Side WaysFeb - 05 - 14
The Minneapolis-based band delivers an arresting noise-pop tune from their latest EP. Vocalist Sarah Rose’s lyrics become part of the song’s mist, but her call to “take me away” is all the emotional pull we need. With their hazy guitars and melodies, Is/Is effectively recreates a warm summer afternoon, something with which to get away from this cold winter.
Strange FigurinesFeb - 04 - 14
The Austin-based band’s latest track was written for a friend who fell in love with a girl who wanted to leave her boyfriend for him, but neither shared their feelings outright. It takes restraint to successfully portray unrequited love, and the Black and White Years nails it. The male/female duet adds a heartbreaking element to the lyrics, while the instrumentation recalls the Human League and OMD. The result: a song that is intimate yet wistful.
DinosaurFeb - 03 - 14
Swedish musician Linnea Olsson brings a beautiful twist to the music she writes. Although the songs themselves would be excellent with any instrumentation, it's her skill with the cello that truly elevates "Dinosaur" to the next level. Check it out below!
Giant PeopleJan - 31 - 14
From the Minneapolis based band, Human Kindness, from the album You Are So Loud That I Want To Die, the band manages to bring in a great raw energy to indie rock that is somewhat reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys or even early Modest Mouse. They all flow very well together and create some quality tunes that are definitely worth checking out, and for those of you that actually live in the area, you may even get the chance to see the band live! Check out "Giant People" below!
RomeJan - 30 - 14
When you're another artist in the now popular indie-electronic genre, it can seem a bit hard to stand out in the sea of other aspiring bands. And while they use many of the common tropes heard by all, Snowmine manages to stand out from the crowd and bring a very exciting new vibe to the genre. The track Rome is no different from this attitude for the Brooklyn based band, and effectively brings a great new sound that will leave you wanting for more.