Japandroids is a Canadian rock duo from Vancouver. In 2009 they released their debut album Post-Nothing. Well known for their energetic live performances. Maybe they will be around for gigs in the near feature because they have a new album out: Celebration Rock. Single: The House That Heaven Built.
Great LA band comes up with soulful, funked-up popretro-ish Motown hittrack that will stick in your ears. Producer Danger Mouse and a great singer makes great band. Place them next to Mayer Hawthorne or Gnarls Barkley.
Almost summer, time for name songs of sweet and pretty girls. For instance: Caroline by Citizens! Debut album is 'Here we are' and produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.
This will be a huge success. Mark my words.
The album Clear Spot is our favourite. No flaws on this LP from 1972. His best band ever with the impressive solo guitarist Zoot Horn Rollo (photo right in front). The Captain sings almost soul-ish. The arrangements are heartwarming. All the experiments really work perfect. (go to the Rare Record Reporter)
Lalo Schifrin (80 years old) is known as film composer. Mission Impossible, Bullit, Dirty Harry, he wrote more than 100 scores. In 1976 his jazz funk album Black Widow was a real hit. His next album was called Towering Toccata. Not as good as the former, but with the killer funky wah wah flute track King Kong. (go to The Rare Record Reporter)
Husky is an Australian folky band that can write songs. Remember the first album of Coldplay. Before they went stadion? Fragile songs, beautifully crafted. Singer songwriter stuff, with a band. Album: Forever so.
Dude from Australia. Normally he performs together with his sister Julia Stone. This is from Angus' solo album Broken Brights.
“I feel like it would be my most personal work to date,” Angus expressed in a press release. "I think I’m constantly introverting to that place, to that pocket I’ve always wanted to live inside amongst the songs & the tales that I’ve written. This album holds an essence that I’ve been searching for, for a long time.”
Breton is a group of musicians and award-winning indie film-makers which co-operated with bands such as Temper Trap and Tricky. Breton's debut album is called Other People, first single is 'Interference'. Indie-electro sound that sticks in one's mind.
Lyrics. How important? Very, if you ask me. Michael Rosenberg can write great songs and great lyrics. About the name of the band: "I think it fits my observational style of writing ... it's the idea that you're in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle and sort of watching the world go by and witnessing things of people's lives and it's about being disengaged, an observer, slightly outside of a situation. Album: All the Little Lights.
I like iLiketrains a lot. This track comes from their coming new album: The Shallows. The band: "We work together with producer Richard Formby, whose work on the last two Wild Beast records we have greatly admired."