There are lots of ways to build your fan base these days, and The New Velvet has taken a great approach by releasing one incredible cover song after another with some of the best up and coming female singers out there. In the last few months they have collaborations with Caroline Glaser (from Season 4 of The Voice), Lara Johnston (one of my favorite new pop singers who will get her own Emerge feature soon enough) as well as Alyssa Bernal, Savannah Outen, and Ali Brustofski. Their covers generally have a more acoustic feel but they are all so good. I especially recommend "I Will Wait," "What Now" and "Counting Stars." They also have some originals out including their most recent single "Rain Check." I highly recommend you check out their YouTube page where you can see and hear what they are up to: http://www.youtube.com/TheNewVelvetBand - so much incredible music to soak up!