Twenty one pilots came out of nowhere to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart last week, with sales of more than 142,000. Not bad for a relatively unknown indie-pop duo from Columbus, Ohio. If it can happen to them, it can happen to anyone? Who knows. The music industry is in too much disarray to make predictions.

With a little luck, a lot of hard work and perseverance, maybe the next twenty one pilots is lurking at Here’s one way to find out: Stay on top of Pause & Play’s list of future and recent albums, EPs and singles from ReverbNation-connected bands and solo acts. Listen up!

JUNE 2, 2015

GLITCH ARSONIST G5 (hip-hop artist from Queens)
“Holy Trinity” (five-song EP; ReverbNation; The Establishment, June 4)


KINGSFOIL (Central Pennsylvania pop-rock trio)
“Friends Advices” (ReverbNation; Holiday Heart)

MAY 26, 2015

“Screaming out Loud” (ReverbNation; Danielle Lyndsay, May 29)


JIMMY MOWERY (Myrtle Beach pop-rock singer)
“There’s Not a Reason” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Jimmy Mowery)

MAY 19, 2015

MICHAEL GOLDEN (Mahopac, N.Y., singer-songwriter)
“Memories” (MP3; iTunes; ReverbNation; Michael Golden, May 18)


GROWN UP AVENGER STUFF (Charlotte indie-rock group)
“You Never Know” (iTunes; ReverbNation; London Tone Music, May 18)


CLAY SNYDER (Erie, Pa., singer-songwriter)
“Nameless” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Clay Snyder Music)


BRETT VOGEL (L.A. pop singer-songwriter)
“Never Giving Up” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Brett Vogel)

MAY 12, 2015

CRIES OF REDEMPTION (Macon, Ga., modern-rock band)
“Let Me Breathe” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Rag Tag Productions)


LOST IN ATLANTIS (rocktronica band from Redondo Beach, Calif.)
“Wild Kids” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Lost in Atlantis)


MATTHEW SCHULTZ (NYC-based pop-rock singer-songwriter)
“Crazy Heart” (featuring Alessia Guarnera; iTunes; ReverbNation; Matthew Schultz, May 15)

MAY 5, 2015

MICHAEL BLU (Austin alt-rocker)
“Mr. Spaceman” (producers: Blu, bassist Jason Pellegrino; iTunes; ReverbNation; Michael Blu)


MICHAEL BRONDSTETTER (San Diego singer-songwriter)
“Dark Cloud Blues” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Horus Music Distribution)


ANNA CHASE (pop singer from Valley Village, Calif.)
“Feathers” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Anna Chase)


DUSTIN HENSLEY (Nashville-based country singer)
“Don’t Call It a Night” (iTunes; ReverbNation; Otto Tuned Music, May 4)


MR. KITO (aka Eric Michot, a French multi-instrumentalist based in Cape Town)
“Slowly On My Way” (featuring Eric Michot; iTunes; ReverbNation; Presence /SUGO Music Group, May 8)


JORDAN ROYALE (Bayonne, N.J., rap-rocker)
“Detox” (guests: Twisted Insane, Madchild, The Jokerr; iTunes; ReverbNation; Jordan Royale)

APRIL 28, 2015

JAGGED ROW (rock quartet from Rowlett, Texas)
“Battle Cry” (six-song EP; iTunes; ReverbNation; JB Talent LLC)


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