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New Paper Route song “Tamed” featuring Cacie Dalager of Now, Now

Filmed at an art studio in Nashville, TN for an Audio-Files.com recording, this dreamy new track from electronic indie-rockers Paper Route also features an Interlude favorite –  lead singer Cacie Dalager from the band Now, Now. It’s a short (2:30) ballad, decidedly darker from most of Paper Routes previous work. Dalager brings an almost ethereal, […]

SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Youngblood Hawke

Website: http://youngbloodhawke.bandcamp.com Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Label: Unsigned? Genre: Synth-heavy indie dance rock L.A.’s Youngblood Hawke emerged from the band Iglu and Hartly, led by Sam Martin and Simon Katz. Now a high energy five-piece ensemble, the group produce radio-ready indie dance rock with frenetically hip beats, accordion-like vocal layering and a musical landscape that’s […]

Strange Vacation

New Music Monday: Strange Vacation

Strange Vacation fuses modern rock with sunny pop-punk, creating a fresh and inviting sound perfect for long spring road trips through the countryside. Layered vocals and expansive atmospheric arrangements, accomplished with few instruments, makes for pure-sounding, laid-back but still interesting compositions. Think: Dangerous Summer meets Jack’s Mannequin meets Blink 182. Their debut album, Chasm, came […]

New Music Monday: The Vocal Few

It’s no secret one of our favorite bands is The Classic Crime. Turns out the voice behind the band (Matt McDonald) is even more versatile than we could have imagined. His sensitive side has peeked out in the past, with yearning sentiment in tracks like “Salt in the Snow,” and “The Beginning (A Simple Seed),” […]

A defense for pop-punk

I feel compelled to defend my musical tastes. In light of Emo’s downtown shuttering it’s doors at the end of this year, to move on to a shiny new facility (designed by Michael Hsu nevertheless, and which also happens to be grossly out of place on E. Riverside – far away from other cultural and […]

SXSW 2011: The recap

On the whole, our SXSW experience this year rocked. The past week was composed of a solid compilation of incredibly talented bands (33 to be exact), lots of high-quality free alcohol options (Lagunitas, Boulevard, Titos, Thirsty Planet), no broken technology, and an in-the-moment approach — not a single photo shot at a show — which […]

SXSW 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, the ground isn’t covered in snow, there aren’t sparkly lights donning the eaves, and Santa sure as hell isn’t about to drop down anyone’s chimney. It’s so much better than the overindulgence and banality of the winter holiday season. The cold is finally fading, and it’s […]