Tag Archive for bands

La Roux Remixes Out Today

If you are into British electropop (or listen to American Top-40 radio), you have probably heard the song “Bulletproof” by La Roux.  It’s become a bit of a dance anthem, simple but catchy. Interestingly, understanding who La Roux is can…

Music for Animals

Hailing from San Francisco, Music for Animals has been gaining traction on the west coast for the past few years. Their hooky, danceable pop/rock vibe has drawn comparisons to The Killers. As a songwriter, I’m always looking for the “hook” in songs or in…

Sons of Sylvia: The Clark Brothers only better

In the fall of 2007, Fox TV’s year-of-trying-out-every-different-talent-show-they-can-think-of, I particularly enjoyed The Next Great American Band, sort of a battle-of-the-bands version of Idol.  It only lasted one season, but the absolute standout band was The Clark Brothers, three brothers named Jones…

Feel the Paean: “Songs for Us to Sing”

To hear them describe themselves, Paean (pronounced, “PAY-in”) is more of a collective than a band–a cooperative community of friends and family. The central rendezvous point seems to be the Maddocks Family Barn, just up the road from here in Ft. Collins,…

Honey from an Open Hand

Open Hand, an indie rock band from LA, is exploring new territory with their album Honey. While their previous work tends toward straight out jam-band rock, this record seems to venture into a more atmospheric, progressive, experimental vibe–even incorporating some hip hop…

Finding Deluka

I don’t know why sometimes the electronic, new-wave, Brit-pop type sound appeals to me, but it does.  Maybe it’s a reminder to me of the 80′s.  (Should I have written that??) Anyhow. Deluka has been stirring it up in the UK…

A Conversation with Churchill

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Churchill.  I’ve been watching their progress here in Denver with great interest ever since I first saw them play.  In less than a year’s time as a band, they have put…

A Melodic Daydream: Indie for Grownups

When LnZ Kade of A Melodic Daydream sent me their latest project, A Little Weird, I wasn’t quite sure how to describe what I was hearing. Oh, I can’t help it.  The pun is just sitting there waiting to be used. It…

Indie Folk with a Twist of Brit: Mumford & Sons

I saw these guys for the first time during their debut performance on David Letterman, and I was immediately captivated.  Four guys from London doing their own unique take on folk/bluegrass?  London’s gotta be, what, 4000 miles from the Appalachians?…