Heliotropes recently bashed everyone’s brains in at this year’s CMJ where they were listed as a top band to see via Pitchfork, Village Voice, Paper Magazine, and Brooklyn Vegan. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the band wields a high-intensity live show that both bludgeons and soothes -- and songs that recall the phased-out, distorted intensity of the early nineties – and invoke the lush dreamworld of Twin Peaks.” The band’s debut LP is being released on Los Angeles\'s Manimal Vinyl (Warpaint, Bat for Lashes) in spring 2013.
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Holy Balm are a three piece dance act from Sydney, Australia. Their debut album, \'It\'s You\', was released on Not Not Fun in 2012, and will be touring the USA throughout March 2013 to launch it. Their sound has been described by NNF as one that genre-splices strands of mutant new wave, free-form house, digital trashcan tribalism, and minimalist pop.
An MC and Hispanic-Bolivian producer, has also officially released the album \"AMOR\" in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. This album, the second one as a soloist, has been considered one of the best records of the year on the lists of Al Borde and KPFK \'s Travel Tips to Aztlán, and has been one of the most-played albums on numerous college radio stations.
Far far away in deep auditory space, Heyoka has been abducted, cosmically mind probed, upgraded and reconfigured in an extra terestrial lab on a planet known as Marklar. Fortunately he has returned almost entirely unharmed, and now shall be known as the artist currently know as Andreilien….
Boiling up from the independent musical cauldron Hotlanta has become, here comes Gringo Star with its follow up to 2008\'s critically acclaimed debut, “All Y’all. The band now comes into its own with “Count Yer Lucky Stars, ” a collection of catchy and instantly classic pop music. You won’t be able to stop humming this spate of new and bright tunes, music that lifts the spirit.
The phrase “Long Live All of Us” is the title of Glossary’s seventh full-length album, but it’s also meant as an all-inclusive homage to humanity. Frontman Joey Kneiser says, in light of all the bad things happening in the world, the band just wanted to make a positive record.
Award-winning trio Galaxy Express formed in 2006 in Seoul, South Korea and immediately began attracting attention with their tightly wound blend of garage rock, punk, and psychedelic sounds and explosive performances. The band released their “Noise on Fire” full-length debut in 2008. The scorching double album was honored as “Best Rock Album” at the 2009 Korean Music Awards and earned the band invites to Taiwan’s Rock in Taichung fest and France’s Le Fete de la Musique.
Funeral Suits are a four-piece from Ireland consisting of Brian James, Mik McKeogh, Greg McCarthy and Dar Grant. The music they make is expansive without being overblown, heavy without being menacing and all the more thrilling for its restraint.
Feral Future are a four piece heavy punk band who are new this year to the Austin, Texas music scene. They released a debut vinyl EP on Austin based Western Medical Records this year, and will have a debut full length LP available in spring 2013.
Empress Of is Lorely Rodriguez. She is 23 years old, lives in New York City, and creates all of her music from scratch.