Perhaps the happiest music you’ve every heard, Oberhofer’s debut album Time Capsules II is the epitome of uptempo indie rock. Fast, driving rhythms, melodic leads and the use of vocals as an instrument force a tap of your toes and a smile on your face. Discovered during his college career studying music composition at NYU, Brad Oberhofer (yeah, he used his name for the band name) has toured with The Morning Benders, Sleigh Bells, and most recently Matt and Kim. Check out the music video for their single “Away Frm U” off their 2012 debut album Time Capsule II below. Read More…
Fans of Page France have been wondering for years what happened to the band after suddenly quitting with very little warning. Well your search is over. Cotton Jones (formerly known as The Cotton Jones Basket Ride) have been making music since 2008 and have advanced from releasing EPs off of Ann Arbor-based Quite Scientific Records to currently being signed to Suicide Squeeze. Blending psychedelic folk with indie rock (and some clear baroque influences for you classical fans out there), Cotton Jones is the epitome of hippie music. Like The Mamas and The Papas after a Saturday morning wake and bake, they make some of the most relaxed and peaceful music out there. Check out “Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have)” off their 2009 Suicide Squeeze debut Paranoid Cocoon below.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies
Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free
The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse
Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…
Side project of Zach Smith (amazing bassist of Pinback), Systems Officer was never meant to go anywhere. With some time after the 2007 Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs, Smith was able to record Systems Officer’s only album, the aptly-titled Underslept. His signature Pinback sound shines through the entire album, but the music as a whole is much more down-tempo and moody. Original piano lines and creative drum fills give the album a very full sound while still maintaining a very minimalist, separated feeling. Check out their song “In This World” off the album Underslept below.
Australian six-piece Alpine make pop music the likes of which are unmatched. Taking a more “sophisticated” take on indie-pop, Alpine has opened for The Jezebels, played SXSW, and was named Triple J’s Feature Album, all before experiencing an American release. Due for USA release in May, A Is For Alpine is chock full of hypnotic beats, fuzzy synths, and sweet harmonies. Check out the unsettling music video for “Hands” off their album A Is For Alpine below. Read More…
This week Janis Ian, two time Grammy award winner, calls in from Nashville to talk about her experiences and musical career. We hear a few of her a few clips from her audio book “Society’s Child” and also listen to some of her music including “In the Winter“, “Jesse“, “At Seventeen“, and “Bright Lights and Promises“.
The playlist from tonight’s show:
Jevice – “너를 향한 마음 / Cause Of U”
Yoon Si Yoon – “사귀고 싶어 / I Want To Date You”
Fat Cat – “눈물 / Tears Rain”
Verbal Jint – “이게 사랑이 아니면 / If It Ain’t Love (feat. Ailee)”
J.Lyn – “밤이면 밤마다 / Evening After Evening”
A-Treez – “반 / Half (feat. Han Seung Hee of Monday Kiz)”
Girls Day – “White Day”
1. Kiara – Bonobo
2. Stereo – Boom Box
3. Walking Zero – Sneaker Pimps
4. At the River- Groove Armada Read More…