Friday, April 2, 2010

Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from County Kildare, Ireland. This is their fourth and latest studio album.

Favorite track?

Light Catches Your Face or Blow Ins

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/bellx1

http://www.bellx1.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Light Catches Your Face and the audio for Blow Ins




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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Syntax - Meccano Mind

2004

Who are they?

They're an electronic music group from the UK. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Pride or Message

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/syntaxofficialsite

YouTube? Here's the audio for Pride and the official? music video for Message




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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below

2009

Who are they?

They're an ensemble band from Los Angeles, California, USA. It's led by Alex Ebert and this is their first full length album.

Favorite track?

40 Day Dream or Desert Song

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/edwardsharpe
http://www.edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for 40 Day Dream and the audio for Desert Song




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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

2009

Who are they?

He's an indie folk-rock artist from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is his second full length album.

Favorite track?

Pine For Cedars or Robots

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/danmangan
http://www.danmanganmusic.com/site/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Pine For Cedars and the official music video for Robots




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Monday, March 22, 2010

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

2007

Who are they?

He's Samuel Beam, a folk rock artist from South Carolina, USA.

Favorite track?

Flightless Bird, American Mouth or Resurrection Fern

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/ironandwine
http://www.ironandwine.com/

YouTube? Here's a live acoustic performance of Flightless Bird, American Mouth and the audio for Resurrection Fern




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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wintersleep - Welcome To The Night Sky

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This is their latest album but they're set to release a new one later this year.

Favorite track?

Weighty Ghost or Search Party

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/wintersleep
http://www.wintersleep.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Weighty Ghost and the audio for Search Party




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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie folk-pop band from Cumberland, Maryland, USA.

Favorite track?

Gotta Cheer Up or I Am The Changer

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thecottonjonesbasketride

YouTube?
Here's the audio for Gotta Cheer Up and a live radio performance of I Am The Changer




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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Xavier Rudd - Food In The Belly

2005

Who are they?

He's a blues'n roots artist from Torquay, Victoria, Australia. He has several albums out and this is one my favorites. A new one is due out later this year.

Favorite track?

The Letter or Messages

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/xavierrudd
http://www.xavierrudd.com/

YouTube? Here's an unofficial music video for The Letter and the audio for Messages




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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Crouch End, London, England. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Dust on the Ground or The Hill

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/bombaybicycleclub

http://www.bombaybicycleclubmusic.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Dust on the Ground and the audio for The Hill




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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Horse Feathers - House With No Name

2008

Who are they?

They're an indie folk band from Portland, Oregon, USA. This is their second and latest album.

Favorite track?

Curs in the Weeds or Heathen's Kiss

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/horsefeathersmusic

YouTube? Here's live performances of Curs in the Weeds and Heathen's Kiss for HearYa.com




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Friday, March 12, 2010

The National - Boxer

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band based out of Brooklyn, New York, USA. These guys are a favorite of many. This is their latest album and they have a new album "High Violet" slated to be released this May.

Favorite track?

Slow Show or Fake Empire

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thenational

http://www.americanmary.com/

YouTube? Here's a live acoustic performance for Slow Show and an unofficial music video for Fake Empire




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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature

2007

Who are they?

He's an indie folk artist from Gothenburg, Sweden, and this is his second full length album.

Favorite track?

Teardrop (cover) or Fold

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/josegonzalez
http://www.jose-gonzalez.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Teardrop and the audio for Fold




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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dawes - North Hills

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California, USA. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

That Western Skyline or Peace in the Valley

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/dawestheband

http://www.dawestheband.blogspot.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for That Western Skyline and the audio for Peace in the Valley




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Monday, March 8, 2010

Sam Isaac - Bears

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from London/Malvern, England. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Apple Tree or Bears

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/samisaac
http://www.samisaac.co.uk/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Apple Tree and the audio for Bears




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Miike Snow - Miike Snow

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie electropop band from Stockholm, Sweden. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Silvia or A Horse Is Not a Home

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/miikesnow

http://www.miikesnow.co.uk/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Silvia and the audio for A Horse Is Not a Home




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Cuff The Duke - Sidelines Of The City

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. This is their third full length album.

Favorite track?

Failure to Some or By Winter's End

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/cufftheduke
http://www.cufftheduke.ca/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Failure to Some and the audio for By Winter's End




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Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Jimmy Swift Band - Onward Through the Fog

2003

Who are they?

They're an indie rock/rocktronica band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and I've had the pleasure of seeing these guys many times. This is my favorite album of theirs to date.

Favorite track?

Sun on the Horizon or Alignment

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/tjsb
http://www.thejimmyswiftband.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Sun on the Horizon and the audio for Alignment




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Friday, March 5, 2010

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

2008
Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Selkirk, Scotland. Many musicians claim this album to be their favorite release of 2008.

Favorite track?

The Modern Leper or My Backwards Walk

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit

YouTube? Here's the audio for The Modern Leper and the audio for My Backwards Walk




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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Clem Snide - Hungry Bird

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from New York, New York, USA. This is their sixth and latest album.

Favorite track?

Born A Man or Hum

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/clemsnide
http://clemsnide.wordpress.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Born A Man and the audio for Hum




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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A.A. Bondy - When The Devil's Loose


2009

Who are they?

He's Scott Bondy, an indie folk artist from Birmingham, Alabama, USA. This is his second solo album after his previous band Verbena broke up.

Favorite track?

I Can See The Pines Are Dancing or A Slow Parade

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/aabondy

YouTube? Here's the audio for I Can See The Pines Are Dancing and a live studio recording video of A Slow Parade for HearYa.com




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City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love

2008

Who are they?

He's Dallas Green, a folk artist from St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He's also the lead singer of Alexisonfire and this is his second full length album under this alias.

Favorite track?

What Makes A Man? or Against The Grain

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/dallasgreen
http://www.cityandcolour.ca/

YouTube? Here's the audio for What Makes A Man? and a studio recording video for Against The Grain




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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As Tall As Lions - As Tall As Lions

2006

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Long Island, New York, USA. This is their second full length album.

Favorite track?

Milk & Honey or Maybe I'm Just Tired

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/astallaslions

YouTube? Here's the audio for Milk & Honey and the audio for Maybe I'm Just Tired (followed by the hidden track A Soft Hum)




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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sia - Colour The Small One

2004/2006

Who are they?

She's a pop singer from Adelaide, Australia, and this is her third studio album. The main reason why I've put this album up on here is on account of her song Breathe Me.

Favorite track?

Breathe Me or Numb

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/siamusic
http://www.siamusic.net/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Breathe Me and an unofficial music video for Numb using footage from the film Garden State




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The Veils - Sun Gangs

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie/alternative rock band from London, England. This album is a little lighter than their previous two...

Favorite track?

Sun Gangs or The House She Lived In

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/theveils
http://theveils.com/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Sun Gangs and the audio for The House She Lived In




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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Barcelona - Absolute

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, USA. This is their latest full length album.

Favorite track?

Come Back When You Can or Colors

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/barcelona

YouTube? Here's the audio for Come Back When You Can and the audio for Colors




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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The New Pornographers - Challengers

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is their most recent album but a new one is due out later this year.

Favorite track?

Adventures in Solitude or Challengers

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thenewpornographers
http://www.thenewpornographers.com/

YouTube? Here's an unofficial music video for Adventures in Solitude and the official music video for Challengers




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Slow Club - Yeah So

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie folk-rock duo from Sheffield, England. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

When I Go or Dance 'Til the Morning Light

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/slowclub


YouTube? Here's the audio for When I Go and the audio for Dance 'Til the Morning Light




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Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

2009

Who are they?

They're an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. These guys have been around for many years and this is their seventh (and latest) album.

Favorite track?

Country Disappeared or You and I

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/wilco
http://www.wilcoworld.net/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Country Disappeared and the audio for You and I featuring Feist




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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. This is their debut album which was mostly recorded while spending three months in a remote camp.

Favorite track?

Blood Bank or Skinny Love

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/boniver
http://www.boniver.org/

YouTube? Here's an unofficial music video for Blood Bank and the audio for Skinny Love




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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Blitzen Trapper - Furr

2008

Who are they?

They're an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, USA. This album was ranked #13 on Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2008.

Favorite track?

Furr or Black River Killer

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/blitzentrapper
http://blitzentrapper.net/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Furr and the official music video for Black River Killer




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Monday, February 22, 2010

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, USA. This is their second album and are currently working on their third.

Favorite track?

No One's Gonna Love You or Detlef Schrempf

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/bandofhorses

http://bandofhorses.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for No One's Gonna Love You and the audio of Detlef Schrempf




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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The xx - xx

2009

Who are they?

They're an emo rock band from London, England. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Infinity or VCR

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thexx
http://thexx.info/

YouTube? This style of music might not be for everyone but I kind of like it... Here's a live performance of Infinity and the official music video for VCR




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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Answering Machine - Another City, Another Story

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Manchester, England. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Emergency or The Information

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/theansweringmachine
http://www.theansweringmachine.co.uk/

YouTube? Here's the audio for Emergency and an unofficial music video for The Information



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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Shins - Wincing the Night Away

2007

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Wincing the Night Away is their best rated album to date.

Favorite track?

A Comet Appears or Phantom Limb

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/theshins

http://www.theshins.com/

YouTube? I wish I could've found a good live recording of A Comet Appears, but here's the audio for it and the official music video for Phantom Limb




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The Fray - The Fray (Deluxe Edition)

2009

Who are they?

They're a piano-rock band from Denver, Colorado, USA. This is the deluxe edition of their 2nd full-length album on which they've added a number of live recordings.

Favorite track?

Heartless or You Found Me

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thefray
http://www.thefray.net/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Heartless and the official music video for You Found Me




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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In-Flight Safety - We Are an Empire, My Dear

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Favorite track?

Model Homes or Amy Racina

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/inflightsafety
http://www.inflightsafety.ca/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Model Homes and the audio for Amy Racina




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Monday, February 15, 2010

Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound

2008

Who are they?

They're an indie folk band from Portland, Oregon, USA. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

3 Rounds and a Sound or Poor Boy

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/blindpilot
http://blindpilotmusic.wordpress.com

YouTube? Here's a live performance of 3 Rounds and a Sound @ Kink.FM and a live performance of Poor Boy




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White Lies - To Lose My Life...

2009

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from West London, England. They were formerly known as Fear of Flying. This is their first album under the new band.

Favorite track?

To Lose My Life or Unfinished Business

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/whitelies
http://www.whitelies.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for To Lose My Life and a music video for Unfinished Business




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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

2010

Who are they?

They're an indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, USA. This is their debut album set to be released in March, 2010.

Favorite track?

Trap Doors or The High Road

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/brokenbells
http://www.brokenbells.com/home.html

YouTube?
As the album has yet to be released, there isn't much on there. Here's the official music video for The High Road


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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Temper Trap - Conditions

2009
Who are they?

They're an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. This is their debut album.

Favorite track?

Sweet Disposition or Love Lost

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/thetempertrap
http://www.thetempertrap.net/

YouTube? This is an unofficial music video for Sweet Disposition and the audio for Love Lost




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Paolo Nutini - These Streets

2006
Who are they?

He's a soul/folk singer from Paisley, Scotland. This is his debut album which has been certified platinum. His second album is Sunny Side Up which shot to the top of the charts due to the widespread success of These Streets.

Favorite track?

Last Request or These Streets

MySpace page? Website?

http://www.myspace.com/paolonutini
http://www.paolonutini.com/

YouTube? Here's the official music video for Last Request and the audio for These Streets




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