If you told me a couple years ago that I would be raving about a pop band from Sweden, I would have thought you were crazy. Yet that is exactly what has happened. It probably shouldn’t be that shocking, considering the other great music being exported from country lately, like Miike Snow and Little Dragon. I was late to the Peter Bjorn and John party, I discovered them randomly on Pandora in late 2009. I have been a fan ever since. So obviously I jumped at my first chance to see them coming live. I was able to catch their show at the beginning of summer, supporting their latest release from this year, Gimme Some. Read more
Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions Podcast of the Week and welcome back to another edition of the Unsigned and Wound Up series. Every last Tuesday of the month, we dedicate our podcast to providing the best up and coming unknown and unsigned talent in the world. This month we decided to grab the core of our Unsigned and Wound Up artists from one website. For the rest of the year, we will partner with some of the best sites on the web and mine through their talent. Next up…Sonic Bids Read more
Vans Warped Tour, Leeds Festival, Reading…if you are like me, probably a dozen bands instantly jump to mind. This time our focus is on the one, the only, the totally unique…Enter Shikari!
The good news is that I got to talk on the phone with Liam “Rory” Clewlow, who plays guitar and also sangs background vox. The bad news is they are always on tour, so only got to chat for a few mins. Get comfortable, as we get to discuss the Vans Warped Tour, plans for their new record that is already in the works, and Read more
It’s that time again of year again. Summer is over, school has already started again for most, and of course that all means it’s time once again for the annual MTV Video Music Awards. Since our focus is Indie music here on the site, here is a break down of the nominations for this year’s Best New Artist category: Read more
Tags: Death Cab For Cutie
Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves. Which album not only set the artist atop of the industry, but stapled them in as musical gods.
This week, we take on Death Cab For Cutie
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Don’t you hate it when you feel like you are the last one to find out something really exciting? Just so you aren’t the last one to the party, consider yourself cool and elite while watching this! Chromeo, the 80′s loving electronic/synth duo, have just released a new video for a single off last year’s Business Casual record. That’s right, the boys are still getting some well deserved traction off the 2010 release. This creatively crafted music video is at once both unique and entertaining. It involves disco ball pregnancy through musical instruments! The guys are gearing up for another tour soon, and we may get to interview them. Just to make sure you aren’t the last person on the internet to see it, here is this week’s video of the week, “When The Night Falls” (soon to be viral) :
Written by Brian Rutherford
This week, kids in all parts of this great United States have headed back to school. Yes, it’s the end of the summer, but no one tell that to the Rock Allegiance Tour, which kicked off in (Dallas/Fort Worth), TX yesterday. Though most of the artists on the R.A.T. tour are boisterous party-rock artists and the bill pretty much speaks for itself, no frills Rock at an affordable one day festival rate. Read more
Last weekend, we were lucky enough to catch the Sublime With Rome (SWR) and 311 show, as the Unity Tour 2011 stopped in Dallas. We’ve been covering SWR since last year, including a phone interview with Rome in April before the release of their lastest record, Yours Truly. It’s their first new, original music recorded since the addition of Rome to the current line-up. Watch as I get a few minutes to chat with the new lead singer as we discuss the tour, the new record, and some special exclusive news: Read more
I don’t know how else to put this without just saying it: Mac Miller is one of the most talented among the current crop of young, up and coming hip-hop stars. I’m referring to Big K.R.I.T., Kreayshawn, Lil B, and Odd Future. The unsigned MC hailing from Pittsburgh is constantly working and putting out new material. So far in 2011 he dropped an EP called On And On And Beyond, then his most recent release was a mixtape titled Best Day Ever. This video is the single for his new full length record, Blue Slide Park, set to come out later this fall on Rostrum Records. This isn’t the first time we have bragged about the boy, we also put him on an episode of our Unsigned and Wound Up podcast here.
Written by Benjy Oliver
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes talking to Blue October lead vocalist Justin Furstenfeld. Furstenfeld was driving to Dallas for the first show of their new tour to promote a new record, Any Man In America. Armed with a new experience, rather than product release, Blue October has an undeniable momentum building from some very unique changes. We chatted about the new release, tour opening artists and of course Young Buck?
So how does it feel to tour again? Read more