About Us

HearYa is an indie music blog that gives indie music enthusiasts a destination to cut through the clutter when discovering new music. We’re a community of fans that want to see the music we love reach the ears of new friends and survive. Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed and encouraged. In addition to providing album reviews, South By Southwest coverage, and offering daily mp3 downloads, we also record live sessions at Shirk Music and Sound in downtown Chicago.

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Contributors include:

Oz, Kansas City
Woody, Chicago
Stephen Shirk, Chicago Producer
That Guy, Chicago

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Peter Galperin October 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

My new 5-song CD “Just Might Get It Right” will be released November 10, but the first single “Angel Tonight” is available as a free download at http://petergalperin.bandcamp.com/track/angel-tonight.

Please listen at your convenience and let me know if you are interested in giving the full CD a review.
Peter Galperin

Mikel November 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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Emily Gigler November 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

Hi there,

My name is Emily Gigler, I am currently working with a musician by the name of Lila Rose (www.lilarosemusic.com) who recently won best musician in the East Bay Express, and won best in show last year.

Lila just released the first song/video off the coming concept album, WE.ANIMALS. (which will be out in spring 2015). Confessions is a a plea to humanity to stop the horrendous measures of destroying our earth and its beautiful creatures. In her own special conceptual, indie-rockish alternative creative way:


Here is your free download to the song:


PASSWROD: frut-xe8b

I’m hoping you enjoy the video and might want to share it with your readers/listeners. Her old record, Heart Machine can be listened to here if you like: https://lilarose.bandcamp.com/album/heart-machine

Please let us know what you think, and what else we can provide.

Thanks a ton,


Brett Larson November 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I think you will enjoy this, yes for the fall I think so.
Not many know about it yet, maybe Hear Ya could break it out?


With gratitude,

Adam December 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Hi! Our band Motel Talk just put out our debut EP called Sleeping Through the End of the World. We’re an indie pop/folk band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida! If you could give it a listen, we’d love it! I’ve linked two songs below. Happy Holidays everyone!
These Words:

Al Loy February 25, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Hi Al Loya from Houston TX.
Just released my first solo project you can listen to two tracks.
It’s a mixture of Blues/Alt Rock /Folk Rock
I’ve included a link below



Lilian July 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Hello! I am an 18 year old indie artist from the UK with a Debut EP currently on pre-order and sitting in the singer-songwriter chart. Who would I contact about a press release for my Debut EP being looked at for a blog post/exclusive premiere? The short press release can be found here – http://www.lilianmusic.com/Heaven
Thank you!

MyMusic August 26, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Hey HearYa!
If you haven’t yet listened to the new record by White Denim’s guitarist, James Petralli, please check it out. The band is Bop English and the record is ‘Constant Bop’. It’s a spectacular wild ride and highly addictive.

Chris Puckett September 6, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Hello, I am a musician based out of NC. I recently put out a new EP that I really feel like you would enjoy and would be perfect for Hear Ya listeners. If you just listen to the first song that is on here I promise you won’t regret listening to it. The quality is there I can assure you. The album I am writing is called “Seasons”, and I am releasing it 4 individual albums at a time. This one is called “Summer”, and the other seasons I am currently working on. Summer is a story about a girl I feel in love with and had to let go of her as she moved to the other side of the country. You can hear it all in the link I will leave bellow. I hope you consider my works, and I hope you enjoy what you hear! Many thanks,
Chris Puckett.

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