Have Some Fun with The Dead Ships

thedeadships_songpremiere1When you hear a quality rock song like this one from L.A. based The Dead Ships, you just want to share it with as many people as you can.  The song is called “Canyons” and features some great moments of pop music intermixed with rising crescendos and irresistible melodies.  Stay tuned for more as the band are currently working a new EP for next year produced by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning.  You know it’s going to be good.

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More New Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Letting Up Despite Great Faults has offered up another track off their pending release Untogether.

It is pretty obvious that the band has been listening to and influenced by a few of my favorite things. Floating vocals, percussive synth, this is one pretty sweet electro jam. I am really excited by this release and expect to hear a bit more on it soon. LUDGF have a few shows pending, 10/12 at Frontier, a couple CMJ dates and then back to town for a 10/29 show at The Mohawk before hitting Japan. Maybe they will take me along to document the Japan shows. #probablynot


Download: Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Bulletproof Girl [@RCRDLBL]

Up, Down and Up Jam from Fantasy Rainbow

Met The folks at Heist or Hit Records a few years back during SxSW through a mutual friend. Good people.

Saw on Bookface that one of their acts, nineteen year old Oliver Cat doing the music thing as Fantasy Rainbow, has a song up to stream via the 405’s Soundcloud. I took a listen and liked it and decided to share. The song “Condominium” will be on the album Bos Taurus, due in the UK on 10/29. Looking into US release info.

New York friends, he’ll be at CMJ.

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FT5: SXSW Bands I Have To See

What’s that ya say?  SXSW is almost upon us?  Get the F*** out!  With our fancy little music festival we call SXSW coming up in March, I wanted to take a quick look at some of the bands I just gotta see during the upcoming week.  Now obviously I had to stick to a few strict rules here.  For starters, the band has to be one I haven’t seen before.  Two, it has to actually be possible to see the band (sorry STP & Band of Horses).  Three, the band needs to be fairly new with high praises coming from us and others.  I’d say that about does it.  These are bands on the verge of breaking it big in the national scene.  Will they have what it takes to impress me and the snobby Austin music scene with their live shows?  Only time will tell…  Follow the jump for my full list of bands I’ll be waiting in line to see during SXSW.
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Fun Fest Interviews: Neon Indian

FFFFest2009_neonindianWe continue our Fun Fest interviews today with a few questions and answers from now local Neon Indian. We had the chance to speak with founding member and mastermind of the group Alan Palomo. We talk to Alan about his new project, his work with VEGA, and what his future plans are in this crazy musical world he lives in. Follow the jump for to read this really fun interview. And no, we don’t ask him about video games…

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