The Naked And Famous are from New Zealand, and ready to make 2011 their year. Already climbing up the CMJ charts with their single Young Blood currently in the Top 10 and a session on KCRW’s acclaimed radio show Morning Becomes Ecletic, the band are hitting the road in the US and have already been to Canada also. The Naked And Famous have quickly become a #1 smash in their homeland with their album Passive Me, Aggresive You debuting at #1 on the New Zealand album charts, Young Blood hitting #1 on the singles charts, and the album was voted critics #1 album of 2010 by The New Zealand Herald. In the UK, the band was one of 15 chosen on the BBC’s coveted “Sounds of 2011″ list and NME’s Ones To Watch list for 2011.” Here is the video to their hit song.
It has been a while but we are back with the Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind. A weekly blog post with a somewhat prominent indie artist making some indie recommendations for you.
This week we bring you some recommendations from Canada’s The Trews. Specifically, Colin MacDonald. Without further adieu, here are Colin’s indie recommendations:
This is Dennis Scanland with a long overdue podcast for you folks. We’ve had a lot of great music on the recent spat of podcasts lately. This week I was gathering some of my favorites and noticed that the bands were all coming from England. I’m bringing you the best new British music to whet your ears. The Music Emissions, Smashing, Splendid, Corking British Podcast
- Dirt – WU LYF (Go Tell Fire To The Mountain)
- Organ Song – The Boxer Rebellion (The Cold Still)
- The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey (Let England Shake)
- With Love – Elbow (Build A Rocket Boys!)
- Homeboy – Adorable (Against Perfection)
- Equalize – Gomez (Whatever’s On Your Mind)
Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods. Before we get to this weeks, here are a few of our previous polls.
A Tribe Called Quest
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Are you familiar with the band Hooray For Earth yet? They are from NYC and have been around for a few years now. I first watched this video a couple of weeks ago and it made quite the impression on me. That’s saying quite a bit, if you knew how many videos I watch! The song is from their The Song ‘True Loves’ And Remixes Of The Song ‘True Loves’ ep. It’s a superb idea that starts with a macrocosmic view from space, then gradually zooms into the smallest particles of matter. It’s visually stunning and dramatically entertaining. Hope you dig it as much as I do.
We were a little late the party on this story, not even close to being the first to report this. Yet we also know that some of you trust us to bring you the latest news regarding your favorite artists. We have both good news and bad for you from Coheed & Cambria. In a very unfortunate series of events, long time bass player and member of Coheed Michael Todd has left the band. Read more
Thanks for checking out the newest edition of our weekly podcast. This time, I have personally chosen some artists that I feel most confident about having a break through year in 2011. These are not all unknown acts, some are already attracting attention. My goal was not to be the first to introduce this music to the world, but hopefully introduce it to many more people. The majority of this playlist are brand new songs from this year, minus the exception of 1 or 2 of them. We have rock, hip-hop, pop, electronic/dubstep, and even a bit of country. Please let us know what you think!
1. Cults – “Abducted”
2. F*cked Up – “The Other Shoe”
3. Shabazz Palaces – “32 Leaves Dipped In Blackness”
4. Gardens And Villas – “Orange Blossom”
5. Skrillex – “First Of The Year (Equinox)”
6. Shwayze and Cisco – “Butterflies”
7. Girl Talk – “Oh No”
8. Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Our Hearts Are Wrong”
9. Yuck – “Get Away”
The Early Bird deadline for the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is approaching soon on July 15.
Entering on or before July 15 means savings on multiple entries ($30 for the first entry and $22 for each additional entry). After July 15, the entry fee is $30 per entry with no discount for additional entries. The deadline for all entries is September 21, 2011. Read more
Tags: Pink Floyd
Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods.
Forget the past, below, you will find a poll, asking what is the next region of the world to start spawning artist after artist. Please, feel free to write in your own answer.