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02/24/2014
Artist Title Genre
Falling YouBlush Ethereal, Ambient
First Base!First Base LPBuzzsaw Bop-Pop


02/18/2014
Artist Title Genre
Young FathersDeadHip Hop
ceoWonderlandIndie Rock
Com TruiseWave 1Electro


02/17/2014
Artist Title Genre
The Summer of FluxRadio Anthems For The Newly Disenfranchised Indietronic, Ambient
TheoreticsPlenty Of AnythingInstrumental Hip-hop, Livetronica
02/11/2014
Artist Title Genre
Hollow & AkimboHollow & AkimboIndie Rock/Pop
Gabriel Garzon-MontanoBishoune: Alma del HuilaR&B, Soul


01/31/2014
Artist Title Genre
JuvenSpace Trademark: TheSessionsRap/Hip-Hop


02/01/2014
Artist Title Genre
DwarvesBleed OnPunk/Surf


01/28/2014
Artist Title Genre
Be ForestEarthbeatElectro Pop/Rock
BibioThe Green E.P.Electro Rock/Pop
OrthyE.M.I.L.Y.Electro/synth Pop
ILL WiLLHeartbeatHip-Hop


01/25/2014
Artist Title Genre
Jeffrey JerusalemKeep Shadows From The Sun Bizarro Pop, Disco Experimentalism
Jeffrey JerusalemGrimaceBizarro Pop, Disco Experimentalism
Dinosaur BonesMy DividerIndie Rock
Dinosaur BonesBirthright EPIndie Rock
Animal SteelAll The Wrong PlanetsRock n’ Roll


01/24/2014
Artist Title Genre
Summer TwinsForget MeSurf Rock


01/18/2014
Artist Title Genre
Knotted CordHeavy MetalAlternative, Experimental, Cool, Noise Rock
FlowMaster Hip HopFrom Chicago


01/14/2014
Artist Title Genre
Aaron & The SeaCloak & DaggerElectro Pop
DaytonaDaytonaAlternative Rock, Pop
Painted PalmsForever/td>Rock/Pop
Jillian RaeHeartbeatFolkrock, Bluegrass
BurialRival DealerElectronic
MelismaticsRising TideIndie Rock, Post-Punk


11/23/2013
Artist Title Genre
RafterSweaty MagicElectro


11/20/2013
Artist Title Genre
JumpelBloc4Electronic/Experimental/Ambient
Cruel Summers/t EPShoegaze


11/19/2013
Artist Title Genre
RadkeyDevil FruitPunk
Har-Di-HarHard Parent/Thick ChildAlternative, Folk
The Black HolliesSomewhere Between Here and NowherePsych Rock
Seasick MamaTip-Top ShapePop
She Keeps BeesNestsAlternative
Western LowsGlacialDream Pop


11/15/2013
Artist Title Genre
Bent JettyHuman TribePOP/Folk/Rock
Shocked MindsKalamazooPunk/Rock


11/14/2013
Artist Title Genre
Travis LuceTravisLuceFolk Country Singer Songwriter
Spirit of MinneapolisThe 4onthefloorFolk Indie Rock
CryptsCryptsElectro Industrial
Sister CrayonCynicElectronic Downbeat
Like Shattered DiamondsLike Shattered DiamondsGoth Dark Indie Rock
Melorman WavesMelorman WavesAmbient Electronica
The PheasantsThe PheasantsGarage Psyche Rock
The Slo PoisonerLost HillsIndie Rock Pop


11/14/2013
Artist Title Genre
RuxpinThis time we go together Electronica Down Beat
Orange Red YellowA Rose made of Galaxies Shoegaze Psyche rock
The Lonely WildThe Sun as it ComesAmbient Indie Folk rock
SlippinEnergy MachineIndie Folk Rock
God is an AstronautOriginsExperimental Prog Rock
The Higher StateThe Higher StateIndie 60's psyche folk rock
Stripes and LinesMutiny on the coast of excessIndie Rock
MT. HammerDionysusHeavy Thrash Rock
Points NorthRoad Less TraveledInstrumental Prog Rock
Scarlet YouthThe Everchanging ViewIndie Dream Pop Rock
Man from AtlantaCaliforniaAmbient Indie Folk


11/12/2013
Artist Title Genre
Adventure ClubCalling All Heroes Part 1House/Dance
Borrowed Beams of LightOn the wings of A BugRock/Pop
Dead GazeBrain HolidayAlternative/Indie Rock
GunslingerBreaking ThroughAlternative
MiracleMercuryElectronica
Wildlife...On the HeartRock/Pop
The Wild ReedsEven When the Strong Winds BlowFolk
The Wild ReedsSongs for Morning, Afternoon, and EveningFolk


10/29/2013
Artist Title Genre
Mount KimbieCold Spring Fault Less Youth RemixesElectro R&B, Post-Dubstep
Mount KimbieCold Spring Fault Less YouthElectro R&B, Post-Dubstep
PompeyaTropicalElectronic dance pop
Sara SaveryThe DiverElectronic
Kwes.Ilp.Electro R&B
MiracleMercuryElectro, Synth Pop
GunslingerBreaking ThroughAlt Rock


10/15/2015
Artist Title Genre
Little DaylightTunnel VisionElectro Pop
Said the WhalehawaiiIndie Rock
TRAAMSGrinGarage Rock


10/08/2013
Artist Title Genre
The BlowThe BlowIndie Pop, Electro, Lo-Fi
Keep Shelly In AthensAt HomeChillwave, Dream Pop
SWIIMCellophane Castle/td>Electronica/td>
Imaginary CitiesVinyl Ghost Psych Rock
Wolf & CubHeavy WeightCountry & Folk
Hollow & AkimboPseudoscienceElectro Pop
San CiscoSan CiscoElectro Pop
Infinity ShredSanctuaryElectronic Post-Rock
Yes NiceWarm GunIndie Rock/Pop
Kid KarateLights OutRock
Kyle AndrewsBrighter Than The SunIndie Pop
Joanna GruesomeWeird SisterNoise Pop


05/30/2013
Artist Title Genre
Aina HainaAina HainaRock
Clementine & the GalaxyClementine & the GalaxyElectro Pop
HandsSynesthesiaAlternative electro rock
The GrowlWhat Would Christ Do??Rock, Blues Rock
The Rebel LightThe Rebel LightRock
The WeeksDear Bo JacksonRock, Upbeat Southern Rock


05/24/2013
Artist Title Genre
Mark Christopher BandMark Christopher BandBlues Rock
MonocleTranspacific Sound ParadiseAlt Indie New Wave
Yankee BrutalThe Everlasting GreedPunk Hard Emo
Errol BonnickErrol BonnickReggae-Dance Hall
Posoleno justiceAlt Hard Indie Rock
Nuclear TomorrowSongs in my HeadPunk
Josh P. James & the paper PlanesPlease PleaseAlt Hard Folk Rock
Chop TopsEvil StixPunkabilly
2000 Tons of TNTReggae MysteriaSka Dub Reggae
Podunk NowhereBased on a True StoryAlt Hard Country
VoltzKeravelElectronic New Age-Wave
Owl PawsCarry OnAlt Indie Rock
As In WeAs It Should BeInstrumental Prog Rock
Pool PartyPoodleElectronica Trip Hip Hop
Rowche RumblesRowche RumblesPost Punk No Wave
BurntRadio QuemadoRaggae
Magic Machinespress StartElectro Disco
Violent VickieMonster AlleyIndustrial Cyber Punk
Dead On The WireMiseryHard Grind Emo Rock
Smith & ClausenSheAlt Garage Psyche Indie Rock
SaltlandI thought it was us but it was all of usAmbient Electronic New Age


05/21/2013
Artist Title Genre
BeaconThe Way We separateDowntempo Electronic
Fitz & the TantrumsMore Than Just A DreamPop, Neo-Soul
HooverphonicThe Night BeforeAmbient Dream Pop
KissesKids In L.A.Pop, New Wave
PyyramidsBrightest Darkest DayAlternative


05/20/2013
Artist Title Genre
Fatmagic Connecting Worlds Industrilal Fusion Hard Rock
Fagot Untamed Spirits Blues
EsbenandtheWitch Wash the Sins not only the Face Dark Shoegaze
The Focke-Wolves Demo Alt Hard Rock
Sonic Angels Learn, Love, Care, & Celebrate Hard Alt Psyche Blues Rock
Swamp Music Players Alt Folk Rock
City Riots Matchsticks Alt Rock Power Pop
Rafter Music for Total Chickens Alt Indie Power Pop
Rafter Feelings Alt Indie Power Pop
Roberts & Lord Eponymous Alt Indie Power Pop
Rafter Sex, Death, Cassete Alt Indie Power Pop
Reptiel Violent Sagas of the Ancients Alt Indie Psyche Pop Rock
John Meeks Old Blood Alt Folk Country Rock
Lucy Langlas Billy Alt Indie Folk
Kaleidoscope Fairtly Blowtrg Classic Psyche Rock
Black Heat Shutaa The Edge of an Era Heavy Alt Psyche Rock
Jonathan Presents a Perfect Storm Alt Indie Electronic
Pontoons Slow Alt Indie Pop Folk Rock
Various Cruelties Various Cruelties Alt Hard Pop Rock
The Littlest Viking The Littlest Viking Alt Prog Metal Rock
Paul Iorio The Best of Alt Folk
Brian Thomas Poirier ToBeOne Alt Indie Dance Rock
Laura Meyer Been Here Before Alt Hard Blues Indie Rock
Sonagram How We Saw Tomorrow Ambient Downbeat Electronica


05/13/2013
Artist Title Genre
Eliza Rickman Oh You Sinner Alt Folk Indie
Alice Wallace Sunset Madness Alt Folk Country
Beecher's Fault Misbehavior Alt Indie Pop
The Pointillists After the Fireworks Alt Post Punk Rock
The Wilderness of Manitoba The Leslieville Sessions Alt Hard Folk Rock
Pile Jerk Routine Alt Hard Rock
ZS The Hard Experimental Noise
Foreign Film Foreign Film Alt Indie Pop
Scatter Gather Just Smile Alt Indie Pop
Casten & Thornton Pandora Alt Dance Electronica
Firefriend Witch tales Alt Hard Psyche Rock
Songs For Snakes Charcoal Heather Alt Hard Grind Core Rock
SySmA Why Not? Alt Indie Rock Pop


05/06/2013
Artist Title Genre
El Ten ElevenTransitions RemixedElectronica
BattleshipsTo YouAlternative
Moon KingObsession IIAlternative
HockeyWyeth IsAlternative
The Lonely WildThe Sun As It ComesAlternative


05/05/2013
Artist Title Genre
Jimi HendrixAngels and MenClassic Hard Rock
Platypus EggLittle Street of HappinessAlt Indie Rock
JakksHere Lies the Body of JakksNoise Punk
BattleshipsTo YouAlt Hard Indie Dream Pop
Lucky & WildLucky & WildAlt Indie Rock
Glenn EricBlanket of StqrsAlt Country Folk Rock
David BarnesUnsurpassed OuttakesAmbient NewAge
The Ultra Electric Mega GalacticThe Ultra Electric Mega GalacticHard Psyche Rock
Cosmic AngelsOn The Island of Ghost LoveAlt Psyche Blues Rock
Download UFOBlinkerExperimental Ambient Electronica
Michael Davis with LionsReal LoveAmbient Alt Indie Dream Pop
The FreeksRipped OffHard Psych Rock
Lyle SwedeenSunshine InsideAlt Indie Pop
SabaElba ClubAlt Indie Folk Pop Rock
Paul TrubachikAll Animals Are Sad After SexAlt Indie Pop
NycoFuture ImperfectAlt Indie Pop


04/29/2013
Artist Title Genre
IO EchoMinistry of LoveAlternative
Young GalaxyUltramarineAlternative
Loon LakeThirty ThreeIndie Pop
!!!Thr!!!erAlternative
ValleysAre You Going to Stand there and Talk Weird All Night?Alternative


04/26/2013
Artist Title Genre
Burning ShipsEmpty HoldAlt Ambient Prog Rock
Bill BairdSpring Break of the SoulAlt Indie Pop Rock
The Sudden LovelysSongs from a HallwayAlt Folk
Seven SaturdaysThe Snowflakes that Hit Us Became our StarsAmbient Space Dream Rock
All LeatherWhen I Grow Up I wanna Fuck like a Girlhard Noise Electronica
BiscaBisca BlackAlt Hard Rock
Das OathDas OathPunk
The We Shared MilkHistory of Voyages & Legend TrippingAlt indie Rock
Andy Belt& FriendsHold the LineAlt Folk
JERUSALEM IN MY HEARTMo7it Al-Mo7itAlt Ambient World Electronic
Bunny GangBunny Gang 1Alt Hard Blues Rock
PileMagic isn't RealAlt Hard Rock
Matt Curreri & the ExfriendsJoy of LifeAlt Indie Pop Rock
River CityInto the QuietAlt Folk Rock
Catherine DucVisions & DreamsNew Age Electronic


04/19/2013
Artist Title Genre
DeckerSliderAltCountryRock
Torn ACL'sMake a break Make a MovieAltIndiePop
VersivesVersivesSynthPop
XIIParallelsSynthPop
Ergo PhizmizEleven SongsAltIndiePop
AsteriskDogmaNoisePunk
Holy MolarCavity SearchIndustrialPunk
Vinyl SpectrumCosmic DesirePsychPopRock
Emily Jane WhiteOde to SentienceFolkIndiePop
Get HustleRollin in the RuinsExperimentalNoisePunk
Your Favorite BookRemember the NarwalAltIndiePop
David Franck KellerSick Old World Alt CountryRock
GeronimoGeronimoExperimentalNoiseMetal


04/15/2013
Artist Title Genre
Wild CubYouthAlternative
The Traditional FoolsThe Traditional FoolsRock
AcrylicsLives and TreasureRock
Paper LionsAt Long CreekAlternative
Pick a PiperPick A PiperElectronic
Young HinesGive Me ChangeRock
360Falling & FlyingHip Hop
Beach Fossils*Clash the TruthAlternative
BoatsA Fairway Full of MinersAlternative
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubSpectre at the FeastRock
Noah23Fry Cook on VenusHip Hop


04/12/2013
Artist Title Genre
The AggeeablesSaving the world one melody at a time
Half FilmThe road to the crater
Jonathan PresentsA perfect storm
Bantam FeatherPeacefully Pose
Matthew FrantzOdessa Days
ElectropathSongs to stop your heart
Orthrelm2nd 1804
Hot MustardHot Mustard
BulterWe wanna be your butler!
DJ SassyThe sway
Jenny PiccoloDiscography
Mark 858Mark 858
Three One GDynamite with a Laser Beam


03/15/2013 (Local Artists)
Artist Title Genre
ButlerWe Wanna Be your Butler
Blaze EisnerAmerican Spirit
Rock Paper TigerRock Paper Tiger
BreakHouseVirusaur
The Far CountryMorning Light
HawkeAuburn
Dexter RileyXperiment
Kitty PlagueKitty Plague
ClaudioSing it Out
DancingStrangers
Platypus EggWire Street of Happiness
Matt Curreri & the Ex FriendsExercise Music for the Lonely
DeferoAlready but not yet
Abel AshesEat Plastic & Other Elements
GhostCome Back
Roger!Dark Matter
The Dancing StrangersAurora
Dead Animal ModZeal
Spirit VineGolden
Irvin DallySun Room
Spirit VineCold Living
JupiterLove Campaign
SperoBehind your Eyes
Translation AudioPain & Joy
CoyoteTerraplane Sun
The City FreezeSpots of Color
22 KingsI Hate Pretty Girls
GranpadrewOut From The Cloth
Mind"s BodyPartie's in Town
The Show PoniesHere We Are
Strange VineGhosts
Machines LearningPendragon's Lullaby
Gail SkidmoreZombie Heart


03/15/2013
Artist Title Genre
The See SawThe See Saw
Manhattan Murder MysteryWomen House
SantahYou're Still a Lover
HoundHound
The JennifersWell Intentioned World
BrambleClever Raven
Via ComaFigures
Gabriel GandzjukInvisible Lion
The Hoot HootsFeel the Cosmos
Neurotic Yell RecordsSummer 2012 Comp
Amanda Jo WIlliamsThe Bear Eats Me
Dot AllisonWe Are Science
Red Space CyrodTo Telescope and En Devenir cd's
The First DateMimes on Rolecoasters
Likely to be MachinesLikely to be Machines
Richard Tyler EppersonFalling between the Stars
Sofia TalvikThe Owls are not What They Seem
Featerh BedsSkeletal System
Ostrich Von NipplePlays Some Shitty Tunes
Glimpse TrioGarage
Those DarlinsScres Get Loose
Ben MyersNinth
CoinsCoins
BoardersBoarders
Almost CharlieTomorrow's Yesterday
The Lazy KidsPeter Penguin
The GodshillsMarch
Andy Grooms LIving RoomGrateful to Burn
John Courage and the Great PlainsDon't Fail me Now
The Parachuting ApostlesDish Pig
Jarret KillenPaper Anchors
The EpiloguesCinematics
Panda RiotNorthern Automatic Music
End of Days2cd Comp
The NowherenautsWarned
Project AnalogueKoko Hates Drums Sometimes
GrrrrretaGrrrrreta
Idle HandsCommon Soul
Ash RieterHola
Sailors of NeptuneSailors of Neptune
SleeperSleeper
The Builders and the ButchersDead Reckoning
Gibbons and the SlutsMama's Milk
The Elizabeth KillThe Elizabeth Kill
Rooftop RevolutariesResolute
Lesson7Lesson7
A Sea EsA Sea Es
Cobalt CranesIn Media Rez
Cobalt CranesSome are Blonde
CR200Carbon Records Comp
QuorWe Are Going To Be Awesome
Brian WhelanDecider
Cartoon Bar FightReincarnate
THe FictionViolence
Atomic BrideDead Air
Knotted CordMind Powers
Clinton HensleyTripping over Pillows
Idle MindsIdle Minds
Alex LashieAlex Lashie
The Crazies Never DieThe Powers That Be
Suzanne RealKiss Me Like A Man
DeryoSearching For Love
Wing and HollowFrozen Trees
Aly TadrosThe Fits
Boxed WineCheap, Fun
ColonizersOxy-Morons & Cerebral Ballsy
The HarkenbacksFarmless
Hot EinsteinEponymous
History of Color TVEmerald Cures Chicills
David BarnesAxiom
Absinthe BlindRings
Nightmare AireHigh in the Lasers
AotearoaStrange Weather
BelaireResonating Symphony
Dead MeadowThree Kings
Mac Demarco2
Karl HeplerAlways Home
Lefty Jones BandMuddy Christmas
Sofia TalvikFlorida
The Battle of SantiagoFull Colour
The TrimsThe Trims
IdiomLaw
Nick HookWithout You
HuoRaTronCryptocracy
Keith CanisiusBeautiful Sharks
Ice TruckIce Truck
BibioMind Bokeh
Statci Producer1
Thought TransferLight My Way
Auto PilotThe Atlantic Machine
It Is Rain In My FaceST
White BlushWhite Blush
ProgressAudity and the Artisan
AdultAdult
Mascara MonstersSex 4:04
Aire AtlanticaNorth
OpenChordsFree Touch
NeroWelcome Reality
Never Say DieSummer 2012 Sampler
Lust For YouthGrowing Seeds
Anti-FlagInnocence is the First Casualty
Lotee KestnerThe Bluebird of Happiness
CubistProminence
Dead MeadowHowls From The Hills
Fuzzy KnightCount Two Three
Truckstop DarlinHope and the Heart it Breaks
Ash ReiterHeatwave
Flood SwitchFlood Switch
American Werewolf AcademyTell Them Right Now
Sam AdamsSongs From The Desert
Chrias VolpeRefugee Blues
Jay D ClarkIntelligent Design
Ming & PingThe Darkness of Night
Luce TrioPieces Vol. 1
TriggersApril March
RykkaBlackie
Crosby Nash & Stills2012
Wenzel CarmichaelWenzel Carmichael
Vison of BlissVision of Bliss
Dichoric MassDichoric Mass
Jay AgnishMechanical Sunshine
P.Y.I.2.0
WaldnerFound & Lost
The Action TimeVersus The World
The Blue VeinsThe Blue Veins
Dreams of the San JoaquinDreams of the San Joaquin
The Heavy GuiltThe Heavy Guilt


03/12/2013
Artist Title Genre
People Get ReadySelf TitledAlternative
Sin FangFlowersAlternative
Thao & The Get Down Stay DownWe the CommonAlternative
Trampled by TurtlesStars and SatellitesBluegrass
WidowspeakAlmanacFolk Rock
FlumeSelf TitledElectronic
Class ActressRapprocherElectronic


03/08/2013
Artist Title Genre
Cobalt CranesIn Media RezGarage Rock
A Sea EsA Sea EsElectro Pop
Nightmare AirHigh in the LasersShoegaze Punk
The History of Colour TVEmerald Cures Chic IllsShoegaze
The Battle of SantiagoThe Battle of SantiagoWorld
Lust for YouthGrowing SeedsMinimal


01/10/2013
Artist Title Genre
Mystical Weapons*Mystical WeaponsExperimental
Bat For Lashes*The Haunted ManFemale-Indie
Fey MothWhite BlindIndie Electro
*The Market SquaresPromoRock
TanlinesMixed EmotionsElectro/Indie


02/08/2013
Artist Title Genre
Spencer McGillicuttyAll The Happy PeopleIndie Folk/Rock
Tiger CookeFingertips Of The SilversmithRock
Rick RhocksSpirit In The SkyHard Rock
Hurray For The Riff RaffLook Out MamaIndie Folk/Rock
Wes WillenbringWeapons Reference ManualAmbient
Kris Orlowski & Andrew JoslynPieces We AreIndie Rock
Calvin BeckerThe Art of JaywalkingIndie Rock






directors' picks

Every week our music directors will select and display their favorite music picks from up and coming music artists. Rock, hip-hop, jazz -- you name it. Most of these picks will be coming from the submissions made by many independent and local musicians so keep an eye out!

Monday, February 24, 2014
Scotty's picks

Blackstone Rangers
Descendants [EP]


Fun synthgazed, dream poppy songs that must have been drenched in a pool of reverb before their release. Good clean, fun vibes fresh out of North Texas. RIYL- Starfucker, BRAIDS, Cults

Favorite tracks: Judas Tree, Nights//Days




Perth
What's Your Utopia


Psychedelic synths and guitars glisten on dreamy, fluid experimental pop songs. Cool fusion of acoustic and electronic sounds that meld together seamlessly. RIYL- Panda Bear, Tame Impala, Black Moth Super Rainbow

Favorite tracks: Sunday Stroll, Lazy Boy





Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jen's picks

Hollow & Akimbo
Hollow & Akimbo


This Michigan-based band's new LP is fun electro-tinged pop through and through. I'm now an even bigger fan. I highly recommend especially if you're into Passion Pit, Broken Bells, Foster the People. etc. A lot of the tracks have a similar sound.

Favorite tracks: Singularity, still Life





Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jen's picks

Be Forest
Earthbeat


Be Forest is dark and dreamy shoegaze, with a sound very much like The xx - they sound like their Italian cousins. The entire album is a good/chill listen, and will definitely be on my main rotation for awhile.

Favorite tracks: Totem, Airwaves




iLL WiLL
Changes


This talented young Pennsylvania-based Hip Hop lyricist has some heavy beats and know hows to flow. "Lyrical King" reminds me of something Lupe Fiasco would put out, and 'No Love' feels like a throwback jam.

Favorite tracks: Lyrical King, No Love





Friday, January 23, 2014
Yuka's picks

Sweet Jane
Sugar For My Soul


A delightful album, every track is a pretty great time. Very chill with some ethereal vocals.

Favorite tracks: Black Eyes





Georgiana Starlington
Paper Moon


Eclectic style, an interesting listen! Really enjoyed the different genres expressed throughout the album.

Favorite tracks: Hard Grave, Gust





Friday, November 22, 2013
Chris's picks

Car Seat Headrest
Nervous Young Man


Excessive, emotionally overwrought fuzz-pop for punks, nostalgiacs, and indie kids alike.

Favorite tracks: We Can't Afford (Your Depression Anymore), The Gun Song




Fire! Orchestra
Exit!


Awesome blend of avant-garde/free jazz and post-rock. Pretty challenging listen, but also quite rewarding.







Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Jen's picks

The Black Hollies
Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere


Awesome fuzzed out psych rock through and through. Perfect music to just lay back and chill out to.

Favorite tracks: When It's Time To Come Down, Wake Me When It's Over



Seasick Mama
Tip-Top Shape


This is wickedly catchy pop. Her fierce femme vocals remind me of Rilo Kiley and Karen O. She's definitely one to watch.

Favorite tracks: Cooked Inside Out, Gimme Somethin More To Work With, Man Overboard




She Keeps Bees
Nests


BLuesy rock with smoky, rich and seductive vocals. It's like Cat Power meets Amy Winehouse.Definitely deserves a nod.

Favorite tracks: Gimme, Wear Red





Friday, November 15, 2013
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Roxy's picks

Shocked Minds
Shocked Minds


Very punk with fast guitars and deep teen angst lyrics. Very well composed and nice guitar solos with the accompaniment of heavy drums.

Favorite tracks: Track 4 Confusion, Track 7 Shocked Minds





Stuck on Planet Earth
[EP]


Super cool guys from Canada. If you are a fan of Scott Pilgrim VS The World, then You will love these guys and their Indie/Rock both mellow and captivating almost like Radiohead.

Favorite tracks: Track Another, Track One Night





Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jen's picks

Adventure Club
Calling All Heroes Part 1


This EP by the Canadian dubstep duo is pure dance gold.

Favorite tracks: Thunderclap, Gold (ft. YUna)






Wildlife
...On the Heart


The Toronto-based quartet has created an album perfect for background music for your next party or as the soundtrack for a summer road trip. Fun fact: The National helped produce it.

Favorite tracks: Born to Ruin, *Track 2





Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Jen's picks

Battleships
To You


It's only their second year together, but increasingly Battleships are developing into a noteworthy edition to the Australian music scene. Even after a year+ since it's release, "Your Words" remains on my regular rotation. It begins with sweet guitar melodies, and slowly grows into a grand and thoroughly enjoyable soundscape.The entire indie rock album makes for a great listen.

Favorite tracks: Your Words, As You'd Begun

Pompeya
Tropical


This Moscow-based group create a dance-pop feel that harks to years past - from the disco era to new wave. Combined with heavy synths, up-beat guitar, and mellow vocals remiscent of Foals, Cut Copy, & Toro Y Moi, this LP is chill fun.

Favorite tracks: 90, Power




Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Jen's Picks

Infinity Shred
Sanctuary


The Manhattan-based electronic post-rock outfit has put out an album that wholly envelops and uplifts its listeners to the high reaches of its sonic soundscape.

Favorite track: Void Ripper




Little Daylight
Tunnel Vision


Little Daylight's 'Tunnel Vision' is delightful electro pop that makes you want to move - in a good way.

Favorite track: Overdose







Monday, October 7, 2013
Jen's Picks

Hollow & Akimbo
Pseudoscience


This impressive debut from the electro pop duo makes for a comfortably energizing listen.

Favorite tracks: Solar Plexis, Fever Dreams 2





Wolf & Cub
Heavy Weight


Aussie psych rock outfit, Wolf & Cub, construct driving base lines, haunting vocal hooks, and howling guitar effects similar to The Black Rebel Motorcylcle club - one of my personal favs.

Favorite tracks: Can't Remember the Last Time, Shut Me Out




San Cisco
San Cisco


The entire EP by this Aussie group is uplifiting, perfectly poppy, and oh so danceable.

Favorite tracks: Beach, Fred Astaire







Monday, May 30, 2013
jen's Picks

Clementine & the Galaxy
Clementine & the Galaxy EP


The NyC duo's ascending vocals & synth-based art pop yield an EP packed with track after track of spacey, sweet fervor.

Favorite tracks: Robot, Complication




The Growl
What Would Christ Do??


If you like Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), you're sure to dig the heavy, raspy blues rock of The Growl. I definitely do.

Favorite tracks: Cleaver Lever, Liarbird






Monday, May 20, 2013
jen's Picks

Beacon
The Ways We Separate


This Brooklyn-based duo create R&B-influenced downtempo electro that oozes chill ambiance.

Favorite tracks: Bring You Back, Studio Audience





Fitz and the Tantrums
More Than Just A Dream


Super fun, light-hearted, dance-inducing summertime pop.

Favorite tracks: Out Of My League, The Walker






Monday, May 13, 2013
el's picks

The Pointillists
After the Fireworks










Pile
Jerk Routine











Monday, May 6, 2013
jen's Picks

Hockey.
Wyeth Is


Hailing from my alma mater, University of Redland's Johnston Center, Hockey is well-studied in the construction of dance-worthy electropop.

Favorite tracks: Wild Style, Explorer





El Ten Eleven
Transitions Remixed


s This compilation of remixes further enhances the groove-oriented instrumentals of the post-rock duo.

Favorite tracks: Birth [Three Winters Remix], Transitions [Kristian Dunn Remix]





Monday, April 29, 2013
jen's Picks

IO Echo
Ministry of Love


Shoegaze. Influenced by Japanese culture, IO Echo creates sweet synth pop on a grand atmospheric scale. A visceral experience, for sure.

Favorite tracks: Shanghai Girls, Ecstacy Ghost





Young Galaxy
Ultramarine


Ultramarine is dancey dream-pop with a lot of feeling. The chilly synths and McCandless' warm vocals combine to make this album a good, sweet-tinged soundtrack for long, pensive drives.

Favorite tracks: Pretty Boy, New Summer




Monday, April 15, 2013
jen's Picks

WildCub
Youth


Alternative/Pop. Youth is light-hearted, foot-tapping, sing-along fun. Great album for roadtrips & Spring time.

Favorite tracks: Thunder Clatter, Jonti 2





Monday, March 25, 2013
jen's Picks

Flume
Flume


An energizing electro album packed with with R&B influences, distant beats, beautiful instrumentals, and silky voiced female singers. Be on the lookout for this Aussie producer - he's got star potential.

Favorite tracks: On Top, Sleepless 2




Widowspeak
Almanac


Shoegaze rock. Hamilton's voice is sweet, haunting, and incredibly alluring.

Favorite tracks: Dark Age, Sore Eyes





Tuesday, March 12, 2013
jen's picks

STRFKR
Miracle Mile


The Portland-based indie-electro trio is back with yet another album packed with feel-good music that will make you want to dance.

Favorite tracks: While I'm Alive, Sazed





Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
We the Common


Track after track of sweet indie-folk fun that will make you want to get down and bop around.

Favorite tracks: We the Common, City, Holly Roller






Friday, March 8, 2013
el's picks

Cobalt Cranes
In Media Rez










A Sea Es
A Sea Es











Friday, February 8, 2013
doruk's picks



Tiger Cooke
Fingertips Of The Silversmith


Rock with a hint of Indie. Yet another album where women forces men to find refuge in singing & playing. Nice intros, good lyrics.

Favorite tracks: Your True North



Kris Orlowski & Andrew Joslyn
Pieces We Are


I'd actually call them "classical indie rock" but that wouldn't be enough for the beauty of their symphonic (almost) intros. Finally some indie music I'd actually sit down and listen.

Favorite tracks: All My People Go





Saturday, December 1, 2012
el's picks

Jupiter
Love Campaign


Indie alt rock band, excellent vocalist.








Tuesday, November 20, 2012
james' picks

Tomten
Wednesday's Children


60's inspired music from 2012. Psychedelic grooves abound.

Favorite tracks: So So So, Springtime In Tangier






The Cutler
The Best Things In Life Aren't Things


Funky electronica from across the big pond. Dance/chill for hours. Weird dynamic, I know.

Favorite tracks: Sync Estate, Teach Yourself Braille





Thursday, October 18, 2012
isabel's picks

Reptile Youth
Self-Titled


The self-titled debut from Reptile Youth has not shortage of catchy, foot tapping tunes. Hailing from Denmark, Reptile Youth has no shortage of catchy, foot tapping tunes on their self-titled debut. This album has been in heavy rotation on my iPod for the past week.

Favorite tracks: A Flash in the Forest, Shooting Up Sunshine


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