More Music from the Inbox

While all the major releases of the season are in stores and online, there are still interesting tracks finding their way through the pipeline.  Some are one-offs while others are set-ups for 2012 releases.  

Here’s a selection of material from the Music Submissions page that made it through the filters.  Good on Juliette Jagger for once again answering the call of duty.

Artist:  Prinzhorn Dance School “Happy In Bits”

Album: Clay Class

There is something to the simplicity of this Brit band’s indie rock sound. It seems purposefully gapy, and I can appreciate a band that exists most naturally in the spaces between. 

Sounds like: Happy bits of indie Brit rock

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Prinzhorn Dance School / Happy In Bits from DFA Records on Vimeo.

 

Artist:  Animal Heart “Miami ”

Album: Single

Animal Heart has this great fuzzy electronic pop rock sound going on, and this video is strictly raunchy hilarity.

Sounds like: gritty, unwholesome and catchy as fuck.

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Artist:  Benny Benassi Ft. Gary Go “Close To Me”

Album: Single

You might already be familiar with the song “Cinema” which is a Benny Benassi dance hit written and sung by Gary Go. Benassi’s sort of like the new older, wiser, Italian version of David Guetta and Gary Go is the guy who writes all the hits bit gets less of the glory. “Close To Me” is their latest collaboration, and it’s a great one. In fact it’s number 1 in the UK.

Sounds like: a crowed provoking dance floor anthem

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Artist:  Yuksek “On A Train”

Album: Living On The Edge Of Time

You’ll definitely want to check this one out. It’s distorted, melodic, anthemic dance rock with a hell of a chorus.

Sounds like: living on the edge of the dance floor

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Artist:  Airfare “Youngblood”

Album: Single

I don’t have much information about this band other than that they are from the Czech Republic, but this is a solid rock song. It’s got a great kick to it, raspy vocals (which I love), and of course a catchy little harmonized “Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo” in the chorus.

Sounds like: Exciting, amped up rock and roll

Link/Listen/Watch:  Learn more 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.

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