Sunday, May 30, 2010
From the EP, Higher Than the Stars.
Live on Soundcheck.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
School of Seven Bells (often just SVIIB) is a three-piece band formed by Benjamin Curtis of Secret Machines, together with identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, formerly of On! Air! Library!. The band is named after the School of the Seven Bells, a mythical South American pickpocket training academy.
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra is the moniker of singer Susanna Karolina Wallumrød (born 1979), and keyboard player Morten Qvenild (born 1978). This track is from the album 3.
From the album Mr. Pop.
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down is a San Francisco, California-based (formerly Falls Church, Virginia) alternative folk rock music group. It consists of Thao Nguyen (vocals, guitar), Adam Thompson (bass guitar), and Willis Thompson (drums). Frank Stewart (lead guitar, production) is a former member of the band.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
From the album Through the Devil Softly.
From the 2009 album, Scars.
Califone is a critically-acclaimed experimental rock band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, an audio equipment manufacturer. This single appears on their album, "All My Friends Are Funeral Singers," released October 6, 2009 on Dead Oceans.
Little Dragon is an electronic music band, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It consists of Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion) and her close high-school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass), and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). This song is from their release, Machine Dreams.
White Denim is a three part rock band hailing from Austin, Texas. Their music draws influence from garage rock, dub, soul, alternative rock, country, post-punk, blues, psychedelic rock, experimental rock with home-based recording, intense looping work and unusual song structures. This tune is from their third full-length release, Fits, which was released via Full Time Hobby on June 22, 2009. The record was initially released in Europe only, but after signing their first US record deal with Downtown Records on July 10, the band released Fits on October 20, 2009.
Amy Millan (born December 3, 1973) is a Canadian indie rock singer and guitarist. She records and performs with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene as well as having a successful solo career. This song is off her second solo album, Masters of the Burial, which was released by Arts & Crafts Records in September 2009. Her partner is Stars bandmate Evan Cranley.
Bowerbirds are an American folk band, formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006. The group comprises Phil Moore (vocals, guitar, hi-hat/tambourine), Beth Tacular (accordion, bass drum, vocals), and Mark Paulson (drums, violin). Allmusic writer Stewart Mason places their sound on "the dividing line between the freak folk contingent led by Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom and the more straightforward sunshine pop of Lavender Diamond." "Northern Lights" is from their second album, Upper Air, and was released July 7, 2009.