This is the inaugural post for a new feature we are calling “Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind”. We are asking bands who are a little more known than some to recommend some artists that you might not be familiar with. Our first artist is no stranger to the Indie world. Jim Ward is helping small bands with his label Civil Defense League. Here are his picks:
- Times New Viking – They are the best garage band in America right now, record after record they stick to a recording style that is very minimal but the songs are amazingly well written.
- Department of Eagles -Â This band is super fluid and the melodies are rock solid, perfect mix of avant garde and pop sensible.
- Avec – This band is on our imprint label and features probably the best guy/girl vocal mix around, very intense and powerful with a lot of thought behind it
- One Small Step For Landmines – Also on our label, from florida, ridiculously catchy songs that are both well written and take you into a good place
- David Dondero – A singing songwriting legend that has his own set of rules to play by and remains a well kept secret- he is known as one of the best songwriters of our time, people need to know his music on a larger scale.