Michael Van London Drops “Welcome To New York” From Upcoming Tay Tay Homage: “Taylor Swift Classics”
Spotlight LGBT Artists’ EP Honoring Pop Princess Is A Full Benefit For Seattle Humane & Lambert House.
“Taylor Swift Classics” is Van London’s first offering since making waves with his work with director Brian Dannelly (Saved!) on the major motion picture “Struck By Lightning“. Van London’s album “American Blood & Guts” comprised the majority of soundtrack for the film written by and starring Chris Colfer. His new incarnation as “Michael Van London and the Mosaic Broken Hearts Club” finds him an opportunity to pay his highest respects to “pop princess” Taylor Swift as well the chance to give back to causes close to his heart: animals and LGBT youth.
“I discovered Taylor Swift in the last couple of years. I was late to the game, admittedly: initially judgmental due to her image, the American Idol background, and as a indie-rocker at heart, I think you’re taught to fear the mainstream. But she is the real deal and I wanted to document my deep affinity to Taylor and her music with this EP. And donating 100% of the proceeds from this release it gives me a chance to pay it forward and isn’t that really what we need more than anything today?” posed Van London
“Welcome To New York” drops today as a prelude to the rest of the EP coming in Spring 2020. A “Roller-Release” listening party hosted by Michael Van London to celebrate the second single “How You Get The Girl” and complete EP release is being planned at Seattle’s Southgate Roller Rink for Spring 2020.
Michael Van London – “Taylor Swift Classics” full track listing below:
- Welcome To New York
- How You Get The Girl
- Holy Ground
- Dancing With Our Hands Tied
- Out of the Woods
About Michael Van London
Michael Van London has honed his skills “on both sides of the ocean and in between them” but has made his home in Los Angeles where he has fronted his bands The Bombs and The Black Beverly Heels while constantly recording and releasing material under his own name. His music has been featured on MTV, made officially available in Rock Band, and been spotlighted in Spotify’s “Artist of the Week”. Van London will embark on a solo West coast tour in the spring followed by an extensive European tour in the Fall.
About Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Humane is an independent, donor-funded nonprofit animal welfare organization responsible for saving thousands of abandoned, stray and surrendered pets in our community every year by finding loving homes for every healthy and adoptable animal who enters our doors. We are “no-kill” and therefore we have no time limits. We offer low-fee spay/neuter services, a Pet Food Bank, humane education for kids of all ages, pet loss support, rescue services and so much more!
More than 82% of Seattle Humane’s funding comes from the generosity of individuals and local businesses. We keep administrative costs to a minimum so that 80 cents of every dollar is spent on the animals in our care. We promise to be good stewards of your gifts.www.seattlehumane.org, 3212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA, 98005, (425) 641-0080
About Lambert House
Seattle & King County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth community center. Lambert House empowers LGBTQ youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
Lambert House is a safe place for LGBTQ youth ages 11 to 22 to make friends and be in community. Youth aged 11-12 need a signed parent consent form for participation, available at the Lambert House front desk. Our calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Life gets better for LGBTQ youth at Lambert House.www.lamberthouse.org, 1818 15th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, (206) 322-2515
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“Set It Right” will be out on Arctic Rodeo Recordings in a limited vinyl pressing on December 6, 2019 and available via all streaming platform. Check it out!
Check out Beach Slang’s “Tommy In The 80s”, an ode to the late, great Tommy Keene. The album (and apparently song) features contributions from Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, a longtime acquaintance of Keene’s dating back to shared tours in the 80s and 90s.
Stinson may also remember sharing a stage at the House of Blues New Orleans with Tommy’s nephew Hunter Keene (Matt Surfin’ & Friends) while opening for the Lemonheads this summer. Or maybe not!
Beach Slang will be hitting the road with the Goo Goo Dolls this spring so don’t be surprised if there’s some love for TK on those stages! Who needs a hologram when Tommy’s in your heart!?
– “By My Side” Video Premieres Today –
West Hollywood, CA – Electro-pop musician Devin Tait today released his second full-length solo album “Art Damage“ and premiered the video for the single “By My Side“. The album seamlessly covers the spectrum from Tait’s 80s electropop influences (Human League, Howard Jones) to his dreamsynth/chillwave inspirations (Chrvches, Neon Indian) and features a bevy of his favorite talents including: LGBT icon Wendy Ho; Rayssa (Demi Lovato, The Voice); Chris Freeman (Pansy Division); Jordan von Haslow; Kraig Hill (Seamonster Sounds); Scott Anderson (Solar City Music); and his longtime collaborator Bradley Jacobson as co-producer. Get it now via all major distributors including iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.
While the song “By My Side” is a direct dedication from Tait to his husband Dylan, the lush music video eloquently expounds the sweet sentiment by flashing back to the era and film stock of a late 80s Halloween night to tell the story of two young men within their group of friends discovering that there may be more joy to be found in removing your mask than in hiding who you are. The video is the latest directorial effort from Danial J. Smith and production house Ravensview Films.
“I loved the concept so much – the 80s were so formative for me and the video treatment was just so sweet,” said Tait. “We felt no need to insert strife for its own sake or to exploit the darkness that’s in the world today, but rather to wax nostalgic on the exhilaration of finding love, and the safety and security that comes with it. I tried to write the song as a pure expression of love, and I feel Danial did a an amazing job translating that in the video.”
– Devin Tait’s Full LP “Art Damage” Now Streaming –
West Hollywood, CA – Electro-pop musician Devin Tait today drops his debut video single for “Anyone Can Break Somebody’s Heart” featuring the incomparable Wendy Ho whose sultry diva vocals in this performance are no joke! The song and video celebrate taking chances on love and turning your broken heart into art. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day offering to lovers, the lovelorn and most of all – those who love to dance!
Directed by ubiquitous “Boy’s Town” visuals master Jasten King (visuals for Revolver, Fubar, etc. and producer/editor of trans doc “Finding Kim”) this video has something for everyone – bears, drag queens, little people, CAKE MOSS – OMFG.