Ryder Bach started Body Parts in 2009. The band, rounded out by Alina Cutrono, Raymond Proudfoot, and Taylor Dexter, fuses Ryder's thoughtful lyrics -- food, language and comfort serve as subjects -- with an angular sense of melody, some Prince-inspired guitar work, and a very effective rhythm section; the result is songs that are just as intellectually demanding as they are imminently danceable. The band is now writing and recording new music under the banner FIRE DREAM.
Considering that he hails from the balmy climes of Tucson, Arizona, Andrew Collberg writes surprisingly dreamy, chill guitar-tinged pop. A true traveling troubador, he writes music of lyrical love and sun kissed musings on personal connections and lifes that might be lived. He is currently preparing for a national tour in support of his self-titled album.
Empires recently finished recording their second full length album, Garage Hymns. The band's self-produced debut album, Howl, garnered a massive amount of attention when they released it on their website back in 2008, and now, with Garage Hymns, Empires feels that they have found the sound they've been searching for all along.
"We're definitely more defined than ever," explains vocalist Sean Van Vleet. "We've figured out what works for us as we've played together more, and now the music feels really honed in."
Dubbed, "Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll", Cheers' is a raw, rootsy, psychedelic pop rock quartet from Philadelphia, PA. With a live show channeling David Bryne, animal of the muppets, and far-out impulses equivalent to evangelicals speaking in tongue, Cheers is something close to the devil, God, or cocaine.
BOY - a contagious confection that has spread across the internet like wildfire. The Hamburg-based duo gets your toes tapping, mind playing, feet moving, emotions travelling, head thinking, hips jerking. But above all, they make music that brings a smile to your face. Imagine a mix of the art school elegance of Phoenix, the lively melodics of Feist and the emotional depth of Bon Iver. But to draw such comparisons is superficial and not especially helpful because what you miss is the originality of the BOY concept and the charisma of its two performers.
Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split's time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch. It\'s clear that the band\'s sound spans many different eras and subgenres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times.
Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950's. Probably a result of the town's population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing. Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former selves.
The Boxing Lesson is a rock band from Austin, TX. A power trio with synthesizers performing the bass player\'s role, they create a mammoth psychedelic \'wall of sound\' that begins minimally and builds into grand orchestrations. Vocalist and guitarist Paul Waclawsky, synthesizer player Jaylinn Davidson, and 14-year-old drumming prodigy Ben Redman combine strong songwriting with desert rock, guitar freak-outs, soul space jams and plenty of Texas rock ’n’ roll thunder. Their upcoming Big Hits! LP is produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
Nevermind the constant threat of a cease and desist letter, when Carrie Brownstein tells you that your band name is weak, you change it. But it isn’t as simple as a name change for Philadelphia’s minimal noise pop duo Reading Rainbow, significant line up additions facilitated the adoption of a new moniker. So…drum roll please…as we reintroduce Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow, now a full-blown, Brownstein-approved, rock quartet. The name better represents the band’s evolving sound and is all around more badass and trippy as sh*t.
Autobus is a band from Lima, Perú, the band has found a very particular sound that has not been found very often in southamerican rock. Autobus combines different genres and sounds when composing their songs, their influences range from fully electronic groups such as Justice, Passion Pit, to bands like Wilco, Soda Stereo, Spoon, Foals and more. With his short career on the stage, they have already played major events such as the backing band for The Killers concert in Peru, Franz Ferdinand, Soul Asylum, playing to audiences of up to 35,000 people.
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