The story of My Name Is You is the stuff of fairy tales. Brandon & Anne became friends while studying at the same college in Southern California. Their paths diverged at graduation, when Brandon undertook the normal duties of an ambitious independent musician; he co-produced Greg Laswell's release 'Three Flights From Alto Nido' and toured with the likes of Joshua Radin, Cary Brothers and Ingrid Michaelson. Thus far, not a bad resume.
Jack Duff's solo project is a heavy mix of salsa, dance and Saddle Creek-era indie pop inspired by
"sex, night swims in the ocean and surrealist art."
Inspired by "music, babes, surfing, art, film and anything made of clay," the Money Go Round is pop-rock band that takes the listener on a trip with each psychedelic track.
Pure Noise Records' top act, State Champs, are riding the wave of their highly successful debut, 'Overslept.'
A man can only rage for so long. After two years of playing guitar with the math-y Atlanta post-hardcore outfit the Chariot, Bryan Taylor has pulled up a desk chair and parked himself at the computer. There, piecing together tracks for his Slowriter side project, he fits together beats, loops, textures and lyrics, emerging with a kind of spoke-sung electro-pop.
What qualifies Nelson Nuñez and Jonny Molina -- a couple of NYC dudes who met four years ago at a recording studio and have since been bashing out totally boss garage-punk jams -- to sing about valley girls, those famously vapid mall-dwelling pariahs of Southern California?
Chris Hess and Adam Winn's catalog cascades in and out of genres, diving and dipping into indie rock and dance lows and climbing psychedelic rock peaks while maintaining the overall feel of a humble folk group.
Stephen Hermann has at least one thing in common with Kurt Cobain, and that thing is a fondness for the Cannanes. Cobain wrote about the Aussie indie-pop duo in his journals, and Hermann has twice worked with the group, producing their most recent full-length in 2002 and returning for the 'Small Batch' EP, released earlier this year.
The Mohawk Lodge’s take on punk isn't one you'd expect from the genre, though today's free MP3 has been called their rawest and most visceral effort.