Let Your Youth Show by Kid Cadaver (Kid Cadaver, 2013)
This is the second track from Kid Cadaver I’m posting because their particular brand of pop is booming, colorful, and pleasantly catchy. I think they could see mainstream recognition in their future- what do you think?
Stable by Kid Cadaver (Kid Cadaver, 2013)
Kid Cadaver is a booming, colorful pop/rock band from the LA Valley. These guys may see mainstream popularity ahead, as their brand of pop could be what America wants to hear- listen for yourself and decide.
Like What They Like by Goodman (Single, 2013)
Brooklyn-based band Goodman is angst-filled garage pop with a gritty edge, the creation of multi-instrumentalist Michael Goodman. Their track Like What They Like is a catchy tune with a rhythm to tap your foot too and brooding lyrics which may speak to many here on this website.
You can download the track for free from their bandcamp: http://goodmanmusic.bandcamp.com/track/like-what-they-like
Hollow Sparrow by SURFING (2013)
With Hollow Sparrow, SURFING offers us surf rock reminiscent of 90’s alternative, a combination which makes for a good sound. Hollow Sparrow is their only online track thus far, so I am interested to see how their sound develops as they release more music.
Abracadabra by Jenny Broke the Window (single, 2013)
Jenny Broke the Window may see popularity in their future. Or, at least, I can. Abracadabra is a brilliant track which features variety of of sounds and fun beats/rhythms, altogether epitomizing their talent as a band; when most bands try to do what Jenny Broke the Window does, their sound is either overwhelming or too scattered. Keep an eye out for these guys, because with what they have released thus far, they may be going places.
Grrrl Power Bands by Human Cannonball (Single, 2013)
I now realize Human Cannonball messaged me a while back (along with many other bands from whom I have yet to review submissions…sorry) and I just recently listened to their tracks posted on Bandcamp, and, if you have not yet guessed, I liked what I heard.
I picked Grrrl Power Bands because it’s a simple track with a nice rhythm which I personally enjoy. There are no gimmicks, the track is what it is, and I like that.
Free Download Here: http://human-cannonball.bandcamp.com/track/grrrl-power-bands
Not Really There by Painted Palms off Nothing Last Long EP
(I found this among many unfinished posts in my drafts, and I had to share)
Painted Palms never fail to impress me. The band represents the other side of psychedelic, the side of exotic pop which entices you to get up and dance to the trippy array of layered, pulsing sounds. Not Really There is my personal favourite off the new EP
Free Download Here: http://paintedpalms.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-lasts-long-ep
Howl by Island Cassettes off Island Cassettes (2013)
I’ve known about these guys for a while, but this past August they just released their self-titled debut and I thought I would finally share a track.
Island Cassettes achieves a melodic cross-genre blending of folk, worldbeat, and rock elements, or, in simpler terms( if technical babble is not your thing), it is pleasant to listen to.
I’ve been listening to their tracks a lot these past couple of days because their songs put me in a good mood. I chose Howl because it’s my favourite, and while it’s their closing track (spoiler alert), Howl finishes the album on a good note (pun intended), and is a fair indicator of their talent as a band.
Check them out, you will not be disappointed.
Femdom by Bird Brains off Bummer Pop (2013)
I found out about Bird Brains from a Colleen Green tweet (@colleengreen420) and they’re interesting, nonetheless.
Why am I sharing this song though? Well, I’m assuming you know what femdom is and I find this song funny because it’s a relaxed, acoustic track and the downtrodden tone seems to support the albums title, Bummer Pop. However, you then pay attention to the lyrics you’re listening to, remember the song title, and then, oh wait, you realize Femdom is a song about female-dominated BDSM.
Oh well, it’s a catchy song and somewhat ironic that it’s so mellow while referencing not-so-relaxing sex kinks.
Download for free here: http://byrdbrains.bandcamp.com/album/bummer-pop
Jukebox Dream by The Rebel Light (2013)
Here’s a nice upbeat track, an honest song about falling in and pursuing love, drenched in 60’s pop vibes and reminiscent of late summer nights on the beach. Call me cliche, but listen to the song and decide for yourself.
Like this track? You can download it for free here: http://therebellight.bandcamp.com
Shooter’s Hill by Growwler off Shooter’s Hill ((EP)) (October 2012)
I forget where I found this track (I think it was because I was googling the Growlers tour and accidentally typed two ww’s), but I wanted to share it because it reminded me of old White Stripes, not quite the same, but similar nonetheless.
Shooter’s Hill is a good party track, and I thought I’d share
Brainfreeze by Bully, off Bully EP, to be released October 1st (2013)
I stumbled upon this track while browsing my dashboard (I want to say it was vynyl who posted had it), and I had to share.
Bully is female led trio, whose lead singer with her pouty voice brings a playful, girlish charm to the energetic pop rock they play. Or maybe spunky is a more fitting description, because it’s a playful word, but it still has punk as its root (or I’m probably over-thinking this…oh well).
Anyway, Brainfreeze is a great track, and it gets a thumbs up from me
I Saw It Beating by Bear Ceuse off Don Domestique (2013)
A hard-hitting track with Dinosaur Jr, Pavement and Lemonheads vibes, I Saw it Beating gives away some of whom I assume to be their influences, but nonetheless is a good pick-me-up to bob your head to during the morning commute to school/work/class/whatever.
Prom Queen by Distortion Mirrors (2013)
Noisey and loud but with a beat that begs you to get up and dance, Prom Queen by Distortion Mirrors is one eclectic track, sporting elements of noise rock, new wave, power pop, and synth pop.
Distortion Mirrors just dropped their first album this past month, and is available for download on Amazon and iTunes.
Modern Living by Work Drugs (2013)
The other day, Philly natives Work Drugs just dropped a new track. The track itself, Modern Living, is a fun, upbeat pop song, perfect to put on your back to school playlist; going back to school may be a bummer, but Modern Living's lighthearted sound will put a smile on any face.
Free Download Here: https://soundcloud.com/work-drugs/modern-living