Super excited to announce that XELLE is now available on Pandora internet radio for all to enjoy!! If you listen to Pandora, go make your XELLE station and tell all your friends to do it too!

Also glad to know that Pandora has vastly streamlined its submission process. Just a year ago, they estimated it would take music 6 months to show up on Pandora after it was submitted. I sent in our CD about three weeks ago, and it’s already live! Love it! Thanks Pandora!

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident, an incredible podcast made by my pal and wonderful comedian/musician, Dave Hill. We covered pretty much every topic and it’s hilarious. Enjoy!

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It’s been quite a year. In the spring, XELLE brought out our long awaited Hologram music video. Shortly thereafter, it unfortunately became apparent that the group would need to make a painful but necessary change of reinventing itself as the duo of Rony and me to be able to move forward in a way that everyone could be happy with. It was a mutual decision between all members of XELLE, and although we made it to benefit everyone involved, it wasn’t easy to swallow the idea that it meant that we’d have to re-brand everything we’d done up to that point and find a way to relaunch and continue what we do while maintaining the interest and confidence of our fans.

So we got to work on two new videos, and the one above, Red Flag, is our first offering as a duo. I’m relieved and excited to say that it’s gotten lots of coverage and praise so far, in publications such as TimeOut New York, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Towleroad, Out, and many more. We’ve been working like maniacs to support and promote it, including doing tons of promo performances of the song around NYC, and I’m so excited that XELLE can finally put the focus, time and effort into promoting a project the right way. Making Red Flag a big success is our mission for the next few months, and since it’s a great song that we all wrote together, and has a great message we all believe in, I wouldn’t want to spend my time any other way.

If you enjoy Red Flag and stand for equality, please share this video with all of your friends and family, and check out IRaiseARedFlag.com to find out how you can get involved in our movement for equality in Russia and beyond.

Thanks for your support and patience while we worked to bring you new XELLE stuff!

There are no words to express how relieved and excited we are that our 16-month long project, Hologram, is FINALLY out. It’s the first truly interactive, choose-your-own-adventure music movie, and features celebrity cameos from Janeane Garofalo, Martha Wash, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Kevin Allison, Michael Musto, Mike Ruiz and Joshua McKinley! Check it out on a computer (not a mobile device) to be able to fully interact with it, and share it with all your friends!!