Friday, May 13, 2011

This Week on BandSoup (5/6-5/13)

We have had a great week of uploads here on BandSoup! Here are a few of the bands that you must hear in case you missed them spinning in the bowl. Remember, you can always click "more songs" on the main page or click into the search box, press the space bar once, and hit enter to see the latest uploads in order.

Click on the artist name below to listen.

Jake Lauer - Acoustic Rock

Info: Jake uploaded his entire new Don't Forget to Breathe album. A catchy blend of acoustic and electric, upbeat and mellow, rock and folk, with thought-provoking lyric.

Ugly Beautiful - Alternative Rock

Info: Ugly Beautiful are set to get back on the road again to flaunt their “versatile album that occupies a head space somewhere between the Pixies and Pearl Jam”.

Halfway to Avalon - Alternative Rock

Info: Halfway To Avalon is a rock band from Boston, Mass. that strives to deliver passionate and emotional performances.

Mockingbird Sun - Country Rock

Info: Zac Brown Band-ish. [Free DL here]

Oh Condor - Indie Rock

Info: Formerly known as 8bit Revival, Oh Condor is a Dayton, Ohio band full of everlasting energy and an infectious indie rock zeal.

Chickenbone Riff - Hip Hop

Info: A vintage House of Pain vibe mixed with a cocktail of hard drugs, depression, and overall weirdness.

Sophie Burbery - Indie Pop

Info: "…the love-child of an unholy coupling between Cyndi Lauper and the Pet Shop Boys.”[Free DL here]

Key Committee -  Country Rock

Info: A five piece band that includes, among other things, siblings and significant others. Key Committee is a mix of genres that have reared their heads in unexpected ways throughout the writing process. We maintain hints of Folk, Blues, Country, Soul, Indie Rock and, of course, good old fashioned Rock and Roll.

Battle Circus - Progressive Rock

Info: Dynamic and dark, New Zealand’s Battle Circus douses the senses with stunningly dramatic ferocity. The four-piece’s reputation for explosive performances and bold, ambitious musical arrangements has led them to take the stage at numerous international festivals. [Free DL here]

The BellBoys - Americana

Info: When you listen to The Bellboys, it’s hard to know if they’re rural outlaws or city boys with beards, and it turns out they’re a bit of both. The Portland, Ore.-based Americana folk-rock group lets its Idaho roots show in timeless songwriting, tight, grizzly harmonies and classic, tasteful guitar leads that are all energized by countless hours playing the streets and packed venues within Portland [Free DL Here].

The Bride Stripped Back - Alternative Rock

Info: Crisp band with a fantastic lead vocalist in Natalie Edith Korinfsky.

Outasight - Hip Hop/Soul

Info: Every so often a new artist comes along with a sound so innovative, they are able to help reshape the barriers that confine mainstream music. Meet Outasight, the Yonkers, New York bred musician who brilliantly weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own. [Free DL Here].

Farnell Newton - Jazz

Info: Currently, Farnell Newton is performing with the Mike Phillips band. He also recently performed as trumpeter for the 2009 Soul Train Awards house band, which played with notable artists, such as Erykad Badu, Ledisi, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Bootsy Collins, Ginuwine, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michelle, Boyz II Men, Melanie Fiona, and Ryan Leslie.

The Wicks - Indie Rock (w/ a twinge of alt-country)

Info: The Wicks are a Canadian alternative rock band based in Victoria, BC. The band formed in 2008 following the break up of the mariachi and country punk collective, Cheers in the Belfry, which garnered much acclaim for their bazaar live performances, and vastly original song catalogue. After a Canadian tour, and a year spent in Montreal QC writing songs in small apartments, and dimly lit watering holes, lead singer Matt McLean, along with brother and guitar player Dustin McLean, and keyboardist Jeff Gulka, returned to their hometown of Victoria BC to record the full length, self produced record, ‘Local Dirt’ under the new name ‘the Wicks’.

Neon Bullets - Blues Rock

Info: Formed on a whim to play a show in December 2010, Neon Bullets are a band built as much on off-the-cuff improvisation, musical and otherwise, as they are on an irrepressible energy, a Hendrixian fury, a Zeppelin-esque ardor that makes their music sound just as much as like 1969 as it does 2011.   The Wakers- Pop Rock
Info: Pop-Rock band from Toronto. Free DL of their new EP here.  The Peach Kings - Indie Rock  Info: Stripped down, The Peach Kings power is derived from Paige Wood's hauntingly sensual vocals combined with Steven Trezevant's raw guitar majesty. Subtle additions of chains, bells, claps, and shakers, pepper the core-music.
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