March 2014

46 / March 2014 / Saunders Robinson

  1. Red EyeThe War on Drugs
  2. Wakin on a Pretty DayKurt Vile
  3. Away We GoSilver Firs
  4. Are You ListeningKopecky Family Band
  5. CaliforniaSons of the East
  6. On the RoadHoundmouth
  7. It's RealReal Estate
  8. Down Down the Deep RiverOkkervil River
  9. Avant GardnerCourtney Barnett
  10. Skinny LoveBirdy
  11. Better GirlBest Coast
  12. Save My LifeZZ Ward
  13. (If) You Want TroubleNick Waterhouse
  14. Love That GirlRaphael Saadiq
  15. White LiesMax Frost
  16. Don't Fuck with My MoneyPenguin Prison
  17. Why Even TryTheophilus London
  18. Don't Save MeHaim
  19. Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson
  1. The War on Drugs / Red Eye

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    The War on Drugs is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Band member Adam Granduciel (born Adam Granofsky in Dover, Massachusetts) moved from Oakland, California to Philadelphia in 2003, where he met Kurt Vile and began playing music with him. They began playing as The War on Drugs in 2005, and self-released a demo EP. While Vile and Granduciel formed the backbone of the band, they had a number of accompanists early in the group's career Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Kurt Vile / Wakin on a Pretty Day

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    Kurt Vile (born 1980 in Philadelphia) is an American guitarist and singer. Previously the lead guitarist in the band The War on Drugs, he began his solo career in 2008. Vile began his musical career in 2003 creating lo-fi home recordings with frequent collaborator Adam Granduciel. The duo subsequently formed the indie rock band The War on Drugs in 2005. Vile departed following the release of their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008. Vile's music has been likened to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Silver Firs / Away We Go

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    Silver Firs is a Bern, Switzerland based dream pop/psychedelic outfit with an affinity to world percussion and a naive nature romanticism. The band formed in 2011 around members of a now split up post-punk band. For more than a year, they have been working on their debut album in an improvised basement studio and in various living rooms across the city. The group refused to record in a proper studio – not least because the studio time needed for Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Kopecky Family Band / Are You Listening

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    They say blood is thicker than water. If that is the case, then the members of the Kopecky Family Band are forever bound together by the music running through their veins. With their undeniable connection both onstage and off, the band is composed of an eclectic mix of both classically trained musicians and home-honed talent that is truly unique. Everyone in this family brings something different to the table. Their captivating blend of neo-classical, folk, and electric sensibilities still maintains a strong, distinctive musical voice. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Sons of the East / California

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    Sons of the East is a three-piece indie-folk band from Sydney, consisting of Jack Rollins, Nic Johnston and Dan Wallage. Formed in mid 2011, the band has played at multiple venues throughout Sydney and up and down the east coast of NSW, and seem to draw a crowd wherever they play. Their original blend of keys, guitar, banjo and vocal harmonies have seen them build a strong following that is continually growing. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Houndmouth / On the Road

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    Houndmouth is a collaborative folk rock four-member band, formed in 2011 from the lowland plains and farmlands of Indiana, USA. The band's lyrics emphasize their foolhardiness, and their soulful harmonies carry far. Houndmouth consists of Matt Myers (guitar, vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard, vocals), Zak Appleby (bass, vocals) and Shane Cody(drums, vocals). Folk duo Katie Toupin and Matt Myers (formerly of the Saint James Hotel) joined up with Shane Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Real Estate / It's Real

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    Real Estate is a band from Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States, now based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The band has roots in the Garden State and they’re led by singer/guitarist Martin Courtney and feature guitarist Matthew Mondanile (the latter known to some for his work in Ducktails, Predator Vision, and The Parasails) as well as Alex Bleeker (side project: Alex Bleeker And The Freaks) on bass and Etienne Duguay (also of Predator Vision) on the drums. They Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Okkervil River / Down Down the Deep River

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    Okkervil River is an indie/folk rock band from Austin, Texas USA. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. The band currently consists of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), Will Graefe (guitar), Sarah K. Pedinotti (keyboards), Benjamin Lazar Davis (bass) and Cully Symington (drums). The band self-released their first album, Stars Too Small to Use, which led them to the South by Southwest music festival. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Courtney Barnett / Avant Gardner

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    Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer/songwriter originally from Sydney, New South Wales; later moving to Hobart, Tasmania[/placeform] where she began performing music in 2006 before relocating to Melbourne in 2010. Barnett puts a lot of effort into sounding effortless. Her songs are wild and wooly and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot. Barnett was originally a part of several bands, including Immigrant Union and The Olivettes before focusing on her solo work. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Birdy / Skinny Love

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    Birdy is a name of at least four artists: 1. A British singer songwriter 2. A French electronic musician 3. A German electronic musician 4. An American acoustic group 1) A pseudonym of Lymington, Hampshire, UK singer-songwriter Jasmine Van den Bogaerde. Bogaerde, born May 15, 1996, is the daughter of concert pianist, Sophie Roper-Curzon and writer, Rupert Bogarde. She was raised in a mill house on the Pylewell Park estate (Lymington, UK) of Birdy’s maternal grandfather, Baron Teynham. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Best Coast / Better Girl

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    Best Coast is an American rock duo formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The band consists of songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Cosentino, a former child actress, began writing music as a teenager and was formerly a member of the experimentalist drone group Pocahaunted. After a brief tenure at college in New York City, Cosentino returned to the West Coast and began recording lo-fi demos with Bruno, whom she met in the Los Angeles music scene. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. ZZ Ward / Save My Life

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    ZZ Ward (Zsuzsanna Ward) is an American singer, musician and songwriter born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, USA, in a small town called Roseburg. In 2009 she was signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group, and in 2011 signed to Hollywood Records. She released the mixtape 'Eleven Roses' and the EP 'Criminal' in early 2012, prior to releasing her debut album 'Til the Casket Drops' on October 16, 2012. She grew up listening to her Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when she was a kid. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. Nick Waterhouse / (If) You Want Trouble

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    Nick Waterhouse plays rhythm and blues music like it’s new again - raw and rhythmic and vital, without irony and shy of revivalism. Conceived in the bedrooms, MUNI commutes, and DJ booths of San Francisco, and finally birthed in his native, all-analog studio in Southern California, the self-produced 45 single Some Place has caught the ear of the modern listener. After a sell-out pressing and coverage from the likes of The San Francisco Chronicle Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Raphael Saadiq / Love That Girl

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    Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. He is a singer, songwriter and record producer associated with the neo-soul music movement. Saadiq made a name for himself as the lead vocalist in the rhythm and blues and dance trio Tony! Toni! Toné!. He went by his birth name during the beginning of Tony! Toni! Toné!, where he was joined by his brother Dwayne Wiggins, and his cousin Timothy Christian. He adopted the name of Raphael Saadiq in the mid-1990s. Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. Max Frost / White Lies

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    Max Frost is a producer and songwriter from Austin, TX signed to Atlantic Records. Frost developed his eclectic style of music playing in various projects throughout his teen years. He became a musician when he was eight, and started playing shows at 12, collaborating with a diverse array of artists like Austin icon Bob Schneider and hip-hop MC/producer Kydd. After hearing musicians like Erykah Badu and D’Angelo in his late teens, Frost began incorporating hip-hop elements into his blues-inspired stylings Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Penguin Prison / Don't Fuck with My Money

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    Penguin Prison is Chris Glover from New York, who first rose to prominence with a college band called "The Smartest People at Bard", whose demos came to the attention of Q-Tip and, through him, Interscope. A solo album for the Universal label followed in 2009 but it attracted scant attention, so in the same year Glover left, took up the new moniker and began gaining recognition with remixes, amongst others, for Goldfrapp, Marina & the Diamonds, Passion Pit. Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Theophilus London / Why Even Try

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    Theophilus London is a Brooklyn, USA based hip hop artist with heavy electro influences. London released his debut mixtape JAM! in 2008. In 2009 he collaborated with Machine Drum for his second mixtape This Charming Mixtape which brought London to a wider audience. In 2010 London released the mixtape I Want You which features covers of classic songs. London's track Flying Overseas (featuring Devonté Hynes and Solange Knowles) enjoyed popularity with music bloggers in November 2010. Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. Haim / Don't Save Me

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    HAIM (pronounced HY-əm) is an American rock band hailing from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este Arielle Haim (born March 14, 1986), Danielle Sari Haim (born February 16, 1989) and Alana Mychal Haim (born December 15, 1991), along with drummer Dash Hutton (son of Danny Hutton and previously a member of the bands Wires on Fire and Slang Chicken) and keyboardist Tommy King. Most frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, HAIM's sound Read more on Last.fm more...

  19. Ingrid Michaelson / Girls Chase Boys

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    Ingrid Michaelson (born 8th December 1979) is a U.S. singer-songwriter whose single "The Way I Am" reached number thirty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She took up piano at the age of five, attending Manhattan's Third Street Music School for two years, going on to the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island's Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. There she met vocal coach Elizabeth McCullough, who worked with her through high school. Read more on Last.fm more...

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