Emily Wells – Mt Washington

26 11 2007


Multi-instrumentalist hailing from the California with a soulful voice and a haunting violin.  Vocals remind me of Frou Frou lead singer Imogen Heap mixed with Psapp instrumentation.


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Free Blood – WDWD

15 11 2007


Chk chk chk side project from John XI Pugh and Gorman with a friend named Maddy.  The sound is nice departure from the guitar-driven tunes typical of !!!.  With Free Blood, their is a nice mix of electronic, punk and pop to produce a great dance punk track.



White Rabbits – The Plot

13 11 2007


The White Rabbits reminding me of such groups as The Walkmen & The French Kicks.



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Freezepop – Harebrained Scheme

11 11 2007



Art school vocals and pop sensibilities dominate this track.  Vocals at times remind me of someone doing the “robot” while talking, but strangely enough it’s very entertaining.  And to think all from a very modest setup of a Yamaha QY70 battery powered sequencer and a  Mama vocoder, talk about DIY.   

Freezepop formed in 1999 in Boston, MA. and their latest album, “Future Future Future Perfect” was just release this September on Recodes — with an upgrade to their modest music studio no less.







Futurecop! – Transformers

10 11 2007

futurecop.jpg Influenced by all things 80’s, Manzur Iqbal from Manchester UK has set out to recreate 80’s themes with a twist.  Part DaftPunk, part Justice, and part pop you’ll get 80’s imagery with no problem here.   



Tunng – Bullets

8 11 2007


Fun piano stabs, slowed down samples, and swirling guitars makes for one fun ride.  Based out of London England and comprised of Ashley Bates, Becky Jacobs, Mike Lindsay, Sam Genders, & Phil Winter.


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The Five Blobs – The Blob

6 11 2007


Fun little song about a Blob