BLKHRTS are a force of nature. Their live show is like a hurricane slamming into a shoreline at a thousand miles an hour or an avalanche triggered by barbaric yawp. King Foe, one third of the Velociraptor-voiced Denver rap trio, describes them as the “breath that you take the moment after the bungee cord is extended to its fullest extent jumping into the Grand Canyon.” Yorrissey, the group’s producer, summarizes them as “M.O.P.” meets Morrissey.” There is a light that will always get punched out.
Rowdy power pop revivalist Brendan Benson adds record label proprietor to his résumé with the release of Young Hines' full-length debut, Give Me My Change. The inaugural release for Benson's Readymade Records introduces listeners to the Atlanta born, Nashville based singer/songwriter Hines, who fronted a Beatles cover band before his online demos helped land his big break.
The Jacuzzi Boys are guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Alcala, drummer Diego Monasterios, and bassist Danny Gonzalez, three dudes from Miami Florida, bright as neon and fun as hell. After forming the band in 2007 and accruing a handful of 45s, the group released the LP No Seasons on Florida’s Dying (located in nearby Orlando, FL) in 2009. Glazin’ in 2011 on Hardly Art and have their third full-length out in June 2013 on Hardly Art. They play rock'n roll music you can dance to.
White Poppy is the experimental pop project of Canadian musician and artist Crystal Dorval. Dorval self produces and records all the music for White Poppy at her makeshift home studio in Vancouver BC. Not Not Fun records released the debut cassette “I Had A Dream” in 2012, and will be releasing a full length LP in the spring of 2013. Dorval also creates psychedelic art and video. Both of these visual elements are incorporated into White Poppy.
BLUE SKY RIDERS (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr)
A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar\'s lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. With finely constructed, whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school rap, \'Burg has carved a niche for himself with audiences across Canada and beyond. www.wordburglar.com
Having a vision, getting it done. Like a wildflower of positive energy spreading its seed through song, Bergen collective Young Dreams are coming for the head and the heart. An album of stirring, symphonic wonder, Between Places is Young Dreams' first cultivation of a rich patch of sonic earth, to be released in March 2013.
StooShe is a 3 member British girl group based in Southeast London, UK. The group is comprised of Courtney Rumbold, Alex Buggs, and Karis Anderson. They debuted in March 2011 with the song "FUCK ME" The Love Me Songfacts reports that the song was reworked into a more radio-friendly single titled "Love Me" featuring a guest rap from Travie McCoy and with production by Future Cut. It was officially released as the trio's first official single on March 4, 2012 in the UK.
When future music historians look back at the strong currents circulating between the Americas in the 21st century, they will find Los Lobos, Calexico, and a charismatic, lanky Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic.
Kevin Bowe is a Minneapolis based guitarist/writer/producer, he has earned 3 platinums and songs on 2 Grammy winning albums working with Jonny Lang, Paul Westerberg, The Replacements, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Meat Puppets and Etta James. Kevin Bowe + The Okemah Prophets just released \"Natchez Trace\", a mix of garage rock, Americana and singer/songwriter stuff featuring contributions from Westerberg, Nels Cline (Wilco), Freedy Johnston, Chuck Prophet and other pals. It has received raves in Rolling Stone and No Depression, east coast and European tours are happening in \'13.