Artist: 8 Kilómetros, “Analgésicos”
This group is from Argentina and is putting out some great music. They are playing at SXSW in Austin, Texas this year!
Sounds like: Radio Ready Rock
Artist: Jacco Gardener , “One-Eyed King/Lullaby”
Album: Cabinet of Curiosities
This Dutch band blows me away. Interesting sounds and instrumentation. I’d almost call them classical indie! Self-described as neo-psych/baroque pop.
Sounds like: The Doors born in a different time
Artist: Bill Orrick, “Wish”
I love the way he mixes up his chords. Different, interesting. For a bonus, check out his cover of Bowie’s Oh You Pretty Things here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD5i42avGEo).
Sounds like: A man baring his soul
Artist: Lonely the Brave, “Dinosaurs”
Album: The Day’s War
I love the sound of this Cambridge, UK outfit.
Sounds like: A look back searching for a way forward
Artist: The Outreach Project, “Conscience”
Album: On the Moors
Okay, this will sound a little nuts but Conscience, in part, made me think of U2’s “Staring At The Sun” on acid. Hear it? No? Is it just me? Come on, I know you can! [Is that a cassette? – AC]
Sounds like: Infectious, poppy, punky beats
Artist: Lovedarling, “Son of a Gun”
Album: The Occupant Theory
I love the sound of this Los Angeles based bunch. Power punch and great vocals.
Sounds like: The Strokes with a twist