Oakland, Cali indie pop Trails and Ways puts me in a happy mood. The photos, the songs, the message…..everything. My favorite track Happiness off the latest sophomore album reveals the bands indie chops. Good vibes all around.
The latest release Own It is the result of their treacherous journey following their debut album Pathology. Half the band nearly imploded leaving singer-songwriter Keith Brower in dire straits. He decided beauty can come from ashes after picking himself up and backpacking across Sierra Nevada.
The latest album is a political tirade but it won’t leave you stressed. The band is currently on tour spreading the love as well as their anti-capitalist songs. Hugs for all!!
Electro queen Anousheh brings us a new track titled Bones that will instantly get stuck in your head. With its captivating soundscape, melody and vocal line, let’s say..I love it, and others do too.
A slew of music blogs have come aboard giving the track rave reviews with Paste Magazine, calling “Bones” the “most infectious track you’ll hear this Fall”.
“This song came together fairly quickly on my end” says Anousheh. I recorded a really flimsy demo using a Logic drumbeat and a cheesy bass and strings combo- just to get the basic bassline and melodies down. Then I sent it to my collaborator/producer. He replaced certain things, added others. We just emailed the tracks back and forth until it was finished. Hooray for technology!”
The songstress is no stranger to success. She topped the UK pop charts while the track Say Hello was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance Recording category. This could be another year of Anousheh!!
Boston based Ella Williams who goes under the moniker of Squirrel Flower reveals her indie chops in the latest Not Your Prey.
The indie songstress will release her much anticipated sophomore EP Contact Sports on December 8th via Takes Time Records.
Kings favorite Cemetery Sun has released their debut EP today through Lava/Republic Records. The band caught my attention when they emerged on the Sacramento scene releasing Fake Love and Sleeping It Off.
Their upbeat-catchy rock tracks that combine guitars and synths make Cemetery Sun one of the few alternative acts that could burst on the mainstream. In fact, after a label rep heard Fake Love online, the band had a deal shortly after. Heck, maybe they could be the next 5 Seconds of Summer with actual street cred.
Newcomers Strange Parts show off their creativity in the latest track Weatherby. They’ve crafted a hooky memorable track while deviating from the norm – not an easy task. They kicked off with the track Asleep In The Flowers which premiered on YVYNYL.
The artpop duo which began as a text between Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan has turned into a 6-piece live setup.
Check out the track Weatherby and get your art on and see them live on 11/17 at Everybody Hits in Philly.