Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Daphne Loves Derby

Here's an indie band formed in Washington who are truly greatful to the internet. Thanks to the world wide web, that's how the band met and that's how they pretty much got their demos known to the world, and magically got to actually pick a label.

Daphne Loves Derby's new album is due 27 March, titled Good Night, Witness Light will showcase the bands breathty vocals ala The Shins and lyrics about life's ups and downs.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Silversun Pickups - indie with a dose of grunge

Want dreamy, melodic, stonner, grungy tunes? Get a load of the Silversun Pickups. They've become one of my favourite indie rock outfits ever since i listened to the grungy-the breeders-like song, Well Thought Out Twinkles. It's raw, has a good riff, and a real good swing to it.
Silversun Pickups (SSPU) can be heard in this season's The OC. Tracks include Lazy Eye and Rusted Wheel. According to Eric Shea of Rhapsody.online, "the Silversun Pickups rightfully garner many a comparison to alt-rock '90s heroes the Smashing Pumpkins". Their album Carnavas was released last year (2006). I'm simply hoping to hear more of them soon, after their current Spring tour with Snow Patrol.

Monday, March 05, 2007

ASH - New Album out soon!

Finally! A new album. Y'all remmeber Ash right? Ya' know, Girl From Mars, Goldfinger...yeah anyway, they've got a new album coming up. No official name mentioned yet, it's all hush hush. But Tim Wheeler has announced the lead single to be You Can't Have It All. According to him, "it's a bitch love song dealing with bi-popular emotions. It's got a really big driving bassline and the beat in the verses is almost dancey".

Another track described is Saskia which is said to have an Easter European feel to it. Also said to be inspired by the great Davis Bowie. Now, that's something I wanna listen too.

Already out in the internet is I Started A Fire which sounds well...not that bad. Was actually expecting more from 'em. But given the fact that they're a 3-piece outfit again, the fans may just forgive the lads. That's right, Charlotte Hatherley has left the boysin pursuit of her solo career.

Anywayz....i hope Ash feeds the fans a dose of kool bubble-gum songs if you'd like to call it that. But I'm glad the lads are back.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood goes Reggae

That's right folks. The skinny dude of Radiohead's got some Jamaican flava up his sleeves. Jonny Greenwood is the Controler is what the album's called and is due to be released March 6. The album's a compilation of 17 reggae tracks from the archives of the legendary Trojan Records.

Word on the block is that Greenwood went through a 6-month reggae crash course to prepare for this project. I've had a listen to one of his works, Delroy Wilson's This Life Makes Me Wonder. Pretty good stuff MAN!