Welcome to a special edition of Music Emissions Podcast of the week. With Indie Of The Year registration ending in a few days, I thought a spin for some of my favorites in this year’s contest was imperative.
The Tower brand is synonymous with media consciousness and entertainment retail. As the entertainment industry evolves, the Tower.com website continues to be one of the most regarded and visited retail sites on the internet. Every month, over 1,500,000 unique visitors come to the site not only to pre-order and purchase what’s new and upcoming but also to browse and explore the deep catalog, import and hard to find titles. On beat with the pulse of pop culture since 1960, Tower serves as a tastemaker for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable music, video, book and gaming consumers online.
Tower.com is providing an additional grand prize to our 2009 Indie Of The Year
Platinum Consignment Package (complete discography, email blast, profile page, web promotions) from Tower.com ($2000)
Groove Generator wants your IOTY vote…
Hawk Nelson is a Christian rock band hailing from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become popular in the Christian music scene and was voted “Favorite New Artist” by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2006 Hawk Nelson won a #1 spot on VH1′s top 20 video countdown with “The One Thing I Have Left” music video. (wikipedia)
They’ve just released a new album entitled Live Life Loud. We caught up to their bass player, Daniel Biro for some indie recommendations: Read more
Tags: Playback Clothing
PLAYBACK is revolutionizing the look and feel of eco apparel with a brand new recycled approach.
PLAYBACK’s recycled t-shirts and sweatshirts are made by collecting cotton scraps and plastic bottles, breaking them down into fiber form, and then re-spinning them into the soft yarns that are the basis of PLAYBACK’s fabric. We exist to make better clothing in a better way. To make you look and feel better. To make the Earth a cleaner place.
Our process is better because we recycle. What do we recycle? Well, anything and everything…as long as that thing can be used to make high-quality clothes. That’s the key. We never treat making better clothes and helping our environment as two separate things.
We say what it is, where it came from and how it works, clear and simple.
Our founder, Adam Siskind, started PLAYBACK after being inspired by Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (We told you we were honest). After watching the film, Adam realized the recycled yarn he had been using for almost a decade in his clothing business was the most sustainable, environmentally-friendly material around (talk about an “A-HA” moment). As a textile engineer, Adam examined other “eco” brands on the market, and realized that many of their claims about sustainability told an incomplete story. As a result, PLAYBACK was born: An apparel brand that makes its practices transparent and strives to tell the truth about “green” clothing manufacture.
The Shaky Hands are a Portland, OR based foursome that have just released their debut album on Kill Rock Stars. If the video for Already Gone is any indication, then Lunglight should be a decent album.
Welcome students old and new… every Thursday until the sun blazes the Earth, the staff shall pay homage to the most classic indie albums of all time. No countdowns, or top 100 lists, just a weekly gaze into the Music Emissions vault. Let the education begin…
Franz Ferdinand are gauche, slicked-down and take themselves very seriously indeed, but a fortunate by-product of this is that they have buttoned up some truly excellent post-pop tunes. Tracks like ‘Take Me Out’ were the starting point for a dramatic reflux of punky pop, and the Glaswegian boys managed to make a concept out of their very existance. Their debut, self-titled, is fluffy, satirical and angular, and makes you want to frighten the life out of your cat with some mad air guitar.
Unashamedly banging on the door of stardom is not something attractive to most indie fans, but it’s highly unlikly any deal-doer could ever sway Franz Ferdinand from any chosen path. They resolutely remain indie’s coolest control freaks.
Have your try at reviewing this Indie Classic
California rockers Saosin have recently released their proper sophomore album, In Search Of Solid Ground. Check it out.
We caught up with the boys of the band and they gave us 5 bands/albums that you should be aware of. Some old, and some new.
- It Prevails- Capture and Embrace— rad new band. not your typical metalcore record. its got real emotion and melodies, and his voice is brutal
- Colour Revolt- Plunder, Beg, and Curse– cool indie band.
- Mineral- Power of Failing– one of my favorite emo bands.. real emo music
- Sunny Day Real Estate- Diary– you need to know about this band, huge influence on lots of good bands
- Copeland- Eat, Sleep, Repeat– great songs, and the singers voice is soo good. a great sleepy time record
Things have been crazy this last month or so, and we’ve been slacking on our artist discovery, or at least entering them into the database. BUT!!!! The site has recently enjoyed another new feature, with that brings a challenge to the M.E. community…
Search the artist/album engine in the top right hand corner of any Music Emissions page. Post a reply to this editorial blog with those artists that do not come up in predictive text or at least result in an artist profile. The staff will review the picks seven days from today, and announce a winner for a $25.00 Visa, iTunes or Amazon gift card. The winning answer will be chosen based on “You’ve got to be kidding, they don’t already have an artist profile?” status.
Of course we apologize in advance for any artists deserving of an artist profile, but have been overlooked. IOTY has become quite the work out!