Author: Wendy Redden

GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

I have a thing for really upbeat and awesome tempo pop –  Los Angeles based GOLDEN COAST is a band that definitely belongs on my list of favorite indie pop bands at the moment. They have a similar vein to Max and The Moon, CRUISR, and COIN but with an awesome danceable California goodness vibe going on. GOLDEN COAST is perfecting indie synth-pop and is comprised of […]

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Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

We posted Meadowlark as a hidden gem earlier this month but from the looks of their recent SoundCloud plays, they will not be hidden for long. Meadowlark, who is comprised of Kate McGill and Daniel Broadley, are creating some lovely indie-pop tracks as of late. We posted their lead single “Fly” previously which is a quite lovely, airy and dreamy pop gem. Their […]

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Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires  – “Walking Wounded”

Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires – “Walking Wounded”

I have decided to take on a weekly feature that showcases a band that either follows us on Twitter or has reached out for us to take a listen to their music recently. We have a disclaimer in our About Us section that we really try to listen to everything we can, but sometimes that is just not possible so […]

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SXSW Recap #4

SXSW Recap #4

Here is the final recap and last round of bands witnessed during the festival. There would have been at least two more recaps if I could have helped it, but life happens and my schedule was cut short because of family obligations which for me as much as I love music, family is first. I loved gallivanting around Austin for […]

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SXSW Recap #3

SXSW Recap #3

We continue on with our SXSW shows, this time focusing on some of the great day shows. I mostly camped between Hype Hotel and the Beautiful Buzz/TBD Austin showcase which had some great under the radar talent, along with a few big time names in my book. This year I finally got to check out The Fader Fort which even […]

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SXSW Recap #2

SXSW Recap #2

Let’s not waste any time – this is a recap of the first rounds of bands I was able to catch at a few different places. First off, there was a great day showcase that kicked off the Sunday before the official festival put on by an awesome group of ladies that are behind Beats Delicious. If you are in the Austin area […]

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SXSW Festival – Recap #1

SXSW Festival – Recap #1

The SXSW Festival is a music festival that is hard to describe if you have never attended before. It is quite massive. Over 2,000 bands descend upon Austin, TX, and it is a challenge to search and find all of the unofficial parties or events that are happening and to plan the almost week long schedule. It is overwhelming at times […]

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Yukon Blonde – “Saturday Night”

Yukon Blonde – “Saturday Night”

It never fails that literally the week after the SXSW festival, a new band is discovered and of course they were just at the festival. Yukon Blonde is one of those bands. Yukon Blonde first assembled in Kelowna, British Columbia as Alphababy and later reinvented themselves as Yukon Blonde in 2008. They have released two previous albums – their self-titled debut […]

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Max and the Moon – “Harps”

Max and the Moon – “Harps”

We shared the infectious indie pop track “Modern Love” last month from Los Angeles-based Max and the Moon, and they are back with a groovy, dreamy, synth-driven track, “Harps”. These two singles are part of their soon-to-be-released, self-titled EP, which is expected some time this spring. With two solid releases in “Modern Love” and “Harps”, the EP is sure to be one […]

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Maybelleen – “Time Machine”

Maybelleen – “Time Machine”

We had a nice little Q&A with Montréal-based Maybelleen when they released their Stereotypes EP, at the end of January. The duo now has a brand new video for “Time Machine”, and we are happy to share this great song, which could be on anyone’s feel-good summer playlist (assuming summer should arrive). The psychedelic video is a perfect fit to the themes of […]

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Number Station – “Back Seat”

Number Station – “Back Seat”

As the weather seems to start warming up, sometimes you do have to consider what songs you will add to your summer playlist. Most songs need to be feel good, dreamy or just the perfect mix of everything awesome so that you can play them over and over again. Songs created by Number Station fall into that category. Number Station […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

Blankus Larry is a really cool, psych-garage band out of Washington, D.C., and they just released two new singles, “No Time No Money” and “Girl You Make Me Wanna”. First we share their two new tracks and then ask the ‘unanimously anonymous’ band a few questions. There is no roster of band members to list as there are some pictures with “Dirdy Larry”, “Larry […]

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Hidden Gem: Meadowlark – “Fly”

Hidden Gem: Meadowlark – “Fly”

Recently, there have been some really great duos in the indie pop-electronic space moving to the forefront. These duos include lovely and airy female vocals backed by a nice bed of electronic beats, keys and dreamy melodies. A couple of recent duos that pop into mind that are similar include Coves and Sylvan Esso. Add to the list Bristol, UK duo Meadowlark, who is […]

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Hidden Gem: Lion’s Mouth – “Lion’s Mouth”

Hidden Gem: Lion’s Mouth – “Lion’s Mouth”

Today we present Lion’s Mouth – a duo that has recently moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin. After listening to their self-titled debut, it really begs the question as to why they are not more well-known. The fact that this is a female duo that rivals the percussion of The Dodos and vocals reminiscent of Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) and early Lisa Loeb, the question […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A few weeks ago, we posted one of the newer tracks from up-and-coming UK artist Mike Dignam. In terms of talent and potential, he has all the elements needed to achieve the magical occurrence in music when an overseas band or artist can break through in the USA and Canada and gain worldwide success. Sam Smith and Royal Blood are […]

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hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

hd hausmann – “i am here and i am cold in the water”

We have another track on our hands from UK mystery artist hd hausmann. We shared an island without a few months ago, and a new single has popped up on SoundCloud. The new track, “i am here and i am cold in the water” has a brooding Pink Floyd-esque feel if you were to strip down Pink Floyd on a […]

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Public Service Broadcasting – “The Race For Space”

Public Service Broadcasting – “The Race For Space”

We posted the ambitious video a while back for Public Service Broadcasting‘s “Gagarin”, which was the lead single from the new space-themed album, The Race For Space. After having a listen to the album streaming over at NPR, one thing is certain – Mr. J. Willgoose, Esq. and Mr. Wrigglesworth can definitely create emotional scores set to historical events from our past. […]

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Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins”

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins”

Grown Up Avenger Stuff is a rock band from Charlotte, NC. Their sound is a blend of 90s angst and straight up rock with a strong lead female singer which brings to mind some of the great female rockers like Sleater-Kinney or even going back a bit further back, Joan Jett. Grown Up Avenger Stuff is made up of Tyler Thomsen […]

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Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm is yet another band that does not stay in any one type of genre. The fairly newly formed band (March of 2014) are from Long Island, NY and just recently released their debut EP. The group consists of musical theater performers, Juilliard graduates, music teachers, award-winning jazz band performers, and prolific poets. Their band name is a […]

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Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

We shared “Whatever Helps You Sleep at Night”  from Velcro Mary last fall and the newest track is “Fourth Quarter Funeral”, which has a pretty amusing video to go along with it – with appearances by none other than an Elvis puppet and a couple of cute furry stuffed animals playing guitar. This track is heavy on guitar which makes it DIY awesome, and I also […]

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