Best New Music 2010 – nr.22 – Skybox

15 04 2010

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What if Simon & Garfunkel had tea and a joint with MGMT, The Descendants, and The KGB? You’d probably be fond of their offspring: Skybox.
The band has released two albums since forming in 2005. The first, Arco Iris (2006), was a bit more on the rocky side. The second, Morning After Cuts, was released January 2010 and has some über-chilled psychedelic-indie-rock-ness to it. Let’s have a listen. Read the rest of this entry »


Best New Music 2010 – nr. 19 – Portugal. The Man

7 03 2010

Strolling through the musical universe I slowly started to think I’d have nothing to write about today. The wood block designs I was planning for the DAW2010 failed miserably due to lack of RAM on my seven (!!) year old laptop. The Flash Plugin for my Firefox seems to be on vacation, so finding your next favorite song has been pretty hard in recent days. I also lost my knuckle in a cheese-grater during breakfast. It’s not the first time that’s happened either.

But what the hell do you care?

How many bands do you know from Alaska? Keep reading, and you might just know one. Let’s listen to Portugal. The Man! Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr. 18 – Man/Miracle

5 03 2010

If you liked the early laid-back roadtrip music we all know from Kings of Leon, you will certainly enjoy this fresh mix of drums, guitars, bass, sans synthesizers. Man/Miracle just released their debut LP, The Shape of Things, yesterday (March 3rd). It’s got some dark sides, bright sides, slow sides, and fast sides. A little bit everything packed in an atmosphere of original song-writing from the soul.

Now that your panties are wet, let’s have a listen: Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.17 – Fang Island

25 02 2010

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Fang Island describe their music as “everyone high-fiving everyone” – and that’s pretty much how it sounds. Imagine Animal Collective for punks, with little aggression and lots of distortion. Heavy riffs with Super-Mario melodies and very creative song structures, these guys put on a great display of energetic musicianship.

To show off their soft side, you have to watch this “concert” in a kindergarten. Possibly the cutest concert I’ve ever seen: Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.4 – Everything Everything

28 01 2010

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Everything Everything captured me with a humorous but incredibly funky and happy song about Photoshop. I use Photoshop daily and listen to music whenever I can. So, music about Photoshop just works. Plus, they have a unique style which is musically credible and hilarious at the same time.

So, here’s “Photoshop Handsome” by Everything Everything Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.3 – Good Shoes

27 01 2010

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I was actually planning on posting some awesomeness from Everything Everything but someone suggested Good Shoes and I just had to skip ahead. It’s only just started playing five minutes ago, but I’m liking it. Not necessarily ‘unique’… but more of a pleasant mix between The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, and some English humor. Read the rest of this entry »