New Indie Pop from Making Marks

I used to love this band called My Little Pony, but now the band is down a member and going by a new name, Making Marks.  Luckily, the jangling guitars and the hooks I adored are still present in the reincarnation of the group, so indie pop fans can rest with a smile.  The new line-up will be releasing their Ticket Machine 7″ on Fika Recordings this coming October, with plans for a full length to follow in the Spring of 13′. If you like your pop with a bit of bounce and a little grin, then you’ll love this new jam.  Enjoy.

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Download:Making Marks – Hard To Be Good [MP3]

New Music from My Little Pony

Okay, so I may not be entirely sold on the entire name here, but at least the music is really good.  It’s one of the things I like a great deal about running this site: finding music I wouldn’t have heard otherwise.  This Oslo group are releasing their album Making Marks, which features the catchy little single we’re offering up here.  It’s light-hearted and warm, but most of all its sugary sweet, which is precisely what I needed to hear this evening.  And, the band apparently be making their way to Austin for SXSW, so now I have My Little Pony to get excited about before the festivities officially kick off in March.  Take a listen, then go ahead and smile.

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Download: My Little Pony – Hard To Be Good [MP3]