Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear are an Australian folk band who formed in 2009. Dave Hosking on vocals and guitar, was joined by Killian Gavin, also on vocals and guitar. The duo added Jake Tarasenko on bass guitar and vocals and Tim Hart on drums and vocals and Hart’s brother, Jon, on banjo, mandolin and keyboards. The familiar yet unique presentation of Boy & Bear is a welcome addition to the independent folk commune of musicians. Their catchy expression […] Read more »

Hozier

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I recently traveled to New York City to introduce myself to a very talented musician from Ireland. It was the first time visiting America for Hozier, the 24-year-old with a talent and expression of life experience well beyond his years. He handled himself with grace in the midst of some very tough questions for his first national interview. I watched as the nervous wringing of the hands turned into a passionate explanation of his experiences […] Read more »

Bad Suns

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Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was 10, […] Read more »

Temples

Temples

The English band Temples, from the small town of Kettering,  formed in 2012, when singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edison Warmsley began to craft the sounds that would represent their passion for psychedelia. The group created the debut album, Sun Structures, which soon followed with a recording contract. Heavenly Recordings founder, Jeff Barrett agreed to release the band’s debut single, “Shelter Song”, and enlisted drummer Sam Toms (Secret Fix and ex-Koolaid Electric Company) and keyboard player Adam Smith. […] Read more »

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma formed in Sydney Australia when Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield bonded over a mutual passion of melody and experimental beats. The pair set out creating a sound that would capture their love for contemporary electronica and classic American Soul, Joe Meek and King Tubby, vintage drum machines and radio frequency manipulation, improvised percussion. Fusing the elements of disparate music, the vocal sweetness of Laurel Canyon, Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston, and the modern […] Read more »

Washed Out

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The music recorded by Ernest Greene as Washed Out has been nothing if not dreamy, but for his second full-length, he’s taken the idea of letting your mind wander to another state a huge leap further. On Paracosm, just released Aug. 13 on Sub Pop, the Georgia-based musician explores the album’s namesake phenomenon, where people create detailed imaginary worlds. The concept has been used to describe fantasy lands like Tolkien’s Middle Earth and C.S. Lewis’ […] Read more »

Diego Garcia

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Diego Garcia was born in Detroit, Michigan to Argentine parents but was raised in Tampa, Florida. He first broke into the music world as the lead singer of the New York-based indie band Elefant and  has just released his second album as a solo artist. Paradise, will be released on October 8. Listen to, “Sunnier Days”, from the forthcoming release and let me know what you think. I get a fresh feeling from Diego’s music although some comfort […] Read more »

Midlake

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Although Midlake have been making music since 1999, the new album, Antiphon, has prompted a feature in this week’s Buzz Worthy. I was driving home from work a few weeks back and grabbed some freshly opened CDs to take on the road with me. With a stack of 5, I hit the road. That day and for the next 10, the only CD I listened to was Antiphon.  The jazz influence of the members (who hail […] Read more »

The Wild Feathers

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I was introduced to The Wild Feathers a while ago and have since fallen in love with the four piece from Nashville. I saw their performance at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN recently. They BLEW ME AWAY! Their twitter page describes them as, “They’re like if Led Zeppelin and The Band had a baby in Joshua Tree that grew up listening to Ryan Adams covering the Stones 70′s country influenced songs.” Normally, I don’t appreciate […] Read more »

Vance Joy

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James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, is a 25 year old Australian singer-songwriter born in Melbourne. (Cairns.com)”I started writing music out of high school, but they were crap songs,” he laughs. “I guess I started writing better songs in about 2009.” His debut album, ‘God Loves You When You’re Dancing’, was released in March and produced the single “Riptide”. Upon first listen, I fell in love with the carefree musical flow of the song […] Read more »