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Vocals On Top Reviews "Bad Orange" - 11/29/18

"Concentrates on grooves and vocal prowess... inspired instrumentals that album is definitely unique."



Vents Magazine Reviews "Bad Orange" - 11/21/18

"Bad Orange receives a solid A+ grading. Any fan of Radiohead will want this in their musical library or added to their Spotify playlist. With so many choices out there and so many bands making great albums, Reliant Tom is a diamond in the rough. "



SKOPE Reviews New Reliant Tom LP - 11/21/18

"Reliant Tom is to music what New York is to humanity’s pulse: power, snyth, rock and roll and constructed mayhem. Bad Orange, the nine-track juggernaut of sound, is an alternative rock-pop mastery. "



The Deli Reviews Reliant Tom "Bad Orange" - 11/19/18

"A moody, cool, and well-produced effort, representing a bold vision for Brooklyn duo’s first full length release."



Post To Wire Reviews Pete Mancini - 11/18/18

"A classic country sound with a catchy hook of a chorus, touches of honky tonk and a tongue-in-cheek cautionary tale"



Indie Band Guru Reviews Reliant Tom - 11/16/18

"Equal parts experimental, funky, and chic"


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Americana Highways Premieres New Pete Mancini - 11/07/18

" Americana Highways is pleased to be the home base for Pete Mancini’s song premiere “DUI Blues” from his album due out in early 2019 on Diversion Records. "



That Buzzing Sound Reviews Reliant Tom - 11/3/18



B-Sides & Badlands - 11/2/18

“Pine Box Derby is a right of passage, discarding toxic cycles and an innocence long forgotten, and Mancini learns to let go and blossoms into one of today’s most talented storytellers.”



The Big Takeover Premieres "Bad Orange" - 11/2/18

"Reliant Tom shows their cyberpunk leanings and creates a funky, futuristic spectacle that shines brightly."



MOXIPOP Reviews Pete Mancini - 11/2/18

“Pine Box Derby is a highly contemplative and relatable bit of Americana…”



SKOPE Features New Reliant Tom - 10/30/18

"Charged with attitude and infectious, spacey synths. " p>



Art Voice Reviews Bad Orange - 10/29/18

"A fiery mix between St. Vincent and Radiohead"



New Sick Music Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/27/18

"The song is loaded with sentimentality, but finds a universality in the concrete details, the feelings of moving on, the reflective instances where the future (and the loss of the future you thought you would have) come crashing against the reality of the present."



Music & Riots Premiere New Reliant Tom Track - 10/25/18

"An intoxicating blend of avant-pop with beautifully constructed and pliable melodies".



Audible Addixion Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/24/18

“Pine Box Derby’s lyrics are memorable, relatable, and intimate with a soft thematic approach.”



East Coase Rocker Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/23/18

“Pine Box Derby is a beautifully crafted, mixed and mastered song in the vein of some of the best singer-songwriters around… Mancini’s voice is so heartfelt it can melt the hardest of feelings.”



TATOO Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/20/18

“Pine Box Derby delivers poignancy reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, a delicate emotional perspective pregnant with mysterious symbolism.”



Now Hear This Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/17/18

“Pete Mancini has a great feel for the everyman. Fans of Ryan Adams should pay particular attention to Pine Box Derby…”



Obscure Sound Reviews Pete Mancini - 10/15/18

“Pine Box Derby has a comforting, warm recall to traditional folk, in relaying the times and tribulations of growing up and dealing with memories and nostalgia.”



Reliant Tom Featured on Concert Monkey - 10/5/18



MXDWN Premieres New Reliant Tom Video "Happy Birthday" - 10/4/18

"A delightfully-experimental sound that pushes boundaries while retaining an ultra-cool pop-chic quality that’s like little else out there. "



No Depressions Premieres New Pete Mancini Single - 10/4/18

"“Pete Mancini has the forthrightness of a punk singer and the fragile sensitivity of a folk crooner. If you get through Pine Box Derby without feeling a pang or two then you’re not listening closely enough.” p>



Art Voice Reviews Reliant Tom - 10/2/18

"Reliant Tom blend together spacey synths and grounded guitars, soaring vocals and deep beats. They constantly push genre boundaries to the limit with their experimental brand of avant-pop."



JAMMERZINE Premieres New Reliant Tom Track - 9/29/18

"Hook-laden darkly tinged tracks... with a smooth musical swell and sensual vocals by singer Claire Cluny"



Soundsphere Reviews Reliant Tom - 9/28/18

"Fantastic, moody and beautiful... a simply stunning use of electronics mixing with delicate, evocative vocals and a smattering of aggressive riffage."



Firesquid Reviews "SOS" - 7/26/18

"... a dreamlike haze of sound. Like a rising water, this song will submerge you from toes to temple if you let it."



Diversion Records Adds Wild Year - 7/12/18

Diversion Records is excited to announce that we have added the LA based, guitar-laced synth pop band Wild Year to our roster. They will be releasing a new single this fall on Diversion Records with a full EP to follow in early 2019.



Reliant Tom Announce New Album - 7/10/18

The New York avant-pop duo annouce that their new album "Bad Orange" will be released this fall on Diversion Records



VLMV Nominate for Prog's Limelight Award - 7/6/18

Click thru here to vote for VLMV for Prog's Limelight award. .



HI FI World Reviews the VLMV - July 2018

"...sparse piano, classical structures and vocal melodies under a post rock arrangement. Dazzling."



Reliant Tom Live Performance Review - 6/8/18

Reliant Tom performs and intimate music and dance concert at SMU



Nightshift Magazine Reviews Year of the Kite - June 2018

"There’s a beauty throughout the album – in the starkest moments (the piano chords that open ‘Somewhere After Sunday’) as well as when the instrumentation swells to a slow, modest majesty – though it’s frequently of the bleakest kind."



The New Year of the Kite Video is Out Today - 5/29/18

New video for "Lucked Out" with visuals by Andy McKay



Year of the Kite Featured on Spotify's Famous Jukebox - 5/22/18




Indie Band Guru - 5/13/18

The album is stirring and strangely emotional. They are particularly adept at creating overwhelming soundscapes and then balancing it with softer, less complex moments for you to rest.... there are nuanced differences that are so unique and special when you come across them.



New Blume Hinges Video "Duvel" Premiers on Midwest Action - 5/8/18

Video features street art and locations in Logan Square, Wicker Park and Pilsen neighborhoods of Chicago.


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Prog Interviews VLMV's Pete Lambrou- May 2018




Year of the Kite Featured on Spotify's Official "Fresh Finds" Playlist - May 2018




Indie Folk & Radio Features "Beauty Gone" on Spotify - May 2018




Loomda Recordings Features the new Year of the Kite- May 2018




Tarka Blowpig Music Reviews Year of the Kite - 4/30/18

"...an album that starts with a grungy slowcore bluesy slice of total miserablist beauty... sets a mood of dreamy nihilism, with a dirge like vocal growling over a down tempo backing that has a druggy sense of impending doom, a descent into madness and horror."



Reliant Tom Release New Glitch Video for "SOS" - 4/30/18

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Progradar Reviews Year of the Kite - 4/30/18

"It takes the listener on a journey into places that challenge, that are frightening and which leave the listener raw and exposed to feelings that, whilst scary and disturbing, are also very rewarding.



American Pancake Reviews Year of the Kite- 4/29/18

"While part of the sound feels so immediate and organic, the almost detached ambiance filled guitar sounds in the back feel like haunted memories. Truly dreamy stuff of Pink Floy-ian proportions. The vocal performance is somber and commanding."



Strawberry Tongue Premiers Two New "Year of the Kite" Tracks - 4/19/18




VLMV Performs at GAK Sessions - 3/25/18




Alfitude - 3/20/18

"Interesting synth and indie pop"



Audiotox - 3/20/18

"Reliant Tom's SOS has quickly become one of our favourite songs at the office. Released just this morning, this mesmerising alt track is bound to get you in a trance."



Itdjents - 3/6/18

"This album was already one of my highlights of 2018, but experiencing these songs live elevated it even more. This is fragile, but also incredibly strong and powerful."



Clash Magazine Reviews The New Wooden Arms Album - 3/1/18

"Taking influence from seemingly disparate styles before merging them together isn’t a particularly new way of doing things, however. The difference with ‘Trick Of The Light’ is that it manages to pull it off with aplomb."



Raised by Gypsies - 3/16/18

"VLMV has created something the likes of which I've never heard before but hope to hear more of from them in the future. While not something I ever dreamed possible, the way this sounds is just amazing. You can think "Wow this is something that hasn't really been done before" but it's also just done so well that it will simply amaze you."



Ghost Cult - 3/14/18

"You can feel the loss, regret, and introspection from each track wash over you, and these very heavy sentiments are at their most powerful and affecting when experienced simultaneously. Take a long walk with some decent headphones, allow yourself to wander, and bask in VLMV’s light."



Diversion Records adds Fellow Hollow - March 2018

The Ohio based indie-folk duo Fellow Hollow signs to Diversion Records and is currently recording their sophmore album for a 2019 release.



Synths of Eden - March 2018

Reliant Tom's new track SOS is features on Synths of Eden's Spotify playlist for March.



Sonoro Space Reviews VLMV - 2/26/18

"Melancholic, cinematic soundscapes with tender vocals and shimmering, ethereal ambient-ish harmonies are definitely the imprint of this second VLMV album."




Adequacy - 2/23/18

"The musicianship is very nearly flawless throughout, and VLMV do much to create and maintain a mood that is simultaneously uplifting, poignant and expansive."



Progradar Reviews VLMV "Stranded, Not Lost" - 2/23/18

"It’s atmospheric stark soundscapes, mixed with the steel guitar picking and some emotive lyrics bring this ballad to life, and it’s this juxtaposition of music as big as the universe, and lyrics as close as your deepest thoughts that are part of what makes this album so effective."



Audio Fuzz - 2/23/18

"Like a light in the fog, beckoning you to a safe haven away from the troubles of this world"



Faeton Music Blog Reviews VLMV - 2/22/18

"Imagination drawing scenes form the sad but full of hope movie about love"



Soundscape - 2/18/18

"Definitely one of those breathtaking listens that will remain with you a long time after you’ve finished listening to it."



Prog Magazine Premeirs New VLMV Album - 2/14/18

Exclusive: London duo VLMV release stream of their debut album Stranded, Not Lost with Prog ahead of its official launch on Friday.



Soundscape Reviews The New VLMV - 2/8/18

"One of those breathtaking listens that will remain with you a long time after you’ve finished listening to it"



Echos and Dust Reviews VLMV - Feb 2018

Post rock ‘super duo’ VLMV, Pete Lambrou of Monster Build Mean Robots and Ciaran Morahan from Codes In The Clouds, have just announced the release of their second album, "Stranded Not Lost".



Diversion Records Adds VLMV - 2/6/18

The UK based band VLMV's (formerly ALMA) new album will be represented and distributed by Diversion Records in the US and Canada.



Diversion Records adds Reliant Tom - 12/15/17

We are pleased to announce that we have added the avant-pop, New York based duo, Reliant Tom to our line up - with a new single to released in early 2018 and an album to follow.


That Buzzing Sound Features Year of the Kite - 11/28/17




Year of the Kite Featured on Alternative Tracks- Nov 2017




The Wandering Lamb Reviews the new Year Of The Kite - 11/28/17

"A gentle and somewhat eerie ensemble of piano, strings, guitars and clarinet that sweep hesitantly behind an uncertain vocal. Collectively we are lovingly warmed with comfort and sadness."



Punktastic - 11/23/17

"Whilst the album borrows heavily from the roots of country and bluegrass, it’s done with genuine respect and admiration. The authenticity of ‘The Sun’ instantly transports you to the hot and dusty plains of the American west, whereas the twanging guitars of ‘The Nineteen Eighties’ will make you wish you were lazing about outside on a hot summer’s evening with a cold beer in hand."



Year of the Kite's new single "The Upper Reaches" Out Today - 11/17/17

Debut single by the UK slowcore band is out today on all major digital platforms.



Middle Tennesse CJC - 11/2/17

"Masterful songwriting, excellent musicianship and roots rockin’ Folk/Americana vibes collide on Chris’ song The Sun, which also packs enough pop appeal to be a strong radio ready single."



Diversion Records Adds Year of the Kite - 11/2/17

The newest addition to Diversion Records, Year of the Kite is a UK based band partially comprised of former members of Navigator - a prominent band from the early Norwich slowcore scene that often toured with Mogwai and were embraced by John Peel.



Sights and Sounds CJC - 11/1/17

"The talented Englishman now in America on a weighty record that deals with family, separation, perseverance, and the bonds and challenges of modern human connections."



Indie Pop Rock - 10/26/17

"The single Lost in Your Own Home, however, is rather catchy and deserves to be caught."



Druken Werewolf - 10/25/17

"Its blend of chiming piano octaves, soaring violin (including a Sibelius-like solo in the middle section, following a change of key) and those rich choral vocals, create a constantly changing mood, though always impassioned. "



The 405 - 10/25/17

"Peppered with a dark playfulness and grotesquery, 'Lost in your Own Home' is a triumph in multi-genre mastery."



Unicross - 10/25/17

"Never change a winning team! What is true for bands who write the successor to the acclaimed debut album, applies equally to genres."



New Chris J Connolly album "Moving Maps" Out Today - 10/20/17

The new genre-bending Chris J. Connolly album "Moving Maps" is out today. Get it on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, or direct from Diversion Records.



Wooden Arms Charts on Radio for Third Week - 10/18/17

For the third week in a row "Trick Of The Light" by Wooden Arms is in the NACC Top 200 College Radio charts.



Four Track Preview of New Chris J Connolly on No Depression - 10/18/17

A four-track album preview of Chris J. Connolly's new album "Moving Maps" is now streaming on No Depression. Full album comes out this Friday.



Indie Berlin- 10/17/17

"The album shines brightest when it fuses these traditional flavours with the underlying intensity of its rhythmic beats. This album is a testament to experimentation, and points to a future you’ll want to watch."



New Chris J Connolly song "Fight At The End" is Out Today - 10/12/17

Stream the new Chris J. Connolly song "Fight At The End". Album comes out next Friday. Pre-Order the full album now with a $2 discount.



Register for an Advance Preview Stream of the new Chric J Connolly Album - 10/10/17

"Moving Maps" comes out in two weeks, but this coming weekend you can stream an advance preview of the album. Register now to receive your private streaming link. You can also still pre-order "Moving Maps" at a $2 discount on iTunes or direct from Diversion Records.



IRSA Box - 10/8/17

"Norwich based five-piece Wooden Arms release their second album, furthering their genre fluidity and pushing modern classical, trip-hop and experimental closer and closer together."



Musikblog - 10/7/17

"The British classic-meets-folk sextet spans a wide, genre-spanning musical arc."



Intro - 10/6/17

"Trick Of The Light" is a clever little album, which also raises high expectations for a live performance.



The New Wooden Arms album "Trick Of The Light" is out today. - 10/6/17

The new Wooden Arms album "Trick Of The Light" is out today on all major digital platforms and on CD direct from Diversion Records. Wooden Arms sound has been described as "Breathless and full of psychotic energy" by The Line Of Best Fit and "Absolutely bewitching" by Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union).



Adequacy- 10/4/17

"As to the music though, the opening bars of the album’s first and title-track seem comparatively subdued until the song opens up into a swaying, jolting collision of instrumentation, the string section adding a depth and vigour to an already energetic performance. "



New Wooden Arms album debuts at #139 on the NACC Radio Charts - 10/4/17

The new Wooden Arms album debuts at #139 in the Top 200 on the NACC Chart radio charts. The album "Trick of the Light" comes out this Friday.



Pre-Ordering for the new Chris J Connolly now live - X/X/X

The new Chris J. Connolly album "Moving Maps" comes out on October 20th. Starting today you can Pre-Order it on iTunes or direct from Diversion Records at a $2.00 Pre-Order discount. The album is available in MP3-320k, AAC, High Resolution 88.2kHz/24bit WAV, and Physical CD editions.



Americana UK Premeirs New Chris J Connolly - 9/27/17

“Fight At The End” is the first single from Chris J Connolly’s sophomore album “Moving Maps” which comes out next month. The track draws from elements of americana, folk, and pop, interlacing guitar textures, harmonies and melody into a reflection on an earlier time in his life.



Indie Obsessive - 9/23/17

"The traditional makeup of two guitars, a bass and drums cannot compete with bands that add strings, horns and (often) choir-like vocals. A good example is "Lost In Your Own Home" by Wooden Arms, a five-member band from Norwich, UK. The song carries a depth of emotion that could not be equaled if one of the contributions to the song were unavailable."



Pre-Order the new Wooden Arms - 9/19/17

The new Wooden Arms album "Trick of the Light" can now be pre-ordered on iTunes or direct from Diversion Records at the discounted price of $7.99. Pre-orders include an immediate download of two tracks.



BB6 Radio 6 Debuts "Lost in Your Own Home" - 9/13/17

Elbow's Guy Garvey debuts the new Wooden Arms single 'Lost in Your Own Home' on his BBC Radio 6 Music Music show.



Fresh On The Net - 9/11/17

"This is a piece that folds you in and carries you along. What’s it about? Who cares! We know that earlier works were inspired by Edgar Allen Poe stories, so there may well be intellectual depth here, but it’s enough just to ride the wave of this complete piece from opening notes to closing crescendo."



New Wooden Arms video Out Today - 9/8/17

The new Wooden Arms video for "Lost In Your Own Home" is out now.



Behive Candy - 9/7/17

"Trick of the Light" is Wooden Arms' twelve-track sophomore album that evolves the band's sound to include more electronic and experimental elements into their original chamber pop and folk roots. Lyrically the album deals with themes of perception of reality, irrational fear, personal social accountability, and mortality."



Outline UK - X/X/X

"I’ll come clean here. I love - unreservedly and wholeheartedly - what Wooden Arms do in the studio. The post-rock-chamber-pop mini concertos may be melancholy but are also powerfully uplifting"



New Wooden Arms single "Lost In Your Own Home" Out Today - 9/1/18

The new Wooden Arms track "Lost In Your Own Home" is out today on all major digital distributors. The Line Of Best Fit describes it as "breathless and full of psychotic energy whilst remaining paradoxically structured and together".



The Line of Best Fit - 8/31/17

"Rare is it to find a collection of individuals who have a level of classic competency at their respective instruments and who are able to make impressionable and thought provoking pop music."




"The Kafkaesque sculpture portrays the singer's drug experiences at a young age and is already one of the best videos of the year."



Pre-Order the new Wooden Arms song "Lost In Your Own Home - 8/22/17

Pre-Ordering for the new Wooden Arms track "Lost In Your Own Home" direct from Diversion Records is now live! For those unfamiliar with the UK based band, they have received substantial buzz from BBC 6 Music, The 405, UK's Sunday Times, Louder Than War Magazine and Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins.



Chris J Connolly annouces new album "Moving Maps" - 8/9/17

The new Chris J. Connolly album "Moving Maps" will be released the October. The album is an evolution of Chris's sound and features contributions from Anthony Pravata, Pete Mancini, Scott Simon, Cody Hawks and Aaron Egeland.



Golden Mixtape Interviews Skyler Cocco - 7/21/17

"We talked about her progression as an artist, as she’s left the feline-centric lyrics in the past and has moved on to hip-hop and now is settled in a grunge pop realm with her 2017 release, Reverie. We also learned about a Chipotle scandal and so much more…"



NOIZZE Reviews "Reverie" - 7/11/17

Written as a means of catharsis, Reverie details the singer-songwriter’s struggles with grief, depression, maturation and heartache. It is a documentation of personal anguish and personal growth, all relayed to us through a unique blaze of raging, hook-laden guitars and immaculate pop melodies.



Beehive Candy reviews Skyler Cocco - 7/10/17

Grunge pop is something of a juxtaposition, as on paper they are seemingly diametrically opposed (keep up this is a science lesson) however 'Parasite' confirms the two can be mixed together without concern. Or in other words, it's a fine and dandy rock meets pop song that delights.



Joy of Violent Movement reviews Skyler Cocco - 7/7/17

William Ruben Helms reviews Skyler Cocco's "Some Nerve".



DOPECAUSEWESAID Reviews "Reverie" - 7/5/17

Reverie embodies deep frustration and anger personified by intoxicatingly sweet vocals backed against a rugged foundation of rhythmic and bass guitars: a feeling that can be described as silk running over sandpaper.



New Sklyer Cocco album "Reverie" Out Today - 6/30/17

The debut album "Reverie" by Sklyer Cocco is out today on all major digital platforms and on CD direct from Diversion Records.



Lemonade Magazine reviews "Reverie" - 6/28/17

With Skyler Cocco‘s soaring vocals and rock influence embedded throughout the record, the nostalgic feelings of those historic days in Seattle reemerge. It is still a lighter version with more pop sensibility that could, and should, reach a wider audience.



Pre-Order Sklyer Cocco's "Reverie" - 6/14/17

Pre-order the debut album by Skyler Cocco on digital or CD formats.



New Skyler Cocco song "Parasite" Out Today - 6/12/17

Check out the new Skyler Cocco track "Parasite" now streaming on Soundcloud - from the new album "Reverie" out June 30th.



Sklyer Cocco announces new album "Reverie" - 5/30/17

The new Skyler Cocco album "Reverie" comes out June 30th. Stay-tuned for previews of new tracks and pre-ordering availability.



Buffablog reviews the new Blume Hinges single "Silhouettes" - 5/24/17

Hypemachine listed Buffablog reviews the new Blume Hinges single "Silhouettes" describing it as "...catchy guitar hooks with ever-so-slightly forlorn vocals. A true alternative rock banger if we’ve ever heard one."



Diversion Records Adds Skyler Cocco

New York based singer and multi-instrumentalist Sklyer Cocco joins Diversion Records and announces June 2017 debut album release.



Wooden Arms Joins Diversion Records

UK based Wooden Arms is now represented in the US by Diversion Records.



Blume Hinges Debuts in the Top 200 on College Radio - 5/9/17

The new Blume Hinges album, "We Float", hits #180 in the NACC College Radio charts.



WBUT 90.3FM reviews Blume Hinges' "We Float" - 4/24/17

Colorado based station WBUT 90.3FM reviews the new Blume Hinges album "We Float" calling it "Rolling pop/rock for fans of Cloud Nothings, Joyce Manor".



WRUV 90.1FM reviews Blume Hinges' "We Float" - 4/18/17

Burlington, Vermont station WRUV 90.1FM reviews the new Blume Hinges album "We Float" stating that, "Aaron Egeland debuts (with) his ability to diversify his sound as an artist”



The Devil Has the Best Tuna features Blume Hinges - 3/25/17

The independant blog The Devil Has the Best Tuna features a track from the new Blume Hinges album calling it "top notch tuneage".



Blume Hinges - "We Float" Album - OUT TODAY - 3/20/17

The new album by Blume Hinges, "We Float", is out today on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon.



Soundsphere reviews Blume Hinges' "Duvel" - 2/24/17

Soundsphere Magazine reviews the new preview track "Duvel" from the bands' forthcomming album "We Float" calling it, "Something magical, and a little haunting”



Blume Hinges releases new video for "Take Me Down" - 2/9/17

The new video for Blume Hinges first single, "Take Me Down", is out today.



Aimless Skylarking names "Sorry in the Summer" #13 of 2016 - 12/15/16

Chicago trio Impulsive Hearts managed to capture and distill a fleeting summer romance on their debut album, Sorry in the Summer. Smatterings of surf pop and shoegaze sounds frame Danielle Sines riveting broken hearted tales to lo-fi perfection. Sorry in the Summer is the sound of getting over it.



Buffablog reviews Skyler Cocco - 12/5/16

"Do you ever feel like someone in your life is draining your energies with nothing in return? NY-based grunge-popper Skyler Cocco does – that’s what her latest single is about. Skyler has a distinctly 90s-influenced sound, combining grunge fuzz guitars with sticky-sweet vocal melodies. We think fans of Bully, Liz Phair, or Pity Sex would be down with this one.



The Daily Listening reviews Stella in the Clouds "Awake We Dream" - 11/25/16

Native of France but now Brooklyn-based artist, Stella In The Clouds, is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter and producer that has been turning heads with her newest release, Awake We Dream. Blending elements of electronic, trip-hop and post-rock, fans of Garbage, Portishead and The Cranberries are sure to fall head over heels for the singer’s dreamy aesthetic and lulling vocals, especially in buzz track, “Quiet Collision.”



When The Horn Blows Reviews "Sklyer Cocco" - 11/17/16

"A voice almost purpose built for this sort of music. It hovers smoothly over the guitar in an almost listless manner which compliments the attitude of the lyrics perfectly.



Soundshere Reviews Skyler Cocco - 11/15/16

"This is the tastiest slab of fuzzy alternative rock you’ll hear in a long time."



Stella in the Clouds - "Awake We Dream" EP - OUT NOW - 11/15/16

The new EP by Stella in the Clouds, "Awake We Dream", is out today on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon.


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The Wandering Lamb reviews Stella in the Clouds "Awake We Dream" - 11/5/16

Stella In the Clouds combines her hushed vocals with synths and a free-reign guitar to give us this hypnotic song. ‘Quiet Collision’ is a lengthy sonic inhale and exhale made right next to your ear.



SPILL MAGAZINE Advance Streaming "Awake We Dream" - 11/4/16

Stella in the Clouds' new EP "Awake We Dream" is exclusively now streaming on Spill Magazine in advance of its release on November 15th.



HHHHAPPY reviews Stella in the Clouds -11/5/16

On her second album "Awake We Dream", Stella in the Clouds parts ways with her previous acoustic style and reinvents herself with a new electronic hybrid sound that blends elements of trip-hop, modern composition and post/alt rock.



Stella in the Clouds new EP "Awake We Dream" - Out Nov 15th - 10/25/16

"Awake We Dream" by Stella in the clouds comes out on Nov 15th. The album will also be available for pre-ordering on Nov 4th on iTunes.


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Grayowlpoint reviews "Virgnia" - 10/18/2016

"Each of the seven tracks on her second release is touched, in their own way, with Gallagher’s travels—including the twangy, defiant “Southern Soul” that explains, “It’s hard now to go out on my own/ And to leave behind everything I’ve known,” safe in the knowledge she’ll be called back again."



Ipanema Cosmonauts - "Adrift" EP - OUT TODAY - 10/18/16

The new EP by Ipanema Cosmonauts, "Adrift", is out today on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon.


On iTunes

WOLF IN A SUIT reviews "Adrift" - 10/14/16

From the cold city of Saransk, Russia come Ipanema Cosmonauts with a name that evokes a certain warmth and even sandy beaches. It’s nice to see that the warmth we seek is found in their music and Alice’s beautiful voice. This talented Russian duo provides us with a nice touch of refreshing sounds, an ethereal voice and a mix of old and new sounds incorporated so marvelously and so delicately creating must listen songs that should be added in your playlists from the first moment you hear the first verse. It wouldn’t surprise me if this magnetic duo takes 2017 by storm and start building a name that you should all start knowing because they are something truly special and unique..."



Power of Pop features "Kites" - 10/14/16

Ipanema Cosmonauts featured on Power of Pop's October music sampler.



SOM MUSIC reviews "Adrift" - 10/11/16

Ipanema Cosmonauts is the dream-pop, post-rock, nu-gaze, you-name-it duo formed by Alice and Serge in the cold, cold city of Saransk, Russia. Blending ambient guitar textures and pop laden progressions against effortless, serine and soaring vocal melodies, the band’s thoughtfully crafted songs have a maturity and spaciousness that both hooks you in and lets you drift.



BuffaBlog review "Virginia" - 10/9/16

Tanya Gallagher was born and raised in Pensacola, FL, but her timeless Americana folk has a sound that spans the country. “Virginia” is a breath of down-home fresh air – Gallagher’s hushed delivery and the song’s gentle swooning is enough to chill anyone out. Fans of Edward Sharpe or Sarah Jaffe should feel right at home.



Cassette Store Day 2016 - Impulsive Hearts "Live & Demos"

For Cassette Store Day 2016, Diversion Records is releasing the cassette only EP "Live & Demos" by Impulsive Hearts. The six song EP feature live performances by Impulsive Hearts at the DIY venue Young Camelot in Chicago, WGN Radio, and a demo version of a previously unreleased song.



POP MUZIK Reviews "Kites" - 10/5/16

Luftig drömpop med den ryska duon Ipanema Cosmonauts. Singeln Kites tar oss med upp bland molnen på både engelska och japanska. Väldigt mysigt måste jag säga. Låten är tagen från duons debut-EP Adrift som släpps den 18:e Oktober.



Bee Hive Candy reviews "Adrift" - 10/4/16

Their debut release, Adrift starts with their most accessible and pop driven tracks, "Kites" and "Return", followed by their more well known tracks, "Black Helicopters" and "Washed", that originally propelled their success on music streaming services. First of four tracks on the EP, 'Kites' demonstrates the more rockier side of the duo, they are capable of much softer and dreamy material. All is of a very high standard as they mix up the styles and consistently provide fine melodies and vocals.



JOY of VIOLENT MOVEMENT reviews "Adrift" - 10/3/16

Ipanema Cosmonauts is a Saransk, Russia-based dream pop/shoegaze duo, who have started to receive international attention for a lush an enveloping sound in which they blend ambient and shimmering guitar chords with pop-leading chord progressions and soaring, almost pop-star-like vocals as you’ll hear on “Kites,” the first single off the duo’s soon-to-be released Adrift EP. Interestingly, the band’s sound manages to nod at 4AD Records heyday, paired with deeply contemplative lyrics.



Aimless Skylarking reviews "Virginia" - 10/3/16

In my late teens, I spent a few months of life in Virginia. I was a long way away from home, and didn't connect with the place. I've since returned and found loveliness in the state. While working as an intern in the summer of 2009 and on return trips, Virginia stole the heart of artist Tanya Gallagher. It became a home away from home, teaching her love and loss. Her third album, Virginia, is out now. The title track is a pastoral folky masterpiece.



Exclaim reviews "Virginia" - 9/30/16

Gallagher's voice is earnest as she masterfully sings long lines that feel as though they capture her stream of consciousness. Her narratives reference her move to Vancouver from Pensacola, Florida in 2013, light guitar chords strummed throughout "The Ship" as she laments a careless long-distance boyfriend. "3002 Miles" concludes the EP, a slower number that serves as an appendix to the previous track. "I just wanted to say fuck you," Gallagher adds softly, as she describes her ex's new relationship. The emotion in her voice is palpable as she couple poignancy with wry humour.




Tanya Gallagher - "Virginia" - OUT TODAY - 9/30/16

The new album by Tanya Gallagher, "Virginia", is out today on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon.


On iTunes

Moxipop reviews "Virginia" - 9/27/16

In a thoroughly Canadian and robustly articulate release, Tanya Gallagher finds a resting place to air some grievances on her Virginia EP, a logical step in between what will no doubt find the songstress in a more consuming affair on record. Still, Virginia is a romantic interlude crossing some wholly romantic territory that can only be described as something of a micro victory in all accounts.



Ipanema Cosmonauts - "Adrift" EP Reissue - Out October 18th - 9/16/16

The US re-release of Ipanema Cosmonauts debut and self-recorded EP "Adrift" comes out on Oct. 18th 2016. The dream-pop, post-rock, nu-gaze, you-name-it duo from cold, cold Saransk, Russia formed by Alice and Serge, are currently recording their first full-length LP and collaborating with US based artists for a release in mid 2017.



Tanya Gallagher's new album "Virginia" - Out Sept 30th - 9/12/16

The new full length album by Tanya Gallagher will be release on Sept 30th on all major digital music distributors.


On iTunes

Diversion Records adds Impulsive Hearts - 9/9/16

Chicago based Impulsive Hearts has been added to Diversion Records roster of artists. Their current album "Sorry in the Summer" is available now on iTune, Spotify and other digital music distributors. The band is currently developing material for a new release on Diversion Records in 2017.



GIRL UNDERGROUND reviews Blume Hinges - 9/5/2016

"Sometimes you just need a good noise-rock track to kick you in the back of the head to start your day (I may be alone on this statement). Regardless, Blume Hinges and their track “Take Me Down” captures past angst in the form of fuzzy, and gritty vocals that are stretched on crumbles of power chords. Acting as a moniker for guitarist and vocalist Aaron Egeland, the Saskatchewan native collaborated with Chicago-based drummer Rodney Veinot to fuel the drive of the track. “Take Me Down” is strong in momentum, build, and keeps a consistent length of strength for the duration in a clean presentation despite the DIY and rugged appeal."



Berkeley Place features BLUME HINGES - 9/2/16

The debut track "Take Me Down" from Canadian based Blume Hinges is a featured new release at Berkeley Place.



Chris J. Connolly Previews New Album on WUSB 90.1FM - 8/28/16

Chris J. Connolly's recently appeared on 90.1FM WUSB with Jerry Backfish to preview live version of new tracks from his upcomming new album scheduled for release in early 2017. An streaming archive of appearance and perfmancees is available now on Soundcloud.




Blume Hinges - "Take Me Down" - OUT TODAY - 8/23/16

Blume Hinges, the moniker of guitarist and signer Aaron Egeland with the backing of drummer Rodney Veniot, have released their debut track "Take Me Down" from their forthcoming debut album due out early 2017


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Blume Hinges to Release Debut Track "Take Me Down" on Aug. 22nd - 7/18/16

Blume Hinges, the moniker of guitarist and signer Aaron Egeland with the backing of drummer Rodney Veniot, will release their debut track "Take Me Down" on August 22nd, 2016. The song is the first from their forthcoming debut album due out early 2017.


On iTunes

Chris J. Connolly to play Great South Bay Music Festival - 7/17/16

Chris J. Connolly will performing this year at The Great South Bay Music Festival. The line up for the Sunday show includes headliners Graham Nash, Railroad Earth, John Sebastian, and NRBQ



Diversion Records adds Ipanema Cosmonauts - 9/12/16

The Russian based duo Ipanema Cosmonauts is now part of Diversion Records roster of artists. There original self recorded EP will be rereleased in the US this fall while the band is currently wiriting and recording material for a new, full length 2017 release.



HEAPING HELPING interviews Ipanema Cosmonauts (Ivy Lane) - 4/2/16

"Oozing with ethereal melodies.... a lucid dream, and feels like a journey through form as much as genre. Vocals pass in and out of the tracks, as do drums and lead lines. Slow, fluid melodies warm the mind without ever droning, and build into gorgeous rhythmic releases"



Speak into My Good Eye reviews Skyler Cocco - 3/10/16

"It’s hard to reach for the sound and aesthetic that Floral Park, NY-based songwriter Skyler Cocco is going for without dipping into straight up parody. But Cocco’s natural presence and talent allows for her to occupy the modern grunge lane as a fresh spark. On her latest single, “Some Nerve,” Cocco unfurls a sprawling, anthemic sonic tapestry as heavy guitars set up her ethereal vocal."



Nerdy Frames reviews Skyler Cocco - 12/8/15

"melodic grunge while also mixing elements of pop"



Chris J Connolly Radio Appearances - 12/1/15

In support of his latest release, Flying Lessons, Chris will be appearing on WEHM, WUSB and WRCN in December. Click below for live stream links.


WEHM 92.6-FM   WUSB 90.1-FM   WCRN 103.9-FM

Chris J Connolly to play the SUNY Unversity Café’s final show with Butchers Blind and Brian Gallo - 11/19/15

After many years of legendary shows, the Sunday Street series at University Cafe is finally coming to an end. Final show features Bryan Gallo, Chris J Connolly, and Butchers Blind./p>


Event Details

Pop Matters Premiers New Skyler Cocco Song "Some Nerve"" - 11/4/15

"(Some Nerve)... brings a unique pop sensibility to heavy, guitar-based rock"



MUSIC GIGS AND THINGS reviews Ivy Lane (Ipanema Cosmonauts) - 7/4/16

"stunning electro-pop... quietly restrained and elegant"



GIRL UNDERGOUND Reviews "Black Helicopters - 6/25/15

"An effortless, relaxing feel, provided by guitar and clean composition. Experimental with her own vocals, the simplicity delivers great beauty, that words alone are not enough to explain."



New Video for “Million Colours” out today on Vevo - 4/20/15

Chris J Connolly's new video for Million Colours debuts on Vevo today.


Watch on Vevo

Chris J Connolly finishes recent tour with three shows in New York - 3/12/15

The final group of Chris J Connolly shows for this spring will be at Putnam’s in Brooklyn on March 22nd, The Way Station in Brooklyn on April 3rd, and The Bowrey Electric in NYC on April 12th.


Event Details

New Vissuda Single, "Drone Oncet" - 3/31/15

The new single from Vissuda, "Drone Oncet", is out today as a download or stream.



Indie Shuffle Promotion - "Flying Lessons" Album Preview - 3/2/15

Stream or download a preview of Chris J Connolly upcoming release, "Flying Lessons", via Indie Shuffle.


Indie Shuffle Preview

New Stella in the Clouds single “Shaman” - 2/17/15

Stella in the Cloud's new single Shaman is out now. Full album available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Bandcamp and Physical CD.


iTunes   Amazon   Google   Bandcamp

“Million Colours” Featured on CMJ Mixtape - 2/2/15

CMJ has picked "Million Colours" as a featured new release for the February edition of the CMJ Mixtape.


Current CMJ Mixtape

MusicNews.com "Flying Lessons" Album Give Away - 1/26/15

Register at MusicNews.com to be eligible to win one of five free copies of "Flying Lessons".



Chris J Connolly WEHM 92.6-FM Apperance with Album Preview - 1/6/15

On Jan 15th, Chris will be appearing live on WEHM 92.6-FM to preview tracks from his upcoming release of "Flying Lessons"


WEHM 92.6-FM Stream

Vissuda CMJ Radio Rotation - 12/2/14

Tracks from Vissuda's recent album are in rotation and can be requested at most CMJ college radio stations, including WCWS Wooster, WGRE Greencastle, WOBC Oberlin, WPTS Pitsburgburg.


WCWS 90.9-FM   WGRE 91.5-FM   WOBC 91.5FM   WPTS 92.1-FM

New Stella in the Clouds single “Puppeteer” - 11/5/14

Stella in the Cloud's new single "Puppeteer" is out today. Free Download avaialble directly from Diversion Records.



PERFORMER Reviews Stella in the Clouds - 10/17/14

"Combining the gentleness and the serenity of genial birdsongs, Exile On Earth imbues peacefulness with weathered-heart wisdom...From the breathy comfort of the opener, “Dark Lullaby,” to the abating chords and ocean waves of “Receding,” the record exhibits melodic finger-picking... lacy progressions and tasteful percussion with an innocence and personable aspect that feels as if you’re experiencing the songs first-hand."


Performer Magazine

Diversion Records Artists on Pandora Radio - 10/23/14

You can now listen to all of our artists on Pandora via our Diversion Records channel that features DR artists and others as selected by the Pandora genome project.


Pandora Channel

Chris J Connolly to play album release show at historic Patchogue Theater's opening seasons show - 10/15/14

Chris J Connolly will be playing an album release show for his album "Flying Lessons" on October 23rd at the historic Patchogue Theater on the opening day of their Fall Season.


New York Times - Full Article

OrcaSound reviews Stella in the Clouds new Release - 8/2/14

"Stella’s acoustic folk and chamber arrangements create something that very few others could have conceived."


Orca Sound Review

IMPOSE Reviews Vissuda - 7/30/14

IMPOSE Magazine reviews the latest Vissuda release calling it "an album that hits on so many different levels, peaking and plummeting into moments of introspection and clarity".


IMPOSE Full Review

Diversion Records Adds Chris J Connolly - 6/10/14

Diversion Records adds Chris J Connolly to their artist roster with a release planned for early 2015.


Artist Bio

UCLA Radio Reviews “On the Verge” - 6/9/14

ULCA Radio reviews "On the Verge" calling it "an a emotional ride that is the perfect soundtrack for a long drive in the city.".


UCLA Full Review

Stella in the Clouds “Exile on Earth” Out Today - 5/27/14

Stella in the Clouds new full length album is out now on iTunes, Google, Amazon, Deezer, or direct from Diversion Records.


iTunes   Amazon   Google   Bandcamp

Stella in the Clouds' new single "Peace" Out Today - 2/25/14

The first single from Stella in the Clouds upcoming album is out today as a download or stream.



Vissuda is now streaming on Pandora Radio - 2/19/14

In addition to other platforms, Vissuda can now also be streamed on Pandora.


Vissuda Pandora Station

Vissuda’s Single “Twice” Hits #106 in New Releases - 2/4/14

"Twice" by Vissuda reached #106 on the FMQB Commercial Radio Top 200 Chart.


FMQB Charts

KZUU 90.7-FM Picks Vissuda as CMJ Selection -10/2/13

KZUU in Washington State picks Vissuda as their CMJ selection and calls their latest release “a mix of alt-rock, psychedelic tones, experimental styles, and borderline ambient - more ambitious then what it’s singles might lend you to believe”.


KZUU Review

Vissuda - "On the Verge", Out Today - 8/20/13

Vissuda - "On the Verge" is out today.


Get Album

Pre-Order On the Verge, Out August 20th - 7/30/13

"On the Verge" will be released on August 20th. Digital and physical copies can be pre-rordered now.



New Vissuda video featured on Verbicide - 2/28/13

Vissuda's new video for is now streaming on Verbicide.



In Your Speakers features "Twice" - 2/4/13

Vissuda's video for for their new single "Twice" is features on In Your Speakers.


In Your Speakers

Video for "Twice" out now on Vevo - 1/23/13

Vissuda's video for "Twice", the first single from their upcoming album, debuts today on Vevo.


Watch on Vevo

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