Music

Benjy Ferree – In the Countryside

Washington, D.C-based Benjy Ferree plays an eclectic form of rock that changes from song to song on and album to album. Switching from straight-laced indie rock to back-country folk to simple-structured rock, he’ll always keep you guessing. When on a rock kick, he almost sounds like a Jack White impersonator with a Neutral Milk Hotel cover band playing behind him. Check out the odd video for his track “In the Countryside” off his debut album Leaving the Nest below. Read More…

Manchester Orchestra – Tony the Tiger

Despite their name, heavy rockers Manchester Orchestra are not from the UK. Hailing from Atlanta, the band started making music their senior year of high school in 2004. The son of a preacher, brainchild Andy Hull writes deep, soulful rock with a lick of southern flair. And then there’s that voice; nasally, crackly, and a little whiny, but in none of the ways that you’re thinking. Keep a look out for Andy Hull’s tweets as the band is currently recording their fourth album. If you’re digging this, be sure to listen to Andy Hull’s side project with Kevin Devine called Bad Books. Check out the song “Tony the Tiger” off their 2009 release Mean Everything To Nothing below. Read More…

The Dig – Two Sisters In Love

New York City-based The Dig make haze-laced music that could be closely categorized as Desert Rock. With a driving, yet lazy feel, The Dig do a great job of mixing straight-forward rock with the sonic qualities of more atmospheric music. Some have described them as “eerie post-punk.” The band is often compared to The Strokes solely due to the fact that they used to practice right next door to them.

Check out the track “Two Sisters In Love” off their 2010 debut album Electric Toys below. Read More…

Electric President – Ten Thousand Lines

Ben Cooper has been making music under many names, but when Alex Kane joins in to form Electric President, things are taken to a whole new level. A perfect mix of electronic and indie, the two Floridians can span the entire range of human emotion in the limits of one song. At times beautiful, at times creepy, and at time both, Electric President and subsequent albums contain very thoughtful, well-structured songs that can have a profound effect on the music experience. If you’re digging this, be sure to look up some of Ben Cooper’s other projects Radical Face, Iron Orchestra, Helicopter Project, and Mother’s Basement.

Listen to “Ten Thousand Lines” off their 2006 self-titled, debut album below. Read More…

Alice and Michi – Fighters

New York-based Alice and Michi really have no formula for making music. When they sat down to write music, it was unclear who would be playing what instrument, who would be singing, and what they would even be writing about. Six months later, Strange Bloom was finished. In a genre known as “chamber pop,” there really aren’t any rules, but Alice and Michi seemed to still be able to break them. A mixture of electronic and jazz, Alice and Michi make minimalist dream pop slathered in effervescent harmonies. Check out their song “Fighters” off their 2012 album Strange Bloom below. Read More…

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