Throw Out Your Radios And Listen to This! WNY's Music Scene Volume 3 has launched this past week, featuring 21 songs by artists from western New York and including our track "Reconcile." The compilation is currently available for free streaming and name-your-price download on Bandcamp.
This marks the 3rd installment in a series of compilations put out by the artist-run cooperative which serves to strengthen the local music scene through collaborative promotion; getting local music into the eyes, hands and ears of a greater audience. Since its formation in 2016, founders Trevor Jennings (The Good Neighbors; The Rust Belt Brigade) Dewey Richbar (Wyatt Coin; Green Jelly), Eric Foster (Jaynie Crash and the Tall Men), and Mike Johnston (Hojak) have now, in conjunction with other local artists, expanded the project to include live performances, collaborative Spotify playlists and now a weekly podcast. The compilation has even made its way to Warped Tour after Kaiser Solzie and Wyatt Coin performed there in 2017, distributing Volume 1 and creating a stage for other WNY artists, many of which were featured on Volume 2.
Of Night And Light first became involved with the project during the development of the previous edition, Volume 2, in which our track "Broken" debuted as a single preceding the release of Of Night And Light. We then took part in the WNY Music Scene Showcase event, performing at the Firehouse Saloon in Rochester this past October alongside other great acts from the first two volumes to raise funds for this latest release.
There is an active Facebook group for anyone interested in becoming involved with or following the project as well as for sharing promotional posts and local music news, and also a companion Facebook page you can follow to stay up-to-date with the latest developments.
We are proud to be a part of this new release as we continue to increase our involvement with the organization. Be sure to check out the compilations on Bandcamp and stay tuned as the physical discs will be available for sale at our upcoming shows!
- Cameron & Of Night And Light