This has been quite the breakout year for Los Angeles-based duo Blondfire. Their hit single 'Where the Kids Are' has been one of the top tracks in the alt-rock world, and having released an EP of the same name last fall, the brother-sister combo are ready to reach new heights.
Irish band Snow Patrol have been together for almost 20 years. While the lineup has changed over time, the roster of frontman Gary Lightbody, drummer Jonny Quinn, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson and keyboardist Tom Simpson has remained consistent since 2005. After breaking out with their 2003 album 'Final Stra
Australian indie rockers the Jezabels are a relatively new band on the rise. The group formed in 2007 after meeting at the University of Sydney, and having released their full-length debut, 'Prisoner,' last year to much critical acclaim, they hope to continue the momentum they've been building. Frontwoman Hayley Mary and drummer Nik Kaloper chatted with Diffuser.fm during this year's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
New Zealand folk group Avalanche City have plans to infiltrate your iPod while you're listening to Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers and more groups in the same vein. Avalanche City was initially a solo project of Dave Baxter, but the musician recruited friends to help take it on the road and release the debut album 'Our New Life Above the Ground' last year.
The National are a Brooklyn, N.Y. band who found their beginnings in Cincinnati, Ohio. Consisting of vocalist Matt Berninger, brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner on guitars, Scott Devendorf on bass and his brother Bryan on drums, the National have become one of the most critically acclaimed bands to surface in the 2000s. Beginning with the material of their breakthrough 2005 album, 'Alligator,' we've come up with a list of the 10 Best National Songs to spotlight their top work.
Blues rock revivalists the Black Keys have come a long way since their humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio. Starting out around the time garage rock bands were coming out in droves in the early 2000s, the Midwest duo have ascended to arena rock pros. Diffuser.fm pays tribute to one of the hardest working bands in music today by counting down the 10 Best Black Keys Songs.
Roots rock vets O.A.R. have been sharing their music with fans for an impressive 16 years. The jam band has a well-known reputation for putting on an energetic and highly entertaining show. We recently chatted with bassist Benj Gershman for a Diffuser.fm interview while O.A.R. were soaking up all the exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Indie darlings Band of Horses have been making fans swoon with their melodic rock since 2004. While the lineup has changed considerably throughout the years, the roster of founder and frontman Benjamin Bridwell, drummer Creighton Barret, keyboardist Ryan Monroe, bassist Bill Reynolds and guitarist Tyler Ramsey has remained consistent for some time. In anticipation of the forthcoming release of their new album, 'Mirage Rock,' Diffuser.fm counts down the 10 Best Band of Horses Songs.
London electronic rock duo the Big Pink have been turning heads since releasing their single 'Too Young to Love' in 2008. After signing with legendary British record label 4AD, Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell dropped their debut album, 'A Brief History of Love,' the following year to much critical acclaim. The Big Pink put out their new album 'Future This' earlier this year and sat down with Diffuser.fm before their set at Lollapalooza 2012.
Beck just announced the details about his new sheet music-only album, 'Song Reader,' but he's been pleasing critics and fans alike with his genre-bending work for years. After breaking out in 1994 with his the hit 'Loser,' Beck has infused folk, country, hip-hop, electronica and rock across 11 a