Careful: Fox And His Friends
The band Careful is the one-man project of New York-based songwriter Eric Lindley. His latest album is called 'Oh, Light.' http://www.myspace.com/ericlindley
Gem Club: Acid And Everything
Gem Club is Christopher Barnes and Kristen Drymala from Massachusetts. Their latest CD is called 'Acid And Everything.' http://www.myspace.com/gemclub
Drew Danburry: Dispersing The Veil
Drew Danburry is a singer-songwriter based out of Provo, Utah who calls his songs "Kickass Kindergarten Folk Pop Sing Along Music." "Dispersing The Veil" is from his album 'Goodnight Dannii.'
Svavar Knutur: Clementine
Svavar Knutur hails from Reykjavik, Iceland. "Clementine" is from his perfectly lovely CD 'Kvoldvaka.' http://www.myspace.com/mrknutur
Brett Harris: I Found Out
Brett Harris is a singer-songwriter based out of Durham, NC with a love of Mowtown and '60s psych-pop. "I Found Out" is from his CD 'Man of Few Words.'
The Divorced: The Night
The Divorced is based out of Boston and "The Night" is from the group's self-titled CD.
The Lightning Bug Situation: And She Was Like, You Rocked My World
The Lightning Bug Situation is otherwise known as lo-fi singer-songwriter Brian Miller. (We've featured him a number of times on NPR Music). His latest CD is called 'Call.' http://www.thespeakers.info/aleafastream.html
My Robot Friend: By Your Side (Featuring Dean Warenham)
My Robot Friend is otherwise known as DJ and electronic pop producer Howard Rigberg. His latest album is called 'Soft-Core.'
Pterodactyl Plains: Solace
This Montana-based duo makes dreamy, rustic songs steeped in eerie Americana.
Robert Mavounsy Quartet: Henri Te Vle Maye
This cut is from a new compilation album called 'Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74.' It's a collection of rare recordings from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
The Binary Marketing Show: I Hate My Brain
The Brooklyn duo's new EP 'Clues From The Past,' is a cozy collection of alluring ear candy that melds strange sonic textures with woozy horns, digital noise, found sounds and distant, haunting voices.
Junior 85: Wide Awake
Junior 85 is otherwise known as Tony Higgins, an electronic artist from Galway, Ireland. "Wide Awake" is from his new, self-titled album. http://www.myspace.com/roadsignsofourage
The Mean: Mahalia
The Mean is a six-piece group that makes dirty rock and blues, with members scattered between New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Their latest album is called 'Meet Us Here.' http://themean.net/
Appletown Gun Shop: Orange Leaves
The members of this Rhode Island-based band say they draw inspiration from life, death and 'America's Funniest Home Videos.' "Orange Leaves" is from the group's latest album, 'Ghosts Of Green.' http://www.myspace.com/appletowngunshop
The Stares: Ceviche
The meandering, dreamy indie music from The Stares is deceptive at every turn. The band weaves together a conflicting knot of emotions on songs that are both sad and sweet, complicated and simple.
Lee Alexander & Co.: Mr. Walker's Epilogue
The Houston-based artist Lee Alexander was a finalist in the John Lennon song writing competition. You can hear why on this cut from Alexander's album 'Mayhaw Vaudville.' http://www.montroserecords.net/leealexander/Alexmain.html
The oddly named group from El Paso, TX, makes beautifully noisy, moody rock. Ralpheene's latest album is 'Quiet Seems Asleep.' http://www.myspace.com/ralpheene
Napoo: White Elephant
Napoo is a sweetly toned, Beatle-inspired pop group that, like the previous Second Stage band The Low Frequency In Stereo, hails from Norway. The featured cut, "White Elephant," is from Napoo's self-titled CD. http://www.myspace.com/napoo
The Low Frequency In Stereo: Starstruck
The Low Frequency In Stereo is a neo-psychedelic folk rock group from Norway. The band's latest CD is 'Futuro.' http://www.lowfrequencyinstereo.com
Bobtown: Take Me Down
This five-piece group based in New York make moody, rustic songs for the moonlit backroads. "Take Me Down" is from the group's self-titled CD. http://www.myspace.com/bobtownmusic
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