Welcome to (Indie) Rock City! Today we'll be featuring some of the best and free Independent Rock artists around. And I'd also like to apologize for the massively long time between Episode 5 and 6. Hopefully that wont be happening too often any more. This episode features:
In order to keep everyone happy until I finish putting together a proper introduction for the shows I'd like to share some old-fashioned country blues with y'all. What we've got here is a wonderful mix of acoustic-influenced blues (like some of [Jeff Schram]'s stuff) and southern country. Which sounds odd, I know. But it's a great ear-full of historic blues. I can guarantee that this is the sort of stuff you'd hear if you took a musical tour of the American South during the early days of blues. Isn't it great!
Sorry about the long wait, guys, I've been busy with a lot of things lately. I also apologise for any oddities you may notice in the show as it was recorded live and if I remember properly I had a couple of issues with the microphone during the show. All that aside I would like to introduce [My Light Sweet Fire], a very interesting band from New York. They play a very pleasant mix of soft acoustic and what I would call Victorian-era music (although the Victorian influence is only noticeable in one song) and it sounds great.
Enter [Robin Grey], an awesome folk artist from Britain! This song in particular has some awesomely deep observations about life, I love it. I particularly like the way everything is told in a pseudo-story-like style, everything leads into the next thought, it just flows beautifully. I, for one, enjoy complex acoustic guitar picking patterns behind vocals (as opposed to strumming, as is common) but despite the simplicity of the guitar in this song I liked it. Probably for the words. You can look up Robin Grey on [Last.fm] and [Jamendo]. Have fun!
I've got a nice bonus track here for you: Bird in the Night by [Onalaska] from their album You and the Fishermen. It's a really nice sort of acoustic pseudo-rock that I really enjoy; it is fairly mellow and reminds me of [Simon and Garfunkel]. (although you may not agree) I really like the picture this song in particular paints. Listen to it, you'll see what I mean.
Today we're listening to [Jeff Schram] and New York-based Blues guitarist. He is said to sound like a cross of The Racontours, 70's Eric Clapton, and the Foo Fighters. I would say he sounds like Clapton, John Mayer, and the Martial Arts. Either way you have a great sound coming from this talented guitarist/vocalist.
Here's another great song by Josh Woodward! Listen to these great lyrics, it's some pretty profound stuff. And, as a little news, I'm in the process of looking at a great band called AM that I'm planning to review for Episode 4. So stay tuned!
Welcome to the long awaited Episode 3 of Indie Invasion! I’m truly sorry that it took so long to get around to recording this but finding free time is rather difficult. But enough of that, today we are spotlighting a superbly talented musician from [Cologne, Germany] named Julia Kotowski.
And we’re back! This is Episode 2 and it is entitled Acousticality, (Don’t ask me where that name came from, I don’t know) featuring some of the best Indie Acoustic/Folk artists on the web, they include:
!It's time for another little snack for all you music lovers. I'm still incapable of clear speech so I won't be recording anything for this pseudo-episode. I'd really like to but, what do you do? Today we'll be listening to [The Heavens] playing a song titled This Beautiful Machine. I rather like it, I hope you do to.
It's probably going to be another month before I can record another episode of Indie Invasion due to a horribly annoying appliance that the dentist decided I needed, therefore I have a temporary speech impediment. (It sucks I know) I would like to record Indie Invasion: Episode II: Attack of the Clones but I would rather be able to speek clearly while doing so. So today, instead of doing nothing I'm going to hook you up with a bonus track entitled Corazón by the Chilean artist [Cirilo Adriazola Salas] who (oddly) currently resided in Germany. This song (if you didn't notice yet) is in Spanish but I think you'll enjoy it anyway because the melody is very catchy if you ask me. I hope this is enough to keep you listeners happy until I can record Epidode 2.
Check it out! The Invasion has finally come, the Indie Invasion! I will finally be doing some talking about the artist and such. Today we are listening to Stellar Vector’s latest EP: “You’re Not Included” released on a pay-what-you-want basis. (cool right) I’m really excited to finally be recording on Indie Invasion, I’ve been wanting to do this since I started Indie Invasion, I hope you enjoy listenting to this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.
This song is going to be a little different than anything that I've posted to Indie Invasion, I.T.B.A. is an ambient rock band, this song is purely insturmental and very cool. Check them out at the [You are Not Stealing Records] website.
Imagine this, a Dutch band, with a French name, that sings in English. They're cool, in fact I would consider them to be eclectic rock. (amirite?) Check them out and I will guarantee that you will enjoy the mix.
Say hello to Josh Woodward, another indie singer-songwriter. If you've noticed I've been posting a lot of these types of artists, mostly because they are awesome. Josh Woodward, however, doesn't exactly fit into the "singer-songwriter" category, he is one but his music is widely experimental. He plays all sorts of music"—just check out this song, and his website (for more).
I just gotta say that Lorenzo's Music (this being the name of the band, if you where wondering) is awesome. I mean what could be better than rock combined with a saxophone? Seriously? But don't let me tell you, find out for your self. By the way, check out their [website].
Today we have Scott Andrew playing More Good Days, he is a singer-songwriter form Seattle who is a proponent of releasing music under the Creative Commons license. If you are familiar with singer-songwriters you'll recognize that signature sound in Andrew's music. Enjoy!
Brad Sucks is the stage name for Brad Turcotte one of the first artists to distribute their music freely under the creative commons license. This song is from his album I Don't Know What I'm Doing which is rather good so check it out at his website. Enjoy!