Archives for July 2012

Twin Shadow – Confess

Transported, though it may seem, to a grand and lush dreamlike landscape is the tone set by Brooklyn daydream magician, George Lewis Jr. also known as the artist, Twin Shadow. In 2010, Twin Shadow released his debut album, Forget, and has not stopped gaining creative prowess among the indie pop crowd since. His new album, Confess was recorded in LA … [Read more...]

Dressy Bessy releases ‘Summer Singles’ series

Dressy Bessy launches “Summer Singles” series with new tune “Hey, Alice!” [SOUNDCLOUD]: [VIDEO]: Denver-based indie rock band Dressy Bessy has issued the first in its digital “Summer Singles” collection. Lead singer and guitarist, Tammy Ealom., … [Read more...]

Hot Chip – In Our Heads

There comes a time where music is able to portray everything through pure driving sound; unforced and undivided, its attention spans images and more by way of fusing styles and methods. The right kind of blend is always when the sounds: finely layered and lushly ornate, combine with the story: delicately quirky and unabashedly heartfelt, for a … [Read more...]

Sound And Fury Festival July 20 – 22 in CA

SOUND & FURY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP AND PRE-SHOW PARTY IN SANTA BARBARA, CA - A Dozen More Bands Announced, Over 55 Bands Confirmed for Festival This July Sound & Fury Festival is back in its 7th and biggest year yet, once again taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. This year's lineup will feature … [Read more...]

Interview with the Smittens

Hi guys and gals!  It’s the bees knees to be doing this interview with you all as we await with great anticipation the release of your new album Believe Me on July 23rd via Fika Recordings.  You’ve been quite busy bees (Sorry for all the bee references!  I know Holly dislikes bees and I feel the same way about their pointy ends!) over the past … [Read more...]

EndAnd – The Adventures of Fi in Space

Adventures of Fi in Space is the brainchild of EndAnd, the indie rockers from space (er, Brooklyn). Adventures of Fi in Space is actually two EP’s joined to make one, nine-track album. The first EP is aptly named, Adventure of Hi-Fi in Space and the other, Adventures of Lo-Fi in Space. Starting as a duo between guitarist and vocalist, Daniel Fern … [Read more...]

Seventh Album out now from Delta Moon

With the release of their seventh album Black Cat Oil, Delta Moon expands upon the sound that has sold an extraordinary number of records and allowed them to play for multitudes of devoted fans the world over in the past several years. The dual slide guitars of Tom Grey (former member of the Brains whose "Money Changes Everything" was a huge hit … [Read more...]

Wave Sleep Wave – s/t

Jerry Adler and Yuval Lion were both members of The Blam, a Brooklyn based band that was in on the early days of what was later referred to as the Williamsburg Scene and that recorded three albums prior to splitting in 2005. Perhaps their albums made less of an actual impression in the Indie world than they deserved, one commentator wondered why it … [Read more...]

Haroula Rose releases new EP

So Easy is the second EP from singer-songwriter Haroula Rose, the follow up to her 2011 full-length debut These Open Roads. These tracks were recorded at a variety of studios around Los Angeles with different producers working on each number. Later this year, she'll be releasing her second full-length album, produced with Andy Lemaster (Now It's … [Read more...]

The Shins – Port of Morrow

Collectively speaking, The Shins have crafted exceptionally strong pop throughout the last ten years. Even when they sounded drifting and far away, they never lost any kind of feeling for the strong hook of melodic essence that is at the core of their reach. James Mercer not only acts as the illustrious voice to the band but it’s never been a … [Read more...]