“Too Many Humans is a Denver based progressive rock band that was originally formed between two brothers in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Their music has typically been compared to artists like Royal Blood, Muse, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, and Nine Inch Nails but their goal is to sound like Too Many Humans.” [bio]
“Watch the Video for the first track, today’s Dose, “Kentucky Gentleman” below
“Four Day Beard’s debut eponymous release is a brooding contemplation of feelings of alienation, heartbreak & dreams of escaping the problems of modern life and ultimately redemption.
“All of this emotion and self-discovery is filtered through layers of experimental, indie rock, blues, folk and psychedelic elements resulting in artfully textured headphone friendly soundscapes.” [from bio]
Oliver Ocean formed in Nashville in the cold, early months of 2014 bringing together musicians from four different regions of the United States. At first, the band-members shared a common love for simply recording their improv jams until they grew more comfortable with molding their ideas into something a bit more concrete.
Today’s feature, Carried Under, comes from the Until I Go EP released July 1, 2015. The band has also announced in the last few days they are currently working on a release in 2016, Leave a Light On which they’ve posted a teaser for on their SC page below.Carried Under by Oliver Ocean is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Carried Under HypeMachine
“Take Shapes released their debut full length album Raised by Waves in December 2015. The full album is available at takeshapes.bandcamp.com or on iTunes or Spotify. Listen for various songs to contain the following elements: two basses, interweaving vocal harmonies, swirls of shoegaze effects, feedback solos, finger-tapped guitars, drum damage, piano breakdowns, sleigh bells, mellow beauty, huge explosions, lots of references to the ocean, and a bunch of other fun stuff.”
Chicago indie rock band Fort Frances is putting the finishing touches on their new release “Alio” coming 4/22/16, and in the last few months released the self-reflective piece, “Building a Wall”, a solid rock track that was recorded both in Chicago and Maine.
With their last EP in 2015, No One Needs to Know Our Name, the band has apparently pushed from their American roots into louder territory and based on this track the newest material seems to continue in that fashion without losing the underlying soul.
We’ve also included the video below for an outstanding live performance of the track “These Are the Mountains Moving“, and you can find much more at their social links as follows…Building a Wall HypeMachine
“Driving listeners into wormholes filled with sharp synthetic arpeggios and a spooky aesthetic, “Echo” haunts as much as it captivates. Dark and brooding, the song delves into self-censorship and the danger involved. A driving bass line carries listeners into an oblivion of pulsating analog synths and booming percussion, while acoustic cello dances in and out of phase with the rest of the arrangement, making waves that are doomy and grinding.” [via glg]
Washington DC indie-folk singer-songwriter Stranger in the Alps (aka Steve Kolowich) released the seven song release Pattern Matching almost exactly one year ago on February 3, 2015. The title track is featured here today and is quite a beautiful effort from the seven-song release that builds upon the best of the folk revival from half a century ago. We discovered this excellent release through the generosity of French entity, Ziklibrenbib.
Stranger in the Alps have a few more releases available over at Bandcamp below, namely the ‘Black Box‘ single and 2013 full-length ‘Honey if You’re Lucky‘Pattern Matching by Stranger in the Alps is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License Pattern Matching HypeMachine
08 is the third track on the 2012 eight-track release, Undiscovered Country of Old Death and Strange Years in the Frightful Past, released by Tokyo Jupiter Records and recorded in Pawtucket, RI. They’ve currently got an EP and a few singles up at their Bandcamp site for purchase.08 by KYOTY is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. 08 HypeMachine
Maartje released her debut album Virgo in 2013, which has now officially been followed-up by her second album this last week, released physically in the Netherlands on January 22nd. A short video for the song “Wouldn’t You” follows that gives a nice teaser of what’s to come for those awaiting her full album elsewhere in the world.
[via Suburban Records]So Small (Radio edit) HypeMachine
“Delicate and hazy, the EP gently smolders like a cool blue flame. The shy flicker of the guitar is an invitation to step into the waterfall of sound on display.
“For Kinder Than Wolves the process of writing and recording their first album was a collaborative effort. All three members are audio engineers by trade, but it was singer and guitarist Paige Coley who produced, engineered, and mixed the EP in their converted studio/home. Coley says, “The title ‘Mean Something’ was chosen partly as a reminder for our future selves to remember why we make music.” Coley, combines her aqueous vocals with Ryan Snow’s shimmering guitar and Grant Freeman’s rolling drums. [via GLG Pub]
William Wild began as a home recording project in the fall of 2012 for Knoxville based singer-songwriter Garrett Sale, who laid the cornerstone for what would become the band’s first full-length album in his bedroom while studying at University.
His new label Randm Records has remixed/remastered this first self titled record which will eventually be released in its entirety, and starting mid January he has started releasing new songs every Friday. Today’s feature is one of the favorite tracks from the new version.Pines HypeMachine
Escape From Fat Kat City was recorded in Rahway, New Jersey in the shadow of a maximum security correctional facility and an oil refinery, a setting that perfectly contributes to the slinky back alley strut, dizzying waltzes, and surf-raga-samba-freakouts that populate the record.
With its abandoned industrial parks, rail road tracks, and refinery flares, Rahway was the perfect setting in which to create the album, which composites various musical styles ranging from Blues, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Funk, and Psychedelia and influences such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Syd Barrett, Cesar Romero, and Waits.
A salvaged toy piano, noise makers, 25-cent whistles, rattles, plastic flutes, and cheap candy ocarinas also help to color what has become Hacha De Zola’s unique “urban junkyard” sound.
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Lovers is the new 5-song EP from Toronto, Ontario indie-folk artist Merival, aka Anna Horvath. The EP was reportedly shaped by relationships and reflection before she turned 20, when beauty and transformation were found in heartache. Merival wrote ‘Kicking You Out’ when she was 17, the second excellent single and oldest song on the EP. It’s about someone she’d been in love with for 2 years. She’d never lived with him so she took some artistic liberties there; the idea of kicking him out was more of a premonition she had, that she would carry him with her for years and years after the fact and would need to be continually kicking him out of her mind. So far it’s held true.
Since landing in Toronto in 2012, Merival has been active in the music community, contributing to projects and collaborating with a variety of musicians.
Today’s featured single just arrived January 14th and the entire LOVERS EP is out at the end of this week, January 29th 2016!Kicking You Out HypeMachine
This song and music video are licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Despite their unerring ability to sonically pulverise your eardrums, Right Hand Left Hand are in fact a two-piece band. Comprising Andrew Plain (drums/guitars) and Rhodri Viney (guitars/ vocals/ drums) and hailing from Cardiff Wales, the duo played in a number of Cardiff based bands over the years. Having played a show with one of their former bands in a club in Groningen, Netherlands the pair, having heard Trans Am played by the DJ, were inspired to break out on their own, embracing an experimental set up of two members playing guitar, two drum kits, centred around a loop station, incorporating instrument swaps and all the while attempting to find out how heavy is too heavy.
[via A Badge of Friendship]Tarts and Darts HypeMachine
Parts Unknown is the first single from their EP Wakes, which will be released on January 29th as a free download on BandCamp. The EP will also be available on all the major digital music stores and streaming services on the same date. Wakes is the follow up to their 2014 LP, Tides.
Chase City are an independent pop band from Hobart in Tasmania (AUS) who released today’s featured track “Go Back” a few months ago. It’s a great danceable track that starts off with a bit of a frantic ska backbeat, a very nicely put together and very high energy tune.
The band’s latest music video for Go Back, which we’ve included further below, was produced and filmed by Nick Green and Josh Quigley
Noted Influences: San Cisco, Last Dinosaurs, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, The Strokes, The KooksGo Back HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is the second single from the album.