Monday, September 1, 2008

MUST DISCOVER ARTISTS VOL. II

To those who've been on space for the past months, here is the second volume of some amazing artists who have been creating buzz lately. I may be a bit late but please do support them and their albums.

Little Boots
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Little Boots is the solo project of Victoria Hesketh, formely lead singer/ synth player in Dead Disco. The track ‘Stuck on Repeat’ was produced by Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and will be released on limited 12” white-label vinyl in March 2008. The track has received a lot of attention from many popular music blogs. Little Boots will release her first single-proper on the 18th August 2008 on the 50 Bones label. The track; ‘Meddle’ will be available as a limited-edition 7”. The track was produced by both Joe Goddard and Greg Kurstin.

I remeber all the things she did before.
I remeber all the times she cried.
I remeber all the things you promised her,
and no one heard.
Meddle
Stuck on Repeat
Magical(Demo)
Ready for the floor (Hot Chip Cover)
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Of Montreal
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Of Montreal (formed in 1997) are an indie pop band from Athens, Georgia, United States, fronted by Kevin Barnes.
They were among the second wave of groups to emerge from The Elephant 6 Recording Company and the group has a style that is typical of many Elephant 6 bands due to their interest in combining musical experimentation with the basic tenets of pop i.e. catchy melodies and sing-along choruses. The band’s style has been influenced by conventional indie pop, psychedelic music, vaudeville and music hall on their earlier releases and by afrobeat, funk, krautrock and reggae on their recent releases.
It's so beautiful
Our lunacy
It's so beautiful
Disconnect the Dots
Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
Gronlandic Edit
Suffer for Fashion
ID Engager
Nonpareil Of Favor
Gallery Piece
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Ra Ra Riot
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Formed at Syracuse University in January 2006, Ra Ra Riot is an amorphous blob (read as: band) that consists of seven highly dedicated individuals, each bringing her/his own experiences as both people and musicians to the metaphorical table. They are dedicated to moving people physically and mentally as a means of affecting positive micro/macro cosmic change. Ra Ra Riot spends its time shaking the hands of foreign dignitaries, practicing, playing shows, eating pizza, writing strange band bios that sound like college application essays and going about the business of everyday life.
What a manner to act
like a heart attack
because lookin back
you woulda worked it like this
A Manner To Act
Each Year
Dying is Fine
Ghost Under Rocks
Can You Tell
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Okkervil River
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Okkervil River began as a mutual project of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), and Seth Warren (guitar). They met and collaborated together when both were still in high school in Meriden, NH. After relocating to Austin, TX in the late 90’s, the duo decided to re-assemble the band with the addition of Zachary Thomas (vocals, bass), Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, banjo), and drummer Mark Pedini. In 1998, the group self-released their first disc, the “Bedroom” (EP), followed a year later with their debut album “Stars too Small to Use”. During the succeeding years, the band regularly played live on numerous occasions, including an appearance at the South by Southwest festival in 2000. The group’s second album, Don’t Fall in Love With Everyone You See, showed up in 2002, re-affirming the band’s cult following all over the Texas music scene. Since that time, Okkervil River has released a few more full-length albums and several EPs. On April 17, 2006, Okkervil River signed with Virgin/EMI in Europe. On August 7, 2007, the band released their fifth full-length, entitled “The Stage Names,” released, again, on Jagjaguwar. Pitchfork identified the album as “Okkervil River’s most emotionally devastating record yet, and without doubt one of the year’s best.”
Sit down, sit down on the proud wave bye, there might not be another star, farther on the line. Look out, look out at each town that glides by, and there's another crowd, to drown in crying eyes. And see how that light you love now just won`t shine, there might just be another star, that`s high and far in some other sky.
Lost Coastlines
Unless It Kicks
Our Live is Not a Movie or Maybe
For Real
Black
No Key Plan
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The Deer Tracks
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The Deer Tracks is David Lehnberg & Elin Lindfors, both children of Gävle, Sweden. Despite their earlier success with respective projects (Leiah, Ariel Kill Him & Twiggy Frostbite), all roads led them into this electromagnetic mist of melodies. And so, around the shift of 06/07, they met to shape electro landscapes just as sparkling as the rime that sheeted the long and hard winter nights. Now streaming from this coalition is the tender sadness of the north, coated in its northern lights. Electrifying vibrations meets a gentle forest, where tracks of magic leaves shaped patterns. The castaway’s last hope, a message in a bottle drifting against the stream.
A young boy's journey from his house to the outer edges of civilization. Star filled skies, forests of birch trees with rich colorful palettes that fill the screen.

Slow Collision
Yes, This Is My Broken Shield
Cast Away
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Lil thanks goes a long way...

Special thanks to:
Redthreat
sotb
Cafe Ecletica Music
Pop Tarts Suck Toasted
music is art
Tracie Wards
Anyone's Guess
Stranger Dance
Freeindie
The Man Of Rennes Steals Our Hearts
Uh Oh Disco
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