Jordan Jeffares is the brains behind Snowden, a nomadic rock project whose music sounds like apocalyptic yet danceable Britpop.
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London duo Smoke Fairies are in a boxy cadillac, burning through delta-blues cassettes, headed for a 'Thelma & Louise'-style fiery demise. Well, maybe not ... but that’s what their single “The Three of Us” sounds like.
When Marah in the Mainsail, a Minneapolis indie-folk quartet, say their debut EP, ‘Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds,’ is a concept album, comparisons with the Decembrists and Mumford and Sons immediately spring to mind, and rightfully so. But the foursome take a decidedly more aggressive tone than their indie-folk contemporaries, offering bluegrass-folk infused with punk and hardcore influences. The outcome allows them stand out from the pack.
Punk worship made its way to Budapest, Hungary, approximately 17 years ago, and that led to the creation of the Eastern European state’s most infectious rock protégées: Bankrupt.
Emo has certainly evolved from its primordial beginnings. From the intricate melodies of Sunny Day Real Estate, the genre took a discouraging detour through screamo, which ultimately killed the whole movement ... or did it?
The Shakers have taken L.A. by storm, playing sold-out shows at venues like the Viper Room and Roxy Theatre, and with the help of their fans, they intend to keep on that trajectory with the summer 2013 release of ‘Rescue Team.’ For this foursome, it’s all about the pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll aspirations, and singer Jodie Schell bets that her “heart might just explode” the day they can pursuit them full-time.
Greek indie-rockers Wonky Doll and the Echo have created a post-punk, shoegaze sound that has earned them high praise and a busy schedule performing in Athens. The quartet, formed in 2010, includes singer-guitarist George Lemons, singer-bassist YIOS, drummer Octapus and Konstantinos Antonakoglou on synth, piano and guitar. Their debut album, ‘Pleasant Thoughts,’ was touted as one of the top international indie releases on various music blogs and sites.
From their home recordings right down to their live performances, Mary Goes Wild strive for simplicity in their music. That's also true in terms of instrumentation, as Danny and Freddy Wild bash away with just guitar, drums and vocals.
Mission South have been on the rise since the release of ‘Migration Vol. 2' -- the second installment in a trilogy of EPs -- earlier this year. The roots-rock trio from Washington, D.C., features Dan Miller (vocals, guitar), John Beck (bass) and Max Harwood (drums) -- childhood friends who have been on the road or in the studio since graduating from college in 2012.
North Jersey punks Bad Pilgrim have an affliction -- but they don’t know it yet. The band’s single 'Emily' is filled with a deadly concoction of distorted ska and admiration for a manic pixie dream girl.