brought to you by our sister company the Grammy award winning and audiophile recording technique innovators, Chesky Records

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Chesky Records World Artists

Featuring world renowned and revered artists spanning the globe. Brought to you by our sister company the Grammy award winning and audiophile recording technique innovators, Chesky Records

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