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  • Popfests 2014

    13 May 2014, 00:57 by AgentRamona

    sf popfest 2014
    http://www.sfpopfest.com/
    sf popfest 2014 in san francisco
    possibly interviewing bands if there's anything you want to know

    nycpopfest 2014
    nycpopfest 2014 in new york
    see you at cakeshop motherfuckers!
  • July '13 Discoveries

    26 Oct 2013, 11:30 by randombob18

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    Party Supplies is the moniker of the producer and DJ Justin Nealis, who produced Danny Brown's song "Grown Up".



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    To describe Way Of The Eagle as the new solo project of producer-songwriter Jan Skubiszewski is to overlook the spirit and scope with which it comes.

    Having topped Triple J’s Most Played Track chart with first single “Rattlesnake,” featuring the dusty pipes of Australian golden boy Dan Sultan, Way Of The Eagle is best described as a creative vision. A banner under which one of the country’s most prolific and revered young producers can do his thing the only way he knows how, turning his street-side studio into a buzzing, beat-pumping drop-in centre for collaborating artists. A way for Skubiszewski to deliver the kind of good-time and affecting musical moments that sound suspiciously like instant radio and festival classics

    Arrow Bloodshake Wraith


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    Majical Cloudz is music and performance. Rooted in solo material written by Devon Welsh between rural Ontario and Montreal, he joined with Matthew Otto in February 2012 to collaboratively produce and perform the music.
    Their performance is deeply expressive — strong vocals sit on top of washes of white noise, filtered synths and sparse thuds. The songs are intensely lyrical, oriented around themes of death, patience, family, and desire. The live show celebrates the joy in sadness and the value of a shared musical experience.

    Dream World Your Eyes Francisco

  • June '13 Discoveries

    25 Oct 2013, 11:18 by randombob18

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    Based out of Birmingham, England, Peace create drifting, melodic indie rock that merges the crawling atmosphere of classic post-punk with the pop-oriented bounce of modern bands like Vampire Weekend. Formed by brothers Harrison and Samuel Koisser, on vocals/guitar and bass, respectively, as well as guitarist Douglas Castle and drummer Dominic Boyce, the band came together in 2010 before gaining recognition among the U.K. press with its début outing, the Delicious EP, which was released on Columbia in 2012. A full-length effort, In Love, followed in early 2013

    Lovesick Bloodshake Wraith


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    Bastille is a London based pop band fronted by producer Dan Smith.

    They released their debut album “Bad Blood” on the 4th March 2013
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    Pompeii Things We Lost in the Fire Flaws


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    The Baptist Generals are an American indie band from the music town of Denton, Texas.

    The Baptist Generals was formed in 1998 by songwriter/guitarist Chris Flemmons and drummer Steve Hill. Originally the two played together as a street act, but over the years the band has grown to include a rotating cast of Denton and former Denton musicians with Flemmons and Hill figuring central to every new arrangement.


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    Dead Man's Bones: When Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields met in Toronto in 2005 they wanted to hate each other. The two were dating sisters and resented the forced time they were expected to spend with one another, until a conversation stumbled upon their mutual obsession with the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Zach was so preoccupied with ghosts as a kid that he was put into therapy, and Ryan parents moved out of his childhood home because they believed it was haunted. Neither of them had really outgrown their fascination with ghosts, monsters, graveyards, zombies or anything deathly. Once they realized their shared affinity for the eerie, they started trying to write a theatrical monster ghost love story for the stage. They decided that this story should have music so they began learning how to play various instruments. By the time they had written their first few songs they realized how difficult it would be and how much money it would cost to create the show. They decided to continue with the music and put the play aside.
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    Lose Your Soul


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    Kodaline is a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock quartet. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single “Give Me A Minute” topped the Irish Singles Chart; becoming the first independently released track to achieve the feat. In 2005 the band participated in the irish competition called ‘You’re a Star’ and managed to come in seconds place and then in 2011 they changed their name to Kodaline.

    Growing up in houses just two minutes away from each other in Swords, a working class town near Dublin airport, Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast met aged eight, when they were the only boys in the school choir. Skip forward six years and they recruited Vinny May, also situated a stones throw away and together set about forming the first of myriad bands. The line-up for Kodaline was recently completed by the addition of bassist Jason Boland. The band’s name, incidentally, means absolutely nothing. For the moment they wanted something they could take ownership of.

    All I Want High Hopes Love Like This

  • May '13 Discoveries

    25 Oct 2013, 11:17 by randombob18

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    Apparat is a German electronic musician (Sascha Ring) living in Berlin, Germany who since 1999 has been running the Berlin based record label “Shitkatapult” together with T.Raumschmiere. Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno, he later started to create ambient music and recently became “more interested in designing sounds than beats”. Recent music is closer to glitch, clicks and cuts or idm, accompanied with classical string instruments and other sounds. He works with his own tool created in MAX/MSP framework. Effects are controlled by midicontroller.

    “While sensitively orchestrating his chamber musical qualities on his records or in his studio, his live performances are known for kicking some ass!” From Shitkatapult website

    Arcadia You Don't Know Me Useless Information


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    Matthew E. White (born August 14, 1982 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American songwriter, producer, arranger, and founder of Spacebomb Records. White was named eMusic’s Breakthrough Artist of 2012, Paste Magazine’s Best New Act of 2012, and a Consequence of Sound Rookie of the Year.

    As well as his solo work, White is known as the leader of the avant-garde jazz big band Fight the Big Bull (for whom he composes and arranges all music) and a former member of rock band The Great White Jenkins.

    White released his debut album as a leader, Big Inner, in August 2012.

  • November '12 Discoveries

    20 Jan 2013, 14:59 by randombob18

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    Ice, Sea, Dead People


    http://www.iceseadeadpeople.com/

    Ice, Sea, Dead People are an energetic young three-piece from Bedford, taking inspiration from Fugazi, Jarcrew, Q And Not U, Liars, Kill Kenada and more.

    Hence:Elvis I'm Cat Grean Tee



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    Ducktails


    http://www.alexphelan.com/ducktails

    Ducktails is the solo project of Matt Mondanile with the occasional collaborator. Matt also plays in the bands Real Estate and Predator Vision.

    Hamilton Road Killin The Vibe In The Swing



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    Dirty Beaches


    http://dirtybeaches.blogspot.com/

    Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, is a Taiwanese-born Canadian lo-fi musician based in Montreal, Quebec.

    Like Bo Diddley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence. Drum loops, Hungtai’s croon, and the yearning melodies draped overtop belie as much a sense of haunting mystery as they do romanticism and wry humour.

    Lord Knows Best True Blue Sweet 17



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    Two Wounded Birds


    http://www.twowoundedbirds.com

    Two Wounded Birds are back. And now, at long last, they will release their debut album, the self-titled Two Wounded Birds, and what a glorious debut it is! Not just a collection of songs, but a true album, well-rounded and fully formed.

    It’s been a busy couple of years for the band: they have released an EP—2010′s well-received Keep Dreaming Baby—recorded a BBC session, played Glastonbury, released two singles with Moshi Moshi Recordings and toured extensively with the likes of my band The Drums, Grouplove and Black Lips



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  • September '12 Discoveries

    20 Jan 2013, 14:57 by randombob18

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    Tribes


    http://tribesband.com/

    Tribes are a London-based indie band formed in Summer 2009, consisting of Johnny Lloyd, Dan White, Jim Cratchley and Miguel Demelo. For their sixth gig in June 2010, Tribes were asked to support the celebrated American band the Pixies at the London Troxy. Their 4-track debut EP, We Were Children, was released on 17 April 2011. Their debut single, “Sappho,” was made available for download on 11 July 2011.

    Evil Ways Mississippi



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    San Cisco


    http://www.myspace.com/sancisco

    San Cisco are from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. On the weekends they love to go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side. Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays the electric bass, Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them.

    San Cisco have spent the last year graduating high school, performing at some festivals and playing round town pretty much every weekend. They have also produced their first EP called Golden Revolver, which is set for release early 2011. Confident with stage presence & strong with vocals San Cisco continue to impress with their brand of upbeat summer pop.

    Jordi says: “San Cisco is a place situated between reality & a dream state. It is kind of like a huge cauldron we put all out creative input into, mix it together to make a super explosion of fantastic, wild creations. This is San Cisco.”

    Awkward Golden Revolver Reckless



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    General Fiasco


    www.generalfiasco.co.uk

    General Fiasco: Based in Belfast. Annoying the Neighbours. Not the Australian ones.
    The band was formed by the Strathern brothers Owen and Enda and Shane Davey who met at St. Mary’s Grammar School Magherafelt. After Shane’s departure, he was replaced by Stephen “Leaky” Leacock who they met at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They formed General Fiasco in early 2007 and played their first gig at the Glasgowbury Festival near their home town on July 26th of that year. They soon supported bands such as The Wombats, One Night Only, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy, and played at Oxegen, Belsonic and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their debut single Rebel Get By was released on 10 November 2008. In an interview Owen said how they got their name. “There were loads of names going about. Someone came up with General Music which no one really liked and I came up with Marley Jedrejak Fiasco. So it was just a combination of two terrible names. There was someone in my class at school called Jedrejak, I think they were Australian. I just thought it was a really cool name.”

    Don't You Ever Gold Chains Bad Habits



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    Brothertiger


    http://brothertiger.bandcamp.com/

    John Jagos, the brain behind and sole member of Brothertiger, doesn’t aspire to be anything other than himself. His tunes are ostensibly “chillwave,” but with a sparkling melodic sense that sets them apart from other artists under that umbrella. Since the project’s beginning during Jagos’ freshman year at Ohio University, Brothertiger has developed a nuanced sound that attempts to blend the human and animal elements suggested by its name. As a live performer in the Athens house party scene, he’s gained a reputation for intense joyfulness. Recorded, his songs are more precious, with details and ideas that only reveal themselves with repeated listens. Buoyed by his voice - which contains both adult timbre and youthful disposition - Jagos’ songs combine layered, interweaving electronics with warm, satisfying melodies. He’s been releasing them at a fever pitch, earning favorable press from places like Pitchfork Media and the Fader while preparing his first full length less than two years after he began. Yet even with this gathering momentum, Brothertiger maintains a personal humility and unassuming nature that echoes the subtle exuberance of his music.

    Lovers Wind at My Back Feel



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    Alabama Shakes


    http://www.alabamashakes.com

    Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, United States in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.



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  • August '12 Discoveries

    19 Aug 2012, 13:53 by randombob18

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    I Am Arrows


    http://www.iamarrows.com

    I Am Arrows is an indie rock band founded by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows in June 2009. Eleven days after he left Razorlight, it was revealed that Burrows had signed to Universal Records – the same record label as his ex-band.

    Although Andy wrote and recorded the album by himself, the band includes his younger brother, Ben (bass & backing vocals), brothers Adam and Ben Chetwood (lead guitar & drums), & Nick Hill (guitar & backing vocals)



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    Holograms


    http://holograms.se

    Holograms are a band from Stockholm, SE.

    On their self-titled debut album, the brooding Swedish hooligans spray-tag late-’70s post-punk turf that’s unavoidably near the bloodied stage-diving grounds of similarly astounding Danish brutes Iceage. As previewed, though, by lead single “ABC City,” a ferocious rebel yell from a drab Stockholm housing project, Holograms has the worn-out synth wobble, scrappy gang-vocal hooks and brusquely sloganeering youth-without-youth perspective to set it apart — both from summer-of-’78 retro pastiche and the group’s contemporaries over in Copenhagen

    Chasing My Mind ABC City Monolith Stress Orpheo



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    The Cast of Cheers


    http://www.thecastofcheers.com

    A great name, catchy songs and instant acclaim has established Dublin four-piece The Cast Of Cheers as a firm favorite with music critics and fans alike and a band you will be hearing much more.

    In 2010, the band quietly released their debut album Chariot. Not ones to rest on their laurels though, brothers and front men Conor and Neil Adams, bassist John Higgins and drummer Kevin Curran are already back in studio recording the follow up. The Cast Of Cheers look set to become the new favorite band of many more if they continue at such a blistering speed.

    Goose



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    Satellite Stories


    http://satellitestories.com

    Dance Indie Pop band (described by their members as “party-indie”) from Oulu, Finland, founded in 2008. Satellite Stories are Olli-Pekka (drums), Jyri (Bass) Marko (Guitar) and Esa (Vocals-Guitar).

    Having been featured on the top-10 of The Hype Machine and We Are Hunted, from MTV tv-series Jersey Shore, or the thousands of Soundcloud plays raise thought: “these guys really make some wonderful racket!”.

    March 2012 saw the bands 10 track “Scandinavia EP” released on legendary Japanese record label Rallye, April 28th will see the band release their debut single in Europe “Anti-Lover” with a full three continent touring programme in the pipeline.

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    I Heart Sharks


    http://www.iheartsharks.net

    I Heart Sharks is an indietronic pop band from Berlin. The members Pierre, Simon and Georg all moved to Berlin and started playing together in this constellation in November 2007. Pierre grew up in London and brings the english lyrics and accent to the band as well as playing synthesizers. Simon started as the guitarist and has now taken on the job of playing synthesizers in some songs. Georg is the band’s drummer that plays a live drum set combined with a sample pad.

    I Heart Sharks are a live playing band, and this is a trait that they emphasize strongly. Their concerts and their recordings are done without the use of sequencers or any kind of playback material

    Wolves Animals NeuzeitAerobics



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  • 5...4...3...2...fun!! playlist --2013 01 10--

    12 Jan 2013, 17:57 by Hoshwa

    cool yah! had The Yellow Dress play live. some new unrecorded songs here! take a listen!! also, played a live recording of Mega Gemat biko from back in november !

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    Dark Incantations - feel alright
    Popcorn Party - Avita Treason
    Decimate Everything - Born Gold
    How Dose It Feel - Jared Brown
    Comfortably Bummed - Cousin Brian

    LIVE: The Yellow Dress

    Memorial Ten Count - Jon McKiel
    Dancing With The Girl I Love - Love King Michael Farsky USA
    Tide - Warm Jets
    2 - 2 - Parking Lot Experiments
    We Are Ok - Make Love
    Not Sure - Night Manager

    Mega Gem - Live at Biko Co-op Garage Infoshop, November 13, 2012.
  • 5...4...3...2...fun!! playlist --2013 01 03--

    12 Jan 2013, 17:54 by Hoshwa

    yes! had In Tents and Catheter play live on the show on their way to bako and oakland. so many things happening all at once!

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    Missing Persons - Aged Yummy
    Daughter, Afterthoughter - The Cable-knits
    Fan Song - OLD AND WEIRD
    Family Operation - dream friends

    LIVE: In Tents

    Red Corvette - Brave Radar
    Cancellation's Free - Pedagogues

    LIVE: In Tents

    Sleep Standing Up - Play Guitar
    Night Shift - scribbler
    Arizona Standoff - the free mansons
    Lighthouse - Quivers
    Glasswatch - Like a Villain
    Issues - Neighbors
    Itsuko Got Maried - Bearsuit
    Tres - Neonates
    Red Melting Plastic Box - Fat Worm of Error

    LIVE: Catheter

    (Do The) Magic Centipede - Boat
    A Fresh Summer - And And And
    Feeling Good - Motorbikes

    Maple Rabbit - Live at the Crystal Palace, November 2009

    LIVE: Outsider
  • 5...4...3...2...fun!! playlist --2012 12 27--

    12 Jan 2013, 17:49 by Hoshwa

    wow yah OKAY. played a recording of a new years eve show from dec 31, 2010. this happened in the old little theater at ccs on ucsb. it was cool cause it was secret and we definitely weren't supposed to be there. plus, friends from all over were around! pretty great.

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    Dogbreth
    Erica Leshon
    Girl Band
    Younger Shoulder
    Tree Sounds
    Mega Bog
    richard mcchesney and the shareholders
    Iji
    bearing systems
    Southern Bells
    Sunscreen Island
    Watercolor Paintings
    BackPack
    Ketchup
    Gazelle
    TK
    Remambran
    glass cake
    Skrill Meadow
    *dancing