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UNDER THE RADAR: JUICE - "Wake Me Up" (Official)

UNDER THE RADAR: JUICE is a 6-piece Toronto band composed of Humber College music grads that have a high-energy live show and genre-smashing sound. JUICE draws influences from classic soul and R&B and combines them with the modern edge of indie rock and hip-hop to create their own musical style.

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Q&A: Six bands John Vanderslice is listening to right now - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Q&A: Six bands John Vanderslice is listening to right now - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Longtime friend of The Bay Bridged John Vanderslice is a busy guy these days. His new recording studio Tiny Telephone Oakland opened this month, and its SF counterpart continues to be a destination for indie artists. Vanderslice has also been producing albums like Into It. Over It's forthcoming Standards, which arrives in March. Oh, and he's also a stellar singer-songwriter is in own right, who will be performing at our 10th anniversary party this Saturday night at the Rickshaw Stop alongside The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & The Flight, and Hot Flash Heat Wave.

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Slanted has angst to spare on "Desire for Lust"

Slanted has angst to spare on "Desire for Lust" | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Desire for Lust is the soundtrack for a night alone in your bedroom when it all hits you. It’s the music that kicks in after a slammed door and holds your hand while you walk home in the rain. There’s a sense of catharsis here, but Slanted is anything but enchanted. As the title suggests, there’s a sense of longing that carries this EP. Not even a longing, but a longing for a longing, a want to want, an unfulfilled wish to look forward to something.

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Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bands_to_Watch_2016.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379)...

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Lush Indie Melodies from Velo, New Album on the Way

Lush Indie Melodies from Velo, New Album on the Way | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Velo is indie rock with lush melodies that set the listener adrift in a psychedelic sea of strings, horns, and sun-drenched synths. Founded in late 2014, Velo is already making waves in the Austin music scene and elsewhere, including big shows that had the group sharing the bill with local standouts such as White Denim and Mother Falcon. While their music is atypical in its lack of heavy hooks, their broad sound is accessible and memorable as they strike up an orchestra of controlled chaos. Velo is currently working on a seasonally themed concept record with producer Keith Gary (Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright), which is slated for release in 2016 and is expected to feature excellent indie tracks such as those on their Spring EP from last year. 

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Stream: Massive Attack's new EP Ritual Spirit

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The first in a series of releases the UK outfit has planned for 2016.

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Down and Outlaws release live video for "All Is Well" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Down and Outlaws release live video for "All Is Well" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Down and Outlaws have redefined what it means to play rock n' roll in 2016. And it's awesome.

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Album Review: Bloc Party - Hymns

Album Review: Bloc Party - Hymns | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Don't come looking for the “old” Bloc Party. 

 

If you’re looking for a return to the “old” Bloc Party, Hymns isn’t your answer. Instead of the frantic desperation that colored their early records, frontman Kele Okereke and co. work with subtler strokes, embracing a more restrained, soulful approach. The other reason why Hymns sounds like Bloc Party 2.0 is because, in a way, it is: The album marks Bloc Party’s first full-length release since the loss of longtime members Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong. While the remaining half of the band, Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack, have always been the band’s primary songwriters, the shift in dynamics casts a shadow over the record, and the feeling of trying to move forward after a seismic life change pervades throughout.

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The Raveonettes - This World is Empty (Without You) [Official Lyric Video]

The Raveonettes - This World is Empty (Without You) [Official Lyric Video] | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes are taking a more avant-garde approach to releasing new music. Instead of putting together a full LP, they’ve decided to shared one new song a month as part of their Rave-Sound-Of-The-Month series. Check out the first song of the series, “The World is Empty (Without You).

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UNDER THE RADAR: Mon Khmer - Bithplace EP

UNDER THE RADAR: Mon Khmer - Bithplace EP | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Brooklyn based band Mon Khmer made their appearance in the NYC music circuit back in the late aughts with an electronically infused, guitar-laden sound that they carefully developed throughout their two beautifully textural EPs

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Song of the Day: Kite Base – Miracle Waves

Song of the Day: Kite Base – Miracle Waves | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The name Kite Base nods to the chosen instrument of both Frost and Hannan, who, as bass players (Hannan most notably of post-punk provocateurs Savages), know how to drive a beat. But rather than falling too deep into the low end with Kite Base, the pair add minimal yet dance-friendly electronic melodies to their propulsive rhythms.

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MIXTAPE: UNDER THE RADAR #77 (24.01.2016)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #77 (24.01.2016).

 

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MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #75 (13.12.2015)

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MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #72 (07.11.2015)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #72 (07.11.2015).

 

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Fight With Monsters

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Fight With Monsters released a video for the lead single, "Vote Batman", from their forthcoming full-length album. 

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Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties.

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The Y Axes release their new single "Meteorite" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

The Y Axes release their new single "Meteorite" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The Y Axes are the poster space-babes, with a cosmic sound that is dancey and fun.

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The Unending Thread releases new video, flexes for AMP vs. AMP Deathmatch 2/04

The Unending Thread releases new video, flexes for AMP vs. AMP Deathmatch 2/04 | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

SFV's raw modal-soul polymaths The Unending Thread have released a video to "La Casa De Mi Padre", the second song to their split EP with Forget It — which is out and free to stream, by the way. Cooped up at the Henhouse Studio (confimed that Julian Tallman-Rogatini raises chickens), the trio delve into lyrical self-actualization and drool-worthy double-tapping that splashes near-obscene amounts of color over the grisaille landscape of the forseeable future

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Review Revue: Ambitious Lovers – Greed

Review Revue: Ambitious Lovers – Greed | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Arto Lindsay, the guitaring/singing half of the art-pop duo Ambitious Lovers, is one of my favorite – and one of the most underrated – musical artists of the late 20th century (he has gone relatively quiet in the past decade or so, although some recent posts on his facebook page instill hopes that he’s recording some exciting new work with an exciting group of musicians). Seriously, go dig into his solo catalog if you haven’t; O Corpu Sutil, Mundo Civilizado, Noon Chill, and The Prize are mixtape go-tos for me, but it’s all great. (Side note: Hat tip to Beauty Pill for covering “The Prize”on their near-perfect 2015 album Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are. I knew Chad Clark and I were soulmates when he covered Arto Lindsay and Lungfish on the same album.)

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Stream: DIIV's new album Is the Is Are

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Sophomore record features 17 tracks, including a Sky Ferreira collaboration.

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Karla Rose unveils video for 'Girl Next Door'

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It's no easy task to reference, in a musical video, a classic movie from the past, but Karla Rose's black and white video for single 'Girl Next Door,' featuring images of the 1954 film noir by the same title, pulls off this feat in style, feeling uniform and well produced, with Karla's song functioning as a perfectly suspenceful soundtrack. The singer's slightly detached delivery and bluesy melodies, reminiscent of a less pretentious Lana Del Rey, are enhanced by the track's Morriconian references and soft jazz overtones - it's no accident that she used to play with Morricone Youth.

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MIXTAPE: Under The Radar #78 (30.01.2016)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #78 (30.01.2015).

 

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Lo-fi dream pop Cinema Hearts play "Feels Like Forever"

Lo-fi dream pop Cinema Hearts play "Feels Like Forever" | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Drawing on traditions of old-timey doo wop and proto-surf rock, Cinema Hearts bring a uniquely catchy sound out of Fairfax, VA, to the DC music scene. Incorporating contemporary elements of lo-fi indie and dream pop, this innovative trio brings a sound that evokes flashes of the Greatest Generation's dance halls and of DIY basement stages. The playful lyrical content is amplified by vocalist Caroline Weinroth's deep, mellifluous tones, which the guitar and drums are crisp and tight.

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Dirty Dishes releases video for grungy single "Thank You Come Again" + plays Shea on 02.04

Dirty Dishes releases video for grungy single "Thank You Come Again" + plays Shea on 02.04 | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Noisy duo-plus-drummer Dirty Dishes, who moved from LA to NYC in 2015, just released this video for single "Thank You Come Again," which definitely betrays influences from the loud/quiet/loud sound of the best Nirvana songs.

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MIXTAPE: UNDER the Radar #76 (21.12.2015)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #76 (21.12.2015).

 

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MIXTAPE: Under The Radar #73 (15.11.2015)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #73 (15.11.2015).


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