Pay Attention is the first single from LA based artist Colleen Green’s 2015 album I Want to Grow Up, out 2/24/15 on Hardly Art records. The album title seems to be a bonus nod to Manhattan & Hermosa Beach punks and heroes of hers, The Descendents.
The full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
Pre-Orders for I Want to Grow Up are available through Hardly Art, iTunes and Amazon.Download Pay Attention HypeMachine
Another single from Russian band Ocean Jet (who we’ve played once before, when we posted Victims in February). They’re based in Saint Petersburg and all their music is available on SoundCloud and BandCamp, so follow the links below.
Leon Bridges is a talented singer-songwriter from the Fort Worth area of Texas who blends southern soul and gospel. When I first heard the opener of his brilliant new song Coming Home I was first reminded very slightly of the good vibes of Peter Wingfield’s ‘Eighteen with A Bullet’ although things took a completely different turn when the soulful vocals took hold.
This is a promising debut with another track ‘Better Man’ currently available for free at the Soundcloud link below. Apparently he is also tracking at least one new song, and doing some upcoming shows with Sharon Van Etten in Brooklyn, so be sure to bookmark the social sites below for the latest news on the track progression and tour dates.Download Coming Home HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is another track from The Woodland‘s album Gems And Bones, released earlier this year.
The Woodlands are Hannah and Samuel, a wife and husband indie pop duo with singer-songwriter underpinnings, who create lush and emotive songs. They’re originally from Idaho, now in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Formed in 2012, Gold Spectacles is the collaborative venture of two British songwriter/producers. Drawing on an eclectic range of musical influences from Paul Simon to Phoenix, Gold Spectacles write beautiful sample-based music. The most recent single “Escape Your Love” that offers a beautiful female vocal layered over an exceptional mix can also be found for download at the Soundcloud page below.Download Steal You Away HypeMachine
ScotDrakula are a trio from Melbourne in Australia, and today’s Dose is from their album Burner set to release on Cassette as Side A, along with their Break Me Up EP as Side B, on December 9th via Fleeting Youth Records.
Bayonet are an 4 piece indie band from Sheffield in England. They have been playing together for about six months, and have just released their debut EP, today’s Dose is the title track.
Brooklyn blues-influenced rock duo Courtesy Tier is Omer (guitar) and Layton (drums), who’ve been playing together for the last seven years, but they weren’t always a duo. As members came and went, they perpetually conceptualized themselves as a four and sometimes six piece band. Then, during their second winter in New York, they had run out of other band members. Regrouping in a closet size practice space under the Smith Street overpass, they finally had enough room to rehearse, and they liked the sound, following which their first full length, “The Resolution” was born.
In addition to the band’s impressive single “Something Better” released December 2012, we’ve also embedded the music video below for “Cold” another solid track taken from the band’s earlier ‘Holy Hot Fire’ EP.Download Something Better HypeMachine
That they’re from From Nizhny Novgorod in Russia (about a five hour drive from Moscow, East down the M7) is about all we know about the band Cherry Daikiri. Except that they released the excellent album Electric Future in October this year. If your Russian is good, head over to VKontakte, or if not to Jamendo, for a free download of the album.
Bonsai. is an excellent new Brooklyn based band made up of singer-songwriter Simone Stevens, Greg McMullen on guitar and pedal steel, and Bryan Bisordi on drums and bass. Their first EP released in May was produced, engineered, and mixed by Dan Molad whose worked with some of our absolute favorites like Via Audio, Elizabeth and the Catapult and Here We Go Magic.
Bonsai’s songstress, Simone Stevens says of today’s featured single, “I live in NYC and it is filled with men and women consumed with careers or art. In the craziness if you meet someone who genuinely makes you forget city weariness for a minute you really cherish it.”
A residency at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn as well as a few more local tour dates to the New York area can be found at their newish website below, or alternatively in their Twitter feed.
[via Green Light Go]Download I Like You Man HypeMachine
Formed in Milan, Italy, in 2007 by Pietro Guerrini (guitar & vocals), Alessandro Caputo (guitar), Robin Duncan (bass) and Jacopo Burastero (drums), Excusers released their first LP “Portrait Of Infidelity” on UK label Cloudragon last year.
They just released their “No Excusers EP” on Beko Disques, today’s Dose is from that. Check out the BC links below for a free (name your price) download. Also be sure to check out the video too.
Kid Scissor is the solo project of musician Josh Ben, a Philadelphia-born, Austin-based singer, songwriter, and producer. His debut single “The Ones That Don’t Care” released on November 3rd, we must say a very excellent and solid lead-off effort.
The track was sent over by a fan who included the mention that Kid Scissor’s musical influences range from artists like Deon, the Belmonts, and all the way to T.Rex.
Enjoy and make sure to bookmark a few links below.Download The Ones That Don’t Care HypeMachine
Dr Velvet and the Social Drinkers are a punk band from LA, today’s Dose is from their latest EP, Old Habits, which is available on a ‘Name Your Price’ basis from BandCamp (as is all their back catalog, see the BC link below), as well as almost all download and streaming sites, like Spotify, iTunes, Rhapsody & Amazon.
The band is:
Ryan Wilcox- vox/guitar
Daniel Felice- bass/vox
Ghoul The Hectic Clownie- Drums
Featuring guest vocals from Rachel Mint
After seven years, Malmö Sweden’s MOONBABIES are lining up to release their next album coming out in Spring of 2015. In anticipation of their fourth full-length they dropped the double single release “Chorus/Raindrops” this past September 5th, the first in a series of the digital double single issues.
The two tracks in the release apparently showcase a new softer, reflective and melodic side of the Moonbabies. Ola Frick of the husband/wife duo of Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick, describes the featured track “Chorus”: It’s got this pulse, effortlessness, and classic melodic feel to it, mixed with 80’s nostalgia & our love for Yazoo/Fleetwood Mac.”Download Chorus HypeMachine
London based lo-fi indie rock group VICTORY KICKS have announced that a new record is on the way – The Young Flood EP, arriving this November 17th on the group’s own label Unmanned Aerial Vinyl. It’s preceded by an excellent new single called I Got Drunk (I Called you Up) that comes with an exclusive b-side.
The new record has taken the band 4 months to piece together and apparently there will be more news soon as well as upcoming gig announcements and sneak previews so make sure to bookmark a few of the sites below.Download I Got Drunk (I Called You Up) HypeMachine
Formed in 2006, Between The Rain is a hard rock trio out of the Bronx, NY. Tim Donlon, the spark and fuse of the band is a rock musician from the Detroit area who traveled to New York City to find the perfect members to complete the band’s lineup. After years of searching, he found them in bassist Victoria Rothman and drummer Xavier Martinez. [bio]
Ed Jefferson is a self-taught 25 year old multi-instrumentalist from Bristol, U.K who creates music under the moniker CAMBRIDGE PARK. He just recently issued a new EP entitled Bricks, three excellent songs that are currently available under a pay-what-you-will model over at his BandCamp link below.
Ed impressiely writes, plays and records all parts of what you are hearing, vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Bricks is a stunning debut, with another powerful track in ‘Wall of Waves’ and of course the wonderful single ‘Strays’ which we’ve embedded the video for below. Also, there is a twenty-five second teaser up on his Facebook page for the new video for ‘First Light’, exciting stuff which should be arriving shortly.Download First Light HypeMachine
Today’s Dose, by Chicago based Jason Maek and Zaena is from their ‘Visual Album’ Maek Pandamonium, which is not your normal album. It is their debut, and is 17 music videos (totalling over an hour long) weaved together into one abstract storyline. it is embedded below for you.
Today’s feature comes from “Music From the Monastery”, a five song EP (one of the two) released in early 2014. The band is also currently working on a 3rd EP to be released in January.
A live performance of their song ‘Subjective’ was also filmed at the Monastery venue and is embedded below. Be sure to check out their BandCamp page for more from this excellent EP. Other personal favorites include ‘Sea Soul Shell’ and ‘Trippin on Your Ego’.Download The Free People HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is the first single from the forthcoming debut album Ain’t So Young from New Haven, CT band Glamour Assassins, expected to be released in early 2015.