Content from 2013

Heliotropes - "The Dove": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

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.

Gringo Star - "Count Yer Lucky Stars": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

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.

Galaxy Express - "Horongbul": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

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.