More Music from the Inbox: Kilometeros, Jacco Gardener, Bill Orrick, Lonely the Brave, Outreach Project, Lovedarling

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: 8 Kilómetros, “Analgésicos

Album: N/A

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”

Album: Resonance

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 (

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


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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