By Mike Romero
Last night, two acts associated with local indie label Wish Granted Records were featured on two major television networks. These two prime time appearances follow a strong showing from WGR’s hip-hop artist, T.Fitz, after the release of his debut album Happy Valley, which has racked up roughly 75,000 streams on Spotify since its release on September 6.
The first to make an appearance on TV was Belle Jewel. On NBC, her blind audition was featured about a minute in to the 11th episode of The Voice in the show’s opening montage. Miley Cyrus said she wanted to make Jewel “The Gothic Dolly Parton.” Jewel was featured again about half way through the episode in another montage, pledging her allegiance to vocal coach Alicia Keys. She performed a cover of “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” The song was originally performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds and was featured in the 80’s film classic, The Breakfast Club. The Voice has since released Jewel’s official studio version of the song on iTunes.
Provo synth rock band Kindred Dead made their prime time premier on the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. The title track from their debut EP, “Nowhere To Go but Up” was featured during “The Dependence Transcendence.” It’s the third episode of the show’s tenth season. You can hear the song in the background during the “party” scene. It’s mixed down behind the dialogue, but it’s still audible. You can watch the full episode on the official CBS website.
Make sure to like Kindred Dead and Belle Jewel on Facebook. You can listen to Belle Jewel’s cover of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” below!