Posts Tagged ‘ new artist ’

WATCH: Das Racist “Ek Shaneesh”

If you’ve been searching endlessly for the perfect mix between M.I.A. and Asher Roth… then I have a surprise for you! Enter: Brooklyn’s ecclectic trio, Das Racist.

Check out their video for “Ek Shaneesh” and commiserate with me that we’re unable to see them at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. And for those of you lucky enough to see them… I want to be you.



Watch: Odd Futures on Jimmy Fallon

Holy crap…Odd Futures performance on Jimmy Fallon was..well…odd. And yet amazing! Jumping around the stage like crazy people, jumping on Jimmy Fallon’s back at the end and to top it off Mos Def showing up? Watch below.

LISTEN: Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Our Hearts Are Wrong”

Although this singer has had 2 previous albums, I just now ran across Jessica Lea Mayfield. Like many comments on YouTube, you just can’t put a finger on what it is with this chick that makes her so appealing. Whatever it is it works. She has a hauntingly beautiful voice, somewhat reminding me of 90’s rock, but also sounding a little country at times. Hopefully that doesn’t scare anyone off. The first single “Our Hearts Are Wrong” off her newly released album Tell Me reminds me of something on my bathtime playlist…you know when you take a bath and light a bunch of candles and just relax. You can download this song for free at Jessica’s website and if you like it, the album is also available for purchase on iTunes.

New Artist Alert: Celebration

The Baltimore based band recently caught my attention on another blog (I Guess I’m Floating) and the more I listened to their music the more I want to hear. The band consists of three members: Katrina Ford, Sean Antanaitis and David Bergander. Their upcoming album Hello Paradise will be released digitally and on vinyl through Friends Records out of Baltimore and consists of some great psychedelic songs – each representing a card in a virtual tarot deck. Crazy. Cool. Awesome! Although the digital version will be given away for free at Friends Records, I highly recommend purchasing the vinyl. The sound of this album is perfect for listening on a record player…thats just my opinion, take it or leave it. I have lots of opinions and they are all right. Anyway, check out “Battles” below from Celebration’s upcoming release and if you want to hear more go to Friends Records. And is it just me or is there parts of the song where Katrina sounds like Grace Slick?


Last Sunday we attended the Florence + The Machine concert at The Wiltern in LA…amazing amazing show. I’m glad that we made it to the show to catch the opening bands, one of which I was extremely impressed with: Grouplove. They had this great energy in their performance, even though they were the opening opening band I thought they played as if they were the main act. I loved their sound too…very west coast indie pop. Grouplove’s song “Gold Coast” was featured on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Soundtrack and they are going to be starting a residency at Bootleg Theater (for all you Los Angeles peeps) in January 2011. They will also be releasing a full length album in 2011…they could possibly become my new Local Natives (blasphemy!!). Listen to the songs below and check out their interview with Los Angeles Times here.

SEE: The Suzan Make LA Debut at Cinespace Tonight!

If you are looking for something to do tonight in LA, check out The Suzan at Cinespace for Dim Mak Tuesdays! We are always talking about this girl group, they have great fun poppy beats and have just released their debut album Golden Week for the Poco Poco Beat. Get more info on this event here or keep checking back for more US tour dates at The Suzan.

Cover of the Day: The Suzan – “Paranoid” by Kanye West

As we have blogged before ( see post), The Suzan are pretty awesome girl group who’s debut album Golden Week For the Poco Poco Beat drops October 26th through Fool’s Gold. Now they have done a cover of Kanye’s “Paranoid” (via The Fader) which comes off a little more creepy…good creepy. It’s slow and very minimalistic on the instruments which gives a new twist to this track. Listen below and download at The Fader!

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