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Authentic Bluegrass: Wild Ponies - "Pretty Bird"

Wild Ponies “Pretty Bird” Galax Named after the beautiful town in Virginia, Galax by Wild Ponies is perfect bluegrass.  This album is a beautiful mix of old and new bluegrass, traditional and modern.  Look at the guest list on this record:  Snake …

Architectural Music: Humble Fire - "Taliesin"

Humble Fire “Taliesin” Builder Architecture per music.  Humble Fire has built a record with tunes that are substantial like buildings.  For example, their song, “Taliesin”, sounds like what Frank Lloyd Wright’s building would sound like if they could sing.  Coming …

From Sorrow Comes Joy: The Tambo Rays - "Yes and No"

The Tambo Rays “Yes and No” Recharge Have you missed poppy/punky new wave like the Go-Go’s or even Le Tigre, with the strong female lead and summery, dance rhythms?  Never fear: The Tambo Rays are here.  Based in Oakland, the …

Horror Sound Track: Super Snake - "Lavish Sum Of Dread"

Super Snake “Lavish Sum Of Dread” Leap Of Love It’s so wonderful that there is still room left for great garage/doom/metal.  In fact, if you need the soundtrack to your next true horror movie, choose Super Snake.  They know how …

Nightmares: VYCES - "Nocturnal"

VYCES “Nocturnal” (featuring Carla Harvey) Angels Sweet nightmares are made of these.  This is one of the most powerful songs I’ve heard in a long time, and also one of the Frickin scariest, with the tree veins erupting on the …

Leave But Can't Leave: Grace Blue - "Our Eyes"

  Grace Blue “Our Eyes” Grace Blue It’s rare when a song is as beautifully produced and performed as the video is this day and age of video supremacy, but “Our Eyes” even outshines the beautiful video.  Grace Blue is …

The Ultimate Singles Band: Fort Atlantic - "Just Hold On"

Fort Atlantic “Just Hold On” Shadow Shaker Vol 1 What a great band.  This poppy blend of light and dark has that 90’s sound updated to the 10’s.  Think of The Smithereens.  They seem to be the best band to …

The Last Of The Best: Die Antwoord - "Love Drug"

Die Antwoord “Love Drug” The Book of Zef The fifth (and supposedly final) album by the greatest band in the world is coming out this fall.  Die Antwoord, comprised of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser(stylized as ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER), and producer God …

Psychedelia Pop: Hollow Everdaze - "Cartoons"

Hollow Everdaze “Cartoons” Cartoons Hollow Everdaze, outstanding musicians from Down Under (Melbourne to be exact), are releasing their album on June 23.  This band is so wonderful in a psychedelic pop way, very reminiscent of The Church, but updated into …

Music For The Gods: Keep Shelly In Athens - "Leave In Silence"

Keep Shelly In Athens “Leave In Silence” Philokalia Greece’s best ambient/electronica band is releasing a new album, and it certainly is some of the most beautiful music ever.  Made up of RΠЯ and Jessica Bell and based in Athens, of …

Great Dance: Fujiya & Miyagi - "Impossible Objects Of Desire"

Fujiya & Miyagi “Impossible Objects Of Desire” Fujiya & Miyagi Coming from Brighton, UK, Fujiya & Miyagi is comprised of David Best // guitars, lead vocals; Steve Lewis // synthesisers, beats, programming, backing vocals; Ed Chivers // drums; and Ben Adamo // bass, backing …

True Punk: Fruit & Flowers - "Subway Surfer"

Fruit & Flowers “Subway Surfer” Drug Tax You like your punk with great harmonies, guitar and bass riffs divine, and a back-beat that reminds you of Nick Knox and never stops?  Meet Fruit & Flowers, one of the saviors of …

David Lynch Style: TORRES - "Skim"

TORRES “Skim” TORRES has a new video out, and it’s fantastic.  TORRES is one of the most exciting and controversial musician out there.  She is one of the greatest songwriters and guitarists out there.  Check out the riffs on her …

See: Phoenix Disco-Tinged "J-Boy"

phoenix, jboy, disco, alternative rockPhoenix return with “J-Boy” a song that showcases a laissez-faire pace, glitzy electronics, and a disco-ized sound that diverges from their typical alternative pop-rock. The video pays homage to the title of their album with a talkshow of the same …

SEE: Arcade Fire "Everything Now" and "Creature Comfort"

Arcade Fire are overachievers and nothing shows more proof than the two songs with accompanying videos they just put out. The first being “Everything Now”, a catchy pop-rock tune with an epic chorus that would even leave U2 jealous. Win …

Indian Psychedelia: Imaad Wasif - "Carry The Scar"

Imaad Wasif “Carry The Scar” Dzi If you haven’t jumped on Imaad Wasif’s bandwagon, do so before you are left in the dust.  Wasif is one of the most imaginative musicians out there, combining so many different genres into this …

Fresh Sound: Sleepy Sun - "Seaquest"

Sleepy Sun “Seaquest” Private Tales While most psych pop can smother you, Sleepy Sun makes beautiful music that bathes you in its sound within overpowering.  You are floating in the beauty of the guitars and synth while the beat moves …

60's Pop/10's Experience: *repeat repeat - "Plugged In"

*repeat repeat “Plugged In” WOW!!!!!!  This is an unbelievable band.  No wonder this band is considered “you favorite bands’ favorite band”.  They’re bouncy, they’re poppy, they’re 60’s pop updated to the 21st century.  Andy Warhol would love them.  Think of …

Dark Electronica: Resin - "Lie"

Resin “Lie” Fidget Born and raised in Prague, Niko Antonucci, aka Resin, now resides in Los Angeles.  There, she weaves these dark, electronic, creepy music, the music of nightmares, which is great.  We need a soundtrack to our nightmares as …

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters "Is This The Life We Really Want?"

Roger Waters has produced the closest thing we will get to a post-Pink Floyd record with “Is This The Life We Really Want?” This is a mammoth record that soars with an array of electronics, layered vocals, random-sampled commentary, acoustic …

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