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 »

The Temperance Movement

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Recently, I was approached and introduced to sound of  The Temperance Movement. It was an instant attraction that reminded me of my love affair with Bad Company and The Black Crowes. I immediately felt compelled to share my passion with you. The Temperance Movement are a British blues rock band formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer. The rhythm section consists of former Jamiroquai bassist Nick Fyffe and […] Read more »

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

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Having grown up in Falls Church, Virginia, Thao Nguyen first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and began performing in a pop country duo in high school. She spent most of her 20s touring, supporting artists like Andrew Bird, Mirah, and producer Tucker Martine. After settling down in San Francisco about a year ago, Thao collected her work and stepped into the studio with producerJohn Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen). The result is her latest release We the Common. […] Read more »

Rose Windows

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When I heard my first note from Rose Windows, I knew I had fallen in love. The band from Seattle presents familiarity of an historic psychedelia, yet with a fresh approach.  From Sup Pop Records: “The band follows standard Western traditions in their instrumentation, using the basic tools employed in past decades of American and British rock music. Elements of The Band’s folk-infused rock, The Doors organ-driven psychedelia, and Black Sabbath’s blues-based dirges can be […] Read more »

Valerie June

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After growing up in the small towns of Jackson and Humboldt, Tennessee,Valerie June made her way to Memphis following high school to start her music career. Three independently-released albums later, she will finally release her signed debut, Pushin’ Against A Stone, August 23rd on Concord Records. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who also co-wrote several of the songs. Learn more about Valerie June at her Official Website, “Like” her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter. Download “You Can’t […] Read more »

Cayucas

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Though named for a sleepy little seaside town in San Luis Obispo County, California, Cayucas (pronounced “ky-yook-us”) actually hail from Santa Monica. The group consists of singer-songwriter Zach Yudin (formerly of Oregon Bike Trails), his twin brother Ben on bass, Banah Winn on keyboards, Casey Wojtalewicz on drums, and Christian Koons on guitar. Their debut full-length,Bigfoot, came out April 30th on Secretly Canadian Records. Learn more about Cayucas at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.   Read more »

Rogue Wave

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Although Rogue Wave has been around for awhile, their new project is all the buzz. Rogue Wave formed in Oakland, California in 2002, when Zach Schwartz(a.k.a. Zach Rogue) lost his dot-com job and decided to put a band together. After traveling to New York, he had an album’s worth of material and constructed the initial lineup of the band. Their debut, Out Of The Shadow, came out in 2003. Since then, their songs have been featured in TV shows, movies, and […] Read more »

Dan Croll

Dan Croll

Originally from Staffordshire, England, 22-year-old singer-songwriter Dan Croll moved to Liverpool at the age of 18 to study at the Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts. While at LIPA, he received the “Songwriter of the Year” award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and got to spend some one on one time with Sir Paul McCartney. His debut EP, From Nowhere, was released stateside in March. The name “Dan Croll” is also synonymous with his band, which includes John Stark (Bass, Vocals), […] Read more »