These guys started as a garageband in the suburbs of Paris in 1996, in 1997 they formed their own record label, Ghettoblaster, and self released their first album. A lot has happened for the boys since 97', this year they find themselves about to realse their 5th record, Bankrupt! (out April 23rd) and headlining a ton of Summer festivals including Cochella.
Walk Off the Earth "Red Hands"
Remeber that band that played Goyte's "Somebody That I Used to Know" on one guitar and became a total YouTube sensation? Well, they've got a new EP out called R.E.V.O.! The EP includes their cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know" but it's also got nine original songs on it, including this one!
Black Prarie "Nowhere, Massachusetts"
This band is based out of Portland, Oregon and includes some Portland-Royalty: Chris Funk, Nate Query, Jenny Conlee and John Moen, all also in The Decemberists. They added Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld to their line-up and go out as Black Prarie when The Decmberists are on a break. A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart is the groups second album together.
Jamie N Commons "Rumble & Sway"
Jamie is releasing this song on 10-inch vinyl and the first 150 copies will be signed! If you'd like to pre-order your copy get it here!
The Parlotones "Fight Back"
Theses guys are a hugh senstion in South Africa and they are beginning to break through in the US. Aside from making music they also make wine! You can try their Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Viognier.
American Authors "Believer"
These guys are a brand new band out of Brooklyn. This song is only a single right now, the album is hopefully coming soon. You can listen to their music here.
Serena Ryder "Stompa"
Aside from her musical abilities Serena is also a very talented visual artist. She draws, paints, sculpts and does collages. Most of her visual art is auction off for charity, with most of the profits going to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.