Even More Music From the Inbox

Weekends tend to be slow for music news, so it’s a good time to get caught up on some of the new tunes floating around out there.  Have a listen to these recommendations filtered by contributor Juliette Jagger.

Artist:  Merpeoples “Picasso ” Album: N/A

Even though I have no idea what is being said in this song, this ultra pop punk all female line up from Japan excites the hell out of me.

Sounds like: something you’ll definitely want to get up and dance to 


ピカソ(Picasso) by Merpeoples


Artist: Norton “Coastline ”

Album: Layers of Love United

This band out of Portugal kind of has a Phoenix thing going on, and I’m a really big fan of this song. Love the quickness of the guitar parts.

Sounds like: something you’ll definitely want to groove to

Link/Listen/Watch: http://www.nortonmusic.net/


Artist:  Hilary Grist “Tall Buildings”

Album: Imaginings

Hilary Grist is a piano driven songstress with an affinity for the rise and fall. There are some perfectly timed moments that really just make this song.

Sounds like: coming to the realization that you can’t stop what you started



Artist:  Crown Point “Back To You”

 Album: Wolves EP

I guess there is room for bands to write songs that sound like ones you’ve already heard on the radio, and maybe that’s okay, but I can’t suggest that this band is groundbreaking in any way.

Sounds like: somebody followed the radio friendly format. 

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.


Artist:  Radio Moscow “Speedfreak ”


If you subscribe to the “new is old philosophy” and you’re into the classic 70’s acid-laced guitar rock sound that seems to be making a comeback right now, you’ll dig Radio Moscow. The thing is it’s good, it’s really good; just don’t act like you came up with it.

Sounds like: a rip off.

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Even More Music From the Inbox

  • October 18, 2011 at 5:23 am

    That Hilary Grist tall buildings video is freaking insane!! How on earth did she do that? thnaks for sharing.


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