Monday, November 30, 2009

Fang Island

ARTIST / BAND: Fang Island
MP3s:  Daisy (MP3) / Life Coach (MP3)
ALBUM: Fang Island
LABEL: Sargent House
INFO: "A triumphant, heavily riffed, primarily instrumental epic, whiplashing through six minutes of smiling prog jams, and as many tempos as passages, before settling into one last minute of uplifting chants." -- Stereogum
"Life-affirming prog guitar anthems." – Seattle Stranger
Fang Island describes its sound as "everyone high-fiving everyone." And, the Brooklyn quintet's anthemic and soaring songs make it quite possibly one of few bands befitting such description.
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Awesome New Republic

ARTIST / BAND: Awesome New Republic
MP3s: "Florida" / Alleycat / Dark Water (new)
ALBUM: 'Rational Geographic Vol II':
FILE UNDER: Punk / Soul / R&B
LABEL: Honor Roll Music
INFO: Awesome New Republic was founded by Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in 2004.[3] The duo had previously performed together in a 5-piece band called Empirical Mile with other Univeristy of Miami music school students. In 2005, "MJ" and "B-Rob" combined two previously hand made studio albumsCourageous and Witness Now the Birth of An Awesome New Republic to create their debut release "ANR So Far". read more from the source...

Saturday, November 28, 2009


MP3: "Green Truck" / "Pocketful of Debt" "Our Dreams Did Weave A Shade" (new)
ALBUM: Gold Dissolves To Gray
FILE UNDER: electronic / folk/ indie
LABEL: Autobus Records
INFO: Sunset, the indie-pop recording project for Austin, TX native Bill Baird, will release it's fourth full-length, Gold Dissolves To Gray, on November 24, 2009, via Autobus Records.  Baird first came into the spotlight as a founding member of Sound Team, the once on-the-verge group signed to Capitol Records and opening for the Arcade Fire. But when 2006 saw the band going their separate ways, Baird switched his focus to the solo work he’d been pursuing on the side. After self-releasing {{SUNSET}} and its instrumental companion, Silence!, in December ‘06 – and with the help of some friends – his once-side project began to take shape as a new band, taking its name from his early LP.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009



SONG (MP3): “The Spectator”

ALBUM: Stir The Blood

FILE UNDER: rock/ pop

LABEL: Universal

INFO: Stir the Blood is the upcoming third album by New York-based rock band The Bravery. The album will be released on December 1, 2009, and features the single "Slow Poison"

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Silver Starling

ARTIST / BAND: Silver Starling
MP3: Closer
ALBUM: Silver Starling
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie / Pop
LABEL: Last Gang
INFO: An acclaimed foursome who pour their emotions into every track, Silver Starling is composed of Marcus Paquin, Marika Anthony-Shaw, Liam O'Neil and Peter X. The group has quickly found its way onto critical radars and anticipation is high for this heartbreaking, self-titled debut, co-produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National). This promising new band's first work is layered with sincere, rich tracks and touching song writing. Their hummable melodies and ethereal styling have already earned the band comparisons to Jeff Buckley and the Arcade Fire, which they modestly and self-effacingly have a hard time believing.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Crookers Feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla Marie

ARTIST / BAND: Crookers Feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla Marie

MP3s: Put Your Hands On Me

FILE UNDER: House / Electro

LABEL: Ministry of Sound

INFO: The Crookers are an Italian DJ/production duo (Bot and Phra) who have worked together since 2003. When the two artists met, both were trying to branch out of their genre and explore dance music. Their first collaboration worked. Phra said "It felt natural to team up, seeing that we had the same musical tastes… which isn’t that easy here in Milan".[1]

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Sunday, November 15, 2009


ARTIST / BAND: Syntaks

MP3s: Sudden Dream /Mistral Moon (Illuminated Version)

ALBUM: Mistral Moon

FILE UNDER: Electronica / Shoegaze / Experimental

LABEL: Ghostly International

INFO: Syntaks’ music evokes an infinitely expanding landscape of papery beats, sighing voices, and hills of sublime noise. In Syntaks’ world, dreams and reality blur into a melodic haze, and nothing is as it seems.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009


ARTIST / BAND: Morningbell

MP3: "Marching Off To War"  / "Stay In The Garden" 

ALBUM: Sincerely, Severly

FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Rock / Rock

LABEL: s/r

INFO: Brothers Eric and Travis Atria have been playing music together their whole lives. Stacie, Eric’s wife, has been playing music with the band for years and drummer Chris Hillman rounds out the family affair that is Morningbell. Throughout the 2000s, Morningbell developed its own brand of melodic, psychedelic rock, rooting itself as a well-established tradition in the Florida music scene. After four successful national tours supporting 2007’s Through the Belly of the Sea, the band holed up in its home studio to record the group’s most ambitious effort to date.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Globes on Remote

ARTIST / BAND: Globes on Remote

MP3: Space Camp

ALBUM: The Woo Hoo Hoo

FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Pop

LABEL: s/r

INFO: Based in Los Angeles, California, Globes on Remotewas formed in 2008 and named after an event that can never be retold in print.

The music of Globes on Remote is dancy, anthemic, and full of energy, instruments, and voices. Their songs are character-driven; wannabe stuntmen and/or spacemen, sleazy professors, carnival operators, and neurotic porn writers, all have their misadventures borne out over a beat. The band is DIY to the bone (okay, except for mastering) and all of their music is self-recorded, mixed, and produced. The band even built (like as in construction/electrical/hvac) their studio where they rehearse and record.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009



MP3s: "Hearing Blue"/ "Building a Bomb"



LABEL: Self-Released

INFO: Little Tybee was formed in the winter of 2009 by Brock Scott, Josh Martin and Ryan Gregory. The roots of LT stemmed when Brock Scott and Josh Martin met during college and began writing instrumental music together, which culminated as their first band, Fountain. After one house show, Fountain disbanded and a lull couple of months followed. A year later, with the addition of Jason Ussery on drums and Ryan Donald on bass, The BSQwas formed.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Proud Simon

ARTIST / BAND: Proud Simon

MP3: "Rock Unturned"

ALBUM: Anchors Aweigh

FILE UNDER: Indie / Americana / Folk

INFO: In Proud Simon‘s 7-year voyage, they’ve explored everything from haunting banjo lullabies to bombastic orchestral pop. For Anchors Aweigh, the band sought the wisdom of Jamie Candiloro, producer behind the definitive sound of Ryan Adams and R.E.M. to give the record a toughness and clarity of pure Americana. He focused the verbose and sprawling poems into a clear, consistent wall of sound, a platform for the intricacies of the stories to dive from.

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ARTIST / BAND: deVries

MP3: "Darkest Summer" / "Slowing Down"

ALBUM: Death to God

FILE UNDER: Shoegaze / Psychedelic / Alternative

LABEL: Noise on Noise

INFO: The newly-formed Brooklyn band, deVries, is the latest project of The Turn-ons'frontman Travis DeVries. After recording the upcoming album, "Death to God", and moving to New York, Travis continues his musical efforts with a new group of players that mix influences like T.Rex and Suede into peculiar reverb drenched melodies. They continue to showcase new material and astound with every new show!

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Monday, November 09, 2009


ARTIST / BAND: Sambassadeur

MP3s: "Days"

ALBUM: European


LABEL: labrador

INFO: Sambassadeur debuted on Labrador in winter 2005 with the release of the "Between the Lines"-EP. The EP was followed by their self titled debut album later that year. The songs were all recorded at home which gave the production a primitive quality that labled them by some as being a lo-fi-twee act. This was never the bands intention.

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Saturday, November 07, 2009


MP3s: Sing Sang Sung (Black Moth Super Rainbow Remix)
ALBUM: Love 2
FILE UNDER: Electronic / Pop
LABEL: Astralwerks
INFO: The psychedelic Pittsburgh analog experimentalists contribute a thick layer of dandelion gum to Love 2's pastoral, carefree "Sing Sang Sung." Black Moth Super Rainbow's teeming fuzz keeps the song pleasant, but does bring a bit of darkness to the picnic. Or, more accurately, a bit of barometric pressure. It'd go well with the animated mushroom-sprouting video, of course. There's currently no commercial release date planned for the remix, but you can soak it up here.
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Friday, November 06, 2009



MP3: Almost Let You In / Twenty Cycles To The Ground


FILE UNDER: Indie / Folk

LABEL: secretly canadian

INFO: Call this the Phantoms of Folk. Call this two lone wolves running together for one dark blissout of a night. Two of the finest indie-folk songwriters of the last decade come together under the Texas sky to quietly lay to tape 14 crushing, haunting tunes, leaving space enough in each to match their surroundings. In this collaboration between Jason Molina and Will Johnson, each seem to hold the other’s talents to fire and elevate both performance and creativity. In the friendly sharing of ideas, Molina and Johnson become two poet’s poets in a workshop, aimed to craft a singular, searing elegy.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009


ARTIST / BAND: Capybara

MP3: "The Wimp" / "Soft"

ALBUM: Try Brother

FILE UNDER: pop, folk rock, indie

LABEL: The Record Machine

INFO: The debut release of Kansas City band Capybara is filled to the brim with jangly synth melodies, light falsetto harmonies, and a syncopated percussive style that perpetually threatens to start a raucous party. Try Brother, self-produced in the Spring of 2009 in the mountains of northern New Mexico, blends earnest eyes-wide-open lyrics with delicate multi-instrumental arrangements. Their style draws on many influences, evoking classical chamber pop, down-home banjo folk rock, and soaring indie riffs in equal measures.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Mumford and Sons

ARTIST / BAND: Mumford and Sons

MP3: Little Lion Man

ALBUM: Sigh No More

FILE UNDER: Indie Folk

LABEL: Island

INFO: Mumford & Sons are a folk rock band from London. The band is made up of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, organ), Ted Dwane (vocals, double bass). They formed in late 2007, rising out of London's folk scene with other artists such as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Jay Jay Pistolet and Noah and the Whale. The band have often supported Laura Marling at concerts, while their association with Noah and the Whale can be traced back to King's College School, Wimbledon, attended by Mumford and Lovett of Mumford & Sons, and Noah and the Whale bass-player Matt Owens.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Yael Meyer - Shed Their Fear (Exclusive MP3)

Trust us, you ’ll be traveling at the speed of your own heartbeat while listening to Yael’s music. We are very proud to publish Shed Their Fear from her new Heartbeat EP.

Here’s what Yael wrote us about the song:

This is one of those songs that came about very naturally. The music came to me first as I was playing the guitar and found this beautiful riff. The words came to me after. It is a very personal song that talks about my relationship with the world and how I feel that I live in some kind of a bubble...being constantly carried and led by the "Greater Hand"...even when the whole world seems to be screaming...I can still hear the stillness...but sometimes it feels as though people are trying to get you caught up in their own fear and you have to remind yourself of the truth you know inside, even when it gets challenged..

Yael Meyer

MP3: Shed Their Fear (download is possible till 14th of November)

ALBUM: Heartbeat EP

FILE UNDER: Folk / Pop / Electronica

INFO: Yael was born in Santiago de Chile…in one of the southernmost southern countries of the world where deserts, waterfalls, glaciers and mountains coexist in a 4000 km coastline. She began dancing and singing at a very young age. Always humming made up tunes, she took on formal piano training at age 5, song-writing at 8 and guitar playing at 13.  At 19, after receiving a scholarship to  attend Berklee College of Music,  she left Chile and settled in Boston where she met amazing people and her mind and heart opened wide to a new world of music and perception.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Glass Ghost

ARTIST / BAND: Glass Ghost

MP3: Mechanical Life

ALBUM: Idol Omen


LABEL: Western Vinyl recordings

INFO: Glass Ghost is Eliot Krimsky on Vocals and Keyboards and Mike Johnson on Drums. They used to play together in 'Best of Boston' at community centers, clothing stores and for kids. Then they played together in 'Flying', and now in Glass Ghost.

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