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TOO GOO TO BE TRUE
Nov 21, 2013
24 Hour DJ Lock- in
Sep 26, 2013
Walking Shapes- Mixtape Vol. 1
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Little Daylight "Tunnel Vision"
Sep 17, 2013
General Interest Meeting
Sep 4, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
WSBU Presents: Pirate Radio
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
WSBU Presents: Across the Universe
Mar 19, 2013
WSBU General Interest Meeting
Jan 21, 2013
Eazy-E: The Buzz recognizes Aids Awareness Week
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Birds of Chicago
Oct 1, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Pet Shop Boys
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
Tennis - Young and Old
Feb 24, 2012
The 2 Bears - Be Strong
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Teitur - Let the Dog Drive Home
Feb 16, 2012
Evan Voytas - Feel Me EP
Feb 15, 2012
Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Biscuit Kings - Hambones & Trombones
Dec 9, 2011
De Staat - Machinery
Dec 8, 2011
The Record's - De Fauna Et Flora
Dec 7, 2011
Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolfroy Goes to Town
Dec 6, 2011
Ex Norwegian - Sketch
Dec 5, 2011
The Jefferson - Days Are Falling
Dec 1, 2011
Cass McCombs - Humor Risk
Nov 28, 2011
Raleigh Moncrief - Watered Lawn
Nov 21, 2011
Rapsody - For Everything
Nov 18, 2011
Friends - EP
Nov 16, 2011
Stalley - Lincoln Way Nights
Nov 11, 2011
Said The Whale - New Brighton
Nov 10, 2011
Death Letters - Post-Historic
Nov 3, 2011
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Nov 1, 2011
Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix
Oct 31, 2011
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Oct 12, 2011
Caged Animals - Eat Their Own
Oct 5, 2011
Sainthood Reps - Monoculture
Oct 3, 2011
Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams
Sep 30, 2011
Jono McCleery - There Is
Sep 28, 2011
Neon Indian - Era Extrana
Sep 26, 2011
Wild Flag - Wild Flag
Sep 21, 2011
Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song
Sep 20, 2011
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Sep 19, 2011
Army Navy - The Last Place
Aug 24, 2011
O.A.R. - King
Aug 15, 2011
The Horrors - Skying
Aug 5, 2011
WSBU Voted Number 1
Aug 2, 2011
Potugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud
Jul 20, 2011
Title Fight - Shed
Jul 13, 2011
Seapony - Go With Me
Jun 30, 2011
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Jun 13, 2011
Black Lips- Arabia Mountain
Jun 6, 2011
Bon Iver- Bon Iver, Bon Iver
May 30, 2011
Benjamin Francis Leftich - Pictures
May 9, 2011
Cass McCombs - Wit's End
May 2, 2011
Times New Viking - Dancer Equired
Apr 29, 2011
Religious To Damn - Glass Prayer
Apr 28, 2011
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Apr 26, 2011
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Apr 25, 2011
TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light
Apr 22, 2011
Eliza Doolittle - S/T
Apr 21, 2011
Figurines - S/T
Apr 20, 2011
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo
Apr 19, 2011
Gorillaz - The Fall
Apr 18, 2011
Hammer No More The Fingers - Black Shark
Apr 15, 2011
Maritime - Human Hearts
Apr 14, 2011
Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion
Apr 13, 2011
The Lonely Forest - Arrows
Apr 12, 2011
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Apr 11, 2011
Bibio - Mind Bokeh
Apr 8, 2011
Vivian Girls - Share the Joy
Apr 7, 2011
Obits - Moody, Standard and Poor
Apr 6, 2011
The Kills - Blood Pressures
Apr 4, 2011
Parts & Labor - Constant Future
Apr 1, 2011
Alexander - S/T
Mar 31, 2011
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Mar 30, 2011
Tropical Punk - Sweetheart
Mar 29, 2011
Memphis - Here Comes a City
Mar 28, 2011
The Head and the Heart - S/T
Mar 25, 2011
John Vanderslice - White Wilderness
Mar 24, 2011
Rival Schools - Pedals
Mar 23, 2011
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Scandalous
Mar 22, 2011
The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
Mar 21, 2011
Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High EP
Mar 18, 2011
Boat - Dress Like Your Idols
Mar 16, 2011
Wye Oak - Civilian
Mar 15, 2011
Revolver - Parallel Lives
Mar 14, 2011
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Mar 11, 2011
Bardo Pond - S/T
Mar 10, 2011
Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine
Mar 9, 2011
Elk - Let's Get Married
Mar 8, 2011
Alex Winston - Sister Wife
Mar 7, 2011
mtvU Woodie Awards!
Feb 26, 2011
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Feb 25, 2011
Is/Is - This Happening EP
Feb 24, 2011
Shedding - Tear in the Sun
Feb 23, 2011
The Cave Singers - No Witch
Feb 22, 2011
WIN WIN - S/T
Feb 21, 2011
Banjo Or Freakout - S/T
Feb 17, 2011
The Megaphonic Thrift - Decay Decoy
Feb 15, 2011
Rachel Goodrich - S/T
Feb 14, 2011
La Sera - S/T
Feb 13, 2011
Black Pistol Fire - S/T
Feb 11, 2011
Modern Skirts - Gramahawk
Feb 10, 2011
Gang of Four - Content
Feb 9, 2011
Cage the Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday
Feb 8, 2011
Lia Ices - Grown Unkown
Feb 7, 2011
OFF! - The First Four EPs
Jan 31, 2011
You NEED to listen to Dark Dark Dark!
Jan 18, 2011
Upcoming Albums of 2011
Jan 3, 2011
WSBU's Top 20 of 2010
Dec 27, 2010
Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard
Dec 20, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Norah Jones!
Dec 10, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Parting Gifts!
Dec 9, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Eagle and Talon!
Dec 8, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Mikey Jukebox!
Dec 7, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Soft Circle!
Dec 2, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Bikini!
Dec 1, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Greg Lyon!
Nov 30, 2010
WSBU Presents - In Studio with Meridene
Nov 29, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Girls!
Nov 29, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Orange Juice!
Nov 25, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Radio Dept.
Nov 24, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Nitzer Ebb!
Nov 23, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Oh Land
Nov 22, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The 22-20s
Nov 19, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The White Buffalo!
Nov 18, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Greenhornes!
Nov 17, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Fresh & Onlys!
Nov 15, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Gold Panda!
Nov 12, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Coastwest Unrest!
Nov 11, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Hurricane Bells!
Nov 9, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Warpaint!
Nov 8, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Cloud Nothings!
Nov 5, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Bad Books!
Nov 4, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Sufjan Stevens!
Nov 3, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Elvis Costello!
Nov 2, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Bear Hands!
Nov 1, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Zach Hill!
Oct 29, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Fistful of Mercy!
Oct 28, 2010
Meridene Live In-Studio
Oct 28, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Small Black!
Oct 27, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Zola Jesus!
Oct 26, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Autumn Defense!
Oct 25, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Tamaryn!
Oct 20, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Winterpills!
Oct 19, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Fake Problems!
Oct 18, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Robyn!
Oct 15, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Bad Religion!
Oct 13, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Mavis Staples!
Oct 12, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Maximum Balloon!
Oct 11, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Deerhunter!
Oct 8, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Mark Ronson!
Oct 7, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Glasser!
Oct 6, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Pete Yorn!
Oct 5, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Carnivores!
Oct 4, 2010
WSBU Off The Air Temporarily
Oct 4, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Migrant!
Oct 1, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Klaxons!
Sep 30, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Breathe Owl Breathe!
Sep 29, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Owen Pallett!
Sep 28, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Junip!
Sep 27, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Sisters!
Sep 24, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Les Savy Fav!
Sep 23, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Mice Parade!
Sep 22, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Tim Kasher!
Sep 21, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Megafaun!
Sep 20, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Ray LaMontagne
Sep 16, 2010
Buzz Spring Semester Recap- Buzz Weekend
Sep 12, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Walkmen!
Aug 23, 2010
You Need to Listen to: Wavves!
Aug 16, 2010
You NEED to listen to: BEST COAST!
Aug 2, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Wolf Parade!
Jul 26, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Drums!
Jul 19, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Wild Nothing!
Jul 12, 2010
You NEED To Listen To: Keepaway!
Jul 5, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Kate Nash!
Jun 28, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Crystal Castles!
Jun 21, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Tallest Man on Earth!
Jun 14, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Janelle Monae!
Jun 7, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Black Keys!
May 31, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Dead Weather!
May 24, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Frog Eyes!
May 7, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Inlets!
May 6, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Sadies!
May 5, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Flying Lotus!
May 4, 2010
Final Buzzworthy of the Semester
May 3, 2010
You NEED to listen to: First Aid Kit!
May 2, 2010
Spring 2010 Buzzworthy!
Apr 26, 2010
You NEED to listen to: The Postelles!
Apr 6, 2010
You NEED To Listen To: Pavement!
Apr 1, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Joanna Newsom!
Mar 22, 2010
You NEED to listen to: THE BUNDLES!
Mar 17, 2010
WSBU- Bears of Blue River live performance
Mar 3, 2010
Mike Ersing and Theodore Maxwell Robinson Review
Feb 23, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Carolina Chocolate Drops!
Feb 22, 2010
You NEED to Listen to: Johnny Cash!
Feb 21, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Lightspeed Champion!
Feb 8, 2010
Cribs- WSBU The Buzz
Feb 5, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Heligoats!
Feb 4, 2010
You NEED to listen to: Dan Black!
Feb 3, 2010
First Buzzworthy of the New Semester
Jan 25, 2010
Last Buzzworthy of the Semester
Dec 11, 2009
Buzzworthy Issue 4
Nov 23, 2009
BUZZ'D About Pink Video #1
Nov 5, 2009
Buzzworthy Issue 3
Oct 23, 2009
Buzzworthy Issue 2
Oct 4, 2009
WSBU nominated for a CMJ College Radio Award!
Sep 30, 2009
First Buzzworthy of Fall 09 Semester
Sep 8, 2009
You NEED to listen to: FRUIT BATS!
Sep 7, 2009
You NEED to listen to: JAPANDROIDS!
Aug 19, 2009
BIG ASS MANATEE
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
Spring Weekend Line-Up
Apr 21, 2009
Download The New Buzzworthy!!
Apr 1, 2009
RA RA RIOT IN THE RA RA RATHSKELLER!
Mar 25, 2009
Download The New Buzzworthy!
Mar 13, 2009
Womens Basketball A-10 Tournament
Mar 6, 2009
Download the New Buzzworthy!!!
Feb 13, 2009
What Are You Listening To Results
Feb 13, 2009
You NEED to listen to: Deleted Scenes!
Feb 13, 2009
Download the New Buzzworthy!!!
Feb 13, 2009
A Run to the Post Season
Feb 12, 2009
The Buzzworthy -- Now Online!!!
Feb 2, 2009
You NEED to listen to: Bear Hands!
Jan 18, 2009
You NEED to listen to: Of Montreal!
Nov 12, 2008
You NEED to listen to: The 88!
Nov 10, 2008
DAMIERA & A HOTEL NOURISHING
Nov 5, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Frontier Ruckus!
Nov 4, 2008
You NEED to listen to: I'm From Barcelona!
Oct 20, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Anthony Green!
Oct 20, 2008
Oct 10, 2008
You NEED to listen to: The Spinto Band!
Oct 9, 2008
The Gay Blades and Longitude!
Sep 30, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Jaguar Love
Sep 17, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Kristoffer Ragnstam
Sep 15, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Ra Ra Riot!
Sep 1, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Albert Hammond, Jr.
Aug 28, 2008
Attention New Students!
Aug 1, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Apr 22, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Foals
Apr 5, 2008
You NEED to listen to: The Ruby Suns
Apr 3, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Headlights
Mar 17, 2008
You NEED to listen to: City And Colour
Mar 16, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Los Campesinos!
Mar 12, 2008
You NEED to listen to: The Cool Kids
Feb 26, 2008
You NEED to listen to: Liam Finn
Feb 10, 2008
The New Face of The Buzzworthy
Feb 7, 2008
General Interest Meeting
Jan 15, 2008
Jan 13, 2008
Women's Basketball Coverage
Dec 27, 2007
You NEED to listen to: The Wombats
Dec 23, 2007
Dec 11, 2007
Battle of the Bands Winner
Dec 1, 2007
Year-end Buzzworthy coming soon!
Nov 28, 2007
OFF! should’ve had a decent fanbase in the punk community. The new supergroup features former Black Flag/Circle Jerks front man Keith Morris, Burning Bridges’ Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steve McDonald and Rocket from the Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba.
The band’s first release, a compilation of four EPs, collects 16 fast, rough punk songs, reminiscent of Black Flag’s 1978 EP, Nervous Breakdown. The longest track on First Four EPs, “Poison City,” runs for just over a minute and a half.
OFF! has received high praise from more than just punk and skate magazines. The Onion’s A.V. Club gave it an A- and the Chicago Tribune awarded it three-and-a-half stars out of four. Even the hipsters at Pitchfork named it “Best New Music” with a score of 8.5 out of 10.
OFF! is an anomaly. Keith Morris is 55, and the rest of the band isn’t far behind. They still play the music of their youth – just as fast and angrily, and they may be even more successful this time around.
Check out a live take of "Darkness":
Bold Victorian piano chords are struck and ring to the rafters. Drums chime in jazz circles and cymbal stops. A frightened woman repeatedly cries, “Oh, the unspeakable things!” No, this isn’t a horror movie; it’s Dark Dark Dark’s brooding tune “Daydreaming.”
That’s right, Dark Dark Dark, a sprawling seven-member chamber-folk group from Minnesota. Led by singer Nona Marie Invie, the band wraps around ghostly vocals with atmosphere that echoes skyward. Wild Go, their sophomore effort, was released in 2010. Some Dark Dark Dark tunes radiate a strange vibe, like you’ve stumbled upon a secret group of escaped circus freaks holding a bizarre ritual. “Celebrate” utilizes an accordion-pumped melody straight from the carnival. The anxious percussion and background howls on “Flood” paint a morosely twisted scene.
Dark Dark Dark is definitely haunting, eerie, otherworldly, etc. But their late-night melancholy is, at the same time, uplifting and beautiful. “Robert” hums like the prettiest Regina Spektor song with its swift ivory strokes. Even the last-one-at-the-bar feel of “Daydreaming” allows room for Dark Dark Dark to breathe a sigh of sweet release, even if it’s between whiskey gulps.
“Oh, if you knew what it meant to me,” laments Invie, but it’s the audience that’s more likely to “Daydream” about this, once they’ve heard Dark Dark Dark.
With the start of the New Year, it is hard to forget the great albums we had on constant repeat from 2010, and you shouldn't. But, while you're still blasting your favorites, watch out for the following albums this year. Let's hope 2011 exceeds our expectations!
British Sea Power-Valhalla Dancehall, 1/11/ 11
Cake-Showroom of Compassion, 1/11/11
Rye Rye-Go! Pop! Bang!, 1/11/11
The Decemberists-The King is Dead, 1/18/11
The Smith Westerns-Dye it Blonde, 1/18/11
Tennis-Cape Dory, 1/18/11
Cloud Nothings-Cloud Nothings, 1/25/11
Iron and Wine-Kiss Each Other Clean, 1/25/11
The Go! Team-Rolling Blackouts, 1/31/11
Hercules and Love Affair-Blue Songs, 1/31/11
Cut Copy-Zonoscope, 2/08/11
Bright Eyes-The People's Key, 2/15/11
Drive-By-Truckers-Go-Go Boots, 2/18/11
The Low Anthem-Smart Flesh, 2/22/11
Toro y Moi-Underneath The Pine, 2/22/11
Lykke Li-Wounded Rhymes, 3/01/11
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-Belong, March 2011
Lupe Fiasco-Lasers, 3/ 08/11
Paul Simon-So Beautiful or So What, 4/12/11
The Mountain Goats-All Eternal's Deck, 4/29/11
Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee, Spring 2011
The Black Lips, Spring 2011
Cat Power, 2011
Fleet Foxes, 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West-Watch The Throne, 2011
Panda Bear-Tomboy, 2011
The Strokes, Spring 2011
1. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3. Beach House - Teen Dream
5. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
6. The National - High Violet
7. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
8. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
9. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
11. Free Energy - Stuck on Nothing
13. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
14. Sleigh Bells - Treats
15. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
16. Vampire Weekend - Contra
18. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
19. The Extra Lens - Undercard
Xander Singh’s timid vocals, like almost all the sounds on Pepper Rabbit’s Beauregard, are drowned in reverb. Singh and his collaborator, Luc Laurent, throw just about everything else into the mix. Clarinets, ukuleles, banjos, horns and string sections are among the wide variety of instruments found on the album.
The band’s experimental chamber pop is both orchestral and psychedelic. The opener, “Clarinet Song,” focuses on the lush arrangements. The song peaks when the vocal harmonies are buried beneath horns, woodwinds and marching drums. “None Shall Sleep” swells with emphatic rhythms and lulls with distant horns and ethereal strings. “In the Spirit of Beauregard,” features a heavy psychedelic influence without being drastically different. The clarinet and slow, bouncy piano quickly coalesce into a trippy spiral of sound.
And it actually works. Beauregard makes for an incredible listen. There’s so much going on, but Pepper Rabbit aren’t trying to be Beirut or Arcade Fire. Instead of bold and grandiose, it’s subtle and beautiful. It takes a few listens to hear it all, but that’s one of the most endearing aspects of the album. Pepper Rabbit make you want to discover every nuance within Beauregard.
Check out a live version of "None Shall Sleep," performed on KEXP:
When you have a voice as smooth and calming as Norah Jones’, it’s easy to fit into any song. In Jones’ compilation album …Featuring, released Nov. 2, the Grammy-winning jazz pianist and singer-songwriter slips into rock, R&B and country songs as if she’s been in the genre all along.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside,” one of Jones’ three Grammy-nominated duets with her mentor Willie Nelson, gives a cute, flirty experience to the album (even though Nelson is more than twice her age).
“Take Off Your Cool,” from Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, is a slow jam mixed with acoustic guitar. Although this isn’t Jones’ normal genre, she blends in with Andre 3000’s sensual song. Her work between rap verses with Q-tip and Talib Kweli also shows she can do more than adult contemporary.
“I never really thought I would be singing with rappers,” Jones says on her YouTube channel. “I feel like it’s more of a natural thing than it seems because I know that all these guys love jazz. We share a common love of a certain music that even though we do very different things with it, … in the end it’s always musical and it all works out.”
…Featuring proves that Jones can sing country too. She plays with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Dolly Parton. She cowrote “Dear John” with Ryan Adams.
Jones returns to her native genre with songs with Herbie Hancock and Charlie Hunter. The album finishes with “Blue Bayou,” featuring M. Ward.
Partnering with an assorted variety of artists, Norah Jones demonstrates she can work with almost anyone – and sound really really good.
Listen to "Dear John" - Jones' collaboration with Ryan Adams:
Hailing from Nashville, Tenn., The Parting Gifts are bringing late-sixties instrumentals back to the garage-rock scene. On their new album, Strychnine Dandelion, country and folk influences wind their way through tracks sung by gritty voices and underlayed with saloon-style piano.
Several noted blues voices can be found on the album, including Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Patrick Keeler of The Greenhornes and The Raconteurs, Dave Amels, and Jem Cohen and Poni Silver from the Ettes. The variety of gravely voices gives each song an individual flare, spreading the album’s influences to every end of the spectrum.
Overall, the album bears a heavy resemblance to the soundtrack of a spaghetti western. But, if you’re into garage rock-country-folk fusion, then The Parting Gifts are right for you.
Check out "Keep Walkin":
The core of L.A. art/rock duo Eagle and Talon is made up of Kim (on vocals and guitar) and Alice Talon (on drums, casio, and back-up vocals). Since the duo started to write and produce their own music, they have been gaining popularity, becoming famous for always trying to give their listeners something fun to listen to.
In Manila is Eagle and Talon’s second EP, following up their debut full-length, Thracian. For In Manila, Kim and Alice recruited the efforts of Damon Zick (alto sax, bass clarinet), Daphne Chen (viola), Davin Givhan (bass) and Jordan Katz (trumpet/flugal horn). With Alice punching out melodies on her keyboard and Kim’s strong, clear vocals delivering the lyrics, you wouldn’t think they’d need anything more to produce highly enjoyable and upbeat indie music, but the added layers that each of the different instruments bring to the table makes each song that much more unique, helping Eagle and Talon stand out as something that’s a little different and a lot more fun than your average indie band.
Listen to the title track, "In Manila":
Indie music is going to rely heavily on Mikey Jukebox for setting new standards in the future. Jukebox’s self titled debut LP pumps positive energy through every strike of the drums, every stroke of the guitar and every gulp of air that Mikey provides.
The first track “!Hello Dreamer!” infuses a clap track, gentle synths, and flowing instrumental to make one well orchestrated song. Once Mikey’s voice hits a few low notes, you can only think to compare him to David Bowie.
Don’t be shy to hit repeat the next time you hop in your car and blast the new anthem of our generation “Come On Along.” It is another cog in the not-quite-indie glam-rock revival. With this song in mind, Mikey would be best described as vintage in almost every sense of the word. He wears his beats from the '70s with pride as he pumps up a crowd.
Glam rock’s long-extinguished flame has been rekindled in the form of Mikey Jukebox.
Listen to "Come On Along":
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, the alternative synth-pop trio Midnight Juggernauts released their second full-length album The Crystal Axis, bringing a bit of darkness to the world of electronica.
The Crystal Axis begins with the trancelike minute-and-a-half instrumental track “Induco,” which blends seamlessly with “Vital Signs,” a trance track with pop vocals that fades into Bloc Party-esque chants and rhythms before returning to pop. The album continues with a mix of catchy dance tracks and slower electronic pieces. The entire album has dark, almost melancholy music under upbeat pop vocals, creating a middle-ground perfect for a club pulsing with people.
Listen to "Vital Signs":