Dear Blanca Return

unnamed (12)South Carolina based Dear Blanca caught my attention last year with their highly underrated releasePobrecito. Since then the band has been hard at work on some new material and are ready to release this new single “Temporary Solution” to the world. Already I’m hearing a major maturation from the band as we are treated to a delightful pop number with some of the similar folk undertones from their debut LP. Pay attention to these guys starting now.

This track appears on a new EP entitledI Don’t Mean to Dwell due out on March 4th via Post-Echo.

Raucous Number From Art Contest

ArtContestSouth Carolina based group Art Contest make a very strange, yet interesting style of fuzzy, math rock tunes to create a style very much all their own.  New single “Tokyo Megaplex” is a small sample of the unique sound which offers elements of Death of From Above mixed in with an all around spastic tendency.  Those looking for some quiet dad rock need not apply.  Take a chance by hitting play to see what I’m trying to describe here.

Art Contest will release new album Two Songs sometime next year on Post-Echo.

More New Music From Dear Blanca

Pobrecito - Album ArtAbout a month ago I came across South Carolina band Dear Blanca and their promising new take on this sort of poppy, folk rock music.  Today I’m excited to share with you another great track from the band called “Noma”.  Once again you will hear those folk rock tendencies that are equal parts intimate and beautiful as they are powerful and breathtaking.  I’m sure to be paying attention to these guys in the future.

Pick up new album, Pobrecito, on July29th via Post-Echo.

Song Premiere: Dear Blanca

OHDHhpiToday I’ve been given the pleasure of premiering a song by up and coming band Dear Blanca.  Now the group hails from South Carolina, which isn’t always known as an indie-musical hot bed, and clearly a southern leaning folk sound can be found here to align with their home state.  Brand new single found below, “Boulders”, is sonic evidence of their southern roots.  It’s a track that could immediately be compared to, and possibly even inspired by, indie greats NMH.  The slow start at the beginning that eventually builds up to an intense, emotionally jarring ending makes for a truly special track.  We’re please to be the first ones to share this with you.

The band have a new album called Pobrecito due out on July 29th via Post-Echo.

Crunchy Rock from Concord America

concorThis song is “So Gay.” No, really, that’s the title of this track from Concord America.  The song is a crunchy guitar number, with riotous vocals and guitars swirling all over the place.  It makes for a jam you just want to turn up real loud in the speakers, in an effort to grasp the fun that the band seem to have had in making such a tune.  For fans of bands like So So Glos and Pujol, you better get ready to have another band on your radar that’s going to be part of your regular listening rotation.  Their Suns Out Guns Out EP will be available on May 27th via Post Echo.

Concord America Rock Our Face


Atlanta based outfit Concord America will immediately have you take note of their music from the second you hit play on this sweet track below.  Yes, “Suns Out Guns Out”, will shake you to attention if you’ve been napping recently and give you a solid injection of rock n roll into your system.  The band can offer just more than punk here though, as the track meshes some nice swing/doo-wop sounds into their brand of punk rock.  I’d say that the style is working out well for these guys.

Fans should pick up new EP, Suns Out Guns Out, due May 27th on Post-Echo.