Calvin Love’s music—the way it sounds—gives away the process responsible for its creation. Its sparse musical landscape is populated by thin guitars, electronic drums, and occasionally vintage synthesizers, which add a wooly, electronic warmth to the focused, slender arrangements. The lo-fi, cassette, 4-track fidelity sets a very particular ambiance throughout New Radar, one that Love’s extremely comfortable in. The music sounds far away, isolated, like an intimate transmission generated via either antique or alien technology. It’s somehow both retro and futuristic.
Inexplicably named after geriatric Korean swingers scandalously joyriding in an old school Hyundai sedan, Goonamguayeoridingstella (aka 'Goonam') is a trippy-hippy, retro-electro rock act whose cosmic booty jams provide groovy, happy ending music for the soul. /MEMBERS/ JOH Ung - Guitar & Vocals EEM ByungHak - Bass & Vocals PARK TaeSik - Drums KIM Naun - Keyboards
There's nothing typical about Pacific Air. Even while growing up in Southern California, brothers Ryan and Taylor Lawhon didn't learn about music via the usual staples, but rather through their mother’s unconventional taste in music. "For most people, classic rock is nostalgic since that's what their parents listened to," exclaims Ryan. "For us, it's Enya, Deep Forrest, Laurie Andersen, and Ray Lynch because that's what our mom played in the house. New Age was our primary music knowledge as kids, and it definitely left an imprint."
Immanu El (post/indierock) from Gothenburg, Sweden, started as a musical experiment in 2004 by 16-year-old Claes Strängberg and his twin brother Per. The ambition has always been to create something captivating and beautiful. The band has gained a growing reputation to be one of the most promising bands from Scandinavia today and performed over 300 shows in 30 countries since the debut album was released 2008. After four years on the Swedish West Coast, their relationship with the sea has left a clear trace upon the latest album, 'In Passage,' which was released October 29th, 2011.
After electrifying Washington, D.C., with its scorching live show for more than a year, Shark Week released its first recorded contribution to the city’s burgeoning music scene in August 2012. Hearkening back to the glory days of rock ‘n roll, the debut EP, titled simply “EP,” distills the raw energy of the four-piece’s punk-infused garage sound into a hip-shaking three-song package.
Franny Glass is the stage and recording name of uruguayan singer-songwriter Gonzalo Deniz (Montevideo, 1986). His first record, Con la mente perdida en intereses secretos, was released by Deniz himself in 2007 and nominated to the Uruguayan Music Graffiti Awards for Best Songwriter , Best Alternative Pop/Rock Album and Best Art Design.
Hundred Visions is a two-guitar band from Austin, Texas. Sharing an affinity for glam rock and the SST catalog, they honed their spare approach to rock music in a hot garage in 2010, releasing their first EP Last Cab From Tunis the following year. They recently followed this up with their first LP, Permanent Basement. "Taut, wound-up new-bruisers Hundred Visions come from contemporary Austin, but sound beamed straight outta 1979, connecting the line between the between the breezy American power pop of bands like the Shoes and the jagged Brit post-punkers of Gang of Four." SPIN
With an excess of frenetic energy and penchant for well crafted, unconventional dark indie rock, Ravenna Woods has quickly become a favorite among Seattle concert-goers and music critics alike. Their 2010 full length ‘Demons and Lakes’ and subsequent follow up EP ‘Valley of the Headless Men’ earned them top KEXP album status 2 years in a row and a home at the well respected Chicago-based booking agency - Red Ryder Entertainment. They also garnered attention from the television network ABC, who have since hired Ravenna to write and record an original composition.