Saturday, August 23, 2008

MUST DISCOVER ARTISTS

Different artists have been surfacing in the blog world lately. Others are extraordinarily good and some are...mediocre or too much indie. I have even featured others here. Now, Im giving you a rundown of some and their tracks with their latest album. Do they deserved the fuss? You find out.

Not in particular order.

The Ting Tings (We Started Nothing)
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The Ting Tings are an English electropop band, with Dear Eskiimo’s Jules De Martino (drums & vocals) & Katie White (vocals, guitar & bass drum). They formed in 2006 while based in Islington Mill, Salford. The Ting Tings’ first single “That’s Not My Name” was released on local label Switchflicker, and together with their second single “Fruit Machine”, were on heavy rotation in British radio (amongst others BBC 6 Music, played regularly by many DJs including a session for Steve Lamacq), are considered indie music hits. “Fruit Machine” was a limited-edition, 500-only seven-inch single on Legendre Starkie Records, which was only available at the group’s gigs at Islington Mill in Salford, Eleckrowerkz in Islington, West Germany in Berlin and at Glasslands in Brooklyn, New York City.

They call me 'hell'
They call me 'Stacey'
They call me 'her'
They call me 'Jane'
That's not my name
That's not my name
Shut Up And Let Me Go
That's Not My Name
Great DJ
Fruit Machine
Be The One

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The Walkmen (You and Me)
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The Walkmen are five New Yorkers who have played rock music since they were 10 years old. All five originally hail from Washington, D.C. where they attended the same high school and played in several bands. Over the years, and in their many ensembles, they’ve experimented with punk, noise, a lot of “garage” sounds, ska, and rock.
I know that it’s true
It’s gonna be a good year
Out of the darkness
And into the fire
I tell you I love you
And my heart’s in the strangest place
In The New Year
Four Provinces
Dónde está la Playa
Red River
On the Water
Postcards From Tiny Islands
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Bloc Party (Intimacy)
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Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. In 2005, the band released their critically acclaimed debut album Silent Alarm. Their second studio album, A Weekend In the City was released on February 5, 2007 in the United Kingdom and February 6 in the United States. A third album Intimacy was released in August 2008 for download and is set for a CD release on October 27.
This is not the time, the time to start a new love
This is not the time, the time to sign a lease
Try not to worry about what`s forgotten
Try not to worry about what`s being missed
Mercury
Trojan Horse
Signs
Ion Square
Biko
Halo
One Month Off
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Lykke Li (Youth Novels)
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Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson (born March 18, 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden), better known by her stage name Lykke Li, is an indie singer. Li released her first album, Youth Novels on LL Recordings in the Nordic region on 4 February 2008, prior to a wider European release this June. The album was produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Lasse Mårtén. It was released in the United States on 6 May 2008. The 2007 EP “Little Bit” had some success on its release. Stereogum named her an artist to watch in October 2007, describing her music as a mix of soul, electro and powdered-sugar pop.
A little bit in love with you
But only if you're a little bit
Little bit
Little bit
In lalalala love with me
Little Bit
Im Good, Im Gone
Tonight
Breaking It Up
Dance Dance Dance
Let It Fall
Window Blues
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MGMT (Oracular Spectacular)
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MGMT is a psychedelic synthpop group formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Andrew Vanwyngarden, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Ben Goldwasser (vocals, keyboards, synths, drums), both alumni of Wesleyan University. Their most popular songs are “PlayTime to Pretend” (featured on the motion picture “21” and on the TV shows “Skins”, Gossip Girl” & “90210”, (the music video has reached over 4,000,000 views on YouTube) and “PlayElectric Feel”, their most purchased single on iTunes.
You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud,
But your voice is too loud
Kids
Destrokk
Electric Feel
Time to Pretend
The Youth
Pieces of What
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TV On the Radio (Random)
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TV on the Radio is a Brooklyn-based band that was formed in 2001. Their music is difficult to classify and is often described as art rock or post-punk, but is educated by a diverse spectrum of styles including freeform jazz and a cappella music, psychedelia and trip-hop, modern soul and classic ’90s indie rock, giving them a unique and original sound.
My mind has changed
my bodys frame but god i like it
my hearts aflame
my bodys strained but god i like it

Province
Wolf Like Me
Dry Dunk Emperor
Staring at the Sun
Young Liars
Golden Age
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Ladyhawke (Ladyhawke)
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Ladyhawke is Pip Browne, a 26 year old New Zealander. After spending time in Sydney in various bands, she has upped sticks even further still, and now resides in London.As a music-obsessed child with very musical parents (step-father a drummer, mother a singer), she soaked up everything from the 70’s and 80’s. From Stevie Nicks and Joan Jett to Nirvana and Hole with Van Halen and Deep Purple in between. The result is a refreshing blend of rock, dance and classic song writing. As well as writing PlayBack of the Van, Pip also plays the drums, guitar and synth on the track.
All of the boys and the girls here, in Paris.
Sing to the night without sight, but with madness.
I can't keep up, I'm a wreck, but want it.
Tell me the truth, is it love or just Paris?

Paris is Burning
Dusk til Dawn
Paris s'enflamme
Professional Suicide
Back of the Van
Embrace (PNAU)
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Cansei de Ser Sexy (Random)
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TV on the Radio is a Brooklyn-based band that was formed in 2001. Their music is difficult to classify and is often described as art rock or post-punk, but is educated by a diverse spectrum of styles including freeform jazz and a cappella music, psychedelia and trip-hop, modern soul and classic ’90s indie rock, giving them a unique and original sound.
CSS owes a lot of its success to word-of-mouth promotion on the internet, starting with the Trama Virtual website, a kind of Brazilian MySpace. A live performance in 2004 at Tim Festival on the same stage as 2 Many DJ’s and Kraftwerk increased their fanbase. In 2005, they signed with trama virtual and in October of the same year their first album was released in Brazil.
Backwards straight to the dance floor
will you still be waiting for me? will you still be my friend?
i don't wanna bug you
All these crazy, crazy ideas
For i know this ain't a good place for us to talk
Move
Jager Yoga
Left Behind
Lets Reggae All Night
Music is my Hot Hot Sex
Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
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My Morning Jacket (Evil Urges)
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My Morning Jacket is an American rock band. Formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, the band consists of five members — singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim James, bassist “Two Tone” Tommy, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster. The band is best known for their reverb-soaked sound and their enthusiastic live shows. My Morning Jacket is signed with ATO Records.
Things they’re saying--
Evil urges baby; they're just part of the human way
It ain't evil baby, if ya ain't hurting anybody
Evil urges baby; they're now part of the human way
It ain't evil baby, if ya ain't hurting anybody, anybody

Evil Urges
Highly
Im Amazed
Touch Me Im Going to Scream Pt. 2
Sec Walkin
Aluminum Park
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4 comments:

Damo said...

Great post! I think I like about 95% of the above.

Nice blog :).

Anonymous said...

wow very good post, thanks a million

Rachel said...

This is an amazing compilation you've got here.

Thanks sooo much for introducing me to ladyhawke!

Lili Chou said...

Youre welcome everyone.