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Racing Glaciers

Dig on this new single ‘New Country’ from UK electro-rockers Racing Glaciers off their upcoming album Ahead Of You Forever, due out February 2nd. I love the way it builds and the great driving guitar action. Expect big things from these guys this year. Stream it below via their Bandcamp site.      

Barcelona to release 3 part EP series

The dapper gentlemen in the Seattle indie-pop band Barcelona are slated to release a 3 part EP series, collectively titled The Melodrama, early next year. According to the band, The Melodrama ”explores the landscape of learning to love and be loved.” The concept album will be released in 3 separate EPs. The first, Love Me, will feature […]

Kye Kye’s new direction

Use all the cliched terms you want to describe a band’s follow up record with a new and “acclaimed” producer — evolution, departure, maturation — it all applies to the band Kye Kye, who recently released the second single from the upcoming Kickstarter funded sophomore album Fantasize. The album, though finished in August, is slated […]

New music from U.S. Royalty

Be excited for this people. Washington D.C. rockers U.S. Royalty are back after a multi-year absence writing and recording their sophomore follow up to 2011′s Mirrors. Due out Jan. 21st, Blue Sunshine is sure to be a must-listen album in 2014, and promises to turn some heads. A little psych, a little southern, and a whole lotta […]

Moving Mountains

New Moving Mountains EP available for download

The new Moving Mountains EP doesn’t officially come out until next week, but you can get a free download from Noisetrade by using the widget below. It’s a 4 track EP of “acoustic reinterpretations,” featuring 2 songs from Waves and 2 from Pneuma. The album also features guest performances from Caitlin Grace Bailey – the cellist on Waves. Highlight: the gorgeously intimate, string-heavy version of “Ode We […]

New tunes + tour from A Silent Film

Website: Label: Unsigned Genre: Pop, Indie-rock RIYL:  The Boxer Rebellion, Coldplay, Interpol, Radiohead UK popsters A Silent Film have released some new tunes weeks ahead of their mini US tour and impending album release (June 5). We’ve been hyping these guys up since 2010, and were fortunate enough to catch them at last years SXSW. […]

SxUnsigned Spotlight: Films of Colour

Website: Hometown: London, England Label: Unsigned Genre: Atmospheric-rock, Electronic RIYL: Delphic, Coldplay, Editors, The Boxer Rebellion We have a soft spot for atmospheric rock here at Interlude, and one of our favorite recent discoveries fitting that mold are Films of Colour from London. We featured them on our sister site, for SXSW 2012, and we […]

st. lucia

Discovered at SXSW 2012: St. Lucia

Website: Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Label: Heavyroc Genre: Electronic RIYL: M83, Washed Out, Lord Huron While we didn’t get the chance to catch St. Lucia at SXSW, they were brought up in several conversations during and after so we decided to check them out. One listen to the track “We Got It Wrong” and we […]

capital cities

Discovered at SXSW 2012: Capital Cities

Website: Hometown: Los Angeles/San Francisco Label: Unsigned Genre: electro-pop RIYL: Black Light Dinner Party, Passion Pit, MGMT Capital Cities was the first band I saw this year at SXSW. With their brand of funky electro-pop, complete with a trumpet player who stood perched atop the amps at the back of the stage like the […]

SxUnsigned Spotlight: Harriet

Website: Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Label: Unsigned Genre: Indie-rock, Americana RIYL: Wilco, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, California Wives Featured on our site, Harriet was one of the bands on our site that we were fortunate to see live after only previously communicating via email. The buzz around the band was growing long before the fest, […]

saints of valory

SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Saints of Valory

Website: Hometown: Austin, TX Label: Unsigned Genre: Pop-rock RIYL: Alpha Rev, Coldplay, The Killers It’s not often you find a band with the cultural background of Saints of Valory. With members hailing from Brazil, France, Canada, and the US, they are a virtual musical melting pot. Yet there’s something decidedly “Austin” about Saints of Valory’s […]

Conner Youngblood

SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Conner Youngblood

Website: Hometown: Dallas, TX Label: unsigned? Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, R&B, Electronic RIYL: Bon Iver, Ben Harper, Phoenix, Jose Gonzales Dallas, TX native Conner Youngblood brings the label ‘multi-instrumentalist’ to a whole new level. Creating compelling lo-fi electronic-folk with mixes of acoustic guitar, piano melodies, smooth r&b beats, banjo strings, and even dubstep electronic elements, Youngblood […]

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